Campaign looks back to the future

CAMPAIGNING for the Saturday 18 May federal election has begun in Flinders with a backward look at still unresolved issues. Despite the drip-feed of “good news” from the incumbent, Liberal Greg Hunt,...

Driver charged after fatal crash in suburban street

A 21-year-old Rye man has been charged with one count of culpable driving causing death and two counts of negligently causing serious injury after a fatal crash in Tootgarook early Friday 12 April. S...

Assault charges

A BOX Hill South man is facing serious assault charges after a gatecrasher was allegedly assaulted outside a party in Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, early Sunday 7 April. The 36-year-old is alleg...

Artists’ eye for the green wedge

ESTABLISHED and emerging artists are being invited to share their interpretation of the Mornington Peninsula’s “precious green wedge”.  It’s all part of the shire’s Green Wedge Paint Outs and Ex...

Questions raised over ‘strategic’ look at land use

A PUBLIC meeting in Mornington late last month to discuss the “tightening of controls to better protect Melbourne’s green wedges against overdevelopment” may have had more sinister overtones, accordi...

Diesel spill taints beach sand, water

A PERSISTENT fuel leak from a drain is discolouring sand and polluting the water at Dromana.  The smell is so powerful that towels used to dry bathers stink for days and oil-slicked water sticks...

Tougher rules on way for jet skis

JET-ski zones are likely to be in place on several Mornington Beaches next summer. The zones will confine jet skis to strict speed limits within a narrow corridor until they are 500 metres offshore.&...