Fruitgrower fined for shooting parrots

A RED Hill orchardist caught with 19 dead rainbow lorikeets in the back of his ute was fined $15,000 at Dromana Magistrates’ Court last week for shooting the birds and verbally abusing authorised off...

City office leased for another two years

Mornington Peninsula Shire has given the all clear for its officers to sign a $120,000 two-year lease for an office in central Melbourne. Called a “satellite office”, a trial of the Collins Street pr...

Bank withdraws from Dromana branch

ELDERLY customers of the Commonwealth Bank’s Dromana branch will be disadvantaged with its closure on Friday 3 May. Disappointed manager Jeff Cornish, who has been at the Pt Nepean Road branch for 13...

Danger road drives poll promises

PROMISES to redevelop the Mornington Peninsula’s busiest and most dangerous intersection have come on the eve of a federal election. The Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Jetty Road intersection – des...

Birdlovers fear its the last of the curlews

The declining numbers of a bird once frequently seen in Western Port are being used as an example to persuade political parties to do more to protect native birds. BirdLife Australia president, John ...

Dog baits at Hastings

HASTINGS dog owners are being warned to be on the lookout for rat poison baits. Police said they received the first of a dog bait being left on the street on Wednesday 27 March from a man walking his...

Union leaders out against Hunt

The Victorian Trades Hall Council has announced it will specifically target Flinders MP Greg Hunt in the May federal election. Phone callers and door knockers will play on Mr Hunt’s role in the overt...

Candidates all aboard to oppose gas plan

The Save Westernport group has succeeded in getting most candidates for Flinders in the coming federal election to align themselves against plans for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Independen...

After siren goal tops off thriller

DIVISION TWO MPNFL football is underway for 2019 after Rye and Pearcedale kicked off the season with a thriller. The division two season opener saw Rye face off against Pearcedale in difficult condit...

Titans to thrash it out in opener

DIVISION ONE DIVISION One football will kick off on Saturday in the MPNFL, with a clash of the titans between Frankston YCW and Sorrento the headline act. The two powerhouses will do battle at John C...