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.&...

Body located at Somers

Police have located a body during the search for a missing kayaker in waters off Somers. It is believed a man was paddling with a friend at South Beach when he fell from his kayak and disappeared sho...

The sky’s the limit at Tyabb

Why use all of a runway, when you can take off and land using as little of it as possible? In recent years, short take off and landing (STOL) competitions have become more popular across the world, a...

Hunt gets support from the right

The right-wing political lobby group Advance Australia will be trying to influence the outcome of the Flinders electorate in the lead-up to the May federal election. Held by Liberal MP Greg Hunt sinc...