Man dies by suspected drowning in Mornington

A man has died following a suspected drowning at a Mornington beach on Saturday. Investigators have been told male snorkellers located the man’s body in the water at Mills Beach on 10 January shortly...

Surfers, volunteers off to the beach

HUNDREDS of surfers and volunteers are expected at Point Leo beach on Saturday (18 January) for the first event of the year held by the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula (DSAMP). Regi...

Third break-in leaves men’s shed at a loss

“OTHER than by connecting the doorknobs to a 240-volt charge I can’t see how we are going to keep them out.” Western Port Men’s Shed president Colin Proud was joking, but he was clearly upset after t...

Lions turn out to help

TWO community groups have been busy in the background raising money for bushfire relief. Red Hill Lions and Flinders District Lions collected $11,500 from parking cars at the January Red Hill market....

Pub, staff ‘shout’ fire victims

GENEROUS staff and management at McDaid’s Irish Pub, Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, had raised almost $17,000 for the state’s bushfire relief fund by Friday. Keen to support the fire victims, proprietor...

Police out in force

MORE police are out on Main Street, Mornington in a bid to stop potential antisocial behaviour and alcohol-fuelled violence near pubs, clubs and restaurants. Mornington police say they will conduct m...

Walking speed

A ROSEBUD man is walking into 2020 after allegedly driving at 106kph in a 50kph zone along Point Nepean Road through Dromana, 3.30am, Tuesday 31 December. Rosebud police impounded the car for 30 days...

Driver’s speed shocks

A MT MARTHA man allegedly clocked at 124kph over the speed limit on Christmas day is expected to be charged on summons with serious driving offences. The 69-year-old was behind the wheel of a silver ...

Clubs turn out to help CFA unit go hi-tech

MAIN Ridge Bowls and Pétanque Club aims to turn up the heat up on fighting fires – high-tech heat. Members of the club, in a rural setting behind Arthurs Seat and near Red Hill, are now more than eve...

Family favourite was a lure to become Cats character

THE offer of a prime role in the Young Australian Broadway Chorus production of Cats is a dream come true for Nathan Derix-Brown, of Somers. The former Padua College student, 18, plays the naughty Ma...