Police Airwing winch three men to safety at Rye beach

Fast-acting police have saved the lives of three male fishermen after they were swept from rocks at a Rye beach today. It is believed the men were fishing on rocks near Harold Road when they were swe...

Police investigate church burglary

Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary at a church in Red Hill on 10 February. It’s believed two unknown males have attempted to jemmy open the front do...

VCAT backs aero club against shire

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has chided Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for going over the top in its demands that Peninsula Aero Club satisfy stringent noise and master ...

Drown-In stresses climate perils

A “DROWN-IN” by members of Western Port Extinction Rebellion at Balnarring last Friday aimed to raise “climate crisis as a local issue and not just city centric”. Organiser Murray Lindsell Turner sai...

Pet registrations due in April

CAT and dog owners must renew their pet registrations with Mornington Peninsula Shire by Friday 10 April. It costs $45 per year to register a desexed dog and cat. Discounts apply for pension card hol...

The art of painting from memory

IT was 11 or 12 years ago that Ron Farnill was told he could expect to live “about another two and a half years”. Not one to give up on enjoying life so easily, Farnill decided to “paint, instead of ...

Teddies a comfort for fire traumatised children

AS the summer bushfires raged and roared, TV news reports and images of the devastation caused to the flora, fauna and, of course, the people, in hard-hit areas were etched into the minds and souls o...

Mornington sailors take on the world

SAILORS from the Mornington Yacht Club have arguably had their most successful sailing season in the club’s 74-year history. They won two world championships, one national championship and placed sec...

Squash win just the tonic

IT was a case of winning once, winning twice for Amelia Martin who claimed the Australian National Squash Title in mid-February. The result was even sweeter coming as it did against her sister-in-law...

Kung fu way of safety for women

GET fit and get fearless is the theme of a women’s event at a Mornington kung fu school this month. With Sunday 8 March being International Women’s Day – a celebration of women’s achievements – Penin...