Conviction behind Portsea’s name

LITTLE did the judge know when sentencing a 19-year-old farm labourer to spend years in Britain’s Van Dieman’s land penal colony that his actions would have a profound effect on as yet unnamed town o...

The board that only a brother could love

Surfboard manufacturers Paul and Phil Trigger are riding a wave of nostalgia. Mostly used to designing and liaising with clients over the shape and size of a custom surfboard, the two brothers are in...

The ‘no promises’ MP runs his own race

NEPEAN MP Chris Brayne realised he was growing into the role when a roomful of staunch Liberals came up to shake his hand after a Sorrento Rotary function at Portsea. The Labor pollie – the youngest ...

Check towbar

DRIVERS using towbars are being urged to check that they are properly connected to their vehicles after one was found on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, McCrae, Wednesday 5 February. Officers on pa...

Jewellery home

A MT ELIZA woman has been reunited with jewellery valued at $35,000 after it was stolen from her Walkers Road house, Monday 10 February. Detective Acting Sergeant Steve Reidy, of Somerville CIU, said...

Arthurs Seat hoons

POLICE have charged 10 drivers on summons with a range of offences after a crackdown on hoon and anti-social behaviour at the summit car park at Arthurs Seat lookout, Thursday 6 February. The charges...

Ceremony marks anniversary of Rip tragedy

A MEMORIAL “pilgrimage” conducted at Queenscliff last week has special relevance to families living on the Mornington Peninsula. It marked the date 60 years ago when three young Army commandoes lost ...

Shine makes hay donation

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s conservation park The Briars has donated 950 bales of hay to the Need for Feed disaster relief program. Need for Feed provides fodder to farmers affected by drought, fire...

Two levels for pool registrations

OWNERS must register their swimming pools and spas with Mornington Peninsula Shire by 1 June. This is in line with tougher standards introduced by the state government to improve pool and spa barrier...

Charges follow search for concrete dumper

A TARNEIT man will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 8 July over a series of roadside concrete dumps on the Mornington Peninsula. The EPA’s southern metro regional acting manager Megan Vallas...