Rallying to save Centrelink

A PUBLIC rally is being held to keep the existing Centrelink and Medicare offices in Mornington. The rally will start outside the Centrelink offices, 332 Main Street, at 2pm Wednesday 18 March. The p...

Pensioner’s plea for benefit of pain relief

AN elderly man suffering from what he describes as the “worst pain known to man, or the suicide headache” is pushing for the most effective – but most expensive – treatment to be added to the Pharmac...

Paintings a reflection of childhood memories

SOUTHERN Buoy Studios is holding a solo exhibition by artist Morano, pictured, until Tuesday 10 March. Originally from Barcelona, Morano now lives on the Mornington Peninsula and this is his first ex...

Matting makes beach access easy

SORRENTO has been chosen as the next location in the rollout of plastic beach matting as part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Disability Action Plan. The matting would make it easy for large mobility...

Kings rule the challenge

THE Portsea Kings won the annual Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron 2020 team challenge last week. Members Andrew Nash, Peter Bolton, Drew McLennan and Nick Bowden came home in one hour, four minutes and 18 ...

Shops hit in raids

DETECTIVES are investigating four commercial burglaries on the Mornington Peninsula in which thieves raided two post offices, a hairdresser and a Reject shop over three nights. Detective Sergeant Jas...

Carnival charges dropped

CHARGES of negligence against a Rye carnival proprietor were dropped in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week. Worksafe had charged Wittingslow Amusements with failing to ensure people were not expo...

Rules tightened

THE screws are being tightened on Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors’ off-the-record expense claims. A three-part notice of motion put by Cr David Gill last week – and passed unanimously – will e...

Many hands make light work of carts

POINT Nepean Men’s Shed members are busy working on extra carts for competitors in the annual Billy Kart Derby to be held in Sorrento this month. Nearby primary schools have been informed the carts w...