Outrage over ‘clearing for fire’ at Crib Point

THE Save Westernport group has described as “appalling” the clearing of several hectares of native bushland at the proposed site of the AGL floating storage and regasification unit at Crib Point jett...

Alcohol theft

THREE men are being sought by police for stealing a “large quantity” of vodka from a Somerville Centro liquor store last month. The men in their early 20s took the vodka and ran from the store, 2.50p...

Verdict yet to be noted on country ‘noise’

THE jury is still out on the precautions taken to make sure nearby residents were not disturbed by noise from a country music festival held last Sunday at The Briars, Mount Martha. Following complain...

Breaking down the barriers

A MOUNT Martha woman living and volunteering in Cambodia over the past year will represent the Australian Youth Voice at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Then, after returning fr...

Holden exits as police opt for European prestige

THE line from the Mel Gibson movie Mad Max was used by members of Somerville highway Patrol last week when they farewelled their last Holden V8. After countless patrol hours on peninsula roads, 1LY7G...

Electric bike stolen

POLICE are seeking help from the public to recover an electric bike stolen from outside a Hastings fast food restaurant earlier last month. A woman, above, described as about 30, solid build, wearing...

Audi driven off

AN Audi A6 valued at $80,000 was stolen from a Mornington house while its owner was in bed, Monday 2 March. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said possibly one burglar en...

Midden find stops water works

DISCOVERY of an Aboriginal shell midden put a stop to South East Water works at Sorrento late last month. Works crews uncovered the midden, right, while installing a pressure sewer system for a resid...

‘Endangered’ wine turned into turtles

IT may sound a bit biblical, but a Mornington Peninsula wine is being turned into turtles. The wine is labelled “endangered” and some of its sales profits are helping turtles survive in North Queensl...

Six charged over hit, run roo ‘slaughter’

SIX young people alleged to have run down and killed 10 kangaroos and destroyed $20,000 of wire fencing at a Flinders property are due to face Dromana Magistrates’ Court on 9 April. The wild spree in...