Charges follow fatal crash

A HASTINGS man has been charged with serious driving offences over a fatal crash at Somerville, Sunday 15 November. This follows the death of a 23-year-old Reservoir woman who was a passenger in a ca...

Unsolved murders a 40 year mystery

By Jake Pike THE death of a family member or friend is never easy. COVID restrictions have highlighted the pain caused when those closest are not afforded closure around the death of a loved one. But...

Boundaries drawn for street alcohol

THE closure to traffic in Main Street, Mornington, between the Esplanade and Barkly Street, is expected to be a boon for shoppers and traders. But police warn shoppers and cafe patrons that, unless t...

Welcome mat rolls out for bees

SOUTH Mornington Pre-School will use $4219 from the state government to build a pollination garden for blue-banded bees. Education leader Natasha Beimers said the pre-school was one of 113 schools an...

Nothing to fear from ageing population, says report

A DISCUSSION paper released last week found that an ageing population was “more of a silver lining than a silver tsunami”. In what was described as a classic case of the “cure being worse than the di...

‘Restaurant’ charges adjourned to 2021

CONSIDERATION of charges against a business allegedly operating as a restaurant contrary to the Mornington Peninsula planning scheme have been delayed until at least next February next. A mention hea...

Drugs seized

ACTING on a tip off police raided a Hastings house and allegedly found a large quantity of various drugs of dependence, steroids, and a “substantial” amount of cash. Hastings police, alongside member...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, needed for gender equality

REPORTS of family violence have escalated this year and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s new mayor says respect “is at the heart of the prevention of violence against women”. “If we are serious about end...

Main Street mall a popular move

HUNDREDS of visitors to Main Street, Mornington voted with their feet over the weekend, signalling their approval of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s decision to ban cars from between Barkly Street and t...