Casting an eye on snapper anglers

FISHERIES officers are out to make sure anglers follow snapper bag and size limits in Western Port and Port Phillip bays. Anyone caught over the limit will face $433 on-the-spot fines for each offenc...

Plan of action to cut contamination

BACTERIA and contaminants are flowing into ground and surface waters from more than 30,000 unsewered properties across the Mornington Peninsula. The problem is compounded by inadequately maintained s...

Shire’s search for top citizens

NOMINATIONS are open for next year’s Mornington Peninsula citizen and young citizen of the year and the year’s best community event. “Right across the shire, we have so many ordinary people doi...

Whales set a record as rig parks in bay

WHALE watchers, tourism operators and environmentalists are marvelling the record number of whale sightings this year in Western Port. Sightings of more than 110 humpbacks, one southern right and fou...

Tale from the ghetto wins challenge for Rosebud

ROSEBUD Secondary College has won this year’s Wakakirri Challenge for Secondary School Story of the Year. There were 247 entries in the event which has categories for primary and secondary schools. R...

Power cut

THE state government is offering “a new tool” to help users save money on their power bills, following the release of figures showing that nine out of 10 Victorians are paying too much for electricit...

Blue Dog Night raises spirits and money

AN event to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness will be held Saturday 7 November, at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre. Blue Dog Night will kick off with a barbecue at 6pm and show a...

Soccer women go in search of coaches

THE new Women’s National Premier League soccer consortium Southern United is interviewing prospective coaches and plans to announce appointees soon. Its policy is that, if a male candidate is success...

Partners active on the home front

ARTIFICIAL tree hollows – although not the real thing – are still important to the conservation of Australian hollow-nesting animals. They complement the diminishing number of old, natural hollows, w...

State praised for helping ‘bridge the gap’

THE state government is pouring money into Rosebud to both make it a “destination” and to bridge the gap between the infrastructure of Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs. In a statement issued last ...