Closing in on island’s final 100 feral cats

THE federal government has given $335,000 to help eradicate the estimated 100 feral cats remaining on French Island. About 1100 feral cats have already been removed from the island but their total er...

Wall collapse leaves fishers high and dry

THE collapse of the steel cofferdam around the new Hastings boat ramp has thrown the reopening of fishing into jeopardy. Work to complete potentially the busiest ramp in Western Port, which started 2...

Thieves trash search dogs’ depot

THIEVES who broke into a shipping container at Crib Point last week stole specialist equipment used to train search and rescue dogs. They also vandalised other equipment causing an overall loss of $3...

Drive-in lines up for shot at scoring Grand Final

DROMANA Drive-In’s Paul Whitaker is on a Grand Final mission to convince the state government to allow him to run a live screening of the AFL’s biggest game of the year. Permission would be manna fro...

Agent’s call to cut forest fire risk

A DROMANA real estate agent is urging the state government to reduce fuel loads on the forest floor at Arthurs Seat before the summer fire season. A “frustrated” Roger McMillan has been keeping a pap...

Shire zoning ‘makes no sense’: mayor

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is pressing the state government to classify it as a region – and not part of metropolitan Melbourne – to liberate it from the stage four coronavirus restrictions. The shir...

Grand new lease of life

THE leasehold of Mornington’s landmark Grand Hotel has been sold for an undisclosed sum. The changing of the guard comes after long-time owner and businessman Bernie Taylor died in November. Mr Taylo...

Daily delivery provides more than a meal

ANN Smith and husband Les get as much enjoyment out of their Meals on Wheels deliveries as their clients. The Hastings couple enjoy “doing something worthwhile” and are good mates with their often-vu...

Car park is not a work in progress

THE outgoing commodore of the Canadian Bay Club at Mount Eliza says he has been unsuccessfully fighting for years to get Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to resurface the public car park. Grant Haw...

Aged care COVID outbreak traced to staff member

RESIDENTS and staff at the Village Glen Aged Care Residences, Mornington are this week expecting to be tested for COVID-19. If the Department of Health and Human Services does arrive, it will be for ...