Dog attack may have court sequel

A MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council investigations officer is compiling evidence to present to the police over a savage dog attack at Rye last week. Environment protection manager John Rankine said ...

Minister’s unusual path to ministry

A WOMAN who trained as a nurse and a school teacher is the new minister at Mornington Uniting Church. The Reverend Joy Blamires arrived in early May after 15 months of the interim ministry of the Rev...

Dog attack a horror end to morning’s walk

A BRUTAL dog attack at Rye on the weekend has left a family’s boxer pet with severe leg wounds, her owner traumatised and needing tetanus shots for bites to her hand, the offending dog’s owner also w...

Parking fine remains

A MOTORIST who copped an $85 fine for parking in a space reserved for boat trailers at Safety Beach may have to pay up. Warren Renton said he had been unaware that the area near the Safety Beach boat...

Border keepers call for baywatch

BORDER Watch officers have asked Mornington Yacht Club members to “look out for anything suspicious when [they are] out on the bay”. Club office manager Sarah Grant said the Border Watch officers app...

Ferry terminal grant a ‘great first step’

THE state government has given $5 million towards the $22 million redevelopment of the ferry precinct at Sorrento. Nepean MP Chris Brayne said finance for the redevelopment – part of a $40 million up...

‘Strong interest’ in retirement centre

RETIREMENT village operator Ryman Healthcare says it scaled back plans for a multi-storey development in Kunyung Road, Mount Eliza, to more align with community views – not because of a lack of inter...

School cuts 14 staff

PENINSULA Grammar made 13 non-teaching roles redundant in a major staffing shake-up before this week’s resumption of the second term. The school has also abolished the position of deputy principal &#...

Heartache over cat’s death sentence

Clarification (The News 2/6/2020): VETS on the Mornington Peninsula are regulated as to what they can and cannot do with stray animals. The Domestic Animals Act of Victoria stipulates that cats and d...

Help with unpaid fines

VULNERABLE members of the community are “working off” unpaid fines rather than spiralling into depression at the mere thought of having to pay them, under a new Fines Victoria scheme. Peninsula Commu...