Rowdy response from weekend renters

NEIGHBOURS complaining about rowdy guests allegedly breaking COVID-19 restrictions at a Rye holiday rental house over the 11 and 12 July weekend said police told them they “couldn’t do anything” abou...

Grainy narrative in tale of two beaches

SAND has become a precious and fought over commodity, and no more so than near some of Australia’s most expensive and exclusive real estate: Portsea. At one end of the town, near the iconic pier, san...

Move to curb CEO’s ‘bonus’ powers

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors want the state government to rein in the power of municipal chief executive officers to prevent bonuses being secretly given to staff. Under the current rules C...

Police investigate Frankston sexual assault

Detectives from Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Unit are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in Frankston last month. Investigators have been told a 17-year-old girl was sitting on...

Climate changing penguins’ choice of food

SCIENTISTS are trying to find out if there is a link between climate change and the food of choice for little penguins. With rookeries at Phillip Island and on a breakwater near St Kilda, the penguin...

Tech ‘park’ to bring jobs and growth

NAVIGATION technology company Sealite is the major player behind plans for a $540 million technology park at Somerville. The company says the proposed Mornington Peninsula Technology Park will activa...

Mornington drink driver

Police intercepted a Mazda 2 allegedly driving erratically on Nepean Highway about 11.40am today. The male driver failed a roadside PBT and was requested to accompany police to a nearby police statio...

Late entry adds pressure to gas plan

YEARS of car stickers, protests and petitions are about to culminate with lengthy submissions against the floating gas import terminal planned at Crib Point by power company AGL. The state government...

Budget replay a ‘disaster’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s Cr Hugh Fraser says a decision to rewrite the 2020-21 budget is a “disaster for the [peninsula’s] economy at this time”. The shire’s annual budget is normally adopted by ...