Sorrento students in gun drama

SORRENTO Primary School was in damage control last week after the second incident involving offensive student behaviour. Angry parents contacted The News to say a grade three student had taken what t...

Council’s business move ‘curious’

A PENINSULA business group says it hopes Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s move to become Small Business Friendly will “herald a change in its approach” to small business. The council last week an...

Woman fatally struck by vehicle in Moorooduc

Police are investigating after a woman was fatally struck by a vehicle in Moorooduc last night. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are still being established, however it is believed se...

Fee renewals are ‘killing us’

Unpalatable: Proprietors Pam Eddy and Barton Smith say the council’s latest renewal costs are “crunching” small food businesses. Pictures: Gary Sissons A HASTINGS café proprietor said business regist...

Fast food fee rises hard to swallow

FEE hikes of 70 per cent for annual food registrations are being described as outrageous by a Peninsula Link fast food restaurateur. Barton Smith, who runs two Oporto outlets at the BP service statio...

Mornington man arrested with handgun

Officers from Southern Metro Region arrested two people, including a Mornington man, and seized drugs and a handgun in Seaford last night as part of Operation Night Eagle. Police were patrolling when...

Pair arrested in Rosebud overnight

Two people were arrested as part of Operation Night Eagle in Rosebud last night after they failed to stop at the request of patrolling officers. Officers from Southern Metro Region were patrolling wh...

New airfield permit early 2020 – shire

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is hoping to have a “consolidated and enforceable permit” in place for Peninsula Aero Club to operate at Tyabb Airfield by early next year. In a statement last Wednesday (1...

Owner’s DIY plan for ‘Conti’ project

AFTER the failure of two financial deals the owner of Sorrento’s Continental Hotel Julian Gerner says he will redevelop the 1875 limestone icon on his own. Mr Gerner late last week said he had “secur...

Green wedge rate row still boiling along

THE recently introduced Rural Living Rate was a hot topic at last week’s Red Hill Community Association annual meeting. The new category has added an extra 20 per cent (up to $1000) to the rate bills...