Official ‘no’ to stopping crab ‘plunder’

FISHERIES Victoria has no plans to ban catching spider crabs despite Rye pier having to be closed on the Sunday night 7 June because so many fishers were targeting the crabs and ignoring social dista...

State called on to help homeless

THE Mornington Peninsula is among the top six Victorian municipalities when it comes to the number of homeless people being forced to “sleep rough”. However, Mornington Peninsula Shire has reiterated...

Public asked, but councillors to decide pool name

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are again appealing for the public to help them decide on a name for the $50 million aquatic centre being built at Rosebud. The councillors deferred voting on a...

Big Stack with extra pickles at Somerville

A man had to be restrained by police and has been taken to hospital after he flipped his car in a fast food drive-thru in Somerville this morning. Emergency services were initially called to the Eram...

Foreshore campers evicted

By Stephen Taylor and Keith Platt POLICE intend to shut down the Rosebud camping ground being used by homeless people. Evictions began last week, with Mornington Peninsula Shire sending a truck and b...

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 ...

Homeless on a merry-go-round – mayor

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Sam Hearn said seven homeless people were given permission last month to use the camping ground at Rosebud. The shire had been “trying to find places for them to s...

Libs join calls to delay AGL process

THE state opposition has waded into the debate over the time being given for the public to comment on an environmental effects statement prepared by AGL for a gas import terminal at Crib Point. “The ...

Shire’s ‘ugly’ Sorry Day decision

ON National Sorry Day, Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors rejected adopting an Aboriginal name for the $50 million aquatic centre being built at Rosebud. Another public consultation process “targ...

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...