New mayor ready to serve, make sacrifice

SAM Hearn was elected mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire 2019-20 at the Tuesday 13 November council meeting. His deputy is Cerberus Ward’s Cr Kate Roper. Cr Hearn, who represents Briars Ward, said t...

Freezing boater found clinging to hull

A MAN found clinging to the upturned hull of his boat off Mornington, Sunday 17 November, was lucky to be seen by passing boaters who initially thought it was a partially submerged jet ski or tinny. ...

Man arrested and guns seized in Somerville

Police from Southern Metro, Division Four, Regional Response Unit attended a Yaringa Road premises where they executed a warrant on the morning of 13 November as part of Operation Dealmaker. Police a...

‘Lifeline’ for Mt Martha North beach

A WELCOME about-face by the state government has thrown a lifeline to the Mt Martha North beach renourishment project. Beachgoers and members of the Mount Martha North Beach Group were jubilant last ...

Budget confirms busy year

ADVOCACY, community connection and financial prudency were cited as features of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s 2018-19 annual report released last week. The mayor Cr David Gill said a major cou...

Tim McKinnon wanted on warrant

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Mornington man Tim McKinnon. The 36-year-old is wanted on warrants in relation to handling stolen goods, drug and traffic offences. He is des...

Reward in fight against vandals

KINGS Creek Hotel Hastings is fighting back against graffiti vandals by offering a $1000 cash reward to find the perpetrators. The hotel’s marketing manager Jet Nye said: “We have recently had a mass...

Arson probe on beach box blaze

A ROSEBUD family were left devastated when their cherished beach box was burnt to the ground taking many family treasures with it. Michelle Amoore said the beach box on the foreshore opposite First A...

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...