Monkey rider grounded

A MONKEY bike rider hooning around Tonkin Avenue, Safety Beach last week had his bike impounded with a release fee of $1250. Rosebud police say support from the community with information led them to...

Attacker sought

A MAN who allegedly head-butted a security guard at Safety Beach last month is being sought by police. The man reportedly approached the guard and verbally abused him before pushing and head-butting ...

La Nina’s stormy outlook

HIGH velocity storms, frequent heavy rain and gushing stormwater in street drains, waterways and outfalls on the Mornington Peninsula are anticipated this spring and summer as a result of the La Nina...

Award reward for shark dedication

AWARDS are often made to those who offer hope and understanding in areas that are sometimes misrepresented in the public realm. The work by Kent Stannard over the past 18 years fits that description ...

Home among the gum trees

BALNARRING conservationist Belinda Eden received some “lovely news” over the weekend. “On Saturday [we had our] first report of a koala joey,” she said. “We haven’t seen one since we’ve been here so ...

Charges follow fatal crash

A HASTINGS man has been charged with serious driving offences over a fatal crash at Somerville, Sunday 15 November. This follows the death of a 23-year-old Reservoir woman who was a passenger in a ca...

Ramp ready for launching

THE first stage the $1.6 million Hastings boat ramp upgrade has been completed despite teething problems which included the collapse of the watertight four-metre-high “coffer dam” in September. The s...

Boundaries drawn for street alcohol

THE closure to traffic in Main Street, Mornington, between the Esplanade and Barkly Street, is expected to be a boon for shoppers and traders. But police warn shoppers and cafe patrons that, unless t...

Beach a hotspot for trouble

MOUNT Martha beach has become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour with 300-400 youths reportedly running amok on Melbourne Cup Eve, Monday 2 November. Detective Senior Sergeant Alex Montgomery, of So...

Nothing to fear from ageing population, says report

A DISCUSSION paper released last week found that an ageing population was “more of a silver lining than a silver tsunami”. In what was described as a classic case of the “cure being worse than the di...