Businesses, community back Better Buses push

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has received letters of support from businesses and community associations for its Better Buses campaign – adding to the 1200 written responses received since the l...

Unwanted here, but bras vital there

RED Hill Op Shop has become a drop off and collection point for new and slightly used bras. Red Hill resident and op shop volunteer Marianne Findlay said: “We now collect bras for Uplift, an Australi...

Kids behaving badly in broad daylight

VANDALS who jumped the high fence at Sorrento Early Learning Centre’s playground last week broke into the storage shed and “generally got into mischief”, Sorrento Community Centre manager Heather Bar...

Calendar sales fight police PTSD

PROCEEDS from the sale of the Hastings Police Senior Citizens Register 20th anniversary calendar are going to a good cause. Money raised will assist in the fight against post-traumatic stress disorde...

Proof’s in the pudding for students

PROOF of the success of Hands-on-Learning as a worthwhile career path for youngsters came with the launching of a students’ pizza oven at Western Port Secondary College last week. Former Frankston Hi...

Board’s history a mystery

IT was a random find, but one has sparked the interest of Neil Jansen. The hollow, yellow surfboard stood out at the recycling centre adjoining the Mornington waste transfer station and Mr Jansen dec...

Priest’s departure rocks parish

PARISHIONERS of St Macartans in Mornington are said to be reeling after the resignation of Fr Minh Tran in mid-October. The shock departure caught many by surprise with a notice in the parish bulleti...

Sunny days a welcome return to jumpers at The Pillars

AT the first sign of last week’s hot weather daredevil cliff jumpers were back at The Pillars. The fence erected by Mornington Peninsula Shire last year to stop public access to Mt Martha’s famous na...

The life of Eve, one breath at a time

A BABY girl from Mt Martha is suffering from a one in a million genetic condition affecting her lungs and heart which means she must breathe through a tube. Since birth, four-and-a-half-month-old Eve...