Bandicoot to keep ‘endangered’ status

DESPITE the best efforts of environmentalists and some government departments the survival of the southern brown bandicoot remains uncertain. With few viable colonies of the small marsupial remaining...

Family that’s set on volunteering

THE Setter family, of Red Hill, has had a long and fulfilling association with the local fire brigade. “Dad was one of the founding volunteers, and is still in the brigade and it seemed to follow on....

Time flies, but memories are buried

SOUVENIRS of Dromana including old and new photos, history books, and seeds of local plants and trees have been buried in a time capsule on the foreshore to be opened in 50 years. Dromana foreshore m...

Spurs out over horse cruelty claims

THE manager of the Ace-Hi horse ranch in Boneo has denied allegations that horses at the property are mistreated. This follows an RSPCA inspection of the Boneo Rd property on Wednesday to investigate...

End of story for library staff

STAFF at Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings, Somerville and mobile libraries are shocked by a restructure which will see many lose their jobs. In the firing line are four children and youth services libra...

Wild winds lash Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula News photographers Yanni and Gary Sissons have captured these amazing photos as wild winds lash the peninsula. Photos: Yanni Photos: Gary Sissons Photos: Cameron McCullough  

Memorial pays tribute to former officer

MORNINGTON Peninsula police last week paid tribute to fallen comrade Senior Constable Kevin Laube with a memorial service at the Somerville police complex. The former motorcycle policeman died when h...

Hunt bats for climate jobs

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt has pushed the case for Melbourne’s south east suburbs to remain key to climate research to complement a new Climate Science Centre in Hobart announced by the CSIRO last month. ...

Distress signals from sub’s owners

The crunch time is fast approaching for the future of the Otama submarine anchored off Crib Point with deteriorating moorings. Earlier this year the submarine’s owners – the Western Port Oberon Assoc...