Warning follows garden fire death

AN Aspendale Gardens man weeding in his garden died after petrol fumes caught alight, Wednesday 18 May. Police said the 42-year-old was pouring petrol from a watering can onto weeds along his fence l...

Raise a cup for the farmers

MORNINGTON Peninsula small businesses Commonfolk Coffee, The Snake Hole, and agricultural advocate Indiblu have united in support of Victoria’s dairy community. “As you would be well aware the ...

Donations made for the dignity of women

WHEN Melly Shute moved to Mornington with her husband and bought Bella on Main, this go-getter ex-fashion editor brought another aspect to her business when she became part of the charity, Share the ...

Singers in tune to take the stage in Big Apple

MORNINGTON Peninsula Chorale members will hit the high notes in New York next year. They have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in January with composer Sir Karl Jenkins. It is the trip of a l...

Napoleon returns to The Briars

By LIZ BELL SECURITY will be upgraded at The Briars homestead, Mt Martha, so that a priceless Napoleon collection of artefacts and artworks can be displayed. Burglars broke into the homestead in Apri...

Breast cancer rates soar

STAFF at Peninsula Health have seen a 69.9 per cent increase in the number of breast cancer cases treated since 2008. Breast care nurse Rhonda Barnes predicts the trend is “set to rise even further o...

Mower business robbed

HASTINGS Mowers was burgled during the early hours of Monday 16 May. Two men in disguise forced their way into the business on Frankston-Flinders Rd and stole several Husqvarna chainsaws and Honda ge...

App leads rescuers to paddle-less kayacker

A WESTERN Port kayaker was being blown out to sea towards the Nobbies when rescued by Volunteer Marine Rescue, Sunday afternoon, 22 May. The man’s worried wife, watching from The Pines beach, Shoreha...

Sign shows the way to town

NEW signs are now pointing the way into Hastings. Two years in the planning, the signs have created an “iconic” entrance to the town and “pinpoint Hastings as the main gateway to Western Port”, says ...

Search for missing Rosebud father and son

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a father and son missing from Rosebud. Craig Rochus and his 15-year-old son, William, were last seen at their Cass Street home in Rosebud on ...