Hunt’s walk to raise money and encourage talk

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt had an early start on Monday as he set off from the summit of Arthurs Seat for a 19-walk to raise awareness and money for autism. “It was terrific to see so many supporters turn...

Justices adjourn to consider O’Toole appeal

MORE than two years after the brutal murder of Hastings jeweller Dermot O’Toole, the appeal has been heard against the leniency of the 20-year murder sentence handed down to killer Gavin Perry. The h...

Award recognises artist’s work

INDIGENOUS artist Bob Kelly, of Rye, was named Artist of the Year at the annual NAIDOC Ball at Mornington Racecourse on Friday 3 July. The event heralded the start of NAIDOC Week, a major happening o...

Green light for RACV resort

THE shire council approved the controversial $135 million RACV resort expansion at Cape Schanck at its meeting on Monday night last week in front of a packed and sometimes unruly gallery dominated by...

Homeless nightmare

HOMELESSNESS is a growing concern across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. SalvoCare records show there were 2,200 “unique clients” seeking emergency housing in Frankston in 2012-13 and 600 “re...

Taking Taffy for a stroll

IT’S doctor’s orders, really, that bring Taffy out onto the street on a regular basis. The 10-year-old small horse had a hoof complaint and, when being looked at by the vet, was also judged to be a b...

United against family violence

THE Luke Batty Foundation and Mornington Freemasons are joining forces to combat family violence. Lodge Master Edy Wilfling said the Freemasons had been supporting community groups on the peninsula f...

Long-awaited opening of pier on horizon

STATE ports minister Luke Donnellan is this week expected to announce the completion date of the $15 million Mornington pier replacement project. The long-awaited opening of the 75-metre, new outer s...

Call for ‘urgent’ talks over port’s future

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is calling for an “urgent meeting” with the state government over the effects of its plans to lease the Port of Melbourne. Under the terms of the lease being considered by ...

Shire under fire as wall goes under hammer

ARGUMENTS over the dismantling of a timber retaining wall and removal of vegetation along a quiet Mt Martha street has resulted in a family feeling “vilified” by shire officers who are “rude, hostile...