Clothesline held up as symbol against family violence

THE international Clothesline Project in Frankston was launched Monday to raise awareness of family violence. A clothesline on show at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, 10-13 October, is being used to ...

Family violence up across peninsula

CRIME across the Mornington Peninsula has risen 3.7 per cent and is likely to keep rising in the short term but police say this is a positive trend. Figures for the 12 months to June this year releas...

Fire activity Tyabb

There is reported fire activity in the Deham Rd Tyabb area near Bluescope Steel and the fire is currently under control. Fire fighters will be on scene for several hours mopping up the fire and monit...

Break-ins mar Flinders holidays

HOLIDAY home owners in the Flinders area are being advised to check for lost property after up to six homes and six cars were broken into Wednesday night. One of the cars was stolen but later recover...

Former shire CEO wins port job

THE shire’s former CEO Michael Kennedy has been appointed interim CEO of the Port of Hastings Development Authority following the resignation of Mike Lean last week. Mr Lean has taken a job in the tr...

Fire calls over Boes Rd burn

UNSEASONABLY hot weather and north winds over the weekend had everyone alert for fires in the Western Port region. The sight of a large grass fire in Boes Rd, Tyabb, between Graydens and Mornington-T...

Safety not just a slogan: Be prepared on the water

“BOATERS, please heed safety warnings.” That’s the plea from the woman who helped rescue a near-drowned man in Western Port Bay. “And especially make sure you are wearing life jackets.” Lyda Ryal, of...

Monkey bikes ban support

LETTERS will be sent to Frankston residents to reiterate monkey bikes are banned from public roads and parks in the wake of the Carrum Downs fatality in which mother-of-two Andrea Lehane was killed. ...

Standoff on Sorrento chopper pad

CONCERNS over a proposed private helipad near the back beach at Sorrento have generated a huge online backlash. By Wednesday 165 objections had been posted against proposals for a helipad in Ivanhoe ...

Big bill to save Portsea beach

THE state government is considering options to stop the ongoing destruction of Portsea’s iconic front beach after it received the findings of a $300,000 wave monitoring and seabed modelling study com...