Machete threat

FOUR teenagers were threatened with a machete in a failed robbery in Naples St, Mornington, on Monday night last week. The group was walking along Nunns Rd at about 10.15pm after buying take away whe...

Lessons in saying ‘no’ to bullying

“I’M SORRY”, an anti-bullying event at Mt Eliza Secondary College on 17 March, coincided with the sixth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. More than 250 students, parents and teach...

Lessons learned from ‘quiet’ fire season

THE fire danger season on the Mornington Peninsula has officially ended, with fire crews thankful it’s been a rather quiet affair. Despite two short but intense blazes at Crib Point and one at Somerv...

Police swoop on drugs crop

A POLICE raid in Skye Rd, Frankston, yesterday, resulted in the seizure of 200 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $700,000-$1 million. Car loads of police descended on the property, b...

Health service trials new ‘go-anywhere’ alarm

PENINSULA Health’s clinical director of emergency medicine Dr Shyaman Menon knows timing is everything when it comes to medical emergencies. Many elderly Mornington Peninsula residents use a personal...

Veteran gets ‘wings’ 46 years after homecoming

STANDING in the open doorway of a pitching helicopter, spraying machine gun bullets while ducking enemy fire, was once a day at the office for Vietnam war air gunner Ian “Slug” Wilson, of Mornington....

Police checks before MP meets grannies

POLICE were called in to clear 15 grandmothers before allowing them into pre-arranged meeting at the Hastings office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt. The members of Southern Peninsula Group of Grandmothers ...

Shire asked to clear Martha Cove plans

PLANS have been unveiled to complete a major piece of the Martha Cove marina and residential jigsaw puzzle-like development at Safety Beach. Known as the Martha Cove Village Centre, the 6.4 hectare s...

Sky rail gets to the point… and beyond

In a major coup for the peninsula, a government spokesperson has today announced the Stony Point train line will be overhauled. The bold plan is believed to be an expansion of the ‘sky railR...

New role for Rosie Batty

FORMER Australian of the Year Rosie Batty will lead a new Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council as part of a state government plan to implement all recommendations of a Royal Commission into Family Viol...