ETU sparks trade debate

FRANKSTON and Mornington residents have been receiving automated phone calls from an electrician in the past week but the sparky hasn’t been getting in touch about a home electrical wiring job. The c...

Liberals remain divided on same-sex marriage

DEEP divisions within the Liberal Party over the legalisation of same-sex marriage have been mirrored in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula with local federal Liberal MPs Bruce Billson and Greg H...

Students go to mosque for lesson on Islam

STUDENTS from Padua College, Mornington, were given a glimpse into the world of Islam during a visit to a mosque in Langwarrin. For the second year running the college has visited the Bait-ul-Salam M...

Police centre nears completion

THE new Somerville police complex – not to be confused with a police “station” – is nearing completion but neither police nor contractors could set a finish date last week. The $16.3 million two-stor...

Ambitious sailors brave winter waves

ASPIRING yachting champions and Mornington Yacht Club members Sophie Jackson and Ella Sharman, both aged 15, have been training three days a week on Port Phillip this winter. They are hoping to gain ...

Dogs have their day in afternoon

SAFETY Beach residents could have been forgiven for thinking they were in the Yukon on Sunday last week when 22 samoyeds came strolling along the beach. Along with a Jack Russell and dalmatian they p...

Shire gives non-approved vegies the chop

A MT ELIZA restaurateur has been billed $2000 by Mornington Peninsula Shire to reinstate a garden bed outside his eatery. The fine comes after the council last week ripped out his well-established ke...

Pier ending a far cry from capital worries

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt was back in the political fast lane on Monday, in Canberra for the Liberal party room’s vote for a Speaker to replace Bronwyn Bishop. Three days before that he had been standing...

The boxer from Bittern earns a new title

“WOW, what a night. I can’t describe how amazing it felt last night making one of my dreams come true. A massive shout out to Emosi, a couple of great guys.” That’s how Bittern boxer Kane Watts...

Crazy Coconuts come up trumps

CHELSEA Poll and Grace Chapman, both 11, had their heads shaved on the weekend to raise money and people’s awareness of leukaemia. Their team, Crazy Coconuts, aimed to raise $2000 but managed to trip...