Keeping track of night hunter

POWERFUL owls might be 60 centimetre s tall and have white plumage, but they are rarely seen; heard maybe, but not seen. Being a nocturnal bird of prey they are most active at night and make themselv...

Century of memories for Thelma

A LONG-TIME peninsula resident with a yen for adventure will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday. Thelma Adams will be joined by her two children Roy and Joan, as well as seven grandchildren, 14 g...

Why good journalism matters

MP News Group journalist David Harrison is in Thailand supporting his mate Alan Morison and his wife Chutima Sidasathian, who were charged in late 2013 with criminal defamation and computer crime ove...

Shooters called to rabbit cull

RABBIT numbers in Mt Martha’s Briars Park wildlife sanctuary are going down as eradication action continues. Mornington Peninsula Shire rangers closed the sanctuary to the public on 25 August and it ...

Early fire warning from government

THE state government last week warned Victorians about a long, hot and dry fire season ahead but made no mention of a key driver of drier conditions and hotter temperatures across southeast Australia...

Footy stars signing up for surfing

IT might be getting to the pointy end of the season for the AFL, but players were not too busy when asked to sign surfboards for a charity auction. The players stayed off the field long enough to tak...

Understand ‘chaos’ disorder for recovery

ITS very name means those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can face criticism and families can also be stigmatised. The word ‘borderline’ tends to make many think there is not rea...

Safer crossing at Bittern

THE opening of a $224,000 signalised pedestrian crossing in Bittern has made crossing Frankston-Flinders Rd a safer proposition for pedestrians. About 50 pedestrians an hour cross the road between th...

Counting all creatures, great and small

AN unusual census is being organised by the Western Port Biosphere. Schools, community groups and individuals are being asked to record sightings of animals, birds, reptiles, plants and insects for o...

Millions paid to cast-off port planners

SACKING staff at the Port of Hastings Development Authority has seen millions of dollars “lost” to Hastings, according to Opposition leader Matthew Guy. Speaking to journalists in Frankston last week...