Search for missing girl Melinda Kaiser-Andrews

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old, Melinda Kaiser-Andrews from Woodend. Investigators believe Melinda may frequent the Hastings area and may be in the comp...

Family day lead-in for Auskick season

A SOMERVILLE Auskick Access All Abilities Family Day in March will feature live bands, rides, market stalls, free kids’ activities and dance performances. The free day will be held 10am-9pm on the La...

A Christmas to savour

GRATEFUL families and many smiling young faces brought Hastings hall to life last week as part of the Western Port Christmas Giving Program. Four hundred food hampers – weighing in at seven tonnes – ...

Anger over dumped files

FILES containing sensitive personal details of 37 men and women have been found dumped on a nature strip at Somerville. The details were provided to a gymnasium on handwritten “athlete’s personal pro...

Traders count cost of Saturday siege

RYE traders are counting their losses in the wake of a siege on Saturday 5 December when a man held two women hostage for almost eight hours. Police closed Point Nepean Rd between Weeroona and Weir s...

Restaurant staff loss hard to swallow

THE owner of Sorrento restaurant Acquolina Brett Johnson admits to being “shell-shocked” at the defection of 13 experienced kitchen staff to rival, The Sisters Kitchen Garden Cafe. Their surprise dep...

Paving, the way for protest

PLANS to build footpaths with costs being part-charged to property owners are a sure fire way of attracting submissions and petitions addressed to Mornington Peninsula Shire. In the latest round of f...

Hawk collects rig and heads out

THE oil and gas drilling rig that towered over the low lying foreshore of Phillip Island before appearing to hover for days in the early morning mists of Port Phillip is finally on its way back home ...

Time out with dogs, children

THERE is an old adage in television about not working with kids or animals, but that is exactly what Mt Eliza Rotary Club plans to do next year for its two main fundraising events. On Sunday 6 March ...

Year of hard study pays dividends for top students

MORNINGTON Peninsula secondary schools are pleased with their students’ ATAR results in the recent VCE examinations. Here is a sample of schools and scores. Mornington Secondary College YEAR 12 stude...