Buyout spells end of the line for fresh fish era

MORNINGTON fisherman Neville Hutchins was in a sombre mood last week when he found out legislation to ban commercial netting in Port Phillip had been passed in the Parliament. “We knew it was coming ...

Program tackles ‘risky drinking’ among oldies

AN “alarming increase” in alcohol and other drug-related problems by elderly residents is being tackled by healthcare professionals in what’s billed as an Australian first. Peninsula Health’s Alcohol...

Owners banking on run for the money

MORNINGTON racehorse Claro El Banco is living up to his name for nine owners whose relatively small outlay in buying him could result in a big payday in January. Spanish for “Clear the Bank”, the nam...

Shirt fronts show reality of family violence

A CONFRONTING project focused on domestic violence is on display at Chisholm TAFE’s campus in Frankston. The student initiated ‘Counting Women’ T-Shirt Project, has a T-shirt for each woman in Austra...

Busy callouts

WILD weather last week saw crews from Volunteer Marine Rescue at Mornington and Hastings called out to several rescues. VMR spokesman Tim Warner said the Mornington crew was called out last Wednesday...

Helpful mate, leads to court double-date

Two pals will front the courts together after allegedly being caught drug driving in Moorooduc last night. Hastings Highway Patrol and Road Policing Drug and Alcohol Section members were running a bo...

Time to test top tucker for tykes

IT’S food, glorious food as the judging of finalists in Mornington Peninsula Shire’s food awards program Best Bites starts. The category for best school and childcare centre canteen is po...

New pavilion a win for sports clubs

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Graham Pittock and Cr Lynn Bowden were joined by members of Somerville junior football and Somerville cricket clubs at the opening of the new Fruitgrowers Pavilion in...

Estuary closed to avoid a stink

ROTTEN egg gas – or sulphur dioxide – is described as being the by-product of an “environmental tragedy” occurring along Western Port beaches, especially at Balnarring and Somers’. Merricks Creek and...

Public displays of hope and change

TWO public demonstrations are being held at Hastings this week. On Wednesday – White Ribbon Day – a march will be held as part of the national campaign to stop violence by men against women. The orga...