Staff training kicks in after ferry drama

A MAN reportedly “died twice” on the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry last Friday afternoon before being revived by crew members using a defibrillator. He was breathing when taken by air ambulance to the A...

Council apology over scam slam

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has apologised for labelling a business planning to build a sports and trampoline centre on the southern peninsula “a scam”. The company, Peninsula Jump, announced via Face...

Community concerns over Point plan

THE state government is under fire over secrecy surrounding an agreement for a major commercial development with Point Nepean National Park. The Nepean Conservation Group and Nepean Historical Societ...

Warm welcome for 125 years of rail service

THE 10.37 train to Hastings last Wednesday carried more than passengers – it brought with it the welcome legacy of 125 years of rail travel to the town. And what a celebration it heralded. On the pla...

Wright time for Labor response

FOR member for Mornington David Morris to lose his seat at the upcoming poll, the state Coalition government would need to suffer its most catastrophic defeat in history. Safely ensconced in the fift...

Fire chiefs warn of ‘extreme’ bushfire risks

EMERGENCY services authorities are warning Frankston and Mornington Peninsula residents to brace themselves for a prolonged bushfire season of extreme risk due to unusually dry conditions and predict...

Campaign for CEO jobseekers

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire CEO Michael Kennedy believes he is “the very best person” to continue in the role he has held for the past 15 years. A newspaper advertisement campaign for the job launched...

Racing club unveils its new ‘face’

THIS year’s Face of the Mornington Racing Club, Caitrin O’Rourke, is no stranger to racecourses. The 29-year-old nurse from Ireland relocated to Australia two years ago and has always had a keen inte...

Man tries to grab schoolgirl

A NINE-year-old Rosebud girl has told police a man driving a white Toyota utility tried to grab her by the arm as she was walking to school on Friday morning. Detective Sergeant John Coburn, of Roseb...

Crime up across peninsula

CRIME across the Mornington Peninsula jumped 10.9 per cent over the past 12 months – much higher than the 3.7 per cent increase for Victoria as a whole – with drug offences, robbery and thefts from v...