Strict fire controls apply

THIS season’s official fire danger period for Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and French and Phillip islands starts next Monday, 30 November. CFA South East Region assistant chief officer Trevor Owen...

Motorist nabbed in Mornington

A 29-year-old Epping man has lost his car for a month after he was allegedly caught doing a burn out by police in Mornington yesterday morning. Frankston Highway Patrol detected a group of motorcycle...

Carving out Christmas cheer

By BARRY IRVING OVER the past 20 years, Woodworkers of the Southern Peninsula have made and hand finished more than 20,000 toys for non-profit groups to help needy families all over the peninsula. Of...

Party plan fades

ROSEBUD police acted quickly online to shut down an unauthorised party being held on the Rye foreshore, Friday night. They noticed the event titled “Beach gath, rye, Friday night, BYO” on Facebook an...

Ceremony for rotunda opening

IT was a grand affair when Mornington’s Avenue of Honour was dedicated and the new rotunda opened in Mornington Park, Sunday 8 November. Musical accompaniment was provided by the Royal Australian Nav...

Hall of fame for 3 tourism operators

THREE Mornington Peninsula tourism businesses have been inducted into the Victorian Tourism hall of fame after winning gold medals in their categories for three consecutive years. Searoad Ferries, En...

Science on their minds

THE state government’s bid to promote students’ interest in science brought Education Minister James Merlino to the second annual Southern Peninsula Principals’ Network 2015 Annual Science Fair. With...

Sports day for people of all sorts

THE International Day of People with a Disability will be celebrated with an all-abilities sports day in Mornington next week. It will be Mornington Peninsula Shire’s inaugural “All-abili...

Eucalypt dieback ‘not just possums’

THREE wildlife experts have rejected a claim that ringtail possums are largely the cause of gum trees dying in Mt Eliza and Mt Martha. Ecologist Jeff Yugovic told Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group̵...

Anti-graffiti project

THE state government has stumped up $23,000 for a graffiti prevention project in Mornington Park (formerly Tanti Park), Hastings and Rosebud West. Newly elected mayor Cr Graham Pittock said the cash ...