‘Tourist’ threat to summit

THE summit of Arthurs Seat is in danger of being turned into another Mt Dandenong “car park and tourist cafe” unless great care is taken to avoid past development errors, according to Mornington Peni...

Gatto’s mate gets ready to collect

A DEBT collection firm with links to underworld identity Mick Gatto is setting up shop in Hastings. Gatto Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd, a debt purchasing company which buys debts then pursues creditor...

Uber’s night moves hurt taxi drivers

NIGHT-TIME taxis patronage across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has dived after the launch of Uber’s ridesharing service in late December, according to frustrated cabbies. US based Uber, bac...

Opposition mounts to RACV resort plan

CAPE Schanck residents are objecting to RACV plans to build a $135 million, five-storey, 26-metre high conference complex at its resort on Boneo Rd. RACV Cape Schanck Resort of about 250 hectares cur...

Nursing service cuts staff

STAFF cuts at the Royal District Nursing Service’s Frankston and Rosebud offices will not affect patients, according to the service’s management. The organisation says there will be “no change to pat...

Street market survey follows traders concerns

MORNINGTON’S Main St traders are being asked their views on the “iconic” Wednesday market. A survey is being sent out this week to 400 traders by Mornington Chamber of Commerce, and Mornington Penins...

Nine awarded Australia Day honours

NINE Mornington Peninsula residents received honours on Australia Day from the Governor-General – five OAMs, two AMs and two AOs. Liz Barraclough of Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group (BERG) was a...

Tragedy lays foundation for change

NEW Australian of the year Rosie Batty has vowed to use her award in her continuing fight against domestic violence. The 52-year-old mother of slain son Luke received the honour from the Prime Minist...

Land ho!

‘HIGH and dry’ is the best way to describe this Coast Guard patrol boat (pictured) which ran aground on Elizabeth Island, Western Port Bay, early last Thursday morning. The crew was returning from Co...

‘High priestess’ defends swami’s actions

A LOYAL disciple of Mt Eliza-based guru Swami Shankarananda has defended criticism of his self-admitted sexual impropriety as being “a publicity stunt from those that would bring him down”. The “high...