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...

Toy library’s party plans

MORNINGTON Toy Library is celebrating a big birthday next week – 25 years of lending funny, colourful, interesting and creative toys to boys and girls from its Albert St premises. Staff members are p...

Aquatic centre designs unveiled

THE shire council is calling on peninsula residents to have their say on the preferred design for the $34 million Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre. The aquatic centre is planned for the Rosebud fore...

Loitering visitor has brush with the law

Police were left powerless to move on a loitering visitor, on account of it weighing over 30 tonnes. The members were called to a whale sighting off the coast of Mornington to ensure the safety of th...

Search on for armed robbers

Police are investigating a spate of armed robberies which occurred in Melbourne’s southern suburbs this month. Officers believe that three men are responsible for at least five separate armed robberi...