Queen’s award ‘just for having fun’

SORRENTO Sea Scouts leader Lynette Hipwell awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in last week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours says she was “just having lots of fun”. Sorrento Sea Scouts Group Leader D...

Car yard thefts arrest

A HASTINGS man has been charged in relation to the theft of five cars from a Marine Parade, Hastings, car yard, Monday 3 June. He appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week charged with burgl...

Dunkley is Labor

THE Australian Electoral Commission officially named Peta Murphy as the new member for Dunkley on 4 June. Ms Murphy was officially declared a member of the Australian Parliament at midday, ending the...

Whales back in the bays for winter

IT was as if the first day of winter was arranged by central casting. Right on cue, humpback whales appeared in Port Phillip and along the Phillip Island coast. A pod of killer whales was reported at...

Safety Beach fire

POLICE are treating as suspicious a fire which destroyed a two-storey house at Safety Beach, early Monday 3 June. The Balmoral Avenue house, above, was engulfed by fire when CFA crews from Dromana, R...

Commuters targeted

TRAIN commuters misusing pedestrian crossings, and cyclists riding on pedestrian walkways at level crossings, face fines during a joint two-week Victoria Police and Public Transport Victoria campaign...

Police on the nose at Mornington

RAW sewage escaping into the foyer forced Mornington Police Station to close last week. Passers-by said toilet paper and excrement were flowing out from under the doors and the odour from unsanitary ...

Fund four million reasons to cheer

AFTER 60 years of service – and donating more than $4 million – members of the Southern Peninsula Community Fund (SPCF) have good reason to celebrate. Volunteer David Wills said Rosebud Rotary Club e...

Reefs plan to improve bay’s fish stocks

ARTIFICIAL reefs could be placed in the bay off the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean and off Rye or Blairgowrie under a strategy to boost fishing stocks. The Point Nepean reef would be ideal for ye...

Aero club tries again for permit change

PENINSULA Aero Club will submit a new application to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council in an attempt to have it lift the ban on flights during the controversial “holy hour”, 9.30-10.30am Sundays. Cl...