Parrots trained to home-in for their survival

THIRTEEN captive-bred orange-bellied parrots have been released in Western Port. This is the first time the critically endangered parrots have been released in the area and followed a two-month “trai...

Sign up against gas plan

A COLOURFUL sign woven into the fence at Crib Point clearly showed power company AGL is not welcomed by all at Crib Point. The company is awaiting a state government decision on its plan to establish...

Curtain drops, but reel revival in the wings

MORNINGTON’S Mr Movies has drawn the curtains for the last time on his three screens in Main Street. Mornington Cinemas has closed after 39 years. However, it’s more intermission than the end for Ian...

Railway raided

A HERITAGE locomotive number plate (above) was stolen from the Mornington Railway Preservation Society’s depot at Moorooduc in an early morning burglary last week. Doors and fences were damaged in th...

Arrest over tyre slashings

CAR owners may breathe a little easier with the arrest of a Mount Martha man over a spate of late night tyre slashings last year. The 25-year-old was nabbed by Somerville detectives after they “recei...

School cuts 14 staff

PENINSULA Grammar made 13 non-teaching roles redundant in a major staffing shake-up before this week’s resumption of the second term. The school has also abolished the position of deputy principal &#...

Shoe company steps up for health care workers

MORNINGTON footwear manufacturer Bata is donating shoes to health care workers fighting COVID-19. The offer is part of the company’s global effort to provide one million pairs of shoes to health care...

Gambling with mental health and money

AUSTRALIANS reportedly lose more money on gambling each year, per person, than residents of any other country. Encouraging them to bet is gambling advertising which is prominent across all media, par...

Help with unpaid fines

VULNERABLE members of the community are “working off” unpaid fines rather than spiralling into depression at the mere thought of having to pay them, under a new Fines Victoria scheme. Peninsula Commu...

Planning a welcome return

STUDENTS Molly, Sara, Isla and Grace were jumping for joy when they found out their classmates would soon be joining them at Our Lady of Fatima school, Rosebud. The girls have been attending classes ...