Plastic waste exercise for young minds

PLASTIC waste slowly decomposing in our oceans is creating perhaps the most devastating environmental problem the world has seen. Without urgent remedial action, the oceans are expected to contain mo...

Family continues helping Nepal

IN 2000, Caroline Vale was one of 30 Australian volunteers on a Duke of Edinburgh Awards Foundation trip to Nepal to carry out community work, including building schools and doing medical research. M...

Recharged – and your pick-up is on the way

PENINSULA Uber driver Rob Arrowsmith has taken charge of his fuel expenses by going all-electric in his Hyundai Ioniq. He typically does a fast charge for free at the Peninsula Home centre on Nepean ...

National talk on mental health at Safety Beach

ALL aspects of the mental health system will be the main topic this week at a meeting in Safety Beach. The public meeting is part of the National Mental Health Commission’s nation-wide Connections Pr...

Peninsula roads action

TRAFFIC police taking part in the National Day of Action say it is a direct response to the “horror year which is taking place on Australian roads”. As part of the campaign an alcohol and drug testin...

Detectives hunt bandits

TWO men who smashed a plate glass door at the Woolworths supermarket in Baxter stole more than $130,000 in cigarettes and cash about 3.30am, Wednesday 28 August. The men are shown on CCTV footage usi...

Youth charged over fire and burglaries

A SOMERVILLE teenager has been charged with criminal damage by fire after an ATM in Eramosa Road East was scorched by a Molotov cocktail, 11.50pm, Tuesday 20 August. Somerville CFA fire crews were ab...

GetUp sees ‘Labor arm’ claim as a set up

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt says the left-leaning activist GetUp was “completely and utterly engaged with the Labor Party” in his electorate during the lead-up to the May federal election. “You could see t...

Open for immunisation

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s immunisation service has returned to Somerville with the first session in three years held at the new Somerville Recreation Centre, Wednesday 14 August. The service is fr...

Playground project

A PROJECT to improve the Roger Penman Reserve Community Playground at Blairgowrie is making great strides. Volunteers’ coordinator Kate Coker said Mornington Peninsula Shire Council had given $15,000...