Protective birds are swooping into spring

SPRING can mean many things: flowers, lawn mowing, weather warming, going for walks and bike rides. It can also mean swooping birds. Magpies, much admired for their warbling, seem to be the most fear...

Multi-million upgrade at reserve

RENOVATIONS underway at Crib Point Recreation Reserve include improving the change rooms and reconstructing the oval. Mornington Peninsula Shire is spending about $3 million on the mixed gender and a...

Posters at play in airfield saga

POSTERS supporting the continued operation of Tyabb Airfield have started popping up around the Western Port area. The poster campaign follows the easing of a protracted dispute with Mornington Penin...

Top bids ensure care for Coolart

AN auction of antique furniture and old wares has raised $8000 for the ongoing restoration work at Coolart Homestead, Somers. The items, including curtains, crockery, beds, chairs, pool table, sewing...

Watch out for blue-tongues

By Patricia MacLeod ENVIRONMENTAL group BERG MM is urging residents to look out for blue-tongue lizards taking advantage of the warming weather. The indigenous reptiles are being drawn out of their d...

Cyclists be seen, be safer

CYCLISTS should have a think about what they wear on their next ride. Brighter colours, such as yellow or white, will make them stand out and allow motorists to see them more easily. That’s the word ...

Charges over raids

A CRIB Point teenager has been arrested and charged over a series of raids on chemist shops at Somerville, Hastings and Balnarring, overnight Friday 6 September. Detective Senior Constable Rohan Broc...

Australia Post robbery

IT took only a minute for two offenders to force their way into the Australia Post shop at Mornington and force open self-serve machines before fleeing with a “large amount of cash”, early Wednesday ...

Catch data helps scientists track fish movements

VOLUNTEER fishers working as citizen scientists to tag, release and report the capture of King George whiting in Port Phillip and Western Port bays is helping improve our knowledge of their behaviour...

Former Dunkley MP loses senate bid

FORMER Dunkley MP Chris Crewther has come up short in his bid to be elected to the senate. Mr Crewther was eliminated in the first round of voting. Sarah Henderson was instead chosen by Liberal colle...