Surfers in waiting

HUNDREDS of volunteers and surfers will have to wait until March to find out if the next scheduled Disables Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula beach day will go ahead. The 16 January event was ...

Crash, bang … over she goes

A DELIVERY van was knocked over onto its side in a crash with a car at Balnarring, on Monday (18 January). The two-vehicle crash was in the shopping area of Russell Street about 12pm. Paramedics asse...

Mayor pops up with recycling message

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Despi O’Connor took to the streets last week to promote responsible recycling. She staffed a pop-up stall at Rosebud on Wednesday 13 January and again at Morningto...

Council rates overcharged

FRANKSTON Council overcharged all properties while collecting rates this year. Council estimates that each property was overcharged by an average of 53 cents. Around $30,000 worth of overcharged rate...

Going overboard for water safety

BOATERS and paddlers are being urged to practice getting back on their craft so they will be better prepared to save themselves this summer. Maritime Safety Victoria acting director Gareth Johnson sa...

Injured in attack

A MAN who was kicked in the head during an unprovoked attack at Devilbend reservoir was last week at home and confined to bed for months after being treated for a broken neck at The Alfred hospital. ...

Alcohol-fuelled swim off to court

A POLICEMAN stripped to his underwear to rescue a woman after she was left her stranded on a boat anchored off Capel Sound after an alleged attempted alcohol raid. Police were called to reports of tw...

Search for attacker

MORNINGTON Peninsula detectives are appealing for assistance following an assault at Tuerong over the weekend. They were told a 19-year-old Bentleigh East man was swimming with friends at Devils Bend...

Double the limit in Dromana

Police impounded a P-plater’s vehicle after he was allegedly detected travelling at 215km/h in Dromana early this morning. Somerville Highway Patrol members were conducting speed checks in the north-...

Hunt on for ‘idiot’ tree vandal

A VANDAL described by an outraged resident as an “antisocial idiot who was given a chainsaw for Christmas” has caused major damage to at least eight trees, and possibly as many as 12, on the foreshor...