Two’s up for hotel site apartments

PLANS to build a four-storey apartment building alongside the Mentone Hotel building have been shelved in favour of a two-storey complex. Developer Paul Huggins, of Momentum Developments, lodged a ne...

State brothel busters call wins support

COUNCILS across Victoria have backed a Kingston Council push for a state government led crackdown on illegal brothels masquerading as massage businesses. A Kingston Council motion tabled at a Municip...

Netball leads way to healthier club

THERE are now 10 times more obese children and teenagers in the world compared to 40 years ago – according to a global study of over 200 countries. A proactive healthy step has seen Michele Cavanagh,...

Watchdog barks at councils

A REPORT released by the Victorian Ombudsman last week revealed 97 complaints about Kingston Council were made to the watchdog over a 12-month period but The News has found just over 10 per cent of c...

CJ Hodgson says he’s a Pines boy for life

SOCCER FRANKSTON Pines’ jack-of-all-trades CJ Hodgson has declared his allegiance to the Monterey Reserve club. “I’ll be there as long as my parents are involved so I think I’ll be playing at Pines f...

Runner reaches early goal

EARLIER this year Luke Raymond set himself the goal of running 2017 kilometres in 2017 to raise money for children impacted by violence and bullying. The Langwarrin man achieved his massive mission o...

Winning Saints stay at the top

SUB-DISTRICT BALNARRING remains at the top of the MPCA Sub District table after recording another easy victory on Saturday, this time against Boneo. Both sides went into the clash undefeated but it w...

Hastings winless early

DISTRICT HASTINGS is the only side in MPCA District without a win this season after losing to Mt Martha on Saturday. The Blues have had a tough start to the year in its opening three one-day games an...

Main Ridge maintain edge on rivals

PENINSULA MAIN Ridge remains the dominant force in MPCA Peninsula after making light work of Delacombe Park in round three on Saturday. But whilst the Ridge opened the season with three straight wins...