Centrelink ‘agency’ solution

CENTRELINK and Medicare services will continue in Mornington, but with a scaled down privately-run service. The new agency, to open 15 hours over three days a week, is designed to “complement” existi...

Grant programs fall flat

FIVE grant programs run by Frankston Council received no nominations in the final quarter of 2019. No applications were made to council for the Community Group Membership Drive, Neighbourhood Grants,...

Casey Council sacked

AFTER months of turmoil following an investigation into alleged corruption, Casey Council has been sacked. All councillors were dismissed last week by the state government. The dismissal came after a...

Gnome settles in

FRANKSTON’s chrome gnome has moved into its new home. The gnome was installed last week (21 February) at a site on Moorooduc Highway and Hastings Road. The sculpture, titled Reflective Lullaby, had s...

Councillors clash over monitor findings

DISCUSSION about a report which evaluated the behaviour and governance of Frankston Council ended with a heated argument and a councillor storming out of a meeting last week. At Frankston Council’s 1...

Train users compensated

RAIL users will be compensated for a substandard month of service in January. On the Frankston line, 11.3 per cent of trains ran late and more than 200 trains were cancelled. The figures fell below t...

Aero club reels at pilot deaths

PENINSULA Aero Club members were in shock last week following the tragic deaths during a training flight of respected members Peter Phillips, 47, and Ido Segev, 30. The men died when their Beechcraft...

Fijians fly in to play for Pines

SOCCER THE wait is finally over. Four Fijian internationals fly in to Melbourne today (Tuesday) to play for Frankston Pines. Last week the Monterey Reserve outfit received news that visa applications...

Group One glory for Mornington trainers

HORSE RACING MORNINGTON-based racehorse trainers had a stellar day out at Caulfield on Saturday 22 February having claimed two of the three Group 1 events, and finished runners-up in the featured Gro...