Beware of the sharks in summer

THE risk of shark attack off bayside beaches is “extremely low” according to the Victorian Fisheries Authority but beachgoers should still be “sharksmart” this summer according to the state governmen...

Fire bans in force

FIRE restrictions come into force in Kingston on Monday 18 December. This means fires cannot be lit in the open air without a written permit from the CFA or Kingston Council municipal fire prevention...

Sand works renourish beach

SAND renourishment works are underway at Carrum beach this week. At least 5000 cubic metres of sand is being dredged from the mouth of the Patterson River and will be transported from the dredger to ...

Cameras stolen

GO-Pro cameras valued at $800, a wallet containing $25 and credit cards were stolen from a sales representative visiting the Myer store at Southland, 5.44pm, Friday 8 December. Staff believe a Caucas...

Collision charges

DETECTIVES say they intend to charge a Cheltenham man on summons with recklessly causing injury and possibly failing to stop after an accident on Centre Dandenong Rd, Cheltenham, 7.10pm, Sunday 19 No...

Charity begins at Home

CHRISTMAS is a time of giving and community groups will benefit from a generous $200,000 gift by the Mordialloc Community Nursing Home committee of management. Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said th...

Policeman jumps for life

A POLICEMAN jumped behind a large tree to avoid being run over by a stolen Nissan four-wheel-drive as it sped along Talbot Court, Frankston, early Thursday 7 December. Police will allege the female d...

Legal centre boosted

THE Peninsula Community Legal Centre in Frankston will receive a $300,000 state government grant to be able to continue employing a lawyer to help people facing financial stress due to fines. The gra...

Saved with ship-to-shore call

A STRONG south-easterly wind was the last thing two Hobie cat sailors needed after losing their mast about two kilometres off Mornington last week. Their craft was rapidly heading out to sea when Vol...