Praise for driver’s quick thinking

LITTLE is known about a man tipped into the back of a garbage truck at Rye last week, but Mornington Peninsula Shire staff do not believe he is homeless. The 21-year-old who appeared to have been asl...

School cuts staff

PENINSULA Grammar made 13 non-teaching roles redundant in a major staffing shake-up before the resumption of the second term. The school has also abolished the position of deputy principal – we...

Agent wants help for landlords, tenants

PROPERTY manager Nichols Crowder is lobbying Frankston and Mornington Peninsula councils to help landlords and tenants by deferring property rates and dropping marketing levies. Director Michael Crow...

Telstra switches on 5G

THE first sites of Telstra’s 5G network on the Mornington Peninsula are now up and running. The switch-on follows completion in March to upgrades of the telecommunication company’s mobile sites. Sorr...

Fears of rise in family violence

A DROMANA woman who has been volunteering as a family violence victim advocate for the past three years fears enforced isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to an increase in abuse. Ger...

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...

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...

Signing up to save Centrelink

NAMES are rapidly being added to a petition aimed at stopping the closure of Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices. By last Friday (14 February) the petition had in less than a week attracted 97...

Centrelink site set to shutdown

THE federal government’s shock decision to close the Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices next month was a “real kick in the guts”, Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Sam Hearn said last week....

Words of warning for jet ski hoons

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officers can now get tough on jet ski hoons but, instead of issuing fines for bad behaviour, will still only be “speaking to and educating the public, surveillance and gath...