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...

Jet skiers warned off The Pillars

JET skiers are under fire for flouting water safety rules off The Pillars, Mt Martha and putting themselves and swimmers at risk. Safety Beach Coast Guard Commander Mark Brookes said many of the 70-8...

Peninsula welcome for fire evacuees

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire staff and relief agencies have continued their support for Mallacoota bushfire evacuees. They were again on hand mid-last week when HMAS Choules arrived with another 274 pe...

Safety upgrades to ease road dangers

THE Moorooduc Highway, Western Port Highway and the Frankston Freeway are among roads to be equipped with wire rope barriers in a bid to prevent lane change, head-on crashes and run-off-road crashes....

Pier drama leads to fundraiser

FRESH from rescuing a swimmer in danger under Frankston pier, Senior Constable Julie Morris is planning an endurance swim between the Frankston and Mornington piers in January to raise money for the ...

Man saved from pier drowning

RESCUING a swimmer struggling in rough water under Frankston pier was all in a day’s work for police woman Julie Morris. The senior constable and her sergeant were responding to a distress call on th...