Hives of activity to protect bees

WHILE the federal government spends billions of dollars preventing asylum seekers and refugees from landing on Australian soil, the Victorian government has recruited thousands of unpaid workers to s...

ETU sparks trade debate

FRANKSTON and Mornington residents have been receiving automated phone calls from an electrician in the past week but the sparky hasn’t been getting in touch about a home electrical wiring job. The c...

Councils unite for regional plan

COUNCILS have decided there is strength in numbers with the launch of a South East Melbourne Group of Councils regional plan to push the region’s case for business investment, jobs and more education...

Axe owner sought after robbery arrests

FRANKSTON Embona Armed Robbery Squad detectives are seeking public help in finding the rightful owner of an axe allegedly used in violent robberies at two peninsula 7-Eleven service stations late las...

Planned media policy built on shaky grounds

CLAIMS of “several instances of incorrect, unverified or potentially damaging information being provided to the media” by Frankston councillors have been unable to be substantiated. The allegation wa...

Family’s missing person burden

“NOT having an answer” is the hardest thing for loved ones of missing persons to bear. It’s a numbing feeling, and one which the family of missing Frankston North woman Karen Rae experience daily. Th...

Rural living loses out

THE dream of rural living in Kingston’s Green Wedge is over. A report by consultants Meinhardt delivered to Kingston Council has rejected the idea floated by a narrow majority of councillors. Council...

No cap on ‘hypocrisy’

FRANKSTON councillors have accused the Andrews government of “hypocrisy” over its plan to cap rate rises at the rate of inflation from 2016-17 onwards. Councillors note charges such as the landfill l...

Arrests after armed robberies

FRANKSTON Embona Armed Robbery Squad detectives on Friday arrested and charged five males allegedly involved in violent robberies at two southern peninsula 7-Eleven service stations in the early hour...

VicRoads looks into sinkhole repair

A BLOCKED drain caused a sink hole to develop outside Frankston Hospital at about 3pm last Tuesday afternoon (28 July). Initially, an ambulance with flashing lights was deployed to stop cars driving ...