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Keeping your pets safe during the Australia Day weekend

We all know how fun and busy it can be over the Australia Day weekend, however it can be a frightening time for our pets. Many pets are sensitive to the noise of fireworks and can become so distressed they attempt to escape, resulting in lost and injured pets. Leaving pets in the backyard may […]

Bank grants top $500,000 mark

AT the recent annual meeting of the Hastings branch of the Bendigo Bank shareholders were advised that the reduction of interest rates had limited the growth of the bank. However, a profit was recorded and the previous level of dividend was maintained. The bank continued to support a variety of organisations in the local community […]

Frankston line to be closed for two months to remove six level crossings

Bayside commuters will be hit with unprecedented disruption when the Frankston train line closes for two months in 2020. The closure is the longest the rail line has ever been shut in Melbourne for construction work and tens of thousands of passengers are set to experience significant delays. Construction on the rail trenches started in […]

Fire restrictions now in force

Summer’s official fire danger period started on Monday, coinciding with the week’s predicted high temperatures and dry conditions. The CFA-announced fire restrictions will last until 1am Monday 1 May and include a ban on any burning off without a permit, including on roadsides. Lighting fires or solid fuel heaters and barbecues is illegal if a […]

Drink well but pay less this Christmas

RPP’s Wine O’Clock crew have selected some great wines for Christmas that won’t break the bank. Let’s Start with a sparkling wine. The Blue Pyrenees (regular medal winner at the International Cool climate Wine Show) have brought out a cracker “Midnight Cuvee” which has won best sparkling wine at the recent Victorian Wine Show. ($30). […]

You’ve lost mail

A Spike in mail thefts has been reported to police in Kingston and Bayside areas. One offender has been charged in relation to the theft of mail. A police spokesperson said “identity theft in Australia costs us around $2 billion a year. It is then a key enabler of serious and organised crime which costs […]

Help enhance and contribute to our coastline

Do you have an interest in protecting and enhancing the Peninsula’s coastline? You may be interested in joining a Coastal Advisory Group. Mornington Peninsula Shire is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to join a Coastal Advisory Group for the Flinders and Rosebud coastal areas. Coastal Advisory Groups are regarded as a key point of contact […]

Police keeping summer safe across bay

Police in the North West and Southern Metropolitan regions will kick off Operation Summersafe this Sunday with an arsenal of tools at their disposal to help ensure community safety over the summer period. Local police will work closely with specialist state-based resources including the Public Order Response Team, Mounted Branch, Water Police, Drone Unit and […]

Blue Bottles on the rise

Surf beaches around the peninsula are reporting the rare arrival of blue bottles. Seen more commonly further north on NSW and Queensland beaches, local sightings have been reported at Gunnamatta, Flinders Beach, Sorrento, Phillip Island and even in Port Phillip Bay. If you haven’t come across them before – beware – they hurt. Blue in […]

Peaceful march against violence

Several hundred people marched through Hastings last Friday (22 November) to show their disgust of family violence. The fifth Taking a Stand Against Family Violence march organised by Westernport Respectful Relationships Group was formerly known as the White Ribbon March. The annual march raises community awareness about family violence and “helps the community to unite […]