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Healthy approach to pressing the pause button ORGANISERS of the annual Peninsula Health and Sustainability Expo say their perspective on health and wellbeing practices can help people pause to try out mindfulness techniques. Now in its fifth year, the expo provides tips and demonstrations on environmentally friendly practices and wellbeing techniques. Fiona Redding, nicknamed the Happiness Hunter, is one of 60 Mornington Peninsula businesses, health practitioners, nutritionists and wellness operators who “care passionately about living in a holistic and happy way�. “It doesn’t take much to change your own lifestyle – but sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to start, and who to turn to,� she said. “This is such a terrific opportunity to make those connections and changes.� The expo is 10am-4pm, Sunday 25 October, at Mornington Racecourse. Tickets are $3 adults ($5 a double). Details: phse.com.au or facebook. com/PeninsulaHealthWellbeingExpo Health and happiness: Organisers of the Peninsula Health and Sustainability Expo look to mindfulness for well grounded living. From left, Andrew Birks, Jo Schutt, Fiona Redding, Eryka Rhodes and Adam Sherriff. Picture: Yanni

New cameras aimed at crime Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au CRIME investigators have been hampered in their gathering of evidence by the lack of CCTV cameras in Main St, Mornington. The absence of publicly-owned cameras operating in the street was only revealed last week during investigations into two vicious assaults against

teenagers waiting for buses. Although installed and on public display, the cameras have gradually fallen into disrepair. Almost exactly a year ago an 18-year-old girl managed to avoid being abducted from a bus stop in the same Barkly St bus stop by slumping on the ground. Her abductor was unable to drag the plucky girl into a white van and she used her phone to photograph the van’s

number plates as it sped off. The man, an Afghan refugee, was subsequently prosecuted for attempted abduction and deported. Without the girl’s quick thinking police would have been hard pressed to nab her attacker. The girl’s actions prove the usefulness of a working CCTV system. In another incident a fortnight ago, three students were assaulted while waiting for a bus near the corner of

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Barkly St, with apprehension of the offender made more difficult as none of the drama was caught on CCTV – as could have been expected as there is a camera nearby. Police are now hopeful that the gathering of crime-scene evidence in Mornington is about to become more reliable with the installation of 16 new CCTV cameras. They should be up and running in the shopping precinct by the end of the month.

New cameras will also be installed at Mt Eliza and Mt Martha shopping strips in a joint project by Mornington Peninsula Shire, Victoria Police, the federal government and the Department of Justice. The 33 cameras and better laneway lighting at 11 sites in the three townships is costing $460,000. The project has been funded by the federal government with money from seized proceeds of crime. Continued Page 4

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