Nine awarded Australia Day honours

NINE Mornington Peninsula residents received honours on Australia Day from the Governor-General – five OAMs, two AMs and two AOs. Liz Barraclough of Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group (BERG) was a...

Tragedy lays foundation for change

NEW Australian of the year Rosie Batty has vowed to use her award in her continuing fight against domestic violence. The 52-year-old mother of slain son Luke received the honour from the Prime Minist...

Land ho!

‘HIGH and dry’ is the best way to describe this Coast Guard patrol boat (pictured) which ran aground on Elizabeth Island, Western Port Bay, early last Thursday morning. The crew was returning from Co...

Seaford still in the mix

DISTRICT SEAFORD has kept its MPCA District season alive with a superb win against arch rival Seaford Tigers. The Tigers appeared to have the upper hand in the clash heading into day two, however a s...

Baxter hits the top

PROVINCIAL BAXTER shot to the top of the MPCA Provincial ladder on Saturday after beating Heatherhill outright. Heatherhill resumed its second innings at 0/19, still 48 runs behind Baxter’s first inn...

The Saints are on the come back

SUB-DISTRICT BALNARRING’S season came alive in MPCA Sub District cricket on Saturday after it won outright against Skye. The Saints started the match in sixth position and 20 points behind fourth pla...

Shire under pressure to lower rates

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is under pressure to cut its rates as the state government promises to force councils to justify any increases above the rate of inflation. Councils will be required to sen...

‘High priestess’ defends swami’s actions

A LOYAL disciple of Mt Eliza-based guru Swami Shankarananda has defended criticism of his self-admitted sexual impropriety as being “a publicity stunt from those that would bring him down”. The “high...

Losses bring tourist bus to an early halt

LACK of passengers has put the brakes on the innovative Peninsula Explorer Bus with the service making its final trip on Monday, Australia Day. It was a disappointing end for the consortium behind th...