PM escapes leadership woes

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott made a flying visit to Frankston last Thursday afternoon for “an afternoon tea with community members”. Mr Abbott addressed the invited guests – including Liberal Par...

Good news for Tootgarook Swamp

AFTER years of battling development in Tootgarook Swamp, defenders received good news earlier in the month when Mornington Peninsula Shire released a planning amendment designed to protect the iconic...

These painters go where the action is

IT DOESN’T take much to get a plein-air painter out of the house. If it’s a Thursday and there’s a chance of the sun coming out it’s a safe bet the Mornington Peninsula Plein Air Painters are somepla...

Rye Beach pollution ‘hot spot’: Monash

POLLUTION of Rye Beach is being investigated by the state Environment Protection Authority and Mornington Peninsula Shire’s environmental health team. The probe was revealed to the council on Monday ...

Quick action brings pet back to life

A LITTLE black dog spotted floating face down off Fisherman’s beach was all but gone until some quick thinking brought him back to life. Sammy, the Maltese-poodle cross, was enjoying a walk and a pad...

The Hillmen bounce back

DISTRICT ONLY four of the six scheduled MPCA District matches got starts on Saturday. Seaford and Carrum, a critical match in the context of the season, as well as Somerville and Boneo, will be playe...

Phillips the great

PROVINCIAL IT was an unbelievable day in MPCA Provincial cricket on Saturday. While the highest score for the day was a staggering 136, arguably the peninsula’s greatest ever player, Long Island’s Sc...

Saints in box seat

SUB-DISTRICT BALNARRING has yet another opportunity for an outright victory after dominating Dromana on Saturday in Sub-District cricket. Dromana won the toss and sent the Saints in to bat. It proved...

Forgetable carnival for the peninsula

COUNTRY WEEK THE Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association failed to have an impact in last week’s Country Week carnival for the first time in memory. The MPCA finished in sixth place on the table wit...