Residents startled by Frankston fire

A TRUCK of fat lambs from Sir John Madden’s Yamala Estate, on the Mornington road, sold in the Melbourne market recently realised the handsome prise of 26s 7d per head. *** THE 283 cases of fruit for...

Arch rivals launch season, eye finals

PENINSULA LEAGUE PREVIEW EDITHVALE and Bonbeach will launch the 2015 Peninsula League football season on Good Friday. There has been enormous talk about both clubs in the pre-season but both should s...

Premier contenders shape up for season

NEPEAN LEAGUE PREVIEW NEPEAN League Football will kick off on Good Friday when arch rivals Rye and Rosebud launch the 2015 season. There has been enormous talk about Rye during the off-season and new...

Gandel’s grand art plan approved

A VCAT appeal by Melbourne billionaire John Gandel against shire councillors’ rejection of a restaurant and sculpture park development in Merricks has been headed off following approval of a revised ...

Tourism leaders want more space

A PENINSULA tourism group and Mornington Peninsula Shire are at loggerheads over the future of the tourist information shop in Sorrento. Members of Mornington Peninsula Beachside Tourism Association ...

Shire staff rally over layoffs

HUNDREDS of Mornington Peninsula Shire staff attended three union meetings last week to hear about their rights as the battle between the shire and two unions over layoffs continued. Australian Servi...

CEO quiet over shire’s new look

Monday 23 March. Venue: Mt Martha Life Saving Club. Briefings at 5pm, meal at 6, council meeting at 7. Salmon and salad for a pleasant change and a naughty second helping of dessert. A very good crow...

Signs of closure at ashram

RUMOURS of the imminent closure or liquidation of the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga heightened last week in the face of an ongoing police investigation, threat of a class action and suspension ...

Quarry owner must clean up site: shire

HILLVIEW Quarries had an obligation to rehabilitate its Boundary Rd site once it stopped extracting rock, sustainable environment director Steve Chapple told the 10 March council meeting. But Hillvie...

Fair Work to shire: halt layoffs

THE Fair Work Commission has told Mornington Peninsula Shire to negotiate with terminated employees and not layoff any more people. The recommendation was made during a conciliation hearing last Wedn...