Councillors ‘working too hard’

THE granting of medical leave to Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor Lynn Bowden last week has sparked claims councillors are under too much pressure and operating in a stressful, unhealthy environ...

Regional plan joint effort

COUNCILS have decided there is strength in numbers with the launch of a South East Melbourne Group of Councils regional plan to push the region’s case for business investment, jobs and more education...

‘Slip’ may delay Skylift

THE Arthurs Seat gondola may return to the state planning tribunal – and shire councillors – over a query about whether VCAT made an “accidental slip” in its decision on the project’s emergency plan....

Nabbed in the loo

A SUSPECTED burglar hid from police in a Rosebud foreshore toilet block on Tuesday before being arrested. The man, 26, of Rosebud, was wanted for allegedly forcing his way into the Rye home of an eld...

Shire loses gondola bush ‘offset’ after delay

GONDOLA company Skylift will “offset” proposed tree and bushland clearing on Arthurs Seat by paying to rehabilitate land outside Mornington Peninsula Shire after delays over a proposed land swap with...

Step to carbon neutrality

THE shire council could close the Rye tip by late 2018 as it seeks to become carbon neutral. The goal of becoming carbon neutral advanced another step at the council’s meeting on Monday last week whe...

On a mission to capture your imagination

By ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS Amsterdam-born artist, Philippe de Kraan is intent on taking Mornington by storm – art storm that is. His 48th solo exhibition, A Moment in Time, is coming to Oak Hill Gallery...

Stonecats strangle another victim

PENINSULA LEAGUE FRANKSTON YCW is slowly sucking the life out of Peninsula Division football after disposing of yet another premiership aspirant on Saturday in Mornington. The game started in tight f...

Finals fight goes down to the wire

NEPEAN LEAGUE THE scene has been set for an explosive final round of Nepean League football after the completion of round 15 on Saturday. There were two significant results to keep an eye on over the...

Ron Vincent

There’s an old saying that some musicians look more like the artist than the artist themselves. This could not be truer of Ron Vincent who happens to be the spitting image of Cat Stevens, with his wi...