Trouble at peninsula heritage icon

A CHANGE in the way the National Trust manages its four historic properties in the region has triggered the resignation of McCrae Homestead’s part-time manager and nine of its 10 volunteers. The home...

Peninsula’s first weekly produce market

THE peninsula’s first weekly produce market starts at The Briars Park in Mt Martha on Tuesday 20 October. It is the idea of Rachael Koch, who grew up in Frankston, and Matt Taylor, of Mt Eliza – busi...

Aaron’s catch tops the scale

WHAT’S claimed to be a Victorian record blue fin tuna was caught just outside the Heads by a Mornington angler Wednesday. Abalone diver and keen fisherman Aaron Crocombe hooked his 163.65kg catch usi...

Peninsula eyes on WA incinerator tests

FIVE Western Australian councils are keen to see results of trials of an alternative waste treatment plant that includes an incinerator that generates electricity. The plant is designed to handle 33,...

Mum not giving up on blanket

MT MARTHA mum Libby Turnbull is at her wit’s end having lost an heirloom blanket made by her great grandmother, and is seeking public help in finding it. “My great grandmother knitted the blanket for...

Shire calls for art gallery plan

THERE is “movement at the station” of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery with the shire last week advertising for a “concept design and landscape precinct plan for the redevelopment and expansion”...

Nursing home raided

RESIDENTS at a Mt Martha nursing home slept on as their lodgings were raided by thieves last weekend. Mornington’s Detective Senior Sergeant Nick Vallas said thieves entered 20 separate units at the ...

Peninsula Link service centre speed curbs to go

THE 80km/h speed restrictions on Peninsula Link freeway near the Baxter twin freeway service centres will revert to 100km/h when the northbound servo is opened, says a Peninsula Link spokeswoman. The...

Roundabout a waste, says resident

THE $1 million being spent on roundabouts on Wooralla Drive at the St Kilda and Brighton streets intersections, Mt Eliza, is a waste of money, a resident claims. “It seems like there’s no shortage of...

Mt Martha bathing boxes hit by vandals

GANGS of youths drinking and carousing on Mt Martha beach broke into and damaged 33 bathing boxes overnight, 21 September. Planks and panels from the boxes were stripped off to fuel bonfires and beac...