Hopes for peace lost to landfill

CAN it be the coming council election? A series of malignant New Year resolutions? Whatever it was, hopes were dashed early at last Wednesday’s first Mornington Peninsula Shire meeting of the year, a...

Family’s defensive positions

CATHERINE Brace has joined her sister and father in what seems to have become tradition for the Mornington family by embarking on a military career. Her younger sister Michelle is a private in the Au...

The Pillars, and the perils of popularity

ON hot days, police and Mornington Peninsula Shire rangers are busy booking motorists parked in No Standing areas or banked up opposite double lines near Mt Martha’s now famous swim spot, The Pillars...

Records broken with art’s 44th showing

THE News 44th Mornington Art Show has broken records, with 350 at the opening night and sales bringing total profits to more than $1 million. The show opened last Thursday night with Miss Australia I...

In the swim: Jackson leads the field home

THE Frankston to Mornington Bloody Big Swim – all 11.2 kilometres of it – was a real endurance test for Cape Schanck’s Jackson Coote, but one that he passed with flying colours. The 26-year-old elect...

Pub changes hands

NEW owners of the Pig & Whistle, in Purves Rd, Main Ridge, have big plans for the former “traditional British pub” which has been running since 1975. The 26-acre property had been on the market f...

Shire recognises, rewards community works

HASTINGS resident Aline Burgess has been named Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 2016 Citizen of the Year. The awards were announced at Rosebud Memorial Hall on Australia Day. The shire’s Young Citizen of...

Risks, but no shelter for Arthurs Seat

DESPITE the recognised high risk of catastrophic bushfire at Arthurs Seat, there are no plans to build a public bushfire shelter. Residents and other people caught in the area during a major fire wou...