Retirement to replace business at historic site

NEW Zealand’s largest retirement village operator, Ryman Healthcare, has snapped up Mt Eliza’s waterfront Moondah Estate for almost $40 million, with plans to redevelop the property into a retirement...

Burn bans eased for October

BURN-OFF restrictions on small Mornington Peninsula properties will be eased next month so fuel loads can be reduced before the fire season. Open air burning will be allowed 9am-4pm Fridays and Satur...

Two faces behind portrait show

WHILE speaking with portrait artists Fiona Bilbrough and Vicki Sullivan it becomes clear that their subjects are much more than mere objects to be represented as one-dimensional art. Sullivan likes t...

Premier joins mosque’s peace movement

THE Premier Daniel Andrews was among four politicians and more than 400 guests at the annual peace symposium at the Ahmadiyya Muslim community Australia’s Bait-ul-Salam mosque in Langwarrin on Friday...

Drink driving

A FRANKSTON man was found drink-driving at allegedly four times the legal limit by Mornington police, Friday morning (16 September). The divisional van crew spotted the 41-year-old just after 2am in ...

Doggone! Pets out for a day of fun

A FAMILY pet day will be held at Mornington Yacht Club, 10am-2pm, Wednesday 21 September. Pets of all sorts are welcome – suitably restrained, of course – to enjoy a range of interesting activities a...

A night designed to give Maygan a lift

SINCE the success last year of a campaign to raise money for a wheelchair-friendly car for Mornington mother and daughter Fiona and Maygan Garland, Glenn Browne and Melissa Marshall are out to raise ...

Force used to free up skatepark site

STATUTORY proceedings are now being used to resolve Mornington Peninsula Shire’s embarrassing position of wanting to build an $800,000 skatepark on land it has leased to Mt Martha Tennis Club. The te...

Candidates take poll positions

TWENTY-two candidates had signed up by close of business on Friday to contest next month’s election for the 11 seats on Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The shire has six wards, with three council...

Crews enjoy the cruise

THE good ship Enterprize sailed into Mornington harbour all shipshape and Bristol fashion on Friday – thanks to the quality seamanship of its Peninsula School crew. The eight students, with an averag...