Shire’s backing lifts hopes of saving pier

SAVE the Dromana Pier campaigners are buoyed by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s support for their cause, even though any decision on its future ultimately rests with Parks Victoria. Councillors voted at...

MP accuses councillors over backing for grant

TWO Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have been accused of misleading the state government which gave $588,000 towards extending the Rye boat ramp. Nepean MP and Rye resident Martin Dixon, who h...

This chippy’s in the fast lane

ROSEBUD carpenter Hamish Hardeman is well on his way to taking on the world in the increasingly popular sport of GT3 car racing. The quietly-spoken 23-year-old won the Porsche CT3 cup challenge at Ph...

Call for probe into ‘faulty boom gates’

Hastings MP Neale Burgess wants an “urgent investigation” into the failure of level crossing boom gates at Somerville. Mr Burgess says the boom gates at the Eramosa Rd crossing stayed down for hours,...

Medal win at the big event

PEARCEDALE man Bill Griffiths has been smiling ever since his son Sam’s equestrian success at the Rio Olympics. The international rider and member of the Australian eventing team won a team bronze me...

Saddlery behind riders’ uniform look

ALTHOUGH they were thousands of kilometres away in Somerville, Caroline and Peter Wagner rode the highs and lows along with members of Australia’s Olympic equestrian team at Rio. The couple’s busines...

Bid for private hangar abandoned

A MORNINGTON Peninsula council candidate has withdrawn an application for a planning scheme amendment that would allow planes to be on her property abutting Tyabb airfield. Lisa Dixon and her husband...

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...