A ‘bonanza’ of books to go

THIRTY tables of used books on a variety of subjects make up the main attraction at this year’s Book Bonanza being run by Mt Eliza Rotary Club. The donated books range from the 1880s and include Shak...

Shire ‘working through’ Pillars policy

THERE’S still no sign of fencing to close off the popular swimming spot the Pillars – as decreed by a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting on 24 January. At that meeting, councillors voted to e...

Reconciliation comes to life

THE Warringinee group of the Mornington Peninsula, which supports cultural diversity and promotes understanding of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, will make a presentation at th...

Sports centres ‘talks are not negotiations’

QUESTIONS over negotiations between Mornington Peninsula Shire and a Frankston Council-established company to possibly outsource the management of peninsula sports centres remain unanswered, despite ...

Call for witnesses to boy’s death

FIVE weeks on, WorkSafe Victoria is still investigating a Rye Easter carnival tragedy in which a six-year-old boy was killed. Eugene Mahauariki, of Dromana, died when he fell from the Cha Cha ride, 5...

Council wait for pool options

HUNDREDS of signatures are being added to a petition calling for an aquatic centre at Rosebud. Pressure for a pool follows Mornington Peninsula Shire’s abandonment in 2014 of its long-held plans for ...

Light borrowing in the black by 2032

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is being urged to borrow almost $5 million over the next 15 years for a bulk street lighting LED upgrade. The new energy-saving lights would pay for themselves over the lon...

Pet expo faces the axe after 10 years

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are likely to drop the Peninsula Pet Expo which has been running for the past decade. A report to councillors says the free expo at Rosebud – originally known a...

Start for Rosebud men’s shed

A DREAM held by many local Rosebud residents to have a community men’s shed is closer to becoming a reality with the turning of the first sod ceremony, Tuesday 9 May. Earthworks were due to start las...