‘Dannmann’ flies to gold in Sweden

MORNINGTON’S Daniel Arapakis flew his F3D aircraft to victory at the FAI F3D world championships in Sweden, 25-29 July. The Western Port Model Aero Club member – nicknamed ‘Dannmann’ – did Australia ...

Pool site beside the park

LAND near the Mornington Peninsula Shire offices in Besgrove St has surfaced as the preferred option for an aquatic centre at Rosebud. The cost of the aquatic centre is estimated at $28.4 million-$30...

Businessman fights shire over permit

JUST weeks after signing a new lease on his Mornington warehouse a businessman learned Mornington Peninsula Shire had approved a planning permit for an adjoining site which he says will hinder his ab...

Church lessons on protesting

MEMBERS of St Macartan’s Catholic Church, Mornington are writing letters to members of parliament opposing the assisted dying Bill about to go before the Victorian Parliament. Melbourne Archbishop De...

Upset over demolition plans

THE proposed demolition of what is described as “a rare example of an early 1900s timber cottage” in Sorrento’s main street has upset members of Nepean Historical Society. Ratio Consultants has appli...

Rules to protect town’s character

TIGHTER design and development rules are planned for the commercial heart of Sorrento – mainly along Ocean Beach Rd. They are part of a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council push to strengthen planning ...

Reception honours the honoured

A RECEPTION for those who received honours on either the Queen’s Birthday or Australia Day was held at the Briars Homestead recently. Orders of Australia are the nation’s highest awards for outstandi...

Two-wheel freedom in Portugal, Spain

ROSEBUD’S Mark Krieger has spent three years working on his latest book: High Spain Drifter, based around cycling in Europe. In the story, the keen cyclist sets off on another of his fascinating jour...

Safety first ‘crucial’ at Rye boat ramp

A LACK of regular maintenance is the “crucial safety issue” at the Rye boat ramp, according to Rye Community Group Alliance, which opposes the contentious fourth ramp. Chair Mechelle Cheers said her ...

Shire’s costly lengths for aquatic centre

FIVE years ago Mornington Peninsula Shire paid $5.1 million for a block of shops in Wannaeue Place, Rosebud. Rosebud Central Shopping Centre was promoted as an alternative site to the foreshore for a...