Dinner date for fire safety

VICTORIAN Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp was the guest speaker at a dinner for local fire brigades at the Safety Beach Sailing Club, Thursday 8 November. Mornington Peninsula Shire Co...

Shire fears for police numbers in holiday crush

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is concerned about a potential shortage of police over the busy holiday period. New mayor Cr David Gill last week flagged his intention to hold “positive discussion...

Getting to know the Mornington hopefuls

FOUR candidates will contest the seat of Mornington in the state elections on Saturday 24 November. They are David Morris, Tyson Jack, David Sinclair and Ryan White. Neither Mornington nor the adjoin...

Podcast of history at Mt Martha House

VISITORS to Mt Martha House can tune in to podcasts to learn about the history of the former coffee palace, hotel and barracks. The 10 podcasts, which launched on Thursday 8 November, were made possi...

Sewage flows onto Mt Eliza beach – again

A SECOND sewage pipe break near Mt Eliza beach on 1 November brought South East Water crews scurrying down with an excavator to cover a spill into Earimil Creek. This follows a similar spill in Septe...

New man at the helm

RED Hill Ward’s Cr David Gill has succeeded Cr Bryan Payne as mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire for 2018-19. He was elected at the annual council meeting on Monday 12 November. Briars Ward’s Cr Ros...

Peninsula boat ramps in disarray, says fishing body

THE Futurefish Foundation has slammed the standard of Mornington Peninsula’s boat ramps as a shambles. And it has called on the major political parties to remove the management of boat ramps away fro...

Cruza earning his keep at pound

IF it’s a case of horses for courses then Cruza is on the right track … He is proving his worth at the shire’s animal shelter in Watt Road by keeping the grass in the paddocks down. The gentle giant,...

Art pops-up at Red Hill

TWO Mornington Peninsula artists have teamed up to open a pop-up gallery at Red Hill. Potter Sandi Faulkner and contemporary gold and silversmith Katrina Newman will be available over two weeks to ta...

Runners, walkers rise to the Challenge

THE Arthurs Seat Challenge on Sunday 11 November promoted the profile of the Fit to Drive program and to raise funds for it to continue. The number of entrants in the annual 6.7km fun run and walk wa...