Aleksander scoops dance awards

RYE dancer Aleksander Hughes gave himself a fitting ninth birthday present last week by winning a raft of Australian championship titles. The Boneo Primary pupil took out 11 events at the 2018 Austra...

Heavy rain wipes out bay beaches

HEAVY rain and un-summery weather late last week was expected to further degrade water quality at peninsula beaches “for at least the next few days”, the Environment Protection Authority says. “There...

MPs to vie for peninsula vote

The coming year is likely to see the state and federal governments pay more attention to the Mornington Peninsula. The Labor state government has won one of the peninsula’s “safe” Liberal seats and t...

Ram raid fails

OFFENDERS used a Holden utility to ram their way through the front glass doors and into the K-Mart store in Victoria Street, Hastings, early Sunday 9 December. Somerville CIU detectives said two men ...

Plans for new boat ramps

TWO sites are being considered for a new boat ramp in Western Port: Yaringa Road, Somerville or Stony Point. Shane Murphy, executive director of the Mornington Peninsula Marine Alliance, said a feasi...

Seasoned campaigner heads biosphere group

LONG time environmental campaigner Greg Hunt has been appointed executive officer of the Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation. When announcing Mr Hunt’s appointment at the foundation’s annual ge...

Joint project a bonus for the bush

AN impenetrable thicket of weeds and scrub at Hastings that has been inhospitable to wildlife and a setting for antisocial behaviour is having a make-over. It’s all part of a collaboration between a ...

Warren in red-hot form with Rosemont

MORNINGTON-based racehorse trainer Jason Warren is enjoying a winning run of late alongside Victorian thoroughbred farm, Rosemont Stud. The pair combined to win two metropolitan races with two runner...

Young golfers fire in Dunes Medal

YOUNG up-and-coming golfers have once again come to the fore in The Dunes Medal with Blake Collyer, 21 and Grace Kim, 17 claiming this year’s honours on Friday 30 November. More than 160 competitors ...

BMX riders land v-plates at state champs

FRANKSTON BMX club members made their way to the Victorian State BMX Championships in Warrnambool on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. With more than 400 competitors from across Australia competing...