Beaches a battleground for fees and charges

SOME of the Mornington Peninsula most idyllic beaches have become an unlikely battleground between beach box owners and shire councillors. The councillors want to increase annual licence fees for bea...

Collector’s court threat over permits

A BONEO car collector is prepared to go to the Supreme Court after being told by planning authorities that he cannot keep more than 10 cars at his property. Victor Hycenko, of Old Cape Schanck Road, ...

Gathering time to publish rhyme

MANY words have been spoken in McCrae on Sunday nights between March and November over the past three years. The words, strung together in rhyme to create a rhythm, belong to a group of people collec...

New book traces misery of ‘occupied’ Timor-Leste

By Hugh Fraser* THE devastation left behind when Indonesian forces finally withdrew from their 24-year occupation of Timor Leste was graphically described by Professor Clinton Fernandes at Mornington...

Turning waste into hands for children

MAKING prosthetic limbs and hands from plastic bottle tops sounds like an amazing project and is one which Eastbourne Primary School is enthusiastically supporting. Students have set themselves a goa...

Award for lawyer’s work as a volunteer

A LAWYER previously employed by the Peninsula Community Legal Centre has been awarded for her efforts as a volunteer. Claire Williams was presented with the Kath Neilsen Award for outstanding contrib...

Spring takeover for boat ramps

THE state government says spring will be the time it takes over running boat launching ramps on the Mornington Peninsula. The Better Boating Fund was given $47.2 million in the recent state budget to...