Japanese import takes out Peninsula Cup

HORSE RACING THE Japanese-bred thoroughbreds continued their dominance of this year’s Spring Racing Carnival with a narrow victory in the 2019 Peninsula Cup at Mornington on Sunday 3 November. Former...

Pines to link with Fijian group

SOCCER FRANKSTON Pines is on the verge of the biggest off-field restructure in the club’s history as it closes in on a partnership agreement with the Victorian Multicultural Sports Association. The V...

Electrification of the Frankston line in doubt

THE original intention of the authorities was to include the line to Frankston among the first railways to be electrified. That was before the commencement of the war. During the last five years the ...

Rockfest readies for Saturday family fun day

SATURDAY is Family Day where there’s something on offer for everyone, young and old at the Rosebud Foreshore Rockfest. Cars, bands, shows, competitions, food trucks, stalls and more is on offer throu...

Contrasting gardens open for weekend

TWO different Mornington Peninsula gardens will open their gates to the public for one weekend next month. L’Oceane at Rye contrasts with Moats Corner, garden inland from Dromana that has evolv...

Disabilities inspire essays

AN essay by Hastings author and polio survivor Fran Henke will be included in a new anthology Growing up Disabled in Australia. Due to be published in June next year by Black Inc, this will be the fi...

Climate change the focus at hearings

THE Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee will meet at Mornington this week to look into community initiatives to tackle climate change. The public hearing at the Council Chambers...

Remedial reading’s going to the dogs

WHEN’S a dog not just a dog? When it’s a story dog helping children learn to read, of course. Story Dogs is a nationwide charity in which volunteers take their dogs into schools to listen to children...

Exhibition over, artists gear for studio trail

THE Peninsula Studio Trail Exhibition attracted a good crowd of art lovers to Southern Buoy Studios last month. Organiser John Trebilco said: “The sales were good, with many small-to-medium-sized wor...