Going chemical free a win for winemakers

CRITTENDEN Estate in Dromana has won international recognition for its efforts to achieve sustainability in making wines. The estate has won the 2020 BRIT/FIVS international winegrowing competition i...

Shire’s climate efforts reach global stage

LOCAL government representatives from around the world have been told about Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to attain “climate neutrality” through lessening its carbon emissions. Cr Hugh Fraser ...

Safety seat

CHILDREN feeling unsafe or suffering from personal issues at three Mornington Peninsula primary schools can sit in a Buddy Bench in the playground and someone will come to check on their welfare. Mem...

Numbers count in team selection

JUDO expert Harrison Cassar is on a mission to win the required number of ranking points to gain selection into the Australian Olympics team to compete at Tokyo in July. Described as an “elite athlet...

Beach welcome mats rolled out

GIVING more people more access to the bay’s beaches is the aim of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s beach matting program. It is part of the Beach Access program which has been running at Mount Martha bea...

Neighbours terrorised

A MOUNT Martha man allegedly stormed into two neighbours’ houses and terrorised the occupants, 12.30pm, Sunday 1 December. The man, 43, allegedly forced his way in the front door of a house on the Es...

Mercedes hits tree after carjacking

A TERRIFIED couple in their 60s was ordered out of their car in Mount Martha by two men who then drove off and crashed it into a tree, 3.15pm, Sunday 24 November. Detective Acting Sergeant Peter Drak...

Shire’s salute to the sun

PLANS to develop a 4.85MG solar farm in the Dromana industrial estate have received support from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The Dromana Clean Energy Farm in Collins Road is the first regiona...

Police go to the beach for safety

BEACHES on the Mornington Peninsula will be a focus of the police Operation Summersafe until March. The police are armed with an arsenal of tools and resources to help ensure community safety, includ...