Highway closed

THE Western Port Highway was blocked between Eramosa and Bungower roads on Friday following a high-speed, two-car collision. Police said one car appeared to have crossed double lines and crashed head...

A festival for harvesting

HERONSWOOD Harvest Festival will be held at the Diggers Club, Dromana, over the weekend 29 February-1 March. Heronswood is seen as one of Australia’s finest gardens and the country’s first organicall...

A big year for Citizen Jones

ONE day, plastic drinking straws may be gone from the Mornington Peninsula. When that day comes, nobody will be happier than outgoing Citizen of the Year Josie Jones. It’s been a busy 12 months for t...

No charge for green waste

Mornington Peninsula Shire residents are being urged to reduce bushfire risk by disposing of green waste for free this weekend. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn said the severity of this year’s bushfire season...

Battle over shire’s near-water loos

IN what has become a battle of motions, toilets at four Mornington Peninsula Shire-controlled campgrounds may be open all year to the public. Councillors last month agreed to open the toilets exclusi...

Bid to shift meetings from night into day

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors are being asked to change their briefing sessions from night to day and be held once a fortnight. Briefings are now held three Mondays and one Tuesday a month s...

Reinforcements brought in to restore beach sand

A MATE of the Premier Daniel Andrews has been enlisted to help restore the sand-depleted Portsea beach. Futurefish Foundation director David Kramer will join Mornington Peninsula mayor Sam Hearn, cou...

On stage for bushfire relief

ENDURING 1990s band Chocolate Starfish and the Nola Lauch Band, pictured, will perform in Rosebud on 21 February at a bushfire relief concert. “The need for bushfire relief is still great and many ar...