New role cast for agile fishing business

IN the past week and a half, a small factory in Somerville has made 10,000 plastic face shields to protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Martyn Gittens said that his company, BerleyPro, which n...

COVID-19 cases close Frankston radiology clinic

THE I-MED radiology clinic in Frankston has closed after staff members tested positive to COVID-19. A joint statement issued last week by I-MED Radiology CEO Dr Shrey Viranna and Chief Medical Office...

No new peninsula case recorded today

Coronavirus cases in Victoria are at 1158 today – an increase of 23 from yesterday. The Mornington Peninsula’s figures are unchanged from yesterday’s number of 53. Nearby, the City of Frankston...

Three’s a crowd when crews come ashore

INTERACTION between crews aboard overseas ships using the Port of Hastings and onshore workers are being kept to a minimum, but there is no physical barrier to crews coming ashore. The Victorian Regi...

Friends, neighbours bale out trail riders

A PLEA for feed or the use of pasture to graze their 60 horses during the COVID-19 virus has proven positive for Gunnamatta Trail Rides. Proprietors Karen and Bekim Alija said a letterbox drop to nea...

Beach box owners face tougher rules

THE beach at Mount Martha north is quiet, even though there is no shortage of sand. Beach box owners and other users of the leash-free area would normally be rejoicing, but the beach – shown as...

CEO powered up for emergency

Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO John Baker will be given emergency powers to make decisions normally made only by elected councillors. A special meeting on council (Tuesday 7 April) is expected to agr...

Library reaches out to offer social connection

Mornington Peninsula Shire library staff have created online opportunities to read, watch, learn and have fun. A social hub on its website features activities for those spending more time at home. Li...

Budget put off balance by virus

ALTHOUGH caught in the midst of unprecedented economic uncertainty, Mornington Peninsula Shire has released its proposed 2020/21 budget for public comment. Property rates will rise by 2 per cent, in ...