Peninsula stable today after a jump yesterday

Coronavirus cases in Victoria have today risen to 1329 – an increase of one from yesterday. The Mornington Peninsula’s cases stayed stable at 59 today after jumping from 56 to 59 on Sunday. The penin...

Distiller cleans up with new line

IT’S like a career change, or a sea change for staff at Chief’s Son Distillery, Somerville. While they usually produce single malt whisky, a shortage of hand sanitiser has opened a new product line t...

Brewers call on community to drink up

INDEPENDENT breweries on the Mornington Peninsula are under pressure as their taprooms, bars and community areas are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past decade, independent breweries h...

Business adapting to emergency

AGILITY and the ability to pivot have become buzzwords to describe the ability of businesses to adapt to the emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The commercial reality is that most commercial...

Restaurant patrons help feed the needy

A CHANCE conversation has led to a meals program being cooked up for needy clients of Mornington Community Information and Support Centre. It began when Mt Martha restaurant Volpino owner David Weill...

Policing in a state of emergency

AVOIDING close contact with other people is a luxury police cannot afford. Their role in the state of emergency brought on by COVID-19 is a combination of things they have never done before and thing...

Quarantine station, where life was lived apart

THE Quarantine Station at Point Nepean played a vital role in keeping early Victorians well away from those carrying disease, with a period of intense activity to shield the colony from the Spanish F...

Shire’s new Funding Finder website

A FREE online service has been launched to help individuals, businesses and community organisations to easily identify and access government funding, as well as philanthropic grant programs. Morningt...

Art lovers invited online

LIKE galleries and museums across the country, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, content from its exhibitions can be viewed online, includ...