Revival likely to dropping prayer

THERE is almost certain to be a revival of newly-elected councillor Anthony Marsh’s failed bid to drop the prayer that is said before each Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting. Cr Marsh was sto...

Award reward for shark dedication

AWARDS are often made to those who offer hope and understanding in areas that are sometimes misrepresented in the public realm. The work by Kent Stannard over the past 18 years fits that description ...

Sea ponies a high tide delight

GIVEN her scientific knowledge, underwater experience and background it takes something really special in the marine world to excite Sheree Marris. But what she saw during a dive off Blairgowrie a co...

Second sand swap to protect beach

DESPITE the advice of experts to the contrary, Flinders MP Greg Hunt and members of the Mt Martha Beach Group Committee say an “engineering solution” can be used to stop sand erosion. Starting this w...

PAC leader doubts shire ‘evidence’

THE president of Peninsula Aero Club Jack Vevers has questioned the existence of a report written following a legal investigation into the operations of Tyabb airfield. Calling it “the mythical QC re...

Urgent bid to change 150-year protocol

ANTHONY Marsh this week seemed destined to make an early impression as a councillor by proposing that Mornington Peninsula Shire drop the prayer that has preceded meetings since the start of local go...

Aero club tries to short circuit

PENINSULA Aero Club has asked Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 11 councillors to help find a “circuit-breaker” to resolve its ongoing dispute with the shire over operations at Tyabb Airfield. The Victori...

Empty office victim to IBAC inquiry

ONE of the many empty offices and shops along Main Street, Mornington was previously occupied by Watsons, the self-proclaimed “leaders in the land development industry since 1946”. But Watsons is no ...

Stone needed to restore chapel

AN appeal has gone out in a bid to find enough “Moorooduc stone” to help restore an open air chapel at Shoreham. The chapel in Buxton Reserve off Marine Parade was built in 1951 and named after Cyril...

An eye for detail gives life to art

JUNE Alderslade, pictured, is precise in her art. Hours of research and a magnifying glass have always contributed to the realism she achieves in her paintings of insects and birds. Daughter Linda Mi...