A splashing, paddling protest

SUNDAY may not have been the summer’s best beach day, but that did not deter hundreds of people going to the Pines Beach, Shoreham. Instead of sunning themselves, swimming or going for a surf, the be...

Water essential for backyard survival

WATER can be the key ingredient to helping wildlife survive in backyard gardens during summer. “Often people have the belief that when it comes to wildlife it’s an us or them situation but, with some...

Art trail is all about sharing

Artists who opened their studios to the public over two weekends late last year see the annual Peninsula Studio Trail as a chance to share information. “I find it rewarding to share information with ...

Fence no barrier to The Pillars

THE “temporary” fence designed to block access to The Pillars cliff jumping site at Mt Martha has effectively divided the community. Dubbed an eyesore and ineffective, the fence also sits on a narrow...

Call for govt to control jet skis

IT is the height of the summer holidays and the roar of jet skis is the background noise at many Mornington Peninsula beaches. Rye and Safety Beach are two of the main launching places for what are o...

Morris spearheads opposition climate change debate

WHILE Labor celebrates its win in the seat of Nepean, the state Liberal National coalition has been choosing its shadow cabinet from its depleted numbers. Mornington MP Liberal David Morris, re-elect...

MPs to vie for peninsula vote

The coming year is likely to see the state and federal governments pay more attention to the Mornington Peninsula. The Labor state government has won one of the peninsula’s “safe” Liberal seats and t...

New fence creates problems

The mayor Cr David Gill was posing for photographs next to a wire and concrete fence designed to stop cliffs jumping at The Pillars, Mt Martha when, as if on cue, an ambulance appeared on the Esplana...