Daily water quality checks go online

THE Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has started its summer water quality tests at Mornington Peninsula and Frankston beaches. The forecasts over the next four months will cover eight ...

Federal Libs blamed for lost support

THE failed bid in August by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Flinders MP Greg Hunt to be prime minister and deputy Liberal Party leader is being blamed for much of the party’s loss of support o...

Two Libs home, one sweats on final count

By Stephen Taylor and Keith Platt SATURDAY’S state election has signalled to the Liberal party that it cannot always count on holding the three seats covering the Mornington Peninsula. While it has r...

Shire changes track on Hastings line

Mornington Peninsula Shire has changed tack and virtually ruled out backing Baxter as the end of the electrified train line from Frankston. Shire councillors last week signalled they want an electrif...

Hydrogen plant to get all clear

A PILOT plant at Hastings to turn hydrogen gas into liquid before being shipped to Japan is scheduled to be operating by 2020. The state government has effectively bypassed Mornington Peninsula Shire...

Labor names candidates

WHILE the Liberal Party contenders for the three state electorates that make up the Mornington Peninsula are making promises on a weekly (if not daily) basis, the Labor Party has been slow to name it...

MP walks, talks for a good cause

Flinders MP Greg Hunt took the first steps on a planned 500 kilometre walk on Monday. The walk around his Flinders electorate will no doubt be a welcome change to the past few months in Canberra whic...

Dog used to teach social skills to children

PSYCHOLOGIST Vanessa Thiele has chosen to use a dog as the main character of a book aimed at fostering children’s “social and emotional intelligence, work ethic and grit”. Thiele says these are “mind...

Tender rules tighten to ban gifts to staff

Contract managers at Mornington Peninsula Shire have been banned from accepting “gifts, benefits or hospitality” from companies or individuals supplying the tens of millions of dollars in goods or se...

Cliff work ends, for now

Temporary works to protect cliffs at Mt Martha North Beach from erosion by the sea and the public from landslides have been finished. If the work passes a “practical completion inspection” this week ...