Dolphins have a jelly good time

DOLPHINS spend a lot of time rounding up food and socialising but researchers were intrigued when they were spotted swimming among a large group of jellyfish. Common dolphins living near Mornington w...

Contrasting gardens open for weekend

TWO different Mornington Peninsula gardens will open their gates to the public for one weekend next month. L’Oceane at Rye contrasts with Moats Corner, garden inland from Dromana that has evolv...

Like Lightning

As storm clouds gather on the horizon most people seek shelter or prepare their properties for the worst; battening the hatches, so to speak. But that’s not the case with Yanni Dellaportas. The first...

Board’s history a mystery

IT was a random find, but one has sparked the interest of Neil Jansen. The hollow, yellow surfboard stood out at the recycling centre adjoining the Mornington waste transfer station and Mr Jansen dec...

Sunny days a welcome return to jumpers at The Pillars

AT the first sign of last week’s hot weather daredevil cliff jumpers were back at The Pillars. The fence erected by Mornington Peninsula Shire last year to stop public access to Mt Martha’s famous na...

Liberals wary of making preselection comment

SENIOR Liberals are reportedly seeking to overturn a decision by their own federal seats committee that would require sitting MPs to face preselection. If the committee’s decision remains on the part...

‘Super shire’ marks its first 25 years

IT’S 25 years since council amalgamations throughout Victoria, which led to formation of a “super shire” on the Mornington Peninsula. The amalgamation of 1994 saw the peninsula run by three state gov...

New airfield permit early 2020 – shire

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is hoping to have a “consolidated and enforceable permit” in place for Peninsula Aero Club to operate at Tyabb Airfield by early next year. In a statement last Wednesday (1...

Tips online for ‘healthy headspace’

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt says young people can “help build and maintain a healthy headspace” by talking and sharing ideas with family and friends. “About 560,000 Australian children and adolescents are ...

Concrete dumper set on avoiding tip fees

BUILDERS and plumbers across the Mornington Peninsula are being asked to help track down a serial concrete dumper. The dumper has left at least eight solid clues on peninsula roadsides. Authorities b...