Cottage a base for contrasting lifestyles

THE oldest house on the Mornington Peninsula is being used as a base from which to teach schoolchildren about the contrasting lives of early European settlers and Aboriginals. A traditional Bunurong ...

Looters dive deep off Cape Schanck

LOOTERS have stolen irreplaceable items from a shipwreck lying 80 metres under the sea about 10 kilometres south of Cape Schanck. The loss in 1893 of 16 of the SS Alert’s crew is one of the worst shi...

Ulcer study ‘now a trial’ – mayor

FEARS over the environmental effects of using chemicals to kill mosquitos have raised questions about the methods being used on the Mornington Peninsula to investigate the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer. ...

No power a pain for Mt Martha traders

ANGRY traders in the Mt Martha shopping strip were reeling on Thursday after United Energy cut the power from 8am-5pm. Most of the 41 businesses were forced to close their doors and restrict staff ho...

Digging in for hydrogen at Hastings

AN official ground breaking ceremony was conducted at Hastings on Friday (19 July) to mark the start of building a plant to liquefy hydrogen gas for export to Japan. The plant in Bayview Road is an i...

Artists find the creative point

ARTISTS are being invited to apply to stay at Point Nepean where others have already been inspired by the area’s relative isolation and the coastal environment. The offer by Mornington Peninsula Shir...

End of year result for parking study

FEES, restrictions, permits and zoned areas are all under review as part of an investigation into parking across the Mornington Peninsula. Results of a study into “a range of [parking] issues” will b...

Call to tax the tourists

TOURISM is being suggested as a way for Mornington Peninsula Shire to pay for the $56 million Rosebud aquatic centre. There seems no end to the peninsula’s popularity with tourists and visitors and, ...

Small shovel start for big pool

SMALL shovelfuls of earth last week ceremoniously marked the start of construction work on the Rosebud Aquatic Centre. No hard hats or hi vis work wear was needed when the mayor, Cr David Gill was jo...

Towering ‘threat’ to green wedge

THE owners of an art gallery say a telecommunications tower planned to be built within the Mornington Peninsula’s green wedge-zone will be a blot on the landscape. Emily and Susan McCulloch say they ...