Survey seeks answers to ‘life’ on peninsula

A COMMUNITY group has launched an ambitious plan to find out what residents and ratepayers want for the future of the Mornington Peninsula. The results of an online survey to be conducted by Peninsul...

Moves to bring sand to Portsea

CONTRACTORS are about to be appointed to investigate restoring Portsea’s famed front beach to its former, sand-filled glory. Following years of arguing over the causes of the sand loss, the Departmen...

Life skills to be taught in twos

Up to 20 pupils and 25 teachers at Mornington Park Primary School will soon be sitting alongside each other in class being taught the same course. The school is the only primary in Victoria chosen fo...

Take note, a bottle makes debut at Oscars

IT seems a long way from Red Hill to Hollywood; even further when it comes to having a water bottle handed out to Tinseltown’s A-listers by a couple of men who gained inspiration from plastic polluti...

Cyclist shines a light for safety

IT would be a rare day when George Paterson could walk along the streets of Rye or pull up at the back beach for a surf check without being recognised. A long time businessman in Frankston and on the...

Shire’s five-year plan for ‘carbon neutrality’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has adopted a five-year plan to become “carbon neutral”. Adoption of the plan last week follows the decision to close the Rye tip by the middle of next year. Waste will be ...

Hearts flutter as ‘Fowlers chick’ takes flight

THE flight of a small bird on a quiet southern Mornington Peninsula surf beach saw people jumping for joy. A young hooded plover that stretched its wings before gaining altitude from Fowlers beach is...

Hunt stands firm on official asylum seeker line

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt last Friday defended the federal government’s policy of returning 267 asylum seekers, including 39 children and 33 babies, to the Nauru detention centre after they have received...

Boxing a way to peace, happiness

TO some, boxing may seem a strange road to travel in search of peace. But that is exactly the destination where the lessons in life handed out by boxing trainer Ron Smith can lead. The Mt Eliza-based...

Track to put peninsula on tourist path

ALTHOUGH there is no chance of offering travellers a cathedral at the end of their journey, Michael Leeworthy believes a walking track on the Mornington Peninsula could gain some international popula...