Paving, the way for protest

PLANS to build footpaths with costs being part-charged to property owners are a sure fire way of attracting submissions and petitions addressed to Mornington Peninsula Shire. In the latest round of f...

Peninsula on map for climate efforts

THE Mornington Peninsula has been recognised internationally as one of “two leading Australian councils” for its efforts to minimise climate change. An invitation for the shire to commit to a Compact...

Borders of protection for troubled plovers

THEY may look like balls of fluff standing on legs thinner than matchsticks, but there are many hands willing to help the endangered hooded plover. It is a bird that nests precariously close to the o...

Money ‘found’ for track repair

WORK will begin early next year to fix a collapsed path leading down the cliff to the northern end of Mills Beach, Mornington. Known as the Beleura cliff track, the path was closed for safety reasons...

Mayor to ‘explain’ Paris trip

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Graham Pittock has invited the public to attend an “open presentation” about the recent Paris climate talks. The invitation posted on the Mornington Peninsula New Gro...

Land buy to keep animals off track

AN appeal will be launched early in the New Year to buy land to form safe wildlife corridors between national parks on the Mornington Peninsula. The Australian Wildlife Protection Council (AWPC) is c...

Muslims lead the way in peace talks

LEADERS from six major religions went to a mosque in Langwarrin to explain the role their faith was taking to promote peace. President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia Inam-ul-Haq Kauser ...

Hunt is on for seal’s attacker

WILDLIFE authorities are on the lookout for the person who harpooned a seal found wounded at Chinaman’s Hat, a resting platform in Port Phillip between Sorrento and Queenscliff. The harpoon was still...

Gunman surrenders after eight-hour siege

A SIEGE at a Rye cafe ended on Saturday afternoon with the surrender of a 69-year-old who had allegedly held two women hostage for almost eight hours. Police said the two women were released through ...

Call for compo if port expands

A BUSINESS case for expanding the Port of Hastings should include compensation the owners of property affected by dredging in the bay. Experts estimate 24 million cubic metres of spoil will be dredge...