Bridge program goes too far – Opposition

TWO bridges under the Mornington Peninsula Freeway are to be strengthened under a state government $35.8 million “stronger bridges program”. The bridges spanning Devilbend Creek and Tuerong Creek at ...

Engine trouble delays departure

THE vehicle carrier Hoegh Jeddah was again on the move mid-afternoon last Thursday after being anchored in the main shipping channel south of Rosebud since about 7am. It is understood the pilot calle...

Pop culture to permaculture

HORSE trainer Graeme Little has some healthy plans for the house and property formerly owned by pop star Kylie Minogue. Instead of the lavish lifestyle portrayed by the carefully courtured pop jet-se...

Mosque leader’s peace offering to attackers

IN a show of peace that reflects a main tenet of the Ahmadiyyan Islamic sect, the leader of a mosque in Langwarrin has shared a meal with the father of a young man who allegedly attacked members of h...

Councils align for port at Hastings

THE environmental health of Port Phillip and job creation are major arguments being used by Mornington Peninsula and Frankston councils to justify a second container port being built at Hastings. In ...

Sparks fly over coal delivery

THE “advocacy organisation” GetUp has a planned campaign to keep up the pressure on Flinders MP and Environment Minister Greg Hunt over threats to the Great Barrier Reef from coal exports. Mr Hunt la...

Peninsula’s west coast loss

TORQUAY Boardriders Club won its sixth consecutive Victorian Teams Title on Sunday at its home beach of Jan Juc. Peninsula Surfriders Club came fourth, behind 13th Beach (second) and Portland (third)...

Keeping track of night hunter

POWERFUL owls might be 60 centimetre s tall and have white plumage, but they are rarely seen; heard maybe, but not seen. Being a nocturnal bird of prey they are most active at night and make themselv...

Footy stars signing up for surfing

IT might be getting to the pointy end of the season for the AFL, but players were not too busy when asked to sign surfboards for a charity auction. The players stayed off the field long enough to tak...