The sounds of music help students find their way

SONGS and music cut across all boundaries and a concert being held in Mornington this month is being held to help young people take up education rather than crime. Run by the Brotherhood of St Lauren...

Heritage hold-up for skaters ‘80s style’ park

CONSTRUCTION of the long-promised skate park at Mt Martha is on hold while Heritage Victoria assesses a master plan for the historic parade grounds near Mt Martha House. The plan drawn up by Morningt...

Fire: a catastrophe in waiting

INVESTIGATIONS into the risk posed by bushfires to the proposed Arthurs Seat Skylift have highlighted the dangers to residents living in or around the precinct. The Mornington Peninsula is regarded a...

Ferry trip not restful for all bay riders

AN estimated 10,000 cyclists took to the roads on Sunday in the 23rd annual Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. Most of those opting for the longer 250 kilometre ride around Port Phillip had s...

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 ...