‘Secret’ sex shakes yoga school

ALLEGATIONS of sexual impropriety have shaken the usual calm surrounding the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga at Mt Eliza. American-born ashram director Swami Shankarananda, also known as Swamiji ...

Surgery offers hope for new life

FILMMAKER Sean Cousins and his GP wife Steph Ryan were a bit surprised when their driver in Papua New Guinea took what appeared to be a diversion and drove into the grounds of a school. Once inside t...

Labor readies for port talks

PORTS Minister Luke Donnellan intends talking with “all parties involved” about the government’s plans for the Port of Hastings. The government has announced Infrastructure Victoria will assess the m...

Tourist hordes hide ‘economic downturn’

AS tens of thousands of holidaymakers descend on the Mornington Peninsula over summer, official statistics show record numbers of residents are out of work. While locals may appear to be on holidays,...

Labor goes quiet over port plans

DESPITE the new state government’s apparent lack of enthusiasm to build a major container terminal at Hastings, Liberal MP Neale Burgess maintains the port expansion will go ahead. He believes the La...

Peninsula’s Liberal loyalty

THE Labor Party may have won government in Victoria, but the Mornington Peninsula stayed where it has been for years: solidly behind the Liberal Party. Saturday’s poll held no election surprises on t...

Community concerns over Point plan

THE state government is under fire over secrecy surrounding an agreement for a major commercial development with Point Nepean National Park. The Nepean Conservation Group and Nepean Historical Societ...

Campaign for CEO jobseekers

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire CEO Michael Kennedy believes he is “the very best person” to continue in the role he has held for the past 15 years. A newspaper advertisement campaign for the job launched...

Novel approach explains a life

WHILE every author draws on life experiences to form a narrative, not every author has such a rich and at times dark background as Klaas Kalma. His upbringing within a dysfunctional family in war tor...

Red Hill gets a voice

TIM Wood, navy commander, Queens Counsel, retired County Court judge, has won the Red Hill ward byelection. When counting ended on Saturday night Mr Wood had nearly 55 per cent of eligible votes afte...