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...

Apprentice looks forward despite setbacks

MORNINGTON’S Mikaela Lawrence has her sights set on joining the top ranks of race-winning jockeys. Already working for Mornington-based trainer Sam Pritchard-Gordon (P-G Racing), Lawrence has now joi...

Focusing on life down under

SHEREE Marris submerges herself in her work. An outspoken advocate the Mornington Peninsula, she concentrates on its rarely seen and hidden attractions. To actually see Marris at work requires some b...

People power sought to float museum

THE future of the estimated $25 million Victorian Maritime Centre at Hastings now rests on harnessing “people power”. A petition calling for government support and a public meeting planned for either...

Song of hope born from grief

AT an early age Melissa Jane found solace in poetry. I more recent years she found herself penning songs. But it was not until she experienced a personal tragedy that the words and music fused into a...