Youngsters set the standard

THREE young Mornington Peninsula surfers have signalled they are contenders for state-level recognition following the first round of the Victorian State Junior Surfing Titles at Gunnamatta. While mai...

Surfers ready to start making waves

Peninsula Surfriders’ Club begins its 2019 season this weekend with a contest site to be determined depending on the surf. Since being formed in 1974, the club has won state team events and seen its ...

Seal draws crowd and ‘unwelcome’ attention

It may have been the calamari for breakfast or just the chance to nab a spot in the sun near the water’s edge. Whatever the impulse to come ashore, the New Zealand fur seal lying on the beach at Drom...

All quiet on Labor front for Flinders

THE Labor party is yet to name its candidate for Flinders in the May federal election. Last week news broke that Tracee Hutchison would contest the seat held by Liberal Greg Hunt since 2001. But this...

Twilight cruise toast to World Wetlands Day

Cruising while eating canapes and drinking while spotting waders was all part of a twilight cruise on Western Port last Friday to “celebrate” the following day’s World Wetlands Day (Saturday 2 Februa...

Art eviction in plein air

Artists, especially when spotted at their easels in the open air, can be seen as adding a bit of interest to the landscape. But that feeling is not universal, Bittern artist Peter Woods has found out...

Hunt under pressure of coup fallout

JULIA Banks finally broke cover on Thursday last week with an “announcement” that had been rumoured for weeks: she will stand as an independent candidate for Flinders at the May federal election. In ...

AGL under fire for sponsorships

POWER company AGL’s corporate logo is increasingly being attached to a growing number of community activities on the Mornington Peninsula. As well as sponsoring the Hastings Gift foot race in Novembe...

Solution sought for sand loss

While Mornington Peninsula Shire is looking at its management plans for the entire Mt Martha coastline, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has honed in on the major troub...

Coast’s future up for public discussion

A DRAFT plan with the ultimate aim of “enhancing and protecting the Mt Martha coastline” has been released for public discussion. Recommendations in the plan include producing brochures so coastal pr...