Wallaroo shows the way in innovative teaching

WALLAROO primary, Hastings, is the first government school on the Mornington Peninsula accredited to use a teaching method more often available only at expensive private schools. Last Friday 30 educa...

Need to save, not pave, paradise

COMMENT By David Gill MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is trying to avoid the state government’s rate cap plan by using special charge schemes. These are schemes where landowners pay what amounts to de fac...

Hearing adjourned over Hastings fire

A HASTINGS businessman last week faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court charged with failing to extinguish a fire in the open on Wednesday 31 December last year. Alan Duke, of A&A Worm Farm Waste Sys...

Jason Coleman brings world first urban theatre to Rye

FOLLOWING on from the outrageously successful season of Jason Coleman’s Spiegelicious and Animalastic in Sorrento, The Ministry of Entertainment proudly presents “Jason Coleman’s Razzle Dazzle” and “...

Plenty of nets and catches, but not a fish in sight

NETBALL games down the beach? That’s the plan for Dromana Junior Netball Club president Paul Faillia, who says he has had “a huge response” from local clubs showing interest in playing the game at Dr...

Southern United selects coaches

By Craig MacKenzie SOUTHERN United Soccer Club has named Theresa Deas as president and Stuart Munro as head coach. It is one of eight clubs contesting next year’s inaugural Victorian Women’s National...

Skylift skins knee at the 6-metre wall hurdle

Those anticipating a community meeting of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council at Somerville on Monday 26 October were gutted to learn of the change of venue to the Rosebud bunker. Reason: the Mechanic...

Peninsula Short Film Fest

Everybody has heard of “That Sugar Film” right? …. it is the highest grossing Australian Documentary of all time and has played in Cinemas all over the world. Well this year, as a special guest of PS...

Art show’s musical background

THE News Mornington Art Show has established itself as the biggest and best quality art show on the Mornington Peninsula and one of the best in Victoria, according to the comments of various show jud...

Beware: con men on the move

THE state government is warning Victorians about a coming spike in the number of dodgy door-to-door tradespeople trying to rip off people. Consumer affairs minister Jane Garrett said summer was the p...