An athlete measures up

THE men behind sculptures of sporting icons John Coleman (Hastings), Lionel Rose (Warragul) and John Famechon (Frankston) are planning a similar honour for Mornington Peninsula athlete Debbie Flintof...

Butt bins put out for second time

CIGARETTE butt bins installed for a second time outside Woolworths at Hastings were stolen within weeks, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council was told last week. The shire’s cleansing facilitator – roa...

Club abandons air show

PENINSULA Aero Club has cancelled next year’s air show. Club president Jack Vevers said the club had been unable to reach agreement with Mornington Peninsula Shire over a permit for the event. He sai...

Residents win beach roads battle

ST ANDREWS Beach residents have won their fight against a $10 million plan to improve their roads. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council on 23 July voted against its engineers’ recommendation for a spec...

Call to stall 5G rollout on peninsula

A PUBLIC meeting in Mt Eliza on Wednesday 14 August will canvas risks associated with the impending rollout of 5G telecommunications services on the Mornington Peninsula. “There are countries across ...

Meeting to discuss 5G roll-out

A PUBLIC meeting in Mt Eliza on Wednesday 14 August will discuss the risks associated with the impending national roll-out of 5G telecommunications services. “There are countries across the world, as...

Planning loss ‘appalls’ neighbours

NEARBY residents are appalled by the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal go ahead for 10 apartments with basement carpark to be built at 17 Williams Road, Mornington. The VCAT ruling overturned M...

New tactics in bid to help homeless

PEOPLE are doing it tough and sleeping rough on the Mornington Peninsula in ever greater numbers. Mornington Community Information and Support Centre manager Stuart Davis-Meehan said it was “concerni...

Power-less traders united compo bid

TRADERS at Mt Martha who lost revenue and were forced to cut staff hours and reschedule appointments during the Thursday 25 July power cut are claiming compensation from United Energy. Lyndal Barnes,...

Crowd against plastic straws

A MORNINGTON Peninsula based social enterprise is on a mission to replace single-use plastic straws with reusable, ethically-sourced bamboo straws. Co-founders of theotherstraw Jamie-Lee Kay and Lenn...