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...

Mossie spraying ‘on hold’

EXPERTS are being asked for ways to control mosquitoes on the southern Mornington Peninsula using “alternative approaches to spraying” that will not harm the environment. The move by Mornington Penin...

Peninsula’s ‘climate emergency’

THE Mornington Peninsula may this week be declared to be facing a “climate emergency”. If adopted by Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors, the measure will see them develop an action plan to reduce...

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 ...

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,...

Public may decide ulcer study’s future

The future course of a Mornington Peninsula-based study into the causes of the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer could depend on the outcome of a public meeting next Saturday. Organisers are hoping for “a re...

Councillors clear to share their opinions

ALTHOUGH the mayor is Mornington Peninsula Shire’s “lead spokesperson”, councillors have been cleared to “express their own independent views” in the media. The new media policy adopted by councillor...

Man killed after car hits tree at Tyabb

A man has died after his car struck a tree at Tyabb this evening. A member of the public has come across the crash scene on Mckirdys Road shortly after 8pm. The good Samaritan has pulled the driver f...

Power outage outrage

ANGRY traders and their customers in the Mt Martha shopping strip were reeling on Thursday after United Energy cut the power from 8am-5pm. The power cut was necessary for the removal of one wooden po...

Looters dive deep off Cape Schanck

LOOTERS have stolen irreplaceable items from a shipwreck lying 80 metres under the sea about 10 kilometres south of Cape Schanck. The loss in 1893 of 16 of the SS Alert’s crew is one of the worst shi...