Landowner seeks help to avoid rabbit takeover

A HASTINGS man is fed up with the lack of support he is receiving in trying to control rabbits coming onto his property. Colin Fitches said the rabbits were from a much larger property behind his 0.8...

Call for Wynne to reject gas plan

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire last week took the unusual step of organising a demonstration to show the state government how much opposition there is to AGL’s plan for an import gas terminal at Crib Poi...

Train disruptions

FRANKSTON train line commuters are facing two months of bus replacements. More level crossing removals have been scheduled on the Frankston line. Five level crossings across Edithvale, Chelsea and Bo...

Litter problem shown up by clean-up

A GRAPHIC illustration of the amount of litter on beaches was highlighted when a Beach Patrol event at Mount Martha collected 151 kilograms in one hour. “After many months of no organised clean ups d...

Court reacts hard to concrete dumper

A POLLUTER has been fined $50,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for illegally dumping tonnes of concrete along roadsides, many on the Mornington Peninsula. Kashyap Shingari, who pleaded guilty,...

Shire urges pledge for women’s ‘challenge’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is choosing to challenge gender stereotypes by again supporting International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March – the Labour Day public holiday. The global day celebrates the s...

Rats ‘ordered’ out of house

A PEST control program to rid a Hastings house of rats began last week before a clean-up inside and out. The work by contractors hired by Mornington Peninsula Shire followed the owner being given sev...

Throw-aways a deadly diet for birds

CELIA Furt has been “horrified” by the cast-offs being thrown to seagulls at Hastings. While on one of her regular trips “to say hi to the pelicans” near the boat ramp, Ms Furt’s attention was drawn ...

Mud no obstacle for angels’ fear of tread

THE Climate Guardian Angels were out on the mudflats at Crib Point on Monday (22 February) to highlight what an “environmental travesty” power company AGL’s gas import terminal would be for Western P...