Council OK to sound out name change views

SHIRE councillors have agreed to spend up to $19,000 to survey residents about changing the name of Rosebud West to Capel Sound. The change was proposed in July by a group of Rosebud West residents w...

Appeal likely after council approval

ANOTHER Sorrento development proposal in the historic commercial precinct of the town has effectively been rejected by way of last-minute councillor changes. It is almost certain to go to VCAT, where...

Meeting ends in uproar, insults

FRUSTRATION boiled over into bitterness and rowdiness at the 23 November Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting, with two councillors exiting the chamber before business was concluded. Tension ha...

New leases put yacht clubs on even keel

YACHT clubs on council-managed land are paying vastly different rents with Rosebud paying almost five times more than Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club. The disparity was revealed when Mornington Peni...

Santas on motorbikes

YOU know the Christmas season is close when you see Santas on motorbikes. Vic Trikers and Ulysses Bikers are holding the 15th annual Peninsula Toy Run from Frankston to Rosebud on Saturday. Riders wi...

Providing paddle power to every one

IT’S now common at bayside beaches to see someone standing on a surfboard with a long, single-bladed paddle. The paddlers seem to effortlessly glide past, often silhouetted against a setting sun and ...

Blitz targets fine evaders

A SHERIFF’S operation in Mornington last week nabbed 16 people with 178 outstanding warrants valued at more than $55,000. A roadblock on Mornington-Tyabb Rd used numberplate-recognition technology to...

Buyout spells end of the line for fresh fish era

MORNINGTON fisherman Neville Hutchins was in a sombre mood last week when he found out legislation to ban commercial netting in Port Phillip had been passed in the Parliament. “We knew it was coming ...

Program tackles ‘risky drinking’ among oldies

AN “alarming increase” in alcohol and other drug-related problems by elderly residents is being tackled by healthcare professionals in what’s billed as an Australian first. Peninsula Health’s Alcohol...

Owners banking on run for the money

MORNINGTON racehorse Claro El Banco is living up to his name for nine owners whose relatively small outlay in buying him could result in a big payday in January. Spanish for “Clear the Bank”, the nam...