Build two new ports, lease inquiry told

MELBOURNE needs two new ports – one at Hastings and one on the western side of Port Phillip – Captain Richard Cox told the Port of Melbourne Select Committee hearing in Hastings last week. The commit...

Op shop opens to counter cash cuts

CUTS to funding by the federal government have encouraged Mornington Community Information and Support Centre to “get creative”. “We were challenged to find another source of income to support our mo...

Group goes heels over head against coal mine

MEMBERS of a Somers yoga class are hoping to convince Environment Minister and Flinders MP Greg Hunt to overturn his decision to approve a massive coal mine in central Queensland. On Monday they join...

Looking for Miss Western Port

THE search is on again for the next Miss Western Port. The pageant is open to young women aged 15-28 in the Western Port area wanting to gain self-confidence and become actively involved in the commu...

Community house given new home

THE former Annie Sage centre in Blacks Camp Rd, Somerville, will be refurbished as the new home of Somerville Community House. This follows a $270,000 grant from the state government’s Interface Grow...

‘High angle’ rescuers bring paraglider

FIVE fire brigades, Sorrento SES and Ambulance Victoria paramedics combined for the complex rescue of a stranded paraglider at Flinders on Sunday last week. Rescue services were called to the cliff f...

Year of the copperhead snake

FORGET the Chinese Year of the Sheep or Goat, in terms of snakes in the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and southeast region, it’s the year of the copperhead snake. Peninsula licensed wildlife ...

Community order

THE skipper of a boat which accidentally backed over a passenger causing his death in December, 2013, has been placed on an 18-month community correction order, which includes performing 200 hours of...

Couples make move after fire ends a dream

THE razing of popular Sorrento restaurant and function venue The Baths has devastated wedding couples. But steps have been taken to minimise their loss with a list of alternative peninsula venues pos...

Summer tourism parking ‘could raise $10m’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire could earn up to $10 million a year if it charged tourists to park their cars during the summer season. The suggestion comes from a member of a peninsula ratepayer group as...