Poison canisters warning for beaches

BEACHGOERS are being reminded not to open any containers washed up on Mornington Peninsula beaches. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority warned toxic canisters in the Torres Strait, Queensland, N...

Education ‘key to beat sex trade’

A HUMAN rights organisation based in Mornington helps girls in rural Cambodia get an education and this, in turn, makes them less vulnerable to people traffickers and the ubiquitous sex trade. Mornin...

Camping fun and inspiration for diabetes fighters

FOUR teenagers with diabetes received some welcome inspiration from former AFL player Jack Fitzpatrick in Mt Eliza last week. Ben McVea, 15, of Langwarrin, Imogen Price, 12, of Somerville, Caleb Gova...

Octogenarian still swimming for gold

FEW 81-year-olds are as active as Lois Dennington. Still working full time in Mornington, the octogenarian is set to represent Victoria in five swimming events at the Australian Masters Games. She st...

No butts as footy club leads way

MT Martha Junior Football Club is the first junior sporting club to sign on to the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Smoke Free Charter. President Warren Davies said the club hoped other sporting clubs ...

Pressure on cliff track fix

MORNINGTON’S iconic cliff walking track between Beleura Hill and Mills Beach would cost $12 million to build nowadays, say members of a steering committee. The committee was formed by residents with ...

Man drowns on Western Port

Police are investigating the circumstances after a 53-year-old Koo Wee Rup man died while on a fishing trip this morning. Investigators have been told that two men aged in their 50s set off from Toor...

Association straightens record on footpath plan

SOMERS Residents’ Association (SRA) has issued a written explanation to correct “misinformation” about its role in Mornington Peninsula’s Shire’s footpath plan for the village. SRA president Kingsley...

Pop culture to permaculture

HORSE trainer Graeme Little has some healthy plans for the house and property formerly owned by pop star Kylie Minogue. Instead of the lavish lifestyle portrayed by the carefully courtured pop jet-se...

Chinese check biosphere’s water works

THE involvement of secondary college students in managing the environmental health of a creek draining into Western Port has attracted the interest of Chinese water quality experts. Somerville Second...