Veteran gets ‘wings’ 46 years after homecoming

STANDING in the open doorway of a pitching helicopter, spraying machine gun bullets while ducking enemy fire, was once a day at the office for Vietnam war air gunner Ian “Slug” Wilson, of Mornington....

Police checks before MP meets grannies

POLICE were called in to clear 15 grandmothers before allowing them into pre-arranged meeting at the Hastings office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt. The members of Southern Peninsula Group of Grandmothers ...

Shire asked to clear Martha Cove plans

PLANS have been unveiled to complete a major piece of the Martha Cove marina and residential jigsaw puzzle-like development at Safety Beach. Known as the Martha Cove Village Centre, the 6.4 hectare s...

Sky rail gets to the point… and beyond

In a major coup for the peninsula, a government spokesperson has today announced the Stony Point train line will be overhauled. The bold plan is believed to be an expansion of the ‘sky railR...

New role for Rosie Batty

FORMER Australian of the Year Rosie Batty will lead a new Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council as part of a state government plan to implement all recommendations of a Royal Commission into Family Viol...

Bigger plans for shire’s ‘super’ ward

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s Red Hill ward may encompass more than half the municipality, if proposals put forward by the Victorian Electoral Commission are adopted. The VEC’s review of ward boundari...

Bay crossing goes overboard for entertainment

PASSENGERS on the final ferry for the day on Tuesday were entertained by a pod of dolphins swimming alongside the vessel and leaping from its bow waves. Researchers believe the dolphins’ “bow riding”...

New show to keep an eye on the peninsula

RPP FM local radio have announced the launch of a new current affairs radio program on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 12noon. The half hour program, called Eye on the Peninsula will be presented by Piers ...

More detail needed on sky rail

CONSULTATION about options to separate road from rail at level crossings along the Frankston line has begun with a series of drop-in sessions held in suburbs along the rail line this month from Chelt...

Volunteers make the most of CFA

THE CFA volunteers’ association believes diversity is vital to CFA and its work of protecting the community. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria District 8 president Eric Collier says being a CFA volunt...