Fence award taken in stride

A FENCE made from recycled and reclaimed timber? What a good idea! That’s what Rye resident Lisa Hart thought as she and her family nailed on the eclectic range of palings. Their new front fence was ...

Burn off restrictions eased for October

BURN off restrictions on properties less than 1500 square metres will be eased throughout October to allow residents to burn off for fire prevention purposes. For the whole of the month, open air bur...

Roo slaughter on our roads

MORE than 70 kangaroos have been hit and killed by vehicles on Mornington Peninsula roads this year, says animal activist Craig Thomson. Mr Thomson, secretary of Animalia Wildlife Shelter, said roos ...

Canberra’s $6m plus for shire

THE federal government will give Mornington Peninsula Shire almost $6.5 million from its Financial Assistance Grant Program for 2015-16. The amount is part of $39 million for councils partly or wholl...

Boneseed rears its pretty head

COMMENT IT’S concerning to see the amount of boneseed growing beside peninsula roads this spring. After a couple of weeks out of the area, was driving back to the southern peninsula via the Morningto...

Dinner supports a worthy cause

A DINNER at the Mornington Golf Club was a fun way for Mornington Lodge members to celebrate 125 years of service to the community. The lodge has been part of the town since 1890 – with Freemasons ra...

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...