Disputes delay CCTV till October

THE good news of early April about improvements to street safety in Mornington has lost some of its gloss after it was revealed CCTV cameras will not be installed until October at the earliest. Feder...

Adding a name to sustain an image

THE self-described “sustainable” Mornington Peninsula Shire has a neighbour that’s now officially known as the “sustainable city” – Frankston. While the peninsula gave itself the title of sustainable...

Western Port’s ‘ex-parrot’ hit by disease

THE orange-bellied parrot wild population has been hit by a disease that can kill young birds or adults with weak immune systems. Two-thirds of 30 birds born in the wild last summer in Tasmania have ...

‘No more deaths’: petition plea

THE tragic death of Mt Eliza woman Olivia Steadman-Meconi at the Robinsons Rd-Western Port Hwy intersection last month has prompted demands for a roundabout. A petition to be presented to Roads Minis...

Rye traders get CCTV in shire deal

RYE’S shopping strip will soon be equipped with closed-circuit TV cameras after years of trader campaigning for increased security measures in the township, which intensified after the death of a you...

Resort tops lighthouse in image warfare

OPPONENTS of the RACV’s proposed $135 million resort at Cape Schanck are using image warfare and the internet to win converts and keep pressure on decision-makers. The latest tactic is an internet su...

Saga of ‘landlocked’ block could be over

THE Barkers Rd closure saga may have come to an end but such is the nature of epic tales that it may well have a stanza or two to run. The story so far: a vacant block at 2 Barkers Rd, Main Ridge, wa...

Family planning meal of the century

A BIRTHDAY celebration of special significance on 6 July will honour long-term Mt Eliza resident Victor Ian Hamilton Shadforth, of Jackson’s Rd, who turns 100. It will be held at Josephine’s Restaura...

Shire’s future rubbish target ups capacity

By David Harrison and Mike Hast THE landfill in Hampton Park likely to be the destination for shire rubbish after Rye tip closes is set to be expanded. Last week it was reported that French-based Sue...

Model flyer speeds into world challenge

SITTING around at home after a series of ankle operations didn’t appeal to Mornington student Daniel Arapakis. He couldn’t walk but he still wanted to do something interesting. That “something” has n...