Keeping track of erosion

BEACHES and foreshores along Port Phillip Bay will be monitored for signs of erosion and renourished as part of a $4.8 million state government project. The Protection of Port Phillip Beaches and For...

Birthday treat as MP sings for Magpies

AT 100, Reg Craig is still a force to be reckoned with. While celebrating his 100th birthday friends recalled his advocacy work within the community and saw proof of his power when Flinders MP Greg H...

Checks ‘ease risk’

UNITED Energy is increasing inspections to find faulty power lines in a bid to reduce the risk of fires. Energy and Resources Minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced the increase when responding to calls ...

Year of luck after double cross win

YOU can’t keep a good man down – as Matthew Papadimitriou, 19, of Rowville, above, proved when he won the race for the wooden cross for the second year in a row at Wednesday’s (6 January) Blessing of...

Free legal advice goes a long way

PENINSULA Community Legal Centre is celebrating the contributions of its volunteers who enable it to offer free legal advice four nights a week. The not-for-profit organisation has been providing ong...

Song of hope born from grief

AT an early age Melissa Jane found solace in poetry. I more recent years she found herself penning songs. But it was not until she experienced a personal tragedy that the words and music fused into a...

Council confusion over rubbish plan

A COUNCIL decision to close Rye tip appears to have been misconstrued by Mornington Peninsula Shire staff, demonstrated by the wording of a newspaper advertisement seeking expressions of interest for...

Credit option for launching

BOATERS are again able to use credit cards instead of cash when parking at boat ramps across the Mornington Peninsula. Mornington Peninsula mayor Cr Graham Pittock said the ParkMobile introduced last...

Gliders moved out as broadband rolls in

HAVING fast internet speeds at home is not good news for everyone, especially if you are a sugar glider in Mt Eliza. Inspections made before the rollout of NBN cabling at Mt Eliza have revealed famil...

Plovers’ season breeds dismay, hope

PROTECTORS of the endangered hooded plover are documenting senseless acts by beachgoers that are threatening breeding birds. The plovers each year struggle to breed on Mornington Peninsula beaches wi...