Crazy Coconuts come up trumps

CHELSEA Poll and Grace Chapman, both 11, had their heads shaved on the weekend to raise money and people’s awareness of leukaemia. Their team, Crazy Coconuts, aimed to raise $2000 but managed to trip...

Police appeal over girl’s ‘disappearance’

ROSEBUD police are investigating a Rye school girl’s “missing couple of hours” on Monday last week. The girl, 13, got off the Flinders Christian Community College bus at 3.40pm at the corner of Cain ...

Hands cut out for donations

RYE Primary School pupil Savannah LeeFangmeier, 11, has a passion for life: so much so that she worked hard all holidays cutting out holding-hand figures for pupils to decorate as part of a Donate Li...

Pier sails into history

PARKS Victoria gave Mornington’s “new” pier a soft launch on Saturday with an open invitation to the public to inspect the $15.3 million rebuild and enjoy a range of activities, including a free saus...

Murphy joins the ‘marines’

AS head of economic development at Mornington Peninsula Shire, Shane Murphy assisted in the establishment of many industry bodies on the peninsula. One was the Mornington Peninsula Marine Alliance, a...

Top End ties banish on-field boos

By David Quinn* THIS month marks 40 years since Prime Minister Gough Whitlam ran soil through the hands of Vincent Lingiari stating: “I want to acknowledge that we Australians still have much to do t...

A home among the gums trees

REAL Time Learning students at Mt Eliza Secondary College have been working with Mornington Men’s Shed members to build homes for microbats. Teacher Narelle Debenham said microbats –hibernating for w...

MPs make ‘modest’ claims for travel

THE cost to the taxpayer of travel by the two federal MPs who represent Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is reasonably modest compared with some of their colleagues. According to the latest ava...

Rosie Batty book signing a national first

FAMILY violence campaigner, Australian of the Year and peninsula resident Rosie Batty will sign copies of her new book in Mornington in early October, the first signing following the biography’s rele...

Funding reminder on eve of pier opening

MORNINGTON’S rebuilt pier opened to the public last Saturday with a Parks Victoria sausage sizzle but on the eve of the event local Liberal MP David Morris couldn’t resist throwing a few barbs at the...