Shire works focus on Western Port, Hastings

A DOZEN or so Mornington Peninsula Shire projects are complete, under way or about to start in the Western Port area. Infrastructure director Alison Leighton told the council meeting held at Hastings...

Pt Nepean looks back to 2010 plan

THE state government has ended plans for a multi-million plan for a commercial development at Point Nepean National Park based around a luxury hotel and thermal springs. Although it may cost up to $1...

Artist’s advice for job seekers

AUTHOR and illustrator Michael Leeworthy wants to help people find work. He believes everyone has skills and with a bit of soul searching and encouragement can market their natural abilities. Hired “...

Police, Muslims dine out to end fast

POLICE last week invited religious leaders to a dinner marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. Police said 200 hundred people attended the dinner, including more than 60 young Muslims and 50 ...

The story of ice

WHAT’S the real story with ice? is the title of a free community forum 6.30-9pm, Tuesday 4 August, at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington. It is being presented by Peninsula Voice...

Food ‘bill’ pushes for social change

A GROUP of young people from Mornington Rotary Club have successfully pushed a Bill through the YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament to make it law for supermarkets to donate all edible, unsold food, to t...

Tree uprooted for gnome new home

THE removal of the Tree of Life sculpture from the Cranbourne Rd exit of Peninsula Link has sparked a social media backlash. Drivers, including many who do not usually regard themselves as art lovers...

Building plans

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is drawing up a list of projects it would like to be financed through the state government’s $50 million Outer Suburban Growth Fund. The government is making the money avai...

Call for wall to come down

A BATTLE is raging in Mt Martha over a retaining wall that blocks access to a road reserve. The wall was erected in December between Potts Lane and Grandview Terrace.  The News was unable to contact ...

Children attack senior scholars

AGGRESSIVE and threatening behaviour by out-of-control children is upsetting members of University of the Third Age at Currawong Community Centre in Mornington. The boys – aged 10 to 12 – reportedly ...