MPs push for police counter service

OPPOSITION Police spokesman Edward O’Donohue and Hastings MP Neale Burgess were at the $16.3 million Somerville police complex on Friday voicing their concerns over its lack of counter service. They ...

The world stage awaits our ‘Miss’

HASTINGS’ Jessica Martini is Miss Australia International 2016. The finals of the competition which recognises gifted women from across the continent were held in Sydney earlier this month. Ms Martin...

Muslims condemn Paris terror

THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which has a mosque in Langwarrin, has condemned the “barbaric” terrorist attacks in Paris responsible for the deaths of 129 people. The death toll is expected to ris...

Old boys and girls first hall of famers

PROFESSORS, politicians, presenters, Olympians, comedians, footballers and one of the nation’s top “spies” were among 38 people inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame of the Penin...

Shire awards for frog bogs and bee hotels

FOUR schools and two individuals have won recognition at the Mornington Peninsula Shire 2015 Mayoral Sustainability Awards. Now in their 10th year, the awards acknowledge the achievements of students...

Pittock leads way in top jobs swap

THE mayor and deputy mayor swapped roles in the election for new leadership at Mornington Peninsula Shire last week, ensuring continuity until elections on 22 October next year. Cr Bev Colomb handed ...

Trees may go for key road project

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire council could remove up to 161 trees and shrubs from either side of Mt Eliza Way as part of a widening and resurfacing project. It has applied to chop down 47 trees that wi...

Fox seen as answer to possum problem

By Barry Morris* THEY might have cute little faces and tails and are protected by the Victorian Wildlife Act, but the abundance of ringtail possums in Mt Eliza and Mt Martha are being blamed for a ma...

On any scale, this is a lucky lizard

WHEN the Sayle family’s long-loved pet went missing 18 months ago Amy Sayle believed blue tongue lizard ‘Aussie’ would never be seen again, but a chance conversation with a neighbour has led to a fam...

Awards for ‘backbones of community’

SOME of the peninsula’s longest-serving community volunteers have been recognised with Flinders Seniors Awards. The awards were started six years ago by Flinders MP Greg Hunt who told a gatheri...