App on line for award

A MOBILE phone app providing information about recycling has been nominated for a smart technology award. The Sustain Me app, developed by Mornington Peninsula residents Eleanor Meyer and Stephen Hal...

Firefighters pause to pose for the cause

A STYLISED calendar featuring fire fighters from across the Mornington Peninsula is helping raise money for the new Monash Children’s Hospital. Designed to hang on the wall, the Victorian Firefighter...

State laws will keep tabs on councillors

THE state government has introduced laws to strengthen local government governance and reduce councillor misconduct. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the changes would improve the ...

Mag award puts aero club top of the nation

PENINSULA Aero Club, Tyabb, has been named Aero Club of the Year. This comes through aviation magazine, Australian Flying, acting for the Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian Division. “Of all the ...

Wallaroo shows the way in innovative teaching

WALLAROO primary, Hastings, is the first government school on the Mornington Peninsula accredited to use a teaching method more often available only at expensive private schools. Last Friday 30 educa...

Need to save, not pave, paradise

COMMENT By David Gill MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is trying to avoid the state government’s rate cap plan by using special charge schemes. These are schemes where landowners pay what amounts to de fac...

MP’s office a drawcard for protests

COMMENT THE Hastings office of Flinders MP Greg Hunt was again “occupied” and under siege on Friday by environmentalists concerned by the federal government’s pro-coal policies. As Environment Minist...

Hearing adjourned over Hastings fire

A HASTINGS businessman last week faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court charged with failing to extinguish a fire in the open on Wednesday 31 December last year. Alan Duke, of A&A Worm Farm Waste Sys...

Friends in bid to fix wetlands

COMMUNITY lobby group Save Tootgarook Swamp has filed an application in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to carry out native revegetation works in a part of the swamp that VCAT ordered...

Council knocks back Tully’s wine outlet

THE owner of Tully’s Corner Produce Store on the Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc, was not a happy man when he left the council chamber in Rosebud on Monday last week. Frank Brancatisano wanted the...