Gondola plan to get going in summer 2016

THE Labor state government and Arthurs Seat Skylift have signed a 50-year lease for the gondola chairlift, Environment Minister Lisa Neville announced on Monday last week. Mornington Peninsula Shire ...

Litter cash after call ‘copy Sydney’

THE state government is offering money for a new round of litter prevention projects in an attempt to clean up waterways, canals, drains, rivers and creeks feeding Port Phillip. Environment Minister ...

Melanoma ‘a reality, not a scare’

PENINSULA Skin Cancer Centre’s Dr Sally Shaw is worked up about what she calls “the misrepresentation of melanoma in the news”, especially regarding the recent return to football of Hawthorn forward ...

Devotees heading back to ashram

DESPITE the appointment of receivers, police investigations into alleged sexual assaults and back room negotiations to avoid action under civil law, devotees are again attending Saturday night assemb...

Clothes don’t make the person, but they can help

AUSTRALIAN of the Year Rosie Batty was guest speaker at the opening of the Clothes4U boutique in Nepean Highway, Rosebud, Tuesday 21 July. The campaigner against domestic violence towards women and c...

Snags will sizzle for new pier

MORNINGTON pier’s new outer section will open on Saturday week, Ports Minister Luke Donnellan announced last Thursday when he visited the town’s iconic structure with members of the Parks Victoria bo...

Survey shows peninsula’s horse-led economy

A SURVEY of peninsula horse owners has found that 100, picked at random, own 320 horses between them. They told the Mornington Peninsula Horse Owners Association that they collectively spent about $1...

‘Lucky’ driver escapes flip from freeway

A MAN was lucky to avoid serious injury when his car veered of Mornington Peninsula Freeway, flipped, and ploughed into trees late Friday night. His Toyota Aurion 2006 (pictured) left the road as it ...

Woolies cash snatch

A MAN ran off after snatching $1000 in notes from the register at Woolworth’s Somerville store 4.30pm Friday. Senior Constable Julia Starkey, of Hastings police, said the offender (pictured), aged in...