Thieves throw back rescue kit

THIEVES who stole a rescue kit under cover of darkness at Arthur Seat’s Enchanted Maze Gardens earlier this month returned the ill-gotten gains last week. Business owner Michael Savage said the kit, ...

Fiscal floodgates flattened as ban defied

IT was a night to remember, this startling, shocking glimpse of councillors in a state of loosened fiscal décolletage, a heady, sensual recline into monetary abandonment. And that was just the men. I...

No Kidd-ing around for tennis star

EMMA Hall is a big hitter. The Mount Martha resident began playing tennis seriously when she was 11 years old and left Australia to head off to the US in the late 1990s to play tennis professionally,...

Peninsula duo set sail for Olympic glory

YOUNG Mornington Peninsula sailors Pip Pietromonaco and James Wierzbowski recently set sail for Europe as part of the Australian Sailing Team after being selected to represent their country at the 20...

Cool climate wine flows

IT is that time of year again, when the International Cool Climate Wine Show is held here on the Mornington Peninsula. This annual event is now in its 15th successful year and is recognised as one of...

The fog rolls in

EARLY morning fog rolled in over Port Phillip Bay on Monday 12 May. It settled into a low cloud cover that lasted till late afternoon. Viewed from atop Arthurs Seat, the eerie mist resembled a white ...

Amnesty demands rights answers

AMNESTY International has delivered a petition to Flinders MP Greg Hunt highlighting concern at the federal government’s treatment of asylum seekers. The human rights group has demanded the governmen...

Mt Eliza to be renamed after lawsuit

RUMOURS are swirling that Mornington Peninsula Shire has been engaged in a legal battle of mountainous proportions after a lawsuit was lodged over breach of trademark regarding the use of the name “M...

‘Taped’ dolphin alert

AN emergency call has gone out to find a bottlenose dolphin with packing tape wrapped around its torso. The dolphin was spotted off Portsea by dolphin swim tour operators on Friday 21 March and rescu...