Litter problem shown up by clean-up

A GRAPHIC illustration of the amount of litter on beaches was highlighted when a Beach Patrol event at Mount Martha collected 151 kilograms in one hour. “After many months of no organised clean ups d...

Court reacts hard to concrete dumper

A POLLUTER has been fined $50,000 in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for illegally dumping tonnes of concrete along roadsides, many on the Mornington Peninsula. Kashyap Shingari, who pleaded guilty,...

Village goes to market

THE pending sale of the Mornington Village Shopping Centre will “test the market as the first core Victorian neighbourhood shopping centre offering of 2021”. Agent Stonebridge Property Group says the...

Firefighters behind cheeky campaign

THE Only Butt campaign is a finalist in the prestigious Community Banksia Awards coming up on 24 March. The campaign – devised by 2020 Victorian Local Hero and Australian of the Year Josie Jones – ai...

On the road again

TWO 93-year-olds went for a “run” together to last weekend’s Hastings Cruise Night at Westernport Marina. One was a car – a 1928 Kissel of the type that was all the rage in the glamorous days of earl...

Rats ‘ordered’ out of house

A PEST control program to rid a Hastings house of rats began last week before a clean-up inside and out. The work by contractors hired by Mornington Peninsula Shire followed the owner being given sev...

Nothing Ventured, nothing gained, say Scouts

TWO Mornington Sea Scouts have come so far to win the highest award in Scouting that a little disruption called lockdown could not dampen their spirits last week. Instead of Noah Jackson, 17, and Meg...

Appeal over servo expansion

THE owner of the Safety Beach service station site will appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal over Mornington Peninsula Shire’s refusal to allow it to redevelop the site and add a...

Minister’s move clears way for VCAT appeal

STATE Planning Minister Richard Wynne has told state parliament that he will not be “calling in” the Ryman Healthcare application to develop a retirement village at Mount Eliza. This clears the way f...