Shire pussyfoots around cat issues

A 1300-SIGNATURE petition calling for the Mornington Community Animal Shelter to open daily to the public failed to get backing at the Monday 20 February meeting. The council referred the petition ba...

Gill ready to lose seat over conduct code

DESPITE knowing it would be a breach of the Local Government Act, Cr David Gill says he won’t sign a councillors’ code of conduct unless it is changed to lift the veil of secrecy involved in decision...

‘Citizen science’ study of two estuaries

VOLUNTEERS working to preserve two Mornington Peninsula estuaries are being linked through a state government-funded citizen science program. The “health” of the Balcombe Creek, Mt Martha, and that o...

Church ‘resurrected’ at Tanglewood

AFTER developing a rural property at Merricks North for wedding receptions Mt Martha couple Chris and Donna McEvoy decided one thing was missing: a church. Buildings already set among Tanglewood Esta...

Hotel’s VCAT victory

CONTINENTAL Hotel proprietor Julian Gerner is upbeat after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal agreed to change conditions imposed by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council on apartments he w...

Police search for Myrah Fitzgerald

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 14-year old girl Myrah Fitzgerald. Myrah was last seen on 25 January in the Mornington area. Police have concerns for her due to her ...

Free infant and child first aid for peninsula parents

STANDING by helplessly watching a child suffer from a sudden injury, or perhaps even die, is a nightmare scenario for parents. From babies being left in hot cars, to house-hold furniture toppling ove...