Peninsula high on animal cruelty list

MORNINGTON Peninsula is ranked seventh for animal cruelty reports and 39th on a per capita basis among Victoria’s 79 municipalities, according to a list of hotspots released last week by RSPCA Victor...

The birds are flying into oblivion

OVER the past few decades there has been no shortage of reports about bird species being wiped out or their numbers facing rapid decline. Most often these reports involve the northern hemisphere and ...

Special day to put dementia in focus

THE Peninsula Dementia Action Group is holding an information session to mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday 21 September. The event in the Village Hub dining room at The Village Glen, Rosebud, is...

Food trucks for Pt Nepean

POINT Nepean is one of 11 national parks where food trucks will be allowed for a six-month trial. The summer trial in the Quarantine precinct will be followed next year by a winter trial starting in ...

MP calls for freeway works to be linked

NEPEAN MP Martin Dixon wants Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan to build a noise attenuation wall at the same time wire rope barriers are installed along the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. ...

Bungle delays hot springs decision

DEVELOPERS and objectors to a multi-million dollar hot springs and restaurant complex near Rye have been put on hold because of an administrative bungle by Mornington Peninsula Shire. A planning appl...

The circus is in town!

ERONI’S Circus is returning to the Mornington Peninsula with an all new show for 2017! Relive the magic and wonder of traditional circuses of yesteryear, with lively original music, incredible costum...

Bid for boat ramps at Western Port

A STUDY by a boating industry-backed group has recommended building four launching ramps near Tyabb and adding another at Stony Point. Mornington Peninsula Shire has “noted” the plan which seeks to e...

Putting nature on the record

LIFESEARCH 2017 gives citizen scientists the opportunity to discover the plants, birds, insects, and other animals in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve. Lifesearch, the biosphere’s annual citizen sc...

Bittern’s stair climbers

THREE volunteers from Bittern Fire Brigade will compete against colleagues from Australia and overseas in the 2017 Melbourne Firefighters’ Stair Challenge at Crown Plaza, South Bank, Saturday 2 Septe...