Make supermarket giant ‘compete fairly’

THE state government is handing the German supermarket chain Kaufland an “unfair advantage over local shops by going around local government planning processes”, a rival operator has claimed. Co-owne...

Poppies honour the fallen 100 years on

THOUSANDS of Poppy Appeal volunteers all around Victoria – including from Mornington RSL sub-branch – will begin selling the iconic red poppies soon with all proceeds going to support needy current a...

Arthurs Seat Eagle welcomes 500,000th guest

THE milestone of welcoming half a million visitors to the Arthurs Seat Eagle was reached on October 21. The attraction has been soaring the heights of Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula since D...

Evidence lacking to justify gas terminal

By Cat Nadel AGL will have to do more to convince the Western Port community if it wants us to believe that a 300 metre, toxic gas import terminal at Crib Point is either safe or necessary. Claims th...

Dog used to teach social skills to children

PSYCHOLOGIST Vanessa Thiele has chosen to use a dog as the main character of a book aimed at fostering children’s “social and emotional intelligence, work ethic and grit”. Thiele says these are “mind...

Five stars for councillors

Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have given themselves the right to stay in five-star accommodation. An amendment to the Councillor Expenses Reimbursement, Resources and Facilities Policy adopt...

Tender rules tighten to ban gifts to staff

Contract managers at Mornington Peninsula Shire have been banned from accepting “gifts, benefits or hospitality” from companies or individuals supplying the tens of millions of dollars in goods or se...

‘Progress’ leave victims homeless

THE threatened felling of a large pine tree at the rear of a Rosebud property has neighbours fearing for the plight of an active magpie nest. Kerry-Anne Ledwidge, of The Broadway, who lives next door...

Call for new direction at Seawinds

FOUR of the five board members of the Seawinds Community Hub have resigned in what is being described as a “turbulent” period for the centre which opened in 2012. This follows the lodging of a petiti...

Time trial for The Bald Soprano

ROSEBUD Astral and the Rosebud Theatre Group will be presenting a joint theatrical event next month that the cast says is “not to be missed”. The merged theatre group is presenting The Bald Soprano –...