Rocks to fight erosion

BOULDERS will be used in a bid to stop further erosion of cliffs at Mt Martha Beach North and damage to the Esplanade. Engineering consultants have warned that the ongoing loss of the cliffs between ...

Shire bows out of holiday fun

HUNDREDS of workers stand to lose their jobs as Mornington Peninsula Shire looks to contract out its school holiday programs and aged care and disability services. Private operators will run children...

Art opening a cultural highlight

THE opening night of the annual Mornington Art Show has become recognised as a gala occasion not to be missed. Traditionally these opening nights are social highlights for the Mornington art loving c...

Mother and son left homeless by fire

A WOMAN and her 20-year-old son have been left homeless after fire destroyed their house at St Andrews Beach on Tuesday 2 January. Sharyn Cook believes the fire in their Alex St home was caused by a ...

Call to open gifts list

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne wants the public to be able to see a register of gifts made to council officers. “I personally agree that the gift register should be available for pub...

Drowning that made world news

ALTHOUGH it was 50 years ago, many Australians can recall where they were when they heard that Australia had “lost” its 17th prime minister, Harold Holt. The news reverberated around the world, not n...

Slow crawl to fill pool hopes

THE long, slow crawl to a new aquatic centre at Rosebud is now focussed on public reaction to a business case comparing costs associated with building a 25 metre or a 50 metre long pool. Analysis of ...

Lasting ‘impacts’ of European arrival

THE impact of European settlement on Australia’s Indigenous people, from Queensland to the Mornington Peninsula, was outlined in historic and personal terms when Peter Aldenhoven delivered this year’...

Call for tough booze shop laws

MORNINGTON Peninsula and Frankston councils want to be able to take family violence and “alcohol-related harm” into account when considering applications for new liquor stores. The two neighbouring m...

Imam criticises ‘failure’ of Muslim leaders

A RELIGIOUS leader of a Muslim community based in Langwarrin has accused other leaders of having “failed their people”. “Muslim scholars have failed their followers, hijacking a religion which litera...