Op shop pay out to charities

A MORNINGTON op shop is proving the saying “from little things big things grow”. After being open just six months Tru Opportunity, in Frank St, has been able to donate $250 each to 48 different chari...

Seed problem blowin’ in the wind

NO, it’s not the dry plains of the old Wild West, but tumbleweeds are blowin’ in the wind from the Hastings foreshore reserve. And nearby residents are fed up with them. Keith Jacobson, of Skinner St...

Pensioner cheered by tyre pay out

A FRENCH Island pensioner who says Mornington Peninsula Shire’s negligence cost him $368 for new tyres has had his refund claim belatedly paid by the council’s insurers. John Woolley said protruding ...

Award for ‘life-changing’ teacher

A BENTONS Square kindergarten teacher has been named the 2016 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year for what is described as her “life-changing work with children with additional learning needs”. Meaga...

Traders fear losses to mega-market

MYSTERY still surrounds the identity of the supermarket eyeing the site of the former Masters store on Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington. The $4 million development proposal lodged with Mornington Peni...

Pier fix must wait out winter

A WORKS barge and hydraulic crane will this week be used to remove five of Mornington pier’s storm damaged concrete wave protection panels. Marine infrastructure contractor P W Johnson Constructions ...

Pressure for aquatic centre

A GROUNDSWELL of support is building for a Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre with a community meeting on Wednesday 8 March agreeing to “bringing the need for an aquatic centre to Mornington Peninsula...

Concerns over ‘mega’ market

AN application for a $4 million “mega” supermarket on the site of the former Masters store on Mornington-Tyabb Rd is causing concerns among planners. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is assessing a...

Artist has solo show in store

IT’S never too late to have your first solo art exhibition. That’s what 85-year-old Mornington resident Brian Gibbs thought – and last week he was busy hanging 18 paintings on the walls of the Somers...

Helpers flock to school after rampage

A “COUPLE of dills” who went on a vandalism spree at Rosebud Primary School last week are no match for the “many thousands of wonderful people” in the school community. Principal Stephen Fisher, who ...