Top Liberals to steer sub project

STATE Liberal Party president Michael Kroger spoke at the Victorian Maritime Centre’s inaugural Governors Dinner on Wednesday 24 May at which he and two others were inducted into its governorship pro...

Green light for bus service’s contract

PENINSULA Transport Assist will have its Mornington Peninsula Shire bus contract renewed for a further two years following high customer satisfaction ratings and projected cost savings. Mornington Pe...

Rally, boys, on the road to beating cancer

DRIVING from Adelaide to Cairns to raise money for cancer research is all in a week’s work for Nick Bolitho and Martin Foad (aka The Whinging Poms) in this week’s Shitbox Rally. The pair left Mt Mart...

Animal benefits to flow from axed expo’s cash

THE $80,000 saved over two years by axing the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pet expo at Rosebud will go towards stopping uncontrolled breeding of cats and dogs and reuniting lost pets with their owner...

Cool climate wines appeal to judges

A WINE from Nazaaray Estate, Flinders, won the People’s Choice Award at the 17th Cool Climate Wine Show at Mornington Racecourse last week. The Meakins Rd winery’s reserve pinot noir 2015 was judged ...

Residents against retirement centre

RESIDENTS opposed to 281 retirement units being built at Bittern have voiced their concerns to planners at Mornington Peninsula Shire. About 40 residents have objected to Steller Lifestyles’ applicat...

Cash, tips taken in cafe break in

STAFF at Flock Cafe in Mornington arrived at work Monday morning to find shards of glass spread all over the floor after burglars had smashed their way in through a glass door overnight. Owner Amy Ca...

Rent stress resides in ‘affordable’ suburbs

RYE, Rosebud and Hastings are just three out of seven Melbourne suburbs where single parents on a low income can avoid what are described as “severely unaffordable” rents. The latest rental affordabi...

Shire ‘working through’ Pillars policy

THERE’S still no sign of fencing to close off the popular swimming spot the Pillars – as decreed by a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting on 24 January. At that meeting, councillors voted to e...

Light borrowing in the black by 2032

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is being urged to borrow almost $5 million over the next 15 years for a bulk street lighting LED upgrade. The new energy-saving lights would pay for themselves over the lon...