Purple Sharks in Sorrento this Saturday 

THE Purple Sharks will play their home game this Saturday (21 July) in support of Maddie Riewoldt Vision (MRV). The match follows on from the AFL’s Maddie’s Match at Etihad the night before. “Purple ...

Athletes chase new highs

SOME competitive types will go to any lengths to improve their athletic performance. Dedicated to their sport, they aspire to lofty goals while noting every second saved, every centimetre gained, and...

Planning doubts hit property prices

BUILDERS, real estate agents and vendors are bracing themselves for the effects of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s proposed Housing Settlement Strategy even before it is implemented. The broad aim of th...

No time to party – angry neighbour

A ROSEBUD resident says the shire’s supposedly tougher “party house” rules are not solving the problem because “no one answers my complaint calls after hours”. Ken Sapwell says he is being “driven to...

Division over cliffside clearing

THE owner of a new home being built on a Mornington clifftop has received council permission to clear vegetation down to Mills beach for an inclinator. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s executive manager ...

New rules winning ‘party house’ wars

A SPATE of wild parties in Melbourne suburbs has highlighted the shortcomings of short-term “party” house rentals – an issue once rampant on the Mornington Peninsula. In Carnegie last month a $1 mill...

Man dragged to safety from burning house

AN off-duty policeman has been recommended for a bravery award after dragging a Somerville man from his burning house on the afternoon of Friday 29 June. The detective senior constable, who formerly ...

Flooded car park dampens appetites for classes

TOOTGAROOK Primary School parents and pupils are considering donning flippers and facemasks to negotiate “massive puddles” outside the school at drop-off and pick-up times. Parent Rebecca Coghlan sai...

Donors warm hearts of shed members

WHILE members of the Safety Beach-Dromana Men’s Shed were devastated by the theft of tools from their Pier Street premises last week, the generosity of well-wishers has lifted their spirits. Member J...

Anglers off the hook

WESTERNPORT Angling Club members are relieved their long-established clubhouse will be allowed to remain in Marine Parade, Hastings, next to the boat ramp. This follows the passing of an amendment at...