Match us on ramp funding or no deal, says shire

THE state government would have to guarantee the same level of financial support and maintenance of Mornington Peninsula’s six public boat ramps as was provided by the council or any change to their ...

Drawing the line on artworks

AN “enthusiastic amateur artist passionate about drawing” is giving those participating in Sorrento Community Centre’s drawing classes a welcome new perspective. Teacher Leigh Hullin said skill instr...

Review identifies ‘pressure points’

STATE government decisions have been identified in a shire planning scheme review as the major threat to the effectiveness of the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme. The scheme, which began in May ...

Fearful caller left to fend for himself

MORNINGTON police have promised to “follow up” after a 65-year-old man – recently released from hospital – was allegedly threatened, abused, harassed and intimidated while taking a stroll in Tanti Pa...

EPA targets cigarette butt flickers

SMOKERS flicking lit cigarette butts from their cars are those most frequently fined each year by the Environment Protection Authority Victoria – especially on the Mornington Peninsula. They are amon...

Tributes flow for ‘Mr Mt Martha’

A MAN described as “Mr Mt Martha” passed away on Tuesday 6 November. John Pingiaro, 95, played a big role in the growth of the district as a founding member of Mt Martha Fire Brigade in 1951 and as a...

Happy snap earmarked for posterity

A CHARMING photograph of a Mt Martha grandfather and his granddaughter marching in the Mornington Anzac Day parade last year has been chosen as the 100 Years of Repatriation stamp. And recognition of...

Shire fears for police numbers in holiday crush

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is concerned about a potential shortage of police over the busy holiday period. New mayor Cr David Gill last week flagged his intention to hold “positive discussion...

Sewage flows onto Mt Eliza beach – again

A SECOND sewage pipe break near Mt Eliza beach on 1 November brought South East Water crews scurrying down with an excavator to cover a spill into Earimil Creek. This follows a similar spill in Septe...