Savings plan makes dollars and sense

TWO single mums who admit they would normally have trouble putting money aside for important expenses – such as their children’s education – are singing the praises of a savings plan backed by the Br...

In the ring and out, sharing life’s lessons

MT ELIZA boxing trainer and fitness coach Ron Smith certainly “carries the reminders of ev’ry glove that laid him down …” as the song says. But the 74-year-old is much more than just a former amateur...

Call for comment on The Pillars

A PLAN to oversee public access to The Pillars and identify ways to manage its hordes of visitors while protecting cultural and environmental values is up for public comment. Mornington Peninsula Shi...

Composer in tune with his musical roots

THE musician headlining the Melbourne Cabaret Festival credits former Eastbourne Primary School teacher Sally Walsh with his success. Drew Downing was a “quiet little boy who always sat in the front ...

Greens in blue over planning

OPPOSITION by the Greens to a parliamentary amendment that would have given the Mornington Peninsula its own planning statement has been described as “so lacking in common sense as to defy belief”. P...

Farm startup to fulfil a daughter’s dream

A FREE range egg farm being developed in Somerville is more than a commercial proposition: it’s a healing space for family and friends to come together and grieve the death of a loved one. Lil’s Yolk...

Signing up to sink floating gas plant

A PETITION presented to Hastings MP Neale Burgess on Friday – which he will present to state parliament – opposes power company AGL’s proposal for a floating gas plant at Crib Point to process liquid...

Businesses power up on energy finance

THE days of local councils having responsibility only for roads, rates and rubbish are long gone. Last week, Mornington Peninsula Shire joined with Hussey and Co and the Sustainable Melbourne Fund to...