Civic buildings go solar to save money

SOLAR power to be installed on some of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s largest buildings is aimed at cutting carbon emissions and saving on power bills. In the second stage of the shire’s Solar PV proje...

New Nepean MP wary of ‘political games’

Clarification Nepean MP Chris Brayne wants to make it clear that he does not intend to hire his former Liberal opponent, Russell Joseph, as a consultant, although he is willing to “tap into” Mr Josep...

Challenging life is the chef’s choice

A YOUNG chef determined to set his own course instead of the more accepted school-followed-by-university route is reaping the rewards and kicking goals. Balnarring resident Kobi Watson, who runs his ...

Billy carts in race to help troubled farmers

WHAT could be more fun than competing in a billy cart derby? Point Nepean Men’s Shed members have got together with Rye Community House by holding a Buy a Bale Billy Kart Derby to help struggling far...

Drownings ‘at higher rate than normal’

The Mornington Peninsula has featured in many of the 20 drownings since the start of summer, which also saw deaths at Phillip Island, Gippsland, the Grampians and Brighton Beach.   The most rece...

No butts for this top citizen

ENVIRONMENTALIST and anti-litter campaigner Josephine Jones is Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Citizen of the Year.  Ms Jones, of Rye, is a campaigner and advocate for cleaner beaches. She inspires...

Launch of boat ramp manager

FISHING and boating minister Jaala Pulford is tipped to make an announcement on the future management of six Mornington Peninsula boat ramps next month. This comes after a promise by Premier Daniel A...

Racehorse drowns after throwing rider

A RACEHORSE which threw its rider during a workout at Balnarring beach last week later panicked and swam out to sea and drowned. Regular beach walker Marnee Fraser, who witnessed the incident, said s...

Peninsula’s colours, vibrancy inspire artist

RYE artist Claire Spring capped off a successful week’s exhibiting at the Rotary Club of Sorrento’s 35th art show last week by selling her “most spectacular painting”: Yachting – Tranquillity on the ...

Triathlon stalled at the start

THE staging of the Sufferfest Triathlon at Mt Martha in March is “up in the air” while Mornington Peninsula Shire Council reviews its events policy. Community consultation on the proposed policy clos...