Turning right into trouble

A MT MARTHA man who collided with another car at a busy beach-side intersection blames a VicRoads’ line marker for causing it. Maurie Forbes was preparing to turn right from Bay Road into the Esplana...

Smith family walked the talk in marathon

DYSTONIA sufferer Dave Smith has made good on his promise to raise money on the Brain Foundation-Dystonia Walk earlier this month. He and daughters Ebony and Lisa, right, competed in the Melbourne Ha...

Warning to let sleeping seals lie

STRICT regulations governing the safety of seals on bay beaches have prompted the Department of Environment, Lands, Water and Planning to warn members of the public not to get too close. Senior wildl...

Peninsula a ‘must-see’ for visitors

THE Mornington Peninsula is playing a big part in Victoria’s tourism boom. Visitors – mainly from Melbourne and other parts of the country – spent 4.8 million nights on the peninsula last year, up 20...

Defence allays fears over health-risk soil

A DEFENCE investigation has found “no evidence of any unacceptable exposure or risk” to residents living near HMAS Cerberus or workers at the base from the historic use of firefighting foams. The all...

Conti ‘re-created’ for the future

THE architects behind the $80 million redevelopment of Sorrento’s renaissance-inspired Continental Hotel say they want to recreate the charms of the “marvellous Melbourne” boom period of when it was ...

Designs on a career with fashion in mind

MELBOURNE’S Spring Racing Carnival means more to Lorraine Reeves than thundering hooves and two dollar place bets. The Mt Martha fashion designer is gearing up for her first Fashions on the Field con...

Shire call to turn tip site into power hub

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is seeking expressions of interest to turn a former tip into a solar energy plant. The proposed plant at 119 Truemans Road, Capel Sound would use banks of solar panels to g...

Walk shines light on police mental health

A THREE-DAY walk to “touch base” with every police station on the Mornington Peninsula is Superintendent Adrian White’s way of getting an important message across to his staff. He wants to encourage ...

Contract for pool site preparation

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will spend $1.74 million over the next six months preparing the site for the $43.5 million Rosebud Aquatic Centre. The council chose one of six tenders for preliminary work...