Hunt a GetUp! ‘target’ in federal poll

The left-wing lobby group GetUp! Has selected Flinders Liberal MP Greg Hunt as one of its main “targets” in the May federal election. The group says Mr Hunt’s “repeated attempts to block urgent actio...

Shire calls for drought aid

THE state government has been called on to declare the Mornington Peninsula “drought affected” to quickly help businesses hit hard by water shortages. The drastic move aims to gain easier access to c...

Farmer’s plea for security

FARMER Eddie Matt is leading the push by Mornington Peninsula farmers for easier access to Class A treated water going into the sea from the South East Outfall near Gunnamatta. His irrigated grazing ...

Super store bid ‘months away’

THE proposal by German-based Kaufland for a super store at Mornington remains up in the air despite the company being given the go ahead for stores at Dandenong, Chirnside Park and Epping. The state ...

Water supply a poll issue

Politicians are being asked to forget their differences and adopt a bipartisan approach to provide the Mornington Peninsula’s “hinterland” with secure water supplies for agriculture and fire fighting...

Down, but hooked fisherman not out

Slow ahead: The Safety Beach Coast Guard tows the stricken boat back to calmer waters out from the Rosebud Motor Boat Squadron, above; the rescued fisherman was hooked by his own line, top left, whil...

Snorkler dies off Mout Eliza

A man has died in Port Philip Bay off Mount Eliza this afternoon. Police were called to Daveys Bay, Pelican Point about 12.50pm. A male snorkeler, who is yet to be formally identified, was located un...

Dob in a dealer to break drug cycle

MORNINGTON Peninsula residents are being asked to help the police disrupt the manufacture and supply of drugs in the community by reporting anything they know about offenders. The nation-wide Dob in ...

Labor enters campaign for Flinders

The battle for the seat of Flinders in the May federal election became a three-cornered contest on Friday with Labor announcing Josh Sinclair as its candidate. Mr Sinclair was campaign manager for Ch...

Looking into climate change and the bay’s future

The CSIRO is leading studies into the likely effects of climate change along the Port Phillip coastline. “This project is an important piece of the puzzle in understanding what climate change means f...