MPs to vie for peninsula vote

The coming year is likely to see the state and federal governments pay more attention to the Mornington Peninsula. The Labor state government has won one of the peninsula’s “safe” Liberal seats and t...

Tree thieves chop into Christmas cheer

MORNINGTON chamber of commerce is lamenting the Grinch who stole its Christmas decorated tree after just one night outside Empire Street Mall. Chamber marketing and promotions co-ordinator Alexandra ...

New fence creates problems

The mayor Cr David Gill was posing for photographs next to a wire and concrete fence designed to stop cliffs jumping at The Pillars, Mt Martha when, as if on cue, an ambulance appeared on the Esplana...

Young Labor puts pressure on Flinders

NEW Nepean MP Chris Brayne received a congratulatory handshake from defeated independent Simon Mulvany after the declaration of the poll at the Australian Electoral Commission offices at Dromana in l...

Extra hurdle for AGL’s gas plan

POWER company AGL is now being called on by both the state and federal governments to provide further details about likely impacts of the floating gas import terminal it wants to operate at Crib Poin...

Building a fence for summer at The Pillars

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is poised to start fencing off access to The Pillars cliff jumping site of the Esplanade, Mt Martha. The 450 metre wire mesh fence will run parallel to the road between Dea...

Cancer drivers conned for lift

By Barry Morris VOLUNTEER drivers are angry and disappointed that a woman who didn’t have cancer used a free transport service to get a lift to a Melbourne hospital for an x-ray. The woman called the...

Federal Libs blamed for lost support

THE failed bid in August by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Flinders MP Greg Hunt to be prime minister and deputy Liberal Party leader is being blamed for much of the party’s loss of support o...

Nine people arrested at Rye

Police arrested nine people following antisocial behaviour in Rye last night. Police increased patrols due to the unruly behaviour recently in Rye and a number of specialist units attended including ...