Biosphere faces cash crisis

WITHOUT an urgent injection of funds the Western Port Biosphere could collapse within two months. Dire financial circumstances being faced by the biosphere were outlined last week at an extraordinary...

Topsy turvy times at the beach

IT could be a scenario from Alice in Wonderland. One of those scenes where nothing lines up; there are plenty of angles but nothing is quite vertical or horizontal. Some of the beach boxes at Mt Mart...

Piper survives to play again

A SHOREHAM dog has survived a bite from a deadly tick species that was thought not to exist on the Mornington Peninsula. The bite from the Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) – which freque...

Time out for planning change

A BID to waive the need for planning permits in certain circumstances at properties on the “inland” side of Point Nepean Rd from Mt Eliza to Portsea has been temporarily waved down by concerned counc...

Ship on way for hydrogen export

WHILE politicians and environmentalists are on a collision course over plans to build a coal gasification plant at Hastings, Kawasaki Heavy Industries is already building a test vessel to carry lique...

Fencing off the Pillars

TOURIST hotspot the Pillars at Mt Martha will be fenced off for two years in a bid to stop further deterioration of the registered Aboriginal heritage site and appease residents appalled by young thr...

Water quality still a concern

BEACHGOERS and swimmers are still being urged to check water quality updates before going for a dip off bayside beaches this summer amid risks of illness from bacteria and faecal matter swept into Po...

Power play over CEO’s contract

A POWER struggle has developed between one of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s newly-elected councillors and its CEO Carl Cowie. Although Mornington Peninsula Shire’s CEO is the only officer directly hir...

Hastings has role in hydrogen plans

A PILOT project to produce hydrogen from brown coal will require the gas to be liquefied near Hastings before being shipped to Japan. Kawasaki Heavy Industries says it will release more details of th...

Travel troubles accompany Hunt’s health job

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt managed to avoid directly answering questions on the future of Medicare during a visit to Frankston Hospital last Wednesday when speaking to the media over his appointment as Au...