Fast internet on way at last

WELL, for two lucky towns on the peninsula it will have taken only 14 years from first to final promise – a “super-fast broadband network” that will enable homes and businesses to join the “informati...

Puddle muddle

BUSINESSES using Blamey Place car park in Mornington have had enough of the winter ritual of dodging water-filled potholes and corrugations and are calling on the shire to seal it. The call comes aft...

Cyclist ‘critical’

A CYCLIST was reportedly in a “critical” condition after being knocked off his bike by a car about noon Wednesday, on Nepean Hwy, Safety Beach. The boy, 17, of Mt Martha, was airlifted to The Alfred ...

Summer campers set record

SUMMER saw a record number of campers on the Mornington Peninsula with people staying during the so-called shoulder periods either side of peak periods increasing by 25 per cent in comparison to the ...

Planners urge action over eatery permit

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors will be asked if they want to continue legal action against an award-winning business that, although preparing and regularly serving food, claims it is not a re...

Federal cuts force up child care costs

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire says it will continue to provide family day care, despite the imminent slashing of federal funding for the service. As a result, the shire says it has been forced to double...

Police seek Mornington armed robber

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a service station in Mornington on Sunday, 7 June. Frankston Embona Task Force detectives have been told a man brandishing a knife e...

Budget: the final frontier

STARDATE 2015. These are the voyages of the Small Business Minister Bruce Billson. His mission: to explore strange new business tax deductions, to seek out new cost savings and new Liberal Party poli...

Call for green alert on port’s future

OPPONENTS to a container port at Hastings are being warned not to give up the fight just because the state government plans to lease the Port of Melbourne with guarantees of no competition for 50 yea...

Hospice moves into new home

PENINSULA Home Hospice (PHH) has launched a $5m campaign to pay for its new Mornington headquarters. The building will provide the first permanent home for the 30-year-old organisation that supports ...