Line of death for seabirds

THE peril to wildlife of unwanted or lost fishing tackle was brought home to Rob and Robyn Varney during a walk along Portsea back beach toward London Bridge. Inspection of a clump of washed up seawe...

Snipe set to soar after nine years

NICK Caudwell has high expectations for a project that’s taken nearly a decade to complete. In the next few months he plans to fly a Sopwith Snipe biplane that he has completely built from the ground...

Skylift wants shire land for offsets

REPLACEMENT of trees and bush cleared for the proposed $14 million Arthurs Seat chairlift gondola could come from three nearby shire reserves, says gondola chairlift spokesman Simon McKeon. Mr McKeon...

Word war over twin servos

A WAR of words has broken out between state Planning Minister Matthew Guy and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council over the proposed Peninsula Link freeway twin service centres at Baxter. The council h...

Work on cop shop begins

WORK on the $16.3 million Somerville police station is finally underway following an official ground-breaking ceremony last week. The station, at the corner of Eramosa Rd West and Coolart Rd, is desi...

Firefighters take turns at the mine

ABOUT 2000 CFA volunteers from the Mornington Peninsula have been battling the open cut coal fire at Morwell. As the fire enters its fourth week, buses are leaving Moorooduc twice daily taking member...

Stop Link servos: shire

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire attempts to keep service stations out of its green wedge appear to have failed. State Planning Minister Matthew Guy has ignored the council’s policy by approving twin freew...

Hope shines forth as Luke farewelled

THE tight-knit Tyabb and peninsula communities bid farewell to a cherished young soul last Friday, as hundreds of mourners gathered at Flinders Community Christian College for the funeral of 11-year-...

T-rex toppled in vandal attack

VANDALS have again hit Somerville’s Dinosaur World tourist park, knocking down a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex model and causing thousands of dollars’ damage in the process. The 4.5-metre tall replica ...