Street market survey follows traders concerns

MORNINGTON’S Main St traders are being asked their views on the “iconic” Wednesday market. A survey is being sent out this week to 400 traders by Mornington Chamber of Commerce, and Mornington Penins...

Nine awarded Australia Day honours

NINE Mornington Peninsula residents received honours on Australia Day from the Governor-General – five OAMs, two AMs and two AOs. Liz Barraclough of Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group (BERG) was a...

Tragedy lays foundation for change

NEW Australian of the year Rosie Batty has vowed to use her award in her continuing fight against domestic violence. The 52-year-old mother of slain son Luke received the honour from the Prime Minist...

Land ho!

‘HIGH and dry’ is the best way to describe this Coast Guard patrol boat (pictured) which ran aground on Elizabeth Island, Western Port Bay, early last Thursday morning. The crew was returning from Co...

‘High priestess’ defends swami’s actions

A LOYAL disciple of Mt Eliza-based guru Swami Shankarananda has defended criticism of his self-admitted sexual impropriety as being “a publicity stunt from those that would bring him down”. The “high...

Losses bring tourist bus to an early halt

LACK of passengers has put the brakes on the innovative Peninsula Explorer Bus with the service making its final trip on Monday, Australia Day. It was a disappointing end for the consortium behind th...

Traders getting set to welcome ship’s passengers

PASSENGERS aboard the P&O cruise ship Pacific Pearl visiting Mornington and the peninsula on Tuesday 24 February will get a warm welcome: members of the town’s chamber of commerce will be at the ...

Rosie Batty: Australian of the Year 2015

When a grieving mother spoke out calmly just hours after her son’s murder, she gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard. Rosie Batty has risen ...

Top horse event a ‘coup’ for peninsula

TOP line equestrian events, The Boneo Classic, will be held at Boneo Park Equestrian Centre from 22–25 January. The event will feature the Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final and the final round ...

Grey skies, choppy seas no handicap for these surfers

THE sight of the little boy running excitedly up the beach and wrapping his arms around his mother’s legs before running in circles is reward enough for the 20 or so onlookers whooping and cheering h...