Mt Eliza to be renamed after lawsuit

RUMOURS are swirling that Mornington Peninsula Shire has been engaged in a legal battle of mountainous proportions after a lawsuit was lodged over breach of trademark regarding the use of the name “M...

‘Taped’ dolphin alert

AN emergency call has gone out to find a bottlenose dolphin with packing tape wrapped around its torso. The dolphin was spotted off Portsea by dolphin swim tour operators on Friday 21 March and rescu...

Heritage celebrations ready to fire up

POINT Nepean’s famous guns, renowned for having fired the British Empire’s first shot of the First World War, are just one of the peninsula’s many historic attractions set to be celebrated during Aus...

Stars align in tribute to Luke

THE smiles returned in abundance to a sun-soaked Tyabb Reserve on Sunday as more than 4000 visitors gathered for a celebrity Twenty20 cricket game in honour of Luke Batty. Dozens of celebrities and s...

Galactic quest for universal beauty

PAGEANT queen Jessica Martini has already taken on the world; now she’s ready to conquer the galaxy. The 25-year-old Hastings resident is representing the Mornington Peninsula as one of four Victoria...

Hillview’s new quarry

HILLVIEW Quarries has opened a new pit on Arthurs Seat and has started removing gravel and stone after clearing bush and building haul roads. The work explains the higher than normal amount of dust c...

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...