Local law puts chilly cart on ice

THE horrendous fines just keep on coming for the Rosebud West man caught driving his motorised car fridge alongside Point Nepean Rd on Saturday. On top of receiving a $738 fine for driving while unli...

Cruises promise peninsula tourist bounty

A NEW era in tourism is about to enrich Mornington – and the whole peninsula – with the regular arrival of P&O cruise ships from next month. The harbour town has been chosen as one of three regio...

Surgery offers hope for new life

FILMMAKER Sean Cousins and his GP wife Steph Ryan were a bit surprised when their driver in Papua New Guinea took what appeared to be a diversion and drove into the grounds of a school. Once inside t...

Clean-up after storm

MORNINGTON Peninsula shire will continue clean-up efforts to remove debris caused by storms which hit Somerville and Tyabb last Wednesday. Sixty buildings were damaged and more than 200 homes lost po...

Labor readies for port talks

PORTS Minister Luke Donnellan intends talking with “all parties involved” about the government’s plans for the Port of Hastings. The government has announced Infrastructure Victoria will assess the m...

Whistle blows for heritage railway founder

THE co-founder of the Mornington Railway Preservation Society, Howard Girdler, has died at age 85 of pneumonia. Mr Girdler’s funeral was held at Tobin Brother chapel in Mt Martha last Wednesday and a...

Chairlift gondola clears legal hurdle

A MAJOR legal obstacle to the $18 million gondola chairlift on Arthurs Seat has been removed with Save Our Seat announcing it will not appeal a planning tribunal decision in the Supreme Court. Save O...

Tourist hordes hide ‘economic downturn’

AS tens of thousands of holidaymakers descend on the Mornington Peninsula over summer, official statistics show record numbers of residents are out of work. While locals may appear to be on holidays,...

Splashing around for a blessing

THE audience on top of Rye pier ducked the splashes as more than a dozen sets of arms and legs flailed around in the water below, scrambling for a piece of timber tossed into their midst by a man wea...

Labor goes quiet over port plans

DESPITE the new state government’s apparent lack of enthusiasm to build a major container terminal at Hastings, Liberal MP Neale Burgess maintains the port expansion will go ahead. He believes the La...