Did the system fail Luke and Rosie?

ROSIE Batty may have acted differently on the day her son Luke was killed by his father had she been made aware her estranged partner had made disturbing death threats towards a housemate just weeks ...

Pamphlets a waste of time

BOGUS pamphlets advertising a free hard waste collection in Mornington last Monday had shire officers – and residents – scratching their heads. Neither the pamphlets – nor the hard waste ...

Net gain as Rosie gets on board

TYABB Cricket Club wants Mornington Peninsula Shire to help pay for new cricket nets at Bunguyan Reserve after the old nets were taken down following the murder of Luke Batty earlier this year. Presi...

Enchanted path to business success

POPULAR peninsula tourist attraction The Enchanted Adventure Garden was last week named as a finalist in two of the five business categories in the prestigious Telstra Business Awards. The Enchanted ...

Belle goes above and beyond in new role

HIGH-profile Winter Olympian and long-time peninsula resident Belle Brockhoff is ready to go above and beyond to help turn the tide against discrimination. The Olympic snowboarder, who grew up on her...

Chaos reigns as wild winds wreak havoc

THE Mornington Peninsula bore the brunt of last week’s fierce wind storm which damaged homes, cut power supplies and created havoc for commuters as train services were suspended and major roads close...

Track work earns shire rebuke

A MORNINGTON resident has hit out at the shire council after being rebuked for voluntarily helping maintain a beach access track. For the past four years, Peter Ritchie says he has trimmed back overg...

New study into Portsea waves

A THIRD wave monitoring and modelling investigation is to be carried out at the badly eroded Portsea front beach. The $290,000 investigation will cover Port Phillip Heads, the Great Sands and the sho...

Go ahead given for SPA designs

FOUR architectural firms have been invited to compete in a design competition for the $40 million Southern Peninsula Aquatic centre planned for Rosebud foreshore. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillo...

Sculpture showdown

OPPOSING factions in the “Great Flinders Sculpture Debate” are set to battle it out at a specially convened meeting of the Flinders Community Association next weekend. At stake is the erection of “a ...