Mt Eliza couple lost in MH17 disaster

THE peninsula has been rocked by the loss of two of its own with the tragic deaths of Mt Eliza couple Liam and Francesca “Frankie” Davison after the Malaysia Airlines flight they were passengers on w...

Peninsula stands tall despite tourism snub

IT may be one of the country’s most pop tourist destinations, but the Mornington Peninsula doesn’t even rate a mention among the state’s top 12 “experiences and destinations”, according to the latest...

Lease worry at park site

CLAIMS of a lack of transparency are being made over plans to lease and redevelop the former Southern Peninsula Rescue Service building in Sorrento. Mornington Peninsula Shire had called for expressi...

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...