Silage bags recycled for free

A SILAGE wrap recycling program being trialled on the Mornington Peninsula aims to reduce the number of used silage bags going to landfill. Farmers are being encouraged by Mornington Peninsula Shire,...

Art to help young voices be heard

STREET art event Voices To Be Heard will be held at the Rye fairground between Christmas and the new year to focus community attention on youth suicide. The event will be held at the Wittingslow Carn...

Knock-back blow to wellness plans

THE knock back of a funding application to build a Wellness Pavilion at Rosebud Secondary College was “disappointing”, assistant principal and advisory council member Geoff Seletto said. The Victoria...

College plans for jobs of the future

TOORAK College, Mt Eliza, will next year begin building a new science and technology centre where its students can learn the skills needed for Australia’s fastest growing industries. Over the next de...

Scammer alert

COMPUTER users are being advised to watch out for scammers who call to say that “some issues with your computer” mean they must have access. Computer repairer pcplanIT, of Diane St, Mornington, warns...

Four-court plan if state contributes

AN application for a planning permit to rebuild the fire-ravaged Somerville Recreation and Community Centre is being advertised in the lead up to works starting next year. The Mornington Peninsula Sh...

Seat stolen

AN outdoor seat with plaque dedicated to the memory of Joan Backhouse was stolen from lawns outside St Mark’s Church, Balnarring, overnight Wednesday 4 October. The jarrah three-seater, with the plaq...

Island not a ‘natural’ home for koalas

THE history of a koala rescued from a mooring near Warneet and its safe delivery back home to nearby Quail Island can be traced back to the 1920s. Research by Hastings historian and author Ruth Gooch...

Staged masters of their craft

CANADIAN Bay Calisthenics College Masters has won the Victorian state championships in Division 1 – the highest division. The team members – all aged over 26 – won four items and placed second in the...

Maze goes solar to save and upgrade

THE power needs of some local businesses are becoming cheaper and greener – thanks to a partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire. Boneo Maze is one of five businesses to sign an environmental upgr...