Winter wrap for The Pillars fence

The fence along the Esplanade at Mt Martha designed to cut off access to The Pillars cliff-jumping site will be pulled down after Easter. Although not entirely effective, the fence did lead to a larg...

Rain a blow to beach water quality

Five of the Mornington Peninsula’s Port Phillip beaches are ranked in the top 10 for water quality by Environment Protection Authority Victoria. Top of the 36-beach list for having the best water qua...

Candidates all aboard to oppose gas plan

The Save Westernport group has succeeded in getting most candidates for Flinders in the coming federal election to align themselves against plans for a floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Independen...

Colour code at beach

There is never a shortage of willing hands to help surfers sitting, lying or trying to stand on surfboards at events organised by the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula branch. Hundred...

Bay’s gummy shark stocks in decline

Fishing charter boat operator Charlie Micallef, who knows a thing or two about catching gummy sharks, believes their numbers are dropping in Port Phillip. The Victorian Fisheries Authority oversees r...

Labor enters campaign for Flinders

The battle for the seat of Flinders in the May federal election became a three-cornered contest on Friday with Labor announcing Josh Sinclair as its candidate. Mr Sinclair was campaign manager for Ch...

Youngsters set the standard

THREE young Mornington Peninsula surfers have signalled they are contenders for state-level recognition following the first round of the Victorian State Junior Surfing Titles at Gunnamatta. While mai...

Hunt under pressure in coup fallout

JULIA Banks finally broke cover on Thursday last week with an “announcement” that had been rumoured for weeks: she will stand as an independent candidate for Flinders at the May federal election. In ...