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 ...

Call for government to control jet skis

IT is the height of the summer holidays and the roar of jet skis is the background noise at many Mornington Peninsula beaches. Rye and Safety Beach are two of the main launching places for what are o...

Boardwalk a beach gamechanger

A new boardwalk, ramp onto the beach and special polyester matting made it easier to get wheelchairs onto the sand at Point Leo on Saturday. It was the first surf event for 2019 held by the Disabled ...

Fence no barrier to The Pillars

THE “temporary” fence designed to block access to The Pillars cliff jumping site at Mt Martha has effectively divided the community. Dubbed an eyesore and ineffective, the fence also sits on a narrow...

Water essential for backyard survival

WATER can be the key ingredient to helping wildlife survive in backyard gardens during summer. “Often people have the belief that when it comes to wildlife it’s an us or them situation but, with some...

Peninsula vote a focus for MPs

The coming year is likely to see the state and federal governments pay more attention to the Mornington Peninsula. The Labor state government has won one of the peninsula’s “safe” Liberal seats and t...

New fence creates problems

Mornington Shire mayor Cr David Gill was posing for photographs next to a wire and concrete fence designed to stop cliff jumping at The Pillars, Mt Martha when, as if on cue, an ambulance appeared on...

Animal cruelty reports are on the rise

FRANKSTON has come fourth on an RSPCA Victoria list showing the number of cruelty to animals reports during 2017 and 2018. The Mornington Peninsula was ninth on the list which was topped by Geelong. ...

Benefits from beached surfers

ENTHUSIASM, if not waves, won the day when teams of surfers descended on Pines Beach, Shoreham for the second annual DSAMP Champs contest. Dressed “in wild costumes to match the occasion”, the surfer...