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 ...

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...