Decoration day: Riders at last year’s Peninsula Toy Run show off their machines in the Frankston pier car park. Picture supplied

Santas on motorbikes

YOU know the Christmas season is close when you see Santas on motorbikes. Vic Trikers and Ulysses Bikers are holding the 15th annual Peninsula Toy Run from Frankston to Rosebud on Saturday. Riders wi...
Come on in: The EPA has started testing Port Phillip water quality a month earlier than usual. Picture: Gary Sissons

Hot days trigger early beach reports

THE Environment Protection Authority has started testing water quality at Port Phillip beaches a month earlier than planned after a warmer than usual spring. The authority checks if the water is suit...
Young gun: Matson Lawson (class of 2010) was the youngest former Peninsula School student inducted into the hall of fame, and received his award from TOPSA committee member Lachlan Patton. Lawson represented Australia in backstroke at the 2012 London Olympics and won his first Australian title in the 200m backstroke in 2013. Picture supplied.

Old boys and girls first hall of famers

PROFESSORS, politicians, presenters, Olympians, comedians, footballers and one of the nation’s top “spies” were among 38 people inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame of the Penin...

Let there be lights – at last

CONSTRUCTION of long-awaited traffic lights in Mt Eliza where Tower Rd and Volitans Ave join the Nepean Hwy is set to start next week. The $500,000 project is a win for safety campaigners who have be...
Port in waiting: The number of ships coming into the Port of Hastings hovers around 50 a year and is likely to stay that way unless it is developed as the state’s next container port. Picture: Gary Sisons

Build two new ports, lease inquiry told

MELBOURNE needs two new ports – one at Hastings and one on the western side of Port Phillip – Captain Richard Cox told the Port of Melbourne Select Committee hearing in Hastings last week. The commit...
Serpent time: Peninsula-based snake catcher Barry Goldsmith with a copperhead snake captured at Bittern last week. Picture: Karen Goldsmith

Year of the copperhead snake

FORGET the Chinese Year of the Sheep or Goat, in terms of snakes in the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and southeast region, it’s the year of the copperhead snake. Peninsula licensed wildlife ...
New direction: Federal Dunkley MP Bruce Billson said new signage will be installed on Peninsula Link in time for summer.

New freeway signs – at last

ALMOST three years after opening in January 2013, Peninsula Link freeway will get directional and tourism signs that were omitted from the original brief for the $850 million road. The signs come cou...
Rosie Batty cover

Tragic tale book launched

THE Rosie and Luke Batty story was launched yesterday in Melbourne and Australians will again be forced to confront the reality of family violence. Rosie Batty: A Mother’s Story tells the harrowing s...