Fast food fee rises hard to swallow

FEE hikes of 70 per cent for annual food registrations are being described as outrageous by a Peninsula Link fast food restaurateur. Barton Smith, who runs two Oporto outlets at the BP service statio...

Former gambler takes the fight to pokies

A SOMERVILLE woman honoured at last week’s Victorian Senior of the Year awards says state governments and large corporations must learn to wean themselves off relying on gambling revenues. Anna Bards...

Dream realised on the third

BILL Philip realised every golfers’ dream of a hole-in-one earlier this month but admits he took a long time to achieve the honour – 91 years. “It was my first hole-in-one … and the last,” quipped th...

Signs show a town divided over airfield

TENSIONS are rising between those for and against the Tyabb airfield expansion, with one long-time Tyabb resident, who did not wish to be named, saying the town has “never been so divided – it’s gett...

Kids rally for climate action

THE 500 students, parents and grandparents who rallied at Mornington Park on Friday to demand positive action on global warming got their message across in a constructive, well-behaved manner, Mornin...

Shire to drown in fees, costs

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is bracing for a “substantial administrative and enforcement obligation” when tough state government pool and spa regulations come into force early next year. The s...

Peninsula boxer ready for Kombat

BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell is going into next weekend’s Kings of Kombat bout “without injury for the first time in years”. Since his previous fight in December he has fully recovered from elbow...

Jet ski critics ‘demonise’ families

BOATING industry association’s have condemned the “repeated and ongoing attacks on Victorian boating families” by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. This follows the council’s push for residents to ...

Kaufland megastore rejected

THE state government has rejected the proposed giant Kaufland supermarket at the entrance to Mornington. Planning minister Richard Wynne last week ruled out the company’s bid to build a 4000 square m...

Shire pushing hard line on jet skis

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council wants residents to back its hard line against jet skiers on Port Phillip beaches.  It is urging them to speak up in a Maritime Safety Victoria survey on a prop...