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Army reservists called-up to assist

An historic compulsory Call-Out of Australian Defence Force Reserve Brigades was announced on Saturday by the Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds and the Prime Minister. It will add up to 3000 reservists to support fire-affected communities. The priorities for the deployment are to: assist in ensuring the safety of people support the evacuation of affected […]

Victoria braces for weekend fire danger

A State of Disaster has been declared for six Local Government Areas and the alpine resorts as Victoria and many other parts of the country brace for a weekend of extreme fire danger. At this stage the Mornington Peninsula is not among the affected areas, but residents should remain vigilant and keep themselves informed as […]

Rotary Clubs of Australia and Bendigo Bank National Drought Appeal

Bendigo Bank has partnered with Rotary Clubs of Australia to raise money for drought affected farmers and farm communities across Australia.

A hub for performing arts in Hastings

Billy Lids Theatre Company is a children's theatre company based in Hastings which provides training in musical theatre, dance, singing and acting for children and teenagers.

Pitching for community funding in Mt Eliza

The Mt Eliza Community Pitch is an annual event which brings together the community’s not for profit groups, clubs and schools with generous local businesses willing to support them.

Communities profit from a better big bank

It’s the time of the year when Bendigo Bank’s Community Bank® Branches are handing back their profits to their communities.

Winter Wine Weekend 2019

8–10 June 2019 The Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend is held on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June every year. It includes: the Winter Wine Fest event on Saturday 8 June 11am – 4pm. This ticketed event is held at Red Hill Showground cellar door activities and events all across the weekend at 47 […]

$227K community grants handed out by Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank's Community Bank® branches at Rye, Rosebud and Dromana held their annual sponsorship and grants night on 14 May handing out $227,000 in funding.

Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market

On Wednesday 22 May we had a chat during the breakfast show with Jess Schubert-Hoban, manager of the Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market. We talked about local food production, supporting our region’s farmers and the great community atmosphere at our local famers’ markets. The Mt Eliza Farmers’ market is on the fourth Sunday of every month […]

Koalas under threat

Koalas are an iconic Australian symbol. We love them, tourists love them. But here on the Mornington Peninsula, and elsewhere around the country, the koala population is in serious decline. Koalas need our help. They’re facing a number of threats: land clearing, urban development, changes in our climate, traffic and diseases. On Thursday 23 May […]