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Councillor Sam Hearn elected as Mayor

Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn was elected Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire for 2019/20 at this weeks’ Annual Council Meeting. Cerberus Ward Councillor Kate Roper was elected as Deputy Mayor. In Mayor Hearn’s acceptance speech, he said “when I was heavily involved in voluntary work through local schools and other youth initiatives, I learnt that […]

Buruli Ulcer research on Peninsula continues

Due to community concerns, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, a partner in the Beating Buruli in Victoria research project, sought alternative methods to those proposed as part of the study aimed at reducing mosquito numbers and evaluating the effect on the spread of the Buruli Ulcer. Amongst the alternative approaches was a ‘source reduction’ method, which […]

November 16 is McHappy Day!

McHappy Day returns to all McDonald’s restaurants across Mornington Peninsula Shire! Now in its 28th year, the day continues to raise crucial funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). As the largest fundraiser for RMHC Australia nationally, McHappy Day raises much-needed funds for the charity, which helps keep families together while their seriously ill child […]

Women’s sport in focus

Inspiring local women and young girls have been in the spotlight this week at a special event celebrating the 16 Days of Activism campaign. The event, aimed at raising awareness of gender equality, highlighted the importance of female participation and leadership in sports and recreation, with stories told by local superstars Sarah Hosking of Carlton […]

Remembrance Day 2019 | Time to reflect on our loss

POPPIES will proliferate on November 11, a symbol of Remembrance Day. The blood-red flowers grew wild on the Western Front in the soil and mud churned by fighting in World War I. Poppies have since become symbols of the useless slaughter of the Great War. Paper poppies were originally sold in London, in 1921, as […]

Snap the one that didn’t get away!

The Peninsula Snapper Challenge is a community based fishing tournament with an emphasis on participation, enjoyment of angling and the option of catch and release fishing. The competition commenced Saturday November 2nd with the final competition entries to be submitted by 11.59AM on Sunday November 10th while you fish Westernport & Port Phillip Bay. Entries […]

Body found, multiple people injured as firefighters battle dozens of blazes across NSW and Queensland

Three people are missing and at least 100 homes have been destroyed in northern NSW as devastating bushfires wreaked havoc in the region. The news comes a day after unprecedented conditions stretched firefighters battling the blazes on Friday. “At this stage, it appears at least 100 homes have been destroyed in yesterday’s bush fires. Three […]

#Buyfromthebush campaign bringing business to drought-affected towns

It was just two weeks ago, on 16 October, that Grace Brennan started the Buyfromthebush campaign, hoping to encourage people to support small rural businesses struggling in the severe drought by buying their Christmas presents from the bush. The idea was simple: provide an easy way for city people to support their country kin who are doing it […]

Today, it’s about the ladies!

The tradition of Kennedy Oaks Day is beauty, femininity, style and grace. It’s a day that the racegoer can embrace wonderment and escape the normal of a week day. The style is not just for the females, the men also take it up a notch, making it one of the best days of the year […]

Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup

There were claims of a robbery at the Melbourne Cup after Vow and Declare saluted in a thrilling finish. Jockey Craig Williams finally won the biggest race in Australia at his 15th attempt, fighting back late to hand victory to trainer Danny O’Brien. But interference from Master of Reality, which prevented late-charging Il Paradiso from […]