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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

March 25, 2024

Deakin invests in marine science research

UPGRADES have been completed on Deakin University's Queenscliff-based Marine Science Centre, establishing the site as a centre of excellence. Works included the construction of new...

March 25, 2024

Comfort brigade: Teddy bears bring joy to schoolchildren

COMFORT bears have been helping students at four Bellarine primary schools through challenging situations, thanks to a donation from the Portarlington Drysdale Lions Club. Throughout...

March 24, 2024

Organisations seek better homelessness solutions

LOCAL organisations have thrown their support behind the Victorian government's long-awaited response to the homelessness inquiry but agree more needs to be done. The state...

March 24, 2024

Community group funds music scholarships for Bellarine youth

A NEW scholarship program is calling for nominations from the community for two young people who would benefit from some financial assistance to advance...

March 22, 2024

NBAC closure looms

THE North Bellarine Aquatic Centre (NBAC) looks set to close until the summer at the end of the month because the City of Greater...

March 22, 2024

Bellarine residents take a walk for refugees

COMMUNITY members on the Bellarine are preparing to gather this weekend for a 4km walk to show support to the more than 10,000 refugees...

March 22, 2024

Local artists to showcase work at Easter art show

MORE than 120 original paintings by local artists will be on display in Barwon Heads over the coming Easter long weekend. The Barwon Heads Art...

March 21, 2024

Indented Head fights for footpaths to ensure seniors’ safety

THE Indented Head Community Association is organising a petition to bolster its ongoing fight to build footpaths in the town. The community association is calling...

March 21, 2024

Ocean Alley, Ball Park Music to headline Here Comes the Sun

PSYCHEDELIC surf-rockers Ocean Alley are set to headline the Here Comes the Sun Festival at the Torquay Common next weekend. Over the past decade, the...

March 21, 2024

Chris Isaak returns for more wicked games

Platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated singer and actor Chris Isaak is returning to Australia for the first time since 2016, including at Geelong's Mt Duneed Estate...

March 20, 2024

Students park it easy: Deakin opens new carpark for waterfront campus

DEAKIN University has this week officially opened a new multideck carpark for students, staff and visitors to its Waterfront campus. It follows the sale of...

March 19, 2024

Free toolkit levels the playing field for pay

NEW resources have been developed to assist small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to achieve pay equality within their workplaces. The Pay Equality Toolkit was introduced...

March 19, 2024

Racism continues to rise following referendum

MORE than five months on from the failed Voice to Parliament referendum, local First Nations organisations and non-Indigenous allies are continuing to report increases...

March 18, 2024

Concerns mount over safety of Bellarine’s gravel roads

LEOPOLD residents are the latest community along the Bellarine to raise fears over the safety of the area's gravel roads following a series of...

March 17, 2024

Joint winners announced for this year’s Monica Hayes Award

TWO outstanding Northern Bellarine women have been recognised for their contributions to the community, jointly receiving this year's Monica Hayes Award. The award was presented...

March 17, 2024

Queenscliff Music Festival secures funding boost

THE Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) is set to receive a significant funding boost to support the operation of this year's November event. Now headed into...

March 16, 2024

Geelong creatives unite: Local artists showcase home grown talent

Three local artists have teamed up to present an exclusive showcase of work celebrating nature, the region and the talent that resides here. The exhibition,...

March 15, 2024

State says city should ‘get out of the way’ of Games projects

THE Victorian government says the City of Greater Geelong is "playing political games" as the city continues pushing for a new regional indoor sports...

March 15, 2024

Community association revives fight for Newcombe Street block

THE Portarlington Community Association (PCA) has relaunched its campaign to have a privately-owned plot of land on Newcombe Street returned to public hands. The site...

March 14, 2024

Community wants NBAC to stay open

COMMUNITY members are calling on the City of Greater Geelong to reconsider the closure of the recently opened North Bellarine Aquatic Centre (NBAC) after...

March 14, 2024

Deans Marsh Festival offers food, music and family activities

THE annual Deans Marsh Festival is set to return this weekend, bringing visitors to the small town to celebrate both the local community and...

March 13, 2024

Community urged to get back on track with cancer screening

Community members are being urged to keep up with cancer screening checks after new data revealed thousands of people across the region are not...

March 12, 2024

Forum seeks ideas for Geelong’s music scene

MUSIC lovers will have an opportunity to share their insights into the local music scene and contribute to the future of live music in...

March 12, 2024

More awareness needed about heart valve disease

Heart valve disease (HVD) has been described as the next cardiac epidemic. The condition, in which the heart's function is impaired by damage to...