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September 18, 2021

“Open letter” calls for DAL fairness, businesses say

THE business behind a print advertisement urging more housing development on the Bellarine claims the Bellarine Distinctive Area and Landscape (DAL) program was “not...

September 18, 2021

CBCA offer ideas to improve Bellarine SPP

THE Combined Bellarine Community Associations (CBCA) say its members have a “broad consensus of support” for the direction of the third phase of the...

September 17, 2021

Corey Enright leaves Cats for coaching gig with Saints

GEELONG assistant coach Corey Enright is changing clubs, with the former Cats star landing a new job as an assistant coach in charge of...

September 17, 2021

Exposure sites update – September 17, 11am

THERE are three new public exposure sites to COVID-19 in the Geelong region. They are:

  • The Cotton On Group's headquarters in North Geelong, on September...

September 16, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions ease at Victoria hits 70 per cent first jab target

VICTORIA will hit its target of 70 per cent of first dose COVID-19 vaccinations today (Thursday, September 16), and the Victorian Government has announced...

September 16, 2021

The Blues Train returns to hibernation

THE escalating situation of COVID-19’s Delta variant has forced The Blues Train to cancel all of its 2021 shows, and its founder and proprietor...

September 15, 2021

Exposure sites update – September 15, 11am

ANOTHER public exposure site to COVID-19 in the Geelong region has been added. The Coffee Hit cafe inside the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is a...

September 14, 2021

More COVID-19 public exposure sites added

UPDATE 3.39pm: MORE public exposure sites have been added in the Geelong region in the 1.53pm update. All sites are Tier 2, meaning if you...

September 13, 2021

Jacko is back

JACKO the cockatoo is safely back at Drysdale Home Timber and Hardware after being stolen at the weekend. Police have been told an unknown offender...

September 13, 2021

Have you seen Jacko the cockatoo?

PORTARLINGTON police are appealing for public assistance after Jacko the cockatoo was stolen from a store in Drysdale at the weekend, and the store's...

September 8, 2021

COVID-19 case recorded in Ocean Grove

OCEAN Grove has been named as the location of one of five new regional Victorian cases of COVID-19, but no new public exposure sites...

September 8, 2021

Lockdown to lift in regional Victoria on Friday

LOCKDOWN restrictions will lift across almost all of regional Victoria as of Friday this week. At a press conference this morning, Premier Daniel Andrews said...

August 30, 2021

Rotary clubs help train teachers in Cambodia

THE Ocean Grove and Highton Rotary clubs are funding two students to complete their training to become school teachers. The Phenom Penh Rotary Club have...

August 29, 2021

More grants to support Victoria’s live performers

THE Victorian Government is providing more support for live performance events that have been cancelled due to latest COVID-19 restrictions. The second round of the...

August 27, 2021

Lisa Neville returns to work

BELLARINE MP Lisa Neville has returned to her parliamentary and ministerial duties after an absence of six months while she recovered from surgery and...

August 27, 2021

Have your say on dog-free beach at Ocean Grove

PART of Ocean Grove’s Main beach has been dog-free for nearly eight months, and people are being encouraged to share their views about how...

August 24, 2021

Corio Village stores listed among local exposure sites for COVID-19

SOME stores in Corio Village have been listed as public exposure sites for COVID-19, as well as businesses in Lara and Norlane. This morning (Tuesday,...

August 24, 2021

Jobs on offer as grand plans draw closer

THE renovated Portarlington Grand Hotel aims to throw open its doors in December, and the business is looking for as many as 50 staff...

August 23, 2021

Bellarine Community Health joins “Brands off our kids!” campaign

BELLARINE Community Health (BCH) has joined a campaign urging all governments to set higher standards on unhealthy food marketing in Australia. The primary health services...

August 22, 2021

College presents Addams Family fun

STUDENTS and staff at Bellarine Secondary College went creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky with their production this year. The school embraced the “show must go...

August 21, 2021

GPs and pharmacists urge COVID-19 jabs as million-dose target set

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Pharmacy Guild are urging all Australians to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

As of Monday this...

August 20, 2021

Ocean Grove’s headspace opens

YOUNG people on the Bellarine Peninsula have better access to mental health support with the opening of headspace Ocean Grove on Monday this week. The...

August 19, 2021

Leopold club’s active attitude awarded

A LEOPOLD group dedicated to getting out and about in their neighbourhood and beyond is one of the five Victorian recipients of this year’s...

August 18, 2021

Blue armbands to help drive down road trauma

MORE than 1,200 football and netball clubs across Victoria will eventually support a new initiative for the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and AFL Victoria...

August 17, 2021

More than 85 per cent of QMF tickets sold

INTEREST in the Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) is as high as ever if early bird sales are any indication, with more than 85 per...

August 16, 2021

Remembering Australia’s Vietnam War

TORQUAY'S little-known but revered Vietnam War memorial will be the centre of attention later this week. On Wednesday, a Vietnam veterans' commemoration service will take...

August 14, 2021

Developer says Oakdene West has reflected community concerns

THE proponents of the Oakdene West estate say they have modified their proposed development in response to community concerns. Morgan & Griffin, who developed Oakdene...

August 13, 2021

Portarlington to Queenscliff road to get safety upgrades

A DANGEROUS stretch of road between Portarlington and Queenscliff will be made safer through the federal government’s Road Safety Program. The stretch of Queenscliff Road...