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March 29, 2020

Coronavirus update: public gatherings restricted to two, over 70s to self-isolate, moratorium on evictions

PUBLIC gatherings will be restricted to two people and those over the age of 70 will be "strongly advised" to self-isolate, according to the...

March 26, 2020

City of Greater Geelong to close council meetings to public but keep up livestreaming

THE City of Greater Geelong council will continue to meet but the public will not be able to attend in person, as part of...

March 26, 2020

Federal and state government announce new stimulus packages

THE federal government has announced a second stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that is more than three times the size of...

March 26, 2020

Coker hopes community coronavirus response can be co-ordinated

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker is convening what she is describing as a wide-ranging group to help direct the local community response to...

March 26, 2020

New hotline to connect volunteers to those who need help

VICTORIAN Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has launched a COVID-19 Volunteer Connect initiative to link volunteers with anyone in the...

March 26, 2020

Government shuts down non-essential businesses

THERE has been a shutdown of non-essential activity across Victoria, aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus. Announced by Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday morning,...

March 26, 2020

Barwon Water to remove part of historic aqueduct at Breakwater

BARWON Water wants to remove nearly a third of an aqueduct on the Barwon River at Breakwater in an attempt to create safe access...

March 25, 2020

City of Greater Geelong to roll out $3 million in economic and community support

THE City of Greater Geelong council has agreed to a series of immediate measures to help local businesses and the community cope with the...

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus update: new restrictions announced

ANOTHER stage of prohibited activities and venues has been revealed to limit social contact in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following yesterday's meeting of the...

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus update: schools to close from tomorrow, some businesses to shut down

VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a further shutdown of non-essential activity across the state from noon today, which is aimed at slowing the...

March 22, 2020

AFL suspends 2020 season until May 31

THE Australian Football League (AFL) has just suspended the 2020 season - which only began three days ago - until at least May 31...

March 19, 2020

RBA cuts rates to historic low of 0.25 per cent

THE Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has cut the cash rate to a historic low of 0.25 per cent...

March 19, 2020

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra won’t stop the music

Restrictions on public gatherings because of the coronavirus have hit the arts sector particularly hard, but the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is keeping the...

March 19, 2020

Seeking nature stewards

GEELONG residents with an interest in the local environment and great outdoors are being encouraged to apply for the City of Greater Geelong’s inaugural...

March 19, 2020

Online entries open for Surf Coast Century

ONLINE entries have opened for the 2020 Surf Coast Century and hosts Rapid Ascent were blown away by the response, given the present uncertainty...

March 19, 2020

Henderson talks up stimulus’ impact on tourism regions

THE Coalition says businesses on the Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine affected by a downturn because of the coronavirus outbreak will benefit from...

March 19, 2020

Grapevine: Enjoy a Grenache

Spain, Italy and France all have claims on making world-class Grenache.

The grape forms the basis for some of the most iconic reds in these...

March 19, 2020

Anglesea Golf Club angered by sports grants snub

THE Anglesea Golf Club has expressed its disappointed about its application missing out in the federal Coalition's controversial sports grants program, telling a Senate...

March 19, 2020

Coker urges city to take the plunge on pool

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker is calling on the community to write to City of Greater Geelong councillors in support of a pool...

March 19, 2020

Bellarine Catchment Network calls for Coastcarers

A NEW project supported by the federal government’s Communities Environment Program is set to launch this month. Environment organisation Bellarine Catchment Network is launching the...

March 19, 2020

Schools to stay open but Deakin to pause on-campus activity

THE state government has not yet decided to close public schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Victorian Chief Health Officer saying...

March 19, 2020

Victorian Government to lift moratorium on onshore conventional gas

THE state Labor Government will allow onshore conventional gas exploration and development to resume next year but the move has angered environmental groups, who...

March 19, 2020

Business as usual: Bellarine traders adapt to impact of coronavirus

BUSINESSES across the Bellarine are keeping their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic, with traders doing what they can to adapt to the changing...

March 19, 2020

Rip Curl Pro and local footy postponed

THE impacts of the coronavirus pandemic continue to be felt, with several sporting codes forced to postpone or cancel their seasons as part of...

March 19, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Grow it, slow it

Like many issues today, the relatively simple problem of food waste becomes incredibly complicated to fix. The fact is we waste vast amounts of food...

March 19, 2020

Geelong and Surf Coast to get more police

THE Geelong region will get 58 extra police from May onwards, according to the latest allocation of police resources. The Geelong and Surf Coast Police...

March 19, 2020

Health Creation Centre: Wake up to the benefits of sleep

Do you think you got enough sleep this past week?

Can you recall the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling refreshed...

March 17, 2020

City’s swim and sport centres and libraries to close tomorrow

THE City of Greater Geelong will close several of its public facilities from close of business tomorrow until at least April 1 to reduce...