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January 14, 2021

Portarlington pair acknowledged for great work

INFLUENTIAL Portarlington figures Geoff Henderson and Ron Stockdale were acknowledged for their outstanding work by the Portarlington Business Development Association (PBDA). The December meeting, which was held...

January 14, 2021

Having a plan in place crucial for summer period

GEELONG Regional Libraries (GRL) will host an online event to help people get their homes disaster ready. The Disaster Preparedness at Home program is provided to...

January 14, 2021

Passionate cyclists prepare to tackle summer circuit

THERE’S no better way to start your Summer of Cycling campaign than with a ride around Torquay in the heart of summer. The team at Cadel...

January 14, 2021

Bellarine Cup to give Demons’ year a kickstart

FOR the second year running, Portarlington Football Netball Club (FNC) is excited to kickstart its year with the Bellarine Cup Day luncheon at Geelong Racing...

January 14, 2021

Rain affected junior country week, still plenty to play for

WINNERS were crowned, but it was not in the normal fashion of Barwon Junior Country Week after losing two of the four days to rain...

January 14, 2021

Salvos’ message for generous donors

SALVOS Stores is encouraging anyone donating to the charity bins to do it within store hours. Following a difficult year for many, donations to Salvos Stores...

January 14, 2021

Hair to help: City grant keeps volunteers snipping

VOLUNTEERS are being supported to keep their scissors snipping for those most in need through a City of Greater Geelong grant. The $5,198 from the...

January 14, 2021

Armstrong Creek named a must-watch suburb as development boom continues

ARMSTRONG Creek has been ranked alongside Byron Bay as Australia’s best investments amidst a housing boom. Despite being one of Geelong’s youngest suburbs, Hotspotting’s Price...

January 14, 2021

Grants to support better manufacturing

MANUFACTURERS in regional Victoria with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow jobs have a week left to apply for up to $1million...

January 14, 2021

Cotton On Group praises JobKeeper

JOBKEEPER kept the Cotton On Group going during 2020 and its chief executive officer says companies will have to adapt and respond quickly for...

January 14, 2021

The right fit: Cotton On to grow its Avalon distribution centre

THE Cotton On Group’s enormous distribution centre at Avalon is set to get even bigger, with the clothing brand announcing an expansion of the...

January 14, 2021

Chris wheels out a virtual Rip to River time

FOR the first time in its more than 41-year history, Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club’s main fundraising event, the Rip to River, was...

January 14, 2021

Geelong dodges sevenfold spike in job losses

MORE than 1,100 jobs were lost in Geelong between July and September but the impact could have been nearly seven times worse, according to...

January 14, 2021

Borough scales back Australia Day celebrations

THE Borough of Queenscliffe will scale back its 2021 Australia Day celebrations in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The borough usually holds a public event...

January 14, 2021

Start your 2021 right with a blood pressure check

Australians keen to make a healthy start to 2021 are being urged to have a blood pressure check.

Stroke Foundation clinical council chair Professor Bruce...

January 14, 2021

City’s Australia Day events cancelled

THE City of Greater Geelong has significantly scaled back its Australia Day celebrations for 2021, with many of the planned activities cancelled due to...

January 7, 2021

Government calls for informants to dob in dodgy deals

The federal government has launched a new "tip off" campaign that urges people to inform on foreigners suspected of illegally purchasing Australian residential real...

January 7, 2021

Coastal school holidays program made even more accessible

THIS year’s Summer by the Sea program will be more accessible than ever with the education program moving online. Each January school holidays sees Coastcare...

January 7, 2021

Light the way: Lighthouse walk to raise funds to fight cancer

A NEW fundraiser is urging people to put their lockdown fitness to the test this month to help aid efforts to fight cancer. Anglesea resident...

January 7, 2021

Poll reveals fears about coronavirus misinformation

A new poll has revealed Australians fear unchecked misinformation online could derail national COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and want to see greater transparency about the...

January 7, 2021

Bumper grain harvest to drive surge in GeelongPort activity

A BUMPER harvest on Australia's east coast is expected to drive a flurry of activity in the Port of Geelong, with a significant increase...

January 7, 2021

Geelong Wine Walk to raise a glass in 2021

THE APCO Foundation Geelong Wine Walk will be back in 2021, with February 13 officially locked in as the date. APCO ambassador Shane Crawford announced...

January 7, 2021

Strong support: Barwon Health Foundation praises community’s brilliant response to fundraiser

THE Barwon Health Foundation has praised the amazing level of community support for the Coronavirus Emergency Support Fund, with the appeal reaching its $1.1...

January 7, 2021

Libby charts a rough course to graduation

RECOVERING from a broken back and occasionally living out of a van didn't stop Libby Clarke from completing her masters this year. The RMIT University...

January 7, 2021

Region could reap benefits of tourism voucher scheme

THE first round of the Victorian government's tourism vouchers were snapped up by eager travellers, but Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine (TGGB) is...

January 7, 2021

Riverview Fishing Classic pulls in another good fundraising haul

AN ANNUAL fishing fundraiser has wetted its lines again to good effect, raising thousands of dollars for lifesavers in Ocean Grove. The seventh edition of...

January 7, 2021

JobKeeper reduced, still set to end in March

THE fortnightly JobKeeper subsidy has been reduced for a third time, and the federal Coalition still plans to end the scheme in about two...

January 7, 2021

Bellarine Sunset Run gets its shoes on for 2021

THE Bellarine Sunset Run will be back this year, with organisers announcing last week that the 2021 edition would go ahead. The annual walking and...