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April 9, 2021

Queenscliff Anzac Day service reserved for veterans

THE Borough of Queenscliffe will be one of the few places in the Geelong region holding an Anzac Day service this year, but the...

April 8, 2021

Storytime with a difference

TAKE a seat at Geelong’s Museum of Play and Art’s latest exhibit and enjoy an Immersive Storytime experience in a purpose-built cinema. MoPA owner Tom...

April 8, 2021

Project to find the gaps in Geelong’s digital skills

G21 HAS started a project to develop programs that will build the skills and capacity of existing and future digital workers in the Greater...

April 8, 2021

On ya bike, Type 1 Diabetes

SYDNEY cyclist Izaak Raaijimakers has whistled through Geelong and arrived in Torquay as part of his solo charity bike ride around Australia. Izaak completed Year...

April 8, 2021

Walk this way

The Heart Foundation is encouraging people from across the region to put on their runners and take part in the foundation’s Personal Walking Plan.

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April 8, 2021

Local hub opens for COVID-19 vaccine injections

BARWON Health’s COVID-19 vaccination hub is now officially in operation but the general public are not yet allowed to visit. The facility, located in part...

April 8, 2021

On the Plate: M’jadrah – a beaut budget bite!

There’s only so many ways you can stretch your dollar – with fuel and food prices all creeping steadily upwards – I find I’m...

April 8, 2021

Grapevine: So much variety

Primitivo, Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch have all been covered here in previous weeks and they are just a drop in the ocean of grape varieties we...

April 8, 2021

Bells serves up an Easter treat for Bolt Blowers

ALTHOUGH the Rip Curl Pro did not take place at Bells Beach this Easter, a retro team-based charity surf comp meant that crowds were...

April 8, 2021

Tigers welcome back crowds at home

FOOTY has made a triumphant return to Spring Creek Reserve, with thousands of people gathering to cheer on Torquay and Ocean Grove in the...

April 8, 2021

Road to recovery: Geelong tourist body backs blueprint to save sector

GEELONG’S tourism industry is supporting calls for more than $1 billion of state government investment to be injected into the industry to offset losses...

April 8, 2021

Local workwear label Ranger puts quality above all

Jess Cooper had the dream career. She started at the Rip Curl retail store in Torquay and worked her way up through the company,...

April 8, 2021

Free business advice rolls into town

A BUSLOAD of business expertise and free advice will roll into town when the Victorian Government’s Small Business Bus visits two Surf Coast towns...

April 8, 2021

Labor backs stadium plan to speed up COVID vaccinations

FEDERAL Labor has thrown its support behind establishing stadium-style coronavirus vaccination hubs to speed up the national rollout. The Coalition Government has played down the...

April 8, 2021

Endless Summer 2 on the big screen for one night only

The cult sequel to Bruce Brown’s 1965 epic surf documentary The Endless Summer is back on the big screen for one night only. The Torquay...

April 8, 2021

Vale Daryle Hill 1950-2021

THE family of a well-known Torquay and Barwon Heads restaurateur have remembered him as a loving husband and an amazing father. Daryle Hill passed away...

April 8, 2021

Lisa Neville extends leave by three months

BELLARINE MP Lisa Neville will extend her leave from state Parliament as she continues to manage her recovery from the impacts of Crohn’s...

April 8, 2021

VICSES members refresh their crash rescue skills

MEMBERS of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) have taken part in hands-on training to keep their vital road crash rescue (RCR) skills up...

April 8, 2021

Performance to recall Geelong’s colonial era

A FREE and interactive live performance this weekend will transport the audience back in time to Geelong in the mid-19th century. The Arts Industry Commission...

April 1, 2021

Bolt Blowers head to Bells this Easter

THE 16th annual Bolt Blowers Invitational will take on the Bells Beach break for the first time to raise awareness and funds for mental...

April 1, 2021

City makes a $3.3m bid to fund sports projects

THE state government has invited the City of Greater Geelong to resubmit its play spaces application as part of a second round of funding...

April 1, 2021

Changes proposed for federal electoral boundaries

THE federal electorate of Corangamite could have a new name honouring a prominent Aboriginal activist but would become much smaller to account for population...

April 1, 2021

Jan Juc surfers dominate Victorian Junior Titles

A QUINTET of Jan Juc surfers claimed wins in five of the six divisions of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Titles, held over the weekend. Originally...

April 1, 2021

Conservation investment could support 350 local jobs

INVESTMENT in practical conservation and land management could provide jobs for hundreds of young and unskilled workers in western Victoria and thousands across Australia,...

April 1, 2021

Illegal trail biking and 4WDing increases

ILLEGAL off-road activity in Victoria’s parks, forests and reserves by trail bikes and four-wheel drives is increasing. The Conservation Regulator has issued more than 100...

April 1, 2021

Arts trail returns to northern Bellarine

THE Northern Bellarine Peninsula Arts Trail is back after a coronavirus-induced hiatus. After the very successful staging of the 2019 event, Linda Gallus and Kaye...

April 1, 2021

Nominations open for Barwon Heads Road reference group

APPLICATIONS have opened for people to have their say about the coming upgrades to Barwon Heads Road. The Community Reference Group (CRG) is looking for...

April 1, 2021

Rip Curl Newcastle Cup begins

THE Australian leg of the World Surf League’s (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) begins today (Thursday, April 1) with the Rip Curl Newscastle Cup presented...