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April 30, 2020

Project spreads kindness with a purpose

GEELONG'S Give Where You Live Foundation has launched a new project aimed at sharing good news stories and useful information during the coronavirus pandemic. Titled...

April 30, 2020

Don’t neglect your health during the coronavirus

THE Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched a nationwide campaign to stop people from neglecting their health concerns during the COVID-19...

April 30, 2020

Torquay’s Sunnyside Up

Hayden Real Estate’s recent listing in the heart of Old Torquay truly deserves the sometimes-overused depiction “unique”.

But that is exactly what 19 Anderson Street...

April 30, 2020

First Home Owner Grant extended for 12 months

THE Andrews Government is extending the $20,000 First Home Owner Grant for people buying or building a new home for an extra 12 months,...

April 30, 2020

Victorian property market in peak form pre COVID-19

REIV president Leah Calnan says the Victorian property market achieved record-breaking growth prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus, with the REIV quarterly median...

April 30, 2020

Town by Town Snapshot: Charlemont

THE size of Charlemont is about 10.5 square kilometres with the population recorded at 1,798 in 2011. By the 2016 Census, the population was...

April 30, 2020

Grapevine: Rule breakers

When the natural wine movement began a couple of decades ago in France, and even more so in the past 15 years, it was...

April 30, 2020

Tips for getting a good night’s sleep

Community members feeling the strain of coronavirus might be finding it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, but Beyond Blue is here to...

April 29, 2020

WSL postpones all events until at least July, announces new tour structure for 2021

THE World Surf League (WSL) has extended its hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, postponing or cancelling all events, at all levels...

April 27, 2020

Sod turned at Coridale as construction draws closer

VILLAWOOD Properties’ new Coridale project is set to host the first homes in the new Lara west growth precinct. Construction has begun at the O’Halloran’s...

April 24, 2020

Supporting Local Business with free social distancing floor decals

Torquay-based business DBM Signs is using their expertise to help the community stay safe during coronavirus by offering free floor decals for local businesses. With...

April 24, 2020

Be sure, with QuickSure Plumbing

ASHLEY of QuickSure Plumbing is a second-generation plumber who, about three years ago, took over what was his dad’s family business of nearly four...

April 24, 2020

Prototype tiny house project has big ambitions

A COLLABORATION between a Geelong technology company, a Geelong short-term accommodation provider and Deakin University has created a tiny house that aims to achieve...

April 23, 2020

Turn our state blue in support of police

The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation has expressed its deepest sympathies to the families of the four police who died last night in a...

April 23, 2020

Spirit of Tasmania to move to Geelong

THE Spirit of Tasmania is getting a new home in Victoria, with TT-Line Company moving its port operations for the ferry from Station Pier...

April 23, 2020

Be a parent to your child at home, not a teacher

Term two began last week in Victoria in very different circumstances because of the coronavirus, and Deakin University is offering some advice to parents...

April 23, 2020

Unemployment rate set to double

THE unemployment rate has been predicted to double to 10 per cent in the June quarter, and some local businesses are already under pressure...

April 23, 2020

Questions remain about coronavirus tracing app

THE federal government’s proposed coronavirus tracing app is still yet to be released, and there are still several unanswered questions about how it will...

April 23, 2020

RSL adapts appeal

RSL Victoria has adapted its annual Anzac Appeal to continue to raise money for return service league men and women through an online campaign. The organisation...

April 12, 2020

State of emergency extended

PREMIER Daniel Andrews has this morning announced that the current state of emergency in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended...

April 10, 2020

Get creative with cooking

As children spend more time indoors due to alternative schooling arrangements, why not use this time to ignite their passion for cooking through family...

April 9, 2020

Camper conversions a labour of love

WHEN Torquay couple Ronny and Tania met 15 years ago while Ronny was backpacking around Australia, they weren't to know that a spontaneous decision...

April 9, 2020

Exclusive Barwon River frontage in Ocean Grove

Bellarine Property’s recent listing of a prestigious riverfront Ocean Grove home has attracted a great deal of interest due to its idyllic location and...

April 9, 2020

Experience Metricon’s display homes from the comfort of your couch

At Metricon Homes, we love having you visit our display homes, but we understand sometimes it may not always be convenient for you to...

April 9, 2020

City to start rabbit baiting program

THE City of Greater Geelong will this month start a control program to reduce very high rabbit numbers at 10 city-managed reserves. The program will...

April 9, 2020

EPA urges people to think before they flush

ENVIRONMENT Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is urging Victorians to “think before they flush”. Toilet paper has been hard to get in supermarkets as a result...

April 9, 2020

New hub highlights jobs on offer

THE federal government has launched a new Jobs Hub to highlight which businesses and organisations have multiple jobs on offer. A list of a selection...

April 9, 2020

On the Plate: Out of hibernation comes creativity

It was the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who sagely advised “Necessity is the mother of invention”. And it’s sure been necessary to be inventive...