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April 2, 2020

Council dives into potential pool

AN INDEPENDENT scoping study has confirmed a need for a swimming pool on the north Bellarine, with two sites identified as potential homes. The

April 2, 2020

Giving hope: Salvos roll out help across the Bellarine

WHEN the Bellarine Salvos pulled up to a residence in Portarlington last week, neighbours isolating across the road stood at their doors and cheered;...

April 2, 2020

Bringing a home among the gumtrees

AS FIRES ravaged across the country this summer, Mallacoota’s sky turned blood red, symbolic of the homes, lives and native wildlife lost to the...

April 2, 2020

New beginnings for historical museum

A NEW onsite attraction may have permanently anchored at the Queenscliffe Historical Museum (QHM), but despite the arrival of...

April 2, 2020

Bellarine ladies at Bennetts

THE Northern Bellarine International Women’s Day (IWD) function was held at Bennetts on Bellarine on March 18, complete with a luncheon and keynote speaker. Jenny...

April 2, 2020

Help is only a phone call away with Bellarine Community Support Register

WITH Facebook groups popping up offering assistance to older and vulnerable Bellarine residents, Denise Hibbins from Bellarine Community Support Register (BCSR), wants to remind...

April 2, 2020

Bayside blues – go home, locals beg

A CONCERNED Indented Head resident has expressed anger at the apparent lack of forceable removal of holidays makers and campers from Bellarine Bayside Holiday...

April 2, 2020

Last acts of kindness

SEVERAL Bellarine businesses have shown a final act of kindness, donating thousands of dollars’ worth of food to Feed...

March 26, 2020

Call out: Help feed the Bellarine’s hungry

NON-PERISHABLE foods are the staples of all foodbanks, and with a shortage of pasta, pasta sauce, and canned goods, the Drysdale Family Support Foodbank...

March 26, 2020

Packed house in Port for PBDA function

THE PORTARLINGTON Business Development Association (PBDA) held their annual function on March 12 at Bouchon Restaurant in Portarlington to a packed house. PBDA president John...

March 26, 2020

Keeping the community healthy

BELLARINE Community Health (BCH) is changing the way their organisation will deliver health services, in light of the coronavirus. BCH chief executive officer Shane Dawson...

March 26, 2020

Decades and a diamond for Willeys

THE end of World War II was just on the horizon when Mavis and Howard Willey said “I do”, and on Tuesday, March 24,...

March 26, 2020

Plan to protect Barwon riverbank in Ocean Grove

PLANNING is under way to protect a section of riverbank in Ocean Grove from the impacts of climate change, with Barwon Coast encouraging the...

March 26, 2020

Save the Bellarine: buy out, eat in

EVOLVE or dissolve: that’s what eateries across the Bellarine are doing in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic and stage one measures, introduced by...

March 19, 2020

Drysdale Anzac honoured in bypass road renaming

THE latest road to be renamed as part of the Drysdale Bypass project honours Anzac Corporal Horace Stanley Waterson, who was killed in action...

March 19, 2020

A community conscious movement

WITH the world in the grips of a coronavirus pandemic and Victoria in a state of emergency, it’s not just the virus making the...

March 19, 2020

Man busted over illegal calamari haul at Queenscliff

A ST ALBANS man who took 96 calamari over three fishing trips near Queenscliff in October has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six...

March 19, 2020

Sunset run success

THIS year, the Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run raised almost $6,000 for Bellarine Community Health’s (BCH) youth services and...

March 19, 2020

Creating inner peace in Ocean Grove

SHANNON Schilling from Texas, USA, will be arriving to Ocean Grove as part of a speaking tour that will see her visit regional towns...

March 19, 2020

Stories of the sea

LOCAL maritime favourites will feature at Queenscliffe Maritime Museum’s event Fishy Tales: Stories from the Pilots, on Saturday, March 21. Port Phillip Sea Pilots (PPSP)...

March 19, 2020

Green thumbs and worm goodness in Ocean Grove

THE Ocean Grove Community Garden (OGCG) held a workshop on Saturday that saw recycled food grade containers transformed into inground worm farms.

March 12, 2020

Old-fashioned fun at Bellarine Agricultural Show

THE Portarlington Recreation Reserve transformed into a country oasis on Sunday for the 30th Bellarine Agricultural Show, an event...

March 12, 2020

Food feast in Drysdale for Harmony Week

DRYSDALE'S SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre is embracing diversity as part of national Harmony Week (March 15-21) and is inviting residents...

March 12, 2020

Trekking for a cause: runners step up their training and their fundraising

A THOUSAND trekkers will take on the Surf Coast’s Ironbark forests, exposed cliff tops and sandy beaches from Aireys Inlet to Torquay on March...

March 12, 2020

All the fun of the Ocean Grove Apple Fair

OCEAN GROVE Primary School’s Apple Fair started the long weekend celebrations for hundreds of families, as thousands flocked to enjoy the fair’s festivities. “It ran...

March 12, 2020

Two worlds embodied in Rudd

Xavier Rudd embodies the ethos of the 2 Worlds Festival (2WF) – a celebration of Indigenous and Western culture – and this Saturday he’s...

March 5, 2020

Carolyn’s legacy turns Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House into a home

FOR 20 years, Carolyn Williams has been the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House co-ordinator, opening the doors to facilitate and develop...

March 5, 2020

Solar sell-out in Ocean Grove

HUNDREDS of residents and businesses took part in the Ocean Grove Community Association (OGCA) and 100% Clean Bellarine’s community solar and battery program on...