About: Kylie Oliver

Posts by: Kylie Oliver

September 17, 2021

Foster carers relish making a difference

Local couple Peyman and Leila feel their lives have been greatly enriched since becoming foster carers to young people in need of respite care. The...

September 16, 2021

Free beer for the vaxxed is no Furphy

Locally brewed favourite Furphy has declared it’s their shout for double-jabbed beer lovers as part of a ‘Vaxxed to the Pub’ initiative in support...

September 13, 2021

Creative Arts Grants jumpstart new projects

The Geelong Arts Centre has announced the nine creative projects set to benefit from the second round of its innovative Creative Engine grants initiative. The...

September 12, 2021

Creative minds wanted to host events

DESIGNERS, artists and innovators are being called on to host events as part of the 10-day Geelong Design Week festival to be held in...

September 12, 2021

First Nations youth gambling awareness program launches

The Geelong region will be home to Australia’s first youth specific First Nations gambling awareness program to support young Wadawurrung people. Aboriginal-owned organisation Strong Brother...

September 11, 2021

Organic approach to the art of styling

Interior design is something that comes naturally to Rebecca Jansma. A scroll through her stunning Instagram account or some time spent in her presence assures...

September 11, 2021

Sustainable style made to last

It was seeing first-hand the devastating impacts of fast, mass-produced fashion that led Tania Egan and Fleur Grundy to launch their own ethical fashion...

September 9, 2021

Inaugural Queenscliff Art Prize gets pier approval

Brothers Chris and Adam Macleod spent much of their childhood holidaying with family in Queenscliff and one of their fondest memories was jumping off...

September 4, 2021

Tim leads strong foundation for change

Tim Diamond isn’t one to spend too much time dwelling on past achievements.

But the general manager of Cotton On Foundation has good...

September 2, 2021

Disability trailblazer wins small business honour

Barwon Heads entrepreneur and disability advocate Christine Smith has been named among the top 50 small business leaders in Australia. Christine, who owns the Great...

August 29, 2021

Get inspired and learn at Geelong Small Business Festival

Those starting or growing a business are being encouraged to take advantage of a range of free and low-cost events of offer at this...

August 28, 2021

Passion steers the way to successful venture

Surf Coast couple Sam and Jesse Jeffrey epitomise the dream of turning a shared passion into a thriving small business venture. The husband-and-wife duo has...

August 26, 2021

Helping young people rise up to new career

A desire to provide a better future for her family led 22-year-old Annie Battle to take part in the RISE apprenticeship program and it...

August 19, 2021

Celebrating a century of much-loved Archie

Portrait enthusiasts are in for something special this summer when the Geelong Gallery hosts the Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize exhibition. The...

August 15, 2021

Natalie’s teaching talents blossom online

Accomplished Surf Coast watercolour artist Natalie Martin continues to build a vibrant virtual community with the launch of a third online art course, Lessons...

August 14, 2021

School kids backyard business takes flight

Brother and sister duo Wilbur and Maisy Renney have no shortage of feathered friends. In fact, the entrepreneurial Surf Coast teenagers have channelled their fondness...

August 9, 2021

New brews flow at Blackmans

Lockdown might have slowed down many of us for a short time but not so for the busy crew at Blackman’s Brewery who have...

August 7, 2021

Sustainable startups invited to pitch ideas

A new event will give sustainable startups in the Surf Coast, Geelong and Bellarine regions a platform to pitch their ideas to potential investors. Ripple...

August 7, 2021

Luxe serve of sustainable style

Mark Philippoussis says it was his own frustration at being unable to find classic clothing which ticked all the boxes that led him to...

August 6, 2021

Collective kindness helps local charities

A giving circle fundraising effort by a leading Geelong charity needs just a handful of donors to get on board to achieve its goal...

July 31, 2021

Inspiring story of a true survivor

Ky Furneaux remembers wanting to be just like Robinson Crusoe when she grew up. There were “no Barbie doll princess dreams” like other girls...

July 31, 2021

Generosity spills over at Mt Duneed Estate

A GEELONG charity forced to cancel a major fundraising event at the last minute due to lockdown has been blown away by the...

July 30, 2021

Playing a part in a lifechanging legacy

The heartbroken uncle of a Geelong teenager tragically lost to suicide last year is channeling his grief into an inspiring new event which shines...

July 25, 2021

Wellbeing when working from home

Working from home certainly has its advantages but there can be downsides when it comes to being more sedentary which can have long-lasting adverse...

July 25, 2021

Pilot program a lifechanger for young mums

A DETERMINED group of women have taken their first major step towards establishing a much-needed support hub for young mums they hope to base...

July 25, 2021

Family thanks community for unwavering support

A FUNDRAISER set up for the family of a beloved Torquay father-of-two who died suddenly while on his regular mountain bike ride has triggered...

July 24, 2021

Readymade meals made locally with love

Kell Lowdon insists there is one ingredient she infuses into every homestyle premade meal she makes and that is “a whole lot of love”. Surrounded...

July 24, 2021

Call out for winter woollies

VINNIES is calling on the community to delve into their wardrobes and donate unwanted winter woollies to help keep everyone warm during the colder...