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November 20, 2020

Little Athletics on track to return

JUNIOR athletes can finally come back to the running track, after months of closures and lockdowns. The Geelong Little Athletics and Corio Little Athletics clubs...

November 12, 2020

Bisinella releases first stage

Land in the first stage of Lara Lakes Estate – Bisinella Developments’ new 520-lot residential estate – has just been released. Land in Stage 1A...

October 15, 2020

Four ways to explore Echuca Moama

LOCATED an easy three hours’ drive from Geelong on the famous Murray River, visitors to Echuca Moama are spoilt for choice when it comes...

October 1, 2020

Green the Coast: BioBlitz showcases the natural world

FRIDAY last week and Monday this week marked the start and end of the Great Southern BioBlitz - a friendly competition to see which...

September 24, 2020

Changes during election period

The next few Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor's Columns will look a little different – that's because we're entering the election period, also known as...

September 17, 2020

Councillor Column: Trent Sullivan from the City of Greater Geelong, September 17

I WANT to start this column by extending Council’s heartfelt condolences to the family of two-year old Anna Greaney who was last week laid...

September 10, 2020

Builder announced for $128 million redevelopment

GEELONG and district tradespeople will take centre stage in the next phase of the transformation of the Geelong Arts Centre. The Little Malop Street site...

September 10, 2020

Help shape reserve’s master plan

COMMUNITY feedback will help guide the management of Ocean Grove's Blue Waters Lake Reserve over the next decade as the City of Greater Geelong...

September 10, 2020

Carving out spaces to adapt to a new normal

WITH SURFCOAST PROPERTY STYLIST JACKIE ZULLIGER It was in March of this year when, on an onsite inspection in Winchelsea, I walked in and saw...

September 10, 2020

Reflecting on the Borough’s past 12 months

With the Council caretaker period and elections approaching soon, I thought I would utilise the final Mayor's Column of this Council term to reflect...

September 10, 2020

Small town has big heart

PORTARLINGTON'S big-hearted community has rallied to show support for the family of two-year-old Anna Greaney, who tragically died last week. Anna Greaney drowned after falling...

September 10, 2020

Mayor’s Column: Cr Ross Ebbels from the Borough of Queenscliffe, September 10

WITH the Council caretaker period and elections approaching soon, I thought I would use the final Mayor’s Column of this Council term to reflect...

September 3, 2020

Mayor’s Column: Cr Stephanie Asher from the City of Greater Geelong, September 3

Clarification for better communication AS A RELATIVELY small person, being average female height and on the runty side of body size, I don’t have a...

September 2, 2020

Enjoy award-winning wines from local producer

Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium award-winning cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans...

August 27, 2020

XTM’s miracle Merino masks

Face masks are the new re-usable shopping bag during the coronavirus lockdown, and interest is spiking in re-usable and sustainable facewear and neckwear.

XTM Performance,...

August 27, 2020

What a year it has been so far

At the behest of the pandemic, so many individuals, businesses and industries have been hugely affected, but thankfully the property market has fared very...

August 27, 2020

Mayor’s Column: Cr Ross Ebbels from the Borough of Queenscliffe, August 27

THE Geelong Small Business Festival returns this year for its tenth edition, although this time around it looks a little different. Due to the current...

August 27, 2020

The fastest way to yes

After the first lockdown, the banks have been inundated with applications - refinances and purchases alike. And now there’s a backlog as their staff...

August 27, 2020

How to negotiate better mortgage rates during a pandemic

WITH REALESTATEVIEW.COM.AU

Wages growth has stagnated and unemployment is historically high, but cash-strapped households can stretch their money a little further by slashing their mortgage...

August 20, 2020

Think you’ve got what it takes? Kieser Torquay is searching for the next up and coming surfer

KIESER Torquay, in conjunction with Surfing Victoria is on the lookout for someone who has a passion for surfing and wants to share...

August 20, 2020

A new lifestyle to counter isolation in Mount Duneed

ONE reflection shared throughout COVID-19 lockdown is that we humans are truly social beings. We’re missing coffee (or wine!) catch-ups with the girls, live footy...

August 20, 2020

LifeChanger: Connection

WITH SCOTT WATTERS

There are 7.4 billion people on the planet and every one is unique.

One common thread that binds us all is that most...

August 20, 2020

Geelong Small Business Festival – connecting businesses in 2020

ONE of Australia’s best-known digital entrepreneurs Mia Freedman has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Geelong Small Business Festival. The free event...

August 20, 2020

Councillor Column: Cr Jim Mason from the City of Greater Geelong, August 20

WE are now two weeks into this second period of stage three restrictions, and our Greater Geelong community is again showing its dedication to...

August 13, 2020

How to handle hayfever

WITH DIRECT CHEMIST OUTLET

Runny, itchy nose? Sneezing? Itchy, watery eyes?

About one in five Australians suffer from hay fever, also referred to as allergic rhinitis,...

July 30, 2020

Armstrong Real Estate’s June market update

This month we waved goodbye to another financial year.

And this year, we had quite a lot to reflect on! Front and centre is the...

July 30, 2020

Mayor’s Column: Ross Ebbels from the Borough of Queenscliffe, July 30

WE HAVE been helping our businesses stay COVID-safe by providing local shopkeepers with a sticker pack containing State Government-approved signage and documentation to place...

July 30, 2020

Tennis In Geelong: Midweek tennis fires up

The midweek ladies tennis competition started a new season on Tuesday, July 14, with quite reduced numbers, due to the extraordinary circumstances that we...