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December 2, 2021

Banks are increasing their fixed rates and decreasing their variable rates. What does that mean for home loans applicants?

BY LEIGH DELEDIO Director, UFinancial In the last month, 16 lenders have increased their fixed-rate home loans, including all big four banks. The Australia and New Zealand...

December 1, 2021

Makeover to revive the social heart of Norlane

THE council is aiming to bring Labuan Square in Norlane back to life as a safe and appealing community meeting point. Improvement projects like this...

November 30, 2021

New library fosters strong community connections

HEY legends. While we are slowly recalibrating and getting back to a semblance of 'normal' life, there are a few key projects happening across...

November 25, 2021

What is home equity and how can you use it to your advantage?

What exactly is home equity? Simply put, home equity is the difference between the current value of your property and how much you owe on it. If...

November 24, 2021

The immeasurable value of our libraries

LIBRARIES hold a special place in my life. Growing up, I was one of those kids who would read for hours at night with...

November 18, 2021

Lifechanger human superpower

At LifeChanger we get to work with thousands of young people in Australia and New Zealand building self-esteem, self-awareness, positive self-identity and resilience! In the...

November 17, 2021

Exciting times ahead for region

TWO things have made me particularly excited in the past fortnight: the arrival of our magnificent floating Christmas tree on Corio Bay, and news...

November 11, 2021

Effortlessly enhance your pool with natural stone tiles and pavers

// With RMS Traders Embarking on your pool design project is an exciting time – finally your dream is coming to life! The reality is that...

November 11, 2021

Make silly season the “smart season”

// With Loan Market The dates are flying off the calendar and it won't be long until silly season invites start coming in. It's this time...

November 11, 2021

Hit refresh with Berkowitz Furniture

Sick and tired of your furniture? You’re not alone At Berkowitz, we’re hearing it from all over. After spending so much time at home, it’s...

November 11, 2021

Two specialists, one extraordinary kitchen

Sub-Zero, the food preservation specialist and Wolf, the cooking specialist, offer outstanding designs with timeless appeal and advanced performance features that provide simple and...

November 11, 2021

Opening the Bank of Mum and Dad? Know the risks

As house prices continue to surge, so do the requests for financial support from parents. Digital Financial Analytics reports about 60 per cent of first...

November 10, 2021

Understanding Family Law court changes

Recently, the family law landscape underwent a significant change. The two federal Courts that dealt with family law matters – the Federal Circuit Court...

November 10, 2021

World-first bridges are a win-win

Festive spirit It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Geelong. In case you haven't been down to the Waterfront lately, our famous floating Christmas...

November 3, 2021

Counting down to festive cheer

CAN you believe we're less than two months off Christmas? My sense of time during this pandemic is a bit off, what with the lockdowns...

November 2, 2021

Finding calm and gratitude in reflection

MY mum passed away in late September and I took a few weeks leave around that time. It felt decidedly odd to take time...

October 28, 2021

New look for HF Richardson

HF Richardson is one of Victoria’s oldest privately owned real estate and livestock agencies and has been a mainstay in the Geelong community for...

October 28, 2021

When you shouldn’t self-manage your property

A few red flags to look out for, that may suggest self-managing your property is an accident waiting to happen. If you don't have time...

October 20, 2021

Lara leads food waste bin trial

COLLECTING and managing household waste is one of a council's core responsibilities. In fact, it's often the very first thing people associate with local...

October 12, 2021

City to look at how to reduce harms from problem gambling

GAMBLING is a legal activity, and many participate without issues. But for some, it is associated with significant harms. As a GP, I've seen the...

October 5, 2021

Floating Christmas Tree to lift spirits early this year

CHRISTMAS spirit I think it's fair to say that recently it feels like we don't know whether we're coming or going, as Greater Geelong hops...

September 28, 2021

Councillor calls on community to consider why

BE a team player Like everyone, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that Lockdown #8 for Greater Geelong is a short one. It is discouraging to...

September 15, 2021

Looking after each other as we ask ‘R U OK?’

TODAY is 'R U OK? Day' and it feels as though this year, more than ever, it's a conversation we need to be having...

September 1, 2021

City acts to limit impact of climate change

IF ever there was a call to action, it's the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report. It makes it very clear: climate change is...

August 23, 2021

Spotlight on our local business community

I felt grateful to see our community out enjoying themselves over the weekend, free from some of the COVID restrictions that are still unfortunately...

August 17, 2021

Perfect time to rally behind local business and tourism

SUPPORT local I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that lockdown ending in regional Victoria after four days was a welcome surprise! As we again pivot...

August 11, 2021

Unique challenge provides clever and creative environmental project

VISITING the Armstrong Creek area now is to experience a stunning realisation of a vision that was fraught with scepticism more than a decade...

August 3, 2021

Many benefits of investing in sport

IF your household is anything like mine, your TV dial probably hasn't moved far from the Olympics over the past week as you've sat...