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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

June 13, 2024

Restaurants partner with disability support provider to create jobs

LOCAL restaurants Pholklore and Edge Geelong have teamed up with disability support service genU to provide opportunities for people living with disability and bolster...

June 13, 2024

Canine companionship combats difficulties at school

A TEAM of four-legged therapists are helping to improve educational outcomes for young people across Geelong. Run by MacKillop Family Services, the Paw Pals program...

June 12, 2024

School program boosting confidence in students

A SCHOOL program working to empower girls to speak up in their classrooms, schools and communities is set to expand, with the development of...

June 11, 2024

Barwon Edge to launch winter artisan market series

THE team behind Barwon Edge is gearing up to host a winter artisan market series and interested stallholders still have time to get involved. The...

June 10, 2024

Geelong seeks to strengthen ties with Japan for economic growth

A JAPANESE delegation visited Geelong last Thursday (May 30) to explore possible investment opportunities in the region. Led by deputy consul-general Natsuko Miguchi, the delegation...

June 10, 2024

City to create LGBTIQA+ Action Plan

THE City of Greater Geelong has confirmed it will develop a dedicated LGBTIQA+ Action Plan to better facilitate inclusion across the region. The plan will...

June 8, 2024

Local SES volunteers joins calls for more funding

MEMBERS of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) from across the region have thrown their support behind a volunteer-led campaign calling for a sustainable...

June 7, 2024

Geelong gathers for Reconciliation in the Park

GEELONG'S Johnstone Park came alive with music and dance on Sunday, as the local community gathered for Reconciliation in the Park, now in its...

June 7, 2024

Norlane aquatic centre finally gets a permanent name

NORLANE's recently opened aquatic centre, formerly known as the Northern Aquatic and Community Hub, finally has an official name. The $65.6 million community facility, which...

June 7, 2024

Great Ocean Road retreat named Australian Home of the Year

A luxury holiday home on the Great Ocean Road has been named this year's Australian Home of the Year. The Separation Creek property, designed by...

June 6, 2024

Local asylum seekers stuck in visa limbo

TAMIL asylum seekers Sinthujan and Shyamalie have both been living in the Geelong community for more than 12 years. They fled persecution in Sri Lanka...

June 6, 2024

Lara community maintains fight against incinerator

LARA residents continue to oppose the waste-to-energy facility proposed for the town, protesting at the latest recent series of community engagement sessions about the...

June 5, 2024

Geelong community to rally against gendered violence again

PREPARATIONS are underway for a second Geelong rally against gendered violence as the death toll continues to rise. It comes as Destroy the Joint's 'Counting...

June 5, 2024

Victoria creates first-of-its-kind role to address violence against women

A NEW parliamentary role has been established within the Victorian government to help address violence against women across the state. Premier Jacinta Allan announced on...

June 5, 2024

Inquiry calls for crackdown on supermarket price hikes

A GREENS-LED Senate inquiry into supermarket prices has called for price gouging to be made illegal after hearing "devastating evidence" from consumers about the...

June 4, 2024

Local households save big with Geelong Sustainability’s Electric Homes Program

GEELONG Sustainability is celebrating the success of its 2023 Electric Homes Program, with community participation levels and program uptake across the region exceeding expectations. The...

June 3, 2024

18th Amendment Bar to hit the road for national tour

THE team from 18th Amendment Bar will hit the road next month for a national bar tour that will see them takeover some of...

June 3, 2024

Disruptions ahead as rail works ramp up

MORE road closures and travel delays are ahead with major works across the state's southwest slated for the coming winter months. The construction blitz is...

June 2, 2024

Pitch-perfect upgrades near completion in Moolap

THE $850,000 upgrade of the cricket practice facilities at Moolap's Grinter Reserve are almost finished. The upgrades replace the site's existing facilities and will include...

June 2, 2024

Beloved school crossing supervisor in contention for state award

A LOCAL school crossing supervisor has been nominated for this year's prestigious School Crossing Supervisor of the Year Award. John Carey, who has been a...

June 2, 2024

Armstrong Creek tapped for new dog park

THE Armstrong Creek community are set to receive a new dog park, state environment minister Steve Dimopoulous confirmed last week. The new dog park forms...

June 2, 2024

Clearing the air: EPA encourages community to avoid using wood heaters

AS WINTER nears, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria is urging the community to help reduce air pollution by getting their wood heaters serviced...

June 1, 2024

New toolkit levels the playing field

A new program has been launched to assist local sport and recreational clubs in welcoming, including and supporting children who are deaf or hard...

May 31, 2024

A culinary adventure awaits: Annual Geelong food festival to return

GEELONG'S annual food festival is set to return next month with a three-week program of events celebrating the region's best food, drink and hospitality...