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April 15, 2021

Impact of JobKeeper’s end yet to emerge

THE Coalition government’s JobKeeper program is no more, but business leaders in Geelong and the Surf Coast say it will take weeks if not...

April 15, 2021

MAN v FAT uses soccer to kick off the kilos

NORLANE’S Leisuretime Sports Precinct is breaking new ground as the first venue in Victoria to host MAN v FAT Soccer – a soccer-themed weight...

April 15, 2021

VEC starts mailing out fines to non-voters

INFRINGEMENT notices have begun to be sent to Victorians across 75 councils who didn’t vote in the 2020 local council elections and either failed...

April 15, 2021

Labor pitches $15 billion for reconstruction

FEDERAL Labor will introduce a $15 billion fund for manufacturing and infrastructure if it wins the next election, and Labor’s local MPs say it...

April 15, 2021

New home for St Mary’s opens

THE St Mary’s Sporting Club has officially opened its new home at Kardinia Park. The GFL club held a function on Saturday night to open...

April 15, 2021

Final “The Dance” video launched

HUMANS in Geelong has completed and released its “The Dance” music video community project. The group started “The Dance” to showcase beautiful region, creative individuals...

April 15, 2021

Geelong Toastmasters to celebrate 700th meeting

THE Geelong branch of the Toastmasters is preparing for a double celebration later this month, returning to in-person gatherings and also racking up their...

April 15, 2021

City urges VCAT to reject Grovedale subdivision

THE City of Greater Geelong’s planning committee has rejected a plan to build 13 units on a subdivision in Grovedale and is urging the...

April 15, 2021

Workplaces invited to volunteer at Geelong Mums

GEELONG Mums is inviting the region’s businesses to participate in its workplace volunteering program. The workplace volunteering program at the local not-for-profit organisation - the...

April 15, 2021

Avalon still waiting for return of international flights

VICTORIA'S airports reopened to international flights last week, but they will likely not return to the skies over Avalon Airport for some time yet. Malaysian...

April 15, 2021

Next plan should stop violence before it starts

GEELONG-based organisations have welcomed the findings of a Parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence but have stressed the importance of funding measures...

April 15, 2021

Seagulls taste victory again to remain undefeated

BARWON Heads held off Anglesea on Saturday to remain undefeated after the first two rounds of the BFL seniors season. The visitors kicked six goals...

April 15, 2021

AstraZeneca warning shakes up COVID vaccination timetable

Barwon Health is reaching out to locals under the age of 50 who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within the past three weeks,...

April 12, 2021

Lap of honour for Ablett and Taylor at home

RECENTLY-retired Geelong Football Club greats Gary Ablett and Harry Taylor will return to GMHBA Stadium this Sunday, April 18 for a lap of honour. The...

April 12, 2021

Local hub opens for COVID-19 vaccine injections

BARWON Health’s COVID-19 vaccination hub is now officially in operation but the general public are not yet allowed to visit. The facility, located in part...

April 9, 2021

Road to recovery: Geelong tourist body backs blueprint to save sector

GEELONG’S tourism industry is supporting calls for more than $1 billion of state government investment to be injected into the industry to offset losses...

April 8, 2021

Project to find the gaps in Geelong’s digital skills

G21 HAS started a project to develop programs that will build the skills and capacity of existing and future digital workers in the Greater...

April 8, 2021

Works to grow next stage of Green Spine

THE Green Spine project in central Geelong is growing, with construction under way on the northern side of Malop Street and a tender for...

April 8, 2021

Tigers welcome back crowds at home

FOOTY has made a triumphant return to Spring Creek Reserve, with thousands of people gathering to cheer on Torquay and Ocean Grove in the...

April 8, 2021

City’s bid to compulsorily acquire Armstrong Creek land approved

THE City of Greater Geelong council has received the go-ahead from the state government to eventually compulsorily acquire 18 properties in and around Armstrong...

April 8, 2021

Labor backs stadium plan to speed up COVID vaccinations

FEDERAL Labor has thrown its support behind establishing stadium-style coronavirus vaccination hubs to speed up the national rollout. The Coalition Government has played down the...

April 8, 2021

Vale Daryle Hill 1950-2021

THE family of a well-known Torquay and Barwon Heads restaurateur have remembered him as a loving husband and an amazing father. Daryle Hill passed away...

April 8, 2021

Lisa Neville extends leave by three months

BELLARINE MP Lisa Neville will extend her leave from state Parliament as she continues to manage her recovery from the impacts of Crohn’s...

April 8, 2021

VICSES members refresh their crash rescue skills

MEMBERS of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) have taken part in hands-on training to keep their vital road crash rescue (RCR) skills up...

April 8, 2021

Performance to recall Geelong’s colonial era

A FREE and interactive live performance this weekend will transport the audience back in time to Geelong in the mid-19th century. The Arts Industry Commission...

April 1, 2021

Geelong leaders discuss city’s wishlist

FOUR of the Geelong region’s most notable voices for advocacy have all expressed different yet related priorities that the city and the region should...

April 1, 2021

Bolt Blowers head to Bells this Easter

THE 16th annual Bolt Blowers Invitational will take on the Bells Beach break for the first time to raise awareness and funds for mental...

April 1, 2021

Smart stuff: City adopts framework on using new technologies

THE City of Greater Geelong council is turning on and plugging into technology to make life better for everyone in the municipality, with the...