About: Kylie Oliver

Posts by: Kylie Oliver

June 8, 2021

Household transport spending hits new high

THE latest edition of the Transport Affordability Index shows the average household in Geelong spent $330.70 per week on transport costs. That represents 12.3 per...

June 5, 2021

A timeless approach to interior design

A love of building and decorating runs in the blood for award-winning interior designer Kylie Sargent. Torquay-based Dennehy Builders is the family business and Kylie...

June 3, 2021

Love conquers lockdown in Torquay

KAYLA Houlihan and Alex White were determined not to let lockdown get in the way of true love a second time. The Torquay couple, who...

May 29, 2021

Success bubbles over for local brewers

THE region’s breweries have stamped themselves as among the best in the world after tasting collective success at the Australian International Beer Awards. Valhalla took...

May 27, 2021

Generosity wins the day at Torquay Cup

The sun shone down on revellers and punters at the ninth annual running of the Surf Coast Times Torquay Cup in what proved to...

May 26, 2021

Struggling customers urged to seek help

HELP is at hand for local customers experiencing ongoing hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a pioneering partnership between leading local businesses...

May 23, 2021

Liz steps up for cancer walk

LIZ Sherrey had a very personal reason to join her fellow Lifestyle Communities Mount Duneed homeowners for her first Mother’s Day Classic Walk. The part-time...

May 23, 2021

Deakin graduate on winning pink pond team

A DEAKIN Geelong graduate is part of the successful team whose vision to create a large pink pond in the heart of Melbourne has...

May 21, 2021

Samesyn a true seaside gem

If you look closely at Samesyn’s autumn menu, you will spy a snack called “cuttlefish cracker with mussel dip dip and finger lime”. The “dip...

May 20, 2021

Tahnee does a bucketload of good

TAHNEE Parsons is passionate about giving back to her community and making a difference as a volunteer with the Salvos. The 22-year-old from Clifton Springs...

May 20, 2021

Youth mental health program launches

A NEW service aimed at improving education and employment outcomes for young people suffering with mental ill-health has been established in Corio. The Individual Placement...

May 17, 2021

Entries open for Geelong Business Excellence Awards

ENTRIES are now open for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards which will feature 20 categories celebrating small, medium and large businesses across all industries. The...

May 13, 2021

Sweet music returns to Geelong streets

A FREE music festival aimed at celebrating female musicians will make a welcome return to the streets of Central Geelong later this month. Sweetfest is...

May 13, 2021

Something special brewing at Sou’West

A VISION two years in the making has come to fruition with the opening of the Sou’West Brewery in Torquay.   The architecturally-designed venue has capacity...

May 11, 2021

Leaders have big plans for Read the Play

FOR more than a decade Read the Play has been making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people through its innovative...

May 6, 2021

Lions put generous wheels in motion

DEDICATED members of the Lions Club of Corio Norlane are making a difference throughout the Geelong community thanks to a trio of programs which...

May 6, 2021

Foster mums give the greatest gift

BY KYLIE OLIVER CELEBRATING Mother’s Day is extra special for Karen who is among more than 50 women in our region who fulfill the vital...

May 6, 2021

Fate guides Alex to dream role

GEELONG model and self-confessed animal lover Alex Hecker has landed her dream job working with the clever puppies at Guide Dogs Victoria. Alex, a former...

May 6, 2021

Strong women inspire sustainable surf brand

Celebrating an active lifestyle alongside a mission to create an empowering women’s surf culture is at the heart of Torquay fashion label U&I. The sustainable...

May 6, 2021

Kids have power to reward their superheroes

PRIMARY school students across the region now have been given the power to nominate an unsung hero in the community for a Bethany Superhero...

April 29, 2021

Riding the wave of surfing sisterhood

Picture this. It is zero degrees on a dark wintry morning as a group of wetsuit-clad women gather on the sand at Point Roadknight. There’s...

April 29, 2021

Work on wetlands is well underway

AN EXPANSIVE wetlands and reserve area is taking shape on the western side of the Armstrong Creek Town Centre. A large basin has been dug...

April 29, 2021

Amelia’s special place in Footy Record

SPORTS enthusiast Amelia Courtney has big dreams of one day playing in the AFLW. But the Sacred Heart College student never expected to see herself...

April 29, 2021

Small sacrifice to stamp out homelessness

GEELONG business leaders are preparing to brave a night of sleeping rough to support Vinnies in its fight to end homelessness. Australia’s highest profile corporate...

April 22, 2021

Rebecca feels ready to take on the world

OCEAN Grove beauty Rebecca Watson is feeling on top of the world this week after being named a state finalist in Miss World Australia. The...

April 22, 2021

Pouring talent and heart

Torquay creative Eliza Francombe is forever adding strings to her bow. Photographer, graphic designer, artist, stylist, businesswoman and mother are among her multiple roles. Then there...

April 22, 2021

Samuel Johnson returns for Mother’s Day fundraiser

MUCH-LOVED actor and breast cancer crusader Samuel Johnson will return to his old stomping ground tomorrow when he arrives in Geelong for a three-day...

April 22, 2021

Retro skate trend

A new Bellbrae-based roller skating school is bringing back the joy of a favourite pastime for another generation to enjoy. Surf Coast Roller Skaters started...