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January 22, 2022

Frothin’ for a good community project

HUNDREDS of dollars have gone into community organisations thanks to a Babyccino initiative started by a Waurn Ponds bakehouse. Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses have been operating...

January 21, 2022

Free fireworks to cue start of historic regatta

THE Festival of Sails regatta is preparing to kick proceedings off with a bang, hosting a fireworks display free to the public at the...

January 20, 2022

Wave of boats prepare to set sail for Corio Bay

IN just two days, the spectacular sight of more than 200 Grand Prix boats sailing into Geelong will kick off the 2022 Festival of...

January 20, 2022

Barwon Health implements Code Brown procedures

A CODE Brown management plan announced by the Victorian government earlier this week is now in effect across Barwon Health's sites as Victoria continues...

January 20, 2022

Geelong Gallery needs more volunteers

ONE of Geelong’s most revered and historic establishments is ready for a bounceback year like so many other organisations, but for that to happen...

January 18, 2022

Beekeepers come to the rescue thanks to Facebook group

FOR a little over a year, the Bee Rescue: Geelong, Bellarine, Surfcoast & District Facebook group has been helping rescue and remove bees by...

January 17, 2022

King Lloyd Reserve to begin pavilion renovations

THREE Newtown-based sports clubs are set to benefit from a first phase of upgrades to take place at King Lloyd Reserve later this year. Newtown...

January 16, 2022

Indigenous Day at The Den ready to make GCA history

THE shared objective of raising indigenous awareness and playing the game of cricket will be on full display January 29, when Newcomb & District...

January 15, 2022

Quick and Rosemon-Gannonride to career-defining Crits win

THE two winners from stage one on Saturday have again reigned supreme on the concluding day of this year’s Lexus of Blackburn Bay Crits. Blake...

January 13, 2022

Waurn Ponds Station upgrades on the right track

SEVERAL upgrades close to completion will soon provide southern Geelong residents substantial dividends at Waurn Ponds train station. The upgrades include the construction of a...

January 11, 2022

Roo Run Return has competitors bounding around Roadknight

ONE of the Surf Coast’s most popular races took to Point Roadknight last Monday morning hosted by the Anglesea Motor Yacht Club after a...

January 10, 2022

Chargers seek interest for 2022 Big V sides

THE Surfcoast Chargers basketball is turning the page of its next chapter following the announcement the club is seeking expressions of interest for Big...

January 10, 2022

Bellarine baseball ready to bear new upgrades

IT HAS taken almost four years, but the Bellarine Bears will now be able to upgrade several facilities of its club thanks to the...

January 10, 2022

Summer of Fun to make big splash across the region

SWIM, Sport and Leisure (SSL) centres will be the hubs of several family fun days throughout the summer. Swim and aquatic centres across Geelong and...

January 9, 2022

Some upgrades completed at Waurn Ponds Station

COMMUTERS and travellers in southern Geelong and surrounds will soon see the benefit from the completion of major works in the upgrade taking...

January 9, 2022

Locals and visitors urged to slow down for native wildlife this summer

WILDLIFE Victoria is urging people to slow down on the roads and remain more alert of native wildlife these summer holidays and the Surf...

January 9, 2022

2022 council projects announced for community grants

THE year 2022 will be filled with 40 new projects and upgrades sharing in more than $3.1 million through the City of Greater Geelong’s...

January 3, 2022

Uniform grants getting women’s football into gear

A GRANT which proved fruitful for some of our regions' women's football programs in the past is back again in preparation for the 2022...

January 3, 2022

Lara FNC ready to embrace the bright lights

SPORTS have taken a big next step in the town of Lara following the completion of a $350,000 lighting upgrade at the town's biggest...

January 2, 2022

Thomas earns Jim Wall in front of hometown, Gilling makes it a dynasty

LOCAL surf athlete Sophie Thomas has stormed home to take her first win in front of her home crowd, while Matt Gilling made his...

January 2, 2022

How far can the Swans take their season post-break?

NOT even the South Barwon Cricket Club thought their GCA 1 side would be in the position they are in now as the only...

December 31, 2021

GRLC ditches overdue fines going forward

SAY goodbye to overdue library fines forever now the Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation has abolished its overdue fines system. This announcement comes after a wave...

December 30, 2021

Piano Bar primed for Pier takeover

THE hottest New Year’s Eve ticket in town is back for a third straight year and if early ticket sales are anything to go...

December 28, 2021

Armstrong Creek groups amongst latest grant recipients

AN ARMSTRONG Creek-based community organisation will now be able to purchase new and improved equipment thanks to the 2021-22 City of Greater Geelong Community...

December 25, 2021

School Christmas Trees liven up Geelong CBD

ONE of the final Christmas projects in Geelong’s CBD for 2021 is complete thanks to the contributions of 31 different schools across the region. Primary...

December 24, 2021

Big Christmas brekkie to go down a treat

NOT everybody is able to celebrate Christmas with loved ones or other people, but thanks to a not-for-profit in South Geelong, those alone this...

December 20, 2021

New lighting paves the way forward for Lara United

LARA'S sole soccer club can finally commence full-time club operations thanks to one of the region's latest lighting upgrades. Last Thursday marked a "massive moment"...

December 20, 2021

Grovedale Santa Run ready to spread Christmas Eve cheer

SANTA will again make the trip down to Geelong for the Grovedale Fire Brigade Santa Run on Christmas Eve this year. Santa Claus in partnership...