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September 13, 2021

Coles Belmont clear the aisles in Winter Appeal

JUST under 20,000 people received much-needed meals thanks to the shopping community of one of Geelong's local supermarkets over the winter period. The shoppers and...

September 10, 2021

Jan Juc teen raises funds to make his own wave

SURFERS from across the country and here on the Surf Coast are using their love of the waves to raise money for SurfAid’s programs...

September 9, 2021

Benson wins Mathieson Medal, Sheringham and Honner share top A Grade honour

ST MARY'S had plenty of success on both an individual and a collective scale as one of their own was rewarded with the prestigious...

September 9, 2021

Are they really okay on R U OK? Day?

NINE Australians each day lose their lives to suicide, which is more than double the death toll on our roads each year according to...

September 8, 2021

Local regenerative farm continues to break new ground

THE Common Ground Project will receive more than $100,000 from a national grants program to help scale its impact, as they try to raise...

September 5, 2021

Popular Lions Christmas cakes are back in the mix

THE end of the year is fast approaching and one of the great Lions Club traditions is coming back to the Greater Geelong area...

September 5, 2021

Tradies turn pink for breast cancer awareness

TRADIES across the country are being asked to “pink up” at work, host a fundraising event and start a conversation with others to help...

September 4, 2021

Joeys’ students raise big in increasing awareness for mental health

BY GROWING a mullet and swimming hundreds of kilometres, two Year 12 students have put the spotlight on mental health and collectively raised more...

September 2, 2021

Community grants provide path to economic recovery

ANOTHER State of Wellness Women’s Summit is on the cards in early-2022 thanks primarily to recent funding acquired from the City of Greater Geelong. The...

August 28, 2021

First responders honoured in Beckley Park by Rotarians

COVID-19 first responders have embodied the spirit of ‘Service above Self’ throughout the pandemic, and they have been honoured by two of Geelong’s longest...

August 27, 2021

AFL Barwon releases ‘Return to Play 4.0’

FOLLOWING the Victorian Government’s pause on community sport on August 20, the AFL Barwon Commission has adjusted the remaining fixture dates, as the sporting...

August 27, 2021

Masters baseball event swings for the fences after funding boost

GEELONG’S baseballers will again be able to show off their skills after receiving a much-needed boost from the City of Greater Geelong’s latest round...

August 23, 2021

AFL Barwon to hold this season’s junior vote counts online

THE cancellation of community sport over the weekend has meant other footballing events have had to be altered to keep in line with the...

August 18, 2021

Lifesavers celebrated for their 2021 efforts at LSV awards night

LIFESAVERS from around the region have been recognised for all their hard work this past year at the annual LSV Awards of Excellence Ceremony. Plenty...

August 17, 2021

Geelong Small Business Festival is back supporting local business in 2021

JAM-PACKED with more than 40 events, the Geelong Small Business Festival offers business owners and entrepreneurs plenty of opportunities to support, upskill and connect...

August 16, 2021

Christian College duo impress online at international forum

TWO Christian College students’ presentation to a global panel opened a welcomed discussion about bushfires. Adelia Chong and Nathan Tarrant represented Christian College and Australia...

August 16, 2021

Lara Tennis Club excited for ace new pavilion

LOCAL tennis members in Lara knew it was time their home needed an upgrade after operating without things like hot water for so long...

August 13, 2021

North Geelong bowler wins reality TV series to earn Renegades contract

CAPTAIN of the North Geelong Cricket Club Tom Mathieson is preparing himself for the trip of a lifetime after winning the fan vote of...

August 12, 2021

Shire launches Youth Census coinciding with International Youth Day

THE Surf Coast Shire will test its presumptions on the region’s youth when it launches one of the biggest data collecting projects to date...

August 12, 2021

Heartfelt reason to get silly for Red Nose Day

MORE than 3,000 babies pass away each year unexpectedly from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and this year people from all over the Bellarine,...

August 10, 2021

Cooking up community connections

COMMUNITY members are cooking up a storm at Community Kitchens, an initiative which brings people together through social cooking sessions. The nationwide initiative has been...

August 8, 2021

Surf Coast artist helps usher in new dawn of exhibitions

THE Big Boom and Boom Gallery based in Newtown has several exhibitions coming up between mid-August and early-September, including the work of one of...

August 7, 2021

Business Roadshow to make final stop in the Bellarine

BUSINESSES in the Geelong and Bellarine regions can look forward to some guidance in helping them navigate their way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

August 7, 2021

Schools across the region plant seeds for a better future

SCHOOLS around the country were encouraged to plant as many trees as they could on Friday last week, as part of PlanetArk’s Schools Tree...

August 5, 2021

Local partnership enhances down to earth program

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT regenerative farm based in Freshwater Creek and two organisations operating out of Geelong have joined forces in providing fresh produce to people...

August 2, 2021

Surf Coast basketball seeks senior players for CBL charge

LARGE amounts of participation amongst the junior ranks of the Surf Coast Basketball Association may be the catalyst for the club to have its...

August 2, 2021

Holistic approach provides vital outlet during pandemic

TWO friends who randomly met at a party have paired up to arrange a safe space for everyone to come together, learn about their...

August 2, 2021

City’s street performers return to the stage for spring

THE City of Greater Geelong and the state government will fund the return of street activations and roving performers to numerous shopping and dining...