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About: Angus Smith

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Angus is a multimedia reporter at the Surf Coast Times. He has experience with breaking news, investigative and feature stories. Follow him on Twitter @angussmithh.

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October 31, 2023

New dedicated disability art space for autistic community

BRAVE Creations Studio in Torquay has introduced new art workshops tailored for the neurodivergent and autistic communities. Artist and facilitator Jo Duffy has long been...

October 30, 2023

Lorne’s Pier to Pub tickets go on sale

LORNE Surf Life Saving Club has announced tickets for its next Pier to Pub swim on January 12, 2024 will go on sale today...

October 28, 2023

Wild Gloriosa takes centre stage at Queenscliff Music Festival

The region's rising neo-soul sensation, Wild Gloriosa, is set to grace the stage at this year's Queenscliff Music Festival. She joins a diverse line-up, featuring...

October 28, 2023

Victorian fire season begins amid concerning predictions

FIRE authories have officially declared the start of this year’s fire season in Victoria. Anticipated El Niño weather patterns have led to predictions of a...

October 27, 2023

Geelong’s Dell Eco Reef celebrated in Design Week

THIS Geelong Design Week, the Dell Eco Reef has emerged as a standout attraction, drawing both locals and tourists alike. The snorkelling tours of The...

October 27, 2023

Exclusive opportunity magnificent FOUR-bedroom estate on lush acreage – offers closing soon

Situated amidst the natural beauty of professionally landscaped gardens and pristine bushland, this opulent four-bedroom property is a testament to refined elegance and meticulous...

October 27, 2023

HELP NEEDED: Torquay Food Aid seeks support ahead of Christmas

TORQUAY Food Aid is urgently appealing for support as the Christmas season approaches. The organisation is seeing a weekly increase in demand, especially for personal...

October 27, 2023

Don Maringer honoured at Torquay lodge for six decades of service

THE Freemasons Lodge of the Great Ocean Road in Torquay recently celebrated an exceptional member of the community, 98-year-old Don Maringer, by presenting him...

October 27, 2023

World-class palliative care facility opens

GEELONG’S new $22.6 million palliative care 20-bedroom facility is being officially opened today (Friday, October 27) by Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles. Located on Deakin...

October 24, 2023

Bellbrae Cemetery plans expansion and calls for new trust volunteers

BELLBRAE Cemetery is set to expand, unveiling plans to meet the increasing demands of the community. Renowned for its rich history, the Bellbrae Public Cemetery...

October 23, 2023

Lorne ramp set for major upgrade

THE ramp used for the Lorne Pier to Pub swim is slated for an upgrade, with the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority...

October 23, 2023

Demand for food relief skyrockets in G21 region

THE Give Where You Live Foundation has released findings from its latest "Food for Thought" research report, detailing an alarming rise in the need...

October 21, 2023

Tourism vision for Greater Geelong and the Bellarine unveiled

TOURISM Greater Geelong and The Bellarine (TGGB) has unveiled an ambitious 10-year vision for the region, aiming to bolster the local economy, attract investment,...

October 20, 2023

Top things for families to do during Geelong Design Week

FINDING an activity that captures the imagination of each and every family member can be quite the challenge and it certainly pops up for...

October 20, 2023

Aussie Bird Count celebrates decade of conservation

THE nation's largest conservation event, the Aussie Bird Count, celebrates its 10th year this week, engaging communities from the Bellarine, the Surf Coast, Geelong...

October 15, 2023

Local students needed to lead mental health awareness in 2024

AUSTRALIA'S biggest mental health fitness event is gearing up for its 2024 edition and calling upon local students to become ambassadors. The Push-Up Challenge, which...

October 14, 2023

Tartuffe takes centre stage at Torquay Theatre

Torquay Theatre Troupe is set to transport audiences back nearly four centuries with its latest production, Tartuffe, a classic French play that remains as...

September 13, 2021

Torquay RSL appeals to Afghanistan Veterans

DRAMATIC scenes following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban have prompted appeals to veterans and their families to connect with their local RSL...

August 22, 2021

Open mic night direct from ‘Music City’

A NEW open mic night is promising to bring some Nashville charm to the Surf Coast. Kristy Coote has been a singer and songwriter for...

August 21, 2021

From busking in Byron to taking on the world

Following a series of pre-pandemic sold-out shows across the globe, ARIA award winning singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts is set to tour regional Australia and his...

August 6, 2021

Road safety film comp targets region’s young road users

THE State Government is calling on the region’s creative minds to pitch a short film concept that promotes road safety and helps save lives. The...

July 24, 2021

Torquay talent takes on 24 Hours of Le Mans

HOMEGROWN racing star Scott Andrews has got the nod for the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans car race. “I’ve dreamt of doing this race...

June 25, 2021

Shortest day followed by longest night

BELLARINE residents have celebrated the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice by taking a freezing cold dip in the Barwon River. Participants from regular Barwon Heads and...

June 15, 2021

Principal goes ‘old school’ to teach students lessons

WHEN Principal Joshua McElgunn turned up to work at Torquay's St Therese school in October 2020, he wasn't taking anything for granted. The COVID lockdowns...