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May 17, 2024

Committee for Lorne: First an Aurora — then an Otway Doona

How endlessly unique is this small pocket of the world? On consecutive nights late last November, we were greeted by two very different night skies....

May 17, 2024

Investment Bonds gain traction as secure financial vehicles in Australia

WITH LEIGH DELEDIO & DANIEL WALSH FROM UFINANCIAL In the dynamic landscape of Australian finance, investment bonds are emerging as a compelling option for investors...

May 10, 2024

Share your budget feedback

THE greatest task councillors undertake each year is putting together the council budget. There is a considerable amount of work that goes into this from...

May 10, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Lorne and District Mens Shed Avalon Precinct Visit

I'm sure most of us have driven past the Avalon precinct and thought to ourselves what happens there?  There are the big hangar sheds,...

May 10, 2024

The rules of the rental market

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON This week I have been doing some research around what’s happening with the rental market in Geelong and...

May 6, 2024

Hot pies, cold drinks and… Rendang beef curry with a side of Gai Lan?!

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Unless you've been located under a rock these past few months, any local footy and foodie fans can tell you the opening...

May 3, 2024

Committee for Lorne: The Doomed Diva of Stribling Reserve

While eucalyptus cankers are common throughout our bush gums … just look up, and you will spot them, both large and small … I...

May 3, 2024

Building wealth in your 20s, 30s and 40s

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO from UFINANCIAL Irrespective of age, the pursuit of wealth-building and the developing of good savings habits is important. Each...

April 26, 2024

Which property cycle are we in?

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON From the outside you could be forgiven for believing the property market is quiet, but as we tick...

April 26, 2024

The importance of self-awareness in relation to youth mental health

WITH SCOTT WATTERS FROM LIFECHANGER FOUDNATION Cultivating self-awareness emerges as a fundamental cornerstone to good mental health, allowing a pathway to resilience, understanding, and wellbeing. Defined...

April 19, 2024

Selling… selling… not sold?

WITH CAM O'KEEFE As troubling economic times continue to plague the greater population at large, it seems our friends in the hospitality industry are still...

April 19, 2024

Wage growth sparks increase in superannuation contribution limits

BY DANIEL AIELLO AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL Thanks to a surge in wages, workers are set to pump more money into their superannuation, with...

April 12, 2024

Q1 2024 property market update with Olivia Swann.

WITH OLIVIA SWANN, SENIOR SALES CONSULTANT AT ONE AGENCY SURF COAST. As the first quarter of 2024 drew to a close, our local property market...

April 12, 2024

Everything is impacting our housing crisis

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON With mid-year fast approaching the new “7 Star Standard” regulations for new residential properties are due to come...

April 5, 2024

We should do coffee

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Finding its way out of the roaster and into our local bean scene this week, Constant Coffee provides a point of difference...

April 5, 2024

When is it time to see a financial planner?

WITH DANIEL AIELLO AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL Faced with cost-of-living pressures, many Australians stand to gain from seeking expert guidance on managing their finances. Reaching...

March 29, 2024

An unpredictable market – it’s not just the weather

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Who would have thought we would be suffering a run of 40-plus degree days in March; unpredictable! One thing...

March 28, 2024

Term 1 Check-In: How Are Your Kids Trekking & How Can Parents Help?

As the first term of the academic year comes to an end, it's time for parents to pause and reflect on their...

March 28, 2024

Committee for Lorne: The ‘Pong Su Incident’ – Part One

In April 2024, the Pong Su Incident turns twenty-one. As such, it gains its maturity among the nation's most notorious maritime folklore and the...

March 27, 2024

School Holiday fun every day for the whole family at Lorne Theatre

Lorne Theatre is offering up a basketful of cinematic surprises for the whole family every day of the Easter school holidays, from Friday...

March 22, 2024

The community needs a hub

LIKE a lot of the communities in the south of Kardinia Ward, the Marshall – Charlemont area in growing at a rapid rate. The area...

March 22, 2024

Share the love

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Ahh, Easter: my seventh-favourite time of the year after Christmas, New Years, Australia Day, Spring Racing Carnival, World Pasta Day, and Valentine's...

March 22, 2024

It’s time to rewild yourself back to wellbeing

WITH SCOTT WATTERS FROM LIFECHANGER FOUNDATION. Most of us today are experiencing a profound discrepancy between how we evolved to live and how we now...

March 22, 2024

Record high 1.6 million Aussies face mortgage stress

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM U FINANCIAL Amid the backdrop of soaring interest rates and economic uncertainties, there's a pressing need for mortgage...