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December 7, 2023

‘Tis now the season to eat, drink and be merry

WITH CAM O'KEEFE People like December for many reasons, but my favourite two (and by a long way) are the sunshine, and being able to...

December 1, 2023

Small business loans: Tips and strategies for success

WITH LEIGH DELEDIO AND DANIEL WASLH FROM UFINANCIAL In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, dreams become reality, innovations thrive, and businesses contribute significantly to economic...

November 24, 2023

We built this city on… STEAK

I'm sorry to vegans, vegetarian, pescatarians and lacto/ovo/lacto-ovos out there (don't ask - it's a thing, though) but Geelong's love of steak is here...

November 24, 2023

Moving forward

This year, the LifeChanger Foundation will engage with more than 100,000 unique and amazing young people, from all walks of life, different regions and...

November 24, 2023

Do dragons exist?

BY GARETH KENT - Director, Preston Rowe Paterson Geelong Do dragons exist? I didn't think so, until very recently. And no, I have not been...

November 16, 2023

Committee for Lorne: The New State-wide Recycling Scheme

It's nice to have a new daily task - especially when gaps in my languid daily schedule open up.  My bench, overcrowded...

November 10, 2023

Hats on. Hats off.

WITH Cam O'Keefe - I have no doubt that when our Times News Group family grows big enough, we'll hold our own annual food and...

November 9, 2023

Visions of the future

WITH Gareth Kent, Director Preston Row Paterson This month, the minds of planning and property are descending on Geelong to discuss the future of Geelong...

October 27, 2023

Late spring, and lots on the horizon

WITH GARETH KENT It does appear that the market in the Geelong and Surf Coast region is starting to generate some heat with some terrific...

October 27, 2023

All aboard!

With Cam O’Keefe. For me, it reads like one brilliant checklist for a Saturday night out: Blues music? Check. Buckets of chilled local beers? Check. Southern American food...

October 26, 2023

Committee for Lorne: Superstitions

Superstition: “... a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a...

October 20, 2023

Why some Australians are facing unexpected tax bills

WITH THE UFINANCIAL TEAM Tax time in Australia has always been a period filled with a mix of anticipation and apprehension. Most people cautiously hope for...

October 19, 2023

Committee for Lorne: The parallel universe of the chatbot

A new age is lapping at the feet of modern societies ... the now popularly called phenomenon of Artificial Intelligence .  In...

October 13, 2023

Property Market Update with One Agency Surf Coast Senior Sales Consultant, Olivia Swann.

Property Market Update Q3 (July - Sept) Postcode 3228 Buyers and sellers in Torquay and Jan Juc have two burning questions on their minds: "Are...

October 6, 2023

The importance of financial planning

For those looking to expand their investment portfolio and delve into more real estate ventures, a unique financial situation may surface, often known as...

October 6, 2023

After separation

When you separate and are working out "who gets what", superannuation can often be an after-thought and less visible than the other property to...

September 30, 2023

All publicity is good publicity, right?

With Cam O'Keefe The eyes of the state were fixed on a single local cellar door recently, as Dan Andrews held a press conference to...

September 29, 2023

Committee for Lorne: Where do birds go to die?

Do you ever walk along the beach, in the Otway forest, or even just down the main street in Lorne and marvel...

September 29, 2023

Understanding finance options for investing and the Torquay property market

Leading national finance firm UFinancial is joining forces with renowned local agents McCartney Real Estate to bring a game-changing event for property owners and...

September 22, 2023

Committee for Lorne: Who should have jurisdiction within a town boundary?

It troubles me to watch the creeping purview of unelected bureaucracy across and into the defined boundaries of our Surf Coast towns...

September 22, 2023

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Experts

Victorian Group Training (VGTC) has been offering training and employment opportunities to apprentices and trainees throughout the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast...

September 22, 2023

Six reasons for consolidating credit card debt into a home loan or personal loan

WITH THE UFINANCIAL TEAM There are around 13.4 million credit card accounts open in Australia and the debt currently stands at around a whopping $49.147...

September 15, 2023

Spring is here!

BY GARETH KENT - Director, Preston Rowe Paterson Geelong Australia follows the meteorological system, and hence our seasons roll over on the same date each...

September 8, 2023

The Committee for Lorne: Cape Otway Light – Australia’s favourite birds? — Just visit Lorne

With John Agar – Committee for Lorne.

  The Great Ocean Road — and particularly Lorne — is blessed with an abundant, varied, and...