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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...

March 22, 2024

Renegades returning to Geelong

Calling all junior cricketers in the Geelong region! Don't miss out on a spot in the Renegades School Holiday Programs in April. The cricket season...

March 22, 2024

Fly through the trees

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Located 20 minutes from...

March 22, 2024

Hone your skills at the world game

Australia's next generation of footballers have the chance to hone their skills at a series of fun, engaging and globally recognised holiday programs across...

March 22, 2024

Kids Go Bush: Empowering young people through play

The Y Kids Go Bush connects children to experience adventure and nature, both during the term and in the holidays. Knowing that being outside is...

March 20, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Dicksonia antarctica … the soft tree fern

Even more than the towering Mountain Ash, the majestic Messmate, or the lush green giant Myrtle Beech, I choose the prehistoric tree fern as...

March 14, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Christmas Beetles and Potholes

I hit it hard — or perhaps more correctly, ‘it’ rose up under me like the maw of a whale shark and swallowed my...

March 8, 2024

The importance of consultation

YOUR council currently engages in 127 services to the local community ranging from managing numerous buildings , aquatic centres, golf courses, aged care services,...

March 8, 2024

Surging unit rents spark interest in property purchase opportunities

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL As the rental shortage continues to much of the state, renters are feeling the squeeze like never...

March 8, 2024

Where to drink, what to drink, and why

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Sexy, social and succinct: these recommendations are show-tested and straight to the point. If you're like me, often with curfews due to family/finances/free-time...

March 7, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Where is Sammy?

For many years, an Australian and New Zealand fur seal +/- his or her family …...

March 4, 2024

Local news and local jobs at risk following Meta announcement

Andrew Schreyer - Country Press Australia President Australia’s largest organisation of newspaper publishers has attacked the announcement by Meta that it will no longer negotiate...

March 4, 2024

Land tax changes are here

WITH GARETH KENT Director, Preston Rowe Paterson Geelong Summer is truly here, along with bushfires and 30+ degree days, and aren't you glad you live near the...

March 1, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Changes to Ward Structures in Surf Coast Shire – What does it mean for Lorne?

In 2023. The Victorian Electoral Commission conducted a lengthy review of ward structures across a number of Local Government areas in Victoria, including Surf...

February 23, 2024

The vines, they are a changin’

WITH CAM O'KEEFE  Harvest: it's the most important date in the annual dairy for wineries the world over.Vintage time in the vines brings a mixtures...

February 16, 2024

Committee For Lorne: The Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club

Any history should always try to start at the beginning — though try telling that to the woke-historians who are sadly attempting to fit...

February 16, 2024

Property investing 2024 – It’s all about the yield

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR AT PRESTON ROWE PATERSON The property year has begun and as always you will start seeing lots of economists and gurus...

February 9, 2024

V- Day

WITH CAM O'KEEFE And no, that's not V for Vendetta. Everyone's favourite Hallmark occasion, Valentine's Day, is upon us. Do we need this day? Probably not,...

February 9, 2024

Green Home Loans: unlocking sustainable living and financial savings

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL Australia is grappling with two significant challenges: the climate crisis and housing affordability. Tackling both issues simultaneously seems...

February 1, 2024

The end of the Golden Visa? Potential impacts on Australian property markets

WITH PRESTON ROWE PATERSON CEO, GREG SUGARS Over the years I have closely observed the interplay between immigration policies and property markets in Australia. Recent rumours and...