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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

March 1, 2024

School does its part for revegetation

FRESHWATER Creek Steiner School has completed a significant revegetation project, creating a new wildlife corridor as well as a nature and cultural discovery trail...

February 29, 2024

City stands firm on indoor sports centre instead of pool

THE City of Greater Geelong has continued its advocacy for a new regional indoor sports and events centre (RISEC) for the region. Chief executive Ali...

February 29, 2024

Festival of Colours fills Torquay with peace, harmony and fun

TORQUAY'S Elephant Walk was transformed into a sea of colour last week, with almost 1,000 community members and visitors attending the annual Festival of...

February 29, 2024

Chocolate Starfish to rock Geelong in 30th anniversary tour

Australian rock band Chocolate Starfish will perform in Geelong this October to celebrate 30 years since the release of its 1994 self-titled debut album. Its...

February 26, 2024

Barwon Women’s and Children’s hospital takes major step forward

CONSTRUCTION on the Barwon Women’s and Children’s is on track to begin later this year following today's (Monday, February 26) appointment of a building...

February 25, 2024

Dive into Martinich’s emotionally charged colourscapes

Internationally renowned abstract artist Rowena Martinich will exhibit a new collection of vibrant works in Geelong over the next three weeks. The Jan Juc-based painter...

February 25, 2024

Lorne’s hooded plover chicks take flight

LORNE's first recorded hooded plover chicks have successfully fledged and the temporary beach exclusion zone has been removed. The hooded plover is an endangered species...

February 23, 2024

Long hot summer rolls on in Lorne

Japanese psychedelic band Minami Deutsch will take to the Lorne Theatre stage next month as part of the Long Hot Summer series. The kraut-rockers made...

February 23, 2024

Good Friday Appeal gets boost from young fundraisers

TWO children from Mount Duneed are preparing to run 10km for the very first time in a bid to raise money for this year's...

February 23, 2024

Torquay set to explode with colour at annual festival

COLOUR will rain from the sky in Torquay this weekend as the annual Festival of Colours makes its return to the town. More than 1000...

February 22, 2024

Local legend to be remembered

NORMAN Stanley Browning, a beloved member of the Torquay community, will be remembered tomorrow (Friday, February 23) in a memorial service at the Torquay...

February 22, 2024

Games cancellation inquiry held in Geelong

THE state parliamentary inquiry into the shock cancellation of the 2026 Commonwealth Games held hearings with key stakeholders in Geelong last week. The City of...

February 22, 2024

Emerging artists take centre stage at Pako Festa

THE five local artists involved in the Geelong Grass Roots Indie Development (GRID) Series program will take the stage at Pako Festa this weekend. The...

February 22, 2024

Finding hope in a broken world: New book offers skills for turbulent times

Continuing its program of thought-provoking pop-up events, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will host an exploration into the skills needed to navigate the increasingly challenging...

February 18, 2024

Geelong Portrait Photography Prize seeks entries

LOCAL photographers have an opportunity to exhibit their work and win a $3,000 cash prize thanks to the launch of a new art competition. Hosted...

February 17, 2024

Consultancy takes the stress out of finding your perfect piece

Metal artist Cinnamon Stephens' presence can be felt all over the region, particularly in her hometown of Anglesea. Her work adorns homes and businesses, streetlights...

February 15, 2024

Wildlife rescue pleads for slower drivers after horror day on roads

SURF Coast Wildlife Rescue is urging motorists to slow down after they responded to 17 kangaroo and wallaby fatalities in a single day on...

February 15, 2024

Dissatisfaction after ratepayers knocked back from survey

RATEPAYERS have been left confused after being denied an opportunity to participate in the Surf Coast Shire's community satisfaction survey (CSS) because they were...

February 12, 2024

Government goes ahead with duck hunting, implements new measures

RECREATIONAL duck hunting will continue in Victoria with several "common-sense" changes after the Allan Government rejected the recommendation of a Labor-led inquiry to ban...

February 11, 2024

Local mum to host ADHD conference

Child behavioural specialist and Surf Coast resident Chrissie Davies wants families with neurodivergent children to know they are not alone. This month her business, Chaos...

February 10, 2024

Mental health service seeks support to help young people

LOCAL mental health service Read the Play (RTP) is calling for help to reach its goal of supporting 15,000 young players in all sporting...

February 10, 2024

Call for government intervention as childcare access dwindles

MARKET forces alone are not meeting the needs of all children and households, an Australia-wide inquiry into the childcare sector has found. After a 12-month...

February 10, 2024

Where the tea flows + conversations brew

Warm smiles and friendly greetings from the crew at Blak Brews have become a fixture at music festivals, markets and local events across the...

February 8, 2024

Anglesea River gets trial treatment to combat acidification

CORANGAMITE Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) is considering recommendations to improve the conditions of the Anglesea River, including trialling a process known as berm grooming. The...