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March 26, 2020

Imagination comes alive through storytelling

Jan Juc’s Stef Gemmill had a wild imagination when she was a child, and judging by the trajectory of her career, it has followed...

March 26, 2020

Looking after your mental health during the pandemic

Beyond Blue has compiled a list of wellbeing advice for people who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, distress and concern brought on by the...

March 26, 2020

Shared care: Surf Coast medical minds join forces

THE Surf Coast’s medical leaders have banded together to offer regular advice and updates on the coronavirus pandemic via an online platform. Health practitioners and...

March 26, 2020

The Story of a Lucky Man

Abdi Aden was 13 years old when Somalia’s civil war first broke in Mogadishu. He remembers playing soccer one afternoon and hearing an explosion that...

March 26, 2020

Curtain falls at Potato Shed for now

THE Potato Shed in Drysdale has closed its door until further notice in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with some performances either cancelled or...

March 26, 2020

Keep arts workers on the payroll, not welfare, union says

THE Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says employers in the sector must sensibly ration government support to keep their staff working through the...

March 26, 2020

Red Cross needs your help

THE Australian Red Cross Lifeblood says it needs 14,000 donors this month to bolster its blood bank before the cold and flu season hits. While...

March 26, 2020

Surf Coast eateries go kerbside

AS SURF Coast restaurateurs switch cutlery and plates for takeaway utensils and containers in response to government-ordered closures because of the coronavirus, services have...

March 26, 2020

In the arms of an angel

A HUMBLE idea to offer a helping hand to at-risk people as the coronavirus pandemic grips the Surf Coast has proved kindness conquers all....

March 19, 2020

Kindness rolls on Torquay doorsteps

BRIGID Sandell was relieved on Saturday morning when she opened the door of her Torquay home to find a brown paper bag with an...

March 19, 2020

The truth will set Australia free

AUSTRALIAN schools can now incorporate teachings about the country’s Stolen Generations history into their curriculum through a new resource kit spearheaded by The Healing...

March 19, 2020

City’s plan for its bustling laneways

PEDESTRIANS could score better access to Little Malop Street than motorists after the City of Greater Geelong voted to restrict vehicle access in the...

March 19, 2020

Team Anstis: Ocean Grove local prepares for Tour de Cure

Aaron Anstis remembers exactly where he was 19 years ago when he made a phone call that would lead to one of the cruellest...

March 19, 2020

How groups and businesses are responding to the coronavirus pandemic

THE coronavirus threat and its ripple effect on our way of life might have many locals worried about what this means for the Surf...

March 19, 2020

Falls asks: should I stay or should I go?

FALLS Festival organisers remain tight-lipped about whether the Lorne leg of the annual outdoor event will return to the region this year. The 2019/20...

March 19, 2020

Welcome to Winchelsea

WINCHELSEA is now home to a pair of striking sculptures which culminate a creative duo’s vision to connect the townscape to its natural assets. Located...

March 19, 2020

Ross Wilson revealed at Aireys Inlet Open Mic

THE 13th Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival welcomed legendary entertainer Ross Wilson as its 2020 special mystery guest on Sunday, drawing what was a...

March 19, 2020

Grimley wants crackdown on irresponsible drivers

DERRYN Hinch's Justice Party MP and Member for Western Victoria Stuart Grimley is calling on state Labor to introduce jail time for repeat drug...

March 19, 2020

SON to shine at the Shed

Irish songstress Susan O’Neill (SON) felt as helpless as she did guilty when bushfires ravaged Australia. Such natural devastation doesn’t occur in Ireland, the...

March 16, 2020

Pedalling for sick kids

A TEAM OF 40 cyclists are covering 400 kilometres across four days to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities' (RMHC) annual Ride For...

March 12, 2020

11-year-old musical prodigy to play Costa Hall

ONE of Australia’s most promising musical prodigies Christian Li will perform alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) next Friday (March 20) at Costa Hall. Conducted...

March 12, 2020

Female leaders steer the city

TWO teenage girls made history last month when they were named the first female leadership team of the City of Greater Geelong’s youth council,...

March 12, 2020

Tips on how to prevent coronavirus

THREE new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the total number of infected Victorians to 15. The Department of Health and Human...

March 12, 2020

Oh, mighty Scotland

This Sunday’s Geelong Highland Gathering is being held at Osborne Park in North Geelong, with Scottish paraphernalia set to entrance visitors throughout the day....

March 12, 2020

Waters walks through the wild

Turning to nature for its healing powers birthed two achievements for Melbourne’s Laura Waters – hiking 3,000km on New Zealand’s Te Araroa (‘the long...

March 12, 2020

Spotlighting endometriosis at GMHBA

Tomorrow’s AFLW clash between Geelong and North Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium will be more than a game of football, with the Cats rallying around...

March 12, 2020

Bird watching with The Passerby

There are many talented photographers on the Surf Coast, but Shaun from The Passerby was one who caught our eye on social media last...

March 12, 2020

Get puck into hockey

THE Torquay Tornadoes are looking to recruit new hockey players under the age of 10 through its eight-week Hookin2Hockey program. Designed by Hockey Australia, the...