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February 20, 2020

Don’t flip out, Pancake Day is next week

UNITING Church supporters in Aireys Inlet are again pulling out their frying pans and practising their flipping skills in readiness for this year’s Pancake...

February 20, 2020

Corangamite councillor sees opportunity in twin crises of bushfires and tourism downturn

A CORANGAMITE Shire councillor is urging the state and federal governments to use the downturn in local tourist traffic as a chance to carry...

February 20, 2020

Defence contract keeps Waurn Ponds company on target

NEARLY two dozen Australian small businesses, including 14 from the Geelong region, are part of a Deakin-led project to deliver robotics-driven target systems to...

February 20, 2020

Coker wants help for businesses hit by tourism downturn

THE impact of lower tourism numbers due to the coronavirus travel ban is beginning to be felt across the Great Ocean Road region, and...

February 13, 2020

Splash for cash: questions arise about funds for Torquay pool

THE proposed pool for Torquay has been drawn into the latest developments in the so-called “sports rorts” investigation, with the project receiving more than...

February 13, 2020

How healthy is your health?

When was the last time you had your health checked?

Regular health checks are of great benefit. They can identify early warning disease which is...

February 7, 2020

Barwon River re-opens after blue-green algae outbreak

THE Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has re-opened the Barwon River in Geelong for in-water activities following a blue-green algae outbreak last week. The Barwon...

February 7, 2020

Dangerous surf conditions forecast for Surf Coast and Bellarine this weekend

Beachgoers in the state’s west should exercise caution in the water over the weekend with large swells predicted to make conditions dangerous at ocean...

February 6, 2020

Part of Barwon River still closed due to blue-green algae

The Barwon River through Geelong remains closed from below Fyans Park to Breakwater Road following an outbreak of blue-green algae. Results received by the Corangamite...

February 6, 2020

D’s Club celebrates 60 years

A QUIRKY part of Torquay’s social history celebrated its 60th anniversary last week. About 40 members of The D’s Club dressed in their formal attire...

February 6, 2020

Friends of the Earth up pressure to keep gas moratorium

THE moratorium on onshore conventional gas in Victoria expires in four months, but Friends of the Earth is already mobilising for a campaign to...

February 6, 2020

Chapman and Bennett win inaugural Race Torquay

IT WAS a hot race in hot conditions as the inaugural Race Torquay rolled out on Thursday last week. The official lead-in criterium to the...

February 6, 2020

Devenyns and Lippert win sixth edition of Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

THE sixth edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was held in wild weather conditions, with the male and female riders battling...

January 31, 2020

Blue-green algae outbreak forces part of Barwon River to close

THE Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has closed a section of the Barwon River in Geelong following a blue-green algae outbreak. The Barwon River is...

January 30, 2020

Backwash: pool campaigners question shire’s need for fifth feasibility study

CAMPAIGNERS for a pool in Torquay say the Surf Coast Shire council is wasting time and money on another feasibility study into the facility,...

January 30, 2020

Speed limit cut on Messmate Road

THE speed limit on Torquay's Messmate Road has been lowered, but only by half as much as more than 2,700 petitioners would like. The petition,...

January 30, 2020

Lorne numbers set to go higher

THE Surf Coast Shire council says it is still committed to increasing the permanent population of Lorne, but will wait to hear more from...

January 23, 2020

Lorne sale smashes records on the Surf Coast

Great Ocean Road Real Estate have just sold 1 Roadknight Street Lorne for in excess of $7 million after facilitating a private auction onsite...

January 23, 2020

Rescue increases show importance of patrol actions

A LARGE number of rescues at beaches on the Surf Coast and around Victoria this past weekend has highlighted the quick actions of lifesaving...

January 23, 2020

Torquay surfers’ raffle to help their Mallacoota mates

THE Torquay Boardriders Club and Surfing Victoria are teaming up for a fundraising raffle for the benefit of the Mallacoota community. More than 70 houses...

January 23, 2020

Deeper waters: shire weighs feasibility study into 50-metre pool

THE Surf Coast Shire council is dipping its toe back into the long-running debate about an aquatic centre for Torquay, with officers recommending a...

January 23, 2020

James Morrison blows in for Geelong Summer Music Camp

AUSTRALIAN jazz virtuoso James Morrison lent his talents last week to help the Geelong Summer Music Camp (GSMC) celebrate its 40th anniversary. The 2020 camp...

January 23, 2020

Record number of UCI women’s teams sign on for Cadel’s race

A RECORD six UCI Women's WorldTeams will line-up for the Deakin University Elite Women's Road Race when the UCI Women's WorldTour cycling calendar opens...

January 23, 2020

Anglesea SLSC Nippers having a sweet time

THERE are more than 500 Nippers at Anglesea SLSC this summer, and they’re having a sweet time. Since opening three years ago, the Great Ocean...

January 23, 2020

Push for minister to call in Hotel Indigo application

COMMUNITY opposition to the Hotel Indigo proposal in Torquay is continuing, with the latest effort urging the Surf Coast Shire council to get Victorian...

January 23, 2020

Great Australian Beer Festival toasts its new location

THE Great Australian Beer Festival rolled out the barrel at its new home on Saturday, with an estimated 4,000 people enjoying the surrounds of...

January 17, 2020

Western United to run match day fundraiser in Geelong for bushfire relief

WESTERN United’s clash at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday, January 19 will be a special day of entertainment and fundraising for bushfire disaster relief. At the...

January 16, 2020

Barwon Water spreads the water-saving message

BARWON Water is out and about in the community this month raising awareness of the importance of being water efficient at home and on...