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April 15, 2021

Impact of JobKeeper’s end yet to emerge

THE Coalition government’s JobKeeper program is no more, but business leaders in Geelong and the Surf Coast say it will take weeks if not...

April 15, 2021

Starfish Nippers to feature in U3A’s second term

TERM two of the U3A SurfCoast’s courses are about to begin, with a coming session to focus on the award-winning Starfish Nippers program. Created by...

April 15, 2021

MAN v FAT uses soccer to kick off the kilos

NORLANE’S Leisuretime Sports Precinct is breaking new ground as the first venue in Victoria to host MAN v FAT Soccer – a soccer-themed weight...

April 15, 2021

VEC starts mailing out fines to non-voters

INFRINGEMENT notices have begun to be sent to Victorians across 75 councils who didn’t vote in the 2020 local council elections and either failed...

April 15, 2021

Torquay SLSC crew rows to the rescue

A SURFBOAT crew from Torquay SLSC has proven its worth not only in competition but also in rescue skills. The Under 19 Honey Badgers...

April 15, 2021

Labor pitches $15 billion for reconstruction

FEDERAL Labor will introduce a $15 billion fund for manufacturing and infrastructure if it wins the next election, and Labor’s local MPs say it...

April 15, 2021

Pooling funds: Shire gets $3.5m more for Surf Coast aquatic centre

THE Labor state government will pour another $3.5 million into the Surf Coast Aquatic and Health Centre following an application from the Surf Coast...

April 15, 2021

New Bendigo Bank branch continues community support

TORQUAY Community Enterprise (TCE) has welcomed Torquay’s Bendigo Bank moving down the street to a new location, as it will allow the bank to...

April 15, 2021

Final “The Dance” video launched

HUMANS in Geelong has completed and released its “The Dance” music video community project. The group started “The Dance” to showcase beautiful region, creative individuals...

April 15, 2021

Anglesea war memorial waits on go for build

THE Anglesea and District War Memorial could start construction within weeks if the working plans are approved by the Surf Coast Shire. The committee behind...

April 15, 2021

Geelong Toastmasters to celebrate 700th meeting

THE Geelong branch of the Toastmasters is preparing for a double celebration later this month, returning to in-person gatherings and also racking up their...

April 15, 2021

Workplaces invited to volunteer at Geelong Mums

GEELONG Mums is inviting the region’s businesses to participate in its workplace volunteering program. The workplace volunteering program at the local not-for-profit organisation - the...

April 15, 2021

Shire’s in-person council meetings to return

THE Surf Coast Shire will return to in-person council meetings open to the public for the first time in almost a year. The next scheduled...

April 15, 2021

Avalon still waiting for return of international flights

VICTORIA'S airports reopened to international flights last week, but they will likely not return to the skies over Avalon Airport for some time yet. Malaysian...

April 15, 2021

Torquay RSL urges rethink of dawn service

THE Anzac Day dawn service at Point Danger will again not be held this year, and the Torquay RSL is urging the community to...

April 15, 2021

Next plan should stop violence before it starts

GEELONG-based organisations have welcomed the findings of a Parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence but have stressed the importance of funding measures...

April 15, 2021

Seagulls taste victory again to remain undefeated

BARWON Heads held off Anglesea on Saturday to remain undefeated after the first two rounds of the BFL seniors season. The visitors kicked six goals...

April 15, 2021

AstraZeneca warning shakes up COVID vaccination timetable

Barwon Health is reaching out to locals under the age of 50 who have received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within the past three weeks,...

April 15, 2021

Coker says DAL outcome must listen to the will of the people

THE public hearing for the Surf Coast Distinctive Area and Landscape (DAL) enters its 18th day today (April 15), and Corangamite Labor federal member...

April 12, 2021

Lap of honour for Ablett and Taylor at home

RECENTLY-retired Geelong Football Club greats Gary Ablett and Harry Taylor will return to GMHBA Stadium this Sunday, April 18 for a lap of honour. The...

April 12, 2021

Victorian Governor lays first Anzac wreath in Torquay

ANZAC Day is still weeks away but there is already a wreath at Point Danger, thanks to a special delivery from Victorian Governor Linda...

April 8, 2021

Project to find the gaps in Geelong’s digital skills

G21 HAS started a project to develop programs that will build the skills and capacity of existing and future digital workers in the Greater...

April 8, 2021

Local hub opens for COVID-19 vaccine injections

BARWON Health’s COVID-19 vaccination hub is now officially in operation but the general public are not yet allowed to visit. The facility, located in part...

April 8, 2021

Tigers welcome back crowds at home

FOOTY has made a triumphant return to Spring Creek Reserve, with thousands of people gathering to cheer on Torquay and Ocean Grove in the...

April 8, 2021

Road to recovery: Geelong tourist body backs blueprint to save sector

GEELONG’S tourism industry is supporting calls for more than $1 billion of state government investment to be injected into the industry to offset losses...

April 8, 2021

Netball pavilion opens, work starts on main pavilion

LORNE’S new netball pavilion is officially open and construction on the main pavilion has started as part of the redevelopment of Stribling Reserve. Featuring modern...

April 8, 2021

Apartment proposed atop Esplanade businesses

THE Surf Coast Shire council is considering a proposal to build a one-storey apartment on top of two businesses in Torquay. The original application for...

April 8, 2021

Labor backs stadium plan to speed up COVID vaccinations

FEDERAL Labor has thrown its support behind establishing stadium-style coronavirus vaccination hubs to speed up the national rollout. The Coalition Government has played down the...