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December 12, 2019

Have a Bonnie old time with carols

THE Carolvan is coming to town again next week as part of the Christmas Chorals in Jan Juc. Artists on the bill include Lucy O’Grady’s...

December 12, 2019

Caravan park proposed again for Freshwater Creek

AN UNPOPULAR caravan park proposal for Freshwater Creek rejected by the Surf Coast Shire is being put forward again, albeit at a much smaller...

December 12, 2019

Elton John says goodbye to Geelong

SIR Elton John wasn’t going to let the sun go down on him at Mount Duneed Estate on Saturday night without playing some of...

December 12, 2019

AirAsia celebrates first birthday at Avalon

AIRASIA has celebrated its first birthday flying between Avalon Airport and Kuala Lumpur, and the international airline has flagged more destinations will be coming. In...

December 12, 2019

Firefighting fleet is ready to take off

VICTORIA’S firefighters will have a record number of aircraft supporting them across the state during the hotter months. The 2019-20 air firefighting fleet has been...

December 5, 2019

Geelong-Melbourne ferry service is off to a flyer

THE new ferry service between Geelong and Melbourne is on the move, with the Geelong Flyer making its first official crossing of Port Phillip...

December 5, 2019

Penicillin allergies may be wildly overstated

More than 90 per cent of people recorded as having a penicillin allergy may not actually be allergic.

Experts Misha Devchand and Dr Jason Trubiano...

November 28, 2019

Mental health again tops concerns in youth survey

THE Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2019 revealed that young Victorians aged between 15 to 19 reported issues and concerns relating to mental health,...

November 28, 2019

Systems of domestic violence put under the spotlight

INVESTIGATIVE journalist Jess Hill will put domestic violence perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight when she speaks at...

November 28, 2019

Donkey to be the star in Aireys Christmas carols

A HUMBLE donkey will be centre stage in the nativity pageant at this year’s Community Carols in Aireys Inlet. A group of enthusiastic children from...

November 21, 2019

Cheeseman backs site for train stabling facility

SOUTH Barwon MP Darren Cheeseman has backed the existing plans to build a train stabling and maintenance facility in Waurn Ponds, saying “there may...

November 14, 2019

Parents need to brush up on oral health

New research, commissioned by the Oral Health Advisory Panel (OHAP), has revealed some worrying insights into Australians’ oral health habits. Many parents value appearance over...

November 14, 2019

City Deal can’t be the only cash, Committee for Geelong says

THE first of the tranche of projects in Geelong’s City Deal has just gone to tender, but the Committee for Geelong (CfG) hopes the...

November 14, 2019

New Geelong Arts Centre opens its doors

THE shiny new face of the Geelong Arts Centre (GAC) has been officially revealed. The $38.5 million redevelopment includes four purpose-built rehearsal and performance studios,...

November 8, 2019

Rose Hodge re-elected as Surf Coast Shire mayor

A MAJORITY of Surf Coast Shire councillors voted to re-elect Rose Hodge as mayor for her second consecutive term in a special council...

November 8, 2019

Blues travellers are on a mission for the Targa Florio

IT'S 1,200 kilometres to Melbourne, they've got a full tank of gas, no cigarettes, it's dark… and they're wearing sunglasses. Brendan Edgerton's famous Holden "The...

November 6, 2019

Geelong Supercats appoint Matthew Paton as Women’s NBL1 coach

The Geelong Supercats are extremely excited to announce the appointment of Matthew Paton to the head coaching role for the Supercats Women’s NBL1 Team...

October 31, 2019

Workshop considers Surf Coast distinctive area

THE 50-year map about development controls and settlement boundaries for Torquay and surrounds still needs a few kinks ironed out, if a public forum...

October 31, 2019

Little Creatures puts on a BIG day of music

THE first Little Creatures Born In Geelong (BIG) Festival has been hailed as a success, and its organisers are planning on making it an...

October 31, 2019

Anglesea borefield to be activated next month

RECORD heat to start the year and below-average rainfall for six of the past nine months has led Barwon Water to tap into the...

October 31, 2019

Police to blitz local roads across Melbourne Cup weekend

POLICE across the Geelong region will be champing at the bit to get out on patrol during the lead-up to the

October 30, 2019

It’s never too late – become a kindergarten teacher

- SPONSORED POST - Over the next decade, the Victorian Government is investing almost $5 billion to deliver 15 hours of funded

October 24, 2019

Sculpting Torquay for the better

* SPONSORED POST * Body Sculpting & Fitness, Torquay’s newest gym, is about to open. Committed to cultivating an enjoyable and supportive atmosphere where people of...

October 18, 2019

Shorten hears NDIS concerns at Grovedale forum

SHADOW Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten stopped in Grovedale last week as part of his national NDIS listening tour. Mr...

October 18, 2019

Coker and Butler pledge strong green stance from Labor

A PAIR of federal Labor MPs promised at a forum in Torquay last week that their party will continue to have strong stances on...

October 4, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch Surf Coast seeks new members and hosts Coffee with a Cop event

THE next Neighbourhood Watch Surf Coast meeting will be its annual general meeting followed by its quarterly general meeting, to be held next week. The...

October 3, 2019

Feathers, fur and fins welcome at Blessing of the Animals

Reverend Stephen Copland from St Wilfrid’s Anglican Church in Mount Duneed will welcome all creatures great and small this Sunday at the church’s annual...

October 1, 2019

Rip Curl founders announce sale of iconic surf brand

RIP Curl announced this morning that the surf brand founded in Torquay by Brian Singer and Doug “Claw” Warbrick has been sold to Australia...