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July 9, 2020

Queenscliff battle of the bands rocks online

As they say in show business, ‘the show must go on’ – or in this instance, online for Queenscliff Music Festival’s 2020 FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition.


July 2, 2020

Everybody needs good neighbours

A POSTCARD is the latest addition to a City of Greater Geelong initiative encouraging residents to check in on their neighbours, while maintaining social...

July 2, 2020

Ripples of kindness

Words wield great power and Jodie Preiss knows all too well how a few letters, strung together in a sentence, can change the world...

June 25, 2020

The journey of the black-headed snake

During an interview on Sydney radio, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said of our country’s history: “It was a pretty brutal place, but there was...

June 11, 2020

Brain cancer battle

Like flowers budding in spring, Alana-Mae Swain hopes the hair growing back on her head signals new life: one free from brain cancer.

For the...

June 4, 2020

Combating cancer with colour

Clare was following her dream timeline: in love, recently married and 17 weeks pregnant with their son, John, when they found out he had...

May 14, 2020

Honesty is the best policy for mental health

EXPERTS are encouraging parents to be straightforward and honest when talking about mental health with their children. The advice comes after the death of a...

April 30, 2020

Third chance at life

A bright light and her older brother’s voice signaled to Kat she’d made it. As she lay in the intensive care unit of

April 24, 2020

Be sure, with QuickSure Plumbing

ASHLEY of QuickSure Plumbing is a second-generation plumber who, about three years ago, took over what was his dad’s family business of nearly four...

March 26, 2020

Travel the world from home

The world may be in lockdown, but you can still take the kids to the British Museum, the San Diego Zoo, even the Louvre...

March 12, 2020

Trekking for a cause: runners step up their training and their fundraising

A THOUSAND trekkers will take on the Surf Coast’s Ironbark forests, exposed cliff tops and sandy beaches from Aireys Inlet to Torquay on March...

March 12, 2020

Two worlds embodied in Rudd

Xavier Rudd embodies the ethos of the 2 Worlds Festival (2WF) – a celebration of Indigenous and Western culture – and this Saturday he’s...

February 20, 2020

To American firefighters, with love

MANY families enjoyed the summer break with friends, but for thousands of emergency responders, they spent it on the frontline battling the country’s catastrophic...

November 22, 2019

Go Traffic: the green light to your new career

- SPONSORED POST - WHEN Stuart Wickens ventured into traffic control over 25 years’ ago, it was a male dominated industry, now as managing director...

April 18, 2019

THE HIDDEN treasures of the Surf Coast

The Surf Coast beaches draw large crowds every summer to swim and frolic on the sand, oblivious to the hidden treasures embedded in the...

April 11, 2019

Find your home solutions with City2Surf

HAVING spent 12 years in the building industry, Joshua Bugeja is a man of all trades and is bringing his expertise to the Surf...

April 11, 2019

SORE BACKS AND NATURAL HIGHS revealed in surfing study

A recent study supported by Surfing New South Wales into the injuries and risks associated with competitive surfing, found the lower back was the...

April 11, 2019


New research from VicHealth has found Victorian women are shunning the gym, with over half believing fitness centres and gyms are too intimidating. The research...

April 11, 2019


Local lovers of Midnight Oil can rejoice with Australia’s premier Oils tribute band arriving to the Torquay Bowls Club on Easter Sunday (April 21). The...

April 11, 2019

Music and mummies at Bookgrove

Doubling as a bookstore and a vinyl record stockist, Ocean Grove’s favourite nook bookgrove is celebrating National Record Store Day (RSD) on April 13...

April 11, 2019

Oh, brother, here art thou: LOCAL ENTERS ARCHIBALD PRIZE

Artist, author and mother of four Rohsaan McInnes dreamt of entering the Archibald Prize for the best part of a decade, the catch was...

April 11, 2019


Fourteen years ago, Colin Lillie arrived in Australia to travel and fell in love with the red dirt of Alice Springs. When he flew home,...

April 10, 2019

Geelong lights up after dark

Geelong After Dark (GAD) returns on May 3 showcasing over 78 acts from local artists and performance communities bringing Geelong’s CBD to life. GAD is...

April 4, 2019

Geelong & Surf Coast Bin Hire owners offer great experience

AFTER spending 30 years working within the transport industry, John and Laureen O’Hanlon are the proud new owners of Geelong & Surf Coast Bin...