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October 17, 2019

Dive into Nippers with Jan Juc SLSC this weekend

THE Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club is holding a "Come 'n' Try" day this Saturday October 19 for those interested in partaking in...

October 17, 2019

Councils urged to be honest in handling complaints

A RECENT report by the Victorian Ombudsman revealed many councils in the state are being too narrow with their definition of complaints.

Victorian Ombudsman Deborah...

October 17, 2019

Anglesea Sprint Adventure Series Race on this weekend

SUNDAY will see Anglesea host the Sprint Series Adventure Race.

The race is for teams of two. It includes running, mountain biking and kayaking.
An added...

October 17, 2019

Rotary lift the lid on mental illness

THE Torquay Rotary Club held a fundraiser earlier this month for the Lift the Lid on Mental Health Rotary program as part of Mental...

October 17, 2019

Planning and water still pose hurdles for Eden Project

WATER and planning continue to be the two main obstacles for the proposed Eden Project in Anglesea.

Eden Project International chief executive officer David Harland...

October 17, 2019

Big plans for former Quiksilver headquarters

PLANS are afoot to turn the former Quiksilver headquarters on Torquay's Baines Crescent into a mixed use building that would include a five-screen cinema,...

October 17, 2019

Cricket round-up: Kerr’s seven-for skittles Jan Juc

The Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association (BCPA) held its second round of games on the weekend.

Even this early on it is unlikely the season will...

October 17, 2019

Nominations open for Australia Day Community Awards

NOMINATIONS are now open for the Surf Coast Shire's Australia Day Community Awards.

On behalf of the National Australia Day Council, the shire gives out...

October 17, 2019

Playgroup creating smart cyclists

THE Jan Juc playgroup held the first session of its "Wheels for Kids" program last Thursday at Bob Pettit Reserve.

The six-week program aims to...

October 17, 2019

Kids Plus Foundation receives generous gift

WDEA WORKS Foundation provided Geelong’s Kids Plus Foundation with a substantial grant earlier in the month. The Kids Plus Foundation provides a range of services...

October 17, 2019

Rip Curl Planet Day celebrates 20 years

LAST week marked 20 years of Rip Curl Planet Day, a day where staff from the surf brand leave the office and head to...

October 17, 2019

Torquay RSL to hold veterans and first responders forum

THE Torquay RSL will hold a forum at the Torquay Bowls Club later this month to provide veterans and first responders with valuable information...

October 17, 2019

Hospitals gradually recover from hack

HOSPITALS across south west Victoria and Gippsland are in the process of slowly restoring their systems after they were hacked on September 30. Most of...

October 17, 2019

Marlins take gold in Ballarat

THE Geelong Marlins Under 12 Mixed side have won the gold at the annual Ballarat Invitational Water Polo Tournament. They emerged as the strongest team...

October 17, 2019

Peninsula Sharks to join Under 18 female comp in 2020

THE Bellarine Peninsula will field a new team in AFL Barwon's Under 18 Female competition next year.

The Peninsula Sharks will combine players from Drysdale,...

October 17, 2019

Boarding the bus with community project

HALF a dozen colourful surfboards signed by the contestants of the 2019 Rip Curl Pro and Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles are being installed at...

October 17, 2019

Boneyard Gym fighters take wins at Warriors Way

TORQUAY'S The Boneyard Gym had two competitors star in the Warriors Way Muay Thai Kickboxing tournament earlier this month.

Lani Williams, who runs the gym...

October 17, 2019

Armstrong Creek bus service underway

ARMSTRONG Creek has been given a new bus route to help give the community better links to key local destinations.

South Barwon MP Darren Cheeseman...

October 10, 2019

Geelong to host Australian Croatian Soccer Tournament

THE North Geelong Warriors Football Club will again host the Australian Croatian Soccer Tournament. The event is among the largest community tournaments in the country....

October 10, 2019

Website aims to help you surf better now

SURFING Victoria has launched their new online coaching platform Surf Better Now. The website looks to aid the development of both aspiring and recreational surfers....

October 10, 2019

Put a cap on bottled water this month

CONSUMERS have been encouraged to stop purchasing bottled water this October. About 373 million plastic water bottles bought in Australia end up in landfill or...

October 10, 2019

Long distance horse trail gets go-ahead

THE Surf Coast Shire has dedicated $5,000 to the creation of a horse trail between Gherang and Forrest. The Sea to Tree Long Distance Horse...

October 10, 2019

Research shows youth loneliness to be a major problem

A RESEARCH report recently released by VicHealth and Swinburne University of Technology has found that young Australians are experiencing high levels of loneliness and...

October 10, 2019

Playgroups get government funding

PLAYGROUPS in both Winchelsea and Aireys Inlet have received grants from the state government. The state government has been handing out grants of up to...

October 10, 2019

Cricket round-up: McDonald scores century and Leopold snare win

THE 2019/20 cricket season got underway at the weekend. In the Geelong Cricket Association Division 2 Firsts, Torquay started their title defence strongly, clinically chasing...

October 10, 2019

NetSetGo is on the go

TORQUAY Netball Club have started their term four NetSetGo program for youngsters interested in the sport. NetSetGo is Australia’s official netball starter program, aimed at...

October 10, 2019

Inaugural AFL Barwon Community Awards held

THE inaugural AFL Barwon Community Awards were held at The Pier in Geelong last week. The awards have been set up to celebrate the volunteers...

October 10, 2019

Deakin students celebrate graduation

LAST week saw thousands of Deakin students enjoy their graduation ceremonies at the university's Waterfront Campus in Geelong. Presiding over the graduations was vice-chancellor professor...