About: Kylie Oliver

Posts by: Kylie Oliver

January 21, 2021

Beachside Bob Sugar already a crowd favourite

There is little doubt the character of Bob Sugar was a no-good douche bag in the hit movie Jerry Maguire. But if there is one...

January 21, 2021

Short fiction offers a sweet slice of life

AN INCREASED appetite for short stories during last year’s lockdowns came as a pleasant surprise for Geelong writer Charlotte Guest. Charlotte, an award-winning writer and...

January 14, 2021

Laura flourishes through finding her calling

Laura Poole was working as a fashion design intern in New York when she made a decision that would change the course of her...

December 31, 2020

Mia makes waves in the world of e-commerce

Mia Plecic has tossed around hundreds of business ideas since setting her mind on a career as an e-commerce entrepreneur. Each idea – no matter...

December 17, 2020

Elaine farewell

THE 10-year tenure of outgoing G21 – Geelong Region Alliance chief executive Elaine Carbines was celebrated with a gathering at Clyde Park Vineyard on...

December 10, 2020

Harnessing the life-changing potential of fashion

Emelia Morris was never the type of teenager to spend her time pouring over the pages of a Vogue magazine filled with high-end fashion. But...

December 3, 2020

The colour-filled world of Lauren Green

Having a chat with artist Lauren Green is very much like stepping right into one of her colourful large-scale paintings. The talented Winchelsea creative exudes...

December 3, 2020

G21 virtual forum all set to go live

THERE is still time to register for tomorrow's G21 Stakeholder Forum which has switched to an online format for the first time. Hundreds of people...

December 3, 2020

Ling tackles new career challenge at St Joeys

FORMER Geelong premiership captain Cameron Ling has been recruited by his old school and will join St Joseph's College in a full-time role next...

November 26, 2020

Picnic idea packed full of potential

Lynda Lister clearly remembers the moment her hubby burst into the room with a bright idea for a new Surf Coast business. It was during...

November 26, 2020

Awards winners a shining light in community

FOUR inspiring Geelong residents have been recognised in the 2020 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. The awards celebrate individuals who are doing outstanding...

November 26, 2020

Dedicated to making a difference

YOU could say Elaine Carbines has enjoyed a front row seat to what she describes as the renaissance of Geelong. During her 10 years at...

November 26, 2020

St Leonards crew celebrates fire station news

ST LEONARDS-Indented Head CFA will get a new state-of-the-art volunteer fire station thanks to a $2.2 million state government funding boost announced on Monday. The...

November 19, 2020

Million-dollar ferry ticket giveaway

SEAROAD Ferries is giving away $1million worth of tickets to help drive tourism and thank Victorians for their lockdown efforts. Thousands of lucky people can...

November 19, 2020

Nutritious products with a side serve of generosity

Torquay tradie Scott Mackinnon had dabbled in selling protein powder to a few gyms around town when he felt the urge to turn his...

November 12, 2020

A creative eye for coastal styling

It is fair to say Blink Living founder Diane Conley was well ahead of the curve in seeing the huge potential of styling properties...

November 12, 2020

Design at home with humanity and nature

Nestled beneath a canopy of majestic yellow box gums stands a stunning home that is at one with its natural environment. The Bellarine Hillside House...

November 12, 2020

Capturing a connection to country

There is a magical quality to the way Lowell Hunter brings his artwork to life along the coastline of Waddawurrung Country and beyond. Using moves...

November 12, 2020

Geelong designer flying high after fashion win

MEET the talented Geelong designer who has been crowned a rising star of the fashion industry. Ali Raif wowed judges of the Myer Fashions on...

November 12, 2020

Mums build a village of support and friendship

A GROUP of more than 120 Surf Coast mums has found a wonderful way to support each other through isolation. The Surf Coast Pandemic Babes...

November 12, 2020

A drawcard for local literary festival

It is 8pm on January 29 when Kailas Wild receives a life-changing message on his mobile phone. He is sitting in a bushfire debriefing at...

November 5, 2020

Capturing snapshots of colour and calm

An ocean wave bathed in golden light barrels into the shore and fleetingly forms an oval-shaped frame around two surfers waiting for their next...

November 5, 2020

City to launch new-look Christmas celebrations

CHRISTMAS is just eight weeks away and festive cheer is already beginning to spread across Greater Geelong. A mix of old and new traditions will...

October 29, 2020

Fitting farewell for a marine industry legend

ASTON ‘Titch’ Cayzer was lucky to have turned 13 years old when he left school to take up a boat building apprenticeship in Queenscliff. It...

October 29, 2020

Weatherly’s latest work takes flight

One of Richard Weatherly’s standout childhood memories is of being held aloft by his grandmother as a shark swam dangerously close in the shallows...

October 29, 2020

Big-hearted Jake wins local hero title

JAKE Janson has 10,000 reasons to smile after being named a winner in the Westfield Local Heroes program. The big-hearted youth worker’s outstanding efforts with Ocean...

October 22, 2020

Allira finds her happy place

On a moody, cloud-covered Surf Coast day the camera clicks away as Allira Potter stands atop a cliff and looks out across the ocean. She...

October 22, 2020

Bottling hope for a cancer-free future

GIGI Milone never expected life-changing news when she answered a phone call on an otherwise ordinary day last year. The 28-year-old listened as her dad,...