About: Kylie Oliver

Posts by: Kylie Oliver

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,...

October 22, 2020

Linnell brings Captain Moonlite’s epic tale to life

Garry Linnell has a Midas touch when it comes to bringing remarkable non-fiction characters to life on a page. The fascinating figures from Australia’s past...

October 15, 2020

Lola happy to be blue for a cause

NUTRITION guru Lola Berry is wearing a healthy dose of blue nail polish every day this month in support of an important cause. The best-selling...

October 15, 2020

Soaking up the magic of a morning swim

GEOFF Morgan has started his day in the same way for exactly 20 years. At 6.30am he joins a small group of other local men...

October 15, 2020

New voices rise up to represent residents of all abilities

FOUR fresh faces have joined the Surf Coast Shire's All Abilities Advisory Committee (AAAC) after 25 people responded to a call for expressions of...

October 15, 2020

Kate’s mission to ensure everyone is heard

Kate Toholka was just 10 months old when she contracted a life-threatening illness after someone sneezed on her while her family shopped at a...

October 8, 2020

Bells brewers get back into the flow

This is a tale of two mates who were sitting in a Jan Juc pub back in 2012 when an idea bubbled up to...

October 8, 2020

Sir Peter reflects on new chapter of a wonderful life

SIR Peter Cosgrove admits it crossed his mind he may have emptied the tank after penning his first work of non-fiction, the best-selling memoir...

October 8, 2020

Happy to be back in the classroom

OLIVER Taylor and his big sister Zara were all smiles on Monday after finally getting back to school again. The young Surf Coast siblings joined...

October 1, 2020

Finding connection in creative coastal community

Leslie Carvitto’s earliest memory of photography is of capturing snippets of nature on a little film camera she was given as a child. Her camera...

October 1, 2020

Big welcome back to the Bellarine

ACCOMMODATION providers are welcoming guests back to the Bellarine as restrictions ease and regional Victorians are finally free to enjoy a change of scenery. Lon...

October 1, 2020

Festival features something for everyone

ART OF the Minds annual Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival launches today (Thursday, October 1) and organisers are inviting everyone to attend. Coinciding with National Mental...

October 1, 2020

LaBonté takes the lead at national writer’s festival

THEATRE star Bert LaBonté will play a leading role at this year’s Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival after being named as official MC...

September 24, 2020

Local yoga studio goes global

THE team at Upstate Studios is celebrating being crowned the number one destination for online yoga classes in Australia. The Torquay and Geelong based studio...

September 24, 2020

Young wildlife warrior shares mask risk message

A TORQUAY teenager has used her time in lockdown to raise awareness about the risks disposable masks can pose to wildlife. Sacred Heart College student...

September 24, 2020

Zen Coastal Living rides out the storm

TIFFANY Edwards realised a dream when she opened a retail store in Torquay with her mum Janette. Zen Coastal Living welcomed its first customers in...

September 24, 2020

Putting heart and mind into business success

Kellie D’Orsa was getting ready to board a plane to New Zealand when the pandemic hit earlier this year. As the founder and sole operator...

September 17, 2020

Locks get the chop for charity

KATHRYN McCauley could not have been happier to farewell her gorgeous long locks last Friday. A few snips of the hairdresser’s scissors completed her two-year...

September 17, 2020

Creating spaces of connection and joy

When work as a surf instructor was suddenly hard to get earlier this year it prompted Cees Engelen to look toward his connection with...

September 17, 2020

Passion poured into chai business venture

A decision to take better care of herself put Kristen Carroll on the path to improving her wellbeing through meditation, yoga and a healthier...

September 10, 2020

Short film puts spotlight on lockdown silver linings

A TORQUAY visual effects artist has created a stunning short film to inspire Surf Coast residents to maintain an upbeat mindset during lockdown. Marc Gollenia...

September 10, 2020

Rose counts the blessings of a Surf Coast life

WHEN Rose Hodge's parents bought a block of land in Jan Juc there were only a handful of homes in the area. It was the...

September 10, 2020

Ash finds focus through landscape photography

Ash Hughes first developed a love of photography when travelling to different parts of the world after leaving school. Back then it was all about...

September 3, 2020

Traditional artform handled with care

Lucy Burke found her creative calling by dabbling in almost every medium until one of them captured her heart. The Torquay artist’s patient process of...

September 3, 2020

Michaela steps up for epilepsy awareness

Michaela Miller was a week away from turning 16 when she experienced her first epileptic seizure. She had just spent the night at a friend’s...

September 3, 2020

Finding the prescription for self-love

Dr Caroline Taylor-Walker can pinpoint the moment she resolved to make people’s lives better through a career in medicine. She was in the car with...

August 27, 2020

A mum’s cancer message

At the beginning of this year Kirsten Bunworth felt like life could not get much better. The mum-of-two was about to move into her newly-built...