About: Kylie Oliver

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October 23, 2021

Capturing magical moments in time

Photographer Linda Gorfol has a golden rule of never deleting any of her photos. Through experience the Torquay creative has learned there can be treasure...

October 20, 2021

Triple treat celebrated at business awards

In-home care and companionship service Home Instead Geelong shone brightly at last night's Geelong Business Excellence Awards taking out three awards including the coveted...

October 16, 2021

Feast for a worthy cause

The not-for-profit Breast Cancer Trials is calling on the community to cook up a storm and enjoy a three-course meal while supporting a great...

October 16, 2021

Abby Lee’s mindful creative journey

Artist Abby Lee Sleep feels a warm sense of nostalgia every time she paints one of her signature creations featuring native Australian flora. Her often...

October 12, 2021

Colac all set for festival of food, music and culture

An enticing day-long festival of music, culture and food is in store when FLAVAFEST hits the regional city of Colac this summer on February...

September 27, 2021

Lions pitch in to help the environment

COVID restrictions might have put a stop to Torquay Lions Club’s fundraising activities but it hasn’t stopped them from making a difference in the...

September 26, 2021

Going behind the scenes with the Rip Curl design team

RIP CURL is giving its customers a behind the scenes peek at how its groundbreaking bikini fit guide came together. In June this year the...

September 26, 2021

Savvy mums win business accolades

A TRIO of successful local mums has been recognised for business excellence at the prestigious AusMumpreneur Annual Awards. Marshall businesswoman, Justine Martin, took out five...

September 25, 2021

Time to tackle dementia discrimination

MORE than two-thirds of people living with dementia felt at risk of experiencing some form of discrimination and 30 per cent say their wellbeing...

September 25, 2021

Wagtail wonders lift community spirit

ARTIST Mike McLean breaks into a smile as he does a quick mental count of how many wagtail paintings he has produced in recent...

September 19, 2021

Celebrating 125 years of Geelong Gallery

Local art lovers are invited to join in celebrating 125 years of the Geelong Gallery via a virtual event being held next month. To celebrate...

September 19, 2021

Whimsical cake designs prove irresistible

Cynthia Taylor recalls being mesmerized as a little girl watching her Italian grandmother at work in the kitchen. Seeing her move “rhythmically” as she baked...

September 17, 2021

Foster carers relish making a difference

Local couple Peyman and Leila feel their lives have been greatly enriched since becoming foster carers to young people in need of respite care. The...

September 16, 2021

Free beer for the vaxxed is no Furphy

Locally brewed favourite Furphy has declared it’s their shout for double-jabbed beer lovers as part of a ‘Vaxxed to the Pub’ initiative in support...

September 14, 2021

Schools boosted by extra learning space

Armstrong Creek School and Torquay Coast Primary are both in line to get new double-storey relocatable buildings to help meet growing student enrolments. The modern...

September 14, 2021

Inaugural Queenscliff Art Prize wins pier approval

Brothers Chris and Adam Macleod spent much of their childhood holidaying with family in Queenscliff and one of their fondest memories was jumping off...

September 13, 2021

Creative Engine grants jumpstart new projects

The Geelong Arts Centre has announced the nine creative projects set to benefit from the second round of its innovative Creative Engine grants initiative. The...

September 12, 2021

First Nations youth gambling awareness program launches

The Geelong region will be home to Australia’s first youth specific First Nations gambling awareness program to support young Wadawurrung people. Aboriginal-owned organisation Strong Brother...

September 11, 2021

Organic approach to the art of timeless style

Interior design is something that comes naturally to Rebecca Jansma. A scroll through her stunning Instagram account or some time spent in her presence assures...

September 11, 2021

Sustainable fashion made to last

It was seeing first-hand the devastating impacts of fast, mass-produced fashion that led Tania Egan and Fleur Grundy to launch their own ethical fashion...

September 9, 2021

Council jumps on Jan Juc bike park proposal

A major revamp of the bike park at Bob Pettitt Reserve could be on the cards to help meet increasing demand from local riders. At...

September 7, 2021

Creatives offered a free career jumpstart

Free career support is being offered to local artists and creatives thanks to a collaboration between eight regional councils. The City of Greater Geelong and...

September 4, 2021

Tim leads strong foundation for change

Tim Diamond isn’t one to spend too much time dwelling on past achievements.

But the general manager of Cotton On Foundation has good...

September 3, 2021

Shire seeks to bridge gap on social housing

Surf Coast Shire has adopted its first social housing policy as it joins other G21 councils in taking action to close the affordable housing...

August 31, 2021

Local company killing COVID and supporting mental health

A Torquay-based company has launched a biodegradable cleaning product which is proven to attack and kill the COVID-19 virus and other bacteria. Surface Defence has...

August 30, 2021

Dig in and vote for Jan Juc’s famous fossil

Surf Coasters have the chance to vote for a locally found piece of history to become the official fossil emblem for Victoria. Janjucetus hunderi is...

August 28, 2021

Passion steers the way to successful venture

Surf Coast couple Sam and Jesse Jeffrey epitomise the dream of turning a shared passion into a thriving small business venture. The husband-and-wife duo has...

August 22, 2021

Kate steps up to make a difference

Torquay resident Kate Toholka has been appointed chair of the Surf Coast Shire’s All Abilities Advisory Committee (AAAC). Ms Toholka said she was excited and...