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Rebecca Adam covers issues facing the people and places of the Bellarine. She began her journalism career as a reporter at the Colac Herald. Being a Geelong girl at heart, after a year there, she returned home to work for the Geelong News, and then the Geelong Advertiser as a sub-editor for the daily paper and GT Magazine. Following this, she took on a sub-editing role at the Ocean Grove Voice, before becoming editor of Kids’ Voice magazine. Rebecca has worked for the Bellarine Times for five years and enjoys the variety of stories and photos she writes and captures for the weekly publication. Rebecca lives in Leopold and has two beautiful kids. She attends many events on Geelong’s social calendar.

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September 19, 2019

A double victory for two local builders at HIA awards

IN A WIN for the housing industry, two local builders are still celebrating after claiming Best Display Home in their respective categories at the...

August 1, 2019

Anne shares her life of sunshine and shadows in new book

A Portarlington watercolour artist will launch her own book this weekend which shares her life’s journey in the hope of inspiring others. Anne Prendergast, 85,...

July 18, 2019

Anne shares her life of sunshine and shadows in new book

A Portarlington watercolour artist will launch her own book this weekend which shares her life’s journey in the hope of inspiring others. Anne Prendergast, 85,...

July 17, 2019

Many hands make Lake Avenue Reserve greener

LAKE Avenue Reserve in Ocean Grove will be somewhat greener later this month. National Tree Day on Sunday July 28 is a planting day that...

June 26, 2019

Women celebrate 75 years of achievements at luncheon

MORE than 100 women attended a luncheon in Geelong recently to celebrate 75 years of improving the status of women and children. The National Council...

June 26, 2019

Y WILD officially launches to a welcome $10,000 grant

A FORUM in Geelong last week celebrated local women leaders and encouraged women candidates for the 2020 local government elections. More than 140 people attended...

June 19, 2019

Educating students on the challenges facing Port Phillip

Local environmental groups have come together to create a suite of free educational resources that focus on Port Phillip and the key challenges it...

June 12, 2019

Junior Mayor makes her first presentation to council

TWELVE people aged 12-16 were elected to the City of Greater Geelong’s first ever Youth Council in February this year, to become the region’s...

June 12, 2019

Elliot earns sailing spot in world championships

BARWON Heads sailor Elliot Hughes will represent his country next month when he competes in the Cadet World Championship 2019 in Poland. Elliot, 14, will...

June 5, 2019

Gas supply issues leave locals in the cold

GAS and hot water outages left Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Torquay and Jan Juc households in the cold last week, with the gas supplier...

May 29, 2019

All Abilities program tees off at Curlewis Golf Club

CURLEWIS Golf Club has teed up a new program that will make the Bellarine golf region accessible for people with a disability. Working with GenU...

May 15, 2019

Towards Zero Race Torquay to launch in 2020

THE Surf Coast will be cemented as a key location in Australia’s summer of cycling, with the 2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race...

April 17, 2019

Generous donations get HealthCare Bus on the road

THE Bellarine Community Health (BCH) ‘HealthCare’ Bus is almost finished and ready to hit the road. BCH gratefully took ownership of the bus last week,...

March 14, 2019

Connect with those who live nearby on Neighbour Day

BOROUGH of Queenscliffe Mayor Bob Merriman says social connection helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression, and is encouraging locals to reach out on Neighbour...

March 14, 2019

Action groups explore roadmap for a clean Bellarine

LOCAL community groups are working together to deliver 100 per cent renewables for the Bellarine. The groups – 100% Clean Bellarine and Ocean Grove Community...

February 20, 2019

Northern Bellarine artists invited to join new trail

A NEW event later this year will give artists in the Northern Bellarine a chance to exhibit their works. The Northern Bellarine Arts Trail 2019...

January 23, 2019

Jean enjoys maiden jet ski ride at 91

AGE is certainly no barrier for Jean Skinner, who at 91 has just taken her first ride on a jet ski. The Ballarat resident who...

January 23, 2019

Let’s Go Surfing days give participants sense of freedom

OCEAN Grove’s Lisa McKay hadn’t been near a beach for more than 20 years before taking part in her local Let’s Go Surfing day. Run...

January 9, 2019

Fishing comp catches $6,000 for surf club

ABOUT 40 fishers took part in the fifth Riverview Fishing Classic, a fundraising event started by a group of friends from the Riverview Caravan...

January 9, 2019

Mussel fest offers lots of family fun this weekend

A POPULAR festival in Portarlington this weekend will mussel up on family fun, with an increased number of children’s activities on offer. Held on Saturday...

January 2, 2019

Jakara vies for top athlete award

BARWON Heads mogul skier Jakara Anthony has been named as a finalist for the 2018 Victorian Sport Awards. Anthony (Ski & Snowboard) is vying for...

January 2, 2019

Ride buddies back by popular demand

ADVENTURE Park’s initiative that helps single parents and guardians juggle children and ride time is back for the busy school holiday period. The initiative was...

January 2, 2019

Blitz Golf promises an action packed day for all ages

BLITZ Golf is expected to attract some of the best male and female golfing talent to Curlewis Golf Club tomorrow (Friday). Described as the T20...

December 26, 2018

Temporary Exclusion Zones help save the hooded plover

BARWON Coast is working to give the threatened hooded plover a chance at survival this summer by putting Temporary Exclusion Zones in place and...

December 20, 2018

Wreck2Reef to mark decade in the water

REGISTRATIONS are now open for Indented Head Yacht Club’s 10th annual Wreck2Reef Open Water Swim, to be held in February next year. Held in the...

December 19, 2018

Enjoy food, fun and a flick at The Point moonlight cinema

MOVIE lovers can pack their picnic rugs and enjoy a family favourite under the stars at the fifth annual Moonlight Cinema at The Point...

December 19, 2018

Port holiday park booked out over summer

THOUSANDS of holiday-makers will descent on Portarlington Holiday Park this summer, with the accommodation venue booked out for three weeks from Boxing Day. Speaking at...

December 19, 2018

Local golf clubs among top 100 courses

BARWON Heads Golf Club is the highest ranking course across the Bellarine, according to the 2019 edition of The Golf Course Guide. The Barwon Heads...