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September 18, 2021

Long awaited NAIDOC Week art exhibition opens in Anglesea

NAIDOC Week ran back in early July, but several lockdowns have seen the Heal Country! Art Exhibition pushed back again and again. The Surf Coast...

September 16, 2021

Sunflowers on the Surf Coast plant the seed for more cheerfulness

A GRASSROOTS initiative led by a Surf Coast local is aiming to sow the seeds for more cheerfulness in the region during what has...

September 13, 2021

Joy for Jaci following Life Member appointment at Jan Juc SLSC

A LOCAL of the Jan Juc area and a member of its Surf Life Saving Club since 1987, Jaci Chin-Jewson is the latest to...

September 13, 2021

SPAN Walk to proceed virtually this year for suicide awareness

THE Hope Bereavement Centre based in Geelong will continue its annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) Walk virtually this Sunday to maintain raising awareness...

September 12, 2021

Bike program gearing up youths with new skills over school holidays

TORQUAY could see a new bike hub establish itself in the shire if a pilot program becomes a success in the upcoming school holidays. Stemming...

September 10, 2021

Jan Juc teen raises funds to make his own wave

SURFERS from across the country and here on the Surf Coast are using their love of the waves to raise money for SurfAid’s programs...

September 9, 2021

Benson wins Mathieson Medal, Sheringham and Honner share top A Grade honour

ST MARY'S had plenty of success on both an individual and a collective scale as one of their own was rewarded with the prestigious...

September 9, 2021

Are they really okay on R U OK? Day?

NINE Australians each day lose their lives to suicide, which is more than double the death toll on our roads each year according to...

September 7, 2021

Anglesea trivia night fundraiser in support of MS

TWO former colleagues at Camp Wilkin in Anglesea are crossing paths once again to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Australia. With plenty of...

September 6, 2021

Torquay marriage reaches 75-year milestone as strong as ever

THERE are not many things in the world that can remain strong for 75 years, but the love of Margaret and Cecil “Cec” Browning...

September 5, 2021

Book Week parade caps off school’s long-standing tradition

A LONG-STANDING tradition took place last week for a local primary school despite most students being off-site due to COVID-19 restrictions. Torquay College again celebrated...

September 5, 2021

Anglesea basketball receives fitting donation from local Lions

THE Under 10 and Under 14 Anglesea basketball teams are “full of beans” after receiving a generous donation from the Anglesea Lions Club. The Anglesea...

September 1, 2021

Man With A Pram ready to roll with Father’s Day fundraiser

NEW dads with prams and carriers are being urged to arrive at Flying Fox Park next month on October 2 for Torquay's own Man...

September 1, 2021

Jan Juc Pre School staying strong after 40 years

THE Jan Juc Preschool Centre has been an educational pillar of the Surf Coast Shire for more than 40 years and it continues to...

August 31, 2021

Aireys Inlet artist is pedal to the metal with new bike stations

TWO new bike stations will help encourage different perspectives on the landscape and lived experiences of Torquay, as well as fun, family-centred opportunities for...

August 29, 2021

Surf Coast Song Contest to rock the stage again this year

MANY Surf Coast musicians will again flex their creative abilities for one of the Art of the Minds Festival’s most popular events later this...

August 27, 2021

AFL Barwon releases ‘Return to Play 4.0’

FOLLOWING the Victorian Government’s pause on community sport on August 20, the AFL Barwon Commission has adjusted the remaining fixture dates, as the sporting...

August 27, 2021

Cancer survivor remembers her late son in support of Daffodil Day

ONE in two Australians will be affected by cancer in their lives according to Cancer Council Australia, which is why it is more important...

August 23, 2021

AFL Barwon to hold this season’s junior vote counts online

THE cancellation of community sport over the weekend has meant other footballing events have had to be altered to keep in line with the...

August 23, 2021

Torquay Olympians reflect on 1964 Tokyo games

THIS year’s Olympics in Tokyo have recently concluded, but there is a little bit of Olympic history in Tokyo here on the Surf Coast...

August 23, 2021

Hotel receiving note donations to go to local charities for old furniture

THE Sands Resort in Torquay has 112 rooms to refurbish as a part of the hotel’s recent renovations, which means there is an abundance...

August 22, 2021

Youth mental health course raising awareness across the shire

A GROUP of 16 adult community members from Anglesea to Geelong are now certified in assisting adolescents who are developing mental health problems thanks...

August 20, 2021

Sculptures flying to the Eagles Nest after series of postponements

SCULPTORS from all over the Surf Coast and surrounding regions can finally show off their latest works, more than a year since they were...

August 20, 2021

Torquay students laying the foundation to celebrate 100 days

FOUNDATION students at Torquay College achieved the first of many milestones to come in their education journeys, celebrating the first 100 days of school...

August 18, 2021

Lifesavers celebrated for their 2021 efforts at LSV awards night

LIFESAVERS from around the region have been recognised for all their hard work this past year at the annual LSV Awards of Excellence Ceremony. Plenty...

August 15, 2021

Ocean Grove’s onslaught proves too much for Anglesea

A BLISTERING opening quarter from the Ocean Grove Grubbers (15.14.104) was enough to keep the Anglesea Kangaroos (8.12.60) at bay during today’s elimination final...

August 14, 2021

Modewarre pulls away in the third to down Barwon Heads

A SUPERB third quarter saw the Modewarre Warriors run away with today’s Qualifying Final against Barwon Heads Seagulls at Portarlington Reserve. The result sets up...

August 14, 2021

Torquay farewells Growlers after more than 20 years of service

ONE of Torquay's cornerstone hospitality venues has closed its doors after more than 20 years of trading. Local hotspot Growlers closed operations last month after...