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Armstrong Creek’s education win


Mayor Darryn Lyons, Premier Denis Napthine and Andrew Katos join with Warralily directors to welcome the announcement of two new schools for Armstrong Creek. FAMILIES in Geelong’s Armstrong Creek growth area will benefit from two new schools announced by Premier Denis Napthine and Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos last week. Adjacent to the City […]


TOURISM development is on the cards in Bellbrae, with the Surf Coast Shire issuing a notice of decision for a chocolaterie and receiving a planning application for an adventure park. However, the projects’ impact on the town has not been universally welcomed, with a resident neighbouring the adventure park site questioning its effects on traffic […]

Local News

Bellbrae Cemetery commemorates 150 years

BELLBRAE Cemetery is commemorating its 150 years of service with displays of historic photographs. The unveiling of six commemorative signs at the cemetery will occur at 2pm this Sunday. The cemetery is the resting place for more than 700 members of the community. Originally known as Jan Juc Cemetery, the name of the area in […]

Country Alliance shows off its candidates


(L-R) George Reed, Garry Kerr, Ron Heath, Stephen Chara, Tony Leen and John Irvine from the Country Alliance. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR THE Country Alliance has unveiled its candidates in the Geelong region for November’s state election, including a third serving councillor from the City of Greater Geelong. The four candidates for the lower house and […]

Real Estate

Jobs central in west

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Hocking Stuart sales consultants David North, Josie Currell and James Finn welcome the Stage 3 release of West Coast Business Park in Torquay. TORQUAY’S gateway business precinct, the West Coast Business Park, is continuing to contribute to the economic viability of the Surf Coast, with stage 3 released this week by Hocking Stuart Torquay and […]

Arts and Entertainment



Kingswood’s Microscopic Wars is a mix of hard rock and more mellow grooves. YOU might think rock bands would appreciate some downtime, but for Kingswood’s Fergus Linacre, it’s just the opposite. Kingswood is touring nationally in support of debut album Microscopic Wars and plays in Torquay this Saturday. Speaking from his home in Melbourne, the […]


Be mindful of how you are wandering


Mindlessly wandering might be useful to counteract boredom but may also filter out the positive things happening around us. RESEARCHERS tell us that more than 80 per cent of our thoughts are recycled. In other words, we’re rehashing past events and planning routine tasks. “Mind wandering”, as it’s known, is generally symptomatic of disengagement. Most […]

Rural Roundup

Livestock market report


Last week’s Colac market swelled with farmers off-loading cattle cautious of a short spring. WITH the first month of spring under our belts, farmers flooded last week’s Colac sale with 531 head of cattle, a whopping increase of 333 on last sale. Using fresh spring feed to turn off a quality item, farmers were rewarded […]

Total Sport

Cup fever growing, while milliner shares the love


(L-R) Cats footballer Allen Christensen, horse trainer Jamie Edwards and fashion stylist Renee Enright at Emsley Lodge on tour with the solid gold Geelong Cup. THE Geelong Cup is one of the main events preceding the internationally renowned Melbourne Cup, and all involved are getting ready to giddy up. The Geelong Cup is often a […]