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Volunteers rip into environmental protection


(L-R) Rip Curl staff Aloise Bersan, Sam O’Dwyer and Robbie Cullen. RIP Curl employees joined forces with other locals to protect the coastline as part of an annual event that has seen more than 80,000 Indigenous plants planted on the Surf Coast over 14 years. About 80 enthusiastic Rip Curl staff from the Torquay head […]

A win for the Surf Coast at press awards

The Surf Coast Times team at Fishermans Beach in Torquay. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS THE Surf Coast Times can lay claim to being one of the best regional non-daily newspapers in the state after it won the Victorian Country Press Association’s award for excellence on Friday night. The Goss International Award for Overall Newspaper Excellence Circulation […]

Local News

High Tide is rising again


The call is out for volunteers for this year’s High Tide Festival on December 6. THIS year’s High Tide Festival in Torquay will thrill audiences with its “Horses by the Sea” theme, and the Saturday night performance will depict an historical light horse military training exercise that occurred in Torquay in 1940. Hoofprints in the […]

Woolworths Torquay turns 10

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Woolworths Torquay store manager Chris Goodman (left) and Caz Dillon show off the store’s 10th birthday cake. WOOLWORTHS Torquay has celebrated a decade in the business. The supermarket in Bristol Road marked its 10th anniversary with cake and a special lunch for its employees, some of whom have been at the store since it opened […]

Real Estate

Blue-ribbon land ahoy in Barwon Heads


BELLARINE Property will auction two parcels of blue-ribbon land in Barwon Heads this weekend. According to Bellarine Property sales consultant Levi Turner, the rarity of prime vacant land in the area has created a lot of interest in the auction. “It has certainly generated a lot of inquiries,” he said. “4 Bostock Avenue is only […]

Arts and Entertainment



A cappella trio Aluka are looking forward to returning to the stage at the Queenscliff Music Festival later this month. ACCIDENTALLY finding themselves in a niche genre, experimental a cappella trio Aluka share a close bond that goes beyond music. Performing at the Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) later this month, vocalists Annabelle Tunley, Rachael Head […]


Good health takes good guts


Purple sauerkraut – when in doubt, treat the gut. LET’S think of the gut as our protector or barrier. I’m sure many of you have heard how important a healthy digestive system is, but do you know exactly why? Naturopaths have long known the huge importance of a healthy gut. There is a famous naturopathic […]

Rural Roundup

Bee research looks at Canola treatment

INTENSE interest worldwide about the perceived threat to honey bee health from seed dressings has prompted the first study of its kind in Australia, testing beehives placed in treated and untreated canola crops to determine the level of agrochemical contamination. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has approved the use of neonicotinoids in Australia […]

Total Sport

Adventure awaits in Lorne

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The winner of last year’s main race Braden Currie is looking forward to returning to this year’s event. WITH the Lorne Adventure Fest fast approaching, a number of local athletes are in full training mode, preparing for the event. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, a number of past winners will be returning to mark […]