Category Archives: More Local News

Marketing event not to be missed

Marketing event not to be missed A free marketing media forum offers businesses the knowledge needed to grow and increase market share on the Surf Coast and the Bellarine. TIMES News Group (publisher of the Surf Coast Times, Bellarine Times and Armstrong Creek Times) is presenting a free marketing media forum for all business owners,… Read More »

Sensible discussion sought on borough

THE recent talk around possible amalgamations of local government municipalities in our region is creating some interesting debate. The debate comes after questions querying the viability of the Borough of Queenscliffe were raised at a recent public meeting in Point Lonsdale organised by Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins. South Barwon MP Andrew Katos said discussion… Read More »

Winchelsea wants its kart track back

THE Winchelsea Fun Kart Club could resume operation in coming months with the Surf Coast Shire considering a petition to reopen or relocate their track at a meeting today (Thursday). The council will consider a report based on the petition, in which more than 800 signatories request the continuation of operations at the track located… Read More »

Traders suggest weekend and holiday surcharge

SOME Torquay traders have floated the idea of charging a surcharge on weekends and public holidays as a response to Victoria’s new public holidays. The Labor state government has created two public holidays – Easter Sunday, which was held this year on April 5; and Grand Final eve, which will be held this year on… Read More »

Coles jobs up for grabs

APPLICATIONS are now open for more than 100 jobs at the new Coles supermarket in Torquay, scheduled to open in June. Team members appointed to positions at the market-style supermarket at Torquay Village will be involved in customer service, on the check outs, in the delicatessen, fresh produce, meat, bakery and grocery areas, as well… Read More »

Mattress problems put to bed

TRYING to find a way to dispose of a mattress in an environmentally friendly way can be a daunting task, but a new automated processing plant offers a solution to the problem. Thanks to the TIC Mattress Recycling Plant, Geelong and Surf Coast residents will be among the first to use the new system set… Read More »

Revised council plan released for feedback

THE Surf Coast Shire has made a number of changes to the strategic document that is guiding its The council plan 2013-17 has undergone a midterm review, and councillors at their meeting on Tuesday resolved to place the draft revised plan on Shire mayor Margot Smith said the review had resulted in some adjustments but… Read More »

News of our demise greatly exaggerated

Journalists may occasionally be accused of sensationalising aspects of a story to increase its punch. This is evident in early coverage of the restructures and job losses at Fairfax and News Limited, which has led to an impression that news print media is on its death bed. With apologies to Mark Twain – the reports… Read More »

More to mission than stamina alone

Jan Juc waterman Zeb Walsh is about to set off for Hawaii to contest his second Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships, but this time around his mission has even more meaning. Last November, close friends Karl and Alex Waddell tragically lost their baby son River to SIDS, and – as a father himself –… Read More »