Category Archives: News

Local family’s marathon effort

THIS year’s GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon will be a bonding exercise for the Williams family from Torquay. Geoff and Eileen Williams and their daughters Madi, Jade and Brooke are all taking part in the race, set for May 14 and 15, with Geoff and Brooke in the six-kilometre event, Eileen and Jade in the… Read More »

Coker joins calls for safer cycling

THE proposed upgrades to the Point Impossible cycling track now has bipartisan support with Labor candidate for Corangamite and Surf Coast Shire councillor Libby Coker vowing to push for federal funding for the project. If funded, the $1.5 million project will see the cycling path to the east of Point Impossible Road sealed, the construction… Read More »

National data centre opens in Geelong

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says its new centre in Geelong will help transform the way it collects and distributes data. The National Data Acquisition Centre (NDAC), located in the former Ford Discovery Centre, million commitment to the ABS from the federal government. Australian Statistician David Kalisch said NDAC consolidated the collection of data… Read More »

Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College Term Report

OUTSTANDING NAPLAN RESULTS Recently released comparative results have shown that Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College Naplan scores were amongst the highest in the Geelong region. In Year 9 reading, our college was the highest performer ahead of Kardinia and Geelong Grammar. In Year 9 numeracy we were fourth highest behind Kardinia, Geelong College and Geelong… Read More »

Bizz3228 to celebrate Eat Local Month

Eat Local Month Bizz3228’s first event of the year will celebrate April’s Eat Local Month in the Surf Coast Shire. The networking event next week will feature 3 Hungry Monkeys representing raw and organic producers in region, and will be offering honey tastings on the night. International business coach and speaker Prue Morrision will also… Read More »

Amazing memorabilia to be showcased

St Luke’s Hall in Torquay is hosting a fashion parade and static display next week to raise money for Anglicare’s foster children Program. “Maie’s Amazing Memorabilia” is a rare opportunity to see the wardrobe of Maie Zorica’s grandmother, which includes a collection of gowns, linens and bits and bobs dating from 1855 to 1930. The… Read More »

Torquay SLSC farewells two members

Torquay Surf Life Saving Club has said farewell to two of its members, Ken Newbound and George Packham, who died recently. Mr Newbound, a life member of the Torquay SLSLC, was an integral part of the club’s rebuild and a continual contributor. Mr Packham joined the club in 1949 and rowed in the first Victorian… Read More »

Newlyweds granted greatest wish

Plains and Surf Coast residents, who provided A MEREDITH bride with terminal cancer was given her dream wedding at the weekend, thanks to the generosity of family, friends and strangers. Mandy and John Brockway were married on and labour. Mandy was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2014 and has been undergoing a series of… Read More »

Seasons change for challenge

AS NATURE sheds the sustenance of long sunny days and moves deeper into the weather patterns of autumn, the energy of the ocean deepens too with larger tides and bigger swells. Similarly moving deeper into my 100 Dawns daily meditation and fundraiser for beyondblue, my usual needs for sleep and food have been slowly reducing… Read More »

New curator Nicholls knows the landscape

LORNE Sculpture Biennale has a new curator, following the appointment of Lara Nicholls last week. She moves into the role after long-time curator Julie Collins stepped down at the conclusion of this year’s event this month. Ms Nicholls comes to the biennale with the Australian arts community. She has worked at Sotheby’s as Australian paintings… Read More »