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Coles cancer cause clip closer


Justin Cole (foreground) is getting ready to farewell his hair at the Growlers event. Pictured with Paddy Campbell, who will be entertaining on the night, Peter Hansen of Growlers, and Growlers chef Craig van Doort. AS March draws near, so too does the date that Torquay’s Justin Cole will farewell his long blonde locks in […]

Shire touts economic benefits of Saudi visit

KICKING THE Asian Cup is believed to have brought about hundreds of thousands of dollars of economic benefits to the Surf Coast Shire for effectively no cost. The shire hosted Saudi Arabia for a pre-competition camp (PCC) from December 26 to January 2, with the team staying at the RACV Torquay Resort and running drills […]

Local News

A fun-tastic celebration at toy library

GROVEDALE Toy Library celebrated 30 years last week in an event coinciding with the grand opening of the brand new purpose build rooms at the Grovedale Community Hub on Heyers Road. With past and present members and presidents from across the three decades attending, the celebration marked a new era for the popular borrowing facility. […]

Anglesea Village Fair promises fun for all


The Anglesea Village Fair “wacky weirdos” – the fair’s official spruikers – Harry Allardyce, Charli Bechmann and Noah Collins are keen for people to come to the event next month. NEXT month’s Anglesea Village Fair is a vibrant afternoon and twilight event offering gourmet food, drinks, rides, market stalls, and children’s activities. This year the […]

Real Estate

keen for a piece Wombah Park

THE recent sale of two Wombah Park properties has highlighted the strong interest in purchasing a property in a well-established area of Torquay. To say the recent sales at 49 and 27 Glaneuse Avenue in Torquay resulted in an “overwhelming” level of interest from buyers would be an understatement, according to Hocking Stuart’s Shaun O’Callaghan. […]

Arts and Entertainment


ROCK duo King of the North is making its way back to Torquay. After a successful performance at the Night Jar Market in January, Andrew Higgs is looking forward to returning to the coastal town to take over the stage at Torquay Hotel. “We had a really good gig, and we’re really looking forward to […]


Get bouncing to support those with cystic fibrosis


Trampolining everyday is highly recommended for people with cystic fibrosis as the motion is great for keeping their lungs healthy and strong. IN A lead up to next month’s national Big Bounce campaign that supports those with cystic fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Victoria wants everyone to get bouncing. It is estimated that as many as 65,000 […]

Rural Roundup

Moriac farmer most outstanding


Hayden and Jasmin Findlay from Ravens Creek Farm with the trophy and the certificate from the award presentation. LOCAL farmer Hayden Findlay was named the Weekly Times farm magazine Outstanding Farmer of the Year at an awards night at the Melbourne Museum last Friday. Findlay and his wife Jasmin run Ravens Creek Farm, a 36-hectare […]

Total Sport

Mountain bikers prepare for challenge


Chris Jongewaard will return to Forrest to compete in the Giant Odyssey and defend his title. AUSTRALIA’S most respected mountain bike marathon, the Giant Odyssey, is returning to Forrest next month, in an event that will see the best riders from across the country competing for the win. Six-time Australian MTB champ, five-time Oceania MTP […]