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Margot Smith named as new shire mayor

MARGOT Smith says she has “big shoes to fill” after taking over from Rose Hodge as the new mayor of the Surf Coast Shire. Cr Smith was elected unanimously by her fellow councillors at a special meeting on Tuesday night. Describing herself as an “independent councillor with environmentally moderate tendencies,” the Anglesea Ward councillor said […]



South Barwon MP Andrew Katos surrounded by young Jan Juc SLSC members following his funding committment at the club’s open day on Sunday. Photo: PETER MARSHALL POLITICIANS are continuing to splash the cash at surf life saving clubs in the region, with the Coalition pledging $1 million to rebuild the Jan Juc SLSC clubhouse if […]

Local News

Melbourne Cup in Lorne tomorrow


Fashions on the Field winner (and food writer) Arabella Forge is accompanying the Melbourne Cup (inset is the 2013 trophy) on its tour across Australia. PEOPLE in Lorne will get the chance to experience a piece of racing history when the Melbourne Cup visits their town tomorrow. The 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour will visit […]

Builder sought for new Torquay school

A NEW primary school in Torquay North is a step closer, with the state government seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for its construction. Builders have been invited to submit their applications to finance, design, build and maintain the school, one of 13 to be constructed across Victoria. The schools are expected to be ready to […]

Real Estate

Carlisle Homes turns it on at Warralily Coast


The stylish Arlington 26 design is on display at Warralily Coast. CARLISLE Homes has a history of building quality homes which can be seen through their Matisse 33 and Arlington 26 display homes at Warralily Coast Estate in Armstrong Creek. If there is one home that will take your breath away, it’s Carlisle’s Matisse 33. […]

Arts and Entertainment

The Jezabels push it to the brink


The Jezabels will be playing in Queenscliff later this year. THE Jezabels are taking a short break after nearly three years of constant touring, but will be back on stage by the end of the year. The Sydney quartet released sophomore album The Brink in January, and will be one of the bigger names to […]


Red wine and the French paradox

WHAT if I told you the French consume the highest amount of wine and saturated fat yet have the lowest obesity and cholesterol… would you believe me? It’s called the French paradox. So how does this occur? And are there other benefits? Red wine has more beneficial effects than white wine, as most of the […]

Rural Roundup

Mites of most concern


DEPI land management extension officer Neil James on the lookout for Red Spider at a Breamlea farm. WITH a mild autumn and now a warm spring, those pesky red-legged earth mites are back gorging themselves on valuable new pastures. Commonly known as red spider, it is the pasture pest that has been causing the most […]

Total Sport

Big weekend in local surfing


Jack Perry with his TOLL Victorian Open State Title. Photo: LIAM ROBERTSON LOCAL Jan Juc surfer Jack Perry has taken out the TOLL Victorian Open Title at the final event of the series at Jan Juc on a count back against Steve Noble (Cape Paterson). In clean conditions with a dropping swell, Perry needed a […]