Schools impress at Wakakirri

Two Geelong schools have shined at the recent state finals of Australia’s biggest performing arts event for schools. Geelong College and Geelong Lutheran College took out top awards as part of the premier story-dance competition Wakakirri, winning Best Inspirational Story and Best Original Story respectively. Geelong College teacher Emma Watters said she was “shocked, but […]

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Bushfire ‘risk’ for livelihoods

As a hot, dry bushfire season approaches an opposition MP has warned “hugely expensive” and incompatible safety infrastructure is “causing” power outages in the Otways. Polwarth MP Richard Riordan slammed State Government’s “reckless pursuit” of the technology following “at least five power outages within the past two months”. But government and Powercor hit back saying […]

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Cats’ season, finals a tale of two halves

After an impressive season that resulted in a top-of-the-ladder finish, Geelong had arguably its best shot to end a recent string of finals knockouts. But while last Friday’s 19-point preliminary final loss to Richmond dashed the Cats’ premiership hopes for another year, it was also a metaphor for their season. Despite winning 16 games and […]

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Corio sculptor gets jump on competition in Queensland

On a prominent Gold Coast rock lurks a massive tree frog that’s no ordinary amphibian but the work of Corio sculptor Jay Sikora. The boilermaker-by-trade watched with his wife and two sons as a crane moved the steel frog onto the coveted rock. “We made a little family holiday out of it,” the 29-year-old said. […]

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Free parks ‘vacant’

A central Geelong trader “losing customers” struggling to find parking has urged council to “open up” Civic Centre Car Park during off-peak hours. “We need this car park,” restaurant owner Milton Mavromoustakos told the Indy yesterday. “I’m losing business to people cancelling because they can’t find parking. On Saturday we’re losing customers and that centre […]

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