Kew mum in Adele tribute at Sphinx

Olivia Hemphill can find herself doing the school run or scoring her daughter’s basketball game one minute – then belting out powerful Adele hits on stage the next. This modest mum from Kew juggles her regional performances and weekend road trips whilE still organising family life for husband Robert and their three young daughters, aged […]

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Liberal cop’s local status irks Police Minister

The state election battle for the seat of Bellarine has become a war of localism between a sitting MP who has never lived in the electorate and a challenger who recently moved in. Labor MP and Police Minister Lisa Neville has accused veteran policeman Brian McKiterick of “taking the p..s” with his move to Ocean […]

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Jan Juc pair win state titles at Bells Beach

Former Rip Curl Pro trials winner Tim Stevenson and reigning women’s champion Bella Wilson, both from Jan Juc, claimed Victorian Open crowns at Bells Beach. Going into the remaining event of the year on the men’s side of the draw, local Surf Coast friends Todd Rosewall, Tim Stevenson and Cahill Bell-Warren were all in the […]

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Wind farm to ‘cut prices’ despite ‘four years of increases’

A 99-turbine wind farm west of Geelong will help deliver “lower power prices and more jobs” for Victorians, according to Premier Daniel Andrews. But the opposition has seized on the claim, citing a $500 increase in power prices under Mr Andrews and “hundreds of millions of dollars” in subsidies for the proposed wind farm and […]

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Legends of 2018 rewarded in night for local sports clubs

“Honesty, respect and hard work” have earned David Rea the Geelong region’s second annual $10,000 Club Legend award, according to judges. David won $5000 each for him and his Barwon Soccer Club when he was named overall winner at this week’s Viva Energy awards for the people behind local sports clubs. The judges praised his […]

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In Brief

Stalker charges Detectives have arrested a Bellbrae man over a series of sexually explicit letters and phone calls to women in Torquay, Anglesea and Melbourne in January. The detectives charged the 68-year-old with eight counts of stalking before he was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 1 November, Victoria Police said. Pothole idea […]

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