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Hands on art for school holidays

Tiara Kara-Couzens joined a dozen Geelong teens trying their hand at traditional henna art under the tutelage of local instructor Hinal Merchant on Wednesday. Ms...

Civic centre name rift

A perceived “lack of consultation” over the naming of Geelong council’s civic precinct has raised concerns among local Aboriginal groups and individuals about "systemic...

Happy campers in a foundation first

About 30 teens from across Australia enjoyed mazes, laser skirmish and other activities in Geelong and across the bay in the first-ever Type 1...

Koala bears incredible namesake

Adorable baby koala Beau first appeared in the Independent last week while meeting with junior rangers, who knew little of the incredible origins of...

Appeal collections restart

An appeal providing vital necessities for people battling homelessness and financial hardship across Geelong has restarted, following a COVID-related pause. “Last year was –...

Dunny delay in $200,000 blowout

“Maintenance issues” have caused a $200,000 blowout and a more-than-one-year delay in the construction of new central Geelong toilets. Council last Friday announced construction would...

Drysdale service set to go ahead

Drysdale RSL has announced modified Anzac Day commemorations for this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. “Normally we have a service in the school hall and...

Mobile breast-screening van a life-saver

Waterworld’s Lizz Oliver wanted to set a good example to fellow employees when she saw the bright pink BreastScreen van parked “fortuitously” on her...

Art shortlist announced

This colourful, eye-catching, oil-on-linen painting (pictured) by Melbourne-based artist Jan Nelson is among 28 works vying for the $30,000 Geelong contemporary art prize. Geelong Gallery...

MY GEELONG

Geelong Netball Club is preparing to open its 2021 campaign next Wednesday after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last year’s Victorian Netball League season....

Out and about

Locals strolling along the Barwon River and the waterfront during school holidays stopped for a chat with Independent photographer Rebecca Hosking on Monday.

Brave Koa ready for fight

A campaign for an Armstrong Creek baby born with a rare and incurable brain malformation has drawn support from across two states. Former Mount Gambier...

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Hands on art for school holidays

Tiara Kara-Couzens joined a dozen Geelong teens trying their hand at traditional henna art under the tutelage of local instructor Hinal Merchant on Wednesday. Ms...