ONE TEDDY bear has sunburn, another has a broken arm and his friend needs some blood tests; these were some of the scenarios presented to the young pupils at Portland South Primary School as part of the Teddy Bear Hospital. The Teddy bear hospital… [more]
THE condition of a notorious section of the Henty Hwy (ring road) between New St and the rail overpass is set to become an issue in November’s State election campaign. Australian Labor Party candidate for South-West Coast Roy Reekie on Monday described… [more]
PORTLAND’s Safeway supermarket has a very new look this week – and it took only 14 hours to achieve the makeover. The most dramatic change has been the addition of Portland’s first self-service checkout stations. On Monday afternoon this week,… [more]
PORTLAND’S A grade netball team made a terrific start to its maiden Hampden Netball League finals campaign on Sunday, holding off a determined South Warrnambool to win the Elimination Final by one at Cobden. South was the higher ranked side going… [more]
CAVENDISH has earned a week’s rest and a chance to compete for back-to-back A grade premierships after knocking over Heywood in the South West District Netball League second semi final at Coleraine on Saturday. It was an extremely defensive game,… [more]
COLERAINE produced the upset of the day at the South West District Football League reserves Second Semi Final at Coleraine on Saturday, handing Dartmoor its first defeat of the season. The Maroons came out ready for business at the start of the game,… [more]
THE feel good Hampden netball story of season 2014 has just got even better! The Hamilton Kangaroos booked a second semi-final berth against Koroit after an historic A grade finals debut against the North Warrnambool Eagles on Saturday. The Kangaroos… [more]
GLENELG Shire Council on Tuesday night declared itself an unconventional gas field free zone, making it the first shire in Victoria to do so. It may well be the first local council in Australia to take such definitive action against the prospect of gas companies using hydraulic fracturing in its realm. A packed public gallery of more than 60 people burst into applause as the motion, moved by Mayor John Northcott, was passed unanimously. A jubilant Cr Northcott, a sheep [...] 0 Comments
CASTERTON-SANDFORD’S tilt at the 2014 premiership is over following its 40-point loss to West Gambier in the cut-throat Western Border Football League’s first semi-final played at McDonald Park last Saturday. It was the first quarter that set the game up for West. Whether it was inexperience, or nerves, or a combination of both, the Cats were left a touch flat-footed as West piled on the goals with scarcely a whimper from the Cats. West kicked four quick unanswered goals before [...]
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