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SHE used to fly an air-to-air refuelling Airbus, now zips around in one of the world’s most advanced pilot training aircraft, and was pleased to land in Portland on Wednesday. Flight Lieutenant Aimee Heal, 29, from the Royal Australian Air Force flew into Portland Airport for the day with her colleagues from the RAAF Roulettes […]

Angela McFeeters - November 27, 2020

PATROLS at Cape Bridgewater are back on as of tomorrow with the Portland Surf Life Saving Club members returning to the beach. After some uncertainty regarding coronavirus restrictions the club is eager to get back on the sand with plenty of preparation leading into the season. Cape Bridgewater is the main patrolling beach throughout the […]

Rani Kane - November 27, 2020

THE journey of Heywood’s Jamaine Jones through the Australian Football League will continue into 2021 with the West Coast Eagles retaining the 22-year-old for a second season. On Thursday morning, West Coast announced four contract renewals for the 2021 AFL season and Jones was one of two players offered a one-year rookie contract extension, the […]

Samuel Ord - November 27, 2020

PORTLAND’S preseason campaign kicked off in ideal conditions on Monday evening with the senior and under-18.5 footballers beginning their preparation for the 2021 Hampden Football League season. The 2020 Hampden was shaping up to be an exciting one for the Tigers after a heavy recruiting period. Jarrod Holt was introduced to the position of senior […]

Samuel Ord - November 27, 2020

HEYDARRA and Drumborg are cementing their position as dominant forces in the Surry District Tennis Association’s A grade competition after huge victories on Saturday. In round five of the competition the two teams were firing with Heydarra defeating Lawn Blue 6-48 to 0-20. The injection of Chris Johnson into the Heydarra side saw them dominate […]

Rani Kane - November 26, 2020

WORK is about to begin on the region’s world-renowned tourist attraction after the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape infrastructure project received final sign off. The ambitious $12.3 million project to develop the World Heritage Listed area into a tourist attraction received the go-ahead from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria last week. “We’re 99.9 per cent ready to start,” […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 26, 2020

A NUMBER of local shoppers expressed their frustration to The Spectator this week after visiting Hamilton’s Coles Supermarket and noticing overflowing rubbish and recycling bins.

Tara Fry - November 25, 2020

BALMORAL Bush Nursing Centre administration officer, Nicole Lease is helping less fortunate women receive essential items through the #ItsInTheBag campaign.

Mitch Lang - November 25, 2020

WESTERN District Health Service (WDHS) has missed out on crucial funding in the 2020-21 State Budget while Hamilton Parklands School came out as a big winner.

Allanah Sciberras - November 25, 2020

REPRESENTATIVE cricket is back, and three locals have been selected in the Western Waves Under-21 team to play at Wycheproof on December 6.

Mitch Lang - November 25, 2020
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