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THE battle over whether or not a rock wall should be built at Bridgewater Bay beach is no closer to being resolved following a week of legal letters, meetings and a public rally by opponents of the project.

Chalpat Sonti - April 16, 2021

AARON Edmonds is the first diver in his family, and he appears to have been made to live and work in and on the water.

Angela McFeeters - April 16, 2021

THE Western Victoria Female Football League’s 2021 season kicks off on Sunday and Portland’s two teams are chomping at the bit to get started.

Samuel Ord - April 16, 2021

CHANGES to COVID-19 vaccination recommendations saw Portland District Health (PDH) pivot their vaccination program quickly last week.

Angela McFeeters - April 13, 2021

THE Portland Tigers played their first Hampden Football League match in 18 months on Saturday and while they were outpaced by a superior Koroit outfit, not a single onlooker could fault their effort.

Samuel Ord - April 13, 2021

THE chrysanthemums are yet to bloom, but plans are well underway for a grand and proud floral display at Portland’s Memorial Triangle this Anzac Day.

Angela McFeeters - April 13, 2021

PORTLAND’S journey through the 2021 Hampden Football League season begins at 5pm tomorrow night with a round one clash against reigning premiers Koroit. After the loss of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, tomorrow’s contest is going to be an experienced defined by firsts for the Tigers – the first game in more […]

Samuel Ord - April 8, 2021

FINDING a house builder is not easy at present and the numbers well and truly confirm why – Glenelg Shire is well and truly in the middle of a building boom. Local builders are experiencing their busiest period for a decade, with the demand largely driven by new homes. Two sets of figures bear that […]

Chalpat Sonti - April 8, 2021

A LEADING blue whale researcher is delighted to have found 22 of the ocean’s giants in the region, up from just two sightings last year. Dr Peter Gill from The Blue Whale Study led an aerial survey of the continental shelf off south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia last week and said the results were […]

Angela McFeeters - April 8, 2021

HEYWOOD and district has once again done itself proud during the Good Friday Appeal, overcoming the coronavirus obstacles to raise more than $14,000 for the cause. Despite the charity golf day at Heywood Golf Club being unable to hold the usually popular auction, it still managed to raise $5805, while the Heywood fire brigade’s tin […]

Chalpat Sonti - April 7, 2021
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