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ORGANISERS of the first firing of a cannon at Battery Point in about 30 years were delighted with the turnout at Saturday’s event. A crowd estimated by organisers at more than 200 attended the 9am firing of the 80-pound cannon, held to belatedly celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Australian Artillery (now the Royal […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 7, 2021

THE Portland BMX Club is a long way from where it was a couple of months ago. Then, it had less than 20 members and was not able to race because of coronavirus restrictions. Now, the club has over 40 participating members, three of whom went off to Shepparton last weekend to compete in the […]

Thomas Drew - December 5, 2021

PORTLAND Football Netball Club are preparing to further improve their junior football program after an eventful last few years, with new coaches for 2022, as well as adding an under-12 side to the ranks. Vaughan Hockley remains as under-16 coach, co-coaching alongside Mark Finck. Tony Jackson stays on as under-18.5 coach, while Justin Impey moves […]

Katie Jackson - December 5, 2021

BOTH senior Portland Coasters sides will face the next big challenge of their respective Country Basketball League seasons when they travel to Terang to take on the Tornadoes on Saturday night. The women’s side will be hoping to get points on the board, after two losses during their round one South West Conference double-header, while […]

Thomas Drew - December 4, 2021

ONE of Portland’s oldest and most historic properties could soon have much closer neighbours. An application has been made to Glenelg Shire Council to subdivide 3.37ha on Daniel St into six residential lots – the block in question is home to the Maretimo homestead. The heritage-listed 167-year-old homestead and associated buildings and gardens on about […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 4, 2021

OKAY – so people are moving to Portland in droves. Now what do we do to keep them here? It might not have been a question on the minds of many given the coronavirus pandemic-fuelled boom in both people moving to the region to live, as well as to visit, but as the dust settles […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 3, 2021

THE Glenelg Shire Council has organised a local elf hunt for children and their parents to participate in as Christmas is nearing. The ‘Glenelf Hunt’ will run throughout three weeks, between November 29 to December 19, a fresh five riddles introduced every Monday on the Glenelg Council Facebook page, hinting locals towards the missing elves […]

Spec.com.au - December 3, 2021

A DISASTROUS batting collapse has cost Portland Tigers a third win in the Portland and District Cricket Association’s A grade season, with Colts snatching five wickets on Saturday while conceding a single run. Portland Colts, who now sit atop the ladder undefeated with three wins from three starts, won the toss at Hanlon Park in […]

Samuel Ord - December 2, 2021

IT’S going to be a case of second time lucky on Saturday when the big cannon at Battery Point will finally be fired again. The 80-pound cannon was set to be fired on August 1 to celebrate 150 years of the Royal Australian Artillery (now the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery), but it was postponed […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 2, 2021

A PORTLAND man has expressed his frustrations after a dog attack in the city – which left him with multiple serious wounds – has gone unresolved. Paul Jones alleges he was walking his own dog near Garden Street at approximately 9pm on November 5 with a friend when another dog was let out of its […]

Katie Jackson - December 1, 2021
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