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PORTLAND Surf Life Saving Club has developed their own grant initiative, the All Aboard Fund, to help juniors participate in the club without the barrier of financial burden. The Nippers summer program is a key feature of the club, but with tough economic strain on a lot of families in 2020, they wanted to do […]

Rani Kane - September 18, 2020

LOCAL tourism and hospitality providers are celebrating being able to finally reopen again, but uncertainty still remains as the coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease. Regional Victoria moved on to step three of the “roadmap” yesterday, which meant a host of activities that had been restricted since early August were able to be undertaken to some greater […]

Chalpat Sonti - September 18, 2020

IT WAS 30 degrees, the breeze was light and the sun rose ahead of a beautiful day. No, it wasn’t a moment out of a Queensland spring morning. That’s how warm Portland’s 50m outdoor swimming pool got to on Wednesday when it opened for the first time after months of being shut down. Forty people […]

Angela McFeeters - September 18, 2020

EVERYONE has dealt with the current coronavirus pandemic in different ways, for local woman Ebony Morrissey she has spent her time focusing on her work, study and health transformation to make the most out of a chaotic year. The pandemic and lockdown stages were a shock for the 24-year-old, much like everyone else, but after […]

Rani Kane - September 15, 2020

DARTMOOR looks set to receive a major boost with one of the area’s largest employers eyeing off a significant expansion. Alliance Timber Group is looking to significantly boost its workforce at the same time it also received two unexpected boosts from the coronavirus pandemic – which ironically saved it from reducing staff. The Dartmoor mill […]

Chalpat Sonti - September 15, 2020

EMBER the crisis response dog and her owner, Portland firefighter Natalie Brindle, would have been climbing 28 floors of Melbourne’s Crown Metropol Hotel this Sunday to raise money if not for COVID-19. The climb was to be a repeat of the annual Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb, which they have completed two times before. However like […]

Angela McFeeters - September 11, 2020

SHANNON Malseed and her Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank counterparts are the winners of the 18th edition of the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche in France. Tour de l'Ardeche is a seven-day elite women’s cycling tour, with seven stages taking place in the hills of south-central France. The final stage took place on Wednesday in […]

Samuel Ord - September 11, 2020

Charlie Debono now in charge of Portland and Heywood SES TWO neighbouring State Emergency Service groups are now headed-up by the same well-regarded volunteer, Charlie Debono. Mr Debono has been the unit controller of Heywood SES for the past two years, and has returned to the unit controller role at Portland SES after previously being […]

Angela McFeeters - September 11, 2020

THE AFLW Draft nominations were officially opened for 2020 on September 1, and one young Portlander hoping to one day nominate for the process is Elli Aitken. This year’s AFLW Draft will take place on September 21 and while 17-year-old Aitken is still at least one year away from being eligible to be drafted, she’ll […]

Samuel Ord - September 10, 2020

NEYSA and Mu Sutherland are thrilled they have been able to offer a little bit of care to several foster children over the past year.

Angela McFeeters - September 10, 2020
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