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PORTLAND cyclist Dylan Lindsey has produced one of the strongest rides of his career to claim 17th place at the Road National Championships over the weekend. Riding for NCMG Criterion Racing in Sunday’s elite men’s road race at Buninyong, Lindsey was one of just 21 riders to complete the 185.6km race, with the sapping 32 […]

Denis Belden - January 22, 2022

A GROUP of former Portland mates are gearing up to run to save one of Australia’s largest temperate rainforests. Bec Lake is just one of 150 runners taking on the major event next month, and after a life time focusing on saving rainforests around the world, she has set her sights on her own backyard […]

Katie Jackson - January 22, 2022

A SOUTH West farm has been the target of a cruel attack, with a vandal – or vandals – destroying kilometres of fencing around the property in addition to water troughs and tanks. Maneroo, which is located on the Princes Highway at Greenwald, is just shy of 1000ha and is home to around 800 head […]

Katie Jackson - January 21, 2022

PORTLAND basketballer Summer Millard has returned from the Kumon Country-Metro Challenge, held over four days in Melbourne, with a taste of competition at the higher level. With COVID hurdles – most notable the changing border rules – making it impossible for organisers to lock in the annual Southern Cross Challenge, Basketball Victoria instead opted to […]

Denis Belden - January 21, 2022

IT was Groundhog Day for Heywood’s State Emergency Service crews last week as another major storm front hit the region almost exactly a week after a record-breaking storm lashed the South West on January 6. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the South West on Thursday last week, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting […]

Katie Jackson - January 20, 2022

THE Portland Touch Football Association has returned from the Your Podiatrist Cup with its best ever result, claiming the runners-up prize in the mixed competition. “Of all the years we have been playing in the cup, this is the first time we have made a grand final,” Portland president, and player, Ebony Braune said. “We […]

Denis Belden - January 20, 2022

PORTLAND Surf Life Saving Club president Roger Trewavis is delighted with the support shown by the local community towards the Shipwreck Coast Swim Series. The series itself has been running for more than a decade through the Warrnambool, Port Campbell and Port Fairy clubs, with Portland’s introduction this year making it a four-race series. “I’m […]

Denis Belden - January 19, 2022

IT’S hard to know where to start with Charles Hardman – after all, his life story contains plenty of twists and turns in a lot of unrelated fields. The Narrawong resident has scaled some high peaks of the corporate world, felt the lows of rejection in the arts, bounced back to ensure others don’t have […]

Chalpat Sonti - January 19, 2022

WITH the summer holidays in action, campsites have become a popular spot for accommodation, where locals and tourists have gained a more outdoors experience. Sawpit Free Campground located in Narrawong had a few campers this week, with RVs, tents and swags set up separately around the area. Traveller, Michael Morris said he was always on […]

Charlie Sawyer-Bassett - January 17, 2022

WHEN Alan and Robyn Lewis decided to go into business in Heywood in the late 1970s things were a lot different to today. Now, 42 years later, the time has come for them to move on – they have sold Heywood Plumbing Supplies and are looking to spending more time chasing the sun. While they […]

Chalpat Sonti - January 17, 2022
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