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PORTLAND Boxing Club members Mitch Riddell and Darryl Robinson are off to the 2021 Fight Factory Lionel Rose Cup tomorrow to make their debuts. The Lionel Rose Cup happens annually at the Whitehorse Function Centre in Burwood in Melbourne, with a huge collection of Victoria’s amateur male and female boxers coming together to fight on […]

Samuel Ord - March 26, 2021

KEPPEL Prince Engineering has been warning for months that many of its workers’ jobs were at risk if it could not find more wind tower work, and those warnings became reality on Wednesday when 42 staff took redundancy packages. The cuts were across the Portland company, with 16 staff across all divisions accepting voluntary redundancy, […]

Chalpat Sonti - March 19, 2021

SUE Hides from Sale, Gippsland, said she usually travels around the world to hike “from soft bed to soft bed.” Speaking during a lunch break at Mt Richmond on Tuesday Ms Hides said she was delighted to have been able to find a “world class” supported walk a lot closer to home. She is one […]

Angela McFeeters - March 19, 2021

PORTLAND’S RSL Memorial Bowling Club came close to a fairy tale finish to the Weekend Pennant season on Saturday after winning two out of the three grand finals. Not to be put off by the conditions at Heywood, RSL Memorial’s division one team set out on a mission right from the first bowl put down […] - March 19, 2021

Gorae West Community Fundraising Day on Saturday was a great success, with more than $45,000 raised for a local family impacted by a tragic collision on Christmas eve as well as for the Gorae West community. Co-organiser Cristin Smith said the organising committee wanted to send their “utmost gratitude to everyone involved: those who donated […]

Angela McFeeters - March 16, 2021

HIGH-risk patients could be contacted by their medical clinic soon as COVID-19 vaccines start to become available in the coming weeks. Active Health Portland is hoping to receive 80 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine this Friday, March 19, which will be allocated to their patients. However the date Active Health will be able to deliver […]

Angela McFeeters - March 16, 2021

TYRENDARRA are the Portland and District Cricket Association’s A grade premiers for the 2020-21 season following a comprehensive grand final victory at Cavalier Park on Saturday. It was a win to remember, built on the back of a brilliant all-round performance from man of the match Ben Menzel who topped scored with 49 and then […]

Samuel Ord - March 16, 2021

THIS year’s annual Portland Easter Saturday Fair has been cancelled. Co-organiser, Committee For Portland board member Anita Rank said a lack of resources and support from the community contributed to the decision to cancel. “Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t have the resources to run the fair,” she said. “COVID has taken up valuable resources […]

Admin - March 16, 2021

AFTER spending five years away from the game, Luke Evans has capped off his dramatic return to the Portland and District Cricket Association by winning the 2020-21 A Grade Cricketer of the Year Award. Evans was one of the PDCA’s more notable players in the late 2000s and early 2010s, playing a starring role with […]

Samuel Ord - March 11, 2021

HISTORY House has reopened following an extended COVID-19 lockdown, with the group’s new chief volunteers welcoming visitors and extra volunteers. The distinctive bluestone former town hall at 95 Cliff St – in the Memorial Triangle precinct next to Glenelg Shire Council’s office – is the home of the Portland Family History Group. It is also […]

Angela McFeeters - March 11, 2021