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ONE of Australia’s best-known conservationists will be the headline guest at a special community forum to be held in Portland in February. Tim Flannery will be joined by Bureau of Meteorology senior climatologist Lynette Bettio to speak at the Local Action on Climate Change forum to be held at the Portland Arts Centre on February […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 22, 2020

THE Portland Gymnastics Club said farewell to 2020 across four days last week with the club’s End of Year Displays. Portland’s gymnasts took to the floor to showcase their hard work from across the year with a number of group performances beginning on Tuesday and concluding on Friday. Along with performances, the club also handed […]

Samuel Ord - December 22, 2020

THE Portland and District Cricket Association’s under-16 competition began round four on Tuesday and at Cavalier Park, the match between South Portland and Portland Tigers came to an early conclusion. Portland Tigers won the toss and decided to bat first, however the under-manned team would last just 19.4 overs before their innings came to an […]

Samuel Ord - December 18, 2020

RSPCA Victoria has lost the contract to run Glenelg Shire pound services, which will bring to an end more than 14 years of running the Portland animal shelter. Councillors voted unanimously on Tuesday night not to accept a tender from the RSPCA to operate the pound service from the RSPCA-owned Darts Rd shelter, one which […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 18, 2020

THERE’S a bright new feature at Nuns’ beach, and it’s also hoped it will brighten the days of some visitors to the area. The Portland beach “library” contains sand-play toys rather than the traditional books, and is the brainchild of Portland North Primary School students – with the assistance of an internet search – student […]

Angela McFeeters - December 18, 2020

NARRAWONG is one of the fastest-growing parts of Glenelg Shire, and while it is proving a popular destination, it is not without growing pains. And one of those has been the state of some of the roads in and around the settlement. A group of residents have raised the issue through a letter from one […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 15, 2020

PORTLAND Aluminium is a step closer to survival after the federal government announced it would underwrite the money the smelter loses over the next four years when it powers down on days electricity use surges. While its long-term future is still dependent on a power deal, which at least one observer believes could be announced […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 15, 2020

THE Portland Croquet Club is celebrating some impressive victories at the South West Croquet Association Championships in Warrnambool. John Murfett took out the division one Golf title while in Association croquet Michael Edwards took out division two, Jan Logan won division three and Jeanette Sandeman came second place in division four. The championships are usually […]

Rani Kane - December 15, 2020

THE South Coast Drag Racing Association has plenty to celebrate this week after successfully hosting the club’s first meeting of the 2020-21 season on Saturday afternoon. Ideal weather greeted drivers and spectators alike for the 5K Burnout event with three classes of vehicle up and running – six-cylinders, street class and elite class. The winner […]

Samuel Ord - December 15, 2020

MENTAL health has received a boost locally with the official opening of the new Portland Mental Health Services building. The architecturally-designed $1.94 million 152 Percy St facility replaces their outdated Julia St building, however will continue to offer the same mental health services in a larger space. It is located on the same block as […]

Angela McFeeters - December 14, 2020
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