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ONE hundred motorbikes rumbled from Heywood to Portland on Saturday for the annual toy run, with many people pillioning to bring the estimated number of participants to 130. The ride was led by organiser David Upton (right) towing his trailer “sleigh”; he also gave Peter Stamp from Portland’s Salvation Army a lift. Lieutenant Stamp and […]

Angela McFeeters - December 10, 2020

FOUR Portland-region schools will receive $670,000 to complete maintenance and outdoor improvement works following an announcement from the state government. Portland South Primary School is the biggest winner from the Minor Capital Works Fund allocation announced last week, receiving $500,000 to re-roof their senior school building, help prepare a new classroom for 2021 and reinstall […]

Angela McFeeters - December 10, 2020

THE Netball Victoria Community Awards were held on Friday as an online presentation with local netball administrator Sally Morton taking out the Volunteer of the Year award as a joint winner. The awards are hosted each year to celebrate and recognise those in the community that play a big part in netball across the state. […]

Rani Kane - December 10, 2020

PORTLAND exporters faced with the loss of Chinese markets are starting to find other markets to take up the slack. While the China-Australia trade standoff continues with no end seemingly in sight, locals in the timber and crayfishing industries have begun work on alternative destinations for their exports. The timber ban means no softwood (pine) […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 7, 2020

PORTLAND RSL Memorial Bowling Club hosted the South West Division play off for the State Triples on the weekend with both Portland clubs well represented across the two days. The weekend presented itself with fair to good conditions for the play offs and despite the 37mm of rain on the Saturday night, the green stood […]

Rani Kane - December 7, 2020

IT’S almost the sound of Portland coming out of the coronavirus restrictions, and it’s back. The reassuring and familiar ‘ding’ of the Portland Cable Trams as they make their way along Bentinck St and other areas was heard again on Tuesday for the first time in four months. While the easing of restrictions has slowly […]

Chalpat Sonti - December 7, 2020

SHE used to fly an air-to-air refuelling Airbus, now zips around in one of the world’s most advanced pilot training aircraft, and was pleased to land in Portland on Wednesday. Flight Lieutenant Aimee Heal, 29, from the Royal Australian Air Force flew into Portland Airport for the day with her colleagues from the RAAF Roulettes […]

Angela McFeeters - November 27, 2020

PATROLS at Cape Bridgewater are back on as of tomorrow with the Portland Surf Life Saving Club members returning to the beach. After some uncertainty regarding coronavirus restrictions the club is eager to get back on the sand with plenty of preparation leading into the season. Cape Bridgewater is the main patrolling beach throughout the […]

Rani Kane - November 27, 2020

THE journey of Heywood’s Jamaine Jones through the Australian Football League will continue into 2021 with the West Coast Eagles retaining the 22-year-old for a second season. On Thursday morning, West Coast announced four contract renewals for the 2021 AFL season and Jones was one of two players offered a one-year rookie contract extension, the […]

Samuel Ord - November 27, 2020

PORTLAND’S preseason campaign kicked off in ideal conditions on Monday evening with the senior and under-18.5 footballers beginning their preparation for the 2021 Hampden Football League season. The 2020 Hampden was shaping up to be an exciting one for the Tigers after a heavy recruiting period. Jarrod Holt was introduced to the position of senior […]

Samuel Ord - November 27, 2020
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