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ANNE Crooks might have just become Glenelg Shire’s newest centenarian, but she’s shares something in common with those one-quarter her age.

Chalpat Sonti - March 3, 2020

EVER-changing landscapes were strolled through, bush tucker discovered and extra friendships created during a recent 252km fundraising walk.

Angela McFeeters - March 3, 2020

A PROPOSED onshore abalone farm has been described as “one of the world’s largest industrialised feed lots for sea creatures,” during a bid to overturn approvals for the project.

Angela McFeeters - February 18, 2020

THE Portland Basketball Association hosted some heated grand finals on Saturday when the Country Basketball League’s South West Conference came to town.

Rani Kane - February 8, 2020

THE Greater Western Victoria Rebels have announced their under-18 squad for the upcoming NAB League Girls season and Portland footballers Elli Aitken and Lashay Blurton have made the cut.

Samuel Ord - February 3, 2020

THE death of dozens of koalas on a property near Cape Bridgewater has sparked a government investigation, a demand for justice “without lenience” by the Environment Minister, and an outrage from near and far.

Chalpat Sonti - January 29, 2020

THOUSANDS of people visited the weekend’s Hooked on Portland festival, with attendees, volunteers and businesses alike delighted at the event’s atmosphere, popularity and success.

Angela McFeeters - January 25, 2020

17-YEAR-OLD Mackenna Huf has returned from a life-changing year in Denmark after spending time immersing himself in the culture as part of Rotary Youth Exchange.

Rani Kane - January 21, 2020

CAPE Bridgewater was packed on Saturday afternoon as the Portland Surf Life Saving Club hosted the 2020 Victorian Surf Rowers League’s State Championships.

Samuel Ord - January 18, 2020

“MOST Australians need to understand how bloody lucky we are. (Seafarers) only do what they do to better their family’s life. If we can help a little bit in that respect, that’s what our job is.”

Chalpat Sonti - December 17, 2019
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