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FISHING restrictions may have been lifted, and the fish are biting, but that has sparked concerns about a possible influx of out-of-towners to the region.

Chalpat Sonti - May 13, 2020

WHILE the global coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of developing works to a screaming halt, one project that has not only continued, but also ramped up, is Bill Tober’s reconstruction of Onrust. In early 2017 local fisherman Bill Tober travelled to Tasmania and purchased a 36-foot yacht, named Onrust. For most keen sailing eyes, […]

Samuel Ord - May 3, 2020

THE Portland Community Garden is continuing to supply produce to locals, albeit with some adjustments made to their delivery in the midst of COVID-19.

Rani Kane - May 3, 2020

MENTAL health awareness is being brought into focus by local social worker Pat Pekin who is challenging locals to get involved in the ISO232.

Rani Kane - May 3, 2020

IT will be Anzac Day tomorrow, but not as we know it.

Chalpat Sonti - April 20, 2020

THE region’s annual grape harvest is usually a cause for celebration for those who contribute the raw material to some of the nation’s finest wines as well as those whose work gets the fruit off the vines, but this year even it hasn’t failed to be touched by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chalpat Sonti - April 7, 2020

WHILE the courses at the Portland Golf Club and Heywood Golf Club remain shut due to the global coronavirus pandemic, in backyards, garages, paddocks and even lounge rooms around the region, many golfers are continuing to work on their game.

Samuel Ord - April 3, 2020

JACQUI Webb’s trip of a lifetime has been cut short with the Portlander’s adventure as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rani Kane - April 3, 2020

AFTER five months and 15 rounds of regular play, the Portland and District Cricket Association’s 2019-20 season has been cancelled on the eve of finals in a brutal competitive anti-climax.

Samuel Ord - March 19, 2020

MOUNT Clay Archers hosted the Greater Victorian Branch Shoot on the weekend with more than 80 competitors on show at the Heywood Sports Park.

Rani Kane - March 7, 2020