Smooth Sailing for the Melbourne commute on the Port Phillip Ferry

It’s 6.45am and as I park my car beneath the towering cypress trees that line Portarlington beach, the sky begins to blush. Stepping into the waking morning, I taste the salty smack of the sea in the air and hear the far off cry of a single gull as it wheels out of sight across […]

Trees Adventure in the Otway Ranges

Looking for something a tad more challenging for the kids over the holidays? Trees Adventure in the Otway Ranges might just be the ticket. Trees Adventure Otway Park located in Yeodene, next door to the outdoor fun park ‘Planet Mud’ between Forrest and Colac is easily accessible for visitors to the region and locals alike. […]

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve included on National Heritage Priority Assessment List

Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite, on behalf of the Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, recently announced the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve and environs is now on the 2017-18 Priority Assessment List for National Heritage listing. “I visited the site with the then Environment Minister Greg Hunt in May 2016 and was proud to throw […]

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Great Authors Print Exchange: May 3-June 12 Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W) will present an exhibition of 32 printmaker works inspired by classic authors during the literary festival, titled the Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Great Authors Print Exchange. The famous prose of Leo Tolstoy, the chilling darkness of Bram […]

360Q to sponsor $5250 Peebles Print Prize

Queenscliff’s 360Q will be the principal sponsor of the inaugural $5250 Peebles Print Prize, a printmaking prize hosted by Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W). It is in recognition of celebrated local Queenscliff artist and academic, Graeme Peebles, world renowned for his intricate type of printmaking known as mezzotint. Soula Mantalvanos, who founded QG&W with her […]

The enduring Queenscliff Couta Boat

The Couta Boat design evolved in the late 1880s in Queenscliff because of the need to fish the open waters of Bass Strait. Its name derives from the staple fish of the early Victorian fish market, the barracouta. This fish was not caught with nets but with lines and jigs by a man and a […]

2017 Castlemaine State Festival

The Journey was the underlying theme for the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival reflecting both the local and international works offered in this year’s program, and the ongoing cultural evolution of this remarkable community. The Castlemaine State Festival began in 1976 and is held once every two years. It has grown to become one of Australia’s […]

Journalist Wanted

GENUINE CAREER OPPORTUNITY If you are an experienced journalist, writer, graphics, marketing or sales professional looking to own and operate your own newspaper, this is a once in a life time “sea change” opportunity to secure an established business in this Victorian coastal town. You will have the opportunity to grow this successful business with […]

Bellarine Community Health Board remain silent on future of Eric Tolliday Units

Are the needs of this community being met? The most recent Bellarine Community Health Ltd (BCH) March ‘Member Update’ once again omitted to provide any information about the future of the 16 Eric Tolliday independent living units situated in Point Lonsdale. Why does the Board remain silent on this issue? These units were built to […]

Fake News in the Borough of Queenscliffe

Fact or Fiction? Wikipedia – Fake news has been defined as news which is ‘completely made up and designed to deceive readers to maximize traffic and profit’. News satire uses exaggeration and introduces non-factual elements, but is intended to amuse or make a point, not deceive. Propaganda can also be fake news. United States of […]