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Lord of the rings

Whether it’s for eternity or to celebrate a special event, rings have special meaning. MARCUS ROSE explains... Every life is finite, unique and unrepeatable....

Koala-ty time

The wildest celebrities would be red-faced if caught getting up to the antics of the You Yangs’ Clancy. LUKE VOOGT ventures into the bush...

In Conversation – Kristi Van Es

From teaching at Christian College to saving victims of sex trafficking in Calcutta, Kristi Van Es has seen the highs and lows of humanity....

Waste not

Looking good should mean feeling good, too, but ethical considerations can dampen the joy of a new outfit. Fortunately, as ELISSA FRIDAY discovers, one...

Local Love – Ella and Sam

An 18th birthday party led to a proposal in France then a wedding on the Surf Coast for Ella Ridgway and Sam Hopgood. Words: ELISSA...

Watch This Face – Callum Watson

Learning to play the piano at the age of four was the beginning of Torquay’s Callum Watson’s musical ambitions. Now 22, the pianist and composer...

On the waterfront

More than a quarter-century after kick-starting the transformation of Geelong’s waterfront, former premier Jeff Kennett returns to enjoy the stunning views with LUKE VOOGT On...

Artist in Residence – Eye for the land

From Lake Mungo to Urquhart Bluff, Sue Anderson takes a unique perspective on the Australian landscape. JUSTIN FLYNN discovers the landscape and lifetime inspirations...

Local Sounds – Abigail Grace

When Abigail Grace collapsed at a school assembly and was rushed to hospital, she didn’t realise it would be the start of three years...

History Repeated – Clash of cultures

A new book recounts the early days of white settlement through the eyes of the local Wadawurrung people. And, as NATALEE KERR discovers, even...

Butter Queen cultures fans

Ocean Grove’s Monica Cavarsan was hooked on home-made butter from the first taste of mum’s handiwork in the kitchen of their family dairy farmhouse. Monica...

Surgicentre day hospital thriving

Specialist Surgicentre is Geelong’s only free-standing, fully-licensed-and-accredited day hospital offering a variety of surgical services. The facility is the realisation of founder Martin Ching’s...

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In Conversation – Simon Gleeson

From starring on stage in London's West End to life with Mamma Mia's Natalie O'Donnell in Geelong West, Simon Gleeson speaks to LUKE VOOGT...

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