Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Summer 2017

Read slice-of-life

In Vietnamese culture, the lotus flower symbolises enlightenment, harmony and tolerance. For linocut printmaker Sue Grossman, it’s the ideal subject for an art that requires monumental patience.


Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Spring 2016

Read Wheel on fire

Kristie Hayden meets a Torquay based ceramicist taking the art world by storm.

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Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Spring 2016

Read Cloud Mine

Deakin University has revolutionised online learning with a dedicated Cloud Campus. Kristie Hayden discovers the silver lining in tailor-made tertiary education.

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Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Autumn 2016

Read Modern League

As the RSL celebrates its hundredth anniversary, Kristie Hayden discovers the importance of its services and why we, as a community, have an obligation to support it.

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Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Summer 2016

Read Home’s Cool

Home-education is a modern, hi-tech and viable alternative to conventional school and, as Kristie Hayden discovers, it’s popularity is on the rise. Geelong &
Surf Coast Living Magazine. Featured image by April Parkinson.

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Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Summer 2015

Read Chasing Tales

Kristie Hayden chats to local children’s author, Michael Panckridge, about encouraging reluctant readers.

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Geelong children’s author Michael Panckridge

Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Winter 2015

Read Making A Connection

Kristie Hayden takes a tour of Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Geelong and discovers the power of story-telling in a beautiful and complex culture.


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Geelong & Surf Coast Living Magazine Autumn 2015

Read Trek of Courage

From cutting school and dodging authority to reaching for the stars, Kristie Hayden meets a once wayward Geelong teen whose life was transformed somewhere along the Kokoda Track, and the local policeman responsible for her salvation.

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