Clare Quirk, The Standard

Clare Quirk

The Standard

Warrnambool, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Clare:

Upright Burials in Derrinallum provide an alternative for people wanting to leave a green legacy

UNIQUE: Upright Burials owner Tony Dupleix stands near the memorial wall at the Derrinallum cemetery. Picture: Chris Doheny IT'S by no means everyone's cup of tea but a world first vertical cemetery in the south-west is continuing to grow in popularity as people seek out more environmentally friendly options. → Read More

Warrnambool car dealerships say the wait will continue

LONG DELAYS: Marcus Norton from Norton Motor Group says there is a wait on new cars due to global product shortages. The delays on new cars is expected to last well into the new year with some products facing up to a 12 month wait time. → Read More

Alma MacDonald will be remembered for her adventurous spirit

MUCH LOVED: Cobden's Alma MacDonald will be remembered as a woman dedicated to her community and family with a great passion for adventure. ALMA MacDonald loved Cobden with a passion. → Read More

Vicki Jans says she quickly fell in love with the ornamental cows

The dairy farmers are selling their tiny cows before they head around Australia. → Read More

Roma Britnell says Matthew Guy will have more to say on the matter

SOUTH West Coast MP Roma Britnell says she was shocked and disappointed by state Liberal MP Tim Smith who was caught drink-driving at more than twice the legal limit and crashing into a house. → Read More

The storms overnight last Thursday night cut power to home across the south-west

The storms overnight last Thursday night cut power to home across the south-west. → Read More

Vaccine van is on its way to town

MEMBERS of the south-west's Aboriginal community will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine van from Tuesday. With large parts of Victoria reopened over the weeke... → Read More

Children's Week activities proved to be popular at the Warrnambool Art Gallery

ART ATTACK: Indigo Butler, 5, and Jasper Butler, 7, enjoy their day out at Warrnambool Art Gallery. Picture: Morgan Hancock CHILDREN and their families came together to create their own unique works of art. → Read More

The Strength of Us is a new podcast telling the stories of local residents

The new podcast is already proving popular in the south-west. → Read More

Three more properties go under the hammer in Warrnambool

A city central house sold for $811,000 at auction. → Read More

Power expected to be restored by late afternoon on Saturday

POWERCOR is expecting to restore electricity to most customers by later today. Crews have worked through the night and are on the ground today repairing poles... → Read More

More than 200 cases in regional Victoria

One third of cases are those aged under 20. → Read More

The proposal would see 26 houses over two stages in Camperdown

The project is to meet a shortfall in social housing around the south-west. → Read More

Polwarth MP Richard Riordan says COVID vaccines should be a choice and people can do their own research

POLWARTH MP Richard Riordan has slammed the state government's plan which would see unvaccinated adults and older children barred from accessing all but basic services until 2023. → Read More

Wet winter has meant plenty of growth for grass fires

PLANNING IS KEY: Signs of regrowth start to appear through the black one month after the St Patrick's Day fires in 2018 burnt around Cobden and other communities. SOUTH-WEST residents have been warned to prepare early for the fire season with a wet winter providing enormous growth and the potential for grass fires around the district. → Read More

Melbourne fans can pay $149 to meet their Premiership players in Warrnambool

COMING TO TOWN: Melbourne Premiership players will make their way to Warrnambool next month, pictured is Max Gawn at training earlier this year. Picture: Morgan Hancock MELBOURNE supporters will be able to celebrate their team's premiership at the Warrnambool Civic Green with an all-ages event. → Read More

Two centrally located Warrnambool houses have attracted plenty of interest from buyers

SELLING: This Banyan Street house is on the market for more than $1 million dollars A WARRNAMBOOL house worth more than $1.1 million is under offer in less than two weeks of being on the market with the property attracting strong interest from cash buyers. → Read More

St Patrick's Primary School will return to onsite learning on Friday for most grades

ST PATRICK'S Primary School in Camperdown will stay closed until Thursday after a Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site was identified at the school. → Read More

Health Service has administered about 350 COVID-19 vaccinations

Transport provided to help the community get the jab. → Read More

Camperdown's St Patrick's Primary School grade one area has been identified as a Tier 1 exposure site

Anyone who attended the site should get tested and isolate immediately. → Read More