It’s been a busy week in the south-west.
If it’s been a hectic one for you and you’ve missed out on what’s making news, here’s a rundown for you.
► SHORTLIST: Did your suggested maremma name make the cut?
► FATAL ASSAULT: A man died after an assault in a Warrnambool home on Wednesday night. Read more.
► PAYMENT: Midfield Meat will pay $100,000 to at Q Fever awareness campaign after four employees contracted the disease. Read more.
► REUNITED: Molly Hocking was reunited with her horse Daisy. Read more.
► STRANDED: A boat became stuck on a Port Fairy reef. Read more.
► COLLABORATION: Musicians Heidi Gass and Mark Halliwell have joined forces for a new project. Read more.
► ELF ON THE SHELF: South-west stores struggled to keep up with demand. Read more.
► STEPS SHUT: Residents were shocked to learn Childers Cove will be closed permanently. Read more.
► LONG JOURNEY: Portland coach Luke Crane talks about recovering from a knee reconstruction. Read more.
You can also check out our galleries from the week.
Stories that got you talking on social media
“Bullcrap. We can put a man on the moon but not build a set of steps to a beach. Fix it.” Mo Moloney
“You won't be able to show your grandchildren anything anymore soon as red tape will stop all the natural good things to share with your young ones. Totally agree with other comments fix the bloody thing and let people enjoy the area like i did as a kid.we spend so much on wasted things.” Rex Conn
“What a shame. There are many spot along our beautiful coastline that are in the same state. The Great Apostles... Wouldn't dare close that. Way too many tourist dollars would be lost.” Angela Knights