Gallop raises $10,000 for kids

The Bellarine Cup horse race has raised $10,000 for Geelong charity Kids Plus Foundation in its fourth year, up on $7,750 last year. Foundation chief executive officer (CEO) Shaun Cannon this week announced the result, which brings the cup’s contribution to more than $30,000 over the four years. “Support from the Bellarine Cup Race Day […]

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Avalon flying with 50,000 passengers

Nearly 50,000 passengers flew on international flights to and from Avalon Airport during the festive season, according to the airline operating the new service. AirAsia X had operated more than 150 flights through Avalon since 4 December, company spokesman Kris Taute said. He said AirAsia X had seen “fantastic demand” for the new service between Kuala […]

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Alleged stabber dies in custody

A man wanted for a stabbing attack at St Kilda has died in police custody after his arrest at Bellbrae last Friday night. David Perry, 35, had been wanted by police for the alleged attempted murder of a man at a Wellington St apartment block about 4am last Friday. Police responded to reports of a […]

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Alfresco vision to ‘kill’ Highton strip

A council plan to redevelop Highton could “kill” local strip shopping, traders warned at a meeting on Wednesday night. Plans to reduce on-street parking for alfresco areas would drive customers away, cafe owner Joe Tripodi told two dozen traders. “I’ve lived in Highton all my life – it’s convenience,” he said. “They like to come […]

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Craft brews, festive vibe

Craft beer, cider, wine and music lovers in Geelong can expand their cultural horizons and take a daytrip to Ballarat Beer Festival next Saturday. Festival director Ric Dexter said plans for the event’s eighth year were coming together well, with 43 brewers including some from Bellarine Peninsula. He said the festival followed the 2018 format, […]

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Wild Steve’s deadliest 60

After sell-out Australian tours wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall returns to Geelong with his craziest show yet, Deadly 60 Down Under. The English naturalist visits Costa Hall on 23 January with some of Australia’s most deadly animals in his nationwide tour. “I’m coming back to Australia! This time we’re doing things a little bit different […]

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