Police nab speeding biker

State Highway Patrol officers put the brakes on a motorcyclist they caught travelling almost 50km/h over the speed limit at Hamlyn Heights on Thursday. Police detected a Kawasaki at an alleged speed of 148km/h in a 100km/h zone of Geelong Ring Road near the Hamilton Highway overpass. Officers intercepted the motorcyclist at Ballarat Road shortly […]

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No audit on risks in CBD

Council will not commit to a full safety audit of other older, structurally-vulnerable buildings in central Geelong despite recent risks revealed at Belcher’s Corner. Council’s planning director Joanne Van Slageren told the Indy there is “no statutory requirement for the City to conduct a proactive inspection regime”. “The City’s municipal building surveyor conducts inspections on […]

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Navy blue BBQ on GF day

A small group of quiet achievers at the Navy Association’s Geelong sub branch in Newtown are trying to build stronger connections and support for local veterans and their partners. Committee member Murray Turner grew up in Geelong, served in Timor Leste and left the Navy in 2004. He is now coordinating the Navy Club Committee’s […]

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Lyons to open ‘Aus first’

Never-before-seen celebrity images will feature in a new “Australia-first” gallery by former Geelong paparazzi and mayor Darryn Lyons. “It’s been a dream of mine to start the Lyons Gallery globally since returning to Australia in 2011,” Mr Lyons revealed to the Indy yesterday. Workers are transforming a former cafe in Paddington, Sydney, after Mr Lyons […]

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McKiterick returns serve in Bellarine

Liberal candidate for Bellarine Brian McKiterick has hit back at comments made by Lisa Neville over his recent move to Ocean Grove. The current member for Bellarine, Ms Neville, questioned Mr McKiterick’s move from Torquay to Ocean Grove labelling it as “taking the piss out of the community”. “He’s the Surf Coast Shire councillor, he’s […]

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Everett’s 70-year love of the beautiful game

Everett Nelson continues to bamboozle players a quarter his age during a lunchtime soccer competition on the waterfront as he approaches his 80th birthday. “I must admit I do,” the North Irish expat told the Indy this week. “They don’t use their head, they just use their feet. “When you get the ball they come charging […]

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