Dog kill prompts ban call

Wildlife activists are calling for dog-exclusion zones on Surf Coast beaches after a Labrador allegedly mauled an endangered 19-day-old plover chick to death on Sunday. Moggs Creek retiree Margaret MacDonald was walking down a beach stairway at Point Roadknight when two Labradors bounded to the base of the steps. “The whole thing was a disaster,” […]

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Father-son tractor craze

Peter Herring’s love for his son Jack drove him to join Geelong’s band of tinkerers and vintage tractor enthusiasts 13 years ago. Peter took then-6-year-old Jack, who has autistic traits and cannot speak, to a show and his son’s eyes lit up when he saw the machinery. “He likes the noise and watching things go […]

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Bard in the garden

One of Shakespeare’s best romantic comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, returns to Geelong Botanic Gardens this weekend to entertain local audiences. Cast and crew members from Ozact will showcase their costumes and acting skills in this majestic outdoor setting. Shakespeare’s strategic guide to the ‘battle between the sexes’ is loaded with comic incidents and witty […]

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Teacher games set to return

Up to 3000 of Victoria’s top teacher-athletes will descend on Geelong in September as a state-wide event returns after a decade elsewhere. Geelong recently won the right to host the Victorian Teachers’ Games for the next two years in a homecoming for the event. “We’re very pleased to be welcoming the Victorian Teachers’ Games home […]

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In Brief

Mother bailed A former Geelong woman whose baby washed up dead at Surfers Paradise has won bail on charges linked to the infant’s alleged murder. Police have charged the 23-year-old’s partner with murder but she secured bail this week despite charges of failing to provide for her child and causing danger of death. Water reverse […]

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Indy on a break with big win

The Geelong Indy is going into its annual Christmas break on a high with an industry award for excellence. The Indy’s 2017 Geelong Business Excellence Awards wrap-around won Best Advertising Feature for newspapers with circulations over 6000 at the 2018 Victorian Country Press Awards. “The standard of entries was outstanding, so we’re rapt the judges […]

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