Briefs

  Overnight downpour Geelong received more than its average January rainfall in 12 hours overnight on Wednesday. The region recorded 34.6mm of rain between 9pm Wednesday and 9am Thursday, 3.8mm above the monthly average of 30.8mm, according the Bureau of Meteorology. Plans withdrawn German supermarket chain Kaufland will no longer build a Geelong store, the […]

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From the Archives

  20 years ago 21 January, 2000 Geelong’s council will crack down on petro-chemical companies after rejecting a bid to expand chemical storage at Corio. But a councillor has warned a tougher stance on the industry could threaten Geelong jobs and investment. 15 years ago 21 January, 2005 Developers have unveiled plans for a new […]

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Sailing into history

Coming face-to-face with 12 metre-high waves and 60 knot winds is a scenario Geelong sailing veteran Brendan Garner remembers all too well. It was 2004 and the then 28-year-old sailor was competing in his debut Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. “I remember just thinking why am I doing this?” Brendan recalls. “At that stage of […]

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Appeal to help koalas

By Alesha Capone A charity is appealing for farmers in Wyndham and Greater Geelong to allow tree-planting on their land, to help support the koala population of the You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges. The Koala Clancy Foundation, which aims to assist koalas in the wild through enhancement and protection of their natural habitat, regularly conducts […]

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Skating into party fun

PRECEDE: How much fun can be squeezed into two and a half hours? Plenty, according to Ashlie Aparicio, manager of Rollerway Skate Centre in Newtown. This small window of time can deliver a wonderful and memorable way to celebrate a birthday, with guests on skates or rollerblades having more fun than should be legal. And […]

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My Geelong

Geelong’s Max Steinfort was one of 12 local students who recently rode across the Nullarbor – raising more than $50,000 for mental illness. The 24-year-old talks to Natalee Kerr. What is your connection to Geelong? I was born and raised in Geelong. I lived at home with mum, dad and my three older siblings. I […]

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