Chilwell PS in pre-election blowout snub

State Government has refused to step in over a $3.1 million cost blowout that has short-changed Chilwell Primary School of a planned two-storey redevelopment. The refusal comes as Labor moves to protect the seat of Geelong, where the school is located, against an election challenge from high-profile ex-mayor Darryn Lyons. Education Minister James Merlino declined […]

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Staffless scanner ‘idle’ in Geelong

A new $2 million CT scanner in Geelong “has no staff to run it”, according to Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association. Association assistant secretary Andrew Hewat on Wednesday made the allegation, which Barwon Health chief executive officer Ruth Salom described as “misleading”. “We have a brand new, world-class CT scanner sitting idle with no staff […]

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Stroke survivor, 11, on big walk for charity

After learning to speak, sit and run again, striding a few kilometres a day is nothing for 11-year-old stroke survivor Aashtin Artz. The Bell Post Hill boy aims to clock 60km alongside his family this month to raise money for Stride4Stroke, up on his 50km in last November’s fundraiser. “I want people to know you […]

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Together again at Ingenia

Two residents of Ingenia Lifestyle Lara have rekindled their love after unwittingly moving into the same retirement community a stone’s throw away from each other. Di and Bruce Johnson, both in their 60s, purchased their properties in early 2017 before reuniting while participating in the community’s Be Active program. “Although separating was truly awful, we […]

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Fossil in focus after 28 million years

A 28-million-year-old coral fossil has become the latest find in the collection of Fairhaven’s Rebecca Hosking and Mark Simson. The couple has collected more than 20 animal and plant fossils, with the most ancient being about 120 million years old. “It’s like little gifts from the past that come into the present,” Rebecca said. Her […]

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Police hunt driver in baby-death crash

A Bell Post Hill man who allegedly caused a crash killing a 31-week-old unborn child has missed his court date, sparking a police manhunt. Police released an image of Shane Bausch, 57, on Tuesday after he failed to appear in court on charges from a crash near Bannockburn in March 2016. Mr Bausch last appeared […]

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