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Court win on Shell

Andrew MathiesonA Geelong environmental group has forced a review of a decision to give Shell more time to clean up emissions from its Corio...

Desperately seeking passionate chemists

Hamish HeardA nationwide chemist chain is targeting Geelong pharmacists as part of its plan to go public and multiply. Health Information Pharmacy has announced its...

Looking out for kids

Andrew MathiesonLOOKING after the wellbeing of vulnerable families might be part of Nola Ganly’s job but it has rewards beyond measure in dollars and...

Cirty dirt flow

Hamish HeardAllegations of corruption at Geelong’s City Hall have emerged after a report in last week’s Independent revealed councillors and planning officers were under...

Do not lose the course

Jane EmerickMembers who lost their fight to keep Geelong Golf Club have warned Torquay golfers against stumbling down the same path. Ray Abikhair and Hector...

New study highlights Corio “disadvantage”

Andrew MathiesonCorio is one of Victoria’s most disadvantaged postcodes, according to a new study. Jesuit Social Services’ Dropping Off The Edge report said Corio was...

City scraps plan to rezone Port grove

Karen HartGEELONG’S council has scrapped Portarlington’s controversial Olive Grove housing bid and sent plans for a separate 250lot development to an independent panel. Councillors cited...

Set for sounds out of Africa

Jane EmerickA Surf Coast musician will share the “ancient traditions” of Zimbabwe’s Shona people at a free workshop in Torquay this weekend. Steven Wilkinson said...

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Car window-smash thefts ‘up by half’

Thieves are increasingly smashing car windows around Geelong to steal items inside, police have warned. And the city’s train station car parks were the “hot...