Harry Taylor takes on Jarryd Roughead.

5G network expands

Australia’s 5G network now covers a large chunk of Geelong’s north, with 50 per cent of Australians living within the network’s footprint, according to Telstra.

Lara, Norlane, North Shore and Avalon residents now have access to the network, the telecommunications company announced yesterday. Telstra this week announced plans to increase 5G to cover 75 per cent of the population by mid-2021.

Cats honoured

The AFL has awarded life membership to Geelong Cats forward Tom Hawkins and recently-retired defender Harry Taylor for their services to Australia football.

Three-time All-Australian Hawkins was last year’s Coleman Medallist and has kicked 603 goals in his 277 games. Both he and Taylor played in the 2009 and 2011 Geelong premierships.

Storages high

Barwon Water’s Geelong storages sat at 78.2 per cent yesterday compared to 64 per cent the same time last year.

A wetter summer due to the La Niña weather phenomenon has contributed to the increase in storage levels compared to last year.