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Taking care of business

Andrew MathiesonYOUNG Amelia Wilson quickly worked out how to make a buck. At just 27, she has owned Geelong’s Haymarket Hotel for the past four...

Slam for MP over backflip on shire

Alex de VosA public meeting has demanded to know why Labor MP Lisa Neville has “backflipped” on plans for a new Bellarine Peninsula shire. Participants...

Call for Government to release port plan: What are you hiding?

Andrew MathiesonThe Bracks Government is hiding plans to seize control of Geelong’s port until after the election, a community group has warned. Geelong Community for...

Fury as shops, gyms, university make gay websites

Hamish Heard and Alex de VosA website lists a northern suburbs skate park as a meeting place for gay sex. A gym at Norlane’s...

Beating the drought

Andrew MathiesonLocal industries are finding ways to live with the water crisis after Barwon Water announced its harshest restrictions are on their way. While news...

Schoolies on the nose as angry reports rise

Jane Emerick`Torquay police have changed their tune on the behaviour of schoolies amid growing reports of vandalism including an arson attempt on the town’s...

Rain in autumn

ANDREW MATHIESONTHE REGION’S parched landscape is on the verge of a drenching, according to a Geelong meteorologist. Geelong Weather Services’ Lindsay Smail believes the ongoing...

Trip leaves mum, daughter on top of the world

Andrew MathiesonORDINARY mother and daughter pair Jill and Kara Dixon decided one day to stop dreaming and start doing. They were sick of just sitting...

Hotel plans “all Whites”

Karen HartA PROMINENT Torquay bed and breakfast is set to become a residential hotel despite objections from residents. Surf Coast Shire this week issued a...

Blues man surfing to date with The Rose

Jane EmerickAfter featuring in various surf films and playing alongside the likes of Jack Johnson, California’s Todd Hannigan is looking forward to touring Australia. But...

$1billion wishlist

By Geelong Story UpdatesVictoria has hit the Howard Government with a $1 billion funding wishlist for Geelong region road projects in the leadup to...

Desalination plan. $120m bid to boost supply

Hamish HeardA private company is planning a $120 million water desalination plant with the potential to sustain a billion-dollar industry surrounding Geelong, a former...

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Art mystery centre stage

The hunt is on for the artists behind two mysterious paintings at Geelong Arts Centre ahead of a major redevelopment of the site. Local actor...