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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...

Councillors, MP accused of harassing staff

Andrew MathiesonTHE State Ombudsman is investigating whether authorities adequately handled complaints of councillors and a state MP bullying staff at City of Greater Geelong. Former...

Mormons overcome in battle of churches

Hamish HeardA Morman show of strength has pulled the church over the line in a battle to find the region’s strongest faith. The Church...

Geelong hub of pre-election promises

Alex de VosLabor yesterday pledged a sports academy and a new $1 million Northern Community Hub for Geelong. The facilities capped a week of pre-election...

Double whammy for traders in road plans

Hamish HeardTorquay businesses face a bypass double whammy. A State Government decision to direct traffic from Geelong’s bypass down Anglesea Road and shire plans to...

Grove brawl mars party

ANDREW MATHIESONBELLARINE Peninsula revellers were on their best and worst behaviour during New Year’s Eve, according to police. Drunken teenage brawls on the beach...

Rose set to bloom

Karen HartTHE OWNER of Torquay’s Rose Restaurant has revealed plans for 96 holiday units, a convention centre and a day spa on the site. Southern...

Staffing “unchanged” in 24hr police station

Hamish HeardTorquay police were yesterday busy packing boxes in readiness for a move to their brand new state-of-the-art Surf Coast Highway headquarters next week. But...

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Refinery to remain open

Geelong’s oil refinery – one of two still operational in Australia – will stay open until at least 2027 following a federal government deal...