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Business pioneers a new field in farm services

Hamish HeardA new Geelong business is pioneering the integration of farm management consulting with taxation and financial planning services to help region’s primary producers...

Fear stymies pay rise calls

Hamish HeardGeelong councillors want more pay but are too scared to ask. Victorian Local Governance Association is surveying councillors on their remuneration as part of...

Rule book ‘thrown away’ for Torquay project. School of thought

Hamish HeardStudents will study in a radical new school of the future when the existing Torquay primary campus expands to include years seven to...

One in five fast trains late. Rail ‘disgrace’

Alex de VosOne in five of Geelong’s fast rail trains arrives late, according to V/Line’s first monthly performance figures for the new service. V/Line communication...

Leaked memo: Nude dune fence

Hamish HeardA leaked Surf Coast Shire email reveals secret plans to fence off a sand dune behind one of Torquay’s nude beaches to stop...

Doctor claims deaths hidden

Hamish HeardA senior Victorian medico has called on State Government to come clean on how many patients have died waiting for medical treatment at...

Drought ‘blessing’

Andrew MathiesonA GEELONG councillor has applauded the drought for purging mosquitos from the Bellarine Peninsula this summer. Environment portfolio-holder and peninsula ward councillor Tom O’Connor...

Brave new world on doorstep

Peter FaragoTHE FIRST residents to move into Geelong’s newest suburb will be encouraged to walk a mile in their own shoes, according to plans...

Plans for market and museum at Rose site

Karen HartTHE operator of North Geelong’s Mill Markets wants to set-up shop on the site of Jan Juc’s Rose Restaurant. Ian Ballis said his...

One name, one number for taxis

People wanting to catch a cab in Geelong will have one phone number to remember after the region’s two operators become partners on Sunday. The...

Desalination study mauled

Jane EmerickEnvironmentalists have slammed a State Government study of the Surf Coast for a desalination plant to bolster Melbourne’s drinking water supplies. Geelong Environmental Council...

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...

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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...