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China threat over Lama

Hamish HeardChina yesterday threatened Geelong after councillors forced Mayor Peter McMullin to offer the Dalai Lama a civic reception. A spokesman for the Chinese Consulate...

Torquay councillors in fight over blog claims. ‘Get out of site’

Hamish HeardTorquay councillors accused each other of playing politics yesterday in an angry clash over an internet blog site. Torquay councillor Ron Humphrey, who has...

Liberals’ mayor promise: You’ll choose

Hamish HeardA local Liberal candidate yesterday stepped up calls for a popularly-elected mayor because Geelong’s council had become a Labor “cheerleader”. Candidate for Geelong Scott...

Theatre fanatics play up at Anglesea

Alex de VosPlaywrights, actors, set designers and stage hands from across the state gathered at Anglesea on the weekend for the seventeenth-annual One Act...

Desalination project undermines takeover

Jane EmerickConfirmation of a desalination plant for Torquay has pulled the rug from under the RACV’s takeover bid for the town’s golf course, according...

Winds over 120km/h wreck Corio properties

Andrew MathiesonA “microburst” wind storm has damaged dozens of homes at Corio. Gusts in excess of 120km/h ripped through part of the suburb near Purnell...

Exercise a stroll in the park

Lisa HumphriesLocal Olympian Lee Troop will lead Geelong parents in an attempt to help get a world pram-strolling record tomorrow. Geelong will be one of...

Marine centre in fight for funding

Alex de VosA lack of funding could force Queenscliff’s Marine Discovery Centre to close its doors to children on school holidays. The centre has blamed...

Residents unanimous on Bellarine council offer. Shire plan excites peninsula

Alex de VosA Liberal party plan for a new shire on the Bellarine Peninsula has won unanimous support from residents in an Independent street...

Politicians scoff at new shire pledge

Alex de VosPoliticians have tried to douse the hopes of Bellarine Peninsula residents for their own shire. Labor Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville warned of...

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...

All name, no shame

Peter FaragoSTATE Government is going to name the region’s top 200 industrial water users next year. But is naming, and possibly shaming, big guzzlers of...

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Independent photographer Ivan Kemp was out and about on Monday chatting to locals along the Barwon River in Newtown.

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