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Dutiful women celebrate 75 years

Laws barring women from sitting on juries seem almost inconceivable today. But in 1966 Noele Cook’s mother Elsie Dabb was one of many Geelong women...

Maori elders patrol bus routes in north

Maori elders have begun patrolling Corio and North Shore buses in an effort to curb crime and help troubled youths. Victoria Maori Wardens president Eva...

Renaming realises dream

A Geelong reserve with more than 160 years of family history now has an indigenous name, City Hall has announced. Council had decided to...

Marles unopposed, named ALP deputy

Geelong MP Richard Marles became Labor’s deputy federal leader following a party caucus on Thursday The Member for Corio pledged to hold the Morrison Liberal...

Mentor Walks ‘on way back’

A Geelong-first “speed-mentoring” event was so successful it will return again this year, according to organisers. This month’s Mentor Walks delivered “immediate” solutions for...

‘Youth council’ identifies priorities for senior counterparts

Geelong's first youth council has identified the environment, mental health and homelessness as priorities for their local contemporaries, according to City Hall. Members of the...

Local reports reveal burner

Community tip-offs have helped expose illegal burning of industrial waste in South Geelong, the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has revealed. Gravel Pits Construction must...

In Brief

  Whale lost Hopes have faded for a whale sighted entangled in rope off Barwon Heads after emergency services called off a mission to save the...

Locals win at state disability sport awards

A rising basketball star was among three local winners of 2019's Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards. Leopold’s Mitchell Bond won Junior Sportsperson of the...

CCTV clue on ‘guns’, petrol

Security cameras have captured images of a man wanted for questioning over separate tool and fuel thefts, according to police. Investigators posted the images on...

Tourism plan ‘snubs history’

A new tourism plan “lacks” ideas to preserve Geelong’s history, according to the city's council watchdog. Council's three-year tourism plan was "vital" but needed "more...

Five teens arrested after Waurn Ponds burglary

Police have arrested five teenagers following an alleged aggravated burglary at Waurn Ponds on Thursday. Two males armed with knives broke into a home on...

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Mayor adds holidays to trip

Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood has added two weeks of holidays to an international conference in Italy, with ratepayers footing the bill for his flights. Council...