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Libs “needed more dirt”

Hamish HeardA post-mortem into Geelong Liberal candidates’ disastrous showing at last year’s state election has found a failure to dig dirt and a lack...

Fire, ambo complex set for Lara

Andrew MathiesonCONSTRUCTION of a proposed Lara fire and ambulance complex will begin in December, according to local MP John Eren. But Liberal candidate for Lara...

Ford hopes

By Geelong Story UpdatesA rescue package modelled on assistance to its traditional adversary could help Ford build a new engine in Geelong. AMWU vehicle division...

Owners shoot horses

Hamish HeardHorse owners and farmers are destroying their animals as a feed crisis in the region continues to run local RSPCA inspectors off their...

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...

Kev’s bawdy brew

Hamish HeardTwenty minutes on the phone with Kevin Bloody Wilson delivers remarkably little in the way of printable material. With a sense of humour as...

City in talks on new sports at Skilled

Andrew MathiesonCITY officials are in talks to lure several oneoff sporting fixtures to Geelong in an ambitious plan to increase the use of Skilled...

Sharks eye Tigers

Hamish HeardSharks are circling Torquay Football Club as a group of renegade Tigers threatens to defect to a proposed new Jan Juc side. A spokesman...

Grossman set to beat Hodge in mayor race

Jane EmerickTorquay councillor Keith Grossman is poised to upset Jan Juc colleague Rose Hodge in a Surf Coast council vote for mayor next week. Cr...

Radios tune into city thugs

Jane EmerickTwo-way radios were set to debut in Geelong nightclubs last night as the latest weapon in a crackdown on violence in the central...

Vic footy calling on final reserves

Peter FaragoVICTORIAN football is not dead yet. For weeks the football media has speculated about the demise of the game in the sport’s heartland, given...

Footy could go. Water crisis sports threat

Hamish HeardTorquay footballers are facing a 2007 season without home games after a council decision to replace Spring Creek Reserve’s playing surface left it...

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Crews control bale blaze

District firefighters fought a hay bale fire at Murgheboluc 20km west of Geelong yesterday morning. The blaze involved 500 square hay bales on a private...