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Letter bid on pokies

Jane EmerickBOROUGH of Queenscliffe is making a last-ditch appeal to State Government to cut back on poker machines in the tiny municipality. Mayor Pat Semmens...

A dogs life has rewards for hero Joan

Andrew MathiesonJOAN Wellard has lived a dog’s life but she couldn’t be happier. The Clifton Springs retiree has devotedly bred, trained and donated guide...

Riding a cycle of our history

Andrew MathiesonROD Charles has never been busier than in retirement. Once Geelong West town mayor, the 69-year-old is spending most of his days now uncovering...

Want nuclear? Stiff cheddar

By Geelong Story UpdatesLABOR’S candidate for Corangamite, Darren Cheeseman, has made the case for building a nuclear power station on the Surf Coast. Amazingly, Mr...

CFA warning of horrific bushfires this summer

Hamish HeardPREDICTIONS of a horrific bushfire season around Geelong have sparked fears of a deadly summer, the region’s fire chief has warned. Country Fire Authority...

Kids back in town with a kinder boost

Alex de VosPortarlington has welcomed home its pre-school children to an upgraded kindergarten facility. For two terms Portarlington’s pre-school children and teachers shared Clifton Springs...

TAC

A temporary office in Geelong would provide information on “career opportunities” when the Transport Accident Commission shifts to the city, the commission’s minister said...

The politics of farming

Hamish HeardTHE very mention of drought makes Simon Ramsay cringe. Despite now spending a great deal of his time between the clanging of city trams...

On the bite

By Geelong Story UpdatesThe past week: Salmon at Queenscliff, snapper in Corio Bay up to 6kg and along the coast, redfin at Lake Purrumbete...

Quit call over claim of bypass plan ignorance

Elisa ClarkA Liberal candidate wants Geelong’s mayor to quit for claiming he knows nothing about the party’s policy for the third stage of the...

Labor preselection

Karen Hart and Andrew MathiesonTwo hands have gone up to take on former Geelong mayor Peter McMullin for Labor preselection in the Liberal seat...

Home sought for exchange

Andrew MathiesonGERMAN exchange student Constantin Hoher is too young to remember Home Alone. But the 16-year-old is reliving the premise for the classic comedy...

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Police nab speeding biker

State Highway Patrol officers put the brakes on a motorcyclist they caught travelling almost 50km/h over the speed limit at Hamlyn Heights on Thursday. Police...