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Talking of the animals

Andrew MathiesonIT ALL came about by chance. Until then, Newtown veterinarian Dr Jack Ayerbe was content keeping to his own practice. But when day-radio personality...

Storages up as Nina steps out

By Geelong Story UpdatesA reversal in storage levels and changing ocean temperatures off Chile promise brimming reservoirs before summer, according to a Geelong weatherman. Lindsay...

Peninsula pipe to “pump 50b litres”

BY ANDREW MATHIESONPLANS to build a pipeline stretching from Werribee to the Bellarine Peninsula could supply up to 50 billion litres of water a...

Council strip bid for port revealed

Hamish HeardCity Hall is set to strip residents near Geelong’s port of rights to appeal potentially dangerous chemical storage facilities on their doorsteps, according...

Out of the shadows

Andrew MathiesonBRUCE Scott has a better understanding than most about what makes the mind tick. It was 50 years ago that he first confronted and...

RSL to discuss merger

Karen HartMerger plans are on the table for two Bellarine Peninsula sub-branches of the RSL. The Ocean Grove sub-branch, which has around 110 members, will...

Lockout ”on hold”

Hamish HeardGeelong’s top cop has shelved plans to force a 1am curfew on revellers wanting to enter city nightclubs. Chief Inspector Wayne Carson said he...

Major candidates downplay chances in… Underdog’s breakfast

Hamish HeardAll except two of the major parties’ local candidates have claimed underdog status for November 25’s state election. And the two Labor MPs who...

Women to lead Anzac march

Jane EmerickWomen will lead a march to the region’s biggest Anzac Day service for the first time next week. Torquay’s Margaret Delahunty, Audrey McKenzie, Dot...

Meters ”dead” forever

Jane EmerickState Government yesterday drove the final nail into the coffin of parking meters at Surf Coast beaches. A State Government spokesperson said applications to...

Growth surges ahead

Jane EmerickTorquay has jumped to the top of regional Victoria for growth rate, according to a new report. Housing Industry Association’s latest Population and Residential...

Sam set for triumphant TV return over 40kg lighter

Andrew MathiesonBY ANDREW MATHIESON LAST time TV audiences saw Bell Park’s Sam Birrell, she was forced to quit Network Ten’s The Biggest Loser at the...

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‘Cavalier attitude’ toward spaniels’ big day

Newtown spaniel lover Karen Knuckey admits she was once afraid of dogs. “I was bitten when I was about nine-years-old,” she said ahead of International...