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Peninsula horse riders plan city streets protest

Alex de VosRiders will lead their horses through central Geelong to protest a lack of safe riding destinations on the Bellarine Peninsula. Ocean Grove horse...

Coast takeover bid

Jane EmerickA state MP yesterday accused Surf Coast’s foreshore manager of failing to live within it’s “generous” budget. Member for South Barwon Michael Crutchfield joined...

Club seeking council’s cash

Hamish HeardCountry Racing Victoria is seeking a bigger slice of the region’s public purse after new figures revealed Geelong race meets contribute $52 million...

City’s internet TV experiment hits a snag

Andrew MathiesonTHE OWNER of Geelong’s first internet TV channel has gone into administration. Jenkins Peake & Co will report to creditors of Now What Media...

Seven-year-old in caravan park attack

JANE EMERICKDETECTIVES are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl at a Torquay caravan park early Monday. Police said the attack occurred at...

Councils in $820m highway bid

Seventeen councils will join forces to demand an $820 million upgrade of the Princes Highway from Geelong to South Australia. Geelong, Surf Coast and Colac...

Council antics ”disgusted us”

Jane EmerickRatepayers have accused Surf Coast Shire councillors of “disgraceful” behaviour at a meeting this week. Torquay’s Kaye Rogers said she and husband Graeme left...

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...

Liberals vow to scrap controversial route. Bypass ‘referendum’

Andrew MathiesonA LIBERAL State Government would scrap controversial plans for the third stage of Geelong’s bypass, South Barwon candidate Michael King has announced. The Liberals...

Harbouring hope

Jane EmerickA strategy review could lead to construction of a harbour at Torquay, according to the state’s coastal authority. Western Coastal Board executive officer...

Police threaten action over pay ”insult”

By Geelong Story UpdatesAn “insulting” pay offer has forced Geelong police to threaten industrial action, according to their union. Police Association assistant secretary Inspector Bruce...

Bristol Rd residents’ anger at traffic ‘fibs’

Hamish HeardFuming residents of Torquay’s Bristol Road have accused Surf Coast Shire of backpedalling on promises to reduce traffic flows in their street. Torquay Ratepayers’...

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Schools impress at Wakakirri

Two Geelong schools have shined at the recent state finals of Australia’s biggest performing arts event for schools. Geelong College and Geelong Lutheran College took...