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Winds over 120km/h wreck Corio properties

Andrew MathiesonA “microburst” wind storm has damaged dozens of homes at Corio. Gusts in excess of 120km/h ripped through part of the suburb near Purnell...

Exercise a stroll in the park

Lisa HumphriesLocal Olympian Lee Troop will lead Geelong parents in an attempt to help get a world pram-strolling record tomorrow. Geelong will be one of...

Marine centre in fight for funding

Alex de VosA lack of funding could force Queenscliff’s Marine Discovery Centre to close its doors to children on school holidays. The centre has blamed...

Residents unanimous on Bellarine council offer. Shire plan excites peninsula

Alex de VosA Liberal party plan for a new shire on the Bellarine Peninsula has won unanimous support from residents in an Independent street...

Politicians scoff at new shire pledge

Alex de VosPoliticians have tried to douse the hopes of Bellarine Peninsula residents for their own shire. Labor Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville warned of...

One in five fast trains late. Rail ‘disgrace’

Alex de VosOne in five of Geelong’s fast rail trains arrives late, according to V/Line’s first monthly performance figures for the new service. V/Line communication...

All name, no shame

Peter FaragoSTATE Government is going to name the region’s top 200 industrial water users next year. But is naming, and possibly shaming, big guzzlers of...

City loses demand for cash. Space war win

Andrew MathiesonA developer has won a legal battle against City Hall’s demand for cash to create open space offsetting a residential project opposite Kardinia...

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...

Bracks: plenty of water for growth

Peter FaragoA STATE Government strategy would secure enough water for Geelong’s population to continue growing at record levels until 2030, Premier Steve Bracks said. The...

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...

Blazes break out across city

Hamish HeardHigh wind and soaring temperatures fanned a horrific day for Geelong’s firefighters yesterday. Two firefighters were hospitalised after battling to control the worst of...

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