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Surfing festival teaches new skills

Jane EmerickStudents will have a taste of the surf industry next weekend when they run a Festival of Surfing in Torquay. Sixteen Oberon High School...

Program overdue

Peter FaragoA MIDWIFERY support group has called on Australian Nursing Federal and Barwon Health to solve an impasse preventing a new care system being...

Shire settle bash claim

Jane EmerickA MAN who alleged a by-laws officer assaulted him on Jan Juc Beach has reached an out-of-court settlement with Surf Coast Shire. The man’s...

Film finds lifts road world listing hope

Hamish HeardA documentary using early 1900s film footage of towns along Victoria’s west coast could hold the key to a World Heritage listing for...

Musical melting pot

Sally PoehlandGEELONG punters can sample a musical melting pot of jazz, gypsy, reggae and rock when Melbourne group Symbiosis comes to town. Lead singer and...

Smooth start for ID checks

Alex de VosGeelong nightclubs have reported a smooth start to the use of ID scanners to weed out troublemakers and underage revellers. Geelong Nightlife Association...

Building ‘plummets’

Peter FaragoBUILDING approvals dropped almost 20 per cent in City of Greater Geelong last year amid housing industry concerns that limited land supply was...

‘Port’ talk swinging to Avalon

Alex de VosState Government is investigating an “inland port” for Avalon. A spokesperson for Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas confirmed Avalon was among sites...

Report on police blitz on city louts 1000 drunks nabbed

Alex de VosALMOST 1000 people were locked up last year for public drunkenness, according to police. Licensee Inspector Barry Malloch said a nightlife blitz report...

Torquay statue to mark ocean road’s start

Alex de VosA statue will officially mark the start of the Great Ocean Road at Torquay. Surf Coast Shire tourism coordinator Simon Loone said the...

Dredge start off peninsula

Alex de VosDredging of shipping channels will start off the Bellarine Peninsula in the next few days after Port of Melbourne Corporation won court...

No real choice on fluoride

Peter FaragoAN EVEN split in opinion on fluoridation means State Government has a long way to go before it should add the chemical to...

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Union slams library over lay-offs

Union officials have accused Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) of “abandoning” 46 employees stood down since March 31. Australian Services Union (ASU) secretary Lisa Darmanin...