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Day ‘to gauge trials support’

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG Speed Trials organisers will gauge public support for returning the historic event to the city’s foreshore. Speed trials director Gary Grant said attendance...

Dry month set to equal local record

Hamish HeardGeelong will have sweltered through its equal driest October on record unless clouds burst over the city this weekend. Geelong Weather Services meteorologist Lindsay...

Mayor’s police petition

Hamish HeardMAYOR Bruce Harwood wants the community to stand up and be counted in a fight against alcohol-fuelled violence following an outbreak of brutal...

We have been left in the dark

Jane EmerickMembers have accused Torquay Golf Club of leaving them in the dark over plans to sell the club’s 40-hectare site to RACV. Michael...

Torquay couple claims big Tatts win

A TORQUAY couple is $444,444 richer thanks to a Tattslotto ticket from their local agency. The husband and wife, who did not want to be...

Police charge women over report of rape in the city

Hamish HeardPolice yesterday charged an 18-year-old Grovedale woman over claims she had been raped during a night out in Geelong last week The teenager had...

Brumby cheques in for Buy Local

Hamish HeardThe region’s new Buy Local campaign yesterday received a big cheque along with a ministerial stamp of approval. Minister for Regional and Rural Development...

Sue’s a part of our art and soul

Andrew MathiesonARTIST Sue Jones’s mum and 94yearold nanna enjoy a bite to eat every Wednesday lunchtime at the same spot on Eastern Beach. They have...

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...

Footy could go. Water crisis sports threat

Hamish HeardTorquay footballers are facing a 2007 season without home games after a council decision to replace Spring Creek Reserve’s playing surface left it...

Buying votes: all right by us

Peter FaragoShould we be wary of politicians bearing gifts? Geelong region residents look set to make off like bandits no matter which party wins this...

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...

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Coms guru in fibre role

Strategic communication specialist Jennifer Conley has taken the helm in Geelong’s quest to become a global leader in advanced fibre manufacture. Deakin University this week...