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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...

City on the edge

Andrew MathiesonBy Andrew Mathieson IT IS the calm before the storm. Geelong, the city, the football club and supporters, are on the edge today – and...

Kevin says hello to corporate world

Andrew MathiesonKEVIN Panozza isn’t your normal boss. His ascension to the top of the corporate world has been, well, unconventional. Nobody would have imagined it, not...

Water bans to ease

Barwon Water announced yesterday it would ease stage four restrictions to reward consumers for “exceptional” conservation. Restricted watering of gardens will be allowed under the...

Berth rates anger

Andrew MathiesonBerths could cost almost $13,000 a year at Queenscliff’s redeveloped harbour, a community group has warned. Queenscliff Community Association’s Joan Kenwood said the developer...

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No ‘active’ Geelong cases: DHHS

Geelong now has no active COVID-19 cases as restrictions ease across Victoria. Greater Geelong had a total of 65 confirmed cases with none active as...