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Looking out for kids

Andrew MathiesonLOOKING after the wellbeing of vulnerable families might be part of Nola Ganly’s job but it has rewards beyond measure in dollars and...

Cirty dirt flow

Hamish HeardAllegations of corruption at Geelong’s City Hall have emerged after a report in last week’s Independent revealed councillors and planning officers were under...

Do not lose the course

Jane EmerickMembers who lost their fight to keep Geelong Golf Club have warned Torquay golfers against stumbling down the same path. Ray Abikhair and Hector...

New study highlights Corio “disadvantage”

Andrew MathiesonCorio is one of Victoria’s most disadvantaged postcodes, according to a new study. Jesuit Social Services’ Dropping Off The Edge report said Corio was...

City scraps plan to rezone Port grove

Karen HartGEELONG’S council has scrapped Portarlington’s controversial Olive Grove housing bid and sent plans for a separate 250lot development to an independent panel. Councillors cited...

Set for sounds out of Africa

Jane EmerickA Surf Coast musician will share the “ancient traditions” of Zimbabwe’s Shona people at a free workshop in Torquay this weekend. Steven Wilkinson said...

China threat over Lama

Hamish HeardChina yesterday threatened Geelong after councillors forced Mayor Peter McMullin to offer the Dalai Lama a civic reception. A spokesman for the Chinese Consulate...

Push for new bay foreshore

Andrew MathiesonA TOWN planner wants to extend Western Beach’s foreshore to cover the area’s slimy and polluted intertidal zone. Raewyn Hansen’s vision includes a...

Boat owners harbour doubt over the future

Alex de VosBoat owners fear the developer of Queenscliff Harbour is trying to squeeze them out of their berths for higher returns. Berth holder Jeffrey...

Out of the shadows

Andrew MathiesonBRUCE Scott has a better understanding than most about what makes the mind tick. It was 50 years ago that he first confronted and...

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...

It’s Bruce almighty

Hamish HeardGeelong’s mayoral vote is stitched up, with Belmont’s Bruce Harwood poised to seize the top job next week. Cr Harwood confirmed to the Independent...

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