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Golf members ”back” RACV merger plans

Jane EmerickAbout 80 per cent of Torquay Golf Club’s membership backs a draft proposal for a merger with RACV, according to a club member...

Storm shows harbour ‘unsafe’: boat owner. Call for breakwater

Alex de VosA WEEKEND storm that caused “significant” damage to boats moored at Portarlington harbour has led to calls to fast track a project...

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...

Visitor rates target

Andrew MathiesonQUEENSCLIFF’S council could set higher rates for holiday homes and investment properties to encourage more permanent residents. Borough of Queenscliffe chief executive Gary Price...

Breaking up is hard to do

Peter FaragoA PLAN to break the Bellarine Peninsula from City of Greater Geelong council is a popular idea for many residents of the region...

Leopold anger over phone antennas

Alex de VosLEOPOLD residents are angry over a plan to install three mobile phone antennas on top of a local church tower. Resident Amanda Browne...

Soccer choppers off Cats training

Andrew MathiesonA PRESEASON soccer trial threatens to keep Geelong Football Club off its home ground for another week. Heavy rain had already put Skilled...

Region to speed up

Hamish HeardTelstra’s introduction of mobile broadband service to Geelong is set to bring local businesses up to speed with the world’s biggest cities, according...

I know I’m not racist

Hamish HeardAn Ocean Grove footballer convicted of a verbal attack on a Jewish Melbourne man issued a statement denying he was racist, yesterday. Twentyoneyearold Simon...

Court ruling clears way for golf club vote

Jane EmerickTorquay Golf Club’s committee is celebrating a Federal Court of Australia ruling clearing the way for members to vote on an RACV takeover...

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...

City in interstate battle for cruiser

Hamish HeardBrisbane and Adelaide have emerged as obstacles in a bid for Geelong to become a SouthPacific cruise liner’s summer home. Board members of two...

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Charges dropped Police have dropped charges against duck hunter Ben Collyer. Mr Collyer faced Geelong Magistrates court on Tuesday on a charge of careless driving, after...