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Slam for MP over backflip on shire

Alex de VosA public meeting has demanded to know why Labor MP Lisa Neville has “backflipped” on plans for a new Bellarine Peninsula shire. Participants...

Kev’s bawdy brew

Hamish HeardTwenty minutes on the phone with Kevin Bloody Wilson delivers remarkably little in the way of printable material. With a sense of humour as...

City in talks on new sports at Skilled

Andrew MathiesonCITY officials are in talks to lure several oneoff sporting fixtures to Geelong in an ambitious plan to increase the use of Skilled...

Sharks eye Tigers

Hamish HeardSharks are circling Torquay Football Club as a group of renegade Tigers threatens to defect to a proposed new Jan Juc side. A spokesman...

Grossman set to beat Hodge in mayor race

Jane EmerickTorquay councillor Keith Grossman is poised to upset Jan Juc colleague Rose Hodge in a Surf Coast council vote for mayor next week. Cr...

Radios tune into city thugs

Jane EmerickTwo-way radios were set to debut in Geelong nightclubs last night as the latest weapon in a crackdown on violence in the central...

Vic footy calling on final reserves

Peter FaragoVICTORIAN football is not dead yet. For weeks the football media has speculated about the demise of the game in the sport’s heartland, given...

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...

Councillors try to douse anger. Entry backlash

Hamish HeardCouncillors yesterday sought to douse anger among northern suburbs residents about plans to direct tourists to Geelong’s Ballarat Road entrance. The Independent last week...

Plea minister: stop those parking meters

Jane EmerickCommunity groups will demand the Planning Minister stop installation of parking meters at Torquay. Surf Coast Community and Ratepayers Association will ask Justin Madden...

Dirty talk a turn off

Peter FaragoIn last week’s Independent former Liberal candidate for Bellarine Don Gibson said his party’s decision to run a clean campaign cost it November’s...

Trainer confident locals have plenty of punch

Hamish HeardA Torquay boxing trainer is confident his charges will deal some devastating blows at a Geelong tournament tomorrow night. Ashley Lynch said three boxers...

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The sands are set to shift on one of Victoria’s most iconic nude beaches. “Nudies” – a legal nudist beach in Torquay since 1983 –...