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All name, no shame

Peter FaragoSTATE Government is going to name the region’s top 200 industrial water users next year. But is naming, and possibly shaming, big guzzlers of...

Ford Focus on new jobs for local staff

Karen HartFORD will make 300 new jobs in Melbourne available to Geelong employees set to lose their jobs in 2010. The company announced this week...

Many stages of Gyan

Andrew MathiesonYEARS after a Geelong singer/songwriter made her name internationally, Gyan is still musing on what’s in a name. Now she sees the funny side...

Easing the squeeze

BY PETER FARAGOA NEW park-and-ride service in Geelong comes just in the nick of time as the latest commercial construction boom begins across the...

Fine, no licence after attack. Cost of rage

Alex de VosA road rage attack yesterday cost a Drysdale man his licence and an $800 fine. Geelong Magistrate Ian von Einem found Drysdale’s Mark...

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...

Site for Libs’ Torquay P-12 plan: ‘Quay’ to school

Hamish HeardThe Liberal party has earmarked a site at Torquay for a pre-election promise of a stand-alone secondary school. Candidate for South Barwon Michael King...

Injunction bid to foil ‘chainsaw massacre’

Alex de VosResidents plan to take out injunctions to stop authorities chopping down non-indigenous trees along the Barwon River in Geelong. Highton’s Trish Gant said...

Centre of attraction

Hamish HeardA $3 million beach housestyle tourist drawcard will replace a visitor information centre in Corio to direct visitors into Geelong via Ballarat Road. The...

Project juggle dropped, MP: so much for budgeting

Andrew Mathieson and Alex de VosGEELONG councillors have thwarted a plan to transfer $60,000 from three Bellarine Peninsula sport and recreation projects to a...

”He was stiffed to the Max”

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG coach Mark Thompson defended the actions of suspended backman Max Rooke after he copped a onematch penalty from the AFL match review...

Tackling our water crisis

Hamish HeardPrimary producers have welcomed a company’s plans for a $120 million desalination plant to sustain an industry potentially worth $1 billion to the...

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Woman dies after veering off cliff

A woman has died after the car she was driving veered off a cliff on the Great Ocean Road near Lorne about 1.20pm on...

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