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Water plan relies on boring details

Peter FaragoGEELONG residents should prepare themselves to drink at least some fluoride by 2015 after State Government this week unveiled its plan to secure...

Businesses sign on to Buy Local campaign

Hamish HeardMore than 70 businesses in the Geelong region have signed up to a new campaign to prevent escape spending ahead of an official...

Pilates, yoga, sports equipment in Surf Coast perks scheme. Shire massages staff, council

Hamish HeardSurf Coast ratepayers will foot the bill for councillors and shire staff to enjoy massages, weight loss programs and yoga classes under a...

Corio club’s facilities now shipshape

Jane EmerickCorio Bay Sports Club left behind its shipping container changerooms yesterday thanks to a $400,000 upgrade. City of Greater Geelong’s improvements to Evans Reserve...

Hot final chills our lifesaver

Jane EmerickTorquay has one of Australia’s hottest lifesavers, according to a national women’s magazine. Cleo named Torquay Life Saving Club’s David Strahan, 32, in its...

Geelong stores the choice for bargains

Hamish HeardGeelong shoppers enjoy some of the cheapest supermarket grocery prices in the state, according to an independent consumer watchdog. The city was named as...

Winds over 120km/h wreck Corio properties

Andrew MathiesonA “microburst” wind storm has damaged dozens of homes at Corio. Gusts in excess of 120km/h ripped through part of the suburb near Purnell...

Rates hike to pay for water debt

By Geelong Story UpdatesBarwon Water will borrow $290 million to guarantee supplies amid rising demand and forecasts of dwindling rain from climate change. Customers will...

TAC

A temporary office in Geelong would provide information on “career opportunities” when the Transport Accident Commission shifts to the city, the commission’s minister said...

Who’s on top as underdog?

Peter FaragoIf everybody is claiming to be the underdog, then who’s dog is on top? That’s the question after the Independent polled the region’s major...

Historic pier set for $1.5 million restoration

Karen HartQueenscliff’s crumbling pier is set for a $1.5 million restoration. Borough of Queenscliffe councillor Stephen Lee said an engineering report would be prepared after...

Senses and sensibility

Andrew MathiesonEVEN though darkness started to fall one evening, Richard Howell noticed his view of the world had begun to close in on him. The...

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Geelong to play Lions at SCG in round 6

Geelong is set to play Brisbane, at the SCG, instead of St Kilda next Thursday as the AFL moves to temporarily relocate all 10...