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Try this, Clarrie – a hero award

BY ANDREW MATHIESONSIXTY-three-year-old Clarrie Kerger played the boards when basketball was different to the hoopla it is today. Back then the three-point arc was a...

Reviews begin after bird flu scare at lab

Jane EmerickGeelong’s animal health laboratory has launched a review of its safety procedures after a bird flu scare this week. Laboratory director Dr Martyn Jeggo...

Owners to seek wide spaces for their dogs

Jane EmerickNew offleash areas will have to span the Surf Coast to cater for residents without cars, according to a dog owners’ group. A...

Police plan a lout block

By Geelong Story UpdatesPolice roadblocks could target louts from Melbourne looking for trouble in Geelong on Saturday nights. Police Chief Inspector Wayne Carson is considering...

Coast study launched

Alex de VosA REPORT to guide development on Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast coastal landscapes was released on Wednesday. But Minister for Planning Rob Hulls...

Wicket ways

Andrew MathiesonST JOSEPHS cricket stalwart Barry McFarlane stands on the pavilion decking at his clubrooms, looks across the windswept oval and has one thought...

Liberals vow to scrap controversial route. Bypass ‘referendum’

Andrew MathiesonA LIBERAL State Government would scrap controversial plans for the third stage of Geelong’s bypass, South Barwon candidate Michael King has announced. The Liberals...

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...

Entry ‘icon’ closer as bypass site identified

Hamish HeardA site has been earmarked and design works are underway for a tourist icon to lure travellers into Geelong when the city’s bypass...

Canberra Option

Karen HartELAINE Carbines could move into federal politics after narrowly losing her battle for a seat in the Victorian Upper House on a recount...

Dunes to be fenced

Jane EmerickNew fences will block men trying to meet for sex in dunes at Point Impossible. Executive officer David Clarke said Great Ocean Road Coast...

Extreme Leanne

BY ANDREW MATHIESONLINING up before the starting line at the Australian Triathlon Championships next Sunday, self-confessed “adrenalin junkie” Leanne Churchill will have a wry...

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Sands shift on nude beach

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