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The science of botanical art

Andrew MathiesonMARGARET Muffet isn’t a scientist – far from it. She’s a botanical artist - and a pretty good one. The Belmont resident was awarded a...

Choir hoping for help

Jane EmerickA choir of Ugandan children who have lost parents to the AIDS epidemic raging across Africa will perform at Geelong Church this month....

State land option for developer. Fear over servos

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG’S council has refused a developer’s application to buy council-owned land for a service station on Lovely Banks’ Plantation Road. But council now...

Global trends to hit out jobs for a straight six

By Geelong Story UpdatesFORD Australia president Tom Gorman this week confirmed the news nobody in Geelong wanted to hear – that 600 jobs would...

Retailers warm up to hot idea for cold water

Hamish HeardThe nation’s retailers have been quick to snap up the latest offering from a Geelong inventor who brought the world’s first heated wetsuit...

Marine centre in fight for funding

Alex de VosA lack of funding could force Queenscliff’s Marine Discovery Centre to close its doors to children on school holidays. The centre has blamed...

Praise as city opens estate

Hamish HeardGeelong Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a new City Hall plan to let small industry move in on a massive northern suburbs industrial...

Churches go to war in a test of strength

Which is Geelong’s strongest faith? The answer might be revealed at Geelong’s inaugural Inter-Church Tug of War Competition tomorrow. Bell Post Hill’s Covenant College will run...

Liberals pledge vote on Bellarine council. Have your say

Alex de VosBELLARINE Peninsula residents will get their own council if they want it, Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu pledged this week. The Liberal party has...

Government plans to cut back local pokies

Andrew MathiesonThe Bracks Government plans to slash the amount of pokies at some Geelong gaming venues. Labor has vowed to honour an election promise from...

Peninsula horse riders plan city streets protest

Alex de VosRiders will lead their horses through central Geelong to protest a lack of safe riding destinations on the Bellarine Peninsula. Ocean Grove horse...

Land set to house 8000

Alex de VosDevelopers want to carve up 310 hectares of farmland near Clifton Springs for 3300 housing allotments. A report to City of Greater Geelong...

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Mum’s special day

As Rose Braedon endured a 30-hour labour for her firstborn Violet last month, she was grateful eased COVID-19 restrictions allowed husband Eric to be...