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July 25, 2021

11 new COVID-19 cases, no community transmission

VICTORIA has recorded 11 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases. However, all were in quarantine throughout their period of infection. Health officials say the new cases...

July 23, 2021

Andrews wants “ring of steel” around Sydney

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has called for a "ring of steel" to be established around Sydney, to contain the city's growing outbreak. Mr Andrews agrees...

July 22, 2021

Victoria records 26 new local COVID-19 cases

WITHIN three days, Victoria has gone from only six per cent of new coronavirus cases isolating while infectious to 92 per cent. Health Minister Martin...

July 20, 2021

Statewide lockdown to be extended by seven days

VICTORIA'S lockdown will be extended for seven days, with Premier Daniel Andrews saying the state needs more time to get on top of the...

July 19, 2021

Victoria’s lockdown will be extended

Victoria will stay in lockdown beyond the original five days after recording 12 more cases and exposure sites appearing across the state. There were 13...

July 15, 2021

Two new COVID-19 cases recorded, no new restrictions yet

TWO more Victorians have contracted coronavirus after an infected man attended an AFL match at the weekend, but no further COVID-19 restrictions have been...

July 11, 2021

Victoria to close borders with NSW and ACT

VICTORIA has effectively shut its border to the entirety of NSW and the ACT over concerns COVID-19 could leak out of Sydney. Acting Chief Health...

June 22, 2021

Crowds on agenda for Melbourne AFL games

By Oliver Caffrey and Callum Godde Crowds are expected to return to AFL games in Melbourne as the Victorian capital continues to recover from its most...

June 16, 2021

Crowd still a chance for Cats home game on Friday

THE door has been left open by the Victorian Government for a reduced capacity crowd for Geelong's AFL clash with the Western Bulldogs. On Monday...

June 1, 2021

Blitz for aged care workers to get COVID-19 jab

THE Victorian Government has announced all aged care and disability workers will soon be able to jump the queue at mass vaccination centres, as...

May 12, 2021

Frank Costa farewelled as the King of Geelong

On the desk of Frank Costa was a simple sign which summed up the unofficial King of Geelong. "It said: 'the buck stops here'," Father...

May 5, 2021

Scott’s Cats chasing ‘benchmark’ Richmond

By Shayne Hope Geelong coach Chris Scott says there is no major secret to beating Richmond but the key lies in the execution of plans against...

March 23, 2021

Home visitor cap to rise to 100, masks not mandatory at shops

Victorians can soon have 100 visitors at home and won't have to wear masks at shops, in the most significant easing of restrictions since...

February 26, 2021

Mask and gathering rules to ease to Christmas settings

VICTORIA'S mask rules and social gathering restrictions will be eased and workers can return to the office as of tomorrow (Saturday, February 27), as...

February 4, 2021

Cats smashed at home in AFLW season opener

NORTH Melbourne have fired an early warning shot to AFLW rivals with a 62-point demolition of Geelong, keeping the Cats goalless until late in...

February 4, 2021

Speaking

Understanding the terms used on wine labels can be pretty challenging, particularly when they are in a foreign language. Is that the grape variety?...

February 4, 2021

A casual celebration

We had a birthday celebration for my mother last weekend. It was reasonably casual and we decided to have brunch at our family beach...

February 1, 2021

Ruthless Roos obliterate Geelong in AFLW

North Melbourne have fired an early warning shot to AFLW rivals with a 62-point demolition of Geelong, keeping the Cats goalless until...

January 21, 2021

Local COVID-free streak grows, more cases linked to Australian Open

VICTORIA is rebuilding its streak of days without locally-transmitted cases of coronavirus, but more infections have been recorded among Australian Open players and staff. Yesterday...

January 19, 2021

Kyrgios calls Djokovic ‘tool’ over demands

Nick Kyrgios has criticised Novak Djokovic after the world No.1 reportedly wrote to Australian Open organisers asking them to ease quarantine restrictions for players. There...

January 2, 2021

Victoria records 10 new COVID-19 cases, all linked to NSW

VICTORIA has reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 community transmission, as thousands cut short their NSW holidays in a mad dash to get home...

December 28, 2020

Victoria to keep NSW border shut for New Year’s Eve

VICTORIA has confirmed its border with NSW will stay shut for New Year's Eve as the northern beaches cluster continues to spark new cases. Victorian...

November 19, 2020

Steven retires from AFL

Geelong midfielder Jack Steven has retired from the AFL with one year remaining on his contract. Announced on Thursday, the 30-year-old's decision comes after he...

November 1, 2020

Two more days of zero coronavirus cases

Victoria has reported a second straight day without any fresh coronavirus cases or deaths as active cases continue to drop. It comes after the state...

October 26, 2020

Victoria has no new virus cases or deaths

VICTORIA has a clean daily coronavirus sheet for the first time in more than four months, with no deaths or new cases. Today's Department of...

October 23, 2020

Cats’ community connection stokes flag bid

There's no place like home. For the majority of Geelong players who run out in Saturday night's AFL grand final against Richmond, the big country town either...

October 21, 2020

Steel Prince crowned cup winner

THE Geelong Cup proved a triumph for the Anthony and Sam Freedman stable as they trained the quinella, with Steel Prince holding off imported...

October 21, 2020

Persistence pays off for Simpson

SAM Simpson was literally the last player picked for Geelong's AFL finals campaign. In Saturday's grand final, unless the Cats or Richmond spring a selection...