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About: Angus Smith

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Angus is a multimedia reporter at the Surf Coast Times. He has experience with breaking news, investigative and feature stories. Follow him on Twitter @angussmithh.

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February 23, 2024

Toppled Geelong transmission towers make Nats go nuclear

LEADER of the federal Nationals David Littleproud has used the collapse of six transmission towers near Geelong to argue for a National Energy Summit...

February 22, 2024

Regional train strikes roll on

INDUSTRIAL action at regional passenger rail operator V/Line will continue today (Friday, February 23) when the union conducts the fourth four-hour work stoppage this...

February 19, 2024

Geelong Arts Centre CEO to step down for new role

THE Geelong Arts Centre has announced the upcoming departure of its CEO and Creative Director, Joel McGuinness, who will leave at the end of...

February 19, 2024

Geelong municipal monitors file final report

THE City of Greater Geelong's municipal monitors have submitted their final report to the state government, marking the end of their 12-month term. In February...

February 18, 2024

Geelong mooted as possible site for major recycling centre

GEELONG could become the site for a transformative new recycling centre aimed at repurposing steel from decommissioned offshore oil and gas platforms, according to...

February 18, 2024

Tax cuts eagerly awaited as living costs rise

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released new figures showing a 6.9 per cent increase in living costs for employee households in the...

February 16, 2024

Geelong welcomes new waterfront wellness centre

DeakinACTIVE Waterfront Wellness Centre is set to welcome the Geelong community to its new premises with a community open day tomorrow (Saturday, February 17),...

February 15, 2024

Union issues Swift travel warning

INDUSTRIAL action at V/Line tomorrow could disrupt travel plans for fans heading to the Taylor Swift concert in Melbourne. Staff including conductors, controllers, and customer...

February 15, 2024

Geelong’s Ford factory remodelled as housing hub

GEELONG's former Ford factory has been transformed into a hub for innovative housing solutions. This redevelopment introduces a pioneering approach to construction, with Cross Laminated...

February 14, 2024

Geelong Design Week exhibition secures top award in New York

Deakin University's 'Perpetual Pigments: Sustainable Colour Continuous Culture' exhibition has won gold at the Anthem Awards in New York. The exhibition brought to light a...

February 14, 2024

Ambulance Victoria speeds up response times

AMBULANCE Victoria's paramedics are getting to emergencies faster in the Barwon South West Region despite facing unprecedented demand. Regional director Jerome Peyton said last week...

February 13, 2024

Kardinia Park to get digital billboard boost

KARDINIA Park Stadium Trust has lodged an application with the City of Greater Geelong to install a digital billboard as part of an external...

February 13, 2024

Regional Victoria leads Australia in job creation

NEW Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force figures show an extra 5,600 jobs were created in regional Victoria in December. This surge is part...

February 9, 2024

Northern Aquatic and Community Hub officially opens

THE Northern Aquatic and Community Hub in Norlane opened its doors today (Friday, February 9), marking a significant milestone for...

February 8, 2024

Industrial action on V/Line network to intensify

THE Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has informed V/Line of its plan to conduct rolling four-hour work stoppages as industrial action enters its...

February 8, 2024

Landy Field rejuvenation plan off and running

THE City of Greater Geelong council has approved an application for $5 million of state funds for the rejuvenation of the John Landy Athletics...

February 8, 2024

Final days to help shape Market Square

THE community has only one week left to share their insights and ideas on the City of Greater Geelong's Market Square quarter masterplan. The process...

February 5, 2024

Victorian summer drownings up 18 per cent

NEW data from Surf Life Saving Victoria reveals summer drownings are 18 per cent higher than the same time last year, and higher than...

February 5, 2024

Wadawurrung apply for native title

THE Wadawurrung people have submitted an application for a native title determination to the Federal Court, covering an area around the Bellarine, Surf Coast,...

February 3, 2024

Records tumble at weekend auctions in Torquay

SATURDAY auctions in Torquay achieved remarkable results, with two properties selling for a combined $11 million. 82 The Esplanade sold within its range of $7.8...

February 3, 2024

Geelong research reveals new hope for obesity-induced heart disease

RESEARCHERS at Deakin University have identified a connection between obesity and amyloid beta, a protein known for its role in Alzheimer's Disease development. Obesity-induced heart...

February 3, 2024

Breakthrough in medical mystery surrounding Buruli ulcer

RESEARCHERS have solved the long-standing 80-year mystery of the Buruli ulcer's spread across the Geelong region. The group from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium...

February 3, 2024

Loco’s brings new tastes to Barwon Heads

In the hospitality world, Matt Vero is a name that commands attention. The MoL pub group owner is the force behind Armadale's Orrong Hotel, Healesville...

February 1, 2024

Environmental lawyers challenge EPA approval of incinerator

BY ANGUS SMITH AND ELLIE CLARINGBOLD ENVIRONMENTAL lawyers are calling for government intervention to halt a proposed waste-to-energy facility in Lara. Opponents are also fundraising to raise...