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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.

Posts by: Angus Smith

November 4, 2023

A burst of colour: the journey of Kip&Co

It all started when Kate Heppell and her sister Hayley ventured into the world of business with a health food store. However, things took an...

November 4, 2023

Frank Costa’s legacy immortalised in bronze

A BRONZE statue of the late Frank Costa is set to be unveiled in Geelong next month. The 220cm statue will be installed on the...

November 1, 2023

New affordable housing units opened in geelong

THREE new affordable rental properties have been unveiled in Northern Geelong, a collaborative effort between the Northern Geelong Rental Housing Co-operative (NGRHC) and the...

November 1, 2023

Staff wanted: regional businesses continue to grapple with staff shortages

NATIONWIDE staff shortages, intensified by socio-economic issues such as rising living costs and housing deficits, are putting pressure on regional businesses. The White House restaurant...

October 28, 2023

Wild Gloriosa takes centre stage at Queenscliff Music Festival

The region's rising neo-soul sensation, Wild Gloriosa, is set to grace the stage at this year's Queenscliff Music Festival. She joins a diverse line-up, featuring...

October 28, 2023

Victorian fire season begins amid concerning predictions

FIRE authories have officially declared the start of this year’s fire season in Victoria. Anticipated El Niño weather patterns have led to predictions of a...

October 27, 2023

Exclusive opportunity magnificent FOUR-bedroom estate on lush acreage – offers closing soon

Situated amidst the natural beauty of professionally landscaped gardens and pristine bushland, this opulent four-bedroom property is a testament to refined elegance and meticulous...

October 27, 2023

Spirit of Tasmania drives $21 million tourism windfall for Geelong region

ON THE first anniversary of Spirit of Tasmania's arrival at GeelongPort, economic figures reveal a significant $21 million tourism boost to the Greater Geelong...

October 27, 2023

World-class palliative care facility opens

GEELONG’S new $22.6 million palliative care 20-bedroom facility is being officially opened today (Friday, October 27) by Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles. Located on Deakin...

October 23, 2023

Demand for food relief skyrockets in G21 region

THE Give Where You Live Foundation has released findings from its latest "Food for Thought" research report, detailing an alarming rise in the need...

October 21, 2023

Tourism vision for Greater Geelong and the Bellarine unveiled

TOURISM Greater Geelong and The Bellarine (TGGB) has unveiled an ambitious 10-year vision for the region, aiming to bolster the local economy, attract investment,...

October 20, 2023

Geelong and Barwon’s best in Premier’s Sustainability Awards lineup

GEELONG and Barwon region's innovators are among the 36 finalists in this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards, underscoring Geelong's dominance in sustainability. The awards, in their...

October 20, 2023

Top things for families to do during Geelong Design Week

FINDING an activity that captures the imagination of each and every family member can be quite the challenge and it certainly pops up for...

October 20, 2023

Aussie Bird Count celebrates decade of conservation

THE nation's largest conservation event, the Aussie Bird Count, celebrates its 10th year this week, engaging communities from the Bellarine, the Surf Coast, Geelong...

October 18, 2023

Event showcases Geelong’s forward-thinking approach

The region's innovative design will be celebrated across 50 events that highlight Geelong as Australia's first and only UNESCO Creative City of Design during...

October 15, 2023

Local students needed to lead mental health awareness in 2024

AUSTRALIA'S biggest mental health fitness event is gearing up for its 2024 edition and calling upon local students to become ambassadors. The Push-Up Challenge, which...

October 14, 2023

Tartuffe takes centre stage at Torquay Theatre

Torquay Theatre Troupe is set to transport audiences back nearly four centuries with its latest production, Tartuffe, a classic French play that remains as...

October 7, 2021

Employees to get paid leave after a miscarriage

FEDERAL Parliament has passed historic changes to the Fair Work Act, giving Australian couples who experience miscarriage two days of paid bereavement leave. Two weeks...

September 10, 2021

Walk in the Park for Parkinson’s goes virtual

A COMMUNITY walk for Parkinson’s disease is going ahead despite almost being cancelled due to COVID restrictions. A Walk in the Park is an opportunity...

September 6, 2021

Geelong artists shortlisted for

TWO artists from Geelong have been shortlisted in the inaugural National Capital Art Prize. Geelong’s Janne Kearney and Samuel Massey were both shortlisted along with...

August 21, 2021

From busking in Byron to taking on the world

Following a series of pre-pandemic sold-out shows across the globe, ARIA award winning singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts is set to tour regional Australia and his...

August 6, 2021

Road safety film comp targets region’s young road users

THE State Government is calling on the region’s creative minds to pitch a short film concept that promotes road safety and helps save lives. The...

July 24, 2021

Torquay talent takes on 24 Hours of Le Mans

HOMEGROWN racing star Scott Andrews has got the nod for the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans car race. “I’ve dreamt of doing this race...

June 25, 2021

Shortest day followed by longest night

BELLARINE residents have celebrated the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice by taking a freezing cold dip in the Barwon River. Participants from regular Barwon Heads and...