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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

March 4, 2024

Dumped cigarette proves costly to Armstrong Creek resident

AN Armstrong Creek resident has been fined nearly $800 for discarding a lit cigarette from his car on Belmont's Corio Street, despite not receiving...

March 3, 2024

Corporate leaders to race for Lifeline support

BUSINESS leaders from Geelong, the Surf Coast, and the Bellarine will take their marks at the Geelong Racing Club on May 17 for the...

March 1, 2024

Surf Coast Highway reopens one week early

THE Surf Coast Highway reopened today, one week ahead of schedule, following weeks of commuter pain.

The highway was reopened northbound just after 3.00...

February 29, 2024

Armstrong Creek set for new $5.3 million intersection

THE City has launched a $5.3 million project to build a signalised intersection at Baanip Boulevard and Boundary Road in Armstrong Creek West, enhancing...

February 28, 2024

Surf Coast inventor solving national waste problem

THE Surf Coast Shire is rolling out a new device called Litter Lock, invented by local Jan Juc landscaper Colin Cox, to prevent litter...

February 28, 2024

Webinar to shed light on paediatric concussion care

BARWON Health is set to host a webinar bringing together specialists from McKellar Kids Rehab and an audience of parents, coaches, and teachers to...

February 27, 2024

GMHBA, Cats team up to improve youth mental health

FIVE Geelong schools are set to benefit from a partnership between GMHBA Health Insurance and the Geelong Football Club, aimed at tackling the mental...

February 26, 2024

Victorian payroll tax may double regional emergency department visits

THE Victorian government's new payroll tax on medical clinics could see emergency department visits surge, potentially affecting the state budget by a $1 billion...

February 24, 2024

Deakin University celebrates its largest graduating class

DEAKIN University is set to celebrate its largest ever graduating class with more than 4,400 students participating in graduation ceremonies from February 13-22 at...

February 23, 2024

Cliff danger alert: Jan Juc Beach sealed off amid safety scare

THE beach stretch from Bird Rock to Steps in Jan Juc is under temporary closure after giant cracks were discovered by a...

February 22, 2024

New veterans’ and families’ hub coming to Surf Coast and Geelong

THE Federal Government has announced a significant boost for veteran services in the Surf Coast and Geelong area, awarding RSL Victoria a $5.445 million...

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 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 18, 2024

Geelong forum tackles climate resilience

GEELONG Sustainability has teamed up with Common Ground Project to launch the Community Climate Resilience Forum, focusing on climate disaster preparedness in the Geelong...

February 18, 2024

Meadow music festival takes a break amid economic challenges

MEADOW has cancelled its 2024 music festival in Bambra, citing difficult economic conditions and reduced discretionary spending. An update to their planning application filed with...

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 14, 2024

Architects appointed for Point Grey

THE Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has appointed NMBW Architecture Studio as the principal design consultant for the $12.59 million Point Grey...

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

Lorne to Fairhaven event smashes fundraising goal

THE Surf Coast community has come out in force to support a paddle/ride/run event for mental health. The fourth edition of the Lorne to Fairhaven...

February 13, 2024

Torquay’s veterinary clinic gets a vibrant makeover with a new mural

TORQUAY and Surf Coast Veterinary Clinics have unveiled a fresh look with a mural inspired by the Surf Coast and surrounding landscape. Over the past...

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 13, 2024

Community calls for tree register after Norfolk Island pine felled

THE removal of a 160-year-old Norfolk Island Pine from a private property in Aireys Inlet has led to growing calls for a significant tree...

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 7, 2024

Outside the flags, surfers are saving lives

SURFERS along the coast have completed rescues in recent weeks, prompting calls for policymakers to expand safety strategies beyond traditional flagged areas. Two local surfers...