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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September 13, 2021

Torquay RSL appeals to Afghanistan Veterans

DRAMATIC scenes following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban have prompted appeals to veterans and their families to connect with their local RSL...

August 22, 2021

Open mic night direct from ‘Music City’

A NEW open mic night is promising to bring some Nashville charm to the Surf Coast. Kristy Coote has been a singer and songwriter for...

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...

June 15, 2021

Principal goes ‘old school’ to teach students lessons

WHEN Principal Joshua McElgunn turned up to work at Torquay's St Therese school in October 2020, he wasn't taking anything for granted. The COVID lockdowns...

June 4, 2021

Anglesea Indoor Market to go pink during June

ANGLESEA Indoor Market has pledged to go pink during the month of June to raise awareness and funds for breast Cancer. Founder Mandy Trickett said...

June 3, 2021

Emergency food hub to battle Geelong hunger crisis

A NEW emergency food hub at North Geelong has opened to assist people affected by food insecurity in the Geelong region. The new hub forms...

June 2, 2021

Distinguished gentlemen ride for awareness

DAPPER gents on vintage motorbikes thundered into town this week for a bike ride with a difference. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage...

May 31, 2021

CFA thanks its vital volunteers

THE CFA has celebrated and thanked its volunteers for National Volunteer Week, which concluded Sunday. The recognition comes after a challenging 2020 which saw Victorian...

May 31, 2021

Young gun reveals paddle power secret

WHEN 13-year-old Torquay local Jamie Flanagan went out on her paddle board last winter she didn’t realise it was the start of an epic...

May 29, 2021

Great Aussie Takeaway Festival

ANGLESEA locals have banded together to flip the script on Victoria’s fourth lockdown by launching a food festival with a difference. The Great Aussie Takeaway...

May 25, 2021

Life saving support for local clubs

BARWON Water has donated $10,000 to assist local Surf Life Saving Clubs to purchase much-needed equipment. Anglesea, Fairhaven, Bancoora and 13th Beach SLSCs each received...

May 20, 2021

School strike for climate

LOCAL school students will strike as part of their efforts to save the planet from the impacts of climate change. Hundreds of students from across...

May 6, 2021

Goannas arrive in Torquay

THE Goannas basketball team has arrived in Torquay as part of its rigorous training schedule in the lead-up to the Deaflympics in Brazil in...

May 6, 2021

Demand for local organic sourdough continues to rise

LOCKDOWN saw many people attempt to bake homemade organic sourdough with terabytes and petabytes of smartphone videos posted on Instagram and TikTok documenting the...

May 6, 2021

Local children’s author releases new book

LOCAL author Sally Learey has captured the essence of Geelong’s culture and community in a delightful new children’s picture book. Corio Bay Quest is Ms...

April 29, 2021

Suns and Tigers working together

THE Surf Coast Suns and Torquay Tigers have joined forces to create a new U15 team. The team known as the Torquay Suns will be...

April 29, 2021

A twilight league of their own

ANGLESEA Bowling Club and Great Ocean Properties’ Twilight League Bowls autumn competition has concluded with the champion’s medallion awarded to the team “Inadequates”, who...

April 29, 2021

Tuohy-rism campaign to kickstart local economy

WITH international borders still shut, and states fighting for a greater slice of domestic travel, Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine have teamed up...

April 29, 2021

Torquay business makes AFR best places to work list

TORQUAY business WHR Allied Health has been named on the 2021 The Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Places to Work List. Managing director Brad Dent...

April 28, 2021

Geelong Racing Club back on track

THE Geelong Racing Club will return to business as usual next Friday after COVID and racetrack renovations interrupted operations. Chief executive Daniel Salter said there...

April 22, 2021

Victoria’s longest life saving season ends

VICTORIA’S life saving season has finally come to an end and Life Saving Victoria and its 57 volunteer life saving clubs have taken down...

April 22, 2021

Geelong Racing Club back on track

THE Geelong Racing Club will return to business as usual next Friday after COVID and racetrack renovations interrupted operations. Chief executive Daniel Salter said there...

April 15, 2021

Ocean Grove and Torquay take top honours at state champs

OCEAN Grove Surf Life Saving Club has been named ‘Overall Club Champion’ at the 2020/21 Life Saving Victoria State Championships. The winning club finished with...

April 15, 2021

Local talent to debut on national stage

THE biggest event in the surf life saving calendar gets under way this Friday on the Sunshine Coast. The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships,...

April 15, 2021

Local nurse travels to PNG to battle COVID outbreak

GREAT Ocean Road Health nurse unit manager, Jason Phieler, is heading to Papua New Guinea with the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) as a...