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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

June 25, 2024

Local businesses step up to help with cost of living

IN A HEARTWARMING show of community spirit, businesses in the region are stepping up to help residents cope with the rising cost of living. Among...

June 25, 2024

Victorian government Invests in women’s health

THE state government has announced an $18 million investment to enhance women's health services across Victoria, focusing on preventative health promotion and education. This funding,...

June 25, 2024

Natural Real Estate joins Surf Coast FC as sponsor

NATURAL Real Estate has announced its partnership with the Surf Coast FC as a Gold sponsor, a collaboration that brings together the local community...

June 24, 2024

Tehan backs calls for TGS to consult coastal towns

WANNON federal member Dan Tehan has added his support to growing calls for TGS to consult with coastal towns, personally guaranteeing their safety during...

June 24, 2024

Anger mounts among local fishers over netting practices

LOCAL fishers are up in arms over what they claim are invasive netting practices along the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. Multiple fishers have reported...

June 24, 2024

Wannon students invited to compose a Parliamentary speech

WANNON federal member Dan Tehan has co-launched a speechwriting competition for local secondary school students in his electorate. The "My First Speech" competition challenges students...

June 23, 2024

Great Ocean Road Brewing expands to Torquay

GREAT Ocean Road Brewing is set to expand its presence on the Surf Coast by taking over the former Sou'West Brewery in Torquay. After nearly...

June 23, 2024

Victorians urged to donate blood as new system tracks supply levels

In a bid to encourage more frequent blood donations, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has launched a real-time tracking system for blood supply levels, coinciding...

June 21, 2024

Approval of gas drilling near Twelve Apostles sparks outrage

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have expressed outrage over the state government's approval of a project that plans to start gas production less than 10km from the...

June 21, 2024

Tens of thousands of new homes slated for Geelong region

COUNCILS across Victoria have been tasked with identifying areas to build new homes to meet future growth. The state government is engaging in local government...

June 21, 2024

Anglesea tops list of winter adventure destinations

NEW data reveals that Anglesea has become a top 10 searched destination for tourists seeking a winter getaway. According to Airbnb, the colder months are...

June 20, 2024

Region’s wineries benefit from renewed China trade

THE region's wineries are optimistic about the future as Australian wine exports to China surpass $86 million in just one month since tariffs were...

June 20, 2024

Geelong Business Excellence Awards entries close soon

THERE are just three weeks left to submit entries for the 2024 Geelong Business Excellence Awards, with the deadline set for July 12. This year,...

June 19, 2024

Victoria boosts early intervention to tackle homelessness and family violence

THE Victorian government has committed $1.1 billion to early intervention programs aimed at reducing family violence and homelessness as part of the 2024/25 budget. This...

June 19, 2024

Labour market growth slows into early 2024

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported a 0.8 per cent increase in filled jobs for the March quarter 2024, bringing the total to...

June 19, 2024

Filmmaker adds voice to Kennett River koala crisis

A FILMMAKER has joined Kennett River residents and conservationists in raising concerns for the future of koalas in the area. Thousands of visitors flock to...

June 18, 2024

Students welcome fee relief

LOCAL students have welcomed recent government announcements aimed at reducing HELP debt and alleviating the costs of prac placements. The federal government's initiative will benefit...

June 18, 2024

Annual inflation hits 3.6 per cent

THE latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.6 per cent in the 12...

June 17, 2024

New rental standards target slumlords

The Victorian government has announced new measures to make the region's rental properties safer and more energy efficient, aiming to lower power bills and...

June 16, 2024

Vanessa McColl takes the helm at Anam Cara House

ANAM Cara House Geelong (ACHG) has welcomed Vanessa McColl as its new CEO, bringing with her 35 years of experience as a registered nurse,...

June 16, 2024

Community input sought for Cape Otway Lightstation management

PLANS are under way to shape the future conservation and management of the Cape Otway Lightstation precinct, with community input playing a key role. The...

June 14, 2024

New women’s surf festival coming to the Surf Coast

THE Great Ocean Road Women's Surf Festival, a new event celebrating women's surfing, has received a funding boost from the federal government to get...

June 13, 2024

TGS rejects consultation sessions in Aireys Inlet and Lorne

GLOBAL energy data company TGS has declined to hold consultation sessions in Aireys Inlet and Lorne, continuing the controversy about its approach to community...

June 12, 2024

McGrath expands to regional Victoria with new office in Armstrong Creek

MCGRATH Estate Agents has announced the opening of a new office in Armstrong Creek, marking a significant step in the company's strategic expansion into...