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

April 15, 2021

You can depend on Shaun to know the score

THERE are footy fanatics and then there is Shaun Jervies. “My brother's friends used to always message me and ask ‘who won the local footy?',”...

April 8, 2021

Whale snot or not? April Fools’ Day prank a little on the nose

“SOMEONE just won the lotto last night,” declared the social media post on the ‘rastasurfco’ Instagram page. The popular page for 13th Beach surf reports...

April 8, 2021

On ya bike, Type 1 Diabetes

SYDNEY cyclist Izaak Raaijimakers has whistled through Geelong and arrived in Torquay as part of his solo charity bike ride around Australia. Izaak completed Year...

April 8, 2021

Bells serves up an Easter treat for Bolt Blowers

ALTHOUGH the Rip Curl Pro did not take place at Bells Beach this Easter, a retro team-based charity surf comp meant that crowds were...

April 8, 2021

Local workwear label Ranger puts quality above all

Jess Cooper had the dream career. She started at the Rip Curl retail store in Torquay and worked her way up through the company,...

April 8, 2021

Spirit of Nippers shines through

THE Hayden Real Estate Torquay Nippers farewelled summer with their end-of-season presentation, a sweet reward after cancelling the same event last year as COVID...

April 8, 2021

Round one clash kicks off a friendly rivalry

REIGNING premiership side and home ground favourites Barwon Heads thrashed Drysdale in the season opener on Saturday. The Seagulls won the BFL grand final in...

April 8, 2021

Endless Summer 2 on the big screen for one night only

The cult sequel to Bruce Brown’s 1965 epic surf documentary The Endless Summer is back on the big screen for one night only. The Torquay...

April 7, 2021

Coastal conservation projects benefit from funding initiative

TREES for tawny frogmouths, restoring the habitat for native orchids and the eradication of invasive holly are some of the projects to be funded...

April 1, 2021

Richard Riordan is listening

CRIME, bushfires and housing affordability were all on the agenda when Member for Polwarth, Richard Riordan, held his latest community engagement meeting. The ‘Listening Post’...

April 1, 2021

Residents have their say about future of shire

ENVIRONMENT, sustainability and community wellbeing are top of the list of concerns from respondents to the Surf Coast Shire council’s ‘People Place Future’...

March 25, 2021

Open Studio Trails

ARTISTS across the Bellarine will fling open their studio doors and welcome members of the public into their studios this weekend. It's a rare opportunity...

March 25, 2021

Household name opens up about directing new music video

Torquay-based poet, songwriter, storyteller and dreamer, Camille Barr, better known by her stage name The Last Folk Singer, has teamed up with Nicky Buckley...

March 18, 2021

On your bike for national Ride2School Day

TORQUAY Coast Primary School pupils are joining students from around Australia in taking part in tomorrow’s National Ride2School Day. PE teacher Modesty Kneebone said riding...

March 18, 2021

Odd-coloured socks make a fine pair on World Down Syndrome Day

CHILDREN will be rocking brightly coloured, mis-matched socks at the Winchelsea Early Learning Centre this month in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Anne’s four-year-old...

March 18, 2021

Community invited to write next chapter of the future of libraries

BOOKWORMS rejoice! The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is inviting members of the public to share their ideas for the future of their community...

March 11, 2021

Campaign aims to break bad lockdown habits

THIEVES, burglars, and small-time crooks are the focus of a new campaign encouraging Victorians to break bad habits formed during the COVID lockdown. ‘Breaking Bad...

March 11, 2021

Funding boost for renewable energy projects

LOCAL residents have been given the chance to tackle climate change while reducing their bills following a major investment by the state government in...

March 11, 2021

Gigs are just the prescription your ears need

LIVE music will again fill Anglesea Memorial Hall this month as The Sound Doctor returns with three new shows scheduled. It’s been 491 days...

March 4, 2021

The biggest windsock in town

THE City of Greater Geelong’s new Civic Precinct welcomed its newest worker this week – a 37-metre-high crane. Joint director of MCG Cranes, Glenn...

March 4, 2021

Runway wins funding to continue nurturing startups

The Victorian Government has announced almost $500,000 in funding to support the creation and growth of startups in regional Victoria. Almost half the funding, $246,000,...

March 4, 2021

Geelong’s healthiest office building revealed

THE Geelong headquarters of WorkSafe Victoria has been recognised as the city’s healthiest office building. The $120 million, 14-storey building at 1 Malop Street was...

March 4, 2021

Perfect month to adopt a pooch or pet

WITH tails high and noses down, fantastic beasts and four-legged friends have taken over the streets. Dogs, cats and creatures great and small are suddenly...

March 4, 2021

Osborne House to receive heritage-friendly makeover

HISTORIC Osborne House is one step closer to its mega makeover with Geelong council agreeing upon the expressions of interest (EOI) process that will...

February 25, 2021

CFA turning heads with new helmet design

TORQUAY CFA Brigade has received shiny new firefighting helmets that not only look great but more importantly have increased manoeuvrability and offer greater protection...

February 25, 2021

Fire prevention grass slashing returns

FIRE prevention grass slashing has commenced across the Surf Coast Shire. The shire would usually conduct its annual roadside slashing program at the end of...

February 18, 2021

Scott’s journey from Torquay go-karts to world champion race cars

LIFE was relatively simple at first for Scott Andrews. He was raised in your typical Surf Coast family – his dad a mechanic and car...

February 11, 2021

Aireys Inlet market trading rebounds

AIREYS INLET Market stallholders have reported one of their strongest Januarys ever after a difficult 2020 saw market closures and forced many operators to...