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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

April 2, 2024

Liberal Party reveals candidate for Corangamite

AFTER a week of speculation, the Liberal Party has officially announced its candidate for Corangamite, former SAS soldier Darcy Dunstan. Speaking at a beachside press...

April 2, 2024

Confusion over new dog signage at Surf Coast beaches

NEW dog signage at Surf Coast beaches has caused confusion among some Surf Coast residents. The top half of the signs state that dogs are...

March 30, 2024

Surfers ride waves of generosity at SurfAid Cup

URBNSURF Tullamarine was the scene for the fourth annual Melbourne SurfAid Cup last Friday, with surfers demonstrating their skills to support SurfAid's vital fundraising...

March 30, 2024

Community shows paddle power against seismic blasting proposal

THOUSANDS of Surf Coast residents and ocean lovers gathered last Saturday for one of the biggest paddle outs on record. The event organised by...

March 29, 2024

Prime vacant land available in Wombah Park Estate

Positioned in the sought-after Wombah Park Estate, a remarkable opportunity awaits with this spacious 728sqm (approx.) parcel of vacant land, presented with a guide...

March 29, 2024

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach underway

THIS year's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, celebrated as the longest-running event in competitive surfing, began on Tuesday this week, bringing together the world's...

March 29, 2024

Chocolaterie preps Easter egg hunts

THE Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie is buzzing with Easter excitement, offering families and chocolate lovers an unforgettable experience. During Easter, the chocolaterie handles a significant...

March 28, 2024

New traffic lights operational at Surf Coast intersection

THE Surf Coast Shire has switched on the new traffic lights at the intersection of Surf Coast Highway, Rosser Boulevard, and Coombes Road. The completion...

March 28, 2024

Easter and Anzac Day holiday arrangements for Services Australia

SERVICES Australia has announced changes to payment schedules and service availability for the Easter holidays and Anzac Day. The agency's service centres and most phone...

March 25, 2024

Tehan rules out Anglesea nuclear plant

WANNON Liberal federal member Dan Tehan has ruled out Anglesea as a site for a nuclear power plant ahead of the official launch of...

March 24, 2024

Lifeblood mobile unit to return to Torquay

LIFEBLOOD'S mobile blood donor bus will return to Torquay next month, encouraged by the high turnout for life-saving donations last January. A visit earlier this...

March 23, 2024

Seismic blasting: Regulator presses pause as community rallies

CORANGAMITE federal member Libby Coker has said she will remain vigilant in monitoring a proposal for seismic blasting in the Otway Basin following...

March 23, 2024

Geelong joins fight against suicide with Black Dog Ride

THE Geelong community has rallied behind the Black Dog Ride, a major event aimed at sparking a national dialogue on depression and suicide prevention. Held...

March 23, 2024

Grants to spread the arts throughout regional Victoria

THE state government has announced the Small Regional Presenters Program grant recipients for this year. Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks revealed funding for 15...

March 22, 2024

Australia’s top skydivers crown new champions at Barwon Heads

THE 2024 Australian Skydiving Championships concluded on Wednesday last week at Skydive Great Ocean Road in Barwon Heads, marking a thrilling competition among the...

March 22, 2024

Surfrider Foundation to host paddle out against Otway Basin blasting

SURFRIDER Foundation is calling on the community to join them for a paddle out at Cosy Corner in Torquay today, Saturday 23 March. The event...

March 21, 2024

Point Grey redevelopment seeks community input for masterplan

THE Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has initiated a Community Values Survey to guide the revision of the masterplan for the $12.59...

March 20, 2024

John Foreman and stars to perform Broadway hits in Geelong

John Foreman, the Australian Pops Orchestra, and renowned musical theatre talents Marina Prior, Michael Cormick, and Jemma Rix are set to take the stage...

March 20, 2024

Large-Scale alternative water grid to support region’s future

WORK has begun on planning a large-scale alternative water grid for the region, aimed at meeting the area's water needs amidst a changing climate...

March 19, 2024

V/Line industrial action called off as negotiations continue

THE Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has withdrawn its planned industrial action for March 22 and March 28, following an agreement to enter...

March 18, 2024

OneWave returns as Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach partner

ONEWAVE, a non-profit surf community, has partnered again with the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach to raise awareness of mental health through saltwater therapy. Since...

March 18, 2024

Major V/Line disruptions coming

INDUSTRIAL action will escalate at V/Line, affecting services during the Melbourne Grand Prix and the Easter long weekend. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU)...

March 17, 2024

Victorian Greens push for offshore drilling ban to protect marine life

THE Victorian Greens have introduced a bill to ban new offshore oil and gas projects in Victorian waters, aiming to protect coastlines and marine...

March 17, 2024

Surf coast council seeks funding for community and sports projects

THE Surf Coast Shire has moved to apply for state and federal government funding to enhance shopping precincts and sports facilities. At its meeting on...