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  • Swamp flood

    Lake Gnotuk’s smouldering swamp is set to be extinguished from the inside out, thanks to more than two million litres of water being piped from Lake Bullen Merri every 24 hours.

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  • Need for Feed answered

    CAMPERDOWN locals cheered and clapped as about 40 B-doubles, semi-trailers and smaller trailers loaded with hay for burnt-out farmers passed through the town on Saturday.

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  • The rebuild begins

    AFTER being forced to flee across their paddocks during last Saturday night’s fire storm, the Sadler family were counting their blessings.

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  • South west fires coverage

    Coverage of the south west fires.

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  • Flames of destruction

    FIRE investigators are continuing to assess the cause of three separate fires which saw 18 houses burnt to the ground, 48 sheds destroyed and 11,100 hectares of land wiped out over the weekend.

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  • Lib’s promise high velocity trains

    THE Liberal National Party has vowed to “give country Victorians the rail service they deserve” with a pre-election promise to deliver 16 new engines and 96 new rail cars if they are elected at the November election.

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  • Festival boosts bed tally

    A WEEKEND of ‘shaking, rattling and rolling’ is set to benefit expectant mums, thanks to a $1000 donation to the Camperdown hospital last week.

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  • Pirron Yallock fire suspicious

    INVESTIGATIONS are set to continue into a fire that burnt out three hectares of land at Pirron Yallock on Wednesday after Colac’s Crime Investigation Unit confirmed the blaze was being treated as ‘suspicious’.

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  • Riding for awareness

    A GROUP of Camperdown women are taking their weekly Sunday bike ride to the next level, signing up for a 120 kilometre ride to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes.

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  • The top of the crop

    Getting water off their paddocks as quickly as possible saw Derrinallum croppers Matthew and Rachel Hinkley take out the prestigious Weekly Times Coles Farmer of the Year award at a lavish ceremony in Melbourne last Friday.

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