• Shire’s $2m spend up

    CORANGAMITE Shire looks set to adopt the old adage, you have to spend money to make money.Securing a $2.2 million funding injection from the Federal Government, a large proportion of the money will go towards cost recovery projects.The Corangamite Shire was awarded the funding as part of the ‘Local Government Infrastructure Program’ and has four […]

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  • Algae impact mixed

    Photo courtesy of Helen Tatchel of The Moorabool News.

    A blue-green algae outbreak and the closed road around Lake Bullen Merri appear to have had a mixed impact on Camperdown.Camperdown Tourist Information Centre manager Linda Iversen said the road closure had been frustrating for some visitors.“Quite a few have commented about getting part way around the lake and then having to turn-around in a […]

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  • F1 Sales cements reputation

    CAMPERDOWN’S F1 Sale was labelled a great success with prices topping just over $2 million and top quality cattle recorded.Eight hundred head of joined heifers went under the hammer last Friday with a further 1317 unjoined heifers offered on Saturday.Corangamite Shire economic development and tourism officer Terry Binder said the top price for joined cattle […]

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  • Sale set for good prices

    ABOUT $2.5 million in top quality breeding stock is expected to change hands at the Camperdown Livestock Selling Centre’s annual F1 sale today.A total of 1000 joined bucket reared heifers will go under the hammer from midday today with a further 1100 unjoined heifers to be auctioned from 10am tomorrow.Elders stock agent Allan Hickey said […]

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  • Ski boat explodes

    Photo courtesy of Helen Tatchell (The Moorabool News). 2012

    A 41 year-old Bannockburn man was lucky to escape virtually uninjured after his boat exploded and caught fire on Lake Bullen Merri yesterday.Darren Hope said he and his wife had just launched the boat when the incident occurred.“My wife had gone off to park the car and trailer and I was going to do a […]

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  • Festive feast

    SUCCULENT chicken, rich beef, golden crisp potatoes and lashings of gravy – you couldn’t ask for more.In true festive spirit locals from all walks of life joined together on Wednesday for the annual Community Christmas Lunch celebration.Held at the Uniting Church, Minister Cameron McAdam said a “wonderfully friendly atmosphere” was evident.“We had about 130 people […]

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  • Top results for VCE

    CAMPERDOWN and Derrinallum schools are all celebrating after recording a perfect pass rate in this year’s VCE results.Derrinallum P-12 principal Cherie Kilpatrick said all four VCE students were likely to pursue their careers of choice after achieving solid results.“The teachers are delighted with how everyone has gone,” she said.“They’re particularly pleased with how the students […]

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  • Monte Carlo magic for special FX

    IT may not look like much now, but the stripped out shell of a Holden FX up on blocks at Prosser’s Panels is destined to have the whole nation watching.The 1951 48-215(FX) Holden is about to recreate history.It will also uphold the tradition of good old Aussie ingenuity.Derrinallum’s Gary Poole has entered the car in […]

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  • Speedway powers up

    IT was all systems go at the Darlington Speedway over the weekend in more ways than one.Not only did 60 competitors take part in the race meeting which featured the Micro Sprint Victorian Title, the speedway officially celebrated its connection to mains electrical.Just under 50 years old, the coming of mains power has been a […]

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  • Stony Rises neighbours rally

    AN enthusiastic bunch of Stony Rises landholders have banded together to help restore the landscape to its former glory.The Stony Rises Land Management Network has formed to help combat a growing weed and pest problem impacting on farmland, and improve remnant bush patches iconic to the area.Network president James Reynolds said the group will look […]

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