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  • Healthy expansion

    CAMPERDOWN’S bustling main street will soon become home to a second pharmacy. While many other small towns across the region are battling empty shop fronts and dwindling business, Camperdown appears to be thriving. In the latest show of small town economics, local pharmacist Murray Fry has announced that a recent government change to location rules, […]

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  • Two-wheeled patrols

    CAMPERDOWN police took to two wheels instead of four for a routine patrol along Manifold Street at lunch-time on Monday.Senior Sergeant Darren Savickas and Leading Senior Constable Stephen Clissold looked a bright blue colour of fitness as they rode down the town’s main street just after noon.Both said the afternoon patrol was a great chance […]

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  • Relay spirits high despite rain

    PERSISTENT rain failed to dampen the atmosphere at this year’s Corangamite Relay for Life with more than 2050 people turning out to make the event an “overwhelming success” for the third consecutive year.Making up 45 teams, the walkers circled the track for 18 continuous hours to raise just under $120,000 towards the fight against cancer.And […]

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  • Plugging the leaks

    COCOONED in scaffolding, Camperdown’s historic grandstand is set to emerge a beauty.Stage Three of the grandstand’s restoration is well under way with its old rusted roof being replaced, along with several front columns and footings.Grandstand Restoration Committee project manager Paul McPhee said the roof and guttering works were a high priority.“The roof was in a […]

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  • Talking up a storm

    WITH six contestants for Camperdown and eight for Lismore the annual Lions Youth of the Year heats were a huge success.Held on Tuesday the students each endured a rigorous interview process before three judges and then presented for an evening of public speaking.Camperdown students included Laura McKenzie, Spencer McKenzie, Elizabeth Smart, Mereanna Vickers, all of […]

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  • Roof adds safety at saleyards

    A raft of improvements will continue at Camperdown’s saleyards this week with a new roof fitted to the facility’s weigh-in area.Budgeted at $30,000, the roof measured 24 metres by 12 metres and was craned into place yesterday.Corangamite Shire economic development and tourism manager Terry Binder said the roof was pre-constructed.“Our main focus was to improve […]

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  • Pepper draws a crowd

    OVER 2000 people flocked to Derrinallum over the weekend and enjoyed one of the biggest markets the area has seen.More than 60 stallholders presented their wares at the Sunday market, but by far and away, the show-stopper for the day was a visit from a selection of feathered friends from Full Flight.Zorro the wedge-tailed eagle […]

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  • Executive injection

    THE Camperdown hospital is set to be better represented at management level with the appointment of Craig Fraser this week to oversee the facility.Mr Fraser takes on the role after heading up services at Lismore Community Health, Manifold Place and the David Newman Adult Day Centre for the last eight years.“There was general agreement at […]

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  • Topping up the numbers

    ALREADY finding Camperdown a beautiful place, doctors Chien-Che Lin and Nyi Nyi Lwin are keen to further develop their GP skills.Dr Nyi Nyi Lwin joined the ranks of the Robinson Street Medical Clinic while Dr Chien-Che Lin will be a familiar face at the Scott Street Medical Clinic.Signing on as registrars for the next 12 […]

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  • Adjustment necessary

    A drop in Camperdown’s real estate prices over the past 12 months equates to an “adjustment that had to happen”, according to one local agent.James H. Monk director Kevin Gleeson said prices were now at a more realistic level.Quoting statistics provided through rpdata.com (Australia’s leading property information and analysis service), Mr Gleeson said a number […]

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