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  • Sunnyside in shock

    A reduction of at least $60,000 in annual funding has left Camperdown’s Sunnyside House management reeling.Expecting an increase in funding as per the Federal Government’s recently completed Productivity Commission Report into aged care, Sunnyside management said the actual result would be a decrease.“It’s come as an absolute shock,” chief executive officer Rob Hemley said.“We’re looking […]

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  • A unique catch

    CAMPERDOWN is set to offer something nowhere else in Australia can with the return of Chinook salmon now being planned.All going well, Chinook yearlings are set to be released into Lake Purrumbete while a mixture of fingerlings and yearlings will be released into Lake Bullen Merri.Department of Primary Industries fisheries management director Travis Dowling said […]

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  • A changing brief

    SET up in 1897 and trading under the same banner since 1913, Camperdown’s Buckland and Nevett lawfirm is about to enter a new phase in history.Company owner Russell Pollock is retiring, prompting the sale of the 115 year-old business to SLM Law.Mr Pollock joined Buckland and Nevett in 1977, later acquiring full ownership.“It was a […]

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  • Expansion celebrated

    WITH the ring of a bell, Camperdown College’s new learning centre and library was officially opened.Marking the first major extension since the school’s library and canteen area was added in 1985, the new building has taken a position of pride at the school’s Brooke Street campus.Principal Cherie Kilpatrick said the facility was built thanks to […]

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  • Enid’s 100

    CELEBRATING 100 years of age, Enid Bath was the toast of Merindah Lodge this week, even prompting a Royal visit.Born at Clifton Hill in Melbourne, the centenarian seemed destined for country living.Accustomed to staying with her grandparents on a farm at Inverleigh, Enid knew the country lifestyle was for her.So at 17, when both her […]

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  • Pining away

    Camperdown was shrouded in smoke this week as some of the last pine trees on Mount Sugarloaf were removed and burned.About 90 pine trees below the quarry scar on the mount’s west face were felled and burned.Corangamite Shire environment co-ordinator Belinda Bennett said the trees had been planted in the 1970s to hide the quarry […]

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  • Top honours for Andrew

    Chasing a career with a difference has sure paid off for Camperdown’s Andrew Maskell who was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal at Government House recently.Joining the navy fresh out of school at 17, Mr Maskell is now the Chief Petty Officer aboard the newly commissioned war ship, the HMAS Choules.His award, however, focuses on his […]

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  • Brigade honours

    ALTHOUGH quick to attend a local blaze, recognition of the Camperdown CFA’s own long-term members has been a long time coming.It’s a situation the brigade has finally remedied with 14 life memberships awarded at its annual function on Saturday night.The late Robert O’Neill, John Sharp, Walter McDonald, Robert Clark, Harold Willingham, Ronald Pickles and Brian […]

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  • Wind farm set for VCAT

    DESPITE being refused a works approval earlier this year, the proposed Naroghid wind farm is still on the boil.The company behind the project, New Zealand based Wind Farm Developments, has lodged a formal appeal with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).The move follows a decision last March by Minister for Planning Matthew Guy to […]

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  • White gold

    CAMPERDOWN’S Aussie Farmers Dairy is celebrating this week after taking out top honours at state, then national levels.The company’s whole milk and no fat milk products were standout winners at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s (DIAA) Victorian Dairy Produce Competition and its National Awards of Excellence.At national level, Aussie Farmers Dairy no fat milk […]

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