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  • Ashley wins free offer

    ECHUCA’s Ashley McKenna is one in a million, well 3000 anyway.The 26 year-old panel beater has stepped up his career, thanks to the generosity of Camperdown’s Arthur Bruce.Deciding to take a break from the panel beating industry, Mr Bruce offered to hand his Sinnott Crescent business ‘Relic Restorations’ free to the right applicant.“It was crazy, […]

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  • Burns fest’ grows

    CAMPERDOWN is set to attract a huge influx of visitors later this year as part of a full weekend of celebrations planned in honour of Scotland’s favourite poet Robert Burns.A Deer Stalkers Ball, piping play-offs, ploughman’s markets and a family ceilidh have all been organised in honour of the bard.The Robert Burns Festival is set […]

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  • Office axed

    CAMPERDOWN’S Department of Primary Industries office is set to close permanently in what the State Government has labelled a cost saving measure.The office, currently supports nine employees, including five animal health and welfare officers, one dairy extension officer and one soils extension officer.All staff have been given the option to relocate to either the DPI’s […]

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  • Protection policy

    What is your favourite feature of the local landscape? Is it one of the local mounts? Perhaps it’s the crater lakes or the dry stone walls. Whatever it is, the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) wants to hear about it. Having already developed planning scheme policies to protect coastal regions and areas of […]

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  • Rail wins in tight budget

    MEMBER for Polwarth and Minister for Transport Terry Mulder said real benefits would trickle through to the south west from the 2012-13 State Budget delivered this week.“It’s been a really tough budget to deliver, but on balance, I think this electorate has fared pretty well,” he said.“I think the allocation of significant funds for V/Line […]

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  • Equipment top up

    MORE operations and reduced waiting times will be the end result of a generous Camperdown Hospital Auxiliary donation.Totalling nearly $40,000, the donation will see about $30,000 go towards three new arthroscopes, with $10,000 covering the cost of new video conferencing equipment, $7000 for new air-conditioning in the hospital kitchen and $1000 to beautify the hospital […]

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  • A legacy to fight on

    WOUNDED in action on two separate occasions and eventually making the ‘supreme sacrifice’, Private Stanley Maurice Wilson was at the forefront of local’s minds during Anzac Day commemorations this week.Speaking at Camperdown’s ceremony Warrant Officer Class One Paul Kitching of the Queenscliff Fort said Pte Wilson, a labourer on a local sheep station, enlisted in […]

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  • Recovery charted

    TWELVE years ago Camperdown’s Bonlac milk factory had just closed, shops were sitting empty and a depressed vibe hung over the town.Wind the clock forward and the factory has reopened, shops have filled, tourism is growing and there’s plenty of confidence in the town’s future.The turnaround has caught the attention of social researcher Sam Pendergast, […]

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  • Shop offer goes viral

    JUST one mention on national radio of Arthur Bruce’s plans to give away his Camperdown business for free and his phone began ringing hot. Making the offer on Neil Mitchell’s 3AW talk-back program on Monday, Arthur’s story was immediately picked up by television and print media and went ‘viral’.“I spoke to 3AW on Monday, and […]

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  • Sailing away

    AFTER six consecutive years of racing at Lake Bullen Merri, the annual Yachting Western Victoria Easter Regatta could be lost to Camperdown.Held over the long weekend, the regatta attracted 74 yacht entries and about 300 people.Outgoing president Don Allen said the event was a “huge success”.“We began with horrendous winds on Friday and had to […]

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