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  • Career choice excites

    TRAINING to be a GP is a great career move for Camperdown’s latest edition Katherine King.Now in her sixth straight year of study, Ms King will spend five months with the Robinson Street Medical Clinic followed by five months at the Scott Street Clinic.“Medicine is a wonderful career choice,” she said.“I always wanted to do […]

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  • Selfless help earns an AM

    THE atrocities still haunt Pat Walsh now – sexual violence, torture, illegal detentions and impromptu killings.Having worked in East Timor and Indonesia for the last 30 years, Mr Walsh has heard some of the most gut-wrenching stories of cruelty that as safe Australians, we can barely imagine.As disturbing as those stories are, the hardest to […]

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  • A Premier event

    THE Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu took time to visit Camperdown on Friday to help mark two significant milestones for the Corangamite Shire.Mr Baillieu joined with representatives of the shire as well as a direct descendant of Robert Burns to unveil the recently restored statue of Robert Burns and officially open Corangamite Shire’s $2.3 million […]

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  • Cup Day’s a winner

    WITH a crowd of just over 2500, great weather and a local winner – Saturday’s Sungold Milk Camperdown Cup was one to remember.The seven card race event drew punters from as far north as Echuca, Barwon Heads to the south, Melbourne and into Gippsland.Camperdown Turf Club president Laurie Hickey said it was one of the […]

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  • Gondwana dreaming

    WILLIAM Martin can’t help but ponder on the thoughts of Australia’s first settlers when they hit its untamed shores.In a time when people spent their entire lives within 10 miles of their parish church, few would have even seen the ocean much less have crossed it.“To hit Australia’s shores with such alien looking trees and […]

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  • 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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