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  • Rotary House hold up

    It’s back to the drawing board for the district’s Rotary House project after heritage concerns were raised at council level this month. Earmarked for Timor Street in Warrnambool, the project involves the construction of 12 self-contained emergency accommodation units to be used by the families and carers of patients admitted to health care facilities in […]

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  • Naroghid turbines near

    A 21 turbine wind farm planned for Naroghid looks set to get under way early next year, with final details now being ironed out.Located 4km from Cobden and 2.5km from Lake Bullen Merri, the wind farm was tipped to cost between $100 million and $120 million and provide enough energy to power 25,000 average sized […]

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  • Fresh water influx

    It’s been a long wait, but the Lake Purrumbete outlet is finally running again.Landowner Lois Dupleix said the outlet hadn’t overflowed in at least nine years.“Last year the water flowed into the lake via the outlet, but it didn’t get to the stage of flowing back out again,” she said.“Environmentally, the outflow is wonderful.  You […]

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  • Heading north

    Aussie Farmers Dairy’s Camperdown factory virtually doubled production this week, as the first truckloads of its processed milk rolled into Sydney.A B-double load of the bottled milk left the Camperdown factory on Sunday night and was sitting on the doorsteps of about 35,000 Sydney households by the wee hours of Monday morning.A truckload of Aussie […]

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  • Cruising into France

    HOLD on to your hats, the Camperdown Cruise has cracked the international market.American rum company Sailor Jerry has come onboard as a sponsor, Holland’s Miss Mary-Anne will be singing and renowned English DJ Jerry Chatterbox will also feature.Interest is also pouring in from across the globe through the Cruise’s Facebook site.“With the internet connection, the […]

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  • Flood pain lingers

    It is one year on since the township of Skipton flooded, yet shops remain closed and residents are still living in caravans. The town’s supermarket has rebuilt and is operating, likewise its pharmacy. But the local pub and café are still locked up and fenced off from the public. For Skipton Art Gallery owners Juli […]

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  • Mingay firies awarded

    Mingay Fire Brigade are well ready for the approaching fire season after its new station was officially opened on the weekend. The double bay station boasts a high roofline to cater for larger trucks and onsite amenities.CFA Region Six operations manager Malcolm Fallon said the station was given a new location next to the Mingay […]

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  • Waters acts up for Luis

    WHEN the camera rolls and the director calls ‘action’ John Waters clicks into character.His co-star Lyn Stone taunts him and needles him to the point of explosion.The passion fires, insults are slung and the pair comes to blows.It’s a wrap.  Scene 22 of Camperdown filmmaker Luis Bayona’s latest offering ‘Adios’ is in the can.In Camperdown […]

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  • Push for biomass recognition

    Sugar gum shelter belts on Lismore properties were the central focus of a push last week to have biomass energy production officially recognized as a renewable energy resource. Member for Wannon Dan Tehan invited the Federal Government’s House Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Committee (of which he is a member) to Lismore to view the properties […]

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  • Superfine fleece awarded

    WHEN Barbara Linley swapped city life for sheep farming 20 years ago everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. But sheer perseverance paid off this week when the Berrybank farmer took out Sheepvention’s ‘supreme’ title with a suri alpaca and was awarded second place in the ewe weaner superfine fleece competition. Running the winning […]

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