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  • Explosive points

    PINPOINTING exactly where eruptions took place on Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf, is the focus of an Australian first project now being carried out on the reserve. Three Monash University geology students will spend the next few weeks criss-crossing the reserve, stopping every few metres to take scientific readings of the ground beneath. PhD student […]

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  • Arranmore alight

    A historic Camperdown residence was saved from destruction yesterday after an early morning fire. ‘Arranmore’, located at Scott Street, caught alight at about 8.45am. Camperdown CFA communications officer Bernie Sinnott said the cause was yet to be confirmed, but the fire appeared to have started in the en suite of the master bedroom. “The blaze […]

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  • Bursting with knowledge

    FACILITIES at the Robinson Street Clinic are set to almost double in size thanks to a $409,000 Federal Grant announced this week. The clinic will add a series of student teaching rooms, meeting rooms and a resources room. Auspiced through South West Healthcare, the extensions are designed to increase the teaching capacity of the practice. […]

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  • An official blessing

    STUDENTS should be spirited readers after St Patrick’s Primary School’s new library was officially blessed on Friday. Bishop Peter Connors sprinkled holy water throughout the new facility to give it the best start possible. Held at midday, other dignitaries to attend the opening included Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Sisters of Mercy representative Sr Pattie […]

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  • Target smashed!

    THE Corangamite Relay for Life has exceeded all expectations with a final total of $143,950 raised. Cancer Council Victoria relay co-ordinator Naomi Greaves confirmed the final total this week. “It is a massive result,” she said. “We had 43 teams all together which involved 2189 participants, just amazing!” Ms Greaves congratulated everyone involved. “The community […]

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  • Dancing Cows set to screen

    AFTER three years in the making, Camperdown is set to appear on the big screen with Luis Bayonas’ full length feature “Dancing Cows” due to premier. Shot on a ‘shoe string’ budget, the film features about 30 locals, in main acting roles and as extras, set against the backdrop of Camperdown’s historic buildings, avenue of […]

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  • Pressure readings

    GETTING an accurate blood pressure reading in the back of an ambulance can, at times, be a tricky affair. Relying on the ‘fingers on the wrist’ method or resorting to listening through a stethoscope both have their limitations. “When the ambulance is on the road there can be a lot of noise and movement,” Ambulance […]

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  • The good oil

    IN less than 10 years, lavender farmers Kay and Tony McMeel have creamed the boutique industry after taking out top honours at national level. The Camperdown couple’s ‘Casscot Lavendar’ oil won The Australian Lavender Growers’ Association’s gold award for their pure essential oil. The top placing was given in the ‘Lavandula angustifolia’ section of the […]

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  • Timely touch-up

    THE higher you go, the worse the damage is – that is the reality of structural deterioration on Camperdown’s iconic clock tower. A team of six workers expect to take about six weeks to repair mortar damage to the tower’s exterior brickwork. Downs Bricklaying site supervisor Paul Williams said while not true to the original […]

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  • Lake level monitored

    THE outflow from Lake Purrumbete is set to come under closer scrutiny after a water level gauge was installed this week. Department of Sustainability and Environment geodic surveyors fixed the gauge to a jetty at the lake’s main boat ramp, located at the caravan park, on Tuesday. Surveyor Peter Growse said the gauge showed the […]

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