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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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  • Arsonists confess

    Two men will appear in Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court today after they admitted lighting the devastating fire at Camperdown’s former Bonlac factory on Friday.The pair, a 19 year-old Camperdown man and a 20 year-old Warrnambool man, will be charged with one count of arson, one count of burglarly and one count of reckless conduct endangering life.Acting […]

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  • Playing it safe

    CAMPERDOWN will take a starring role in a new television commercial due to air statewide during the football season. The WorkSafe commercial centres around locals who are involved with the Camperdown Football Netball Club, in their everyday lives. It will also feature football legend Ron Barassi, who was in Camperdown last night. Thursday morning a […]

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  • Motorised medications

    A new $3000 medicine trolley rolled into action at Camperdown’s Sunnyside House on Friday.After collaboration between hospital staff and local pharmacists Murray Fry and Gill Anderson, the new trolley is expected to streamline the delivery of medication to the hostel’s 40 residents.Endorsed nurse Eva Place said the electric trolley was state-of-the-art.“Pushing loaded up trolleys is […]

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  • Ready for repair

    A new era is about to kick off for Camperdown’s historic Leura Hotel after the previous lessees were evicted this week.Owners Dean and Adam Montgomery regained possession of the two story hotel with the help of local police after obtaining a VCAT order.Gutted of furniture and stripped of many of its fittings, the hotel is […]

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