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  • Wet track delays Cup Day

    PERSISTENT rain this week forced the Camperdown Cup race meeting to be postponed due to a wet track.Event promoter Jade Augustine said Racing Victoria had agreed to reschedule the event for Australia Day – January 26.Committee members inspected the track on Wednesday and made the tough call to postpone the event which was scheduled for […]

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  • Algae forces exodus

    BLUE-GREEN algae at Lake Bullen Merri, is more than disappointing for some holidaymakers, it could turn out costing them money.Tania and Geoff Blake of Melbourne fell in love with the lake when they first visited two years ago.Keen on waterskiing and fishing for trout, the lake was ideal.“We ended up buying a permanent van at the […]

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  • Tough times in store

    A steady stream of people are heading to Camperdown’s St Vincent de Paul outlet with about 25 people (and their families) given a helping hand each week.And with the start of school just around the corner and huge increases predicted in living costs, the number of people in need help is expected to get even […]

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  • Coffee and chat revives

    WHILE many local residents hit the road over the Christmas break, a small group of volunteers worked tirelessly to help keep weary drivers revived. As they do every long weekend and holiday period, the Lismore Lions Club set up its driver Reviver site on High Street, providing motorists with a free cup of tea or […]

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  • A royal makeover

    A mega makeover planned for Camperdown’s Theatre Royal is set to turn it into the shire’s cultural epicentre.Tiered seating, a new stage and improved heating are all on the drawing board for the historic venue.Corangamite Shire recreation, culture and community facilities manager Trev Greenberger said development of an art gallery was also planned.He said an […]

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  • Lost dollars

    AFTER three successful race days at Lake Bullen Merri, Ski Racing Victoria is moving to a new venue.Bringing more than 450 people and 60 boats to the lake for each event, the loss is a huge blow to Camperdown socially and economically.Ski Racing Victoria spokesman Dave Bishop said next year’s March 19 and 20 event had […]

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  • Goodwill to all

    CHRISTMAS was welcomed into Camperdown in fine voice on Thursday night with the town’s Carols by Candlelight in full swing.Held at the Theatre Royal, the new look carols concentrated on the biblical story of the nativity with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus taking centre stage.Traditional favourites were all included such as Silent Night, Joy to the […]

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  • Saleyards fix approved

    CORANGAMITE Shire councillors have committed to spend $300,000 on improvements to facilities at the Camperdown Saleyards.Councillors made the decision at its December council meeting on Tuesday night. The improvement works will be carried out over the next four years and will see soft flooring, roofing, raised branding platforms and new asphalt installed at the facility. […]

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  • It’s a shocker

    WHILE district farmers are revelling in the abundance of fresh feed for their stock, it’s a different story for the area’s hay contractors.Australian Fodder Industry Australia executive officer Colin Peace said the season was “a shocker” for hay contractors. “The opportunity to make hay has been decimated,” he said.“An awful lot of farmers who’ve cut hay and […]

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  • Oprah mania

    OPRAH fever hit the south west coast yesterday with a flying visit from part of her entourage.The commotion of nine approaching helicopters sent a stir of excitement through a gathering crowd.About 20 of the group were flown to the iconic 12 Apostles yesterday morning. Several members of the entourage had never been in a helicopter […]

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