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Apollo Bay in the Media

Sep. 2015

Apollo Bay bush recluse Paul “Noddy” Hill harmless, locals say  Geelong Advertiser

Elderly Apollo Bay man charged with making explosives appears asleep in court  The Age

Police hunt for bombs in Apollo Bay bush after taking man, 75, into custody  Geelong Advertiser

Man charged over threats and explosives  Colac Herald

Elderly man arrested over bomb threats in Apollo Bay  The Age

Apollo Bay appoints football co-coaches  Colac Herald

Popular Apollo Bay Mother’s Beach to be fenced off over summer period  Geelong Advertiser

New citizens thrilled with life at Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Joe Miles announced as Greens candidate for Polwarth by-election  Geelong Advertiser

Big catches attracting anglers to Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Aug. 2015

Rare whale found on Victorian beach to be studied for Museum Victoria's evolution research  ABC News

Unconventional gas inquiry to hear Colac Otway Shire environmental concerns  ABC News

California dreaming: the redwoods of the Otway Ranges  The Age

Car submerged in creek after Apollo Bay crash  Colac Herald

$9K bicycle stolen in Apollo Bay break-ins as Colac police plead for clues  ABC News

Jul. 2015

Parks sea-change for former farmer  Colac Herald

Former Ballarat bishop Ronald Mulkearns breaks silence on sex abuse  The Age

Hawk upbeat about team’s future  Colac Herald

backtotopWalk to start with wave  Colac Herald

Jun. 2015

Surf Coast Shire to vote on frack-free declaration amid praise from anti-fracking group  ABC News

Fisheries Victoria's Bill Lussier on the 2015-16 rock lobster commercial fishing season  ABC Rural

New financial year brings with it a new rock lobster fishing season  ABC Rural

State award for model student, lifesaver and footballer  Colac Herald

May. 2015

Former Ivanhoe Grammar teacher fronts court on child sex charges  The Age

Great Ocean Road Marathon  ABDHF

Former runner-up returns and wins  Colac Herald

Emotional victories for grieving Demons  Colac Herald

Epic Beach Clean Up  Parks Victoria

Apr. 2015

Missing Australian women found in Nepalese hospital  abc.net.au

Nepal earthquake: Victorian teenager Camille Thomas recalls avalanche horror  The Age

Nepal quake 'nothing you can explain': Teen survivor Camille Thomas  3AW

Coastal walking trails to lure tourists  Colac Herald

Garbage dumped near Otways campgrounds  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay veteran commits to Hawks as coach  Colac Herald

Mar. 2015

Staged development for Bay harbour plan  Colac Herald

New Great Ocean Walk Trailhead - Apollo Bay Foreshore  Otway Coast Committee

Television Reception in Apollo Bay  ACMA (slides from presentation on 10/3/15)

Conditional Planning Approval for Major Forrest Development Proposal  Colac Otway Shire

Victorian koalas are eating themselves out of house and home  The Conversation

TV reception problems in Apollo Bay  ACMA

Late-night rescue for teen trapped in blackberries down bank  Colac Herald

Otways koala culling was to save habitat – expert  Colac Herald

Feb. 2015

Tourists cause worry on Great Ocean Road  Colac Herald

Football recruits to boost coastal club  Colac Herald

OCR FM Community Radio Station  OCR FM

4G Interference to TV at Apollo Bay  Ted Stuckey

Bay Petanque Teams Almost Conquer Coonawarra  Bob Knowles

Community Radio Campaign for FM license  Apollo Bay Radio 3ABR

Asbestos all-clear as Apollo Bay clean-up finished  Colac Herald

Cape Otway campus for Geelong College  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Jan. 2015

Quality and quantity boosts fishing quota  Colac Herald

Mayor says growth will help Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay petition calls for shire move  Colac Herald

Council assures safety a priority  Colac Herald

Asbestos confirmed in Apollo Bay tests  Colac Herald

New mobile signals block TV reception in Victoria, South Australia coastal towns  The Age

Asbestos tests and part of foreshore closed in Victoria's Apollo Bay  ABC News

Asbestos soil tests for Apollo Bay’s foreshore  Colac Herald

Dec. 2014

Apollo Bay, Victoria: Travel guide and things to do  The Age

Nov. 2014

Apollo Bay's playground to be finished by Christmas  Colac Otway Shire

Cr Frank Buchanan Elected to Mayoral Role  Colac Otway Shire

School teachers hit the track  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay community supports show's return  Colac Herald

Traffic Alert  VicRoads

Oct. 2014

Your coastal town’s climate score? There’s a website for that  The Conversation

Sep. 2014

Otway Health Funding Result  Otway Health

Hawks’ star footballer set to coach in 2015  Colac Herald

Aug. 2014

Dolphin to face colleagues  Colac Herald

Fire destroys family’s property  Colac Herald

Car flips on district road  Colac Herald

Quoll filmed in Otways for first time in two decades  Colac Herald

Marriner’s Falls victim says tourism doesn’t justify risk  Colac Herald

Black ice contributes to Otways road crashes  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Jul. 2014

Otway wildlife carers making a difference  Colac Herald

Cape Otway Lightstation is home to a World War II secret bunker  weeklytimesnow.com.au

Motorists speed on tourist road  Colac Herald

Endangered Spot-tailed Quoll found in Great Otway National Park  Parks Victoria

Geelong community groups send clear message against fracking  Geelong Advertiser

Finalists announced for the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards  ANZIAs website

Apollo Bay residents protest to reopen waterfall  Colac Herald

Greg Denney started a dinosaur exhibit on show at Cape Otway Light Station after a fossil dig started at the back of his Otways' farm  weeklytimesnow.com.aubacktotop

Jun. 2014

Competition launched to name Apollo Bays new dredge  Colac Otway Shire

Hooley Dooley! What a success story! Bob Knowles

Apollo Bay residents band together to save heart attack victim  Geelong Advertiser

Apollo Bay school work starting to take shape  Colac Heraldbacktotop

May 2014

Trust is in bountiful supply in sunny Australia  The Telegraph (UK)

Thousands pound Great Ocean Road pavement  Surf Coast Times

That makes it three  Surf Coast Times

Great Ocean Report May 2014  Surf Coast Times

A Heartfelt Thank You to the Community  ABDHF

Personal best time for Great Ocean Road Marathon winner  Colac Herald

Praise for marathon from running legend  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay family set for district marathon  Colac Herald

Part of Great Ocean Road to close for marathon  Surf Coast Times

Tough love  Surf Coast Times

Otway art win a fillip for Philp  Surf Coast Timesbacktotop

Apr. 2014

Football star killed on bicycle  Colac Herald

Beeac football legend Peter Featherson mourned after road death in South Australia  Geelong Advertiser

Services to remember our Anzacs  Surf Coast Times

Church's sights low on high-potential triangle  The Age

Community workshops for climate change  Surf Coast Timesbacktotop

Mar. 2014

Parking meter bid expires  Colac Herald

Tourists report panther sighting  Colac Herald

G21 ready to push priority projects at election  Surf Coast Times

Music hits the right note at Growlers  Surf Coast Times

Crash landing at Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Push for state election cash  Colac Herald

Riding hard against melanoma cancer  Surf Coast Times

Rocking good times by the Bay  Surf Coast Times

Englishman rides penny farthing along Great Ocean Road for charity  ABC Ballarat backtotop

Feb. 2014

VNPA calls for clarity on coastal development  Surf Coast Times

Apollo Bay it’s only a day away  Surf Coast Times

Lack support causes closure of 2014 Apollo Bay Agricultural Show  weeklytimesnow.com.au

Apollo Bay Show Cancelled  Colac Herald

Crowing for crays  Surf Coast Times

Bluegrass brothers pick a new mission  Surf Coast Times

See food and enjoy it in Apollo Bay  Surf Coast Timesbacktotop

Jan. 2014

Demand to care for waterfall  Colac Herald

Thieves steal wheelchair  Colac Herald

Teen arrested over Melbourne sex attacks  7 News

Lightning starts fire near Great Ocean Road  The Age

Bushfire 16/1/14  Steve Sheers

Couple back home after crash  Colac Herald

Christmas gifts stolen from home  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Dec. 2013

Apollo Bay Music Festival launches line-up  Surf Coast Times

Colac Otway adopts GOR closure guidelines  Surf Coast Times

Probe into $2-million blowout  Colac Herald

Telstra extends 4G mobile phone network to holiday spots  The Age

Man stabbed at Great Ocean Road property  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Jewellery stolen, house trashed  Colac Herald

I'll have my taste of home half a world away  The Telegraph (UK)

Apollo Bay truffle farm on market for $2.35m  Geelong Advertiserbacktotop

Nov. 2013

'Minimal' disruption during $50m Great Ocean Road fix  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Youngster stars on golf course  Colac Herald

Police thank heroic lifesavers  Colac Herald

Offshore gas tests trouble fishermen, environmentalists  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Group buys Apollo Bay marathon  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Oct. 2013

Sports giant IMG to run Ocean Road Marathon  Geelong Advertiser

Stamp out multi-letterbox plan, says MP  Geelong Advertiser

South-west fishermen label proposed 600% licence fee increase a 'cash grab'  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Bluewater redevelopment project awarded to Colac firm BDH  COS websitebacktotop

Sep. 2013

Rain turns sea brown  Colac Herald

Sharks back in top-grade cricket  Colac Herald

Hotel left out of Apollo Bay master plan  Surf Coast Times

Bell-Warren and Fish claim title  Surf Coast Times

Apollo Bay abalone poacher faces court  Surf Coast Times

Right swing  Surf Coast Times

Time for a change  Surf Coast Times

Man kept Apollo Bay Red Cross donations  The Standard (Warrnambool)backtotop

Aug. 2013

Buchanan back on council  Colac Herald

Tony Abbott pledges $25m for Great Ocean Road  The Age

Call for more money to maintain Great Ocean Road  ABC Western Victoria

Dan Hunter's successor at Royal Mail Hotel revealed  The Age Good Food

Neighbour gave tram away  Colac Herald

Corangamite federal election guide 2013  Colac Herald

Earthship landing at Apollo Bay  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Jul. 2013

Rare underwater look at Twelve Apostles  The Age

Waterworld: Great Ocean Road's underwater marvels  The Age

Historic tram stolen in seaside town  The Age

Global dreams for Great Ocean Road  The Age

Families go hungry across Colac region  Colac Herald

Deep in tiger country, a rare predator prowls  The Age

Long wait for hit-run answers  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Jun. 2013

Woman's legs crushed in renovation mishap  The Age

The Great Ocean Road is dotted with native animals - you just need to know where to look  The Age

Community club in jeopardy  Colac Herald

Find out about Amy’s Gran Fondo  Surf Coast Times

Apollo Bay back into reading in a big way  Surf Coast Times

Police resume hunt for cold case killer  Colac Herald

New bar and restaurant overlooking ocean  Colac Herald

Watch for the wonder of whales  Surf Coast Times

Funds for Apollo Bay dredging  Surf Coast Times

Lodge in exclusive company with global listing  Geelong Advertiser

Whale season underway in south-west  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Solo Sid still has the blues  Surf Coast Times

Who Built The Great Ocean Road?  Surf Coast Newsbacktotop

May 2013

Raids reveal drugs and weapons  Colac Herald

Police urge Apollo Bay carjacker to surrender  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Man and teen charged after Apollo Bay raids  The Standard (Warrnambool)

Teens strengthen community ties  Colac Herald

Watch the water where river meets sea  Surf Coast Times

Records made at Great Ocean Marathon  Surf Coast Times

New FM Radio Station for Great Ocean Road and Otways  Surf Coast News

Search for missing paraglider  Colac Herald

Kenyan claims first marathon win  Colac Herald

Iconic marathon could grow  Colac Herald

Shire releases draft four-year plan  Surf Coast Times

Platypus project seeks clean bill of health  The Age

Take me to the foot spa  The Age

Gallop in to beat Steve Moneghetti  Surf Coast Times

Yes, runners have some bananas  Surf Coast Times

The Great Ocean Walk  The Age

Apollo Bay’s a winner for Dave  Surf Coast Times

Promise kept on Apollo Bay school  Surf Coast Times

Students to learn tricks of the trades  Surf Coast Times

Coming together to say thanks to our volunteers  Surf Coast Times

Petition wants action on dangerous dogs  Surf Coast Times

Shocked schools collect mystery budget cash  The Age

New school at last for coast students  Colac Herald

Interest rate down: punters disillusioned by negativity  The Age

We have been enriched by waves of immigrants  The Agebacktotop

Apr. 2013

Apollo Bay revels in funky festival  Surf Coast Times

Victorian Longboard Titles To Resume At Pt Impossible  Surf Coast News

P-12 college expects promised funding in state budget  Surf Coast Times

Festival season alive at Apollo Bay  Surf Coast Times

Tuna arrive off Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay news sheet memories  Surf Coast Times

Call for smarter water use as restrictions tighten  Surf Coast Times

Volunteers take an ocean walk to help out tourists  Surf Coast Times

$5.67-million upgrade for Colac stadium  Colac Herald

Council backs Apollo Bay pool  Surf Coast Times

Geelong area to grow by 200,000  The Age

Sandi’s revolution a Thom time coming  Surf Coast Times

Scavenger study visits Surf Coast  Surf Coast Times

Dolphins fight back to beat Apollo Bay  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Mar. 2013

State’s nippers battle it out in Lorne  Surf Coast Times

Coastal football clubs to unveil recruits  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay football coach will play despite knee injury  Colac Herald

School’s $10m question mark  Surf Coast Times

Anglesea Golf Club: March 19 2013  Surf Coast Times

Twenty-one times the fun at Apollo Bay Music Festival  Surf Coast Times

Upgrades for Apollo Bay sailors  Surf Coast Times

Students coast to Gordon glory  Surf Coast Times

Cheating campers on notice  Geelong Advertiser

100 reasons to smile  Surf Coast Times

Siren sounds for more details  Surf Coast Times

Call for clubs to field two teams  Colac Herald

Letters get jubilant reception  Surf Coast Times

Swimmers without pool during work  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Feb. 2013

See food, eat it in Apollo Bay  Surf Coast Times

Hawks coach refreshed and ready  Colac Herald

Great Ocean works for safer drive  Surf Coast Times

Rural bushfire risk heightened by phone drop-outs  The Age

Before and after the fire and flood  The Age

Apollo Bay food festival approaches  Surf Coast Times

Colac Otway updates wish list  Colac Herald

September start for fitness centre  Colac Herald

Small measures for vibrant Colac Otway Shire  Surf Coast Timesbacktotop

Jan. 2013

Mayors voice great need for road funding  Surf Coast Times

Dog dies in Apollo Bay attack  Colac Herald

Racing star films at Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

A view to sea no site for poor buyers  Herald Sun

Summer rangers in the Otways  Surf Coast Times

Internet fails in high-risk fire area during tourist peak  Herald Sun

Woman dies on Otways hike in extreme weather  Colac Herald

Plan to ease drain pain in Apollo Bay  Surf Coast Timesbacktotop

Dec. 2012

Extra buses for summer rush  Surf Coast Times

Electoral boundaries examined  Surf Coast Times

'He tried to kill me,' crash victim told rescuers  The Age

Places in the heart: Curtis Stone  The Age

Maps sending drivers to doom  Colac Herald

My Big Catch: beware the sushi-monster  Surf Coast Times

Surfing and study with SEDA  Surf Coast Times

Keen eye for photography in the neighbourhood  Surf Coast Times

Cliff crash possibly deliberate  Colac Herald

Thieves steal Buddha statue  Colac Herald

Police investigate cliff fatality   Colac Herald

One dead in Great Ocean Road cliff plunge  The Agebacktotop

Nov. 2012

A road through history  Surf Coast Times

Record numbers at Surf Fest  Surf Coast Times

Pier review finds a nasty threat to our shellfish ways  The Age

Search on for cloud of light  Surf Coast Times

Clearer community signal proposed  Surf Coast Times

Baby quolls help species bounce back  Surf Coast Times

Apollo Bay P-12 College funding first  Surf Coast Times

Don't forget us, urge forgotten Apollo Bay voters  Colac Herald

Matilda Ballinger goes from life at sea to VCE  The Herald Sun

Trade training delay blasted  Surf Coast Times

Oct. 2012

Paint the town pink  Surf Coast Times

Sweet riffs from the bay  Surf Coast Times

Flush with toilets  Geelong Advertiser

Celebrating The Wonder Of Whales  The Surf Coast News

Vic adopts new rural ambulance system  The Herald Sunbacktotop

Sep. 2012

Cuts put school trades training at risk  Surf Coast Times

Another two join council race  Colac Herald

Koala rescue in town's main street  Colac Herald

Fantastic Fondo for safer cycling  Surf Coast Times

Water storage approved despite objections  Colac Herald

Finch makes it two Ash Medals  Surf Coast Times

A pot-holed history of the Great Ocean Road  ABC Ballarat

Aug. 2012

Hawk snares medal with four wins  Colac Herald

Stepping it up at the Aussies  Surf Coast Times    (great photo of Carolyn Lalor)

Fire guts holiday home  Colac Herald

Rain forces hospital evacuation  Colac Herald

Police use capsicum spray on man  Colac Herald

Driver fears for children's safety  Colac Herald

Resort tourism plan for Great Ocean Road  The Age

Trek will honour walk campaigner  Colac Herald

Woman injured in footpath fall  Colac Herald

Students record in school studio  Colac Herald

District woman’s London Olympics job  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay school pushes on with plans  Colac Herald

Locals shine in life saving awards  Surf Coast Times

Boost for Apollo Bay pool push  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Jul. 2012
Join in National Tree Day  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay guitarist wins talent quest  Colac Herald

New exhibition space for artists  Colac Herald

More whales along coastline  Colac Herald

Redevelopment for Apollo Bay co-op  Colac Herald

Whales' antics delight onlookers  Colac Herald

Browns Creek midden protection  Surf Coast Times

Council bid to re-route Great Ocean Road  Colac Herald

Coastal herb grower diversifies  Colac Herald

Jun. 2012

Concern for platypus population  Colac Herald

Carts and craft help teens bond  Colac Herald

Social media aims to fix leaks  Surf Coast Times

Dog's prosthetic paws an 'Aussie first'  7 News

Students re-work James Bond story  Colac Herald

Coming up roses  Surf Coast Times

Online petition fights for Apollo Bay school  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay school funding frustration  Geelong Advertiserbacktotop

May 2012

Sharing the love at Otway Health  Surf Coast Times

Marathon race finish drama  Geelong Advertiser

Moneghetti shows he still has it  Geelong Advertiser

Highton man second in marathon  Geelong Advertiser

A hop, skip and jump away  Surf Coast Times

Three times the charm to acknowledge volunteers  Surf Coast Times

Garbage droppings confirm tiger quoll encounter  ABC News

What the Quoll?  AM - ABC News

Dixon offers college funding 'guarantee'  ABC News

Apollo Bay P-12 College on ABC's 7.30 Victoria ABC News

College 'still waiting' for revamp funds  ABC News

Government Budget Ignores Schools  Colac Herald

Apr. 2012

Victorian Longboard Titles To Resume At Pt Impossible  The Surf Coast Times

Apollo Bay P-12 off to a great start  Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation News

Coastal water restrictions ending  Colac Herald

Teen proves it is COOL to volunteer  Colac Herald

Tributes for first woman mayor of Alice Springs  ABC News

Pool plans drown before first lap's swum  Surf Coast Times

Mar. 2012

Talented juniors will cover netball departures  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay making right moves (football)  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay calls for heated indoor pool  Colac Herald

Feb. 2012

Dinos need to move  Geelong Advertiser

Residents living in fear of snakes  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Dec. 2011

Volunteers help weed out pest  ABC News

Oct. 2011

Apollo Bay asbestos pipe best left alone  Colac Herald

Sep. 2011

Car crash victim walks two kilometres with back injury  Colac Herald

Aug. 2011

Apollo Bay community calls for heated pool  Colac Herald

Jul. 2011

High tide sweeps away Apollo Bay foreshore  Colac Herald

Jun. 2011

Exploring a Sustainable Future for Apollo Bay - A CSIRO study  Link to CSIRO website

Fish-eating dino once roamed Australia  ABC News in Science

Apr. 2011

Coastal walking trails to lure tourists  Colac Herald

The 2011 Apollo Bay Music Festival in pictures  ABC Ballarat

Jan. 2011

Experience inspires student  Colac Herald

Jun. 2009
Apollo Bay vision doesn't hold water  The Age
Festival fracas no sweet music for Apollo Bay  The Age
Dec 2008

Apollo Bay church badly damaged in fire  The Age

Nov 2007

Apollo Bay divided over threat posed by global warming  ABC Stateline

Feb 2005

Birregurra to Apollo Bay  The Age

Oct. 2003

Trekkers find lost waterfalls  The Age

Jan. 2003
Balgee Oil fined in court over petrol tank leak  The Courier