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Apollo Bay in the Media

Aug. 2016

Toilet block on edge of Apollo Bay dunes ready to fall into ocean  Geelong Advertiser

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse brawl accused faces court  Geelong Advertiser

‘Brawl’ at Apollo Bay’s Great Ocean Road Brewhouse leaves man with critical head injuries  Geelong Advertiser

Jul. 2016

A coffee roasting hobby has evolved into a cafe in Apollo Bay  Geelong Advertiser

Cats officials thrilled to land Bay cricketer  Colac Herald

Hurt Hawk to focus on players  Colac Herald

Jun. 2016

New calls for action on eroding coastline  Colac Herald

Tuna haul attracting fishermen  Colac Herald

May 2016

Bay to celebrate legend  Colac Herald

BEST BUILDER: Apprentice claims state honour  Colac Herald

CASH SPLASH: $25 million for Great Ocean Road  Colac Herald

HARLEY THRILLS: Ocean road cruise off the list  Colac Herald

Apr. 2016

SEASON OVER: Scans reveal the worst for Apollo Bay forward  Colac Herald

KEY RETURNS: Injury-hit Hawks on the mend  Colac Herald

PATROL HEROES: Lifesavers rescue 29 swimmers  Colac Herald

INSPIRING TALE: Teenager recovering after beating disease  Colac Herald

HAWKS HONOUR LEGEND: Reserves win for Bryan  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay football family to salute Bryan Noseda after tragic concrete truck incident  Geelong Advertiser

TOWN MOURNS: Apollo Bay mourning dad and footy coach  Colac Herald

HUGE BOOM: Bike ride boosts Bay tourism  Colac Herald

Concrete truck crashes into house at Apollo Bay, driver dead  Geelong Advertiser

TRUCK TRAGEDY: Driver dies as truck rolls down hill into home  Colac Herald

RISING FAST: Teenage Hawk steps up  Colac Herald

Resourceful genius or frail old man? Court hears contradictory claims about accused Otways bomb man Paul Hill  Geelong Advertiser

DEPLETED: Injuries rock Hawks before season starts  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Mar. 2016

NOTORIOUS: Sailing ship turns heads at Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Surf Coast rockers The Refuge to play The Loft in Warrnambool  The Standard

BAGS BAGGED: Apollo Bay residents ditching plastic bags  Colac Herald

READY FOR FLAG: Stoneyford holds on in thriller  Colac Herald

Pet dog and owner winched from Apollo Bay in dramatic rescue  Geelong Advertiser

ROAD TRAGEDY: Footy champion dies on coastal road  Colac Herald

SHARKS BITE: Sharks end reigning premiers’ season  Colac Herald

EVIDENCE GIVEN: Priest featured in commission  Colac Herald

Feb. 2016

UP AND COMERS: Hawks appoint young coaches  Colac Herald

FINALS FIGHT: Win boosts chances of contesting finals  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival returns with headline chef Jacques Reymond  Geelong Advertiser

EXTRA DAY: Seafood feast grows thanks to state grant  Colac Herald

Colac police raid region for drugs after tip-offs  Geelong Advertiser

Jan. 2016

NEW TEAM: Cricket helps new Aussies feel at home  Colac Herald

MARATHON EFFORT: Golfers raise awareness for brain injury charity  Colac Herald

Miracle survival sparks search for rescuers after Otways motorcycle crash  Geelong Advertiser

FULLY STACKED: Rocking good time at the beach  Colac Herald

Geelong court: Accused Otways bush bomber Paul ‘Noddy’ Hill appears in court  Geelong Advertiser

Teen band launching debut album  Colac Herald

Rates relief for Black Christmas fire victims as Colac Otway Shire prepares to waive fees  Geelong Advertiser

BP to close Lorne’s only service station after issues with tenancy agreement  Geelong Advertiser

Apollo Bay asbestos fears amid foreshore discovery  Geelong Advertiser

Great Ocean Road bushfire: Apollo Bay businesses urge day-trippers to visit after slow start  Geelong Advertiser

Woman chasing lifelong dreams after cancer diagnosis  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay resident standing for federal Senate  Colac Herald

Vic fire businesses could get loans  Geelong Advertiser

The Great Ocean Road bushfire made me so proud of our local heroes  The Telegraph, UK

Apollo Bay's 'penguin lady' on standby for wildlife injured in Wye River fire  The Age

Great Ocean Road could be re-opened within the week, authorities say  The Agebacktotop

Dec. 2015

Victorian bushfires: Millions estimated lost as tourists desert Lorne and Apollo Bay 

Victorian bushfires: Millions estimated lost as tourists desert Lorne and Apollo Bay  The Age

Otway community’s darkest Christmas  Colac Herald

Community unites to help evacuated people  Colac Herald

Excitement building after solid recruiting  Colac Herald

Region ready for tourism onslaught  Colac Herald

Oct. 2015

Sharks spoil Saints’ comeback  Geelong Advertiser

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 Heraldbacktotop

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 Herald

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 Heraldbacktotop

Dec. 2014

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

Nov. 2014

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 Herald

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 Herald

May 2014

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

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

Apr. 2014

Football star killed on bicycle  Colac Herald

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

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

Mar. 2014

Parking meter bid expires  Colac Herald

Tourists report panther sighting  Colac Herald

Crash landing at Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

Push for state election cash  Colac Herald

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

Feb. 2014

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

Apollo Bay Show Cancelled  Colac Herald

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

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 Advertiser

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 Herald

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 website (link no longer available)backtotop

Sep. 2013

Rain turns sea brown  Colac Herald

Sharks back in top-grade cricket  Colac Herald

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

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 Herald

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

Police resume hunt for cold case killer  Colac Herald

New bar and restaurant overlooking ocean  Colac Herald

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

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)

Kenyan claims first marathon win  Colac Herald

Iconic marathon could grow  Colac Herald

Platypus project seeks clean bill of health  The Age

Take me to the foot spa  The Age

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 Age

Apr. 2013

Tuna arrive off Apollo Bay  Colac Herald

$5.67-million upgrade for Colac stadium  Colac Herald

Geelong area to grow by 200,000  The Age

Dolphins fight back to beat Apollo Bay  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Mar. 2013

Coastal football clubs to unveil recruits  Colac Herald

Apollo Bay football coach will play despite knee injury  Colac Herald

Call for clubs to field two teams  Colac Herald

Swimmers without pool during work  Colac Herald

Feb. 2013

Hawks coach refreshed and ready  Colac Herald

Rural bushfire risk heightened by phone drop-outs  The Age

Before and after the fire and flood  The Age

Colac Otway updates wish list  Colac Herald

September start for fitness centre  Colac Herald

Jan. 2013

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

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

Woman dies on Otways hike in extreme weather  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Dec. 2012

'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

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 Age

Nov. 2012

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

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

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

Oct. 2012

Vic adopts new rural ambulance system  The Herald Sunbacktotop

Sep. 2012

Another two join council race  Colac Herald

Koala rescue in town's main street  Colac Herald

Water storage approved despite objections  Colac Herald

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

Aug. 2012

Hawk snares medal with four wins  Colac Herald

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

Apollo Bay school pushes on with plans  Colac Herald

Boost for Apollo Bay pool push  Colac Herald

Jul. 2012

Apollo Bay guitarist wins talent quest  Colac Herald

New exhibition space for artists  Colac Herald

Redevelopment for Apollo Bay co-op  Colac Herald

Whales' antics delight onlookers  Colac Herald

Council bid to re-route Great Ocean Road  Colac Herald

Coastal herb grower diversifies  Colac Heraldbacktotop

Jun. 2012

Concern for platypus population  Colac Herald

Carts and craft help teens bond  Colac Herald

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

Students re-work James Bond story  Colac Herald

Online petition fights for Apollo Bay school  Colac Herald

May 2012

Garbage droppings confirm tiger quoll encounter  ABC News

What the Quoll?  AM - ABC News

Dixon offers college funding 'guarantee'  ABC News

College 'still waiting' for revamp funds  ABC News

Apr. 2012

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

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

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

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

Oct. 2003

Trekkers find lost waterfalls  The Age

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


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