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GE Food and Crops - What's all the fuss?
1st March 2003
With less than three months before the Office of Gene Technology Regulator hands down a decision on the first ever unrestricted commercial release of GM canola in Australia, a growing network of concerned farmers are opposing the release...story>>
Ken Hallam Automotive Under New Management
Kenn Hallam4th March 2003
With 50 years experience in the automotive and truck haulage industry behind them, father and son team Travis and Trevor Howarth decided to buy Kenn Hallam Automotive in August 2002...story>>
NEIP Update
March 2003
Geoff Brown is the Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP) Project Officer for Anglesea. He was engaged by the Surfcoast Shire, after funding was secured, to lead the project which began last year...
Gardening in March
Gardening in MarchMarch 2003
Whether you are just starting a garden or preparing to renew an old one, start with the soil preparation. Firstly, look at the soil structure. Your soil will be either very find sandy soil that when you rub it in your hand turns to dust or heavy clay...
Great Ocean Road Artscapes
Artscapes12 March 2003
Local photographer, Matthew Stevenson is currently exhibiting his work at the SurfWorld Museum until the end of the Easter Holidays. The series of photographs were taken during 2002 at various locations along the Great Ocean Road...
Aireys Fest
Aireys Fest18th March 2003
The first Aireys Fest was held last Saturday at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall. It was the culmination of many years planning by Caro White and a dedicated team of local residents...
Good Response to Coastal Character Studies
Coastal Character Studies18th March 2003
The Surf Coast Shire has had an overwhelming response to the first stage of the Neighbourhood Character Studies for Aireys Inlet to Eastern View and Torquay/Jan Juc...
Senior Citizens
21st March 2003
Dear Members - Anglesea Online and myself will work together in the months to come to prepare a fortnightly report on upcoming events and other activities the senior citizens are involved in. So please return to this page to keep up-to-date...
The Spirit of Surfing 2003
Spirit of Surfing23rd March 2003
Surfing today involves millions of people in Australia and around the world of different gender, ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. As a lifestyle and sport, it has grown from the early days of "free surfing"...story>>
NHW meeting at Aireys Inlet - Tonight
24th March 2003
Residents of Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven, Moggs Creek and Eastern View, as well as any other interested groups or individuals, are invited to attend a meeting...
Food Security, Trade and Genetic Engineering tour
24 March 2003
In times of increased uncertainty and 'insecurity', it is worth asking the question, "what are we trying to secure?" Anuradha Mittal, Californian-based Co Director of International think tank, Food First, is touring Australia to discuss issues of real security for communities in the third world and here in Australia...story>>
Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan Update
March 2003
Geoff Brown is the Neighbourhood Environment Improvement Plan (NEIP) Project Officer for Anglesea. He was engaged by the Surfcoast Shire last year, after funding was secured, to lead the project. The result of the big effort put in by himself and those residents who became involved has led to a second round of funding being secured, enabling the project to continue into 2003.

The Network of Concerned Farmers presents
March 2003
Food safety and Farmers rights - The introduction of Genetically Engineered (GE) Food and Crops in Australia. Farmers and food buyers worldwide are seeking information on the food safety of Genetically Modified/Engineered products. With less than three months before the Office of Gene Technology Regulator hands down a decision on the first ever unrestricted commercial release of GM canola in Australia, a growing network of concerned farmers are opposing the release...

Xanthorrhoea australis
April 2003
Xanthorrhoea australis is also called Bukkup or Kawee by the local aborigines. It can have a trunk up to 3 meters tall which is sometimes branched...story>>
The 2003 Rip Curl Pro
2003 Rip Curl Pro2nd April 2003
The Bells Beach 2003 Rip Curl Pro is on again this month. Competition surfing begins 14th April and culminates with the finals on 27th April. This year is the 31st anniversary gathering of the world's best male surfers in Victoria....
Entry to the Rip Curl Pro 2003
Rip Curl Pro 20039th April 2003
If you are looking foreward to the upcoming Rip Curl Pro 2003 and want to get in early then tickets can be purchased from the Rip Curl Shop, Surf Coast Plaza, Torquay, or at Surf Dive'n'Ski shops in Melbourne.
Invitation to comment on GM canola
GM canola?9 April 2003
Australia's Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) is responsible for administering the national regulatory system that seeks to protect the health and safety of people and the environment by identifying and managing risks posed by, or as a result of, gene technology..
Anglesea & District Community Bank ProjectAnglesea & District Community Bank Project
9th April 2003
You may or may not have heard by now that a group of people from the Anglesea and District community have formed a steering committee in the hope of establishing a Bendigo Bank - Community Bank in Anglesea...

On the Grape Vine
On the Grape VineApril 2003
On the Grape Vine is Anglesea Online's new monthly wine feature. Over the months ahead these pages will introduce you to the wineries of the area, the work done in them and an occasional sampling of some of the best this region has to offer...story>>

Artist of the Month
Veronica Schwarz1st April 2003
Veronica Schwarz is a self-taught artist who delights in expressing ideas rather than realism. She does paint landscapes on occasions but her real love is the abstract, the symbolic and pure fantasy with the occasional twist of humour...story>>
The Dawn turns 50
1 April 2003
The locally produced magazine for women, "The Dawn" celebrates its 50th edition. First published in 1994, The Dawn has grown from a monthly newsletter into a truly international magazine..
Surf Coast Women's NetworkSurf Coast Women's Network
15 April 2003
The Surf Coast Women's network was started in 2001 by a group of enthusiastic local women with the support of Di Mahoney the Shire Community Development Officer. After much discussion at several meetings three key areas for the network were identified..
RipCurl Pro "Wildcard" Winners
photo gallery15 April 2003
It seems as though local knowledge and raw talent won the day when Adam Robinson and Nic Muscroft won first and second place respectively in the Surf Dive'n'Ski Trials competition held yesterday at Winkipop, adjacent to Bells Beach....
Anglesea Bowlers shoot for the Spider
Anglesea Annual Annual Mixed Triplesphoto gallery21 April 2003
Monday saw the 43rd anniversary of the opening of the Anglesea Bowling Club. To celebrate, the club held the annual Anniversary Mixed Triples event sponsored by Brian and Betty Butterworth. Each year since 1960, the Butterworths have sponsored the event with floral prizes going to the winners.
Pratt's powerless flights
Pratt's powerless flightsApril 2003
Geelong's indomitable Percy Pratt once brought his wonderful sailplane glider to Anglesea. Back in '39 this sensational soaring machine was transported in sections on a trailer from the Belmont Common drome to Anglesea...
Easter is no time for bunnies
Gardening in AprilApril 2003
In February we advised you to think about what you need to do to improve your garden visually and technically. In March we gave you the pruning and fertilising jobs to do. The good gardeners will have done both. The rest of you need a big smack - but it is not too late. Anyway, Easter is a time of reflection and to think what others have done for us...
ANZACANZAC Dawn Service photos photosANZAC Day Dawn Service at Torquay
25 April 2003
Leaving Geelong in the dark on Friday morning, I was surprised to see an unbroken string of red tail lights heading for Torquay. It then dawned on me that I was just one of the many thousands of people who were heading to Point Danger to remember all those who have served in defence of our nation in time of war

Irons Claims Back-To-Back Bells
Irons carves it up at JohannaApril 25, 2003 (Johanna, VIC, Australia)
Defending Rip Curl Pro and reigning world champion Andy Irons (Haw) today claimed his second consecutive winner’s Bell Trophy. The 31st anniversary US$250,000 World Championship Tournament (WCT) began with semifinals this morning at Johanna, before climaxing with the grand finale and crowning of this year’s champion.

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Launch of the NEIP proposal a big success
24 April 2003
Thanks to all those that helped make the official launch of the Anglesea NEIP proposal a huge success. The event, held on the 28 March at the Anglesea SLSC, was attended by 120 people including the Deputy Premier, Hon John Thwaites and Dr Mathis Wakernagel...
Anglesea OnlineAnglesea Online - looking forward to 2003
28 April 2003
Anglesea Online was first published on 3rd January 2002. Since then it has evolved and grown into a substantial web site containing information of benefit, not only for the local community but also for those who own holiday properties, are visiting or passing through...
Neighbourhood WatchWatch out for the E-con Artist
28 April 2003
Internet auction sites are a fertile breeding ground for e.con artists. Most of the scams occur overseas with the FBI estimating that of the 500 million Internet auctions held in 2000, 5 million of them were scams. That's one in every hundred auctions!...
Regulatory Action and Product Recall Information
28 April 2003
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has suspended the licence held by Pan Pharmaceuticals Limited of Sydney to manufacture medicines, for a period of six months with effect 28 April 2003, because of serious concerns about the quality and safety of products manufactured by the company...

Eco-burn photosFire used to save the New Holland Mouse
29 April 2003
The New Holland Mouse is very small, quite cute and very vunerable. In fact, it is one step away from extinction. Anglesea is one of only four locations in Victoria were the rare little marsupial is found. The other locations are Wilson Promontory, Loch Sport and Providence Ponds. It is also found in Tasmania...



Eco - burns
May 2003
Parks Victoria Fire management are planning up to three burns for the O'Donahues land this week. Tuesday, wednesday and Thursday - weather dependant.
Community Forum on Gene Technology
GeneMay 2003
The purpose of the Forum is to hear from and have a discussion with speakers who have a range of views on biotechnology. The invitation to attend this meeting is extended to all members of the public. Council welcomes your participation.
Senior Citizens Celebrate 35th Birthday photosSenior Citizens Celebrate 35th Birthday
7th May 2003
The Anglesea & Aireys Inlet Senior Citizens Club celebrated its 35th birthday this Wednesday with a little help from some friends. The Portarlington Entertainers traveled down and put on a wonderful cabaret performance for the 87 members and guests present...
New Council Meeting Timetable
7 May 2003
Surf Coast Shire Council introduced a new meeting cycle at its May council meeting yesterday. In future there will be two formal council meetings each month and committee meetings will be discontinued. Surf Coast mayor Cr Beth Davidson welcomed the new meeting cycle...
Shire Reviews Planning Strategy
8 May, 2003
The Surf Coast Shire is calling on the public to help review its key planning strategy on land use and development. Strategic Development Planner, Mark Harwood, said the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) guides the council on decisions about urban growth...
CanolaNo Commercial GM Canola this year
Thursday 8 May, 2003
Commercial production of Genetically Modified Canola is being put on hold this season, with an agreed one-year moratorium, the Bracks Government announced today. The Agriculture Minister, Mr Bob Cameron, said the moratorium was needed to allow a detailed study...
Minor Community GrantsMinor Community Grants
May 8, 2003
Emergency first aid, recording of family histories, internet access for the elderly, weed reduction and a singers' festival are among 16 programs to receive more than $18,000 in the latest round of the Surf Coast Shire's Minor Community Grants Scheme...
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
22nd May 2003
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is an annual Victoria Cancer Council fundraising event. Surfworld Leisure Centre & Surfing Museum and the Surf Coast Community Church invite you to Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. May 22nd,2003...
Neighbourhood WatchNHW Newsletter
May 2003
Recently, a number of misguided letters have been written and published in one of our local newspapers denigrating and devaluing the role of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW). Whilst there may be some citizens who misunderstand or hide behind the program's objectives...story>>
Screen Thy Neighbour
Screen Thy NeighbourMay 2003
The Surfcoast has become the place to live (we can only blame ourselves for letting the chat out of the bag). Whether you are living in Wombah Park, the Bald Hill in Jan Juc or tucked away in amongst the ironbarks of Aireys, the recent boom in building has created increased housing density...story>>
High Tide 2003High Tide Festival logo prize winner
23 May 2003
An Aireys Inlet artist has won this year's prestigious High Tide Festival logo prize with a vibrant fish image that reflects the thematic spirit of Beach Carnivale - the celebration of life..


Did you know that there are 197 blocks in the Subdivision of the Sunnymeade Golf Links Estate and that the majority of these blocks form part of the face of Mt. Ingoldsby, a prominent feature of Anglesea?...story>>

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