Sian Johnson, The Standard

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The Standard

Warrnambool, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Sian:

Customers set taste test as Wannon Water looks at improvements

Many Wannon Water customers said they wanted better quality drinking water when surveyed. → Read More

Wheels turn on Warrnambool train line upgrade as governments cooperate

A $114 million upgrade of the Warrnambool line announced last April is finally in motion. → Read More

Water issue spills into retail as people reach for bottled sources

Swinton's IGA manager Brett Maloney says people have been buying more water amid an algae issue. → Read More

Warrnambool train line sleeper fires concern CFA

CFA operations controller Mark Gunning says aged wooden railway sleepers have been catching fire. → Read More

Water taste to improve within days, Wannon Water says

Wannon Water has taken steps to stop a strange odour and taste in Warrnambool's drinking water. → Read More

Duck hunt season divides

Half of Tower Hill will be closed to duck hunting due to an endangered species being spotted. → Read More

Warrnambool line not ‘up to scratch’, opposition transport spokesman says

MP David Davis rode the Warrnambool train a day after chaos on the line caused by a train fault. → Read More

Purcell says strong racing interests do not influence his decisions

The Port Fairy-based MP says he has "never shied away" from his involvement in horse racing → Read More

V/Line apologises as travellers helped off trains by SES crew

Warrnambool line passengers were affected by a serious train fault on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Passengers stranded at Birregurra after train breakdown

Warrnambool line passengers were helped by an SES crew after their train stopped this morning. → Read More

There’s something in the water

'Seasonal algae' is making Warrnambool's water taste funny at the moment. Have you noticed? → Read More

Duck hunting season to open amid controversy over regulation

Tower Hill, Lake Gillear and Goose Lagoon are among south-west state game reserves. → Read More

Drivers warned to heed speed restrictions on Princes Hwy as fire smoulders

People travelling over the long weekend should look out for smoke and firefighting equipment. → Read More

All the fun from Port Fairy Folk Festival, day two

Plenty happening as sun shines on Folkie. → Read More

Update: Portland’s aluminium smelter will not be affected by tariff

All the aluminium produced at Portland's smelter is sold to Asia, but a Trump plan is creating uncertainty. → Read More

UPDATE: Cause of bushfire along Princes Highway now viewed as suspicious

More than a dozen fire trucks were dispatched to tackle a grass fire at Pirron Yallock, near Colac. → Read More

Get on board so we can begin Warrnambool rail project, Vic gov says

The state government says a $114 million rail upgrade for Warrnambool could start straight away with funding. → Read More

Surf and colour with a message about looking out for each other

A Fluro Friday community surf event aims to make it okay to talk about mental health challenges. → Read More

Battle to give gender inequality the flick

Warrnambool's Katie Burt will share how she's overcome adversity at an International Women's Day event. → Read More

End in sight for $114 million Warrnambool train line project conflict

The state and federal governments may resolve a stalemate over rail funding within weeks. → Read More