About: Alistair Finlay

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Content Coordinator at the Ballarat Times News Group and the Golden Plains Times. Once at Westlock News, The Advocate, and the Latrobe Valley Express. Oilers fan. Email: [email protected] Facebook: @alistairfinlayjournalist twitter: @alistairfinlay_ Instagram: @alistairfinlayeditor

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October 29, 2020

Yacht club back on the water

COMPETITIVE sailing has resumed with Ballarat Yacht Club races five and six of the spring pennant taking to Lake Wendouree two weekends ago. Saturday, 17...

October 8, 2020

Howard makes payment pledge

CENTRAL Ward candidate in the City of Ballarat council vote, Geoff Howard, has said that if elected he will donate his annual councillor payment...

October 6, 2020

Early rail gates crash report released

A PRELIMINARY report into May’s train crash at the Lydiard Street rail gates has been released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, but the...

October 4, 2020

Hudson hawkish on community engagement

AFTER eighteen years on the City of Ballarat council, Cr Des Hudson is seeking another term representing South Ward. Despite a clear record of electoral...

October 1, 2020

How To Borrow Money When You Have Bad Credit Records

If you have bad credit records, it’s important that you know how and where to borrow money. Many people may think that they can’t...

September 30, 2020

Golden Plains-wide poultry housing order lifted

But all birds in restricted area still need to be kept inside. AN order from Agriculture Victoria that all poultry in Golden Plains Shire be...

September 30, 2020

Golf results for 30 September

Ballarat Golf Club Saturday, 26 September - 4BBB 1st - C Carter, M James, B McDonald and M Harricks 6.75/56.25, 2nd - D Tung, A Maconachie,...

September 23, 2020

How much money did each City of Ballarat councillor claim in expenses?

TWO-hundred and five-thousand, four-hundred and twenty-seven dollars and eighty cents. That’s how much all nine current City of Ballarat councillors have collectively claimed in expenses...

September 22, 2020

Candidates confirmed for City of Ballarat election

TWENTY-four people have put their names forward across three wards with three seats up for grabs each in October’s City of Ballarat council election. They...

September 18, 2020

A different Harris set for election

THERE’LL be a half-familiar name on the North Ward ballot at next month’s municipal election with David Harris, cousin of current Central Ward councillor...

September 15, 2020

True cost of former CEO’s exit revealed

DETAILS of the total cost of former City of Ballarat CEO Justine Linley’s departure have come to light via the municipality’s 2019/2020 financial...

September 12, 2020

ICAN not, say the majority – City of Ballarat Council meeting briefs

A NOTICE of motion brought on by deputy-mayor Cr Belinda Coates seeking support for the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons was defeated at City...

September 10, 2020

Lights, cameras and one day action

SECURITY and lighting upgrades to the football oval at White Flat Recreation Reserve, just outside Ballarat’s CBD beside the Yarrowee River, are now complete. The...

September 10, 2020

Health boss cautious on virus timeline

CEO of Ballarat Health Service Dale Fraser has outlined how his organisation will be marking milestones on the road map to the state’s “COVID-normal”...

September 10, 2020

Samantha McIntosh targeting fourth term

AFTER twelve years on Ballarat council, Central Ward representative Cr Samantha McIntosh says she still has “unfinished business.” The three-term political veteran and three-time mayor...

September 7, 2020

Soccer pitch results in golden goal

PLAYERS at Golden Plains Soccer Club are set for better facilities following the announcement of grant by the State government from the 2019-20 The...

September 6, 2020

Road map to pandemic recovery chartered

DUAL plans for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne to emerge from the current round of COVID-19 lockdown have been announced by Victorian Premier Daniel...

September 4, 2020

Peter Eddy ready for next challenge

AFTER thirty years leading Basketball Ballarat, outgoing CEO Peter Eddy is looking forward to his next adventure. The veteran sports administrator is eyeing off a...

September 3, 2020

Ben Taylor seeking third term

WHEN City of Ballarat mayor Cr Ben Taylor took on the top job in November last year, few could have predicted the challenges his...

September 3, 2020

City of Ballarat CEO hiring process starts

THE search for the people who are going to search for the City of Ballarat’s next CEO is on. Last week mayor Cr Ben Taylor...

September 1, 2020

FECRI benefits from trust gift

COVID-19 impacts on fundraising have affected many charitable causes and the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute is no different. The institution, which receives no government...

August 29, 2020

Trades Hall calls to fix historic rail gates

BALLARAT Regional Trades & Labour Council has joined the chorus calling on authorities to restore the rail gates on Lydiard Street North. The gates on...

August 29, 2020

Mayoral Youth Awards: Shire’s young people are golden!

FORTY young people from across Golden Plains Shire have been honoured though the 2019-2020 Mayoral Youth Awards for their contributions towards making the...

August 27, 2020

Big basketball event retained

A MAJOR basketball tournament that was set to take place in Ballarat this year but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

August 27, 2020

Cash Ballarat’s for sporting codes

SPORTING associations from across the region have shared in a significant pool of money from a State government grant scheme. Over $76,000 from the Community...

August 26, 2020

David v Des: Round II – Golden Plains Shire council meeting briefs

ALL Golden Plains Shire councillors met via video conference for Tuesday’s council meeting for the first time during the pandemic. It was the second last...

August 21, 2020

Grand design for new classroom at Our Lady Help of Christians

WHILE pupils at Our Lady Help of Christians School in Wendouree are back undertaking remote learning, when they return to the classroom they’ll get...

August 20, 2020

New testing site in Ballarat as COVID-19 cases grow

A THIRD COVID-19 testing site has been activated in Ballarat as cases of the virus increase across regional Victoria. The reactivated facility at Ballarat...