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About: Alistair Finlay

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

Posts by: Alistair Finlay

May 12, 2022

‘There’s a lot to like about it,’ Pallas on budget

YOU could frame it as a health budget, or a back-to-basics budget, or even a pre-election budget, but whatever labels you put on it,...

May 5, 2022

More Sebas projects announced

FURTHER works included in the Spotlight on Sebastopol project have been announced at a cost of one-million dollars. First pitched by Member for Buninyong, Michaela...

April 28, 2022

Miner’s recruit taken in WNBA draft

RECENT Ballarat Miners women recruit, Jade Melbourne, has been picked at thirty-third in April’s WNBA draft. Taken by Seattle Storm, the 178-centimetre guard will stay...

April 21, 2022

Sebastopol community centre confirmed

IT’S official, regardless of who wins next month’s Federal election, Sebastopol is getting a new multi-million-dollar community centre. The project was confirmed by Victorian Senator...

April 21, 2022

Green keen on chances

FRESHLY minted Liberal Party candidate for the seat of Ballarat at the upcoming Federal election, Ben Green, has said his stocks are rising. Even though...

April 12, 2022

Ballarat co-host of 2026 Comm Games

REGIONAL Victoria will take centre stage on the international sports calendar after the state won a one-horse race to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The...

March 18, 2022

Works to impact local drivers

THE Department of Transport has issued alerts for two upcoming projects that will impact Ballarat motorists. The first, set for Sunday, 20 March between 8.30am...

March 1, 2022

Grants offered to help build clubs

HOME builder Metricon is offering five local sports organisations a chance to take one thousand dollars back to their club rooms. Knows as the HomeSolution...

February 17, 2022

Sunflowers to shine for Farmgate event

THIS Saturday, 19 February is set to be a big day for the small town of Elaine and its iconic Farmgate Shop. The community focused...

February 11, 2022

Gallery calls out for new board members

DO you think you’ve got what it takes to help the Art Gallery of Ballarat thrive into the future? Well, now’s your chance to help...

February 10, 2022

Elite rowers return for race with meaning

TWO of Ballarat’s greatest sporting exports, rowers Katrina Werry and Lucy Stephan, took to Lake Wendouree last Saturday in support of the next generation. Both...

February 10, 2022

Miners men get new coach

THE Ballarat Miners elite men’s squad will have a new face pacing the sidelines this NBL1 South season with Luke Sunderland appointed to the...

February 10, 2022

Local record tumbles

A NEARLY forty-year-old record at Ballarat Regional Athletic Centre was broken recently. Sprinter Cooper Sherman ran a 21.24 over 200-meters, breaking a time set by...

February 3, 2022

Lyons roars on Willunga Hill

BALLARAT pro-cyclist Angus Lyons has claimed the third stage of the Santos Festival of Cycling - Be Safe Be Seen road race in South...

January 27, 2022

Buninyong street upgrades begin

A MORE than one-million-dollar project to improve the streetscape along Buninyong’s main shopping strip is underway with contractors breaking ground on the project last...

January 27, 2022

BFNL drops 2022 fixture

IT’S almost game on in the McDonalds Ballarat Football Netball League with competition management announcing the seniors fixture for season 2022. Play gets underway from...

January 25, 2022

Order membership for arts leader – Australia Day Honours

A LIFE-ling dedication to the arts sector has led to Ballarat’s David Thomas being appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia. Raised and...

January 25, 2022

Junior cricketers get senior experience

YOUNG cricket players from across the north of the Shire came together in Linton on Sunday to get experience from one of the state’s...

January 21, 2022

Anti-lake lights push goes dark

A PETITION on the Victorian Parliament’s website calling for changes to the Lake Wendouree lighting project experienced issues over the Christmas and New Year...

January 20, 2022

Two more names join Miners

AS the start of the Coles Express NBL1 South season draws closer, the Ballarat Miners have announced more players are joining the club. Late last...

December 16, 2021

Rinaldi returns for another season

THE Ballarat Miners have announced their first signing for next year’s Coles Express NBL1 South season, and she’s a well-known name. Kristy Rinaldi will run...

December 9, 2021

COVID protesters march through city

ABOUT five-thousand protesters rallied and marched through Ballarat last Sunday claiming to evoke the memory of the Eureka Rebellion. Attendees were variously anti vaccinations, anti...

December 9, 2021

Caring kids make FECRI a focus

A COMMUNITY focused effort at St Columba’s School in Soldiers Hill has resulted in some significant donations for good causes. Known as an educational research...

December 9, 2021

CHFNL season fixture set

AFTER a weeks long process the Central Highlands Football Netball League’s fixture for next year has been set. While to begin with the schedule is...