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

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July 30, 2021

Foto makes call out for helpers

ORGNISERS of next month’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale have put out the call for volunteer helpers. Set to run from 28 August to 24 October,...

July 29, 2021

New community committee seeks members

THE City of Ballarat is looking for ten people to join its new LGBTIQA+ advisory committee. Established by council in April and June this year,...

July 23, 2021

Input wanted on lights or fireworks

FOLLOWING a decision by City of Ballarat council in late 2020 to cancel what had become a traditional 26 January fireworks display at Lake...

July 23, 2021

Reserve’s tree removal rejigged

NEW plans have been formulated to remove a strand of pine trees in Black Hill’s Binny Reserve that have been deemed dangerous. The removal of...

July 21, 2021

Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

2021 FEDERATION BUSINESS SCHOOL COMMERCE BALLARAT BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS - FINLAISTS   Ballarat Foundation Community Impact Award Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre Cafs YMCA Ballarat  

July 15, 2021

Miners add key COVID piece

WHILE the NBL1 South season may be well underway, that hasn’t stopped management at the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners from seeking to strengthen the...

July 8, 2021

State election lines could be redrawn

WHO Ballarat residents vote for at the 2022 State election could be in for a shakeup following the release of a review into Victoria’s...

July 8, 2021

New power line path released

THE route of a proposed five hundred-kilovolt power line north of Ballarat has been further refined, with the project’s proponents releasing new maps. Known as...

July 6, 2021

Giants to host Suns on Mars

THE Greater Western Sydney Giants will 'host' Gold Coast at Mars Stadium in Ballarat on Sunday, but the GWS are hopeful of playing their...

June 26, 2021

Warm donations for Shower Bus

MEMBERS of Ballarat Commandery of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, Australasia recently dopped off some winter supplies at the One...

June 25, 2021

River film highlights catchment issues

A NEW film that puts the spotlight on challenges faced by the Moorabool River catchment is set to premier across the region. Titled The River...

June 24, 2021

New pitches get official kick off

THREE new soccer pitches at Wendouree West Recreation Reserve were officially handed over to Forest Rangers Football Club last week. The playing surfaces are part...

June 24, 2021

BFNL rejigs season fixture

SOME games in the current McDonalds Ballarat Football Netball League have been rescheduled or abandoned as competition managers’ seek to cope with impacts of...

June 17, 2021

Potential roadblock on $10m airport project

CITY of Ballarat councillors are being asked to make a five-million-dollar call on extending the north-south runway at the airport in Mitchell Park at...

June 17, 2021

Sheep show gets new date

THE Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society has announced that the Victorian Sheep Show, supported by Ballarat Grammar has been rescheduled to Sunday, 4 July...

June 14, 2021

Community key for GP

WHEN Dr Rimas Liubinas talks about being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours list, he’s...

June 10, 2021

Sewer build flows along Peel Street

WORKS on a Central Highlands Water project to build a new sewer from Brown Hill to Mount Pleasant have reached a key milestone with...

June 10, 2021

BFNL considers return to play options

WITH some junior comps back on court and the field last weekend, the Ballarat Football Netball League as outlined where it’s up to with...

June 3, 2021

Business Day out back in session

AFTER last year’s Business Day Out was modified for a COVID challenged 2020, the Commerce Ballarat run networking and upskilling event returned to a...

June 2, 2021

Regional lockdown set to ease

LOCKDOWN restrictions in regional Victoria will be eased, while the containment measure has been extended in metropolitan Melbourne for the next seven days. The announcement...

May 29, 2021

Poems to help lasting Legacy

A NEW book by local poet and writer Noel Hayes is set to benefit Ballarat Legacy. Launched last Friday and titled I Have a Dream,...

May 27, 2021

Ballarat’s ‘weak positive’ case not transmissible

BALLARAT Health Services has provided an update on a potential COVID-19 case in the city. BHS head of infectious diseases Raquel Cowan has said...

May 27, 2021

BFNL weekend games off

THE Ballarat Football Netball League has suspended all this weekend’s matches across all grades and competitions. In a statement released early this afternoon, the League...

May 27, 2021

Students strike for climate change

HUNDREDS of students from across the region, and their supporters, marched on Ballarat’s CBD last Friday as part of a national day of action...

May 22, 2021

Riders earn top prizes

MEMBERS of Smythesdale & District Pony Club are riding high in the saddle after taking first and third place at the recent Barwon Zone...

May 16, 2021

Money flows for Ross Creek Reserve

ROSS Creek’s main community sports and recreation space is in for a major overhaul with the announcement of a State Government and Golden Plains...

May 14, 2021

Tree of life grows again

IT’S taken nearly six years but an effort to replace a historical tree in Black Hill has finally set down firm roots. Known as the...

May 13, 2021

Works in the Burra confirmed

A STATE election pledge aimed at improving amenity in Sebastopol has got its first firm announcements with plans to plant more trees, improve the...