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December 5, 2019

Junior artist’s talents applauded and awarded

Natasha Lions from Soldiers Hill Kindergarten points out her painting. The theme for this...

December 2, 2019

Hop to Maude for rabbit poison

MAUDE and District Landcare Group is putting the word out that it’s time for landowners to start planning for February's rabbit poisoning campaign. Landcare member...

November 30, 2019

Ballarat businessman beats national behemoth

TENACIOUS should be Paul Ballinger’s middle name. As owner of Ballarat business, Real Estate Home Loans, he took on the corporate juggernaut REA Group over...

November 30, 2019

Call out to combat sexual harassment

FOR small businesses where the owner wears a lot of hats, one of which is human relations manager, the Not in My Workplace summit...

November 28, 2019

BIRCH medico eco-system on show

AFTER walking around the health and knowledge precinct at the top end of Mair Street, Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, was impressed. At...

November 28, 2019

Super clinic for WBBL wannabes

Sunshine greeted the WWBL Melbourne Renegades’ captain Jess Duffin and her teammates at Eastern Oval on...

November 28, 2019

Ballarat’s Beer Bonanza set for 2020 – City of Ballarat Council briefs

BALLARAT’S reputation as the craft beer capital of Victoria could be enhanced after funding was approved for the 2020 Ballarat Beer Hop event at...

November 28, 2019

Karate devotee awarded the Dragon

DURING the fifty-four years of Ballarat Karate Club’s existence its highest accolade, the Dragon, has only been presented to forty members. Paul Schaper is the...

November 28, 2019

TOM makeathon makes life better

NEED-KNOWERS, a new addition to the lexicon of innovation and challenge solving, was mentioned often at the TOM: Ballarat 48 Hour Makethon last...

November 28, 2019

Lexton sheep farmer features on Facebook

WHEN an email from Facebook landed in their inbox Rod and Bec McErvale thought it was a hoax. It said their business Leroy Mac Designs...

November 27, 2019

Drop off dignity at Bunnings

ONE too many handbags hanging out in the back of the wardrobe? It’s in the Bag Christmas Appeal, launched by Ballarat Share the Dignity...

November 27, 2019

Best way to relax in January

SUMMER Sundays, the popular music, food and drink feast getting underway on the first Sunday in January, is being co-headlined by Ballarat’s own Meraki...

November 27, 2019

Modern telling of traditional tale

EBENEZER Scrooge, a Christmas-loathing curmudgeonly miser, is about to receive redemption. His change of heart can be seen in the Ballarat National Theatre’s upcoming performance...

November 26, 2019

Capturing the essence of spring

LANDSCAPES dominated the photographic entries in the Spring in the Shire competition. Hung in the Dereel Soldiers Memorial Hall, 60 entries from shire residents showcased...

November 26, 2019

Nominations open for youth awards

IN a bid to encourage and acknowledge positive actions of younger residents of the Golden Plains community, the Shire is calling for nominations for...

November 26, 2019

Teesdale’s community survey results now available

DATA has been collected from Teesdale residents and collated into a community engagement report to be used as input for the new Teesdale Structure...

November 26, 2019

A day of community connecting and talking

BREAKFAST in the leafy surrounds of the Barkly Square courtyard will be the perfect way to start session one of the African Australians in...

November 25, 2019

Smells like team spirit

THERE was more than one winner, at the recent Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards, who profusely thanked their team saying...

November 23, 2019

Happiness is a good book and a friendly dog

HONEY, a golden retriever is lying on the floor, tail sweeping back and forwards. Seven-year-old Mia, a grade 2 pupil at Buninyong Primary School, sits...

November 23, 2019

Mother nature reclaims Bunkers Hill

A BUSHFIRE moved across Sandy Beach’s fourteen-acre property in March like a whirling dervish. The house survived but not much else despite the efforts of...

November 22, 2019

Shop in Ballarat and spread the joy

THE festive season, a time for giving and sharing which Ballarat does so well, is almost here. Each year the community comes together for...

November 22, 2019

Traditional notions of service alive in Ballarat

CHIVALRY is a mediaeval concept denoting deeds of great valour performed by knights. The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller – Australasia conducted...

November 21, 2019

Check out new-look Peel Street Coles

AFTER five months of renovations Coles Ballarat welcomed its customers into the upgraded store on Peel Street yesterday. Relocating the deli section, adding a new...

November 21, 2019

On the way to tennis success

FOLLOWING in Ash Barty’s footsteps doesn’t daunt Zoe Hives. Hives is a recipient of a Women’s Tennis Foundation scholarship, just like Barty – who’s current...

November 21, 2019

Investors farewell long-time head

AFTER almost twenty years, Betty Clarke-Wood, the woman who kept the boat afloat as convenor of the Ballarat Branch of Australian Shareholders Association is...

November 20, 2019

Italian family hospitality now in Wendouree

THERE is probably Napoli sauce running through Sonia Kamaretsos’ veins as she has been in the pizza business since she was 17. She grew up...

November 20, 2019

Stitch timing makes a successful business

A MAN walked into the embroidery shop where Alison Cole’s work was on display and slapped a fifty dollar note on the counter saying,...

November 20, 2019

Getting serious about recycling at cemetery

BRIGHT yellow recycle bins are now available in all Ballarat cemeteries specifically for the disposal of plastic flower wraps. They will help eliminate the problem...