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May 5, 2022

Miners find replacement in Gak

SYDNEY-born big man Deng Gak is the latest signing for the Ballarat Miners. The six-foot-11 forward has four years of college basketball playing for the...

April 18, 2022

City’s seeks feedback for kid’s plan

AS the City of Ballarat is calling on members of the community to provide feedback on its new Municipal Early Years Plan. The plan outlines...

April 11, 2022

Order continues community support

THE Ballarat branch of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem has further contributions to support vulnerable people in the region, with donations to...

April 8, 2022

Host of holiday activities for youth

FREE activities are on the cards for young people across the Golden Plains Shire this school holidays. Starting next Monday, people aged 12 to 25...

April 8, 2022

Volunteer hub gets State backing

A NEW community hub for charities and volunteers will be established in central Ballarat. The hub will be built at the Ballarat Foundation’s existing Chatham...

April 7, 2022

Local elders to join historic commission

BALLARAT First Nations elders will have the opportunity to be part of the Yoorrook Justice Commission, Victoria’s truth and reconciliation process examining the impact...

April 7, 2022

Big bike ride coming to town

FOR the first time, this year’s Great Vic Bike Ride includes an overnight stop at Inverleigh and will finnish in the home of Australian...

April 7, 2022

Another Opal joins Miners

A SECOND national player has joined the Ballarat Miners Women for the upcoming Coles Express NBL1 South season. Zitina Aokuso joined the squad last week...

March 24, 2022

Leadership program gets State support

A LOCAL community leadership development course has received State Government backing. Announced last week, Future Shapers Ballarat is one of nine projects that will receive...

March 24, 2022

Skins tournament set to spike

AFTER two years of uncertainty and postponements Volleyball Ballarat’s annual skins tournament gets back on court this weekend. Thirty-three teams from around the state will...

March 24, 2022

Touring the region on two-wheels

THE Great Dividing Trail and Goldfields Track are about to become the backdrop to an introduction into the unique sport of bikepacking. Lewis Ciddor has...

March 17, 2022

NBL guard joins Miners

THE Ballarat Miners are expecting new signing Koen Sapwell to make an immediate impact in the upcoming NBL1 South season. Son of three-time NBL champion...

March 11, 2022

First Nations art goes on tap

IN honour of this year’s Ballarat Begonia Festival, Central Highlands Water’s choose tap drinking fountains around Lake Wendouree have been painted by Wadawurrung artist...

March 10, 2022

Miners sign American guard

THE Ballarat Miners have added some more international flavour to their elite men’s squad, with David Crisp the club’s first import signing since 2019. Crisp,...

March 3, 2022

Experienced guard joins for season

FORMER Sandringham Sabres and current Kenyan national player Preston Bungei will call Selkirk Stadium home in the upcoming NBL1 South season. The latest Miners men’s...

February 24, 2022

Miners sign Matthews and Pozoglou

THE Ballarat Miners men’s and women’s squads have been bolstered by the return of Molly Matthews and Nic Pozoglou ahead of the 2022 NBL1...

February 24, 2022

Dates for junior sport set

THE Ballarat Junior Football Netball League fixture has been released, as the league hopes for an uninterrupted season. The 16-round competition will kick off on...

February 24, 2022

New coaches take the reigns

BASKETBALL Ballarat has revealed who will helm its youth league men’s and women’s teams. Former Bacchus Marsh women’s CBL coach Grace Bibby and former assistant...

February 22, 2022

State funds study on huge growth

GOLDEN Plains Shire has received considerable State Government funding to help guide its settlement strategy for the next fifteen years. More than $300,000 was awarded...

February 18, 2022

Female agriculture scholarship opens

YOUNG female leaders in agriculture can now apply for the FMC ANZ scholarship program. The LEAD scholarship, now in its second year, offers applicants aged...

February 17, 2022

Campaign to combat drowning

A NEW advertising campaign is pushing to reduce drowning deaths, particularly among men. The State Government’s “Unsinkable Guy” campaign draws attention to the fact that...

January 29, 2022

Raising voices for childhood stroke

WHEN Dee Banks gave birth to her daughter, Emma, she had no idea she had suffered a stroke in utero. It wasn’t until she noticed...

January 27, 2022

Return to school plan announced

RAPID antigen testing will play a major role in the return to primary and high school classrooms next week after the State Government outlined...

January 27, 2022

One pass for them all

A DIFFERENT way of accessing the region’s major attractions has launched with visitors and locals encouraged to make use of the new Ballarat Pass. Set...