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November 11, 2020

Celebrate NAIDOC on the Plains

FROM 8 to 15 November, residents can join the Golden Plains Shire in celebrating NAIDOC Week in a variety of ways. Traditionally, the National Aborigines...

November 10, 2020

Flying culture with pride

AT all four campuses, Woady Yaloak Primary School proudly flies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags alongside the Australian standard. Principal Corey Pohlner said...

November 9, 2020

Kitchen classes provide access for everyone

LOCATED within the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, volunteer fuelled Our Kitchen Social Enterprise is promoting learning while producing high-quality meals. The effort is based around hospitality...

November 7, 2020

The hills run red – Eat Drink West

CLOCKING over twenty years of practice, during that time winery owners Tom and Sarah Guthrie have seen the Great Western region bear the fruit...

November 7, 2020

Fresh beats a pop, hip hop blend

HOMEGROWN musical talent, Lachnes, or Lachlan Reeves, was busy over lockdown and has just released his latest single. The track is titled In a Mood...

November 7, 2020

Promoting good health in all its forms

OVERLOOKING Lake Wendouree there’s a new exercise studio helping residents of all ages reach their physical potentials. Founded by Lisa Dumayne, Upmotion Pilates has a...

November 6, 2020

Wetlands get green grant

WITH the aim of protecting the school’s wetland area, the Ross Creek campus of Woady Yaloack Primary School begun maintenance works following a grant...

November 5, 2020

Businesses look forward with hope

AFTER a challenging start to the year, Ballarat’s business community is finally beginning to splutter back to life just in time for the summer...

November 5, 2020

Senior celebrations kick it up a notch

AS part of Victoria’s annual Seniors Festival, the region’s older residents will have the opportunity to celebrate during November with a series of online...

November 4, 2020

Preparing for the Next Gen of artists

WIDELY celebrated and loved, the annual Next Gen exhibition is set to showcase the best creative work from students across the region. Coordinators are calling...

October 31, 2020

Retailing to last a lifetime

PROMOTING considerate consumption is the central focus of Doveton Street North’s new specialty clothing boutique, The Outpost. After seeing an opening for high-quality clothing offerings...

October 30, 2020

Well bread passion for loaf growth

AFTER wood firing pizzas at The Forge for years, baker Josh Chapman decided to partner with owners Tim and Chris Matthews on a new,...

October 30, 2020

Virtual concerts set for mystery locations

IN a bid to support the region's struggling arts and events industries, the City of Ballarat has sought to reimagine a way to best...

October 29, 2020

Commerce’s sporty spring celebration

AS the spring sporting season comes to a head, Commerce Ballarat are delivering Plate Up’s latest initiative - The Big Sporting Spectacular. Running between last...

October 29, 2020

Still tourism gold in the Hill

AFTER months of dealing with the challenges of a global pandemic, Ballarat attraction Sovereign Hill, is set to reopen on the last day of...

October 29, 2020

Lessons in Eureka for schoolkids

A SERIES of online programs were delivered to local primary schools as part of the Ballarat Art Gallery and the Eureka Centre’s collaboration to...

October 29, 2020

More than Christmas cheer

VOLUNTEERS at the Ballarat Combined Charities Christmas Card Shop have been busy transforming St John's Church Hall into a gift store for their annual...

October 29, 2020

Lively celebrations for the dead

FOR the second year running The Gatehouse is set to host a Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, event at a...

October 29, 2020

Research highlighted during awareness month

TO mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute is shining a light its research and commending the patient samples that...

October 28, 2020

Libraries turn new chapter

WITH restrictions easing all around the state, the City of Ballarat have moved to safely re-open its library services for residents to use and...

October 27, 2020

On a roll with love and a cup of coffee

THE basis of Kombi for a Cause is simple, provide hot drinks to those in need. After purchasing the distinctive blue van 12 months ago,...

October 26, 2020

Baking beyond bricks and mortar

ONCE a neighbourhood café, Vegas and Rose has established itself as the city’s online choice for occasional sweet treats and catering. Having worked in hospitality...

October 26, 2020

Crocheting her way to happiness

ONE stitch at a time, owner of Blossom Blankets Emma-Lee Winters has been crocheting her way through the pandemic. A knitter since the age of...

October 26, 2020

Part of the food security solution

ACCORDING to Ellen Burns, founder of The Hidden Orchard, a quarter of Ballarat residents have had to access food relief this year. With this in...

October 25, 2020

Concept to completion: Designers fashion local textiles

ALTHOUGH creating quality textiles is the company’s forte, Ballarat’s Interknit also works to support young and emerging fashion students to execute their designs. While it...

October 24, 2020

Sounds delicious – Eat Drink West

Main Bar’s great food and drink is paired with live entertainment A LITTLE piece of history is hidden in every crack and crevice of the...

October 24, 2020

Drumming group back in the rhythm

LOVERS of music, the seasoned team at CocoSounds are committed to delivering high quality lessons and empowering their students to find joy in music...

October 23, 2020

The toastie of the town

A GREAT toasted sandwich may be the signature of former Masterchef contestant and passionate culinary creator Tim Bone, but he’s much more than that. Having...