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July 2, 2022

Predator proofing a conservation effort

THE former owner of one of Australia’s largest reptile breeders has swapped one animal passion for another. In 2017, Roy Pails walked away from his...

July 2, 2022

Winning art against ableism

A FAMILIAL influence formed the subject for a winning work in the 2022 Young Archie competition. Local artist Jasmine Goon took the top prize in...

July 1, 2022

Search on for older siblings

YOUTH mentoring organisation Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia is putting the call out for Ballarat based mentors and volunteers to join their ranks. With...

July 1, 2022

Brigade celebrates long-serving firie

ALONGSIDE the gifting of awards and medals, Creswick CFA’s annual dinner provided an opportunity to honour their late former captain, Mark Spenceley. A volunteer fire...

July 1, 2022

Frolic Fest to meet new members

WITH this year’s iteration cancelled, the organisers behind queer pride event Frolic Festival are looking to introduce themselves to potential members. An online Q&A session...

June 30, 2022

New library creating cultural centre

A PRIME office location in the heart of the city’s central business district has found a new purpose as a Chinese library. Located on the...

June 30, 2022

Advisory group engaging community

EXPRESSIONS of interest are open to join the Koorie Engagement Action Group advisory committee. The callout is part of a regular personnel refresh, and KEAG...

June 30, 2022

Uni unearths buried memories

WHEN you think of Federation University’s SMB campus in the late 1990s, what do you think about? Well, now the university is making that picture...

June 30, 2022

Tram museum gets support

BALLARAT Tramway Museum’s facility is set for its final stages of development with $200,000 in State Government funding. Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison visited the...

June 30, 2022

Water upgrades in the pipeline

THE region’s recycled water network is set to be expanded following one-million dollars in State Government funding going towards upgrading the Ballarat North Water...

June 29, 2022

Budget gets okay – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

DURING their regular meeting on Wednesday, 22 July, City of Ballarat councillors adopted the 2022/23 budget. Following more than six months of community engagement, the...

June 28, 2022

Social seniors spotlight Lucas life

AFTER eighteen months living in Lucas, Jan Brodie wanted to feel a sense of community. That’s why she’s organised an over-60s social group, where the...

June 28, 2022

Collectors event on the cards

PEOPLE will be able to exchange, collect and talk about trading cards at an event next month. After five conventions held in Victoria’s capital, the...

June 28, 2022

BADAC celebration day returns

A FULL list of Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative NAIDOC Week events are set to return for the first time since 2019, and the...

June 25, 2022

Chef’s dream sprouts new venture

VISITORS and residents in Ballarat’s health precinct now have a new eatery option. Located next to Johnny Alloo, the venue once operated by Cafe Cornucopia...

June 25, 2022

Retirement community raises funds

EVERY May and June provides an opportunity to support cancer research over tea and sweets through the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea annual...

June 25, 2022

Colouring book about breaking boundaries

A NEW children’s book is encouraging kids to colour outside the lines. Titled Outside the Box, the book is the first release by local author...

June 25, 2022

Door open at new Men’s Shed

AFTER more than three years of construction, the Linton Men’s Shed was officially opened last Saturday. The ribbon was cut by Member for Buninyong, Michaela...

June 24, 2022

Film fundraiser backs Ukraine

OVER a dozen people were treated to a night at the movies recently in support of Ukraine. A private film screening was held at a...

June 23, 2022

Mounties score big win

A NEW scoreboard is on the way for Mount Clear Recreation Reserve. Member for Buninyong, Michaela Settle, visited the site last week alongside City of...

June 23, 2022

Park welcomes rare-coloured resident

EIGHT months after her birth, one of Ballarat Wildlife Park’s latest inhabitants is ready to meet its patrons. Manuka is the newest member of the...

June 23, 2022

Sewing success at foreign festival

EMBROIDERER Alison Cole can now cross a new destination off her list. Late last month, Invermay-based Ms Cole represented Australia at the inaugural International Gold...

June 22, 2022

Facing Up at school

A THEATRICAL collaboration depicting past Prime Ministers’ treatment of First Nations people is returning for NAIDOC Week. On Saturday, 9 July, Facing Up will be...

June 22, 2022

Enviro regen gets growing

NAPOLEONS Enfield Landcare Group has a busy day ahead. This Sunday, 26 June, the group will start filling seven planting patches at Scotchmans Lead with...