About: Alistair Finlay

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Editor at the Bendigo Times. 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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September 12, 2021

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 12 September

Comedy is serious busy, and hard work; especially if the audience does not respond in the way you anticipated. I have a...

September 11, 2021

COVID testing team rushing to Daylesford

BALLARAT Health Services has announced a rapid COVID-19 testing team is being deployed to Daylesford following identification of exposure sites and a positive case...

September 10, 2021

BFNL season and awards cancelled

MANAGEMENT of the Bendigo Football Netball League have announced the remainder of the season, including finals and competition-wide awards have been called off. A statement...

September 10, 2021

Western United part of W-League expansion

THE W-League will expand from nine to twelve teams by 2023 in a bid to capitalise on the looming Women's World Cup in Australia...

August 19, 2021

BFNL heads to post-season early

ACTION in the Bendigo Football Netball League will jump straight to finals following the completion of this weekend’s round eighteen. After mid-season COVID related disruptions,...

August 15, 2021

Bendigo and district football results – 15 August

Bendigo Football League ROUND 17   BENDIGO BANK SENIORS   SANDHURST v KYNETON Sandhurst won by forfeit.   MARYBOROUGH v GISBORNE Gisborne 25.11 (161) Maryborough 10.6 (66) Goals - Gisborne - Patrick Mckenna 8, Bradley...

July 4, 2021

Bendigo and district netball results – 4 July

Bendigo Netball League   ROUND 10   Eaglehawk’s Ashley Gilmore and Kangaroo Flat’s Carley van der...

June 30, 2021

New disability worker registration a safe choice

VICTORIA’S disability workforce will be stronger and safer under a new Victorian Government disability worker registration scheme, giving regional Victorians with disability greater choice...

June 24, 2021

Overhaul starts at Rec Reserve

CAPITAL works at Harry Trott Kennington Recreation Reserve are underway, with a new pavilion the centrepiece of the upgrades. Running to $4.9 million, the overhaul...

June 13, 2021

Bendigo and district netball results – 13 June

Bendigo Netball League ROUND 7   Kirsten Wilson goes all out to block Amber Hollis’...

June 8, 2021

Time for rhyme to shine

YOUNG wordsmiths of the written of spoken variety are being invited to take part in an upcoming poetry performance. Known as the YO Poets Showcase...

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 26, 2021

Bendigo locations added to COVID exposure sites

TWO Bendigo locations have been added to the current COVID-19 outbreak exposure site list. The Axedale Tavern, at 105 High Street, Axedale has been listed...

May 20, 2021

Bendigo and district football results – 20 May

Bendigo Football League ROUND 6   BENDIGO BANK SENIORS   CASTLEMAINE v SANDHURST Sandhurst 31.21 (207) Castlemaine 2.7 (19) Goals - Sandhurst - Joel Wharton 7, Brodie Montague 3, Mitchell Rovers 3,...

May 8, 2021

Suburb by suburb snapshot – Flora Hill

The size of Flora Hill is approximately 2.9 square kilometres and has one park covering nearly 0.3 per cent of total area. The population of...

April 29, 2021

Bendigo and district football results

Bendigo Football League ROUND 3   BENDIGO BANK SENIORS   SANDHURST v GOLDEN SQUARE Sandhurst 15.3 (93) Golden Square 13.13 (91) Goals - Sandhurst - Cobi Maxted 3, Joel Wharton 3, Oscar...

April 29, 2021

Bendigo and district netball results

Bendigo Netball League   ROUND 3   A GRADE Sandhurst 76 - Golden Square 24 Gisborne 43 - Kangaroo Flat 43 Kyneton 27 - South Bendigo 33 Strathfieldsaye 60 - Maryborough...

April 8, 2021

Magpies to swoop into town

SUPER Netball side the Collingwood Magpies will bring top-level sports action back to Bendigo with a pre-season game scheduled for Saturday, 17 April. Set for...

March 28, 2021

Ben Elton back on stage

Comedy icon brings “all new, all the same” set to the Ulumbarra

WHEN the chance came up for Ben Elton to get on...

March 28, 2021

Firies get grant boost

TWO Bendigo region volunteer fire brigades have received cash grants under a State Government scheme. Eaglehawk CFA has been granted just over $53,000 to be...

March 11, 2021

Braves claim Country League double crowns

IT was all smiles in Maryborough on Saturday night as the Bendigo Braves men and women Country League sides both raised North West Division...

March 11, 2021

Fresh food grants served up

AS a group of volunteers worked hard to pack and distribute fresh produce for those in need last Friday, Bendigo Foodshare became the site...

March 10, 2021

City roll Victory in six goal rout

MELBOURNE Victory coach Grant Brebner has conceded his club’s hit rock bottom after letting in five second-half goals in the most humiliating loss in...

March 4, 2021

Excitement builds for big bouts

TICKETS may have sold out but that hasn’t stopped the hype train from pulling into Hargraves Mall on Saturday ahead of mid-March’s Triple Header...

March 4, 2021

Hub offers home for creatives

CREATIVES from across the region are being offered three months free desk space with the aim of helping them get out of the house...

March 4, 2021

Shows take centre stage

THE City of Greater Bendigo’s events program for the year was officially launched last Sunday at the Ulumbarra Theatre, and it includes some big...

March 4, 2021

Your chance to review outdoor dining

FEEDBACK is being sought on measures put in place by the City of Greater Bendigo to support outdoor dining as part of the hospitality...

March 4, 2021

Let there be shade!

HALF-a-million dollars worth of works have been completed at Epsom Primary School. The upgrades, which included a shade cover for the school’s basketball court and...