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About: Alistair Finlay

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Editor at the Ballarat Times News Group. 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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June 23, 2022

Back-to-back wins for Miners women

THE Ballarat Miners women claimed two NBL1 South scalps last weekend with home and road wins. On Saturday, the team welcomed the Hobart Chargers to...

June 12, 2022

Sick pay scheme benefits us all

-OPINION

  BY MICHAELA SETTLE MEMBER FOR BUNINYONG   MY first job was a clerk in a bank. It was a good job. I didn’t get paid a...

June 9, 2022

King ‘honoured’ by postings

FRESHLY returned Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, has said she’s “deeply honoured and humbled” to be named to the new Federal cabinet. Ms King was...

June 9, 2022

Miners women roster strengthened

WITH about half of the NBL1 South season to go, the Ballarat Miners women squad has been bolstered following the addition of Steph Gorman...

June 8, 2022

Ballarat Football League – round 8 results

Ballarat Football League ROUND 8   MCDONALDS SENIORS   Ballarat v Lake Wendouree Ballarat 7.12 (54) Lake Wendouree 6.5 (41) Best - Ballarat - Nicholas Swain, Carter Prendergast, Sam James, Andrew Hooper,...

May 26, 2022

Miners add extra name, pick up wins

ANOTHER player has been brought in to bolster the Ballarat Miners men’s roster for the remainder of the Coles Express NBL1 South Season. Two hundred-and...

May 25, 2022

Western Utd into first ALM decider

SERBIAN striker Aleksandar Prijovic has scored twice and added an assist as Western United advanced to the A-League Men grand final with an extraordinary...

May 12, 2022

‘There’s a lot to like about it,’ Pallas on budget

YOU could frame it as a health budget, or a back-to-basics budget, or even a pre-election budget, but whatever labels you put on it,...

May 5, 2022

Libs back Inverleigh youth project

FEDERAL election hopeful in the seat of Corangamite, Stephanie Asher, has backed a project aimed at providing young people in Inverleigh with more to...

April 28, 2022

Coker ups FNC pledge

INCUMBENT ALP candidate and member for the Federal seat of Corangamite, Libby Coker, has increased an election pledge at Bannockburn Football Netball Club. Ms Coker...

April 28, 2022

Miner’s recruit taken in WNBA draft

RECENT Ballarat Miners women recruit, Jade Melbourne, has been picked at thirty-third in April’s WNBA draft. Taken by Seattle Storm, the 178-centimetre guard will stay...

April 21, 2022

Green keen on chances

FRESHLY minted Liberal Party candidate for the seat of Ballarat at the upcoming Federal election, Ben Green, has said his stocks are rising. Even though...

April 14, 2022

Easter fun at community party

ROKEWOOD locals were treated to an early taste of Easter last Sunday as Westwind Energy, backers of the nearby Golden Plains Wind Farm, put...

April 12, 2022

Ballarat, Geelong to co-host 2026 Comm Games

REGIONAL Victoria will take centre stage on the international sports calendar after the state won a one-horse race to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The...

March 3, 2022

Golden Plains and Ballarat golf results for 2 March

Ballarat Golf Club Saturday, 26 February - Gentsomes and womensomes 1st - S Hansford, J McFarlane, A Perkins and S Fisher 110pts, 2nd - J Coutts,...

March 1, 2022

Grants offered to help build clubs

HOME builder Metricon is offering five local sports organisations a chance to take one thousand dollars back to their club rooms. Knows as the HomeSolution...

February 17, 2022

Sunflowers to shine for Farmgate event

THIS Saturday, 19 February is set to be a big day for the small town of Elaine and its iconic Farmgate Shop. The community focused...

February 10, 2022

Elite rowers return for race with meaning

TWO of Ballarat’s greatest sporting exports, rowers Katrina Werry and Lucy Stephan, took to Lake Wendouree last Saturday in support of the next generation. Both...

February 10, 2022

Miners men get new coach

THE Ballarat Miners elite men’s squad will have a new face pacing the sidelines this NBL1 South season with Luke Sunderland appointed to the...

February 10, 2022

Local record tumbles

A NEARLY forty-year-old record at Ballarat Regional Athletic Centre was broken recently. Sprinter Cooper Sherman ran a 21.24 over 200-meters, breaking a time set by...

February 3, 2022

Lyons roars on Willunga Hill

BALLARAT pro-cyclist Angus Lyons has claimed the third stage of the Santos Festival of Cycling - Be Safe Be Seen road race in South...

January 31, 2022

Buninyong street upgrades begin

A MORE than one-million-dollar project to improve the streetscape along Buninyong’s main shopping strip is underway with contractors breaking ground on the project last...

January 27, 2022

BFNL drops 2022 fixture

IT’S almost game on in the McDonalds Ballarat Football Netball League with competition management announcing the seniors fixture for season 2022. Play gets underway from...

January 25, 2022

Order membership for arts leader – Australia Day Honours

A LIFE-ling dedication to the arts sector has led to Ballarat’s David Thomas being appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia. Raised and...