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

Posts by: Alistair Finlay

October 3, 2018

Thanks for reading, but we’re only getting started

NOW we’re three editions in to the Ballarat Times News Group and the Golden Plains Times, I’m keen to take a moment for some...

October 3, 2018

Workshop aimed at helping the helpers

SUCCESSFULLY running a not-for-profit organisation can be challenging on many fronts, but a new workshop facilitated by Commerce Ballarat is aiming to change that. Set...

October 3, 2018

All about giving at charity card shop

WITH Christmas coming up fast, the Ballarat Combined Charities Card Shop has opened its doors for another year. The quiet little store just south of...

September 26, 2018

Good habits focus for Reading Hour

CHILDREN of all ages, and those young at heart, descended on the Eureka Centre last Thursday for Australian Reading Hour. Coordinated by Ballarat Libraries, the...

September 26, 2018

30 years of caring for our kids

CITY of Ballarat’s Occasional Child Care Center has celebrated 30 years of caring for kids with a birthday party. The event took place at the...

September 26, 2018

BNIF report received at state parliament

A REPORT calling for the funding of six major projects in the region and produced by a group of leading Ballarat organisations has been...

September 26, 2018

SpringFest set to bloom

PLANNING for the 2018 edition of SpringFest is well underway and organisers have announced this year’s ambassador. Power FM’s Jules Zass will once again take...

September 26, 2018

Diversity the focus for intercultural celebration

BY ALAN MARINI TEN new City of Ballarat Intercultural Ambassadors, along with the City of Ballarat’s Intercultural City Strategic Plan for 2018-21, were announced last...

September 26, 2018

Protective puppy park pledge

AREA Liberal candidates standing at the upcoming state election have pledged $60,000 for fenced off dog parks in Buninyong and Alfredton. If successful in November...

September 19, 2018

Spring Street the target for growth funding

A GROUP of Ballarat organisations headed to Melbourne this week in an attempts to get traction on funding for six major projects. The City of...

September 19, 2018

Miner changes to build great Times

Introducing The Ballarat Times News Group to town! After fourteen years of service to the community as The Miner today marks a significant day in...

September 19, 2018

WWI nurse honoured

BALLARAT residents will this month pay tribute a local World War I service woman during a tour of Greek and Western Front war cemeteries...

September 12, 2018

Linton Men’s Shed recognised

MINISTER for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos visited the Linton Men’s Shed last week to announce $903,000 to build or upgrade 29 men’s sheds...

September 12, 2018

Zoe Hives scores set and match

Central Highlands Water has signed on local professional tennis player Zoe Hives, 21, as a Be Smart Choose Tap Ambassador. Zoe is an up and...