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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 9, 2019

Skatepark tailwhiped into shape

SMYTHESDALE’S newest community asset, a revamped skatepark, was officially opened last week. The $250,000 project located at the Woady Yaloak Recreation Reserve includes new concreate...

June 5, 2019

BMX Junior jumper off to Worlds

BALLARAT has a freshly minted national champion after Josh Jolly claimed gold in the 13 Boys class at the recent BMX National titles held...

June 5, 2019

Rescue ready

BALLARAT Fire Brigade’s newest appliance, a rescue unit, has been officially handed over to volunteers at their fire house on the weekend. The event took...

May 29, 2019

Budget delivers on promises

AFTER a slight delay, the State government handed down its post re-election budget on Monday, and Ballarat saw many of the pledges made during...

May 22, 2019

Sing for joy, and togetherness

SOMETHING wonderful is happening at the UFS administration building on Armstrong Street North in Soldiers Hill. People from across the spectrum of Ballarat’s community are...

May 22, 2019

KING REIGNS

Federal election result means uncertainty for major projects

CATHERINE King has been returned as the Federal Member for Ballarat with a commanding majority...

May 15, 2019

Ride your steel steed in tweed

BACK for a seventh year, and part of Heritage Weekend for a sixth time around, is the Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine Tweed Ride. The event combines...

May 15, 2019

Synthetic track ready for real racing

WORK on Ballarat Turf Club’s all-weather synthetic racing surface is complete and the track has already been pressed into service. Heavy rain made the turf...

May 15, 2019

Top netballers set for Interleague action

THE best of the best netballers from the Ballarat Netball League will take to the court this Saturday. Nine players from five teams will come...

May 15, 2019

New car to help prostate health

WHAT started out as a few guys riding postie bikes about the place has turned into a major men’s health campaign. Known as the Male...

May 15, 2019

Jobs effort closes the gap

A PROGRAM aimed at improving employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Ballarat is currently underway. Run by MatchWorks, Deadly Yakka is more than...

May 13, 2019

From the desk of Roland Rocchiccioli – 9 May

The photograph of an Essendon supporter booing Collingwood captain, Scott Pendlebury, after the Anzac Day MCG match was cause for concern; however, my concern...

May 8, 2019

Harcourts success recognised at awards

HARCOURTS Ballarat has returned from the state-level of their annual company awards with a swag full of trophies. The agency scooped up gongs not just...

May 8, 2019

Win a family pass to Jurassic Unearthed by Silver’s

Do you love the exciting atmosphere at Silver’s Circus? Are you keen to go again or experience your first spectacular alongside your loved ones?...

May 8, 2019

Brown Hill sports grounds to get $500k

BOTH major parties have backed funding for upgraded change rooms at Russell Square in Brown Hill. Running to the tune of $500,000 the money will...

May 8, 2019

Parking Plan starts in Zone 2

CITY of Ballarat is launching the first stage of its Smarter Parking Plan. The area within Ripon, Eyre, Princes, and Mill and Seymour streets comprises...

May 2, 2019

Harcourts Ballarat launch podcast

A NEW real estate podcast focused on the city has been launched by Harcourts Ballarat. The show is helmed by agency Director and Licensed Real...

April 25, 2019

$10 mill for Sovereign Hill

REGARDLESS of which party wins the Federal election next month, Sovereign Hill will be getting ten million dollars. The money will go towards an improved...

April 25, 2019

We will remember them

SCHOOL students, including Tom, Grade 6 from St Patrick’s Primary School, came together on Tuesday, 23 April to honour service men and women who...

April 25, 2019

Schools get funding boost under ALP

A NUMBER of Ballarat schools could be set for extra money if the ALP wins government next month. The Federal member for Ballarat, Catherine King,...

April 25, 2019

CHFL round four previews

Bungaree vs. Beaufort IT is another battle of the titans in the Bendigo Bank & Rural Bank Central Highlands Football League with the Demons hosting...

April 25, 2019

Clean sweep for Ballarat

BALLARAT have defeated Redan in Ballarat Netball League A Grade Good Friday action. Played at the Swans’ home court in Alfredton, Ballarat took the lead...

April 18, 2019

Easter events!

MAKE A MONSTER MUG AT CLAYMOTION Thursday 18 April, 10am to 12pm, ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East, Ballarat. Creativity these school holidays for kids, creating a...

April 18, 2019

Anzac Day Services – Thursday 25 April

DAWN SERVICE, BALLARAT CENOTAPH 5.45am, Ballarat Cenotaph, Sturt Street, Ballarat. A gunfire breakfast at the Ballarat RSL, Midlands Golf Club will follow. Buses provided.   BANNOCKBURN DAWN SERVICE 6am,...