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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July 23, 2021

Gazette heads online part-time

GOLDEN Plains Shire’s official print publication is expanding with a new e-edition of the municipal gazette set to debut later this year. Known as the...

July 22, 2021

New bus part of transport shortfall

A NEW bus service trial underway in the north and south of the Shire has the ultimate goal of gathering data in support of...

July 22, 2021

Town meeting gets new date

A COMMUNITY feedback session on the Smythesdale Structure Plan originally set for last weekend has been rescheduled after the snap COVID-19 lockdown limited in-person...

July 15, 2021

500 games for Bunga’s legacy legend

WHEN Amanda Clarke walks out on court for her five-hundredth senior game of netball in the Central Highlands league on Saturday, her mind in...

July 15, 2021

New lights officially switched on

A YEARS long process to improve facilities for junior footballers at Lethbridge Recreation Reserve, home of the Rosellas, is complete with new lights and...

July 15, 2021

Miners add key COVID piece

WHILE the NBL1 South season may be well underway, that hasn’t stopped management at the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners from seeking to strengthen the...

July 8, 2021

Final call made on Federal lines

A FINAL decision has been made on the lower house boundaries for the next Federal election, and they are not much different to those...

July 8, 2021

Fines for non-compliant pool owners

OVER two-hundred and fifty pool and spa owners in Golden Plains Shire could be facing fines after the municipality noted they may not have...

July 8, 2021

One seat to rule them all

FOR the first time in the history of Golden Plains Shire, the municipality could have one state lower house member of parliament representing the...

July 6, 2021

Giants to host Suns on Mars

THE Greater Western Sydney Giants will 'host' Gold Coast at Mars Stadium in Ballarat on Sunday, but the GWS are hopeful of playing their...

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...

June 29, 2021

Warm donations for Shower Bus

MEMBERS of Ballarat Commandery of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, Australasia recently dopped off some winter supplies at the One...

June 27, 2021

Central Highland Netball League – round 10 results

Central Highland Netball League ROUND 10   A GRADE Learmonth 70 - Bungaree 22 Creswick 15 - Buninyong 66 Hepburn 90 - Dunnstown 22 Rokewood 47 - Gordon 30 Ballan 32 -...

June 24, 2021

Youth up build gets underway

WORK on the Shire’s new Youth Hub has begun after an official sod turning ceremony last Friday. Located opposite Bannockburn College P-12, the more than...

June 24, 2021

BFNL rejigs season fixture

SOME games in the current McDonalds Ballarat Football Netball League have been rescheduled or abandoned as competition managers’ seek to cope with impacts of...

June 18, 2021

Sheep show gets new date

THE Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society has announced that the Victorian Sheep Show, supported by Ballarat Grammar has been rescheduled to Sunday, 4 July...

June 18, 2021

Potential roadblock on $10m airport project

CITY of Ballarat councillors are being asked to make a five-million-dollar call on extending the north-south runway at the airport in Mitchell Park at...

June 17, 2021

River film highlights catchment issues

A NEW film that puts the spotlight on challenges faced by the Moorabool River catchment is set to premier across the region.

June 10, 2021

BFNL considers return to play options

WITH some junior comps back on court and the field last weekend, the Ballarat Football Netball League as outlined where it’s up to with...

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...

June 2, 2021

Poems to help lasting Legacy

A NEW book by local poet and writer Noel Hayes is set to benefit Ballarat Legacy. Launched last Friday and titled I Have a Dream,...

May 28, 2021

Gordon to take on giant killers

Gordon v Dunnstown MATCH of the Round in the Central Highlands Football League with ladder leading Gordon returning off the back of the bye to...

May 27, 2021

Skate park push gets funding boost

IN a true case of people and pedal power, young Meredith resident Harley Murfitt’s campaign for improvements at the town’s skate park got a...

May 21, 2021

Riders earn top prizes

MEMBERS of Smythesdale & District Pony Club are riding high in the saddle after taking first and third place at the recent Barwon Zone...

May 21, 2021

All to pay for heading into round six

Lake Wendouree v Melton South IN what shaped to be a matchup between two of the McDonalds Ballarat Football League’s cellar dwellers is now a...

May 20, 2021

Water works support park growth

THE “last piece of the puzzle” relating to an expansion at the Bannockburn Industrial Estate has been solved, with funding announced for stormwater works...

May 20, 2021

Raffle helps set up life-long learning

TEESDALE Kinder is holding a big fundraising raffle and the effort is all about helping the centre’s kids get the best start to their...

May 20, 2021

Shire gets budget boost

LAST week’s Federal budget had a bit of positive news for Golden Plains Shire with more money announced for infrastructure works. As part of the...