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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May 13, 2021

Money flows for Ross Creek Reserve

ROSS Creek’s main community sports and recreation space is in for a major overhaul with the announcement of a State Government and Golden Plains...

May 13, 2021

Donations needed to help India

AS India battles a growing wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, community groups are helping to raise funds for the struggling nation. With the number of...

May 6, 2021

Teesdale set for better net

TEESDALE’S notoriously bad internet is getting an overhaul following an announcement by the Federal Government that the town is set for National Broadband Network...

May 6, 2021

Preliminary plan gets the go ahead

THE draft Golden Plains Shire Council Plan for 2021-2025 has been endorsed by councillors at the most recent meeting on Tuesday, 27 May. For the...

May 6, 2021

BFLW season kicks off

ACTION in the Ballarat Football League Women’s got underway on the weekend, with matches played across the region. With the season running for 12 rounds,...

May 6, 2021

Central Highland Netball League – round 3 results

Central Highland Netball League ROUND 3   A GRADE Ballan 15 - Learmonth 90 Skipton 33 - Beaufort 39 Newlyn 12 - Buninyong 75 Bungaree 44 - Dunnstown 57 Springbank 37 -...

May 1, 2021

¡Viva la Revolución! – Eat Drink West

From the Río Bravo to Tierra del Fuego ABOUT two-and-a-half years ago there was a revolution on...

April 30, 2021

Flag effort marks service

SCHOOL students from across the region have taken part in an effort to mark the service of military personnel laid to rest in Ballarat’s...

April 29, 2021

Tigers shine under new lights

WHILE the work may have been completed some months ago, dignitaries from Federal and local politics turned out to Victoria Park Recreation Reserve on...

April 29, 2021

Want a councillor to turn up to your meeting?

GOLDEN Plains Shire councillors could soon be arriving at progress association, community group or service club meetings under a plan announced by the municipality. Called...

April 29, 2021

Central Highlands Football League – round 2 results

Central Highlands Football League ROUND 2   SENIORS   GORDON v BUNGAREE Gordon 19.9 (123) Bungaree 6.10 (46) Goals - Gordon - Ashley Munari 4, Connor Ascough 3, Jaymes Gorman 3, Macauley...

April 28, 2021

The best in outdoors and off-road

Everything you need to know about The Ballarat Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo   Love the Outdoors? Then the Ballarat Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo is...

April 22, 2021

Touring play to seize the day

ROSS Creek and Rokewood will host performances of a contemporary comedy stage play later in the month. Titled Carpe Diem and starting former Blue Healers...

April 22, 2021

Church sale effort hits a block

A MOVE by Golden Plains Shire council to intervene in the sale of a church in Rokewood has hit a snag after a dissenting...

April 21, 2021

Events return to light up the Murray

Bright lights and cool sounds in store for May

WHILE the events industry has been in the dark over the past twelve months,...

April 8, 2021

Redistribution has big impacts on Shire

THE Australian Electoral Commission has released proposed adjustments to Federal electorates in Victoria and they potentially include big changes in Golden Plains. Statewide, Victoria is...

April 6, 2021

Cash boost to give Voice diversity

A GRANT from the State Government is set to increase the range of multicultural programming offered by community broadcaster Voice FM. Announced on Monday, $50,000...

April 5, 2021

Eureka Mums backed by donations

TWO philanthropic groups have recently made donations to post-natal support organisation Eureka Mums. A combined $4000 was recently gifted by the Freemasons Foundation and the...

April 1, 2021

Woady PS gets cash for major fixes

THE four campuses of Woady Yaloak Primary will be undergoing major works after an announcement of money from the State Government. Revealed at the Ross...

April 1, 2021

Fun in the sun on Bunny’s big day

IT was all about celebrating bunny ears and chocolate eggs on Sunday as Smythesdale’s historic precinct turned into an Easter festival. Run by the town’s...

April 1, 2021

BDBD Saturday Pennant grand finals – Results

Ballarat District Bowls Division SATURDAY PENNANT GRAND FINALS   PREMIERS Ballarat 54 lost to Victoria 60 Cornish, Stewart, Wood, Wood, 25; Harrison, Oswin, Haynes, Clark, 19; Eastman, Fothergill, Lennecke, Brown,...

March 29, 2021

Who are we? We are worth celebrating

A BALLARAT wide campaign aimed at bringing together the community and celebrating everything that’s great about the city has been officially launched. Known as We...

March 25, 2021

Vixens set for BSEC showdowns

SUPER Netball side the Melbourne Vixens are heading to town in early April for a pair of pre-season games against Adelaide Thunderbirds at the...

March 19, 2021

Group to focus on Linton building’s future

WHAT to do with the old Linton shire offices? That’s a question now being put to eight community members who have formed part of a...

March 15, 2021

Tile tradie top of his game

A YOUNG tiling apprentice from Alfredton has been named as one of the region’s best by Master Builders Victoria. Twenty-four-year-old Kale Faull, who works at...

March 11, 2021

Sunflower effort in full bloom

WHAT do you do with a large field that’s too wet to plant other crops in? That’s a question faced by Murray McConachy last spring,...

March 11, 2021

Well to host free co-working space

PLANS for the Shire’s first co-working space have been unveiled. Set for The Well at Smythesdale, and to be known as the Digital Hub, the...

March 11, 2021

Solar boost for schools

THIRTEEN locations across eight school campuses in the greater Ballarat area are set to receive solar energy systems under a plan announced by the...