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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March 4, 2021

Miners ink more names to squad

THE Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners line-up for the upcoming NBL1 South season is becoming clearer following a series of player announcements recently. [caption id="attachment_74804" align="alignright"...

March 2, 2021

Western’s Sanchez breaks Victory hearts

VICTOR Sanchez was the hero as his ninety-fifth-minute strike secured a dramatic 4-3 win for ten-man Western United over A-League rivals Melbourne Victory on...

February 25, 2021

Schools to play for Respect

LORETO and St Pat’s will head to Geelong next week to take part in the inaugural Respect Cup. The event, to be played on Tuesday,...

February 25, 2021

Centrals get strong Div 3 win

CENTRAL Wendouree's Ian Barnett celebrated a return to bowls after the short COVID lockdown with a Division 3 win on home own turf in...

February 24, 2021

Family to ride on-field

THREE generations of the same family will take to the polocrosse field this weekend as the Ballan Polocrosse Club hosts its annual carnival in...

February 22, 2021

Call for clarity on COVID measures

KEY organisations from across the city, including Commerce Ballarat, the Committee for Ballarat, and Ballarat Regional Tourism have launched a new campaign urging the...

February 21, 2021

Creative light on darkness

Upcoming exhibition a celebration of victory over extreme challenges.

AS the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was taking place,...

February 19, 2021

Three new Vic COVID-19 cases recorded

VICTORIA has recorded three new locally acquired cases of coronavirus. The Health Department on Friday confirmed the cases are linked to the Holiday Inn outbreak...

February 19, 2021

Flower fest grows beyond the gardens

THIS year’s Begonia Festival is looking bloomin’ great! Months in the making, the begonia...

February 18, 2021

Play time as works complete

TWO new and upgraded playgrounds, of six planned for this year, in Golden Plains Shire have been officially opened. Capital works were undertaken at Rokewood...

February 18, 2021

Little bridge getting big upgrade

TRAFFIC along Geggies Road at Rokewood will be interrupted from next week as work begins to replace the bridge over Kuruc A Ruc Creek. The...

February 18, 2021

Search on for local census heads

RECRUITMENT has begun for Ballarat based managers who’ll oversee the on the ground workforce during this year’s national population count. Known as census field managers,...

February 13, 2021

Western United back on Mars

A-LEAGUE side Western United are set to make their return to Mars Stadium with a regular season match against newcomers Macarthur FC slated for...

February 12, 2021

Supermarkets impose buying limits

MAJOR supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have announced purchasing limits on some products in the wake of increased shopping following the announcement of a...

February 12, 2021

New park making super seniors

IT might look like an oversized playground, but a new facility installed at Mt Pleasant Reserve has some very grown-up ideas behind it. Known as...

February 12, 2021

BHS gears up for COVID vac rollout

BALLARAT Health services will play a major part in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the region following a State Government announcement last week. The...

February 11, 2021

Grab a cuppa and have your say

YOU may have heard of pollies in the pub, well now it’s time for the Golden Plains equivalent as Saturday, 20 February sees the...

February 11, 2021

Feedback is in

OUTCOMES from a range of community consultations run across Golden Plains Shire are set to be actioned in the coming weeks and months. February’s council...

February 11, 2021

Bright signs for She Oaks’ bridge

SHARP Road Bridge at She Oaks will receive safety upgrades following a funding announcement by the State Government. The single lane bridge, which crosses the...

February 11, 2021

Ribbons returned

A FEW days after Loud Fence ribbons were removed from outside St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sturt Street, members of the movement and people from...

February 11, 2021

BFNL draw locked in

ACTION in the McDonalds Ballarat Football Netball League has a start date following the release of the senior fixture for 2021. Games will get underway...

February 11, 2021

Cracknell’s return makes six

THE Selkirk Ballarat Rush have further cemented their 2021 NBL1 South season line up with the confirmation that Millie Cracknell will be dressing for...

February 7, 2021

What is the Question – February

What is your name? Michael Poulton.   What is your occupation? CEO - Committee for Ballarat.   What brought you to Ballarat? When I was 18, I came from Melbourne to...

February 6, 2021

Top honour for tireless leader

HEAD of the Ballarat Parkinson’s Peer Support Group, Elaine Maberly, has received the first Harold Waldron Carer’s Award from Parkinson’s Victoria. The award was created...

February 4, 2021

Work starting on new bridge

CONSTRUCTION of a replacement bridge across the Moorabool River on Slate Quarry Road east of Meredith is set to get underway early next week. The...

February 4, 2021

Surveyor set to upskill

A PROGRAM aimed at increasing the number of women involved in the construction sector will see one Golden Plains Shire staff member receive upskilling...

February 4, 2021

Wool on wheels rolls in

AFTER nearly twelve months off the road, the Yarning Bus returned to the Meredith Community Center on Monday. Run by a husband and wife team,...

February 4, 2021

Collins back for Rush

BASKETBALL Ballarat system product Annie Collins is back on the Selkirk Ballarat Rush for the upcoming 2021 NBL1 South season. Collins came off the bench...