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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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...

February 4, 2021

Mixed results for Bungaree

BUNGAREE’S Division 2 and 5 sides played host last weekend Ballarat District Bowls Division Saturday Pennant action, with mixed success. Invermay’s twos got the upper...

February 1, 2021

A splendido opportunity!

Have you ever wanted to learn Italian? Well, the Ballarat Italian Association and La Piccola Scuola d'italiano are bring a cost-effective way to get acquainted...

January 28, 2021

Meet the people awarded for making a difference

THEY came from across the Shire but all those invited to the Bannockburn Cultural Centre on 26 January had one thing in common -...

January 28, 2021

Bannockburn roundabout plans revealed

DESIGNS for a planned roundabout at a notorious intersection at Bannockburn have been released. The upgrades would see a large roundabout installed at the intersection...

January 28, 2021

Highway water works set for Lethbridge

CONSTRUCTION by Barwon Water on a pipe that links Lethbridge to a water storage site north of the town will begin early next month. The...

January 28, 2021

Two more sign on for the Rush

THE makeup of the Selkirk Ballarat Rush squad that’ll take to the court for the upcoming NBL1 South season is becoming clearer with two...

January 24, 2021

Free TAFE expands to mental health

MENTAL health training has been added to the list of free courses offered at Federation TAFE. The move to introduce a certificate IV in mental...

January 21, 2021

Prestige in award for Bedggoods

Learmonth Road Kia dealership named as top three per cent in the world

A COUPLE of decades ago Brett Bedggood and his father...

January 21, 2021

Boat safety in five easy steps

AUTHORITIES are reminding users of the region’s lakes and rivers to brush up on basic safety skills before heading out in the boat, kayak...

January 21, 2021

Get your sizzle on for Australia Day

AFTER a year where many events and opportunities to gather in groups have been cancelled, communities will come together on Tuesday, 26 January to...

January 14, 2021

Bird flu orders change

CONTROLS aimed at containing further outbreaks of avian influenza in Golden Plains have been again dialled back. A restricted area that was in place across...

January 3, 2021

Money to feed those in need

THREE Ballarat emergency food relief organisations have received State Government backing in the form of cash grants. Just over $145,000 was split between Ballarat Seventh-day...

January 2, 2021

10 new COVID-19 cases in Vic, expanded testing in Ballarat

VICTORIA has reported ten new cases of COVID-19 community transmission overnight, as thousands have cut short their NSW holidays in a mad dash to...

December 31, 2020

A park by any other name

EFFORTS to find a new name for a park at Inverleigh have progressed with four options being put to the community to vote on. The...

December 20, 2020

Fantastic festive photo fun

IF you’re looking for a Insta-perfect seasonal photo opportunity, then Coltman Plaza at Lucas has a real gift for you. Two detailed Christmas backdrops have...

December 18, 2020

Costs in for rabbit poison

MAUDE and District Landcare Group have announced the pricing for their 2021 rabbit baiting program. Bags of carrots poisoned with Pindone come in three sizes...

December 18, 2020

McCartney coup for BIFB

THE program for next year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale is starting to take shape with a major exhibition announced. For the first time in Australia,...