About: Edwina Williams

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Edwina is a journalist at the Ballarat Times News Group, and Golden Plains Times, based in Ballarat. She is a passionate art lover and photographer, who enjoys capturing the colour and life of the city in her own time. Edwina has worked as a social media management contractor, and has had previous news experience with the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, Victoria Votes for Channel 31, and Junction Journalism. Contact her at [email protected] Twitter - @edwinawilltweet Facebook - @edwinawilliamsjourno

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January 22, 2022

Nature reserve champion recognised

ENVIRONMENTAL volunteer, advocate, and former microbiologist and science teacher Stuart McCallum has been recognised as a Golden Plains Shire Senior Citizen of the Year...

January 22, 2022

Beauty and darkness from digital creative

AS long as a person has a smartphone in their pocket, they’re carrying around what can be a compact digital art studio, full of...

January 22, 2022

Getting a feel for rally racing

THE Ballarat Light Car Club is inviting the community to their annual come-and-try morning on their smooth, graded autocross track in Mitchell Park next...

January 21, 2022

Uniting community and the arts

SMYTHES Creek ceramicist Barry Wemyss has been nominated for the Golden Plains Shire’s Citizen of the Year Award for 2021. Mr Wemyss is the man...

January 20, 2022

Closing the card on an era of generosity

AFTER thirty-seven Christmases in operation, the Ballarat Combined Charities Card Shop closed for the last time in December. Denise Boyko has been involved for 17...

January 20, 2022

Safer, more inclusive holiday fun

TAKING into account the developing COVID-19 situation, the Golden Plains Shire has altered the schedule for the rest of this month’s social school holiday...

January 20, 2022

RoadNats vibe loved by locals, visitors

ALTHOUGH spectator attendance was down on previous years, last weekend’s Federation University Road National Championships attracted lots of its long-time regulars. A resident of Buninyong...

January 20, 2022

WNBL festival in full flight

SELKIRK Stadium is seeing some explosive and entertaining elite sport this month as a host venue for the current WNBL festival of basketball. So far,...

January 20, 2022

Time to climb in Enfield

ENFIELD has a new playground, recently installed in Harrison Reserve to replace the old equipment. It was built and installed last last year, with climbing...

January 20, 2022

Art banners bringing colour to the street

SIX double-sided banners will soon be hung from tall poles in Smythesdale, illustrated and designed by local people. GP Arts Inc president Barry Wemyss has...

January 20, 2022

Baiting Maude’s rascally rabbits

A TRADITION for decades, the Maude rabbit-baiting campaign is back again this summer, coordinated by the local Landcare group. Volunteers are currently inviting landowners with...

January 19, 2022

Stadium serves sporting open day

JUMP-smash into Ken Kay Stadium this weekend as the Ballarat Badminton Association serves a community come-and-try day. On Saturday, 22 January from 10am to 2pm,...

January 16, 2022

Charlie’s concert Wilde and raw

THE Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute will host indie-folk musician Charlie Wilde as he marks the release of his latest EP Allihies. Performing tracks from his fourth...

January 15, 2022

Berry fruitful farm celebrates 40 years

A SUMMER favourite for family members young and old, the Buninyong Blueberry Farm is turning forty in 2022. Owners Ernie and Margaret Neale have run...

January 14, 2022

Foto finish for booming Biennale

THE lens officially shut last Sunday on the biggest Ballarat International Foto Biennale ever. BIFB general manager Kate O’Hehir said despite it being the most...

January 13, 2022

Children’s vax program underway

BALLARAT Health Services’ paediatric COVID-19 vaccination program for five-to-eleven-year-olds began on Monday morning at the Mercure-based community clinic. Approximately 250 children received their first dose,...

January 13, 2022

Uniting for the welfare of horses

HORSE welfare organisation Project Hope will run two events for the local equine community with money received as part of a State Government grant...

January 13, 2022

Street Fiesta shares artistic talent

GROWING year-by-year, the free Smythesdale Arts and Music Fiesta is returning next month to bring creatives and art-lovers from the north of the Shire...

January 13, 2022

Book borrowing now fine-free

BOOK-borrowing and returning from the Golden Plains Mobile Library and the Bannockburn Library will be even more pleasant than usual in 2022 and beyond. Operator...

January 13, 2022

Races to see this RoadNats week

ELITE cyclists are currently in Ballarat and Buninyong for the Australian Road National Championships, and you can get amongst the action until Sunday, 16...

January 13, 2022

Club strikes gold as Miners return

AHEAD of the start of the Coles Express NBL1 South season in April, three major basketballers have re-signed with the Ballarat Miners. Zac Dunmore, Will...

January 12, 2022

National Boys Choir on the Goldfields

THE National Boys Choir of Australia will bring Ballarat Trades Hall alive in classical song this weekend. As part of their Gippsland to Goldfields series...

January 10, 2022

RoadNats ready and set to race

ELITE cyclists from across the country will compete in Ballarat and Buninyong from next Wednesday as the Australian Road National Championships get on the...

January 9, 2022

Festival offers food-growing ideas

THE Sri Lankan Tamil festival of Thai Pongal celebrates the harvest and the sun. An initiative of Neil Para, the local Multicultural Harvest Festival will...

January 7, 2022

Unusual stages for poetry and song

A SERIES of summer performances by two Ballarat creatives are being held in some very unusual, but playful locations. Megan J Riedl and Amie Brûlée’s...

January 6, 2022

Splish, splash all summer long

THE municipality’s pools and splash parks are open across Ballarat for another summer of fun. Ready to keep families cool and entertained on the hotter...

January 3, 2022

Nursery backs local veterans

AVALON Nursery’s staff love to get into the Christmas spirit of giving. In previous years they’ve run giveaways, but in 2021, the Nursery’s David Winters...

December 31, 2021

Venturer Scout awarded top honour

EIGHTEEN-year-old Hamish Hall has been presented with the highest Venturer Scout honour in Australia, the Queen’s Scout Award. Joining Cubs 10 years ago, he has...