fbpx

About: jonathon

Posts by: jonathon

May 5, 2022

Miners find replacement in Gak

SYDNEY-born big man Deng Gak is the latest signing for the Ballarat Miners. The six-foot-11 forward has four years of college basketball playing for the...

April 7, 2022

Local elders to join historic commission

BALLARAT First Nations elders will have the opportunity to be part of the Yoorrook Justice Commission, Victoria’s truth and reconciliation process examining the impact...

April 7, 2022

Federal cash to fund Shire projects

GOLDEN Plains Shire is hoping to put its Federal Government budget allocation to good use and finish several projects across the municipality. Just over $1.3...

April 7, 2022

Big bike ride coming to town

FOR the first time, this year’s Great Vic Bike Ride includes an overnight stop at Inverleigh and will finnish in the home of Australian...

April 7, 2022

Another Opal joins Miners

A SECOND national player has joined the Ballarat Miners Women for the upcoming Coles Express NBL1 South season. Zitina Aokuso joined the squad last week...

March 24, 2022

Skins tournament set to spike

AFTER two years of uncertainty and postponements Volleyball Ballarat’s annual skins tournament gets back on court this weekend. Thirty-three teams from around the state will...

March 17, 2022

NBL guard joins Miners

THE Ballarat Miners are expecting new signing Koen Sapwell to make an immediate impact in the upcoming NBL1 South season. Son of three-time NBL champion...

March 11, 2022

First Nations art goes on tap

IN honour of this year’s Ballarat Begonia Festival, Central Highlands Water’s choose tap drinking fountains around Lake Wendouree have been painted by Wadawurrung artist...

March 10, 2022

Free seed initiative gets growing

GREEN thumbs and novice gardeners rejoice, because a new seed swapping initiative is underway at the Bannockburn and Shire’s mobile libraries. Driven by the Geelong...

March 10, 2022

Miners sign American guard

THE Ballarat Miners have added some more international flavour to their elite men’s squad, with David Crisp the club’s first import signing since 2019. Crisp,...

March 3, 2022

Experienced guard joins for season

FORMER Sandringham Sabres and current Kenyan national player Preston Bungei will call Selkirk Stadium home in the upcoming NBL1 South season. The latest Miners men’s...

February 24, 2022

Miners sign Matthews and Pozoglou

THE Ballarat Miners men’s and women’s squads have been bolstered by the return of Molly Matthews and Nic Pozoglou ahead of the 2022 NBL1...

February 24, 2022

New coaches take the reigns

BASKETBALL Ballarat has revealed who will helm its youth league men’s and women’s teams. Former Bacchus Marsh women’s CBL coach Grace Bibby and former assistant...

February 24, 2022

Dates for junior sport set

THE Ballarat Junior Football Netball League fixture has been released, as the league hopes for an uninterrupted season. The 16-round competition will kick off on...

February 18, 2022

Female agriculture scholarship opens

YOUNG female leaders in agriculture can now apply for the FMC ANZ scholarship program. The LEAD scholarship, now in its second year, offers applicants aged...

February 17, 2022

State funds study on huge growth

GOLDEN Plains Shire has received considerable State Government funding to help guide its settlement strategy for the next fifteen years. More than $300,000 was awarded...

February 17, 2022

Campaign to combat drowning

A NEW advertising campaign is pushing to reduce drowning deaths, particularly among men. The State Government’s “Unsinkable Guy” campaign draws attention to the fact that...

January 29, 2022

Raising voices for childhood stroke

WHEN Dee Banks gave birth to her daughter, Emma, she had no idea she had suffered a stroke in utero. It wasn’t until she noticed...

January 27, 2022

Return to school plan announced

RAPID antigen testing will play a major role in the return to primary and high school classrooms next week after the State Government outlined...

January 23, 2022

Inclusive group’s effort recognised

THE Golden Plains Shire’s Community Impact Award 2021 nominees range from historical societies to social catch-up groups. One of those in the running is the...

January 21, 2022

New trucks to enhance CFA fleet

FIFTY new tankers are coming to CFA brigades across Vicotria. Funded by the State Government’s $126 million CFA capability funding package, the new fleet of...

January 21, 2022

Passionate kids up for award

RECOGNISED for her work in the community, Bridie Orr from Inverleigh is one of the five nominees for the 2021 Golden Plains Shire Young...

January 21, 2022

Labor names Ripon candidate

THE Labor Party has unveiled its candidate for State seat of Ripon at November’s election. Running for the first time, former adviser to Preimer Daniel...

January 20, 2022

Election focus for mayor on leave

MAYOR of Greater Geelong, Stephanie Asher has begun a leave of absence from her role on council, as she turns her focus to the...