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Get ready for the Avoca Spring Cup

THE Avoca Shire Turf Club has once again upped the ante in preparation for its 160th anniversary celebrations at one of the great country...

Girl Guides Collecting Used Glasses

GIRL Guides in Ballarat have taken on a service challenge to collect 2018 pairs of used glasses between now and the end of the...

Parliament House Advocacy Visit

City of Ballarat delegation visited Spring Street this week to advocate for 28 longterm priority projects for the region. Councillors and the City of Ballarat...

The Annette Swann Story

AT age 9 Annette Swann suffered horrific third-degree burns to 30% of her upper body. It was 1974 and Annette was at her mother’s workplace...

Reclaim The Night Ballarat

RECLAIM Ballarat is the result of the coming together of a group of passionate community members, keen to engage the community at a grass...


NAIDOC State-wide Football & Netball Carnival 2017 – Ballarat

Division 1 Netball Grand Final Black Eagles 36 defeated Gina’s Dream Team 28 Player of the Final Tyler Atkinson – Black Eagles Most Valuable Player Overall Bayley Mifsud...

Athletic American Marvin signs for second attempt with Miners

THE GMHBA Ballarat Miners have gladly secured returning import, Marvin King-Davis for the 2018 SEABL season. On paper, Marvin King- Davis definitely doesn’t disappoint, but...

BCA Brown Hill V North Ballarat

NORTH Ballarat has set Brown Hill 284 runs to beat in the first day of play in the Ballarat Cricket Association - First Grade. North...

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Centenary Commemoration at Arch of Victory

LAST Wednesday, October 4, Ballarat remembered its second worst day of WW1. The Arch of Victory Avenue of Honour Committee held a commemorative service on...

The Miner puts Station critics to the test – Q&A

Save Our Station SOS Ballarat has been a vocal critic of the Andrew’s Government’s proposal to sell more than half the land at the...


ONE of the best things I did for my emotional, mental, physical & social well-being was joining the Ballarat South Senior Citizens Club,” said...

Eco Spirituality Retreat at BudjBim

By Fiona Watson IN a society that appears to be turning away from established religions, people are still seeking meaning to their lives and...


THE City of Ballarat B’You Youth Development team have joined forces with Ballarat youths and local artists to brighten the city’s streets. As part of...

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