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The Miner News is a locally owned, free newspaper offering Ballarat and district news, community events and local sport.

 It is distributed within greater Ballarat, throughout the Golden Plains Shire, Winchelsea, Skipton and Bungaree each Thursday.

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The Ballarat North Community House

Published on: 17-04-2014
The Ballarat North Community House The Ballarat North Community House is unique in that it is situated in the Salvation Army complex in Crompton Street, Soldiers Hill, and in the way that it is funded.The Ballarat North Community House is a not for profit organisation and is auspiced by The Salvation Army.Coordinator Alison Demuth said the House worked very closely with the Wendoure...

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Touched by multiple sclerosis

Published on: 17-04-2014
Touched by  multiple sclerosis Two years ago Elizabeth Schefferle was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.She'd had symptoms since the age of eighteen but put it down to everything else, not MS."Migraines run in the family and it was mainly eyesight problems, coordination issues, balance - I had to stop playing table tennis because every time I played a game and I would heat up, m...

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National treasure uncovered at Antiques Valuation Day

Published on: 17-04-2014
National treasure uncovered at Antiques Valuation Day The rare artefact is an example of a YosegakiHinomaru or “Good Luck Flag” made from silk and printed with theRising Sun. The flags were presented to soldiers on their induction into the Japanese army and usually signed with messages of good luck by the soldier’s family. The flag was brought in it to an Antiques Valuation Day held today at the Art G...

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Wooworths Wine Food and a revolution

Published on: 17-04-2014
Wooworths Wine Food and a revolution A food and wine revolution at the movies is set to take place next Thursday.If a delicious night of food, beer and wine sampling followed by a movie on the big screen is appealing to you, and thrown in are plenty of giveaways and all money raised being given to four charities, then leave the evening Thursday April 24 free. Tickets for the big nig ...

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Kids undergoing surgery embrace new-age wonder drug: The iPad

Published on: 17-04-2014
Kids undergoing surgery embrace new-age wonder drug: The iPad Anxiety is a major concern for children undergoing surgery with the two most stressful periods before the operation being when the child says goodbye to parents, and when the anaesthetic mask is put on. Thanks to Telstra Business Centre Plus IT Ballarat, and their donation of four iPads, children facing surgery at Ballarat Health Services (BHS) are...

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$1 million investment pays off for Yarrowee River

Published on: 17-04-2014
$1 million investment pays off for Yarrowee River Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith and Liberal Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay along with councillors and Corangamite CMA representatives, council workers and other interested parties visited the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1 million project that is seeing life restored to Ballarat’s Yarrowee River. Mr Ramsay said...

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Regional State league Finals to BFL

Published on: 03-04-2014
Regional State league Finals to BFL Most Valuable Player - Stacey McCartin (BFL) The 2014 Central Highlands Regional State League came to a close with the Ballarat Football Netball League imprinting their dominance on the competition, taking out both the 17 & Under and Open Division Grand Finals.The Open match against the Riddell District had the Premiers in control of the match...

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Under-14 Ballarat Rush Defeated By Altona Despite Hot Start

Published on: 03-04-2014
Under-14 Ballarat Rush Defeated By Altona Despite Hot Start Ballarat's Under-14 Rush squad headlined Friday's VJBL action, as they took on the Altona Gators at the MARS® MINERDOME. The Rush got the better of the Gators in a low scoring opening period and looked to be in a strong position for the remainder of the contest. Ballarat's Georgia Amoore again looked to continue her strong 2014 campaign, scoring th...

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Disable sports

Published on: 03-04-2014
Disable sports By Lorraine MyersBowls Australia Multi-Disability Bowls National Championship 2014 was held at Fitzroy Victoria Bowling Club from Sunday 23rd till 28th March.As a new Coach and helper for disability bowls this was my first Nationals and it was a great success for everyone concerned. There were competitors from Australia Capital Territory, South Aus...

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Young cricketers punching above their weight

Published on: 03-04-2014
Young cricketers punching above their weight Elaine young cricketers Seamus Dunne and Nicholas Panzidis, both aged 11, were thrilled to have been a part of the Ballarat Cricket Association Division 5 premiers.Seamus plays in the Under 14 Elaine side and side it had been a thrill to have played in the seniors.“It was great to have been in the team,” Seamus said.“I learnt a little bit off them....

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Under-14 Ballarat Miners Hold Off Relentless Collingwood All Stars

Published on: 19-03-2014
 Under-14 Ballarat Miners Hold Off Relentless Collingwood All Stars     Under-14 Ballarat Miners Hold Off Relentless Collingwood All Stars The Under-14 Ballarat Miners kicked off a packed VJBL Friday night at the MARS® Minerdome, as they took down the Collingwood All Stars in a thrilling finish. The match began slowly offensively, both teams looking well-drilled and getting quality looks but failing to...

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Inverleigh bowls win finals

Published on: 19-03-2014
Inverleigh bowls win finals By Lorraine Myers Inverleigh Bowls Club Division 6 played at Ocean Grove against Lara and what a match it was.Teams on the day were Stephen Young skipped, David Seiffert, Des Joyce and Janette Baker. Rob Meek skipped, Max Peel, Mo Callaway and Ian Treglown. Shaun Myers, skipped, Vic Leach, Kev McDonald and Lorraine Myers. Cam Peel skipped, Ken Hop...

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