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Fast-moving grass fire south of Ballarat

The Age - ‎19 hours ago‎
Fire crews and aircraft are fighting a fast-moving grass fire south of Ballarat at Dereel. Up to 34 vehicles are involved in the fight at Dereel, which is 30 kilometres south of Ballarat, near to Tippetts Road. The fire started just before 2pm on Saturday.

Melton confident its Ballarat Football League list is as strong as it has been in years

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
MELTON coach Brad Murphy believes the club's playing list is as strong as it has been since he joined the Ballarat Football League outfit in 2014.

Agents snub plan for new Ballarat saleyards at Miners Rest

Weekly Times Now - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Livestock agents TB White, HF Richardson & Co and Charles Stewart & Co - who claim to sell half the livestock at Ballarat saleyards - last week wrote to RIPL's parent company Palisade Investments to say they would not sell livestock at the new yards.

Ballarat - Did You See... - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
An untimely suspension, coupled with more than his fair share of bad luck, left Mertens with just the one victory to his name for the year from 58 rides, however, the 18-year-old remained determined to turn his fortunes around.
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Ballarat police officers accused of attacking woman challenge IBAC in High Court

The Age - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Two Ballarat police officers being investigated by the state's anti-corruption body over allegations they used excessive force against a woman in their custody, are challenging the watchdog's legal authority to investigate them in the country's highest ...

Rivers job shedding begins in Ballarat as retailer prepares to close warehouse

ABC Local - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
More than 100 workers at Ballarat clothing retailer Rivers will lose their jobs this month, as the company's distribution warehouse shuts down.

VicRoads asked to review potential move from Kew to Ballarat

ABC Local - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The Victorian Government has revealed it has asked VicRoads to conduct its own assessment over whether it should move to Ballarat. During the last election, the former Napthine government promised to move the roads authority but the plan was shelved ...

Agents to abandon Ballarat's new saleyards

Weekly Times Now - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
A group of Ballarat livestock agents, who claim to handle half the livestock sales at the Central Victoria Livestock Exchange, is refusing to support relocation of the yards from Ballarat to Miners Rest. A letter on behalf of agents T.B White, H.F ...

Ballarat Cricket Association wins its way back into Melbourne Country Week Division 1

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Ballarat breezed past the Hamilton, Ferntree Gully and District and Leongatha cricket associations in the preliminary rounds, but had to settle for a rain-affected draw on Wednesday against Mornington Peninsula.

Syndicate of Victorian farmers pays $30m for properties near Ballarat

Weekly Times Now - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Chris Mulcahy, of Ballarat's Mulcahy & Co, put together the syndicate of farmers after it became clear the properties could not be purchased separately, making it difficult to compete with corporate interest.
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Ballarat men dress up in Aboriginal black face, accused of being racists

Queensland Country Life - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
High-profile Aborigines have lashed out at the duo, including the likes of recording artist Thelma Plum, who performed in Ballarat last night, and indigenous rapper Briggs. The photo emerged on Sunday afternoon after the man who held the party posted ...

Three To Watch - Ballarat - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Trainer Simon Morrish has high hopes his three-year-old filly can get herself out to the longer trips this preparation. The shorter distances were the Stratum filly's go last time out too, flying home for fourth in the Listed City of Greater Dandenong ...

My Place: a journey of discovery at Ballarat Station

The Age - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
Ballarat Station, a wonderful architectural wedding cake, was opened, in its current incarnation, in 1889. One can only imagine the scenes of jubilation for the ever burgeoning and prosperous city's population, when the long route via Geelong was ...

Former AFL player Brett Goodes joins Ballarat league side Sebastopol

Weekly Times Now - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The former Western Bulldogs player will play under coach Shane Snibson, who was an assistant coach at VFL side North Ballarat Roosters when Goodes was a player. Goodes, who turns 32 this month, was delisted from the Western Bulldogs at the end of ...

Deer Park's Dottie DeMure a finalist in the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival Pinup Pageant

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Sarah Grech, whose pin-up name is Miss Dottie DeMure, will compete in the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival Pinup Pageant. Picture: Mark Dadswell.

Glaucoma patient was on list for four years to see an eye doctor

The Age - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
In early 2012 while recovering from a stroke at the Ballarat Health Services' Queen Elizabeth Centre, Mr Mendelson was first referred to see the ophthalmologist, as well as a neurologist, the wait for which was two years long.

Gyprock Fyrchek adds safety and serenity to Provincial Ballarat. (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Located on Ballarat's historic Lydiard Street, the Provincial Ballarat was originally built in 1909 and is a heritage-listed building of great architectural significance.

Pregnancy-tested-in-calf Angus heifers sell to a top of $2280 at Ballarat

Weekly Times Now - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Danny and Alison Briody of Erciadoune sold 68 Angus heifers, 10-11 months, for $715 to $1020. They were happy with the price, which was about what they were expecting, and will offer the 70 steers from the same drop at Ballarat's steer sale next week.

V/Line crisis: Tracks on $3.65b Regional Rail Link to be torn up this weekend

The Age - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Damaged track on the Geelong and Ballarat lines will be replaced in coming weeks, V/Line said. North Melbourne residents who live near the flyover have been warned to expect disturbance from construction work this weekend.

What's on TV Friday: The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Doctor Blake is set in Ballarat, which is just perfect, really. Unlike Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, its sister show in the ABC's stable of period whodunnits, the chronicles of Dr Lucien Blake eschew the route of flamboyance and travel instead on a ...