For a while there, she's your hero. Your role model. Your mentor. But then you start to look around a bit, and find that there are even cooler people out there than your mum. Role models, and more importantly, mentors, are a bit thin on the ground at the moment. We have a national mentor health is
What better way to celebrate the end of autumn and welcome winter, then a batch of apple and lemon muffins and a walk amongst the falling autumn leaves?
You may have seen some funny dressed cyclists on Sunday at Heritage Weekend. This was for a Tweed Ride, organised by the Ladies Classic Bicycle Association of Ballarat. The event was so popular, that we are hoping to make it an offical event of Heritage Weekend next year.
The fact is, mining companies have the legal right to enter properties - anyone's property - for mining purposes. They can stand on the land someone else owns and purge it of anything worthwhile under its surface. Mantle Mining is currently conducting exploratory drilling with the aim of extra
Calling All Contemporary Visual Artists, Designers, & Makers The City of Ballarat Backspace Gallery is now accepting submissions for its 2013 exhibition program. Backspace Gallery is an artist-focused initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Cultural Development, dedicated to showcasing q
There's little worse than someone drying their hands on the tea towel. Follow these simple instructions and whip up a few hand towels specially made for the kitchen.
On 17 April more than 60 Victorians, including people with disability, advocates, families and carers, protested on the steps of the Victorian Parliament House calling for better accessibility to the state's public transport system.
We used to be a people that championed causes. If there was an underdog, we'd back ‘em. Women not allowed the right to vote? We'll fix that, we said. Don't like the war in Vietnam? We'll rally, rally, rally. Nuclear testing? Hell no, we cried. National outcry was a matter of pride. Now it
Spyndrift, Otways dynamic dance band serve up a visual feast at Portico on Saturday May 5th
Shayna review's one of Ballarat's quirky little cafe shops.
Matt Malone is a singer/songwriter and poet straight from the Pete Seeger mould who performed to an appreciative audience at the Babushka Bar on the 12th of April. Malone played a variety of cover and his own original pieces, including a number of original poems.
Ballarat's Eastern Station found itself to be the home base of a large variety of bands on the 7th of April under the title of ‘Rock n' Roll Lifestyle'. All in all the large audience was treated to a variety of artists ranging from the folk styling's of Peter and Kristine Allen, ‘The Fun
As Victoria faces a wave of exploration licences for coal seam gas (CSG), coal, and tight gas, there is growing opposition to this industry. "Community groups have formed across the ‘coal belt' of southern Victoria, from the Otways to Wonthaggi to Toongabbie" said Friends of the Earth campaign
Just one more piece won't hurt anybody? Chocolate is not the same as heroin. Being addicted to chocolate is not like being addicted to drugs. But it's easy to see how smoothly addiction can happen. A report released after a ‘high level Australia21 roundtable' this week says that Australia has
Budding photographers are being invited by the Australian Human Rights Commission to use their cameras to capture those things that remind people of the importance of living in a fair and equal society, and then enter these photos in the Commission's 2012 human rights photo competition.
How to survive the winter chills and other entertaining things, continued: Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup
“Councillors, be brave and reach for the sky.” Cr. Judy Verlin. “Tell 'em they're dreamin'.” Daryl Kerrigan. Daylight robbery of ratepayers could well be the last resort for Ballarat City Council if dreams for the Eureka Sports and Entertainment Precinct get out of hand. S
How to survive the winter chills, and other entertaining things.
The Global Financial Crisis has hit philanthropy hard in Ballarat; not only has there been a marked drop-off in the larger, infrequent donations that the Foundation is based on, but the return they get from investing that donated capital had dropped from an estimated 10 to 20 per cent per annum pre-
The Victorian Government's back-peddling on climate change action is alarming, says the Alternative Technology Association (ATA). The ATA is concerned about the dumping of the state's target of cutting carbon emissions by 20 per cent over the next decade, particularly as it follows plans to expand