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Daylesford Secondary College's Triple-R Day

Daylesford Secondary College's Triple-R Day Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Environment

Year 9 student, Lydia Edwards, writes about the Triple-R Day held recently at Daylesford Secondary College as part of National Recycling Week. Recently Daylesford Secondary College had a special reduce, reuse and recycle day to celebrate National Recycling Week. The day consisted of activities focu

Inconveniences for the Prime Minister

Inconveniences for the Prime Minister Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Politics, Announcements

It's been a debilitating week full of unease and inconvenience for embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the dysfunctional Labor-Green Government.

Disability apartheid alive and well in Ballarat

Disability apartheid alive and well in Ballarat Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Politics

Robyn Perham says the Ballarat City Council keeps discriminating against her. She wants to form an action group to fight it.

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' animated film

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' animated film Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Announcements

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' is a short animated film which has been created in response to the common myths and confusions that threaten the future development of wind farms.

Push for Australian History Network in Ballarat

Push for Australian History Network in Ballarat Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, History, Announcements

The University of Ballarat is leading a campaign to establish an Australian History Network within the region.

Civic Hall architects respond to backlash

Civic Hall architects respond to backlash Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Politics

A bid by the architects behind Ballarat's Civic Hall development to win over public opinion has fallen on deaf ears. Melbourne based Lyons this week revealed changes to the original plans for the City of Ballarat-funded $40 million development.  

Dawn Whitehand - Making a Success of Ceramics

Dawn Whitehand - Making a Success of Ceramics Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Stories, Arts, Voice FM News alerts RSS

It's a common error when meeting a successful person for the first time, to assume that they have always been this way. But everybody starts somewhere, usually somewhere small, accumulating experience and growing into the achievements that are so visable. It's the old idea of 'overnight success' tha

Carbon tax a tragedy for democracy

Carbon tax a tragedy for democracy Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Economy, Announcements

A terrible tragedy played out in the Senate this week when Labor and Bob Brown's minority Greens combined to betray the Australian people and vote in a carbon tax. A tragedy for democracy because there was little debate on a toxic tax Prime Minister Julia Gillard had no mandate to introduce. &nbsp

The backyard veggie patch revival

The backyard veggie patch revival Author: Categories: Stories, Food, Garden, Announcements

BREAZE is very excited to join with the Ballarat Permaculture Guild, Friends of Royal Park and the Ballarat East Community Garden, to present ‘Local Food at the Ballarat Show'.

Civic Hall Q&A with Mayor Craig Fletcher

Civic Hall Q&A with Mayor Craig Fletcher Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Politics, Economy, Voice FM News alerts RSS

The community has been asking a lot of questions about the proposed demolition of Civic Hall and the $40 million proposed Council development on the site. Jon Stanger put a series of questions to Mayor Craig Fletcher and his responses are published in full here.

Jo Jo Smith and Aaron Gleeson at Babushka Bar

Jo Jo Smith and Aaron Gleeson at Babushka Bar Author: Categories: Stories, Music, Bands

For those who enjoy listening to good guitar grooves and dynamic soulful voices here's a special night for you.

Second Civic Hall meeting with BRRA and Council

Second Civic Hall meeting with BRRA and Council Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community

Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (BRRA) will hold a second community meeting regarding Council's proposed civic hall redevelopment project. The meeting is being organised in conjunction with the City of Ballarat.

Letter to the editor... 'Greens on Civic Hall'

Letter to the editor... 'Greens on Civic Hall' Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Announcements

Belinda Coates from the Ballarat Greens explains her involvement in the Civic Hall issue and says it is not a new issue for the Ballarat Greens, having spoken out in 2010.

Ballarat locals asked to participate in study

Ballarat locals asked to participate in study Author: Categories: Stories, Health, Announcements

The ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study will determine if Aspirin can help maintain good physical and mental health in senior years. Particular areas of interest are in the prevention of heart attack, stroke and some cancers, cognitive and physical decline.

Hellenic community honours ANZACs

Hellenic community honours ANZACs Author: Categories: Stories, Community, History, Announcements

Greek community event at St Nicholas' Church and Aust Ex-POW Memorial to mark Hellenic National Day (28 Oct) and Remembrance Day (11 Nov))

Nanna-technology and artisan craft a fine mix

Nanna-technology and artisan craft a fine mix Author: Jon StangerCategories: Stories, Arts, Community, Festivals

'Nanna-technology' is back in fashion and the arts in Ballarat look set to make a resurgence. Put these elements together and you get the wonderful Ballarat Artisan Festival. Find out how the 2011 Festival went over the weekend and check out some colourful pictures of the event here.

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