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Woowookarung - Ballarat's latest place name

The State Government is re-naming the 641ha area we used to know as the Canadian Forest. The 'Woowookarung' Regional Park immortalises a local Wadawurrung word meaning 'place of plenty'.  It comes after Parks Victoria community consultation on...

Chilly Temps on the way

A warning to rug up over the next week – with temperatures set to plummet around Ballarat Exactly a year ago Ballarat was covered in snow and there is a chance of a repeat The Weather Bureau...

Ballarat Beauty

  Ballarat could have a Miss World Australia soon. Beauty queen Georgina Gunn is competing at the Crowning ceremony tonight – she’s the only contestant from country Victoria to make it through to the national stage.

Breakthrough in Ristevski Case

  Police are heating up the search for clues over the death of Karen Ristevski –  They’ll return to Mt Macedon today where her body was discovered  - The 47 year old mother was reported missing almost...

Ballarat Man faces Court following Nepean Hwy Death

   A Ballarat man accused of fleeing a fatal crash in Brighton East last week will return to court in October Santino Bankal, fronted the Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday over the Nepean Highway crash that killed a...

Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting

  A man caught randomly shooting at cars from his carport over a three-day shooting spree on Learmonth Road has pleaded guilty Police say it’s lucky Edward Farquhar didn’t kill anyone after using a rifle and silencer...

Woman Gives Her Car To Stranger

Image Courtesy of www.stocksnap.io A Ballarat woman has given her car away to a stranger after she contacted Power FM/3BA to assist her to make the generous offer to the Ballarat Public. Bernie who is a New...

Another Gold For Jared Tallent?

  Image credit: (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  Ballarat’s Jared Tallent could be up for an Olympic Gold medal.The 32 year old took out the silver at the 50 kay walk at the Rio games – with Matej...

Card Skimming at ATM

A warning for ATM users after unconfirmed reports of skimming devices found on cash machines around Ballarat. It’s alleged two devices had been discovered on automatic teller machines at two popular locations the Commonwealth and the ANZ in...