Local News

Driver dies in fiery crash north of Clunes

Emergency services say it will take quite some time to formally identify the driver of a car which has crashed north of Clunes. Police say the car was travelling on the Clunes-Mount Cameron Road around 8.15pm...

Tristan re-signs with Miners for 2020

Tristan Fisher has re-signed with the Ballarat Miners for 2020. The Ballarat-born basketballer started with the NBL-1 team in 2015 after playing juniors with the Celtic Tigers     “I’m happy to be playing with the Miners again...

Film crews move to Camp & Humffray streets

Filming continues in Ballarat today (Friday) and tomorow on the film Road to Boston. Parking is reserved for cast and crew in Camp St until 6pm tonight (above). Tomorrow, you can expect a few delays - betwen...

CFA volunteer wins 'hits and giggles" with Rafael Nadal

A tennis-playing CFA volunteer from WestErn Victoria has just played the game of her life, teaming up with Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner in an impromptu-fundraiser for bushfire relief. Deb Borg was out fighting the...

25 arrested, 7 remanded in Ballarat police operation

Inspector Greg Payne says the Ballarat region can expect fewer aggravated burglaries, carjackings, car thefts and car arson attacks – now that a targeted police operation has seen the arrests of 25 people. Of those, several...

Ballarat CBD transformed into Boston 1947

Ballarat's CBD – and our studios – have been transformed today to look like the end of the 1947 Boston Marathon. Three blocks of Lydiard St have been decorated with posters and vintage cars and blocked...

Donald turns heads in Alfred Deakin Place

He's here .. and he's commanding plenty of attention. 'Monument #32: Helter Shelter' is an art installation by Callum Morton that'll be on show beside the Art Gallery of Ballarat until April 5. The hollow-headed artwork doubles...

Zac's back for 2020

Zachery Dunmore is back with the Ballarat Miners for the upcoming NBL1 South season. The basketball star began with the Ararat Redbacks before heading east to develop his game – and in 2019 earned a spot...

Modest opening, rave reviews for Clunes film

‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’  has made some modest takings at the box office since opening at 16 cinemas across Australia last Thursday. The film – starring Russell Crowe – was partly shot in...

Ballarat depicts start - and end - of Boston Marathon

Filming on the Australian-South Korean biopic ‘The Road to Boston’ continues in Ballarat today (Wednesday) with crews moving to historic Lydiard St Nth tomorrow. Actors and extras in 1940s period costume battled in searing 33 C...