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Goggles show dangers of drinking

  Visitors to Ballarat's Springfest Market Day on Sunday (November 26) will be able to experience what it's like to be under the influence of alcohol while sober.   As part of their stall Uniting Ballarat will allow...

Victoria's strongest to battle in Ballarat

  The state's strongest men and women will descend on Ballarat on Sunday (November 26) in a battle for physical supremacy.   As part of the Springfest Market Day a Strongman/Woman competition will be held, with 26 mixed...

Sovereign Hill strikes tourism gold

  Ballarat's Sovereign Hill has struck gold.   Its been recognised in this year's RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, winning the Major Tourist Attractions category, and beating the MCG and Puffing Billy.   Its Winter Wonderlights festival also claimed silver in...

Ballarat urged to get fire ready

Ballarat residents are being urged to be fire ready this summer.   It comes as the Fire Danger Period commences on Monday (November 27), with an elevated fire-risk forecast for summer.   Locals are being urged to cut and...

Razor Ride cycles into Ballarat for mental health

A peleton of 20 men and woman will roll into Ballarat during a 770 kilometre cycle around the state to raise money for mental health support.    AFL umpire "Razor" Ray Chamberlain is among the group that...

Floral clock to bloom in Botanical Gardens

Ballarat’s iconic floral clock will be relaunched in the Botanical Gardens.   The timepiece will be unveiled by Ballarat mayor Samantha McIntosh and descendants of former mayor Francis John Cutts as part of the 160th anniversary of...

Thunderstorm asthma forecast for Ballarat

A moderate thunderstorm asthma forecast has been issued for the Ballarat region today. The weather bureau says there is the chance of a storm this evening, which could bring thunderstorm asthma conditions for much of the...

Backpacks for Ballarat foster kids

A new campaign is being launched in Ballarat to provide kids going into emergency care with essential items.   Child & Family Services (CAFS) is seeking donations from locals to help create new First Night Backpacks filled...

Skipton kids to compete at the MCG

A school with less than 100 students has managed to make it's way to the State Milo T-20 cricket final at the MCG. Not only, that but both the boys and the girls teams at Skipton...

Marigolds in Maryborough

A mass marigold planting has been held in Maryborough.   Community organisations and staff planted the flowers around the 'Say No To Family Violence' sign in front of the Central Goldfields Shire Council.   The event is part of...
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