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Happy 29th Birthday to What Is Believed to Be The Oldest Wombat in Captivity

Patrick, the oldest wombat in captivity, according to Ballarat Wildlife Park , turned the ripe old age of 29 on August 25. His longevity is not the norm.

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Yesterday | The Courier

Australia's biggest hip-hop stars in print

MICHELLE Grace Hunder is set to release her new book following a two-year journey around Australia photographing some of the nations biggest hip-hop stars.

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Yesterday | The Courier

BFL: Four key players set to return to boost Lake Wendouree

LAKE Wendouree is set to inject some much-needed firepower ahead of its first Ballarat Football League final for three years.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Courier

Premier Denis Napthine welcomes mayor to the team

PREMIER Denis Napthine has welcomed Ballarat mayor Joshua Morris as a Liberal Party candidate for an upper house seat in Western Victoria.

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The Otago Daily Times

Alcohol fumes irk judge

A judge told an Australian tourist charged with drink-driving in Queenstown he could smell the alcohol fumes from the Bench.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Courier

Art awards an all-female affair

Winners of the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards were announced on Saturday night at the Art Gallery of Ballarat with five winners taking home more than $50,000 in prize money.

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The Courier

Melbourne Writers Festival at M.A.D.E a great success

Authors Jackie French and Nicolas Brasch take part in the Melbourne Writers Festival at the Museum of Australian Democrary at Eureka on Sunday.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Courier

Battle of the Ballarat buldge

More than 500 people turned out to Ballarat's Positive Change Project launch on Saturday which aims to improve the city's health through a 12-week challenge.

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The Courier

BFL: Sensational Sunbury scorches into finals, East Point heartbroken

SUNBURY has pulled off a miracle to scrape into the Ballarat Football League finals, claiming the last spot in the top six with a 97-point win over Lake Wendouree on Saturday.

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The Courier

Ballarat athlete Duer Yoa wins national title

Yoa's time of 37.43 minutes was enough to get him across the line, just .05 seconds ahead of Wightman in 37.48.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Courier

Facility an investment in health, says researcher

A SPORTS science researcher backing a proposed multimillion-dollar basketball and netball sporting hub has said it would be a lifelong investment into improving the health of the region.

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ABC News

Scrapping fire rescue service could be fatal: Union

The United Fire Fighters Union fears the Country Fire Authority's decision to withdraw its specialist trench rescue service in Western Victoria may result in fatalities.

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The Courier

Free burgers draws hundreds to Grill'd Ballarat opening

Whatever the reason, the lure of free burgers has drawn hundreds to the opening of the new Grill'd franchise on Sturt Street today.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Courier

Farmers to benefit with new crops as green light given for opium poppies

FARMERS in the region are set to be the winners after Victoria's first licence to grow opium poppies was approved.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Courier

Scottish exhibition injects $1.3m into Ballarat but fails to deliver visitor numbers

For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, was showcased at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, from April 11 to July 27, and drew a crowd of about 18,500 people.

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The Courier

Lions coach toa

Despite looming as a genuine possibility to miss the Ballarat Football League finals for the first time in its 18-year history in the league, Sunbury moved quickly to secure Horwood's services for 2015.

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New York Daily News

VIDEO: Biker slams into boy on downhill track

A young boy cheated serious injury after a mountain biker smashed into him at high speed on a dirt track.

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The Courier

Ryan to lead Australian Country under-21 women in hockey title defence in Fiji

BALLARAT'S Kate Ryan will have the honour of captaining the Australian Country women's under-21 hockey team overseas later this year.

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The Age

Death driver sentenced to six years

Raza Hussain and his wife and five children had just celebrated a first Christmas in Australia and had started to re-establish their lives in in Geelong.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Courier

M.A.D.E hosts green lecture

A GREEN crowd received a lecture on good business practices on Sunday, as part of a panel discussion on the environment at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.

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