The Courier
Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Arts
After months of delays, the prominent stage is back in action.
Nieve Walton • 2hrs ago
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Health
Michael Dickson says knowing family history is so important.
Melanie Whelan • 1hr ago
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Ballarat magistrate makes compensation order after 2017 assault.
Alex Dalziel • 2hrs ago
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Smoke was visible from the Midland Highway as fire crews arrived.
Staff Reporters
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Firefighters on scene on Rose Hill Road, Invermay. Picture by Adam Trafford
The pandemic era tree change movement is seeing a shift.
Jen Melocco
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 Regional markets in the same states experienced more modest gains or even declines in sales numbers according to the PEXA report. Pic: Shutterstock
We haven't seen such a sharp drop in births since the '70s.
Ayden Dawkins
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Australia had the lowest number of births since 2006 in 2023 - a 4.6 per cent year-on-year decline. Picture by Shutterstock
A number of the cows died, an animal rights group said.
Anna Houlahan
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A cow on Alexandra Avenue after the crash (left) while police investigate (centre) and officers attempt to help cows trapped in the top of the truck. Picture Farm Transparency Project
The Magpies lodged an informal expression of interest
David Brehaut • 1hr ago
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CHFL clubs have had their say on Maryborough's interest in joining in 2025
Court
'The victims are small businesses, [they're] doing it tough.'
Bryan Hoadley • 1hr ago
Kellie Richardson shares 12 Feng Shui tips for your home
Emily Rayner • 2hrs ago
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Interior designer Kellie Richardson shares her top tips for improving the look and feel of a home.
From existing to brand new! Explore apartments & developments.
Emily Rayner
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He's staying at the club though in a new role
David Brehaut
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Ballarat coach Chris Maple looked a little concern on the day this moment was captured. Picture by Lachlan Bence.
Will Lilly Wright take out the competition for the second year?
Nieve Walton
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Hop Temple's Chris Wait and 1816 Bakehouse's Matthew Smart are ready to put their pies head to head. Picture by Lachlan Bence
Now he is retiring from the 'fashion industry'.
Melanie Whelan
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Long-serving business man Malcolm Alexander has built a career helping generations of Ballarat families in their kitchens. Picture by Kate Healy
Analysis
Time for Melbourne Cup winner to focus on training
The pandemic era tree change movement is seeing a shift.
Jen Melocco
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 Regional markets in the same states experienced more modest gains or even declines in sales numbers according to the PEXA report. Pic: Shutterstock
The operation involved undercover officers and Highway Patrol.
Alex Dalziel
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The position remains empty until October council elections.
Nieve Walton
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Hepburn Shire councillors after they were elected at the end of 2020. Picture supplied
The weapons were found strewn around the property during a search.
Alex Dalziel and Bryan Hoadley
Some of the weapons found at Delaney's rural property. Supplied picture
Damaging winds are forecast for areas east of the city.
Adam Spencer
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More windy weather is on the way for the Ballarat region on Wednesday, July 23, 2024. File picture by Kate Healy
Council
The crash happened in May, but there's no timeline for repairs.
Alex Dalziel
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Police were also called to a crash in Redan on Tuesday morning.
Adam Spencer
Firefighters were called to a fire at an abandoned house in Wendouree in the early hours of Tuesday, July 23, 2024. File picture by Adam Trafford
Court
'I don't recognise your court, I refuse that.'
Bryan Hoadley
39-year-old found with trafficable quantities of drugs.
Bryan Hoadley
A player at the Yaloak Polo Club near Ballan which is run by Mark Keyte's parents. Picture file
Mars Stadium 'under water', Eastern Oval and City Oval a bog.
Greg Gliddon
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Max Faulkner of North Ballarat and Conrad Farrugia of Melton slip through the surface at Mars Stadium on Saturday. Picture by Lachlan Bence
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Today's top stories curated by our news team.

The flood of Australian athletes have started to arrive in Paris.
Bridget Clarke • 2hrs ago
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Tasmania Police now have care of infamous inflatable device.
Helen Kempton • 2hrs ago
Some of the flowers laid after the death of six children at Hillcrest Primary School in December, 2021. Picture file.
Pilot ejected prior to crash.
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An Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon pilot displays the Italian National Flag on arrival at RAAF Base Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black 24.
She was found 'stunned' after five men attacked, police said.
Anna Houlahan
Australian Chef de Mission Anna Meares at an AOC press conference in Paris on July 21. Picture AAP Image/Dave Hunt
Police removed two children from the man's home.
Anna Houlahan
NSW Police officer. Picture Ash Smith
The Magpies lodged an informal expression of interest
David Brehaut • 1hr ago
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'That challenge to me was exciting.'
Rachel Jackson • 2hrs ago
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Coach of the Miners women Kennedy Kereama at timeout at the elimination final match between the Ballarat Miners and Eltham Wildcats at Selkirk Stadium. Picture by Adam Trafford
Venues finalised for senior, junior and female finals
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City Oval to carry heaviest workload in BFNL finals
He's staying at the club though in a new role
David Brehaut
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Ballarat coach Chris Maple looked a little concern on the day this moment was captured. Picture by Lachlan Bence.
See what Willmott had to say post-match
David Brehaut
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Sean Willmott, pictured on a day with much better conditions than Saturday, has closed to be in contention in The Courier CHFL Player of the Year Award. Picture by Adam Trafford.
Kellie Richardson shares 12 Feng Shui tips for your home
Emily Rayner • 2hrs ago
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From existing to brand new! Explore apartments & developments.
Emily Rayner
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Olio Development, Officer, Victoria, from $485,000 - Homes are all electric and feature a range of sustainable inclusions as standard, including a 3kw solar PV system, double glazed windows and a minimum 7-star NatHERS energy rating.
The pandemic era tree change movement is seeing a shift.
Jen Melocco
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 Regional markets in the same states experienced more modest gains or even declines in sales numbers according to the PEXA report. Pic: Shutterstock
Brisbane property booming? Expert reveals key to auction success.
Emily Rayner
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Melbourne's housing market heats up! Eltham & Sandringham lead the surge.
Emily Rayner
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"Give me a home amongst the gum trees" - 48 Ryans Road, Eltham, VIC 3095
Now is the time to gather around the fire.
Jen Melocco
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The impressive living area at the centre of the Indian Colonial style residence, Cameron Lodge, is the perfect winter hangout. Pic: Supplied
Here's a set of recipes you didn't know existed.
Amy Martin
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This group is known for saving fruit, now it's empowering others.
Melanie Whelan
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The Hidden Orchard co-founder and president Ellen Burns says the not-for-profit is ready to create an orchard to help educate people in growing and caring for their own produce. Picture by Kate Healy
The author's latest novel, The Wrong Man, looks at the rise of incels.
Karen Hardy
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Tim Ayliffe's novels are set in Sydney, a city he loves and hates at the same time. Picture by Mike Bowers
You could see him back on your television sooner than later.
Jess Flint
Josh "Pezza" Perry says he is still pinching himself about being this year's MasterChef Australia runner-up. Picture by Eve Woodhouse.
Native insect leaves trees unable to produce olives.
Carla Mascarenhas
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The price of olive oil is at record highs. Picture by Shutterstock
Christians Bus Tours family-owned and operated business is dedicated to offering unique and enjoyable holidays across Australia.
Elizabeth Habermann
Save on tech, beauty, fashion, home and toys in the longest ever Prime Day sale.
The best deals of Amazon Prime Day 2024
Discover what makes the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6 and Z Flip6 must-have devices.
Miranda Aitken
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Presenting the Galaxy Z Flip6. Photo supplied by Samsung.
The council's January 26 survey had 534 residents respond.
Alison Foletta
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Who can you spot in our gallery?
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Adam Spencer
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BFNL: Football East Point v Darley. Picture Lachlan Bence.
Who can you spot in our gallery?
BDSA Soccer- Division One Women - Ballarat North United SC v Forest Rangers SC. Picture by Kate Healy
Who can you spot in this week's gallery?
Adam Trafford
160 of the best CHFL and BFNL footy and netball photos from Round 12
Who can you spot in our gallery?
NBL1 South Men - Miners v Casey Cavaliers at Selkirk Stadium. Picture by Kate Healy
Important local issues swamped by the ongoing American craziness.
John Hanscombe
Social media creates quite the problem for economists.
Peter Martin
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Researchers surveyed more than 1000 US university students. Picture Shutterstock
Navigating politics gets harder as 'left' and 'right' lose relevance.
John Hanscombe
Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton, left, and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
"Health issues" and "hobbies and interests" come next.
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Dine where the Rat Pack used to.
Ben Groundwater
The right side of history: Raising the 'steaks' in Vegas
From wellness and food to art, there's a cruise made for you.
Three amazing cruises that allow you to choose your own adventure
Car Expert
Toyota’s Corolla could soon go through a generational change by offering plug-in hybrid power, reportedly bringing 2100km of driving range.
Jordan Mulach • 1hr ago
Chinese smartphone maker is heading to the Nürburgring later this year with ambitions to dethrone EV monsters from Porsche and Tesla.
Max Davies • 2hrs ago
Chinese smartphone maker wants to dominate Tesla and Porsche
Genesis Australia is rolling out wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tied to an update that brings safety updates as well.
Scott Collie
Genesis adds tech, fixes key safety feature with Australian software update
SPONSORED: The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max offers an array of features, backed by a rock solid drive and plenty of punch.
Anthony Crawford
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max: A road trip in this luxurious seven-seat SUV
Ford has shaken up the Ranger lineup with a new Tremor, packing a raft of special off-road equipment and a sharper price than the Wildtrak X.
Scott Collie
2024 Ford Ranger Tremor packs off-road kit on a tighter budget
The Senior
Disability is on the rise and young people are stepping up to help.
Rowan Cowley
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GP Dr Adrian Sheen advises ways to protect our skin as we age.
Eileen Wood
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Our skin becomes wrinkled and prone to cancers and injuries as we age. Picture Shutterstock
Audrey Eastgate says you're never too old to boot scoot.
Rowan Cowley
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Audrey Eastgate has taken up line dancing at the age of 88. Picture supplied
Stock & Land
The BredWell FedWell workshop will take place in western Victoria in August.
More than 90 cattle were donated to raise money for the well-known Gippsland farmer and feedlotter.
Bryce Eishold • 2hrs ago
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Tom Ford and his fiancé Emily Cruikshank, Rosie Pastoral, Rosedale, and their nine-month-old son Johnny at the Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange.
The Shepparton Regional Saleyards will have new operators next year.
Barry Murphy
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Regional Livestock Exchanges chief executive officer Brett Freer. Picture supplied
We haven't seen such a sharp drop in births since the '70s.
Ayden Dawkins
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Here's a set of recipes you didn't know existed.
Amy Martin
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Snoop Dogg has got out of the kitchen and into Olympics mode as a US correspondent. Here are some of the rapper's recipes to sustain you through long hours of Olympics coverage. Pictures by Getty Images, Antonis Achilleos
Ali & Gaby's quick tips for big wins in understanding your money.
Ali and Gaby Rosenberg
The five stages of financial wellbeing - what stage are you at?