The Courier
Sunday, 19 May 2024
More than three months after Samantha Murphy's disappearance.
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Ballarat Heritage Festival is underway.
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Festival-goer Ross West flies up Sturt Street on his penny-farthing in the annual tweed ride as part of Ballarat Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Picture by Adam Trafford
'It got past the breakwater and out into the open sea.'
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Jordyn Murphy saved racehorse Cleitus after he started swimming out to sea and behind the breakwater when he tripped on seaweed. Picture by Anthony Brady
It comes as she upgrades to a $12.5 million home.
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Bold wallpapers and furnishings featured in period rooms with original marble fireplaces. Pic: Supplied
The PGA Championship was eclipsed by drama surrounding Scottie Scheffler's early-morning arrest before Xander Schauffele went on to take the halfway lead.
Frank Pingue
Scottie Scheffler, hours after being arrested, got cheered by the crowds at Valhalla. (AP PHOTO)
Police allege Ulises Davila was the leader in the alleged corruption.
Carla Mascarenhas
Macarthur FC players Kearyn Baccus, Ulises Dvila and Clayton Lewis have been charged. Pictures by AAP Image Jeremy Ng/Darren England/Dan Himbrechts
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CHFL round 6 live: Gordon v Bungaree
There is plenty at stake in one of the city's hidden gems.
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Australian prodigy Aditya Sareen in singles action at the world cup in Macao's Galaxy Arena, China, in April 2024. He will be vying for a ticket to Paris in Ballarat. Picture Getty Images
This time 1970s Ballarat is her backdrop for the hometown author.
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Catch some of these highlights in the festival's opening weekend
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Tweed Ride participants pedal their way through the city streets during the 2023 Ballarat Heritage Festival. Picture by Adam Trafford
Bowel cancer screening now available for people aged 45-plus.
Michelle Smith
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Father-of-four Simon Ward was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 34 and has been part of Bowel Cancer Australia's lobbying of the federal government to lower the aged of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program to 45. Picture by Adam Trafford
Daylesford survives another close call, Buninyong into top four
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There was plenty for Creswick to celebrate as its defeated Springbank at Wallace. Picture byuAdam Trafford.
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This comes after a man died in Ballarat East the night before.
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In letters: a thank you to volunteers, and an artist shout-out.
The Ballarat Base Hospital. File photo
Dr Zali O'Dea encourages people to be more accepting.
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Karibu Anawim director Dr Zali O'Dea. Picture by Adam Trafford
Artificial intelligence results have 'unprecedented' accuracy.
Bageshri Savyasachi
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Dr Danh-Tai Hoang led a team of ANU researchers and US experts to develop an AI tool which classifies brain tumours faster than ever before. Picture supplied
Dancing with Our Stars
The Dancing with our Star will dance the cha-cha in June.
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It comes as she upgrades to a $12.5 million home.
Jen Melocco
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Bold wallpapers and furnishings featured in period rooms with original marble fireplaces. Pic: Supplied
Ballarat council reveal draft 2024-25 budget.
Alison Foletta
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The 10th container deposit site in Ballarat has been unveiled.
Michelle Smith
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A new container deposit reverse vending machine is being installed at Delacombe Town Centre. Picture by Kate Healy
'It got past the breakwater and out into the open sea.'
Katrina Lovell
The woman was forced to buy four MacBooks.
Anna Houlahan
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CCTV captures the alleged abductor as he carries four MacBook computers. Picture supplied
You could be fined for sifting through a neighbour's bins.
Jessica Belzycki
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The rubbish in your bin may not belong to you. Picture by Jonathan Carroll
The prize money will go towards education and facilities.
Georgina Sebar
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Skye Stewart, Cathy Halmarick and Cassie Talbot accept their awards at the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. Picture supplied
The couple have had to hide their relationship for the past six months.
Megan Doherty
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Farmer Wants a Wife star Joe Bobbin in Canberra this week. Picture by Karleen Minney
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Ballarat regional football and netball results
David Brehaut and Greg Gliddon
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Winners and losers - Saturday, May 18
Daylesford survives another close call, Buninyong into top four
David Brehaut
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There was plenty for Creswick to celebrate as its defeated Springbank at Wallace. Picture byuAdam Trafford.
Sunbury stays unbeaten, while East Point and Redan win thrillers
Greg Gliddon
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Jaydo Wright of Lake Wendouree climbs high in his team's clash with Redan. Picture by Lachlan Bence
It comes as she upgrades to a $12.5 million home.
Jen Melocco
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Playing the waiting game could lead to more competition for homes.
Jemimah Clegg
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Home owners and first-home buyers who were holding out hope for an interest rate cut this year will need to wait a further 12 months, experts say. Pic: Shutterstock
Stunning outside, the property also has a dreamy outdoor space.
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Inside the Mt Clear home where your kids can still play in the street
The four bedroom home is in Alfredton's Ballymanus Estate.
Feature Property
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The land includes the infrastructure for a mechanics workshop.
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Central freehold purchase opportunity
It last sold in 2022 to Billson's Brewery's Nathan Cowan.
Madilyn McKinley
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32 Ford Street in Beechworth is for $1.2 million. Picture supplied
Catch some of these highlights in the festival's opening weekend
Michelle Smith
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It's one year since the Ballarat chef took up Black Cat Truffles.
Melanie Whelan
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Black Cat Truffles director and head chef Liam Downes says the farm has been a whirlwind venture and a guest spot on MasterChef Australia this week has been a 'crazy' career highlight. Picture by Lachlan Bence
And here's some delicious recipes from Sarah Pound.
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Try Sarah Pound's express family lamb moussaka for dinner tonight. Picture by Mark Roper
Stick it to the man at St Patrick's College next week.
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Gabe Bristow, Benny Eckel, Ted Turnbull-Gent, and Jack Keyte in St Patrick's College's School of Rock. Picture by Lachlan Bence
"I probably cried more watching that than the birth of my kids."
Josh Leeson
Anna Prchniak as Gita Fuhrmannova and Jonah Hauer-King as Lale Sokolov in The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Picture Stan
For enough funds for your retirement, financial planner Cheryl Haines has some tips.
Sit back and see the best of New Zealand on this sweeping rail and coach tour.
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Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Picture Shutterstock
Travel through the Panama Canal on a ship built for maximum enjoyment.
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Colourful houses Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Picture Shutterstock
Ballarat council reveal draft 2024-25 budget.
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Soccer - State League 5 West - Ballarat FC v Wyndham. Picture by Kate Healy
Residents were keen to capture the stunning display.
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Learmonth resident Fon Ryan captured this spectacular image of the Aurora australis over Ballarat on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Picture by Fon Ryan
We've been snapping the action from round 5.
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Lessons from Australia are being heeded by Labour in the UK.
Mark Kenny
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In letters: a thank you to volunteers, and an artist shout-out.
The Ballarat Base Hospital. File photo
It's a hard choice, but our duelling experts are here to help.
Mal Chenu and Amy Cooper
Raise a glass to some of the country's out-there outback pubs.
John Borthwick
Way-out watering holes: Our pick of Australia's best outback pubs
Car Expert
No matter how good your fake number plate might look, if it's not issued by the state authority, it is illegal to use.
Matt Campbell
The Jeep brand was built on simple, rugged off-roaders, and the Wrangler-based Shortcut concept embraces this heritage.
Simon Christie
Why Jeep needs to sell this back-to-basics off-roader
Here's how warranty works in a nutshell – and whether you have to service within a dealer network to get it.
Max Davies
Does servicing outside your dealership void your warranty?
New car pricing is more complicated than you think. Here are the elements that add up to a drive-away price.
Josh Nevett
What's included in the drive-away price of a new car?
The flagship petrol Subaru Crosstrek has some great features and is better off-road than many of its rivals.
Matt Campbell
2024 Subaru Crosstrek review
The Senior
Think you're smarter than The Lightning Bolt? Find out all about the new Chaser in Australia.
Therese Murray
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General is looking into changes to financial Enduring Powers of Attorney. Picture Shutterstock
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied
Stock & Land
AJ&PA McBride has built a new 12 stand shearing shed at its Telopea Downs property on the SA-Vic border.
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Students learned about the application of DNA sequencing on farms.
Barry Murphy
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Agriculture Victoria community education manager Anna-Leisa Vietz said the AgStem workshops were showing students careers in agriculture could be lab-based. Picture supplied
'It got passed the breakwater and out into the open sea.'
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Jordyn Murphy saved racehorse Cleitus after he started swimming out to sea and behind the breakwater when he tripped on seaweed. Picture by Anthony Brady
Australian Made Week reminds us of the talent produced at home.
Linley Wilkie
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Farmhouse in Victoria's high country has been lovingly restored.
A gallery wall surrounds the wall-mounted TV, injecting a personal touch into the space. Pictures by Simon Ferrito
You could be fined for sifting through a neighbour's bins.
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The rubbish in your bin may not belong to you. Picture by Jonathan Carroll