The Courier
Wednesday, 28 February 2024
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A base camp for firefighters is being built at Victoria Park.
Michelle Smith
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Food
This couple has fast made an impact in Ballarat's food scene.
Melanie Whelan
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Transport advocate shares vision for future options.
Nieve Walton and Gwen Liu • 1hr ago
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North or west? We ask Ballarat's train advocates and commuters where they want to see our next stations. Pictures by The Courier.
The man broke through a door with his shoulder to get to the kids.
Alex Dalziel
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He's seen a big increase on what he paid for it.
Jade Lazarevic
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Ex-Silverchair star Daniel Johns has listed one of his properties in Merewether for auction with Chasse Ede at Presence Real Estate. Picture supplied
Accused killed revealed location of bodies to police.
Anna Houlahan, Peter Brewer, Anna McGuinness, Lanie Tindale
Police had been searching for Luke Davies and Jesse Baird since February 21. Picture via jessebairddd on Instagram.
The former prime minister steps down as the member for Cook.
Karen Barlow, Miriam Webber
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Scott Morrison has delivered his valedictory speech to Parliament. Picture by Gary Ramage
The 20-year-old applied for bail on Monday over the charges.
Alex Dalziel
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Sports Affairs
The javelin thrower is in training in FedUni's sports centre.
Melanie Whelan
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Woman allegedly in 'toxic' relationship with violent co-accused.
Jenny Denton
Bendigo Court House. File photo
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'It's a vital asset to us and the community.'
Bryan Hoadley
There are big shoes to fill on this long-running television show.
Melanie Whelan
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Popular Ballarat foodie Tim Bone is set to feature on Channel 10's Good Chef Bad Chef, which screens from March 18, 2024. Picture by Kate Healy
Man faces six charges and will face court in March.
Bryan Hoadley
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Spotfire along the Western Highway which was allegedly started by a Sebastopol man. Picture supplied
A hit-and-run left a child in hospital, accused fled to drains.
Alison Foletta
The accused man faced court from custody.
Court
There was an unsuccessful attempt from the family to broaden the investigation.
Alex Dalziel
Construction 'tops out' on stage two of hospital redevelopment.
Michelle Smith
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Grampians Health chief executive Dale Fraser and Victorian health minister Mary-Anne Thomas on top of the six-storey central energy plant building currently under construction as part of the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.
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1000 firefighters from across the state are battling the fires.
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Man arrested after masturbating near 16-year-old girl.
Alex Dalziel
Ballarat Train Station. File picture
All the excitement and atmosphere from the BAS rowing regatta.
Abby Blee and Edie Folkei in the Loreto College spit crew. Picture by Lachlan Bence. To buy this photo, email syndication@austcommunitymedia.com.au
The proposed name acknowledges the traditional owners.
Alison Foletta
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The brand new community hub in Ballarat opened late January 2024. Picture by Lachlan Bence
Court
'It involved a level of calculation and persistence.'
Alex Dalziel
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Nearly 62 per cent of businesses pay men more than women.
Karen Barlow
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A man and a woman work at laptops back to back but there's a substantial gap between men's and women's pay in Australia. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Education
Gareth Richardson was struck by a car in Alfredton last year.
Michelle Smith
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He's seen a big increase on what he paid for it.
Jade Lazarevic
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Ex-Silverchair star Daniel Johns has listed one of his properties in Merewether for auction with Chasse Ede at Presence Real Estate. Picture supplied
Equal the Contest will screen in Ballarat on Monday night.
Melanie Whelan
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A photo from the official movie poster for Equal the Contest.

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A spokesperson for the pop star has responded to the allegation.
Anna McGuinness
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'The colony can, must, will fall.'
Anna McGuinness
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The video shows a grinder being used to down the statue in Fitzroy Gardens. Pictures via X/@akaWACA
Added every four years, removed every 100, re-added every 400.
Emma Horn
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Why is February 29 added to the calendar every four years, and what would happen if it wasn't there?
When did it stop being about modesty and all about flex appeal?
Denis Moriarty • 42m ago
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The folly of claiming to be perfect. Picture Shutterstock
Are Pizza Shapes even the best flavour of Shapes?
Karen Hardy • 42m ago
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Coles have released a range of hot cross buns inspired by some Australian flavours. Picture by Keegan Carroll
'It's not a hard game, but it certainly makes you perspire.'
Bryan Hoadley
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Webbcona will play in the Tuesday pennant grand final after win.
Bryan Hoadley
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Sarah Braybrook of Webbcona gives Harold Worsley a kiss to celebrate their win. Picture by Adam Trafford
The javelin thrower is in training in FedUni's sports centre.
Melanie Whelan
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Ballarat Olympian Kathryn Mitchell in training for a fourth Olympic bid in Federation University's high performance sports centre in Mount Helen on February 26, 2024. Picture by Adam Trafford
They were loud and parochial in this Boat Race 'rite of passage'.
Melanie Whelan and Alex Ford
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Damasuc College Girls' Captain of Boats Charley Gathlan gets in the spit crew vibes ahead of her big race in the firsts. Picture by Lachlan Bence
A photo finish and a four-peat cap a huge day of racing
Alex Ford
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Ballarat High School's spit crew revs up. Picture by Adam Trafford
He's seen a big increase on what he paid for it.
Jade Lazarevic
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Its leafy location is both picturesque and convenient.
House of the Week
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Inside the 1910 Black Hill period home that combines old with new
Surrounded by gardens, the North Ballarat home is a true retreat.
Feature Property
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Family home with spectacular views over Ballarat
Concept Park units are constructed to the highest of standards.
Commercial Property
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See the stunning before and after of the block now for sale.
Melissa Kehagias
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"We had a type of person in mind; professional tenants and what they needed and wanted," John Fronis said. Pic: Supplied
The top suburbs for bargain buys in every state revealed.
This three-bedder with a large garden in the Sydney suburb of Rosemeadow is on the market for $739,950. Pic Supplied
Are Pizza Shapes even the best flavour of Shapes?
Karen Hardy • 42m ago
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The chef will cook with old friends and newcomers on his show.
Ron Cerabona • 1hr ago
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 Art Simone joined Adam Liaw in the kitchen. Picture by Jiwon Kim
This couple has fast made an impact in Ballarat's food scene.
Melanie Whelan
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The former Moon and Mountain space is set to be home to authentic Thai cuisine from mid-July. Picture by Adam Trafford
There are big shoes to fill on this long-running television show.
Melanie Whelan
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Popular Ballarat foodie Tim Bone is set to feature on Channel 10's Good Chef Bad Chef, which screens from March 18, 2024. Picture by Kate Healy
Robin Zander reflects on Cheap Trick's first Australian tour.
Josh Leeson
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From left, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen. Picture by Jeremy Harris
Small, guided tours with more time to meet locals and soak up a destination are being embraced by Australian travellers seeking more authentic experiences.
An exclusive tour of Tasmania, Flinders Island, and King Island.
Emma Brown
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The Nut at Stanley. Picture Shutterstock
The Red Cross buddy program supports people across the country.
Allie and Val just clicked from the moment they met. Picture supplied
Community holds out hope to find answers for the family.
Melanie Whelan
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Transport advocate shares vision for future options.
Nieve Walton and Gwen Liu • 1hr ago
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'It's not a hard game, but it certainly makes you perspire.'
Bryan Hoadley
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Carmel and Allen Durbidge play pickleball twice a week at the Ballarat Badminton Association. Picture by Bryan Hoadley
The man broke through a door with his shoulder to get to the kids.
Alex Dalziel
File picture.
Webbcona will play in the Tuesday pennant grand final after win.
Bryan Hoadley
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Sarah Braybrook of Webbcona gives Harold Worsley a kiss to celebrate their win. Picture by Adam Trafford
Construction 'tops out' on stage two of hospital redevelopment.
Michelle Smith
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Grampians Health chief executive Dale Fraser and Victorian health minister Mary-Anne Thomas on top of the six-storey central energy plant building currently under construction as part of the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.
When did it stop being about modesty and all about flex appeal?
Denis Moriarty • 42m ago
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Mental health should be of equal importance as physical health.
Carly Dober • 42m ago
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Federal Health Minister Mark Butler. Picture by Keegan Carroll
Flexible workplaces make soldiering on possible.
John Hanscombe
The work-from-home revolution has put paid to the sickie. Picture Shutterstock
It's great way to have a break and support local communities.
Europe awaits, ready to weave its magic into the fabric of your memories.
Beautiful old town of Provence. Picture Shutterstock
The key places and dates to keep in mind for sakura-spotting.
Akash Arora
Ultimate guide to cherry blossoms in Japan: When and where to go in 2024
Car Expert
Following mixed reviews of the Mercedes-Benz EQS’s looks, the German marque is looking back to the past to inspire its future designs.
Jordan Mulach
Mercedes-Benz's flagship electric car to revert to classic styling
Quality issues have led to a delivery pause for the Ford F-150 Lightning, amid falling demand for the electric pickup.
Jordan Mulach
Ford’s electric pickup hits yet another stumbling block
The BYD Seal U DM-i has been officially detailed for Europe ahead of an Australian launch also slated for the second quarter of 2024.
James Gelding
BYD’s new RAV4 rival detailed for Europe ahead of local launch
MG could shake up the luxury EV market Down Under with a new luxury sedan with a solid-state battery offering up to 800km of range.
James Gelding
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
New sire lines at stud prove beneficial at on-property sale.
Philippe Perez
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About 100 schools are expected to close due to fire risk.
Rachel Simmonds
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Farmers and communities are preparing for a high fire risk tomorrow, February 28. File picture by Joely Mitchell
Farmers have joined forces with their neighbours to construct a mineral earth line to combat the threat of the nearby Bayindeen-Rocky Road bushfire.
Bryce Eishold
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Chute farmer Ash McErvale is racing against the clock to plough mineral earth lines on his property ahead of elevated fire danger in Victoria. Picture supplied
Are Pizza Shapes even the best flavour of Shapes?
Karen Hardy • 42m ago
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The chef will cook with old friends and newcomers on his show.
Ron Cerabona • 1hr ago
No comments
 Art Simone joined Adam Liaw in the kitchen. Picture by Jiwon Kim
This couple has fast made an impact in Ballarat's food scene.
Melanie Whelan
No comments
The former Moon and Mountain space is set to be home to authentic Thai cuisine from mid-July. Picture by Adam Trafford