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RU Supporting Art in Ballarat!

RU Supporting Art in Ballarat! Author: Categories: Stories, Arts, Community

Local business, RU Advertising  supports Gallery 806 as a means of encouraging artistic pursuits in the community and supporting creativity as a whole.

Magical Mulu – An Adventure in Borneo Part 2

Magical Mulu – An Adventure in Borneo Part 2 Author: Shaun and Lisa WilliamsCategories: Stories

Last week I wrote about my arrival in Borneo. This is the second instalment in which I recount the adventures experienced on a three day trek to The Pinnacles and a night safari.

Has the PM "knocked the brick wall down"?

Has the PM "knocked the brick wall down"? Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics, Economy

''I've knocked the brick wall down; this is going through, this is done, full stop.'' Prime Minister Julia Gillard, 10 July 2011. The good news is that the modest carbon price announced yesterday will neither impoverish Australians nor bankrupt our economy. The bad news is that the modest carbon pr

Magical Mulu – An Adventure in Borneo Part 1

Magical Mulu – An Adventure in Borneo Part 1 Author: Shaun and Lisa WilliamsCategories: Stories

A combination of Ballarat weather, a hectic schedule, cheap flights, and an unused Lonely Planet guidebook for Borneo led me to visiting the island of Borneo recently on a whim.  Read about my experience in two parts which will be published over the coming week.

Corporate Heads in the Sand

Corporate Heads in the Sand Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics, Economy

Global Warming, Risk & Governance Global warming is about risk and uncertainty. Many factors probably contribute to it, including natural variability. However, it is beyond reasonable doubt that the world is warming and that human carbon emissions are a major contributor. The risks of destab

Words of wisdom: Audi and Beyond

Words of wisdom: Audi and Beyond Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Transport

For someone who describes themselves as being an average student whilst at school, Romain Marteau is without a doubt one of the most successful people I know. "Be keen to learn and take every opportunity offered, I wouldn't be here if I hadn't".

Pecks, Perks and Pips - The Pleasures and Pitfalls

Pecks, Perks and Pips - The Pleasures and Pitfalls Author: Heather MarshCategories: Stories, Make things, Garden

The reality of what feels like weeks of grey drizzle that creeps in under even the best gators, sodden gloves and mud smeared jeans has been a lot less bracing than those summer visions. Yet, this year I have finally fulfilled that goal - of being a winter gardener. No, it's not glamorous- no crunch

Art Gallery Portrait Series continues to impress

Art Gallery Portrait Series continues to impress Author: Jon StangerCategories: Stories, Arts, Music

The second in the Portrait Series Upstairs at the Gallery featured composer and master performer of the sheng Wang Zheng-Ting with Adam Simmons. The Portrait Series are four concerts organised by Adam Simmons in which he plays with different guest performers. It is part of the Upstairs at the Galler

Silencing dissent in Victoria

Silencing dissent in Victoria Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics

In what appears to be an act of petty political recrimination, the new Victorian Coalition Government has slashed its funding for Environment Victoria, the state's leading independent environment group (not to be confused with Victoria's Environment Protection Authority, a statutory body). The recen

Super Simple Winter Vege Burgers

Super Simple Winter Vege Burgers Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Stories, Arts, Food, Recipes, Make things

Well well well. Winter is upon us now. If you hadn't noticed, there are mushrooms popping up all over the place. Although Autumn is a better time for mushrooming, they are still in season in Winter. Don't know what to look for out in the wild? Never mind, the store bought mushrooms are reliably safe

Trust me I am a professional television viewer

Trust me I am a professional television viewer Author: Categories: Stories, Humour

Hello. I think we need to talk. It's about television. You see...you know that TV show you like?  

A new era of public art is dawning in Ballarat

A new era of public art is dawning in Ballarat Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Stories, Arts, Community

Public art is not new to this city. Ballarat has a significant collection, many examples of which you can see throughout Sturt Street. These primarily demonstrate our famous heritage from the goldrush era. It is time, don't you think, to ensure that while we appreciate where we have come from, it is

Billboard that should never have been is now gone

Billboard that should never have been is now gone Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Health, Politics

A billboard seeking to recruit a new generation of young drinkers in Ballarat breached the industry advertising code and has now been removed. The Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Complaints Panel determined that the advertising campaign encouraged under-age drinking and used models under t

Kaleidoscope - multicultural Ballarat comes alive

Kaleidoscope - multicultural Ballarat comes alive Author: Jon StangerCategories: Stories, Arts, Food, Music, Community, Festivals

Recorded in photos, a fun night including music, performances, art, food and passionate speakers. Kaleidoscope celebrated the 17 different cultures we have living in Ballarat.

Litterers to pay for beverage company advertising

Litterers to pay for beverage company advertising Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Politics

Ballarat City Council looks set to gain while litterers lose in a surprising twist that sees litterers, not packaging companies, pay for litter advertising.

The Silence of the Cows

The Silence of the Cows Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Politics

...and Horse-trading in Human Meat. Now Australia is engaged in the open bribery of foreign governments and paying a premium for preferential treatment for the elite class of refugee we are trafficking to Malaysia, who are worthier than their brethren and won't be subjected to recreational flogging

Hey young people, drink to be king

Hey young people, drink to be king Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Health, Politics

Independent Distillers are looking to recruit a new generation of drinkers with a billboard targeting young people in Ballarat. Picturing three young men who appear to be just over 18 drinking on the streets, the 'Three Kings' advertisements are the latest attempt from Independent Distillers to rec

Wonderful Walnut Pasta Sauce

Wonderful Walnut Pasta Sauce Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Stories, Arts, Recipes, Make things

Walnuts. If you know what you are looking for you can forage for them now and get a feed for free. Otherwise, they are in season and at the lowest shop price they will be over the year. And making great use of this seasonal feast is a delicious pasta dish that does not involve tomatoes! This is so e

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