ARARAT’s Tristar medical clinic is set to close after the companies administrators failed to find a buyer.
It was announced this week that 12 of Tristar’s 29 clinics have been sold to one of Australia’s largest medical groups Family Doctor.
The sale means clinics in places like Horsham, Ballarat, Mildura and Bendigo will continue operating, but Family Doctor were not interested in purchasing the Ararat clinic.
FORMER Ararat resident Jack Ward is well on his way towards a career as a television reporter after moving to Melbourne earlier this year.
Most Ararat Advocate readers would know Jack.
He came to work for this newspaper aged 16 when we started in May 2020.
But Jack had been eyeing off a job in the media well before the Advocate started up.
At 14, he was the driving force behind AC News – the digital news platform developed by Ararat College. He also ran his own weekly news podcast Ararat’s Latest.
Since commencing a bachelor of journalism at RMIT, Jack has been offered an extraordinary opportunity to work within the Channel Nine newsroom as an assistant to the Chief of Staff.
PEOPLE who support plans for a walking track all the way around Green Hill Lake are urged to sign a petition seeking funding for the project.
The Green Hill Lake Development Board has embarked on an ambitious project to construct a seven kilometre walking track around the entire lake.
Currently, the walking track only covers about half the lake, preventing walkers, runners and cyclists from doing the entire circle.
By Craig Wilson. BILL Waterston is Ararat through and through. As Bill and I headed into Barkly Street for a photograph of him to go with this story (yes, in his trademark shorts – it was 4 degrees) you can see there is a genuine affection for Bill and what he’s done for his home […]
ARARAT Rural City Council is encouraging residents to nominate outstanding local businesses for the 2022 East Grampians Business Awards.
‘Innovation and change’ is the theme for this year’s awards to recognise the people behind Ararat Rural City’s businesses that continue to drive the region’s economic successes and growth.
Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Dr Tim Harrison said it’s important to acknowledge the contribution of our local business community in their efforts to innovate and change over the past 12 months.
Last year, AME Systems and Pomonal Estate were chosen as the joint Businesses of the Year.
MARIAN College is excited to announce that finishing rehearsals and preparations are almost completed in the lead up to their much anticipated 2022 production, the famous and popular Disney’s High School Musical. Written by Peter Barsocchini and adapted for the stage by Bryan Louiselle and David Simpatico, High School Musical is a classic story of […]
ARARAT resident Bernard Quince has announced his intention to run as an independent candidate in November’s election, but admits he can’t win.
Mr Quince – a former school teacher and passionate regular letter writer to the Advocate – says he has a simple reason for standing as a candidate in the Ripon electorate.
“I know I won’t win. I can’t win. I don’t have a budget, a following or policies. Hell, I don’t even have faith in myself.
“But if I don’t stand, I can’t criticise others for not standing,” he said.
IT was all about pacing for Sabine Hamilton, who timed her run to perfection to win the Thompson Family eight kilometre handicap last Sunday. The Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club met in McDonald park, outskirts of Ararat to tackle the beautiful trails. The track had a slight alteration due to the week’s rain turning […]
HORSHAM and Glenthompson will host Grand Finals this season for the Wimmera and Mininera Football Netball competitions respectively. The Wimmera Grand Final will be played on Saturday 17 September at the Horsham City Oval, with Dimboola, Stawell, Ararat and Warracknabeal all set to host finals matches. Alexandra Oval in Ararat will host the First Semi-Final […]
MOYSTON-Willaura coach Aiden Lee is no stranger to the odd “dark year” on the field. Despite being a part of a dynasty of success at Navarre prior to his appointment as Pumas coach, a brief stint with a struggling Great Western in 2017 gave Lee an insight into the other side of the coin. One […]