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By Jack Ward
Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news fortnightly on a Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch up on your favourite podcasting app.
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24 Djab Wurrung Embassy disassembled
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with a local Djab Wurrung supporter calling for kindness. Also, dance studios and indoor fitness facilities reopen, Corrections Victoria and Neighbourhood House partner up, a new novel tells an Aradale love story and the King of the Hill is cancelled. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
25:16
November 1, 2020
23 Gyms closed: 'Get us back in there'
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Western Victoria Wine Challenge president, Simon Fennell, about this year's event. Also, the Grampians Pyrenees PCP launches new resources, university students continue to study from home, women keep fit despite gym closures and school students dust off their uniforms. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
22:11
October 18, 2020
22 #BeanResilient is brewing
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with local artist Jill Richardson about her art returning home to Queensland. Also, Sicilians' Bud Bourizk explains the 'terrible' seating restrictions, the Ararat Lions Club convention moves online, Resilient Ararat's campaign is brewing and market organisers are seeking volunteers. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
24:31
October 4, 2020
21 Beauty is back
This week on Ararat’s Latest, beauty therapists rejoice - Daniel Andrews allows them to open two and a half months earlier than first planned. Also, snakes begin to reappear as the weather warms, the Medical Centre is set up for ongoing telehealth and schools remind students to look after themselves these school holidays. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
27:09
September 20, 2020
20 Roadmap out of lockdown
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward has all the details on the roadmap out of lockdown - what does today's announcement mean for Ararat? Also, the smiling faces of Ararat's Legatees were absent this Legacy Badge Week, Ararat Market organisers are sticking by their plan to put community health first and working from home allows a family to move to Ararat. All that and more. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
23:01
September 6, 2020
19 Generous donations help smash goal
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with the organisers of the successful allergy and anaphylaxis fundraiser. Also, new data shows the impact of our furry friends in lockdown, AME employs local students to fill an employment gap and a story of tragedy instils resilience. All that and more. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
29:24
August 23, 2020
18 Ararat back in lockdown
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with a parenting duo who have the university qualifications to handle remote learning. Also, more weddings have been thrown into disarray, Ararat College launches its alumni program and the tips you need to cope with lockdown 2.0. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
24:18
August 9, 2020
17 Sewers swamped with mask orders
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with a local sewer who has been working around the clock to fulfil hundreds of face mask orders. Also, the Ararat Eisteddfod has been cancelled, a 15-year-old is planning to direct her debut musical and the Aradale book launches at the asylum. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
23:38
July 26, 2020
16 Business leader calls for further support
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks live with Greater Ararat Business Network President Maria Whitford about what the Melbourne lockdown means for business locally. Also, three wineries join forces to showcase the region's peppery Shiraz, the Lions Club continue planning for their district convention and Ararat College appoints its first female principal. Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Sunday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
23:49
July 12, 2020
15 Community groups bounce back
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with the author of a new book about the Aradale Lunatic Asylum, community groups reunite after isolation, a backlog of VicRoads appointments leaves students frustrated and Ararat welcomes its first refugee family. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/
30:05
June 22, 2020
14 Day Centre reopens to praise
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Patricia Hinchey Centre staff and clients about their tearful return, the 2020 Ararat Show is cancelled, greens are redesigned at Chalambar Golf Club and a date has been pencilled in for the next Ararat Market. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
26:08
June 8, 2020
13 Dog rescue inundated with unwanted dogs
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Ararat Dog Rescue's President and Coordinator Jill Worrell about the increase in surrenders, the Catholic Parish hires a jobless chef, new owners settle in at Green Eggs and a Willaura church rises to the heavens. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every second Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
28:32
May 25, 2020
12 Ararat Prison COVID-19 scare
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Ripon MP Louise Staley about today’s developments at Hopkins Correctional Centre, Dynamic Dance navigates online teaching, Jacob Gibson shares his journey from Marian College to backstage at Billy Elliot and a local winery ships more wine to Japan. All that and more. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
35:07
May 11, 2020
11 The Ararat Advocate is coming to town
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with the new Ararat Advocate publisher ahead of the paper’s first edition, Kara Bartlett explains how the pandemic is affecting kindergartens and a local travel agent shares her stress as she works unpaid to reschedule and cancel bookings. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
26:28
April 27, 2020
10 Why are local fuel prices so high?
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Nicholas Platt from RACV about Ararat’s fuel prices, a local year 12 student shares her thoughts about online learning, and Leona Jennings and the 2Taggs team celebrate 10 years of business. All that and more. Breaking News Text Alerts Subscription: bit.ly/ararattextalerts Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
28:04
April 20, 2020
09 Coronavirus Special
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward brings you the latest on the COVID-19 health crisis. Small business owners share their confusion and anxiety, the Ararat Musical Comedy Society postpones its 2020 production and the Ararat Football-Netball Club President explains the impact on sport. All that and more. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
46:17
March 23, 2020
08 Motocross track goes under construction
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Rod Peachey about Ararat’s growing motorcycle club and recent track works. Also, International Women’s Day will be recognised in town tomorrow, the Town Hall will rock ‘n’ roll this weekend during the 26th Jailhouse Rock Festival and the Festival of Small Halls will visit Pomonal on Wednesday. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
21:19
March 9, 2020
07 Council consults community about waste management changes
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with ARCC CEO Dr Tim Harrison about waste management following the state government’s four-bin announcement. Also, the Inaugural Suicide Prevention Memorial Walk is this Friday, locals share their thoughts on The Resilience Project and what does junior football look like in 2020? Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
20:49
March 2, 2020
06 Ararat welcomes The Resilience Project
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward is broadcasting live from the Ararat Town Hall ahead of The Resilience Project Community Session. Also, Chalambar Golf & Bowls Club’s new manager shares his vison for the club, a local health organisation calls for a change in food regulations and Willaura is gearing up for their annual outdoor market. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
26:37
February 24, 2020
05 Businesses put Ararat under the microscope
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Nicola from Niche Planning Studio after a community session with local businesses about growing Ararat. Also, the Welcome Scroll visits town and brings together community members to acknowledge the importance of welcoming refugees, the 17th Willaura Farm to Pub has arrived and scammers target vulnerable locals in a spite of demanding calls. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
22:22
February 17, 2020
04 Grampians tourism slows following bushfires
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Grampians Music Festival Director Carly Flecknoe about the lack of ticket sales for this year’s event. Also, Orange Whip are performing this Valentine’s Day to raise funds for East Grampians Health Service, tickets to The Resilience Project Community Session go on sale this Wednesday and you have a chance to WIN a family pass to the Grampians Music Festival. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
26:28
February 10, 2020
03 'Idiots' leave gouges in Ararat's only wetlands
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Gwenda and Morris Allgood about recent hoon behaviour at Warrayatkin Swamp. Also, James Gilleece recounts a terrifying hit and run experience and 300 riders flock to Ararat for the 12th Annual Grampians Ride to Remember. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
21:58
February 3, 2020
02 Locals recognised for their contributions
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with Ararat Musical Comedy Society President Grant Johnson about their 'All Shook Up' auditions. Also, Ashby Green shares her journey into the army and Ararat recognises locals that are making Ararat a better community. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licen…/…/4.0/)
28:52
January 27, 2020
01 Ararat's Latest Debut
This week on Ararat’s Latest, Jack Ward speaks with a local teen who has recently had a holiday from hell. Also, local star Amy Harris returns for dancing workshops, David Cosgriff recounts his deployments to fire-ravaged areas and Ararat prepares to recognise Australia Day. Youth Journalist Jack Ward brings you the latest in Ararat news every Monday @ 5pm. Ararat’s Latest streams live on Facebook, available for catch-up on your favourite podcasting apps. THEME MUSIC: Merry Go Round by Arnav Srivastav (Approved by Artist) OTHER MUSIC: Limit 70 Music from https://filmmusic.io "Limit 70" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
27:43
January 20, 2020