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Wind farms in limbo

Greens call for State support The Victorian Greens have weighed into debate involving stalled renewable energy projects across the state, including proposed multi-million-dollar wind farms in the Wimmera and Grampians-Pyrenees regions.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera homes raided for drugs

Police arrested seven people in drug raids on eight homes in the Wimmera this week.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

ICE information

Youth outreach worker Les Twentyman will be guest speaker at community forums about the drug ICE in Nhill and Edenhope next week.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
WINNER: The Weekly Advertiser production manager Barry King accepts the award from Victorian Country Press Association chairman Michael Giles in Melbourne.

Major advert award

T he Weekly Advertiser’s evolution and development in the regional media market has reached a milestone with the publication winning a major advertising award.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Liberals pre-select Ballarat Mayor

City of Ballarat Mayor Josh Morris, 31, is the new Liberal candidate for Victorian upper house seat of Western Victoria.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
NEW BEGINNINGS: Chris Jones is pictured in front of his new Horsham Mitre 10 store. 
Picture: MICK SHANNON

Mitre 10 store opens in Horsham

A new multi million-dollar Mitre 10 store has opened in Horsham, representing the latest change in an evolving business landscape in the Wimmera capital.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Excitement builds for Wimmera film extras

IN THE BACKGROUND: Producer Sue Maslin chats with Rachel McGennisken who was among people who tried out in Horsham as extras for the film The Dressmaker, being filmed in the region in November. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

An overwhelming response for regional ‘extras’ for an international movie being filmed in the Wimmera has prompted film-makers to plan extra casting days.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Stawell make-up artist joins movie

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Stawell makeup artist Kim Salmi will work on the film The Dressmaker, filmed in the Wimmera later this year.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham restaurant team sets statewide pace

SUPERCREW: Horsham McDonald’s Restaurant staff members, from left, Simon Ross, Lucas Shaw, Daniel Pritchett and Ben Williams and front, Gemma Chaplin celebrate their success. Picture: CAITLIN MARTIN

A Horsham McDonald’s team has dominated their zone in a new statewide SuperCrew competition designed to find the best work McDonald’s crews in the state.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Lost in the Bush events

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The Wimmera celebrated various occasions in the past month as part of 150th anniversary of the Lost in the Bush event, where three children were found after nine days lost in the bush near Nurcoung, west of Natimuk.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Market at Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Holy Trinity Lutheran School’s Parents Teachers and Friends Association will raise money for the school with a Market Night on September 5.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Fun run at kinder

St Andrews Kindergarten in Ararat has organised a money-raising fun run in conjunction with Ararat Golden Gateway Festival on October 25.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Cycling event heating up

CYCLING AHEAD: Dan Bolwell prepares for the Arapiles Cycling Event, on October 5, which supports Wimmera Drug Action Task Force.

Preparations are in full swing for an October Mt Arapiles cycling event designed to support the work of Wimmera Drug Action Task Force.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Saints’ sights now set on Warracknabeal

By DEAN LAWSON Watch out everyone in Wimmera Football League finals! Horsham Saints have their tails up and this time have Warrack Eagles in their sights.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

A brutal world is hardening us

By DEAN LAWSON It was horrifying enough to know in the past few weeks that radical militants in the Middle East had brutally beheaded an American journalist they had held captive since 2012.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Prevention key to curb violence

By DEAN LAWSON Amid the State Government’s tough new stance against violent and cowardly thugs who seem to enjoy throwing a random punch, often after a night on the grog, preventing incidents from developing still rates as the best weapon…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Softly, softly hit between the eyes

By DEAN LAWSON It is no secret that the use of language can be a powerful weapon in quietly changing community perception and sensibility.

Aug 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine SLICE OF HEAVEN: James Henwood from Horsham’s Oven Door bakery and Horsham Agricultural Society secretary Andrea Cross get in some practice for the Oven Door’s attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest vanilla slice. Mr Henwood plans to create a vanilla slice weighing more than 600 kilograms during the 136th annual Horsham Show on October 1. The world-record attempt will highlight many activities at the show including a fashion parade, vanilla slice-eating contest and other events.
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Picture: MICK SHANNON

Horsham bakery’s giant slice of vanilla

By DEAN LAWSON What do you end up with if you combine 200 kilograms of custard powder, 400 litres of water, 12 kilograms of pastry and about seven kilograms of icing sugar? A giant vanilla slice weighing more than 600…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

ICE information

Youth outreach worker Les Twentyman will be guest speaker at community forums about the drug ICE in Nhill and Edenhope next week.

Aug 27 2014 / Read More
Environment

Wind farms in limbo

Greens call for State support The Victorian Greens have weighed into debate involving stalled renewable energy projects across the state, including proposed multi-million-dollar wind farms in the Wimmera and Grampians-Pyrenees regions.

Aug 27 2014 / Read More
Politics

Liberals pre-select Ballarat Mayor

City of Ballarat Mayor Josh Morris, 31, is the new Liberal candidate for Victorian upper house seat of Western Victoria.

Aug 27 2014 / Read More
Arts Entertainment IN THE BACKGROUND: Producer Sue Maslin chats with Rachel McGennisken who was among people who tried out in Horsham as extras for the film The Dressmaker, being filmed in the region in November. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Excitement builds for Wimmera film extras

An overwhelming response for regional ‘extras’ for an international movie being filmed in the Wimmera has prompted film-makers to plan extra casting days.

Aug 27 2014 / Read More
Business & Finance

Paying for holidays after the fun’s over

The holidays are over and you’ve had a great time.

Aug 29 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Murray Basin Rail Project

SIR – If new Labor candidate Daniel McGlone was truly concerned about regional spending, he would publicly support the Murray Basin Rail project, which will bring benefits directly to Ripon.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Agriculture Aerial shots of the BCG main research site at Beulah where the Main Field Day will be on September 10.

Farmer’s field day fun and facts

Farmers wanting to get a better handle on the opportunities and challenges that have emerged this cropping season are encouraged to attend the BCG Main Field Day on September 10.

Aug 27 2014 / Read More
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