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SILO ART TRAIL: Artist Guido Ven Helten in front of the mural he painted on silos at Brim. Silos at five other Yarriambiack towns will become tourist attractions as part of a new arts trail.

Wimmera-Mallee silo art project attracting Australia’s best street artists

The Melbourne agency in charge of creating the ‘world’s largest art gallery’ on grain silos across the Wimmera and Mallee hopes to announce the first two artists for the project by the middle of August.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

David Jochinke aims to ‘wear out a ute’ as VFF president

Murra Warra farmer David Jochinke has listed ‘wearing out a ute’ as a key-performance indicator of his job as Victorian Farmers Federation’s new president.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham, Ararat arts centres receive funding boost

Wimmera performing and visual arts centres have received funding worth almost $1-million for the next three years.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Catfish have potential to dominate Wimmera River

Large freshwater catfish might become the dominant catch species in the Wimmera River if a virus planned for release across Australia succeeds in dramatically thinning the number of invasive carp in the system.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Japanese students explore the Wimmera

Fifteen students and a teacher from Japan’s Matsudo Kokosai High School will learn about Australian life during a stay in the Wimmera.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Nhill official calls for removal of dangerous tackles from regional football

A Nhill Football Club official has appealed to regional players, umpires and administrators to make sure they follow the AFL’s lead in removing dangerous tackles from the game.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Community

2016 Arapiles Cycling Event entries open

Entries have opened for this year’s community Arapiles Cycling Event on September 24.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham ‘food hub’ underway on Salvation Army land

LANK CANVAS: WDEA Charitable Trust’s Brian O’Connor, Horsham councillor and Salvation Army member Mark Radford, Salvation Army Horsham Major Carolyn Wright, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority project officer Rae Talbot and Horsham Landcare facilitator Wendy McInnes launch a new community garden at the Salvation Army’s Kalkee Road site.

Instigators of a new kitchen garden on Salvation Army land envisage the project will create a ‘food hub’ with long-term benefits for the Horsham community.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Keg for a cause: Wimmera people raise thousands for White Ribbon

People raised almost $1300 for White Ribbon foundation’s Wimmera branch at a Keg for a Cause event in Horsham.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham district fallen to be recognised by new memorial

Contractors are scheduled to start construction work for a major memorial in Horsham tomorrow in a project designed to recognise the sacrifice of Horsham district soldiers killed as a result of action during the First World War.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Tarry Daniher urges Wimmera, Mallee men to look after themselves

By SARAH SCULLY AFL hall-of-famer and Essendon champion Terry Daniher has urged Wimmera men to look after themselves and each other during a visit to the region.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Aquatic Centre looking for 2016 YMCA Community Father of the Year

Horsham Aquatic Centre leaders have encouraged Wimmera children to nominate a dad or father figure deserving of recognition.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Pride Project to discuss future at public forum

Wimmera Pride Project members will discuss the organisation’s future at a public forum on Sunday.

Jul 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

WFL| Round 15: Horsham in the hunt for major scalp

PASS: Nhill’s Jake Harrap gets a handball away despite pressure from Horsham co-coach Brad Hartigan at the weekend. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham will steel itself to push for a critical late-season confidence boost when it takes on arch rival Horsham Saints in a big Wimmera Football League clash at Horsham City Oval on Saturday.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

HDFNL| Round 14: Reigning premier Laharum under pressure

Swifts player Ryan Folkes has eyes only for the ball as he gets airborne during a Horsham District Football Netball League clash against Natimuk United. Folkes featured among the best for the Baggies, who were too good for Natimuk United but will miss out on playing finals this year. Swifts are sitting eighth with four wins but are favourites to notch up back-to-back victories against Noradjuha-Quantong on
Saturday. Natimuk United has only two wins to its name and takes on powerful Harrow-Balmoral in its next game.

By GRANT KUCHEL As the saying goes, poor kicking is poor football, and the ramifications of Saturday’s performance are huge for Horsham District Football Netball League reigning premier Laharum.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

MDFL| Round 15: Moyston-Willaura in Mininera finals race

By JONATHAN BOX Moyston-Willaura opened the race for Mininera and District Football League finals and gave itself plenty of hope in a four-goal victory over Penshurst.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

People are the real need in regional Victoria

EDITORIAL: It would be easy to brush aside Victorian National leader Peter Walsh’s plea for the State Government to consider regional Victoria in efforts to manage population growth in the state.

Jul 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Hate has no boundaries

Pray for Nice

EDITORIAL: As we try to come to grips with more acts of international terrorism, murder and upheaval, we can only hope the world can find a way forward.

Jul 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Double standards threaten industry

By DEAN LAWSON It is hard to ignore the pungent waft of double standards oozing from a NSW Government decision to place a blanket ban on greyhound racing.

Jul 13 2016 / 1 Comment / Read More
Food & Wine FROM GARDEN TO TABLE: Cindy Cross shares her passion for fresh food made with love. Pictures: SARAH SCULLY

Amber Ridge’s Cindy Cross champions region’s produce

When Cindy Cross opened Amber Ridge Farm Shop, Nursery and Café, she had her fingers crossed at least 20 people would walk through her front door.

Jul 27 2016 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Rural Northwest Health donates $50,000 to Wimmera Cancer Centre appeal

A fundraising appeal to build a Wimmera Cancer Centre in Horsham has reached $941,490 after a second $50,000 donation from Rural Northwest Health.

Jul 20 2016 / Read More
Environment

David Jochinke aims to ‘wear out a ute’ as VFF president

Murra Warra farmer David Jochinke has listed ‘wearing out a ute’ as a key-performance indicator of his job as Victorian Farmers Federation’s new president.

Jul 27 2016 / Read More
Politics

People are the real need in regional Victoria

EDITORIAL: It would be easy to brush aside Victorian National leader Peter Walsh’s plea for the State Government to consider regional Victoria in efforts to manage population growth in the state.

Jul 27 2016 / Read More
Arts Entertainment SILO ART TRAIL: Artist Guido Ven Helten in front of the mural he painted on silos at Brim. Silos at five other Yarriambiack towns will become tourist attractions as part of a new arts trail.

Wimmera-Mallee silo art project attracting Australia’s best street artists

The Melbourne agency in charge of creating the ‘world’s largest art gallery’ on grain silos across the Wimmera and Mallee hopes to announce the first two artists for the project by the middle of August.

Jul 27 2016 / Read More
Business & Finance

Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory to have flow-on effects for region

A Wimmera development leader has spoken of the potential flow-on benefits a ground-breaking international research laboratory in Stawell will have on the region.

Jul 20 2016 / Read More
To The Editor

Marriage equality

SIR, – I understand that Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has committed to base his parliamentary vote on marriage equality on the result of the Mallee electorate from the proposed plebiscite.

Jul 13 2016 / Read More
Agriculture

David Jochinke aims to ‘wear out a ute’ as VFF president

Murra Warra farmer David Jochinke has listed ‘wearing out a ute’ as a key-performance indicator of his job as Victorian Farmers Federation’s new president.

Jul 27 2016 / Read More
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