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Mine study wins council award

A study into the future for Stawell Gold Mine’s site that led to plans for an international scientific laboratory has earned Northern Grampians Shire Council its second major award in three months.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

CEO and agency part ways

Wimmera Uniting Care Board of Governance has appointed Leeanne Thomson as acting chief executive after Ian Hook resigned last week.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Government money to assist councils

Wimmera councils will receive more than $31 million from the Federal Government for roads and general infrastructure upgrade in 2014-15.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

City offers new mobile service

Horsham Rural City Council has launched a new mobile application or ‘app’ to help people get in touch with council staff and access services.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Money for bridge upgrade

A Wimmera River bridge on the Nhill-Jeparit Road will have a $1.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
HELP OR HINDERANCE: Eastern brown snakes, highly venomous, are helping scientists with medical exploration.

Foes becoming friends

Hot weather in the Wimmera-Mallee has meant a regular appearance of many of the region’s unpopular residents – snakes.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Councillor finds four-legged friend at pound

PERFECT MATCH: Ararat Rural City Council local laws officer Ricky Bowen and Cr Glenda McLean, with her new dog Mimi.

A success story at Ararat Rural City Council’s pound has led to Cr Glenda McLean adopting the newest four-legged member to her family.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Soldiers’ stories

HISTORY IN WORDS: Margaret Beattie with her book about soldiers from Mt Cole and Warrak district, which will be officially launched at Warrak Hall on March 15.

The stories of young soldiers from the Mt Cole and Warrak district, east of Ararat, feature in a new book called Mt Cole/Warrak – the War Years 1914-18.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Tickets for Glenorchy event

Tickets for a Festival of Small Halls event at Glenorchy on March 11 are available from  Glenorchy Hall, Northern Grampians Shire Council offices in Stawell or online at www.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Oh happy day

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Friends, from left, Erin Baldwin, Maddison Cook and Ella Lakin, aged 14, show off big smiles at St Brigid College’s annual swimming carnival in Horsham.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Walk rejuvinated

Rural Northwest Health’s fundraising walk has a new name, a new purpose and a new course.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Hopper stars for swim team

WATER WARRIORS: The District 12 swimming team, including swimmers from across the Wimmera, competed at the Victorian Country Interdistrict competition at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. The swimmers will now turn their attention the Wimmera Championships at Warracknabeal on Saturday.

Horsham’s Miette Hopper was the leading swimmer for Wimmera district at a Victorian Country Interdistrict competition at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera undefeated

By COURTNEY CLOUGH A big third quarter allowed Wimmera Netball Association’s Open side to regain control to score a win in round three of 2015 Regional State League Competition.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Bombers visit

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Marian College students Jack Taurqul and Tom Mills try to hold in their excitement when lining up next to Essendon captain Jobe Watson during a coaching clinic at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Regional travel hitch

By DEAN LAWSON For the many of us who regularly drive from the Wimmera to Geelong and back, the trip is relatively simple, efficient and uncomplicated.

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Highway work part of history

By DEAN LAWSON It is an understatement to say major highway construction is a massive job.

Feb 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Let’s have governance

By DEAN LAWSON Who do some of our political leaders think they are? Just when we get over the Labor Party believing it can do what it likes with the leadership of the country, the Coalition comes along and does…

Feb 11 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine TALENT ON A TRICYCLE: Winemaker Michael Unwin will be guest speaker at a Wimmera Health Care Group Friends of the Foundation’s 100 Mile Tapas fundraising event.

Tapas time and matching wine

Friends of the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation have joined forces with Michael Unwin Wines to present a 100 Mile Tapas fundraising event in Horsham next month.

Feb 4 2015 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Walk rejuvinated

Rural Northwest Health’s fundraising walk has a new name, a new purpose and a new course.

Feb 25 2015 / Read More
Environment HELP OR HINDERANCE: Eastern brown snakes, highly venomous, are helping scientists with medical exploration.

Foes becoming friends

Hot weather in the Wimmera-Mallee has meant a regular appearance of many of the region’s unpopular residents – snakes.

Feb 25 2015 / Read More
Politics

Broad promotes scheme

Member for Mallee Andrew Broard has encouraged Wimmera-Mallee people to take advantage of more than $11-million available in the Federal Government’s four-year Package Assistant Small Exporters scheme.

Feb 18 2015 / Read More
Arts Entertainment e-Ruth moody1

Performer in Ararat

Canadian songstress Ruth Moody will perform in Ararat Hotel’s Red Room from 8pm tonight as part of an Ararat Live schedule.

Feb 25 2015 / Read More
Business & Finance

Taming inflation

In the 1980s inflation was an economic curse.

Feb 26 2015 / Read More
To The Editor

Asylum seekers not illegal

SIR– Julian Burnside is an eminent barrister and human rights activist.

Nov 12 2014 / Read More
Agriculture

BCG trials day at Birchip centre

On-farm profitability will be a key focus at a BCG Trials Review Day at Birchip on Friday.

Feb 18 2015 / Read More
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