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Horsham Calisthenics Competition to attract hundreds of competitors

Competitors from across Victoria and interstate will gather in Horsham Town Hall at the weekend for a major showcase of Australian calisthenics.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Open invitation for Pomonal Art Show

Pomonal Primary School staff, students and families have sent out an open invitation for people to attend the school’s annual art show.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Plaudits for Federal Government intervention into Victorian fire-fighting dispute

Victorian opposition parliamentarians and the state’s peak farming body have applauded Federal Government intervention into Victoria’s long-running fire-fighting dispute.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More
An Erickson Air-Crane. Picture: AirPigz.com

Regional leaders: Water-bombing air-craft must stay in Ballarat

Western Victorian politicians have joined a growing chorus of concern in a decision to shift one of the Country Fire Authority’s primary fire-fighting aircraft from Ballarat to Moorabbin.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham council hopes minister will intervene ahead of Iluka VCAT appeal

By SARAH SCULLY Horsham Rural City Council chief executive Peter Brown remains hopeful Planning Minister Richard Wynne will take responsibility for a long-running, mining-company push to continue to dispose of radioactive waste in the municipality.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More
The Wimmera River will host a dragon-boat regatta in October.

Wimmera River to host dragon-boat regatta

The Wimmera River in Horsham will provide a setting for a unique style of competition later this year when the best dragon-boat teams from across Victoria gather for a regatta.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Community

We Love Warracknabeal shopping spree on Friday

The Weekly Advertiser and radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM, as part of a regional ‘We Love’ campaign, have turned their attention to Warracknabeal for a big one-day shopping spree.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Colin Bigham recognised for 70 years of service with the CFA

Horsham’s Colin Bigham has received an award for 70 years of service with the Country Fire Authority.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera commemorates 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan

Wimmera residents have commemorated Vietnam Veterans Day with a march and service in Horsham.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

International Overdose Awareness Day aims to prevent drug-related deaths

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce leaders hope International Overdose Awareness Day will help prevent drug-related deaths in the region.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera White Ribbon Committee grateful for community support

White Ribbon Australia advocate and domestic violence survivor Simone O’Brien has presented Wimmera White Ribbon committee chairman Jim McKay with a cheque for $3000.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Parkinson’s Peer Support Group to host walk in Weir Park

Wimmera Parkinson’s Peer Support Group members have invited people to participate in a Walk in the Park event on Sunday to raise money for research into the disease.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

‘We’ve done it': Community reaches $1M Wimmera Cancer Centre target

WE’RE THERE: From left, Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation chairman Don Johns, ACE Radio Horsham general Manager Scott Grambau, health group public relations co-ordinator Amelia Crafter, project steering committee chairman Richard Goudie and health group acting chief executive Mark Knights celebrate Rachael’s Wish fundraising campaign reaching its $1-million target. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

Wimmera health officials have the final green light to build a Wimmera Cancer Centre in Horsham with confirmation a community money-raising effort had reached and passed a $1 million target.

Aug 17 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

WFL| Preliminary final: Stawell primed to test Minyip-Murtoa’s resolve

KEY: Minyip-Murtoa’s Luke Chamberlain, pictured in action at the weekend, will be crucial in the clinches and in the air for the Burras against Stawell on Saturday. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Minyip-Murtoa will need to dig deeply if it plans to fulfil a season-long promise to play off in a Wimmera Football League grand final.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

HDFNL| Semi-finals: Pressure builds for all-Mallee clash

IN FORM: Sam Cranna was among Jeparit-Rainbow’s best players in the last round of the home-and-away season against Taylors Lake. Picture: LES GRAETZ

Horsham District league football fans will flock to Quantong on Saturday for a semi-final that promises plenty – and will deliver those promises in spades.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

WNA| Preliminary final: Horsham through to decider, Minyip-Murtoa battles on

By REBECCA SKRABL Horsham Demons have won their way straight through to the 2016 Wimmera Netball Association A Grade grand final with a 12-goal win over Minyip-Murtoa.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Australian-Vietnamese reconciliation complex

EDITORIAL: We feel for Vietnam war veterans and especially share the dismay of the many who, with their families, travelled to Vietnam to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

Aug 24 2016 / 1 Comment / Read More

LETTER: Editorial preaches common-sense philosphy

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I wish to congratulate editor Dean Lawson on his editorial, ‘People are the real need in country Victoria’, The Weekly Advertiser, July 27.

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Water brings an air of confidence

EDITORIAL: For many of us, there is something special about the sound of rain on a tin roof.

Aug 17 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Creekside Barbecue Battle back at Warracknabeal

American-style ‘low and slow’ barbecue masters will make a beeline for Warracknabeal later this year to battle for the title of ‘grand champion’ in one of Victoria’s biggest barbecue competitions.

Aug 24 2016 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Horsham Calisthenics Competition to attract hundreds of competitors

Competitors from across Victoria and interstate will gather in Horsham Town Hall at the weekend for a major showcase of Australian calisthenics.

Aug 24 2016 / Read More
Environment An Erickson Air-Crane. Picture: AirPigz.com

Regional leaders: Water-bombing air-craft must stay in Ballarat

Western Victorian politicians have joined a growing chorus of concern in a decision to shift one of the Country Fire Authority’s primary fire-fighting aircraft from Ballarat to Moorabbin.

Aug 24 2016 / Read More
Politics

Plaudits for Federal Government intervention into Victorian fire-fighting dispute

Victorian opposition parliamentarians and the state’s peak farming body have applauded Federal Government intervention into Victoria’s long-running fire-fighting dispute.

Aug 24 2016 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Open invitation for Pomonal Art Show

Pomonal Primary School staff, students and families have sent out an open invitation for people to attend the school’s annual art show.

Aug 24 2016 / Read More
Business & Finance

We Love Warracknabeal shopping spree on Friday

The Weekly Advertiser and radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM, as part of a regional ‘We Love’ campaign, have turned their attention to Warracknabeal for a big one-day shopping spree.

Aug 24 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

Green light for Nectar Farms’ Stawell development

The first stage of a proposed $120-million hydroponics operation in Stawell has been given the green light.

Aug 24 2016 / Read More
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