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Booze bus blitz

By LAUREN HENRY Drivers of trucks, light vehicles and family cars were among about 1500 tested for alcohol and drugs in the Wimmera this week.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Business awards launch at Langi Ghiran

Grampians Pyrenees Business Awards organisers will launch the biennial event at Langi Ghiran Winery, Bayindeen on July 2.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Mining tour to outline rehabilitation details

A South Australian company with plans to develop a mine and processing plant at Drung South, 20 kilometres south-east of Horsham, has stressed its commitment to rehabilitate the site.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More
PLANS: Horsham Rural City Council grants officer Susan Surridge, left, discusses May Park plans with Victorian Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Pulford hears about Horsham plans

Horsham municipal leaders have made the most of a visit by Victorian Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford to outline projects for which they are likely to pursue government funding.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Waiting lists required for welfare agency

Increasing demand could force people to join waiting lists to access services at Wimmera Uniting Care.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

NBN roll-out continues

More than 1174 premises across the Wimmera-Mallee have new internet services with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Donation launches big radio station telethon

FUNDRAISER: Sales managers Mark Sulic, The Weekly Advertiser, left, and Nathan Henry, 3WM and MIXX FM, work through radio telethon details with Wimmera Health Care Group public relations co-ordinator Amelia Crafter. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Philanthropist Geoff Handbury has provided a $50,000 gift to kick-start an August 14 radio telethon to raise money for a new Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Career opportunity

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Jeremy Hornsby learns CPR skills from Horsham graduate paramedic Levi Karschimkus at Western Victoria Careers Expo yesterday.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Warracknabeal school part of Red Nose Day

INSIDE THE BOOZE BUS: Constable Hanna Goodwin, from Victoria Police’s Road Police Drug and Alcohol Section is in the Wimmera this week to help the region’s police officers to enforce road safety.

Warracknabeal Primary School students are among children in schools and childcare centres across Victoria helping to raise money as part of SIDS and Kids’ Red Nose Day on Friday.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Performers excited by centre development

A spokesman for Horsham district’s busy amateur theatre group is confident Wimmera audiences will  be ‘blown away’ by new live-entertainment experiences that a redeveloped Horsham Town Hall will offer.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Brave winner

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Greta Carey, 18, of Concongella has received official recognition for her fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Tigers to find an improved Giants

By MICK SHANNON Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers made light work of Walpeup-Underbool in round 10 of Mallee Football League.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Adventure racing set for picturesque northern Grampians

Horsham Rural City Council and Adventure Junkie Australia have joined forces to present a major nature-based sporting event in the northern Grampians later this year.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Gallagher fights to the finish

HILL CLIMBER: Simon Gallagher fought out the finish with Mike Jamieson to win the eight-kilometre Fenn Family Handicap in Ararat.

Simon Gallagher and Mike Jamieson, who share an interest in fast-moving vehicles, fittingly matched motors to fight out the finish of the eight-kilometre Fenn Family Handicap running event in Ararat.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Still a big ‘no’ to nuclear energy?

By DEAN LAWSON Nuclear power generation! It is apparently the ultimate in cost-effective and ‘clean’ renewable energy.

Jun 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Time to vote on same-sex marriage

By LAUREN HENRY Same-sex marriage.

Jun 17 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Get to the point

By DEAN LAWSON There seems to be a constant discussion about a need to cut back on bureaucratic red tape that, like a resilient weed on a vulnerable landscape, seems to have entrenched itself in modern society.

Jun 4 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Business awards launch at Langi Ghiran

Grampians Pyrenees Business Awards organisers will launch the biennial event at Langi Ghiran Winery, Bayindeen on July 2.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle FUNDRAISER: Sales managers Mark Sulic, The Weekly Advertiser, left, and Nathan Henry, 3WM and MIXX FM, work through radio telethon details with Wimmera Health Care Group public relations co-ordinator Amelia Crafter. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Donation launches big radio station telethon

Philanthropist Geoff Handbury has provided a $50,000 gift to kick-start an August 14 radio telethon to raise money for a new Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
Environment

Mining tour to outline rehabilitation details

A South Australian company with plans to develop a mine and processing plant at Drung South, 20 kilometres south-east of Horsham, has stressed its commitment to rehabilitate the site.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
Politics

Dementia-friendly

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has co-convened an event at Parliament House to launch a white paper outlining the social and economic advantages of dementia-friendly communities.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
Arts Entertainment FUNDRAISER: Sales managers Mark Sulic, The Weekly Advertiser, left, and Nathan Henry, 3WM and MIXX FM, work through radio telethon details with Wimmera Health Care Group public relations co-ordinator Amelia Crafter. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Donation launches big radio station telethon

Philanthropist Geoff Handbury has provided a $50,000 gift to kick-start an August 14 radio telethon to raise money for a new Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
Business & Finance

Family business future planning

To ensure continuity, a succession plan is absolutely essential for every family business.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
To The Editor

Opportunity for research into weeds

By DEAN LAWSON Ask gardeners to list their greatest frustrations in pursuing their hobby and weeds are often at the top of the list.

Jun 10 2015 / Read More
Agriculture QUARANTINE EXPERTS: Shane King and Virginia McQueen, from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Horsham, ensure seeds are free from exotic disease.

King and McQueen of seeds

Who says border security ends at the airport? Certainly not Shane King and Virginia McQueen who work at Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Horsham.

Jun 24 2015 / Read More
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