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Lieutenant Commander Fiona Simmonds shouts orders as crew members from HMAS Ararat march in Ararat.

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Ararat celebration of Navy connection

The crew of HMAS Ararat (II) celebrated 75 years of association with its namesake by exercising its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat with a parade in the city.

Jun 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More
LAST CHANCES: You could be here.

WIN AN ULTIMATE GREEK ISLAND GETAWAY

You have until tomorrow to be in the running for an ultimate holiday in the Greek Islands.

Jun 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Police arrest scammer at Kaniva

A man has been charged with speeding and deception offences after being intercepted by Horsham Highway Patrol officers on the Western Highway at Kaniva yesterday.

Jun 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Black-spot telecommunications blueprint the perfect catalyst

A regional development advocate has described a $25-million Federal Government telecommunications plan as the perfect catalyst to develop a ‘systematic’ schedule to improve mobile-phone services across Victoria.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Five nominate for Nationals pre-selection

Establishing ‘connections’ for western Victorians will be a primary focus for Jo Armstrong if she wins National Party pre-selection for a seat on Victoria’s Legislative Council.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More
SPEAKING AWARDS: From left, Milla Searle, Ouyen P-12 College, was runner-up to Mikayla Farmers and Zara Clark, Nhill College, in the 2018 Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award at Legacy House, Horsham. Chief judge June Liddy presents the trio with a certificate. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Nhill College speakers Zara Clark and Mikayla Farmers rise to challenge

Nhill College students Zara Clark and Mikayla Farmers tied for first place in Wimmera Legacy’s annual junior public speaking award.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More
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Community

Stawell gloves give Nepali women a hand

KEEPING WARM: Stawell Secondary College students Madison Ross and Millee Chester have bought gloves made by Nepali women in Kathmandu. The gloves are for sale at the school.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students are keeping warm this winter thanks to women in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | 11th Annual Vintage Rally at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit

Morrie Oxley, Raywood, at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally, Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.

STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Morrie Oxley of Raywood works a pair of Clydesdale horses with a vintage hoe at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Chance to help people ‘doing it tough’

Wimmera residents can help wage a war against hunger this winter by helping to raise money to deliver meals to people in need.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Hindmarsh mayor Ron Ismay calls for Pick My Project ideas

Hindmarsh Shire mayor Ron Ismay has encouraged the region’s residents to submit project ideas for a $30-million community grants program.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

41st Wimmera Art Fair hailed a success

Organisers of the 41st Terry White Chemmart Wimmera Art Fair have hailed the weekend’s event a resounding success.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Damien Thomlinson set to inspire at Horsham breakfast

Ex-commando, actor, aspiring Paralympian and keynote speaker Damien Thomlinson will be Leadership Wimmera’s special guest at a breakfast meeting this month.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Doin’ pink for breast cancer research

Horsham business Doin’ Pizza will ‘go pink’ next week to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

PHOTOS | Ararat score big wins over Nhill in Wimmera Football League

Cooper Heard, Ararat, tackles Jake Pilgrim, Nhill, Ararat vs Nhill.

Ararat scored big wins over Nhill in WFL and WNA action at Alexandra Oval.

Jun 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Hoop Time win for Ss Michael and John’s basketball teams

Ava Koschitzke, WPS, Great Arnel and Keely Elliott, SMJ, Ss Michael and John's PS vs Warracknabeal PS, Hoop Time at Horsham Basketball Stadium.

Senior basketball teams from Horsham, Murtoa and Warracknabeal primary schools competed at a Hoop Time Tournament at the Horsham Basketball Stadium.

Jun 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Horsham Saints warming up for premiership tilt

Angus Gove and Jacob O'Beirne tackle Liam Price, Horsham Saints vs Southern Mallee Giants.

Momentum-building Horsham Saints will turn their attention to a bruised Warrack Eagles this weekend after confirmation they are back as premiership contenders.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL | Turning powder into productivity

Just how good are we in the Wimmera at making the most of our development opportunities? History and our position as a major international food producer suggest we have been good at it in the past.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Respect and governance

Sorry developments plaguing a couple of municipal councils in our region during the past year or so have been disappointing.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: We’re all weirdos!

As humans we operate on so many different wavelengths.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Microbrewery on the radar for Halls Gap

A Grampians hamlet renowned for its gastronomic delights and award-winning wines could be set to add a microbrewery to its tourism offerings.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Chance to help people ‘doing it tough’

Wimmera residents can help wage a war against hunger this winter by helping to raise money to deliver meals to people in need.

Jun 13 2018 / Read More
Environment

Threatened fauna talk at Halls Gap

Friends of Grampians-Gariwerd will host a talk about threatened fauna at Halls Gap on Saturday afternoon.

Jun 13 2018 / Read More
Politics

State Government adamant it has followed protocols for East Grampians water project

The State Government is adamant it has followed state and federal funding protocols surrounding an East Grampians Water Supply Project, set to provide greater water security for Ararat district communities.

May 3 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

41st Wimmera Art Fair hailed a success

Organisers of the 41st Terry White Chemmart Wimmera Art Fair have hailed the weekend’s event a resounding success.

Jun 13 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

Boost for Donald business Kookas Country Cookies

Donald’s Kookas Country Cookies has received a $1.

Jun 6 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER | Make Time

SIR, – We are all guilty of it, neglecting our health, but statistically it seems that more often than not it is us blokes who do it the most.

Jun 13 2018 / Read More
Agriculture Morrie Oxley, Raywood, at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally, Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.

PHOTOS | 11th Annual Vintage Rally at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit

STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Morrie Oxley of Raywood works a pair of Clydesdale horses with a vintage hoe at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.

Jun 13 2018 / Read More
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