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Ararat’s Alexandra Lake closed due to blue-green algae outbreak

Ararat Rural City Council has warned visitors to Alexandra Gardens to stay clear of the lake after the discovery of toxic blue-green algae.

Jan 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More
LEADER: Kinglsey Dalgleish is this year’s Australia Day Horsham Citizen of the Year. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Kingsley Dalgleish and Kara Johnson Horsham citizens of the year for 2017

Kingsley Dalgleish and Kara Johnson are Horsham Rural City’s citizens of the year.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Headspace Horsham leader Jason Pelcher calls for youth engagement

Headspace Horsham’s newly appointed leader has encouraged the region’s youth to consider joining a new reference group to enhance opportunities for young people.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More
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Summer days on the Wimmera River

Janene Coutts and her dog Millie sought respite from soaring Wimmera temperatures by taking a paddle on the Wimmera River in Horsham.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Hindmarsh youth to lead new Dimboola, Rainbow skate park plans

Hindmarsh Shire Council leaders hope new skate parks planned for Dimboola and Rainbow will increase youth participation and encourage visitors to spend more time in the region.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Northern Grampians flood recovery to start

Work to repair roads damaged in Northern Grampians Shire’s September flood event is expected to begin in the next two months.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Ararat’s Alexandra Lake closed due to blue-green algae outbreak

Ararat Rural City Council has warned visitors to Alexandra Gardens to stay clear of the lake after the discovery of toxic blue-green algae.

Jan 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Kingsley Dalgleish and Kara Johnson Horsham citizens of the year for 2017

LEADER: Kinglsey Dalgleish is this year’s Australia Day Horsham Citizen of the Year. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Kingsley Dalgleish and Kara Johnson are Horsham Rural City’s citizens of the year.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Headspace Horsham leader Jason Pelcher calls for youth engagement

Headspace Horsham’s newly appointed leader has encouraged the region’s youth to consider joining a new reference group to enhance opportunities for young people.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Hindmarsh youth to lead new Dimboola, Rainbow skate park plans

Hindmarsh Shire Council leaders hope new skate parks planned for Dimboola and Rainbow will increase youth participation and encourage visitors to spend more time in the region.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Northern Grampians flood recovery to start

Work to repair roads damaged in Northern Grampians Shire’s September flood event is expected to begin in the next two months.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

National Youth Week grants to put Wimmera programs in the spotlight

Young people in the Wimmera will benefit from a series of National Youth Week grants from the State Government, giving youth a chance to run their own events and showcase their diversity, skills and ideas.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Making A Change alcohol and other drug rehabilitation program offered in Horsham, Stawell

A Grampians Community Health leader has encouraged Wimmera residents struggling with substance abuse to consider taking stock of their lives through a free rehabilitation program.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

PHOTOS | Homers take on Jung Tigers in Horsham Cricket Association

Tyler Neville and Angus Adams celebrate Jarred Combe's wicket. Homers v Jung Tigers.

Homers take on Jung Tigers in a one-dayer at Horsham City Oval.

Jan 21 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Grampians cricket | Teams to contest one-day matches

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Grampians Cricket Association will play a round of one-day matches at the weekend, in order to free up the Australia Day weekend for 50-year celebrations.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Jason Nitschke wins Horsham twilight fishing competition

Jason Nitschke has won the open division of Horsham Angling Club’s second twilight fishing competition on the Wimmera River.

Jan 18 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Christmas comes in many guises

EDITORIAL: Please Christmas, can you just hurry up and arrive.

Dec 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Twelve months of change

EDITORIAL: As we rapidly approach the end of another year, many will reflect on what the past 12 months have meant and consider what lays ahead.

Dec 14 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Editorial

If anyone ever needed an example of changing attitudes to summer sport in the Wimmera they need only have attended a cricket match at Horsham City Oval at the weekend.

Dec 7 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

2017 Grampians Grape Escape to feature Adam Liaw

One of Victoria’s favourite food and wine festivals has teamed with one of Australia’s favourite personalities for the 26th annual Grampians Grape Escape at Halls Gap next year.

Dec 21 2016 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Headspace Horsham leader Jason Pelcher calls for youth engagement

Headspace Horsham’s newly appointed leader has encouraged the region’s youth to consider joining a new reference group to enhance opportunities for young people.

Jan 18 2017 / Read More
Environment

Ararat’s Alexandra Lake closed due to blue-green algae outbreak

Ararat Rural City Council has warned visitors to Alexandra Gardens to stay clear of the lake after the discovery of toxic blue-green algae.

Jan 19 2017 / Read More
Politics Emma Kealy.

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy promoted to shadow cabinet

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy believes her elevation to Victoria’s shadow cabinet after only two years as a parliamentarian reflects the Coalition’s commitment to broad statewide representation.

Dec 14 2016 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Making sure back to school doesn’t mean a pain in the back

About 70 percent of Australian school children might suffer back pain from school bags, according to Horsham Physiotherapy and Podiatry’s physiotherapist Shaun Casey.

Jan 18 2017 / Read More
To The Editor

Living in drought

SIR, – With the Wimmera-Mallee drought broken at last, I thought it might be appropriate to share my thoughts as expressed in this little poem I composed while a year-10 student at Horsham College.

Sep 28 2016 / Read More
Agriculture NEW INDUSTRY: Nectar Farms chief executive Stephen Sasse, Northern Grampians Shire Mayor Tony Driscoll and Agriculture and Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford discuss the new hydroponics project set for Stawell.

Nectar Farms project construction to start; creates jobs for Stawell

Construction on a groundbreaking hydroponics project in Stawell that will create 70 new jobs is due to start later this month.

Jan 11 2017 / Read More
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