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Andrew Broad resigns as assistant minister

Federal member for Mallee Andrew Broad has resigned from his role as assistant minister to the deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

Dec 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Bianca Carr, Lily Flett, Bella Carr and Cella Atherton at the Mixx FM Santa Day Races.

PHOTOS | Horsham Racing Club Mixx FM Santa Day Races

Hundreds enjoyed the warm weather and good racing at the Mixx FM Santa Day Races.

Dec 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More
MOVING ON: Horsham Primary School Rasmussen campus assistant principal Brenda Evans shares a moment with students, from left, Jydan Clark, Rebecca-May Williams, Narla Kennedy and Nikita Kennedy-Gollan. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Brenda Evans bids fond farewell to teaching after 40 years

Horsham primary school teacher Brenda Evans will farewell the busy and bubbling world of classrooms when she retires at the end of next week.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Finally: Member for Ripon Louise Staley accepts official confirmation of her election win from Ripon district election manager Ian McLean in Stawell. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Louise Staley states her opposition priorities as she retains her seat

Re-elected Member for Ripon Louise Staley has vowed to hold the Victorian Labor government to account for its pre-election promises during her next four years in opposition.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Shannon Noll pumps out a hit.

PHOTOS | Horsham rocks… at Rockfest

Horsham had a powerful reminder of its history as a major venue for outdoor rock concerts when people gathered at Horsham Soundshell at Sawyer Park at the weekend.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Severe Weather Warning – thunderstorms, flash flooding

People in Central, South West, Northern Country, North Central, North East and parts of Mallee, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts can expect heavy rainfall and thunderstorms on Thursday.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Community

PHOTOS | Horsham Racing Club Mixx FM Santa Day Races

Bianca Carr, Lily Flett, Bella Carr and Cella Atherton at the Mixx FM Santa Day Races.

Hundreds enjoyed the warm weather and good racing at the Mixx FM Santa Day Races.

Dec 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Christmas lights competition lights up

Kirsty Jones, Holly Nuske, Mjay Jones and Jason Jones with their lights at 7 Atkins Court.

We love that Christmas cheer!… And it’s time you show us yours.

Dec 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Mark Wolfe is building memories in Ararat

LABOUR OF LOVE: Mark Wolfe is fulfilling a dream of restoring an historic building, in Ararat’s Barkly Street.

What is the logical next step in the life of a musician and composer who has toured across Australia and internationally? For Mark Wolfe, it was buying and restoring a heritage building in Ararat’s main street.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Region tops state for volunteering

A national study has confirmed five Wimmera municipalities are in Victoria’s top 10 ‘kindest’ local government areas in Victoria.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Work on Murtoa rotunda

Murtoa’s iconic rotunda on the foreshore of Lake Marma will soon undergo a major facelift with help from a Federal Government grant.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Historic tapestry has a permanent home at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Horsham Regional Art Gallery has hung historic Horsham Tapestry. Pictured with Horsham Mayor are original creators of the tapestry, from left, Gay Wilmot, Gill Vinn, Fay Carine, Christine Osuchowski (correct spelling), and Joan Nester.

HISTORY ON SHOW: A historic tapestry depicting Horsham in 1898 is now on permanent display in Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s foyer.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Ararat Carols By Candlelight

FESTIVE CHEER: Ararat families celebrated a quarter of a century of faith and festive cheer on Saturday when they gathered for Ararat Carols by Candlelight.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Pigeons flying high before season break

Horsham Cricket Association benchmark team Homers appears primed for another premiership flag as sides prepare for the final round before a Christmas break.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Hornets positive as teams wind down for break

Wimmera Country Basketball League teams will head into the Christmas break on the back of tough losses at the weekend.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Tony Caccaviello to represent state

Former Horsham cricketer Tony Caccaviello will represent Victoria at the Australian Country Cricket Championships next month.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL| Get back on the rails

It is an understatement to say the new State Government is on notice to fix the Wimmera’s passenger-rail dilemma.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Children in need of a loving home – Andrew Broad

The real work of the Australian Parliament does not take place in the House of Representatives chamber.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grampians winery pilot project gets frost test

By DEAN LAWSON The vineyard manager of one of Australia’s most historic wineries remains hopeful that the use of a helicopter to protect fragile vines and grape crops from frost will work.

Oct 3 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Taskforce sets Christmas challenge

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce has encouraged people to be mindful of their alcohol consumption during the Christmas period.

Dec 12 2018 / Read More
Environment REWARD: Dirt Girl and Costa the Garden Gnome congratulate Willaura Primary School students Sophie Walker, Max Jenkinson and Carl Phillips.

St Marys sets the sustainable pace

St Marys Catholic Primary School at Warracknabeal is ResourceSmart Schools School of the Year for the region.

Dec 12 2018 / Read More
Politics

Stawell workshops to guide recreation advisory group

The direction of recreation planning in Stawell will be subject to a greater level of informed community scrutiny as a result of a series of Federal Government-backed workshops.

Oct 3 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment Bianca Carr, Lily Flett, Bella Carr and Cella Atherton at the Mixx FM Santa Day Races.

PHOTOS | Horsham Racing Club Mixx FM Santa Day Races

Hundreds enjoyed the warm weather and good racing at the Mixx FM Santa Day Races.

Dec 16 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE | Time to reflect

Many people use the Christmas-New Year period to reflect on the year that has just passed, often in a blur, and begin thinking about the future and how to achieve their hopes and dreams.

Dec 12 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER | Never-ending cycle

SIR, – The government won’t legislate because it wants industry to self-regulate.

Dec 12 2018 / Read More
Agriculture

Look Over the Farm Gate grants opened

Look Over the Farm Gate grants have opened for farmers and communities facing drought and dry conditions across northern Victoria as well as central and eastern Gippsland.

Dec 5 2018 / Read More
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