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ON THE WING: Ararat and Australian drone-racing star Nathaniel Kuchel and his racing drone. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Nathaniel Kuchel flying his drone from Ararat to the world

An Ararat teenager forging a reputation as one of Australia’s leading exponents in remote-control FPV drone racing is now ranked fourth in the country.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Bruce MacInnes traps a carp from a display tank at the Horsham Fishing Competition.

Natives feast on noxious species good news for Wimmera River fishing

By DEAN LAWSON Catch results at Horsham Fishing Competition have revealed a surprising downturn in carp domination of the Wimmera River in the region’s capital.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Koenig to keep balancing duties

Horsham councillor Josh Koenig is confident he can continue to balance professional and municipal responsibilities after his official appointment as Uniting Wimmera’s executive officer.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Fire and horses mix at Natimuk Show

From daring leaps through fire to welcome coffee vans, Natimuk’s 127th Show is sure to entertain on Saturday.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Mayor’s country music festival plea

Horsham mayor Mark Radford has urged people to use the ‘final’ Horsham Country Music Festival this weekend to consider whether they want the annual event to continue.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More
HAPPY TO HELP: Nhill College students, clockwise from left, Brooke Nossack, Ellie Murden, Olivia Dart, Chelsea Merrett and Lucy Bone enjoying the event. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Relay for a cancer-free future

Wimmera people fighting for a cancer-free future were united ‘and unstoppable’ at Horsham and District Relay for Life at Dock Lake Reserve.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Community

PHOTOS | Rockers take over Ararat streets

CELEBRATION: Helen Andrews and Janine Smith celebrate Ararat’s 25th Jailhouse Rock Festival. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Organisers of Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival believe the event, which celebrated its 25th birthday in style at the weekend, has a bright future.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Sausages for volunteers

SIZZLING TOWARDS AWARDS: Mel Jeffries from Centre for Participation serves a sausage to Ben Schembri and his son Isaiah, 2, at a sausage sizzle in Horsham to promote 2019 Volunteering Recognition Awards and general volunteering.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Boost for major events

Three major events in the Wimmera and southern Mallee have received a boost from the State Government’s $20-million Regional Events Fund.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Fire and horses mix at Natimuk Show

From daring leaps through fire to welcome coffee vans, Natimuk’s 127th Show is sure to entertain on Saturday.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Mayor’s country music festival plea

Horsham mayor Mark Radford has urged people to use the ‘final’ Horsham Country Music Festival this weekend to consider whether they want the annual event to continue.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Martin Heppell sharing a zest for life through resilience

INSPIRING: The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell with Ryan Tucker and Makaira O’Connell at a session with St Michael and John’s Primary School and Minyip Primary School students. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

A wellbeing leader intent on building happier lives and healthier communities visited Horsham last week.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Relay for a cancer-free future

HAPPY TO HELP: Nhill College students, clockwise from left, Brooke Nossack, Ellie Murden, Olivia Dart, Chelsea Merrett and Lucy Bone enjoying the event. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people fighting for a cancer-free future were united ‘and unstoppable’ at Horsham and District Relay for Life at Dock Lake Reserve.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

PHOTOS | Horsham West and rural schools join for an annual junior sports day

Junior students from Horsham West, Laharum, Natimuk and Haven schools joined for a day of athletics.

Mar 21 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Plan to secure regional football

Wimmera-Mallee football administrators believe a raft of on and off-field rule changes will help ensure the longevity of the game in the region.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

2019 WFL COUNTDOWN: Horsham Saints still hungry for a premiership

Horsham Saints are little more than two years removed from back-to-back premierships, but listening to senior coach Luke Fisher speak it sounds like a lifetime.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL | Remember… we are one

There has been so much commentary and sadness in the wake of the horrendous hate crime and shooting tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand, there seems little more to say while remaining objective.

Mar 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Loaded landlines put people at risk

There was a time when a ring coming in to a household landline telephone generated a sense of expectation and above all, curiosity.

Mar 13 2019 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Ready to relive good old pub rock

It is hard to describe with any real accuracy the atmosphere surrounding the Australian pub-rock music era to emerging generations.

Mar 6 2019 / 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

VIDEO | Singing for Something at the Bull and Mouth

Wimmera Sing for Something organisers will use all 2019 events to raise money for a fight against brain cancer.

Mar 23 2019 / Read More
Environment Bruce MacInnes traps a carp from a display tank at the Horsham Fishing Competition.

Natives feast on noxious species good news for Wimmera River fishing

By DEAN LAWSON Catch results at Horsham Fishing Competition have revealed a surprising downturn in carp domination of the Wimmera River in the region’s capital.

Mar 20 2019 / 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

VIDEO | Singing for Something at the Bull and Mouth

Wimmera Sing for Something organisers will use all 2019 events to raise money for a fight against brain cancer.

Mar 23 2019 / Read More
Business & Finance

Information for small business in Northern Grampians

A joint project between Northern Grampians Shire Council and Small Business Victoria will help prospective small-business owners in the shire.

Mar 13 2019 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER | Exciting developments

SIR, – As we get closer to Easter, it’s an opportune time to provide an update from Northern Grampians Shire Council, as there has been plenty of great things happening within our community.

Mar 20 2019 / Read More
Agriculture

Fire and horses mix at Natimuk Show

From daring leaps through fire to welcome coffee vans, Natimuk’s 127th Show is sure to entertain on Saturday.

Mar 20 2019 / Read More
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