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Ripon and Lowan ballots finalised

Sandra Gibbs from Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party tops an electoral ballot paper for the swinging lower seat of Ripon in the approaching state election.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Ripon race is down to the wire

The two main contenders in the race for the Victorian electorate of Ripon believe the result of the November 24 election could come down to the wire once again.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Early-years project gains momentum – pediatrician Professor Frank Oberklaid impressed

By DEAN LAWSON A prominent Victorian child expert is confident a collective effort to improve early-childhood development programs and circumstances across the region is on the right track.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Murra Warra Wind farm is taking shape

Workers are busy constructing the powerful anchors that will hold huge wind towers in place at Murra Warra between Horsham and Warracknabeal.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Warracknabeal families fight for school project

Warracknabeal families and education leaders fed up with the town’s unfinished education precinct have called on Wimmera residents to help lobby both sides of government ahead of the state election.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Emma Kealy: Wimmera schools primed to lift literacy and numeracy standards

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy believes primary schools in her electorate are perfectly placed to play a major role in dramatically lifting literacy and numeracy standards in regional Victoria.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Community

WIN TICKETS | Horsham German Fest set for big comeback

Sarah Hughes and Zack Currie can't wait for the Horsham German Fest.

The Wimmera’s biggest celebration of all things German will undergo a revival at Horsham Showground on Saturday with a new name and new format.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Performers ready to shine for Richard Morris Memorial

Talented Wimmera performers will showcase their skills during the 15th annual Richard Morris Memorial Concert.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Lights are on for Diwali – Hindu festival of lights

Mila Joseph, Isabella Luke and Hannah Luke at Oasis Wimmera's Diwali Festival at Horsham CWA Hall.

Diwali, or Deepavali, Hindu festival of lights celebrations attracted about 100 people to Horsham CWA Hall.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Festive lanterns at Stawell Christmas Carols

More than a hundred decorated lanterns will illuminate Cato Park during this year’s community Christmas carols through a new Stawell Performing Arts Company competition.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Primary School green thumbs rewarded

Horsham Primary School’s Rasmussen campus is a finalist in 2018 Victorian School Garden Awards.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Community and Police Consultative Committee calls for community safety input

A community group dedicated to working with police to reduce crime and improve safety in Horsham wants more people to come forward with proposals and to air their concerns.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Remember to pause and reflect – RSL president Robert Lockwood

Horsham RSL president Robert Lockwood has urged people of the Wimmera and beyond to continue the annual tradition of observing Remembrance Day.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

PHOTOS | Hot Horsham Hornets to host Ararat Redbacks

The trajectories for Horsham Hornets and Ararat Redbacks could not be more different as they prepare for their second clash of the Country Basketball League season.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Rowing growing at Dimboola after successful regatta

Growing interest from home-grown junior competitors has provided Dimboola Rowing Club officials with confidence in the longevity of sport in the region.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Anglers ready to chase fish at Dimboola

The angler with the longest redfin, native yellowbelly or catfish caught in Saturday’s Dimboola Fishing Classic will win a fishing-charter experience for eight people.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL | Radar a weather win for region

If there is a topic that dominates most everyday conversations it surely be – the weather.

Nov 14 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Blue-green algae a spoiler

With the arrival of warmer weather across the region we are again confronted with the scourge of our inland recreation lakes and waterways.

Nov 7 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Playing the game in the right spirit

It is hard to escape all the discussion and debate involving the investigations, revelations and anxiety surrounding Australian cricket culture.

Oct 31 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

Experience for Nhill College student Mu Yeh Htoo

By SARAH SCULLY Nhill College year-10 student Mu Yeh Htoo has gained firsthand medical experience while pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor.

Nov 14 2018 / Read More
Environment

Upgrades for e-waste disposal in Stawell, St Arnaud

Stawell and St Arnaud transfer stations will receive $100,000 upgrades through Sustainability Victoria’s E-waste Infrastructure Grants Program.

Nov 7 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 Sarah Hughes and Zack Currie can't wait for the Horsham German Fest.

WIN TICKETS | Horsham German Fest set for big comeback

The Wimmera’s biggest celebration of all things German will undergo a revival at Horsham Showground on Saturday with a new name and new format.

Nov 14 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE | What can you tell me about my super?

It’s a common question asked by employees – what should I do about my superannuation? If you are an employer or manager and feel confident of your knowledge of superannuation and investment, it can be tempting to give an answer.

Nov 7 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER: Impressed by Sarah De Santis

SIR, – As the only candidate for the state election in attendance at Stawell and Ararat agricultural shows last weekend I was impressed with Sarah De Santis Labor candidate for Ripon’s stall.

Nov 7 2018 / Read More
Agriculture

Tough harvest for region’s growers

Severe drought and frost conditions have hit crop farmers hard across large parts of the Wimmera, with some facing a struggle to cover costs in what is shaping up as a tough harvest.

Nov 14 2018 / Read More
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