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$600,000 donation

A $600,000 gift from Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation has wiped off more than half the money required to complete Horsham’s Town Hall redevelopment project.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Council to issue permit for Bulgana wind farm

A company planning to construct a 63-turbine wind farm at Bulgana-Great Western district in the south-east Wimmera has municipal approval to proceed with the project.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Kealy lobbies for law change

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has spoken in State Parliament about her support for removing a 12-year limitation for people raising claims about child abuse.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: St Helens Plains landowners Keith Brennan, Bruce Punchard and Lachie Punchard in Melbourne yesterday to protest against a proposed mineral sand mine, planned for south-east of Horsham. A group of more than 10 people protested outside the 15th annual Mineral Sands Conference.

Sand mine protest

A group of landowners opposed to a proposed mineral sand mine at Drung, south-east of Horsham gathered in protest in Flinders Street in Melbourne yesterday.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Petition for road money

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is urging people across her electorate to sign a petition demanding the State Government provide more money to improve  western Victorian roads.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Forum for drug issues at sports clubs

By LAUREN HENRY A forum in Horsham tonight will focus on the use of illicit drugs in sporting clubs.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Easter clip

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Concongella’s Greta Carey, 18, hams it up with brother Marty in preparation for a major transformation at Stawell Races this Easter.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Festival set to boom

WINE, FOOD AND MUSIC: Hamilton band Buddha In A Chocolate Box will perform at the Grampians Grape Escape in May.

Communities in and around the Grampians are set to reap an autumn economic windfall when visitors pour into Halls Gap for one of the country’s biggest celebrations of regional wine production.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Diversity

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The Wimmera’s new multicultural youth group Young Generation or Young G is on a mission to ‘create a happy place’ where youth can feel safe and comfortable while being involved with events to showcase their cultures.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Skills

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Natimuk Show often involves unusual attractions and events, and this year is no exception.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Life’s a stage

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Youngsters enjoy a unique experience of riding atop a horse-drawn coach during Balmoral Show last weekend.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Tucker named captain

Horsham’s Darcy Tucker will be the captain of North Ballarat Rebels’ TAC Cup under 18 side.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Success in state league

STATE LEAGUE PREMIERS: Wimmera’s 17 and under team and officials after the win.

By COURTNEY CLOUGH Wimmera Netball Association’s 17 and under team was the toast of the region after winning the Central Highlands Regional State League grand final.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Pigeons dominate final

RECOGNISED: Inductees into Horsham Cricket Association’s Hall of Fame Barry Hopper, Homers, Rupanyup’s Craig Morgan, Robert Queale and Damien Bunworth, both of Laharum, and Paul Morgan, Rupanyup.

Homers continue to be the team to beat in Horsham Cricket Association’s flagship A Grade competition after completing a hat-trick of premierships.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Must win ICE fight

By DEAN LAWSON We wait with anticipation to see what tactic authorities use to try to stop the spread and impact of the illicit drug crystal methamphetamine, ICE, if campaigns involving public education and awareness fail.

Mar 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Regions losing their press bite

By DEAN LAWSON A decision by Fairfax Media to strip its regional editorial newspaper staff to the bare bones will be far-reaching for regional and rural communities across the state.

Mar 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Stop being gullible

It seems we’re either a gullible or a forgetful lot! Our regional police officers must be starting to think that they’re hitting their heads against a brick wall.

Mar 11 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sampling a drop

Norton Estate’s Chris Spence discusses wine production with a Chinese delegation from Horsham’s sister city Nujiang at Lower Norton, west of Horsham.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle KANIVA SNIP: Kaniva Girl Guides Brumby patrol members from left, Hannah Braisby, Caitlin Cassar, Harriet Hicks, Briana Saunders and Lilliana Goodwin.

Guides donate their ponytails

Kaniva Girl Guides are encouraging girls to consider donating their ponytails in an effort to support women with cancer.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
Environment

Visitors to Wimmera backyards hyped up on sugar

A national wildlife advocacy group has urged Wimmera people to take note of the amount of energy native honeyeating birds are expelling this autumn.

Mar 18 2015 / Read More
Politics

MP pays tribute to Fraser

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has acknowledged the contribution of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser who died last week.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
Arts Entertainment WINE, FOOD AND MUSIC: Hamilton band Buddha In A Chocolate Box will perform at the Grampians Grape Escape in May.

Festival set to boom

Communities in and around the Grampians are set to reap an autumn economic windfall when visitors pour into Halls Gap for one of the country’s biggest celebrations of regional wine production.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
Business & Finance

Understanding financial papers

Sometimes reading the financial pages of your daily newspaper is like trying to understand a foreign language.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
To The Editor

Trees a hazard

SIR – Those trees must go! Have the people protesting against the removal of trees to make way for roads not heard of trees dropping limbs that crush cars, killing people? River red gums in particular have this habit.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
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Skills

Natimuk Show often involves unusual attractions and events, and this year is no exception.

Mar 25 2015 / Read More
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