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ESCO Pacific wants to build its solar farm on a parcel of land about four kilometres from the centre of Horsham, next to an electrical terminal substation, pictured, on the corner of Horsham-Lubeck Road and Riverside East Road.

Horsham mayor encourages competition as council approves new petrol station

Horsham Rural City mayor Pam Clarke hopes a council decision to green light a new petrol station in Horsham will boost competition and drive down fuel prices.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

RMIT students fly into Horsham for STEM-on-the-Fly program

RMIT University students Kerry Phillips and Jacinta Burgess flew into Horsham as part of a unique program to encourage female secondary students in regional Victoria to consider careers in science, technology, engineering or maths.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera CMA calls for input on long-term flood strategy

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority leader David Brennan is inviting the community to comment on long-term regional flood management.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Another world event for Horsham as city secures gliding championships leg

The vast Wimmera plains north of Horsham are set to again slip into the international spotlight with confirmation Horsham Flying Club will again present a leg of world gliding championships.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Health Care Group a finalist in excellence awards

Wimmera Health Care Group has been announced as a finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award, part of the 2017 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham’s St Brigid’s students to reunite with counterparts on Japanese tour

A group of Horsham’s St Brigid’s College students, staff and parents are preparing to embark on an 18-day cultural exchange in Japan.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Pride picnic at Horsham Botanic Gardens

Wimmera Pride Project will host a family-friendly bring-your-own picnic at Horsham Botanic Gardens on Saturday.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham RDA volunteers face uphill battle

Horsham Riding for the Disabled volunteers have vowed to find a way to raise enough money to operate the not-for-profit service following changes that require the group to pay more to use an arena they built.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Next stage for Ararat’s Alexandra Oval complex

Work on the next phase of an Alexandra Oval redevelopment is underway, with a project development group working on detailed designs for the Ararat precinct.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

First World War battlefield tour to enlighten Wimmera group

JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: From left, Simon King, Pam Cupper and Fiona Carine look over copies of Strewth! a book outlining Horsham district involvement in the First World War. The trio will be among a group of 22 visiting battlefields in Europe. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A pilgrimage to the European battlefields of the First World War is set to provide a group of people with further insight into the Wimmera-Mallee’s commitment and sacrifice during the 1914-18 conflict.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Challenges ahead for Horsham Riding for the Disabled

Major changes at Riverside Recreation Reserve have prompted Horsham Riding for the Disabled member Wendy Donald to write a history of the club.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Film and fireworks at Murtoa’s Big Weekend

Organisers of Murtoa’s Big Weekend next month are hosting a free Family Fun and Film Night in celebration of 21 years of the community event.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Old-time dancing in full swing at Horsham’s Hamilton Lamb hall

Old-time dancing at Horsham’s Hamilton Lamb Memorial Hall is in full swing, with good attendance despite cold weather.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Southern Mallee Giants set sights on premiership hat-trick

Southern Mallee Giants will set their sights on a rare hat-trick of premierships after clinching back-to-back Horsham District football titles.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL | Volunteers real sporting ‘heroes’

In more than 30 years of covering life and times in the Wimmera-Mallee, the one aspect of culture that never ceases to amaze is the dedication of people to their sporting clubs.

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

LETTER | Nothing has changed

SIR, – I am disappointed as a Christian that it has got to the stage with the same-sex marriage debate that the Australian Christian Lobby and Australians For Traditional Marriage are using scaremongering techniques to discourage people from voting yes…

Sep 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Carp research exposes depth of problem

Oxygen, algae in carp research We’ve heard for many years about the grave environmental problems of leaving noxious exotic carp to populate our inland waterways unchecked.

Sep 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Action aplenty at Apsley

Apsley Racing Club is gearing up for its annual Sunday celebration of all things Apsley.

May 24 2017 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Wimmera Health Care Group a finalist in excellence awards

Wimmera Health Care Group has been announced as a finalist in the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award, part of the 2017 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Sep 20 2017 / Read More
Environment

Wimmera CMA calls for input on long-term flood strategy

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority leader David Brennan is inviting the community to comment on long-term regional flood management.

Sep 20 2017 / Read More
Politics

Emma Kealy: Reducing speed limits lazy

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has described suggestions the State Government might limit the speed limit on some unsealed country roads to 70 kilometres an hour as ‘lazy policy’.

Sep 20 2017 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Old-time dancing in full swing at Horsham’s Hamilton Lamb hall

Old-time dancing at Horsham’s Hamilton Lamb Memorial Hall is in full swing, with good attendance despite cold weather.

Sep 20 2017 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE FOCUS | What really drives interest rates?

The Reserve Bank of Australia and the major trading banks might play the most visible role in setting interest rates, but in many cases they are being reactive rather than proactive.

Sep 20 2017 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER: Take responsibility for addiction

SIR, – Sometimes we sit back and think what have we done with our lives.

Sep 13 2017 / Read More
Agriculture

Third dog attack in Old Hamilton Road

Horsham Rural City Council has urged residents in Horsham’s south to be vigilant and check stock after a third dog attack.

Sep 14 2017 / Read More
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