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Ararat councillor Jo Armstrong wins preselection for upper house seat

Ararat Rural City Council deputy mayor Jo Armstrong has won a Nationals preselection place for the Western Victoria upper house seat after a ballot this morning.

Jun 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Murtoa police seek graffiti vandals

Murtoa Police are seeking the assistance of residents after a series of graffiti incidents in the town overnight on Monday.

Jun 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More
The Naked Farmer, Ben Brooksby, and his dog Sasha at St Helens Plains.

Epic tour awaits Ben Brooksby and his Naked Farmer team

It started as a joke between a couple of mates and soon sparked a mental health awareness campaign based on encouraging people living and working on the land to get their gear off.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More
The Marian College Colour Run.

PHOTOS | Colour runs free at Ararat colour run

ALL THE COLOURS: Ararat became a sea of coloured powder on Sunday when participants took part in a Marian College Colour Run.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Ratepayers urged to unite at VFF Kalkee rally

Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke has urged Wimmera-Mallee primary producers to provide a strong show of support against ‘unfair’ council rate distribution at a rally on Friday.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

New Horsham golf leader Paul Riley sets priorities

Exploring ways of encouraging visiting players to Horsham and establishing club stability are cornerstone priorities for new Horsham Golf Club general manager and director of golf Paul Riley.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More
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Community

PHOTOS | Students prepare for The Dancers Zone mid-year concert

Junior and Intermediate Students at Dancers Zone.

More than 100 dancers will hit the stage at Horsham Town Hall on Sunday at 11am and 2.

Jun 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Murtoa police seek graffiti vandals

Murtoa Police are seeking the assistance of residents after a series of graffiti incidents in the town overnight on Monday.

Jun 21 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Colour runs free at Ararat colour run

The Marian College Colour Run.

ALL THE COLOURS: Ararat became a sea of coloured powder on Sunday when participants took part in a Marian College Colour Run.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Rockers ready to rock

Promo pic for Wimmera Rockers dance weekend in July.
Contact is John Finn, 5382 0021 or 0437 360 964.
John and his wife Marg in the pic.

Dance enthusiasts from across Victoria and interstate will converge on Horsham next month for Wimmera Rockers Danceworld’s annual three-day event.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Council suspects tree poisoning at Dimboola skate park

Hindmarsh Shire Council leaders are concerned about dying trees at Dimboola Skate Park.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Input into Nhill Skate Park plan

Hindmarsh Shire Council has invited residents to have a say on the final design of a new Nhill Skate Park at a consultation session on Monday.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

New mayor Gwenda Allgood gets to work in Ararat

Ararat mayor Gwenda Allgood has spent little time settling into her position in charge of the municipality.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS: Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club hosts annual mini comp

Lucas Puls, at Natimuk and District Gymanastic Club annual mini-comp.

Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club hosted its annual ‘mini comp’ at the weekend with 110 club gymnasts taking to the floor.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL | We need answers to rating anxiety

Anyone following local government politics in regional Victoria is usually more than familiar with debate about the divide between urban and rural ratepayers.

Jun 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Turning powder into productivity

Just how good are we in the Wimmera at making the most of our development opportunities? History and our position as a major international food producer suggest we have been good at it in the past.

Jun 13 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Respect and governance

Sorry developments plaguing a couple of municipal councils in our region during the past year or so have been disappointing.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Microbrewery on the radar for Halls Gap

A Grampians hamlet renowned for its gastronomic delights and award-winning wines could be set to add a microbrewery to its tourism offerings.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle The Naked Farmer, Ben Brooksby, and his dog Sasha at St Helens Plains.

Epic tour awaits Ben Brooksby and his Naked Farmer team

It started as a joke between a couple of mates and soon sparked a mental health awareness campaign based on encouraging people living and working on the land to get their gear off.

Jun 20 2018 / Read More
Environment

Grampians Central West waste group: Keep recycling

The statutory authority responsible for waste-management across the region has continued to urge people to recycle their waste as government and stakeholders work on finding solutions to major industry issues.

Jun 20 2018 / Read More
Politics

State Government adamant it has followed protocols for East Grampians water project

The State Government is adamant it has followed state and federal funding protocols surrounding an East Grampians Water Supply Project, set to provide greater water security for Ararat district communities.

May 3 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment Rebekah Wundke as Rafiki, Jaya Meadows, Janay van Buuren as Mufasa and Jessica Flett as Zazu in the Holy Trinity Lutheran College production of The Lion King.

PHOTOS | Holy Trinity Lutheran College’s production of The Lion King Jr set to hit the stage

Holy Trinity Lutheran College students have been busy rehearsing for their production of The Lion King Jr.

Jun 20 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

TAX TIME: Boost your super before June 30

The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching and, along with it, the opportunity to claim a tax deduction on additional superannuation contributions.

Jun 20 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER: Where I stand

SIR, – I refer to a letter published in The Weekly Advertiser on June 6 called ‘No Justification’ and signed by 12 out of 25 members of a Citizens Jury that considered recommendations of an Ararat Rural City Council Rating…

Jun 20 2018 / Read More
Agriculture

Ratepayers urged to unite at VFF Kalkee rally

Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke has urged Wimmera-Mallee primary producers to provide a strong show of support against ‘unfair’ council rate distribution at a rally on Friday.

Jun 20 2018 / Read More
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