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Rain primes Wimmera, Mallee for good results

A Victorian farming leader has described damp conditions across the region as the perfect start for a promising growing season.

Jun 1 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Longerenong College

Skillinvest, Longerenong agricultural trainee program to produce next generation of leaders

The manager of a leading employment and training provider believes strong interest in a new agricultural traineeship program has not only boosted confidence in the sector, but will also produce the region’s next generation of agricultural leaders.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Yarriambiack community, tourism and emergency services to benefit from drought funding

Yarriambiack Shire Council will use its slice of a multi-million Drought Communities Program allocation to upgrade community, tourism and emergency service assets across the municipality.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Three farm deaths spark safety warning

WorkSafe has called on farmers to make safety their absolute priority following three deaths in separate farming incidents in the past week, including one in the Wimmera.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Ararat, Stawell court upgrades to imrove safety for victims

Public safety at two Wimmera court houses – particularly for family violence victims – will be improved following upgrades.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera students to attend John Monash Science School

Wimmera year 10 students will have access to specialist science teachers and courses outside the Victorian curriculum through a Melbourne university program.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Nhill, Bendigo families celebrate Karen cultural day

Several Bendigo Karen families travelled to Nhill at the weekend for a cultural celebration day.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Students take pride in Horsham Showground community garden

PROJECT BEARS FRUIT: Horsham Mayor Heather Phillips, centre, officially opens a new community garden at Horsham Showground alongside Horsham Agricultural Society president Dalton Cross and secretary Andrea Cross. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

Horsham Agricultural Society president Dalton Cross has praised a small team for developing a community project that will benefit the region for years to come.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

New playground for Warracknabeal’s Wheatlands District Church

Warracknabeal’s Wheatlands District Church has received funding for a new children’s playground.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Money for rural Lowan kindergartens

Children in Lowan will benefit from a multi-million dollar boost to kindergartens in the State Government’s 2016-17 budget.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham RSL Women’s Auxiliary cent auction to support hospice

Wimmera people can bid on a range of goods at Horsham RSL Women’s Auxiliary’s annual cent auction.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

East Grampians Health Service welcomes oncology donation

Ararat Breast Cancer Support Group, with support of Ararat Grease Monkeys, has donated $11,740 for two new oncology chairs at East Grampians Health Service.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham councillors believe education is vital to stop violence against women

A Horsham councillor wants his organisation to become more educated about family violence to help stamp it out in the municipality.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

WFL| Round 8: Horsham Saints aim to upset confident Minyip-Murtoa

REDEMPTION: Horsham Saint Jacob O’Beirne shrugs off a Minyip-Murtoa defender in their round one clash. The Saints will seek redemption for the loss on Saturday as they aim to become the first team to beat Minyip-Murtoa this year. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Fresh from an interleague week off following a season-best performance against Stawell, Horsham Saints are set to have another crack at an undefeated Minyip-Murtoa outfit.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

HDFNL| Round 7: Storm to breathe easy after tough run

GUN: While Taylors Lake gun forward Gavin Kelm is the team’s main avenue to goal, other players need to step up to share the load. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

After massive challenges in recent weeks, Jeparit-Rainbow gets to take a deep breath as it meets Horsham District league’s second-bottom side, Natimuk United.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More

WNA| Round 8: Tight tussles expected in Wimmera netball

ON SONG: Horsham goalie Emma Buwalda will create headaches for Ararat’s defenders on Saturday. 
Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Round eight of Wimmera league netball kicks off on Saturday, following a break from interleague.

May 25 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Absorb, assess and think at the polls

By DEAN LAWSON Frustrating as it might seem, we have well and truly seen the pointy end of democracy at work in the past couple of weeks.

May 11 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Foreign invader changes system

EDITORIAL: As youngsters sitting on the riverbank in Horsham at dusk in summer we would often count the different types of frogs calling out into the twilight.

May 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More

There’s no glory in war

EDITORIAL: Lest we forget! It’s an expression that casually slips off the tongue in reference to Anzac Day.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine CELEBRATION: Great Western Enterprises Danial Ahchow, Treasury Wine Estates' Christian Sim and Seppelt winemaker Adam Carnaby toast to their new partnership, which will see Seppelt Great Western's cellar door remain open.

Seppelt reprieve: Great Western cellar door to remain open

Great Western’s historic Seppelt cellar door has received a reprieve, with a Grampians family securing the rights to run the winery’s tourism and event operations.

May 11 2016 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

East Grampians Health Service welcomes oncology donation

Ararat Breast Cancer Support Group, with support of Ararat Grease Monkeys, has donated $11,740 for two new oncology chairs at East Grampians Health Service.

May 25 2016 / Read More
Environment

Bad eggs and foxes

Remember that feeling when you had a dodgy meal, became sick as a dog and swore off that food for life? That is the same feeling researchers and North Central Catchment Management Authority staff are trying to induce in foxes…

May 11 2016 / Read More
Politics

Emma Kealy slams reduced speed limits

Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is outraged Labor intends to reduce speed limits on country roads instead of providing vital funding to maintain and repair dangerous sections of road.

May 18 2016 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Holy Trinity Lutheran School students present Joseph musical

Months of hard work paid off for Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School students when they took to the stage to perform ‘Joseph’ the musical.

May 25 2016 / Read More
Business & Finance CELEBRATION: Great Western Enterprises Danial Ahchow, Treasury Wine Estates' Christian Sim and Seppelt winemaker Adam Carnaby toast to their new partnership, which will see Seppelt Great Western's cellar door remain open.

Seppelt reprieve: Great Western cellar door to remain open

Great Western’s historic Seppelt cellar door has received a reprieve, with a Grampians family securing the rights to run the winery’s tourism and event operations.

May 11 2016 / Read More
To The Editor

Sitting on their hands

Sir – Through your column I would like to point out to Member for Lowan Emma Kealy that her predecessor sat on his hands in a safe seat for years.

Feb 24 2016 / Read More
Agriculture

Rain primes Wimmera, Mallee for good results

A Victorian farming leader has described damp conditions across the region as the perfect start for a promising growing season.

Jun 1 2016 / Read More
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