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Stawell: We need you

By DEAN LAWSON Stawell community leader Kevin Erwin has called for Wimmera solidarity to help make this year’s Stawell Gift Easter weekend one of the best on record.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Group firms up feeling against Big Hill project

A lobby group trying to stop a new open-pit gold-mining project at Stawell’s Big Hill fear the project will destroy a ‘significant historic and cultural landmark’ while providing little long-term community benefit.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Cinema returns to Nhill

The silver screen will sparkle again at Nhill Memorial Community Centre.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Plans for Dimboola and Nhill

Hindmarsh Shire Council will use a $60,000 State Government grant to develop Community Precinct Plans for Dimboola and Nhill.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Poles project

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Workers install feature totem poles at Horsham’s North Foundry Gardens in preparation for the unveiling of the Poles In Our Park arts project on Friday.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Run raises hope

By LAUREN HENRY Hopetoun will fittingly be the finishing point for a 421-kilometre trek from Melbourne to raise money for motor-neurone disease sufferers.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Apsley hotel nears grand opening

RENOVATION READY: New Apsley Hotel manager Andrew Martin, right, is congratulated by Noel Ogilvy, representative of owners, a group made up of 12 Apsley families.

The Apsley Hotel has taken another big step towards re-opening with the appointment of manager Andrew Martin, of Naracoorte.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Developing leadership

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP: West Wimmera Health Service nursing unit manager Trish Heinrich, nurse and 2014 Leadership Wimmera participant Jamie Duffy and West Wimmera Health Service chief executive John Smith. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

West Wimmera Health Service nurse Jamie Duffy is hoping a Leadership Wimmera Program will enhance his skills to become a community leader.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Farmers market jumps into Easter

Natimuk Farmers Market organisers are calling for stall-holders to register for its Easter Sunday market on April 20.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Prizes at retirement expo

Visitors to the To Retirement and Beyond Expo at Warracknabeal Town Hall and Hopetoun Memorial Hall next week will have the chance to win major door prizes.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Support our iconic race

By DEAN LAWSON The Stawell Gift carnival every Easter shines brighter than all other annual sporting events in our region.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Race meeting now a community party

Stawell is primed for the biggest community party on its event calendar this year when visitors gather in the south-east Wimmera centre this Easter.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Steffensen pursues Gift

Commonwealth Games gold medalist John Steffensen will take on a new challenge at this year’s Stawell Gift when he runs in a 550-metre  event.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Support our iconic race

By DEAN LAWSON The Stawell Gift carnival every Easter shines brighter than all other annual sporting events in our region.

Apr 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Whaling win reflects much larger victory

Australia scored a considerable victory in its successful international lawsuit against a Japanese whaling program in the Southern Ocean.

Apr 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Creativity the key to event success

by Dean Lawson A football match with a difference at Edenhope provided a glimpse of just what  regional communities can do when they seize the initiative.

Apr 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE: Fire-twirling performances will be part of the new GGE After Dark event.

More attractions at Grampians festival

Organisers are predicting next month’s Grampians Grape Escape to be ‘bigger than ever’, having planned a series of ‘umbrella’ events to run alongside the main feature at Halls Gap oval.

Apr 2 2014 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle TEA TIME: Yarriambiack Lodge manager Alison Fischer pours a drink for residents Norma Anderson and Lorna Trotter.

Health service meals to be free of visitors

Rural Northwest Health is adding to the comfort of its aged-care residents by introducing ‘protected’ meal times.

Apr 2 2014 / Read More
Environment BREAKTHROUGH: The NSW Crimson Spider-orchid. Picture: NOUSHKA REITER

Orchid research grows national

A national conservation program tapping into Wimmera knowhow and research has continued to produce results with another breakthrough in the preservation of rare Australian orchids.

Apr 10 2014 / Read More
Government NEW CANDIDATE: Nationals members in the Lowan electorate voted for Emma Kealy, of Edenhope, to replace retiring member Hugh Delahunty, left. The pair are pictured with Nationals leader Peter Ryan. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Hospital CEO to stand in Lowan

By LAUREN HENRY Infrastructure, investment and innovation will form the key basis of newly selected Lowan Nationals candidate Emma Kealy’s election campaign.

Apr 10 2014 / Read More
Arts Entertainment Melbourne band Brighter At Night pumps out a song during a National Youth Week Horsham College concert last week. The band played in front of an enthusiastic crowd of students in an event organised by Horsham’s Nexus FREEZA committee. Picture: MICK SHANNON

College rock

Melbourne band Brighter At Night pumps out a song during a National Youth Week Horsham College concert last week.

Apr 10 2014 / Read More
Business & Finance e-makeup artist

Inspiration

Wimmera freelance make-up artist Stacey McClure had an opportunity to meet her inspiration Napoleon Perdis after previously working for his company for two years.

Mar 26 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Celebrating 150 years

SIR, Having been a commissioner during local government restructure in the 1990s, I was delighted to be invited to Edenhope to launch historian Bob Marmion’s new book entitled Middle Gate—150 Years of Local Government in the West Wimmera 1862–2012.

Apr 10 2014 / Read More
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Know how

Animal production specialist Laura O’Connell from Gorst Rural Supplies at Lake Bolac tests a water sample with onlookers, from left, David Coad, John Sweeney, Mark McKew and Kimberley Leeke at an Ararat Bestwool Bestlamb Group presentation at Moyston.

Apr 10 2014 / Read More
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