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Oscar Reading, Imogen Lowe and Madison Dalziel at the 2017 Stawell Gift.

Stawell Gift key in Commonwealth Games proposal

More than 135 years of successfully staging Australia’s richest professional footrace carnival in Stawell will provide critical leverage for Wimmera efforts to join a Victorian regional bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Matthew Rizzo and Liv Ryan 2017 Stawell Gift winners.

MEGA GALLERY | Teens Matt Rizzo and Liv Ryan win 2017 Stawell gifts

Stawell Gift key in Commonwealth Games proposal This year’s Stawell Gift Easter carnival weekend pumped an estimated $4.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More
CHEERS TO ARARAT: Cyril Bond, 93, is flanked by fellow Ararat Y’s Men Joe Perry, 71, left, and John Gladdis, 70. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Ararat’s Cyril Bond keeps on giving

When Cyril Bond arrived in Ararat from England almost 60 years ago he had a simple plan – to be involved with the community.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Nitro Circus at Horsham City Oval.

Nitro Circus show reveals versatility of Horsham venues

A performance from international daredevil act Nitro Circus has provided Horsham planners with a foundation blueprint on which to explore other major attractions.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

More support for Ararat Arts Precinct project

Ararat Rural City Council has an extra $1.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Rainbow school transformation underway

Project leaders are urging Rainbow and district residents to have their say on a draft design for a new community garden park at the old Rainbow Primary School site.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Ararat’s Cyril Bond keeps on giving

CHEERS TO ARARAT: Cyril Bond, 93, is flanked by fellow Ararat Y’s Men Joe Perry, 71, left, and John Gladdis, 70. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

When Cyril Bond arrived in Ararat from England almost 60 years ago he had a simple plan – to be involved with the community.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Rainbow school transformation underway

Project leaders are urging Rainbow and district residents to have their say on a draft design for a new community garden park at the old Rainbow Primary School site.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Youth art on show at Charlegrark

West Wimmera Shire Council has sent an open invitation to young people across the region to experience a day of music, workshops, art and colour at Lake Charlegrark near Goroke.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise disability awareness

Wimmera communities will host a Law Enforcement Torch Run next week to raise awareness of Special Olympics Victoria and the opportunities it provides for people living with intellectual disabilities.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Youth alive at Lake Lascelles

Lake Lascelles at Hopetoun was a sea of colour during a major Yarriambiack event celebrating National Youth Week.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Families gather at Willaura for Good Friday Family Fun Day

Organisers of 2017 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal activities at Willaura have hailed the event as another successful day, raising $12,000.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Government to help with shade

Communities across the Wimmera will get extra protection from the sun with help from the State Government.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

PHOTOS | New era as girls football launches with practice game between Horsham Saints and Hamilton Kangaroos

Tara Jasper, Horsham Saints. Horsham Saints vs Hamilton.

Wimmera Region Youth Girls Football program is up and running with practice match at Coughlin Park, Horsham.

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | SCORES | HDFNL Kalkee vs Edenhope-Apsley

Edenhope Apsley coach Michael Rowe. Kalkee vs Edenhope-Apsley.

Edenhope-Apsley have scored a big win over Kalkee.

Apr 22 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL: War correspondents such as Charles Bean wrote the truth

Anzac Day services around the Wimmera 2017 The old saying ‘to the victor goes the spoils’ might as well expand to include ‘and history is always written by the victors’.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Easter brings trauma warning

The approach of another Easter long weekend has many people planning for and anticipating the last ‘real’ holiday before we enter the nose-to-the-grindstone winter months.

Apr 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Contest reflects value of water

During discussions about the values of ‘environmental’ water, it is hard to avoid conjuring up idyllic mental images of wilderness and wildlife.

Apr 5 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Line-up grows for Grampians Grape Escape

Prominent Australian indigenous musical artist Deline Briscoe will perform with a six-piece band at this year’s Grampians Grape Escape at Halls Gap.

Apr 5 2017 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle CHEERS TO ARARAT: Cyril Bond, 93, is flanked by fellow Ararat Y’s Men Joe Perry, 71, left, and John Gladdis, 70. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Ararat’s Cyril Bond keeps on giving

When Cyril Bond arrived in Ararat from England almost 60 years ago he had a simple plan – to be involved with the community.

Apr 19 2017 / Read More
Environment

Rainbow school transformation underway

Project leaders are urging Rainbow and district residents to have their say on a draft design for a new community garden park at the old Rainbow Primary School site.

Apr 19 2017 / Read More
Politics

Emma Kealy appeals for driver vigilance on rural roads following fatality

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has appealed for drivers on rural roads to be vigilant and constantly watch for potential dangers after a 19-year-old man died in a car crash west of Horsham.

Mar 15 2017 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

More support for Ararat Arts Precinct project

Ararat Rural City Council has an extra $1.

Apr 19 2017 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE FOCUS |A forgotten aspect of insurance

When most people think about financial planning they tend to focus on wealth creation, but often forget about the wealth protection.

Apr 12 2017 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER | Global warming put to bed

SIR – The following article from the Washington Post should put this contentious issue to bed once and for all.

Apr 12 2017 / Read More
Agriculture

Sturdy Miram black box judged best paddock tree

Wal Meyer’s black box, Eucalyptus largiflorens, is the March winner of Wimmera Landcare’s monthly Trees of the Wimmera competition.

Apr 19 2017 / Read More
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