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Mallee and Wannon Election Result

Federal electorates of Mallee and Wannon remain as Coalition strongholds after confirmation of results in last night's Federal Election.

May 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More
WATER DELIVERY: From left, Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Ararat district farmer Charlie de Fegely and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Mr de Fegely’s farm.

Pipeline win for Ararat

An Ararat municipal leader has joined a chorus in describing a $32-million Federal Government investment to help establish greater water security in the region as an economic game changer.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More
ACTIVATING THE RIVER: An artist’s impression from Horsham Rural City Council shows how the banks of the Wimmera River in Horsham might look as a result of a Wimmera Riverfront Activation Project. The council, which has reserved $842,500 in its proposed 2019-20 budget and is lobbying state and federal governments for $5-million, is considering a raft of ideas surrounding the plan. It is seeking community input but ideas already include a bankside restaurant and café, a major water feature, new pedestrian pathways, boardwalks, artworks and gardens development.

Horsham receives Wimmera River project commitment

A multi-million-dollar plan to exploit the socio-economic benefits of the Wimmera River in Horsham has $1.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Laurie Pearson, Matt Baker, Ben Felten, his dog Orson and Kevin Magee at the Horsham Motorcycle Club track at Dooen. Ben Felten, with Kevin's help, broke the world record for fastest blind rider.

Film crew behind Kevin Magee Horsham visit

Horsham motorcycle racing legend Kevin ‘Magoo’ Magee made a rare visit to his hometown at the weekend with a world record holder and a Belgian film crew in tow.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Northern Grampians Shire Council seeking budget feedback

A Northern Grampians Shire Council 2019-20 budget is open for public comment after the council approved it ‘in principle’ at a special meeting on Monday.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More
TESTING THE WATERS: Wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths takes an eDNA sample of water in Mackenzie River in the Grampians as part of Wimmera Catchment Management Authority’s platypus surveys. Picture: LOTTE REITER

Push to protect platypus in Grampians

Our national parks are home to some of our most treasured cultural riches, and we must look after them.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Community

New market in Horsham

A new market designed for Wimmera artisans and craftspeople to showcase their talents will start at Horsham Scout Hall in Baillie Street on Sunday.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham’s Mother’s Day Classic continues to grow

Record-breaking registrations for Horsham’s 10th Mother’s Day Classic reflects a committee move to ‘build and grow’ the event.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Wall hanging donated to Wimmera Cancer Centre

Members of Brimpaen Craft Club donated a wall hanging to the Wimmera Cancer Centre earlier this month.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Legacy’s torch is still burning

The work of Legacy is far from complete despite falling war-widow numbers, Legacy Australia chairman Rick Cranna has told Victorian Legatees.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham West Primary School students battle bullying

Hanna Poswiat and Katie Pohlner have helped carry an important message of anti-bullying through their school community.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College: the ‘school on the hill’

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College is a small school that, to use a cliché, punches above its weight.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Cherished memories for Rupanyup couple

With big celebrations comes even bigger memories, and Brandon Raeburn and Michael Taylor’s wedding day was one such occasion.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Stawell Gold Cup key in region’s events

Stawell Racing Club leaders are confident of Stawell Gold Cup’s continued importance as part of a tapestry of Stawell and Grampians region marquee Easter events.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Mitch Creek to junior Horsham basketballers: ‘Anything can be achieved’

Horsham basketball star Mitch Creek basketball leads a junior clinic at Horsham Basketball Stadium.

Mitch Creek will return to the USA this weekend after a flying visit to his hometown of Horsham, as he continues to pursue his National Basketball Association career.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Natimuk United to pursue night football

Natimuk United football and netball leaders are working on plans to present a night fixture at Natimuk Showground later this year.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Over to you… voters

Andrew Coustley pre-polling for the Federal Election.

‘Because I like her’, ‘because I like him’ and ‘ I dunno!’ That was the depth of reasoning three grinning first-time Wimmera voters provided when randomly asked at an early election polling booth why they had voted a particular way.

May 15 2019 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | We can solve this mess

Finding an answer to the plastic-waste issue appears as daunting as the mountains of rubbish growing daily.

May 8 2019 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Get ready for the blah, blah, blah!

As we head towards another Federal Election, be prepared to hear more terms such as ‘we need to do this for our kids and grandkids’.

May 1 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grampians winery pilot project gets frost test

By DEAN LAWSON The vineyard manager of one of Australia’s most historic wineries remains hopeful that the use of a helicopter to protect fragile vines and grape crops from frost will work.

Oct 3 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Wimmera mental health need recognised

Remote Wimmera communities will have better access to clinical mental- health services following a $1.

May 15 2019 / Read More
Environment WATER DELIVERY: From left, Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Ararat district farmer Charlie de Fegely and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Mr de Fegely’s farm.

Pipeline win for Ararat

An Ararat municipal leader has joined a chorus in describing a $32-million Federal Government investment to help establish greater water security in the region as an economic game changer.

May 15 2019 / Read More
Politics Final Web

Mallee and Wannon Election Result

Federal electorates of Mallee and Wannon remain as Coalition strongholds after confirmation of results in last night's Federal Election.

May 19 2019 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

James Reyne to perform in Horsham

Iconic Australian singer-songwriter James Reyne will bring his ‘A Crawl To Now’ tour to Horsham this month.

May 15 2019 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE | It’s time to put your mind at rest

Personal insurances are designed to provide protection from the financial consequences of death or disability.

May 8 2019 / Read More
Agriculture WATER DELIVERY: From left, Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Ararat district farmer Charlie de Fegely and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Mr de Fegely’s farm.

Pipeline win for Ararat

An Ararat municipal leader has joined a chorus in describing a $32-million Federal Government investment to help establish greater water security in the region as an economic game changer.

May 15 2019 / Read More
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