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Police investigate stolen credit cards in Ararat

Ararat police are investigating the use of a Horsham woman’s stolen credit card in Ararat.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Appeal for information on Horsham assault

Police are appealing for information following an assault at a Horsham hotel in June.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Cow

West Wimmera milk for the world

Milk produced from a multi million-dollar dairy-farming venture in the west Wimmera is destined for tables of consumers around the world.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham councillor finds inconsistencies in bypass reports

Horsham Rural City councillor David Grimble believes a lack of consistency between technical reports and VicRoads’ final recommendations for a Horsham bypass needs to be resolved before a route is adopted.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Artist-in-residence plan for Horsham

A new artist-in-residence project floated for Horsham aims to raise the city’s arts profile and open opportunities in Asia.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Grampians Tourism takes over visitor information centres

Grampians Tourism’s take-over of Northern Grampians Shire Council’s visitor information centres and Halls Gap Hub will result in five staff redundancies.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Wimmera Cancer Centre telethon river challenge

MIXX FM Brekky Show announcer Nims Azoor prepares to take on the Wimmera River for a good cause.
Picture: KELLY LAIRD

MIXX FM Brekky Show announcer Nims Azoor is preparing to take on the Wimmera River to raise money for the Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Stawell childcare centre closure

Stawell’s Taylors Gully Children’s Centre will close in December, resulting in 11 staff redundancies.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Uniting Care workers to fundraise for Homeless Week

Homeless WUC

Wimmera Uniting Care workers will hit the streets on Friday to raise money for emergency housing in the region.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Homeless teen finds her feet in the Wimmera

After the death of her mother when she was 12, Jo* moved from relative to relative’s house each year in her early teens.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Information Network search for more funding

Wimmera Information Network has a reprieve after three organisations responded to a cry for help.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham’s Healthy Minds seminar to address stress

Horsham’s Healthy Minds for Healthy Living group has continued to promote a mental-health message by organising seminars, featuring Monash University senior lecturer Dr Craig Hassed.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Health Care Group’s green lunch for tree day

BEING GREEN: Wimmera Health Care Group finance and corporate services director Mark Knights and executive assistant Sam Harris with some of the greenery at the Great Green Lunch.

Wimmera Health Care Group celebrated National Tree Day with a special ‘Great Green Lunch’.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Fifth spot up for grabs in Wimmera football

PRESSURE: Minyip-Murtoa's Luke Chamberlain is tackled by Horsham Demon Nathan Kelly in Saturday's match at Murtoa. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

WIMMERA LEAGUE: Stawell, Dimboola and Nhill remain gripped in a cut-throat fight for a Wimmera Football League elimination finals berth as the end of the home-and-away season rapidly approaches.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Harrow-Balmoral tested ahead of finals series

BIG TASK AHEAD: Roo Daniel Brody is among Harrow-Balmoral players aiming to improve against Laharum. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

HORSHAM DISTRICT: After 16 rounds, Horsham District Football League’s top five is settled and for the top five sides, player management will be at the forefront in the last two rounds of the season.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Dean Yendall wins second Victorian jockeys premiership

Wimmera hoop Dean Yendall celebrates another successful season.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Exploring value-adding business to the Wimmera

Cast an eye across the Wimmera-Mallee landscape and you will see a dramatic image of emerging broadacre crops.

Aug 5 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Advance Australia where?

BY DEAN LAWSON It’s incredible that more than 100 years after Federation many of us continue to struggle to understand or define what it means to be Australian.

Jul 29 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Changes likely in production of power

BY DEAN LAWSON It’s like a howling of wind, bursts of brilliant sunlight or a series of crashing waves.

Jul 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grape Escape date change

The 2016 Grampians Grape Escape will be on April 30 and May 1 next year.

Jul 8 2015 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

State Government allocates cash to Wimmera hospitals

Health services across the Wimmera have received $118 million from State Government funding.

Aug 5 2015 / Read More
Environment

Wimmera-Mallee water managers predict outcomes of dry conditions

Wimmera-Mallee water managers waiting for spring rain have used a seasonal water briefing to explain what continuing dry conditions might mean for community groups later this year.

Jul 29 2015 / Read More
Politics

Emma Kealy calls for State Government contribution to Wimmera Cancer Centre

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has continued to urge the State Government to ‘come to the party’ with its contribution to a Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Jul 29 2015 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Artist-in-residence plan for Horsham

A new artist-in-residence project floated for Horsham aims to raise the city’s arts profile and open opportunities in Asia.

Aug 5 2015 / Read More
Business & Finance LIGHT AT THE END OF THE LANE: Horsham Lanes and Games, closed since a fire damaged the premises in September last year, is set to partially re-open next month.

Horsham Lanes and Games set to re-open

BY SARAH SCULLY A Horsham sports stadium devastated by fire last year is on track to reopen next month.

Jul 22 2015 / Read More
To The Editor

Nuclear energy

SIR – While broadly in accord with your editorial ‘Still a big ‘no’ to nuclear energy’,  The Weekly Advertiser June 24, I would point out that splitting the atom generates a tremendous amount of heat which must be dispersed, usually…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More
Agriculture Cow

West Wimmera milk for the world

Milk produced from a multi million-dollar dairy-farming venture in the west Wimmera is destined for tables of consumers around the world.

Aug 5 2015 / Read More
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