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Archive for: December, 2008

Grants available for creek protection

Wimmera Mallee Catchment Management Authority has money available for landowner and community-group projects to protect land next to Yarriambiack Creek’s northern reaches. Mallee CMA chief executive officer Jenny Collins said landowners, community groups, schools or Landcare groups could be eligible for Waterway Action Plan grants to protect and improve areas next to the creek. Mallee […]

Make the right choices


It’s that special time of the year when thoughts are filled with the jolly fat man in his red suit, reindeers and all the fruit cake you can eat. So what if you feel that this time of year is stressful and costly in more ways than one. Dollars quickly leave the wallet and kilos […]

Decorating Christmas


The Horsham Branch of Cake Decorators have this year donated in excess of 50 cakes to the Christian Emergency Food Centre. The cakes are donated by Coles, Safeway and Maxi supermarkets as well as club members. Members of Cake Decorators have held a several working bees to decorate and then ice the cakes. Horsham Branch […]

Ensuring safety


Michael Schilling knows what it takes to be a good driver and he is keen to make sure as many Horsham drivers as possible can learn the skills necessary to ensure their safety on our roads. Michael has opened Horsham Driving School after completing a Certificate Four in Motor Instruction through industry training in Adelaide. […]

A star is Sporn


Aspiring Wimmera athletes had the chance to “test drive” an Olympic medal when former Australian Opals basketballer Rachael Sporn paid a visit to Horsham Visitor Information Centre on the weekend. Sporn was a member of the Opals teams that won bronze at Atlanta in 1996 and silver at Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004 […]

Green light for day spa expansion


Northern Grampians Shire Council has approved a planning permit application which will see Didjun Skin and Body expand on a new site in Halls Gap. The venture will be taken to a whole new level with the value of the proposed project topping the million dollar mark. Operator Amanda Stevens said the expansion of the […]

Celebration countdown

Organisers behind World Wetlands Day celebrations early next year will place the environmental spotlight on unique country stretching across the south-west Wimmera. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority has invited the public to take part in activities on February 8 in the heart of the Victoria’s unique cyclic wet and dry swamps. The authority will focus on […]

Grampians centre flash flood risk

A major flood study of Halls Gap has revealed many houses and camping areas in the popular Grampians tourist centre are vulnerable to flash flooding. The year-long study shows Halls Gap houses on the north-eastern slopes of Mt Difficult Range and three caravan parks are in high-risk areas. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority has also released […]

Back in black


Ararat’s Trevor Curran has settled on black as the colour of choice for his brand new Hyundai Getz from Morrow Hyundai in Horsham. Trevor won the $16,500 vehicle in 3WM and MIXX FM’s Meet Every Listener promotion and collected his prize on Friday from the radio stations’ sales manager Sharon Schwarz and Morrow Hyundai’s Wade […]

Nhill races on Boxing Day

A fascinating mix of familiar faces, complete strangers, holiday travellers and rural identities is set to again make Nhill Cup day a festive and unique event. As holiday-makers lick the last of the Christmas pudding from their lips and head to Nhill racecourse, they know they will have a day meeting old friends, making new […]


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