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Archive for: February, 2009



Reppers Rural Merchandise and Allforks Cat Lift Trucks are proud to announce the arrival of a brand new Caterpillar GP25N fork truck at the business premises at 15 Horsham Road, Stawell. This Cat Lift truck is powered by a K21 Caterpillar 4-cylinder petrol/LPG engine with a lifting capacity of 2.5 tonne. Reppers Rural Merchandise will […]



Horsham Earthmoving and Demolition began the task of removing the remains of Horsham Golf Club’s fire ravaged clubhouse on Friday. Wayne Taylor, above, uses an escavator to remove iron from the building and, right, creates a cloud of ash and dust as he scoops up bricks from the site. President John Konings said the club […]



Members of Hindmarsh Landcare Network gathered at Nhill’s Little Desert Nature Lodge to celebrate Project Hindmarsh winning the CarbonSmart Nature Conservation Award at the National Landcare Awards. Pictured with the trophy are Minyip’s Rae Talbot, Horsham’s Ron Dodds, CarbonSmart’s Rob Youl, HLN president Brett Wheaton, Wimmera CMA’s Max Skeen, Hindmarsh mayor Mick Gawith, past chair […]

Hobbs’ undying love for Roadster


After more than three years in the shed, Andrew and Janine Hobbs have built what they consider their pride and joy, a stylish 1932 Ford Roadster. Andrew said that with the help of his wife Janine, the pair started building the Roadster three years ago and finished in November last year. “I built the car […]

Double celebration for land winner


Brad Thomas of outer-eastern Melbourne has been announced the winner of a prime, vacant block of land in regional Victoria’s historical town of Avoca. The winning ticket was one of 1300 entered in the competition and the winning name was drawn by Grampians Pyrenees Regional Development Board (GPRDB) chair Ian Wilson at the Avoca Riverside […]

Interest in exhibition


The recently opened Off the Beaten Track Wine and Art Gallery on the Western Highway at Buangor has proven a great interest to both locals and passing tourists. Featuring local artists Geoff Todd, Janette Lucas and Carolyn Thomas, the inaugural exhibition is set to finish this Monday. The exhibition has attracted wide interest and sales […]

Leaders honing skills in business program


Wimmera and Southern Mallee business owners and managers will hone their leadership skills via the 2009 Leadership Wimmera business leaders program. Leadership Wimmera coordinator Anne Bothe said the 10-month course began with an intensive two-day workshop earlier this month. During the workshop, participants engaged in activities to identify their personal leadership strengths and potential, working […]

Missed appointments adding to waiting lists


People are reminded that they must give at least 24 hours notice if they cannot attend their scheduled dental appointment at Wimmera Health Care Group. Senior dentist Dr Meral Layik said there had been an increased number of people not turning up for their appointments over recent weeks. “The dental service is in high demand […]

‘Warm’ welcome for new arrivals


This month’s extreme weather conditions provided a ‘warm’ welcome for three Filipino migrants who have moved to Horsham. Employed by Johnson Asahi, the engineers were sponsored by the company to work in Australia on a temporary basis. General manager John Barber said the company employed the overseas workers after searching within Australia for people with […]

It’s easy going Green


More than 2000 music fans will flock to the fifth Day on the Green at Seppelt Great Western winery on Saturday to listen to several of Australia’s finest performers. Australian music legend Paul Kelly will headline the concert along with Tex Perkins, The Audreys and CW Stoneking. Organiser Michael Newton of Roundhouse Entertainment said ticket […]


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