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Archive for: June, 2009

FINAL KICKBACK

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A confronting production looking at the 2006 Cole Inquiry into the AWB kickbacks scandal ended its regional tour in the heart of Victoria’s wheatbelt, delivering a final show at Horsham Town Hall on Thursday night . Performance company Version 1.0’s Deeply Offensive And Utterly Untrue took its name from a quote by former minisiter Alexander […]

Shootout delights when Nhill fire

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Horsham United v Nhill The match of the day and one only has to remember back to the first time these two met – when the Diggers won a 50 goal shoot out by a kick – just how big this game will be. Both teams go into the match on the back of winning […]

Confidence tricks Mountain Men

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Laharum v Harrow Balmoral Confidence or lack of it will be Laharum’s biggest enemy when they slump to their third defeat in a row at the hands of an ever improving Harrow Balmoral. The Demon backline has for a number of years been seen as susceptible and they will face plenty of pressure this week […]

Training fit for a King

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Junior tennis player and 2008 Sports Star of the Year award finalist Lachie King has returned from training with Tennis Victoria at the National Academy in Melbourne. The National Academy caters to elite junior tennis players in Victoria and extended a rare opportunity to Lachie after his individual success at the 15 and under Ambassadors Cup regional event […]

Close clashes ahead

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The match of the round for Wimmera Netball Association is a toss up between Stawell versus Horsham Saints and Minyip Murtoa and Horsham. The competition below stand out teams Ararat and Warrack Eagles is very close, with Nhill sitting third ahead of Stawell and the Saints. Minyip Murtoa scored a four goal win over the […]

A lot of paperwork

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Sadako Sasaki was only two when the atom bomb was dropped on her home town of Hiroshima. Now a lively and feisty 12 year old, Sadako dreams of becoming her country’s greatest athlete. Yet before her 13th birthday, Sadako learns that, like many other children of Hiroshima, she has leukaemia as a result of radiation […]

Around the pounds

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Two pounds in the region have 11 animals in desperate need of a new home. Northern Grampians Shire Council has five animals available for adoption. 1. Cat, grey and white male, desexed. Friendly cat available to adopt. 2. Cat, black-grey female. Friendly and ready to adopt. 3. Pomeranian male, friendly and available for adoption, an […]

Ag expert leads forum

One of Australia’s leading authorities on sustainable agriculture will headline a list of presenters at several forums designed to explore the agricultural potential of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. Former Chief of CSIRO Land and Water Dr John Williams will join key stakeholders, decision-makers and guests at the In The Face of Change gathering at Horsham’s […]

Students piping up

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Primary school children sampling salinity levels have seen first-hand the benefits of a piped water supply reaching the northern Wimmera and southern Mallee. Youngsters involved in Wimmera Community Waterwatch Saltwatch sessions have recorded a dramatic change in salt levels in some areas of water across the northern part of the region. In some cases, testing […]

New arrivals for tourism body

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Grampians Tourism has welcomed two new industry based members to its board of local government, Parks Victoria and industry partners. In welcoming Andrew Dyer and Aaron Davis, independent chairman Ross Hatton paid tribute to the pair’s committment to the industry. “The skills, knowledge and background both these individuals bring to the group complements the current […]

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