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Archive for: August, 2009

Inaugural Green Triangle Stuart Mill Pony Express


Dirtbike riders are gearing up for round three of the Green Triangle Enduro Series, the inaugural Stuart Mill Pony Express on September 5. The event is hosted by the Green Triangle Enduro Club and will take place on 200 acres of private property, meaning no licence or registration is required from 1pm. The Stuart Mill […]

Roos eye off mammoth Kees clash


Harrow Balmoral v Rupanyup Finals football has arrived and Harrow Balmoral will finally get to put their finals demons from last year away by accounting for Rupanyup this week. Harrow Balmoral has too many players with finals experience and in the end it will be the difference between victory and defeat. Both sides have very […]

Undefeated Rats hold all the aces


The two stand-out sides of the 2009 Wimmera Netball Association season are set to play off for a spot in the grand final this weekend when Ararat takes on Warrack Eagles. And it’s Ararat who hold all the aces, having beaten the Eagles twice this season, including a comfortable 14-goal win last time they met. […]

Saints face huge task against the red-hot Tigers


Horsham Saints v Nhill Horsham Saints face the distinct possibility of bundling out of the Wimmera Football League premiership race in straight sets unless they can overcome a rampaging Nhill this weekend. The Tigers are in scintillating form after a strong elimination final win against Stawell on Sunday and Saints coach Brendan Broadbent knows his […]

HRCC seeks new members for sport and recreation committee

Horsham Rural City Council is inviting members of the community to fill four positions on its newly established sports and recreation advisory committee. This committee will be the principle advisory body to council on sport and recreation issues. The committee will implement and review council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy, co-ordinate and communicate between council and […]

High standard at awards


A high standard was set by the 17 students who presented at Legacy’s junior public speaking awards at the Midland Theatre Complex in Ararat recently. Year seven and eight students representing Ararat, Marian, Beaufort, Lake Bolac and Stawell Secondary Colleges all presented a five minute prepared speech and then a two minute impromptu speech. For […]

Rich harness racing boost


The Ararat Harness Racing Club has received a major boost with several new sponsors and prize money increases for their October meetings. Ararat Harness Racing Club secretary Bill Allgood said a CO Pacing Series would be held on October 4 and a final on October 15, with new sponsorship from Stallion Station. Other feature events […]

Beautiful Sunday for winemakers


A black day for a Great Western family has turned into a joyous celebration of the spirit of human kindness. The Grampians Estate vineyard of winemakers Tom and Sarah Guthrie was burnt to the ground on Black Sunday of the 2006 Grampians bushfires, forcing the couple to reassess their options. But the industry banded together […]

A spectacular passion


Leonne Gebert doesn’t remember when gardening grew from a hobby to an obsession. But she’s happy to admit the pastime has become a major part of her life, a passion rarely from her mind. More than 30 years ago, Leonne and her husband Peter set about transforming the garden of their 6.5 acre property Kumbala […]

Flood of information


People keen to understand what impact a flood similar to a dramatic 1909 event would have on the Wimmera today now have finger-tip access to the most up-to-date information available. As part of a 100-year commemoration of the 1909 flood, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority has loaded flood-mapping information gleaned from several years of study onto […]


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