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Archive for: October, 2009

New guide to promote Grampians


A new improved official visitors guide has been planned to encourage and assist visitors plan a break in Grampians region. This guide, an official touring map and the website form the main three interlinked marketing tools of Grampians Tourism, the regions tourism organisation. Grampians Tourism will oversee the production of the new guide which […]

Burnt Creek benefits from environmental flows

Burnt Creek near Horsham is receiving environmental flows bound for the Wimmera River. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority announced that about 160 megalitres earmarked for the river, instead of flowing from Taylors Lake, would flow to the river via the creek by the end of the week. After discussions with Burnt Creek residents last Wednesday, Wimmera […]

Council embraces drought relief

Horsham Rural City Council has welcomed a new $47-million drought relief package as a significant action towards alleviating continued stress and challenges in our community. The announcement was made by Premier John Brumby and State Agriculture Minister Joe Helper at David Jochinke’s Murra Warra property, north of Horsham. Mayor Bernard Gross said council was grateful […]

Courthouse opens for sneak peek

As a part of The Nati Frinj Festival weekend, the historic Natimuk Courthouse will be open for a limited public inspection on Sunday between 1-4pm. Much of the original furniture and artifacts are still, largely untouched, inside. The courthouse, built in 1891, is to become the Arapiles Historical Society’s museum, a quality tourist destination right […]

Frinj is back in fashion


Biennial arts extravaganza The Nati Frinj Festival makes its long-awaited return to the foot of Mt Arapiles this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Festival director Kate Finnerty described this year’s program for the Natimuk festival as “truly incredible”. “It’s jam-packed full of fabulous visual art, music, workshops, films, performance, artist talks and markets – all with […]

Fighter jet joins Dimboola party


A fly pass of an RAAF F/A-18 fighter jet will be a highlight of the 150 Years in Dimboola celebrations this Saturday. The F/A-18 jet will make two passes over Dimboola – one at 11am to start the Past To Present street parade and another during the afternoon while the “Party in the Park” is […]

Emergency status for ACE Radio stations


A new agreement for the broadcast of emergency warnings between commercial radio stations and the Victorian Government will provide Wimmera-Mallee residents with greater access to information and warnings during bushfires and other emergencies. Premier John Brumby announced a new Memorandum of Understanding between the government and Commercial Radio Australia for nearly 30 commercial radio stations […]

Open day a success

Week 2 7x19 New Models Ararat WA

Boss Muscle Cars’ open day last weekend has been hailed a success by event organisers. Car lovers from across the region flocked to Horsham to participate in the open day, with events including the car display, below, and car demonstrations, above, being well received. Boss Muscle Cars’ Lester Stehn said he was happy with the […]

Reduce plate thefts

Week 2 7x19 New Models Ararat WA

Tomorrow Operation Safe Plate is to be conducted as part of a state wide initiative aimed at reducing the theft of number plates from vehicles within our community. The operation will be held in conjunction with the Ararat State Emergency Service who will be running a child safety seat inspection and advice day, as part […]

Search on for cyclists

Stawell Great Western Cycling Club is on the hunt for new junior riders and will hold a free come and try day at the Old Lake Velodrome on Sunday, November 1, to showcase the sport to interested families. The club currently has a small group of junior members aged between six and 17 years who […]


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