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Archive for: November, 2009

Talented music students


Ararat Primary School students have won third prize in the grades one and two category of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) National Songwriting Competition. Federal Member for Wannon David Hawker congratulated students Lachlan Meehan, Kiara Madex, Lachlan Fiegert, Tahnee Sobey, Abbie Bligh, Lakita Preston, Joshua Boyd, Lily O’Fynn, Sam Drew, Cortney Smith and Emily […]

Elements of a winner


Donald High School student Alex Dunstan is the winner of the 2010 Art Is… Elemental logo design competition. The year 11 student received $300 for his winning logo and free mentorship from Horsham web and graphic design studio Phunkemedia. Alex’s logo was one of 19 entries, including one entry all the way from Denmark. Alex […]



The Kmart Wishing Tree is back for its 22nd year with a target to beat last year’s effort of 680 gifts for Wimmera families. Australia’s largest Christmas gift appeal, the Kmart Wishing Tree supports the Salvation Army with gifts to be distributed as part of the 2009 Wimmera Christmas Appeal. Kmart Horsham store manager Tony […]

Bakery rises again


Horsham’s Oven Door Bakery has received back-to-back NJ Sinnett Memorial Trophies as the most successful bread competitor at the Baking Industry Association of Victoria’s 2009 State Baking Show. Following on from their success in 2008, bakers Kane McCallum and James Henwood took out three firsts and two second places. The 2009 BIAV State Baking Show […]

Pipeline milestone


More than 8000 kilometres of the 8800 kilometre Wimmera Mallee Pipeline trunk main and distribution network has been installed since construction commenced in November 2006. “With the progress on construction that has been achieved, we are on target for completion in March 2010,” GWMWater managing director Jeff Rigby said. “After three months’ suspension of pipelaying […]

Residents urged to be fire ready

CFA is urging residents to be fire ready as the November heatwave serves as an early season reminder of what awaits all Victorians this summer. The unprecedented hot spell, along with forecast hot weather, has prompted CFA Region 17 to advise residents that the Fire Danger Period for the municipalities of Yarriambiack Shire, West Wimmera […]

WDA board’s new era


Wimmera Development Association has ushered in a new era with the election of a new chairman and several fresh faces. Hindmarsh Shire Councillor Rob Gersch takes the WDA chair with the support of new vice chair, West Wimmera Shire Councillor Eveline van Breugel. WDA executive director Philip Sabien said a range of new portfolios had […]



Horsham Rural City mayor Cr Bernard Gross encouraged the Wimmera to get behind the Wimmera Uniting Care Christmas Appeal based at Target Country in Horsham. Cr Gross said Christmas was a time to think of those less fortunate and urged people to donate a gift to the appeal. Gifts will be distributed to families as […]

John Forrest to contest election

Federal Member for Mallee John Forrest will be The Nationals candidate in Mallee at the next Federal Election. “It is an honour to be endorsed again and to have the confidence of my fellow Nationals,” Mr Forrest said. “The Wimmera Mallee Pipeline is nearing completion but there are plenty of other issues that need pursuing […]

Old Dadswell Town a great stay


Local accommodation supplier Old Dadswell Town has continued its success in the Best Places to Stay Awards, following their two state awards with national success last week. After winning state awards in October, Old Dadswells Town was named winners in the Best Group Holiday Accommodation and Best Unique and Unusual Accommodation awards in the […]


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