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Archive for: January, 2010

Badminton has come and try night

The Horsham Badminton Association will hold a come and try night at the Horsham College Gym on Monday starting at 6.45pm. The association will then start a short competition which will run through until the March long weekend, based around the successful round robin format the association has used in the past. The cost per […]

Ararat’s High Street set for major new reconstructions

Ararat’s High Street is set for a facelift with the help of major grants from Ararat Rural City Council and the State Government. Council will match a $250,000 State Government grant provided under the Local Area Access Program to support more sustainable travel behaviour. Council’s Engineering and Assets manager Don Phillips said the project would […]

New social group for enjoyment

Singles Enjoying Life is a new social group beginning in Ararat. It is hoped that through this group, single mature age adults will be able to enjoy their life more by forming friendships and taking part in a range of social activities together. The group is beginning in Ararat through resources made available by the […]

Overwhelming success for ride


More than 300 motorcycle enthusiasts from across Victoria descended on Ararat and joined local riders last weekend for the Grampians Ride to Remember. The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation – Ararat Branch and organising committee were expecting over 200 but were overwhelmed when an extra 145 registered on the day. The scene of a large […]

Safety first in the CBD


Ararat Rural City Council by-laws officer Greg McInnis joined Ararat youngsters Logan and Rhiley in promoting newly erected signs in the Barkly Street CBD, advising residents and visitors that the riding of bicycles, scooters, skateboards and roller blades on the footpath will not be permitted. ARCC has been concerned for a considerable time with the […]

Landcare groups join forces in fight against weeds

Government agencies have joined forces to help Wimmera Landcare groups capitalise on government funding in a fight against environmental weeds. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and the Department of Primary Industries have prioritised regional weed issues for groups as part of Victorian Government Landcare funding. Wimmera CMA works coordinator Barry Sullivan said the authority would distribute […]

Series returns to promote farming


The latest thinking on a range of farming topics will be brought to the region in coming months as the third of the hugely popular Farming in the 21st Century series gets underway. During a series of six interactive and practical workshops, issues such as satellite navigation, sheep nutrition, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, criteria for […]

Volunteers busy capturing history


Local Heritagecare volunteers are helping the Murtoa and District Historical Society and community museum to capture information on aspects of the life and times of residents of the area. Volunteers Judi Rowe, Barbara Pittard and Jenny Cowper are working two days a week for 26 weeks to add to the society’s searchable computer records of […]

Centre reduces waste


Horsham Aquatic Centre is taking a step towards reducing their waste and encouraging pool users to ‘do the right thing’ when they visit the centre. The staff at the Horsham Aquatic Centre have been working with Grampians Regional Waste Management Group to introduce a new a recycling system to divert valuable recyclable material away from […]

New flags flying at hospital

Brand new flags are flying proudly at the front of Wimmera Base Hospital thanks to the support of Local Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty and Federal Member for Mallee John Forrest. Acting chief executive Don McRae said that the Health Care Group had two flag poles at the front of the hospital. “One is for […]


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