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Archive for: February 24th, 2010

New Hyundai is Jenny’s delight


Ararat’s Jenny Lelieveld was left beaming with delight after winning a new Hyundai i30 as part of 3WM, MIXX FM, The Weekly Advertiser and Morrow Motor Group’s Scratch Away for Hyundai competition. Drawn in front of a large crowd at Morrow Motors in Horsham last Saturday, Jenny had the lucky key which opened the doors […]

Umpire groups consider merger

Football administrators hope a study into a merger between Wimmera and North Central football umpire associations will unveil ways of arresting a decline in regional umpire numbers. The associations, with help from the VCFL and Wimmera Football League, have established a working party to assess the benefits of joining forces. The merger proposal includes establishing […]

Best of the best in new Gift race

Winners of the six biggest races on the Australian professional athletics calendar will run for a winner-take-all purse in a new event at this year’s Stawell Gift carnival. The 120-metre invitation Stawell Gold Mines Gift Winners’ Gift on Easter Monday will feature the winners of South Australia’s Bay Sheffield, Tasmania’s Burnie, NSW’s Queanbeyan, Victoria’s Maryborough […]

‘Next step’ possible for swim talent


A leading regional swimming official believes Wimmera competitors could take ‘the next step’ if they dedicated themselves to disciplined training regimes. Wimmera district swimming secretary Greg Schwarz said the region’s best competitors were capable of achieving significant results. But they needed to find a new level of dedication to realise their potential. Mr Schwarz made […]



Taylors Lake Football Club junior players kicked off pre-season training under new coach Brent Tough on Thursday. An enthusiastic group of under 14 and 17 hopefuls took to Dock Lake Reserve keen to learn from the new figurehead. The Horsham District Football League club is running a bus from Horsham to the ground each Thursday […]

Ethics important: football leader

A Wimmera football administrator has appealed to regional clubs to consider potential long-term problems caused by using money as a primary player lure. Tony Dark of Stawell, who has joined Wimmera League’s independent commission, said ethics, particularly those involving club finances, had to play a part in recruiting strategies and decisions. Mr Dark made his […]



Amy Harris from Ararat is one of six dancers set to embark on an extraordinary journey as a nominee for the prestigious 2010 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. Amy trained with Carole Oliver School of Dance in Ballarat, before joining The Australian Ballet School aged 15 in 1999. Amy then joined The Australian Ballet in 2002. […]

Staff flock back to Ararat


East Grampians Health Service is expecting many past and present doctors, nurses and staff to participate in 150-year celebrations from March 6 to 9. East Grampians Health Services media liason officer Dianne Radford said a three-day program would celebrate the significant milestone. “Much interest will revolve around the reunion dinner for past and current staff […]

Cycling teams pedalling into form


East Grampians Health Service’s two cycling teams are into full training for the Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay on March 27 and 28. The Cranks and Defribrillators will take on the challenge of the 525-kilometre cycle event from Swan Hill to Port Fairy. This year many new riders will join the teams, with service staff […]

Wine boon for region


Regional winemakers are working together to produce and export a new Ararat shiraz in a deal touted as a major boon for the regional industry. A wine cluster of up to 10 small to medium wineries and winemakers has been established to create a shiraz blend under an ‘Ararat Gold’ label for export to China. […]


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