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Archive for: February, 2010

Zoo’s tall order a thrill for Nhill


Nhill residents welcomed an unusual lunch guest when a giraffe named Kona stopped to stretch his legs at the car park opposite Nhill Community Centre. The two-year-old was on his way from Monarto Zoo north of Adelaide to his new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo and was curious but a little bit shy at […]

Cultural grants are up for grabs

Wimmera business and community groups have an opportunity to access State Government funding for Cultural Diversity Week celebrations from March 15 to 21. Grampians Pyrenees Regional Development Board, working through the region’s Global Skills for Provincial Victoria Program, will provide $500 grants for eight activities. The board has invited groups to email 100-word submissions to […]

Heave-to for campers


Horsham fitness enthusiasts will graduate from a unique Wimmera program on Friday with an unusual claim. Participants involved in Planet Feel Good Health Clubs’ latest month-long Original Boot Camp Program have combined forces to drag two 50-tonne trucks several metres with ropes and bare hands. Planet Feelgood fitness specialist Lisa ‘Sarge’ Cosson said the early-morning […]



Swimmers powered, paddled and splashed amid colourful glitz and glamour at Horsham College’s annual house swimming sports. Those in the pool had support from barrackers who decked themselves out in a wild array of costumes and colours. For the record, Darlot house won the day. Pictured from left are Ashleigh Freckleton, Allie Crosgrave, Zoe Hamilton, […]

Educators looking for full house


The new leader of a regional adult education service has set a target to fill Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham with graduates next year. It’s a bid to dramatically increase the number of Wimmera adults returning to study. Wimmera Hub executive officer Eddie Hadzig used his first graduation address to challenge residents to take […]



Freijah Menswear’s Phil Freijah, left, and Horsham car dealer Max Wright, second from right, were among an exclusive group of Wimmera business people to hear details about a highly anticipated new regional Wimmera radio broadcast. AFL Live is the brainchild of journalist and broadcaster Craig Hutchison, second from left, who joined commentator and former North […]

Day for Defenders


Members of the national Darwin Defenders 1942-45 Inc gathered in Horsham on Friday to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. The bombing, on February 19, 1942, was the first full-scale enemy attack on Australian soil. It involved more than twice the firepower Japan had used on Pearl Harbour two months earlier. […]

Speaker comes to Horsham

An Australian businessman planning to establish 100,000 churches around the world in the next 20 years will speak at a business breakfast at Horsham Sports and Community Club on March 11. Josso Chacko, the founder of Empart, an organisation that has had profound impact on the lives of thousands of Indian people, will speak on […]



Encore Pizza managers Jeramie Williams, left, and Harry Merrett are pictured celebrating the business’s first birthday in Horsham last week. Mr Williams said the first year in Roberts Avenue had been a success for Encore Pizza and he was looking to continue that trend in the coming year. “We have tried to offer a great […]



Horsham Arts Council performers are busy rehearsing for the group’s first musical production since the 2008 smash-hit staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. An all-female cast will take to the stage at Wesley Performing Arts Centre next month to present the Dan Goggin off-Broadway musical comedy Nunsense. The cast, from left, features Larissa Riddell, Teresa […]


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