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Archive for: July, 2010

Bus trial ‘fare’ winner


Residents from Marnoo, Callawadda and Campbell’s Bridge are celebrating the launch of the region’s first cost-effective return bus service to Stawell each Friday. The six-month trial bus service is being funded by the State Government Transport Connections Program’s Flexible Transport Fund, following an application by the Grampians Pyrenees Flexible Transport Project. Project coordinator Robyn Hemley […]

New funding to protect historical sites

Wimmera communities have an opportunity to protect historical sites through new Victorian Government Heritage Grants funding. Planning Minister Justin Madden has called on Victorians to help find and protect heritage sites and objects through the program. Mr Madden said the fifth Heritage Grants Program would provide $1.82 million to help people care for and interpret […]

Make a difference


Members of Horsham Dynamic, Energetic, Organised and Remarkable Network Group want to ‘make a difference’ after returning from a life-changing experience in Alice Springs. Spokesperson Andrea Cross said six Wimmera women embarked on a trip to Alice Springs to gain a greater appreciation of Aboriginal culture. “I attended a convention in Melbourne in 2008 and […]



Members of the First Rupanyup Scouts were excited to hear of their successful application in 2010 Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Community Grants. The nine-member group, which recently reformed under leaders Hans Hormann and Lyn Boschen, will receive $5000 for camping equipment and uniform and are preparing for their first camp at a reserve near Rupanyup […]

Boutique to fill niche


A new women’s clothing boutique designed to fit neatly into the Wimmera’s fashion market will open in Horsham shopping centre on Saturday morning. Ellery and Black, the brainchild of long-time friends Stacey Taig and Jody Taberner, will target a market ‘gap’ to enhance the clothing range available to Wimmera women. Stacey Taig, with a background […]

Variety sees red


It is known across the nation for its fun, camaraderie, mechanical creativity and of course, its worthwhile cause. The Variety Club Bash has become a permanent date on the calendar for O’Connors Case IH. This year will be no different as the red 1974 LTD topped with a miniature tractor flies the flag for the […]

Governor’s visit sets pulses racing

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Pulses were the theme as Grains Innovation Park in Horsham hosted a visit from Governor of Victoria David de Kretser and Mrs de Kretser. Professor de Kretser was in the Wimmera as part of a two-day tour last week. GIP centre leader Susan Findlay said Professor de Kretser met staff and toured the facility. “He […]

Hayden called a hero


Five-year-old Hayden Bone from McKenzie Creek is now a ‘Junior Triple Zero Hero’ after receiving an award from the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority. He won his award for calling triple zero when bales of hay caught fire on his family’s property south of Horsham. Hayden Bone placed the call last December to advise an ESTA […]

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The Weekly Advertiser circulation is rapidly increasing, forcing us to rethink our printing schedule. We distribute The Weekly Advertiser to your letterbox in major centres, copies are available at specified areas in other centres and postal services are available at a nominal charge. With more than 23,360 copies already going out weekly, The Weekly Advertiser […]

Students taking hands-on approach to Health Week


If it’s true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then visitors to Horsham Plaza next week will indeed be a healthy bunch of shoppers. Students from Horsham and St Brigid’s colleges will be handing out the pomaceous fruit to visitors to the shopping centre as part of Horsham Plaza Health Week. The […]


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