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Archive for: August, 2010

Underdog Tigers fancy chances

Round 19 2010

By LUKE SCHUYLER Nhill will throw caution to the wind in an attempt to upstage Wimmera Football League powerhouse Horsham in the second semi-final. Coach Sean Bayzand admitted no-one gave his side a chance of upstaging the mighty Demons but the Tigers were building momentum and would take confidence from last week’s moral-boosting win against […]

Eagles snare a massive coup

In what many believe is the biggest recruiting boon in Wimmera Football League for many years, Warrack Eagles have signed Steve and Grant Schultz as joint coaches for 2011. The Kalkee premiership duo will join the club at the end of the season. Current Eagles coach Kyle George described it as ‘huge’ for the club. […]

Panther league’s best


Rupanyup’s Samuel Carter is Horsham District Football League’s under-17 best and fairest player. Carter polled 30 votes at a junior league count in Horsham on Monday night to score a narrow win from equal runners-up Nicholas Taylor from Great Western and Adam Mullane-Pratt from Swifts, who both finished on 28 votes. In under 14 competition, […]

New courses for Wimmera people

Independent education provider On Track Learning is offering new English and mathematics courses for Wimmera people. The Horsham-based, non-profit training organisation now offers an English as a Second Language – Speaking and Listening course, a ReBoot maths program and International English Language Testing System Exam Preparation course. Executive officer Martin Bride said On Track Learning […]



One of Australia’s most famous gardens will be open to the public this weekend. Cruden Farm, the lifetime achievement of national treasure Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, will be open this Sunday to launch the new season of Australia’s Open Garden Scheme. Victorian co-ordinator Cassie Johnstone said Cruden Farm, at Langwarrin near Frankston, was the scheme’s most […]

Author to judge writing contest


Former Horsham radio announcer and award-winning author Sue Lawson will be guest judge of this year’s Wimmera Regional Library Corporation short-story competition. The Colac-based creator of My Gran’s Different and the popular Diva children’s series will be turning her attention to the winter writings of budding Wimmera authors hopeful of claiming a share of $1000 […]

Rockers in new home


Rockers from across Victoria will gather in Horsham next month for an annual two-day Horsham rock ‘n’ roll festival. Horsham Rockers, who have organised the event at Horsham Town Hall for the last 16 years, will shift camp to Horsham College’s Dimboola Road hall where two big nights of music and dancing will unfold. Club […]

Call for community grant applications

Ararat Rural City Council has called for applications for its next round of community grants after allocating $33,209 to community groups across the municipality. The council attracted 20 new submissions in five categories in the latest round of grant allocations. Categories included community projects and programs, major community infrastructure, minor capital and community infrastructure and […]

Fire recovery tops seminar


How the natural landscape recovers after fire will be among hot topics at the 13th annual Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on September 2. Fire ecologist Kevin Tollhurst, who was part of the Royal Commission investigation of the 2009 Black Saturday fires in Victoria, will be among guest speakers at the seminar. Participants will also tour sites […]

Win for Mother Nature

2010 Hindmarsh Plant out CMA

By MELISSA POULIOT Bob McMaster reckons he took on Mother Nature after clearing part of his Lake Hindmarsh block for agriculture and she won hands down. But the hobby farmer from Jeparit district isn’t bearing any grudges. He’s inspired by an army of volunteers that helped plant 9000 indigenous trees on the land that defeated […]


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