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Archive for: October, 2010

Tom’s top effort


Former Horsham College student Tom Miatke has produced the winning design for Horsham’s Art Is… festival’s logo competition. The 19-year-old graphic design student drew on his favourite music festivals for inspiration to come up with the judges’ favourite uising the 2011 festival theme ‘under one sky’. “There were a couple of music festival designs that […]



Ideal conditions greeted revellers on Saturday as more than 300 people gathered at Rupanyup for the 15th annual Wimmera Grain Company Barley Banquet. A barley paddock provided the scenery for the black-tie event which attracted guests from across the region as well as Melbourne, Tasmania, SA and NSW. Rupanyup Major Events secretary Ben Cordes said […]

Model search

Aspiring models have a chance of winning an international contract when the 2010 Cosmopolitan Model Search arrives in Horsham this weekend. Cosmopolitan Model Agency will be taking registrations this Saturday at Horsham Plaza from noon to 4pm, with heats and a final at the shopping centre the following Saturday. The agency is searching for five […]

Second phase for Horsham bypass plan

Planning consultant AECOM Australia will begin the second phase of a planning study into how the Western Highway might bypass Horsham. Parsons Brinckerhoff completed phase one of the planning study early last year, identifying 14 possible route options. VicRoads spokesman Lance Midgley said phase two of the planning study would review the preliminary study and […]

Five wallabies go wild


Efforts to save the critically endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby are ahead of schedule, with five captive-bred animals released into the Grampians National Park. The five wallabies, bred at Adelaide Zoo and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in the ACT, have joined a group of 11 brush-tailed rock-wallabies released over the past two years into the park. Department of […]

Council: Be aware of grassfire threat

Horsham Rural City Council officers have urged residents to take action to reduce the chance of fire on their properties. Council assistant municipal fire-prevention officer Maurice Rudolph said rain had led to significant grass growth which could become a fire hazard. “Residents should consider their individual fire-risk no matter where they live, especially if they’re […]

Chambers to open

Northern Grampians Shire Council has urged residents to attend a council reception and meeting today to officially open refurbished council chambers on the Western Highway. The October meeting at 6pm will be the first in the restored chambers after months of work funded by Heritage Victoria, the Australian Government’s Regional Local Community Infrastructure program and […]

Labor candidate Kirsopp backs decentralisation


By DEAN LAWSON Labor candidate for Lowan Mandy Kirsopp, 54, of Horsham would push for decentralisation of government services if she beat the odds and won the seat at the November 27 State Election. Ms Kirsopp, in launching her campaign this week, said she would also promote regional growth through industrial-estate development and focus on […]

Water: who’s really responsible?

By DEAN LAWSON The political froth and bubble of regional flooding and water supply has provided us with a glaring example of the dangers of ambiguous governance. Regardless of whether our government agencies working with land and water are doing their job or following their charter, much of the Wimmera community remains confused about who […]

Fund-raising mission starts this weekend

A fund-raising effort to send a Wimmera Christian mission group to India will start with a Vintage Tractor and Open Garden display near Horsham this weekend. The event, on Hobbs’ farm 10 minutes out of Horsham on the Blue Ribbon Road, will be on Saturday and Sunday and cost patrons a $5 entry fee. It […]


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