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Archive for: May, 2011

Great temptation

Waacks

Elaine Cutjar, Helen McClure and Lois Hateley are tempted by coffee scrolls offered by Waack’s Bakery owner Chris Waack during a Horsham broadcast from leading Melbourne radio personality Neil Mitchell. Mr Waack used the program’s ‘face-to-face talkback’ segment to call for a major event to be moved to the Wimmera. Picture: LUKE HOBBS

Fishing spin-off

By DEAN LAWSON Expectation of a widespread boom in angling-based activity and tourism across the Wimmera-Mallee is gathering momentum with the release of thousands of juvenile sport and table fish into regional lakes. Lakes, dams and impoundments dry or stressed for many years but now full or filling with the return of water are coming […]

Council calls for help on hall development

Horsham municipal leaders have launched a campaign to gather as much community input as possible for the redevelopment of Horsham Town Hall and regional art gallery. Horsham Rural City Council wants community representatives for a project control group and steering committee and has started advertising the positions. The project control group will co-ordinate redevelopment and […]

Challenging environment

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By PETER MILLER Horsham’s David Brennan is passionate about his environment and the challenges ahead. Mr Brennan is the newly appointed chief executive of Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and just can’t wait to get started in the role. Born and schooled in Horsham, Mr Brennan has worked for the Department of Primary Industries as the […]

Clugston set to pull plug

Chairman of GWM Water Barry Clugston has resigned after 11 years leading the region’s water authority. Mr Clugston advidsed Water Minister for Water Peter Walsh that he would not seek re-appointment when his term expired in September. He cited the completion of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline as a ‘good time to hand over the reins’. […]

School bags

SIR,- It is becoming increasingly obvious that our school students are being a slave to their masters – their school bags. Many of our members know of the difficulty our children and grandchildren have in carrying their bags on their backs, causing an awkward forward gait. There is now also the added burden of computers […]

Red Shield Appeal

SIR,- I write on behalf of The Salvation Army to ask your readers if you would you be kind enough to help with this year’s critical Red Shield Appeal. To be frank, after all the challenges we’ve faced in recent months, including helping the victims of floods, our resources are severely stretched. We need to […]

Baillieu move a win for progress

‘Our history is a story of struggle and it’s wrong and tokenistic to isolate one part of it as being more important or significant than the other.’

Mitchell visit gives issues national air

Neil Mitchell

A visit from Melbourne broadcaster Neil Mitchell has put a national spotlight on issues facing the Wimmera. The award-winning journalist broadcast his 3AW program Mornings With Neil Mitchell from Roberts Place in Horsham and used the opportunity for ‘face-to-face talkback’ with Wimmera residents. The program, heard in the Wimmera on 3WM, gave national air-time to […]

Plans to ‘bring back the music’

By PETER MILLER An enthusiastic group of Wimmera musicians and music lovers want to re-ignite the live music scene in Horsham by reforming Wimmera Musicians Club with regular weeknight gigs. Wimmera 50 Years of Rock instigator Lynton Brown is leading the group which will meet for the first time next Wednesday night at Horsham RSL. […]

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