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Archive for: May, 2011


Haven Book

Horsham Colour graphic designer Amy McDonald, left, works with author Sue Exell on two Haven history books being launched this weekend to celebrate 100 years at the hamlet, south of Horsham. The two volumes, written by Mrs Exell with Wendy Donald and Helen Curkpatrick, are the result of 15 months’ work. The launch will be […]

Bypass detail session

People will have a chance to find out more about proposed routes for a Horsham highway bypass during an information session at Horsham Plaza today. Information will be available from 2pm to 8pm and is part of VicRoads’ month-long consultation program which will finish on June 20. VicRoads acting regional director David O’Sullivan encouraged people […]

Bible artefacts on display in Ararat exhibition

An exhibition of historical and replica artefacts illustrating the history of the Bible will be at Ararat’s Alexandra Hall this weekend. The exhibition feature a variety of colourful and graphic pieces, reflective of the times from when scholars first wrote the Bible on tablets, papyrus and scrolls in ancient Hebrew and Greek to the first […]

Climbers spread Vegemite word

Simon in action for the Vegemite promotion. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

Wimmera rock-climbing duo Simon Mentz and Gareth Llewellin will feature in a new national advertising campaign to promote Vegemite. The climbers, who have known each other for nearly a decade and have more than 40 years of climbing experience between them, feature as part of the Toast of a Nation campaign which celebrates ‘everyday Aussies achieving […]

Centenary celebration

More than 100 people gathered at Christ Church, Great Western for a special Eucharistic Service to commemorate 100 years of service in the church building. With a full church of past and present parishioners and other district guests, as well as those who came back to reflect and rekindle friendships, it was a memorable day […]

Gemstone exhibition

Horsham and District Lapidary Club will run its 14th annual gemstone and mineral exhibition at its Roberts Avenue clubrooms this weekend. The exhibition, featuring gemstones, mineral specimens, fossils and jewellery, will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm, Sunday. Gems, jewellery and novelties will be for sale. […]

Open Place offers help

Project leaders dedicated to helping people raised in orphanages or foster care up until 1989 have urged people to get in touch with Open Place, a government-funded service for ‘Forgotten Australians’. Regional project spokesman Phillip Chalker of Donald said Open Place could help Forgotten Australians trace their records and their family or help them with […]

Fingers on the pulses

DPI Pulse Distribution

Department of Primary Industries project officer Kristina Noordennen has 70,000 reasons to feel busy. She and a team of more than a dozen in Horsham have been busy packing tens of thousands of pulse seeds destined to become broadacre crops across Victoria, interstate and beyond. The team is cleaning, weighing and packing 40,000 packets of […]

Play of love and hope

RAINBOW WARRIORS: Lillian Crombie, Christine Anu and Chenoa Deemal star in ‘At Rainbow’s End’. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Jane Harrison play Rainbow’s End will feature at Ararat Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday. The play, directed by award-winning director Craig Llott and produced by Riverside Productions, brings to life a snapshot of Australian life in the 1950s as experienced by three generations of Koori women. Rainbow’s End is the newest play from Jane Harrison, […]

St Arnaud to Stawell bus timetable streamlined

A St Arnaud to Stawell trial bus service timetable has streamlined to reduce the journey time by around 30 minutes. Several ‘flexible stops’ between the towns are gone in response to the needs of passengers who have supported the trial bus service since last July. Grampians Pyrenees Flexible Transport Project coordinator Robyn Hemley said an […]


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