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Archive for: June, 2011

Pie bonanza

Pie bonanza

Horsham youngster and Collingwood fanatic Axel Fischer, 11, will join his football idols in Melbourne on Sunday after winning a major competition. Full story, page 13 of this week’s edition of The Weekly Advertiser. Picture: LUKE HOBBS

Eye on sun plant

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera development leaders will closely follow the progress of a major sun farm in regional NSW to explore ways the Wimmera-Mallee can adopt or develop solar technology. Association executive director Jo Bourke said a Pacific Hydro Moree Solar Farm could potentially pave the way for similar ‘but smaller’ projects in the region. […]

Gallery’s big success

Art lovers from across Victoria have been making the most of the nature-based textile art of Annemieke Mein, on show at Ararat Regional Art Gallery until Monday. The Annemieke Mein exhibition, the gallery’s most successful in the 2010-11 year, has built on other exhibitions which have enhanced the gallery’s reputation. In its first 25 days, […]

NEW LIFE

New life

KeyInvest Wimmera Lodge manager Peter Story shows off the type environment on offer at the developing Horsham west retirement village. The first stage of Wimmera Lodge at 6 Dumesny Street off Hillary Street will include six houses and a community centre. When complete the village will feature about 85 homes and other facilities. South Australian-based […]

Nhill exchange revegetation

The site of an $11.4-million truck and trailer exchange on the Western Highway at Nhill is set to become the latest target of a major north-west Wimmera revegetation project. Hindmarsh Landcare Network has prioritised the area as part of its annual ACE Project Hindmarsh Community Planting Weekend and is calling on volunteers to register for […]

Health service wins gold

GOLDEN YEARS: West Wimmera Health Service chief executive John Smith and consultant report co-ordinator Dianne Hobday accept the group’s fourth consecutive gold award at a presentation dinner in Melbourne. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

GOLDEN YEARS: West Wimmera Health Service chief executive John Smith and consultant report co-ordinator Dianne Hobday accept the group’s fourth consecutive gold award at a presentation dinner in Melbourne. Picture: CONTRIBUTED West Wimmera Health Service has won its fourth consecutive gold medal at Australasian Reporting Awards Health service chief executive John Smith said the awards […]

Police uniforms

SIR,- Here we go again! We have problems with hospitals, ambulances and public transport – just to name a few. But now we have some bright spark deciding police uniforms need changing. The word ‘priority’ springs to mind. Or, is this a copy of our Prime Minister’s tactics to create a diversion from the real […]

Smart meters

SIR,- I liked your editorial on June 23, ‘Community discontent with power no surprise’. It made me laugh because at this moment we are being controlled by Dot Com. Long gone are the days when we were a free society. We get everything now by the grace and favour of a machine which when it […]

Climate change

SIR,- Just who do they think they’re kidding? The Department of Climate Change is still rabbiting on about climate change and repeating all the warnings of a decade ago. – Herald Sun, June 14, 2011. Following four consecutive bumper ski seasons they are still warning that ’Global warming could slash the ski season by up […]

Grampians trial

A wheelchair-bound Newstead man and Parks Victoria rangers have trialled a new all-terrain wheelchair in the Grampians as part the Victorian Government’s Go For Your Life program. Dr David Stratton, who has multiple sclerosis and been in a wheelchair for about seven years, brought the wheelchair to the notice of Parks Victoria through his love […]

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