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Archive for: August, 2011

Commissioner set to visit region

Wimmera people have an invitation to share their thoughts on how to secure a sustainable future with Environmental Sustainability Commissioner Professor Kate Auty next Wednesday. The Commissioner has invited the public to a gathering at Horsham Civic Centre reception room from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Her visit is part of a tour of the region where […]

Early bushfire warning

Fire services are urging Victorian farmers and landowners to start preparing bushfire plans after a report revealed the potential for fast-moving grass fires this summer. Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook shows large areas of drying grass across the continent and an increased possibility for above-normal bushfire activity. Fire Services Commissioner Craig […]


Horsham Arts Council is set to end a three-year break from large-scale musical theatre productions when it premiere’s a new season of the smash hit 50s-flavoured musical Grease. Cast members took the show’s hot rod Greased Lightning through McDonalds Horsham for an old-school milk shake ahead of tomorrow night’s launch. From left, Luke Mitton as Sonny; Mark Deckert, Danny; Belinda Elliott, Sandy; Emily Grieger, Cha-Cha; Beau Ladlow, Kenickie; Emily Friedrichsen; Pamela Ilse, Marty; Larissa Riddell, Frenchy; Ally Brennan and Patty Simcox. Grease runs for 10 shows at Horsham Theatre from September 2 to 17. Tickets are available at the venue. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Millers back on track

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By DEAN LAWSON Millers Contractors have again swung their weight behind Horsham and District Racing Club’s blue-ribbon race meeting, the Horsham Cup. The Horsham firm has developed a strong link with the annual spring attraction and has signed on as naming-rights sponsor. The eight-race Horsham Cup meeting, on October 16, will launch the club’s racing […]

Climate right for talk on weather

Television weather presenter and meteorologist Jane Bunn will provide west Wimmera people with a clear understanding of weather forecasting and Victorian climate drivers at a forum at Kaniva on September 16. Ms Bunn will join Department of Primary Industries Climate Knowledge project leader Chris Gerbing in leading the free event from 8am to noon at […]

Discharge from plant

GWMWater has started releasing treated effluent from Warracknabeal Wastewater Treatment Plant into Yarriambiack Creek. GWMWater gained permission from the Environment Protection Authority for the move after rain forced the plant’s storage capacity above a maximum operating level. It is likely to continue discharging less than one megalitre of ‘highly diluted’ effluent a day until December. […]

Music awards this month

Annual Max Taylor Music Awards will be at Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham on Friday week. The Rotary Club of Horsham will present the 2011 awards which commemorate the life of the late Max Taylor, pictured, a Horsham musician and Rotarian who played various instruments and encouraged young musicians for many years. Judges will […]

Future planning under spotlight

PLANNING AHEAD: Clear Lake farmer Paul Jackman. Picture: DAVID FLETCHER

Helping farmers plan for the future will be the focus of succession-planning seminars at Goroke, Toolondo and Warracknabeal next week. Margaret Willet from Dwyer and Willet Lawyers, a Victorian legal practice that specialises in farm-succession and estate-planning law, will be guest speaker at the September 8 and 9 seminars. The seminars are free of charge […]

Photo exhibition on Big weekend

A Murtoa photographic display by Brisbane artist Brett Tyack will feature at Murtoa’s Big Weekend later this year. Tyack, formerly of Bendigo, has developed an interest in Murtoa, and has an extensive photographic collection of the town. A selection of his work will be on display at Murtoa’s Mechanic’s Hall during the weekend celebrations in […]

Support training for flood teams

Regional leaders overseeing Wimmera communities still dealing with the impact of floods in January can learn more about helping and supporting people, in Horsham on Tuesday. The Human Services Department and beyondblue: the national depression initiative have joined forces to put on the three-hour training workshop from 6pm at Grains Innovation Park. Department’s acting regional […]


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