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Archive for: April, 2012

Busy heritage tour at Wallup homestead


Organisers of a tour of a May 6 tour of historic Glenwillan homestead, at Wallup north of Horsham, have encouraged people keen to take part to book a seat as soon as possible. The Wimmera branch of the National Trust is leading the tour as part of National Trust Heritage Festival celebrations. Glenwillan is widely […]

Platypus hopes up

By DEAN LAWSON The capture of a platypus in a section of the MacKenzie River previously degraded by drought has lifted hopes that a resident population of the unusual animal is gaining stability. Researchers captured three platypuses during an annual survey on a stretch of the northern Grampians waterway last week. They captured one, an […]

Musician at Warracknabeal

Musician Paul Greene will perform at Warracknabeal Hotel on April 29 for his ‘Behind The Stars Tour’. The visit will be part of Greene’s first tour after a hiatus in 2011 when he produced and recorded a new album ‘Behind The Stars’ which ABC Music/Universal Music is releasing this month. Greene, who has worked with […]

Railway theme for new festival

Heritage attractions and groups will open their doors and invite residents and visitors to enjoy railway-themed exhibits and events in a weekend celebration in Ararat next month. On May 26 and 27, Ararat’s inaugural Heritage Festival will present more than 10 events and activities in museums, parks and heritage sites across the city. Ararat and […]

Mobile youth centre party at Edenhope

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The Wimmera community has an open invitation to attend birthday celebrations with a difference at Edenhope Skate Park tomorrow. Wimmera Youth and Community Mobile Centre is turning one and after a year of providing services to remote and rural communities across the region is having a party. The mobile youth centre is a $300,000 purpose-built […]

Delahunty opens Balmoral police station

Balmoral’s new $750,000 police station officially opened on Friday. Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty joined representatives from the Southern Grampians Shire, Balmoral community and Victoria Police to celebrate the town’s new police station. Representing Minister for Police and Emergency Services Peter Ryan, Mr Delahunty said the new $750,000 station would provide a modern base for […]

Heat on for Master Cook 2 teams

Teams competing in Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation’s Master Cook 2 promotion have ramped up money-raising efforts as the date for cook-offs draw nearer. Event spokeswoman Denise Leembruggen said teams were exploring a variety of ways of making money for the foundation while sharpening their cooking skills. Master Cook 2 cook-offs start at Horsham Plaza […]

Limited tickets on sale for dinner

A limited number of tickets will go on sale from 9am tomorrow for Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation’s Gala Charity Dinner, and they won’t last long. Master Cook Two grand final judge and celebrity chef Peter Doyle, from Peter Doyle @ The Quay in Sydney will be at the May 12 dinner at Horsham RSL […]

Ready to clean up

FROM CLEANING TO KITCHEN: Anna Ball, left, and Noreen Abel are part of Master Cook 2’s Singing For Our Supper team. Pictured: CONTRIBUTED

A Singing For Our Supper team hope to use a professional relationship and friendship forged over two years in the cleaning business to gain an advantage in this year’s Horsham MasterCook2 competition. Anna Ball and Noreen Abel have worked together for two years as professional cleaners and entered the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation event […]


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The removal of mallee trees that for many years encircled Horsham’s tech school oval is part of a transformation of Horsham College. Developments have included construction of a new Wimmera Trade Training Centre on the college’s middle-school site, encroaching onto a playing arena that for many years provided the scene for many profound senior cricket […]


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