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Leaders set up group

NEW GROUP: Leadership Wimmera 2012 course participant Gabrielle Mitchell discusses the new Leadership Wimmera Alumni with graduates Lauren Todman and Terry Lewis. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Leadership Wimmera has formed an alumni for the 350 graduates who have completed its course. The Leadership Wimmera Alumni, which will include all graduates from the past decade, will provide development, networking and support opportunities. Leadership Wimmera vice-chair Sujatha Umakanthan said the alumnus was a great way for graduates to continue their ‘leadership journey’ while […]

Leah joins indigenous youth parliament

YOUNG VOICE: Dimboola’s Leah Hunt, 17, speaks in the House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House during the inaugural National Indigenous Youth Parliament. Picture: PENNY BRADFIELD

Dimboola teenager Leah Hunt has spoken in the House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House as a member of the inaugural National Indigenous Youth Parliament. Leah, 17, of Jaadwadjali, Wemba Wemba and Gunditj-Mara descent, was one of 50 young indigenous people to gain a place at last weekend’s event. The Australian Electoral Commission, in […]

Museum Victoria joins art festival

A project encouraging cultural discussion and interaction will be part of Horsham’s Art Is… festival. Museum Victoria’s Talking Difference Portable Studio will be at Horsham Library from tomorrow until June 13. It will offer Wimmera people a chance to share ideas about cultural identity and tolerance. Talking Difference is an online media project aimed at […]

Safety buoys at Rocklands

GWMWater has installed six location buoys at Rocklands Reservoir to help lake users identify where they are on the lake. The corporation has used $11,000 of a Department of Transports Boating Safety and Facilities Program grant to complete the project. The buoys mark each of the six main camp grounds around the reservoir. Managing director […]

Veer clear to cut and rub

PAM PURRED: Pamela Briggs of Murtoa enjoys getting a steam facial from Veer manager Kinnari Patel. Picture: PETER MILLER

A new hair and beauty salon for women offering massage and other services has opened in Horsham. Veer Hair and Beauty offers hair styling, wash and blow wave, waxing, massage and facials at inexpensive rates. Massages start from just $10 for a back massage while a straight hair cut is just $15. Manager Kinnari Patel […]

Ararat hill climb


Regional car-challenge enthusiasts will take on Ararat’s One-tree Hill this weekend at Ararat Car Club’s fifth Ararat Hill Climb. Entries for the popular event, round six of Victorian Hill Climb Championships and likely to attract a crowd of more than 500, close today. The event pits driver and car against a challenging uphill course. It […]

Historical society win

A $63,000 State Government flood-recovery grant will allow Navarre and District Historical Society to move into its new home. The money will pay for a new floor in the former Uniting Church building which was damaged in 2010 and 2011 floods. It will also pay for re-stumping and to raise the building above the highest […]

College students take on concussion project

Horsham College students have joined Wimmera Health Care Group to raise awareness of sport-related concussion. The year-nine students have created pamphlets, posters and a powerpoint presentation highlighting causes and effects of concussion with the slogan ‘Whack to the head can put you in bed’. Year-nine learning advisor Neil King said the project helped highlight a […]

Fishy goings-on at Art Is festival

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There will be something ‘fishy’ going on during Horsham’s Art Is… festival at Grains Innovation Park next Wednesday. Not only will patrons see breath-taking images of water which houses fish, they will hear how lakes and rivers are stocked with fish and a few secrets on how to catch them. The Something Fishy – ‘the […]

Lions helping dialysis

A combined effort from five Ararat district Lions clubs has raised $7400 to help with a $1.25-million upgrade of East Grampians Health Service Dialysis Unit. Ararat, Stawell, Willaura, Lake Bolac and Skipton Lions clubs joined forces with Lions Australia for the project. The money will go towards two new dialysis chairs. A demand for dialysis […]


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