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Archive for: June, 2012

Nature’s treasures in park discussion

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: An eastern brown bandicoot. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Environment officers have used a monthly community gathering at Grains Innovation Park in Horsham to provide an update on projects to preserve two unique and vulnerable native Wimmera animals. Department of Sustainability and Environment officers explained during the Preserving our Native Treasures Talk at the Park how they were working to protect the futures of […]

Poachers threaten regional platypuses

Poachers threatening the survival of a fragile Wimmera platypus population by using illegal methods to catch fish and yabbies are on notice. Australian Platypus Conservancy has raised the alarm after Biosis Research biologists gathering data from the region’s upper catchment uncovered damning evidence of illegal activities. They found an opera house yabby net containing the […]

Barry’s bringing back the organ

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By PETER MILLER Barry Morgan wants to play his organ in Horsham. The effervescent entertainer told The Weekly Advertiser he would love nothing more than to come and play his Aurora Classic on stage at Wesley Performing Arts Centre, with the pipes of the old church organ as his backdrop. Barry is an exceptionally talented […]

Newton guest at Hindmarsh Tourism Association meeting

Harrow Discovery Centre manager Angela Newton will be guest speaker at a Hindmarsh Tourism Association annual meeting on July 18. Ms Newton was pivotal in the creation of the Harrow by Night Sound and Light Show and Harrow’s ‘Beaut Blokes’ weekend. The meeting will be from 7pm at the Little Desert Nature Lodge at Winiam […]

Win a Richmond jumper

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A Richmond indigenous club jumper signed by Tigers who played in an AFL Dreamtime game at the MCG last month will be up for grabs at Horsham City Oval this weekend. The jumper giveaway, featuring a unique designed by Wimmera artist Stuart Harradine, will be part of Wimmera Football League celebrations recognising the contribution of […]

Tigers after two on end

By MICK SHANNON Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers will look to make it two in a row in Mallee Football League when they take on ladder leader Walpeup-Underbool at Underbool on Saturday. The Tigers are full of confidence after beating Beulah last round while the Roos were lucky to come away with a nine-point win against Woomelang-Lascelles. […]

HOLDING COURT

Hugh Delahunty.

Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty was at Horsham City Oval on Saturday to announce a $5000 grant for Wimmera Netball Association to develop a website to help increase community participation. He is pictured with association president Debbie Bach while Stawell Warriors and Horsham RSL Diggers 15 and under A teams are in the background. The Member […]

Number 10 is ready for cabinet

BOUND AND TAGGED: Minyip-Murtoa youngster Jarrod Crabtree prepares to dish off while team mate Zac Cross and Horsham forward John Wood look on during Saturday’s action. Pictures: WILLAMY IMAGES

By PETER MILLER There’s probably no point playing the second half of the season. Horsham has built the cabinet for its 10th consecutive premiership cup and the celebrations are as easy to organise as club president Laurie Taylor’s birthday party. Despite having their worst season for injuries, the Demons have systematically shut down every side […]

Trying to stay in touch

By DEAN LAWSON Sorry Lakers, there is no way Swifts are going to give up their hard-fought spot in Horsham District Football League’s top five. And considering how the cards are sitting on the table, circumstance might have already decided that you’re not going to be part of this year’s finals equation. If you let […]

Emma ready to swing into the Games

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By DEAN LAWSON Rising Wimmera track and field athlete Emma Werner, 19, of Dimboola hopes her experience competing in Oceania Games in Cairns this week will provide her with critical insight into requirements of international sport. The University of Ballarat physical education student, one of three hammer throwers representing Australia in a women’s open section, […]

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