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Archive for: November, 2012

Big crowd expected for carols festivities

Horsham’s popular Carols by Candlelight celebrations at Sawyer Park on the banks of the Wimmera River on Sunday night are again poised to attract a huge crowd. Organisers have estimated crowds of up to 5000 at the carols evening in the past and are expecting a similar turn-out for a revamped program this year. They […]

LLEN to celebrate 10th birthday

Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat tonight. The celebration will correspond with Central Grampians Vocational Pathways Awards. Central Grampians LLEN is one of 31 independent Victorian networks that connect district groups to build opportunities and improve education, training and employment options […]



Old Skool Hot Road and Custom Club member Matt Pilgrim of Horsham looks over his ‘new’ 1954 Ford Customline. The car, which Matt discovered and bought in Brisbane, has needed only an engine rebuild and roadworthy. The Customline has a 351 V8 Ford engine and C4 automatic transmission. And Matt’s assessment of how his new […]

Leaders asked to measure up

Leadership Wimmera officials hope to soon have a clearer understanding of what 11 years of leadership programs have had on the Wimmera-Mallee. In an effort to find out if program graduates have taken on new roles or jobs or if the training has generated new opportunities, the organisation will start an extensive survey. Leadership Wimmera […]

Harvest opportunity

Wimmera Development Association has reminded regional producers that its survey investigating information and communications technology use in Wimmera-Mallee agriculture will close tomorrow. The association, with O’Callaghan Rural Management in Bendigo, has created the Remote Data Use in Agriculture survey to investigate how people in the sector use technology and the possibilities for future ICT applications […]

District skills to shine at market

A Makers’ Christmas Market in Horsham on Saturday will be the biggest yet. Almost 80 stallholders will set up at Horsham Library in McLachlan Street. The stalls will surround Mibus Centre building, including the footpath and nearby car park. A huge range of home-made, home-grown or recycled items will be on sale from 9am to […]

State health honours

EAST BEST: From left, East Grampians Health Service executive services manager Glenys Andrew, Victorian Health Minister David Davis, clinical governance coordinator Sarah Woodburn, board president Sally Philip, clinical services acting director Peter Armstrong, education and training manager Heather Phillips, and chief executive Nick Bush.Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

Wimmera-Mallee health-care organisations and individuals have featured prominently at Victorian Public Healthcare Awards in Melbourne. Wimmera Health Care Group’s Professor Alan Wolff, East Grampians Health Services and Rural Northwest Health all won major awards. Professor Wolff was one of three eminent health professionals to win Lifetime Achievement Awards, East Grampians Health Service won a Health […]

Sydney experience up for grabs

QUAY CONTRIBUTOR: Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation patron Peter Doyle, pictured with MasterCook2 winners Pam Marshman, left, and Cassy Kelly, is hosting a seafood dinner at his Sydney restaurant Peter Doyle @ The Quay as a foundation fundraiser. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Sydney and seafood. What a combination! Picture yourself in Sydney with million-dollar views as you dine with friends while relaxing and enjoying a menu of fresh seafood with wine to match. That’s what Wimmera Health Care Group Friends of the Foundation is offering as part of a charity fund-raising weekend early next year. After the […]

College info day responds to interest in agriculture

By DEAN LAWSON Consistent growth in agricultural industries across Australia and a stream of student inquiries have prompted Longerenong College to continue to ‘up the ante’ in selling the benefits of the farm and land-management institution. The college will run another information day from 10am tomorrow to allow students interested in starting a course next […]

Recognition for Dimboola doctor

HONOUR: Dr Peter Haslau, second from left, accepts at the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria awards in Melbourne.Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Dr Peter Haslau has won recognition for his 35 years of service to rural communities with a Rural Workforce Agency Victoria awards in Melbourne. Now based at Dimboola, Dr Haslau has worked at Wimmera Base Hospital as a General Practitioner anaesthetist-obstetrician. He gained RACGP Fellowship in 1978, was a Wimmera Australian Medical Association representative, aviation […]


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