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Archive for: February, 2013

Demos & Displays 2013

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The Weekly Advertiser’s guide to the 2013 Wimmera Machinery Field Days is available here!

Hall given green light after tribunal finding

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  The transformation of Horsham Town Hall into a state-of-the-art performing arts centre is scheduled to start in August. Municipal leaders expect the $17-million project to take about 18 months to complete. Horsham Rural City Council chief executive Peter Brown outlined details after final approval for a planning permit allowed the project to proceed. The […]

Milestone move

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Horsham district Relay for Life organisers hope to reach a $1-million milestone when volunteers step out for the annual event at Coughlin Park next month. The event’s publicity officer Rene Vivian revealed earlier this week that the Horsham leg of the event, on March 15 and 16 had raised more than $900,000 in the ongoing […]

Red Cross calling soon

Volunteers will start knocking on doors across the region from this weekend as part of Red Cross Calling. The Red Cross Calling fund-raising drive has been running during March for more than 60 years and this year is calling for people to help in the wake of several natural disasters. Red Cross wants to raise […]

Horsham store on target

A new Target store in Horsham remains on schedule to open in May. At 3100 square metres, the new Wilson Street building will be more than twice the size of the Horsham’s existing Target Country store. Target district manager Jason Pigott said Target was keen to have a larger presence in Horsham. “There is so […]

Fire: Time to assess

By DEAN LAWSON We wait with interest to see how authorities assess and respond to the ‘fall-out’ from a massive fire that turned the south-west Grampians from green to black within a fortnight. As fire-fighters continue work to take the sting from the fire which started from a lightning strike, now is the time to […]

Park fire

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The Weekly Advertiser’s James Fidler, also a pilot, provided an opportunity for photographer Luke Hobbs to capture the extent of the fire in the south-west Grampians. The picture shows smoke continuing to billow from Victoria Range. Fire-fighters had limited the blaze to containment lines when The Weekly Advertiser went to press. Picture: LUKE HOBBS Get […]

Mayor: Grampians ‘open for business’

A municipal leader fearing the negative economic impact of a fire in the Grampians has urged people to continue supporting businesses operating on the fringe of the national park. Northern Grampians Shire mayor Cr Wayne Rice, with memories of a similar circumstance in the mid-2000s, stepped up the call as fire-fighters restricted the Victoria Range […]

Algae alert shuts lake

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An alert remains in force for Green Lake near Horsham as authorities continue testing for potentially toxic blue-green algae. The water division of ALS Environment has advised Horsham Rural City Council that sampling had revealed high levels of blue-green algae. Two samples of the lake contained potentially toxigenic Microcystis and Anabaena at levels sufficient to […]

Recycling programs to return

Axis Worx and Grampians Regional Waste Management Group have joined forces to relaunch ‘Blinky Bulb’ and ‘Batteryback’ recycling programs across the region. People in Horsham and Ararat and Yarriambiack and Northern Grampians shires will be able to drop off their used CFL globes and tubes and old household batteries at locations across the municipalities. Waste […]

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