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Archive for: March, 2013

Ask a financial question – Credit Card Debt

The question Robert answers today is: “I’m struggling with credit card debt and I’ve noticed a lot of TV ads suggesting that you can consolidate all your old cards into a new card with an initial low interest rate. Is this a good idea?” Meritum Financial Group further explain the topic of the week as […]

Top drop impresses

WIN A WINNER: Dr Graeme Bertuch with a sample of his gold medal-winning Mount Cole Wineworks 2010 Fenix Rising Reserve Shiraz. Picture: GEOFF PENNA

A red wine produced at Mount Cole near Ararat has captured the attention of the Chinese market after winning gold medals at one of the biggest international wine competitions in Asia. The Fenix Rising Reserve Shiraz 2010 from Dr Graeme Bertuch’s Mount Cole Wineworks impressed judges at the China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value […]

Eltringham wins state engineering award

STATE HONOUR: Horsham Rural City Council’s retired technical services general manager David Eltringham has won a statewide engineering award.Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

Horsham Rural City Council’s retired technical services general manager David Eltringham has won a statewide engineering award. Mr Eltringham won Public Works Engineer of the Year award at a 2013 Awards for Excellence dinner in Melbourne. The award was part of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, Victoria Division conference. Horsham mayor Cr David […]

Festival success points to growth

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Delighted organisers of a successful 2013 Horsham Country Music Festival are confident the event will continue to break crowd-attendance records. Festival coordinator Lyall Wheaton said figures from last weekend’s four-day extravaganza reflected significant growth. He said more than 2000 people, many from outside the region, soaked up the festival experience and predicted a further 20 […]

Spotlight shift scheduled

Horsham fabric, craft and home-interior store Spotlight is likely to start trading from a new home in Horsham Plaza in early June. Horsham Plaza centre manager Allison Roberts said a major fit-out for the business, shifting into an area previously occupied by Maxi Foods from its McLachlan Street site, would start on April 15. “We […]

Labor labours on

By DEAN LAWSON Some of us found ourselves chuckling as we followed the Federal Labor Party circus in the media last week. It was hard to keep a straight face when the serious intrigue and plotting involving some of our parliamentary heavyweights started to resemble a distorted and bizarre form of school-yard tiggy. The only […]

Time to move on

SIR,- I hope Federal Labor can now put the malicious rumour-mongering aside now that it has unanimously re-elected Julia Gillard as PM and move on to governing the country as a united party. The alternative government lead by Abbott is too scary a thought. He will lead us back to the pre-history days with his […]

Social worker puts hand up

NEW CANDIDATE: Anne Webster has joined a group of candidates keen to represent the Nationals for the seat of Mallee at this year’s Federal Election.Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A social worker, small business operator, researcher and mother-of-three believes she brings the right mix of skills and perspective to the National Party to ensure the party’s long-term success in the Wimmera-Mallee. Anne Webster has joined fellow candidates Russell McKenzie, Andrew Broad, Reid Mather, Michael Adamson and Greg Cruickshank in contesting pre-selection for the Nationals […]

Mr Music in the mix

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Wimmera sound engineer Marty Lieschke, a long-time and familiar figure at regional musical events, gives the thumbs-up while mixing the sound for artists performing at this year’s Horsham Country Music Festival. Mr Lieschke, also a talented musician, provided the technical expertise in helping make the event a success. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Final chance to ‘make a splash’

Entries from across western Victoria are flowing into Wimmera Catchment Management Authority’s ‘Make a Splash’ competition. The CMA has more than 100 entries for the competition that is part of a community engagement phase of the Wimmera Waterway Strategy, a new plan for the region’s rivers, wetlands and streams. Entries close at 5pm next Monday […]


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