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Archive for: May, 2013

Ask a financial question – End of financial year planning

The question Ashley answers today is: “With the end of the financial year fast approaching, are there some superannuation or investment strategies I can consider to improve my position?” Meritum Financial Group further explain the topic of the week as covered in The Weekly Advertiser and answer reader’s questions. For further information please visit

Police declaring ‘zero tolerance’ to assaults

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By DEAN LAWSON Police have declared war on criminal assault across the Wimmera and taken a no-tolerance stance against people responsible for assault-related incidents. Horsham Acting Inspector Brendan Broadbent said police were ‘fed up’ with attending both family and non-family violence assaults in the region and would take firm action to stamp it out. He […]

Arts win for Nati

The evolution of Natimuk as a regional hotbed for the arts has gained momentum with the Horsham district settlement winning a $350,000 State Government grant. Natimuk is one of five regional Victorian towns to receive the Regional Arts Victoria grant as part of a Small Towns Transformation program. The money will go towards creating artworks […]

New name during Food Fest


Warracknabeal’s historic Commercial Hotel is now called The Creekside Hotel. Hotel owners Kevin and Sally Gebert used an inaugural Creekside Food Fest on the banks of Yarriambiack Creek last weekend to announce the change. The Geberts moved to Warracknabeal from the inner-Sydney suburb of Balmain in October 2011. The hotel has been known as ‘The […]

Building on strengths

By DEAN LAWSON The Nationals candidate for the Federal seat of Mallee Andrew Broad was spot on when he said that Australia had to ‘play to its strengths’ to rejuvenate manufacturing in the country. Mr Broad, in a frank interview with The Weekly Advertiser, said in response to a question about the demise of Ford […]

Huge response to our TV guide reader survey

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Receptionist Ashleigh Magor, left, and classifieds manager Jackie Exell prepare for the drawing of The Weekly Advertiser’s month-long television-guide reader survey and competition. Hundreds of readers from a circulation area stretching from the Pyrenees to the SA border and deep into the Mallee submitted entries and comments regarding the guide. Fay Sanders of Nhill won […]

Farmers fuming over ‘serious’ rate burden

Ararat district farmers have demanded ‘answers’ from Ararat Rural City Council over what it claims is a ‘serious’ rates discrepancy. They argue that the council has ‘slugged its farming ratepayers’ with a $654,400 rate hike, despite signing off on half the increase in a Draft Rating Strategy. “It was bad enough when we found out […]

Health service celebration draws near

Organisers of a reunion celebrating Hopetoun’s health services are reminding people they need to book tickets by the end of this week. The Hopetoun community will celebrate 70 years of public health services on June 8 and 9. Rural Northwest Health campus manager Melissa Cook, 0417 108 857, is taking bookings.

Book mixes river, art and culture


Horsham mayor Cr David Grimble will launch a new book on Sunday that links art, culture and nature to tell stories about the Wimmera River. The riverside launch of Yanga Track…Wanjab, Gadjin and Murnong will be at Sawyer Park as part of the Art Is… of the Land Festival at noon on Sunday. The coffee-table […]

Public invited to join WOW kids

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Members of the public will have an opportunity to get involved in a Horsham community arts project involving young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Writing on Walls Project organisers will use Art Is.. Festival week to invite the public to join its team in creating chalk creations on a carpark wall at Horsham […]


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