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Archive for: May, 2013

Large aircraft for Stawell miners

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Demand has forced an aircraft charter group providing a Fly In Fly Out charter service for Stawell miners to base a 10-seat passenger aircraft at Stawell Airport. AGA Group, based at Stawell and operating 14 aircraft in various roles through Victoria and southern NSW, is flying miners to and from remote Australian mining locations. The […]

Business opportunities far from nil at Nhill

The State Government will provide $25,500 for a project to promote business opportunities in Nhill. State Government Minister Hugh Delahunty visited the west Wimmera centre to announce funding for the Nhill Alive with Business Opportunity project. Business Nhill, Nhill Town Committee and Hindmarsh Shire Council have joined forces to develop the marketing project aimed an […]

Thea at home with photography work

NEW BUSINESS: Thea Pettras has opened Thea Jane Photography in Horsham.Picture: THEA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

A desire to move back home to the country has led to professional photographer Thea Pettras to open a new business in Horsham. Ms Pettras, who graduated from RMIT with an Advanced Diploma and Bachelor with Distinction in Photography, is operating Thea Jane Photography from a home studio. Ms Pettras, 24, grew up on a […]

Science roadshow visits schools

A Victoria University travelling science laboratory will visit schools in Horsham and Stawell next week as part of a tour to encourage budding scientists in regional Victoria. The VU Science Roadshow, from the university’s College of Engineering Science, will be at Birchip P-12 College on Monday before visiting St Brigid’s College in Horsham on Tuesday, […]

Walking groups stepping out

Wimmera Health Care Group’s health promotion team has started walking groups to provide the Horsham district community with free, fun and obligation-free exercise. Occupational therapist and health-promotion team member Annie Noonan said walking groups met on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the plan was for more groups to get started. “The walking groups are great […]

First finalist


Ian Wills of Horsham is the first of 12 finalists for the Horsham Plaza Great Car Giveaway. Mr Wills, who picked up his entry while shopping at Kmart, entered on the first Monday of the competition. Contest organisers are selecting weekly finalists for a $15,990 Mazda 2 until a grand final draw on July 6. […]

Glenorchy party a ‘big night out’

Preparations are in full swing for a major party in the south-east Wimmera township of Glenorchy on Saturday night. Glenorchy residents will celebrate the re-opening of their newly refurbished and extended public hall with the Big Night Out. Floodwater in 2011 severely damaged the hall and restoration work in the past 18 months has included […]

Dimboola RSL joins 500 club

IN THE CLUB: Dimboola RSL sub-branch president Ivan Jones.

Dimboola RSL sub branch has joined Wimmera Healthcare Group Foundation’s Foundation 500 club to secure future medical and aged-care services across the region. Foundation 500 is one of the foundation’s major financial support groups. Sub-branch president Ivan Jones said it was an easy task getting the branch to join Foundation 500. “The vote was unanimous. […]

Rare award for scout

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Horsham Cub Scout Lachlan Downie, 10, of Horsham has achieved the Grey Wolf Award – the most distinguished honour for cubs in the Scouting movement. Horsham Lions Club president Rodney Clarke presented the Second Horsham Scout Group member with his award at a ceremony at Sawyer Park. The youngster had to complete a lengthy list […]

Matthews exhibition in Natimuk gallery

Wimmera quilt maker Marion Matthews of Horsham will present an exhibition at Natimuk’s Goal Gallery next month. Matthews has been a quilt maker for more than 25 years. The Natimuk exhibition follows solo presentations at Evelyn County Winery and Yering Station Winery in the Yarra Valley, Winter Garden in Geelong and Off The Beaten Track […]


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