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Archive for: June, 2013

Ask a financial question – Investing your tax return proceeds

The question Ashley answers today is: “I expect to receive a small lump sum back in my tax return this year. Do you have any suggestions to make the most of this cash?” Meritum Financial Group further explain the topic of the week as covered in The Weekly Advertiser and answer reader’s questions. For further […]

Careers on the hoof

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Senior Constable Kristal Wheeler and Senior Constable Emma Sharp from Victoria Police’s mounted branch explain the role of police and horses to students at the 27th Wimmera and Southern Mallee Careers Expo. The police mounted branch was among new exhibitors at yesterday’s expo at Longerenong, which attracted students and career hunters from across the region. […]

Dance, dance, dance

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Horsham College and Horsham 298 Primary School students gathered for an annual cultural dance program at the primary school. In its 10th year, the program showcases dances the students have choreographed. Year seven, eight and nine students performed eight original dance routines for 45 grade sixers. The college’s creative dance program has also involved performances […]

New grocery retailer

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera shoppers will have access to a greater choice of discount grocery items later this year when clearance company NQR opens an outlet in Horsham Plaza. NQR’s Horsham store, to operate from an entrance opening onto the plaza’s Darlot Street car park, is scheduled to open at the end of September. NQR […]

Prison concept in state hands

Municipal leaders will wait for State Government advice on whether a concept for Ararat to become home to Australia’s first nursing-home prison can become a reality. Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Andrew Evans said the viability of the idea was now in the hands of Premier Denis Napthine and Corrections Minister Ed O’Donohue. Mr […]

Gersch: We need a ‘yes’ vote at September polls

Rural Councils Victoria chairman Cr Rob Gersch has spoken of a grass-roots need for Australians to vote ‘yes’ during a national referendum later this year. Cr Gersch, reflecting on Hindmarsh Shire Council’s 2013-14 budget, said giving local government ‘financial recognition’ in the Australian Constitution was important. He said it was crucial that rural municipalities had […]

WFL chief responds to appeal

Wimmera Football League chief commissioner John Smith believes the outcome of an appeal hearing in Ballarat has highlighted a need for a standardised football penalty system embracing all levels of the game. Mr Smith said there was a need for football administrators to take stock of the penalty system, ‘particularly variants in the range of […]

We’ve only scratched the Landcare surface

By DEAN LAWSON It seems staggering that the millions of trees that volunteers have planted in the Wimmera catchment in the last two decades still represent a fraction of what we have historically removed. With preparations underway for another round of community Landcare plant-outs across the region, most of us can only imagine the scale […]

Rate rise needed to retain services

Hindmarsh Shire Council mayor Cr Rob Gersch is confident a six percent rate rise for the 2013-14 financial year will help the council ‘hold ground’. He said in response to the council adopting its budget late last week that the increase was necessary. “No one likes rate rises but I’m very pleased with the budget. […]

Hooper set to join Ararat councillors

Ararat district ratepayers have elected Paul Hooper to Ararat Rural City Council. They elected him in a postal by-election organised by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Officials counted 6747 formal and 178 informal votes, 72.92 percent of the enrolment, last Saturday. Cr Hooper attracted 2245 first-preference votes for 33.29 percent of the vote, to win from […]


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