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Archive for: July, 2013

Buddy bewdy!

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Cowan brothers, from left, Connor, 13, Jonty, 11, and Rory, 9, of Wartook flank Buddy the Dobermann Pinscher as they prepare their canine mate for Horsham Wimmera Kennel Club’s championship show next month. Sarah and Troy Cowan’s other Dobermann Ruby along with Buddy will be among more than 90 breeds of dog on show at […]

Demand for expertise creates opportunities

Students graduating from Longerenong College near Horsham are in red-hot demand as Australia’s agricultural industry tries to cope with a shortfall of qualified professionals. College development officer Donna Winfield revealed yesterday that latest figures showed there were about six jobs for every Longerenong graduate entering the workforce. “It’s probably not a great position for agriculture […]

Fun with food

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Celebrity chef Amina Elshafei leads one of her booked-out cooking workshops at Axis Worx in Horsham as part of a Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation fundraiser. Elshafei, who also joined guests at Horsham’s Café Jas on Saturday night, announced that she and fellow 2012 MasterChef Australia contestant Audra Morrice would return to Horsham with a […]

Precision flying visits Horsham

PRECISION NEEDED: Victorian flyer Will Mathyson is pictured after finishing a round at last year’s Victorian Pattern Association competition in Horsham. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Some of the best radio-control model aircraft pilots in Australia will gather in Horsham this weekend for a major precision-flying competition. Enthusiasts from across Victoria and SA, some of them competitors from Asia Oceania and world championships last year, will compete for honours in a Victorian Pattern Association radio-control aerobatic competition. It is the second […]

Rowntree at pharmacy launch

Catriona Rowntree

Horsham Priceline Pharmacy will celebrate a grand opening on Friday with television star Catriona Rowntree as special guest. Customers can take advantage of giveaways, competitions and exclusive in-store offers from 11am to 12.30pm. Organisers are expecting a large crowd and people will have the chance to meet and have a photo taken with Ms Rowntree. […]

Fiction novel for former journalist

A new fiction novel about a missing Australian teenager in the late 1980s explores the far-reaching and long-term impacts when someone goes missing. Former Wimmera journalist Melissa-Jane Pouliot has released her debut fiction novel ‘Write About Me’ as part of National Missing Persons Week. The novel is inspired by Melissa-Jane’s cousin Ursula Dianne Barwick who […]

Fiction novel for former journalist

Melissa-Jane Pouliot

A new fiction novel about a missing Australian teenager in the late 1980s explores the far-reaching and long-term impacts when someone goes missing. Former Wimmera journalist Melissa-Jane Pouliot has released her debut fiction novel ‘Write About Me’ as part of National Missing Persons Week. The novel is inspired by Melissa-Jane’s cousin Ursula Dianne Barwick who […]

Network to provide ‘food for thought’

Wimmera Farming Network will ask the question ‘what makes a farm sustainable?’ at its annual conference in Natimuk showgrounds next Wednesday. Organisers are confident the conference will provide participants with valuable information and ‘food for thought’. Conference topics will range from grass-root facts about soil biology to the use of social media in farming. There […]

Stawell mine study money

The Victorian and Federal governments have provided a further $50,000 for a Stawell Gold Mine Future Possibilities study. Announcing the extra funding, Nationals Member for Western Victoria David O’Brien also disclosed that state Energy and Resources Minister Nicholas Kotsiras had agreed to visit the mine in the near future. “The minister has accepted my invitation […]

Have another look at fish and yabbies

By DEAN LAWSON For many years we heard about the potential of tapping into guaranteed water from the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline to establish an inland regional aquaculture industry. The concept was based on adding value to the already obvious benefit of being able to do away with open channels and to pipe water to what […]

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