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Archive for: August, 2013

Art and football unite in three-team match

s-Dean and co

An arts project based on the creation of a new Australian Rules football game involving three teams playing simultaneously will unfold at Dock Lake Reserve, south-east of Horsham on October 5. The project, the brainchild of Melbourne conceptual artist Gabrielle de Vietri, will feature a game with three sets of goal posts on a circular […]

Open gardens will help with transport

Grampians Community Health will raise money for its Community Car Transport Program with open garden day on November 3. The event will feature five Stawell district gardens. The Community ‘More Than Just a Car’ program operates on minimal funding through Grampians Community Health. A team of volunteer drivers helps people get to medical appointments, hospitals […]

Top three in Australia

A Cotton On store in Horsham Plaza has ranked third-best of all Cotton On stores across Australia. The Horsham business, which employs a staff of 10, finished in the top three in a field of more than 650 city and country stores.

Youth services receive a boost

s-sarah and Meagan

Meagan O’Brien and Sarah Garton have joined a team supporting young people in Ararat and Stawell. Both are youth project officers with Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network with Ms O’Brien based in a High Street office in Ararat and Ms Garton working from Stawell’s Powerhouse building at Cato Lake. Ms O’Brien has studied […]

Field days as big as ever

Organisers say Birchip Cropping Group’s Main Field Day on September 12 will be ‘as big as ever.’ The event, at the group’s Main Trial Site on the corner of Birchip-Sea Lake and Watchupga East roads, will feature trial tours, discussion sessions and demonstrations. Some of the research trials people will visit include an investigation, UAN […]

Easier to launch at Natimuk Lake

Boating enthusiasts will be able to launch their boats with greater ease when run-off fills popular Natimuk Lake. Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty said boaters would benefit from a new boat ramp funded through a State Government’s Recreational Fishing Initiative. Mr Delahunty said the lake had a reputation for outstanding fishing when full but was […]

Electronic junk has no charge

Horsham district residents can now dispose of the electronic waste at Horsham Rural City Council transfer stations free of charge. Under a national Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, people can now drop off televisions and computer equipment for recycling. Council technical services director John Martin said people could make the most of the service as […]

Home-based business

BUSINESS: Abbie Wilson has launched a home-based business.

Abbie Wilson has launched her new home-based ALW Insurance business in Horsham. Being based at home allows Abbie to travel to meet clients and provide a one-on-one service. As an authorised representative of Winley Insurance Group, she can offer insurance products covering personal, business, corporate, rural professional, trade, groups and association circumstances across Australia as […]

Cash will pay for roadwork

The Western and Henty highways and Mortlake-Ararat Road will be the subject major repair work as part of a $170-million State Government roads project. Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty said the Western Highway at Horsham and Dimboola would be subject to $1-million in repair and restoration works starting next February. “One third of vehicles using […]

Upgrading highway

VicRoads has called for tenders for a 15.5-kilometre Beaufort to Buangor stage of the Western Highway reconstruction project. The stage is part of a $505-million Western Highway Ballarat-Stawell dual carriageway upgrade the state and federal governments are funding through a Nation Building Program. Western Highway Project Director Michael McCarthy said VicRoads was looking forward to […]


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