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Archive for: October, 2013

Sand-mining project moves to next stage

Community to hear about $500m plans By DEAN LAWSON Results of a study into the commercial viability of a proposed long-life mineral sand-mining operation near Horsham have given the project momentum. Australian Zircon has completed a ‘successful’ Bankable Feasibility Study into tapping into vast reserves of mineral deposits known as the WIM150 Project and has […]

Gold and silver for apprentices

Horsham hair-dressing student Tegan Kerrins has won a regional World Skills Australia gold medal. The stage-two apprentice, who works with Roberts Avenue Hair Design in Horsham, won the award from silver medallist from fellow Federation University and Wimmera student Angie Clark. Ms Clark works at Vanilah salon in Ballarat. They accepted their awards as Ballarat-Wimmera […]

Brownie fun

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Dimboola District Brownie Guides, from front to back, Chloe Baker, Adelle Bourke-Finn, Alicia Murphy, Rochelle Krahe, Shawna Leith, Zarnia Klotz, Tamarra Killackey, Ruby Simpson and Abby Bywaters enjoy themselves during weekly activities at Dimboola’s Pickering playground. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Car or boat? It’s winner’s choice in fishing comp

The winner of The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Fishing Contest next March will have a choice of taking home either a car or boat. Organisers of the annual Labour Day weekend event have made the decision based on the relatively equal value of both major prizes. The change is also likely to ‘spice things up’ with […]

We need to use that ‘dirty’ land

By DEAN LAWSON It comes as welcome news that freight company QUBE Logistics will finally leave Horsham’s old rail-freight centre today. It makes sense that the terminal, which harkens back to the region’s pioneering days and sits smack-bang in the middle of suburban Horsham, will close. Trucks and domestic traffic simply don’t mix. Now the […]

Strategy for Horsham

Horsham councillors have adopted a 10 to 15-year development guide for the centre’s business heart. They adopted the Horsham Central Activity District Strategy after extensive consultation with business, industry and community representatives. Horsham’s shopping precinct has expanded considerably in the last 25 years, particularly west towards Horsham racecourse and south towards the Wimmera River. Much […]

Festival provides racing alternative

For people who want to get as far away from horseracing as possible and still be in Victoria, the Nati Frinj Biennale is the place to be this weekend. Immodestly billed as ‘the coolest art festival on the planet,’ Nati Frinj is rare among Australian regional art festivals because the major work created comes from […]

Thespian students to strut stuff on stage

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Budding thespians at Dimboola Memorial Secondary College are busy rehearsing their lines for an approaching performance of their production of Just Another High School Play. Seventeen students from years seven to 12 have made up cast and crew for the show, which will be at the college hall on November 8 and 9. Performances of […]

Information network annual meeting

Wimmera Information Network will have its annual meeting in Horsham tomorrow week. The main issue on the agenda for the 12.30pm gathering upstairs at 43 Firebrace Street will be to adopt a new constitution.

Field Days launch

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A countdown to the 52nd annual Wimmera Machinery Field Days at Longerenong has started with organisers inviting exhibitors to apply for sites at the three-day event. The Field Days committee has launched its Exhibitors Prospectus and site application form for the March 4, 5 and 6 event next year with expectations the attraction will continue […]


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