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Archive for: December, 2013

Mid 2014 opening for new Mitre10 retailer

COMING SOON: Owner Chris Jones and his daughters Mya, 12, and Tess, 8, at the site of the $2.5-million Mitre10 store, due to open in Horsham in mid 2014.
Picture: JAMES FIDLER

Work on a new $2.5-million Mitre 10 store on the corner of McPherson and Hamilton streets in Horsham will start in January and open for business by the middle of next year. Plazzer Builders have the job on building the new  trade, hardware and retail store, which the Mitre10 group will use as a benchmark […]

Broad: Trade agreement will be good for region

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad believes a Free Trade Agreement with Korea, Australia’s third-largest goods export market and fourth-largest trading partner, has the potential to be of significant benefit to the Wimmera-Mallee. Mr Broad said the agreement would end tariffs on Australia’s major exports to Korea and open ‘significant’ new markets in services and investment. […]

Two-year ban for violent drunks

Violent drunks face an automatic two-year ban from licensed premises under new Victorian legislation. The ban applies to anyone convicted of an offence involving violence while affected by alcohol. Each offence carries a penalty of up to two years’ jail.

Regional call for toys

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Kings Cars in Ararat have put a call out across the region to help make this year’s Ararat Emergency Relief Committee’s Toy and Gift Christmas Appeal the best on record. Kings Cars general manager Michael Smith said he would love to see people from beyond as well as from Ararat district join in the spirit […]

Surplus a highlight for Stawell health group

Attendees at Stawell Regional Health’s annual meeting heard how the organisation achieved a $786,000 surplus in the 2012-2013 financial year. About 100 people at the meeting also heard that the surplus was similar to the previous year. Incoming board chairman Howard Cooper reflected on the board’s decision to buy Stawell Medical Centre late last year […]

Christmas: A time to celebrate the giving

By DEAN LAWSON Sometimes it is simply hard work to get into the festive spirit. In a mad rush to get everything done at work and at home in preparation for Christmas, many of us become tired, frustrated and grumpy and have well and truly had enough of it all even before the day arrives. […]

Responsible driving

SIR,- As Christmas approaches, it is important that we as a community ensure it is a time of celebration not devastation by driving responsibly on our roads. We know that alcohol will be a factor in many people’s festivities, just as we know that a quarter of all road fatalities involve drivers or riders who […]

Community call out for Anzac year memorabilia

A planning group working on projects to commemorate Horsham district involvement in the First World War has asked for community help. A working group is researching information for a First World War book and an eight-week exhibition at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. It has asked families gathering at Christmas to consider what information or memorabilia […]

Summer wool

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Brazilian exchange student Guilherme Menezes gets a rural taste of Australia by putting wool into a bale for pressing at Austin Eagle’s farm south of Horsham. Guilherme, on a 12-month education and cultural youth exchange program with Rotary, is staying with Horsham families and attending Horsham College. He has also become a venturer with the […]

International visitors flock to Nhill gallery

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People from across the world have visited Nhill Gallery Central in its three years of operation. The gallery’s guest book features the name of visitors from Japan, France, Canada and New Zealand, as well as across Australia. Nhill Gallery Central Inc president Naomi Zanker said people who visit the gallery were often driving through town […]

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