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Archive for: February, 2014

Hockey to it

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Horsham West Primary School pupils get a taste of hockey during Horsham district Hockey School clinics. More than 620 youngsters have been under the guidance of state coaches during Horsham’s largest hockey-development program. Hockey Victoria and Horsham Hockey Club have organised the program with financial help from Horsham Rural City Council. A Horsham  skills program […]

Flying doctors expands

The Royal Flying Doctor Service will start to service the Warracknabeal and Hopetoun areas from Saturday Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and Rural Northwest Health have signed a new agreement to provide quality non-emergency patient transport services for Warracknabeal and Hopetoun campuses. The flying doctor’s Horsham mobile patient care crews and road vehicles will provide […]

World War One memorabilia wanted

The Horsham Regional Art Gallery and Horsham Historical Society are seeking World War One memorabilia for an eight-week exhibition starting in August and a book to be published in early 2015. Gallery director Adam Harding said staff from the gallery and historical society would be available to view items throughout next week, from March 3 […]

Launch for teenager’s second book

William Phillips, 15, of Callawadda, will launch his second book, Your Complete Guide To Caring for and Training Your Dog, at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days next week. William will be at a Moora Kelpies site, in the Livestock Block.

Apsley hotel set to re-open

By LAUREN HENRY The new owners of the Borden Inn Hotel at Apsley are expecting to re-open in late March. A group of 12 people from the Apsley district bought the hotel, which has been closed since 2011. The hotel had been on the market for more than a year, before the previous owner, the […]

Horsham teens shape success

Horsham teenagers Keziah Freeman, Lucy O’Connor and Grace Risson have represented their community in an inaugural Foundation for Young Australians Shaping Victoria Forum. The 16-year-olds took part in a Foundation for Young Australians’ Change It Up program last year, developing an idea to open a hub in Horsham where young people could ‘exercise, socialise and […]

Ararat food forum

PREPARATIONS: Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership staff members, from left, Emily Anderson, Marlene Goudie and Meagan Ward, plan for the Food For All Forum. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A Food for All Forum  at Ararat’s Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre on March 20 hopes to connect people and organisations interested in growing, sharing, sourcing and distributing food. The event, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, will build on work by Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership’s Integrated Health Promotion Working Group and Healthy Together Grampians Goldfields […]

Horsham play postponed

Horsham Arts Council have postponed its production Vest-Pocket Theatre due to health reasons of the director. The arts council has decided it would not be ready in time for public presentation of the show, originally due to start on Friday. Vest-Pocket Theatre, an ensemble of 10 vignettes on contemporary life, was written and directed by […]

All for a flipping good cause

JUGGLING ACT: Wimmera Uniting Care RARE worker Mal Coutts,  left, practises pancake flipping on his way to the field days. 

Wimmera Uniting Care staff will cook pancakes for a cause at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days next week. The agency is hosting Pancake Day events in the Country Gourmet Pavilion and at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Hall on Tuesday. The proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Rural and Remote Engagement program, operating […]

Community involved in field days

The Wimmera Machinery Field Days, as a not-for-profit community-based organisation, provides opportunities to many Wimmera wide community groups and sporting clubs to help with the operation of key tasks, duties and services each year. More than 300 volunteers use the field days to raise money for clubs and organisations. Community Groups involved with the Field […]


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