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Archive for: March, 2014

Landscaper to visit region

Phillip Johnson

Leading Australian sustainable landscape designer Phillip Johnson will share his passion for bringing nature into people’s backyards when he visits the region. Mr Johnson will be at a Wimmera Landcare event in Horsham on April 4 before speaking at a Willaura fundraising lunch on May 6. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority is hosting Mr Johnson, director […]

Funding loss for rural health alliance

FUNDING DILEMMA: Member for Mallee Andrew Broad listens to funding concerns at a meeting in Warracknabeal. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Yarriambiack Rural Health Alliance and Wimmera Primary Care Partnership have voiced concerns over the loss of government funding for the alliance. Representatives discussed the issue in a meeting with  Member for Mallee Andrew Broad. The alliance’s concerns centre on a substantial loss from Grampians Medicare Local which acts as a funding distribution hub for Wimmera […]

Community to debrief about fire

Communities in the districts affected by the Northern Grampians fire will debrief at meetings this week. Horsham Rural City Council has organised meetigs at Brimpaen Hall, at 7pm today; Laharum Hall at 7pm on April 1 and Dadswells Bridge Hall at 7pm on April 2. The council’s recovery co-ordinator Melissa Morris said the meetings would […]

Cameras confirm potoroos

A creature that resembles a hopping rat but is in fact the smallest member of the kangaroo family is the latest rare animal that researchers have filmed in the Grampians. Cameras being used as part of a fox-eradication program captured images of a long-nosed potoroo in a heavily fox-baited area in the central Grampians near […]

Culled roos in pet food trial

Kangaroos from the Wimmera could be used for pet food as part of a State Government trial. Ararat, Horsham, Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack, Southern Grampians and Pyrenees are among 12 local government areas across Victoria to be part of the trial. Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh announced last week that parts of Victoria […]

Circus comes to town


The Globe of Death Phoenix Riders motorcycle team is one of the feature attractions of Silvers Circus, which will be in Horsham from April 2 to April 6. Dominik Gasser, whose parents created Silvers, rides in the team with Ricardo Costa-De-Araujo and Jean Michael Lyelzkorzky Cordona. The Globe of Death will be one of the […]

Winning donation


Winners of a Human Truck Pull at Natimuk Show have donated $200 of their $500 prizemoney to Natimuk Lions Club. The ‘Superheroes’, pictured from left, are Joel Webb, Darren Taylor, Tim Hanson, Darryl Blair, Noel Taylor, Mick Payne, Andrew Hood, Geoff Little, Aace Hood and absent is Gary Rasmussen. The team had to pull a […]

Car show major attraction at Cavendish

CHARGING IN: Alan White will be driving his 1934 ‘Marrar Moonshine’  supercharged Chevrolet Tudor all the way from Marrar in NSW to the Cavendish Campout weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Organisers of a major car and trade show at Cavendish on Sunday have urged Wimmera-Mallee enthusiasts to make the trip down the Henty Highway for the event. Spokesman Sammy Cooper said a huge selection of hot rods, vintage caravans and cars and classic cars would be on show as part of the town’s annual Cavendish […]

Youth group produces clip

A Horsham council committee working with 12 to 25-year-olds has created a YouTube clip on social media focusing on a range of youth-related subjects in the municipality. The Youth Matters steering committee developed the clip, which involves a series of interviews, covers issues from drugs and alcohol, cyberbullying, body image, peer pressure, speeding, a lack […]

Facebook session for tourism

Grampians Tourism leaders are encouraging tourist businesses to learn more about using social media. Facebook workshops are on today in Halls Gap and in Horsham tomorrow with each session from 10am to 4pm. Group chief executive Will Flamsteed said  social media was becoming more important to connect with visitors. “One of the big guns of […]


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