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Archive for: July, 2014

Indian flavour

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Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation’s Friends of the Foundation will host an Indian-inspired movie night on August 14. The Hundred-Foot Journey is the feature movie, with the public invited to attend the fundraiser dressed in a ‘touch of India’. Pictured bottom left is Allison Roberts, then clockwise, Julie Bergen, Lyn McCrae and Denise Leembruggen preparing […]

Agency to the rescue

Fishing contest thrown lifeline Community service agency Wimmera Uniting Care is positioning itself to take over Horsham’s annual Labour Day weekend fishing contest. The agency, the fourth-largest community organisation of its type in Victoria, has recognised the iconic charity fundraiser as a high-value community event and discussed options with contest organisers. Wimmera Uniting Care chief […]

National gem spotlight

Horsham will host a national show for everything involving gems and minerals to fossils and meteorites at Easter next year. Horsham and District Lapidary Club has won the right to host the 51st National Gem and Mineral Show, also called the Gemboree, which attracts enthusiasts from across the country and overseas. Organisers expect between 3000 […]

Glammed up for hospital ball

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Organisers of a Glamour Ball and charity auction in Horsham on August 15 hope to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 for equipment for Wimmera Health Care Group. The Horsham Blue Ribbon Foundation Ball, from 7.30pm at Horsham College’s I.O. Maroske Hall, will feature band Cover 2 Cover. Foundation Horsham branch president Peter Daffy said the […]

Greens leader: Self-reliant region

ALTERNATIVE: Victorian Greens upperhouse candidate for Western Victoria Lloyd Davies, left, and his Victorian parliamentary leader Greg Barber were in the Wimmera last week. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Victorian Australian Greens leader Greg Barber believes the Wimmera-Mallee has all the natural assets it needs to generate its own power. Mr Barber, who joined upper-house candidate for Western Victoria Lloyd Davies on a visit to Horsham, said the Wimmera-Mallee had ‘enormous’ potential to become self-sufficient with energy needs. “In the Wimmera there is sun, […]

Youth advocate to stand

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Journalist, author, international youth advocate and mother of three Nkandu Beltz, 31, of Horsham will stand for the Australian Greens in the seat of Lowan in the Victorian election later this year. Zambian-born Ms Beltz, who speaks five languages and is a former executive member for United Nations Association of WA, said she was unfazed […]

Employment provider to recruit a new manager

The Wimmera’s largest provider of employment and training services WorkCo Limited is on the hunt for a new general manager, following the resignation of Dean Luciani. Mr Luciani, who has been with the company for 17 years, 11 as general manager, will take up a chief executive position with Westvic Staffing Solutions in Warrnambool, starting […]

Tribute band at cabaret

BABBA, an Australian tribute band to ABBA, will headline the Waterloo to Warracknabeal Cabaret at Warracknabeal Town Hall on October 3. The event follows the success of the Warracknabeatles cabaret and will again be a fundraiser for Woodbine and Rural Northwest Health. Cabaret organiser and Woodbine chief executive Bernie O’Connor said the idea of the […]

All covered

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Cover cropping and controlling pests and weeds with robots will be on the agenda for many Wimmera no-till farmers after the 12th annual Vic No Till conference. Pictured is US cover cropping expert Jay Fuhrer during his presentation to 160 farmers in Horsham. Farmers in the Wimmera, Western District and North Central regions have put […]

Museum set for redevelopment

Wheatlands Museum at Warracknabeal is set for a $250,000 facelift. The museum, home to an extensive collection of rare and historic farm machinery, will start undergoing a $250,000 transformation in the next month. Museum management committee chairman Gordon Mills said the first stage of redevelopment would include construction of a new foyer with indoor toilets, […]

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