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Archive for: July, 2014

Hindmarsh to elect youth council

Hindmarsh Shire Council will establish a youth council to give young people, aged between 15 and 18, a voice in the community. The youth council will give young people a say in youth-related policy and expenditure, allowing them to achieve their vision for Hindmarsh. Secondary school students at Dimboola, Rainbow and Nhill will elect 12 […]

River-themed murals in Dimboola

NEW ADDITION: Community members, children and artists combined to paint murals, inspired by the Wimmera River, which are now displayed in Lochiel Street, Dimboola.

Murals inspired by the Wimmera River are the newest addition to Lochiel Street, Dimboola. Volunteer community artists painted the murals, which focus on the importance of the river and its historical significance in establishing Dimboola. Hindmarsh Shire Council commissioned the murals as a community project following the January 2011 floods, with a grant from the […]

We must be creative with what we have

By DEAN LAWSON There is good reason for anyone who has seriously experienced the impact of drought to feel uneasy about Water Minister Peter Walsh’s relentless condemnation of Victoria’s costly desalination plant. Mr Walsh is right to be more than a little concerned about the Wonthaggi plant. Melbourne water users have now paid $1-billion for […]

Health care group fundraiser at cinema

Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation’s Friends of the Foundation has organised a money-raising movie night at Horsham Centre Cinema. The feature movie will be The Hundred-Foot Journey on August 14. The Friends group will provide pre-movie drinks and nibbles from 6.45pm before the movie starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are $25 and available from the Horsham […]

Grants for community

Horsham Rural City Council will distribute more than $310,000 in community development grants this year. Horsham Mayor David Grimble said more than 90 recipients would receive funding as part of the 2014-2015 community development grants program. The council will provide $138,110 to sporting clubs and reserves, $28,560 for kindergartens, $27,244 for community halls, $6000 for […]

Sleep-out for homeless

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A mid-winter community sleep-out in May Park in Horsham next Wednesday will highlight the plight of the region’s homeless people. Wimmera Uniting Care, in partnership with the Salvation Army, has organised the event as part of national Homeless Persons Week activities. Homeless Persons Week starts on Monday. A Wimmera theme of ‘Don’t Ignore the Elephant […]

Rescued horses in the right care

DEDICATED: Tania Decker from Pony Rescues is pictured, left, with grey stallion Nuts, and, right, Nuts shows affection to  Mozzy, a miniature horse.

BY CAITLIN MARTIN Tania Decker developed a passion for horses at an early age. She grew up around horses and rescued her first horse at 15, and continued to regularly rehabilitate horses in the years that followed. So it seemed appropriate for Tania to create the venture Pony Rescues in 2011, after learning of the […]

Project Uplift

Uplift, an international effort to help supply disadvantaged women with new bras. The Horsham East club has strongly backed the project since 2012, collecting new and used bras for distribution to communities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Philippines, Cambodia and Sri Lanka as well as isolated communities in northern Australia. Club […]

New wheels

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Loris and Craig Zaal are pictured with St John Ambulance Horsham’s new first-aid vehicle. The new eight-seat Toyota diesel van, fitted with the latest communication equipment, is part of St John Victoria’s  statewide program to replace vehicles for its volunteers. The Horsham service attracts funding from St John Ambulance in Melbourne, providing public services, donations […]

Masking what we really think

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.” – Alan Moore By Sujatha Umakanthan The other day, I reluctantly dragged myself into house-cleaning duties. Not the ideal way to spend a weekend, especially in winter with the constant lure of sleep-ins. However, with another rental inspection creeping up, I […]


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