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Archive for: August, 2014

Paying for holidays after the fun’s over

The holidays are over and you’ve had a great time. The dreaded credit card statement has arrived and you wonder how you’re going to pay it off. The happy holiday memories suddenly disappear. Unfortunately there are no magic ways to wipe out debts – it just takes discipline. Paying off credit-card debt quickly requires more […]

Wind farms in limbo

Greens call for State support The Victorian Greens have weighed into debate involving stalled renewable energy projects across the state, including proposed multi-million-dollar wind farms in the Wimmera and Grampians-Pyrenees regions. The Greens parliamentary leader Greg Barber said Victoria needed to commit to securing the projects regardless of Federal Government support. He said The Greens […]

Excitement builds for Wimmera film extras

IN THE BACKGROUND: Producer Sue Maslin chats with Rachel McGennisken who was among people who tried out in Horsham as extras for the film The Dressmaker, being filmed in the region in November. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

An overwhelming response for regional ‘extras’ for an international movie being filmed in the Wimmera has prompted film-makers to plan extra casting days. Producer Sue Maslin said there had been more than 100 calls a day from people keen to appear in background scenes of the movie The Dressmaker. “The response has surpassed anything we […]

Stawell make-up artist joins movie


Stawell makeup artist Kim Salmi will work on the film The Dressmaker, filmed in the Wimmera later this year. Ms Salmi, owner of beauty salon Hello Gorgeous Body, Beauty, Skin in Stawell, will work with makeup artist Shane Thomas on the movie starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth. Ms Salmi said she was […]

Wimmera homes raided for drugs

Police arrested seven people in drug raids on eight homes in the Wimmera this week. Police searched six homes in Horsham and two in Stawell on Monday morning as part of a drug trafficking operation. Police arrested six people on Monday, and another Horsham man, 25, yesterday. Officers seized an allegedly stolen vehicle, a quantity […]

Horsham restaurant team sets statewide pace

SUPERCREW: Horsham McDonald’s Restaurant staff members, from left, Simon Ross, Lucas Shaw, Daniel Pritchett and Ben Williams and front, Gemma Chaplin celebrate their success. Picture: CAITLIN MARTIN

A Horsham McDonald’s team has dominated their zone in a new statewide SuperCrew competition designed to find the best work McDonald’s crews in the state. From 19 stores across a state zone, with 10 crew positions and one manager position up for grabs, the Horsham restaurant won six of the positions. The ‘ultimate’ manager Caillan […]

ICE information

Youth outreach worker Les Twentyman will be guest speaker at community forums about the drug ICE in Nhill and Edenhope next week. The Nhill forum is at Nhill Memorial Community Centre, from 7pm to 9pm, on September 9. The Edenhope forum is at the Mechanics Hall, from 7pm to 9pm, on September 10. Ambulance Victoria […]

Lost in the Bush events

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The Wimmera celebrated various occasions in the past month as part of 150th anniversary of the Lost in the Bush event, where three children were found after nine days lost in the bush near Nurcoung, west of Natimuk. School students from Natimuk and Edenhope were among many to mark ‘Found Day’ last Wednesday, at the […]

Major advert award

WINNER: The Weekly Advertiser production manager Barry King accepts the award from Victorian Country Press Association chairman Michael Giles in Melbourne.

T he Weekly Advertiser’s evolution and development in the regional media market has reached a milestone with the publication winning a major advertising award. The Weekly Advertiser won a Victorian Country Press Association award for best print or digital house advertisement for publications with circulations of more than 7000 newspapers. It won the award for […]

Market at Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Holy Trinity Lutheran School’s Parents Teachers and Friends Association will raise money for the school with a Market Night on September 5. The Market Night, between 6pm and 9pm at the school’s multi-purpose hall in Trinity Drive, Horsham, will feature about 25 stalls. The association will use the money it raises from the event to […]


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