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Archive for: September, 2014

Exploration boost

The State Government is inviting registrations of interest for its $15-million TARGET program to boost mineral exploration in regional Victoria. Energy and Resources Minister Russell Northe said TARGET would involve the government joining industry to co-fund exploration to drive more exploration for minerals in Victoria. “The $15 million TARGET initiative will boost exploration for minerals, […]

Ideas needed for Wimmera heritage

Wimmera branch of the National Trust has called on community groups and leaders to help ‘brainstorm’ regional ideas for a National Trust 2015 Heritage Festival. The branch has organised a meeting at 10am Monday at Horsham RSL club to outline details about the festival. Melbourne National Trust representatives will be at the meeting to answer […]

Warracknabeal health service up for award

SERVICE RECOGNITION:  John Aitken prepares to address a Community Action Research Group meeting.

Rural Northwest Health is a finalist for 2014 Victorian Healthcare Association’s annual awards. The recognition is for RNH’s involvement in the implementation and administration of the Community Action Research Group. The group was formed as a community-driven project to improve the health and wellbeing of Hopetoun, Beulah, Brim and Warracknabeal residents. In March, 2013, RNH […]

Doctor’s fire trauma talk

Experienced trauma psychologist Dr Rob Gordon will present a  community information session at Dadswells Bridge Hall on Tuesday  to discuss how fires can have a long-term psychological affect on people. He will discuss ways for people to deal with stress, sleeplessness and other issues. The event is free of charge with joint support from Horsham […]

Wimmera show dates

Dates of shows across the Wimmera: Horsham – Tuesday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 1 Murtoa – Friday, October 3 Goroke – Saturday, October 4 St Arnaud – Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 Rupanyup – Wednesday, October 8 Warracknabeal – Tuesday, October 9 Donald – Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 Kaniva […]

Maze madness


Horsham Agricultural Society Councillor Leigh McGennisken is pictured helping build a maze for the Horsham Show next Tuesday and Wednesday. Students from Horsham and St Brigid’s College are working together to provide ‘A-Maze-Ing’, which will involve two mazes – indoors and outdoors. The maze, at the northern end of the showgrounds, is a fundraiser for […]

Horsham Show set to shine

A rejuvenated 136th annual Horsham Show will have something for the whole family to enjoy on next Tuesday and Wednesday. Exhibitions and competitions will be the highlight of Tuesday, while Wednesday is ‘family day’, featuring major attractors, plus horse events. A fireworks display will conclude the show at 8.45pm on Wednesday. Horsham Agricultural Society secretary […]

Grampians wildflower show back in bloom

FLOWERS GALORE: Grampians Group of the Australian Plants Society treasurer Wayne Farey, left, and secretary Denis Crawford, at last year’s Pomonal show.

Wildflowers are again starting to bloom throughout the Grampians and the 76th annual Grampians Wildflower Show Halls Gap’s Flora Botanic Garden will celebrate the occasion. The October 4 and 5 wildflower show will be from 9am to 5pm. Show organisers have encouraged people to visit the Grampians to see the display of flowers picked from […]

Kaniva Nuffield scholar

BIG DATA INVESTIGATION: Kaniva farmer Jonathan Dyer will undertake research to improve farm profitability with his Nuffield Scholarship.

Kaniva district farmer Jonathan Dyer will use a Nuffield Scholarship to investigate possibilities ‘Big Data’ creates for improving farm practice and profitability. Mr Dyer, who late last week accepted the scholarship supported by Rural Finance Corporation, is involved in a west Wimmera family farming partnership that specialises in broadacre grain production on about 2200 hectares. […]

Broad to launch Nhill air show

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad will officially launch Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre’s 2015 Nhill Air Show on October 4 and start a 12-month countdown to a major event next year. The launch will be at the Nhill Aerodrome at 10.30am. Winjeel and CT4 military aircraft will arrive in formation before their pilots perform aerobatic displays […]


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