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Archive for: October, 2014

Insure your income

Your income is the foundation upon which your family’s financial plans are built and in most people’s lives there won’t be a larger asset to protect than their cumulative income. Consider this – a 40-year-old man earning $75,000 a year with salary increases of five percent each consecutive year will earn over three and a […]

Creative minds in Natimuk


The community celebrated the completion of Natimuk’s Small Town Transformation on Friday, gathering to view the redesign of the town’s central median strip – The Verj – on Friday. Artists have worked for the past 18 months to transform public spaces into functional and inviting attractions, drawing on the town’s heritage and strengths. Pictured from […]

Wimmera region steels itself

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera development leaders are confident that hard-hit farming communities across the region have the management experience and resilience to strongly push through a disastrous cropping season. Wimmera Development Association executive director Jo Bourke said 13 years of drought had galvanised the sector and Wimmera-Mallee farmers had sharpened their reputation as the best […]

Ripon to reap election rewards

STATE COMMITMENT: Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, in Ararat yesterday, announced $2.5 million for Ararat Active program, as an election promise. Picture: GEOFF PENNA

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan used a whirlwind visit to the region yesterday to announce major funding commitments in Ararat and Stawell. Mr Ryan announced that a Coalition Government, if re-elected at the November state election, would provide $2.5-million for Ararat Rural City Council to provide an Ararat Active program. Ararat Active was born from Ararat’s […]

Workshop call to grasp Toolondo water issues

Independent candidate for Lowan Katrina Rainsford is planning a community forum at Balmoral in the next fortnight to help people grasp issues involving a drying Toolondo Reservoir. Ms Rainsford, responding to a Save Toolondo rally in Horsham, said there was a need for greater communication and information involving circumstances surrounding the lake. “Regional water-management involves […]

Horsham bypass lobby ramps up

A group lobbying to change a Western Highway by-pass route proposed for Horsham has organised a public gathering on the northern outskirts of Horsham tomorrow night. Members of Horsham Bypass Group will use the 7pm occasion near the traffic intersection of Riverside and Dooen roads to explain in detail the direction of the route and […]


An impressive display of lightning, accompanied by thunder and minimal rain, passed through the Wimmera on Sunday. This photo was captured near Nhill, looking west. Picture: VISUALCANDI PHOTOGRAPHY

Focus on Hindmarsh shire’s economic opportunities

Hindmarsh Shire Council has begun work on a 2015-2020 Economic Development Strategy to identify investment and commerce opportunities in the shire. The strategy will identify opportunities to use the comparative advantage in grain production and associated services, intensive animal industries, mining, transport and manufacturing; while providing recommendations on opportunities for new industry development. The strategy […]

Lake Bolac garage sale fundraiser

Lake Bolac will have a community garage sale from 9am to 3pm on Sunday. The the community event, featuring at least 15 sites, will raise money to buy a hand-held skin microscope for Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre. The sale will offer a broad range of clothing, crockery, glassware, books and furniture. Donation tins will […]

Horsham students ready to race


Holy Trinity Racing team members go through their paces at Horsham velodrome in preparation for the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge. Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School year five, six and seven students have been preparing for the school’s sixth attempt at the event, which challenges students to design and construct machines in various categories, for endurance […]


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