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Archive for: November, 2014

Arts forum in Kaniva

Regional Arts Victoria is hosting a cultural forum in Kaniva Shire Hall on Friday. The Regional Cultural Forum ‘Looking after number one: Art, health and succession planning’, focusing on prioritising artists and their arts practice, starts at 10am.

March to rid violence in Wimmera

WHITE RIBBON RALLY: A strong turn-out of people marching to recognise the issue of violence against women and children gathered in Horsham on Friday.Picture: LAUREN HENRY

By LAUREN HENRY The Wimmera White Ribbon Day committee hopes the increased presence at a Horsham march will mean more people are talking about violence against women and children. About 200 people, including many students from Horsham College, marched from Horsham Aquatic Centre along Firebrace Street to May Park on Friday. Horsham ranks seventh out […]

Long dry to impact on Wimmera waterways

Authorities have warned Wimmera people to expect water levels in the Wimmera River and other waterways and lakes in the region to drop this summer. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority has echoed Hindmarsh Shire Council’s announcement that recreational users would notice a change in levels due to dry conditions. Authority chief executive David Brennan said people […]

G’day USA

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Horsham and St Brigid’s college students raising money to send students on a G’Day USA exchange program next year will have a community Tupperware party in Horsham College Hall foyer from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday. Pictured preparing for the big party event is Charlotte Launder and Sebastian Dalgleish. Picture: EMILY FRIEDRICHSEN

Call for young representatives in Northern Grampians

YOUNG GUNS: Youth Council members during activities this year.

A Northern Grampians Shire youth council is seeking young people to get involved in the group next year. Departures at the end of the year will leave vacancies on the shire’s Youth Action Council. Northern Grampians Shire Council is calling for people aged between 12 and 25 living or working in the shire to apply […]

Warracknabeal school project $8-million win

Public education in Warracknabeal will undergo an $8-million overhaul if voters return the Liberal-Nationals Coalition to power in this weekend’s state election. Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy announced that the money would go to a new education precinct combining Warracknabeal primary, secondary and special development schools on one site. Ms Keely also announced that […]

Horsham Police open a can of worms

Police are investigating the alleged theft of more than 7000 worms from a Horsham property on Saturday. Thieves allegedly attended a home on Wawunna Road sometime between 10am and 4.30pm. Senior Constable Melissa Seach said police were told that the worms, each valued at one dollar, were removed from boxes. Investigators are keen to speak […]

Billion-dollar Wimmera wind farms in limbo

UNDER A CLOUD: Wind farm developments, including in the Wimmera, have stalled because of a Federal Government stance on Renewable Energy Target Program.

A company that wants to establish wind farms in the Wimmera believes a Federal Government stance in cutting a renewable-energy subsidy program is stalling billions of dollars of investment in western Victoria. RES Australia outlined in a prepared statement that it was ‘exasperated’ with the government position on the Renewable Energy Target program. RES Australia […]

Kinder open day delights Willaura families

FRIENDS: Zookeeper Alli Quinn from Halls Gap Zoo introduces Isabel Keynes, 3, to Chris the Burmese python during a Lexington Homestead Family Open Day.

More than 600 patrons helped raise money for Willaura and District Kindergarten at a Lexington Homestead Family Open Day. Regional families soaked up the atmosphere, gardens and surrounds to be part of the occasion. Kindergarten president Briony Robertson said a clear sunny day showcased the garden and Grampians views. “It was great to see so […]

Horsham’s high affordability

Research data from a national real estate franchise network suggests that houses in Horsham are generally more ‘affordable’ than many other parts of the state. PRDNationwide figures show Horsham has an ‘affordability index’ significantly higher than the state average. They also show that the Wimmera capital had decreased in affordability in the past 12 months […]

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