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Archive for: December, 2014

Wimmera life on film

FROM THE  ARCHIVES: Films by former Rupanyup farmer John Teasdale, and his father Relvy, of life in the Wimmera will be turned into a one-hour documentary to feature on ABC TV.

By LAUREN HENRY Photography and film captured by a former Rupanyup farmer about everyday life in the Wimmera will be made into a documentary for ABC television. John Teasdale, who died in 2004, shot video and took photographs of the ‘actual and everyday’ life in the Rupanyup district. His work ‘Chronicle of a Country Life’, […]

Road safety a priority in Wimmera

By LAUREN HENRY Wimmera police are urging people to plan ahead, be alert and follow the road rules to ensure a safe festive season. Acting Inspector Brendan Broadbent said police would target drivers not following the road rules on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. “There will be a focus on drink-driving and drug-driving,” he […]

Being present this Christmas

Micaela Henderson was on her way to Harrow BnS Ball with friends when she suffered horrific injuries in a crash. She was thrown from a speeding car, and was fortunate to survive. But since the crash in January 2010, Micaela, now 28, has endured a daily struggle to recover. She knows first-hand just how important […]

TAC’s Christmas wish list

The TAC advises drivers to: • Plan your journey – consider travelling outside peak periods when there’s less traffic on the road and if you’re travelling long distances, plan appropriate rest stops; • Be well rested – fatigue can be deadly and is a contributing factor in between 16 to 20 per cent of all […]

Rhinos to rumble into Grampians

NEW TO THE ZOO: A pair of southern white rhinoceros, like the one pictured above, will soon become part of the Halls Gap Zoo family.

By DEAN LAWSON A pair of threatened southern white rhinoceros are set to find a new home in the Wimmera with the region earmarked to play a role in the preservation of the species. Halls Gap Zoo, already heavily involved in several national and international species-protection projects, hopes to take charge of a pair of […]

Heat brings out the hats at Horsham races

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By LAUREN WALTER Sweltering temperatures failed to prevent people from making the most of Horsham’s annual Santa Day Races. The races provided an opportunity for friends and families to catch up before Christmas and businesses a perfect setting for Christmas break-up parties. As temperatures soared well above 35 degrees, many chose comfort over typical race […]

Making sure we enjoy Christmas

By DEAN LAWSON The simplest and biggest message for families this Christmas is to do whatever it takes  to make the experience as enjoyable for everyone as possible. Christmas, regardless of all the wonderful messages of good will, merriment and celebration, can be stressful, especially the many who use the occasion to try to please […]

Nhill childcare plans enter new era

Planning for a new $2-million children’s centre in Nhill is set to enter a more detailed stage after key consultation meetings with industry professionals and the community. Hindmarsh Shire Council will now proceed with a detailed analysis of site options for Nhill Integrated Early Years Centre and collate the feedback into a revised design. The […]

Dropped in

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Media personality and entertainer Denis Walter led celebrations at Carols in the Grampians at Halls Gap late last week. But he also had commitments with his 3AW afternoon show and linked in for a live broadcast from Horsham’s 3WM studios. He is pictured with Horsham program manager Emma Elsom shortly before dashing off to get […]

Water diversion subject to police investigation

Police are investigating an incident that has led to the diversion of channel water into Toolondo Reservoir, south of Horsham. GWMWater reported that someone had ‘interfered’ with an inlet structure off Rocklands channel. The incident happened between December 11 and December 16. GWMWater managing director Mark Williams said it was an offence under the Water […]

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