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Archive for: February, 2015

Money for bridge upgrade

A Wimmera River bridge on the Nhill-Jeparit Road will have a $1.5-million upgrade as part of a $35.8-million State Government Stronger Country Bridge Program. It is one of 48 bridges along regional freight corridors in regional Victoria that the government has targeted for fast-tracked funding. The program is designed to reduce transport costs for freight […]

Foes becoming friends

HELP OR HINDERANCE: Eastern brown snakes, highly venomous, are helping scientists with medical exploration.

Hot weather in the Wimmera-Mallee has meant a regular appearance of many of the region’s unpopular residents – snakes. The highly venomous brown, tiger and red-bellied black snakes, and in fact many of our creepy crawlies that send shivers up the spine, might be greater allies than we realise. That brown snake sunning itself on […]

Walk rejuvinated

Rural Northwest Health’s fundraising walk has a new name, a new purpose and a new course. Formerly called the Walk for Wattle, the energetic fundraiser is now the Walk for Yarri Lodge and it comes with ‘options’. Organiser and Rural Northwest Health community rehabilitative therapist Katie Ramsdale said the walk would raise money for the […]

Relocation scholarships

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has reminded students on Youth Allowance and Abstudy travelling far from home for tertiary studies that scholarships are available. “Moving away from home to study is an exciting time but with all the costs that are involved, it can also be very stressful,” he said. “Each year we see students […]

Rare honour for Gunstone

PRESTIGIOUS: Henry Gunstone with his award.

Friends of Gun San Chinese Heritage Centre have reflected on a rare award presented to group president and Ararat district personality Henry Gunstone. The Tashain Government in China awarded Mr Gunstone with a unique honour as a Honorary Citizen during a major ceremony in Tashain late last year. He is the only foreigner to receive […]

Ararat Anzac Day play

A touring professional production of Alan Seymour’s landmark Australian play ‘The One Day of the Year’ will be at Ararat Performing Arts Centre on March 19. The presentation will be at 8pm as part of a national tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing during the First World War. The play ponders […]

Tourism guide launch

Horsham Rural City Council has launched a new Great Outdoors Guide for the Grampians North West Region at a major lifestyle show in Adelaide. The council’s tourism and major events co-ordinator Chris McClure said last week’s launch was at the Let’s Go Caravan and Camping Lifestyle Show. “The guide includes four self-driving tours through the […]

Wild things

e-Luke Brilliant, Horsham, left, Joel Brilliant and Chris Humfrey from ABC3 Wild Action

Youngsters Luke and Joel Brilliant gain inspiration from Chris Humphrey from television program Wild Action and a crocodile during Henley on Lake Wallace festival activities at Edenhope. Picture: DON PLENTY

Club to distribute cash

Horsham Sports and  Community Club will distribute a minimum of $105,000 in sponsorships to regional sport and community groups. The money will come from club trading during the current financial year. The figures will bring the total the club has distributed to community groups since its inception in 1992 to $1.45-million. The club will distribute […]

Nuts go nude

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Horsham’s ‘Nood Nuts’ team, from left, Geoff Ough, Daryl Hill, Glenn Margetts and Ken Easson have lost their locks to raise money as part of their tilt at a Murray Meander fundraiser. The four underwent head shaves to generate money for the fight against breast and prostate cancer and are making their way down the […]

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