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Archive for: March, 2015

Understanding financial papers

Sometimes reading the financial pages of your daily newspaper is like trying to understand a foreign language. To help you make sense of it all, we’ve explained what each column heading means. ASX Code A code of at least three letters given by the Stock Exchange to each listed company. This code is expanded to […]

Easter clip

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Concongella’s Greta Carey, 18, hams it up with brother Marty in preparation for a major transformation at Stawell Races this Easter. Greta, with hair so long it is almost down to her waist, will shave it all off to raise money in the fight against leukaemia as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.  She will […]

$600,000 donation

A $600,000 gift from Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation has wiped off more than half the money required to complete Horsham’s Town Hall redevelopment project. A community fundraising effort, seeking donations from organisations, businesses and individuals, has a $1-million target. Geoff Handbury, now of Hamilton but maintaining a strong affinity with Horsham, said the donation […]

Festival set to boom

WINE, FOOD AND MUSIC: Hamilton band Buddha In A Chocolate Box will perform at the Grampians Grape Escape in May.

Communities in and around the Grampians are set to reap an autumn economic windfall when visitors pour into Halls Gap for one of the country’s biggest celebrations of regional wine production. Official estimates are that the Grampians Grape Escape, now in its 24th year, generates a spin-off of least $3.6-million for the district every year. […]

Diversity

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The Wimmera’s new multicultural youth group Young Generation or Young G is on a mission to ‘create a happy place’ where youth can feel safe and comfortable while being involved with events to showcase their cultures. Young G is a is a multicultural youth group supporting young people with diverse backgrounds and cultures living in […]

Council to issue permit for Bulgana wind farm

A company planning to construct a 63-turbine wind farm at Bulgana-Great Western district in the south-east Wimmera has municipal approval to proceed with the project. Northern Grampians Shire Council resolved at a special meeting in Stawell on Monday to issue a permit to Bulgana Wind Farm, an Australian subsidiary of global wind-energy company Enerfin. Mayor […]

Skills

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Natimuk Show often involves unusual attractions and events, and this year is no exception. This year’s 123rd Natimuk Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grand Annual Show on Saturday will feature a Mini Tractor Obstacle Course where tractor  drivers will get a chance to show off precision driving skills. Farmer Kane Sudholz has organised the event which […]

Life’s a stage

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Youngsters enjoy a unique experience of riding atop a horse-drawn coach during Balmoral Show last weekend. A variety of creative attractions and activities kept families entertained throughout the event. Picture: DON PLENTY

Kealy lobbies for law change

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has spoken in State Parliament about her support for removing a 12-year limitation for people raising claims about child abuse. Ms Kealy said Amending the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 would ensure victims of child abuse had an opportunity to pursue legal action against a perpetrator if more than 12 […]

Must win ICE fight

By DEAN LAWSON We wait with anticipation to see what tactic authorities use to try to stop the spread and impact of the illicit drug crystal methamphetamine, ICE, if campaigns involving public education and awareness fail. Despite the message getting out that this hideous drug is a killer, maimer and destroyer of families, alarm bells […]

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