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Archive for: March, 2015

Trees a hazard

SIR – Those trees must go! Have the people protesting against the removal of trees to make way for roads not heard of trees dropping limbs that crush cars, killing people? River red gums in particular have this habit. They will drop limbs, not so much in windy conditions, but on warm to hot calm […]

Safe food

SIR – The Federal Government is responsible for testing imported food to see whether it is safe for Australians to eat. However, the Federal Agriculture Ministers says that home-grown food testing is the responsibility of the states because it would cost money. Why should the taxpayer pay to duplicate the service? Politicians cost a great […]

Sand mine protest

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: St Helens Plains landowners Keith Brennan, Bruce Punchard and Lachie Punchard in Melbourne yesterday to protest against a proposed mineral sand mine, planned for south-east of Horsham. A group of more than 10 people protested outside the 15th annual Mineral Sands Conference.

A group of landowners opposed to a proposed mineral sand mine at Drung, south-east of Horsham gathered in protest in Flinders Street in Melbourne yesterday. The group, displaying signs protesting Australian Zircon’s plans to develop a WIM150 site, protested in front of the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, the venue of the 15th annual Mineral Sands Conference. […]

Petition for road money

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is urging people across her electorate to sign a petition demanding the State Government provide more money to improve  western Victorian roads. She said she had seen firsthand and heard from many residents across the electorate that regional roads were in urgent need of repairs. “We need more funding so […]

Guides donate their ponytails

KANIVA SNIP: Kaniva Girl Guides Brumby patrol members from left, Hannah Braisby, Caitlin Cassar, Harriet Hicks, Briana Saunders and Lilliana Goodwin.

Kaniva Girl Guides are encouraging girls to consider donating their ponytails in an effort to support women with cancer. The Guides will donate their ponytails for wigs for people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. The group’s Brumby Patrol Leader Hannah Braisby, working towards earning the peak achievement award in Guiding – […]

Forum for drug issues at sports clubs

By LAUREN HENRY A forum in Horsham tonight will focus on the use of illicit drugs in sporting clubs. The Australian Drug Foundation will host the forum, through its Good Sports program, at Wesley Performing Arts Centre from 6pm to 8.30pm. The forum is specifically targeted to sports club administrators, players and members; people involved […]

Chicken Scratch to feature at Ararat embroidery day

Members of Ararat Branch of the Embroiders Guild of Victoria have invited people to join them at Ararat Regional Library from 10.30am until 2pm next Tuesday. They will use the occasion to show people learn ‘Chicken Scratch’ embroidery, a form of lace embroidery on gingham. They have described Chicken Scratch as ‘fun and suited to […]

Indigenous award open

Nominations are now open for the Ricci Marks award, which recognises the achievements of young Aboriginal people in training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership. The award is named in memory of Ricci Marks, a previous recipient of the Aboriginal Young Achiever Award and a Wotjobaluk man, who made an outstanding contribution to his […]

Wimmera clean

e-Warracknabeal rotary

Warracknabeal Rotary members pose for a tartan-themed dinner-dance at a Western Victorian Rotary District three-day conference at Maryborough. Wimmera club members joined others from centres including Mt Gambier, Bordertown, Swan Hill, Geelong and Warrnambool. They are, from left, back, Phil Gunn, Chris Gunn, Sue Watts, Lee Carey and Ian Penny and front, Jean Wise, Judy […]

Newsreel show success

Cast and crew members involved in Horsham Arts Council’s production of Scenes from a Newsreel expect a huge finish to the show at Wesley Performing Arts Centre this weekend. Executive producer and performer Pam Deckert said the show, involving 10 shot plays or vignettes written and directed by Horsham’s James Garrett, had gone well in […]

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