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Archive for: June, 2015

Family business future planning

To ensure continuity, a succession plan is absolutely essential for every family business. This is regardless of whether the family runs a global empire, family farm or corner store. History shows that succession is the Achilles Heel of the family business. An international study on family-owned enterprises by PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that only 24 percent of […]

Booze bus blitz

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By LAUREN HENRY Drivers of trucks, light vehicles and family cars were among about 1500 tested for alcohol and drugs in the Wimmera this week. No one was spared to the random testing as the booze bus visited various Wimmera towns, including Ararat on Monday, pictured, and Horsham yesterday. Officers from Victoria Police’s Road Police […]

Donation launches big radio station telethon

FUNDRAISER: Sales managers Mark Sulic, The Weekly Advertiser, left, and Nathan Henry, 3WM and MIXX FM, work through radio telethon details with Wimmera Health Care Group public relations co-ordinator Amelia Crafter. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Philanthropist Geoff Handbury has provided a $50,000 gift to kick-start an August 14 radio telethon to raise money for a new Wimmera Cancer Centre. Mr Handbury, who owns The Weekly Advertiser and radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM, made the donation through the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation. The seven-hour radio telethon on MIXX FM […]

Career opportunity

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Jeremy Hornsby learns CPR skills from Horsham graduate paramedic Levi Karschimkus at Western Victoria Careers Expo yesterday. Hundreds of people attended the expo, at Wimmera Events Centre, which offered a look at education, training and careers. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

Business awards launch at Langi Ghiran

Grampians Pyrenees Business Awards organisers will launch the biennial event at Langi Ghiran Winery, Bayindeen on July 2. Ararat Rural City Council is hosting the 2015 awards, marking a co-operative venture between Ararat, Northern Grampians Shire and Pyrenees Shire councils that started in 1999. The awards, among many across Victoria, have become a benchmark of […]

Warracknabeal school part of Red Nose Day

INSIDE THE BOOZE BUS: Constable Hanna Goodwin, from Victoria Police’s Road Police Drug and Alcohol Section is in the Wimmera this week to help the region’s police officers to enforce road safety.

Warracknabeal Primary School students are among children in schools and childcare centres across Victoria helping to raise money as part of SIDS and Kids’ Red Nose Day on Friday. Schools have signed up to the new schools program providing information for teachers to share with students on the cause behind Red Nose Day and the […]

Performers excited by centre development

A spokesman for Horsham district’s busy amateur theatre group is confident Wimmera audiences will  be ‘blown away’ by new live-entertainment experiences that a redeveloped Horsham Town Hall will offer. Horsham Arts Council president Simon Dandy said performing arts were already thriving in the region but the new centre would take opportunities to another level. “We […]

Mining tour to outline rehabilitation details

A South Australian company with plans to develop a mine and processing plant at Drung South, 20 kilometres south-east of Horsham, has stressed its commitment to rehabilitate the site. Australian Zircon, keen to develop a vast deposit of mineral sand at its WIM150 site, confirmed in a prepared statement that it wanted to ‘safeguard the […]

Brave winner

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Greta Carey, 18, of Concongella has received official recognition for her fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave. Pictured at the foundation’s thank-you celebration at Melbourne’s Pumphouse Hotel last week, Greta won awards for being Victoria’s top individual fundraiser and the ninth top individual fundraiser nationally.  Greta raised $23,663.35.   Get the full story […]

Still a big ‘no’ to nuclear energy?

By DEAN LAWSON Nuclear power generation! It is apparently the ultimate in cost-effective and ‘clean’ renewable energy. So why are we bothering arguing about whether we should be using the sun, wind, tides and so on to replace burning coal for our electricity? It is because, regardless of the safety guarantees of some great scientific […]

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