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Archive for: October, 2015

The Overland service given reprieve, but long-term future still unclear

Wimmera residents can now book tickets for The Overland train service beyond December, but the service’s long-term future remains unclear. The future of the historic train service between Melbourne and Adelaide came under a cloud in August, when people raised concerns The Overland was not included in 2016-17 timetables and fares released by owner Great […]

The Dressmaker sews up 12 AACTA awards nominations

WIDE ACCLAIM: The Dressmaker cast members Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth with the film's director Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin at The Dressmaker's Australian premiere. Picture: THE DRESSMAKER

The Dressmaker movie, partially filmed in the Wimmera, has been nominated for 12 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards. The Jocelyn Moorhouse-directed film scored the most nominations this year, followed by George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, 11, and Jeremy Sims’ Last Cab to Darwin, 8. All three are up for the best […]

Win Horsham Cup tickets

Friday’s Horsham Cup meeting will have plenty to keep racegoers entertained both on and off the track.

Emmetts expands into South Australia

EXPANSION: Emmetts managing director Peter Emmett and group sales operations manager Asher Kinsman are pictured at Riverland Farm Machinery in SA. John Deere machinery dealer Emmetts has doubled its operations by acquiring SA dealership group Rosenberg Machinery Group Holdings.

A Wimmera agricultural machinery firm has declared its long-term faith in the future of regional broadacre farming by doubling its operations.

Paul Preusker, Holly McKechnie eye 2015 Horsham Cup with Magic Consol

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After a few throws at the stumps, McKenzie Creek trainer Paul Preusker hopes Magic Consol will deliver his first hometown cup on Friday.

Emma Kealy encourages more national park ideas

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has encouraged communities and organisations looking at ways to enhance visitor experiences in national parks to continue exploring ideas.

Co-ordinator to help streamline Horsham Fishing Competition

Preparations are in full swing for the 39th annual Horsham Fishing Competition next year with the contest committee employing a part-time co-ordinator to streamline organisation. Angela Watson, who has an environmental management degree, said she was keen to work with the diverse group of people on the event’s community committee. “I look forward to building […]

Early form critical for Horsham Cricket Association teams

Wide-eyed all-rounder Brandon Campbell, pictured in action with the bat against Homers last week, will join other young players shouldering responsibility for Jung Tigers in an important A Grade clash against Laharum on Saturday. Laharum has had an outstanding start to the Horsham association season, while the Tigers have scored a win and a loss. 
Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

There’s an old cricket expression that goes something along the lines of ‘get ’em while they’re still green’.

Drought loan help for Wimmera and Mallee farmers

Wimmera-Mallee farmers affected by drought can now apply for loans under a 2015–16 round of the Drought Concessional Loans scheme. Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, in a joint statement with Member for Mallee Andrew Broad, said the scheme would help farmers struggling to manage through dry conditions. They added that the scheme would also fund […]

Business confidence boost from Emmetts

The Wimmera is providing a platform for significant business operations and growth.

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