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Archive for: January, 2016

Horsham Regional Art Gallery homecoming

IN THE FAST LANE: Horsham Regional Art Gallery will return to its Wilson Street home, with the public able to visit at the weekend. Renovations to the gallery are part of Horsham Town Hall redevelopment. Pictured is gallery administrator Leticia Parker, education officer Debbie Moar, curator Alison Eggleton and director Adam Harding preparing for the offical opening on Friday night. For more on the new-look gallery, page 5. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

Wimmera residents will see parts of Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s collection for the first time when the gallery celebrates its return to Wilson Street at the weekend.

Ararat doctor Graeme Bertuch awarded OAM

A doctor who devoted the majority of his career improving the health and wellbeing of Ararat and district residents has joined the Order of Australia honour roll.

Skillinvest launches new reconciliation plan

Increased employment and training opportunities for Indigenous people across the Wimmera is a major aim of a new Reconciliation Action Plan, to be launched tomorrow. Employment and training provider Skillinvest, formerly Workco, has developed the plan in consultation with representatives from Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-Operative, Barenji Gadjin Land Council and Wurega Aboriginal Corporation. Reconciliation Australia […]

New features at Wimmera Machinery Field Days

Organisers have earmarked new features for the 54th annual Wimmera Machinery Field Days. The event, from March 1 to 3, generates an estimated $50-million-plus in direct trade in the region. Machinery and agriculture equipment worth more than $200 million, will be on display at the field days, at Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong, near Horsham. […]

Poor condition reduces Borung Highway to 80 zone

A section of the Borung Highway, between Dimboola and Warracknabeal, has been reduced to an 80-km speed limit because of poor condition. Member for Lowan Emma Kealy expressed disappointment in the State Government, calling the condition ‘appalling’. “One can only ask what will happen next? Will it be further speed reductions or will it take […]

Horsham Arts Council to celebrate 50th anniversary

JAZZ HANDS: Joel Kimberley leads Horsham Arts Council members through a dress rehearsal ahead of the council’s 50th anniversary spectacular. The group is practising a routine to All That Jazz, from the musical Chicago.

Cast and crew from across the Wimmera and beyond will come together to celebrate Horsham Arts Council’s 50th anniversary. The council’s anniversary spectacular will be the first major music production presented in Horsham Town Hall’s new theatre. The spectacular will showcase performances from musical productions performed by the council in the past 50 years, including […]

Drought fund to help stock

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford expects stock containment funding to be a feature of the State Government’s $10-million Drought Response Fund. Ms Pulford announced an additional $100,000 to help farmers implement stock containment areas during a visit to the Wimmera on Wednesday. The funding is on top of the government’s $27-million drought response package, announced in […]

Natimuk and district gymnasts bounce back into action

Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club members will bounce back into action next week.

Horsham’s plant centre boost

Horsham has a new state-of-the-art phenomics centre designed to boost Australia’s grain industry and increase biosecurity. State Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford opened the $7-million Plant Phenomics Victoria centre at Grains Innovation Park during a visit to the Wimmera last week. Phenomics involves studying physical and biological traits of organisms, and how they change in response […]

Safety first priority for new riders

As we touched on before Christmas, the importance of wearing a helmet, goggles, gloves and other safety gear, is paramount and the better children understand, the safer they will be.

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