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Archive for: February, 2016

Ararat’s Alexandra Lake contaminated by blue-green algae

Ararat residents and visitors have been warned to steer clear of Alexandra Lake, which is contaminated with toxic blue-green algae.

Edenhope-Apsley on the up in 2016

FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN: The Saints are full of hope for 2016 following a tumultuous off season.

Wind farm boost north of Horsham

BIG WIND: RES  Australia Murra Warra Wind Farm project manager Kevin Garthwaite at the proposed home of a major renewable energy plant between Horsham and Warracknabeal. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Leaders of a project involved in constructing up to 117 wind-energy turbines north of Horsham are urging the community to attend public information sessions next week.

Grape Escape launches into its 25th year

FOOD AND WINE CELEBRATION: Celebrity chef Miguel Maestre, from Network Ten’s The Living Room, will be a guest at this year’s Grampians Grape Escape in Halls Gap. He is surrounded by food and wine producers from across the region.  Pictured from left, Manon Houg from Mount Langi Ghiran, Marlene Erard, Steel Cutters Cottage, Judy Barnes, Bagdad’s Fine Foods, Jennifer Lacey, Pierrepoint Wines, Miguel Mastre, Shelley Neill, Ariston, Rohan Erard, Steel Cutters Cottage, Calum Townsend, Best’s Great Western, Adam Louder, SubRosa Wine, and Greg Barnes, Bagdad’s Fine Foods,

Grampians Grape Escape organisers are gearing up for their 25th annual food and wine festival after an official launch in Melbourne. The April festival is a month-long celebration of the Grampians region’s best gastronomic producers and winemakers. The Grampians Grape Escape on April 30 and May 1 at Halls Gap, featuring more than 100 provedores […]

Call for ambulance review

An ambulance union official has echoed the sentiments of Member for Lowan Emma Kealy in calling for an exploration of ways to improve ambulance response times in regional Victoria.

Project to capture wind in the west

A proposed west Wimmera wind farm near Nhill will be designed to produce enough electricity to reduce Victoria’s carbon footprint by 150,000 tonnes a year. The figure is the equivalent to taking 29,800 cars off the road. Kiata Wind Farm is the latest multi million-dollar project to join a growing regional power-plant drawing board. RES […]

Occupying crease key to Horsham Cricket Association finals chances

Homers all-rounder Simon Hopper has dominated with the bat in Horsham Cricket Association. The left-hander, fresh from a century last hit, has an opportunity in the last home-and-away game starting this weekend to take his season tally beyond the 800-run mark. The Pigeons, premiership favourites, play Lubeck-Murtoa at Sunnyside Oval before launching into the finals series. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Runs, the simple formula set to decide whether Jung Tigers or Rupanyup-Minyip will fill the last position available in Horsham Cricket Association’s A Grade top four.

Melissa Breen, Lauren Wells primed for Stawell Gift

Australia's fastest woman Melissa Breen, left, is heading to Stawell for this year's Easter gift carnival.

Australia’s fastest woman Melissa Breen and fellow Olympian Lauren Wells will headline the feature women’s event at the 2016 Stawell Gift carnival.

New-look Edenhope-Apsley eyes premiership in 2016

NETBALL COUNTDOWN: The Saints again have their eyes on the prize in 2016.

Countdown to Wimmera Machinery Field Days

PLENTY TO SEE AND DO: Wimmera Machinery Field Days manager Murray Wilson with copies of the event’s 80-page bumper program. Picture: MICK SHANNON

The countdown to the 2016 Wimmera Machinery Field Days has started with the launch of an official bumper program. The 54th annual Wimmera Machinery Field Days will be on March 1, 2 and 3 at Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong near Dooen, north of Horsham. In partnership with The Weekly Advertiser, thousands of copies of […]


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