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Archive for: October, 2016

Emma Vogel to manage Wimmera mineral-sands mine

A plan to develop a multi-million-dollar mineral-sands mine at St Helens Plains near Horsham remains on the table with new owners appointing Adelaide mining company Murray Zircon to manage the project.

Sheep Hills silos to feature indigenous theme

INDIGENOUS THEME: Matt Adnate will paint silos at Sheep Hills. Picture: adnate.com.au/

Silos at Sheep Hills earmarked for the next giant artwork as part of Yarriambiack Shire’s Silo Art Trail will have an indigenous theme.

Horsham Arts Council in final preparations for The Wedding Singer

Wimmera audiences are invited to go back to a time to when hair was big and greed was good when Horsham Arts Council presents The Wedding Singer.

Movember ride a reflective journey for Stawell’s Kieran Ryan

COMMITTED: Movember advocate Kieran Ryan has altered his cycling route to honour a mate who took his own life.

Stawell’s Kieran Ryan has set himself a challenge to ride 330 kilometres from Melbourne to his home town on Friday to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

Nhill’s Karen community opens Paw Po Products

The Nhill community has celebrated the culmination of two years of work at the opening of a new Karen-driven craft shop in the town on Thursday. About 50 people attended the official opening of Paw Po Products Training Centre and Retail Store in Victoria Street. Nhill Learning Centre executive director and Paw Po project manager […]

We’re measured by the quality of our roads

EDITORIAL: If there was ever a competition to isolate the most consistent subject in a regional call for infrastructure maintenance and development, then roads would win hands down.

Season prompts Wimmera Machinery Field Days build-up

Wimmera Machinery Field Days at Longerenong next March is poised to be one of the most vibrant in years as the regional farming community braces for a busy harvest. Field days manager Murray Wilson confirmed predictions of a bumper season had already led to significant inquiries from large agricultural companies seeking trade sites at the […]

Wimmera student showcase raises money for School of St Jude

Wimmera students have pooled their talents for a good cause, taking to the stage to raise money for a school in Tanzania.

Cinema returns to Dimboola for Halloween event

Dimboola residents will have an opportunity to watch a movie in the town’s Star Theatre for the first time in decades next week.

Chorus heralds arrival of Dock Lake water

Since the late 1990s Dock Lake near Horsham has been a silent, dry, grassy paddock. But after a wet winter and a wet start to spring, a noisy chorus of frogs and waterbirds are heralding the arrival of water at the 215-hectare wetland downstream of Green Lake. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority chief executive Dave Brennan […]

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