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Archive for: October, 2016

Horsham’s Nkandu Beltz named African Australian Citizen of the Year

Nkandu Beltz with her African Australian Citizen of the Year award.

Newly crowned African Australian Citizen of the Year Nkandu Beltz was at a speaking engagement in Melbourne when a girl followed her into the toilets to thank her for standing as a candidate for Lowan in 2014.

New leaders for Western Victorian Careers Expo

Western Victorian Careers Expo organisers will launch next year’s event at Horsham’s Victoria Hotel tonight.

Rick Corney Victorian Mental Health Consumer Worker of the Year

Wimmera Uniting Care employee Rick Corney is community sector Victorian Mental Health Consumer Worker of the Year.

Bull mallee latest ‘Tree of the Wimmera’

A Landcare Trees of the Wimmera competition has unearthed an unexpected monthly winner for an ‘oldest tree’ category. It is based on a specimen that many people would far from expect to find in the Wimmera. It was a bull mallee, Eucalyptus behriana, that a Hindmarsh planting weekend turned up near its planting not far […]

Unpredictability creates challenges

MY PATCH: Farming is forever throwing up a new set of challenges, and as all farmers will tell you, no one season is ever the same.

Fire Action Week: Early preparation vital for safety

Country Fire Authority officials are urging people to use Fire Action Week to increase their understanding of fire risk where they live, prepare their properties and talk to household members about what to do to stay safe from fire. Country Fire Authority District 17 acting operations manager Trevor Ebbels said making informed decisions was vital […]

Mosquito threat: Wimmera health official issues warning

An increase in mosquitoes in response to floodwater across the region has prompted health officials to warn people about a rising threat of mosquito-spread infections such as Ross River virus.

Kalkee’s Josh Mibus, Tim Wade join Horsham Demons

Kalkee veteran key-position players and premiership leaders Josh Mibus and Tim Wade have joined Wimmera Football League club Horsham. Demons assistant coach Deek Roberts confirmed yesterday that the experienced players would be in maroon and blue colours next season. “They will be fantastic and their leadership will add a different dimension to the team,” Roberts […]

Big hitters in Horsham for Australian Volleyball League clashes

By DAVID BERRY Wimmera sports fans will have a court-side view of some of the best volleyballers in Australia this weekend when competitors line up for Australian Volleyball League matches in Horsham. At this early stage of the national league season, this weekend’s round of matches looms large for both University Blues and Adelaide Storm […]

Horsham Hornets face Corio Bay test in double header

LEAP: Horsham Hornets young gun Mitch Martin scored 11 points against Stawell on Sunday, helping his team to a 48-point win. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Horsham Hornets will use their first double-header of the 2016-17 Country Basketball League season as a measuring stick to see how they stack up against the south-west conference ladder leader.


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