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Archive for: November, 2016

Horsham greyhound track delayed; dog welfare ‘critical’

Horsham Greyhound Racing Club manager Justin Brilliant, pictured last year at Horsham Showground with ‘Bart’, a former racing dog now family pet. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Work on a multi million dollar greyhound racing development at Horsham Showground has been pushed back by at least two years.

3WM to broadcast Horsham Carols by Candlelight

Santa sackfuls of Christmas cheer will again spill from Sawyer Park on Sunday night when thousands gather for Horsham Carols by Candlelight. The event easily rates as one of the biggest outdoor attractions on Horsham’s annual calendar and organisers expect strong patronage to continue this weekend. The event has grown to such an extent that […]

Black Sorrows to perform at Halls Gap

Wimmera fans of Australian rock and roll music ‘performance’ are set to get their fill when Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows perform at Halls Gap Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

Teacher training in spotlight

EDITORIAL: We watch with interest to see if a State Government move to lift education standards in Victoria bears fruit.

Horsham Saints cricketer Mathew Combe to represent Vic Country in national championship

Horsham Saints’ Mathew Combe will represent Victoria Country in Australian Country Cricket Championship in Wollongong in January.

Mt Stapylton Campground booming after re-opening

An extensive decontamination project to ensure one of the most important camping grounds in the Grampians is free of asbestos is paying dividends with visitors now flocking to the area. Grampians National Park ranger in charge David Roberts said the long-awaited reopening of Mt Stapylton Campground in the northern end of the park had been […]

‘Small’ councils audit prompts polarising political responses

Worrying figures involving ‘small’ municipal councils as part of an Auditor General audit into the financial sustainability of Victorian local government has prompted polarising political responses. While the State Government welcomed the Victorian Auditor General’s Local Government 2015-16 Audit Snapshot Report as ‘predominantly positive’, Member for Lowan Emma Kealy was scathing. The report, tabled in […]

Art Matters: A Tall Story to be performed in Horsham, Nhill

Participants in a regional Art Matters project are busy preparing for performances at Nhill and Horsham on Friday. Since July 2016, a group of 15 artists have met every Monday to work on their A Tall Story Project – following a successful first project, Collective Art Swab. Art Matters, conceived from Horsham’s 2015 Art is… […]

VicRoads given Western Highway duplication go-ahead

Work will resume on Western Highway duplication between Buangor and Ararat after the Supreme Court dismissed an application for an interim injunction. Buangor landowners sought the interim injunction to stop Western Highway duplication works, arguing an Environmental Effects Statement used by VicRoads in determining a route was flawed. VicRoads chief executive John Merritt said the […]

Stawell Country Women’s Association branch

Stawell branch of the Country Women’s Association has invited people to join the organisation. The branch meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Gallery Room at former shire offices on the Western Highway and for a craft night on the second Wednesday of the month at Stawell’s Main Street Visitor Information Centre. […]

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