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Archive for: November, 2017

WorkSafe pleads with farmers to consider safety in wake of weather warning

WorkSafe is pleading with farmers in the middle of harvesting to avoid risks ahead of heavy rains and flash flooding, which are forecast to hit much of the state in coming days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for all of Victoria, with potentially record-breaking rains forecast to start tomorrow morning […]

Flood Watch issued for Wimmera River

A high pressure system will continue to strengthen over the Tasman Sea this week allowing a hot and humid northeasterly airstream to continue. A trough of low pressure crossing the Bight will reach western Victoria on Thursday and then become slow-moving. A low pressure system will develop over northwestern Victoria on Friday before drifting slowly […]

Algal bloom forces Walkers Lake closure

Walkers Lake near St Arnaud is closed following confirmation of blue-green algae. Northern Grampians Shire mayor Tony Driscoll said the popular recreation lake was closed to the public last week following reports of algae in the water. Tests confirmed the presence of potentially harmful algae. Cr Driscoll said while the timing of the lake’s closure […]

Thunderstorms on the way for Victoria

Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL for people in Central, East Gippsland, Mallee, South West, Northern Country, North Central, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts. A high pressure system will continue to strengthen over the Tasman Sea this week allowing a hot and humid northeasterly airstream to continue. A trough of […]

New Ararat Rural City councillor determined

The Victorian Electoral Commission has determined Ararat Rural City’s new councillor.

VIDEO | PHOTOS | Marc Greig takes Wimmera Rebels training

Western Victoria Rebels coach Marc Greig with Wimmera Rebels training squad.

Greater Western Victoria Rebels new head coach Marc Greig put the Wimmera-Mallee’s emerging football talent through its paces at a training session at Horsham’s Dimboola Road oval on Monday night. Players from the Wimmera talent pathway are training under the direction of squad coaches Shayne Breuer and Brendan Bryan with an eye to making the […]

MORE PHOTOS: Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club hosts its annual invitational competition

Rory Hallinan-Johns, at Natimuk and Districts Gymnastic Club's annual  invitational.

Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club hosted its annual invitational event at the weekend, attracting more than 300 gymnasts from across the state and South Australia. Club president Amanda Carracher said the two-day competition was a huge success. “Visitors were very impressed with our competition and our facilities,” she said. “Clubs from Mansfield, Benalla and Sunbury […]

AgLife | PHOTOS | VIDEO | Ken French’s long journey to Australian title

Ken French blade shearing at Glenisla.

Glenisla’s Ken French taught himself to blade shear as a teenager but only started to take his talent seriously in his 30s. Mr French, 57, is Australia’s newly crowned National Blade Shearing Champion after an impressive performance at the 2017 National Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in Bendigo. By SARAH SCULLY Glenisla’s Ken French was […]

Return of Horsham Golf Club pro-am to reflect rebound

Horsham Golf Club.

Horsham Golf Club will reach a profound milestone next year when it presents its first pro-am tournament since its devastation from 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

Salvation Army toy ride success

SANTAS HELPERS: Christmas spirit was alive and well in the Wimmera at the weekend as motorcycle enthusiasts from across the region participated in the annual Salvation Army Charity and Toy Ride. Participants rode from Natimuk to Horsham under escort from Horsham Police Highway Patrol. Each year riders donate presents and money to the Salvation Army […]

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