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Mark Wolfe is building memories in Ararat

LABOUR OF LOVE: Mark Wolfe is fulfilling a dream of restoring an historic building, in Ararat’s Barkly Street.

What is the logical next step in the life of a musician and composer who has toured across Australia and internationally?
For Mark Wolfe, it was buying and restoring a heritage building in Ararat’s main street.

Region tops state for volunteering

A national study has confirmed five Wimmera municipalities are in Victoria’s top 10 ‘kindest’ local government areas in Victoria. ‘The Happiness Project’ results released by Bond University in Queensland have come at a fitting time, in line with International Volunteers Day and the launch of regional 2019 Volunteering Recognition Awards. Analysing Census and other publicly […]

Work on Murtoa rotunda

Murtoa’s iconic rotunda on the foreshore of Lake Marma will soon undergo a major facelift with help from a Federal Government grant. Member for Mallee Andrew Broad announced on Monday the government would provide $4750 for the $10,450 project as part of a strong communities program. Mr Broad was in Murtoa to make the commitment […]

Historic tapestry has a permanent home at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Horsham Regional Art Gallery has hung historic Horsham Tapestry. Pictured with Horsham Mayor are original creators of the tapestry, from left, Gay Wilmot, Gill Vinn, Fay Carine, Christine Osuchowski (correct spelling), and Joan Nester.

HISTORY ON SHOW: A historic tapestry depicting Horsham in 1898 is now on permanent display in Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s foyer. Horsham mayor Mark Radford joined Horsham Spinners and Weavers and the original creators of the artwork for the occasion. Pictured from left with Cr Radford are the Horsham artisans who created the 1988 bicentennial […]

PHOTOS | Ararat Carols By Candlelight

FESTIVE CHEER: Ararat families celebrated a quarter of a century of faith and festive cheer on Saturday when they gathered for Ararat Carols by Candlelight. Hundreds of people enjoyed the 25th annual celebration at Alexandra Gardens. The entire December 12, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

Park of good cheer for all-abilities celebration at Nhill

Jaypex Park in Nhill was full of laughter, fun and good cheer when people gathered to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities. The family event focused on empowering people of all abilities with a program including a free barbecue lunch, treasure hunt, interactive games and painting activities. Hindmarsh Shire mayor Ron Ismay said the […]

Staff milestones celebrated at Northern Grampians

The work of three long-time Northern Grampians Shire employees has won official recognition. Northern Grampians Shire Council made presentations to direct care workers Sandra Watson, 35 years, and Jenny Anderson, 25 years, and St Arnaud works team leader Hayden Harvey, 25 years. The council made presentations at its November and December council meetings. Northern Grampians […]

Stawell building on festivities

A group of Stawell organisations are working together in an effort to make their city the Christmas hub of the Wimmera this month. Stawellbiz, Lions Club Stawell, Stawell Performing Arts Company and the Lutheran Church are offering a variety of events this festive season. They are working with Northern Grampians Shire Council on the December […]

Eight ball players on cue for cancer centre

Horsham Eight Ball Association has put its shoulder behind a regional fight against cancer with a donation to Wimmera Cancer Centre. The association, with help from Horsham’s Bull and Mouth Hotel, has provided money for the centre to buy a cancer treatment chair. The chairs cost $6169 and the association has provided $5000, generated through […]

Children in need of a loving home – Andrew Broad

The real work of the Australian Parliament does not take place in the House of Representatives chamber. The real work takes place in the conversations in the hallways, in our cross-house committees and in meetings with ministers. This sitting fortnight, a report was presented entitled Breaking Barriers: A National Adoption Framework for Australian Children. It […]


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