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Wimmera solar farms move ahead

Horsham Rural City mayor Pam Clarke hopes the green lighting of two major solar farms set to generate almost 300 jobs in the region is the tip of the iceberg.

Australia Day awards | Ian Walter and Dustin Cross making a difference

HUMBLED: Dustin Cross and Ian Walter are Horsham Rural City’s 2018 Australia Day Award winners.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s latest Australia Day award winners are strong believers they get more out of volunteering than what they put in.

PHOTOS: Baby ballet classes at The Dancers Zone

Sisters Claire and Heidi Rethus enjoying The Dancers Zone's free baby ballet. The free classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday's from 9.30am all January.

YOUNG PERFORMERS: The Dancers Zone in Horsham is promoting its baby ballet classes with free sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during January. Sisters Claire and Heidi Rethus join in the fun. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire January 17, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

PHOTOS | School holiday fun

Dylan Bates does a flip at Horsham Skate Park during a Youth Can skate and barbecue with Nexus, Headspace and the Red Cross.
The next event will be a Colour War at May Park on January 23.

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HOLIDAY FUN: School holiday activities are in full swing across the Wimmera and Grampians, with a range of activities on offer for students to enjoy. Tiffany, Sophie and Nadia Petering decorate backpacks at Horsham Plaza. The entire January 17, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

Plea to support Harrow Tussock Jumpers Bachelor and Spinster Ball

Tony Driscoll, Kevin Erwin, Pam Clarke, Luke Donnellan and Mal Kersting at Westerm Highway announcement in Stawell.

Harrow Tussock Jumpers Bachelor and Spinster Ball organisers have called on Wimmera people to help keep the long-running community event alive. The ball has run for 19 years and raised more than $250,000 for community groups. The annual two-day festival, featuring live music, food and bar facilities is on this weekend. The event will again be […]

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce offers healthy FebFast challenge

PAUSE FOR A CAUSE: Grampians Community Health staff, from left, Bronwen Malligan, Vicki Hobbs, Jess Johns, Ali Baker and Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce co-ordinator Sally Pymer are encouraging people to join them in giving up something ‘unhealthy’ for February. 

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce leaders have encouraged the region’s residents to ‘pause for a cause’ by signing up for Febfast. Febfast, powered by Youth Support and Advocacy Service, offers people an opportunity to take a break from alcohol, sugar or something of their choice for the month of February, in support of disadvantaged young people […]

Emma Kealy calls for funding to avert potential fire risk

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has called on the State Government to take urgent action to fund the slashing of roadsides across the region. Ms Kealy said the fire risk posed by vegetation growing on roadsides was a major concern to residents. “I have been contacted by a number of residents who are concerned about […]

Money for Wimmera youth engagement

Four Wimmera organisations have welcomed a share of $550,000 to engage youth and encourage their active participation in the community.

Life governorship for Ararat doctor Derek Pope

Long-serving Ararat doctor Derek Pope was awarded a Life Governorship of East Grampians Health Service at its annual meeting. Dr Pope has worked as a doctor at Ararat Medical Centre for more than 30 years, first arriving in Ararat to work as what was then called a GP Registrar in 1985. He was invited to […]

Drinking water for Mallee towns

Residents of Mallee townships of Brim, Beulah, Sea Lake and Woomelang are set to receive a drinking water supply by the end of 2018. GWMWater managing director Mark Williams said work on a new 132-kilometre pipeline would start early this year. The pipeline will run from Warracknabeal to Sea Lake, via Brim, Beulah, Hopetoun and […]


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