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Chinese project primed for go-ahead

Work on a project to formally acknowledge Chinese miners buried in unmarked graves in Ararat Cemetery is on the brink of starting.

Wimmera Base Hospital Auxiliary continues vital work

Wimmera Base Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary is encouraging more volunteers to join its fashion parade to help raise money for life-saving equipment. Members raised more than $4500 at a parade in Horsham and presented Wimmera Health Care Group chief executive Catherine Morley a cheque for $40,000. Auxiliary member Anne Stevens said the contribution was a credit […]

Volunteers set for massive Hindmarsh Landcare Network planting

Volunteers from across Australia and beyond will attempt to plant more than 13,000 trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses at key west Wimmera sites during a weekend in July. Organisers of Hindmarsh Landcare Network’s 22nd annual Project Hindmarsh plantout weekend are busy preparing for an influx of visitors to tackle the project. The plantout, from July […]

Costa talks all things compost at Grampians Grape Escape

Prominent gardening personality Prominent gardening personality Costa Georgiadis has helped launch a series of community composting activities across western Victoria. The bearded ABC television presenter was a guest at a Grampians region launch of International Compost Awareness Week, ICAW, Australia. The launch was part of Grampians Grape Escape festival at Halls Gap at the weekend. […]

Stawell historic gates to be restored

Work to restore historic gates at Stawell’s Central Park is underway. Northern Grampians Shire Council has removed the gates for restoration after receiving a Heritage Victoria permit for the project. The heritage-listed wrought-iron gates, which commemorate the Boer War, are more than 100 years old. Parts of the gates were damaged from a car incident […]

Horsham Mother’s Day Classic reaches 10-year milestone

PRETTY IN PINK: From left, Janine English, Roady McKinnon, Lesley Schuller and Jackie Exell prepare for Horsham’s 10th annual Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday, setting off from Sawyer Park soundshell at 8.15am. Picture: LOTTE REITER

Mother’s Day Classic committee members are encouraging Wimmera people to tie up their shoelaces and join them at annual breast cancer fundraising events.

There’s nothing quite like mum

MUM’S CHRYSANTHEMUMS: Wimmera gardeners and flower enthusiasts will again sell flowers to raise money for Wimmera Cancer Centre. Gardener Yvonne Dunn is among volunteers who grow and bunch chrysanthemums to sell for Mother’s Day. Mrs Dunn said flowers would be available for $5 a bunch at Horsham Plaza tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

If ever we needed a human example of something profound, it would surely be that mums are always mums.

Boomerang Bags in Stawell

Stawell’s War on Waste Group is a step closer to reducing the use of single-use plastic bags with a Boomerang Bag distribution point launched today. The project, celebrated this morning at Newton’s Butchers in Main Street, is one of many the group is working on to reduce the use of plastic bags in the Wimmera […]

Festival an entrée to the Grampians

Tourism bosses say marquee events such as this weekend’s Grampians Grape Escape have helped turn the region into one of the biggest tourism growth areas in the state.

Edenhope set for first Mother’s Day Classic

Edenhope embarks on its first Mother’s Day Classic this year and organisers will target the event as a social occasion to help support breast cancer awareness and research. The annual, nationwide community event on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Cath McDonald said Edenhope’s classic would include a […]


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