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Epic tour awaits Ben Brooksby and his Naked Farmer team

The Naked Farmer, Ben Brooksby, and his dog Sasha at St Helens Plains.

It started as a joke between a couple of mates and soon sparked a mental health awareness campaign based on encouraging people living and working on the land to get their gear off.

PHOTOS | Colour runs free at Ararat colour run

The Marian College Colour Run.

ALL THE COLOURS: Ararat became a sea of coloured powder on Sunday when participants took part in a Marian College Colour Run. The event, organised by year-12 students and featuring three-kilometre and five-kilometre routes, raised money for the Fred Hyde Foundation. Pictured soaking up the atmosphere of the fun-filled event are, above, from left, Olivia […]

Ratepayers urged to unite at VFF Kalkee rally

Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke has urged Wimmera-Mallee primary producers to provide a strong show of support against ‘unfair’ council rate distribution at a rally on Friday.

New Horsham golf leader Paul Riley sets priorities

Exploring ways of encouraging visiting players to Horsham and establishing club stability are cornerstone priorities for new Horsham Golf Club general manager and director of golf Paul Riley.

Horsham women win Change Our Game scholarships

Two Wimmera women are among 46 across the state set to develop their leadership skills after winning Change Our Game scholarships. Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly’s Rebecca McIntyre and Horsham Rural City Council’s Jessica Leslie will benefit from the State Government’s $250,000 investment. The program aims to give women additional opportunities to advance in leadership positions […]

Native flower salvage day at Ararat

The Ararat district community has an opportunity to salvage roadside native orchids and lilies before construction starts on the Western Highway duplication between Buangor and Ararat. VicRoads North Western Projects project director Nigel Powers said environmentalists had requested the community have an opportunity to collect the native orchids and lilies at Hillside Road, near Ararat. […]

Prominent leader Bernie Dunn dies

A funeral for former parliamentarian and Horsham mayor Bernie Dunn, of Brimpaen, will be at St Andrew’s Uniting Church in Horsham tomorrow at 2pm. Mr Dunn, 73, died on Friday morning after a battle with cancer. Originally from Warracknabeal, Mr Dunn was a National Party Member for North Western Province in State Parliament’s Legislative Council […]

Horsham mayor Pam Clarke appeals to Target hierarchy

Target at Horsham Gateway Plaza.

Uncertainty surrounding Target stores across Victoria has prompted Horsham mayor Pam Clarke to appeal to the department chain to be sympathetic when considering its Horsham outlet.

Council suspects tree poisoning at Dimboola skate park

Hindmarsh Shire Council leaders are concerned about dying trees at Dimboola Skate Park. Mayor Ron Ismay said following council inspection of the trees and consultation with the supplier, it appeared the trees might have been poisoned. “Council suspects deliberate poisoning of the trees, which is extremely disappointing,” he said. “The trees were planted not only […]

We Love Horsham success

Chris Thomas, Lee Meadows, Joanne Schorback and Kaycee Bould help Oskar and Sallie Koenig enter the We Love Horsham promotion.

WE LOVE… SHOPPING: Account managers, from left, Chris Thomas, Lee Meadows, Joanne Schorback and promotions officer Kaycee Bould join shopper Sally Koenig and her son Oskar during The Weekly Advertiser, 3WM and MIXX FM We Love Horsham shopping day. The Friday shopping promotion, featuring 40 Horsham businesses, provided customers and clients with opportunities to win […]


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