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Easter egg hunt moves to showgrounds

Young and old will delight in another scramble for chocolate as the annual Good Friday Appeal Bendigo Bank Easter Egg Hunt moves to the Horsham Showgrounds. The fundraiser will move to the Maydale Reserve tonight with gates open at 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Bendigo Bank’s Ann-Maree Miller said the change of time, date and location was […]

Highway closed at Pimpinio

The Western Highway is closed both directions at Drendels Road due to a collision involving two trucks. Emergency services are directing traffic at the scene. It appears one truck has rear-ended another truck traveling eastbound on the Horsham side of Pimpinio. The Weekly Advertiser believes neither driver was injured. Authorities have advised drivers to avoid […]

Ararat in $85-million water push

Ararat municipal leaders will use the impending Federal Election to up the ante in a bid to obtain the extra money needed to start an $85-million East Grampians Pipeline project. Ararat Rural City Council has listed the GWMWater project, designed to dramatically improve water security for much of the municipality, as one of its key […]

Horsham’s Simone O’Brien stands for senate

Senator Derryn Hinch with domestic violence advocate Simone O'Brien during a visit to Horsham.

Simone O’Brien, 43, of Horsham will take her powerful and resonating anti-domestic-violence message to Canberra if she wins a Senate seat in the approaching federal election.

Murra Warra Wind farm’s future is uncertain

Speculation surrounding Murra Warra Wind Farm development north of Horsham continues as one of the major companies involved in the project works through significant financial issues.

PHOTOS | Rain fails to dampen youth festival

Stephanie Castleman at Horsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park.

EVERYBODY BOUNCE: Max Sudholz failed to let light rain on Sunday dampen his enthusiasm for activities at a Horsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park. The twilight event, presented by Horsham Rural City Council to correspond with National Youth Week, featured a variety of entertainment and activities. Council youth engagement and planning officer Annie Mintern said […]

Mitch Creek set for homecoming

Mitch Creek at Horsham Basketball Stadium on Wednesday with former coach Owen Hughan and Mitch's father Jeff.

Fresh from his debut season in the United States’ National Basketball Association, star Horsham athlete Mitch Creek will return home for a visit next month. Creek will be in Horsham on May 10, where he will run clinics for Horsham Amateur Basketball Association, HABA, players and catch up with family, friends and fans. He will […]

World-class pilots for Nhill air show

Nhill Air Show plans have had a major boost with confirmation aerobatics pilot and entertainer Paul Bennet will bring his world-class aerobatics team to the show. Internationally renowned Paul Bennet Airshows is managing the November 2 event, which will celebrate the centenary of aviation at Nhill. Mr Bennet has clocked up more than 5000 display-related […]

New role for Hugh Delahunty

Former Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty of Horsham has joined Sport Australia’s management board. Mr Delahunty, a former Victorian Sports Minister and long-term advocate of the role sport plays in health and fitness, accepted the Federal Government appointment. Sport Australia is the country’s national sports advisory agency, helping provide the Federal Government with direction with […]

Wimmera fire brigades ready to give to Good Friday Appeal

FILL IT UP: Left, Amber Ramsdell and Lexi Cooper with Ararat Fire Brigade members Jordan Cooper, Jeydon Nancarrow, Rob Starick, Peter Cooper, Rhonda Wall, Greg Taylor and Daniel Ramsdell Ararat will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its involvement with the appeal this year and hopes to break a cumulative $1-million dollar donation total.

A tantalising one-million-dollar donation-target hangs above the heads of the Ararat community as it prepares for its 50th annual Good Friday Appeal.


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