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Protein powder plant win for Horsham

Dozens of jobs and fresh broadacre farming opportunities are set to emerge across the region when an Australian-first plant-protein processing centre starts production in Horsham later this year. Australian Plant Proteins, a company that has developed a process for extracting high-protein-content powder from pulses such as faba beans, is constructing the facility. Australian Plant Proteins […]

PHOTOS | Horsham students remember Darwin Defenders sacrifice

Ss Michael and John's captains Grady McCourt and Grace Hermans at Darwin Defenders service at Horsham College.

REMEMBRANCE: Horsham College captains Isabella Goudie and Jonah Smith lay a wreath during a Darwin Defenders service at the college on Tuesday. The service commemorated the bombing of Darwin by Japan during the Second World War on February 19, 1942. It was the largest attack on the nation of Australia by a foreign country. Darwin […]

Police seek boy after Horsham assault

Police are investigating after a teenage girl was assaulted on Friday February 15. The victim was walking her dog along Barnes Boulevard when an unknown male began yelling out to her about 2pm. The victim walked across the road but the male continued yelling and walking towards the girl, before striking her to the head. […]

Wimmera Cancer Centre thanks family for donation at open day

Jo Johns, WHCG Foundation chairman Graeme Hardman and Rachael Littore from Rachael's Wish at the new Wimmera Cancer Centre.

After years of planning and construction, Wimmera Cancer Centre was officially opened to the public at the weekend. Among the community members to attend the opening of the new facility were Gwen Bourchier and her extended family, including children and grandchildren. Mrs Bourchier made a large donation to help fund the construction of the cancer […]

Horsham College commemorates National Apology Day

Horsham College assistant principal Kim Drummond and students Teagan Muir and Emily Suter lay a wreath under a new Koorie sculpture at the front of the College for National Apology Day.

RECOGNITION: Horsham College students Teagan Muir and Emily Suter prepare to lay a wreath with assistant principal Kim Drummond, third from right, in front of a college display that recognises Aboriginal people of the region. Students, teachers and members of the community attended the ceremony as part of National Apology Day. The Federal Government, on […]

Hit and miss with Horsham outdoor Rockfest concert

Getting the ‘formula’ right will be the key for the organiser of last year’s inaugural Horsham Rockfest concert to bring any future big outdoor shows to the Wimmera.

Community anxiety over banks

The chairman of Australia’s first community bank has joined a chorus of protest over a decision to remove flexibility involving State Government banking services.

Parks Victoria implements Grampians climbing ban

Parks Victoria has committed to working with rock-climbing groups to find a compromise after a ban on climbing to protect Aboriginal heritage sites in Grampians National Park.

Murray Emerson joins MAV board

Northern Grampians Shire Council’s Murray Emerson has joined the Municipal Association Victoria board. Councillor Emerson, who represents Stawell Ward, will take up a Rural North West position on the board. Regional MAV representatives elected him to the position. The MAV is the major representative for local government, made up of 12 board members from across […]

Youth parliament members sought

Young people in the Wimmera-Mallee aged between 16 and 25 can help shape the future of Victoria. Applications for the 2019 youth parliament program are now open. Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy said youth parliamentarians could help influence Victorian law, policies, programs and services and encouraged young people from the region to apply. “The […]


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