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Josh back home with Harvey

To say Harvey Norman Ararat’s new proprietor Josh Bywater, 27, has been busy would be an understatement.

FINANCE | Unlocking super

Superannuation statements. Boring, right? But if, like many people, you toss your annual super statement in a drawer or hit delete, you could be depriving yourself of many thousands of dollars just when you need them. So it’s worth the small effort to take a closer look at your superannuation statement. If everything is in […]

Tourism jewel Little Desert Nature Lodge on the market

George the emu at Little Desert Nature Lodge.

A Wimmera development leader has described Little Desert Nature Lodge at Winiam in the Wimmera’s west as part of a ‘sleeping giant waiting to be discovered’. Wimmera Development Association executive director Ralph Kenyon said news that the lodge and wildlife sanctuary was for sale represented a rare and unique opportunity for the right buyer. He […]

Skillinvest nominated Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Horsham business Skillinvest is among nominations for a major accolade at 2018 Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Skillinvest, which specialises in employment and training with a reach across Victoria and interstate, and also operates Longerenong College, is in the running for the awards’ Regional Development Victoria Business category. Award judging will be on August 29 […]

Emma Kealy: make most of small business event

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has encouraged business leaders across the region to make the most of a Wimmera Small Business Festival series. Ms Kealy said business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs should take the opportunity to attend workshops on offer throughout the region during August. “Small businesses provide about half of the state’s private-sector […]

More time for Wimmera Business Awards entries

Businesses planning to enter Wimmera Development Association’s biennial MIXX FM, 3WM and The Weekly Advertiser Wimmera Business Awards have extra time to finalise or submit last-minute entries. Friday is now the cut-off for award entries, open to businesses from Horsham, Northern Grampians, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack and West Wimmera municipalities. Project officer Bonnie Severin said organisers had […]

Small business festival coming to the Wimmera

Bookings have opened for Wimmera Small Business Festival’s series of workshops starting in the region this month. The festival runs throughout August and early September and features a program of business events that provide inspiration, ideas and information for anyone starting or building a business. As part of the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival 2018, […]

Love for the job pays dividends for Lokkie Cunningham-McKean

There is an old saying that ‘if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life’. It is also a saying that reflects the attitude of award-winning Horsham apprentice spray-painter Lauchlan ‘Lokkie’ Cunningham-McKean. Lokkie, 20, who works for Mick Cramer Smash Repairs in Mill Street, couldn’t hide the passion he has […]

Business bus visit

Small business operators in Horsham will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits the rural city on August 9. The Small Business Bus features small-business mentoring specialists skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. The experts have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior […]

Retirement living: so many choices

Approaching retirement? Perhaps you are already there and it’s time to do something different – maybe radical, like selling up and moving? Older Australians are living healthier, more active lives. Choosing the most lifestyle-appropriate housing can be a dilemma. Downsizing is emotional – family homes hold years of memories. Yet doing so might free up […]


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