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Jaala Pulford goes in to bat for Kooka’s Country Cookies

Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford has won an agreement from Woolworths to review a decision to remove Donald-produced Kooka’s Country Cookies products from its supermarket shelves. Representatives from the supermarket giant confirmed after a meeting with Ms Pulford they would review the move to withdraw the products from Australian stores outside Victoria and Tasmania. Ms […]

Horsham Oliver’s Real Food to boost employment, healthy options

A company working to change the face of traditional ‘fast food’ in Australia will create between 15 and 20 jobs in Horsham.

Ararat’s AME Systems Australia primed in bid for multi billion-dollar military contract

Ararat’s position as a national as well as state and regional manufacturing hot spot will gather momentum if a Victorian bid for a multi billion-dollar military vehicle contract is successful.

FINANCE | Superannuation: What, why and how

Despite frequent changes to its governing rules, superannuation remains, for most people, a tax-effective environment in which to save for retirement. Following is a quick question and answer on the what, why and how of contributing to superannuation. Why should I contribute to super? Some super contributions and the investment earnings within super funds are […]

State investment in Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal, Horsham North Children’s and Community Hub

The State Government has announced funding for Wimmera projects.

FINANCE: Different ways to invest in shares

Media headlines focus more on share market drops than rises, but wherever there is a weakness there is usually an opportunity lying in wait. High quality companies are available at excellent value if you know where to look, but if you’re not sure how to take advantage of these opportunities, following are three ways to […]

Golden anniversary for Horsham’s Hermans family business

Horsham’s Hermans Interiors is celebrating 50 years of servicing the Wimmera community. Family owned and operated, Hermans offers the most extensive range of gifts, homewares, cookware and kitchen essentials in western Victoria. Ray Hermans said the store’s longevity could be attributed to staff offering customers honest advice and taking the time to genuinely care about […]

Darren Webster appointed new Skillinvest chief executive

Darren Webster is Skillinvest’s new chief executive. Mr Webster has been acting in the role since October 2016, when former chief executive John Ackland retired. He has played a leading role in the continued growth of Skillinvest throughout the past 12 years and has been active in many of the organisation’s recent strategic successes including […]

FINANCE FOCUS: Benefits to aged care planning

The only topic people don’t like talking about more than death is getting old and becoming incapable of looking after oneself. With the Australian population of over 70s likely to reach nearly four million in the next 20 years, aged care is an issue that will be of increasing concern to a growing number of […]

FINANCE FOCUS: Sharing, caring business model

With help from the internet, the latest business model is quietly turning millions of ‘average Joes’ into entrepreneurs. Uber is connecting riders with drivers through apps, Airbnb is connecting hosts with travellers looking for a place to sleep through its website and Zopa is connecting lenders with borrowers through its peer-to-peer lending service. Many individuals […]

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