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FINANCE | Time to reflect

Many people use the Christmas-New Year period to reflect on the year that has just passed, often in a blur, and begin thinking about the future and how to achieve their hopes and dreams. It can also be a good opportunity to reconsider financial strategies and goals. If that sounds like a good idea, following […]

Cafe first step in river vision

Horsham’s riverside cafe on Barnes Boulevard has made a successful start since opening in the past fortnight. The cafe, called Blended On the Bank, represents an experimental first step in a civic vision to boost activity along the Wimmera River in Horsham. Operating out of a converted caravan, the cafe runs Fridays from 5.30pm to […]

FINANCE | Control your debt before it’s too late

Debt can be a wonderful slave but an unforgiving master. Australians have an extraordinarily high level of consumer debt. It fuels our lives. For example, there were more than 242,000,000 credit-card transactions just in the month of July 2018 – valued at more than $28 billion. This included $758-million in cash advances. The scariest part […]

Best and Less open for business

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Best and Less assistant manager Tania Brown, left, and manager Trudi Weir celebrate the grand opening of the store at Horsham Plaza. Best and Less, which has almost 200 outlets across Australia, is an Australian clothing and household linen retailer. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER The entire December 5, 2018 edition of The Weekly […]

PHOTOS | Woodbine project creates new business

ENTERPRISE: From left, Woodbine’s Jack Murray, Shane Welch, Ray Hinchcliff, Stephen Coon and Robert Murray are making furniture out of recycled timber for a New Life Furniture by Woodbine venture. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera disability service provider Woodbine has launched a new product range featuring recycled timber. Woodbine-supported employees, under the direction of Australian Disability Enterprise supervisor Des Roberts and staff member Todd Dempsey, have launched New Life Furniture by Woodbine. A team handcrafts each piece of furniture into unique designs using predominantly recycled timber. Pieces can be […]

‘It’s The Law’ – Engage correctly

Wimmera solicitor Patrick Smith is writing for The Weekly Advertiser. Mr Smith’s monthly column ‘It’s The Law’ will explore legal issues and how they might affect people in the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians. Mr Smith was born in and raised in Horsham. He obtained Bachelor degrees in Economics, International Studies and Laws – Honours – […]

FINANCE | Australian dollar affects everyone

by Robert Goudie You might think only importers and exporters pay attention to the value of the Aussie dollar, but movements in the exchange rate affect us all. After peaking at US$0.81 in late January 2018 the Australian dollar fell as low as US$0.70 in October, also falling against several other currencies. A falling Aussie […]

FINANCE | What can you tell me about my super?

It’s a common question asked by employees – what should I do about my superannuation? If you are an employer or manager and feel confident of your knowledge of superannuation and investment, it can be tempting to give an answer. However, just about anything helpful you have to say will likely fall within the definition […]

FINANCE: To gift or not?

With Australia’s age pension being subject to an assets and income test, a simple way for part-pensioners to increase their pension payments is to give away some assets. Not surprisingly the government is on to such an obvious strategy. It’s called ‘gifting’, and while it is perfectly legal for you to give away whatever you […]

WDA awards a celebration of regional business

On behalf of Wimmera Development Association, WDA, I congratulate all category winners and the Wimmera Business of the Year 2018 – Smallaire. People often ask why we run these awards and I would like to provide an explanation, so businesses consider entering our next Wimmera Business Awards in 2020. The Wimmera Business Awards showcase and […]


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