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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 […]

Plenty of bargains for We Love Nhill

A promotion encouraging people to support their home-town businesses across the region will switch its attention to Nhill on Friday. ACE Radio Broadcasters, through The Weekly Advertiser and radio stations 3WM and MIXX FM, has again partnered with businesses for the latest installment of their ‘We Love’ campaign. We Love Nhill represents the final opportunity […]

FINANCE: Start growing your future now

If you are in your 30s, chances are life revolves around children and a mortgage. As much as we love our kids, the fact is they cost quite a lot. As for the mortgage, this is the age during which repayments are generally at their highest, relative to income. And on top of that, one […]

2018 MIXX FM, 3WM and The Weekly Advertiser Wimmera Business Awards finalists announced

Judges have announced 45 finalists for the 2018 MIXX FM, 3WM and The Weekly Advertiser Wimmera Business Awards after assessing more than 70 applications from across the region. They have pruned back the field after assessing businesses from Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack municipalities. Officials will announce winners at a black tie […]

FINANCE: Navigating the borrowing maze

When choosing the right type of loan to suit your needs now and into the future, there are many factors to consider. What is the purpose of the loan? Credit cards provide immediate access to credit that can be used for many purposes, but the interest rate is high so they are best relied on […]

Danial Ahchow’s grand vision for Salinger’s at Great Western

Great Western businessman Danial Ahchow has vowed to make the town’s Salinger’s Café a must-do dining destination after purchasing the business. The Great Western Enterprises managing director also owns Great Western Hotel and manages Seppelt Wines cellar door and functions operations. Mr Ahchow said he bought the Salinger’s Café freehold with a vision to increasing […]

FINANCE: Tips to prepare for retirement

Looking forward to an enjoyable retirement? Check out our top 10 tips to make sure you are on track. Take stock – How do you want to live in retirement? Now do the numbers. How much will it cost? How much have you saved? Do the figures meet your expectations? If not, what action do […]

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 […]


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