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Stawell, Kaniva, Dimboola colleges share in $6.9-million for upgrades

Stawell, Kaniva and Dimboola colleges will share in $6.9-million of State Government funding to upgrade their schools. The government has provided $4-million towards stage one of Stawell Secondary College’s master plan in its 2018-19 State Budget. Kaniva College, $2.3-million, and Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, $600,000, will use their funding allocations to upgrade and modernise their […]

PHOTOS: Kindergarten at new community hub settles in

Jorja Eltze, Kody Williams, Alexa Watson, Albie Pietsch and Daniel Dossett at the new Kalkee Road Kindergarten in the Kalkee Road Children's Hub. The kindergarten started its program in the new building on Monday.

OFFICIALLY OPEN: The new Kalkee Road Kindergarten came to life on Monday with the arrival of a bunch of children eager to explore their surroundings. The kindergarten, in Horsham’s new Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub, will run three and four-year-old programs. Connor Frawley took a liking to a water pump in the new outdoor […]

New male found in Zumsteins platypus survey

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River in the Grampians for platypus last week discovered an adult male at Zumsteins, which had previously avoided capture. Wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths was keen to recapture a juvenile female they named Maddie last year, or any others, especially juveniles, but the platypuses remained elusive. The monitoring is part of a […]

Marnoo youngsters soak up ocean visit

Marnoo Primary School children joined a Murtoa P-12 College year-four and five class on excursion to Port Fairy as part of studies that involved learning about the ocean. Murtoa College’s Joylene Boehm organised the excursion to provide the children with a real-life learning experience. Children took part in beach games, explored rock pools for marine […]

Double degree for Thomas Sudholz

Thomas Sudholz has graduated from Deakin University, conferring his double degree in Engineering and Commerce. Mr Sudholz majored in finance and mechanical engineering with Honours, and submitted his thesis, in October, 2017, entitled: Design, Development and Evaluation of an In-Vitro Micro-Cooling System for the Inducement of Therapeutic Hypothermia – a means of cerebral cooling. Mr […]

Call for mentors for Wimmera-southern Mallee Skilled Mentors program

A new hands-on mentor program for learners is unfolding across the Wimmera and southern Mallee. In partnership with Neighbourhood Houses and Learn Local centres, Centre for Participation is offering the Skilled Mentors program aimed at developing and engaging people keen to further develop their knowledge across multiple learning platforms.  The program is seeking skilled mentors […]

Javanese dancers head to Rainbow

A live performance by graceful East Javanese dancers, the haunting sounds of traditional Indonesian percussion instruments and projections of unique Mallee landscape images will all feature at an event at Rainbow this month. Oasis Rainbow will host the free afternoon event on April 28 to mark the final performance of its six-day Embodied Landscape project. […]

PHOTOS | School holiday fun

Bella Carr, Bianca Carr and Samantha Grant at Horsham Aquatic Centre pool party.

School holiday fun at Horsham Aquatic Centre, Horsham Plaza, Stawell ice skating and Wimmera Regional Library Service. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham VCAL Students provide project help

Wimmera organisations providing support for homeless and disadvantaged people have used ‘backpacks’ to help their clients thanks to the efforts of Wimmera students. Shania Cleaver and Tindara Lauricella joined forces to collect items for the backpacks as part of a Horsham College Satellite Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning project. The pair worked on the Help […]

Landcare and harmony celebrated at Horsham Town Hall

IN HARMONY: From left, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority chairman Peter Hilbig, nature sound recordist Andrew Skeoch, Wimmera Landcare advocate Rae Talbot and Brisbane-based biologist and author Tim Low share their experiences during a Celebrating Landcare and National Harmony Day at Horsham Town Hall. Barengi Gadjin Land Council and Wimmera Catchment Management Authority hosted the event, […]


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