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Dylan Bates does a flip at Horsham Skate Park during a Youth Can skate and barbecue with Nexus, Headspace and the Red Cross.
The next event will be a Colour War at May Park on January 23.

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HOLIDAY FUN: School holiday activities are in full swing across the Wimmera and Grampians, with a range of activities on offer for students to enjoy. Tiffany, Sophie and Nadia Petering decorate backpacks at Horsham Plaza. The entire January 17, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

Maritime Safety Victoria puts water safety in spotlight

ADVICE: Horsham boat owner Bob Kirsopp, right, checks his life vest with Maritime Safety Victoria’s John Chittick during an information session at Horsham Weir. Fellow boating safety officers Ron Sproal and Sam Stevens also attended the visit. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people learnt important information about staying safe by the water during a visit from Maritime Safety Victoria boating safety officers. Officers answered water safety questions and provided advice during a visit to Horsham. The officers also ran checks on lifejackets and boating requirements. Horsham Rural City Council technical services director John Martin said the […]

Money for Wimmera youth engagement

Four Wimmera organisations have welcomed a share of $550,000 to engage youth and encourage their active participation in the community.

NBN information sessions for Horsham, Warracknabeal and Ararat

National Broadband Network representatives will speak with Wimmera people about the network’s rollout during visits to Horsham, Warracknabeal and Ararat. Representatives will be in Ararat and Horsham today and Warracknabeal tomorrow to provide information about what residents and businesses should consider before they order an NBN-powered plan from a phone or internet provider. Head of NBN local Victoria […]

New courses at Horsham University of the Third Age

Horsham’s University of the Third Age will host its 2018 enrolment day tomorrow. President Bob McIlvena said the committee had been busy preparing the university’s rooms at Horsham Railway Station for the new year. “We look forward to seeing not only our current members but also welcoming new ones,” he said. “As well as the […]

Tenth anniversary for Ararat’s annual Grampians Ride to Remember

Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch members are gearing up for the 10th anniversary of the annual Grampians Ride to Remember. The 2018 edition will be on Sunday, February 4. The 234-kilometre ride is a green corridor event and will be led by a police escort to maximise safety and minimise disruption to other […]

Library money for Buloke Shire

Buloke Shire Council will have $130,695 to refurbish Birchip library and provide a mobile library service as part of latest State Government grants supporting libraries across the state. It is one 13 councils to have access to money through a Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. Other funding allocations in the latest round cover projects in Myrtleford, […]

Ararat leaders plan fun Australia Day

Ararat Rural City Council is busily preparing for a jam packed Australia Day with celebrations and activities planned for the whole family. The day will kick off from noon at Alexandra Oval Community Centre with a free barbecue lunch provided by the council and prepared by the Ararat Lions Club. Official proceedings will start at […]

What does your future hold after school?

Congratulations, you have finished 13 years of schooling… so, now what? I’ll bet you’re sick of hearing that, aren’t you? But it is something you need to consider – just exactly what is your next step in life? Whether you’re taking a gap year to decide your next step, are looking for work, or are […]

BACK TO SCHOOL | Next step for Horsham West

Students at Horsham West and Haven Primary School are a step closer to improved facilities with architects appointed to design a $359,000 upgrade of the school. Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford said Morton Dunn Architects had been appointed to design the upgrade, which will be underway later this year. The upgrade includes work on […]


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