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Hunt joins angling promotion

Angling icon and long-time sporting personality Rex Hunt joined Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford in Ararat to promote a 2018 VicFishKids program. Hunt also joined children in dropping a line into Alexandra Lake. The State Government announced Ararat as the location of one of five fishing clinics across the state in September and October. The Ararat […]

Willaura Waste Warriors

A group of Willaura Primary School students inspired by a ‘War on Waste’ television series has acted immediately to clean up the school. The prep to year-four students gathered forces at recess and collected rubbish from all corners of the school. The students discussed the ‘feeling in their hearts’ and their want to help clean […]

Nationals’ money promise for Wimmera River plan

Emma Kealy and  Nationals leader Peter Walsh along the Wimmera River near Horsham Showgrounds. Ms Kealy wants top develop the area.

By DEAN LAWSON Identification of the Wimmera River in Horsham as a potential tourist attraction and site for major development has won a financial promise from the Victorian Coalition. The Liberal-Nationals Coalition has pledged $150,000 for Horsham to develop a river precinct plan if it wins government at the November election. Nationals leader Peter Walsh […]

Students pitch in for National Tree Day

HELPING HANDS: Our Lady Help of Christians School Murtoa acting principal Heather Bush and students Hunter Stephenson, Thomas Elliot, Charley Baker and Chloe Richards with trees for National Tree Day.

Students from Horsham Primary School and Murtoa’s Our Lady Help of Christians School joined Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event last week. Each year, about 3000 preschools, kindergartens, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree Day. Murtoa students planted trees on Friday. Acting principal Heather Bush said Bunnings had […]

Tourism jewel Little Desert Nature Lodge on the market

George the emu at Little Desert Nature Lodge.

A Wimmera development leader has described Little Desert Nature Lodge at Winiam in the Wimmera’s west as part of a ‘sleeping giant waiting to be discovered’. Wimmera Development Association executive director Ralph Kenyon said news that the lodge and wildlife sanctuary was for sale represented a rare and unique opportunity for the right buyer. He […]

Project Hindmarsh Plantout success

Hindmarsh Landcare Network will turn its sights on a 2019 Project Hindmarsh Plant-out after volunteers helped revegetate sites near Kaniva. Organisers of this year’s event, on July 6, 7 and 8, declared the annual plantout a success, with more than 130 people gathering to plant trees and shrubs at two sites at Dinyarrack, north of […]

Dry outlook for Wimmera spring

The Wimmera looks set for a drier than average spring, with the Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook painting a potentially bleak rain picture for the region for the next three months.

AgLife: Landcare boost for Wimmera and Mallee

Wimmera-Mallee Landcare groups will share in $2-million State Government funding for revegetation, a fight against exotic pests and other environmental projects. The State Government announced grant recipients in the latest round of its Victorian Landcare Grants program. The government will fund 363 applications through the program, including 143 project grants, 218 support grants and two […]

We all need to be a little bit ‘green’

We are asking for trouble if we ignore revelations about creatures that have either become extinct or are on the edge of extinction.

Wimmera weather radar back on track

Experts responsible for installing three new weather radar stations in Western Australia’s farming wheatbelt will work on a similar project in the Wimmera and Mallee.


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