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Mallee and Wannon Election Result

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Federal electorates of Mallee and Wannon remain as Coalition strongholds after confirmation of results in last night’s Federal Election.

Pipeline win for Ararat

WATER DELIVERY: From left, Member for Wannon Dan Tehan, Ararat district farmer Charlie de Fegely and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at Mr de Fegely’s farm.

An Ararat municipal leader has joined a chorus in describing a $32-million Federal Government investment to help establish greater water security in the region as an economic game changer.

Horsham receives Wimmera River project commitment

ACTIVATING THE RIVER: An artist’s impression from Horsham Rural City Council shows how the banks of the Wimmera River in Horsham might look as a result of a Wimmera Riverfront Activation Project. The council, which has reserved $842,500 in its proposed 2019-20 budget and is lobbying state and federal governments for $5-million, is considering a raft of ideas surrounding the plan. It is seeking community input but ideas already include a bankside restaurant and café, a major water feature, new pedestrian pathways, boardwalks, artworks and gardens development.

A multi-million-dollar plan to exploit the socio-economic benefits of the Wimmera River in Horsham has $1.65-million in federal Coalition support.

Film crew behind Kevin Magee Horsham visit

Laurie Pearson, Matt Baker, Ben Felten, his dog Orson and Kevin Magee at the Horsham Motorcycle Club track at Dooen. Ben Felten, with Kevin's help, broke the world record for fastest blind rider.

Horsham motorcycle racing legend Kevin ‘Magoo’ Magee made a rare visit to his hometown at the weekend with a world record holder and a Belgian film crew in tow.

Over to you… voters

Andrew Coustley pre-polling for the Federal Election.

‘Because I like her’, ‘because I like him’ and ‘ I dunno!’ That was the depth of reasoning three grinning first-time Wimmera voters provided when randomly asked at an early election polling booth why they had voted a particular way. The response from the teenagers, while far from unexpected, provided insight into how different motivations […]

Push to protect platypus in Grampians

TESTING THE WATERS: Wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths takes an eDNA sample of water in Mackenzie River in the Grampians as part of Wimmera Catchment Management Authority’s platypus surveys. Picture: LOTTE REITER

Our national parks are home to some of our most treasured cultural riches, and we must look after them.

Mitch Creek to junior Horsham basketballers: ‘Anything can be achieved’

Horsham basketball star Mitch Creek basketball leads a junior clinic at Horsham Basketball Stadium.

Mitch Creek will return to the USA this weekend after a flying visit to his hometown of Horsham, as he continues to pursue his National Basketball Association career.

Stawell Gift wins world heritage plaque

2019 Stawell Gift final field, from left, Jara Konteh, Leonard King, Dhruv Rodrigues Chico, Conor Loughlan, Lachlan Sheffield and Jason Bailey.

IAAF President Sebastian Coe has announced that the Stawell Gift is among 11 new locations for the IAAF World Athletics Heritage Plaque at an official ceremony in Yokohama, Japan on the eve of the IAAF World Relays. The Plaque is a location-based recognition which highlights, celebrates and links together iconic and historic athletics careers, cities, […]

PHOTOS | School students celebrate Mother’s Day with their Mums

Lyn Pietsch, Lucy Pietsch, Pam Cameron, Charli Pietsch and Andrea Cameron at Holy Trinity Lutheran College Mother's Day lunch.

Unconditional love goes both ways for new mum Sarah Scully

Gerard Matthews, Sarah Scully and their baby Freddie.

The Weekly Advertiser journalist SARAH SCULLY will celebrate her first Mother’s Day as a mum on Sunday. Sarah and her fiancé Gerard Matthews welcomed Freddie Robert Matthews into the world on December 18. Sarah, who is currently enjoying maternity leave, has written about this special time for our Mother’s Day feature. Some days, I feel […]


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