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PHOTOS | Students celebrate Harmony Day

Cooper Robertson with classmates Coen Bales, Eamon Kelly, Christopher Burton, Evan Myers and Hamish Mintern at Ss Michael and John's Primary School Harmony Day celebrations.

Students at Ss Michael and John’s Primary School celebrated Harmony Day with a parade and dancing. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Entries open for revitalised eisteddfod

REHEARSAL: Horsham singing teacher Lisa Thomas with students Ella Lloyd, Penny Lopez-O’Donnell, Ella Dowling, Cloe Jennings, Rhianna Williams and Zara Nichols. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Musicians from across western Victoria will have a chance to gauge their ability in a competitive environment at a revitalised Wimmera Music Eisteddfod later this year. The eisteddfod is back after a year’s absence and organisers are calling for entries across a broad range of musical disciplines. Wimmera Music Eisteddfod, from July 26 to 28 […]

Nathaniel Kuchel flying his drone from Ararat to the world

ON THE WING: Ararat and Australian drone-racing star Nathaniel Kuchel and his racing drone. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

An Ararat teenager forging a reputation as one of Australia’s leading exponents in remote-control FPV drone racing is now ranked fourth in the country.

Natives feast on noxious species good news for Wimmera River fishing

Bruce MacInnes traps a carp from a display tank at the Horsham Fishing Competition.

By DEAN LAWSON Catch results at Horsham Fishing Competition have revealed a surprising downturn in carp domination of the Wimmera River in the region’s capital. Regional catchment leader David Brennan said the size, number and types of fish caught in the contest had again provided important and encouraging information about river characteristics and health. He […]

PHOTOS | Rockers take over Ararat streets

CELEBRATION: Helen Andrews and Janine Smith celebrate Ararat’s 25th Jailhouse Rock Festival. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Organisers of Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival believe the event, which celebrated its 25th birthday in style at the weekend, has a bright future.

Free entry to Horsham Pacing Cup for The Naked Farmer

CUP FUNDRAISER: The Naked Farmer Ben Brooksby with horse Polar Opposite at Kevin Lane’s Haven property near Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The sight of wide-open gates and the sound of rattling collection tins will welcome patrons to The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Pacing Cup meeting on March 31.

PHOTOS | Martin Heppell sharing a zest for life through resilience

INSPIRING: The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell with Ryan Tucker and Makaira O’Connell at a session with St Michael and John’s Primary School and Minyip Primary School students. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

A wellbeing leader intent on building happier lives and healthier communities visited Horsham last week. The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell addressed students, teachers and parents at Horsham College, Ss Michael and John’s, Minyip and Natimuk primary schools. Heppell, described by one student as ‘the funniest man I have ever met’, led presentations and provided positive […]

Relay for a cancer-free future

HAPPY TO HELP: Nhill College students, clockwise from left, Brooke Nossack, Ellie Murden, Olivia Dart, Chelsea Merrett and Lucy Bone enjoying the event. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people fighting for a cancer-free future were united ‘and unstoppable’ at Horsham and District Relay for Life at Dock Lake Reserve.

PHOTOS | Horsham Irish Festival

Horsham School of Dance Irish dancers at Horsham Irish Festival.

Horsham celebrated with the first ever Horsham Irish Festival.

VIDEO | PHOTOS | Horsham Relay For Life kicks off at Dock Lake

Max and Jenny Green and James Crute cut the ribbon to start the Horsham Relay For Life.

Teams from across the Wimmera converged on Dock Lake for Horsham Relay For Life. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER


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