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David Berry: Our friend Harry Denson

Every now and then someone comes into your life and leaves an indelible mark. That was Harry Roy James Denson. This kid was born in Brim and went to school with my eldest son Matthew, in Horsham. We only had a short time, but boy did he pack plenty into that time. I first met […]

Wimmera ready for new Horsham parkrun

Wimmera River parkrun organisers are counting down to the event’s official launch on August 25 following a trial run. Organiser Andrew Sostheim said 22 runners and walkers participated in the trial, assisted by 10 volunteers. “There was a wide range of participants from all ages, and even a couple of prams,” he said. “We are […]

Wimmera supporting Parkinson’s A Walk In The Park project

Horsham has joined Parkinson’s Victoria in its 10th anniversary A Walk in the Park project. Parkinson’s Victoria is calling for community support for the event, to bring the total number of walkers who have taken part since the walk’s inception across Victoria to 27,000. The 27,000 figure is the number of Victorians living with the […]

Public dental wait times a toothache: Louise Staley

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has raised concerns over ‘startling’ figures showing her electorate has one of the longest waiting times for public dental care in the state. New data released under freedom of information shows at the end of May 2018, more than 152,000 Victorians were waiting for treatment – sometimes, for years. An […]

Dimboola HPV event powers on

Horsham West Primary School HPV team Minda Denham, Chelsea Brown, Zahlee Mellington, Regan Woodhart, Seanna Foster and Pippa Denham at Dimboola Human Powered Vehicle ‘expo’. The team are leading the Uni SA Pedal Prix 2018 series.

A Dimboola Human Powered Vehicle Expo has consolidated its position as an annual event after generating significant community interest and attracting teams from across Victoria and South Australia. Hindmarsh Shire Council tourism and economic development officer Jeff Woodward said the weekend event at Dimboola Recreation Reserve was a success. He said plans were already underway […]

Turkish treats on offer at Oasis event

Pragya Kant, Ambili Unni and Sachita Pudasaini help Sermin Aytar prepare for an Oasis Wimmera Turkish dessert BAKLAVA cooking demonstration and tasting event.

EXPLORING THE PALATE: From left, Pragya Kant, Ambili Unni and Sachita Pudasaini help Sermin Aytar prepare for an Oasis Wimmera Tastes of the World event in Horsham on Saturday. The group, which provides integration and support for migrants in the Wimmera, uses its Tastes of the World events to demonstration a dish from overseas. This […]

Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub set to have lasting legacy

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad believes a new Kalkee Road children’s hub in Horsham will have far-reaching benefits for children, families and staff members. Mr Broad outlined his thoughts at an official opening of the Horsham North centre, already providing a range of education, health and support services to children and their families under the […]

Wimmera businesses join Parma for a Farmer campaign for drought relief

Wimmera pubs and eateries have thrown their support behind a tasty campaign to raise money for drought-stricken communities.

Cafes join forces to help homeless

Nyah Lawson at Up Tempo Cafe. The cafe will join CafeSmart where each participating café will donate $1 from every coffee sold on August 3 to help fund homelessness services.

Seven Horsham cafes will unite the community over a cup of coffee this Friday to help fund regional homelessness services as part of the CafeSmart campaign. Café Chickpea, Cheeky Fox Café, Nourish’d Eatery, Up Tempo Café, Conways, Café Jas and The Figtree Caffe will join more than 650 small businesses Australia-wide to raise money for CafeSmart. Uniting […]

Make time to keep learning

Whether family or work commitments take priority, we lose interest, do not have the time, the material is too hard, or we feel there’s no point in continuing; at some point in our adult lives we all take a step back from learning. Australian Bureau of Statistics data from May 2017 shows that almost 19 […]


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