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Learn to ‘speak out’ at Stawell

Understanding family violence is the topic of the latest ‘speak out’ night at Stawell Church of Christ. Organiser Terry Dunn said the event, on Saturday night, was open to the Stawell district community. He encouraged people to attend the free event to learn more about the important topic. “Family violence, unfortunately, is a major issue […]

Horsham program teaching steps to mental health recovery

Wimmera people struggling with depression can learn keys to recovery during a three-session program in Horsham. Delhuntie Youth Care’s Brendan Scale, who has more than 25 years’ experience as a counsellor helping people improve their lives, will run the program. “Participants will learn proven practical tips and strategies to improve their mood and regain their […]

St Arnaud to host colourful ColouriNG Festival

Wimmera people can enjoy a festival dedicated to fun, family, friends and fitness at St Arnaud. The ColouriNG St Arnaud Festival, on Sunday, will bring the excitement and fun of the 2017 Stawell Colour Run to St Arnaud for 2018. Northern Grampians Shire mayor Tony Driscoll said organisers were excited to open up the colour […]

Bronwyn Buckland’s walking project for cancer care

Croydon resident Bronwyn Buckland will pass through the Wimmera in the next few days as part of a 780-kilometre walk to raise money for cancer services at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne. In 2015, one of Ms Buckland’s close family members was diagnosed and treated for leukaemia at the hospital. She decided a long walk […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Rainbow Skate Park open

Zeke Ough at Rainbow Skate Park.

ACTION AND ADVENTURE: Hindmarsh Shire Council officially opened skate parks at Rainbow and Dimboola as part of a youth-activity development program. The workshop and demonstration days were also a lead-up to 2018 Youth Week. The new skate parks are part of a 2016-2020 Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council Strategy. Workshops during the opening featured direction from […]

Ita Buttrose to visit Horsham

National media icon Ita Buttrose OBE will visit the Wimmera next week to officially open a new-look Horsham Priceline Pharmacy. The award-winning journalist and television personality will engage visitors to the pharmacy with a question and answer session before walking through the newly extended store. Horsham Priceline owner Stuart Hall said Buttrose’s appearance was a […]

Bird activity project at Watchem Lake

Eagle-eyed residents will hone their bird-watching and bird-photography skills as part of a new Wimmera-Mallee wetland project. Renowned bird expert Jonathan Starks and professional photographer Jenny Stephens are leading a bird-watching and photography session at Watchem Lake today as part of a launch of a north-east Wimmera and southern Mallee wetlands community monitoring program. The […]

Blue-green algae warning for Taylors Lake

GWMWater officials have warned the public to avoid direct contact with water in Taylors Lake due to potentially toxic blue-green algae. Monitoring has detected levels of blue-green algae above levels considered safe for recreational use. Warning signs have been positioned at major recreational areas around the lake and will remain in place while the warning […]

Horsham Aquatic Centre gym to go 24 hours

Horsham Aquatic Centre gymnasium users will soon have 24-hour access after YMCA Victoria won a three-year contract extension to operate the centre until the end of June, 2021. Horsham Rural City Council community services director Kevin O’Brien said the aquatic centre was important for the Horsham community and he was pleased negotiations had resulted in […]

Flu shots available at chemists

Wimmera pharmacists have reminded people across the region they no longer need to visit a GP to receive an influenza vaccine. Under new laws from last year, pharmacists who have passed a vaccination-training program can now administer flu shots any day of the week. Terry White Chemmart Horsham owner Jossy Dan said response to the […]


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