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Grampians disAbility Advocacy call for commissioners to step down from roles

Grampians disAbility Advocacy has joined 60 other disability organisations across Australia in calling for key figures involved in a Royal Commission to step down based on potential conflicts of interest. The service fears there is a danger John Ryan and Barbara Bennett have ‘real, perceived and potential’ conflicts of interest arising from their past roles. […]

Willaura ready for Good Friday luncheon

Willaura community members and visitors alike can tuck into the town’s annual Good Friday Fish and Chip Luncheon on April 19. Volunteers expect to serve hundreds of freshly cooked meals to crowds at the Willaura Recreation Reserve from midday. The community event, supported by the appeal’s Willaura branch for more than 30 years, supports the […]

PWS fundraiser

A ‘choose your own challenge’ fundraiser will be launched in Halls Gap on May 17, promoting awareness for little-known disorder Prader-Willy Syndrome ­– PWS. A ‘15 for 15’ fundraiser will allow people of any age, ability or interest to raise money for the rare genetic disorder through an individually-suited 15-day challenge. Organiser Chris Bain will […]

All abilities events guide launch in Horsham

People of all abilities will have an opportunity to get further involved in Wimmera public events through a new accessible-events guide. Horsham Rural City Council will launch the new guide on May 10 after a free community workshop from 10am to 1pm at Horsham Civic Centre. Experienced disability professional Deb Westin will lead the workshop, […]

Life at the other end is great

Warracknabeal couple Enid and Edward Schultz are the epitome of what love and life are all about. When they married 66 years ago, Enid’s mother joked they would not last two years because of the 11-year gap in their age. Yet here they are, a million hugs later and still very much in love and […]

Shelly Pedder fighting mental health demons

NEED: Horsham armed-service veteran Michelle ‘Shelly’ Pedder has joined a call for a 24-hour mental-health centre in Horsham.

Michelle ‘Shelly’ Pedder of Horsham is quick to acknowledge she has a serious mental illness that demands her constant attention and management.

Community push for mental-health crisis centre

NEED: Horsham armed-service veteran Michelle ‘Shelly’ Pedder has joined a call for a 24-hour mental-health centre in Horsham.

Growing concern about mental health in the Wimmera has prompted a community push to establish a 24-hour mental-health crisis centre in Horsham.

Horsham College students changing the game

MAKE A MOVE: Horsham College students, from back left, Jemma Walter, Portia Meyer, Imogen Cross, Tayla Sudholz, Jorja Cross, Pascall Patterson and Paris Fiedler; and front, Ella Brennan, Elizabeth Holley, Jayde Ellis and Bella Panozzo are all-in for greater female participation in sport. 
         Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A group of Horsham College students have reached out to inspiring sportswomen as part of a school project.

Award for Hindmarsh health officer Shelly Kaur

Hindmarsh Shire Council environmental health officer Gagandeep ‘Shelly’ Kaur has won major industry recognition. Ms Kaur received a 2018 Young Environmental Health Professional Award at a Environmental Health Professional Association forum. The annual award goes to a professional who displays excellence in the environmental health field. Ms Kaur started working with Hindmarsh Shire Council in […]

Throw your worries away to aid mental health

Write down your worries on a piece of paper, scrunch it up, and throw it… into a hollow tree stump. Horsham Agricultural Society’s ‘Dump Stump’ project members will take several empty stumps and the idea of physically throwing away your worries to various businesses across Horsham. Partnered with a free Rural Outreach Program, society secretary […]


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