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LETTER: Ararat rates figures

SIR, – Stop the press! Farmers do not pay half, 55 percent, of what town residents pay in rates. We pay on average eight times – even with a 55 percent differential. Ours are already among the highest rates in the state. What actually happens is this: The council works out how much money they […]

LETTER: With great thanks

SIR, – Our greatest sympathy to Jo Johns and family on the passing of Don Johns OAM. After 19 years of service as chair of Horsham Regional Art Gallery committee of management, it is with deep sadness to hear of his passing. Under his leadership and guidance, the gallery has built many important relationships within […]

LETTER: Disappointment at Horsham public holiday shift

A Horsham business representative is leading objections to a Horsham municipal decision to change a public holiday from Melbourne Cup Tuesday on November 7 to Horsham Cup on Friday, November 3. Horsham Plaza manager Allison Roberts has written to Horsham Rural City Council, detailing concerns on behalf of plaza businesses, after surveys regarding the proposal. […]

LETTER: Strategy or environmental vandalism?

Sir, – It was with interest that I read Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke’s explanation of widespread strategic paddock burns and that it was playing a key a role in sustainable and productive broadacre farm management – The Weekly Advertiser, April 26. I’m hopeful that Mr Jochinke can enlighten me as to how the […]

LETTER: Ripon covers part of Ballarat

SIR, – I refer to the recent letter from Craig Wilson of Beaufort, The Weekly Advertiser, May 10, attacking me for printing a brochure he didn’t much like in Ballarat. Ripon covers part of Ballarat and residents of Ripon from Miners Rest, Lucas, Cardigan Village, Mitchell Park and Macarthur Park and further afield work in […]

LETTER | Saying one thing, but doing the opposite

Sir, – Our state MP Louise Staley is often in the media speaking about unemployment and the need to support small business in the Ripon electorate. Usually, she takes the lazy option; don’t offer a solution, just blame your opponent, usually the Premier. On her social media page, she states that she is all about […]

LETTER | Global warming put to bed

SIR – The following article from the Washington Post should put this contentious issue to bed once and for all.  “The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at […]

Bioenergy available for the taking

SIR, – The announcement of the Kiata wind farm is good news for the Wimmera and Victoria but it highlights the problem that Victoria will soon face, and that’s a lack of base load power. There is a form of base load renewable energy that no one seems to be considering, and that’s bioenergy. According […]

Living in drought

SIR, – With the Wimmera-Mallee drought broken at last, I thought it might be appropriate to share my thoughts as expressed in this little poem I composed while a year-10 student at Horsham College. The Wimmera and Mallee was in severe drought at the time, but encouraging rain had fallen. Broken Drought Thirsty trees, Thirsty […]

Be part of the conversation

SIR, – What if you had direct access to government and could influence decisions that affect your local community? This could be a reality with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing nine new Regional Partnerships across Victoria to provide a simple and effective way of telling government the things that really matter in regional Victoria. Our partnership […]

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