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LETTER | Rail waste

SIR, – I wish to comment in regards to Emma Kealy’s statement about the return of passenger trains to Horsham and maybe further such as Nhill and Kaniva. I do not believe we need a business plan – this would be a sheer waste of taxpayers’ money. We already have the infrastructure in place such […]

LETTER: Impressed by Sarah De Santis

SIR, – As the only candidate for the state election in attendance at Stawell and Ararat agricultural shows last weekend I was impressed with Sarah De Santis Labor candidate for Ripon’s stall. She and her team, instead of environmentally unfriendly balloons, were giving away eco-friendly pinwheels made from FSC certified materials – fully recyclable and […]

LETTER: Halloween humour

SIR, – It is October. Football conversations have dropped and complaints about Halloween have started. The eve of All Hallow is associated with gaudy orange and black decorations, which spring to life and make the most unrealistic cackles. Every year my good wife decorates her house and I marvel at the latest plastic gadget, which […]

LETTER: Gary Bird: Work done on sports precinct

Former Horsham mayor Gary Bird has urged the city’s community leaders to be conscious of their potential to ‘waste time, effort and money’ by ‘going over old ground’. Mr Bird, a Horsham councillor for about 10 years and mayor in 2006 and 2007, said it was with a sense of frustration that he followed latest […]

LETTER: Precious resource

SIR, – I thank you for your ‘Water our liquid gold’ editorial, October 3, a timely reminder to save this precious environmental resource, which we take for granted and fail to respect.  I’ll take this opportunity to share practical thoughts on water and the environment. Other than a shortage of water, the greatest threat to […]

LETTER: Battlefield tour

SIR, – We are seeking expressions of interest for a group of 10 to 20 people to join a tour of First World War battlefields at Gallipoli and the Western Front during August-September 2019. Options include five days in Turkey with a visit to Gallipoli then about 12 days on the Western Front. The tour […]

LETTER: Careless parents

SIR, – It never ceases to amaze me how careless parents are in this region. I have lost count of the amount of times I have witnessed occasions where parents have done or allowed something with their kids that places them in potential danger. It frustrates me how these parents don’t seem to care about […]

LETTER | Natimuk Lake tragedy

SIR, – Bulldoze Mt Arapiles and turn it into gravel for road-making. Just hear the outcry. That’s what happened for decades up to the 1950s until enlightened people called a halt. Tragically, a similar scenario is now happening to Natimuk Lake, an equally important natural wonder for Natimuk and district people. It is a shadow […]

LETTER: Community support for farming cousins

SIR, Cr David Grimble and I attended a farmers meeting at Underbool to gain a first-hand picture of the difficulties our Mallee farming cousins face. Clearly drought conditions are evident and each passing week without significant rain adds to the pressure. The Mallee farming community, as with our own farming community, are of one voice […]

LETTER: A question

SIR, – Would you please ask an extremely important question of Grampians New Energy Taskforce chairman Stuart Benjamin and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio – The Weekly Advertiser, July 18 – and any or all of the local government representatives on this task force. The question is: What is the science that proves beyond all […]


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