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EDITORIAL: Being realistic about Anzac Day

As we took a moment during Anzac Day yesterday to reflect on Australia’s war-time sacrifice, the words ‘lest we forget’ seemed to ring louder than usual. Anzac Day means different things to different people. For some, it is all about quiet and reflective commemoration. For others, it is a chance to celebrate national spirit, courage […]

EDITORIAL: War correspondents such as Charles Bean wrote the truth

Anzac Day services around the Wimmera 2017 The old saying ‘to the victor goes the spoils’ might as well expand to include ‘and history is always written by the victors’. What this suggests is that what we can believe for a lifetime as truth about conflict might only be one version of historical reality. For […]

EDITORIAL | Easter brings trauma warning

The approach of another Easter long weekend has many people planning for and anticipating the last ‘real’ holiday before we enter the nose-to-the-grindstone winter months. And this year the Wimmera is abuzz in expectation of all sorts of festivals, carnivals, celebrations, gatherings and performances. It is as big an Easter celebration as the region has […]

EDITORIAL: Contest reflects value of water

During discussions about the values of ‘environmental’ water, it is hard to avoid conjuring up idyllic mental images of wilderness and wildlife. The thought of swaying riverbank trees, greenery encroaching on a waterway, busy birds on the wing and the buzz of insects makes some of us feel all gooey about our connection with the […]

My Patch: Rush on for sowing season

With April just around the corner, the rush is on to get paddocks prepared and inputs home and on farm in preparation for the 2017 sowing period.

EDITORIAL: Fruit – it’s worth bottling

The revelation that a Fowlers preserving kit was up for grabs as a prize during competition at Natimuk Show would have sparked all sorts of memories for many people.

EDITORIAL – Build-up reveals sporting passion

Anyone doubting whether regional sport maintains a profound role in rural and regional society should think again. Sport, especially the ‘religions’ of football and netball, continue to underpin and spearhead the collective fabric of many communities. All anyone need do to gain an understanding of this phenomenon is make a weekly call to club coaches, […]

EDITORIAL | Measuring the value of water, fishing

Just what is it that prompts people to go great lengths and expense to travel somewhere, plonk the family down next to a river and spend a day watching the tip of a fishing rod for movement? Whatever it is, it’s been happening on the Wimmera River in Horsham during Labour Day long weekends since […]

Talking Business | Communication with staff crucial

For business owners, regularly engaging with employees is imperative.

Finance Focus | Tap and go… and then what?

Talk about hammering the plastic.

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