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PHOTOS | Rockers take over Ararat streets

CELEBRATION: Helen Andrews and Janine Smith celebrate Ararat’s 25th Jailhouse Rock Festival. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Organisers of Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival believe the event, which celebrated its 25th birthday in style at the weekend, has a bright future.

Sausages for volunteers

SIZZLING TOWARDS AWARDS: Mel Jeffries from Centre for Participation serves a sausage to Ben Schembri and his son Isaiah, 2, at a sausage sizzle in Horsham to promote 2019 Volunteering Recognition Awards and general volunteering. The awards, open to communities in Horsham, Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack municipalities, will be at Horsham Town […]

Boost for major events

Three major events in the Wimmera and southern Mallee have received a boost from the State Government’s $20-million Regional Events Fund. The Rainbow Desert Enduro, Nhill Airshow and Ararat’s Seriously Shiraz wine festival will all be supported by the fund. The enduro is an annual off-road race that sees drivers complete seven laps of a […]

Fire and horses mix at Natimuk Show

From daring leaps through fire to welcome coffee vans, Natimuk’s 127th Show is sure to entertain on Saturday. Natimuk Agricultural and Pastoral Society secretary Judith Bysouth said this year’s show boasted a jam-packed program. “Main event ‘Rings of Fire Horse Show Spectacular’ will bring a fresh level of excitement to the event,” she said. Gates […]

Mayor’s country music festival plea

Horsham mayor Mark Radford has urged people to use the ‘final’ Horsham Country Music Festival this weekend to consider whether they want the annual event to continue.

PHOTOS | Martin Heppell sharing a zest for life through resilience

INSPIRING: The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell with Ryan Tucker and Makaira O’Connell at a session with St Michael and John’s Primary School and Minyip Primary School students. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

A wellbeing leader intent on building happier lives and healthier communities visited Horsham last week. The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell addressed students, teachers and parents at Horsham College, Ss Michael and John’s, Minyip and Natimuk primary schools. Heppell, described by one student as ‘the funniest man I have ever met’, led presentations and provided positive […]

Relay for a cancer-free future

HAPPY TO HELP: Nhill College students, clockwise from left, Brooke Nossack, Ellie Murden, Olivia Dart, Chelsea Merrett and Lucy Bone enjoying the event. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people fighting for a cancer-free future were united ‘and unstoppable’ at Horsham and District Relay for Life at Dock Lake Reserve.

Horsham mosque open to visitors

The doors of Horsham mosque will be open to the Wimmera community on Sunday in a gesture of thanks to people for their support in the wake of the shooting tragedy in New Zealand. Horsham Islamic Welfare Association members have invited the community join them at the Stawell Road mosque between 11am to 2pm. Association […]

VIDEO | PHOTOS | Horsham Relay For Life kicks off at Dock Lake

Max and Jenny Green and James Crute cut the ribbon to start the Horsham Relay For Life.

Teams from across the Wimmera converged on Dock Lake for Horsham Relay For Life. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS |Charity champ Temari Southcott loses locks

Temari Southcott, 8, prepares to get her hair cut for Relay For Life as her friend Sienna Borinelli and brother Spencer Southcott offer moral support.

Eight-year-old Temari Southcott’s first hair cut is an act of generosity that will brighten the lives of Australian children. Temari’s hair measured 1.2 metres before a big chop at Horsham’s D’Coco Hair Studio on Thursday morning. She is donating her locks to charity Variety to be made into wigs for someone who has lost their […]


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