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Nathaniel Kuchel flying his drone from Ararat to the world

ON THE WING: Ararat and Australian drone-racing star Nathaniel Kuchel and his racing drone. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

An Ararat teenager forging a reputation as one of Australia’s leading exponents in remote-control FPV drone racing is now ranked fourth in the country.

Natives feast on noxious species good news for Wimmera River fishing

Bruce MacInnes traps a carp from a display tank at the Horsham Fishing Competition.

By DEAN LAWSON Catch results at Horsham Fishing Competition have revealed a surprising downturn in carp domination of the Wimmera River in the region’s capital. Regional catchment leader David Brennan said the size, number and types of fish caught in the contest had again provided important and encouraging information about river characteristics and health. He […]

Koenig to keep balancing duties

Horsham councillor Josh Koenig is confident he can continue to balance professional and municipal responsibilities after his official appointment as Uniting Wimmera’s executive officer.

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.

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 […]

PHOTOS | Horsham Irish Festival

Horsham School of Dance Irish dancers at Horsham Irish Festival.

Horsham celebrated with the first ever Horsham Irish Festival.

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

Headspace Horsham organises Melbourne formal trip for LGBTIQ+ teens

Headspace Horsham has announced plans for a second trip to a Minus18 Queer formal. The April formal is an event designed to support and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer – LGBTIQ+ – people and provide a chance to express themselves. Young people from the Wimmera attended the formal for the first time […]

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