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Comedian Tom Ballard stands up for careers expo

Logan Petering, Billy Dalziel, and Blake Turner,  Murtoa College, and 
Gus Geue, St Brigid's College, with comedian Tom Ballard at Western Victoria Careers Expo 2019.

Comedic inspiration for aspiring young performers, a new dedicated arts pavilion and police dog ‘Kevin’ could all be found at yesterday’s Western Victorian Careers Expo. The event, at Longerenong’s Wimmera Events Centre, featured a theme of performing and creative arts this year. Professional comedian, writer, actor and broadcaster Tom Ballard was a guest speaker. With […]

Farinhas pour heart into Little Desert Nature Lodge

VENTURE: Little Desert Nature Lodge’s new owners Christa Farinha and Michelle Farinha. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

An iconic Wimmera attraction and wildlife sanctuary has been given a new lease of life.

Panel to investigate student outcomes

A new government-appointed advisory panel will meet Wimmera and Mallee stakeholders to investigate why regional students are falling behind their metropolitan peers. Minister for Education James Merlino has announced an ‘Expert Advisory Panel for Rural and Regional Students’. The panel will meet education experts in areas including Horsham next month to discuss challenges facing regional […]

Healthy projects receive Northern Grampinans funding

More than $55,000 in grants has been delivered to 14 different community organisations across Northern Grampians Shire. The council’s community grants program was centred around projects with a health and wellbeing focus, across purposes such as enhancing active living, improving mental wellbeing, supporting early years, preventing violence and physical injury, and healthy eating. Community organisations […]

New courses for accountants and bookkeepers

Wimmera people can extend their professional skills with a new accounting and bookkeeping program at Federation University’s Horsham campus. FedUni will offer evening classes for a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping from mid-July. The nationally recognised qualification is tailored for people with experience who would like to gain additional skills or knowledge, or people […]

Horsham College students go to the School Of Rock

YOU’RE IN THE BAND: Liam Robertson, top, and Oscar O’Brien share the lead role of Dewey Finn in Horsham College’s production of School of Rock. They are pictured with Josie Thomas, who plays Ms Mullins, during a rehearsal.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Electrifying, hilarious and inspiring are just some of the words cast and crew have used to describe Horsham College’s upcoming production of ‘School of Rock’.

PHOTOS | Students to retell Disney classic Pinocchio

Geppetto Josiah Mock and Ballerina Bonnie Grieger in Holy Trinity Lutheran College production of My Son Pinnochio Jr.

Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College students will retell a classic Disney tale across three performances at the school tomorrow and Friday. Ninety-two cast members are behind the college’s latest production My Son Pinocchio Jr, which stars student Orlan Hart as Pinocchio and Josiah Mock as Geppetto the toymaker. Performing arts teacher Tanya Mock said students […]

Stawell students taking the lead in projects

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Stawell Secondary College’s Waster Warriors, from left, Charli Peters, Gemma Senior, Rhianna Pellerin, Jemma Peters, Riley Ika and Chelsea Peachey. The students are trying to implement progressive changes to the amount of waste within the school. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students are taking the lead in their community through self and school-initiated projects.

Closing the book on overdue fines at library

FEES WAIVED: Horsham library officer Paul Demllo helps Cecile Vence return library books. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will stop fining borrowers for late returns. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will waive overdue fines at all its branches across the region from July 1. Instead of charging fines, libraries will suspend member privileges until overdue items are returned. An amnesty period from now until June 30 will allow people who return current overdue items to have existing fines removed. People who […]

Interactive display takes flight at Harrow

Birds of prey are flying into Harrow as part of an interactive raptor display. The Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary will visit Harrow Hall on July 3 as part of a school holiday program. The display, starting at noon, will give people a chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the ‘predatory way […]


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