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Hunters critical of Grampians aerial deer and goat culling

Hunting advocacy groups have questioned the justification for an aerial deer and goat-shooting program being carried out in Grampians national and Black Range state parks.

20th celebrations for Victorian Country Orchid Clubs Challenge

Orchid growers and enthusiasts will converge in St Arnaud for the 20th Victorian Country Orchid Clubs Challenge on July 6 and 7.

Forest fire management plan feedback sought

Forest Fire Management Victoria is seeking additional feedback from Wimmera residents on how best to identify and manage bushfire threats in the region. The organisation collected feedback from residents in the Grampians region, which includes the Wimmera fire district, as part of Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Strategic Bushfire Management Planning. The organisation is now asking […]

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 […]

Natimuk Lake design review

Construction of an unauthorised weir at Natimuk Lake could still go ahead with a modified design after a Parks Victoria review. Natimuk Lake Foreshore Committee began building a weir and embankment on land outside its legal authority and without approval from Parks Victoria in 2016. Works were subsequently halted until an assessment of potential environmental effects of […]

Seasonal closures for Grampians roads, tracks

Tracks and roads in state parks and forests across the Wimmera will temporarily close during winter and spring as part of an annual driver-safety and road-damage-prevention program.  Grampians forest and fire operations manager Peter Kambouris said main closures for the 2019 seasonal road closure period started last Thursday. “Seasonal closures are an important procedure during […]

Heartland cultural event wins more accolades

A cross-section of people involved in the inaugural Heartland Horsham weekend have joined a chorus in declaring the event a ‘resounding’ success. Wimmera Development Association settlement officer Sara Barron said a Heartland Horsham committee was now considering ‘next steps’ needed for the project’s evolution. “These include what opportunities can we provide for any visitors considering […]

PHOTOS | Food provides bookend to Heartland festival

Ben Muir conducts a smoking ceremony as Samiksha Jha clenses herself prior to tree planting at Drung for HeartLand Horsham community planting event.

A multicultural celebration of food providing a bookend to an inaugural Heartlands Horsham project at the weekend appears set to be a primary area of growth for the fledgling festival.

Grampians park a changing landscape

A wet May has helped boost the natural beauty of Grampians National Park ahead of a potential influx of tourists during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Frosts and warm winter predicted

Weather forecasters are predicting frosty, dry and warmer-than-average conditions for Victorian areas north of the Great Dividing Range this winter. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued the long-range details for the region, which mirror much of Australia. Despite a wet finish to May, the bureau’s winter climate outlook shows eastern and central Australia are unlikely […]


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