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Danae Martin’s quick action earns emergency services Triple Zero Hero award

Susie, left, and Danae Martin with Triple Zero operator Jonathan James at Parliament House. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Horsham teenager Danae Martin is a hero in her family and now she has been recognised by emergency services as one of 31 young Victorians named Junior Triple Zero Heroes Danae, 17, called 000 at Easter in 2018 after her mother Susie fell through a second storey of their Horsham home. Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, […]

Horsham 20-year masterplan put on ice – special meeting called

Horsham Rural City Council chief executive Sunil Bhalla.

A 20-year masterplan to transform Horsham has been put on ice until Horsham Rural City Council’s next meeting.

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 […]

And the winners are… Hot and Cold

Sonia Albanese, Bodhi Hobbs, Shanaya Nicholls and Sasha Hinch at the Hot or Cold draw at Harvey Norman.

Donald’s Izabella Theoharethes and Horsham’s Helen Thomas are bound for a getaway after winning The Weekly Advertiser, 3WM and MIXX FM’s Hot or Cold competition. Horsham content director Emma Elsom announced the winners on Saturday at Horsham’s Harvey Norman. Ms Theoharethes won the ‘cold’ holiday to Falls Creek after shopping at Harvey Norman, while Mrs […]

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.

St John’s Ambulance celebrates 50 years in Horsham

50 YEARS OF SERVICE: St John’s Ambulance regional manager Brenda Clayton, front left, and Horsham division manager Loris Zaal, front right, look back on 50 years of St John’s service in Horsham at a celebratory dinner. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s St John’s Ambulance members have marked a milestone in their community service. The Horsham branch has operated for 50 years, providing first-aid training, health and emergency support to the community. Members celebrated their history with regional manager Brenda Clayton and Horsham mayor Mark Radford at Horsham’s White Hart Hotel on Saturday. Division manager Loris […]

PHOTOS | Welcome to The Dancers Zone Madhouse

Tori Thomas, Ashlee Wren, Emma Naylor, Alayna Toporzisek, Josie Thomas, Demi Hamerston, Olinda Elsom, Jasmine Levitzke - Seniors at The Dancers Zone mid-year concert.

Horsham Dancers Zone mid-year showcase at the weekend presented an array of dance styles. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS | North Melbourne footballers thrill Ararat students

North Melbourne footballer Ben Cunnington with Ella Gray, Mikhiia Sewastenko and Marcus Day at Ararat West Primary School.

Ararat primary school students rubbed shoulders with AFL stars Ben Cunnington and Mason Wood on Wednesday when six members of the North Melbourne Football Club visited the city. Star players Cunnington and Wood were joined by Joel Crocker, Kyron Hayden, Tom McKenzie and Lachlan Hose for the visit. AFL Wimmera Mallee football development manager Jason […]

A dream come true for Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson with his new tricycle. Ted was able to get the expensive transport thanks to the generosity of the community.

Horsham boy Ted Johnson is relishing a newfound sense of independence as he rides around town on his new custom-made bike. The Ss Michael and John’s Primary School student had both legs amputated at birth and has never been able to ride a conventional bicycle. With a custom-made option, costing $11,000, beyond the financial reach […]


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