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BIG NEWS: Bureau of Meteorology State Manager, Dr Andrew Tupper shows what a ‘real time’ weather map will look like on a smart phone, with Executive Director of Wimmera Development Association, Ralph Kenyon who were most excited to announce the news of the new radar station yesterda

Rainbow home to new $5m radar station

MORE than two years after it was announced that a weather radar station would be constructed in the Wimmera, the location was finally announced...

Labor reduces country roads speed limit

NATIONALS Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy is outraged that Labor intends to reduce speed limits on country roads instead of providing vital funding to...

‘Baby boomers’ at risk

BABY boomers, born between 1946 and 1965, are at risk of macular degeneration, Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. “All the baby...
CARE REQUIRED: A car passes through the Anderson St school crossing.

Frightening speeding data concern at schools

A RECENT recording of traffic speed data at the Anderson Street school crossing opposite the Warracknabeal Primary School has revealed a worrying trend with...
CFA Torn Apart

Government splits apart CFA for Union

VICTORIA’S CFA will be a  volunteer-only firefighting service  and the role of volunteers further enshrined under law, while a new organisation, Fire Rescue Victoria,...
Dimboola 17 and Under coaching staff, proudly wear their runner-up medals after presentations on Saturday.

Netball girls did Dimboola proud

If one headed from Dimboola to Warracknabeal last Saturday morning, one may have thought that Dimboola was the playing in a grand final.   The...

Eagles back on the track

Warrack Eagles president Adrian Bibby believes pre-season training is going well for the club, with good numbers of players turning up for training over...
10 tonnes of wild carp was used in the recent Port Lincoln trial.

How does one use 10 tonnes of dead carp?

Curtin University researchers are investigating options for the sustainable use of the carp biomass that could result from the potential release of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (carp virus), under the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP). The research project, assessment of options for utilisation of virus-infected carp, involves laboratory-based processing trials, as well as commercial-scale trials of processes that produce usable carp-based products including fertilisers, compost, fishmeal and aquaculture feed ingredients.
Freemasons Funding WCC

FREEMASONS HELPING TO FUND WIMMERA CANCER CENTRE

Wimmera Health Care Group has received two grants from the Freemasons Foundation of Victoria for the Wimmera Cancer Centre. Secretary of Freemasons Wimmera Lodge, John...

Mobile black spot funding welcome

VICTORIAN Farmers Federation has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that the Coalition will commit an additional $60 million to rid rural areas of...