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Monday, March, 4, 2024
Hamilton 10/20
 
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Parking rules enforced
THE Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) announced this week that with the one-month grace period coming to an end, paid-parking rules in the Hamilton CBD will be officially enforced as of yesterday, March 1, with fines up to $96.
BREACHED parking rules in the Hamilton CBD are to be penalised as of Friday, March 1, after the Council announced the one-month grace period for unpaid parking has come to an end. Photo: GLENN GUY.

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WEDNESDAY’s catastrophic fire danger rating in the Wimmera resulted in the closure of the Grampians National Park for the day. Despite this, multiple vehicles were sighted at the carparks of hiking trails. Photo: JUDE MACKENZIE
GRAMPIANS National Park was closed on Wednesday due to the Catastrophic fire rating imposed for the Wimmera fire region, but vehicles were sighted in the car parks of both Mt Sturgeon and Piccaninny where the occupants were presumed by local police to be walking in the park.
FEBRUARY 29, 2024, is a leap year day, granting those born on this day the rare opportunity to celebrate their actual birthday date that occurs only every four years.
SUSPECTED blue-green algae bloom was detected from water samples at Lake Hamilton on Tuesday by the Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC), indicating an unacceptable level of the potentially harmful bacteria.
DESPITE having an extra day this year, February in Hamilton has had virtually no rainfall - only 0.4 millimetres - setting an equal record for the month since records began in 1878.

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WANNON Zone’s championship winning show jumping team of Gwyneth Homer, Mia Rose, Matilda Mason, Zoe Addinsall who brought home the D grade title. Photo: SUPPLIED.
THE sport of equestrian has a group of new stars on the rise after the outstanding performances of the Wannon Zone at the recent 2024 Pony Club Victoria Dressage and Show Jumping Championships at Elmore, that saw one of the local teams win the C grade and D grade championships for Show Jumping.
THE Hamilton and District Women’s Cricket Association (HDWCA) 2023-24 season comes to an end this weekend with four teams still in contention for the premiership with semi-finals held lon Friday night and the grand final staged today at Kennedy Oval.
DUCK hunters are happy hunting is safe for the 2024 season, animal activists are not, with the debate raging on after the State Government decided to ignore its own party’s recommendation to ban duck hunting. Photo: SUPPLIED.
DUCK hunting season will go ahead in Victoria in 2024, but with limitations. Many hunters feared the sport was under threat, with calls for a duck hunting ban leading to an inquiry taking place last year into whether duck hunting should continue, and if so, under what conditions.
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WANNON Zone’s championship winning show jumping team of Gwyneth Homer, Mia Rose, Matilda Mason, Zoe Addinsall who brought home the D grade title. Photo: SUPPLIED.
THE sport of equestrian has a group of new stars on the rise after the outstanding performances of the Wannon Zone at the recent 2024 Pony Club Victoria Dressage and Show Jumping Championships at Elmore, that saw one of the local teams win the C grade and D grade championships for Show Jumping.
GRAMPIANS National Park was closed on Wednesday due to the Catastrophic fire rating imposed for the Wimmera fire region, but vehicles were sighted in the car parks of both Mt Sturgeon and Piccaninny where the occupants were presumed by local police to be walking in the park.
THE Cape Nelson Lighthouse has magnificent features inside. Tour guide Gordon Stokes enjoys telling visitors the history of the bluestone tower and explaining the intricacies of the operational equipment including the crystal lantern (above) that was imported from England in 1934 for the electrification of the lighthouse.
IT is an unofficial count, but apparently the new number of steps to the top of the Cape Nelson Lighthouse is 8,700.
THE Portland Motocross Club welcomed a huge contingent of drivers to Heywood for the first round of the Western Region series across the weekend.
YOUTH HQ is set to get a bit busier with Hands Up Casterton community engagement officer, Kane Forbes, confirming the opening hours going forward.
GEORGINA Gubbins’ resume gives the impression of a high-flying corporate executive, but the reality of the newly-inducted Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) recipient in the General Division at this year’s Australia Day Awards, could not be further from that picture and her story is truly inspirational.
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