THE Dunkeld Arboretum spillway was seen overflowing for the first time in four years on Sunday, after the 2016 floods caused significant damage to the dam wall.
HOSPITALITY venues across regional Victoria will once again welcome back patrons from today as the regions move into the third step of the roadmap out of lockdown.
A NEW wave of tiny tenants is making people smile all over the world and now a whole community of ‘Spoonys’ have found a home in Casterton. The very first Spoonville was started in the English village of Winnersh, by a very creative local, who came up with the idea of making Spoony characters from […]
DESPITE impressive rainfalls in the district over recent weeks, locals have raised grave concerns over the lack of water flowing into Casterton’s iconic Ess Lagoon. ‘The Essla’, which has been a swimming and fishing venue for generations, hit ‘dead water’ level earlier this month and while the weekend’s deluge saw some run-off flow in, Brian […]
REGIONAL Victoria will take another step out of restrictions on Thursday.
EVERYONE has dealt with the current coronavirus pandemic in different ways, for local woman Ebony Morrissey she has spent her time focusing on her work, study and health transformation to make the most out of a chaotic year. The pandemic and lockdown stages were a shock for the 24-year-old, much like everyone else, but after […]
DARTMOOR looks set to receive a major boost with one of the area’s largest employers eyeing off a significant expansion. Alliance Timber Group is looking to significantly boost its workforce at the same time it also received two unexpected boosts from the coronavirus pandemic – which ironically saved it from reducing staff. The Dartmoor mill […]
WESTERN District Health Service (WDHS) is calling for the State Government to fund a “long-awaited” revamp of Hamilton Hospital’s emergency and intensive care departments. WDHS board chairman, Darren Barber hoped the State Government considered a “much-needed” $29 million upgrade of the hospital’s emergency department (ED), intensive care unit (ICU) and radiology areas, as part of […]
FORMER City of Hamilton mayor, Kevin Thomas will be recognised for his extensive community service, with the Southern Grampians Shire Council voting this week to name the Lake Hamilton walking track after him.
A FORMER Hamilton man charged with assaulting a police officer has lost his bid to be released on bail.