AS VINNY Lauwers sailed around Cape Horn, off the coast of Southern Chile, he knew something wasn’t right.
REMEMBER those 50-seat Gold buses which transported schoolkids to their excursions? Well, this is what the Walkers – Carla, Josh and their two daughters – are set to call home as they begin their tour around Australia. It was a dream Carla and Josh had held onto for eight years before deciding to act on […]
LEXTON residents are on the look-out for platypuses in the region as part of the Australian Conservation Foundation’s mission to document known sightings. While the platypus is not listed as an endangered species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature upgraded their status to ‘Near Threatened’ this year, with researchers hoping to update the Living […]
UPWARDS of 80 runners have braved the cold over the last fortnight to participate in the launch of Beaufort’s parkrun around the lake. The program, which consists of a five-kilometre course or two laps around the Beaufort lake, launched in the town a fortnight ago and has attracted participants from as far as Brisbane, Ararat […]
TRISTAR has officially ceased operations in Avoca, with the Liebig Street clinic one of ten around Australia forced to close last Friday. Unlike the 12 clinics in Victoria purchased by Family Doctor last week, those in Avoca and Ararat were unable to be saved, with reports suggesting a deal to purchase a cohort of the […]
THE Liberal-Nationals coalition has committed $1.9 million in funding towards Skipton’s Community Hub upgrade should it be elected at November’s State election. Member for Ripon, Louise Staley, made the announcement at the Skipton Football Netball Club sponsor’s day event last Saturday, which the club also used to promote its vision for the development of a […]
LOCALS will receive better access to hearing aids and audio care, with Beaufort and Skipton Health Service adding an audiologist to its Allied Health program. Kim Holmes, from Connect Hearing, will be available once a week at the Beaufort campus, where locals diagnosed with hearing loss can be fitted with hearing aids and gain a […]