Sunday, March 26, 2023

Emily Gladdis, Nhill Free Press & Kaniva Times


Expanding market for Wimmera Southern Mallee produce

Wimmera Harvest Fare, a joint Wimmera Development Association and Centre for Participation project, was launched earlier this month. The new initiative offers independent supermarkets the opportunity to showcase a variety of products from the 13 participating food producers from across the region, to enhance local access and to boost tourist access to regionally made food.

Austin shears over 500!

What a fantastic effort shearing 503 xb lambs in a day by young lad Doltan Austin. Simply put, that’s one lamb every 57 seconds of a standard eight-hour shearing day. Jason “Chippa’ Gordon said, “I have been a student of shearing exploits for many years and I can’t recall a feat ever achieved like this in the area.”

The rise and fall of Nhill’s bread

John Williams. Bread has historically been intrinsically woven and responsible for large parts of how civilisations and cultures have grown and is relied on as a fundamental foodstuff. So, you don’t mess with bread. However, in Nhill during the amalgamation of two bakeries in 1967, there seemed to be a crisis that could have led to Nhillites "eating cake".

Lemon Springs update

EPA Victoria. Clean-up of Lemon Springs continues. We have removed waste from 30 of the 32 burial sites. We have cleaned up 16 of the sites and filled them with clean soil ... We continue to remove acetylene cylinders. We have removed more than 43,000 cylinders to date. We are working with industry to create a new facility to dispose of the cylinders. This facility is the first of its kind and located in Stawell.

At-Home Support Program changes in Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack

At their most recent Council Meetings, Yarriambiack Shire Council moved to transition out of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Hindmarsh Shire provisionally moved (subject to consultation with staff) to exit out of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and the State Government funded Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACCPYP) program from 30 June 2023 ... Yarriambiack Shire Council Mayor, Kylie Zanker said "This is one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make, and with the significant changes being introduced into the aged care industry it has made it almost impossible for Council to continue to deliver the services".

Ambulance Victoria Excellence Award – First responders and volunteers

Kaniva’s Ambulance Community Officers have been recognised as winners in the 2022 Ambulance Victoria Excellence Award for their dedication and hard work in providing essential emergency services to our local community. Kaniva has 8 active Ambulance Community Officers to cover 14 shifts per week.

Nhill Visitors Information Centre volunteers

HM Woodhouse-Herrick. The first day of Autumn was a beautiful cool day for our day out for the Volunteers who man the Visitors Information Centre Nhill one day a month. With thanks to the Hindmarsh Shire, we filled the bus with those who were able to come along and familiarised ourselves with places such as the grand old Church at Pella out of Rainbow, the painted Silo at Albacutya ...

Celebrating Beryl Meyer’s 100 years!

Kaniva born and bred, Beryl Meyer is the ultimate reminder of the sheer simplicity and joy of life. From humble beginnings, Beryl still maintains that ‘a home full of love is all you need to enjoy life for what it is’.