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Adam Breuer gives his model Sbach 342 a test run in preparation for Wimmera Model Aircraft Association’s Fun Fly near Horsham this weekend. The aircraft, featuring a 35cc petrol motor, will be one of many taking to the sky at Burnt Creek. Organisers expect about 30 model aircraft enthusiasts from across Victoria to take part in the day. The fun fly will feature a broad spectrum of aircraft from large-scale models to aerobatic helicopters. Club members have welcomed the public to its field at Burnt Creek livestock exchange. Aircraft will be in the air between 11am and 4pm on both days. Picture: VIC CRESP
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Western Highway bypass of Horsham, earmarked to sweep east of the city through Riverside, will be subject to strict flood-mitigation requirements. For VicRoads to win ministerial approval for its preferred bypass route it will need to justify ‘substantial’ engineering and infrastructure development and costs to overcome potential water-flow issues. As well as cutting through private property and houses, the route will run through a long-recognised and expansive Wimmera River flood plain, much of which was under water during 2011 floods. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority is the advisory body providing flood information and advice and chief executive David Brennan was quick to point out that the project would be subject to stringent flood-mitigation rules. “For a start, our objective is to make sure there is no net loss of flood-plain space and importantly that there is no
adverse impact to anyone by the transfer of water,” he said.
will be making sure we uphold our role in flood-plain management.
“We’re not in the business of creating a flood legacy. We’re talking about substantial engineering and mitigation works that will be required for this project to happen. And we’re going to make sure every rule is stringently observed.
“We apply that sort of thoroughness from the individual landholder to larger organisations. It’s a very transparent playing field and we want to make sure that continues.”
“If this plan does go ahead there will need to be extensive work done to demonstrate to the community that there will be no impact from flooding.”
Satisfaction Mr Brennan said the authority was acutely aware of community concerns, from ‘both personal to landscape perspectives’. “There are a lot of people who have lived in the area a long time and know historically what happens when it floods,” he said “Flooding will of course be consciously in the mind of residents who experienced the circumstances in January, 2011. We’re very sympathetic to their concerns and we
VicRoads announced late last week that it had selected option ‘B2’, as its preferred option for a future highway bypass of Horsham. Its finding was primarily based on improved freight efficiency and road safety. VicRoads will now refer its finding to state Planning Minister Matthew Guy who will determine the statutory process required for the next phase of planning. VicRoads regional director Ewen Nevett said VicRoads staff members were meeting landowners affected by the decision to discuss the planning study and ‘the process going forward’.
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The event at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Hall from noon until 4pm, will feature about 20 exhibitors from a variety of organisations and groups, which will distribute
“We’ll have all kinds of opportunities there, from roller derby to the Country Women’s Association – Horsham Golf Club to the Dunmunkle Sump
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immera bargain hunters have the chance to win a new car in the next six weeks in one of the richest shopping-promotion competitions in the region in years.
Horsham Plaza, the region’s biggest under-one-roof shopping centre, will give away a new $15,990 Mazda 2 fourdoor hatch as part of its Horsham Plaza Great Car Giveaway. All shoppers have to do to enter the competition, which starts on Monday and ends at 4pm on July 5, is to simply spend at least $20 from any plaza business. Plaza manager Allison Roberts said the competition was the biggest plaza giveaway since the centre changed Horsham shopping dynamics in the 1980s. “The plaza has run small competitions in the past but nothing as big. Our retailers are all very excited and from Monday everyone who walks into the centre will see this zippy Mazda in the centre mall,” she said. “It is beautiful plaza green colour and has a real wow factor. It even has Horsham Plaza number plates for the display. Morrow Motor Group direc-
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Apart from being on display, the car will act as an ‘entry barrel’ with shoppers dropping their entries directly into the vehicle. Every Friday at 4pm during the competition, plaza officials will draw two of ultimately 12 finalists who will have a chance, at a grand final draw at noon on Saturday, July 5, to choose from sets of keys to open the car. The final draw, led by Mixx FM announcer Nims Azoor, will go live to air on Mixx FM and 3WM to celebrate a 26year relationship between the plaza and ACE Radio.
Heartbeat Radio station Horsham general manager Mark Taylor said he had no hesitation in being part of the competition. “Horsham Plaza has entrenched itself in the Wimmera shopping psyche and in line with similar principles to ourselves, is willing to give back to the community,” he said. Finalists will receive accommodation packages at Mel-
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Horsham Plaza created history by becoming the first shopping plaza in the Wimmera.
Developed in the heart of city’s shopping precinct, it represented a milestone for Horsham in opening contemporary shopping opportunities that had previously only been available in metropolitan Melbourne and provincial centres. Mrs Roberts said the plaza remained a primary driver behind the Horsham heartbeat as the city continued to grow and shopping opportunities expanded. “As recognition of shopping patronage of the people of the Wimmera and to promote the outstanding businesses making the most of location and services, the plaza, in collaboration with 3WM and Morrows decided to create a competition and offer a car as first prize,” she said. “What’s exciting is that we’re in a position, after drought, flood and economic circumstances of the recent past, to be able to offer such a great prize. “It reflects the commitment of the plaza and its businesses to provide great products, services and deals.”
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Ms Wilken said the Warracknabeal community was busy signing petitions and ‘bombarding’ the Target website in an effort to convince Target leaders to reconsider the decision.
Warracknabeal Action Group fears Target plans to close its Warracknabeal store on May 31 will undermine the town’s ability to operate as a service centre.
Target corporate affairs general manager Lynn Semjaniv and Victorian southern region manager Greg Howell travelled to Warracknabeal early this week to meet stakeholders.
Group president Kathryn Wilken said Warracknabeal district people, many of them generational shoppers at the Target Country store in the town, had been devastated by the news.
Target announced on Monday that it was closing its Warracknabeal store as result of a need for mandatory upgrades to the site, extensive maintenance works required and poor financial performance.
“We need to make them are of the repercussions and desperately want them to change their minds,” she said. “Warracknabeal is a small town and provides a service for district communities. If people stop coming to town to buy their kids’ clothes they will stop coming to town altogether and the whole business sector will suffer. “We need the powers that be to understand that a move like this is going to kill a small country town.”
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Department soil-health specialist Chris Pittock praised landholders for limiting the amount of erosion on their paddocks despite the long period of dry weather.
rise from last season when about two percent of paddocks were burnt, but both are down significantly from 2011 when 11 percent of paddocks were burned after a wet summer.”
“This is a very good result,” he said.
Dr Pittock said almost 20 percent of paddocks had been conventionally fallowed, down from about a third from last autumn. Chemical fallow was also down to only one paddock, compared with 13 percent last season.
Dry start Dr Pittock said findings showed that few paddocks had been burned or cultivated this year and at the time of the study few had been sown because of the dry start to the season. “While about 40 percent of paddocks appeared to have been sown at this time last autumn, the figure during this year’s transect was about six percent,” he said. “Two key factors for this season have been low moisture at any depth, which appears to have led to fewer summer weeds but also less crop in the ground. “During the transect we also observed that less than three percent of paddocks along this route had, or would, be burnt. “These figures show a slight
“This reduction in conventional and chemical fallow is a result of low summer rain which meant there were minimal weeds to kill by cultivation or herbicide application,” he said. “About 13 percent had pasture which is up slightly on last season although some of this ‘pasture’ consisted of twoyear-old stubble with some weeds among it. “More than 76 percent of paddocks had retained stubble or pasture cover which is pleasing from a soil health perspective as it is favoured over conventional fallow and burning.”
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EDITORIAL By DEAN LAWSON
ith preparations in full swing for a huge interleague football double-header in Horsham this weekend it is perhaps timely to try to understand why these games occur.
It is also important to understand why many country football leaders want them to keep going despite a powerful suggestion that they have become an irrelevant nuisance. The reality is, as it always has been, that many of us need to put aside our week-to-week domestic rivalries to barrack for a common cause. Anyone who grows up in the Wimmera eventually develops an understanding that the region’s larger population centres can’t exist without the outlying areas and vice-ver-
sa. It’s an understanding that spills into everything from economic and social development to, obviously, sport.
racknabeal, Horsham, Nhill, Dimboola, Minyip and Murtoa was almost as good as playing.
To play with the national and international big boys we have always had to embrace a regionally collective spirit. That’s why organisations such as Wimmera Development Association exist and why it occasionally scores some big wins.
And it was on more than a few occasions that unbridled Big W barracking from the press box at far-flung country centres attracted startled stares.
This regional spirit can manifest itself in different ways. Many years ago, as a young sports reporter charged with the job of covering Wimmera League’s interleague fortunes, I had the annual privilege to experience the one-for-all and all-for-one cut and thrust of championships football. Being on the bus as part of the Wimmera League entourage and sharing stories with footballers and officials from Ararat, Stawell, War-
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My usual response was: “I don’t care. This is the only time I get to barrack.” Saturday’s games between Wimmera and Casey-Gardenia and Horsham District against Loddon Valley at Horsham City Oval will provide the Wimmera football-following fraternity with a rare opportunity to lock arms.
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“We looked at economic modeling and the project will generate significant economic activity right up until its completion in 2015,” she said.
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akers’ Gallery committee chairperson Colleen Harris has told members that a lift in Horsham’s Mibus Centre, due for completion early next year, will ‘significantly’ increase use of a first-storey workshop.
“The disability-friendly lift will also have a huge impact on workshop activities,’’ she said.
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The McLachlan Street centre houses Horsham library and the Makers` Gallery and has an upstairs workshop artcrafts, library and community groups use regularly.
“At present few people are willing to regularly drag heavy sewing machines, spinning wheels or other large items up the stairs. This lift will alter that.’’ Library corporation chief executive Paula Clark said the lift would provide greater access to an ‘under-used’ workshop which had space, overhead power outlets for IT use, Wi-Fi capability, large tables, kitchen facilities and toilet amenities.
Hugh Delahunty, MLA, announced a $100,000 grant through the State Government’s Regional Growth Fund for the project. Horsham Rural City Council will contribute $25,000 towards the $150,000 cost, matched by $25,000 from the Makers’ Gallery Committee. Upgrade of the upstairs toilets is also included in the cost. Groups that use the upstairs workshop include patchwork quilters, spinners and weavers, a painters group, scrapbooking enthusiasts and botanical artists. It is also a meeting place for
She said the lift and upstairs toilet upgrade would make the upstairs area accessible for people of all abilities.
STEPPING UP: Makers’ Gallery committee members Wendy Byrne and Colleen Harris at the stairs to the Mibus Centre workshop in Horsham. Picture: JAMES FIDLER
regional library administrators and a place for library programs such as writing workshops, digital literacy, school holiday sessions, and other community groups.
Mrs Harris said groups had members who, for health reasons, were unable to climb stairs to the workshop. Some groups had found alternate ground-floor venues to allow all members to attend.
“Horsham library and the members of the Makers committee will be able to offer a greater variety of programs to the wider community,’’ Ms Clark said. “It’s important that the library can host community events in a physically accessible environment where there are no barriers to participation.’’
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Not-for-profit pet rescue organisation Saveapet has two dogs and four cats available for adoption. Dozer is a Boxer-cross, a playful puppy around 18 months old, who would be suited to a one-animal adult household, or a dog matching his agility and size. Dozer requires a firm hand, and plenty of exercise, so is suited to an energetic household. Phone 0419 514 737 for more details.
The four cats are: Jackson, an unusually coloured white and tabby around 16 months old; Phoebe, a tabby with three white legs and a patch of white on her chest and chin, around seven months old; Callum, a white and grey tabby around 16 months old; and Jonesy, is a tabby and white boy also about 16 months old. Phone or text 0439 951 801 call for more details. All animals are available for an adoption fee to cover desexing, microchipping, vaccination and other costs. • Around The Pounds is collated from information
sourced by Saveapet, a Wimmera-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to finding homes for the region’s lost and homeless animals.
Shires in the program include Ararat Rural City, Buloke, Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians, Yarriambiack and West Wimmera.
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“The photos remind us all of the great tourism attractions that are in our backyards,” he said. The competition is yet to attract video entries and has urged people put forward submissions free of ‘watermarks’. Cr McLean said entries should focus on WimmeraMallee attractions such as lakes, rivers, parks and gardens, festive events and ‘hidden’ getaways. He said the competition was open to anyone but the entries must be taken within the boundaries of Buloke, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack shires. People can submit entries
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Horsham gemstone show Examples of the earth’s most beautiful and curious natural products will be on show in Horsham this weekend.
members of Horsham, Ballarat and Adelaide’s Southern Rockhounds gem clubs.
Horsham and District Lapidary Club’s 16th annual Gemstone and Mineral Exhibition will be on from 10am to 5pm, Saturday and 10am to 4pm, Sunday. The exhibition will be at the club’s headquarters at 24 Roberts Avenue.
Children’s gemstone workshops will be from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on both days. Children will be able to buy $5 kits to make their own gemstone creations. Bookings are required today on 5382 2874.
Natural gemstones, jewellery crafted by enthusiasts, mineral specimens and fossils will all be on display.
Patrons will also be able to fossick for their own gemstones and crystals in a ‘salted’ trailer of sand and there will be various other competitions and prizes.
A feature of this year’s exhibition will be demonstrations of bone carving, jewellery making, silversmithing, faceting and opal cutting by
Many products will be for sale.
Adults will pay $4, children six to 14 $1 and a family $8.
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Over time, the natural movement of the joints causes wear and tear on the cartilage, causing it to become thin or even be worn away in places. This leads to inflammation, and build-up of new bone and scar tissue around the joints, ultimately resulting in stiffness, loss of mobility and pain. Arthritis commonly affects the joints of the limbs, but can also occur in other
However, arthritis can also occur in younger animals when the joints suffer from severe and early wear. This can occur with injuries, such as ruptured cruciate ligaments or fractures of the bones involved in the joints, or may be as the result of a disease that the animal was born with. For example, hip and elbow dysplasia are both common, often inherited conditions usually affecting large breeds of dogs, such as Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Labradors. In these animals the affected joints fail to develop properly, leading to excessive wear and tear and the early development of arthritis. Many pet owners regard the slowing down and stiffness of arthritis as an inevitable part of their animal’s ageing process, but there are certainly many strategies that can be put into place in order to promote healthy joints for as long as possible. These include: Regular exercise of a gentle nature, avoiding overuse and pain but keeping
muscles strong and active. Swimming can be a useful exercise which promotes movement without putting too much strain on joints. Weight management is very important. Excess weight will put more pressure on joints which will exacerbate arthritis. Keeping older pets warm, by allowing them to sleep indoors overnight, and providing soft, comfortable bedding, joint supplements, either oral in the form of powder, tablets or chews, or injectable forms that can be administered by a vet, can also be useful additions to help promote better joint health. If pain in the joints becomes worse with time oral anti-inflammatory medication might be required to help manage this pain. This will need to be supplied by a veterinarian and regular check-ups will be required. Most pets will benefit from a combination of these strategies. A consultation with a vet is always a good idea, in order to provide a full assessment of your pet’s joint health, and to tailor an arthritis management program to their specific needs. • Dr Vogt is senior veterinarian at Animal Aid in Melbourne. Visit www. animalaid.org.au for more information.
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outhern Mallee students are set to gain fresh perspective on teamwork, trust, relationships and problem solving when they join police officers on a camp near Melbourne next week.
About 20 year-nine teenagers from Hopetoun and Rainbow secondary colleges will head off on Monday for a five-day Victoria Police High Challenge program. The personal-growth program is designed to help provide young people between 13 and 24, who might in some way be disadvantaged by cir-
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Program coordinator Leading Senior Constable Craig Farrell said Police High Challenge had established a relationship with the Hopetoun school for four years and Rainbow for two.
“I’m sure there will be some who find the high-ropes activities we do quite daunting but it’s about us inviting young people to get out of their comfort zones.
“It’s about young people at an impressionable age and in this case from a relatively remote rural area working with police officers through structured activities,” he said. “It’s about breaking down barriers, building relationships and strategies, developing respect and understanding the needs and concerns of others. It can be quite challenging but
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“We also have times when we get talk through a lot of issues.”
Camp Sen Const Farrell said a Victoria Police Transport Branch bus would pick the group up on Monday and head to St John Donald Douglas Recreation Camp at Wesburn near Warburton in the Yarra Valley. “There will be a couple
of staff members from each school, High Challenge staff members and police officers involved as well the students,” he said. Michael Williamson from Hopetoun college and Rainbow college principal Robyn Ballinger will be the school representatives. A year-11 group from Hopetoun will be involved in a separate High Challenge Amazing Race program on July 23. Sen Constable Farrell said this program involved visiting various parts of Melbourne to gain understanding of the city and recognising inherit dangers and pitfalls.
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Gemstone & Mineral Exhibition When: Saturday May 25, 10am - 5pm Sunday May 26, 10am - 4pm Horsham & District Lapidary Clubrooms 24 Roberts Avenue
Displays • Gemstones • Minerals • Fossils • Jewellery
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Childrens Workshops (Working with Gemstones) Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th, 1.30pm - 2.30pm Bookings - 5382 2874 (Before 26th May)
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Admission: Adults $4.00, Children (6-14) $1.00 Family (2 Adults & Children) $8.00
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Dr Mahabubur Mollah will use a Department of Primary Industries weekly Talk in the Park at 3.30pm to talk about a project to test the impact of increasing carbon dioxide levels and temperatures on grape production and quality. Dr Mollah has developed a novel system of injecting high levels of carbon dioxide onto grape vines enclosed in open-top chambers in vineyards near Mildura. Today he will talk about some of the early results from pilot experiments.
College celebrates GrandFriends Day Horsham College will include a ‘GrandFriends Day’ today as part of Education Week activities.
College students will have the opportunity to invite their grandparents to school for the day and take them on a tour of the school, to visit their classrooms and treat them to morning tea.
Students unable to invite a grandparent or whose grandparents can’t attend can ask to have a volunteer ‘GrandFriend’ for the day. Helen Dillon of Volunteering Western Victoria is facilitating the volunteer GrandFriends. Any interested volunteers can contact her on 5382 5607.
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BLOOD NUMBERS: Rural Northwest Health community nurse Julie Mills, right, checks the blood pressure of Werrigar Roadhouse employee Deanne Roche while Warracknabeal Rotarians Wendy Hewitt, left, and Jean Wise watch on. More than 40 people took advantage of free blood pressure testing at Warracknabeal’s Home Hardware and Werrigar Roadhouse during the Stroke Foundation’s Know Your Numbers week. High blood pressure is the most important ‘modifiable’ risk factor involving stroke. Checks were also at Hopetoun and Beulah.
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ararat ruralcity focus 2013 Draft Rating Strategy
a) Rating Differentials
At the Special Council Meeting held on 6 May 2013, Council adopted in principle the 2013 Draft Rating Strategy. The Draft Rating Strategy is available for viewing at the Municipal Offices, 59 Vincent Street, Ararat or online at www.ararat.vic.gov.au.
The 2013 Draft Rating Strategy proposes the following rate differentials for the 2013/2014 rating year:
Council’s goal is to ensure the equitable imposition of rates and charges, and in doing this it has considered every option available to it under the Local Government Act. Should any person wish to comment on the Strategy, written submissions must be received prior to 5.15pm on Friday 7 June 2013. Should anyone wish to be heard in support of their submission, they may also be heard by Council at a special meeting to be held at 4pm on 13 June 2013 in the Municipal Offices.
Proposed Rating Differentials
Current Rating Differentials
160% of General Rate
150% of the General Rate
130% of the General Rate
120% of the General Rate
60% of the General Rate
52.5% of the General Rate
All not-for-profit community groups and clubs within the Ararat Rural City municipality are eligible to apply for Council’s community grants. The Community Grants Program provides funding for projects and activities that build healthy and vibrant communities; sustain important community infrastructure and attract visitors to the area. Community Grants not only help fund important projects, they encourage community groups to work together to share and benefit from the resources available to them.
b) Payment cycle and interest charges for rates
The Council values the contribution our many community groups make to the fabric and vibrancy of our region, and Council feels it is very important to support them in their work.
The following changes are proposed for the payment cycle and interest charges for rates:
The following table summarises how the rate burden has changed over time, using 1995/1996 as the reference year.
Council’s Community Grants Program
A more detailed graph is available at the municipal offices or on council’s website www.ararat.vic.gov.au
Under the draft Rating Strategy for 2013 / 2014, Council will no longer offer the option of paying Municipal rates and charges in a lump sum. This change is available to Council under Section 167 (2A) of the Local Government Act 1989. This change will assist Council with its financial management processes, whilst also reducing incidence of “bill shock” amongst our community.
To ease the burden this change may have on some ratepayers, Council will exempt all ratepayers from interest charges that may otherwise apply to the first instalment. This exemption will apply until 30 November 2013. This change is available to Council under Section 172(3) of the Local Government Act 1989.
Furthermore, Council will also provide a 30 day, interest free grace period for late instalments, which will apply from 30 November 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Overall impact The following table summarises the financial impact that the Draft Rating Strategy would have had if it had been applied to Council’s 2012 / 2013 income. In summary, the financial burden on the “General” properties sector has decreased by $324,300 and this is redistributed between Farm, Commercial and Industrial properties.
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Municipal Charge & Rate Revenue 2012/13
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The applicants must demonstrate that their project: » Encourages community participation and cooperation. » Has positive health, social and environmental outcomes. » Is accessible to people with special needs. » Is well planned and managed. Applications are invited any time during the year, however they are assessed and funding allocated each July, November and March. To make sure your application is in on time for one of these rounds you must have it submitted by: · February 28 for March funding · June 30 for July funding · October 31 for November funding.
Summary The 2013 Draft Rating Strategy document proposes a mixture of rates and charges that will provide the income needed to support the Ararat Rural City Council’s annual operating budget whilst also meeting the tests of equity, efficiency and simplicity. The differentials in this rating strategy were based on factors such as the challenges facing the rural sector, capacity to pay, particularly low income earners and retirees, and the level of rates required for council to fund essential services to the whole community. Developing the annual budget is always an onerous task for Councillors and Council officers, who have spent many hours debating strategies that will meet the criteria. And in order to limit the 2013/2014 rate rise to 7%, Council has worked hard to find reductions in spending of over $1 million.
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If your community group is seeking a grant or has an idea for a project, Council’s one-step process means completing one application form. By providing Council with basic information about the funding requirement, your request can be matched with the most appropriate grants program. Council officers can also assist with accessing external grants if required. Council grants are provided on an equal matching dollar for dollar basis. The grants cannot be used to pay for retrospective purchases, or to cover recurrent operating costs, salary subsidies or routine/cyclical maintenance. The grants are allocated on a “one off” basis, and applicants must be not-for-profit organisations or have an auspice body.
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Family celebrates lifestyle change
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move to Warracknabeal to run a historic hotel has fulfilled a waterfront dream for former inner-Sydney hair and beauty salon owners Kevin and Sally Gebert.
People snap up residential blocks with views of major rivers and creeks including the Yarriambiack Creek in Warracknabeal and alongside the Wimmera River in towns like Horsham, Dimboola and Jeparit.
THANK YOU FESTIVAL: Warracknabeal’s Commercial Hotel owners Kevin and Sally Gebert with son Cody and, above, the creek environment they will use to celebrate an inaugural Creekside Food Fest. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED
But water views are rare for Wimmera businesses - making Warracknabeal’s Commercial Hotel Scott Street, originally built in 1870, prime real estate. Sally and Kevin bought the rundown hotel in October 2011. Closing for 10 weeks for renovations and continual improvements since then have transformed the hotel into one of the best dining and entertainment venues in the Wimmera. To celebrate its creekside location and the success of their new venture, the Geberts are hosting an inaugural Creekside Food Fest on Sunday. The free event, starting at noon, will feature specialty food marquees in the hotel’s waterfront beer garden. Guests will experience food and wine tasting and live entertainment by musician Craig Somers. There will also be a jumping castle and fireworks at 6.30pm.
racknabeal is quite a special place and there’s plenty to see and do for visitors and locals alike.” She said the Creekside Food Fest was also an opportunity to say thank-you. “Moving to the Wimmera has been life-changing for our family,” she said.
should buy it’,” Ms Gebert recalled. “By the time we got home, we’d made all the arrangements. We were selling our business, selling our house and buying a creekside hotel.” When they arrived back in Warracknabeal, they closed the hotel for renovations for 10 weeks; keen to reopen before Christmas.
The name Food Fest builds on Warracknabeal’s successful Y-Fest, which started as a small festival 15 years ago.
“Our son Cody says he has heaps more friends and says there’s lots more to do in Warracknabeal than in Sydney. And for myself and Kevin, the best part is feeling like we are making a valuable contribution to the community.”
Y-Fest has now grown to one of the Wimmera’s biggest Easter events and attracts thousands of people.
It was an Easter weekend trip to visit Kevin’s family that brought on the decision for a ‘creek change’.
“Everywhere you go to socialise and have good times with friends, it’s all about the food. So during this initial 10 weeks while we were making sure we got the ambience and creekside setting right, we also focussed on getting the food right.”
Weekend activities on the creek had the Geberts thinking about escaping the chaotic lifestyle of inner Sydney suburb Balmain for the tranquil creekside setting of Kevin’s hometown.
The Gebert’s confidence in their new venture grew when the hotel won the best food and beverage section in the Powercor Wimmera Business Awards 10 months after opening.
“Kevin went for a walk with his sister Dianne Marchment and when he got back he said to me ‘the Commercial’s for sale and we
Last year they also reached the finals of the Australian Hotels Association Awards for best regional bistro and best refurbishment.
Ms Gebert said they hoped the Creekside Food Fest would become another regular event that attracted new people to the town. “Warracknabeal is such a vibrant community and we’re keen to do all we can to promote the town to the broader region,” she said. “With the Yarriambiack Creek and an active community, War-
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An ear, nose and throat specialist will start consultations in Warracknabeal at the end of the month. Ballarat specialist Mr Niall McConchie will set up practice at Rural Northwest Health where he plans to provide a regular service. Mr McConchie already consults with both public and pri-
vate health patients on regular visits to Ararat, Stawell and Horsham. He is extending his practice to include Warracknabeal where he will work from a consulting office at the Rural Northwest Health campus. His visits will be on Saturdays every three months from 9am to 4pm.
Mr McConchie plans to make his first consultation visit to Warracknabeal on June 1. He uses a specialised portable scope to examine patients.
specialist to the region and it will add to the extended health services that we are already providing here,” Mr Casey said.
Rural Northwest Health board chair Leo Casey said Mr McConchie’s visits were a coup for the southern Mallee.
“It’s another great example of RNH extending another arm into the community.”
“It’s the first time we’ve been able to attract such a
For appointments with Mr McConchie phone his office on 5334 4888.
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Wednesday and the Anglican Parish Centre, Warracknabeal from 6pm to 8.30pm next Thursday, follow memory loss and dementia community sessions Ms Kelly presented in September last year. Ms Kelly said being brain healthy was important for everyone. “It doesn’t matter what age you are or whether you’re young, old or in between – to live a brain-healthy life, you need to look after your brain, your body and your heart,” Ms Kelly said.
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“They are all important.” The sessions will cover the use of visual cues in everyday life, training techniques and ways to take care of and improve your memory. Organisers are requesting residents to RSVP to the phone number in the town they will be attending. The numbers are Beulah 5390 2200, Hopetoun 5083 3001 and Warracknabeal 5396 1238. More information is available from Cait Brennan on 5396 1238.
LONGEVITY: Horsham Old Dance and Social Club’s remaining ‘financial and active’ foundation members, from left, Lorna Sanders-Hopper, Noreen King and Harold King are at the centre of the club’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The club, which has had old-time dance nights and promoted dancing at Hamilton Lamb Hall since 1973, is now preparing for Horsham’s annual Ball of Balls on June 7. The Ball of Balls, this year at Horsham Lutheran Hall, has raised more than $71,000 for Guide Dogs Victoria during a 45-year association. Lorna Sanders-Hopper has been club secretary-treasurer for 20 years and Mr King president or vice-president and emcee for 12. Harold and Noreen are also been dance instructors and Noreen has been in charge of floral arrangements and decorations for the ball for many years. The club has dance nights starting 8pm on the first Tuesday of every month and welcomes anyone keen to learn how to dance. Picture: DEAN LAWSON
Campbells Bridge courts open again Campbells Bridge residents near Stawell have celebrated the re-opening of their tennis courts, wrecked by 2011 flooding. Celebrations included a round-robin competition and a community barbecue at Campbells Bridge Hall. Cr Karen Hyslop from North-
ern Grampians Shire Council and long-time tennis club members Marlene Scantleton, Christobel Hyslop and Lyn Ankerson officially opened the courts
to more social tennis days and friendly competition,” Cr Hyslop said.
“Campbells Bridge residents are glad to have their only sporting facility back in action and are looking forward
The government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements fund provided $131,000 to rebuild the courts.
“Hopefully this may lead to a team being entered into a local competition in the future.”
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Far too many people take something for symptom relief, while leaving the underlying imbalance in place. This is what leads to further, more deep-seated imbalance. It is wise to get symptom relief, but make sure you are effectively addressing the underlying imbalance that has triggered the symptoms in the first place. This is where clearing areas of stress and blockage as they appear is so effective. Clearing the accumulation of stress overload and blockages allows your system to activate its true healing potentials. This is what leads to true health and wellness. • Justin Batt from Horsham Ultra Health can be heard at 8.30am Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on 3WM.
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July 23 - August 22 Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 1 3 5 9 Lotto Numbers: 1 15 29 34 8 11 Your energy levels could be high and many could be inclined to take unnecessary risks. However success is indicated in any worthwhile venture. An exciting period socially and some should attract a beautiful relationship.
April 21 - May 20 Lucky Colour: Peach Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 1 3 2 5 Lotto Numbers: 1 12 15 26 36 39 An opportunity, which could involve more travel, is indicated. Someone could be trying to get closer to you and an overture could surprise.
June 22 - July 22 Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 5 3 6 9 Lotto Numbers: 5 12 26 34 8 33 This should be a good time to organise your career moves and to let a loved one know what is in your heart or on your mind. A lucky streak is indicated and many will find financial strain easing.
August 23 - September 23 Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 2 6 3 2 Lotto Numbers: 2 15 24 410 33 36 Personal relationships should be happier. Many will be fanning up an old flame. Most will be happier socialising than working hard. Health should improve and luck could come with a Leo.
May 21 - June 21 Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 1 6 5 2 Lotto Numbers: 1 15 26 24 40 22 Contact from someone from your past is indicated. Your energy levels are high and could be hard to keep under control. A new love could be taking up a lot of your time.
October 24 - November 22 Lucky Colour: Silver Lucky Day: Saturday Racing Numbers: 5 6 3 2 Lotto Numbers: 5 12 24 44 1 22 Could be a bit of friction concerning work or financial matters. Your emotions and cheque book could run away with you. Over-extending your time for other people’s problems could drain you physically as well.
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December 21 - January 19 Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Sunday Racing Numbers: 8 9 6 2 Lotto Numbers: 8 15 26 34 40 22 Something very interesting could be happening to your loved ones or relatives. There will be a lot of effort spent on improvement around the home.
September 24 - October 23 Lucky Colour: Fawn Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 5 9 6 2 Lotto Numbers: 5 12 26 24 40 22 Unusual and unexpected things are about to happen with your career and finances. You are in for happier times and good fortune.
November 23 - December 20 Lucky Colour: Dark Blue Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 5 6 2 3 Lotto Numbers: 1 15 26 34 40 22 Many could be meeting a wonderful person, who will make a big difference in their lives. Travel will bring the unusual across your path.
January 20 - February 19 Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 1 6 2 5 Lotto Numbers: 1 15 26 34 40 22 This is a rather lucky period. Don’t allow a gloomy person to depress you. Don’t let anything or anybody cause trouble between you and your mate.
February 20 - March 20 Lucky Colour: Mauve Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 1 6 5 2 Lotto Numbers: 1 12 24 40 33 36 If there has been stress in a relationship, it will start to diminish. During this period, most should be able to get over any barriers. Many will be moving house or changing domestic arrangements.
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1 x Belted Galloway Cow, pure bred, with 10 month old bull calf at foot $1800 the lot Ph 53566303 Moyston Alpaca, all colours, from registered breeder, good rates Ph 53847380 Alpaca, herd guards and pets, male and female available, prices vary Ph 0428852338 Alpacas, breeding stock, pets and flock protectors, all stock guaranteed, inspections welcome, delivery available Ph 0427602773 Arabian Filly, purebred, bay, should mature 15hh, easy to handle, $800 Ph 53542792 ARP Gelding, True Burnt Buckskin, 3yo, eligible x 4 registration, well handled, should mature 14hh, quiet, friendly, reluctant sale, prefer show home, $2000 Ph 53542792 Bay Gelding, 16hh, 6yrs old, done local shows, dressage and adult riding club, good to S/C/F, sale due to owner completing yr 12, loving home only $3500 Ph 0438230438 Boer Goat Kids, $50 Ph 0448447211 after 5pm Border Collie Dog, 18mo, started working $300 Ph 0427366636 M/C# 978102100025055 Cavalier King Charles pup, male, all checks, M/C 978102100091954 Ph 0488173584 Chaff cutter, Jas Smith, electric motor and table, 2 spare blades $3000 Ph 53922233 Chickens, ideal show birds $10 Ph 0439265133 Cockatiels, aviary breed, red fronted yellow turks, indian ringnecks, call for prices Ph 0408535515 Stawell Ewes, pure breed, black face suffolks, from stud stock Ph 0419664345 Liz Horse float, double, good tyres, registered, fair condition $2800ono Ph 0422587091 Jack Russell Terrier, F, 2yo, broken coat, English working blood lines $350 Ph 0427366636 M/C# 978102100048836 Kelpie pups, born 18/02, vet checked, vacc, parents proven workers, MC 978102100079570, 87339 Ph 0427861437 Julie Maltese x Shih Tzu Puppies, 1 male, 1 female, vet checked, M/C# 981020005541896, 5493992 $280each Ph 0424588439
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Motorhome, 1976 Domino, auto, fit out 2002 for 2 $88,500ono Ph 0408127425 Nissan Urvan camper, 1989, low kms, completely fitted with annexe, EC, 12 months rego $7000 Ph 0427340814 Reduced caravan, permanent onsite, with large solid wall annexe, all chattels wiwo, $24,000 Ph 0458923298 Beachport
Desktop Intel Core 2 QUAD CPU Q8400 2.66GHZ, Nvidida Gforce 6600, 320gig HDD multi recorder, 20” monitor, keyboard and optical mouse $350 Ph 0428336397 IBM Thinkpad, core 2 duo, T7300 Windows Vista business OS power supply and top loader case $200 Ph 0428336397 iPad, with retina display, inc keyboard cover, 64gb WI-FI/ cellular, Perfect condition $580 Ph 0419571506 Horsham
Reduced Compass caravan 2005, 19’16”, 3 way large fridge, gas HW, 4 burner stove, microwave, AC, TV, island DB, shower, toilet, roll out awning, full annexe, 4 new tyres, always shedded $34,500 Ph 53811020 or 0427811020 REDUCED Majestic Knight Single Axel, 17’ long, shower and toilet, battery pack, 3 way fridge, gas elec hot water, gas elec stove, roll out awning, single beds R95403 $28,000 Ph 0417302688 Slide-on Camper, Millard 1985, 3 berth, fridge, stove, battery pack, GC $5500 Ph 0439797922 or 53871504 Viscount Pop Top 1980, s/axle, 18’, 5-berth, GC, rollout awning, full annexe, large 3-way fridge/freezer, front kitchen, reg 02/14 $6900 Ph 0428827015 Ararat
Windsor Caravan, one owner, A/C, 4 burner stove and griller, microwave, 3 way fridge, lovely interior of soft green, double bed, R.O awning and annex, , always shedded, EC $17,500 Ph 53826676 or 0428826676 Windsor Windcheater 2000, 19’, double bed, battery and AC, roll out awning, full annexe, shower, light and weight, easy to tow N5339 $26,000 Ph 0415060314
16ft x 8ft Thornton single deck, galvanised sheep stock crate $1000 Ph 53502321 1985 International T2670, with 22ft grain tipper, GC, QRTT, great seed fertiliser truck, 5361F, $30,000+GST Ph 0428541522 2 x Paton SF24 stock feeders, as new condition $1260 incl each Ph 53547579 or 0429944479 30’ 5160 Shearer Bar, 620 edge on tynes, new shears, VGC $17,600 inc Ph 0417539107 Air seeder, 32’ AFM bar 8” cut, floating hitch with alfarm A550 bin, new spare belt included, VGC $45,000 inc GST Ph 0428894258 or 53894258 Dimboola Air seeder, connor-shea 20’ scarifier 3/R finger harrows and trailer bin, 1000 PTO, no rust, very reliable unit $9350ono inc GST Ph 53870522 AH Austin 1951 Tray, 12’, UB hoist, grain bin, suit wreck, Edmunds bale loader, bag loader, best offer Ph 53547510 evenings only Berendes Grader Blade, 8’, 3 point linkage, hydraulic angle and tilt $5000ono Ph 0427323041 Boom spray, Hardi, 1200LT x 12m, foam/draw bar and hyd, EC $2200inc Ph 0428504228 Kaniva Boom spray, Hardi, 3400L, 20m Navigator, D/S foam, 16.9/30 tyres, hydraulics, lift and fold $19,800inc ono Ph 0427808601 Boomspray 2000lt Silvan tandem simplicity susp. 60’ hyd lift, fold broom, D.S foam, elec controls $14,300 Ph 0427871404 Chisel plough 3pl, 13 tyne, heavy duty, comes with crumble roller, 12’ 6” cut with adjustable depth wheels, EC $8800 inc GST Ph 0428211555
Farm Machinery Class 96 Header, 5000hrs, 25ft finger reel, trailer, $10,000+GST Ph 0427861052 Kaniva Combine, Case 5120, Johns u/c SSB fingers harrows, EC $9000ono Ph 0428334323 Combine, Inter A62, 9” sp SSB finger harrows, goes well $4000ono Ph 0428334323 Cultivator Daken, 3PL, S tyne, 6’, with Daken drop seeder, 2 cover harrows to suit $1500 Ph 0427340814 Davey 13HP pump twin impellor, vanguard e/start motor, overhauled, new fuel system, 3 x 50mm outlets, hoses, new $2295, sell $1300 Ph 53524795 Ararat Diamond Chain, approx 32’ $7000 Ph 53808264 Draffen sheep handler, mounted in enclosed crutching trailer, feed in race, OH plant, flexi tube, handpiece, VGO $5500 plus GST = $6050 Ph 0429944479 or 53547579 Excavator, Mitsubishi MS180LC, 18T, MUD/GP buckets, GC, very reliable $24,200 Ph 0427360603 Flexi coil, 550 pound tynes $500neg Ph 0428911459 Fuel tanks, 800lt and 100lt $500neg for the lot Ph 0428911459 Harrows, precision rolling harrow, EC, hydraulic fold/life, adjustable to 25’ $7700 Ph 0409859084 Header, JD 6600 C/W 22ft open front bat reel, completely re-built and ready, good goer $10,000 Ph 53598254 Header, John Deere 7720 turbo, 2 speed drum, 30ft tyne, reel front & trailer, 3000hrs, smale plucker to suit $18,000+GST Ph 53808227 Header, John Deere 7720, 1988, EC, 30’ front, comb trailer 2608hrs, always shedded, choppers, hillside reverse feed, harvest ready, $17,000 Ph 53521782
Heavy Duty Trailer, with tank and 5.5hp pump inc hoses, reduced $3900 ono Ph 0418529907 Ararat Howard Bagshaw 24 run, fair condition levermatic $600 Ph 53808264 Inter 711 Header, 18ft comb with trailer, in good condition Ph 50833496 AH Inter 725 Header Hydrostatic, 20ft comb/15ft open front with comb trailers, in good condition Ph 50833496 AH International 3600, 1993, 14lt cunnings, 410HP, 13 spd, OD, PTO, HYD, QRBRTT, AC, JB, RWC, 60025S $45,000 inc GST Ph 0427529818 Jackman powder pickler $250 inc GST Ph 0428911459 JD 7720 Header, reverse feed, dual speed drum, 230 front, comb trailer, GC $18,000ono Ph 0428821394 John Deere 40’, Chamberlain 275 bar, 9 and 3/4” spacing, near new, cast points, air kit, GC $7700 inc GST Ph 0418553990 John Deere Tractor, 8760, 300HP, 24sp power shift, 8000hrs, GC $35,000 inc Ph 0428212996 John Shearer 28 run, fair condition $1000 Ph 53808264
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John Shearer Trash Culti Drill, 27 run small seed box, farm scan monitor, VGC $11,000 +GST Ph 0427836214 John Sheerer harrows, 13 leaf, 40’ hydraulic lift $880 inc GST Ph 0428911459
REDUCED Header CAT Lexion 470R 204, 340hp, 30ft front and trailer, GPS yield mapping, Auto contour, 2080 cut hrs, ready for harvest, have retired, $165,000ono Ph 53541270 or 0427322006 Small square baler, M.F 124, GC $2900 Ph 0419389693 Spray Tank Hardy, 1600L, fibreglass, $500 Ph 0428837235 Spray tank, rapid spray, 2400Lt, fiber glass $500 Ph 0408372666 Stihl O5I Chainsaw, VGC, 26 spare chains, 3 spare bars, $700 Ph 53583326 Tank, 95,500ltr, galvanised maxi, 2” outlet and ball valve, ladder, lockable access hatch, plus extras $5500 Ph 0418304855 Tractor Chamberlain Champion, can be seen working $4500 Ph 0409211839 Tractor, 1978 7040 Allis Chalmers, 140HP, 7885hr, 2 remotes, 2 speed PTO duals, front end weights, GC $8500 inc GST Ph 53843233
Vennings Auger, 50 x 9 self propelled, hyd lift, VCG $11,000 inc GST Ph 0427325497 Water cartage tank, rapid spray, 15400lts, can be reduced to any size down to 4200lts, with 4” camhock out let, retail $18,000, sale price $10,000ono Ph 0419323118 Horsham Wheatlander cultivator bar, 33’ HD $1000ono Ph 0429857221
30 ton log splitters, split horizontally and vertically, 6.5hp engine, assembled and test run $1370 inc GST Ph 53891541 4 duty trailer, 6x4, 12” sides, J/ wheel, 16” tyres, spare, EC $450 Ph 53524795 Ararat 4-Frame honey extractor wax trough and gas hot knife $600 Ph 0488068251 Air hose reel with air fittings and air pipe, new $100 Ph Peter 0429139502 AH Airless spray unit pump, Greco Construction King $6000 Ph 53582131 Aluminium TOA Trailer, Borcat 32’ x 6’6” tri-axle, tare 6.5 tonne, roll tarp, service history, excellent order $33,000inc Ph 53931228 or 0419025984 Antique horse drawn plough, single furrow garden display $200 Ph 53596244 Axe, 3pt linkage, hyd wood super $2000 Ph 0428504725 BBQ, 3 burner, on wooden trolley $75 Ph 0407972090 Nhill Bed, futon, queen size innerspring mattress $400 Ph 53822911 Bench Seats, flip up, 4 seats per row, $30 Ph 0408557603 Black Plastic, 8 new rolls, 4m x 50m, suitable for grain shed floors and bunkers $1200 Ph 0427323041 Books - Old, maths, physics, chemistry, suit yr 12 student, good revision exercises $20 the lot Ph 53562301 Bostich Nail Guns, 1x framing gun, 75mm nails, 1x rotary magazine for lighter work also nails, made in USA $400neg Ph 53524062 Ararat Camping fridge, 3 way, 12v 240 and gas, 35-40lt, chest cold mark 2, EC $400ono Ph 0429393549 Camping toilet, portable chemical, chemicals as new $125 Ph 0419571506 Carpet, near new, top quality wool, approx 120 square metres, RRP $4800, sell $2800 Ph 53823092 Chainsaw, Poulan-pro, 51cc, 20” bar $400 Ph 0428504725 Chainsaw, Stihl 028, super 51cc, 16 inch bar, one owner, mint condition, workshop and field tested, 3 months warranty, $550 Ph 0439723289
Klamp Wheel Lock, 100% protect Cycads, 10 medium size, great your car, size 14”, its new $109 Ph stylish pot plants or in ground 0400543038 $30each Ph 0428504913 Dimplex Refrigerated Air Cooler, reverse cycle, portable, as new, $550 Ph 53596260 or 0439855993 Ditchwitch, C99 pedestrian trencher with trailer ramps $990 Ph 0419571506 Dunlite Generator 2.5 KVA, Honda 5.5HP, EC, new $745 sell $350 Ph Kubota BX1860 2011 Tractor, with front end loader and konga 1.2m 53524795 Ararat slasher, only 35hrs use, diesel, 4wd, EC $19,000 Ph 53595264 Life Jackets, 5 in EC, waders in EC $150 Ph 0419505737
Lincoln AS400/50 welder, EC Elec lift chair, navy leather, $4500 Ph 53582131 cloth cover, on wheels, $750 Ph Meat Saw, GC $500 Ph 53541380 0402632058 Mig Welder, 320 austmig S phase Engine, Honda, 4 stroke, 7HP, fair with traveller, heavy duty, EC, on transporter wheels $1600 Ph condition $200ono Ph 53821819 0427874213 Extreme cooler esky, 4 stoke, new, Mig welder, WIA 150, gasless, GC 2HP, gas engine $600 Ph 53821047 $600 0427340814 Fire wood, $65 6x4 trailer, 11am Mobile cool room, 1.5m high, 1.4m to 1pm Sundays, Porter Plant Yard, deep, 1,5m wide, 240 volt, can also Kalkee Rd 0419395683 use as freezer, 12 months rego, Fire wood, olive, dry, very dense, T52842 $5000 Ph 0408272406 beats red gum, keep this for year Mountain bike 12spd, motorised round supply, 6x4 trailer load $50 bike , dual suspension, VGC, new tyres, factory, built, 49cc, 2 stroke, Ph 0418371448 $1000ono Ph 0409611957 Stawell Fire wood, red gum, 10 and 20 cubic meters, delivery available $975 Ph Noritake (Evansdale) dinner set, excellent condition, 8 settings, 56 0437662600 or 0448263700 pieces, $400 Ph 53825283 Firescreen, sturdy steel $80 Ph Old School Desk, painted with folk 53823833 art $100ono Ph 53585499 Freezer, chest 500lt, EC $500 Ph Out Door Chairs, brand new never 0419595132 used , 6 green $45ono Ph 53911989 Freezer, chest 700lt, EC $800 Ph Nhill 0419595132
Fridge freezer, angel 60lt, plus cover and spring base, EC $1100ono Ph 0428263229 Fridge, 300lt Kelvinator, ideal beer fridge $100 Ph 0407972090 Nhill
REDUCED! Hydraulic Landing Legs for Semi Trailer, with wheels, $400 Ph 0419323118 Ride on mower, 12.5HP, white, 38” cut, EC, not $2000 just $1000 Ph 0428975203 Bill Ride on mower, 38” cut, electric start, new battery, blade, bearings $765 Ph 0409851412 Ride On Mower, Greenfield 30”cut, brand new motor and battery $1500 Ph 0458681119 Ride on mower, John Deere STX38 model, hydro transmission, EC, one owner $1500 Ph 53521884 or 0400631460 Ride On Mower, White Cruise Matic, 38” cut, 12 HP $1500 Ph 0458681119 Rotary Hoe, Napier Grasslands, model 707, 6’, HD 3pl $2500 Ph 53826461 Saw bench, PTO, TT blade, belt drive $500 Ph 53843233 Shoprider mobility scooter, 2009m as new condition $1850ono Ph 0408234547 Singer Machine in Horn cabinet, boxes of cotton, fabric and patterns $150ono Ph 0428428035 Sofa Bed, EC $350 Ph 0429238478 Sofa couch, Audio Sonic TV 54cm, TV cabinet, Sony PlayStation 2 and set top box $150 the lot Ph 0409427556 Julie Summer duct lifter, max height 5.5, model 2118, $1200 Ph 0419571506 Horsham Swimming pool, 24’ x 12’, near new liner, bubble cover, sand filter and pump, ladder and hoses $1000 firm Ph 53922233
Air conditioner, Westinghouse, hot and cold, suit medium room, GC $120 Ph 0419571506 Bar fridge, Westinghouse $75 Ph 53524298 Bricks glass, 90 in panel 1800 x 1000, from shower wall, best offer Ph 53991203 Cabinet, 4 draw, steel filing cabinet $66 Ph 0419571506 Cabinet, steel, 2 door, 2 shelf, 1000h x 900w x $55 Ph 0419571506 Chair, Oscar electric lift, EC, $800 Ph 0429954795
Lounge suite, Natuzzi, brown Italian leather, 3,2 and I seater plus ottoman, VGC $2500 Ph 0428842237
Table round resin, easy store, 4 steel chairs, EC $199 Ph 0412936307 Table top Arcade Machine, 21” high resolution VGA Monitor, 3 side - 2 player, flip screen function, 1066 games including Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogga, Pacman, Street Fighter etc, free credit button, ideal Christmas gift, $1399 to arrange an inspection Ph 0438981153 Ballarat Timber , Oregon, 10inch x 2inch x 54m, 8 inch x 2 inch x 36m, $1000 Ph 0419505737 Timber flooring, Cowley pine, 6” x 1” boards $900ono Ph 0429981984 Timber Window, second hand, 1 fixed pane/2 sashes, 2693 long x 1268 high, GC $250 Ph 53581173 AH TORO Wheel Horse ride on mower, 212.5 model, 12hp motor, GC $1000 Ph 53982486 Trailer, steel 6x4, GC $395 Ph 0427523317 Trampoline, childrens, good condition $75 Ph 53595285 or 0429200566
Furniture, Pine coffee table $100 Palm Tree for sale for removal at pick up only Ph 0407357985 buyers expense, price is negotiable Generator, Honda Eui, 2.6 KVA, Ph 0447362925 135 Litre HWS/LPG 2009 model, super quiet, built in eco-throttle, Patio Gas Heater, still in box $150 VGC $550ono Ph 0439309805 suitable to run microwave, computer Ph Peter 0429139502 AH 17 boxes of books, Readers etc, little use $1980 Ph 55701392 Plega Adjustable Bed, double Digest, novels, crafts, gardening, AH size, touch button control to elevate cooking, 100 plus LPs $200ono Ph Gold detector, minelab, GTX 4000, back and legs, as new $2000 Ph 0428428035 Computer desk, height 820mm, 3 coils plus all accessories, EC 0409523448 3 Wheel Walker With Zip-up depth 300mm, width 400mm, as $3500ono Ph 0428263229 Poly pipe, 2” new and used, 1000m Leather Bag, excellent condition new condition, no longer required Golf Buggy, “laser lite”, (not cart), plus $990 inc GST Ph 0427797242 $150 Ph 0411459992 $50 Ph 53581100 Stawell electric, carry bag, charger, $280, Queen size doona, pure wool, as new, spare battery $100 Ph mini jumbuck $100 Ph 53821468 or 0418370933 53522123 or 0431215956 Ararat Auctions Gopher, DX, as new, has near 5 REDUCED Rotary Hoe, Hassett months warranty, cost $3500, sell heavy duty, forward, reverse gear, Honda motor, 6.8hp, new blades $2500 Ph 53820896 $1000ono Ph 0407425689 Gopher, Rumba Eureka, electric, blue, GC, with charger and carry basket, suitable for indoor and Trencheroo, 16HP Kubota diesel, outdoor $750 Ph 0409191458 skid steer, backfill blade, 2 new Stawell tyres, good working order $2800 Ph Hand crafts, one box, knitted knee 0428336397 rugs and bed spreads, suitable for Twister Buggie, 150cc, GC $1500 market $120ono Ph 0428428035 Ph 0427913221 Vetch feed, $500 a tonne Ph Hay shed, Clear span, 38m x 22m x 7m high, 530 UB trusses REDUCED Trailer, any use, tailor 0448891486 or 53891486 and columns $72,000 inc GST Ph made to house amazingly safe Winch, Portable Electric, 12v 3000 SUN March 26th, 11am fishing/recreation boat, folding trailer pound capacity, new $150 Ph Peter 0417384311 with separate fuel compartments, 0429139502 AH MECHANICS HALL, MURTOA Hitachi compound mitre saw, folding draw bar, lifting lid that can Wood stove, Everhot, slow approx 10 yrs old $340 Ph 53881238 Over 600 WONDERFUL LOTS! have the boat on top, the ultimate combustion, GC $250 Ph Toolondo area holiday and weekender, only take 0427797242 FEATURES: HUGE 13ft MOBIL PLASTIC SIGN, Honda engine, GX 390, electric the toys or tents you want out the LARGE MOUNTED 10 POINT DEER’S HEAD, VG rest gets locked up, instant roll out Wood Stove, IXL, hot water service start $900 Ph 0428504725 DOULTON, BESWICK (set 3 wall kingfishers) AND kitchen on wheels, fantastic and tank inc $500 Ph 53928259 Honda motor, stationary 11HP CARLTON, CLARICE CLIFF BIZARRE BOWL, OLD rare set up, pristine condition, more Wood stove, Stanley Agar, GX380, suit wood splitter, new pictures available, Boat is perfect flue kit, GC, HW jacket $900 Ph BOTTLES, OLD SCHOOL TEXT BOOKS, 4ft CEDAR carby and a/cleaner, GC $475 Ph TILT-TOP VICT. TABLE, VG BRASS BED, WAR for local waterways, can carry in 0448009803 AH BOOKS & FUEL RELATED ITEMS – LOTS MORE… 0411419516 Ararat pieces to hidden waterways, full rig, HEAPS OTHER V.G. FLOOR ITEMS TOO! House bricks, 2500, s/hand, 15hp OB, sounder and all safety Household Items clean, ready to lay, $2000ono Ph gear, 4 door trailer, elec brakes, Always worth just having a quick look in the Hall. 2 compartments one for boating 0418535801 Note: Viewing is Sat. from 1pm and Sun. from 9am. gear (inc motor and trailer), 2 fuel Air conditioner, refrigerated Kitchen Benches, secondhand, 1x store areas, made for each other, portable Nobo Cool, EC, hardly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR 2400 x 600, 1x 1800 x 600, inc sink, Boat- KH605, Trailer- S95831 used, view in Horsham $450 Ph Phone 53852422 for more info or FREE catalogue. Ararat pickup $250 Ph 0419322775 $10,000 Ph 0419553163 53836378
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES
Lounge, blue, 5 seat, with corner glass table, in good condition, $250 Ph 0438332847 Karen, Nhill Oven/ grill/ ceramic stove top Westinghouse, 54cm upright , 2yo $700 Ph 0428915271 Pine dinning table, solid, 6-8 seater with 6 material chairs, EC $250 Ph 0409201955 Pine Kitchen Dresser, solid, 2 piece $390 Ph 0427523317 Recliner, lift electric chair, cloth fabric, VGC $350 Ph 0439089556 Minyip Single under bed, trundle, white metal, $120 Ph 0427630051
Childs matching desk, chair and Stools, Bar/kitchen x2, cedar stain, bookcase in peach and cream $220 country style, high backs, swivel seats, as new, no marks, $120 pair Ph 0418175930 Ph 0409405629 Horsham Table, laminate with padded chairs, GC $50ono Ph 0432635701 Television low-line unit, mahogany stain, cupboard with shelving each end, shelf & 2 drawers down middle, as new, no marks, beautiful style/ look, 1650mmLx700Hx500D, $450 Ph 0409405629 Horsham Trundle bed and mattress, used Childs matching desk, chair and twice, EC $50 Ph 0408100636 bookcase, plus matching dressing Stawell table with mirror and side table Tumble Dryer, gas/electric, VCG in purple and cream $400 Ph $275 Ph 0427523317 0418175930 Vintage indoor plant stand, wooden 1930’s style $30 Ph 53824164 Wall unit/dresser, pine, 4 drawer, 2 cupboards, 2 shelves, 220H, 150W, 52D, 1 off piece, built by a cabinet maker, $350 Ph 0427182015 Washing Machine, Kleenmaid, commercial heavy duty, automatic $100 Ph 53524298 Washing Machine, Whirlpool Cabrio, 10kg, automatic, 11 months use, like new, cost $1200, sell $550 Ph 53812364 Childs matching desk, chair, Window double glazed, 2440 x bookcase and side table in blue and 1315, cream trim, 2 panels, one opening $400 Ph 53991203 cream, $250 Ph 0418175930 Couch , 2 seater and 2 chairs $150 Ph 53820896 Cupboard/ TV unit, country look, solid wood, GC, large $450 Ph 0428915271 DB Mattress, Sealy Posture Premier retail $1200 brand new $800 ono Ph 0428975203 Bill Desk, 1680l x 760w x 690h, keyboard shelf $66 Ph 0419571506 Desk, solid timber, walnut colour, 4 drawer, 1530l x 900w x 740h, $135 Ph 0419571506 Dickwick Magnet, queen-size, EC $100 Ph 0448825609 or 53810390 Dining Chairs, 2 x Straight Backed Edwardian $200 Ph 53562301 Dining Table, walnut with metal legs, six fabric chairs $800 Ph 53822911 Dinning setting, extension laminated table, steal frames, 6 padded chairs, EC $250 Ph 0408100636 Stawell Entertainment Unit, 1.45 x 0.50 x 0.55m, includes CD storage shelves and drawer $550 Ph 53822911 Fridge, 322lt, EC $150 Ph 53823833 Household Package, TV unit, dining table, pinto chairs, 3 drawers lowboy Ph 53822256 or 0429822256 Kitchen Crome Setting, 6 chairs, vinyl, saffron colour, tan trim; wood grain laminated table, chrome double legs, as new $325 Ph 53581100 Kitchen table, circular, one metre, four metal and one cane chairs $300 Ph 53822911 LG TV, excellent picture, inc extras $35 Ph 53824164 Lounge suite, 3 seater with 2 recliner chairs, EC, green, paid $1800, sell $500ono Ph 0428820446 Lounge Suite, cream genuine leather, 3 seater, 2 chairs, brand new, hardly used, beautiful style/ look, cost $3500, sell $1950 Ph 0409405629 Horsham Lounge suite, Jacobean, GC $350 ono Ph 0400102881
19’ Haines Hunter deluxe, complete rebuilt, V8 on board motor with leg, 1/2 cabin with two beds, toilet and sink, unfinished project $8500 Ph 0403592891 2001 Savage Jabiru, 3.8m 15HP mariner, front casting deck, color Lowrance fish finder, tarp, with trailer, all EC, boat GD637, trailer S18236 $4800 Ph 0401148072 or 53525143 5.2 Stessl, centre console, 60HP evinrude, redco trailer, full floor safety gear and extras $6000 Ph 0429797173 Boat, brand new Hunter Marine v-nosed punt and gal trailer, 15hp Honda 4-stroke motor warranty end 2016, new rod holders, fish finder and life jackets, carpet floor R27054 $8000ono Ph 0427816202 Bronze Propeller, 12 inch with 45inch x 1inch s/steel shaft $80neg Ph 53524062 Ararat Camero Legend series 2 2001, 350 chev, velvet drive, FMR, Bimini, 335hrs, tandem trailer, 6 month reg on both $18,000 Ph 0408372666 Caribbean Calais 5.69m, dunbier trailer, new breaks, wheels, axle etc, mercury 150HP, ski pole, full travel covers, new battery, radio, immaculate condition, great all round fishing, skiing, family boat $18,000ono Ph 0887622611 Catamaran, cheap, Alpha Omega 4.5mtr, trapeze, race rigged w/ trailer, C50/253 $2500 Ph 53566236 Jet Ski, RXT, 215HP, gripper seat, updated bars, super charge, will trade for KXF 250 $11,000ono Ph 0408068646
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Malibu Response 1998 Bowrider, fully optional, wake board tower, sound system, Bimini, wedge, V8, excellent family boat, for serious skier and boarded, 720hrs $29,900 Ph 0400562627 Qunitrex 385 Explorer, 20HP Mercury Motor, dunbier trailer, Garmin fish finder, new canvas cover, fully carpeted, safety gear, rod holders, spare wheel, swivel seats, 5 months rego, boat rego MC899, trailer rego S95511 $6000 Ph Chris 0429908895 Jeparit Savage Jabiru, 3.55 v-nose punt, 1997 mercury 15HP, 2 seats, safety gear $4000 Ph 0417548650 Horsham Ski Boat, Flight Craft Banshee and trailer, EC, perfect family boat, rego EU165, and trailer rego TO8348 $6500 Ph 53981979 or 53982016 AH Tinny boat, 11’ 10”, rego NT806, trailer, rego U39943, mercury 8HP, 4 years warranty, 15 hr work, anchor, oars, fuel tank, both rego 9/13, selling due to upsize $3000ono Ph 0407046393 Noel Trailer, multi roller boat trailer, to suit 15-18ft boat, new tyres, 2 stage winch, B34913 $1500neg Ph 53524062
Motor Vehicle Accessories
Kawasaki KX65, 2005 model, top end, just rebuilt, well looked after by 1 owner, child outgrown $1800ono Ph 0417584776 Quad bike 2x2, Yamaha 350, blue, new battery, goes great $2200ono Ph 0409611957 Stawell RMZ 450, 2008 fuel injected, never raced, EC, some spares $5000 Ph Mags, Commodore, 4 -17X7.5, 0417477974 excellent condition, new tyres, $800 Rolling Chassis, Ford F100, 1973, ono Ph 0418529907 3” dropped I-Beam front axles, 9” diff $3000 Ph 0407350834 Suzuki 2011 GSXR 1000, first registered May 2012, 1500km, EC, 1G4JM $13,800ono Ph 0412733385 Suzuki DS80, 1990 model, GC, VIN: DC13A100738 $950ono Ph 0427801969
Mags, Commodore, HSV 4 18x8, excellent condition, new tyres, REDUCED $1500ono Ph 0418529907
Suzuki Motorbike, DR650 SE, Mags, CSA Gladiators 4 x 16/8”, EC, 2010, low kms, 12 months reg, with near new tyres $600 Ph 0409423541 Mitsubishi Triton hard lid and roll RW $6500ono Ph 0429139502 AH bars, suits GLX-R model, blue, EC Triumph 07 Daytona Super $1500 Ph 0434557919 Sport 675, registered, RWC, vin# REDUCED Wrecking 1988 Nissan SMTTMD10667304239 $8000neg Patrol Wagon 4x4, complete Ph 0499248287 minus motor and gearbox $400 Ph Volkswagen - Harley Davidson 0411419516 Trike, 1600cc, Harley forks tank Rolling Chassis, Ford F100, 1973, seat, custom paint, $15,500 Ph 3” dropped I-Beam front axles, 9” diff $3000 Ph 0407350834 0437759798 Yamaha Thunderace YZF1000R, Set of tyres and rims, Maxxis 1997, RWC, reg Dec 13, VGC, Bravo, 4 x LT225 / 75R16, 2 tyres regrettable sale, CQ450 $4500 Ph x 30% left $150ono Ph 0408397110 Tow bar for BA-BF sedan, rated 0409551122 1600kg auto, 1200kg manual $200 Ph 0400917978
Motor Vehicle Accessories
5 Landcruiser 80 series 6 stud steel 16”x18” rims, with nuts and caps $500 Ph 0427329356
Canopy Ute Back to suit std Trades/boat Steel Full Length tray, near new cond, $1800 Ph Roof Rack, for std Ute tray, heavy duty,3.3mtrs x 1.37mtrs $300 Ph 0418535801 Canopy, to suit 8’x6’ tray, steel 50837259 frame with lift out side and rear Ute canopy, Challenge fibre glass, gates, separate front gates for dogs, side and rear lockable windows, tinted, 1850W x 2080L, GC $1400 complete tarp cover with zip sides Ph 0428837235 Motorcycles and back, near new condition $1600 VS Commodore parts only, V6 Ph 0429821171 motor 6HVSK191SL857342, and 1984 Honda Solo 6 250 roadbike, ED LSD, 3.27 Ratio, VGC $150ono gear box $1200 Ph 0422249127 GC, no reg, no RWC, eng Ph 0428820708 MC08E2009200 $1200ono Ph Ford C/chassis, trade tray 0409352556 1989 Kawasaki KLR-250, with ladder rack, 4 lock cabinets EC, 19,500km, sport $2000 on $1800ono Ph 0419571506 restoration inc top-end over haul, Ford Mag Wheels, 4xRoh, tyres new battery, brakes, tyres excellent, and rims, 225/50ZR16, 95% tread suit someone wanting reliable $600ono Ph 0458681119 bike for farm or off-road $2000 Ph Gearbox conversion, Ford ED 53522617 after 7pm T5, gearbox, bellhaising, flywheel, clutch, tail shaft $500ono Ph Wheels, 18” Advanti mags, tyres no 0428820708 good $450 Ph 0427902165
2005 Triumph Daytona 955i sports tourer, heaps of extras, performance motor, VGC, 44,500km, rego 12/13, panniers tank bag included, DD692 $8500 Ph 0400923733 2006 Yamaha Pee Wee 80, EC, hardly used $1600 Ph 0409510232 Boulevard C50 Cruiser, Suzuki, fuel injected V-Twin, red 2006 model, low kms, as new, many extra, FO852, $7500ono Ph 0428852338 Honda CRF 230, 2010 model, looks new, little use, comes with REC rego, 8004.A $4500 Ph 0447188274 Honda CRF450x, late 2008, excellent condition, extras, rec rego, new tyres, mechanically A1. 6039A. $8,300ono ph 0400514500 Honda Fire Bade VTR 1000, VCG, low km, after market mufflers, RWC, YA982 $5500 Ph 0458311922 Honda VTR1000 Fire Storm 2003, 7,600Kms, BR594, new tyres, RWC, $8,000 Ph 0428941264 Kawasaki 750 Zephyr, 1994, EC, reg, IF181 $2600 Ph 0403827756
Hard Top, MGB Manton, good order, has been stored 30 years, $1000 Ph 0418529907 Wheels, genuine set of Simmons Holden 308 red motor, turbo 3 pc 8” x 18 and 9” x 18, GC, with pattern, fresh rebuild, comes with extra rubber, suit later Fords $2500 Ph 0428824316 Turbo 350 gearbox $2000ono Ph 0400048550
Motor Vehicles Under $3,000
1969 Toyota Corona, no rust suit restoration, RT 40-610922 $600 Ph 54981227 or 0427981227
HQ-HZ parts, 2 rear doors, minimal rust, HZ rear bumper, electric 1983 Gemini SL, EC, drives well, no rust, 4 speed, all original, excellent tailgate $250 Ph 0400923733 interior, good tyres, currently on Low line canopy, suit HQ Holden club rego, not transferable, 02100H $200 Ph 0427051897 AH $2200 Ph 55851270
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Motor Vehicles Under $3,000
Motor Vehicles $3000 - $10,000
Motor Vehicles $3000 - $10,000
Motor Vehicles $10,001 - $20,000
1986 Commodore VL wagon, red, un registered, mags, goes well, VIN 6H8VSK35HTL892093, $700 Ph 0429314424 or 0420617606 1987 VL Commodore, owned from new, 8K196GL223604L $800 Ph 54981227 or 0427981227 1988 Ford Ute, tarp and ladder rack, rego 10/14 B.B.D.L. mags, VIN JL4OJY11692C, DPZ112 $2200ono Ph 0427855030 1990 Ford wagon, low kms on recon motor, brakes recently done, near new tyres, extremely reliable, no RWC, WMN572 $1500ono Ph 53848235 or 0408848235 1994 Toyota Corolla, Seca hatch, manual, 160,000km, good engine, no rego/RWC, needs work, VIN 6T164AE9409652400 $1000ono Ph 0400850486 2002 Commodore wagon, auto, cruise control, mag rims, tow bar, UQO062 $3000 Ph 0419379564 Daihatsu Charade Centro 5D hatch, 1996, Super-economical three-cylinder run-around, straight, mechanically sound, regularly serviced and with good tyres, recently had RWC, XHR 429, regrettable sale at $800 Ph 0448571811 Ford Falcon 1996, green, clean unit, needs $600 spent on RWC, NSU832 $650 Ph 0458820434 Horsham Honda Civic wagon 1987, uses no oil, 4 new tyres, selling as is, DPO989 $500ono Ph 54662335 Hyundai Sonata, 94, silver, 245,000kms, VIN: KMHDF21FPSU242872 $1000ono as is Ph 0437964166 Amanda Mitsubishi Lancer, 2002, red, 155,000km, 2 door, spoiler, alloy mags, no RWC, rego 1/14, SBP178 $2800 Ph 0438210178 MUST SELL Toyota Corolla, 1993, no reg, runs well, eng no: 4A917168 $600 Ph 0438523758 Peugeot 306, 1996, black 4 door hatchback, auto, reliable first car, sold with RWC, 3 months rego, NUF657 $2500ono Ph 0438870835 REDUCED Mazda, Utility, 1987, B2000 cab plus, 5 speed, reg March 2013, good tyres, tbar, PFO426 $875ono Ph 0402027023 REDUCED Peugeot GL 504, 76 model, auto, air cond, original books and papers, burnt valve, still runs good, clean and tidy through out, ideal club car, AZH163 $1000ono Ph 53569340 or 0412482521 Toyota Commuter, 1991, 12 seat bus, 279,786km, noisy engine NJE690 $1550 Ph 0413628306 Neil Volvo 81, EC, rego 6/13, FXX820 $700 Ph 53824415 after 5pm VR Commodore Berlina, GC, auto, FQD909 $2000ono Ph 0427595378 or 0428578587
Falcon ute 1981 model, manual, PS, EC, 104,000km, good tyres, good body, everything is good, OSB654 $4500Ph 53583324 or 0419388612 Ford AU II, Falcon station wagon, 120,000km, AC, QWO115 $6000 Ph 0400821199 Ford Falcon EL 1998, XR8 sedan, manual, 185kW engine, dual fuel, 126,000kms, OVP895, with RWC $8250 Ph 0438908574 Ford Falcon Forte, wagon, 2000, new tyres and exhaust, RWC, reg Jan 2014, 176,000kms, RGT973 $5800 Ph 0429859890 or 53910220
Toyota Land Cruiser Ute, HJ75, ARB turbo, bull bar and side rails, new a/c, new brakes and bearings, reco 1000 pd warn winch, new BF mud terrains and rims, SOR926 $8800inc 0427836214 Toyota twin cab Hilux, 1992, 144,00km, white, CD, T-bar, 5 speed manual, 17” mag wheels, 2.4lt petrol, EYX296 $3500 as is $4000 with RWC Ph 0408272406 VW Golf, 2003, silver, manual, 155,000km, 4 new tyres, rego 9/13, EC, RWC, SNA705 $8500 Ph 53811606
Ford 2010 WF Fiesta Zetec, grey, manual, RWC, 65,000km, XRK314 $14,500ono Ph 0429821730 or 53881390 AH
Motor Vehicles $3000 - $10,000 1979 924 Porsche, 2lt fuel injection, red in colour, engine no XJOO2750 $5500ono Ph 0429846313 or 0353846313 1997 Ford Fairmont Sedan, auto, blue, 225,000kms, t/bar, dual fuel, gas fitted Nov 2009, 5 months rego with RWC, ideal first car or cheap to run family car, XIP138 $3250ono Ph 0410017969 2000 Commodore VT, Olympic edition, 127,000km, VGC, QCL094 $5900ono Ph 0400016358 Ararat 2000 VT Commodore, 140,000km, GC, great first car, QLP137 $6500ono Ph 0488552131 2002 Toyota Hilux, workmate with RWC, 126,000km, TGT542 $7500 Ph 53821264 2005 Hyundai Getz, 2 door, manual, red, 30,000kms, immaculate, one owner, UGK606 $8,500 inc RWC Ph 0447398338 2005 Magna Wagon, 3.5Lt, T bar, auto, cruise, climate control, ABS, cargo barrier, alloy wheels, one owner, full service history, t/b, many extras, UBX194 $8900 Ph 0428560630 2006 Hyundai Getz 5dr Manual Hatch, 75,000km, excellent condition, silver in colour, full service history UAY266 $7500ono Ph 0438754255 97 Ssangyong Musso, 5cyl auto diesel, good goer, 330,000KM, VIN KPTFOBIBSVP102024 $3200ono Ph 0419118788 Dimboola
Motor Vehicles $10,001 - $20,000
Ford Marlin Space Cab, 220,000km, auto, good tyres, RWC, ROK159 $5800 Ph 0428375775
Ford TE50 T2, 2001, gunmetal grey, black/blue interior, leather sports seats, sun roof, 5spd manual, 5ltr V8, 206,500kms, RYG555 $8000ono Ph 0400573984 Ford XR6 turbo 2003, auto, 168,000km, VGC, SLG624 $9500 Ph 53502273 Holden 99 Vectra, 2.2 SL air, auto, bucket seats, rego 1/14, VGC, PKJ542 $4600ono Ph 53891504 Holden Astra 2002, 130,000km, 4 new tyres, 5spd manual, reg 4/14, ZSW446 $6000ono Ph 0400562993 Holden Astra, 2001, manual, silver, local car, low kms, RWC QVF654 $6000ono Ph 0447398338 Holden Commodore VZ 2004, auto, ABS, cruise control, tow bar, tinted windows, 157,500km, EC, TEM263 $7000ono Ph 0419135010 Holden VZ Calais 2006, V6, 213,000km, lowered, mag wheels, VIN 6G1ZX547X6L565592 $10,000 Ph 0438017363 Holden VZ executive, 2005, sedan, V6 auto, lowered, 5x18” mags, 167,000kms, 12 months rego, RWC, must sell ASAP VIN 6G1ZK54B65L424830, $9000ono Ph 0409439145 Honda CRV, 2002, auto, 183,000kms, RHQ708 $9900 Ph 0438820269
Hyundai Getz 2008, manual, VGC, 41,000km, bluetooth, tinted windows, good car, cheap to run rego 1/14, WWL108 $7000 Ph 0458203564 Hyundai Getz, 2004, 197,000km, EC, WMG049 $3900ono Ph 0419340555 Mazda 323, Astina Shades Hatch, 2003, silver, manual, CC, 99,000kms, new tyres, full service history, one female owner, reg Nov 13, RWC, SNC481 $8200ono Ph 0418371448 Mercedes Benz, 300ce 24, 1991 collectors item, 5spd auto, sunroof, 2 door coupe, EC, nice mags, tyres, as new, drives beautifully, tinted windows, white over light grey YTL458 $8500 Ph 0419388612 or 53583324 Mitsubishi Lancer, 1999, GLXi, auto, low kms, tint, lowered, reg, RWC, PLT324 $6300ono Ph 0407468949 SS Commodore 2001, red, 170,000km, 6 speed, ZKG125 $10,000 Ph 0428913235 Subaru Heritage Liberty, AWD 2nd gen, auto, sedan, DGC leather trim, AC, CL, CD, PS, RWC, 250,000kms, long rego, ZEO485 $5500 Ph 0428501277 Subaru Outback 2000, limited edition, AWD, green/silver, auto, many extras, 204,100km, VGC, RWC, rego 11/13, RWE948 $6200 Ph 53523264 or 0427541921 Ararat Toyota Echo, 3 door hatch, red, manual, only 21,000km, immaculate condition, RWC, SXV944 $7100 Ph 53522159 Ararat
Ford Focus LV Hatch, 2010, 2.0lt turbo diesel, auto, titanium, RWC, like new, 95,000km, XDE949 $17,000 Ph 0407824753 Holden Berlina, 2007, sedan, auto, 60,000kms, registered and RWC, silver, XAH814 $18,990ono Ph 0428851853 Holden Commodore VE SV6, 2007, red, auto, good tyres, 117,000kms, EC, WBE958 $17,500 Ph 0429919296
Holden Commodore VZ, 2005, 8 seater wagon, VGC, RWC, XMO017 08 Holden VE Calais V Series, $10,500 Ph 0459507511 silver, auto, 106,000kms, leather, premier sound dvd, new tyres, EC XFP994 $17,500 Ph 0427902375 1999 Mercedes CLK Elegance, 4.3L V8 2 door coupe, silver, sunroof, 6 stacker CD, excellent car, deceased estate, 168,000km, SFE378 $19,500 Ph 53525675 1999 Toyota Hilux, dual cab, 4x4, Mercedes Benz A170, 2006, diesel and gas, canopy, bull bar, tow black metallic, auto, 109,000km, bar, side steps, driving lights, VGC, 1 year rego, YJW614 $12,500 Ph 243,000km, RWC, PLW167 $14,250 0479147331 Sherrie Ph 0408504575 Nissan Patrol 2001, turbo diesel, 2002 4.8 Nissan Patrol, sw, st, silver, RWC, EC, rego 22/05/13, duel fuel, manual with AC, CC, BB, QVY280 $15,000ono Ph 53523997 T-B, S-steps, alloy wheels, ideal or 0403367208 for towing, 167,000km WEH493 Subaru Liberty GT, 2005, auto, $18,000ono Ph 53822654 or blue, full service history, leather 0418521206 seats, sun roof, 130,000km, TYB103 $14,900 Ph 0427030728
2004 Holden VY tray ute, silver, auto, V6 dual fuel, EC, always Toyota Corolla hatch 2008, silver, serviced, RWC, XZY249 $12,800 manual, ABS, airbags, AC, cruise Ph 0427902165 control, RWC, 103,000kms, VGC, XJC787 $11,500ono Ph 0429855118 Toyota Corolla sedan, white, auto, RWC, new tyres, tinted windows, EC, 110,000km, 12 months rego, WXV655 $12,400 Ph 0407320093 2005 Ford Territory TX, semi auto, 17” mags, tinted windows, roof mounted DVD, 140,000km, 7 seater, rego 12/13, TPR686 $14,000 Ph 0422738895 Ararat Urgent Sale VY Series II, manual, rego 8/13, new 18’ tyres and rims, pacemaker extractors and sports exhaust, lowered, SS interior, window tint, EC, ZNZ753 $12,499ono Ph 0437744630 Volvo 2004, SWD097 $12,000ono 2006 Holden Rodeo crew cab LX, 5 Ph 53521951 speed manual, V6 3.5lt, AC, power and tinted windows, PS, factory Motor Vehicles T-bar, tub liner, T/cover, E/brakes, over $20,000 full service history, 104,000km, RWC, rego 7/13, UMD449 $14,000 Ph 0418589280
1987 Hino FF197L, 481,348kms, 6-cyl turbo, tubles tyres, 6.7m beaver tail tray, 5mm flat floors, hyd 2006 Holden Rodeo, 4x4 3.0lt bifold ramps, reco eng, new clutch, diesel space cab, 92,300km, steel LED lights, GC, WOW919 $26,400 dropside tray, snorkel, long range Ph 53992203 tank, dual batteries, air adjustable Holden Berlina International suspension, side steps, bluetooth Sedan, 2011. black, SIDI, rear radio, UHF, bullbar, tow bar, rego sensors and camera, 37,000km, 11/13, RWC, XIO284 $18,500ono owned from new, excellent Ph 0457810223 condition, RWC, YJN383 $24,500 2007 Ford BF ute, 8’ tray, auto, Ph 0418175930 AC, PS, CD, T-bar, CC, 110.000km, Toyota Hilux, 4x4 2008 SR, 3.0L YRQ979 $10,500 AS IS $11,000 TD, 5-spd manual, dual cab, bullbar, with RWC Ph 0408272406 sidesteps, TB, tonneau cover, 30,000kms, RWC, March 14 rego, WHI560 $37,990 Ph 53822339 Toyota Kluger 2008, 114,000km, silver, VGC, RWC, WPR818 $22,750 Ph 0407564307 Horsham Toyota Rav4 CV, 2010, auto, AWD, 46,500kms, YQV749 $25,000 Ph 2008 Nissan Navara, RX dual cab, 0410710143 tow and bull bar, low kms, WWK651 $20,000ono Ph 0432398279 4WD BA XR6 turbo, 2003, phantom purple, 181,000km, new tyres, serviced regularly, GC, rego 10/13, 2003 Toyota Hilux, dual cab, 4x4 TCN887 $12,000 Ph 0409435974 canopy, bull bar, power steering, Falcon ute BA 2004, 159,000km, side steps, tradesman rack, A/C, hard lid, 18” rims, auto, VGC, RWC, EC, SNL820 $17,000ono Ph TNA728 $11,990 Ph 0408315064 0419894761
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Amarok VW Trendline 2011, 108,000km, 2/4 WD, 6 spd manual, AC, side steps, towbar, ladder rack, copper tyres, light force D/ lights, heated mirrors, hill decent and accent assist, 4 AUX power sockets, new windscreen, remote tyre pressure sensors, 5 alloy wheels, reg 4/14, YHA979 $38,500 Ph 0419571506 Holden Rodeo, twin cab, 2004, 3ltr TD, 12 months rego, RWC, TWV498 $12,500ono Ph 0437844398
Mitsubishi Pajero 2001gls Wagon, 7 seat, V6 petrol 3.5Lt, 5 speed auto, blue/silver, 234,000km 9 month rego, RWC, RDM345 $13,500 Ph 0418373643 Mitsubishi Pajero, 4WD, 7 seater, XAU667 $5800 Ph 0427828420 or 53822613
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Musical Instruments Piano, upright, steel framed, tunes to concert pitch, suit beginner to intermediate, local delivery neg, $680neg Ph 0419517595 Piano, Newby and Evans New York, must pick up $300ono Ph 0417370823 Piano, old $400 Ph 53562301 Piano, Yamaha upright C180, stool, walnut finish $2000ono Ph 0408234547 Pianola, with many rolls, needs work, pick up from Ararat $500 Ph 50701341
4-BR House, 36.5 Acres, hobby farm, Ararat $415,000 Ph 0404157484 5 Acres 4BR house, Ararat $265,000 Ph 0408501630 Allotments - Halls Gap. Proven area for sound investment. Fully serviced. Average size 1200m². Magnificent views. From $119,000. Ph 0447582100 Block For Sale, 4.6 acres, 1.86ha, town water/power, 99 Old Hamilton Road Haven Ph 0438823814 Farm house for sale by removal, Warracknabeal, 4 bedroom, modern kitchen, 12ft pressed tin ceilings Ph 0418562025 Glenorchy Area, 625acres, suitable sheep cropping, 4 bedroom brick home, extensive garden, excellent fencing divided 12 paddocks, approx 60 acres Sown Lucerne, shedding includes machinery, hay, workshop and shearing shed, $1300neg per acre Ph 53590339 House For Removal, Large weather board farm home, 8ft veranda all around, Rainbow area REDUCED $18,000ono Ph 0429951113 Private Sale, 3 large bedroom weatherboard house, with 1.5 bathrooms, 2 toilets, family room, 2 car garage, large laundry and patio, Bennett Rd Horsham $300,000 Ph 53822584 Wal Wal Land, 145 acres for sale , all offers considered Ph 53596244 Wal Wal Land, 145 acres for sale , on 3 titles Ph 53596244
Prado GXL 2002, champagne, turbo diesel, EC, 12 months reg, RWC, many extras, ZKO247 $18,500neg Ph 0427857337 Toyota Hilux SR5, dual cab, 2003, green, V6, 5-spd manual, 80,000kms, roll bar, canopy SEE231 $18,900 Ph 0427946640 Amplifier, Leem, multiple, KA252, as new $500 Ph 50841281
Musical Instruments Casio keyboard, as new, 61 piano keys, not a toy, sustain pedal $360 Ph 53982366 Electronic Organ, Lowrey, double row keys, VGC $500 Ph 53991203 Flute, original Yamaha, 2nd hand, YFL245 Japan, very good $325 Ph 0438328693
Pearl forum series drum kit, smokey chrome, 6 piece set, 2 cymbals and HI hat, inc softening pads $1000 Ph 0488943644 Pedal Organ, old $300 Ph 53562301 Piano, Roland KR stroke 3, digital intelligent $2250ono Ph 53582465 Stawell
Bass Amp, Gallien Krueger, 400RB combo, 15in, with back liner, 4 x 10 bin, near new condition, $1200 Ph 0428837235 Camera, AE.1, SLR, 50mm 2x1 multiplier, flash light, motor wind, 85.210 telescopic lens, good order $50 Ph 53582216 or 0407343910 Canon Pixma iP100, portable, rechargeable printer, carry satchel, EC $220 Ph 0419571506 Car sound system, AM/FM CD, AUX and USB, speakers, amps, double subwoofer, manual, instruction booklets $999 Ph 0488394645 Digital karaoke Juke Box for sale (or hire), digital, LCD screen, from $1800 Ph 0419563479 Panasonic Disk Recorder, analogue, ok with set top box EC $70 Ph 53522305 Surround Sound System, JBL speakers, Pioneer amplifier, replacement cost $4400 sell $2500 Ph 53822911
Sports Equipment Bench press, Everlast brand, comes with arm & leg curl extensions, York barbell & weights, rarely used, $195 Ph 0409405629 Horsham Bicycle mens Giants, never used, paid $650, sell $350 Ph 0408313004
Bike, ladies Progear hybrid, 15”, hardly used $300 Ph 0418330680 BodyWorx KR6611, 2 in 1 rower/ recumbent bike, brand new, never used $1095 Ph 0409405629 Horsham Bowls Drakes Pride, Size 2 heavy $150 Ph 53825672 Cross trainer, programmable, GC $200 Ph 53894232 or 0428894232
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Golf Clubs, ladies, Graphite bag, Campervan, motorhome, pop top, Mitsubishi 3000 V6 or Magna for buggy, wet gear, umbrella $300 Ph transit or similar, diesel, moderate motor only, 93-96 model DG Ph kms, RWC, AC preferred Ph 53822911 0404083722 0427523317 Golf Clubs, men’s, RH Callaway driver, Brosnan Woods and irons $150 Ph 0428530908 Treadmill, Hyper Extension 2005 model, rarely used, complete with manual and maintenance kit $350 Ph 0428597150 York Fitness Compact 1, 12 weights, 10LB - 120LB, leg and arm pulls $350 Ph 0488068251
Sound & Vision Nissan Patrol ST wagon 2001, 3.0Lt turbo diesel, EC, 10 months rego, UHF radio, QJN141 $17,500 Ph 0409149395 Nissan ST Patrol, wagon 1999 2.8L, 6 cyl, TD, EC, RWC, PRB658 $18,000 Ph 0407338811
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FRIDAY 4th APRIL, 2008 Andrew D’Rosario and Norm & Marlene 6.30 p.m to 9.30 p.m 2.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m
McLean Dinner & show at the RSL, Thursday, June 6, 2013
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OLDIES WALK UPS & LOCAL $30 (Two course mealGOLDEN and country music) TRIBUTE ARTISTS Start: 6.00pm - Meal Served 6:30pm
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David Atkins - Jaz Flowers - Bobby Fox & The Tap Brothers. Includes coach travel, show ticket with reserved seat.
Horsham Sound Shell
Morning Melodies at the RSL
SATURDAY 5thJune APRIL, Friday, 7, 2008 2013 MORNING MUSTER RADIO $12 (Includes morning tea) ACE Start: 9.30am - Finish 11:30am COUNTRY MUSIC 9.00 a.m to 12 noon Tickets available from: SPECTACULAR Line Dancing 2.00 p.m -Street, 9.00 p.m Horsham RSL, 36 McLachlan Horsham Country Music Telephone: 03 5382 5912 (Bookings essential) Australian Songs only. Featuring: Laura Downing,
GREASE - The Musical Sunday 2nd March - $138pp
Rob Mills - Gretel Scarlett - Todd McKenney - Anthony Callea Dazzling costumes and unforgettable songs from the movie. Grease is the No. 1 Party Musical - not to be missed Matinee - At Her Majesty's Theatre - Melbourne 2014
SUNDAY COUNTRY 9.00 a.m to 12 noon Gospel Songs, Bush Poetry, Grand Finale Horsham Sound Shell
Sunday 27th October 2013 - $929* - 6 Days
Highlights include: Ruston's Rose Garden - Paddle Steamer Cruise - Loxton Historical Village - Trentham Estate Winery, Local Guides in Renmark & Mildura Motel accommodation and 5 breakfasts - 5 Dinners - 2 Lunches
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Canberra Floriade - 5 Days Monday 7th October 2013 - $989pp* *Prices based on per person twin share Contact us for a tour brochure.
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Wimmera Development Association provides economic and community development in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region.
• School Excursions & Camps • Chartered Tours • Theatre & Concert Trips • School & Town Services • Camping Tours •Hire & Drive Mini Buses 12 to 24 seats Contact Christian's Bus Co For Quotes and Friendly Service
This position will promote and facilitate economic and business development opportunities across the Wimmera Southern Mallee. It will focus on progressing key regional opportunities including agribusiness development, agricultural diversification, supply chain opportunities, renewable energy and the mining sector.
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This role requires strong communication and organisational skills, and a commitment to regional development.
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SUNDAY 6th APRIL, 2008
Riverland Highlights Tour
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Clark runs into form R
honda Clark is one of those self-deprecating cross country runners who never thinks she has the ability to win but is as surprised as anyone when she does.
The Concongella ‘plodder’ thought she’d run the slowest time when she faced the starter in the Telstra Shop Handicap at Horsham on Saturday, but her form before the race: sixth, ninth, third, seventh and tenth was unpredictable. She could think of ‘no rhyme or reason’ why everything clicked into place in the 6.5 kilometre Stawell Amateur Athletic Club race, leading
most of the way and enjoying the luxury of a 1.19 minute winning margin from the Horsham-based runner-up Selina Heard-Price, with Clark’s mentor, veteran Bob Freeland, a further 16 seconds behind. Her time of 32.34 minutes shone like a beacon from her recent efforts over the same distance – about three minutes faster than she posted when ninth in the same race last year.
improvement was a result of a more scientific attitude to training.
Under the tutelage of Bob Freeland, Clark has undertaken intensive ‘speed work’ on a Monday night at Central Park and has also benefited from Rachel Coverdale’s Pump classes at the Stawell YMCA during the week.
And typically she was at a loss to explain how it all happened. “I forgot to bring my water bottle from home, so there must be something in the Horsham water,” she guessed.
“I usually do some exercise every day so I was a bit more rested and it’s obviously made IN THE WATER: Rhonda Clark in action on Saturday. a difference,” she said. Keith Lofthouse
Mt Gambier success for High Fraar Rounding the home turn Kah showed High Fraar the whip resulting in the fouryear-old kicking strongly and fighting off all challenges put to her by her rivals, to win by a length on the post.
McKenzie Creek trainer Paul Preusker ventured to Mount Gambier last week for the southeast South Australian city’s iconic cup carnival.
On the strength of High Fraar’s latest win and with more wet tracks expected it would be no surprise to see her salute in the southeast on a wet track in the near future.
Vixen hard to catch
Preusker had minor success on Friday with a placing but had to wait until the last event on Sunday to score a win.
Stawell trainer Paul Jones made the three-hour trek to last Friday’s Geelong meeting on the synthetic track with his galloper Spanish Vixen.
The Horsham stable saddled up hit and miss galloper High Fraar for a 1550- metre handicap with leading SA apprentice jockey Jamie Kah in charge of riding duties.
Jones put the polish on his four-yearold mare for a staying event over 1900 metres employing the services of former Queensland apprentice jockey Ryan Hurdle.
The bay mare was considered a $7.50 chance with the crow-eater bagmen just before the starter called the capacity field into line.
Sleepy Hollow punters favoured other runners in the race thus reflecting Spanish Vixen’s price of $7.50 in the bookies’ ring.
Once the starting stalls crashed open High Fraar made good use of her inside barrier bouncing out well and rolling straight to the lead. Kah was able to dictate and run the race to suit herself and approaching the 600m marker, the daughter of 1993 Caulfield Cup winner Fraar, looked to be bolting on the sloppy track conditions.
Once the race was underway the young apprentice jockey positioned Spanish Vixen in the box seat taking up the advantage from his inside barrier. Nearing the 600m mark the bay mare was poised to pounce showing a liking for the artificial Geelong track. The daughter of Emirates Park stallion Al Samer was cruising coming to the home
ACROSS THE LEAGUES Wimmera – Horsham Saints 20.13 (133) d Stawell 11.5 (71), Horsham 20.19 (139) d Nhill 6.7 (43), Ararat 9.12 (66) d Horsham RSL Diggers 8.9 (57), Minyip Murtoa 11.17 (83) d Warrack Eagles 8.10 (58) Ladder: Horsham Saints 20 points, 200.66 percent; Dimboola 20, 152.28; Minyip Murtoa 16, 142.55; Horsham 12, 156.77; Ararat 12, 77.35; Warrack Eagles 12, 89.80; Nhill 8, 70.69; Horsham RSL Diggers 4, 62.90; Stawell 0, 57.34 Netball: Stawell d Horsham Saints 64-22, Horsham Demons d Nhill 77-28, Warrack Eagles d Minyip Murtoa 63-23, Ararat d Horsham United 49-34 Ladder: Horsham Demons 20, 179.43; Ararat 16, 228.75; Warrack Eagles 16, 173.38; Horsham United 16, 155.91; Stawell 16, 126.06; Nhill 4, 68.88; Dimboola 4, 58.80; Horsham Saints 4, 48.52; Minyip Murtoa 4, 32.21 Horsham District – Edenhope Apsley 33.22 (221) d Taylors Lake 2.3 (15), Kalkee 20.16 (136) d Laharum 10.7 (67), Natimuk 14.24 (108) d Noradjuha Quantong 13.8 (86), Swifts 16.12 (108) d Harrow Balmoral 5.13 (43), Rupanyup 24.16 (160) d Pimpinio 8.7 (55) Ladder: Kalkee 24, 394.56; Edenhope Aspley 24 190.29; Laharum 20, 184.67; Natimuk 16, 130.71; Swifts 16, 91.91; Noradjuha Quantong 12, 132.30; Rupanyup 12, 81.71; Harrow Balmoral 12, 76.13; Pimpinio 4, 45.53; Taylors Lake 0, 15.88
She is fitter, faster and stronger in 2013 and was ‘fresh; after having a two-day break from training before travelling to Horsham.
More likely, her sudden
turn and after straightening put in a solid effort all the way down the home straight. Eventually outstaying second place getter No Fret to score a half-length victory on the wire. The first prize winners cheque of $10,500 boosted Spanish Vixen’s earnings to just shy of $31,000 after this latest win. With future meetings approaching on the Geelong Synthetic surface it could be expected that Spanish Vixen may feature prominently through out the winter.
In brief • Holly McKechnie boots home Clairwood for Bordertown trainer Jeffrey Searle at Mt Gambier last Friday • Hamilton trained galloper Mickiem took out the $40,000 Mt Gambier Cup for trainer Ron Daniel • Dean Yendall won the first event at last Friday’s Geelong Synthetic Meeting for Warrnambool trainer Jarrod McLean aboard Aftaron
Horse to follow The Darryl Dodson-trained Midnight Express who was an unlucky second place getter at Mt Gambier last Friday and looks to have a big sprinting campaign ahead of him. • Josh Mackay is treasurer and executive of Horsham and District Racing Club.
Mallee – Beulah 24.23 (167) d Hopetoun 7.11 (53), Walpeup Underbool 22.12 (144) d Ouyen United 15.9 (99), Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers 14.6 (90) d Woomelang Lascelles 8.9 (57) Ladder: Beulah 24, 143.73; Sea Lake Nandaly Tigers 20, 136.62; Walpeup Underbool 12, 138.43; Ouyen United 12, 116.67; Woomelang Lascelles 8, 90.18; Jeparit Rainbow 4, 57.72; Hopetoun 0, 51.16 Mininera – Caramut 12.14 (86) d Ararat 9.5 (59), Wickliffe Lake Boalc 20.15 (135) d Lismore Derrinallum 13.7 (85), SMW Rovers 15.16 (106) d Glenthompson Dunkeld 6.8 (44), Moyston Willaura 19.19 (133) d Great Western 12.7 (79), Penshurst 18.19 (127) d Hawkesdale Macarthur 10.11 (71), Tatyoon 21.18 (144) d Woorndoo Mortlake 10.6 (66) Ladder: Wickliffe Lake Bolac 24, 190.44; Moyston Willaura 20, 144.04; Glenthompson Dunkeld 20, 137.23; SMW Rovers 18, 135.75; Penshurst 16, 142.34; Lismore Derrinallum 10, 90.82; Caramut 8 98.61; Hawkesdale Macarthur 8, 96.74; Great Western 8, 92.42; Tatyoon 8, 82.99; Ararat 4, 57.14; Woorndoo Mortlake 0, 38.80
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Lifting tempo key for interleague HORSHAM DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE
By DEAN LAWSON
“We’re looking pretty strong at this stage. More senior players have put their hands up this year and we will be going in pretty confident,” he said early this week.
et in first for the football, work for each other and get it quickly into the forward line!’
“We need to try to move our VCFL ranking and definitely have the calibre of players to do that.”
That will be the general message from Horsham District Football League team leaders in a ripper twilight country championships clash in Horsham on Saturday. Horsham District takes on Loddon Valley in an interleague clash as part of a double-header at Horsham City Oval and needs to win to improve its standing in country Victorian football. Joint coach and centre half back Josh Mibus said players could expect a considerable lift in tempo from club football and would have to be prepared to quickly settle into the groove. “There should be a decent crowd and a pretty good atmosphere playing under lights. I have never played under lights before and plenty of other district league blokes won’t have either and with those facilities the stage is set for us to have a crack,” he said. “The key in this sort of football is to be first at the ball. It is a different class of footy and our basic message will be get in first for the ball, work for each other and work in numbers. We must be able to get the ball quickly into attack.” Selectors were confronted with a tough job during the week as a prospective team chopped and changed with news filtering in about injured or unavailable players. But Mibus was confident that the league would put a ‘more than handy’ line-up on the ground.
The Horsham District team is likely to feature a mix of aerial and goal-kicking strength and talented runners and ball winners.
The goal-to-goal lines appears particularly strong with Kalkee spearhead Josh Beddison slotting into the square and Laharum’s big-marking Shannon Argall at centre half forward. Mibus will hold down his traditional centre half back post, Chris Oliver might have the critical job at full back and joint coach Tim Wade will take on rucking duties in the middle. There is plenty of sting alongside Beddison and Argall with Edenhope-Apsley leader James Dixon Rupanyup’s Glenn Wyatt and talented ball-winner and critically experienced Steve Schultz. Throw in Jarred Combe and it becomes a wildly potent attacking group. Tim Friend, in form for Natimuk and Laharum’s Sam Winfield will provide dash from half back with Jake Goodes and Ash Pekin round off the defensive group. Wade is likely to have Dave McLeish working with Harrow-Balmoral leader Brent Forsyth, Swifts’ duo Owen Phillips and Scott Carey and in-form Natimuk player Shaun McDonald through the middle. The game is scheduled to start at 5pm and is part of a huge day of interleague football starting with juniors in the morning.
Edenhop-Apsley ball magnet Dave McLeish and Kalkee centre-half-back Josh Mibus will be crucial to the success of HDFL in the Country Championships clash with Loddon Valley Football League. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES
Possible HDFL line-up B: Ash Pekin, Natimuk; Chris Oliver, Edenhope-Apsley; Jake Goodes, Swifts HB: Tim Friend, Natimuk; Josh Mibus, Kalkee; Sam Winfield, Laharum C: Scott Carey, Swifts; Brent Forsyth, Harrow-Balmoral; Shaun McDonald, Natimuk. HF: Glenn Wyatt, Rupanyup; Shannon Argall, Laharum; James Dixon, Edenhop-Apsley. F: Steve Schultz, Kalkee; Josh Beddison, Kalkee; Jarred Combe, Noradjuha-Quantong. Foll: Tim Wade, Kalkee; Dave McLeish, Edenhope-Apsley; Owen Phillips, Swifts. Interchange: From, Mick Phelan, Cam Ellis, Sam Weddell, Daniel Easson, Oliver Young.
Gaps starting to appear in Mininera top five MININERA DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE By JONATHAN BOX
With round seven set to start in Mininera and District Football League this weekend some breathing space is starting to emerge between the top five teams on the ladder. Wickliffe-Lake Bolac is the only team that remains undefeated after Glenthompson-Dunkeld went down to SMW Rovers in a 62-point smashing from the Bulldogs.
This week Glenthompson-Dunkeld will take on Wickliffe-Lake Bolac in what looms as another possible loss because the Magpies have found tremendous form.
William Archer has been a massive inclusion for the Magpies, being on the league goal-kicking list most weeks and having already kicked 23 for the season. Last week Archer kicked three goals as one of 10 goal scorers in a 50-point victory over LismoreDerrinallum. Coach Nicholas Willox added to the goal-scoring with four of his own, while brothers Josh and James Keys contributed three apiece.
Glenthompson-Dunkeld’s loss would have a come as a shock to the Rams who had been undefeated for the first five rounds.
Michael Uebergang did all he could, kicking three goals and being one of the Rams’ best players. Glen Darroch, David Walkley and Ty Gilmore were also among GlenthompsonDunkeld’s best, but unfortunately their efforts were to no avail. Wickliffe-Lake Bolac seem to be building at this season’s powerhouse will prove very tough to beat. This week Tatyoon travels to Great Western with both teams having varied starts to the season. Great West-
ern was going well while Tatyoon had failed to register a win, yet both teams’ seasons have turned around. Great Western has had a couple of losses and Tatyoon has scored its third consecutive win. Tatyoon’s most recent victory came at the expense of Woorndoo-Mortlake in a 78-point win.
Great Western, coming off last week’s loss to Moyston-Willaura, will be looking to better players Robert Vaughan, Nathan Cocks and Nicholas McCartney along with goal scorer Nathan Shalders, with four goals last week, to fire on all cylinders to try and help their team back onto the winners’ list.
Aidan Bell is rekindling last year’s form in front of goal, having last week booted six, and Tyler Cronin contributed four to see them both named in Tatyoon’s best. Sean McDougall also continues to put in a massive effort, producing another strong performance for the Hawks.
In other games across the league, Lismore-Derrinallum takes on Moyston-Willaura, Woorndoo-Mortlake hosts Hawkesdale-Macarthur, Ararat takes on Penshurst and SMW Rovers, coming off a good win last week, travels to Caramut to play a side fresh from a win over Ararat.
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Big W hunts for interleague win mix for his work in the clinches and Dimboola’s Daniel Baker will provide safe hands and feet from the defensive side of the square.
WIMMERA FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Dalziel revealed that the build-up he and coaching off-sider Stuart Farr had adopted was similar to approaching a grand final.
By DEAN LAWSON
immera Football League leaders will bank on a gilt-edged line-up and solid preparation this weekend to win its reputation back as a country championships force.
The Big W is on a mission to resurrect its statewide standing and a representative side taking on Casey-Cardinia League will boast muscle, talent and form. The Wimmera League game is the first on the interleague card on Saturday before Horsham District League plays Loddon Valley League in a twilight encounter. Of critical note for the Wimmera League this weekend will be the potency of its forward line, which features height, strength and obvious goal-kicking ability. Warrack Eagles’ Peter Weir, Horsham joint coach Jordyn Burke and fellow Demon Dylan Parish are set to provide a three-pronged attacking backbone to work alongside the likes of inform Ash Clugston, Horsham Saints wildcard Jacob Cooke-Harrison, Minyip-Murtoa dasher Jayden Beaumont and Josh Rentsch from Dimboola.
Height and hardness Wimmera coach Louie Dalziel said height and hardness in attack were crucial for success. “Ash Clugston is in stellar form and Dylan Parish might push up the ground to float through the forward 50. We’ll see how it pans out,” he said. The Wimmera’s defensive lines, meanwhile, have all the hallmarks of a smash-and-grab unit with several proven 50-50 contest winners winning a guernsey. The steadying resolve of Garry Hallam, who Dalziel considers is in career-best form, and team vice-captain Phil Butsch are set to combine with ball-magnet Damian Cameron from Horsham RSL, dashing Demon Tyler Blake and Stawell last-line defender Jorah Margetson. Nathan Clough from the Saints might also be in the
“A lot of people say the next best thing to winning a grand final is representing your league. While we will have a touch more flare and be not as conservative as we might be in preparing for a grand final the principles will be relatively similar,” he said. “We’ve had a campaign going for six to eight weeks and we haven’t altered our approach from the launch to the last training run. All the guys feel like it’s their own club they are representing.” Horsham’s Nick Pekin is captaining the team and with Minyip-Murtoa’s John Delahunty and Dimboola’s Clancy Bennett will work under the rucking prowess of Dimboola’s Justin Chilver. John Wood, also from Horsham, will make his representative debut on a wing and Dimboola stalwart Al McKinnon is set top provide experience out of the centre. Championship regular Clinton Midgley is the only unlikely starter through injury. Horsham duo Jordyn Burke, left, and Dylan Parish will form a three-pronged attack with Warrack Eagles spearhead Peter Weir for the Big W in Country Championships clash with Casey-Cardinia Football League. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES
Likely BIG W line-up
Casey-Cardinia will be a hard nut to crack considering the potential talent it might bring to the Wimmera. Justin Berry was VCFL vice-captain last year, Scott Meyer is talented ruck man and Mark Holt kicked 159 goals for Cranbourne last year. Steve O’Brien has played with Casey Scorpions and is a former Gippsland Power captain and Narre Warren pair Mick Scanlon and Michael Collins have good reputations.
B: Tyler Blake, Horsham; Jorah Margetson, Stawell; Garry Hallam, Horsham Saints HB: Daniel Baker, Dimboola; Damian Cameron, RSL Diggers; John Delahunty, Minyip-Murtoa. C: Dylan Parish, Horsham, Al McKinnon, Dimboola, John Wood, Horsham. HF: Ashley Clugston, Dimboola; Jordyn Burke, Horsham, Jayden Beaumont, Minyip-Murtoa. F: Jacob Cooke-Harrison, Horsham Saints, Peter Weir, Warrack Eagles, Josh Rentsch, Dimboola Foll: Justin Chilver, Dimboola, Phil Butsch, vc, Horsham Saints, Nick Pekin, c, Horsham. Inter: From, Shane Field, Stawell, Brad Hartigan, Horsham, Nathan Clough, Horsham Saints, Clancy Bennett, Dimboola, Gus Trethowan, Minyip-Murtoa, Jarred Martin, Warrack Eagles, Joel Geue, Horsham, Chris Walsh, Horsham.
A senior game starts at 2pm in a jam-packed program that also features under-18 and under-17 curtain raisers at 10am and noon respectively as well as the Horsham District League twilight match. A Wimmera League 1988 country championships premiership reunion in the Horsham clubrooms will start early in the afternoon.
Mallee on the hunt for four on the trot MALLEE FOOTBALL LEAGUE By MICK SHANNON
Mallee Football League will be looking to make it four wins in a row when it takes on Central Murray League in the Worksafe Country Championships at Swan Hill this Saturday. In the last three years Mallee has overcome Horsham District, North Central and Wimmera and now finds itself 14th on the VCFL champi-
onships table, one behind Central Murray. Col Durie will again coach the team and will look to continue on with the same success that he has experienced over the past few seasons. Beulah co-coach Gareth Hose will be assisting over what is sure to be another strong Mallee side. Unfortunately for Mallee fans there have been several injuries to key players before the big clash but there will still be a lot of talent running through the team. Stephen Lyons will look to lead the backline; with his strong pres-
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Kim Hallam and Luke Spasic look set to fill out the other key defensive roles, while the hard-running Tom Summerhayes will supply Mallee with dash and skill off the half backline. Young Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers ruckman Dan McEwen will have a huge job in supplying first use of the ball to onballers Durie and Trent Donnan, with other midfielders Liam Price and Darcy Ryan looking to filter through the centre at some point.
The Mallee team will look to use their speed on the wings to break the lines with the silky Jerry Wilson and Mitchell Taylor holding down the wing positions.
Up forward stands Mallee’s most prominent figure in Damian Cupido who will be keen to make his presence felt. Cupido has kicked 52 goals in six outings so far this season, including a massive 17-goal haul. If he and other gun forward Cliff Ryan can get on top then the Mallee will be a huge chance of claiming victory, especially with Dale Shannon and Deek
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Central Murray will field a strong team that will hit in hard and not leave anything behind. But the Mallee boys are pumped up to make it four in a row and will consider themselves a big chance of taking Central Murray down. The game represents the first time the two leagues have clashed. Good luck to all players who have made it into the final team, let’s hope Mallee can keep its fantastic interleague form going. Interleague action will also include an under-17 clash.
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cars and pedestrians, such as cameras, radar and ‘lidar’ – using laser beams to map out a 3D representation of the road ahead of the car.
Prof Anderson said it would help car-makers if all were to adopt the one technology, so that a single module would suit all vehicles in the same way almost all cars use the same electronic stability control module as a key part of their safety system.
Associate Professor Robert Anderson, deputy director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research, warned it could be as late as 2020 before the real-world benefits of cars that can sense a collision and either reduce or avoid it would have a positive impact on our roads. He said active braking had the same potential as the introduction of seatbelts, airbags and even electronic stability control in dramatically reducing the death toll on Australian roads. “With ESC – electronic stability control, which helps a car recover from a skid – it was quite a few years before we saw any effects on the road toll, because at the start not every car had it,” Prof Anderson said. “You have to wait for quite a few years before you see data in the real world, so I would predict you would see the data from active braking coming through by 2019 or 2020 before we have enough information to say it is working.” Key to that, he said, was encouraging car-makers to roll the systems out more rapidly than they were now, so
IT STARTS HERE: University of Adelaide researcher Professor Robert Anderson says active braking needs to be on more cars a lot sooner to help cut the road toll.
that the number of cars on Australian roads featuring active braking systems built quickly. “ESC tends to be an old car problem with a loss of control by particularly young drivers. It’s taken a long time for the data from loss-of-control crashes to come through so we can pick it up,” Mr Anderson said. “Active braking crashes tend to be very different types of crashes, particularly if pedestrians are involved, and with critical mass we could pick up the data a lot more quickly.” He said the university was developing a crash test program to allow it
to rank how well these new systems were working, although devising the right test to weigh up a system’s performance was still in its infancy worldwide. “It’s still at a stage where I think crash testing was many years ago, back to the 1970s when crash tests were first being developed,” he said. In the meantime, the only way that independent crash test authorities such as ANCAP could reward carmakers for including technology that can potentially avoid hurting other road users – including pedestrians – is by giving vehicles a leg-up in their final score, Prof Anderson said.
“To be fair, giving bonus points is not really scientific, but we felt we had to start encouraging car-makers to include those sorts of technologies,” he said. “It was the best thing we could think of at the time.” However, this complicates things when, for instance, car-makers provide a vehicle with anti-crash technology, but down on the airbag count. It also doesn’t account for factors such as wet-weather braking performance, where low-rolling resistance tyres sometimes struggle. Also complicating things is a number of different technologies using varied methods of detecting other
He said the next step was to break through the systems’ low-speed thresholds to make them work at any speed. “It’s the high speeds that are the greatest risk of death and injury to road users,” Prof Anderson said. “We’d like to see these systems developed so they work at all speeds, and not just low speeds. “Everyone has got different systems and different ways of doing things, but in the end we just want them to work as programmed.” A number of car-makers including Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Subaru and Volkswagen have introduced active braking on vehicles priced from as low as $13,990 before on-road costs. Barry Park © GoAutoMedia, 2013
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will have voice control, Bluetooth audio and ‘emergency assistance’, which calls paramedics and reports GPS co-ordinates in a crash.
We’ve wanted to drive the tiny triple for a while now – it won last year’s International Engine of the Year award and will be added to the Fiesta range by year’s end – and first impressions are strong, with one notable caveat.
The high-riding light hatch will arrive in showrooms at the end of this year, kicking off around the low$20,000 mark – at least $5000 beneath the larger Kuga – and going toe-to-toe with several all-new rivals to be launched in the coming months. Australians will by year’s end have a choice between such micro-sized SUVs as the Holden Trax, Opel Mokka, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 – as well as the EcoSport – with the chic Renault Captur to follow a few months later. All of these models are smaller and will be cheaper than more established small and compact SUVs, and are not seen as traditional family car replacements like their larger siblings, but rather as jacked-up versions of the city-sized micro-cars on which most of them are based. Car-makers have been down this road before – the Daihatsu Terios and original Holden Cruze, based on the Suzuki Ignis, spring to mind – but it seems the world has finally come around to the idea in earnest, with much of this push coming from
SHIFT UP: The tiny 1.0-litre threecylinder turbo engine available in the EcoSport is a ripper, but the lack of an auto option will hurt sales, with self-shifters consigned to an older atmo 1.5 petrol.
developing nations: the EcoSport is made in India and was developed in Brazil. It may still be more than half a year away from our shores, but we’ve been given an opportunity to spend some time behind the wheel in the subcontinent. Ford’s focus on emerging markets is obvious. The EcoSport has 200mm of ground clearance and more than 550mm of wading depth – which the company says is perfect for monsoonal weather and dodgy roads. However, the car will eventually go on sale in more than 100 countries, including most of Europe, where
Ford will instead leverage its high driving position and chunky wagon styling – replete with an old-school spare wheel on the tailgate – as key selling points to urban dwellers. The EcoSport looks terrific in the metal. It would be stretch to call its styling macho, but not a stretch to label it a shrunken Territory, especially from the front. The lack of an underfloor spare naturally adds depth to the loading space. With the 60:40 split-fold rear seats tumbled forward, there is more than 705 litres of capacity – enough, as Ford oddly points out, for a fairsized washing machine.
The instrument fascia is the same as that in the entry-level Focus and Kuga. Everything is situated where it should be, but our test car had a few minor quality niggles and the surfaces themselves were hard and a little cheap.
Ford has no plans to offer any gearbox other than a five-speed manual, since most large EcoSport markets favour DIY transmissions. The unit lacks a ratio, and is subsequently geared tall, but the shift action is well-weighted and positive. Yet the lack of an automatic will make it hard for Ford Australia to market the 1.0-litre as its ‘premium’ offering in Australia, where automatics dominate SUV sales, despite the engine’s sophistication.
We are told the cars we drove were pre-production prototypes, meaning they were almost – but not quite – representative of stock that will roll into Australian dealerships.
The fact the Ford is sourced in India means it ought to undercut its European rivals, and its chic styling, sharp dynamics and roomy cabin indicate it should give them a shake-up.
Commendably, Ford’s promise to trickle its effective Microsoft-developed Sync infotainment system down to even the lower reaches of its range has come to fruition. All EcoSports
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HSV uncovers new Gen-F details H
olden Special Vehicles has officially uncovered its new VF Commodore-based Gen-F high-performance model range, including the mighty supercharged GTS flagship that was caught on camera in an exclusive exposé by GoAuto.
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Much of the HSV’s sheetmetal still comes from Holden – including difficult-to-change, high-cost parts such as the aluminium bonnet and bootlid – but the new performance range wears a significantly reworked nose and rear end, upgraded brakes, cutting-edge suspension and all-new rubber to help it all stick to the road. The HSV range sports a design to give it a low, menacing stance on the road. The non-executive cars retain the now-traditional twin-nostril grille of the previous range, sitting above a trapezoidal lower airdam that looks very similar to the mouth of the Ford Mondeo, only inverted.
Inside, there are cloth sports seats with four-way electric adjustment for the driver, and carbon-fibre-look trim. The instrument binnacle is completely redesigned for the HSV cars, including a much clearer tacho and speedo. A pair of gauges mounted low on the centre console show battery voltage and oil pressure, while the centre console between the front seats houses a dial that allows the driver to easily switch between a newly introduced ‘touring’ mode, a more performance-focused ‘sport’ setting that weighs up the ClubSport’s steering, and a ‘competition’ mode that winds back all the electronic aids.
Australia’s fastest production Commodore will feature a 430kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre V8 under its bonnet, although HSV has now revealed that the jewel in the heavily upgraded Gen-F series will go on sale in September – three months after the rest of the range. While most of HSV’s range of sedans, wagons, utes and long-wheelbase limousines will start to roll out of showrooms in mid-June, an engineering hiccup means its hero model – which can even park itself, with a little help – will not be available until later in the year.
of power and 550Nm of torque.
HSV has used the long, curved line above the headlights to build up shape on the bumper on either side of the airdam, while big blacked-out inserts house the foglights and a strip of LED daytime running lights that stay on even when the headlights are activated to give a distinctive nighttime signature. The side profile remains very Commodore-like, with only a blacked-out cosmetic grille on the guard and, on higher models, changes to the rocker panel. The less-prominent wheelarches have given HSV a helping hand, with the wider tyres filling the well better than previous generations. Down the rear, twin-lens LED taillights continue with the HSV theme,
and big, blacked-out diffusers, featuring the same deep-cut ‘V’ look as the front, house big chrome-tipped exhausts.
version HSV will get remote starting so, on a hot day, the car will fire itself up and run the air-conditioner before you even get to the door.
Standard features across the range reflect many of the running changes introduced to the VF Commodore, with a few HSV-inspired twists.
HSV’s touches include a ‘driver preference dial’ that allows the driver to select different suspension settings and steering weights, a launch control program for the six-speed manual cars, and 20-inch alloy wheels that shed kilos of weight despite growing to 8.5 inches in width down the front, and 9.5 inches down the rear. Brakes are also beefier, and wear bigger, harder compound pads.
Carried across from Commodore are the MyLink entertainment system with satellite navigation, foglights, an electric parking brake, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system and Holden’s semi-automated parking that can pick a spot and then automatically steer the car into it. Buyers of a six-speed automatic
The entry-level ClubSport, and its radically changed Maloo ute equivalent, come equipped with the LS3 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 317kW
The brakes run to four-piston forged aluminium callipers that alone cut half a kilogram of weight over the old cast units. The entry-level Maloo is fitted with a soft tonneau cover instead of the hard cover provided for the higherpriced load-luggers. Incidentally, the Maloo features a radically redesigned ‘sailplane’ – the winged area behind the cockpit – to increase rearward visibility, which was identified as a bit of a problem in the E-Series it replaces. Stepping up to the ClubSport R8 sedan, ute or wagon introduces a mild change under the bonnet, with the LS3’s output stepping up to 325kW. Torque is unchanged at 550Nm. Barry Park © GoAutoMedia, 2013
VW’s outrageously styled Golf supercar concept Volkswagen generally pulls the covers from something outlandish at the annual Wörthersee fan festival in Austria, and this year was no exception. How does a maniacal 370kW/650kW Golf V6 concept racer for the road sound? Volkswagen has called it the GTI Design Vision concept, and says it could theoretically roll up to a racing series tomorrow. Wörthersee is something of a Mecca for Volkswagen enthusi-
asts, and it appears the Design Vision concept is one for them. Don’t expect to see anything quite like this on the road in the near future. Under the nose sits a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, perhaps a nod to roadgoing Golf V6s of the past, which feeds power to all four wheels via a DSG dual-clutch transmission. It’s enough to launch the car from zero to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, according to Volkswa-
gen, while massive front and rear discs – 380mm/356mm – with red callipers are employed to scrup off the new-found pace. The outrageously styled concept has a far more aggressive stance than the regular roadgoing GTI – it’s 15mm shorter, 71mm wider and 57mm lower – and gets a sinister new nose design, bulging haunches and rather radical racing-style cockpit. Mike Costello © GoAutoMedia, 2013
EVIL EYE: The Golf GTI-based concept is one wild mother.