IN isolation, the impending closure of Passlow Ford and Nissan would be a blow to the town, but in the context of more than a dozen local businesses closing their doors over recent months, the loss looms much larger. The … Continue reading
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IN isolation, the impending closure of Passlow Ford and Nissan would be a blow to the town, but in the context of more than a dozen local businesses closing their doors over recent months, the loss looms much larger. The … Continue reading →
CHANGES to the new Fire Services Levy (FSL) announced ahead of next week’s State budget have been praised by farming representatives and criticised by commercial property owners. The calls directly reflect the big winners and losers from the amendments, announced … Continue reading →
ORANGE was the in-colour last Saturday at the HIRL farmers’ market with pumpkin growers showing off their produce and competing for a number of prizes. Eleven-year-old Tylar Vise took out the ‘most unusual’ award for his cross-bred pumpkin. The biggest … Continue reading →
AUSTRALIA’S peak recycling body has lent its support to proposed changes to kerbside rubbish collection for Tarrington and North Hamilton. The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), a joint government and industry funded body, has called for more consistency in the approach … Continue reading →
VICTORIAN Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, officially opened the Macarthur Wind Farm today under tight security and the distant glare of protestors. A select group of industry officials, locals and media were invited to participate in the opening, including Ditlev Engel, … Continue reading →
VICTORIAN Premier, Denis Napthine, has moved to stamp his authority on the state’s bureaucracy, merging the Department of Primary Industry (DPI) with Environment and Sustainability (DSE). The move has attracted criticism from environmental groups and the Opposition, while drawing praise … Continue reading →
AUSTRALIA’S big four banks are getting bigger while claiming a larger slice of the banking pie, much to the consternation of local financial institutions. Warrnambool-based South West Credit chief executive, David Brown, has criticised the current state of play, warning … Continue reading →
REPORTS of attacks by European wasps have been on the increase in the Hamilton area, with students and sporting clubs claiming Pedrina Park has been particularly hard hit by the pest. Organisers of recent school sports carnivals and weekend sporting … Continue reading →
HAMILTON’S economy has proven more resilient than expected, with the majority of workers made redundant by Grangeburn Holden and Mitsubishi’s closure, already finding jobs. News of the former Grangeburn employees’ rehiring comes on the back of last week’s announcement by … Continue reading →
THE Hamilton plant’s critical role in Iluka’s national operations will see it spared the worst of job cuts announced last Thursday. The assurances from Iluka’s Rob Porter came after his company posted a 33 per cent drop in profit. Mr … Continue reading →
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