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Plains Producer unveils new editor »

LES Pearson has been appointed editor of the Plains Producer, effective from today’s edition. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

Feb 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Amanda here to boost development »

AMANDA Redden is the new face working with local businesses around the region as an economic development officer for Wakefield Regional Council, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and Regional Council…

Dec 12 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
• Ken and Paula Noack, Sarah Noack and James Kolencik celebrate their award win.

National awards to Auburn’s Rising Sun »

Rising Sun Hotel at Auburn shone at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence gala dinner in Canberra on October 2. Read the full story in our online…

Oct 18 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
DOT Sobek-Francis at Balaklava’s Mill Court with resident, Shirley Manners.

Local nominations in Employment Awards »

Celebration of 2012/13 Employment Awards will be held at Balaklava Town Hall this Saturday, October 12. • Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

Oct 10 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
WAKEFIELD Regional Council CEO, Cate Atkinson, right, checks the draft plan with Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North CEO, Kelly-Anne Saffin, and Prof Richard Blandy.

Action plan lists priorities »

Council’s four ‘pillars of strength’ for development WAKEFIELD Regional Council (WRC) has released its draft Economic Statement and Action Plan, a blueprint for the region, aiming to attract investment and…

Sep 12 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
Community

Letter to the editor: wind power pride »

THE second stage of Snowtown Wind Farm is nearing completion. In a few days installed wind power per person in…

Jun 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

anglican church congregation turns out in their Sunday best »

dressed in clothing reflective of days gone by, the congregation gathers outside St Pauls Anglican Church  – and INSET, hats on, eyes down, for the hymns.

In a time-honoured tradition, the townsfolk of Two Wells and district recently turned out in their “Sunday best” of yesteryear.…

Jun 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Trail trek helps raise vital support »

FORGET breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. About 120 locals chose Balaklava’s Mile for Mum again this year, crusading for…

May 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Community awards launched to recognise contributors »

THE South Australian Community Achievement Awards have been launched for 2014 and we are asking you to nominate our “salt…

May 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Group waits on grant »

WORKS: Port Wakefield CMC members, (from left) Cr Richard Pain, Bob Van Der Sman, Glenda Pain, Bart Buston and Pat Van Der Sman hope to receive a grant to carry out vital revegetation and remediation works on the town’s upper tidal pool estuary. 
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THE Port Wakefield Community Management Committee (CMC) is hopeful of receiving a grant to drastically improve the scenery and natural…

May 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

ANZAC day services »

What fate awaited them? Members of 13th Battalion, AIF, occupying Quinn’s Post on the heights above Anzac Cove in 1915. Identified left to right: Back row: Glasgow (probably 1015 Private Alexander James Glasgow); McRae (a New Zealander); unidentified. Front row: Fenn (probably 255 Private Samuel James Fenn died of wounds May 30, 1915); Ward (unable to further identify); Lance Sergeant ‘Curly’ Rogers (probably 905 John Rogers, killed in action 3 May 1915). – Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial collection.

Anzac Day services will be held around the district on Friday, April 25. Services will commemorate the sacrifice made by…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Merle’s cookbook filled with family favourites »

FAVOURITE: Merle May, pictured with granddaughter, Erin Warnes, and her wonderful Cream Lillies, which feature in a special family cookbook.

Mother’s Day was a special day for Balaklava’s Merle May and her grand daughter, Erin Warnes, from near Owen. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

May 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Talents combine to stage ‘Matilda’ »

Roald Dahl’s best selling novel, “Matilda,” has been turned into a musical by Year 8 performing art students of Balaklava High school. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

May 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Market ideal launch for valley gourmet weekend »

TO launch the 30th anniversary of the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend, the Clare Valley Winemakers, together with Clare Valley Cuisine, will host a Twilight Market, to be held on Friday, April 25 at the Clare Valley Showgrounds from 5 -9pm. Read the full story in…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Pirates nice and nasty »

So stealthily the Pirate creeps...

Review by Sheryl Chenoweth THE Adelaide Plains has never seen Pirates quite like these! The wickedly funny and highly entertaining Mallala Community Arts production of ‘Pirates, A Nice & Nasty Tale’ has completed its 2014 season. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

Apr 15 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

How to beat the hot weather »

VIET Nguyen with a selection of products to rehydrate/cool the body and prevent and also soothe sunburn.

With the hot weather we have been experiencing, it’s important to maintain fluid intake and body temperature, to avoid heat stress and other heat related illnesses. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

Feb 7 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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ASIDE from putting the grain in the bin come harvest time, there are few better feelings for a farmer than getting the last of your…

Jun 5 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fungal crop disease with no chemical cure »

Eyespot – named for its eye-shaped lesion at the base of wheat stems – is a fungal disease infecting crops in South Australia’s Mid North, Lower Eyre Peninsula and South East. – SOURCE: GRDC

MID North Ag Service agronomist, Mat Gibbins (pictured), said eye-spot was relatively uncommon in the district, although some areas are more susceptible to the disease…

May 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Increase in wheat leads to localised eye-spot emergence »

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THE 2014-15 grain season is now underway across South Australia, with ideal conditions in most parts of the State making for an excellent start, according…

May 29 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sport

Historic win for local kart crusader

Les Pearson reports FORMER Long Plains lad, Josh Tynan (left), stunned the nation’s elite with an historic win in his first ever tilt at the top karting class. Gifted a surprise start in the recent event,…

May 16 2014 / Read More »
Community

Letter to the editor: wind power pride

THE second stage of Snowtown Wind Farm is nearing completion. In a few days installed wind power per person in Mid North SA will be around 12,000 Watts and when it goes into full production, the…

Jun 5 2014 / Read More »
News

Massive Dublin housing proposal

Dublin could be the next town to boom within the District Council of Mallala, with prospective developers suggesting up to 1260 dwellings could be built in its first stage. Read the full story in our online…

Jun 5 2014 / Read More »
Entertainment FAVOURITE: Merle May, pictured with granddaughter, Erin Warnes, and her wonderful Cream Lillies, which feature in a special family cookbook.

Merle’s cookbook filled with family favourites

Mother’s Day was a special day for Balaklava’s Merle May and her grand daughter, Erin Warnes, from near Owen. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

May 27 2014 / Read More »

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