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Plains Producer unveils new editor

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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

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 of Goyder. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

National awards to Auburn’s Rising Sun

• Ken and Paula Noack, Sarah Noack and James Kolencik celebrate their award win.

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 edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Local nominations in Employment Awards

DOT Sobek-Francis at Balaklava’s Mill Court with resident, Shirley Manners.

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

Action plan lists priorities

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.

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 new business. Council CEO, Cate Atkinson, introduced the plan to a group of local business representatives, senior WRC managers and councillors at a Balaklava Golf […]

Grain tour to take in local region

Grain growers’ research priorities and local industry issues are about to be brought to the immediate attention of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Southern Regional Panel. Read the full story in our online edition here: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Agricultural talent search

INSPECTING the BHS canola crop are (from left)  Riley McColl, Will Hart, Ryan Lloyd, ag teacher Sue Pratt, Amy Cosby, Courtney Pringle and Brittany Koch.  PICTURE Lisa Redpath.

BALAKLAVA High School hosted a special visitor when Amy Cosby from the University of New England (UNE) visited to promote careers and courses in agriculture. Read the full story in our online edition here: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Snowtown will become SA’s largest wind farm

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SOUTH Australia’s largest wind farm will be built at Snowtown. Renewable energy firm, TrustPower, has appointed Siemens as its turn-key supplier to construct the Snowtown II wind farm, using for the first time in Australia, world-leading gearless drive wind turbine technology. With the $439 million project formally reaching financial close last week, the Snowtown II […]

Another step forward

n CUTTING the ribbon at the Bowmans Intermodal ceremony is Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, with Balco managing director, Malcolm May (left) and Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland.

Bowmans Intermodal poised for expansion Les Pearson reports THE Bowmans intermodal freight terminal expansion was officially opened on Friday, a major step towards improving South Australia’s road and rail freight infrastructure and boosting the local economy. The site is an important freight transfer station, where cargo is taken from trucks and put onto rail, for […]

Balco boosts hay into China

Balco managing director, Malcolm May, left, and Tim Latchford (right) inspect hay samples during a visit last September with Chinese trade partners Ms Ivy Hu, Zhong Wei Di and He Daoqing.

Les Pearson reports   HAY exports to China are contributing to significant recent growth in the State’s trade sector. Minister for Trade, Tom Koutsantonis, said a breakdown of South Australia’s record-breaking export result in 2011 shows targeting Asian markets is paying huge dividends. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the value […]

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