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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

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 »

Mallala camping conflict »

I WOULD like to express my concerns about the minority of people staying in the free camping ground at the…

Mar 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

CWA welcomes travellers »

Travellers, Helen Roberts and Dale Hennessy, judge Mallala CWA's “Blooms of the Month.”

CWA has been off to a busy start for the year. The group’s first dinner meeting of the year was…

Mar 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

New truck for Alma brigade »

Pictured with the new truck are from left: Alma Lieutenant, Ian Wedding and captain, Richard Gregory, with members Hayley McGrice, Joseph Gregory, Brett Freebairn, Regional Officer, Tony Whitehorn, Peter Freebairn, Gavin Branson, in and outgoing Wakefield Group Officers, Phil Duffield and Syd Martin.

ALMA CFS took delivery of a brand new Isuzu FTS800 Crew fire truck last Wednesday afternoon. Read the full story…

Mar 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sports voucher ‘be active’ plan »

WORK has started on the new irrigation system at Balaklava Oval. Staff from Mid North Irrigation started laying underground pipes last week and are expected to be finished by next Thursday, allowing football training to resume. Players moved to school ovals in the interim.
The irrigation system was partly funded by a State government Community Recreation and Sports Facilities grant of $100,000. The oval is expected to be ready for the first Balaklava home game on May 3.

All primary school-age children will receive an annual voucher for $50 towards their sports club fees under a re-elected Labor…

Mar 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Red Cross receives heart-starter »

HAND-OVER of the defibrillator (from left) Long Plains Red Cross president, Gwen Secomb, Alf Sobczak, Dennis Cook, Alison Pym and Sharyn Mitten.

LONG Plains Red Cross received a reviving gift of sorts last week, when the group was presented with a defibrillator…

Feb 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Entertainment

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 »

Riverton statue fundraiser »

‘MR Versatile’, Craig Giles, will be part of a wonderful night of fun and entertainment at Riverton this Saturday night.

A concert featuring Craig Giles and Kinta will be part of a wonderful night of fun and entertainment in Riverton this Saturday night. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com…

Feb 6 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Our Holden connection »

Whether it be sentimental, traditional, or just because they like the look of them, Holden owners have their cars for different reasons, as these four Balaklava men will agree. Marc van Kleef, Wayne “Wally” Treverton, Andrew Manuel and Jordan Taylor all own a Holden of…

Dec 20 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
Rural

Growers prepare for sowing season »

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SOLID recent rainfall across the district has some broadacre farmers considering an early start to seeding, with a number of growers already in tractors sowing…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Subsoil moisture boost »

Dr James Hunt

LAST week’s extensive rain event dropped between 50mm to 100mm of rain on centres across the Adelaide Plains, the first reasonable rainfall in the area…

Feb 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Rain delays as our silo samplers keep watch »

Recent rainfall has delayed harvest and with some large falls reported around our area, farmers  and samplers at grain sites are keeping a watchful eye…

Dec 12 2013 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sport

Wooroora Championships

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Section secretary, John Glistak, reviews Wooroora Championships matches The 2013-2014 Wooroora Championships – Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours – originally scheduled for Sunday February 16 but postponed due to heat – were conducted…

Mar 20 2014 / Read More »
Community 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

Anzac Day services will be held around the district on Friday, April 25. Services will commemorate the sacrifice made by Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping missions. Read the full…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
News CHANGE:  The new entry to Riverton following the removal of several trees as part of an SA Power Networks trial.

Stumped: Riverton trees gone in trial cull

THE removal and replacement of a group of 14 trees (eight Ash trees and six pine trees) at the entrance to Riverton is the first of several trials aimed at looking at options for improving management…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
Entertainment

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…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

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