The biggest social problem facing our youth

Vomit covered floors, drink spiking, violence, and fun turned ugly. Skulling straight spirits, stumbling and tripping on gutters, then getting behind the wheel. It’s not pretty. But for local students, it’s very real. They say underage drinking is a problem. According to young people across the local district, it is arguably the biggest social issue […]

MP calls for coast control

John Dawkins MLC has called on State government to work with Mallala council and local residents to control vehicle use on the Samphire Coast. The call comes after the Local Government Association of SA passed two motions calling for increased measures to protect the local coastline, proposed by District Council of Mallala. “A reasonable balance […]

MP calls for coast control

John Dawkins MLC has called on State government to work with Mallala council and local residents to control vehicle use on the Samphire Coast. The call comes after the Local Government Association of SA passed two motions calling for increased measures to protect the local coastline, proposed by District Council of Mallala. “A reasonable balance […]

Vacant block set for childcare growth

Land adjoining Balaklava Community Children’s Centre will be leased by Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS). Wakefield Regional Council purchased a property at 3 Humphrey Street, to allow for future growth of the children’s centre. With this in mind, council negotiated with DECS to develop a non-commercial lease of the block, where the house […]

Fighting fatigue

There’s plenty of people who drive trucks and buses in this region who have been affected by the new driver fatigue laws, operating since September 29. KAREN PETNEY talks to drivers who say the new regulations are not working.   On September 29 this year new national Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue laws took effect. Nine […]

CFS honours Port Wakefield brigade

Port Wakefield community celebrated 61 years of fire service last Sunday. Now Port Wakefield Country Fire Service, it was previously known as the Port Wakefield and District Emergency Fire Service, and before this, Civil Defence. Amongst those celebrating the birthday of the valuable service was founding member Ron Kevern, who had only recently been discharged […]

Sky's the limit as Shamus recovers

RECOVERING Halbury cyclist Shamus Liptrot is back at Balaklava High School, where he was treated to a ride in a helicopter by the Assured Foundation last Thursday. Shamus couldn’t believe his luck when he was strapped in for a flight to Aldinga to catch up with cycling mates, across Adelaide, and even low flying at […]

Sky’s the limit as Shamus recovers

RECOVERING Halbury cyclist Shamus Liptrot is back at Balaklava High School, where he was treated to a ride in a helicopter by the Assured Foundation last Thursday. Shamus couldn’t believe his luck when he was strapped in for a flight to Aldinga to catch up with cycling mates, across Adelaide, and even low flying at […]

They deserve a medal

Balaklava Primary School students have been participating in a ‘Be Active’ program for the last four weeks, their challenge to be active for 60 minutes a day, five days out of the week. Students were encouraged to keep a diary of their activity – how many minutes per day – and then log into an […]