Whitwarta coal results come in

Coal samples taken from the ground at Whitwarta have shown a slightly lower quality than samples from Clinton and Beaufort. Syngas Limited (formerly Gulf X) announced the latest drilling results last week, with 124 million tonnes of Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC) compliant coal being found at Whitwarta. Combined with resources discovered at Clinton and […]

We heard – Daryl's title

Well-known local shearer Daryl Andriske has won the Shearing Competition Federation of Australia championship held at Burra recently. This was the first national title for Daryl, who has won four state titles during his career.

Overtaking lane revised

Plans for a southbound overtaking lane just north of Auburn will be reviewed following meetings with affected landowners. Concerned the proposed overtaking lane would create very dangerous road conditions for road users, local residents and traffic from Taylors wines, landowners met with officers from the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI). Around the same […]

Woman on drug charge

• A 51-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled drug for sale. Police seized equipment and items available to be used in the supply of methamphetamines, arresting the Clare woman last Wednesday. Clare officer-in-charge, Sergeant Stephen Harding, said a substantial amount had been found. “There was clearly enough to support a charge of […]

Warning as 'silly season' arrives

POLICE throughout the region have warned residents to be aware of their responsibilities over the Christmas holiday period. The warning comes after a series of incidents involving drink-driving, speeding and unlicensed driving. Balaklava • A Balaklava man lost his licence instantly for 12 months after he was detected drink driving on the weekend. Police tested […]

Warning as ‘silly season’ arrives

POLICE throughout the region have warned residents to be aware of their responsibilities over the Christmas holiday period. The warning comes after a series of incidents involving drink-driving, speeding and unlicensed driving. Balaklava • A Balaklava man lost his licence instantly for 12 months after he was detected drink driving on the weekend. Police tested […]

We heard

WHAT’S been going on at Balaklava bowling club? We heard an “uninvited guest” made an appearance – showing a little too much pink on the rink with a nude “streak” in front of bemused players from several clubs. One wag suggested the young man obviously was not equipped to play in Division One – while […]

'Release reports'

The Liberal Opposition has claimed the Rann Government has failed to release essential reports on the South Australian health system. Opposition Health spokeswoman, Vickie Chapman, said the government was required by legislation to publish reports before Parliament rises at the end of the year. “Over the past two months the Minister has made major announcements […]

‘Release reports’

The Liberal Opposition has claimed the Rann Government has failed to release essential reports on the South Australian health system. Opposition Health spokeswoman, Vickie Chapman, said the government was required by legislation to publish reports before Parliament rises at the end of the year. “Over the past two months the Minister has made major announcements […]