Potential young ‘guns’ learn how

Balaklava High School hosted their annual ‘Learn to Shear’ day on Friday, June 25  with eight students taking part. Well-known local shearer Daryl Andriske instructed the group as they spent the day shearing the school’s ewes and learning about shearing, shed-handing and the wool industry.  This year there was even a female participant, Hannah Hoepner […]

Paving the way for RSL upgrade

Two Wells RSL Club has had a face-lift with the completion of a paved backyard area. The $5000 project was finalised last week just in time for the club’s Christmas in July celebrations on Friday night. President Tony Flaherty said the club hoped to develop the area further, with a pergola and outdoor entertainment area. […]

Carting hay gets easier: new SA regulations

New regulations to allow the safe and efficient transport of hay in South Australia is “a step forward” in the hay industry. According to hay exporter Gilmac’s site manager, Mark Heaslip,  the new regulation comes as a big improvement for those involved in the hay industry. “We’re taking a step forward and it has taken […]

Opera star at Eisteddfod

Ruth Borman to adjudicate for our weekend of music Balaklava Eisteddfod is already living up to expectations of being bigger and better by taking judging worldwide. International opera singer Ruth Borman will be the adjudicator for the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir scholarship prize this year. Ruth Borman has performed opera and musical comedy in […]

Auburn comes alive with art

Auburn Auburn has several venues participating in the SALA festival, including: . Auburn Gallery with Christian Vocke and John Lean from July 30, Wednesday to Sunday for two months, 10am-=5pm. . Mount Horrocks Wines cellar door with Paul Leditschke from July 31, 10am-5pm on weekends. . Venturas Visions with Neil Sheppard, Robert Landt, Josie Burgess, […]

Police called to halt brawl

. POLICE attended a Balaklava hotel when a large crowd of people were engaged in a violent dispute outside the hotel last Saturday night. Some were taken to Balaklava hospital with injuries, including broken noses and bruising. Police are asking anyone with information relating to this incident to contact Balaklava police on 8862 1144. . […]

Battle for Wakefield

Champion and Strauss face up POLITICAL candidates for the local seat of Wakefield are shaping up less than a week into the 2010 Federal election campaign. Australians will go to the polls on Saturday, August 21 – with sitting MP, Labor’s Nick Champion telling the Plains Producer there were “clear differences” between the two political […]

Recycle and win with ‘Adopt-a-Town’

WAKEFIELD region’s Adopt-a-Town scheme is going to greater lengths to help support the small fire-devastated rural community of Callignee, affected by the Victorian bushfires last February. Recently Adopt-a-Town received a grant for $3000 from the Keep Australia Beautiful program. The grant was awarded by the Keep Australia Beautiful program, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation. KESAB […]