Gladstone CFS volunteers’ service recognised

Gladstone CFS Brigade hosted a barbecue and award presentation ceremony at the Gladstone CFS station on Sunday to thank and recognise its members. The barbecue was well attended by the CFS members and their families and the awards were presented  by the Regional Commander of Region 4, Bluey Devine. Bundaleer Group officer Tom Flavel and […]

Hallett Mini Mart open

The Hallett Mini Mart is open for trade again following an 11 month hiatus, and offers residents and travellers all the conveniences of a local corner store and more. Proprietor Chris McGloin has taken on the role as store manager, and says while it has taken a couple of weeks to build, the locals have […]

Rains honoured in Hands of Fame

Burra singer Tracey Rains was inducted into the SA Country Music Hands of Fame during the June long weekend, the ceremony forming part of the week long SA Country Music Festival held at Barmera. Named in honour of industry great, Rocky Page, the ‘Hands of Fame’ ceremony involves inductees placing their hand print in a […]

CGVC waiting on sports club commitment

CLARE and Gilbert Valleys Council is seeking a financial commitment from local sporting clubs towards the Clare Sporting Precinct Redevelopment as one of several stipulations before endorsing council’s draft 2017/18 budget. With council set to pledge $2 million support for the $10 million project, it is expecting relevant Clare sports clubs to collectively contribute a […]

Playford backs off rate grab

Playford councillors unanimously voted against increasing land rates for primary producers and residents whose homes are worth more than $250,000 at a special council meeting held on June 13, in what was coined by local Angle Vale resident, Don Auchote, as “rats jumping off the ship.” The council has never been subject to such a […]

Clare Valley Waste making the most of green grant

THE early success of Clare Valley Waste’s expansion into green waste collection and processing has triggered several Mid North councils considering the introduction of a green waste kerbside service. Clare Valley Waste managing director, Gavin Mills, said the green waste venture has added another vital branch to the Brinkworth-based business’ evolving services. Earlier this year, […]

Hay truck goes up in smoke

A hay truck caught fire at the intersection of Wilkins Highway and Whyte Yarcowie Road, about 2km out of Jamestown, last Thursday (June 15). The Country Fire Service’s  Jamestown 24P,  Jamestown 34P and Bundaleer logistics, along with 11 crew, responded to the incident. It took crews about 30 minutes to control the blaze, but a […]

Still uncertain on forest future

The Jamestown and Wirrabara communities remain in limbo over the future of public access to their forests once they are sold, but say they have sent a clear message to the State Government about what they want. Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association (BFCAA) interim chair Greg Boston says the State Government has been given a […]

Alex races ahead

Clare motorbike rider Alex Head,12, is having a good run in the North-West Victorian Motorcycle Club 2017 Desert Enduro Tri-Series. On Sunday, he finished second in the third race of the series in the Desert Enduro at Lethrow Station, New South Wales. He raced six laps of the 19 kilometre track which included some fast […]