Injury a sore point from Pies’ big win

MALLALA inflicted one of Virginia’s heftiest defeats in recent memory on Saturday, the Rams going down by a staggering 95-points at home to put their finals chances firmly in the balance. The Magpies are perched on top of the ladder enjoying a seven-game unbeaten streak but despite the dominant performance, a broken jaw for onballer, […]

Back to back for Jack

Jamestown livestock auctioneer Jack Coleman, has won the SA Young Auctioneers Competition for the second consecutive year, followed in second place by Conor Lamond of Burra. Hosted by the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association (ALPA), both Elders auctioneers will go on to represent SA at the national competition at next year’s Sydney Royal Show. […]

Burton group’s CWA Table Day

Balaklava CWA hosted members from Blyth and Brinkworth CWA branches for the annual Burton Group’s Table Day on Tuesday, June 20 at the Uniting Church hall. CWA members from other neighbouring branches also joined in the fun, not only admiring the handiwork on display, and enjoying a delicious lunch and afternoon tea, but songs sung […]

Trek nets RFDS cash

The 2017 Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Outback Trek raised more than $1.3 million including $52,000 by team ‘Cobber’, which included David Thamm of Thamm’s Whitehart Garage, Burra. The Outback Car Trek is an annual event that donates the funds raised each year to The Royal Flying Doctor Service. The event is for older 2WD […]

Wool, Wine and Wheat celebrates

Seven years ago, Kristie Brackstone was a recipient of the Wool, Wine and Wheat Country Education Fund. Today she has a tonne of experience under her belt, is running her own business from home at Blyth, and says the scholarship helped her realise a career dream. The fund enabled Kristie to continue on a pathway […]

Meet and greet a great success

The ‘Welcome to new residents of Burra’ meet and greet on Sunday was a great success with more than 40 people attending. Hosted by the Burra Community Management Committee (CMC), the group enjoyed afternoon tea and a friendly chat in the Burra town hall supper room. CMC Chairman, Bob Perry, and Goyder Councillor, Darryl Venning, […]

Calling budding artists for Landcare award

Passionate about Landcare, the environment or simply like to paint, draw, photograph or sculpt the area you live in? Well the Landcare Art Awards could be just your thing. Launched on Monday, the Landcare Art Awards will coincide with the 2017 State Landcare Conference to be held in Clare from September 11-13. The theme for […]

Hill Street blues

At a special meeting on May 28, Saddleworth District Historic Society (SDHS) made the decision to put its Hill Street School building up for sale. SDHS president, David Gibbs, said, after considerable discussion by members, the decision to sell was a difficult one. “It’s a regrettable situation, as the school holds many memories for its […]

Marrabel Rodeo roped in for this year

Rodeo lovers may get withdrawal symptoms after the Marrabel Rodeo Club announced its annual rodeo won’t be held this year. Rodeo Club president, Andrew Allchurch said for the past few years, the club has found it a challenge to cover costs of the event in its entirety, and based on the inability to find a […]

Budget has its bits and pieces for regions

THE State Budget, handed down by Treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis, last week largely mirrors previous spending from the State Government, headed by the clever tax on the “super profits” of the five major banks. It will raise $370 million over four years. The tax is clever because it will ultimately cost the South Australian taxpayer as […]