Bred Well, Fed Well

WOOL and livestock producers flocked to the Mid North last week as the Quality Wool and Livestock Group hosted a Bred Well Fed Well workshop in Melrose. More than a dozen producers attended the workshop on Wednesday, June 21, hosted by Ian and David Clarke of ‘Claris-Glen’. Darren Gordon of Livestock Logic, who facilitated the […]

Wetlands clean-up

Last week, a community working bee was held at the Owen Wetlands. Locals Clint Tiller, Kelvin Tiller, Wayne Heaslip, Kevin Julyan, Brian and Andrew Parker, Ken Warnes and Peter Bowyer were on hand, armed with telehandlers, an articulated loader, and chainsaws. Tasks included tidying dead trees, pruning, and removal of feral tree species, including ash […]

Doin’ the Neagles Rock

A group of enthusiastic Clare residents has been helping ensure the survival of a nationally endangered plant – Euphrasia collina – by weeding lavender plants for the past six years! The group of eight volunteers is part of Trees For Life’s Bush For Life program and decided to take on the care of Neagles Rock […]

masters of the murray

THOSE readers with a keen memory may recall a tale published more than two years ago regarding former Avon resident, Colleen Bakker, and her bold bid to canoe the entire length of the Murray River. Well, fast forward more than 24 months and she’s done it! Kind of. In April 2015, Colleen, the daughter of […]

Two Wells (34) lost to Mallala (40)

Mallala maintained the lead all game to be rewarded with a six-goal win against fourth placed Two Wells. “After our loss last week, we wanted a strong win and we had to fight hard for it,” Mallala coach, Carissa Buckley, said. Two Wells have new coach Lisa Stirling on board, who felt that Mallala’s centre […]

Great year for Gilbert Valley Lions

Gilbert Valley Lions Club members, with visitors from both Balaklava and Kapunda clubs, gathered at Waterloo Hall for their annual Handover luncheon. This was catered for by committee members of the Waterloo Hall committee and all present were high in their praise of the excellent three course meal provided. President, Lion Greg McLeod, reported on […]

Balco Art Prize an eclectic mix

The Balco Art Prize exhibition at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery was officially opened on Sunday, with a good crowd of appreciative art lovers attending to see the wonderful mix of art work on display.    Gallery curator, Jo May, welcomed everyone to the 27th exhibition, which received 153 entries from 103 artists ranging in age from […]

Eagles storm home

BROUGHTON-Mundoora survived a challenge from Orroroo on Saturday to come away from Roo Park 12-point winners in what was a very tight contest. After enduring a third-term scare when the fourth-placed Roos got to within a point, the Eagles stormed home with the aid of the breeze to win 10.6 (66) to 8.6 (54). The […]

Clare Portrait Prize on show

The Clare Valley Portrait Prize 2017 was launched at the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre last week. In its second year, the portrait prize attracted 16 entries from local artists. Winning portraits, as determined by judges Lis Jones-Ingman and Chris Shields, chair of the Burra Regional Art Gallery were: Vivian Ziersch ‘Brian’  – […]

Back to barrow for Burra Breathers

A gathering of “barrow pushers” met at the Burra Hotel on Friday night where a good deal of reminiscing and stories were shared. Organised by former Burra teacher, Colin Baker, the reunion of the “Burra Breathers”, one of a handful of local teams to compete in the Barrow Push, was to coincide with the return […]