NDIS rolls out across Light electorate

dults started entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in South Australia from Saturday, July 1. Member for Light, Tony Piccolo, said the NDIS is the biggest social reform since Medicare, introducing a new way of providing disability services that gives people living with a disability more choice about the support they receive. Under a […]

Gutless thief nicks cancer funds

A DONATION container raising funds to support a terminally ill woman was stolen from a Leasingham property late last month. Leon and Carolyn Schramm had a fruit stall honesty system set up to help collect donations in support of Mr Schramm’s niece, Nyrie Contor, suffering what is believed to be a losing battle with breast […]

Bundaleer irrigation plan flowing on

Discussion on the proposed Bundaleer Pipeline Scheme is continuing, ahead of an expected announcement on Federal Government funding for the initiative this month. A public meeting was held in Spalding on June 20, hosted by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and SA Water to discuss the process of applying for water for agricultural purposes […]

BCCC farewells tree

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC) may look a bit different next time you visit, after its huge Tasmanian Bluegum (eucalyptus globulus) received ‘the chop’ last Wednesday morning (after a big hug from staff and students!) BCCC director, Dale Gathercole, said the ‘tree doctor’ had identified the tree as ‘needing to go’ due to a range […]

Our Phil’s a real ‘purler….’

Balaklava In September 2016, Mill Court resident, Phil Corcoran, was asked to knit some coat hanger covers to enter in the Balaklava Show. So she whipped some up, and won first prize! Phil got the bug, and there has been no stopping her ever since, and now knits two to three covers each day. Phil, […]

Election coming to fill Picard vacancy

Adelaide Plains Council will hold a supplementary election in coming months following the resignation of long-time councillor Anne Picard. Mrs Picard was first elected to represent the Lewiston ward in November 2006 and has served continuously since that time. Prior to this, her husband Michael served eight years with the District Council of Mallala, three […]

Good energies

Mid North tipped to be world leaders in power production on back of Jamestown batter THE world’s largest lithium ion battery, to be installed at Jamestown, could have huge spin-off benefits for the entire Mid North region. The battery will operate at all times, providing stability services for renewable energy, and will be available to provide […]

Library left lovely lights

An antique 1850s chandelier has taken pride of place in the Clare Library after being gifted by a generous benefactor. The unnamed benefactor with a penchant for beautiful antiques saw an empty ceiling rose in the building and set about finding a chandelier to fit it from the same 1850s era as the historic building […]