Local wineries shine at Halliday wine awards

Clare Valley wine legend Jeffrey Grosset took out Best Value Winery for his globally renowned Grosset Wines, helping South Australia to secure three top awards at last week’s coveted Halliday awards. Judged by pre-eminent wine critic James Halliday AM, Grosset received the accolade at the fifth annual Qantas epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards ceremony, held […]

Bonus for Burra Creek

The Burra Community Management Committee (CMC) has received a Connecting Communities Grant which will see the employment of a part time manager for the Burra Creek Revegetation project. CMC chair, Rob Perry, said the grant will be used to employ someone one day a week to help with the management of the revegetation of the […]

Salter in the swing of things at the Valleys

FORMER Clare school student, Hannah Salter, is pursuing her career in fitness with a position at the Valleys Lifestyle Centre. Hannah, who attended St Joseph’s School and then Clare High School, has always enjoyed sports and fitness activities, which led to her working at Sportspower in Clare and studying and completing her qualifications as a […]

Dancers step it up on comp stage

Ballet dancers Eliza Watkinson, Rachel Sanders and Vivienne Metcalf of Clare’s Steps Ballet Academy performed at the recent RAVE Dance Event in Port Pirie, bringing home a number of awards and honourable mentions. The dancers performed a classical ballet Falling Leaves, receiving an honourable mention. Eliza Watkinson of Melrose, entering under Ballet Techinques Port Pirie, […]

Rally up for the Walky 100

On Saturday, the Robertstown oval will see a change of sporting action, swapping the footy boots for rally cars as the 2017 Copyworld Walky 100 kicks off. With a stunning 32 year history in the current format and its roots based back to the classic Wally 500 of the 1970s, this event is a critical […]

Balaklava a change of scenery for Mitch

There’s a new boy in blue in Balaklava, Senior Constable First Class Mitch Puyenbroek (pronounced Pinebrook!) Mitch moved to Balaklava seven weeks ago and is enjoying meeting the locals around the district. Prior to moving to Balaklava that is a two-man station, Mitch spent the last 13 months at Peterborough, a station with a sergeant […]