Fishers to ponder licence buyback

PROFESSIONAL fishers in Port Wakefield have about 18 months to decide if they will sell their licence to the State Government, which has announced a $20 million industry reform. That funding accommodates a buy back of up to a third of South Australia’s Marine Scalefish fishing licences. The move is designed to secure the future […]

Lifeline Superstore open for business

Clare’s new Lifeline Superstore officially opened its doors on Monday morning. Boasting a huge 350 square metres of space, the new retail boutique now offers shoppers a larger range of new and used clothing, accessories, toys, linen and knick knacks. Clare and Gilbert Valleys mayor, Allan Aughey OAM, officially opened the new store, along with […]

Vivacious Vera celebrates her century

Riverton’s golden girl, Vera Hannaford, celebrated her 100th birthday on January 8 with her close friends and immediate family from the area joining her for a pub squash at her son, Robert ‘Alfie’ Hannaford’s art gallery. “I was told I couldn’t have a 100th birthday without celebrating it – but there was no champagne for […]

Clare and Gilbert Valleys winners announced

Five community members and two organisations will celebrate their successful nominations in this year’s Australia Day awards for the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council. The communities of Auburn, Clare, Saddleworth and Riverton will host breakfast on January 26, starting at 8.30am followed by award presentations. • Retired Clare veterinary surgeon, Dr John Koch, has been […]

Doug – a driving force and deserving winner

Born in India, Doug moved to Australia with his wife Rita, and two sons, as ’10 pound Poms,’ and said the move here was ‘the best decision we ever made.’ He started his driving training careers through St Johns by becoming a driver trainer for ambulance personnel travelling to both country and metro centres. As […]

Wirrabara stops traffic

The Wirrabara Hotel quite literally stops traffic, thanks to its unique display of sketchings. The 37 portraits feature a range of locals who do, or did, frequent the hotel, and were drawn by former hotel owner, Tania Heaslip. No, not the Tania Heaslip from Owen! Tania, who ran the hotel with her husband from 1993 […]

Check line number in Golden North recall products

GOLDEN North is undertaking a national recall of a number of products it manufactures but most products are still available for purchase at no risk to the customer. The recall follows a consumer complaint about metal fragments in a product. Golden North marketing director, Trevor Pomery, said the date stamp on products contains some vital […]

Nominations open for Wakefield central ward

Nominations for candidates for Wakefield Regional Council’s Central Ward are now open. Following the resignation in October of Councillor Dick Pain, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy of councillor for Central Ward. Mayor Rodney Reid urged those with a passion for local community to nominate for the election. “Local councils have an […]

Land of liability

TOWNSVALE Estate is destined to remain the Bermuda Triangle of Balaklava for the foreseeable future despite massive strides towards a resolution in recent months. The residential pocket of town in Balaklava’s east has been a legal hot potato for more than a decade. Farming land within the township boundary was sold off as cheap residential […]

Rural black spot upgrades

The State Government is investing $17 million in the latest round of its rural road safety infrastructure program, with a range of treatments aimed at increasing safety across our regional road network. The works will include intersection upgrades at Barrier Highway at Copperhouse Road and Springbank Road, Burra, and Goolwa Road and Winery Road, Currency […]