YMCA’s pool season success

THE first summer season for Clare and Gilbert Valleys swimming pools under the new YMCA management has drawn to a close with the two facilities recording outstanding attendances since opening in November 2017. The combined attendance number recorded between facilities at The Valleys Lifestyle Centre and Riverton was 20,773 over the season. Activities included recreational […]

Two Wells set for second BP servo

TWO multi-million dollar service station development applications have been lodged with plans to build the sites within five kilometres of each other at Two Wells. Incredibly, both will carry the BP logo, although with different owners. A brand new site has been proposed on the Augusta Highway at the intersection of Middle Beach Road, with […]

Heinrichs targeted over Easter break by vandals

SC HEINRICH machinery was deliberately damaged over the Easter break, with an estimated damage bill of at least $15,000. The machinery was secured on the south east direction between Riverton and Tarlee, off the main road which suggests a planned event, rather than an opportunistic attack. The machines were going to assist the community with […]


Concerned councillors curtail release of Adelaide Plains business plan Adelaide Plains Council will not release its 2018/2019 draft Budget for public consultation this week, as councillors voted against its current form at Monday night’s general council meeting. The vote came despite the recommendation of the Audit Committee to endorse the budget. After four workshops to […]

Drawing on country near Burra

A group of 21 artists of varying ability and mediums participated in the Burra Regional Art Gallery’s ‘Drawing on Country’ on Saturday, April 7 with the Burra Mine as the studio. The free class sponsored by Country Arts SA attracted people from the local area, also Quorn, Adelaide and Victor Harbor. In Burra for the […]

Brinkworth crier debuts at fair

The little Mid-North town of Brinkworth now boasts its own Town Crier with Yorkshire-born Graham Bales making his debut in the role at the Brinkworth Country Fair on April 7, welcoming visitors and spreading good will. Chair of Brinkworth Progress Association Inc., Norma Hardy, made his costume, which was inspired by those traditionally worn by […]

Brinkworth Art Exhibition success

The fourth annual Brinkworth Art Exhibition was held across the weekend with local art works featuring alongside a highlight of the exhibition, etchings and lithographs by world-renowned artists which were on loan from a local collector and art dealer. All up, almost 90 art works including a collection from local children at Brinkworth Primary School […]

Northern Wakefield areas to join huge rural electorate

RURAL districts including Mallala, Balaklava, Riverton, Kapunda and Clare areas could become part of the federal Grey electorate when draft boundary realignments are announced on Friday. The redistribution is driven by population quotas, with both Barker and Grey electorates requiring an increase in voters. Given their respective static population growth, Wakefield is the nearest candidate […]


Not even wet, cold, windy conditions and getting caught in the centre of the pack could wipe the smile off the face of North Clare’s Thomas Sommerville in the season opening sub minis game against RSMU on Saturday morning. An interesting stat from the 2018 NEFL round one fixtures, there were four new A grade […]