Alex is Balaklava Open’s new champion

Men’s open championship There was plenty of action on Sunday at the Balaklava men’s open, sponsored by Balaklava Crash Repairs. With a few late withdrawals, possibly due to the forecast weather that didn’t actually eventuate, 65 players teed off for the 27 hole championship, with North Adelaide’s Chantha Kong and Balaklava’s Ben Michael going for […]

Clare outruns Balaklava for the win

Reports from August 4, played at Burra (Under 15 and under 18 teams had a bye.)  UNDER 14s CLARE 1 def BALAKLAVA 0 Goals: Clare – Deneke Donato Best players: Clare – Deneke Donato, Royce Butler, Jakob Lalic; Balaklava – Nick Lawrie, Kasey Cunningham, Denby Munchenberg Both teams came out firing with some excellent passing and […]

Roosters cruise but Hart left out

Devon Hardiman reports: TWO Wells eased past United on Saturday, cruising to a 66-point win while blooding a couple of kids in the process. After losing defender, Pat Binyon, to a season-ending injury and Anthony Pontt pulling out in the morning Two Wells promoted Tyler Morrison and Mick MacFarlane to the A grade ahead of […]

Wakefield council confirms planned budget spend

Wakefield Regional Council adopted its Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2018/19 during a special meeting held on August 1. The budget outlines the services and programs council will provide to the region in the coming year. This includes delivering $5.5m of existing ‘business as usual’ services such as waste collection and community programs, as […]

Jamestown Hospital theatre back in operation

Jamestown Hospital’s surgical theatre is open again and ready to operate following a $450,000 refurbishment. While an official opening will be held in October, the Plains Producer was last week given a preview of the modernised facility. In the suite’s first major refurbishment since 1978, the upgrades include new sterile stores room, new pre-surgery patient […]

Look what the wind blew in!

Did anyone guess August 6 as the date for the season break? We’ve had lots of wind lately, with not much rain blown in behind it, however Monday saw widespread rain and even hail around the district. This was a much-needed follow up rain from last Thursday, and will hopefully save the crops, and fill […]

Kapunda mine offered $2.8M research grant

The Australian Government Ministry for Science, Jobs and Innovation has offered Environmental Copper Recovery SA Pty Ltd (ECR) a research grant of A$2,851,303 for the Kapunda copper project. Funding is to be used over a 30 month period for the Kapunda In-Situ Copper and Gold recovery trial. The trial will include involvement of leading institutions […]

Bigg Ninja a crowd favourite

You may recognise this guy from the most recent season of Australian Ninja Warrior, which wrapped up on our screens last month. He is former Two Wells resident Alex Bigg (AKA Bigg Ninja). “Bigg Ninja” didn’t quite make it to the end of the tough stage two grand final course but the crowd favourite certainly […]

Birds and Beasts

LOCAL artist Meg Mader has opened her ‘Birds and Beasts’ exhibit on show at Wild Saffron. Opening last Wednesday, around 30 visitors marvelled at Meg’s creations, which she described as ‘bright colours, cheeky eyes and plenty of personality’. Wild Saffron’s Catie and Marion supplied a cheese and fruit tasting table, accompanied by local wine. Also […]

750? No way O’Dea!

FORTY-SIX seasons of senior netball and a whopping 750 games for the one club is a milestone that will be difficult to match anywhere in Australia. But on Saturday at Roo Park, Julianne O’Dea lined up as a GS in Orroroo’s D grade to set this unbelievable record. Orroroo Netball Club (ONC) president Kate Pearce […]