New plan for Clare wine and grapes

The Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association (CVWGA) unveiled its first strategic plan to members last week, promising ambitious plans to lure higher spending tourists to the region as a way of lifting the valley’s ‘fine wine’ profile. The Plains Producer understands the draft plan was well-received by members in Clare last Monday night and […]

Counterfeit note found in Clare

A counterfeit $50 note was detected by eagle-eyed Clare National Australia Bank staff in the last fortnight. Branch manager Emily Elkhoury is now urging locals to be on the look-out for fake notes in the lead up to Christmas and the holiday period. “We’ve had one counterfeit note come through from a business that didn’t […]

Leader limbo as Kuchel clocks off

WAKEFIELD Regional Council may need to enter an interim CEO arrangement in the new year, as Jason Kuchel’s tenure officially ends in February. Mr Kuchel announced his resignation in August but stayed on for the Local Government elections in November. He has since secured a role with Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA), working between […]

Stay safe this silly season

WITH Christmas holidays just around the corner, local police are about to ramp up their presence to try and keep everyone safe on the road this Christmas and New Year. The Yorke Mid North Local Service Area (YMNLSA) will focus on providing a highly visible presence on major highways and areas that have a significant […]

Merry Christmas, Saddleworth!

With empty shops all the talk in country towns recently, a group of community minded locals in Saddleworth is leading the way with big plans in place for two empty blocks in their main street. The Saddleworth District Community Association Inc, known as the peak body, has plans for a community open space on the […]