Put your papers out for Clare Rotary!

Well you’ve read your paper, now what? Apart from a packing aid or the odd paper mache project with your kids, don’t let your old newspapers go to waste or landfill. Clare Rotary members, actively recycling local newspapers since 1966, tour the streets of Clare every six weeks to collect any old newspapers residents put […]

Royal society comes to Burra Gallery

Burra Regional Art Gallery is hosting a Royal South Australian Society of Arts exhibition from February 14 to March 17, which will be the 10th portrait exhibition shown in the gallery since 2009. The exhibition features a “marvellous group of very varied and very proficient talented portrait artists from South Australia,” artist Philip David, who […]

New drought assistance tool launched

An online resource for farmers in drought is set to continue and Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the news. “Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has just announced FarmHub, an online resource enabling farmers to have a single and straightforward place to find out what drought assistance is available to them,” Mr Ramsey said. […]

Wash-out at Mount Cuthbert

Balaklava local, Tom Lloyd, has been doing the FIFO (fly in fly out) thing for a few years now. At present, he is working at the Mt Cuthbert copper mine in north Queensland about 140km from Cloncurry. Lately it’s been a damn hot place to work. This all changed about the middle of last week […]

New board for Murray Darling

The full board of the Murray Darling Association met last week as part of a three-day meeting of local government leaders from across the Murray Darling Basin. Included in the program was a briefing from the acting chair of the Murray Darling Basin authority Ms Joanna Hewitt AO and CEO Phillip Glyde on current conditions […]

Hopeful for 2019

Hello and happy new year to everyone, and another season is quickly approaching. Last year was very much a year that was sporadic at best, and extremely dry at worst. The months it did rain were few and far between, with the dry front half of the year not seeing much improvement in the second […]

Showing loyalty to Clare traders

Clare traders have taken steps to revitalise their business community through customer loyalty. The #ShopLocalClare movement began late last year with a Facebook page which traders could join and use to promote their business offerings.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Longbottom one of Spalding’s stars

SPALDING’S Darren Longbottom was awarded the town’s Community Service Award at its Australia Day function late last month. Darren is heavily involved in the BSR Football and Netball Club, where he is a life member following an on field career of more than 450 senior games. • Pictured: Darren Longbottom, pictured with son, Zac, following a […]

CVWGA’s two new members

Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association has appointed two new independent board members, adding a deliberate focus on growing wine tourism and strengthening the region’s underlying commercial engagements. CVWGA chairman, Stuart McNab, said the appointments of tourism executive, Tori Somerville, and commercial lawyer, Bianca Jennings, followed a deliberate search for specific skills to complement the […]