David welcomed to Library Friends

Friends of the Balaklava Community Library welcomed Emeritus Professor David Smyth as guest speaker to its first meeting for 2019 last Friday. An audience of 35 heard David speak on plant and human genetics, and although he has retired from Monash University and settled in Riverton, he is still working from home and using facilities […]

Action packed speedway

The meeting was action packed at Murray Bridge Speedway on February 2, with the V6 feature race, the Des James Memorial, not disappointing fans. In its 13th year, a small but fierce assembly, including Kym Simon and the newly crowned Melissa Crouch, thrilled spectators.   • Pictured: Driver #71 Brett Ireland, hit the wall at Murray […]

Riesling Trail extension starts

A $320,000 extension of the Riesling Trail in to Auburn to enable easier access and a seamless trail right through to Riverton has begun, following two years of development and campaigning by the Riesling Trail Management Committee. The one-kilometre extension of the Riesling Trail across Horrocks Highway and into Auburn’s Mt Horrocks winery will see […]

$20 million for hard hit Murray–Darling Basin communities

The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program was launched last Thursday, providing up to $20 million over four years to support Murray-Darling Basin communities most impacted by water recovery. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the funding is to help create sustainable long-term jobs in communities where water recovery has hit hard.   […]

Vintage 2019 off and running

Vintage 2019 has kicked off in the Clare Valley with the first, early ripening varieties of wine grapes already in the bin. Vintage began at Taylors Wines yesterday morning (Tuesday, February 5) and viticulturist Ben Mitchell said the very early ripening Pinot Noir variety – not commonly grown throughout the Clare Valley – was the […]