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 […]

Land dwellers’ dinghy dash success

They might live a long way from the Murray River, but two Mid North teams managed to take out line honours in the Riverland’s famous 39th Dinghy Derby at Renmark on the weekend. Jamestown’s Andrew Schultz and Joel Porter took out the 30 horse power standard class Renmark Club Dash For Cash on Friday evening […]

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 […]

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 […]