Valleys Lifestyle Centre award nomination

FITNESS Australia, the national peak industry association, has announced The Valleys Lifestyle Centre in Clare, as a ‘Council/Licensed Fitness Centre of the Year’ Finalist in the 2019 Australian Fitness Awards. CEO of Fitness Australia, Barrie Elvish, said the Australian Fitness Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for businesses and individuals to be acknowledged for their contribution […]


Farmers unite in their views against CFS volunteers halting harvest The general consensus from speakers at the public hearing of the Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services Bill last Thursday at Balaklava was to ‘leave things as they are’. Held in the Phil Barry Chamber of Wakefield Regional Council, presentations were made by […]

Over and under at Port Wakefield

Almost 100 people visited the Eagles Sports & Community Centre at Port Wakefield last Thursday evening to learn more about the proposed Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication. The format for the information session, hosted by the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project team, was of a more casual format, with DPTI project team […]

World ticket giveaway for you!

To celebrate its opening night for the Fringe, Hats at Auburn is bringing you its ‘Hats World Music Concert’ on Saturday night. The show, at Hats Courthouse, will feature an exciting line up of music from around the world, including Farhan Shah & SufiOz performing high energy Pakistani/Indian songs, Zuhir Naji Arabic Ensemble, and Alex […]

Ian continues serving

Long-time SAAS volunteer, Ian Pay ASM, has been appointed Presiding Member of the SA Ambulance Service Volunteer Health Advisory Committee (SAASVHAC). Currently a crew member in Snowtown, Ian has been an SAAS volunteer since 2000, with stints as volunteer team leader, peer support officer and regional educator.   Read the full story in our online […]

A year in their own Patch

FEBRUARY 2018, Cathy, Daryl, Monique and Jason jumped into the deep end and did something crazy! They left Aldinga and the Adelaide Hills and moved to Clare where they knew barely anyone, and bought a business they knew very little about – the old BJ’s Fruit Barrow.   Read the full story in our online […]

Pat’s on a recycling crusade

A trip to the hospital, the result of a carefree 60s sun-loving era and resultant skin cancer affects, has led to an unlikely passion for Auburn’s Pat Williams. Already heavily involved with environmental causes through the Clare Lions Club and its Gleeson Wetlands and other projects, having a skin cancer removed at the local hospital […]

BCCC unveils grand expansion

ABOUT 200 past and present friends and families linked to the Balaklava Community Children’s Centre helped mark the 60th onsite anniversary on Saturday evening. It was also the official opening of the centre’s expansion, which was completed throughout 2018, accommodating increases in child care capacity from 29 to 50, kindy from 30 to 40, with […]