Get ready to relay!

IF you are looking to get moving for a good cause, look no further than the Mid North Relay For Life, where participants are needed to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council SA. The 19-hour event will be held at the Clare Oval on November 16 and 17, and involves walking around a track, […]

Suicide Prevention Networks forum

The Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention, Hon John Dawkins MLC, has announced the annual State-wide Suicide Prevention ‘Network of Networks’ forum will be held in Gawler on May 29. South Australia’s Suicide Prevention Networks play a critical role in bringing awareness and breaking down stigma around the issue of mental health and suicide which, sadly, […]

Northern Shows night of nights

MC George Seppelt welcomed 120 guests to the Clare Town Hall for the annual Northern Shows presentation dinner recently. During the evening awards were presented to both junior and senior winners of the aggregate prizes in various sections of show participation. There was also the recognition of dedicated and untiring contributions to the show movement […]

Drug bust at Port Wakefield

Police seized cannabis plants and dried cannabis following a search at Port Wakefield on Sunday. Port Wakefield police with the assistance of the Dog Operations Unit, searched a property and located four mature cannabis plants being grown outdoors along with a significant quantity of dried cannabis and drug paraphernalia. A 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman […]

Hooray for Horrocks

Last week’s 2019-2020 Federal Budget delivered $44 million for the upgrade of Horrocks Highway, with the State Government announcing on Friday it would tip in an additional $11m for the fix. The Federal Budget also committed $50m for the Barrier Highway, however the Augusta Highway between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta appears to have missed […]


Redevelopment ball back in Clare Valley sporting groups’ court The Clare oval redevelopment proposal has been put back into the hands of local sporting groups, who plan to now drive the project with new vigour and a goal to have an upgraded oval and sporting facility in place by 2022. South Clare Sports Club president, […]

Back on a familiar beat

BACK patrolling the streets of Port Wakefield and surrounds, is newly appointed Brevet Sergeant to the Port Wakefield police station, Charmaine Barlow. Charmaine is taking over from Brevet Sergeant Kimberley Bambery and is definitely not a stranger to this area, having already being posted in this exact spot until she left to work in metro […]

Green thumbs at garden festival

MANY people flocked to the Clare Showgrounds last Sunday where the 2019 SA Autumn Garden Festival was held. The large crowd enjoyed both the warm sunshine and a large array of stalls to please anyone with a green thumb. Over 60 exhibitors nestled under the Eucalyptus trees displayed their range of flowers, bulbs, succulents, shrubbery, […]

Audit doesn’t add up

Ira Parker Nursing Home’s brilliant record slumps following shock report LAST week’s revelations the Ira Parker Nursing Home in Balaklava had failed in 19 of 44 assessable standards completely masked over the facility’s previously near perfect record. Across four Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) audits between 2009 and as recently as February 2018, […]

Do you want to be star?

Calling all budding actors, directors and musicians – here is a fantastic opportunity for you! Valley Productions is producing a huge community event at Bungaree leading up to Armistice Day, called ‘It’ll Be Over by Christmas”. The script for the performance has been written by well-known Australian director, Roland Rocchiccioli, after liaising with Anthony Kennard […]