Volunteers celebrated

To celebrate Volunteer Week, Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) held a thank you event on Monday night at Balaklava Sports Club, with a large crowd attending. WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, thanked everyone for their efforts within the district, and presented two Premier’s certificates of recognition for outstanding volunteer service to Victor Marriott and Kossie Chegwyn. Balaklava […]

Popping the CORC on oval redevelopment

A re-energised Clare Oval Redevelopment Committee (CORC) has been formed to help progress plans to upgrade Clare’s main sporting precinct. Coinciding with the formation of the new group, CORC last week launched an online petition to gain support for the proposal, with plans to present the signatures to the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council as […]

Dual lanes to Lochiel?

THE Coalition’s pre-election funding commitment to duplicate the Augusta Highway between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta may be enough to create an additional two lanes from ‘Crash Corner’ to Lochiel according to an industry expert. Grey MP, Rowan Ramsey, announced his party would invest $64 million toward the project if it forms government, which would […]

Steamtown’s last hurrah

A huge crowd, well in excess of 2000, attended Peterborough oval on Saturday to see Jamestown-Peterborough play Orroroo in an emotional ‘last hurrah’ at the famous Steamtown ground. With a lack of enough volunteers to keep the ground and its facilities up to scratch for just two fixtures a year, the demise of the venue was unfortunate, […]

Shop local and win

BALAKLAVA Traders have recently launched a shop local and win promotion in conjunction with Wakefield Regional Council and the Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN). For the next 12 months, shoppers will be rewarded for shopping locally with the use of the new RDAYMN loyalty card. Shoppers will get their card stamped after […]

Dills on wheels

LOCHIEL’S picturesque Lake Bumbunga has enjoyed a spike in tourist numbers over recent years but a number of dipsy drivers keen for a closer look are getting bogged in the salty surface. Given those driver then need rescuing means the beautiful landscape, which is regularly used for photo shoots, is blemished by wheel tracks. Wakefield […]

Paxton Square Cottages set for a re-vamp

Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, announced the Regional Council of Goyder has been awarded $400,000 through the Australian Heritage Grants program.  The grant will assist the Regional Council of Goyder to reconstruct the communal spaces of Paxton Square Cottages and develop the historic site as a first class tourism facility. The project will help […]

Warning: Watch out for wild mushrooms

South Australians are reminded not to pick and eat wild mushrooms (pictured above), as a variety of poisonous mushrooms start to pop up following recent rain. SA Health’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, said that while some wild mushrooms are edible, there are others that can resemble supermarket varieties but contain poisons that […]