RecFish funding reeled in

THE state’s recreational fishing representative group, RecFish SA, will no longer receive State Government funding support but the Fisheries Minister, Tim Whetstone, has different plans to capture the views of amateur anglers. RecFish SA was funded $270,000 over two years from the State Government to consult with the recreational fishing sector on fisheries management issues. […]

Murder most foul

A man has been charged with murder following a disturbance at Peterborough on Sunday. Just after 1am, police were called to a disturbance at a home on Railway Terrace. When patrols arrived, they found a man had been assaulted by another man at the home, and was being treated by paramedics. Sadly, the 46-year-old man […]

Swing king

Grey remains in Ramsey’s hands  after shift from centre ROWAN Ramsey has retained  the seat of Grey in a dominant swing back in the Liberal member’s favour, which has largely come from the Centre Alliance, previously the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT). He was on track to be elected on first preferences alone, attracting more than […]

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 […]