Wakefield rethink

Two southern bound lanes go ‘round the outside REVISED design concept plans for the overpass and lane duplication works at Port Wakefield have been released, including a major change to traffic flow through the town. “The major change to the works drawings is instead of four lanes of traffic running through the township, two separate […]

Bevo’s Round 12 previews

Cracking Clare Derby on the cards THE local Clare Derby this Saturday is shaping up to be a cracker of a game with North and South both in good form leading up to the stoush. North Clare nailed their second straight big scalp last week, taking down the Cats by 9 points at Snowtown and […]

Terry Bevan Reports on NEFL Round 11

SAINTS BACK ON TRACK BEATING RAMS The Southern Saints got their finals chances back on track at Robertstown on Saturday, beating the fast-finishing BBH Rams by 17 points. Cody Jones was playing his first A grade game for BBH, but kicking south with the aid of a 2 or 3-goal wind the locals got cracking […]

Community helps kids in need

Clare High School and its community is reaching out to students in need, helping provide warm clothes, shoes and basic supplies, and its efforts were bolstered last week by a $1500 donation from local civil construction company, OTM. The donation follows an earlier donation of $250 and clothes from Influencers Church. CHS assistant principal Katie […]

Glenda’s grapes are pick of the bunch

A huge crowd gathered on Sunday at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery for the 2019 Balco Balaklava Art Prize & Associated Awards. Curator Jo May, welcomed everyone present, including numerous sponsors and artists, along with gallery patron, Rodney Reid, Malcolm May and Rob Lawson of the Balco Group, and judge Nona Burden, to the 29th exhibition. “This […]

Burra Play Space soon a reality

The Burra Skate Park is set to become a regional play space, with nature trails, children’s bike track, shelter and seating among the new features, with December 2020 the expected completion date. The Regional Council of Goyder has been successful in receiving a $232,500 grant from the SA government to complete the Burra Skate Park […]

Quilts have everyone wrapped up

TOWNS from around the district flocked to Eudunda last weekend for the Community Festival of Quilts Care and Prayer. More than 400 quilts were donated for the day, with quilts coming from Morgan, Kapunda, Wallaroo, Robertstown and Gawler. The church was a sea of quilts which attracted many visitors into the town as well as […]

World-first in wine innovation

New world-first blockchain wine authentication technology is set to be trialled in the Clare Valley next vintage. Clare Valley winemaker Jeff Grosset and grapegrower David Travers are developing an idea to apply blockchain technology to prevent fraud and ensure a wine’s integrity. The pair won a $50,000 prize in South Australian Premier Stephen Marshall’s Blockchain […]

Petition lodged to shift an APC ward into Wakefield council

A petition seeking support from the state government to change the council boundary of the Adelaide Plains Council (APC) area will be presented to parliament this week. The petition requests the APC ward of Mallala/Dublin be incorporated into Wakefield Regional Council, and the wards of Lewiston and Two Wells to City of Playford. Effectively the […]

Earth tremors shake Mid North

A series of earth tremors have shaken the Mid North in recent weeks, with Georgetown the latest to record a 1.6 magnitude earthquake on Sunday (June 30) at 2.23am. It followed a 1.7 magnitude earthquake at Laura early on Friday (June 28) evening. Just a day earlier, a magnitude 2.5 earth tremor rattled Jamestown on […]