Shearing machines…

As he notched up 180 or so sheep on the boards in 42C heat in a shearing shed at Victor Harbor last Wednesday, Jamestown shearer Beau Growden had his mind firmly set on the job at hand. But by next week, the 22-year-old’s skills will be on the big stage as he heads off to […]

Dedication at Grace Plains

GRACE Plains was inundated on Sunday when around 400 people attended a community event to remember and commemorate the Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial, and officially unveil a plaque and display depicting photos and information not only of the fire, but the history of the area. MC Belinda Cay, introduced a number of speakers who […]

Supporting regional Year 7 move

PARENTS at eligible primary schools will be able to apply to their local principal for an exemption to keep their Year 7 child in primary school during a three-year transition period – until 2024. Eligible schools are country primary schools located more than 20 kilometres from their nearest area or high school. Eligible Mid North […]

Easing the burden at Christmas

FOR many, Christmas time can be a time of pure excitement and joy, but for others it can be a time of stress and financial difficulty. We all know the festive season can be an expensive time with gift giving and food shopping, and that is where the Clare Valley Community Outreach (CVCO) comes into […]

Nurse pay dispute continues

Further industrial action was taken by nurses and midwives in South Australia last week, with a small group taking stop-work action at Clare Hospital last Wednesday to plea with the State Government to reconsider its enterprise agreement for public hospital staff. The nurses/midwives in Clare were joined by their counterparts at the hospitals in Wallaroo […]

Opposing biker bylaw

LEWISTON resident, Anne Harford, strongly opposes the proposed trail bike riding bylaw proposed by Adelaide Plains Council (APC). A long-time motorbike enthusiast, Anne has lived in the area for almost three decades, moving from Gawler to a two-acre block to allow her seven children the space and freedom to enjoy their motorbikes. “The reason we […]

Record entries for Burra Talent Quest

Caravans and campers filled the Burra Showgrounds over the weekend, with revellers keen to kick up their heels for the sixth annual Burra AGL Country Music Festival. People travelled from as far as New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for the event where top quality performers entertained over the three days. The dance floor was […]

Cycling project link

CLARE and Gilbert Valleys Council has thrown its support behind a project to create a world-renowned cycle tourism pilgrimage through South Australia linking the Clare Valley, Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker, and eventually to McLaren Vale. The Adelaide Wine Capital Cycle Trail Project seeks to capitalise on existing trail network infrastructure and expand that […]

Fast tracking road infrastructure

MONEY is being thrown around everywhere by state and federal governments to boost road projects in the Mid North. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased regional South Australia will be a major beneficiary of the Federal Government’s announcement of the multi-million-dollar package of accelerated infrastructure projects across the state, with tenders […]