No substitute for experience

The state government is in the process of drafting a new Bill to improve safety for motorcycle riders, with a major change being to lift the minimum age from 16 to 18 for learner riders to gain their licence. Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services Corey Wingard said this age rise will ensure […]

Exciting times ahead for Balaklava High

THE community of Balaklava High School is looking forward to a bright and exciting 2020, after receiving grant funding of $4 million from the state government’s $1.3 billion Education Capital Works Program. From the funding, new modern modular buildings will replace the last remaining three transportable buildings, which will be demolished in the term two […]

Recognition for relief concert

ALONG with being recognised as the Best Community Event of the Year in Robertstown in the 2020 Australia Day Awards, Robertstown’s Day in the Dust drought relief concert was also given the prestigious title of the Best Community Event in SA. Members of the Eastern Drought Community Action Group were awarded the title at a […]

Schools celebrate funding

LOCAL schools throughout the electorate of Grey have been successful in obtaining almost $200,000 under the Local Schools Community Program. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey, said funding was for a number of projects ranging from purchasing technology equipment, funding for music projects, to installing shade structures and procuring furniture. “We had some fantastic applications […]

Tiger Tyrell

PLAINS Producer Medallist, Tyrell Hocking, has sensationally been linked with a move from Two Wells to United, where his father, Eddie, has reportedly secured an assistant coach role under new head coach, Craig Dawe. The Plains Producer understands Hocking, a star midfielder with the Roosters over the past two seasons, had an agreement with the […]

Growing for a cause

TO help out those suffering from the devastation of fire, some locals have volunteered their services as part of a collection team for the SA Bushfire Garden Revival group. Balaklava’s Sonja Gangell and Watervale’s Eddy Hadley are both on the bandwagon, collecting and maintaining donations of plants, seeds, tools, potting mix and more, until later […]

Parents have big role to play for teen sleep

RESEARCHERS have found teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to take part in dangerous behaviours like smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol and drugs, driving dangerously on the road and acts of violence. Adolescents need about eight to 10 hours of sleep per night, and more than 570,000 teenagers who took part in 24 […]

A Beautiful Day in our bush neighbourhood

RESIDING in a bushfire prone area, the Mid North community faces the same summer threat that contributed to devastating Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island bushfire emergencies. Clare ladies Amelia Byles, Adele Agars and Kerry Jones all knew someone affected by these disasters and felt helpless, and wanted to help out someway. Amelia’s idea started the […]