Eisteddfod amongst community’s cancellations

THE annual Balaklava Eisteddfod, one of the biggest community events on the town’s calendar, has been cancelled. Usually held every August, the eisteddfod committee has decided to look to 2021 on the back of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, Covid-19. “Being guided by AESA (Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia) and the information coming from medical […]

Peter survives severe ski smashup

COMING home early was never on Peter and Tania Butterfields’ minds when skiing the Austrian Alps, but after Peter had a bad crash and sustained a serious injury it quickly became the only option for the pair. Heading to the Alps for just under a month, the pair was ready to spend their time skiing […]

Curtain falls on Blyth Cinema

Sunday’s movie session at Blyth Cinema was its last for the foreseeable future, as it follows the Federal Government’s directive that cinemas close during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it was disappointing, Blyth Regional Cinema Committee chairperson Ian Roberts said the closure was necessary and was likely to have been inevitable given dropping numbers at the […]

Outfoxing a fox

A cheeky fox has been caught on camera by the Waldhuter family from Blyth who have been on a ‘fox hunt’ over the last three months trying to catch the cunning visitor who has been wreaking havoc amongst their pets. Laura Waldhuter watched, and filmed, in amazement as the fox came right up to her […]

Coronavirus updates 2020

Aussies urged to buy local AUSTRALIANS have been called on to support local businesses and products as much as possible as the economy stalls under the grip of the impending impact of Covid-19. Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud has urged those businesses and Australians who will receive the Federal Government’s stimulus to buy Australian made […]

Virus, cold or flu?

IF you think you might have the coronavirus, think twice before you head off to the doctors, chemist or hospital. A hotline has been set up by the government where you can ring to ask questions so please put this number in your phone: 1800 020 080. Locals are being encouraged to self-assess before heading […]

code chaos

A PLETHORA of events and gatherings across the Mid North have been cancelled or postponed on the back of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Major local events, including the Clare Easter Races, Laura Folk Fair, Clare Classic and Clare Rodeo have been affected. Country Arts SA has called off performances at all […]

Food security safe

The Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud has moved to reassure Australians the nation’s food security is amongst the safest in the world. “People shouldn’t panic, we have an abundant supply of top quality fresh food produced from all parts of the country that ensures that there will be plenty of food on the table,” Minister […]