Family fishing fun

News that Bundaleer Reservoir has been re-stocked with native fish fingerlings has been welcomed by the Thomas family of Gulnare. The family has embraced the opportunity to fish in their ‘own backyard’, with David Thomas and his sons Josh, 8, and Liam, 6, making it a regular family outing. “My kids hadn’t done much fishing […]

Taking businesses to the region

Wednesday marked the release of the Plains Producer’s inaugural annual Regional Business Directory, a 72-page publication listing most  businesses across our large circulation area. It is a source of reliable information not only for locals, but newcomers to the area who may be unfamiliar with what the region has to offer. A copy will be […]

Protecting Country Press

Recent threats and disingenuous claims by global tech giants Google and Facebook, provide a stark and compelling reminder of why Government intervention is necessary to force these two global behemoths to the table to negotiate with news media businesses; the subject of their current posturing, Country Press Australia president, Bruce Ellen said. The negotiating framework […]

Cementing state’s seafood sector

MINISTER for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is encouraging members of the seafood industry who are passionate about the future of the sector to nominate for a new Seafood Advisory Forum, which is being established to develop a 10-year seafood strategy. The Seafood Advisory Forum will deliver on an election commitment to improve […]

Riverton ANZ announces August exit

RIVERTON will lose its last remaining bank when ANZ closes the doors on its local branch in August. The closure was in line with a general shift towards digital services, according to ANZ South Australia North and West district manager, Amanda Schultz. “Around the country there is an increasing trend for many services to move […]

Grand plans for Clare caravan park

An extended 42-year lease, accommodation development, resort-style swimming pool, community waterpark and management of the visitor information centre are among the options being considered for the Clare Caravan Park. A $9 million extension was one option put on the table for Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillors by park lessee Discovery Parks at a special workshop […]

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 […]

APC budget discussions

Adelaide Plains Council discussed the draft 2019/2020 Budget at its March 25 general meeting. Several workshops had taken place prior to a report on the draft budget being presented to the chamber, including two with elected members and one with council management.   Read the full story in our online edition:

Four hopefuls keen to break Ramsey’s grip on Grey

FOUR candidates have now confirmed their intentions to run against incumbent Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, in the upcoming Federal Election. Labor has announced Whyalla woman, Karin Bolton, as its candidate, while fellow Whyalla resident, Richard Carmody, will be running as an independent.     Read the full story in our online edition: