Endless roadwork restrictions frustrate motorists

Ongoing complaints expressed by fed up motorists regarding “inconvenient” speed restrictions in place south of Port Wakefield have failed to be lifted – again. Last week in state parliament Narungga MP Fraser Ellis requested the state government immediately ease the reduced speed restrictions – to a stretch upgraded road between Proof Range Road and Inkerman […]

Iconic events race on: Balaklava Cup and Paskeville Field Days both set to go ahead as restrictions eased

A lift on crowd caps in South Australia will this month enable two iconic events to draw on more foot traffic and importantly, provide economic relief to the region. The positive outcome means the Balaklava Cup, cemented for September 15, has the racing club already gearing up for a cracker day of races and frivolity. […]

Waiting for answers

While the state government and opposition continue to debate the state’s timber supply issues, local sawmill operator Luke Morgan says he just wants some decisions made. Mr Morgan is waiting on a state government decision on both the Forestry Transport Assistance Scheme and expression of interest (EOI) for a share in up to $2 million […]

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 […]