Louise named new Editor

It’s official – Louise Michael is the new Editor of the Plains Producer newspaper. Managing director, Andrew Manuel welcomes Louise to the role, although she has been acting Editor since October last year. “Louise is only the fifth editor in the past 35 years since the Manuel family took over the Plains Producer in 1983 […]

Showing loyalty to Clare traders

Clare traders have taken steps to revitalise their business community through customer loyalty. The #ShopLocalClare movement began late last year with a Facebook page which traders could join and use to promote their business offerings.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

CVWGA’s two new members

Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association has appointed two new independent board members, adding a deliberate focus on growing wine tourism and strengthening the region’s underlying commercial engagements. CVWGA chairman, Stuart McNab, said the appointments of tourism executive, Tori Somerville, and commercial lawyer, Bianca Jennings, followed a deliberate search for specific skills to complement the […]

Plan to cover council’s assets

COUNCIL owned buildings including pools and halls could be improved, rebuilt or sold off under a new plan being developed by Wakefield Regional Council. A draft Asset Management Plan for Buildings & Structures/Improvements was presented to council last week, itemising everything either council owned or built and leased on council land, totalling some $33 million […]

Minister visits, but…what’s that got to do with the price of eggs?

CONSUMERS could face a price rise in eggs – they could become more eggspensive – on the back of soaring production costs. With little government subsidies available for intensive primary production, Days Eggs managing director, Dion Andary, put their current plight to State Primary Industries Minister, Tim Whetstone, when he visited the Lower Light facility […]

What could we do with $47m?

On Sunday, the state government ‘broke’ one of its election promises by scrapping a proposed right-hand tram turn from King Williams Street onto North Terrace. While we are probably not surprised by a(nother) broken promise, this is one we should be happy about! Putting in the tram turn was budgeted for $47m, but after ‘expert […]