Farmers hear of crop predictions, results

About 150 farmers and industry professionals gathered in Clare last week (March 16) for the Hart Field-Site Group’s annual Getting the Crop In seminar. Guests heard from a variety of speakers about market and cropping predictions for the year ahead as well as trial results from the Hart Field Site and an insight into the […]

Local growers meet demand for vegetables

SOUTH Australians should not be too concerned about the price of fresh produce rising following the recent flooding interstate. “South Australia is a fantastic grower for premium fruit and vegetable lines,” said Adelaide Produce Market marketing and business development manager, Julian Carbone. Mr Carbone said supply and wholesale prices for most fruit and vegetables were […]

Legal advice sparks fresh WRC dispute

Les Pearson reports: WAKEFIELD Regional Council (WRC) claims legal advice received has cleared it of any wrongdoing after a motion was disputed by several community members. However, WRC was not out of hot water at last Wednesday’s meeting,  with some councillors questioning why ratepayer-funded legal advice was sought in the first place. The motion, passed […]

Three tourism awards

Three tourism businesses in the Clare Valley were recognised at last Thursday night’s 2010 South Australian tourism awards. Knappstein Enterprise Winery and  Brewery, Brice Hill Country Lodge and the Riesling Trail and Clare Valley Cottages all received silver medals for their high standard of entries in their respective categories. More than 620 people from the […]

Fundraising team helps Mallala hospital to financial health

Five years after forming, the Mallala Community Hospital ‘Fundraising for the Future’ sub-committee has reached its target of $150,000 to contribute to the hospital’s sustainability. Chairman of the subcommittee, Macdonald Crabb, said it had been an incredible feat for the hard working team, consisting of Denise Goward, John Farrelly, Paul Angus, Jim Franks and David […]

Twist to council start

Wakefield Regional Council’s (WRC) new team of elected members will meet for the first time tonight – and CEO, Phil Barry, says challenges to be faced by councillors were exciting, but best achieved through team work. Mr Barry encouraged new councillors to “pursue opportunities for the community and economic growth.” “Council will need to do […]