Weather stations to help reduce spray drift

Up to 40 new solar-powered weather stations across the region will provide vital data to assist in the minimisation of spray drift. The weather stations will provide farmers with highly accurate and localised data about atmospheric stability, allowing farmers to avoid spraying pesticides when weather conditions indicate spray drift is likely. Locations have been identified […]

Sam says he’s the man for Narungga

YORKE Peninsula agronomist, Sam Davies, representing Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best party, is the main danger to Liberal Candidate, Fraser Ellis, in the seat of Narungga. Mr Davies said his introduction to politics was suggested by a client. “For the last 27 years, I’ve been involved with agriculture as a profession, so when four months ago a […]

GRDC grant takes grains research to new heights

Grains research undertaken in regional South Australia is being taken to a new level with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) announcing a major contribution to the establishment of facilities at the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) new Clare Research Centre. GRDC chairman, John Woods, said SARDI, a division of Primary Industries […]

Fresh committee ready to roll

BALAKLAVA Area Committee has a new leadership, with new president, Rob Veitch, and vice president, Richard Arthur, heading the community group into 2018. Mr Veitch said he took on the role as a joint venture with Mr Arthur, who has ambitions to take over the presidency after 12 months in the deputy position. Fran Henderson […]

Stuart mobile phone black spots targeted

Some of the worst mobile phone “black spots” in regional South Australia, including in the Stuart Electorate, will be addressed through a $10 million funding commitment by a Marshall Liberal Government. Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, has been fighting for mobile blackspot funding and welcomed the announcement with a number of notorious blackspots […]

Auburn cemetery assessed

To assist in identifying the extent and restoration cost of the damage caused to the senseless vandalism of the Auburn cemetery last week, the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council is having the site assessed by a monumental mason. “This will give a clearer indication of the extent and cost of the damage to individual sites,” […]

Alinta consults but ongoing questions from community

The company has formally submitted its development application to the State Government and held the meeting hoping to inform residents about the project, with specialist consultants in attendance providing details and also answering questions. Not everyone thought the structure, or even the timing, of the meeting, which started at 5pm, was appropriate. Fischer resident, Crystal […]

Auburn Institute given to community

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council has handed over the title of the Auburn Institute to its community. The Institute is a community hub and has needed some maintenance over recent years, with the council providing a one-off grant of $10,000 to cover running costs for the first 12 months of community ownership, as well […]

Eudunda heavy vehicle bypass open

A new heavy vehicle bypass linking the Worlds End and Thiele highways at Eudunda officially opened this week is set to improve freight movement through the region with benefits for local farmers. The bypass also addresses safety and amenity issues raised by the Eudunda community, alleviating the need for heavy vehicles to travel through the […]