Owen to revitalise language program

OWEN Primary School is one of eight government primary schools to receive a share of $40,000 to revitalise its Indonesian language program through digital communication with schools in West Java. As part of the E-Languages Sister Schools project, the funding will support South Australian schools to explore ways of communicating with 11 Indonesian schools via […]

Excellent metal recoveries at Ketchowla near Burra

Archer Exploration Limited has reported outstanding results from recent metallurgical test work conducted on drill samples sourced at the company’s 100 per cent owned Ketchowla Cobalt Manganese Project, located near Burra. The test work was undertaken in two stages: Stage one: desliming (removal of clays) and gravity separation to make a concentrate that could then […]

Telecommunications byte regional areas

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) has released its latest ‘Cost of Living’ update that shows South Australians in regional areas are not getting the full benefits of the digital revolution. While expenditure on telecommunications in regional areas is less than Adelaide, regional consumers are getting around 30 per cent less value for […]

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 […]