Drought Breaker

Relentless rains which charged into the region at the weekend combined with record-high downpours reported over the past two months have brought confidence to the Mid North. Despite the abrupt winds, chill and hail recorded in some parts, the wet has provided much-needed relief to emerging pastures, low rainwater tanks and parched dams. Mid North […]

Fleet drivers equipped for safest drive

The Mid North Community Passenger Network was the first of 16 passenger networks in South Australia to have the entire fleet of eight vehicles fitted with defibrillators. Last week all volunteer drivers received training in Basic CPR for adults and babies and defibrillator training through Dart Tagging and Training, covering theory, practical and assessment components. […]

Hospital promise made

Health Minister Stephen Wade has gone on the record to confirm there is “no intention” for the state government to close the Balaklava hospital. In fact, he highlighted how the health site is among the five or six in country SA to currently undergo a major health check via a ‘service plan’, run in conjunction […]

Stirring piece wins Balco prize

Clare Valley artist Maria Holst Salomonsen took out the 2021 Balco Balaklava Art Prize for their piece ‘Running on empty’, a felt and wire sculpture depicting a dam drying up, at a presentation held at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery on Sunday. Maria’s work was picked out of 96 artworks exhibited from 58 artists ranging in […]

BOLD LAND PLAN: Clare Showgrounds 15-year ambitious plan

Aerial tree recreation, short-stay accommodation, new equestrian facilities, basketball stadium and a multi-use indoor centre function with provisions for up to 300 people. These are just some of the visions included in a bold new, 15-year masterplan for the Clare Showgrounds. Clare Agricultural and Horticultural Society (A&HS) and consultant Stuart Heseltine of Hemisphere Design presented […]