All roads lead to Auburn

AUBURN has plans to erect a giant avant garde sculpture as a bold entrance statement. Auburn is home to around 660 people, many of whom are both wine and art lovers alike. Its residents included the late Alan Farwell, a popular local identity whose generous involvement in the community has now extended beyond his own […]

Clare needs your vote!

CLARE has recently been named as one of 32 South Australian finalists in the Top Tourism Town program, but to win the title, Clare Valley Business & Tourism needs your vote! Consumer voting, which accounts for around 70 per cent of the award is open only until April 23, and the Clare Valley Business & […]

RSL resurgence

ANZAC Day is fast approaching, and RSL groups are planning dawn services around the district. However with waning numbers of members in Balaklava’s RSL club, and the prospect of the club closing, new resident and current defence force member working at Port Wakefield, Lucas Allegretto, decided to turn things around. “As a serving defence force […]

Smashed mailboxes

A SPATE of robberies and vandalism about the district has police on the hunt for the culprits. At around 3am on Tuesday, March 31, a number of post boxes at Lochiel were smashed open, as were some at Sevenhill and Kapunda. Postmaster at Lochiel, Shirley Atkinson, who runs the post office at Simmonds Garage with […]

Wool warrior

Washpool’s Sophie Reynolds, 20, competed in the New South Wales state final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the weekend. Sophie qualified for the state final at the Walcha Show in 2019 while living in NSW and attending the University of New England in Armidale, where she […]

Health Haven

The state’s first Lifeline Connect Centre opened in Clare this week, providing a ‘walk-in’ mental health support service to residents from throughout the region. The centre is located at 1 Blanche Street in Clare, just off the northern end of the main street. Lifeline Connect counsellor Lorna Woodward said the service was available to anyone, […]