Gardening tips with Paulie

CLARE local Pauline ‘Paulie’ Calaby knows a thing or two about home gardens having an amazing, self-sufficient garden on her property, and as an early childhood educator, is passionate about explaining to children where their produce comes from and how to grow it yourself. “I have been interested in gardening since my grandpa taught me […]

Peter survives severe ski smashup

COMING home early was never on Peter and Tania Butterfields’ minds when skiing the Austrian Alps, but after Peter had a bad crash and sustained a serious injury it quickly became the only option for the pair. Heading to the Alps for just under a month, the pair was ready to spend their time skiing […]

Curtain falls on Blyth Cinema

Sunday’s movie session at Blyth Cinema was its last for the foreseeable future, as it follows the Federal Government’s directive that cinemas close during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it was disappointing, Blyth Regional Cinema Committee chairperson Ian Roberts said the closure was necessary and was likely to have been inevitable given dropping numbers at the […]

Thanks from SAHARA

LOCALS around Balaklava and Clare areas generously dropped in donated items to the Plains Producer office to be passed on to the South Australian Humane Animal Rescue Association (SAHARA). SAHARA is a registered not-for-profit organisation with a no-kill approach to rescue.  It takes in the ill, injured, seniors and animals on death row that are […]

Grant to protect Koolunga kids

KOOLUNGA Primary School has been granted almost $7000 to build a fence between the school grounds and a road in a bid to improve student safety. The school is one of 15 South Australian community organisations that have been awarded RAA Regional Safety Grants to help them fund critical projects that will improve the wellbeing […]

Sophie scoops VET win

Magic multi-tasking and a passion for early education has earnt Horizon High School student Sophie Altus top honours and prize money at this year’s Wakefield Regional Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Awards. For Sophie, working with children and helping them “develop to their full potential” is the dream, a dream she pursues while juggling […]

Easing the burden at Christmas

FOR many, Christmas time can be a time of pure excitement and joy, but for others it can be a time of stress and financial difficulty. We all know the festive season can be an expensive time with gift giving and food shopping, and that is where the Clare Valley Community Outreach (CVCO) comes into […]