Snowtown’s special space

IT’S taken almost two years, but Snowtown will finally have its own childcare centre as from late January 2021. Balaklava Community Children’s Centre deputy director, Cara Nielsen, who is director of the Snowtown Children’s Centre, said it was an exciting time and a positive service for the community. “We’ve had a good response, with significant […]

Tariff torture

Preliminary wine tariffs of up to more than 200 per cent imposed by China on Australian wine last week – heightening shelf prices by up to three times – have left local wine producers on edge. The news of the preliminary tariffs on Australian wine of between 107.1pc to 212.1pc followed allegations that Australian wine […]

Pick of the bunch

In what has been nothing short of a challenging year for the Clare Valley wine industry, the region has banded together, packaged up, and popped a bow on top of some of the very best it has to offer. Not to be beaten by 2020 horribilis, and just in time for Christmas, local wineries are […]

Kristin’s love of community

WAKEFIELD Regional Council (WRC) has announced Kristin Carling of Blyth as the 2021 Young Citizen of the Year award winner. A surprised Kristin said she had no idea she had been nominated for the award. “I received a phone call from the mayor, Rodney Reid, and I thought it was about a building approval,” Kristin […]

Perfect pact!

Gabriella (Gabi) Smith and Lloyd Morris had everything arranged for their wedding, scheduled for Friday, November 20, however their plans were turned into chaos last Wednesday when the state government announced South Australia would go into a full lockdown as of midnight, and weddings would be banned. “I was in Adelaide at a spa with […]

Signed, sealed and delivered

Water bombing aircraft will now have safer access to refuelling and water filling at Jamestown’s Sir Hubert Wilkins Aerodrome, thanks to the completion of a surface sealing project. Country Fire Service Hallett group officer, and long-time Jamestown Flying Group member, Merv Robinson said the sealing of the taxiing and refuelling areas made for a much […]

Halbury signs revitalised

HALBURY Parklands Conservation area is looking fresh after signs around the conservation park received a new coat of paint, the first new coat in 30 years. Wakefield Regional Council received a $3000 grant from the Northern and Yorke landscape boards Grassroots program to fund this project. Halbury local and conservation enthusiast David Wright couldn’t be […]

‘Tis the season for believing

For some, the Christmas season is full of excitement and happiness while for others it can be a time of stress and dread, maybe even more so in this unprecedented year of 2020. Gifts, travel, parties and food can take a toll on an already restricted budget, which is why the Clare Valley Christian Outreach […]