Volunteers celebrated

To celebrate Volunteer Week, Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) held a thank you event on Monday night at Balaklava Sports Club, with a large crowd attending. WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, thanked everyone for their efforts within the district, and presented two Premier’s certificates of recognition for outstanding volunteer service to Victor Marriott and Kossie Chegwyn. Balaklava […]

Paxton Square Cottages set for a re-vamp

Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, announced the Regional Council of Goyder has been awarded $400,000 through the Australian Heritage Grants program.  The grant will assist the Regional Council of Goyder to reconstruct the communal spaces of Paxton Square Cottages and develop the historic site as a first class tourism facility. The project will help […]

Warning: Watch out for wild mushrooms

South Australians are reminded not to pick and eat wild mushrooms (pictured above), as a variety of poisonous mushrooms start to pop up following recent rain. SA Health’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, said that while some wild mushrooms are edible, there are others that can resemble supermarket varieties but contain poisons that […]

Get ready to relay!

IF you are looking to get moving for a good cause, look no further than the Mid North Relay For Life, where participants are needed to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council SA. The 19-hour event will be held at the Clare Oval on November 16 and 17, and involves walking around a track, […]

Suicide Prevention Networks forum

The Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention, Hon John Dawkins MLC, has announced the annual State-wide Suicide Prevention ‘Network of Networks’ forum will be held in Gawler on May 29. South Australia’s Suicide Prevention Networks play a critical role in bringing awareness and breaking down stigma around the issue of mental health and suicide which, sadly, […]

Drug bust at Port Wakefield

Police seized cannabis plants and dried cannabis following a search at Port Wakefield on Sunday. Port Wakefield police with the assistance of the Dog Operations Unit, searched a property and located four mature cannabis plants being grown outdoors along with a significant quantity of dried cannabis and drug paraphernalia. A 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman […]

OVAL GOES ‘ROUND

Redevelopment ball back in Clare Valley sporting groups’ court The Clare oval redevelopment proposal has been put back into the hands of local sporting groups, who plan to now drive the project with new vigour and a goal to have an upgraded oval and sporting facility in place by 2022. South Clare Sports Club president, […]

Back on a familiar beat

BACK patrolling the streets of Port Wakefield and surrounds, is newly appointed Brevet Sergeant to the Port Wakefield police station, Charmaine Barlow. Charmaine is taking over from Brevet Sergeant Kimberley Bambery and is definitely not a stranger to this area, having already being posted in this exact spot until she left to work in metro […]