The Heart of Mintaro

THE Magpie and Stump Hotel in Mintaro has received a major facelift, with new publicans, Paul Rosenich and Amanda Henry, breathing new life into the historic building. While it’s the first time both of them have owned their own pub, Paul and Amanda have managed sporting clubs before, and have had experience in the environment […]

Walk this way

COMBINED Clare Schools and centres held their biennial walkathon along the Riesling Trail followed by an activity session on the Clare oval recently. More than 600 students from Clare High, Clare Primary, St Josephs, and Vineyard Lutheran Schools, with Clare Valley Childrens and The Gums Childcare Centre, came together for a group effort in the […]

Life membership for Julie

Burra Pony Club stalwart, Julie Keane was presented with life membership to the Pony Club Association of South Australia (PCASA) Northern Zone over the weekend. Julie has been a dedicated member of the Burra Pony Club and the Northern Zone for many years. Her commitment to the club is unwavering and she has introduced dozens […]

Peterborough celebrates Youth Week

SA Youth Week kicked off in Peterborough last Friday night with the town’s ‘Peterborough Street Play, Our Future Done Our Way’ event. Funded by the Department of Human Services SA Youth Week funding program, the event was hosted by the Peterborough Youth Action Committee (PYAC). Read the full story in our online edition:

Bash builds C.O.L.A. at Booborowie Primary

The opening of a new Covered, Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) at the Booborowie Primary School was held last Tuesday, April 10, the project enabled through a $79,850 Variety SA grant, which was donated and presented to the school in September 2017 during the Variety SA bash tour in Burra. Special guests, John Gibbs and Simon […]

Last drinks call shocks Boob

The recent announcement of the closure of the Booborowie Hotel has roused mixed emotion from the residents of Booborowie, with a majority expressing sadness, and unexpected shock that it has closed. It was announced through Alf’s Booborowie Hotel facebook page on April 6, stating “Due to a lack of business the Booborowie Hotel will be […]

SA’s Lavender Trail finally set to open

It might be only just set to officially open, but the Lavender Trail linking Murray Bridge, weaving and winding past Monarto, the Barossa Valley and through the Mid North along the “rain shadow of the Mount Lofty Ranges” to Clare has been at least 21 years in the making. It has been a mammoth effort […]

Grand gates of Martindale restored to former glory

Martindale Hall’s grand entry gates have been restored to their former glory thanks to a group of volunteers from the Friends of Burra Parks and staff from Natural Resources Northern and Yorke. Natural Resources Northern and Yorke landscape ranger Darrin Bennett said 12 people participated in the working bee, focussing their attention on restoring the […]

Murals depict local heritage

The Rhynie Community commissioned local artists Kerry DeCarlo and Marion Bodsworth to paint public murals depicting the history and heritage of the district at the shelter shed in the town’s parking bay. There will be four panels in total, with two already completed and causing a conversation topic for visitors and residents – the remaining […]