After 10 years of applying for grants:

$20,000 for Riverton courts YOU can not fault the resolve of the Riverton Lawn Tennis Club, which, after 10 years of applying for a grant to help resurface its synthetic courts, finally succeeded last week. The $20,000 Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP) grant was the final injection of cash needed for the project. […]

Blyth’s runaway win

Balaklava’s Australia Day celebrations in the Triangle last Wednesday recognised both the district’s achievers and people from within the town and nearby areas. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) presented its Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year and Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) announced its achievement award recipients. Community stalwart Norma Schopp was presented […]

Achievers show how it’s done!

Balaklava Area Committee’s Achievement award winner, Norma Schopp, certainly had the credentials as a worthy recipient. Nominated by friend, Fay Rowland, Norma’s list of community service work covers many groups. Probably best known recently for her work with Balaklava Museum, where she has been president for four years – and her column, “Heritage Highlights” in […]

In defence of Port Wakefield:

‘Keep it the nice little secret country town’ – SAYS COUNCILLOR DARYL PAIN ‘KEEP it secret’ suggested Wakefield Regional Council councillor Daryl Pain, after Port Wakefield was declared the cheapest coastal property location in South Australia. “I’d like nobody to find out about Port Wakefield,” he said. “I would like to keep it the nice […]

Mallala ambos need your help

Mallala Mallala’s ambulance service is appealing to the local community for support to continue operating the valuable service. Ambulance SA public relations officer, Lisa Morrison, said there were plenty of good reasons to join Mallala ambulance. “The skills you’ll learn can literally save lives and make your own life much more fulfilling,” “This is something […]

Bob and Samantha take Light honours

Kapunda’s Bob Bridge has received Light Regional Council’s Citizen of the Year. Mr Bridge is always willing to help the community and has enhanced the Kapunda community through various projects. He said he was humbled and grateful for the support he received from the community. Freeling teenager, Samantha Mitchell, won Young Citizen of the Year. […]

Brian, you can believe this:

Awards meant for deserving people • CLARE AND GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL TRUE gentleman that he is, Brian Stevens had to phone back Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council staff to apologise for being “lost for words” after receiving the Citizen of the Year award for council’s southern district. “It’s not very often I’m lost for words, […]

40 years rolls by for ‘Meals’ team

BALAKLAVA’S Meals on Wheels service will mark a special milestone when it celebrates its 40th anniversary this afternoon at Balaklava Senior Citizens’ hall. The local group’s secretary Jenny Stewart  said a number of dignitaries would be present for the celebratory afternoon tea, including Meals on Wheels SA chief executive officer Sharyn Broer and Mayor James […]

‘Stop it’ – Mayor warns against ‘disruptive’ behaviour

The conduct of some councillors and members of the public gallery at council meetings has been described as “disrespectful” and “disruptive” by Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland. The message comes after another fiery council meeting at Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) last Wednesday night, where members of the public and some councillors allegedly acted “inappropriately”  […]