Ben is back with a book – in 30 days!

Balaklava Former Balaklava resident, Ben Angel, has released his second book titled ‘Bigger, better, harder, faster! Sleeping your way to the top.” The book follows his first book, ‘Sleeping your way to the top in business,’ which was released in 2009. The book is compiled with step-by-step strategies for improving every area of our lives […]

Artists on national stage

Bronte Hewett reports: Two local artists have been short-listed in this year’s Doug Moran National Art Prizes, in a field of more than 120,000 entrants. Riverton artist Robert Hannaford again has been short-listed with a work titled ‘Nadia’ in the Portrait Prize while Auburn photographer Matthew Walker was short listed for his work titled ‘Spiritual’ […]

Add a pinch of ‘Salt of the Earth’

PORT Wakefield’s Salt of the Earth market and cafe, which opened late last year, has gone from strength to strength and is gaining support from both visitors and locals. With some exciting themes, there is something for everyone at the upcoming markets. Salt of the Earth was the brainchild of Caterina Mancini and is owned […]

2011 Emu Awards: everyone is a winner!

BLYTH’s jumbuck giant, shearer Daryl Andriske, is this year’s Emu  Award winner. Daryl was named overall winner from 15 nominations for the award, which recognises local people “who stick their neck out and have a go.” He also won the Individual category. There was a tie in the Community Group category, with judges awarding both […]

Market a sales success

Brinkworth A ‘midweek market’ held recently at Brinkworth Preschool, selling clothes, books, toys, plants, garden produce, jam, bread, cakes and biscuits, raised about $800. According to mum Alex Cleland, there was no shortage of ideas on how to spend the money. “Director Prue Maitland, is full of enthusiasm,” she said. “She has some wonderful ideas […]

Balaklava, get your skates on!

Balaklava Skate Park Committee is gearing up to get the project underway, coming up with a list of fundraising ideas to help generate the remaining money needed after a State government grant ensured the project would proceed. And the temporary sign held for this photograph by Skate Park committee chairman, Peter Rohrlach, will become a […]

Manoora relics may find a berth

AFTER 17 years service to the Royal Australian Navy, the HMAS Manoora (II) is set to be decommissioned in coming months. The transport frigate is named after the Mid North town of Manoora, an ongoing relationship between the Navy and the community since the first HMAS Manoora was commissioned about 60 years ago. Clare and […]