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 […]

Hannah champions Australia’s Murray Greys

Local cattle breeder Hannah Sanders, 21, has been named the Murray Grey Youth Australia ambassador for 2019. Hannah, from Clare’s Ballyvaughan Murray Grey Stud, will represent the breed at cattle shows, sales and events throughout the year, culminating in a study tour to the United States in January/February 2020. She said she was thrilled to […]

Shop local and win

BALAKLAVA Traders have recently launched a shop local and win promotion in conjunction with Wakefield Regional Council and the Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN). For the next 12 months, shoppers will be rewarded for shopping locally with the use of the new RDAYMN loyalty card. Shoppers will get their card stamped after […]

Dills on wheels

LOCHIEL’S picturesque Lake Bumbunga has enjoyed a spike in tourist numbers over recent years but a number of dipsy drivers keen for a closer look are getting bogged in the salty surface. Given those driver then need rescuing means the beautiful landscape, which is regularly used for photo shoots, is blemished by wheel tracks. Wakefield […]

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 […]