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Wakefield Pipeline opening to boost local economy A $17 million upgrade to water supplies in and around the Wakefield Regional Council area has been completed, delivering a significant boost to the local economy. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

ANZAC day services

Anzac Day services will be held around the district on Friday, April 25. Services will commemorate the sacrifice made by Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping missions. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Stumped: Riverton trees gone in trial cull

THE removal and replacement of a group of 14 trees (eight Ash trees and six pine trees) at the entrance to Riverton is the first of several trials aimed at looking at options for improving management of trees around power lines in South Australia. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Pinery’s ponding problem

LAST week’s delightful regional rainfall would have been greeted by most, except some Pinery residents, who again found their streets and properties inundated with water. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Vandals smash windows at Sports Club

Les Pearson reports BALAKLAVA Sports Club officials were left shattered by “mindless vandals” who smashed several windows on the southern side of the building on Sunday afternoon, causing about $2500 damage. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Growers prepare for sowing season

SOLID recent rainfall across the district has some broadacre farmers considering an early start to seeding, with a number of growers already in tractors sowing feed crops. Balaklava farmer, Ben Shepherd, pictured with son, Logan, has been spraying recently but thoughts of seeding are not far away. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Pirates nice and nasty

Review by Sheryl Chenoweth THE Adelaide Plains has never seen Pirates quite like these! The wickedly funny and highly entertaining Mallala Community Arts production of ‘Pirates, A Nice & Nasty Tale’ has completed its 2014 season. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Sealed section

The Long Plains community is hoping unsealed roads could become a thing of the past with the District Council of Mallala consulting residents in the area on the issue in recent weeks. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Don’s life ingrained in grain

UP CLOSE with Les Pearson THE long golden fields of the Adelaide Plains hold a special place in the heart of Balaklava man, Don Hawke, with the annual grain crops stirring memories of many harvests during his lifetime working in the industry. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com