Rams stampede!

Virginia dominated its clash with the still currently fourth placed United, not letting the Tigers kick a goal until late in the final quarter. The win was set up with an explosive first quarter where the Rams kicked 7.4, while their opponents failed to kick a major. “Winning the toss was important in this game […]

Warm the sockles!

Ooh la la, look at these lovely legs. The legs are sporting the latest trend for winter – the overknee-high socks. And it’s not just for the “oldies.” Even the younger brigade are happy to give them a whirl. Some of the Balaklava footballers and netballers gave them a test and said they were really […]

‘Keep the character of Two Wells’…

Resident meeting sends strong message Bec O’Brien reports A central market place where Two Wells locals can hold outdoor events and fetes is a key feature of new planning guidelines for the town recently discussed at a community meeting. About 20 people attended the meeting on Wednesday June 15, where District Council of Mallala (DCM) […]

‘Widow maker’ wire rope barriers criticised

Sally Crowther reports DANGERS of wire rope barriers, used on some sections of Highway One to separate traffic, have been raised in Federal parliament. The wire rope barriers last year were introduced along the centre of a 1.7 kilometre section just south of Port Wakefield and won the 2010 SA Excellence Award in road safety. […]

It’s not eggs…it’s not meat…

…but what comes from a chook is helping farmers and a developing industry Sally Crowther reports With the cost of fertiliser rising, local farmers are substituting the more common phosphorus fertilisers for none other than chicken poo to achieve better yields. Balaklava farmer Nick May recently had trials done on farming land at Erith, testing […]

2011 Landmark Cup: We did it again!

Association team goes back to back Peter Argent reports: More than three goals down deep into the first half of the grand final, a five-goal burst after a motivating speech by coach Andy Michael turned the Adelaide Plains’ fortunes around. The victors kicked five unanswered goals in the second half of this abridged A grade […]

2011 SA Country Championships

Girls leave in high spirits 17 & Under Report by Peter Argent Originally the Adelaide Plains Netball Association (APNA) were in doubt to whether they would be sending a 17 and Under team to this year’s 69th Country netball championships. “After much discussion, deliberation and many phone calls, the APNA managed to put a team […]

Transport forum identifies problems:

When will roads be improved? Sally Crowther reports: The local roads network recently came under scrutiny at a regional freight forum in Wallaroo. The forum focused on ideas on improving roads, railways, ports and air efficiencies in the Yorke and Mid North region. Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN) together with South Australian […]