Roseworthy vet centre prepares for next step

The new Roseworthy Veterinary Health Centre at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus is expected to grow even further, providing the area with specialist veterinary care in the Companion Animal Health, Production Animal and Equine Health Centres, while educating students at the school. The Companion Animal Health Centre, opened in November, is being used as […]

Elsie has 100 reasons to celebrate

ELSIE Matters is 100 years old today. When Elsie (nee Hewlett) was born in Gumeracha on May 4, 1911, the world was much different. Not only was May 4 – a Thursday –  the beginning of a wonderful life for Elsie, there were matters of significance in Australia. Apart from the obvious global developments over […]

Girl’s night in sets the mood for weekend delight

IT”S just enough to put a girl in the mood for Mother’s Day on Sunday – a “Girl’s Night In.” That’s what’s coming up at Balaklava Town Hall on Friday, when Balaklava Community Children’s Centre stages its popular fund-raiser. Kirstyn Rundle was busy supervising Matilda Woidt and Bradley Carslake as they prepared items for BCCC’s […]

Top dogs trial at Tarlee

THE rolling green fields of Tarlee will host the second Easter Sheepdog Trial, starting today (Friday) and running throughout the weekend. Competitors have flocked from interstate to the event, the highest paid trial outside the South Australian State championships. Event organiser, Janice Gennaro, said she was hoping for another big crowd this weekend, after last […]

Investment in buses

LOCAL school bus contractors Gary Simon and Barry Taylor have recently substantially invested in upgrading their fleet, bringing in two brand new 57-seat MAN coaches. The new buses meet State government regulations for school buses, with air conditioning, seat belts and also feature Euro 5 emission control engines. Mr Taylor said the buses would be […]

Help brings New Hope

Louise Michael reports Hayley Zweck, of Blyth, Jessica Smith of Balaklava and Melissa Tucker, of Mallala, visited New Hope in Siem Reap, Cambodia while holidaying in Vietnam and Cambodia recently. New Hope Cambodia is a grass roots, hands-on and non-government organisation. There is no public school in the vicinity of the village, and families cannot […]

Our Helen is creating her own headline

Louise Michael reports Spending Easter with your family in Hamley Bridge is a far cry from editing Australia’s biggest selling magazine, the Australian Women’s Weekly. But for former Hamley resident Helen McCabe, coming home for Easter, Christmas and a few birthdays is tradition! Not even the Royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William – […]

Dawson and Brice – the ‘dynamic duo’

Their 20 goals blitzes Bombers Peter Argent reviews round 3 APFL matches FOR anyone who knows their football history, there were shades of the famous Glenelg-Central District result in 1975 in the score line at Hamley Bridge Oval last Saturday afternoon. Hamley Bridge’s score was a usually respectable 10.8, but their opponents, Balaklava, had an […]

Magpies blow Eagles away

Lindsay Nesbitt reports on April 16’s matches between Mallala and Hummocks-Watchman Eagles A Grade After a titanic struggle in the first half, Mallala came out and blew the Eagles away with a 12 goal to four second half. The Eagles had established themselves as the APFL pacesetters, but the return of several key players for […]