Carpe Diem coming to Brinkworth

Sound mental health is essential to our daily lives and the ability to function and work is paramount to the health and well-being of work places, families and communities. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) is proud to announce an important community health event, coming up on Friday, August 10 at the Brinkworth Soldiers Memorial Hall. Acclaimed […]

Wakefield council confirms planned budget spend

Wakefield Regional Council adopted its Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2018/19 during a special meeting held on August 1. The budget outlines the services and programs council will provide to the region in the coming year. This includes delivering $5.5m of existing ‘business as usual’ services such as waste collection and community programs, as […]

Jamestown Hospital theatre back in operation

Jamestown Hospital’s surgical theatre is open again and ready to operate following a $450,000 refurbishment. While an official opening will be held in October, the Plains Producer was last week given a preview of the modernised facility. In the suite’s first major refurbishment since 1978, the upgrades include new sterile stores room, new pre-surgery patient […]

Look what the wind blew in!

Did anyone guess August 6 as the date for the season break? We’ve had lots of wind lately, with not much rain blown in behind it, however Monday saw widespread rain and even hail around the district. This was a much-needed follow up rain from last Thursday, and will hopefully save the crops, and fill […]

Kapunda mine offered $2.8M research grant

The Australian Government Ministry for Science, Jobs and Innovation has offered Environmental Copper Recovery SA Pty Ltd (ECR) a research grant of A$2,851,303 for the Kapunda copper project. Funding is to be used over a 30 month period for the Kapunda In-Situ Copper and Gold recovery trial. The trial will include involvement of leading institutions […]

Bigg Ninja a crowd favourite

You may recognise this guy from the most recent season of Australian Ninja Warrior, which wrapped up on our screens last month. He is former Two Wells resident Alex Bigg (AKA Bigg Ninja). “Bigg Ninja” didn’t quite make it to the end of the tough stage two grand final course but the crowd favourite certainly […]

Birds and Beasts

LOCAL artist Meg Mader has opened her ‘Birds and Beasts’ exhibit on show at Wild Saffron. Opening last Wednesday, around 30 visitors marvelled at Meg’s creations, which she described as ‘bright colours, cheeky eyes and plenty of personality’. Wild Saffron’s Catie and Marion supplied a cheese and fruit tasting table, accompanied by local wine. Also […]

Moody water works under way

WORK on the $150,000 Balaklava’s Moody Estate levee and swale drain started last week in a bid to better protect homes in the area. Some residents on Christopher Street and Bruce Drive were flooded out by a storm event in late September, 2016, with water from the rising Wakefield River inundating properties. Read the full […]

Blyth based archery club on target

An archery club is well on target to begin at the Blyth Sport and Recreation Ground in the coming months, and a meeting will be held on September 24 for anyone interested in joining. Former international archery competitor, Steve Werfel, of Sevenhill, said it was a sport for everyone, with competitors as young as 10 […]

Flame of Hope inspires Clare

Travelling through regional SA, the Olympic torch arrived in Clare last Wednesday from Port Pirie, carried by athletes and escorted by South Australian police officers. The Special Olympic Athlete National Games are running in Adelaide this week from Monday to Friday, with 1000 athletes with an intellectual disability competing in 11 sports. Sports include athletics, […]