All roads lead to Auburn

AUBURN has plans to erect a giant avant garde sculpture as a bold entrance statement. Auburn is home to around 660 people, many of whom are both wine and art lovers alike. Its residents included the late Alan Farwell, a popular local identity whose generous involvement in the community has now extended beyond his own […]

Dust storm spawns three-car prang

A WILD dust storm on Tuesday morning caused havoc around the region, leaving behind a trail of destruction. A three-car bumper-to-bumper crash along Balaklava Road fortunately resulted in no fatalities, however one man sustained semi-serious injuries. Police and emergency services reported almost zero visibility when they attended the scene. Traffic was diverted until the road […]

Clare needs your vote!

CLARE has recently been named as one of 32 South Australian finalists in the Top Tourism Town program, but to win the title, Clare Valley Business & Tourism needs your vote! Consumer voting, which accounts for around 70 per cent of the award is open only until April 23, and the Clare Valley Business & […]

RSL resurgence

ANZAC Day is fast approaching, and RSL groups are planning dawn services around the district. However with waning numbers of members in Balaklava’s RSL club, and the prospect of the club closing, new resident and current defence force member working at Port Wakefield, Lucas Allegretto, decided to turn things around. “As a serving defence force […]

Wool warrior

Washpool’s Sophie Reynolds, 20, competed in the New South Wales state final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the weekend. Sophie qualified for the state final at the Walcha Show in 2019 while living in NSW and attending the University of New England in Armidale, where she […]

Health Haven

The state’s first Lifeline Connect Centre opened in Clare this week, providing a ‘walk-in’ mental health support service to residents from throughout the region. The centre is located at 1 Blanche Street in Clare, just off the northern end of the main street. Lifeline Connect counsellor Lorna Woodward said the service was available to anyone, […]

Family fishing fun

News that Bundaleer Reservoir has been re-stocked with native fish fingerlings has been welcomed by the Thomas family of Gulnare. The family has embraced the opportunity to fish in their ‘own backyard’, with David Thomas and his sons Josh, 8, and Liam, 6, making it a regular family outing. “My kids hadn’t done much fishing […]