Dual lanes to Lochiel?

THE Coalition’s pre-election funding commitment to duplicate the Augusta Highway between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta may be enough to create an additional two lanes from ‘Crash Corner’ to Lochiel according to an industry expert. Grey MP, Rowan Ramsey, announced his party would invest $64 million toward the project if it forms government, which would […]

Steamtown’s last hurrah

A huge crowd, well in excess of 2000, attended Peterborough oval on Saturday to see Jamestown-Peterborough play Orroroo in an emotional ‘last hurrah’ at the famous Steamtown ground. With a lack of enough volunteers to keep the ground and its facilities up to scratch for just two fixtures a year, the demise of the venue was unfortunate, […]

Dills on wheels

LOCHIEL’S picturesque Lake Bumbunga has enjoyed a spike in tourist numbers over recent years but a number of dipsy drivers keen for a closer look are getting bogged in the salty surface. Given those driver then need rescuing means the beautiful landscape, which is regularly used for photo shoots, is blemished by wheel tracks. Wakefield […]

Lachlan takes on Ultraman

AT just 25 years of age, former Robertstown local, Lachlan Ireland will be the youngest ever competitor in the Ultraman Australia Competition to be held at Noosa in Queensland on May 11. Raised on a family farm in Robertstown, the second of four boys, Lachlan made the big move to Brisbane in 2012 for further […]

Mallala in the middle

A PETITION has been created to dissolve the Adelaide Plains Council, with the northern areas proposed to join Wakefield Regional Council and southern forming part of the neighbouring Playford Council. The Adelaide Plains Ratepayers and Residents Association (APRRA) is behind the move, which was triggered in response to a motion lodged by councillor, Margherita Panella, […]

Happening hub at Eudunda Robertstown

IT’S been full pelt for the Eudunda Sports and Community Hub and its outreach facility with the Robertstown Courts, as it upgrades its facilities with funding from the Regional Council of Goyder. Back in January, the Regional Council of Goyder announced the hub was successful in gaining funding as part of the Commonwealth Drought Communities […]

Solar hotspot

AS power prices continue to surge, more private businesses are turning to generating their own power, with three medium-sized solar farms to be built at Bowmans in coming months. Paringa-based renewable energy firm, Yates Electrical Services (YES), is the main proponent behind all three of them. YES director, Mark Yates, said the largest of the […]

Northern Shows night of nights

MC George Seppelt welcomed 120 guests to the Clare Town Hall for the annual Northern Shows presentation dinner recently. During the evening awards were presented to both junior and senior winners of the aggregate prizes in various sections of show participation. There was also the recognition of dedicated and untiring contributions to the show movement […]

Hooray for Horrocks

Last week’s 2019-2020 Federal Budget delivered $44 million for the upgrade of Horrocks Highway, with the State Government announcing on Friday it would tip in an additional $11m for the fix. The Federal Budget also committed $50m for the Barrier Highway, however the Augusta Highway between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta appears to have missed […]


Redevelopment ball back in Clare Valley sporting groups’ court The Clare oval redevelopment proposal has been put back into the hands of local sporting groups, who plan to now drive the project with new vigour and a goal to have an upgraded oval and sporting facility in place by 2022. South Clare Sports Club president, […]