Where are all the workers?

IT’S all well and good to spruik intra-state travel and encourage local tourism, but businesses in the Clare Valley region are desperately trying to find workers to cope with the influx of visitors and increased trade. Sevenhill Hotel owner, Paul Longbottom, said while there is a shortage of workers in many industries, it’s now a […]

Remarkable Men

Peter Jacobs has become somewhat of an accidental cover boy, but for the retired carpenter and Santos engineer, getting his kit off to be photographed is a small price to pay if it means it helps someone struggling with mental health. Peter appears on the front page of the 2021 Remarkable Men’s Calendar, featuring about […]

POLICE NEWS: Thursday, dah-day

• Just before 10am on Thursday, October 15, police conducted mobile radar duties on the Barrier Highway, when they detected a Holden sedan travelling at 147km/h in a 110km/h zone. The driver, a 26-year-old man from Elizabeth, was issued with a $2192 on the spot fine for speeding and breaching his provisional licence. He was […]

All go for Wine Show

Judging for the Langton’s 2020 Clare Valley Wine Show got under way in the Clare Town Hall yesterday. Chair of judges, locally-based wine writer Nick Ryan (right) led the judging panel, working their way through tasting in 25 classes of wine and 411 entries, with winners to be announced on Friday. Joining Nick on the […]

Season shaping up bee-utifully

In a paddock at Mannanarie, just north of Jamestown, there are millions of workers busily going about their daily duties in a massive ‘fly in, fly out’ operation that appears to ‘bee’ running like clockwork. However, it is not man power, but bee power that is keeping things firing as part of the Wehrmann family’s […]

Sun’s out, snakes out

There is no exact date where the calendar clicks over to ‘snake season’, but the few days recently with beautiful warm sunshine has also signalled the snakes to come out of hiding. Nicole Heneker snapped a photo of this baby Eastern Brown at her house, which is in the actual township, over the weekend. Earlier […]

Supporting Barnaby’s employment goal

Thanks to the support of local business, Just Julies Cafe and his Clare Valley Enterprises (CVE) support worker Danielle, Barnaby is working towards his goal of mainstream employment. Barnaby is currently a participant in the Student Leaver Employment Support program offered by disability support provider CVE and is being individually supported by Danielle to work […]

Movie with your mates

Two events planned for Peterborough and Yunta this weekend will give their local communities an opportunity to leave their troubles behind, come together with mates and have a fun night out. Hosted by Rotary, free family movie nights will be held at Yunta on Saturday (October 3) evening at Yunta Racecourse where The Lighthorse will […]

Pool’s out for summer

AN earthquake in May is believed to be the cause of significant damage to the Balaklava Swimming Pool, which looks likely to rule out the facility for use this summer. Water gradually leaked from a crack in the base of the large pool in recent months, with the pool now all but empty. An insurance […]