Pioneers take new direction

On a whim, David Hay and Michael Speers bought a property in the Clare Valley 34 years ago with an idea to transform it into luxury, hosted accommodation. Fast forward to 2019 and the charismatic, kind-hearted duo has welcomed around 10,000 guests into their home – everyone from Prime Ministers to famous actors – and […]

Steering a new direction

THERE’S a buzz around Two Wells with the announcement Catholic Education South Australia has taken over the proposed school development project in Hickinbotham Group’s Liberty Estate from Lutheran Education. Lutheran Education recently decided not to proceed with the project but is working with Catholic Education to establish the new school. “We are disappointed we are […]

Wakefield rethink

Two southern bound lanes go ‘round the outside REVISED design concept plans for the overpass and lane duplication works at Port Wakefield have been released, including a major change to traffic flow through the town. “The major change to the works drawings is instead of four lanes of traffic running through the township, two separate […]

Community helps kids in need

Clare High School and its community is reaching out to students in need, helping provide warm clothes, shoes and basic supplies, and its efforts were bolstered last week by a $1500 donation from local civil construction company, OTM. The donation follows an earlier donation of $250 and clothes from Influencers Church. CHS assistant principal Katie […]

Glenda’s grapes are pick of the bunch

A huge crowd gathered on Sunday at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery for the 2019 Balco Balaklava Art Prize & Associated Awards. Curator Jo May, welcomed everyone present, including numerous sponsors and artists, along with gallery patron, Rodney Reid, Malcolm May and Rob Lawson of the Balco Group, and judge Nona Burden, to the 29th exhibition. “This […]

Burra Play Space soon a reality

The Burra Skate Park is set to become a regional play space, with nature trails, children’s bike track, shelter and seating among the new features, with December 2020 the expected completion date. The Regional Council of Goyder has been successful in receiving a $232,500 grant from the SA government to complete the Burra Skate Park […]

Quilts have everyone wrapped up

TOWNS from around the district flocked to Eudunda last weekend for the Community Festival of Quilts Care and Prayer. More than 400 quilts were donated for the day, with quilts coming from Morgan, Kapunda, Wallaroo, Robertstown and Gawler. The church was a sea of quilts which attracted many visitors into the town as well as […]

World-first in wine innovation

New world-first blockchain wine authentication technology is set to be trialled in the Clare Valley next vintage. Clare Valley winemaker Jeff Grosset and grapegrower David Travers are developing an idea to apply blockchain technology to prevent fraud and ensure a wine’s integrity. The pair won a $50,000 prize in South Australian Premier Stephen Marshall’s Blockchain […]