School’s in for shearers

Armed with a handpiece and ready to learn, nine young participants headed onto the boards of Jamestown’s new purpose-built Heiniger Training Centre last week for the facility’s inaugural Learner Shearing School. While some of the students had previous experience in sheds, and others had never shorn a sheep or thrown a fleece, all were keen […]

Cementing state’s seafood sector

MINISTER for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone is encouraging members of the seafood industry who are passionate about the future of the sector to nominate for a new Seafood Advisory Forum, which is being established to develop a 10-year seafood strategy. The Seafood Advisory Forum will deliver on an election commitment to improve […]

Heritage snaps

South Australians are being encouraged to take part in a ‘Heritage Snaps’ photographic competition designed to showcase this state’s Heritage-Listed places or areas. This competition follows on from the success of last year’s Essence of Heritage photo competition, run by Heritage South Australia. South Australian Heritage Council chair, Keith Conlon, said a number of great […]

Water fine upheld

An $18,000 fine for exceeding water usage has been upheld by the State Government,                    leaving Clare Valley Racing Club (CVRC) to foot the bill. With its main event for the year, the Clare Easter Races, cancelled due to State Government COVID-19 restrictions, the club had been […]

Jamestown’s serves up a different type of tea!

It was a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser with a difference for Jamestown this year, but a new home delivery format proved to be a huge success. The town’s residents opened their hearts – and wallets –ordering 230 plates of morning tea and raising more than $2600 for the Cancer Council. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Jamestown […]

While away in a winter wonderland

WITH travel restrictions eased, caravan parks and reserves in South Australia are almost booked out for the upcoming long weekend. Melrose Caravan and Tourist Park managers, Steve and Chrissy Brindal, said this weekend is usually the busiest time of the year for the park. “It’s our winter wonderland, it’s a beautiful time of year, and […]

Language leaders on the Horizon

Horizon Christian School students recently took out the Education Perfect Languages Championships – Indonesian language category recently. An online competition, the championships attracted entries from schools from around the world. This year, over 182,000 students, from 2,155 schools across 57 countries answered around 98,000,000 questions. Horizon Christian School Indonesian teacher, Joanne Southwell, said the students […]

Peter’s persistence and passion pays off

FOR Burra local, Peter Cochrane, the last 25 years have been spent devoting his time to the Burra South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS). His dedication and persistence was acknowledged recently when he reached his 25-year service milestone, however he will be officially recognised for his efforts once COVID restrictions have been eased. A passionate member […]

Stephen puts Snowtown on the map

AVID Clare photographer, Stephen Langman, often travels the countryside looking for new and exciting places to explore. Last year he travelled to Snowtown and took a few snaps of the newly unveiled paintings on the water tank in the main street, focusing on the main picture, the face of local man, John Hansen. Part of […]

Off Target: stores to close

Target Country in Clare will close in early to mid-2021 as part of a major restructure of the Wesfarmers-owned group, announced last Friday. Across Australia, 167 Target stores will close or be re-branded as a Kmart store, with Target in Clare one of 75 earmarked to close without a re-branding. Other stores in South Australia […]