ROAD RETHINK: Concerns over current flawed highway plan

AFTER intently studying the concept plans for the $124.5m Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project, attending consultation sessions and writing to politicians and other interested parties, Lochiel farmer, Nick Ottens, still strongly believes there are better alternatives to the current proposal than the current ‘flawed plans’. “If we are spending that much money, we […]

Race in and volunteer for the Cup

WHETHER it be cooking, serving food or manning the gate, Balaklava Racing Club can’t hold its race days each month without the help of volunteers. The Community Services Catering Committee, which comprises individuals, and volunteers representing various local clubs and community groups, has helped at monthly race meets and of course, the annual Balaklava Cup. […]

New lease of life for Avon Hall lettering

OVER the last few months, Balaklava High School students have worked alongside Wakefield Regional Council to recreate the lost lettering of the Avon District Hall. A small group of year 11s utilised the school’s state of the art production systems using a mix of 3D design, CAD drawing and plasma cutting to recreate the hall’s […]

Work wanted

Father Christmas is on the lookout for some extra pocket money over the festive season after the Clare Lions Christmas Committee last week regretfully announced the unanimous decision to cancel this year’s Clare Christmas Pageant and after-party scheduled for December 4. Clare Lion Ron Wurst understands everyone will be disappointed and said the committee was […]

Lady luck for Leah

AFTER coming agonisingly close to a Statewide Super Women’s League football premiership for the past three years, Long Plains’ Leah Tynan was thrilled to finally captain her team to a premiership on Sunday. Leah, who captains the North Adelaide Roosters, led the team to a seven-point victory over South Adelaide, 5.5.35 to 4.4.28, at Thebarton […]

Anti-dumping inquiry puts Clare Valley’s China export trade under threat

CLARE Valley’s $13 million wine export trade to China is under threat after last week’s launch of an anti-dumping inquiry and an investigation into whether Australian wine is being subsidised by the government. Federal trade minister Simon Birmingham said China’s Ministry of Commerce had announced the investigation after an application from its local industry. The […]

Balaklava Museum back in business

EVEN though Balaklava Museum was closed to visitors during COVID-19 lockdown, there was still a lot of work going on behind closed doors. Besides maintenance and administration, ground works were undertaken at Urlwin Park, including grading and spreading dolomite to define driveways and exterior display areas; the  cultivator and plough displays were rearranged setting the […]

Speed for section of Goyder Highway back to 110

Goyder Highway between Crystal Brook and Gulnare is one of three major rural South Australian roads to have its speed limit lifted to 110 kilometres per hour from 100km/h, following safety upgrades delivered under the Rural Roads Package. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the safety upgrades […]

Samuel takes out employee of the month

The Clare Valley Enterprises Employee of the Month award for July was awarded to Samuel (Sam) Gwynn-Jones. Sam has been a valued member of the Clare Valley Enterprises team for 15 years and in this time has taken on various roles at work such as employee safety officer, a previous member of the social club […]