COVID restrictions ease across SA

AS of today (Wednesday March 31) COVID restrictions will once more ease in South Australia. Density requirements will move from one person per two square metres to three people per four square metres, which is the equivalent of 75 per cent capacity. Capacity for cinemas, live theatres, performance venues and places of worship with fixed […]


AFTER more than 18 months of uncertainty, surgical services at Balaklava Hospital’s operating theatre have been relocated to Clare and District Hospital, effective immediately as from last Tuesday, March 16. In a statement provided by SA Health and attributed to Yorke and Northern Local Health Network CEO, Roger Kirchner, it stated ‘the decision to relocate […]

Jamestown airshow grounded until 2022

The 2021 Jamestown Air Spectacular has been postponed due to difficulties surrounding COVID-19 restrictions. Jamestown Flying Group president Peter Thomas said it was hoped the air show would go ahead in 2022, but for this year, the additional requirements and uncertainty due to COVID-19 made it difficult to get the event off the ground. “We’ve […]

Loch-Eel resurfaces!

An icon of Lochiel’s Lake Bumbunga, the Loch-eel Monster, has resurfaced with a new look and has already become a social media star. Loch-Eel, named by the Lochiel Progress Association (LPA), is one of the major elements of Wakefield Regional Council’s $450,000 Lake Bumbunga Tourism Infrastructure project, supported by the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions […]

Jenny’s driving a new road

OWEN resident and retired truckie, Jenny Colman, has been named Trailblazer Driver of the Year, in the inaugural Women in Trucking Australia’s International Women’s Day Awards. The awards shine a light on women who have contributed significantly to the trucking industry, with the Trailblazer award recognising women who’ve hung up their truck keys for the […]

Pull off the covers and show it off!

Northern Automotive Restoration Club (NARC) has cleverly planned a socially distanced ‘Show and Shine’ for this year in place of its usual Swap Meet on the ‘third Sunday in March.’ On March 21, Clare Town Oval will shine when around 100 vehicles will be put on show for members and the general public to inspect, […]

Growing healthy eating habits

THIS year has been declared International Year of Fruits and Vegetables by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The goal of this is to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology, and to reduce food loss and waste. With the COVID pandemic around the world, the importance of […]