Clare finalists in SA Blockchain Innovation Challenge

Clare Valley grapegrower David Travers and winemaker Jeffrey Grosset have been announced finalists in this month’s Premier’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge in Adelaide. The pair’s entry – a technological solution to increasing security of wine sales – is one of 10 finalists from more than 50 entries. • Pictured: Clare Valley grapegrower David Travers and winemaker Jeffrey […]

bandits busted

Police have charged four people following a break-in at a property at Armagh last Wednesday morning. Property owner, Wayne Allen, was contacted around 8am by a workmate who had noticed a ute parked near his shed. “As I approached the property, I saw the vehicle come out, and as it went past me, I noticed […]

Marooned in a lagoon

MAJOR users of the Balaklava’s treated water scheme, including the racing club and council-owned parks, are irrigating with mains water after the town’s storage lagoon effectively ran dry. While a hot, dry summer and large water demands have been contributors to the lagoon’s low levels, a mechanical breakdown has meant the town’s wastewater has been […]

FIX track TAX

Regional racing clubs are feeling the pinch thanks to the flow-on effects of the State Government’s consumption tax. The ‘betting operations tax’ is a consumption tax of 15 per cent on the net wagering revenue of betting companies that offer services to South Australian residents. All bets placed in SA with Australian-based betting companies are […]


Farmers unite in their views against CFS volunteers halting harvest The general consensus from speakers at the public hearing of the Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services Bill last Thursday at Balaklava was to ‘leave things as they are’. Held in the Phil Barry Chamber of Wakefield Regional Council, presentations were made by […]

Over and under at Port Wakefield

Almost 100 people visited the Eagles Sports & Community Centre at Port Wakefield last Thursday evening to learn more about the proposed Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication. The format for the information session, hosted by the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project team, was of a more casual format, with DPTI project team […]

Pat’s on a recycling crusade

A trip to the hospital, the result of a carefree 60s sun-loving era and resultant skin cancer affects, has led to an unlikely passion for Auburn’s Pat Williams. Already heavily involved with environmental causes through the Clare Lions Club and its Gleeson Wetlands and other projects, having a skin cancer removed at the local hospital […]