Special celebrity shorebird spotted

Some of the birds around our coastline undertake long migrations every year. Collectively known as shorebirds or waders, this group includes curlews, sandpipers, knots and godwits. Many breed in Siberia in the northern summer (our winter), and migrate to our shores from October through to March. A few of these remarkable migrants have been banded, […]

Spate of thefts at Saddleworth

THIEVES are about, and residents of Saddleworth are becoming annoyed after a recent spate of thefts around the town. A number of properties have been broken into recently, with various other places reporting things ‘going missing.’ President of Saddleworth institute committee, Dave Williams, is concerned with the number of thefts lately, including some at the […]

Snowtown’s special space

IT’S taken almost two years, but Snowtown will finally have its own childcare centre as from late January 2021. Balaklava Community Children’s Centre deputy director, Cara Nielsen, who is director of the Snowtown Children’s Centre, said it was an exciting time and a positive service for the community. “We’ve had a good response, with significant […]

Roads to rack and ruin

THE shocking state of roads around the district is causing major safety concerns for road users, with many drivers saying it’s only a matter of time before an accident occurs. Edges of roads are also breaking away or forming large mounds on the side creating deep unsafe ridges for drivers, particularly in areas without a […]

Tariff torture

Preliminary wine tariffs of up to more than 200 per cent imposed by China on Australian wine last week – heightening shelf prices by up to three times – have left local wine producers on edge. The news of the preliminary tariffs on Australian wine of between 107.1pc to 212.1pc followed allegations that Australian wine […]

Pick of the bunch

In what has been nothing short of a challenging year for the Clare Valley wine industry, the region has banded together, packaged up, and popped a bow on top of some of the very best it has to offer. Not to be beaten by 2020 horribilis, and just in time for Christmas, local wineries are […]

Kristin’s love of community

WAKEFIELD Regional Council (WRC) has announced Kristin Carling of Blyth as the 2021 Young Citizen of the Year award winner. A surprised Kristin said she had no idea she had been nominated for the award. “I received a phone call from the mayor, Rodney Reid, and I thought it was about a building approval,” Kristin […]

Do you have Cornish ancestors?

It is well-known migrants from Cornwall came in large numbers to work in South Australian copper mines, especially in Kapunda, Burra and on Yorke Peninsula. These migrants were energetic, hard-working and resilient people, bringing income from mining and other activities to what in the 1840s had become an almost bankrupt colony.  Residents of these areas […]

Celebrations for Passenger Network

At the recent LGA AGM held in Adelaide, District Council of Mount Remarkable’s Northern Passenger Transport Network was awarded a commendation award from the Minister of Health, the Hon Stephen Wade MLC. The award recognises the 20 years of service and commitment Northern Passenger Transport Network (NPTN) has provided across various regional communities. “This is […]