‘Bull bars’ stay after federal backflip

DRIVERS of vehicles fitted with “bull bars” have been given a reprieve by the Federal government. The 4WD Industry Council of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has welcomed the Federal government’s decision to withdraw the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Pedestrian Safety on the basis that the proposal was not suitable for Australian conditions. […]

Back to ‘square one’

Mallala councillors clash as vote returns Two Wells plan Bronte Hewett reports At a heated District Council of Mallala meeting on Monday night, the Two Wells Main Street plans debate was reopened, with councillors voting for a rescind motion to be put forward. It was recommended councillors should reconsider the suspension of high level negotiations […]

Flood rebuild to delay projects

SIGNIFICANT spending in repairing roads damaged by December’s heavy storms has resulted in a reallocation of Wakefield Regional Council funds that will put work on four capital works projects on hold. A combination of storm repairs and general maintenance on unsealed roads has left the Unsealed Road Maintenance Budget with only 21 per cent of […]

Brazen thieves steal home air conditioner

MALLALA MALLALA police are investigating the forced entry into a house at Reeves Plains last Wednesday. It is alleged the offender/s gained entry by forcing a rear sliding door open. No property was taken from inside the house. A large reverse cycle air conditioner valued at about $8000 was taken from outside the premises. The […]

More growth at Bowmans

AMG expansion with $390,000 State grant Les Pearson reports: A MAJOR State government grant will help Australian Milling Group (AMG) build its new storage and processing plant for lentils at its Bowmans site. The $390,000 grant was allocated through the Regional Development Infrastructure Fund (RDIF), announced last week by Regional Development Minister, Gail Gago. The […]

‘Eco-friendly’ bonus in super glasshouse

Bronte Hewett reports: Stage two of a total $65 million, 17-hectare glasshouse development at Two Wells officially opened yesterday. South Australian glasshouse tomato producer d’VineRipe will have the capacity to produce 10,000 tonnes of tomatoes a year – double the annual production output of the past three years. About 100 new jobs will be created. […]

Boy, 12, nabbed for driving dad

CLARE A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was allegedly caught driving a car in Clare after being stopped by police. He was reported for driving unlicensed, while the boy’s father was also reported for allowing his child to drive. TWO WELLS A TWO WELLS man was detected travelling at almost 120km/h along Dawkins road, Lewiston in an 80km/h […]

Water – but don’t waste

10 TIPS FOR HOME GARDENERS WATER restrictions, eased by the State Government last year, are allowing gardeners to water more during the recent spell of hot weather. But are we applying too much water? Local gardens certainly struggled during the drought, but most survived. As responsible gardeners, what can we do to continue to save […]