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 […]

Kerin to lead harvest review

VITERRA has appointed former State Premier Rob Kerin as an independent expert on its post-harvest review panel. The move comes after widespread criticism of Viterra’s bulk handling of grain during the recent massive in-flow of grain at various state-wide depots. Two State MPs moved in parliament yesterday to establish a select committee to conduct a […]

Mallala man to face court after police raid property

MALLALA and Two Wells Police seized 19 cannabis plants, some up to 1.5 metres high, after they raided a Dublin road property on January 31. Acting on information received from intelligence sources, police searched the property in the company of a revenue protection investigator from ETSA Utilities and discovered the plants being grown both outdoors […]

Driver survives after car crashes and burns

BALAKLAVA A 20-year-old man from Balaklava was extremely lucky to survive a serious car accident last Thursday afternoon on the Balaklava to Blyth road. His vehicle, a Ford sedan, left the road, rolled and caught fire. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire. Police said the man was thrown from the vehicle . He was […]

Brinkworth goes ‘batty’

Brinkworth’s nightlife was expected to go batty last night (Tuesday). The first bat workshop in Brinkworth was scheduled to provide locals with an opportunity to explore several species of bats in the region. The workshop, run through the Department for Environment and Natural Resources, started at 6.30pm and ran until midnight with a 6am start […]

A home is reborn

Report: Les Pearson THE final few refurbishments are being made to Riverton couple Ryan and Jacqui Vandeleur’s home after floodwaters swept through their house in early December. With their first child due in under two weeks, the Vandeleurs moved back in on January 15 and 16. Walking through the home the day after the floodwater […]

Flavourites: Can’t beat eggs!

Popularity of eggs  has  ‘eggceeded eggspectations’ in the industry, with record sales registered in Australia for 2010. It’s good news for local egg producers, including Chirpy Chicks Eggs at Reeves Plains, which had to include free range eggs in their supply to meet customer demands. Angela Leaney said there had been a growing demand for […]

Shearer dies in Tarlee tragedy

THE shearing industry has been rocked after a freak accident claimed the life of experienced shearer Brett Cupples. Cupples, 29, of Streaky Bay, was working at a property at Tarlee when the accident happened at about 2.30pm last Tuesday, Janaury 18. The handpiece is believed to have struck him in the neck. Kadina CIB is […]