End of an era as navy retires HMAS Manoora

• From Glenys Guick, Manoora A commemorative plaque was presented to the township of Manoora on ANZAC day by Commander Scott Houlihan of the Royal Australian Navy. It was a prelude to the decommissioning in Sydney last Friday, May 27, of “the Mighty Manoora” and the end of an era for the name TSMV/HMAS Manoora, […]

Don’t raise driving age to 18

OUR YOUTH CONCERNED ABOUT PROPOSAL: • Sally Crowther reports A recent proposal to lift the driving age to 18 has caused many young people, particularly those living in rural areas, to voice their concerns. Road Safety Minister, Tom Kenyon, recently floated a proposal to lift the driving age as part of a 10 year strategy […]

NRM to assist councils hit by floods

Three country watercourses damaged by summer floods will be given the chance to flow better than ever. Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board will exceed its original funding allocation to restore the Gilbert River at Riverton, Little Blackfella Creek north-east of Peterborough, and a historic stone culvert on the Rocky River north of Wirrabara. […]

Charmaine nabs her (police) man

• Sally Crowther reports This is not just your average love story of falling in love and getting engaged – that would be a cop out. For two recently engaged local police officers it wasn’t quite love at first sight. Hamley Bridge, Brevet Sergeant Eddie Dilena, 38, and Port Wakefield Brevet Sergeant Charmaine Barlow, 30, […]

Help build communities

A community forum is being planned to allow people to learn from the successes in our region to be better prepared when planning projects and events. Wakefield Regional Council  (WRC) community development officer, David Woodroofe, something of a “go-getter” for all local communities, is behind the forum aimed at members of town management committees. These […]

$6 million for chicken sheds

WAKEFIELD Regional Council has given development approval for eight new chicken sheds, worth nearly $6 million, to be built on a property about five kilometres west of Beaufort. The development application from Joleta Pty Ltd and Southern Growing Group was approved last month. Council environmental services manager, Neil Twigg, said there was a thorough consultation […]

Knife threat at Wakefield

PORT WAKEFIELD IN the early hours of Saturday morning, a man armed with a knife threatened staff at United Service Station, Port Wakefield. He left with about $400 in cash and two cartons of cigarettes. No one was injured during the robbery. Police searched the area using a police dog but were unable to locate […]

Have your say on safe driving plan

Think nobody listens if you’re outside the metro area? The South Australian Road Safety Advisory Council is seeking opinions on the draft South Australian Road Safety Strategy 2020 – Towards Zero Together. Council chair, Sir Eric Neal, said the Towards Zero Together, needs the input of all road users working together to have an impact. […]

Armed men threaten Pt Gawler group

A GROUP of five men believed to have been armed with two firearms and a long bladed weapon threatened a group of people at Port Gawler on Saturday, May 7 about 9pm, before stealing two vehicles. Two Wells and Gawler Police responded to the report. A group of seven people were at the southern end […]

Footballer shot in leg

Suspected ‘slingshot’ attack A VIRGINIA reserves football player was allegedly shot in the leg with a ball bearing during the game at Two Wells on Saturday. Ricky Russo was playing in the back pocket in the second quarter when he was struck on the calf by the projectile. Two Wells Police suspect it was shot […]