Carbon tax ‘bad for rural SA’ says our new senator

NEW Liberal Senator, Clare winemaker and businessman, Sean Edwards, has warned local companies could feel the impact of the new carbon tax. He singled out Balaklava bulk hay exporter Balco as a large local company likely to feel the impact, along with pasta manufacturer and durum wheat purchaser, San Remo. But Balco managing director, Malcolm […]

Man charged over scrap metal

MALLALA MALLALA police attended a farming/grazing property on Beach road, Windsor, on Monday, July 4, after receiving information thieves had disassembled a steel scrub rake with a view of taking the components and on-selling them to a scrap metal merchant. Police located evidence at the scene, which upon conducting further enquiries, led them to a […]

What’s blowing in the wind?

NEWS FEATURE By Les Pearson UNIVERSITY of Adelaide acoustics researchers are investigating the causes of wind turbine noise with the aim of making them quieter and solving ‘wind turbine syndrome’. They are also developing a computer model to predict the noise output from wind farms so they can accurately and quickly assess the effectiveness of […]

$100,000 hotel blaze

…but owners hope to be pouring a beer by Friday Report by Les Pearson TWO Wells Hotel/Motel owner, Rodney Wilmshurst, is hoping the business will be back open for trading barely a few days after fire ripped through the building on Sunday afternoon. The damage bill caused has been estimated at about $100,000. “We’re hoping […]

Car, petrol stolen

PORT WAKEFIELD A CAR was stolen from an address in Port Wakefield in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, June 29. The keys to the vehicle were taken from inside the house after the offender broke in. A short time after, the vehicle was filled with petrol at one of the Port Wakefield […]

Skate park gets youth vote

Sally Crowther reports Balaklava’s proposed skate park has the overwhelming support of the town’s youth. This was the clear result from a survey conducted by Balaklava Area Committee directed at students in Years 6–9 at the three Balaklava schools. The survey, conducted with the approval of the schools, questioned a total of 287 students aged […]

Burglars busted as police seize suspect vehicle

POLICE arrested a man on Saturday night following an incident at Sevenhill. Just after 1.30am, police saw a red Commodore sedan driving along Main North road at Clare. Police went to pursue the vehicle however it turned its lights off and was lost in the Sevenhill area. A short time later police were advised of […]

‘Widow maker’ wire rope barriers criticised

Sally Crowther reports DANGERS of wire rope barriers, used on some sections of Highway One to separate traffic, have been raised in Federal parliament. The wire rope barriers last year were introduced along the centre of a 1.7 kilometre section just south of Port Wakefield and won the 2010 SA Excellence Award in road safety. […]

New council signs up and gone in days

TWO WELLS Police are investigating the theft of seven District Council of Mallala environment signs, which were stolen from the Port Gawler area over the long weekend. The signs are 90cm x 60cm in length and width and are very distinctive with pictures of birds, mangroves and writing with general environmental information written over them. […]