Troubled bridge over no water

THE Old Whitwarta Bridge will be officially closed to traffic in coming months as a public safety measure, one of several highlighted to be in poor condition in the Wakefield Regional Council area. The closure will mark the end of an era for Whitwarta locals, with landowner, Andrew “Darkie” Tiller, the last official user of […]

Work begins on Southern Flinders world-class tourism project

South Australia’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will get a much-needed boost – with works starting on the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project which will help fast track the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will transform the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination with an international mountain bike track […]


Melrose may be forced to wait another five years for the opportunity to host the National Kelpie Field Trial Championships following the event’s cancellation as a result of reinforced COVID-19 border restrictions. The Remarkable Yard Dog Committee was set to host the trials, along with the South Australian Utility Dog Championships, from July 22-26. However, […]

Jamestown Show forges ahead

Organisers of the Jamestown Show are forging ahead in planning the 2020 show, to be held on October 4 -5, with its sights set on putting local businesses suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic at the very fore of its event. Overseeing his first Jamestown Show as president, Matt Scharkie said local businesses would be given […]

Shearing machines…

As he notched up 180 or so sheep on the boards in 42C heat in a shearing shed at Victor Harbor last Wednesday, Jamestown shearer Beau Growden had his mind firmly set on the job at hand. But by next week, the 22-year-old’s skills will be on the big stage as he heads off to […]

Dedication at Grace Plains

GRACE Plains was inundated on Sunday when around 400 people attended a community event to remember and commemorate the Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial, and officially unveil a plaque and display depicting photos and information not only of the fire, but the history of the area. MC Belinda Cay, introduced a number of speakers who […]

delivery dilemma

AN impromptu meeting was held for local farmers around Robertstown and Eudunda last Thursday, following bulk handling company, Viterra’s, announcement it has closed several grain silos and bunkers. The meeting was organised by local farmer Simon Niemz, and attended by around 20 farmers at the now closed Robertstown silos, who spoke of their concerns moving […]

Hannah champions Australia’s Murray Greys

Local cattle breeder Hannah Sanders, 21, has been named the Murray Grey Youth Australia ambassador for 2019. Hannah, from Clare’s Ballyvaughan Murray Grey Stud, will represent the breed at cattle shows, sales and events throughout the year, culminating in a study tour to the United States in January/February 2020. She said she was thrilled to […]

A pig’s tale

It was the end of an era at Dublin saleyards on Tuesday, with the last pig auction taking place. The withdrawal of a major supplier has ultimately led to the demise of the pig market there, however House of Lindner auctioneer, Rene Martucci, said it had been on the cards for some time, and with […]