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MT BARKER, SA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
ALLEN KEY TO JUMPS SUCCESS By Lisa Pahl Jockey John Allen provided punters with a thrilling ﬁnish as he held on for a win by the seat of his pants at Oakbank on Monday. As Allen and his mount, the aptly named Gotta Take Care, cleared the ﬁnal jump in the Yalumba Classic Hurdle, he was ﬂung from his seat before a shocked crowd. The Irish jockey miraculously stayed on board and kept his mount going to win the $100,000 race.
It was the only near-spill in the jumps program, delivering an incident-free twoday Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival. Crowd numbers were slightly down with about 42,000 people passing through the gates on Monday, about 3000 fewer than expected. Oakbank Racing Club chairman John Glatz said wet weather, a jam-packed March events calendar and new Easter trading in Rundle Mall were likely contributors. “I think people economically are starting to feel the pinch,” he said. Continued page 13
FOOD SALVAGE By Lisa Pahl
Almost 700 tonnes of food waste could be cut from landﬁll each year if the Mt Barker Council allows food scraps to be picked up in its fortnightly green waste collection system.
The council wants to roll out an initiative to allow township residents to dispose of scraps such as meat offcuts and fruit and vegetable peelings in their green bins along with garden waste. Continued page 10
Mt Barker Mayor Ann Ferguson trials a kitchen bench-top food scrap collection bin, which could be issued to households across the district if a plan to allow food waste in the fortnightly green waste collection goes ahead.
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