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“You have to let go of your old expectations to make room for new possibilities.” It is a mantra that encapsulates the past few years for Mount Gambier artist Gina Raisin. The disruptions of COVID aside, her life too an unexpected turn and her journey over the past three years is now showcased on the walls of Karatta Wine Room & Gallery, in Robe, and Bordertown’s Walkway Gallery. They are two very different exhibitions – a culmination of mentorships and residencies under a Country Arts SA grant – but both reflect her personal and professional experiences.

It was in 2019 that Gina secured the $10,000 Step Up grant from the Australian Regional Art Fund, though Country Arts SA.

“This good fortune coincided with a life changing event when my husband Mick and I became permanent kinship guardians to our three grandchildren,” she said. “Our world was tipped upside down and I thought my art practice had finished before it had even started.”

But it wasn’t. The staff at Country Arts SA worked closely with Gina to still allow her to undertake her funded project and time with mentors James Dodd and Heath Franco ensued, along with a 10 day residency at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE). The newly formed young family then headed south to Tasmania at the beginning of 2020 but that sabbatical was cut short and in November that year, Mount Gambier was again home for Gina, Mick and the children, now aged 9. 7 and 5.

The time in Tasmania was prolific for Gina, though. Lockdowns might have meant she could not access her studio but eventually opportunities presented themselves.

“It was just nuts but when we came out of lockdown there was a café that said I could have a space in their shop and there I was painting for an audience,” Gina said. “It was a new experience for me but I loved the interaction with the kids and others and I sold a considerable amount of work from there.”

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A leadership program not to be missed

Opportunity for Limestone Coast based emerging leaders with proven training program

It is a program with a simple goal - developing the leaders of the future in the Limestone Coast.

Applications for Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast’s (RDALC) place-based Emerging Leaders Program open on January 16 for new and aspiring leaders across the region.

The Emerging Leaders Program, which is part of the Government of South Australia funded Limestone Coast Leaders program, will be delivered over eight months and is open to people from across the Limestone Coast who are ready to broaden their leadership skills through personal growth, selfempowerment, and relationship development.

Starting with a two-day retreat in late March, the program will predominantly be delivered faceto-face and will consist of monthly workshop sessions in locations around the region.

RDALC chair Evan Flint said the program was a fantastic opportunity for the region and its people by developing future leaders.

“This program will build the leadership skills of a diverse range of community members and foster a culture of active citizenship, shared purpose, and community action,” Mr Flint said.

Building upon the success of the Limestone Coast Leadership Program, RDALC CEO David Wheaton said the Emerging Leaders Program was designed around the principle that leaders must understand themselves before trying to influence and inspire others.

“We are excited to have Leaders HP and Aurora Meliora onboard to deliver this new program,” Mr

Wheaton said. “The values of these organisations align with what we are striving to achieve—the development of capable leaders in regional South Australia.

“Places are limited, so I encourage anyone interested in developing their leadership skills and becoming more involved in their community to apply for this exciting opportunity.”

Previous participants also strongly encourage people to apply, vouching for the worth of the personal development program.

For Michael Millhouse (above), who took part in the program in 2019, the program filled a genuine need in upskilling his leadership portfolio.

“I work remotely in Mount Gambier for a company out of Adelaide and to be able to partake in any of their leadership training would’ve required relocation, which I wasn’t

prepared to do,” Michael said. “When I heard about a leadership program being run in region, I really wanted to be a part of it. I was fortunate enough to be a successful applicant, and it was everything I had hoped for and more.”

For Michael, the program exceeded his expectations of just what he would take away.

“I thought I would turn up to a course, learn some new skills and be on my way but it is much deeper than that,” he said. “You need to first understand yourself and develop a self awareness, before you can influence and lead others. And this course certainly does that and really has you learning outside of your comfort zone.

“I left the course with a want to give back to our community – I didn’t just want to walk in to the first available opportunity – rather wait it out until I found a good fit, that I could add value to with my skillset. I was fortunate to gain a position on the board for Regional Development Australia, Limestone Coast – and ironically, 18 months after joining, they are now responsible for delivering the

second leadership program in the

region .”

The program was just as valuable to Frances Kirby (pictured below), who had returned to the region and a sending most of her working life away, and she completed the program in 2021.

“My current role is managerial and once I found out about the course, I thought it would be a good fit,” Frances said.

“I’m working with Australian Migrant Resource Centre, is very community centred, exactly what the course was offering. I was fortunate to receive funding for most of my placement, which would have impacted going ahead or not.”

And when I did go ahead, the experience was not at all what Frances anticipated.

“The course was different to what I had imagined,” she said. “I have studied a lot, and thought there would be more book learning, whereas there was much more internal reflection, and collaborative work with the team.

“The course challenged me to work with people who are different to me, from different industries and backgrounds, share personal information, and tackle wicked problems with diverse and creative minds.

“I learnt to think in a different way, to better understand the people and perspectives which are different to mine, to try to overcome barriers. These skills are often ignored and unresolved conflict within the workplace or between organisations can be toxic and have negative growth.”

Such was the impact of the course on both Michael and Frances that both are on the

2023 steering committee for the program and they can’t wait to wade through the applications from this year’s crop of emerging leader.

“To have this program offered in our region, is an opportunity that really needs to be embraced – to enhance your leadership skills, whether it be for a football or netball committee, or a position on a board, this course offers something for anyone who’s willing to put themselves out of their comfort zone with an appetite for personal growth,” Michael said, and Frances agrees wholeheartedly.

“I would encourage young leaders to be part of the program, primarily if already involved in the community in some respect. It is important to have ambition of giving back to the community, rather than solely employee for this course.

“It’s important to attract the right kind of people, from a range of professional and industrial backgrounds, who can use newly formed skills to the table for the benefit of limestone coast. We don’t all want to be in government, but there are levels of civil society that can benefit from the talents we have locally.”

Applications open on Monday and need to be submitted by Sunday, February 5. The application form will be available on our website leadership or via our Facebook page. If you would prefer to receive a printed copy of the form or need assistance completing the application, please email jess@

SA Governor set to headline Lions Club anniversary event

Lions Club set to celebrate six decades of serving community

Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, will be a special guest at the Lions Club of Mount Gambier’s 60th charter anniversary dinner next month.

Anniversary Organising Committee chairman Eric Roughana AM said he was delighted that the Governor (pictured) had accepted the invitation to join in the celebration of the major milestone.

“We feel honoured that the Governor will be in attendance,” he said.

The dinner will be held at the Mount Gambier Community RSL on Saturday, February 11.

Lions Club representatives from a wide area are expected to join club members and their partners at the event.

Lions Club of Mount Gambier president Steve Bell said he felt privileged to be leading the club in its 60th anniversary year.

“It is even more special when you consider we still have one of the foundation members who is still very active within our club - Lion and Past

District Governor Eric Roughana AM,” he said.

The anniversary dinner will mark six decades of commitment to the Lions’ motto ‘We Serve,’ which has seen numerous projects undertaken and many thousands of dollars raised for the benefit of the community.

The decision to form the club was made at a meeting held at the Rose Marie Restaurant on February 12, 1963.

The club was the sixth to be established in South Australia and the first outside the metropolitan area.

Within its first two years the club sponsored new Lions clubs at Kingston, Millicent, Naracoorte and Penola, which in turn sponsored other clubs.

The Lions Club of Mount Gambier also sponsored the Gambier City Lions Club, the Port MacDonnell Lions Club, a Leo Club in Mount Gambier, and the city’s Lioness Club which transitioned to become a Lions Club last year.

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Multi-million dollar facility off to good start

Community making good use of newly opened Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre

Mount Gambier’s Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre has passed its first two tests – the soft opening last month when the community had its first chance to tour the $62million dollar facility and at the beginning of this month, the hosting of its first major event, the 2023 SA Country Swimming Championships.

Belgravia Leisure is the manager of the facility and South Australian manager Catherine Foreman said it has been a case of so far, so good.

“The preview weekend at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre was a resounding success with over 4000 community members coming through for a swim session or centre tour,” Ms Foreman said. “Overall the feedback has been extremely positive and it was wonderful to see the pride the community had in the new facility, their excitement regarding all the opportunities of the facility and their joy in watching families utilise the aquatic areas.”

Leading into the soft opening and the swimming championships, staff recruitment and training had been the focus of Belgravia and that looms as an ongoing challenge.

“Belgravia Leisure have provided Lifeguard, Swim School and First Aid courses for staff as well as plenty of internal training sessions and competencies, which has

made for a really positive training experience for all those involved,” Ms Foreman said. “All staff are required to do a number of modules that help keep staff and the community safe as well as provide a great experience for the community.”

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The search is also still on for more group fitness instructors and gym instructors.

“Our Health Club numbers continue to grow and exceed expectations – it certainly is fantastic that the community is making use of the facility,” Ms Foreman said. “On the whole we have a strong workforce of local staff and they are settling in really well – as we progress we are sure that we will advertise more roles at the site.”

The aquatic area is understandably a hive of activity every day at the moment, with the GOswim learn to swim program

Monday, while the fitness areas are also proving popular and the group fitness timetable continues to expand as we move from holiday mode but to our usual routines.

“We also expect that further user groups and programs will come online over the next few months as the second courts area become available,” Ms Foreman said.

Also on the agenda at the moment is liaising with local sporting and community groups to entice them to make use of the state-of-the-art facility.

Our conversations with local sporting groups have been extremely positive,” Ms Foreman said. “We are really impressed with the positive attitude each group has taken to having such a quality facility for the community, and they are excited about the opportunities it will provide each of them to grow their sports. We really look forward to these groups beginning to operate from Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre in early 2023 and are also excited to see how they will grow.”

With more than 400 competitors and their families on sit for four days from January 5-8, Wulanda has stepped up to and passed its first genuine test.

“Whilst it is still early days in the review, as a whole we do know the championships would have had a great tourism benefit for the community and it was also a wonderful opportunity to promote Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre across the wider region,” Ms Foreman said. “Certainly this venue will be a key location for events in Mount Gambier and we anticipate a number of announcements in the coming months.”


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New mayor letting his actions do the talking

Naracoorte Lucindale Mayor hits the ground running

“I am a doing person. Generally my actions speak loudly. It has been the case throughout my life. People trust in my ability to deliver. I’ve always been a team player.” That was one of the many reasons Patrick Ross put his hand up to contest the mayoral position at the Naracoorte Lucindale Council at last November’s local government elections and the community clearly believed he had what they were looking for, installing him in the role, replacing the long serving Erika Vickery OAM.

The newly installed mayor initially threw his hat into the ring for two key reasons.

“I always think it’s good to have competition in any elections – it is healthy for the community to have options,” he said and he also had contesting the role suggested to him by members of the community.

Mr Ross had never contested a Naracoorte Lucindale Council election although back in the 1980s did flirt with being part of the then, stand alone, Lucindale District Council.

He also felt, following the previous election four years earlier, that representation on the council was Naracoorte-centric and required some more rural community representation.

As a landholder and livestock farmer at Woolumbool for the past four decades that saw Mr Ross as an ideal candidate to lend his skills to the council decision making process.

And that decision making group seems to have hit a sweet spot with a good blend of new faces to council, along with some longer serving members to help guide the debutantes through the red tape, meeting procedure and life in the local government sphere.

Mr Ross has hit the ground running and admits it has been a steep learning curve.

“We are starting with a brand new team,” he said. “And there is an administrative arm around that brand new team as well. There has definitely been a learning curve. Getting to know everybody and what their aims and aspirations are and how we can go about achieving real change for the community.”

Mr Ross looms as a rates, roads and rubbish mayor, believing strongly in local government staying in its lane and working hard for the local community.

“Unfortunately of a $10million budget, half goes in labour, the other half sees a large sum go to roads so there is not much money left to spend here and there,” he said. “Local government needs to main infrastructure to a high standard. You need to have really good infrastructure so you can attract more business.”

Of course part of developing that level of infrastructure requires working hand in hand with State and federal Governments and Mr Ross is aware he will need to build on the relationship Naracoorte

Lucindale Council already ahs in the halls of power and start to build his own networks.

“We need to start that ball rolling to get our infrastructure in first class order,” he said. “We hope the State and Federal Governments will support projects like housing for workers that come to the region for employment and the meatworks etc.”

The new mayor was complimentary of the working party that is looking at the worker housing challenge, with the first report due out in March, and he was hopeful the regional approach, with the working party including representatives from across the region including the Tatiara, Coorong and Mallee councils, will entice higher levels of government to provide support.

“The thought of collaboration and not working alone is really good and State and Federal Governments do like to see regional councils working together,” Mr Ross said.

Both sides of South Australian politics have touched base with the new look Naracoorte Lucindale Council.

“We want to make it clear to them that the regions are a powerhouse for the economy and for economic development,” Mr Ross said.

He also knows council needs to have an eye on the future, as well as the here and now, and a formulating a strategic plan is also high on the priority list.

And the good mix of the new council will only help put that future blueprint together with business owners, a PhD in science,

farmers among the skillsets sitting in the chamber.

One of Mr Ross’s key election campaign platforms was a focus on communication and that will be an overarching principle of everything the Naracoorte Lucindale Council does going forward.

“We will constantly looking for ways to engage with people,” he said. “They are not going to come to us – we have to go to them.”

And he already has the Smith Street and Ormerod Street traders in his sights to ascertain their vision for Naracoorte’s CBD.

He is also proposing quarterly town hall community get-togethers with councillors.

“All our councillors have different availability but I want people to be able to speak to us directly when possible,” Mr Ross said. “We need to be able to gauge how the relationship is going and if we are responding to what they want.”

Safe to say – the sentiments of his election pitch still ring true two months into his four year tenure.

“Given our location with our natural and human resources it becomes even more important to ensure local government embraces good governance in a modern and contemporary way,” he said. “To achieve this goal, I will bring the community and the council towards a more collaborative partnership. This will be enhanced with an open, honest, transparent and accountable council. The ratepayers throughout the council district have made a significant contribution towards the future maintenance and improvement of services and facilities and they must all share the benefits in a strong, progressive and united community.”

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Mayor Patrick Ross & Deputy Mayor Monique Crossling
“ need to have really good infrastructure so you can attract more business...”
Patrick Ross (Naracoorte Lucindale Mayor)

Two key priorities for Mount Gambier MP

Palliative care & tourism on Troy Bell’s 2023 hit list

When it comes to rolling up his sleeves for the Mount Gambier community, Troy Bell has two key targets on his 2023 to-do list.

The Member for Mount Gambier has set his sights on tourism and palliative care and while he will continue to liaise with the community and key stakeholders every step of the way, he has some clear ideas on what needs to happen.

In the palliative care space, it is all about the establishment of a hospice. That works has been started courtesy of some passionate, driven community members and Mr Bell will be doing all he had to support the project.

On the tourism front, it is all about value-adding to the raft of experiences already on offer in the Mount Gambier district and also to ensure our iconic free, nature-based attractions can be supplemented with experiences that provide some economic injection into the local industry.

And you know the MP means business, having employed a dedicated staff member for two days a week to focus on those two target areas with Ilana Adam starting in the specialised role last week.

“It is clear the community needs a hospice – a purpose built facility for end of life for those people who don’t want to die in hospital and don’t want to die at home,” Mr Bell said. “It is combining a clinical setting with nurses and health practitioners and the feel of home with family access. I will be going to the State Government for support in its establishment. It will need private investment as well.”

Investment will also be the key word when it comes to Mr Bell’s tourism vision.

“It is great that the town is bustling with people but we have to give them every opportunity

to deposit more money into our community,” he said. “A lot of our attractions are free and that’s great and we don’t want to go away from that but we need to value-add to with paid experiences.”

And the Member for Mount Gambier has already started conversations with the State Government regarding his vision for an even more vibrant Mount Gambier tourism sector.

“I am starting to talk to the State Government about freeing up parts of the Blue Lake like the grassed areas at the Pumping Station,” he said.

As he looks for inspiration to expanding the experiences on offer in Mount Gambier, Warrnambool’s Lake Pertobe is one of the locations he references and a quick glance of social media comments on the City of Mount Gambier facebook page shows the popular Warrnambool location is front of mind for many local residents.

It is an example of an experience with a free element that has the add-on value of hospitality and other paid experiences. Mr Bell said Umpherston Sinkhole was a good case study as a popular free destination that has had cars lined up outside the allocated car park and vehicles on both sides of the road this summer holiday season that could perhaps develop a paid experience as an economic driver.

Developing a five-star resort is also part of Mr Bell’s vision.

“Especially for international visits,” he said. “A lot of those international tourists will pay upwards of $1000 a night if it’s an iconic location.”

And as with looking to expand any sector in the community, keeping one eye on infrastructure and development in that area is also critical.

“Things like the path around the Blue Lake is too narrow and we need to look into what would it take to widen it and what role the State Government could play in that development,” Mr Bell said.

And while summer visitation is impressive, working on attracting a visitor economy in the traditionally quieter winter months was also a key.

“We need to be looking at possible winter festivals and other events to draw people here in those months,” Mr Bell said.

He did concede one of the more complicated issues that is related to the development of the tourism sector was staffing and the cost to business owners of penalty rates, admitting there were no easy answers to keeping the town open for business and not sending business owners to the wall.

The Member for Mount Gambier did start the New Year with the good news that the State Government was installing the first major increase in the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) in more than two decades – an issue Mr Bell has spearheaded since 2019 when he first held a community forum to ascertain the issues with the scheme.

The doubling of the fuel subsidy has been widely welcomed.

Tuna Mornay

1 tsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 celery sticks, finely chopped

1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped

2 zucchini, thinly sliced

200g green beans, cut into 1cm lengths

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil spread

2 tbsp plain flour

500ml (2 cups) reduced-fat milk

425g can tuna in spring water, drained, flaked

40g (1/2 cup) grated parmesan

270g (2 cups) cooked brown rice

120g baby spinach leaves

Mixed salad leaves, to serve


Preheat oven to 190C/ 170C fan forced. Lightly spray a 2L (8-cup) ovenproof baking dish with oil. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion, celery and carrot, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the zucchini and beans and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until just tender. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl. Return same pan to medium heat and heat the spread until melted. Add the flour and stir until well combined. Slowly start adding the milk, stirring constantly, until well combined and smooth. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the vegetables, tuna and half the parmesan. Season. Spread the rice over base of baking dish. Top with the spinach, then the tuna mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Set aside for 5 minutes before serving with salad leaves.

Tasty fish tacos

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1⁄4 tsp dried chilli flakes

500g firm white fish fillets (such as flathead) 1 corncob

150g green beans, trimmed

1 Lebanese cucumber, finely chopped 1 long fresh green chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

1⁄2 avocado, sliced 8 x 21g corn tortillas, warmed or chargrilled Fresh coriander sprigs, to serve Lime wedges, to serve


Combine the cumin, paprika and chilli flakes on a plate. Press both sides of the fish fillets in the spice mixture to coat. Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill pan on medium-high. Lightly spray the corncob and fish with oil. Cook the corncob, turning, for 8-10 minutes or until lightly charred and tender. Transfer to a plate. Add the fish and cook for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to the plate and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, cook the green beans in a steamer basket over a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Refresh under cold running water. Drain well then slice in half lengthways. Use a small knife to cut down length of corncob close to the core to remove kernels. Transfer kernels to a bowl. Add the cucumber, green chilli and lime juice. Toss to coat. Break the fish into large pieces. Divide the beans, fish, corn mixture and avocado among the tortillas. Season and serve with coriander and lime wedges.

“ is combining a clinical setting with nurses and health practitioners and the feel of home with family access ...” Troy Bell (Member for Mount Gambier)
“...a lot of our attractions are free and that’s great and we don’t want to go away from that but we need to value-add to with paid experiences ...”
Troy Bell (Member for Mount Gambier)

Developing young leaders

Landscape SA Limestone Coast unveils environmental program

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board was busy trialling a pilot program last year for a local Limestone Coast Youth Environment Council.

The Limestone Coast Youth Environment Council (LCYEC) is an initiative of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board and provides an opportunity for like-minded secondary students (years 7-10) to come together to learn, experience and take positive steps towards improving the environment and our local landscape.

Landscape education coordinator Vanessa Freebairn said students embraced the opportunity to be involved in the pilot program this year.

“Students undertook various activities throughout the year including tree planting, kayaking, beach clean-up and a camp out at Mt Burr Swamp,” she said.

“Students have gained valuable knowledge and increased

their awareness of the local landscape.”

Colby, who was involved with the program last year, encourages all year 7 – 10 students who have a passion for the environment to become involved.

“It is a great opportunity to work with other like-minded students who are passionate about improving our local landscape,” he said. “We went on some really fun outings and had a great time learning new skills”.

The LCYEC is a student driven program whereby students identify issues that concern them the most and the Landscape Education team facilitate and provide links to experts in the field while supporting the students’ knowledge and skills, providing hands on experiences over the duration of the year.

If you have a keen interest to be involved in this fantastic program in 2023 please email numbers are strictly limited.

Have your say on future plans for the development of the Mount Gambier Rail Lands


Lucindale plan in focus Naracoorte Lucindale

A renewed vision for Lucindale’s Loechel Park is now open for public comment with the release of the Draft Loechel Park Masterplan.

Loechel Park is a 30-acre native vegetation parcel of land located in the heart of the Limestone Coast approximately 40km from Naracoorte, 4km from Lucindale and 50km from the coastal town of Kingston.

In 2019, Naracoorte Lucindale Council engaged consultants to prepare a Masterplan and Urban Design Framework for the Lucindale Township. The aim of this plan is to guide future development, the use of public land and facilities, future sustainability of the community and opportunities for enhancement of public spaces and facilities.

It was identified by the community that Loechel Park was a poor-quality space with low levels of utilization and upgrades to Loechel Park would promote better use and activity there, offering new nature-based

Council turns to community

opportunities in Lucindale.

The Loechel Park Masterplan has been developed in collaboration between Naracoorte Lucindale Council and representatives of LINC and the intent is to deliver a community-driven plan that is supported by council and the community.

The vision of the Loechel Park Masterplan is to create a local nature-based precinct on Lucindale’s doorstep as both a tourism and community asset, building on the growing trail network in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area.

This plan will outline the key projects and steps for implementation, along with estimated costings, to enable LINC and Council to progress works, seek external grant funding and make strategic and budgetary decisions in the future.

NEW PROJECTS $403,000 in new projects have been identified for Loechel Park: • Native Vegetation Clearance +

Land Management Plan

• Walking trails with interpretive signage

• Picnic area with shelter and signage

• Upgrade carpark area

• Rail Trail to Lucindale

Annual Loechel Park maintenance is proposed as a shared responsibility between LINC and Council, managed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to ensure key areas of responsibility for the park.

To provide your feedback via a short survey, go to our public consultation website at https:// yoursay.naracoortelucindale.

Hard copies of the survey will also be available at the Naracoorte Library, Visitor Information Centre, Council Offices (Naracoorte and Lucindale) and locations around the Lucindale Township. Consultation will close on February 13.

Council endorses vision for swimming lake

The much-loved Naracoorte Swimming Lake now has its own masterplan. The intent of the Swimming Lake Masterplan is to provide a 10-year vision for the Naracoorte Swimming Lake, so this free and iconic asset can continue to grow and improve for community enjoyment for many years to come.

Naracoorte Lucindale Council endorsed the Naracoorte Swimming Lake Masterplan 2023-2033 at its last meeting after the community provided vibrant and fresh ideas for the future of the prized asset in two public consultation phases.

The five major projects listed for delivery in the Masterplan are a cafe reconstruction, splash park, playground relocation and upgrade, bore pump station relocation and upgrade and pump and filtration system upgrade. You can read the Masterplan on Council’s website at

Donations continue to be added to 2022 appeal

Donations for the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal continue to flow with D J Interiors owner Christine Try (pictured right) presenting a $726 donation to Mayor Lynette Martin (pictured left) earlier this month. The donation was raised through the store’s annual gift wrapping service.

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Tatiara District Council looks to 2023 plans

“Whatever I do, I commit 100 per cent and I’m ready to that for this.” They were the words of Tatiara Mayor Liz Goossens as she embarked on her first term as mayor, having served a solid apprenticeship in council – a councillor since 2013 and deputy mayor for the past two years.

Community leadership is certainly in her DNA and she has stepped into a role her father held.

“I grew up well aware of what council does,” Mrs Goossens said. And not just because of her father’s two decade tenure as mayor but her mother was a reporter for the Border Chronicle.

“It meant I had a lot of awareness of council – I grew up in a community-minded family.”

So, in a way, her November 2022 election win in the mayoral race was in her destiny. Even her ascension to council initially came when the planets aligned – selling the Old Mundulla Hotel, which had been an all-consuming business, and allowing her the time to give back to her community through local government service.

“The Mundulla people are very community-minded as well,” she said. “I believe if you want to have a say you need to get involved and that’s why I joined council in the first place.”

Heading into her 10th anniversary on council, Mrs Goossens has taken on the mayoral role on the back of a strong grounding in executive, economic development and tourism and audit committees.

“That has enabled me to develop an excellent understanding of how council operates,” she said. “I have attended many community events, gaining the opportunity to meet people to hear their views and concerns.”

With some experienced councillors stepping away from civic service at the 2022 elections, Mrs Goossens felt it was important

“...certainly part of me wanting to become mayor was looking after these new members and I am excited by the challenge ahead..” Liz Goossens (Tatiara Mayor)

to have some continuity.

“I felt it was important to have somebody from the existing council to step up to mayor,” she said. “This was my turn to step up.”

And she was glad John Ross put his hand up to also contest the mayoral role.

“It was important people were given a choice,” she said. “You definitely want to be elected rather than nobody else wanting to do it.”

With so many new faces on the Tatiara District Council, there has definitely been an orientation process to ensure the new councillors were across all the procedure, paperwork and other challenges and expectations for council. Seven of the 10 councillors are new to council.

“Certainly part of me wanting to become mayor was looking after these new members and I am excited by the challenge ahead,” she said, also acknowledging the role CEO Anne Champness has, and will, play in guiding the new crop of councillors. She has given me the confidence to believe I can do the job and having someone like that right by my side. We have excellent staff at council and they really want to make the councillors feel comfortable.”

Mrs Goossens is all about information and ensuring everything is on the table before decisions are made.

“You need to make sure people understand what we are discussing,” she said. “You have to have all the information before you vote and making sure everyone is comfortable to make a decision.”

Housing looms as an ongoing challenge and priority for the newly elected council.

“Access to power and water is also crucial – it is hard to develop

if those issues are not addressed,” the new mayor said.

Childcare was another high priority issue in the Tatiara with so much of the key issues surrounding the need to look after the Tatiara workforce.

“We are a thriving district –business is booming and we want to help those businesses,” she said.

The cultural diversity of the Tatiara district, courtesy of a strong migrant workforce, was also a focus with Mrs Goossens looking to work with other levels of government regarding visas and residency.

“We need to have migrants here and we want them to be able to bring their families here – a lot of them want to become residents and we want them as part of our community,” she said.

But much like her newly installed Naracoorte Lucindale counterpart Patrick Ross, rates, roads and rubbish are council’s core business.

Thew new mayor not only brings her 10 years of life in local government to the role but also an impressive resume outside of civic service.

“I am a member of Mundulla on the Move and on the Tatiara Retirement Village board, have worked with government departments, owned, and operated a successful business and at present manage a cellar door at Padthaway so understand the issues in running a business in the Tatiara,” Mrs Goossens said. “As a JP I am experienced in dealing with sensitive and confidential issues and I have an enthusiastic vision for the future of the Tatiara. I am committed to ensuring that the Tatiara develops economically and socially within the bounds of sustainability.”

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It has been unchartered waters for Member for Barker Tony Pasin over the past eight months. After his first eight and a half years in Federal politics was spent in government, he is now in opposition. Gone is the easy access to ministers and the sense of satisfaction of taking part in the decision making process and implementing policy and it has been a learning curve.

“I remember ringing Tony Abbott, considered one of the great Opposition Leaders, for advice – the reality is we are not in government and we now focus on highlighting issues and advocating on behalf of our communities,” Mr Pasin said. “It is a change from eight and a half years in government solving problems – it is hard to get used to the idea that your role is to raise the problem and not necessarily design the solution.”

One solution to help build regional Australia was the previous Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and Mr Pasin is devastated the current Albanese Government announced, on October 24 last year, the discontinuation of the program.

“That was something designed by us to solve problems,” Mr Pasin said. “It was linked to social capital in communities.”

Major projects including the Mount Gambier Regional Airport and Glenburnie Racecourse and smaller projects including upgrades to Mil Lel and Coonawarra Halls were beneficiaries of the fund and Mr Pasin is concerned how this kind of regional development will now be financed.

“I was hoping that fund would help with the required upgrades at the Mount Gambier Saleyards,” he said.

The Member for Barker, who is

also the Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, also has grave fears for the upgrading of the communication network with the latest round of mobile tower funding ignoring any potential Barker projects.

Mr Pasin is also playing a waiting game for a meeting with Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt with the view to discussing the challenges facing the wine industry, more pressingly as it relates to the Riverland.

It is not all doom and gloom with a healthy dose of frustration as Mr Pasin’s push for a cancer treatment centre in Mount Gambier slowly but surely gaining momentum following a community forum and meetings with key stakeholders at the end of last year.

The newly formed working party, which has around a dozen members, is meeting on the 25th of this month and the business case has now been handed to the Limestone Coast Local health Network for their assessment when it comes to setting up a radiation treatment facility to cater for Limestone Coast patients.

The Federal funding of $4.5million, allocated by the previous Federal Government,

is still sitting there waiting to be accessed and it will, along other things, require a $3million per annum contribution from the State Government for running costs.

“If this community is worth anything in terms of health services that money should be there – I will be making a big deal about this,” Mr Pasin said. “I would much rather see the $4.3million spent on a radiation treatment facility than a lick of paint on consulting rooms at the hospital.”

Current projected numbers for such a centre sees around 170 patients rising to 200.

And in terms of other priorities for the coming year, it is good news for the Mount Gambier and District Tennis Association with Mr Pasin determined to see the Margaret Street facilities given a complete overhaul.

“Redeveloping those courts at Olympic Park would complete the Wulanda precinct,” he said. “The tennis association has been very supportive of Wulanda and to put up with being a construction site and its rundown facilities need to be upgraded for local players as well as to start attracting those satellite events again.”

As part of Mr Pasin’s portfolio he will certainly be advocating for road funding for this region, with a focus on the Southern Ports, Riddoch and Dukes Highways.

“I will be looking at the duplication of the Dukes Highway and more overtaking lanes, some of which are under construction right now, for the Riddoch Highway and Southern Ports,” he said.

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Showcasing her true colours

Robe & Bordertown hosting two very different exhibition by Mount Gambier based artist Gina Raisin

“You have to let go of your old expectations to make room for new possibilities.” It is a mantra that encapsulates the past few years for Mount Gambier artist Gina Raisin. The disruptions of COVID aside, her life too an unexpected turn and her journey over the past three years is now showcased on the walls of Karatta Wine Room & Gallery, in Robe, and Bordertown’s Walkway Gallery. They are two very different exhibitions – a culmination of mentorships and residencies under a Country Arts SA grant – but both reflect her personal and professional experiences.

It was in 2019 that Gina secured the $10,000 Step Up grant from the Australian Regional Art Fund, though Country Arts SA.

“This good fortune coincided with a life changing event when my husband Mick and I became permanent kinship guardians to our three grandchildren,” she said.

“Our world was tipped upside down and I thought my art practice had finished before it had even started.”

But it wasn’t. The staff at Country Arts SA worked closely with Gina to still allow her to undertake her funded project and time with mentors James Dodd and Heath Franco ensued, along with a 10 day residency at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE).

The newly formed young family then headed south to Tasmania at the beginning of 2020 but that sabbatical was cut short and in November that year, Mount Gambier was again home for Gina, Mick and the children, now aged 9. 7 and 5.

The time in Tasmania was prolific for Gina, though. Lockdowns might have meant she could not access her studio but eventually opportunities presented themselves.

“It was just nuts but when we came out of lockdown there was a café that said I could have a space in their shop and there I was painting for an audience,” Gina said.

“It was a new experience for me but I loved the interaction with the kids and others and I sold a considerable amount of work from there.”

It also meant she was putting into practice the work she had done alongside her mentors –Adelaide’s James Dodd and Sydney’s Heath Franco, who has previously exhibited in Mount Gambier.

Those two mentorships along with her 10 day residency at ACE, where Gina was able to immerse herself in her work, laid a solid foundation for what became preparation for two exhibitions

– the Karatta Wine Exhibition, which is inspired by her time in Tasmania, and the Walkway Gallery, where she is the first Limestone Coast based artist to have a solo exhibition, which is an in depth study of the personal and professional challenges of the past three years.

“The process for both exhibitions was completely different for both of them and I painted them both quite separately,” she said.

“Although at the start of the process the feeling was the same – I have to paint two exhibitions in amongst raising three children.”

Gina’s acrylic and oil paintings hanging in Karatta Wine Room & Gallery are all about her time in Tasmania.

“It is inspired by the things I loved and the people that I loved in Tasmania,” she said.

“When people live on an island they are quite different – they are resourceful and they are interested in people, especially when new people come to the community.

“We lived in a fantastic little neighbourhood and we’ve been back since and stayed with both lots of neighbours – that’s how close we became. It is definitely a place I love.”

The Robe exhibition is titled Earth, Sea and Beyond and runs until February 26.

The Walkway Gallery solo exhibition is arguably even more personal and is rooted in the death of her mother.

“When I collected her belongings from Boandik there was a crochet rug,” Gina said.

“One day I pulled at a thread and it started unravelling so I made a ball of yarn out of it and that has come with me everywhere I go – it has become a symbol of life.

“If you pull at a thread, things can unravel very quickly. What I thought my life was going to be and what it has become is very different. The exhibitions is all about unravelling and ravelling.”

It sees an exhibition where the works are either in pairs or groups of three as they explore the polar opposite of the human experience – the sublime and the ridiculous being just one example of the polarised human condition.

“...our world was tipped upside down and I thought my art practice had finished before it had even started...” Gina Raisin
Gina Raisin working back in 2014. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FRANK MONGER

There is also an added interactive facet to the Walkway Gallery exhibition. There are balls of wool on offer for people to make into something and rugs for people to unravel.

As for her works, Gina thrives on having conversations with visitors to her exhibitions.

“My works are abstract, they tell a story but it is about what do you see,” she said. “That’s what I love about art – people can find their own story in it.”

The Walkway Gallery exhibition runs until February 4.

Both exhibitions basically mark a decade since Gina embarked on her own art practice – taking what had long been a passion for all things creative and turning it into a career.

It was an August 2014 exhibition at the Riddoch Art Gallery in the Margaret Scott Gallery that marked Gina’s emergence as a

has still managed to put together that first solo exhibition for South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Week that August.

Art might have returned to her repertoire a decade ago but her career in general always had a creative component, with much of it spent in the media space.

“I always had that creative bent so I guess that’s why the media was a good fit in the end,” Gina said.

After an apprenticeship at the local radio station, she worked as a producer at Adelaide’s 5DN and then at NWS9 where she worked in the production department on everything from Here’s Humphrey to the Grand Prix. Gina also did freelance work, working alongside Gabrielle Kelly making documentaries for the BBC in the early 90s.

Gina also enjoyed stints at the ABC, again in production, working on shows like Couch Potato and again dabbling across the full spectrum including sport.

the stories of the wide variety of migrants in this region.

“It gave me the opportunity to work with Silvio Apponyi and that was amazing,” Gina said.

She was also a driving force behind the Limestone Sculpture Symposium, even flexing those long buried artistic muscles by participating herself.

“Then there was the film festivals and all the youth week activities and things I really loved,” she said.

During this time, though, the reality was she rarely picked up a paintbrush – until she met her husband Mick Raisin.

serious artist and a look back at her story to that point only makes you wonder how this artistic career didn’t start earlier.

Anyone who knew Gina when she was a teenager wouldn’t be surprised to see how this story of ger artistic pursuits has unfolded. It was her passion at high school and she was set to pursue a career in fine arts, being accepted to a university course in Melbourne.

But financially, tertiary education and moving so far from home just wasn’t an option and so the paintbrushes were all but packed away.

So, while the story of Gina, the painter, started almost four decades ago, it really only took flight in 2014 and no one was more thrilled that she has returned to her first love than Gina herself, setting aside two days a week in the studio.

Juggling a new marriage, her job as a partnership broker and taking care of her aging mother, she

Then came the amazing opportunity to work with respected Australian film maker Rolf de Heer – Gina was a producer on his acclaimed movie Bad Boy Bubby.

With a wealth of experience under her belt, Gina decided to return home and so she made her home at Port MacDonnell.

“My initial thoughts were to get a job at Channel 8 but that didn’t pan out,” she said. “So I set up my own business and worked freelance for a few years.”

Then came the Mount Gambier City Council years, as she took on the role of community services manager.

“Being a new role it was a blank canvas,” Gina said. “I was interested in arts and young people and I was able to develop a lot of projects around those two things.”

Her desire to still be creative gave rise to some memorable projects, including the Memories in Suitcase – the migrant focussed sculpture that sits in the courtyard between the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre and the Mount Gambier Library, that was borne out of

“He introduced me to acrylic painting and I took over the studio at our house and he’s the one who rarely got to paint,” she said. “He loved painting, drawing and writing too and he got me started back up and I’ve left him behind.”

For Gina, art is a spin off of her long standing love affair with words.

“To be able to somehow express those words in and abstract way and hope people get it,” she said.

And her new freedom of expression was heightened by her discovery of palette knives.

“I saw them in an art supplies shop and thought I’d give them a go,” Gina said.

“I literally have paint all over everything in the studio, on the walls, on the curtains, and I’ve never been happier - nothing is sacred in the space once I’m in the zone.”

Colours are also her passion and have been since she was a child.

“I was always decorating my bedroom and loved to wear colour as a teenager and I was always dying my hair,” she said.

Art is also her happy place and she is in no doubt as to where this contentment has come from.

“What’s love got to do with it – absolutely everything because without it I wouldn’t be doing this,” she said. “It’s funny how someone can change your life.”



Gina Raisin’s exhibitions

WALKWAY GALLERY 43 Woolshed Stree, BordertownBindjali Country Gallery Opening Hous Monday to Friday - 9am-5pm Saturday - 9.30-11.30am Closed public holidays KARATTA WINE ROOM & GALLERY 5 Victoria Street, RobeBunganditj Country Gallery Opening Hours Every day 11am-4pm
“ has become a symbol of life...if you pull at a thread, things can unravel very quickly...”
Gina Raisin
“ works are abstract, they tell a story but it is about what do you see...that’s what I love about art –people can find their own story in it...” Gina Raisin
“...the process for both exhibitions was completely different for both of them and I painted them both quite separately...” Gina Raisin
“...what’s love got to do with it – absolutely everything because without it I wouldn’t be doing this...” Gina Raisin
MJ dancers celebrate 2022 in style 1. Get The Beat Champion Ella Dyson 2. Senior Girls Jazz - Catwoman 3. Harley Quinn - Ruby Evans 4. Under 16 & Senior Soloists - Quiet Uptown 5. Pionte Class - My Heart Will Go On 6. Acrobatics Performance Team 6 4 7 8 9 7. Under 16 Hip Hop Troupe 8. Fairy Ballet - Wish Upon A Star 9. 2022 graduating dancer Espoir Alpha 10. 8 & Under and 6 & Under Competition Teams - Cartoon Heroes 11. Junior cast - Family Madrigal OUT & ABOUT 10 11 5 1 2 3

“MILLBROOK” A timeless masterpiece


In 2023, we can expect to see kitchens get a bit more colourful. In particular, homeowners are embracing warmer tones and bold pops of color rather than monochromatic, Scandinavianstyle minimalism or white and gray farmhouse-style kitchens. Butler’s pantries will continue to be popular, as will slab backsplashes.

land in Wyatt St, adjacent to the heart of the city just a short walk to the main street, local cafes and restaurants.

A beautifully decked front verandah leads to the entrance of the home where ornate features are carried throughout including polished timber floors, high ceilings, leadlight entrance & casement windows. At the front of the home, is a fully carpeted lounge area which is a great spot for the family to enjoy movie nights.

At the rear of the home, is the open plan kitchen, dining and living area that has a Jotul slow combustion heater and has an abundance of natural light. The kitchen is equipped with high quality appliances gas cooktop, electric ovens, Fisher Paykel dishdrawers and a built-in pantry.

A charming formal dining room opens from the kitchen area with featured wood wall paneling, a fireplace and double timber doors opening into the front large second living room.

The master bedroom/guestroom is complete with built-in robes and a modern en-suite inclusive of a shower, vanity and toilet. A further three generous sized bedrooms all with built in wardrobes providing generous space for a family. The main bathroom is timeless and well-appointed with a shower over the bath, timber vanity and toilet.

An appealing modern laundry with plenty of


Off the main living area French glass doors open to a very generous and inviting outdoor space, complete with outdoor blinds. This space is perfect for entertaining guests all year around.

There is excellent shedding space with a large two bay carport which is accessed via the side. From the side driveway is also a double gate for increased yard access. Town and rainwater supply the home and grounds. Solar power is an added important bonus.

The home has maximised storage in every corner with high quality finishes and includes ducted gas heating throughout, high-quality cast-iron wood fire and an air-conditioning split system in the open plan kitchen and living area.

Pet Care

On hot, humid days, you should bring your dog inside if the indoor environment is cooler (for example, if you have air conditioning). If they are outside, it’s important to provide your dog with a cool, shaded area with good ventilation. Good ventilation is particularly important as dogs cool down by panting which requires good air flow. Small animals are also susceptible so ensure they also have cool conditions

13 Wyatt Street, Mount Gambier
FAST FACTS AGENT Gebhardts Real Estate 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier Paul Chuck 0409 541 113 Emily Rayner 0417 665 085 Ben Jeffrey 0417 810 246 RLA 1903 PRICE $795,00 - $845,000 4 3 3
leads to a third bathroom
shower, vanity and toilet. There is also an entrance door from outside which is ideal when hosting guests in the outdoor entertainment area.
is a truly breath-taking property sure to appeal to the majority of buyers with so much on offer, while being so close to the city centre. Simply move in and enjoy this beautiful home without having to spend
dollar. An inspection is a must!
Brenton & Vicki are still experiencing a high level of buyer interest. Call today for your market Appraisal SAL REAL ESTATE MOUNT GAMBIER RLA: 1811 23 Gray Street, Mount Gambier (08) 8725 6666 RENTAL PROPERTIES 80A Commercial Street West, Mt Gambier Office space for lease $22,000/annum | Available Now 4 Ellis Street, Mt Gambier 3 2 2 $450 pw | Available 02/02 QUIET UNIT IN GROUP OF 3 FOR RENT $220 per week Contact: Jo Gibbs 0437 902 438 Available 10th February 2023 Neat two bedroom unit in a quiet group of three • Kitchen/Living room with gas cooking • Bathroom and separate laundry • Sorry, no pets Apply via tenant options RENTAL PROPERTY OF THE WEEK 1 1 2 3/102 Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier SA 5290 SUBDIVISION MINUTES FROM THE CITY CENTRE FOR SALE PRICES STARTING FROM $180,000 2 O’Dea Road, Suttontown SA 5291 Contact: Brenton Leggett 0438 344 042 Aprrox Land Size: Ranging from 3,617m2 - 5,801.2m2 SUBDIVISION 6 Large allotments available ranging from 3617m2 to 5801.2 sqm • Zoned: Suburban Neighbour hood • Well situated off main roads with a rural outlook Power and mains water supplied to each allotment • Enjoy building your dream home with loads of room for shedding only minutes from the city centre Prices starting from $180,000 • NBN: Available • Purchaser to fence their own allotment. (S.T.C.C) No Encumbrances RESORT STYLE LIVING AT HOME ON ACREAGE FOR SALE $1,380,000 21542 Riddoch Highway, Moorak SA 5290 Contact: Brenton Leggett 0438 344 042 Approx Land Size: 11.1 Hectares 7 3 4 Only Minutes from the Mount Gambier city centre, this stunning lifestyle opportunity awaits! • The master suite features an en-suite and bedroom 4/ensuite also has an en-suite & walk in robe • Outdoor entertaining area Indoor pool great for the kids • Thoroughbred horse breeding complex • Timber cattle yards, fenced into 5 main paddocks SOLD Call Brenton on 0438 344 042 Call Vicki on 0417 804 782 NEST OR INVEST FOR SALE $189,000 - $195,000 Unit 6/3 Locke Street, Mount Gambier SA 5290 Contact: Vicki Quinn 0417 804 782 1 1 2 2 bedrooms, main with built in robes • Freshly painted throughout • Open plan kitchen/meals/lounge with reverse cycle wall unit and gas cooking Brand new carpet throughout • Valuable second living area with reverse cycle wall unit and gas heating • Single carport, plus pergola area, and storage shed NEW INVESTMENT OOZING POTENTIAL FOR SALE $295,500 83A Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier SA 5290 Contact: Vicki Quinn 0417 804 782 Approx Land Size: 1,137m2 1 1 3 SAL Real Estate is pleased to offer for sale this 3 bedroom home located a short walk from the City Centre • Constructed of Mount Gambier stone the property is currently lease until 10/4/2023 @ $300 per week. • The home is comprised of a large lounge room with cosy wood heating, Timber kitchen with electric cooktop, wall oven and walk in pantry. Bathroom with separate shower/bath/toilet 3/102 Wehl Street North, Mt Gambier Quiet unit in group of 3 2 1 1 $220 pw | Available 10/02
RENTALS Gebhardts Property Management Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier Apply online Ph 8724 8088 COMMERCIAL 389 Commercial Street West Available Negotiable 1/249 Commercial Street West Available Now $14,920 PA GST Inclusive + Outgoings 29 Sturt Street Available Now $50,000 PA + GST & Outgoings 43 Commercial Street West Available Now $110,000 PA + GST & Outgoings Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier | | Phone 08 8725 5766 RLA 1903 MANAGEMENT 8725 5766 Sharyn Ferguson MANAGEMENT 8725 5766 A rare opportunity – purchase two adjoining character homes perfectly located close to city centre. Boasting charm and full of features – perfect for a large family or savvy investor. Two houses, studio and fully appointed barn – the rental possibilities are endless. Perfect AIRBNB or permanent rentals – subject to council consent $949,000-$999,000 104 & 106 Wehl Street South 751m2 104 - 4 2 1 720m2 106 - 3 2 2 Stunning bungalow of large proportions located in the heart of the city. Beautiful ornate features throughout including high ceilings, timber floors and leadlight entrance & windows. Open plan living, four generous bedrooms plus three bathrooms. Amazing outdoor entertaining area, surrounded by beautiful established gardens. 4 3 3 $795,00-$845,000 13 Wyatt Street An ideal home for those looking to break the rental cycle or invest. Solid and spacious, huge kitchen/ dining, ducted gas heating and great shedding. Close proximity to city centre, schools and shops. 3 1 2 $329,000-$349,000 19 Yeates Street NEW RENT RENT LANDLORDS WANTED! We have been busy leasing and our rental department is in need of more rental properties. Call us today for a FREE rental appraisal! RESIDENTIAL HOUSES & UNITS 8 Franklin Terrace 3 1 1 $295 pw | Available Now 5/60 Ferrers Street 3 1 1 $300 pw | Available Now 1/40 Acacia Street 3 1 1 $360 pw | Available 23/01/23 A long established business perfect for a family or partnership. Great trading figures. High exposure location - situated at 11a James Street with strong client base. Buyer group security and diverse range of products. Speak to agent for further details. $129,000 + SAV Hurst Camera House BUSINESS ONLY Original turn of the century dolomite fronted home situated on a large allotment approx. 2,384m2. Huge potential with lovely ornate features – turn this home into something special. Three double bedrooms, eat-in style kitchen and a detached colorbond shed (approx. 6 x 7.5m) 3 1 2 $450,000-$470,000 5-7 Pinehall Avenue An exciting sub-division awaits – popular & established location. Close proximity to schools, shops, parklands & City centre. Surrounded by quality homes with elevated views. Level building pad & near level allotments with power, water, sewer & telephone connected. Generous allotment sizes with wide frontages, retaining walls and fences included. Titles expected December 2022. Call your builder and secure your future. Prices start from $145,000 Granite Court Land Release Convenient Location Lot 2 - 700m2 $149,500 Lot 3 - 700m2 $149,500 Lot 4 - 700m2 $149,500 Lot 5 - 660m2 $149,500 Lot 6 - 559m2 $145,000 Lot 7 - 1,636m2 $199,500 Lot 8 - 1,102m2 $185,000 Lot 9 - 1,472m2 $199,500 1 Eucalypt Drive Strong tenant in Green Triangle Recyclers fixed until Nov 2026. Land size 9,041m2 approx. Long term lease - solid return, huge high clearance multi accessible shed approx. 2,340m2 Plus approx. 100m2 of amenities, lunchroom & offices. $2,000,000 FREEHOLD ONLY
Be your own boss and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. Well known and respected to the region plus all over Australia - selling crystals, jewellery, incense, clothing plus much more. $40,000 + SAV (approx. $130,000) BUSINESS ONLY 105 Eight Mile Creek Road, EMC Amazing opportunity to build your dream home or holiday getaway. Stunning ocean views, large allotment approx. 5,014m2. Power passing with plenty of room for a home and shedding. Hard to find seafront location near coastal township of Port MacDonnell. a| 5,014m2 $395,000-$420,000 164 North Terrace Great bones and huge potential – a very roomy solid brick and tile family home. Large lounge and open plan kitchen and dining with electric cooking. Three generous sized bedrooms, master with walk in robe and ensuite. 3 2 1 NEW $295,000-$325,000 • 2 Workshops with 2 x 2.9m clearance roller doors and 2 x 2 post vehicle hoists • 2 offices • Great sized lunch room with kitchenette • Sep wash bay & car parking area • Office area approx. 65m2 & Workshop area approx. 257m2 • Zoning Employment E Avail Now 29 Sturt Street Commercial • High exposure CBD location • Features high quality fittings & fixtures with floor to ceiling windows providing lots of natural lighting • 8 Office spaces • Counter area • Open shop front area • 2 Storerooms • Lunchroom • Zoning Urban Activity Centre - UAC Avail Now 43 Commercial Street West NEW 27 Heath Street Lovely brick and tile home, ideal as a first home or investment. Open plan living with reverse cycle split system, timber kitchen with electric cooking. Three generous sized bedrooms, the master including built in robes and ensuite. 3 2 $300,000-$330,000 61 Brownes Road A perfect opportunity to expand your investment portfolio with this lovely property. Approval for ten storage sheds with an updated existing home already tenanted. The home itself is three bedrooms and has open plan living with a split system. 3 1 1 NEW $390,000-$425,000
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Ray White_Know How to get more for your property 3 2 3 62 Cardinia Street, Mt Gambier $435,000 Open by appointment Sale 3 2+ 2 20 Lexington Crescent, Mt Gambier $559,000 - $609,000 Sale 3+ 1 1 1 Lumidin Boulevard, Mt Gambier $399,000 - $419,000 Sale 3 1 2 25 Pearce Crescent, Mt Gambier Auction 12th February at 10:30am (On Site) Open by appointment Sale 2 1 1 22 Arthur Street, Penola Auction 12th February at 3:30pm (On Site) Open by appointment Sale 3 2 4 4 Arthur Street, Mt Gambier Auction 12th February at 12:30pm (On Site) Open by appointment Sale 2 1 1 18 Saunders Road, Blackfellow Caves $300,000 - $325,000 Sale 3 1 2 1 134 North Terrace, Mt Gambier $349,000 - $379,000 Open by appointment Sale 4 1 5 11 Emily Street, Millicent $525,000 - $550,000 Open by appointment Sale
Ray White Mt Gambier 2A & 2B Mitchell Street Mount Gambier SA 5290 (08) 8724 7405 RLA 291953 Management (08) 8724 7405 Bec Hann Management (08) 8724 7405 Dickins Delights, Mt Gambier $180,000 + Stock Open by appointment Sale Business The Cutting Crew, Mt Gambier $100,000 - $110,000 + Stock Open by appointment Sale Business Maelee Dalton Administration (08) 8724 7405 5A Victor Street, Mt Gambier $119,000 - $129,000 Open by appointment Sale Land FACT Fish & Chip Shop, Mt Gambier $249,000 + Stock Open by appointment Sale Business Lot 15 Christina Smith Drive, Southend $199,000 - $209,000 Open by appointment Sale Lot 20 Christina Smith Drive, Southend $209,000 - $229,000 Open by appointment Sale Land Property Stunning luxury rural home where country charm meets architectural sophistication 7 Compton Rise Crescent, Suttontown. E.O.I by 4pm 7th February (Unless Sold Prior) Open by appointment Located on just under 4 acres of land, close to Compton Primary School and a 10-minute drive from the Mount Gambier CBD. The driveway leads to a secure, double garage with internal access. Hardwood Jarrah floors feature throughout the main living areas and brand new carpets in the bedrooms/additional living area. Three double bedrooms all offer BIR’s. The master features a WIR and an ensuite. The family bathroom is a three-way design with a vanity, a separate toilet, a shower and a bath. The open plan living, dining and kitchen with a wood-burning combustion fireplace overlooks the alfresco pergola. The kitchen boasts a b/bar, a s/steel electric oven, gas cooktop, double sink, d/washer and a butlers pantry. Additional features include ducted heating/cooling, 6.6 KW solar power (5 KW inverter), 6m x 3m Colourbond shed, 2 x 22,500L rainwater tanks and a bore, fenced paddocks. 4+ 2 3 7 2 3/239 Jubilee Highway West, Mt Gambier $620 P/W Available: Now Rental 1 Room Room A/8 Wehl Street North, Mt Gambier $150 P/W + Outgoings Available: Now Rental 3 1 1 152 North Terrace, Mt Gambier $300 P/W Available: 27/01/2023 Rental 3 1 3 57 Annette Street, Mt Gambier $420 P/W Available: 01/02/2023 Rental 9 Bay Road, Mount Gambier Rural Sales DAMIAN VENN Residential Sales MALCOLM LEWIS Residential Sales SARAH BARNEY 2/223 Commercial Street West, Mt Gambier 2 1 1 Malcolm Lewis 0429 009 072 CONTACT AGENT NEW 27 Morphett Terrace, Tarpeena 3 1 3 Malcolm Lewis 0429 009 072 NEW 860 Eight Mile Creek, Eight Mile Creek LAND | 8,088m2 (approx) Malcolm Lewis 0429 009 072 E.O.I by 12/01/23 (unless sold prior) Dickins’ Delight, Mt Gambier BUSINESS Sarah 0407 714 354 or Malcolm 0429 009 072 $180,000 + Stock NEW BUSINESS Southern Blasters, Mt Gambier BUSINESS Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 $200,000 All Inclusive NEW BUSINESS 69 Penola Road, Mt Gambier 1 1 1 Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 $249,000 - $269,000 NEW Nalou Kitchen BUSINESS Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 E.O.I 267 Croyle Road, Wandilo 80 Acres (approx) 3 2 2 Malcolm Lewis 0429 009 072 Contact Agent CONTACT AGENT Fitzgibbon Court LAND Malcolm Lewis 0429 009 072 From $154,000 10 Skyline Place, Mt Gambier 4 2 3 Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 $699,000 - $729,000 VENDORS MOVING 7 Bengalee Crescent, Mt Gambier 4 2 2 Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 $599,000 - $639,000 21 Sturt Street, Mt Gambier LAND | 554m2 Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 $370,000 NEW 6 John Street, Penola 2 1 2 Sarah Barney 0407 714 354 $309,000 - $339,000 NEW CONTACT AGENT BUSINESS

BY FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2023 AT 12 NOON (if not sold prior)

There is just something about the ocean that instantly relaxes you & this property is the perfect weekender & gives you the opportunity to enjoy walking the beach with the sand between your toes, combing for shells, or a day of fishing on the water. Be quick as seafront properties with direct beach access rarely come to market. Solid limestone structure, with a good roof & gutters, plenty of rainwater, set out with three bedrooms, central updated kitchen facilities, separate bathroom & toilet, laundry room facilities, rear under cover veranda & front sitting room that looks out at the ever-changing ocean landscape.

22 Doughty Street, Mount Gambier

A cute and cosy split rock cottage style home positioned on a 399m2 allotment only walking distance to the CBD. Consisting of two bedrooms both with BIR’s, the main will surprise you in size. The carpeted main living area gives a sense of cosiness. This area is supported with a r/c air conditioner that heats and cools as you desire. Take a step down to the kitchen/meals area that overlooks the low maintenance rear yard. The timber kitchen is complete with dishwasher, pantry and combined electric and gas cooking. An updated bathroom including shower over bath and vanity is generous in size. The rear door opens up onto a large timber decked undercover pergola. The secure backyard is tidy with a colourbond garden shed.

A: 22 Sturt Street, Mount Gambier P: 08 8723 3416 RLA 282 450 unlocking dreams PROPERTY SPECIALISTS Contact Al Lamond 0418 849 266 or Gail Richards 0409 268 199 LAND COASTAL FARMING OPPORTUNITY - EXCELLENT TURNOUT BLOCK - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING MONDAY 30TH JANUARY 2023 AT 12 NOON (if not sold prior) - Excellent grazing parcel consisting of 143.8 acres / 52 hectares of prime peat fattening country well-suited to cattle, sheep or dairy turnout block - Paddocks complete with concrete troughs watered by equipped bore with new submersible pump plus two additional poly rainwater tanks 1099 EIGHT MILE CREEK ROAD, EIGHT MILE CREEK E.O.I New 59 hectares Contact Ben Ransom 0400 870 362 LAND PICTURESQUE TRANQUIL COUNTRY ALLOTMENTS - On offer is your choice of these two land allotments or take both and double the space - Each allotment has approximately a 20.422 metre width & approximately 50.292 metre depth approximately 1,027.06m2 each - Mains water connected to one allotment with the service easily connected to the other allotment - Currently located on the land & can be purchased separately is a renovated camper bus 108 & 110 LINDSAY ROAD, DARTMOOR 108: $85,000 | 110: $80,000 New 1027m2 each Al Lamond 0418 849 266 LAND - Build your dream home or luxury townhouses on this large 1137m2 allotment amongst the serenity in this beautiful, unique & private setting - The Lakes Area has very few remaining vacant allotments - so don’t miss your chance! - Town water supply & sewer will be connected while power & NBN is available 1,137m2 Sara McManus 0438 708 281 - This beautiful home is definitely one of a kind, & the moment you walk through the front door, your expression will be one of awe! - Stunning renovated timber kitchen with walk in pantry, gas cooking and pressed tin splashback - Separate work from home studio or possible second living arrangement (S.T.P.C) 4 2 4 $279,000-$299,000 Contact Toni Gilmore 0402 356 905
2 1 1 BACK ON THE MARKET H&B Offers Contact Al Lamond 0418 849 266
New 3 1 1 81 BAILEY RD, TARPEENA E.O.I Al Lamond 0418 849 266 LAND - Fenced into 2 paddock, offering a corner allotment with windmill & featuring a new bore - Zoned Rural, this property provides a quiet country setting for a family looking to build their dream home (S.T.P.C.) 20 acres 144 SUTTONTOWN RD, SUTTONTOWN $169,000-$179,000 Al Lamond 0418 849 266 LAND - 2428m2 allotment in the Suttontown area - Ready to build your new dream home & sheds (S.T.P.C) - Water connected with other services passing - In a great location close to Suttontown Primary School, Mount Gambier Hospital & the Marketplace Shopping Centre 2,428m2 5 HAY TCE, KONGORONG $219,000-$229,000 Al Lamond 0418 849 266 - Early 1920’s stone cottage, situated on a large 1835m2 (approx) allotment - Offering 3 large bedrooms, cozy lounge with slow combustion wood fire, dine-in country style kitchen withpantry, plus updated bathroom featuring corner spa bath with shower - Currently in a periodic tenancy 3 1 Ben Ransom 0400 870 362 BUSINESS - Independent tyre business that is long established with a strong loyal clientele - Business predominantly services prime movers & earth moving equipment & has access to quality tyre brands & suppliers - Steady figures year on year with ability to further grow sales, excellent annual turnover & gross profit PIONEER COUNTRY FURNITURE, MT GAMBIER P.O.A Al Lamond 0418 849 266 BUSINESS - Locally owned & operated for over 22 years, this well known business offers a huge variety of pre loved furniture, collectables & giftware including solid timber furniture produced onsite - This business would suit buyers with a keen interest in furniture, history & good customer relations Toni Gilmore 0402 356 905 LAND - Build your beach home or permanent residence (STPC) - The unique allotment boasts an abundance of native vegetation, some history on display being a piece of the “Old Port Mac Jetty”, has a significant fenced frontage & feature island to create your own oasis - An extremely rare opportunity with only a few steps to the beach! 5,798m2
Ashby Drive, Nene Valley
1 Wehl Street South, Mount Gambier 08 8724 9999 98 George Street, Millicent 8733 1989 SERVICING THE GREATER LIMESTONE COAST + WESTERN VICTORIA 9 Morphett Terace, Tarpeena $295,000 - $315,000 Jason Malseed 3 1 2 Shelley Crescent, Mt Gambier $650,000 - $675,000 4 2 2 2 RESIDENCES 205A Wireless Road West, Mt Gambier $699,000 Jason Malseed 4 2 3 76 Wehl Street South, Mt Gambier $799,000 - $849,000 Jason Malseed 4 3 20 12 Gordon Street, Mt Gambier Highest & Best Offers Karyn Prelc 3 1 2 965 Newmans Road, Dergholm $595,000 - $645,000 Karyn Prelc 4 1 8 HOME AND ACREAGE 157.65 acres (approx) 157 Bahgallah Road, Casterton Contact Agent HOME AND ACREAGE EDI Tree and Garden Business For Sale Vendor says submit all offers Wendy Flint BUSINESS 1 Oak Avenue, Lucindale $285,000 - $295,000 Karyn Prelc 4 2 2 2 Gibson Street, Penola $345,000 - $355,000 Karyn Prelc 3 1 3 Open Saturday 10.00am - 10.30am
10 Sandy Lane, Robe $745,000 Karyn Prelc 3 2 6 HOME AND ACREAGE 5 acres (approx) 138 Church Street, Penola 765m2 (approx) Expressions of Interest Karyn Prelc LAND Lot 52 Church Street, Pt MacDonnell 511m2 (approx) $185,000 Jason Malseed LAND 119 Roach Road, Lucindale 27x12m Shed | 4 acres (approx) $300,000 - $330,000 Jason Malseed + Karyn Prelc 29 Compton Street, Pt MacDonnell $430 per week To apply 4 2 4 FOR LEASE 4 Blamey Street, Mt Gambier $350,000 Wendy Flint 3 1 1 7 Shanks Street, Penola $325,000 - $340,000 Karyn Prelc 4 1 4 12 Pearce Crescent, Mt Gambier $270,000 Wendy Flint 3 1 5 9 & 11 Edwards Street, Millicent $295,000 Wendy Flint 6 2 2 & 4 Daphne Street, Millicent $295,000 Wendy Flint 6 2 18 Stiles Street, Mt Gambier Highest & Best by 5pm 30th Jan (USP) Wendy Flint 3 1 3 28 Bruning Place, Mt Gambier $480 per week To apply 5 2 2 FOR LEASE 5 Helpmann Avenue, Mt Gambier $425 per week To apply 3 1 3 FOR LEASE LAND Jason 0419 032 795 Wendy 0468 692 993 Nadene 8724 9999 Kathy 8733 1989 Naomi 8724 9999 Sam 8724 9999 Olivia 8724 9999 Katie 8724 9999

Wattle Range Council announces award winners Australia Day honours

Wattle Range Council is set to celebrate the ‘Local Legends’ in our community this Australia Day, with a series of celebrations being held across the council region.

Complimentary Australia Day breakfasts will return to each of the council wards on Thursday, January 26, with the local Lions Clubs catering from 8am at Beachport’s Lagoon Reserve, the Kalangadoo Institute Hall, Jubilee Park in Millicent and Penola’s War Memorial Park.

Awards will be presented from 9am and Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll is pleased to announce this year’s recipients.

“The contribution and service these hardworking individuals have provided in our Wattle Range community has been acknowledged as recipients of the 2023 Australia Day Awards,” Mayor Noll said.

“We invite everyone to come out, bring along a picnic rug or chair, and celebrate the achievements of these special Australians on our National Day.”

In attendance at the Millicent event this year will be Australia Day ambassador Ian Smith. Ian is an author, peacekeeper, veteran, and retired member of Australian Federal Police and will make an address during proceedings.

Mayor Noll will be attending

the breakfast at Kalangadoo, and although there were no nominations for awards in the Sorby Adams Ward, he will be officiating a citizenship ceremony.

The awards at the Beachport, Millicent and Penola ceremonies will be presented by their individual elected members.

Later that day, further festivities will be hosted by the communities of Southend and Tantanoola.

The Tantanoola event will feature

games and a BYO barbie lunch at 12.30pm in the Railway Lands.

In Southend, celebrations will be held on the Western Beach, beginning at 2pm. Beachgoers can enjoy donuts, a free BBQ and fruit with activities for the children including sandcastle competition, tug of war and more.

More information about each of the events can be found on the Council website www.wattlerange.


Corcoran Ward

(Presented in Millicent)

Citizen of the Year

Susan Lines

Young Citizen of the Year

Arabey McKenzie

Community Event of the Year Thank you Day

Kintore Ward

(Presented in Beachport)

Citizen of the Year

Liam Mills

Community Event of the Year Beachport Crayfish Festival

Riddoch Ward

(Presented in Penola)

Citizen of the Year

Wendy Hollick

Community Event of the Year Coonawarra Running Festival

Young Citizen of the Year

Georgia Winter

Youth Recognition Award (Contributions to the Community)

Brad Gartner

250g (1 cup) sour cream

70g (1 ⁄4 cup) horseradish cream 1 lemon, rind finely grated, 1 ⁄2 juiced


Eggs; Lebanese cucumbers; Green beans; Baby rocket; Sugar snap peas; Grilled chicken breast Method

Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

Drain. Set aside to cool completely then thickly slice. Place the rocket, chives, sour cream, horseradish cream, lemon rind and juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Season. Place the potato and half of the dressing in a large bowl. Season then toss until coated. Serve with the remaining dressing in a small serving bowl. Get ahead by making the dressing and cooking the potatoes the day before and store in airtight containers in the fridge. Then simply boil the eggs to your liking on the day. Serve with blanched and halved green beans and sugar snap peas , thickly sliced chicken breast, thinly sliced Lebanese cucumber, baby rocket, halved boiled eggs, toasted mixed seeds.

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Assistant Marketing & Events Officer

37.5 hours per week and 45 weeks per year

$65,101 pa FTE

St Martins Lutheran College invites applications for the position of Assistant Marketing and Events Officer. The Assistant Marketing and Events Officer undertakes a broad range of marketing, events and communication tasks under the general direction of the Marketing and Events Officer, including maintaining the College’s social media platforms. The position will take a leading role in coordinating and planning event related activities for student enrolment, award ceremonies and industry engagement.

Experience in a school environment is desirable but not essential. The successful applicant will be supportive of the Christian ethos of the College and contribute positively to the wider school community through interaction with staff, students, families, visitors, contractors and suppliers.

Some out of hours work will be required to assist with events, for which time in lieu or overtime will be provided.

Applications, including a cover letter, resume and contact details for at least two referees, should be submitted in PDF format via email by 26 January 2023. A copy of the job description can be found on the College website at

The successful applicant will be required to hold a working with children check for paid employment before employment can commence. St Martins Lutheran College has a zero-tolerance approach regarding harm to children and young people and are committed to acting in students’ best interests and keeping them safe from harm.

the wider Limestone Coast community. In early 2019, BMG became part of the CMV Group of Companies, which has been operating for over 85 years in South Australia and Victoria, having a turnover in excess of $1 billion. BMG are authorized Dealers for iconic truck brands; Kenworth, DAF and Hino providing sales, service and quality parts to our valued Customers.

The Role

Due to leadership growth, a rare management opportunity has emerged for an experienced and highly motivated Truck Sales Manager. As the successful candidate, you will be a hands-on leader of this award winning, high performing sales team which is revered by the heavy vehicle industr y. You will be charged with propelling this team into the future, whilst servicing our customers to the highest standard.


Key areas of responsibility:

Do you have a passion for Trucks?

• Provide direction and support to the sales team to achieve targets

Are you focused on delivering the best results to your team and customers?

• Identify objectives and strategies for sales growth and marketing of all brands

• Regularly review targets and results and implement appropriate action plans

• Manage vehicle inventory

Due to internal promotion, we are recruiting for our next Sales Coordinator extraordinaire who will provide exceptional support to our Truck Sales Team.

• Monitor work in progress and propose annual forecasts and budgets

The Company

• Create and develop strong working relationships with relevant Franchisor representatives.

• Manage key relationships with sub-dealers and key customers

• Develop new business opportunities in order to grow the business

• Provide direction and support to sales team to achieve sales objectives and targets

Barry Maney Group, a division of CMV Group, are seeking an energetic and highly motivated person to join their Truck Sales Team. As Truck Sales Coordinator, you will play an integral part in the delivery process for our market leading, global brands, Kenworth, DAF & Hino Trucks.

• Promote effective and regular communication to encourage team cohesion and to achieve desired outcomes

About you

Requirements / skills

• Industry experience is essential

Flexibility and maturity are required as this position will involve communicating with a wide range of internal & external stakeholders.

• 5+ years in a Sales Manager or similar managerial role is essential

• A driven leader with a strong commitment to building a positive team culture and engagement

• High-level communication, written, collaboration and delegation skills

The ideal candidate will be results and task driven with excellent enthusiasm for providing high levels of customer care while maintaining a high level of knowledge of the iconic brands that we represent.

Your skills will include:

• Self-driven and results orientated with a keen appreciation of what it takes to drive and motivate a sales team.

• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

• High Level organisational skills

• Proven track record of leading teams and achieving budgets

• Ability to work in a team and autonomously


• Sound IT skills

• Industry knowledge (would be an advantage)

As part of the CMV Group of companies, at BMG we are committed to attracting the best talent.

We offer:

• A generous remuneration package

• Fully maintained company vehicle, phone and laptop

The Barry Maney Group believe that our customers deserve nothing but the best service. If you are seeking a rewarding career opportunity which challenges and fulfills your sense of achievement, then look no further! Apply today!

• Work with Australia’s market leading truck brand

• Corporate discounts on health and insurance programs

• Annual staff functions and employee rewards

Please forward your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Manager.


to: Jason Scheidl Marketing & Events Officer Email:

Applications to:

Mandy Taylor HR & Compliance Manager Phone: 08 8725 1430 Email:

How to Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Please email your cover letter and resume to

Confidential Enquiries are welcome on 0407 722 145

Application close February 6th

Sales Duncan McGregor 0407 722 983 Jill Collins 0400 598 327
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We’re hiring Dry Processing Manager

OneFortyOne is a trans-Tasman business that owns and manages softwood plantation forests and operates sawmills in Australia and New Zealand. We produce and distribute timber and forest products across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

We’re looking for an experienced, pro-active, and people oriented Dry Processing Manager to join our Wood Products Team at Jubilee Sawmill in Mount Gambier.

The role:

The Dry Processing Manager will manage and lead the Dry Mills to optimise business interest in the areas of Safety, People, Production, Continuous Improvement and Quality.

As part of the Site Lead Team, you will support our business strategy and bring OneFortyOne’s purpose and values to life by:

• Promoting a safe and positive workplace culture in line with OneFortyOne’s values and purpose.

• Ensuring the maintenance and safety of all plant and equipment in Dry Processing areas.

• Assisting in preparation and alignment of Dry Processing production budgeting, ensuring targets are met.

• Having a pro-active approach to continuous improvement and project coordination.

• Ensuring compliance with Standards and maintaining quality of production outputs.

• Actively facilitating and participating in various team meetings as required.

• Leading and partnering with HR in recruitment processes in line with Dry Processing area demands, as well as ongoing performance tracking.


• Have significant management experience in a fastpaced timber manufacturing environments, with relevant tertiary qualifications.

• Are good at building effective and collaborative workplace relationships.

• Can uphold workplace safety and maintain a safe working culture.

• Are organised and flexible with the ability to manage a team.

• Are committed to continuous improvement and quality.

• Have a high level of confidence using computers and various software (Microsoft Suite, SAP or similar).

To apply

Our people are key to our success, and we’re passionate about being a great place to work. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

For more information about the role and/or to obtain a position description, contact Mae Steele, HR Advisor on 0439 089 483.

OneFortyOneencouragesapplicantsofallgenders,ages, andcultures,includingFirstNationspeople,peoplewith disability,andLGBTIQA+people.

Applications Close: 22 January 2023


Sales Duncan McGregor 0407 722 983 Jill Collins 0400 598 327


Upcoming bull sales

Boonaroo sire power


Mount Gambier Angus Bulls

Wrattenbullie Poll Herefords



Tugulawa Simmental Stud



Limestone Coast Combined

Stock & Land Beef Week

Field Day • Mountt Gambier


Friday 3rd February 8.30am

Rellum Farms Field Day

Friday 3rd February

Mount Gambier Limousins

Field Day

Friday 3rd February

Warrawindi Farms Field Day

Monday 6th February


Thursday February 9th

Granite Ridge Angus Stud

Friday 10th February @ 12noon (SA Time)

Goolagong Santa & Angus Stud Friday

Friday 10th February (Reedy Creek) & Friday 17th February

1pm (Warnertown)

Bonnydale Black Simmentals

Monday 13th March @ 1pm(WST) Bridgetown WA

Sterita Park Angus

Monday 13th February 4pm

Lucindale SA

Yerwal Estate Simmentals

Monday 13th February

@10.30am Lucindale South Nampara Pastoral Co Tuesday

Tuesday14th February on property Mandayen

Wednesday 15th February

Keith SA

Glatz Black Angus Wednesday 15th February @11.30am

Avenue Range SA

Boonaroo Angus Friday

February 17th 11.30am (Vic Time)

Oak Downs

Friday February 17th

Glendan Park Herefords & Adameluca Angus

Friday 24th February @ 1pm

Lindsay Murray Greys

Tuesday 28th February @ 11.30am (Pigeon Ponds)

Weeran Angus

Tuesday February 28th @1pm


Naracoorte Shorthorn Bull Sale

Thursday 16th March

Naracoorte SA (Bundaleer, Nentoura, Caskieben) magazines/beef-bull/

2023 sees 130 of the most consistent bulls ever produced at Boonaroo to be offered in our 19th Angus production sale. We aim to breed bulls with perfect phenotype, soft, deep, with structural strength and docile temperament. We are focusing heavily on fat cover, muscling and carcase quality in our breeding program, combining these traits to produce cattle which can run at higher stocking rates without losing their ability to finish and be fertile. Our genetics aim to assist grass finishing producers to breed an animal which can be efficiently finished year-round on grass. Generations of New Zealand genetics provide a robust, sound, and deep-bodied line of bulls, many years of dedication to performance recording creates

performance predictability. Our bulls are guaranteed sound and fertile.

The 2023 sale bulls consist of new outcross genetics including the legendary Rennylea L519 who is producing sound, docile growthy calves with outstanding carcase quality. An L519 son, Prospect P550, is producing early maturing calves with great finishing ability. Karoo Realist N278 another super sound, docile bull with great phenotype. Our walking bulls Lawsons Charlie, Hardhat Nebraska, Kidman Gunsmoke and Boonaroo Genius Q63 all have great lines of high growth and calving ease bulls throughout the sale.

2022 has seen Boonaroo calve down 480 stud cows and join 520 females and seen

Quality breeding at Oak Downs

further investment in purchasing outright some of the best bulls in the country. At Boonaroo we focus investment into genetics that make cattle versatile and suited to all markets. TeMania

Reaves R574 $130 000, Cluden Newry R214 $49 000, Lawsons Quantum R238, Lawsons Quantum R652, and TeMania Resolution in collaboration with Seven Hills Angus, New Zealand. These bulls aim to increase marbling without compromising type.

Boonaroo started breeding Angus cattle back in 2003, concentrateingon structure and phenotype, we retain females which thrive in our sandy soils, with good feet and temperament being number 1. Focusing heavily on combining fat cover and muscling in our breeding program,

along with marbling to produce cattle which can finish easily on grass or the feedlot meeting MSA targets.

Over half of the 2023 sale group are “curve benders”, bulls which offer calving ease without compromising growth and quality. Sires we use boast excellent hoof shape, growth without losing softness and finishing ability and exceptional temperament. We hope that you can join us to inspect them at either of our field days Vic Beef Week at ‘Clifton’, Hamilton, Vic, on Friday, February 3 where 40 sale bulls will be displayed and Monday, February 6 at ‘Boonaroo’, Casterton, Vic; and our sale on Friday, February 17, at Boonaroo at 11.30am EST. Inspections will begin from 9.30am.

Reared their entire lives on dryland pasture, with no grain feeding or

and only being supplemented with cereal hay during the high bloat risk period, these bulls show the excellent muscle expression and do ability that they will pass onto their progeny.

After excellent feedback from last year, the buyer friendly method of the Helmsman Selling System will again be used this February which will see all bulls up for sale simultaneously, removing the high pressure often felt in a traditional open cry auction. The sale will also be interfaced with Auctions Plus. All bulls are fully vaccinated, have been semen tested by Nationwide Artificial Breeders and have full genomic enhanced Breedplan figures. Bulls can be inspected during the Stock Journal Beef Week open day on February the 7th, or at any other time via appointment with Andrew Schwarz; 08 87542041 or 0428341735.

Links to the online sale catalogue, photos and videos can be found at herefordsaustralia or on the OakDowns Poll Hereford Stud facebook page. With 58% of last years’ catalogue selling for under $8,000, buyers can confidently attend the sale knowing that not only will they be able to purchase top quality bulls but also at a good value for money price.

Mark your calendar: Date: 17th February

Venue: Oak Downs – via Bordertown , SA

Sale Format: Helmsman System

Established in 1979, Oak Downs has been breeding quality Poll Hereford cattle for 44 years and this year’s draft of 40 bulls shows just how far their breeding programme has come. Moderate framed, soft skinned, well pigmented, structurally correct and excellent weight for age justifiably describes the 2023 line up of sire prospects. irrigation


Glatz Black Angus at the forefront of beef production Problem free bulls

Glatz’s Black Angus produce problem free bulls. They offer brand marketability, consistency, post-sale service, and industrygrade acclaim.

Glatz’s cattle continue to stand at the very forefront of beef production. Leading the way in both grass-finished and grain-fed carcase competitions, weaner sales, Auctions Plus sales, and visually appraised competitions. These are the sound reasons why cattle breeders repeatedly look to Glatz’s Black Angus.

A team of 10 pure Glatz bred steers were the highest scoring entries for both “Feedlot Performance” and “Carcase Quality” in the Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic. This team was also awarded the overall “Grand Champion Team”. The cattle were 120 day grain-fed at Teys Australia’s Charlton Feedlot and processed at Teys Australia’s Naracoorte plant. This follows on from great results in previous competitions.

MSA’s own “Excellence in Eating Quality” award has seen pure Glatz blood steers achieve the highest honor. These 200 steers ranked #1 for MSA Compliance, MSA Index and MSA Marble Score. The analysis was taken from a twoyear delivery period and included consignments from 760 MSA registered producers.

Glatz bulls produce male offspring that reach a premium, high MSA indexing 300kg-350kg finished carcase; quickly and efficiently. Either finished on grass

or in a 120 day grain-fed program.

The female offspring from Glatz bulls can take your self-replacing herd forward. Medium framed, easy keeping and productive. Production traits such as fertility, milk and docility are never compromised. Selection for conformation and type are nonnegotiable aspects of all breeding decisions.

The Glatz’s Black Angus stud female herd is maternally strong, sound structured and hardy. All heifers are joined as yearlings.

The herd grazes dry-land Phalaris, Fescue and Sub clover pastures at a minimum stocking rate of 30DSE/ ha. All stock experience significant nutritional pressure throughout autumn and winter.

This 16th 2023 Cattleman’s Bull Sale will feature outstanding sons from a range of sires.

Black Angus currently has the greatest number of Varilek Geddes progeny in Australia. Unfortunately, Geddes is now deceased with his semen unavailable. He is a sire that achieves the right balance of data and phenotype. His calves are easily born from heifers, are structurally sound and exhibit lots of early growth. He currently sits inside the Top 30% of the breed for 10 recorded traits.

Baldridge 38 Special progeny have been smashing sales Australia wide. Black Angus are expecting their 4th consecutive drop of 38 Special calves this year. He was heavily researched and selected for his balance of Calving Ease, Explosive Growth, Moderate MCW,

Impressive draft

High EMA and exceptional Foot Data. His calves are easily born, fast growing, good footed and are particularly well muscled. His young daughters are now in production, having neat udders and raising heavy weaners. 38 Special is positioned near the top of the Angus breed for CED, CEDtrs, Low Birth Weight, 200 Growth, 400 Growth, 600 Growth and Milk. His semen is currently unavailable in Australia.

Makahu is owned by Black Angus with a $20,000 half share sold in 2020. He has become one of Australia’s go-to semen sires for reliability and satisfaction, being marketed by Agrigene. All breeders that inspect Makahu or his progeny in the flesh use him. Then use him again and again. He is super sound, super docile and strides in a large, muscular and athletic frame. He has been utilized for heifer mating year on year. 156 recorded progeny at Black Angus so far.

Black Angus Wattle Street Q127 is a Proper Beef Bull. Super Sound, Super Docile, Super Muscular and Heavy. His first run of sale bulls are impressive. Cattle that make beef producers money. Wattle Street Ranks

Tugulawa sale offering traditional & black bulls

We are very proud to be offering such an impressive draft of traditional and black bulls for private sale on property. Beef Field Day Monday February 6th from 8am. Also heifers available for sale on auctionsplus Wednesday 8th February from 9am - 5pm.

These bulls have exceptional growth and temperament with plenty of bone thickness, muscle, and easy doing ability.

Sires used are Anchor D Gunner, Las Vegas, Mr Evan 14P, V C Night Watch, Heart State of War and Tugulawa Lex. We can recommend these bulls to perform in any program.

We are also offering a selection of traditional and black females which have plenty of style and

in the Top 1% of the breed for Docility, Foot Angle and Carcase Weight. Top 3% for 400 Growth, 600 Growth, EMA and Foot Claw Shape.

Black Angus Complement L51 “Selwood” appeals to the majority of cattle breeders. The hot demand for his sons in recent years confirms his industry relevance with 120 progeny at Black Angus alone. He ranks at the Top 1% of the Angus breed for Positive Rib Fat, Positive Rump Fat and Docility. Top 2-6% for Low Birth Weight, Milk, Calving Ease Daughters and Days to Calving.

The Glatz family invite breeders to inspect their 2023 sale offering. Expect to see Angus bulls with a difference, reflecting a long-term laser focus of breeding robust beef bulls with extra muscle, weight and calving ease.

The 2023 Glatz’s catalogue will include an innovative new data analysis. All bulls will display the new Glatz’s - Key Performance Indicator “KPI”. The KPI rates all bulls based on the traits of most economic influence to

their southern Australian based clientele. Self-replacing weaner producers who’s calves are finished on grass or 120 day grain. The Glatz’s KPI specifically targets the requirements of their clients.

All sale bulls will be available for inspection at SA Beef Week –Monday 6th February, 2023. On Property – 2135 Avenue Range Rd, Avenue Range, SA.

Herd inspections at any other time are welcomed.

The 85 bulls catalogued for this 16th Cattleman’s Bull Sale are delivered with an industry leading 3 YEAR Guarantee. The majority of bulls catalogued are suitable for heifer joining.

The 2023 Cattleman’s Bull Sale is on Wednesday February 15 at 11:30am. On property – 2135 Avenue Range Rd, Avenue Range, SA.

To receive a catalogue or for any enquiries, contact Ben – P. 0407712455 E. glatzblackangus@ www.glatzsblackangus. com Twitter. @glatzblack Facebook. Glatz Black Angus

for Private Sale

available on the day.

All enquiries welcome by contacting Gary Allen on 0417 801 615 or email tugulawa9@bigpond.

TUGULAWA SIRE: S963 Tugulawa Sampson. Out of reserve junior champion female in Melbourne by top A.I. sire Heart State of War Bulls at SA Beef Field Day Monday 6th Feb 2023 all enquiries welcome to Gary Allen
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Championship success for local athletes

Darcy Hodges & Lucy Dening shine as local swimmers make their mark at Wulanda

Triumphant. That is the best way to describe Mount Gambier’s hosting of the 2023 SA Country Swimming Championships at the beginning of this month.

The four day carnival showcased Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre to a cohort of more than 400 swimmers and their families from across South Australia and interstate and saw the new $62millnio facility pass its first test as a host of major events.

It was also a triumph for local swimmers with the Mount Gambier Swimming Club, who were the hosts of the championships, and Blue Lake Y Swim Club athletes producing plenty of personal bests and medal winning performances across the four days of competition.

It was two female swimmers that stole the show from a local perspective with Darcy Hodges, from Blue Lake Y, earning a number of individual accolades, including the Braendler Trophy for the best female swimmer in the 11 years category, as well as the Development Trophy for the best female swimmer of the meet.

Darcy’s full program also saw her set a new SA Country record for the 50m breaststroke in a time of 38.41 in the 11 years category, setting a new mark in the 100m of the same stroke as well in a time of 1:25.87.

Fellow Blue Lake Y swimmer Thomas Bignell also set a new SA Country mark in the 50m breaststroke in the 18years category. Only to see his new mark of 32.23 eclipsed a few hours later.

The Mount Gambier Swimming Club also enjoyed great success with rising star Lucy Dening posting a national qualifier time as the highlight.

The Barossa Swimming Club took out the team champion title.

For the two local clubs, not only were the championships a chance to show off Mount Gambier’s stateof-the-art aquatic facilities but also make their mark in the water.

The huge band of volunteers who helped with set up and pack up, as well as filling roles throughout the four day championships, were also vital to the success of the event.


RESULTS DAY TWO 50 BUTTERFLY 10th Olivia 3rd Darcy 5th
PB 7th
PB 3rd
PB 10th
PB 6th
50 BREASTSTROKE 7th Madison 5.94 sec PB 8th Matilda 11.15 sec PB 9th
PB 2nd
PB 10th
4th Darcy 3rd Kiahna 50 FREESTYLE 6th Madison 1.18 sec PB 4th Harvey 2.97 sec PB 10th Jaqulyn 6th Kiahna MEDAL WINNERS 3rd Darcy 100BK (2.79sec PB) 1st Hinako 50BK 1st Nicole 50BR 2nd Vaughn 5OBR (0.69 sec PB) 3rd Nicole 50BR FINALISTS 50FLY 5th Charles (0.21sec PB) 50BACK 4th Charles 50FR 4th Darcy 0.17 4th LucyD 50BR 7th Indee (0.37 sec PB) 5th Lucy E (0.34 sec PB) 100BK 4th Lucy D 50BK 7th Vaughn 50FLY 4th Hinako CONT.
Kiahna 0.12 sec
Matilda 9.99 sec
Madison 13.98 sec
Harvey 10.02 sec
Olivia 2.91 sec
Harvey 6 sec
MAKING HER MARK: (Above top & in action during the SA Country Swimming Championships) Lucy Dening, from the Mount Gambier Swimming Club, had a strong championships including posting a national qualifying time. TROPHY HAUL: (Left with her trophies & in action in the pool) Blue Lake Y swimmer Darcy Hodges was the swimmer of the championships from a local perspective.

Freestyle (Gold)

Butterfly (Silver)

Breaststroke (Gold)

Freestyle (Gold)

SPORT DOWNLOAD THE APP AT MT GAMBIER MT GAMBIER FROM PREVIOUS PAGE PERSONAL BEST TIMES Alxys smashed out a 15.60 sec PB in her 50 backstroke event and Tayla for swimming a huge 5.78 sec PB in her 50m freestyle. DAY THREE MEDALLISTS 1st LucyD 50FLY (1.38 sec PB) 1st Hinako 100BK 2nd Nicole 100BR 3rd Darcy 50BK 1st Lucy 50BK (0.46 sec PB) FINALISTS 6th Indee 4th Hinako (0.71 sec PB) DAY FOUR MEDALLISTS 2nd Hinako 100FLY (0.23 sec PB) 3rd Nicole 100FLY 2nd Vaughn 100BR FINALISTS 100FLY 4th LucyD (1.49 sec PB) 50FR 6th Charles (0.55 sec PB) 6th Vaughn (2.66 sec PB) 6th LucyE 4th Nicole 100FR 7th LucyD 50BR 4th Lucy D (0.13 sec PB) 6th Indee BLUE LAKE Y RESULTS DAY TWO MEDALLISTS Darcy
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Backstroke (Bronze)
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Backstroke (Bronze)
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Backstroke (Silver) Aleisha Pearson
Backstroke (Silver) Hayley Pearson
Breaststroke (Gold)
Freestyle (Silver)
Butterfly overall (Silver) Thomas Bignell
Breaststroke (Bronze) DAY FOUR MEDALLISTS Haydn Lowe
Breaststroke (Bronze)
Freestyle (Silver) Thomas Bignell
Breaststroke (Silver) Hayley Pearson
Butterfly (Silver) Darcy Hodges
CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION: (Above) The Blue Lake & Swim Club medallists; (below) the Mount Gambier Swimming Club squad; (top left) Hinako Holman in action during the 2023 SA Country Swimming Championships & (bottom
Nevae Brooksby showing good form as she powers through the water at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre.

Don’t miss a shot of the 2023 Australian Open with SEN Tigers & South play out a tense 2023 opener

Heat policy affects most games in return to baseball

As the calendar has now hit 2023, the players took the field in the business end of the season for the Mount Gambier and District Baseball League.

Tigers found themselves taking on South to kick start it Friday under lights on a warm night.

South was out to get the dream start and were fast out of the blocks with a two run opening dig thanks to some young guys finding the middle of the bat.

This would set the tone for the night in what would be a cracking game of baseball, as both teams wrestled back and forth the lead and after the halfway point the score stood three runs apiece.

A game that saw the league chief umpire Michael Summers step up to adjudicate due to a fierce rivalry and potentially some fireworks, ended up only two passionate sides going head to head for bragging rights.

Tigers, for the first time in five years saw a combined 1350 games of experience on the field, with Kane Harrison 401*, Ben Marcus 399*, Karl Ransom 349* and Joey Sims 267* all in the starting ninethe band was back together.

After the seventh innings the game was flying and the game was still tied at four runs each before a four run eighth inning saw Tigers take the lead out to a commanding four runs. But another twist was brewing, and when Tigers

had to lean on the underworked Joe Sims returning from injury, and South had a sniff.

With load bases and two out Tigers escaped despite giving up three runs and won by the narrowest of margins to start the year in the win column.

Tigers Karl Ransom picked up three hits, along with Kane Harrison and Matt Thompson two apiece to go to the tally for the year.

For South it was Tarkyn Morale with two hits and a number of great plays at shortstop that was the stand out for the Indians.

In the other Division One game it was ladder leaders Central taking

heat shortened game. It would be Central with Dylan Chuck in the mound defeating Federals 20-0 in a huge blow out victory.


Division 1

Tigers 8 (K.Ransom 3; K.Harrison, M.Thompson, P.Kermond, J.England 2, B.Marcus, R.Rolph, J.Sims) d South 7 (T.Morale, J.Balshaw, R.Walter 2; D.Joyce, R.Placcucci, B.Nash); Central 20 d Federals 0 (no details provided for either team)

Under 18 Federals 10 d Tigers 7

All other matches not played due to heat policy

Robe team enjoys success at Kingston

Twilight & social bowls also return to Robe greens

It was great to see full rinks again for twilight bowls at the Robe Bowling Club.

Social bowls on Thursday afternoon saw visitors from Darwin, and regulars from Mortlake and Horsham.

There were 33 players who played 2 bowl triples and 3 bowl pairs.

Five teams managed to win two games with Darren Grant, Dean Nankivell and Nola Peel finishing second on 54 points just behind winners Helen Lynch and Errol Jennings on 56 points.

Lorraine Dening won both raffle draws, so chook and wine for dinner Thursday night in the Dening household.

The Xmas Raffle drawn on December 22 was won by Mark Murphy, 2nd Anne Sneath and 3rd Robin Ling.

Open bowls was cancelled last Saturday due to the weather.


Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) has assembled a grand slam lineup of tennis experts to head up the network’s tennis coverage ahead of the first serve of the 2023 Australian Open.

The SEN Tennis team will feature a number of renowned tennis greats as 17-time Grand Slam Doubles Champion Mark Woodforde and 2006 Australian Open singles finalist Marcos Baghdatis, team up with former players and now distinguished global commentators Louise Pleming and Robbie Koening.

Current Australian doubles superstars Luke Saville (pictured) and reigning US Open Mixed Doubles Champion Storm Hunter will bring the players’ perspective.

One of tennis’ most revered media voices and New York Times correspondent Christopher Clarey will contribute a global lens to the coverage along with Canadian broadcaster and writer Stephanie Myles.

Rounding out the SEN Tennis team is the network’s own tennis ace and host of the popular radio program The First Serve, Brett Phillips, alongside Jordan Kounelis.

SEN Tennis will air from 7pm each night during the tournament, covering all night matches plus selected matches featuring Australian players, while Middle Saturday will provide non-stop coverage across the entire SEN network from midday.

Additionally, Dwayne Russell will be live on location at Rod Laver Arena during the tournament’s first week, broadcasting his Dwayne’s World program live, featuring interviews with the biggest names in tennis as the event unfolds.

Tennis fans will not miss a single serve, rally, or volley of the action thanks to AO Live powered by Kia, a dedicated 24/7 Australian Open channel available on the SEN app, complimenting SEN’s daily coverage.

Sports Entertainment Network chief executive Craig Hutchison said the Australian Open was one of the marquee events on the sporting calendar and a fantastic way to begin the new year and SEN was excited to be the Official Radio Broadcast Partner.

“We’ve assembled a wide range of experts from around the globe to provide tennis fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the two-week journey,” Hutchison said. “From current and former players to the most respected voices in the tennis media, SEN has the AO coverage from all angles.”

SEN’s live coverage of the Australian Open begian on January 16 from 7pm across the SEN network and SEN app and SEN Mt. Gambier 1629am.

Stephen Kennett, David Robinson, Josh Waddell & Errol Jennings attended the two day carnival in Kingston erlier this month with some success, winning the second day’s competition. Australia Day there will be a fundraiser for the Robe 2 Recovery with bowls, raffles, bbq and pie floaters. Names in by 12.30pm to play bowls.
KINGSTON SUCCESS: Josh Waddell, Stephen Kennett, Errol Jennings & David Robinson

Agars & Case shine in ladies return to the Blue

An 18-hole stableford competition for the women was played at the Blue Lake Golf Club in readiness for the sponsored trophy events to start at the end of this month.

The majority are back on the fairways after the Christmas-New Year break feeling refreshed and ready to break their handicaps.

One of the lucky ones, Sue Agars, in Division One, did exactly that posting 38 points. Agars played off 22 and shot a bird four pointer on the 1st and registered pars on the 5th, 11th and 12th. Six three-pointers and one scrub resulted in splits of 19/19.

Hot on Agars heals was women’s captain Geraldine Scott also scoring well with 36 points. Off her 23 handicap Scott played consistent golf only able to par the 12th and 15th but no scrubs and four threepointers helped her achieve splits of 17/19. Handicapper Dianne Perryman off 18 took 3rd spot on the podium with 34 points from splits of 17/17 and included 1 scrub and pars on the 2nd, 9th, 11th and 15th.

Another to break her handicap was Division Two’s Rose Case making the most of her 40 handicap and posting 38 points. Splits of 18/20 included a par on the dog leg 15th, five three-pointers and one scrub. Jaynee Oberer survived a countback from Dianne Allen after both posted 34 points. Oberer off 34 had two four-pointers from pars on the 1st and 16th, two three-pointers and one scrub on the 6th from splits of 15/19. Dianne Allen off 40 is often in the winner’s circle and had to be satisfied with 3rd spot this time after her countback with Oberer. Outward and inward nines of 17/17 showed consistency and included four three-pointers and also a scrub on the 6th rated the hardest hole on the women’s index.

Nearest to the pin 2nd shot winners were Josie Ashby (Div 1) and Lee Anderson (Div 2). The pro-shot winner was Sue Agars. Birdie prize winner’s were Agars 1st, Cherryl Hill 4th, Ronda Edwards 16th, Joanne Rowell and Annette Ford 18th. Ferret prizes were awarded to Ashby 8th, Agars 11th, Perryman 11th, Helen Stratford 16th, Rowell and Ford 18th.

This week’s competition will be an 18-hole stableford.

Jack all all trades joins Pioneers for 2023

Coach predicts newly signed Canberra recruit will quickly become a Pioneers fan favourite

Castec Rural Pioneers are excited to announce yet another signing with Will Mayfield from the Canberra Gunners putting pen to paper to move from the NBL1 East competition to be part of the Mount Gambier program.

Mayfield averaged 17.6 points per game at 52.9% throughout the 2022 NBL1 East season, including a season high of 34 points against Illawarra last August, together with 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists each game.

The signing of Mayfield further strengthens the Pioneers 2023 roster and provides head coach Richard Hill increased versatility.

“Will had a tremendous season in a championship winning team last year,” Hill said. “He is a do it all, tough and competitive player who’s versatility will see him log minutes at the two, three and four spots for us.

“I expect Will to become a fan favourite very quickly with his combative, wholehearted play.”

The 2023 NBL1 South season starts in April with the Pioneers set to play home games at the new Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre.

Lake Golf Club


Carthew & Scudds face off in tense ladies singles final at Millicent Bowls Club

By the eighth end

MT GAMBIER Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Millicent Bowls Club held their Ladies Championship Singles, with Heather Carthew and Lyn Scudds making it to the grand final which was played over 25 ends. the score was tied at six shots each. Heather then scored five shots to take the score to Heather 13 shots to Lyn. Lyn was able to win the next four ends to set the score at Lyn 16 shots to Heather 13, by the 23rd end the score again was tied at 17 shots each. Heather was able to win four of the next six ends to finish the game with the final score, Heather 26 shots to Lyn 20. LADIES SINGLES FINALISTS: Winner Heather Carthew & runner up Lyn Scudds STABLEFORD PODIUM: Division 2 runner up Jaynee Oberer & winner Rose Case with Division 1 runner up Geraldine Scott & winner Sue Agars

Farrell dominates to win the Robe Bowling Club men’s singles

Thunder big man set to become a Pioneer

No fuss attitude attracts head coach to Lampkin

The signatured keep coming for the Castec Rural Pioneers, with the club signing the 206cm star, 26-year-old Jacob Lampkin, from the Keilor Thunder.

Lampkin will add significant depth of experience to the Pioneers roster, having played for the University of Pacific and University of Alaska prior to joining the Keilor Thunder in the NBL1 South competition last year, but most recently has played in the starting five in the Serbian league.

In the 2022 NBL1 South competition, Lampkin averaged 19.5 points a game at an impressive 59.73% from the field, together with an average of three assists and 10 rebounds per game.

Lampkin is another important signing for the Pioneers and head coach Richard Hill was thrilled Lampkin was to become a Pioneer this season.

“Jacob brings exactly what we need to our front court, a solid defender and high level rebounder to complement a well-rounded and very efficient offensive game,” Hill said.

“He probably slipped under the radar a little last season playing on a bottom half team, but he was very effective and statistically one of the premier big men in the competition. I love his no fuss attitude and unselfishness.”

The Castec Rural Pioneers and the OneFortyOne Pioneers will commence their 2023 NBL1 South campaigns in April.

Robe Bowling Club’s Men’s Singles Championships were played on January 7, with a field of 16 playing.

The closest game of the first round was between Glenn Wright and Ken Smith. Wright started well and lead until the 9th end, when it was nine-all, then Smith went to the lead, to be overtaken by Wright on the 17th end, on the 19th end it was 19-all, Ken scored a three on the next end to win the first round 22-19.

The other matches saw Steve Farrell defeat Paul Truelove, Harold Manton defeat Bill Cook, David Robinson defeat Adrian Bermingham, Errol Jennings defeat Barry Bennett, Rob Lawrie defeat Dean Woodward and Stephen Kennett defeat Dean Burgoyne. Round 2 saw Smith in the closest game again, but he was on the losing end to Kennett 22-18.

Other matches in the second round saw Robinson defeat Manton and Jennings defeat Gray, Farrell defeat Rob Lawrie.

In the semi finals Farrell had a comfortable win against Jennings and Robinson had a close one against Kennett winning 21-19.

In the final Farrell had a comfortable win against Robinson 25-12.

The RBC Men’s Singles Champion for 2022-23 is Steve Farrell.

Social bowls has been well attended and on December 29 2x12 ends of triples were played. The only winners of two games on 57 points were Dean Burgoyne, Leanne Cameron and Jim Gray. The raffle prizes went to Judy Bermingham & Marg Dolan.

On January, it was a 5 2x10 end triples game with one four and there were 2x2 game winners.

Harold Manton, Pete deLaine and Nola Peel were runners up on 51 points and Darren Grant, Josh Waddell and Robbie Dahler were winners on 52 points. Raffle winners were Barb Brown and Josh Waddell.

The Robe Bowling Club has also been busy with full fields for twilight bowls Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Names in foyer at club by 5pm for 6pm start, most times names need to be in the day before as rinks fill up quickly.

The Ladies Fours Championships and Mens Triples Championships will be held on January 22, so please put your teams up on the notice board in the clubrooms.

MT GAMBIER MEN’S SINGLES: Winner Steve Farrell with runner up David Robinson
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Last week 28 players took part in the 2-4-2 gameat the Millicent Bowls Club which was played on B and C greens. In first place with a score of 33+8 were John Eldridge and Peter Scanlon taking home the $28 prize pool each. Second place went to David Botting and Malcolm Wright with a score of 33+6 and winning the $5 bar voucher each. Other winning teams were, Rob Chambers, Iain Campbell 32+8. Terry Barnes, Derrick Lindh 31+13. Alan Correll, Brian Goode 31+3. Ian Ross, Frank Cooper30+9 and Derk Pietersma, Aaron Emonson 30+2.

SE Field & Game aggregate winners

honoured for consistency across the season Open aggregate winner Jeremy Kent sponsored by Elders Gambier Farm Supplies

Heath Telford on behalf of sponsor Peter Telford with Senior aggregate winner Greg Kessagian

Veteran Aggregate winner Chris VonStanke Snr with Josh Lamond representing sponsor Graham Lamond

Sponsor Neville Kent with Ladies aggregate winner Tasha Bellinger

Sponsor Al Scheidl with Junior aggregate winner Declan Wright

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Seaside singles decided

Wilson & Richards emerge as champions

Port MacDonnell held its Men’s and Ladies Singles in very warm condition for bowls earlier this month.

The Men’s championships was sponsored by Forty Winks and had 11 nominations.

Adam Wilson had a bye in the first round then defeated David Beaman and Chris Richards to advance to the final.

Eddie Smith, who also had a bye in the first round, defeated Robert Hutchesson and Terry Seiler to advance to the final against Wilson.

The final between Wilson and Smith turned out to be a very interesting game and after six ends they where six-all and went shot

for shot and after 12 ends they where10-all then Smith got three in the next three ends to lead by three.

The next four ends Wilson made a break and got eight shots to lead 18-13. After 22 ends Smith had picked up five shots and trailled Wilson by one, by the 26 end it was Smith (pictured bottom right) who got to the lead and was 24-21 then Wilson (pictured top right) got four to take him to 25 and win the title by one.

The Ladies Championship Singles was also sponsored by Forty Winks and had six nominations.

Heather Richards defeated Jan Dowdell and Jennie Tilley to make it through to the final.

Sharon Perryman had the bye in the first round then defeated Roma Henderson to advance to the final against Richards for the second year running.

In a very close contest Perryman scored two on the first end then Richards scored the next five ends to lead 6-2 then Perryman got three singles the next three ends trail by one.

After 13 ends Richards got away and lead 13-6 and after 17 ends Richards had a handy lead 17-8 then Perryman (pictured bottom far right) won five of the next ends to trail by one then Richards (pictured top far right) took control and won the next five ends and win the title 25-17.

Campbell wins three hour epic final

Millicent Bowls Club finalists produce memorable men’s singles championship decider

On January 7 and 8 the Millicent Bowls Club ran their Annual Men’s Singles Championships, with 24 players taking part in the competition in very, very warm conditions.

By the end of play on Saturday, players had been eliminated and it was down to the final four.

Going into the semi final were, Wayne Ross competing against Peter Scanlon and Derk Pietersma against Jim Campbell. These games were played to 21 shots up.

In the Pietersma/Campbell game, by the 7th end both players were sitting on seven shots and by the 13th end, Campbell had taken the lead by three shots sitting on 17 to 14. At the 15th end Campbell reached the 21 shots giving him a place in the grand final.

In the other semi final being played between Wayne Ross and Peter Scanlon also by the 7th end both players were tied seven shots each but by the 15th end Scanlon

was able to reach the target of 21 shots giving him a spot in the grand final.

The grand final was to be decided with the first player to reach 25 shots,

Jim Campbell and Peter Scanlon were having a neck and neck battle and by the 13th end were both sitting on eight shots each.

Jim Campbell the won the next five ends to put the score at 20 shots to 8, but then the tide turned in the next eight ends to bring the score to Campbell 20 and Scanlon 19 and it was anyone’s game.

For the final six ends it was very tight and after a battle, with the game lasting three hours, Campbell won the title of Singles Champion for 2022/23 Season The final scores were Campbell 25 to Scanlon 22.

MT GAMBIER MILLICENT SINGLES CHAMPION: Jim Campbell (left) outlasted Jim Scanlon to win the men’s title Photo courtesy of Ray Ritter Photo courtesy of Ray Ritter
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