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A FIRST for these youngsters (from left) Peppa, Jorja and William with Abby Casey, from Clare, as they watch the Wakefield river running near Watchman bridge and (LEFT) fun on the rides at Balaklava Show.

Reason to smile An unusually wet finish to September may have had show goers shivering on Saturday, but it brought smiles to the faces of local farmers – and water to the previously parched Wakefield River. The river is flowing through

Balaklava and Bowmans for the first time in several years, although the flows hadn’t reached Port Wakefield on Monday. It’s a sight some had speculated may never be seen again because of increased damming and water use further upstream.

Meanwhile, farmers are also enjoying the strongest spring finish in several years. While those who have cut hay will endure a loss of quality, the boost in yield of other crops more than makes up for it. Michael Tonkin, of Balco,

said last week’s rain would have a detrimental effect on the overall grade of early cut hay and the quality would be downgraded. He said for crops still standing the rain would help with plant maturity. Rain damage makes overseas

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marketing of hay more difficult. Farmers across the district are anticipating their best harvest in recent years, although there is some disappointment at low grain prices. n Continued Page 2, with town rainfall.

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Show and tell – the saga of ‘Pumpkingate’


ssst! Want to know a secret? Sorry, this has nothing to do with the local council and the mega farmer. Maybe next week. But keep the letters coming folks! It’s about the missing pumpkin at Balaklava Show and a person we shall name here as Peter Pumpkin Eater. He has another name close to mine, but that’s it, no more hints. This is serious stuff and I don’t want to get into any trouble with the Show Society. “Pumpkingate” had tongues wagging after the show on Saturday when word spread Peter Pumpkin Eater had managed only a miserable third in the show’s produce category. This was extremely surprising, because Peter, I’m told, had performed very well in recent Balaklava shows. Rumour had it a Peter pumpkin had in previous contests even rolled the doyen of produce displays, Clarrie Wandel. “Ridiculous,” I said, treating such

Gad, who would do such a thing? At first, Mrs Pumpkin Eater was accused of this heinous act. Yes, such allegations did froth up over a coldie or two “apres show” at the Terminus. So add a pinch of salt. The story goes Peter Pumpkin Eater had ventured into the secret pumpkin stowage area (SPSA) to prepare the selected entry for showing. Who knows what the Pumpkin Eater does at this point. A swish of Armorall, or Mr Sheen? But shock! Horror! It wasn’t there! Naturally, Peter assumed the worst, with thoughts of his prized entry screeching as the water boiled up. Pumpkins, like all vegetables, have feelings you know. I don’t know how vegetarians can live with themselves. I suppose they become “vague-uns.” But it turns out, this might not have been the case at all. Later inquiries (much, much later) at the Termo revealed “Pumpkingate” might have been a farce.


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EDITOR gossip with the disdain it deserved. Then word seeped out concerning strange goings-on in the hallowed hall of the grandstand. It was whispered Peter’s pumpkin could have been “nobbled.” Or worse, exchanged for another. Or worse still, ended up in a pot, to be served with a bit of mashed potato and beans with the Sunday roast. Mmmm-m!

In a darkened corner, away from the late night seedy characters, it was revealed to me by the Pumpkin Eater that he, himself, had possibly selected the wrong pumpkin. Well, you could have knocked me over with a solanum tuberosum! Pumpkin Eater obviously just does not take pumpkin showing seriously enough. As you can see here, others do! Especially me. I also noticed a new name appearing as a winner in some cake categories. Take a bow, Kimberly Brownlie. Can’t wait to try the jubilee cake. However, by the results in today’s paper, Christine Burford still rules as queen of the cakestand. Let the battle begin! o On a related topic; what can we do to invigorate the dear old Balaklava Show? You will read in the Balaklava Show report on page 11 how a two day show is being considered. Attracting the horsey types is not a bad idea. Once, some years back,

I suggested Balak show should amalgamate with another, possibly Gawler. That brought some hefty rebukes – but, ironically, there I was on Saturday standing before the crowds as an announcer, spruiking about the show and its attractions and awarding the “show person” prizes. How about that? And how about taking some of the attractions from the now recessed Adelaide Plains Cup festival and combining them with Balaklava Show day? There’s lots of things that could intermingle to freshen show day. It’s worth trying. So is a Friday night start, where the sideshows crank up and other night event kicks off. A night time grand parade around the oval? Sports Club bar and meals, hay rides, hay stacking, pony rides, equestrian events, header pull contests, basketball or tennis tournament. Think about it. Let’s have a go.

Farmers expecting a ‘much better harvest’

• From Page One KybungA farmer Barton Dall was out inspecting the crops with son Harry last week, all rugged up against the cold. While Harry was just about swamped amongst the canola, he and Dad were more than happy with the recent rain. Barton said he was expecting a much better harvest this year. “We’ve had 56 mm in the last week, and it’s a very timely rain,” he said. “It was much needed to finish off the crops both quality and yield wise.” While it will make cutting hay more difficult, Barton said it was the best rain in about four years and would double yields from last year. “Last year we didn’t reap any beans,” he said. “We bailed them because they didn’t finish, but this year we hope we’ll yield two tonnes to the hectare.” However, Barton said the prices

were a little disappointing. “We’ll have to sit on them for a while and look at some markets later in year, maybe in February,” he said. He and workmate Kaden Zerk crop wheat, barley, peas, lupins, beans, canola and hay at the Dall’s farm southwest of Kybunga. As well as owning 860 hectares, Barton sharefarms 120 hectares closer to Hoyleton.


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In the week until 9am Monday, 54 mm of rain has fallen at Balaklava, 40 at Mallala, 36 at Buckland Park, 45 at Two Wells, 16 at Owen, 51 at Hamley Bridge, 89 at Riverton, 75 at Saddleworth, 52 at Port Wakefield, 57 at Snowtown, 62 at Blyth, 66 at Hoyleton, and 75 at Auburn.

YOUNG Harry Dall is almost lost in this crop of canola, with dad Barton.

WAKEFIELD river runs over Werocata Ford and (RIGHT) Balaklava North farmer Roger Petch at Bowmans.

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Mayor in hospital Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, is recovering in hospital in Adelaide following unexpected complications after surgery last week. The surgery, which had been planned, was deemed successful by doctors but it is anticipated Mr Maitland’s recovery could take some time. Council CEO, Phil Barry, said the complications were quite serious and Mr Maitland’s family had requested privacy at this time. “Prue and family are already overwhelmed by the messages of care from well-wishers. They appreciate such support

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at this unexpected, difficult and challenging time,” Mr Barry said. “We do acknowledge people will be concerned and of course want to wish James a speedy recovery.” Inquiries should be made to council’s executive assistant, Tammy Nicholls, or Mr Barry.

Phone 8862 0800. The family has requested get well cards initially be sent to the council office, Scotland Place, Balaklava 5461. Sorry, no flowers or chocolates. Current deputy mayor, councillor Barry Nottle, will be acting mayor during Mr Maitland’s absence and recovery. Mr Maitland, 61, also is involved in various local government roles, including chair of the Central Local Government Region and SA Regional Organisation of Councils and as a country vice president of the Local Government Association of SA. These organisations have already put in place relief plans.

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Councillors: Interest low over Evans house affair

SUPPORTED by parents Patricia and Malcolm, Shamus gets a feel for his bike on the road outside their Halbury home. PICTURE: Lisa Redpath.

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Trip to Tassie as Shamus meets new challenges

There aren’t too many year 12 students who look forward to going to school each day and even enjoy doing their homework, but Halbury youth Shamus Liptrot is happy to be back. Shamus was critically injured in a cycling accident at the beginning of 2008 and has been on the long road to recovery. But with the support of his parents Malcolm and Patricia and through Shamus’s own sheer determination, he went for his first ride on a tandem bike since his accident in recent months, and continues to achieve new things. He now makes 14 kilometre trips on the bike with his cycling coach, and when he isn’t training, looks forward to spending more time at school. As he gets stronger, Shamus is spending a full day at Balaklava High School each Monday, half a day on Tuesdays, three quarters of a day on Wednesdays, and half a

SHAMUS with coach David Short. The pair aim to ride Norton Summit on their tandem bike. day each Thursday learning with his peers. His next challenge is being rid of his wheelchair, and Malcolm and Patricia said he was gradually able to walk with fewer aids. Avery fitness-focussed Shamus wakes his parents every morning at 6am for his exercises, and is straight back on the exercise mat after school – with no sleeping in on weekends. And even with so many hours dedicated to training, he still wants to do more!

Coach David Short aims to ride to Norton Summit on a tandem bike with Shamus. Thanks to the Make a Wish foundation, the family plans to travel to Tasmania over summer to thank those who assisted Shamus after his accident. Shamus has also written to those who cared for him in Tasmania to thank them for their efforts. Shamus said he was thankful for the community’s support. “It’s about time we started paying people back for all their support over the last year,” he said.

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Councillors of Wakefield Regional Council have had mixed feedback about council’s decision to appeal a Supreme Court decision to the Full Bench of the Supreme Court. While some say they have had absolutely no feedback from ratepayers, others have had strong views presented. Acting mayor Barry Nottle said he hadn’t heard a lot of comment from rate payers, but from speaking with other councillors there had been some feedback. “There have been several people contacted but if you look at the number of ratepayers, percentage wise it would be very small,” Cr Nottle said. He said it was his personal opinion an extraordinary meeting could be called and ratepayers invited if there was a high level of public concern about the issue, although because the matter was before the courts council would be limited in what it could say. “It might appear to be something minor, but in the overall picture it could turn into something a lot worse for council in general because the development plans would mean nothing.” Central ward councillors have received the most feedback. Councillor Avon Hudson said he had heard from several ratepayers who weren’t happy with council’s decision. “Our trouble is we can’t explain (the decision) because we approved this in a confidential session so we can’t discuss it,” Cr Hudson said. “A number of people I’ve just met have sought me out to discuss it and I can’t. “They have all indicated they have been largely kept in the dark about things. “As an elected member you’re caught between loyalty to the ratepayer to do the right thing by their money, and you also have to be silent about what actually happened in the meeting and it’s a bit unfortunate it had to be discussed in confidence.” But central ward councillor Maurice Tiller said he had heard no feedback, while Kelly Bickle said she had heard mixed reactions. “Some have said it seems like a waste of time, but I think they don’t understand

By Lauren Parker what it’s about,” she said. “Others say well if one person can do it then everyone else will want to do it. “I haven’t had anyone jumping out of their skin wanting to talk to me about it.” Eastern ward councillor John Wood said he had only had one phone call from a ratepayer wanting to know why council made its decision to appeal. “I have no problems with people having their say but I guess it’s a council decision, and all councillors take into consideration ratepayers opinions when they make decisions,” Cr Wood said. In the same ward, councillor David Lamond said he was unable to make any comment as he was part of the Development Assessment Panel. Western ward councillor Scott Kelly said there had been discussion amongst ratepayers. “There’s been comments made but as you know, that’s a confidential item on our agenda at the moment so I’m not going to speak on that,” he said. In the northern ward, councillor Greg Stevens said he had also heard little feedback, although some farmers had raised concerns that if the development went through it could lead to small blocks of land being developed, inhibiting farming practices. In the same ward, Darryl Ottens said he had heard no feedback from ratepayers. “If they have a problem with anything you find out fairly quickly,” he said. Southern ward councillor Jo Lilith said she had heard no comments from ratepayers. “So far there doesn’t seem to be much interest,” she said. Also in the southern ward, Rodney Reid said he had spoken to a few ratepayers about the matter. “The people who have spoken to me are people who have said there are rules to go by and why isn’t everyone playing by the rules,” he said. Councillor Reid hasn’t been involved in council’s discussions about the issue because of a conflict of interest.



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‘Scrap horse industry zone’ says rural living submission Several suggestions have been put to Wakefield Regional Council regarding its draft Rural Living Development Plan Amendment (DPA). The DPA outlines areas to be set aside for rural living development, including some new areas and some which are already used for rural living purposes. Council received several submissions about the DPA, and some chose to be represented at a meeting last Wednesday. The DPA had been available for public comment, and council will now prepare a summary of all the submissions and how it intends to address them. This will then go back to council for approval then to State government. Michael Richardson, of Masterplan, spoke on behalf of Nine Mile Holdings which owns land near the

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racecourse which has been identified for rural living purposes. Several suggestions were made, including scrapping the horse industry zone which has been in place for several years but has resulted in very few property sales. Mr Richardson said this was because a buyer needed to have a horse-related use for the land under the current development guidelines, and Nine Mile Holdings believed there simply wasn’t the demand for this. Also included amongst suggestions was alterations to the required road frontage of each rural living block. Owen resident of more than 20 years, Denise Goward, spoke on behalf of herself and another Owen land owner. They were concerned a section of land that had been subdivided for rural living was to be zoned primary industry.

Elizabeth Young said the blocks were located around Goward Road, and each had an independent water meter facility. On the nine blocks are four residences, close to the town’s facilities. Mrs Goward agreed with Mrs Young. “If it’s changed to primary production you’re going to have people coming in wanting to breed goats and things like that right on the edge of town,” she said. “You’re going to get smells and dogs barking and things like that drifting over the town.” Mrs Goward said many people had purchased the blocks as an investment with the intention of later selling them for rural living - however this would now be noncomplying. She said she agreed with the location of other rural living zones surrounding Owen.


Mining anger Trees and grassland have been bulldozed and more shellgrit removed just days after Port Parham residents gathered in protest of a shell grit mine in scrubland immediately behind the town. These photographs were supplied by local resident, Roy Wink, who can see the mining from his house

balcony. In addition, muddy tracks have been carved through the scrub when bulldozers and trucks have accessed the mine. The community remains angered by the mine and the lack of consultation, describing it as “environmental vandalism.”

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Man was sensitive to light Two Wells • A Lewiston man who allegedly shot at his neighbour’s sensor light was reported for firearms offences last Wednesday. Firearms were seized from the 47-year-old, and he will appear in court at a later date. His neighbours were not home at the time of the offence. • An 18-year-old had her motor scooter seized for one week after she was caught drink driving last Wednesday. The Two Wells woman was reported for various drink driving offences, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle with no helmet and no licence when she was caught riding


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A new police officer will arrive in Balaklava in the coming weeks. Brevet Sergeant Graham Olds has been appointed officer-in-charge after previous officer-in-charge Steve Harwood left the district. Constable Charmaine Barlow will transfer from Port Adelaide to Balaklava in the near future to fill the remaining vacancy.

shellgrit in the area. Anyone with information should contact police. • An Olympic trailer was allegedly stolen from a shed on Hayman road, Two Wells. The trailer, which was red in colour and valued at about $1000, was allegedly stolen last Thursday. It is registered (SA) TAM 614. • A burnt out utility was found on Verner Road, Reeves Plains last Thursday. The vehicle, valued about $3000, had been stolen from Murray Streeet, Gawler, the previous evening. • A Two Wells man was arrested for disorderly behaviour after he was allegedly detected being disorderly outside a Two Wells hotel last Saturday. The 21-year-old was

arrested and given a street diversion as he had no history of that type of offence. • A 2003 Holden sedan was found burnt out on Boundary Road, Lewiston, last Saturday. The vehicle, valued at about $10,000, was completely destroyed. Balaklava • An elderly woman was treated for minor injuries after losing control of her vehicle 15km south of Balaklava last Friday. The accident occurred just before 9am when the woman, aged in her 80s, was heading towards Mallala. The vehicle spun out and the rear of the vehicle collided with a tree. The woman was taken to Balaklava hospital for a check up. • A man was arrested for alleged assault on Saturday night. The arrest was made by Port Wakefield police and the man was taken to Elizabeth.

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‘Residents never considered’ On Saturday, September 19, my husband and I attended a protest which your paper covered regarding Clay and Mineral Services operating a new mine here in Port Parham. Already there has been vandalism. One resident in our town who housed the front end loader on his property has the residents very angry, and someone damaged the front end loader by putting a hole in a tyre and letting tyres down. Fences have been cut around the boundary of the area being mined. Soon someone will be hurt or killed. Unfortunately, the residents have never been considered or approached by this company’s personnel. As a community, we have have a gulf that has been fished out, a 100 year dump just down the road that nobody wanted, and we had to fight the army that once wanted the town. The existing shellgrit company came to town some years ago and although there were initial teething problems for a while, their people consulted with the community and are now accepted here However, this NEW venture from CMS will never be accepted. Already there are enough huge trucks on our roads to come and go,

then there’s the environmental damage to native grasses, trees and the like, animals such as kangaroos, small reptiles and bird life. This is nothing short of a disgrace. People in this town should not be forced into having huge mounds of dirt piled up in front or at the rear of their properties as when the windstorms come all the dirt will blow over the town, and on our roofs, and when it rains the dust will end up in our rainwater tanks. Then there’s the young families who have moved to Port Parham for a better life for their children, most of whom go to school on the bus each day, and when they’re home they ride their bikes around our roads and down in the camping ground and along our back roads. This world and town is their future life – how dare we as adults allow such outright environmental damage on such a grand scale. With my family and the rest of the residents, I beg through your paper someone in power gets the sense to stop this operation and makes CMS restore the area to its pristine wilderness. Carolyn Wyatt, Port Parham (environmental volunteer of 14 years)

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Nominations for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) student of the year awards are now open. The annual awards are sponsored by the Wakefield Regional Council Economic Development Board and Balco, and recognise excellence in vocational education and training. The award is open to students currently undertaking a VET course or who completed a VET course in semester one, 2009, regardless of whether they are still at school or have left school for employment or further training. “Students undertaking any VET subjects or courses from Balaklava High School, Snowtown Area School or Horizon Christian School that involve work placement or live in the Wakefield and Mallala council areas and attend schools out of the region are invited to submit a nomination form,” said Yorke Regional Development Board economic development officer, Bridget Sara. Nomination forms can be obtained from school VET coordinators. “The Economic Development Committee believes these awards will place a greater awareness of the level of importance school based training offers, and provide a level of recognition to students and businesses who undertake vocational education training within the region,” Ms Sara said. Nominees and their workplace supervisers are invited to attend a presentation on Thursday, November 12 when the winners will be announced. Category winners will receive $100 cash and a certificate, while the overall winner will receive $500 plus a certificate. MALLALA

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EVERYONE is being encouraged to put their best foot forward in support of regular walking through the National Walk to Work Day. • Mery Tregeagle and Carolyn Charleson, nurses at Mallala Community Hospital, will be stepping out on Friday, along with many others in towns throughout the district. Experts suggest regular walking will improve the health of Australians. Doctors at the Australian Medical Association have ordered a prescription for every Australian: A 30 minute dose of walking commenced on National Walk to Work Day, repeat daily, 365 days a year. Registering as a Corporate Ambassador for the campaign is a simple and easy way for organisations to demonstrate their support for better health and cleaner air. Australian Medical Association vice president, Dr Steve Hambleton, is urging people to take the script seriously. “It is just as important as a script for heart medication, anti depressants, diabetic medication, or anti-cancer medication,” Mr Hambleton said. For more information and to register, visit


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• Mallala Playgroup is hosting a “Let’s Go Shopping” retail therapy night on Friday, October 23 at Mallala clubrooms from 7.30pm till late. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled night with the chance to do some stressfree Christmas shopping. Stalls include Tupperware, Body Shop, Tri Nature, Pudding Lane Puddings, Jewellery Journey, Eden Children’s Ware, Oasis Homewares, Jack in the Box Clothing, Smooches, home made jewellery and much more. Guest speakers for the evening will be “Strength in Women.” A glass of champagne on arrival and supper is included with ticket purchase. Tickets are $8 (pre-purchased) or $10 at the door. Contact Jayne Tiller (8527 2726) or Melanie Baker (8529 2042). • Mallala cricket club will be conducting the Milo In2 Cricket program from Monday, October 19 at 3.30pm. Australian cricket’s junior development program introduces boys and


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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 30, 2009

NEWS v District

Steady going on rural addresses Road names first must be finalised

THE pedal prix teams from Balaklava high school.

Team work the key in pedal prix

Students from Balaklava High School competed with two pedal cars in the final round pedal prix race, as part of the threeround annual event at Murray Bridge. The cars, the Balak Bullet and the Little Balak Bullet, competed in the 12 hour race at Sturt Reserve, on the from September 17-20. Both finished the race in 167th and 149th place respectively. Teacher and pedal prix organiser Wally Radowicz said the event was again a huge success.

“It was an absolutely great weekend, full of action,” Mr Radowicz said. Eighteen students participated in the two cars, along with many other contributors, who helped with timing, catering and in the pits. Balak Bullet was positioned 56th in the grid start, while Little Balak Bullet was 102nd. After Premier Mike Rann waved the flag for the beginning of the race, the Balak Bullet was unfortunately hit hard in the first lap and pushed into the wall, causing a significant delay. Little Balak Bullet continued the race, after some minor hold ups

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The event was a real team-building exercise and taught the students a lot of life skills. “It’s very much an endurance race, the kids push their limits and learn about team work and building,” Mr Radowicz said. An exhausted Luke Davenport pedalled the Balak Bullet over the line, while Tim Hollet rolled the Little Balak Bullet in later, literally, after rolling the car in the last lap. The teams also competed in the nine hour second round event at the Victoria Park, Adelaide from 25-26 July.

Local councils are continuing to work towards the rollout of a new rural property addressing system. The distance-based numbering system will replace RAPID, RSD, RMB and Lot numbers, and will tell anyone trying to find the property how many metres it is from the start of the road, and on which side the property entrance is located. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council will be progressively installing new signs over the next six months. Wakefield Regional Council is first finalising road names before work can continue. “We’ve had about 14 submissions from people suggesting alternative names,” said WRC works administration officer Michael Rankine. A report will soon go to council recommending rural road names be adopted, and they will then be gazetted. Council will then be working with the Department of Administration

and Information Services to finalise rural addressing. “As part of that process every road has to have a name bolt put on it, and on that a range of addresses,” Mr Rankine said. “There’s a fair process in getting it up and running and a significant cost.” The rollout must be completed by 2011. “We’re trying to stick within that time frame,” Mr Rankine said. District Council of Mallala is also progressing its rollout. “Two years ago we knew it was coming and we named all or our road reserves,” said infrastructure and engineering services manager, John Tillack. He said council had been asked by State government to implement it by the last quarter of this financial year. “We said no because it was just days after we did our budget,” he said. However, he said all the preparation would be done and the new addressing in place early in 2010/11.

Lions auction soon –

Balaklava and Districts Lions club is preparing for its popular annual auction on Sunday, October 11. Lions club members, president Kossie Chegwyn, Kevin Roberts, Geoff Clarke and David Lamond were hard at it this week storing items ready to be moved to Balaklava oval for the big day, which starts at 10am. All deliveries need to be made to the oval on SATURDAY, October 10, from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Part proceeds will be shared between local charities.

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A group of like minded Kapunda-ites is raising awareness of what individuals can do to look after the environment for generations to come. “Carbon Neutral Kapunda” says making simple changes at home can save money on electricity bills and also reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Turning off a second fridge, hanging clothes on the line rather than using clothes dryer or setting the airconditioning a degree warmer in summer and cooler in winter are all simple changes which will help. For those who live in town walking to the shop or to school, instead of starting the car will also reduce

the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere. At its inaugural meeting Carbon Neutral Kapunda discussed how many residents see climate change as a problem in the future, and something others (the Government) will deal with when the time comes. “Atmospheric carbon is seen as a great threat to the future of the planet, but many do not realise they can quite easily help reduce the omissions by making small changes such as reducing the amount of electricity used by the family,” said organiser Keith Ellis. “Supporting tree planting programs through local greening groups or Trees for Life will also help”.

The group is challenging Kapunda residents to check their electricity bills for their CO2 impact and reduce electricity use by 10 per cent. The group will next meet at Kapunda’s Chapel Street Theatre on October 6 at 2pm. Further information contact Keith Ellis, 8566 2789.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday September 30, 2009


NEWS v District

‘Everybody allowed to yap, yap, yap’ – Cr Hudson

Councillors take aim at Balaklava Area Committee

‘Too many chiefs, not enough indians’ – Cr Tiller

Science takes Rebecca on ‘Ri-de’ of her life

Rebecca Savage of Snowtown Area School is preparing to embark on a learning experience of a lifetime, after receiving a prestigious science scholarship which includes a trip to London. Rebecca has been selected to take part in the Maurice de Rohan Scholarship program for young people with an aptitude for science to attend the popular Ri Christmas Lectures in London from December 3–19. After being encouraged to apply by vice principal Kerry-Ann Pointon, Rebecca was informed of her success in mid-August. “I was stunned. I couldn’t talk. “I opened my mouth and nothing came out,” the excited year 11 student said. The “Spirit of Science” educational excursion takes 10 high school students from South Australia all the way to London for 13 days, where scientists from all over the world meet and share knowledge at a series of five lectures, known as the Ri Christmas lectures. Rebecca, who is considering

further study in forensic science, has had a growing interest in science since an early age. “I started to get a real interest for science in year six, and it has grown from there,” she said. Snowtown Area School principal, Cheryl Glenie, is very proud of Rebecca and the staff who have supported her. “She is an outstanding student and always has been, with a vivid and genuine interest in science,” Ms Glenie said. It will be a new experience for Rebecca on many levels, having never been out of SA or on an aeroplane. “I cannot wait,” she said. “I just hope it’s not too cold.” The Ri Christmas lectures date back to the 1820s and present complex scientific issues to young people in an informative and entertaining way. Presented by top scientists and performed live to an audience of more than 500, the lectures are also televised nationally in the UK every year – with each watched by over a million people.

provided at each stage of the supply chain – upcountry, port terminal and within the storage system. These changes follow feedback ABB and Viterra management received through a series of meetings that were recently held with growers. “We are honouring our commitment to growers and the Australian grain industry by holding the line on base charges, simplifying the fee structure and implementing a program that underwrites the risk inherent in crop production, while removing the cost burden to growers,” said Viterra’s chief operating officer, Fran Malecha. “Growers no longer have to pay the volume variation charge.” This has been replaced with a

back since Mr Williams took over the position of chair (in June) and that he believed the committee was focussing on the wrong priorities. Councillor Tiller described the committee as “too many chiefs and not enough indians”. “The committee is too big and should be cut at least in half,” he said. “What have they achieved since they began?” Cr Tiller said either all ward councillors should attend or none. Chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said the area committee had the ability to achieve a lot if it was working well. He said it was important council had a direct link on the committee. Councillor David Lamond said he had noticed more information coming from the committee in the last eight months. Other items put to council by the committee included a move to have displays in the windows of Balaklava’s vacant shops; the grandstand refurbishment; a pedestrian crossing linking Railway Terrace and Ralli Park; and a youth centre. Recently, BAC advised on the new “Honour Roll” at War Memorial Drive and assisted with its grant application.

It is in the process of organising town promotional banners and next year will oversee beautification of the railway corridor on the western side of War Memorial Drive with Balaklava Lions Club. This has been agreed to by railway operators, Gennessee and Wyoming, but still needs formal approval by various authorities. The banners will be placed on poles throughout the business area and at town entrances to promote events like Balaklava Eisteddfod. A protoype is being made for final approval. However, the banners are not cheap and grant funding is needed. A recent application to the ABB Grain community fund was unsuccessful. BAC chair, Terry Williams, said some of the councillors’ comments might upset BAC members, who had tried hard to get the commitee going. “I’ll be happy to discuss all the points councillors raise when they attend our next committee meeting and AGM, on Wednesday, October 7 in the RSL rooms in Balaklava,” he said. “I see the committee as the conduit for organisations to work with council to achieve common goals for a better Balaklava. “But for all their good intentions, it can be said large committees at times are unwieldy. Let’s just get on with things.”

Ec-Dev lowers memebership

Wakefield Regional Council’s Economic Development Committee has made a change to its terms of reference, altering membership numbers. Minimum membership is now six, rather than eight, and the maximum 12. Two must be council representatives.

ABB promises no price rise ABB Grain has released its 2009/10 storage and handling charges, claiming there will be no increase to base costs, a simplified fee structure and removal of the volume variation fee. ABB Grain Ltd, which recently became a subsidiary of Canadian grain company, Viterra Inc, has reformed its fee structure to ensure there is more clarity around the allocation of charges. In a prepared statement it said after consultation with the industry it would consolidate charges into core cost bases, replacing a more prescriptive fee structure than was applied last season Growers and marketers utilising the Export Select model will now see a single cost for services

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crop insurance that covers a belowaverage harvest. Its cost is borne by Viterra, not growers. Mr Malecha said with the potential for harvest to be one of the largest in recent times, ABB’s focus was on ensuring the system was in full readiness. “As we move forward with the integration of Viterra and ABB, we believe we can bring additional benefits to customers by unlocking further efficiencies,” he said. ABB is working with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on providing an acceptable undertaking on its storage and handling network to continue its wheat export marketing licence. •Full details of the fee schedule at:

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REBECCA Savage will study science in London in December.

Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) has come under fire, with local councillors claiming there are too many members and they won’t listen to elected members’ advice. The criticism came after Balaklava Area Committee chair, Terry Williams, wrote to council reporting on its status and aims and appealing for elected members to attend meetings more regularly. The three central ward councillors, Avon Hudson, Maurice Tiller and Kelly Bickle are part of the committee, but have not attended the BAC bi-monthly meetings on a regular basis. However, councillors were critical of the effectiveness of the committee, which began in 2005 after Wakefield Regional Council urged its formation to mirror similar groups in other, smaller towns. “I bent over backwards and did my bit to make this work,” said Cr Hudson. “I never got a proper hearing at these meetings. They acted more like social gatherings where everybody was allowed to yap, yap, yap about anything that had little to do with the meeting.” Cr Hudson said his suggestions and advice were ignored. “They didn’t want to hear, so in the end what could I do? I walked away.” Cr Hudson said he hadn’t been



Schools view concept plans Balaklava high and primary schools have viewed several draft concept plans for a reception to year 12 education facility. The school communities voted in favour of a merger earlier this year, and primary school principal, Dale Gathercole, said initial concepts were received recently. BHS governing council members viewed the plans at a meeting last week, and the primary school will share the concepts with its own governing council and staff early next school term.

Ambo’s get rates rebate

Snowtown and Balaklava ambulance services have been granted a rates rebate by Wakefield Regional Council. A rebate originally was requested only for the Balaklava St John ambulance property but it was decided to also grant a rebate for Snowtown. Together, rates at the two properties total $1656.

NEWS v District

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 30, 2009

Mallala pushes for airport, transit link

Submission to state’s ‘greater Adelaide’ plan Aregional airport at Lower Light and the extension of recycled water supplies should be included as part of the Greater Adelaide Plan, according to District Council of Mallala. Council included several suggestions in a submission to the Department of Planning and Local Government. Coastal conservation was a high priority. “With the exception of highlighting the need to avoid sensitive coastal ecosystems from encroachment the GAP does not provide any indication of how it proposes to protect these areas,” the submission said. “Coastal conservation is placed in a state of limbo.” Council said issues needing to be addressed included degradation and management of offroad vehicle and motorbike

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activities. “Council’s Samphire Coast Conservation Strategy recommends the creation of a system of interconnected conservation parks, including the creation of a Light River Delta National Park linking State government and council owned coastal lands into one larger coastal park,” the submission said. “Furthermore, the prospect of future shellgrit and salt mining operations casts a shadow of uncertainty over conservation planning for our coastline.” The remnant sand dunes at Reeves Plains were suggested as potential conservation lands. Council was also concerned about losing control of the Development Plan Amendment process. “The need for social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, community services, and sport and recreational facilities has only been given a cursory mention in the GAP,” the submission said. “In relation to community services, council

is currently investigating the use of a developer agreement to secure contributions for future services associated with new growth areas.” However, if councils lose control of the DPA process, they also may lose leverage in relation to negotiating developer contributions. Council also sought recognition of the need for a district centre in Two Wells, and acknowledgement of growth in Dublin. Flood mitigation was also a priority of council, along with the possibility of major transport facilities, including the investigation of a regional airport in the Barossa region – suggesting Lower Light as a possible location. Council supported a potential mass transit link to Virginia and requested it be extended to the growth area of Two Wells, and also added its support to investigations into a possible Adelaide Hills rail bypass. “(Council) requests these investigations extend to more detailed structure planning for

potential intermodal facilities in the vicinity of the Mallala township,” the submission said. Other suggestions included: • The potential for joint local and state government planning and implementation groups to discuss issues arising from the plan and the possibility of such a group taking on a more permanent structure; • Value adding potential and secondary industries related to primary production; • Growing importance of logistics, packaging and food processing associated with the horticulture industry; • Expansion of horticulture into the Mallala council area, requiring major infrastructure such as an additional main from the Bolivar treatment works; • An investigation into alternative water supply, including possible relocation of the Bolivar treatment works, stormwater harvesting schemes and aquifer recharge; • Increased recreational infrastructure such as

boat ramps, water supply, walking trails, interpretive facilities, camping areas and holiday accommodation; • Industrial development likely to be effected by urban development could be suited to land near Dublin landfill or Carslake road; • Potential for future intermodal facilities at Mallala, particularly if the railway line is diverted aroundAdelaide to re-connect to the existing line near Mallala; • Potential for the area to serve as a major rural/urban gateway, with large trucking facilities, farm machinery industry, engineering, and warehousing; • Increased power and if possible, natural gas, to help development; • Encouraging carbon sinks by using reclaimed water for timber growing; • Study the effect of sea level rise on mangrove forests and samphire communities; • Conservation and vegetation corridors; • Limit the number of major landfill facilities in the district to one.

$500,000 to boost skills in region The Yorke region, which includes Wakefield and Mallala council areas, will receive $500,000 in the next year for the skills training program South Australia Works. The program offers training to unemployed people in areas of local industry demand. Seventeen regions across the state will receive a total of $14.9 million from State, Commonwealth, industry and community organisations, benefiting 6500 people. Included in the 2009-2010 Yorke program is: • Pre-employment and engagement (work to work) - $325,000, including $250,000 State government funds for Aboriginal people, mature aged, young people, longterm unemployed and new arrivals to receive case management, career advice, job search skills and linking them to training and employment opportunities; and • Business ticket to training - $15,000, including $10,000 State government funds, for new employees and underemployed staff identified by businesses to be provided with training opportunities to develop their skills.

DECLARED PLANT CONTROL ON ROAD RESERVES PROGRAM 2009 The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board wishes to advise that it will undertake roadside control programs from 15/10/2009 for the Lower North Group area that lies within the council areas of: Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council, Wakefield Regional Council, Regional Council of Goyder, Port Pirie Regional Council and Northern Areas Council. The Board has agreed that those landholders who wish to carry out their own declared plant control on the half width of roadside adjoining their property may continue to do so, provided the necessary work is completed prior to the advertised date. Before undertaking any such removal, the land owner must consult with the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board. The land owner shall accept full responsibility for, and must ensure that any weed control activity, including the use of chemicals/or spraying, does not interfere with, or cause damage to the road reserve, other vegetation or in any way affect the property of any other person.

Local famers (from left) John Lush, Andrew Leaney, Charles Tuesner, John Clifton and Andrew and Malcolm Lucas with Light MP Tony Piccolo. The group has welcomed the inquiry.

The Board will include any necessary roadside control work in its program without further notice if plants are not controlled prior to the conditions stated above.

Inquiry checks machinery disputes

Board Responsibilities under Section 185 (1) of the Natural Resources Management Act, 2004

State parliament’s Economic and Finance committee will investigate whether existing laws provide farmers with adequate warranty protection and grievance resolution procedures in relation to agricultural machinery and equipment. The enquiry was established by a motion put by Labor MP for Light, Tony Piccolo who said the inquiry was prompted by complaints from farmers who had lost tens of thousands of dollars in legal costs allegedly trying to get manufacturers to undertake repairs to faulty equipment and machinery. Mr Piccolo said the inquiry would provide farmers with the opportunity to tell their story without the fear of legal action or retribution by manufacturers.

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If an NRM authority carries out on road reserve measures for the destruction or control of animals or plants of a class to which this section applies, the NRM authority may, within 3 months, give notice in writing to each owner of land adjoining the road reserve requiring the owner to pay to the NRM authority an amount specified in the notice within a period specified in the notice, being not less than 28 days from the date of the notice.

Welcoming the initiative, chief executive officer of the South Australian Farmers Federation, Carol Vincent, said while the initial problem may be covered by warranty, the problems often continue when the machinery is outside warranty and manufacturers are refusing to undertake further work. Mr Piccolo claims local farmers reacted angrily to news Liberal members of the committee opposed the parliamentary enquiry. However, Liberal MP, Mitch Williams said Mr Piccolo was being mischievous with his claim and labelled the inquiry a sham. “This issue is covered under the Trade Practices Act and as such is a federal matter,” Mr Williams said, explaining the State government has no jurisdiction on the matter.

“Tony Piccolo and other Labor MPs on the Economic and Finance Committee voted against a proposed inquiry into State Tax Reform and have decided to use this inquiry into warranty and related laws for ‘product protection,’ to camouflage their refusal to look at tax reform for South Australia. “The city centric Rann Government has no understanding of the needs of farmers and no interest in investigating a fairer system of taxation for South Australians,” Mr Williams said. • Farmers who have experienced significant problems having machinery fixed under warranty can contact Tony Piccolo on 8522 2878 or email light@parliament.

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 30, 2009


NEWS v District

Beach camping will stay Councillors hear the people as coastal report is rejected

PETER YEATES at Bald Hill with son Julian and wife Sandra. Mr Yeates believes the local coastline should be promoted as a tourist attraction, not restricted to overnight visitors.

As housing encroaches, MP’s ‘right to farm’ bid A Member of the Legislative Council has introduced a Bill to Parliament aiming to give farmers greater rights where their land borders townships and residential areas. Robert Brokenshire, Family First, said the Environment Protection (Right to Farm) Amendment Bill 2009 was introduced because issues continued to increase. “While we want to see people moving into regions and enjoying the lifestyle, we’ve got to protect our farmers’ interests and remain the ‘food bowl’ of the state,” he said. As an MP for 14 years and a dairy farmer at Mount Compass, Mr Brokenshire said he had heard many instances of farming practices clashing with residential living. This includes farm machinery operating at night or early in the morning, and even sheds with coolers or refrigeration units operating in market gardening areas. “Under the current law while the EPA is battling for resources, they’re having to put a lot of resources into chasing frivolous

complaints,” Mr Brokenshire said. If the Bill is passed, real estate agents would be required to give purchasers of property in a farming area information about the type of activities they can expect from farmers. “If a farmer is trying to get their grain off and they have the right conditions, then they should have the right to farm that includes running the harvester on a township boundary until midnight if the weather is right,” Mr Brokenshire said. “The majority of farmers are careful and sensible and they should be able to go spraying at 8pm or 9pm, or 5am - whenever the conditions are right.” Mr Brokenshire has based his amendment on American legislation. “The time has come when we have to protect our rural interests and economy, as we get a growing interface between urban and residential and farming areas,” he said. Mr Brokenshire said he felt the government had failed farmers by

not providing enough protection for agricultural land, with increasing urban encroachment. He suggested development was best suited to areas with poorer soils. He will meet with representatives of Grow SA this Friday, and discussions will include urban encroachment at Virginia. “If the market gardeners have to be pushed out of Virginia into the Mallala area, they encroach on some great cereal growing areas,” Mr Brokenshire said. “You can’t just push the market gardeners further and further out.” Mr Brokenshire has also introduced a Bill to protect the Willunga Basin and McClaren Vale area from further urban encroachment. If this is passed, he intends to use it as a model to create a similar Bill to put a hold on urban encroachment at Virginia. A petition to support the Right to Farm Bill is available online at au/pdfs/Right%20to%20Farm.pdf or


A proposal to ban camping along the coastline at Port Wakefield sparked community protest, and councillors rejected the ban at last week’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. The ‘no camping’ proposal was part of signage suggestions made under the Draft Coastal Assessment Report. The report was adopted for community consultation on June 24, and 12 submissions were received - all objecting to the restriction of camping and lighting fires at Bald Hill beach and Sandy Point (Peters Creek). Both are accessed via the proof range road and aren’t well known to the general public. Environmental services manager, Elca McCarthy, said both areas were well maintained by the current users, but as restrictions are put in place along coastlines state-wide, the area may become known to others who aren’t so careful. Twelve people signed individual copies of a letter which were given to council. “We understand the need to manage coastal and marine habitats, but believe the camping at these two locations is minimal,” the letter read. “It is one of the few accessible coastal areas around Port Wakefield

By Lauren Parker where parents (and others) can take their children and students of this school for a camping and fishing experience.” Councillor Scott Kelly was one of the letter writers, and declared an interest in council’s discussions last Wednesday. However, councillors agreed with the letter writers and opted to make no changes to the current access conditions, allowing coastal access and camping to continue. “I can’t see why you want to ban people from these places,” said councillor Avon Hudson. “People are not doing any damage there. “I won’t see them closed off to the public until there is some real evidence of problems in the way of environmental damage.” Councillor Bickle agreed the areas should remain open to camping, but was concerned about the allowance of fires, suggesting gas fires only be allowed. However, councillors agreed to allow activities to continue as they are. “If the rubbish does build up we can re-visit the situation,” said acting mayor, Barry Nottle.

wakefield regional council in brief

YRDB careers funding Yorke Regional Development Board will receive $17,000 funding for the Careers SA program. Funded through the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, the funding will provide 10 Employment and Skills Formation Network members with Certificate VI in career development training, review the Work to Work project, and purchase career development software.

Insurance claims excess

Council has formed a policy about recovering the excess for insurance claims for council properties that are leased by other parties. The suggestion was made to have a formal policy in place after a section of the entrance gate to Bridge Recreation Ground was damaged by a motor vehicle.

While the cost of repairs weren’t high enough to make an insurance claim, it did raise question of council’s practice of recovering the cost of insurance excess amounts from the lessees. However, some users who lease property from council are required to allow public access to the property, such as sporting grounds. The current excess amount per claim is $750. Councillors voted to adopt an addition to council’s policy about insurance. This includes the requirement that the lessee cover excess costs if they have exclusive use of the property; and council will cover the excess cost if the lessee is required to allow public access to the facility when it isn’t specifically being used by the lessee.

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special feature v Balaklava Show

n Balaklava Show Person winners – (from left) rear: Young Rural Ambassador, Gavin Hahesy; Junior , Aliza Hedaux; Youth Rural Ambassador, Samuel Marriott. Front: Sub Junior Sophie Parker; Mini, Sianna Bond; Princess, Olivia Allen, Prince, Thomas Michael.

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n ABOVE: Ashley Krieg all smiles with his sideshow prize and BELOW: Face painting fun for butterflies Emily Curnow (left) and Paige Bubner. n PICTURES: Lisa Redpath, Terry Wiliams

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n THE shearing competiton again proved a popular drawcard. Nick Fahey finished third in the Open section.


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Rain didn’t stop good times:


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n ABOVE: Levi and Olivia Ritchie with daughter Nat at animal nursery. n LEFT: Jacob Battle looks about to be swallowed at the top of the bouncy castle slide.

Show and shine!

n ABOVE: Enjoying the day and their showbags are (from left) Hannah Hoepner waving her blow up hammer, Vanessa Barry and Rebecca Mahony. TOP RIGHT: Casey Saint and mum Lesley ... riding the Sizzler.


lmost 2,000 people braved cold windy weather and intermittent showers to attend the Balaklava show last weekend. Many families ventured out early in the day and enjoyed the entertainment and side shows between showers. Show society president, Shayn Faehrmann said he thought the show went well, despite some anxious moments in the lead up to the event. “We had a downpour at 1am on Saturday morning and we were a bit worried about water on the oval and the horses,” he said. “As it turned out there was water around

but the events could still go ahead, which was good,” he said. Mr Faehrmann enjoyed his first show as president, despite copping a fair bit of flack for dressing up in a suit. He said he would like to see some younger community members get involved with the show. “There were a lot of the older people who have been involved for many years helping out. It would be good to see some of the younger ones getting involved.” Past president, Nollene Grigg who assists her daughter Natasha with the secretary’s duties, said there were 800 entries in horse

n BALAKLAVA primary school choir performs at the show opening.

events and the grandstand, again able to be used after new steps were erected, was popular with patrons. One thousand showbags sold out in the first four hours and Ravello’s circus, shearing and wood chopping competitions, as well as the animal nursery were popular. Mrs Grigg said it was great to see entries in every section of the Youth and Young Ambassador competition. “We’re toying with the idea of running the show over two days next year,”Mrs Grigg said. She said it was possible the Saturday would have side shows and attractions of the usual show, however Sunday would be used to show different horse breeds. “There are a lot of owners with different horse breeds who are willing to come, but no shows offer events,” she said. Mrs Grigg said the show committee would like to hear comments and ideas for future shows from the community. She also joined Mr Faehrmann in encouraging younger people to become involved. The organising committee thanked those who attended, the judges, stewards, competitors, particularly those in the horse rings and shearing demonstrations. Mr Faehrmann also paid tribute to show secretary Natasha Grigg and her ‘helper’ mum Nollene, saying they do a fantastic nob in keeping the show going every year. “They do a marvellous job and put in a lot of hard work and I thank them for the fantastic job they do,” he said.


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All the 2009 show results Section B HOME BREWED BEER Best Brew of the Day – John Holmes JUDGE’S COMMENTS– Overall entries were of high quality. The usual problems arose, infection flavours (sourness), infection aromas (sourness, medicinal, vegetable). All due to sanitization practices which need to be better. Temperature problems often give molasses aroma and flavours. The yeast stops working and resulting in unfermented work. Section E AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE L J R Spillane Memorial Trophy – Tim Wandel, Balco Australia Trophy – Todd & Jason McPharlin, Nufarm Trophy- Andrew Chapman, Centre State Trophy – Andrew Chapman, Gilmac Trophy – Andrew Chapman, Champion Wheat – Andrew Chapman, Highest Aggregate in Agricultural Produce – Andrew Chapman. Section T PHOTOGRAPHY Champion Small Print – Merv Simmonds, Reserve Champion Small Print – Ben Simmonds, Best Set of 3 Prints – Fiona Tiller, Champion Junior Print – Fumiko Baughan, Champion Large Print – Merv Simmonds, Most Creative Photo – Merv Simmonds. Section F FARM PRODUCE Aggregate Points in Farm Produce – Caileigh Mudge. Section G OPEN COOKING Doris Wandel Memorial Trophy – Christine Burford, Highest Aggregate Points in Cooking – Christine Burford, 2nd Highest Points in Cooking – Lee Lelliott, Aggregate Points in Men Only Cooking – Bill Tonkin. Section G JAMS, PICKLES & PRESERVES Aggregate Points in Jams, Pickles & Preserves – Lois Lewis. Section G – CHOCOLATES Aggregate Points for open Chocolates – C Burford, Aggregate Points for Under 16 Chocolates - Aggregate Points for Under 12 Chocolates – Katrina Price. Section G UNDER 12 & UNDER 16 COOKING Aggregates Points in Under 12 Cooking – Katrina Price 2nd Aggregate Points in Under 12 Cooking – Catelyn Harkness. Section W WOOL Champion Fleece – BA Michael & Co, Highest Aggregate Points in Wool – BA Michael & Co, Best Commercial Fleece – BA Michael & Co. Section N CUT FLOWERS Aggregate Points in Orchids – Mrs. J Scott, Aggregate Points in Cut Flowers – Lois Lewis, Champion Pansy – L Lewis, Champion One Spike Cymbidium Orchid – J Hoskin, Best Cut Flower – M Bishop. JUDGE’S COMMENTS– The flowers benched made a very colourful display. Generally the quality was good especially in the Rannunculi. Several of which were as good as can be seen at any show. However they can make a better display if left on stems and exhibited in bottles. The sweet peas were good but presentation requires further development. There are still some flowers exhibited in unplugged bottles. Please advise exhibitors to plug every exhibit in its bottle, it will make a much better display. The champion cut flower was a very good cut and would win in most SA Shows. I compliment the Convenor and Stewards in their assistance. The way in which they went about their duties is to be commended. Section N FLORAL ART Best Exhibit in Class 79 –Shirley Welke, Champion Bowl – S Welke, Aggregate Points in Open Floral Art – Shirley Welke, Champion Exhibit – J Maxwell, Novice Section Trophy – J Maxwell.

n ABOVE: Shearing competition open winners (from left) Daryl Andriske, first, Rhys Buick, second and Nick Fahey, third. n LEFT: Balaklava and Dalkey Agricultrual Society president, Shayn Faehrmann opens the 131st show, with special guest (below), Leith Jenkins. Section R CAGED BIRDS Best Budgie in the Show – L & H Edwards, Best Young Budgerigar – Wilson-Smith Family, Exhibitor gaining Most Points – Kevin Smith, Best Unbroken Cap – Kevin Smith, Best Opposite Sex – L & H Edwards, Champion Large Parrot – Stuart Roberts, Champion Small Parrot – Stuart Roberts, Champion Foreign Parrot – Barry Hayes, Champion Cockatiel – Barry Hayes, Champion Love Bird – Barry Hayes, Champion Zebra Finch – JP & M Harris, Champion Finch – Barry Hayes, Best Finch in the Show – JP & M Harris. JUDGE’S COMMENTS– Budgerigars – Good show of bird’s approximately 60, birds in good condition and most varieties represented. Best unbroken cap was a good bird and showed well, best in show light green cock show well, best opposite sex, albino hen was a very good bird. Parrots/Finches – I looked forward to judging at Balaklava, this year the birds presented were a good number and a good presentation of colour. The Zebra Finches were the biggest section some good birds shown. The problems I saw were ‘Feather Condition’ not as good as it should be. Also ‘Feather Placement’ I found a few with feathers out of place. I had a good day. Section J COMMERCIAL CATTLE Champion Steer – JK Saint, Champion Heifer – JK Saint, Aggregate Points in Commercial Cattle – JK Saint JUDGE’S COMMENTS – A small yarding of commercial cattle came to hand. Quality of cattle was good even though seasonal conditions this year has been very hard on stock. Section I CONTAINER PLANTS Champion Plant or Plants in Bloom – Julia Hoskin, Champion foliage Plant – Julia Hoskin, Champion Orchid – Norm & Gillian Crowther, Champion Fern - Julia Hoskin, Highest Aggregate Points in Container Plants – Julia Hoskin. JUDGE’S COMMENTS– Nicely and well organised. Thanks to the Convenor. Suggest that exhibitors pay attention to clauses re pot size, below or above size listed. Try to standardise pot size in classes. Orchid growers back bulbous must be cleaned up. Also pot size needs to be watched. Suggest maybe schedule be tidied up in this area which could cause confusion. Perhaps each class could list pot size. Need for some thought. There is some evidence of old pots used this is fair enough but if the situation of equality arises we then will look at the pot. This section is always a pleasure to judge, plenty of helpful and interested Convenor and Steward. Well done to everyone. Pleasure to come. SHEARING COMP Novice - 1st Todd McPharlin, 2nd Tristan Chapman, 3rd Nathan Parker. Intermediate – 1st Robert Dutschke, 2nd Julian Post, 3rd Nathan Parker.

Open – 1st D Andriske, Rhys Buick, Nick Fahey. SHOW PERSON Show Princess – 1st Olivia Allen, 2nd Tamika Gregory Show Prince – 1st Thomas Michael, 2nd Joshua Michael Mini Show Person – 1st Sianna Bond, 2nd Catelyn Harkness Sub Junior Show Person – 1st Sophie Parker, 2nd Sarah Tiller Junior Show Person – 1st Aliza Hedaux Youth Rural Ambassador – Samuel Marriott Young Rural Ambassador – Gavin Hahesy. SECTION H VEGETABLES Aggregate Points in Vegetables – CA Wandel, Aggregate Points in Citrus – CA Wandel. SECTION H JUNIOR VEGETABLES Aggregate Points in Junior Vegetables – Emily Lemon. MALLEE AXEMEN Open standing Block – 1st Mike Dreckow, 2nd Jesse Schulz, 3rd Nathan Schulz. Open underhand – 1st Barry Schulz, 2nd Nathan Schulz, 3rd Ben Dreckow. Novice Standing Block – 1st Nathan Schulz, 2nd Owen Dreckow, 3rd Jaden Schulz. Novice Underhand – 1st Jesse Schulz, 2nd Barry Schulz, 3rd Mike Dreckow. Junior – 1st Nathan Schulz, 2nd Jaden Schulz, 3rd Ben Dreckow. Bush sawing – 1st Corey & Darryl, 2nd Josh & Ashley, 3rd Hanna & Cody. HORSES IN ACTION: Ring A Champion Small Pony Hack ne 12.2hh – Breanna Forster, Reserve Champion Small Pony Hack ne 12.2hh – Corumbene Stud, Champion Pony Hack over 12.2hh ne 14hh – Argyl Stud, Reserve Champion Pony Hack over 12.2hh ne 14hh – Kelli Probert, Champion Junior Rider – Nicole Metcalfe, Reserve Champion Junior Rider – Stacey Faehrmann, Champion Galloway Hack – Stacey Faehrmann, Reserve Champion Galloway Hack – Kelli Probert, Champion Hack over 15hh – Kylie Baverstock, Reserve Champion Hack over 15hh – Jayke Kerr, Champion Show Hunter over 14hh – Brigita Daniel, Reserve Champion Show Hunter over 14hh – Melanie Kittel.

Ring B: Champion Galloway Hack – Kylie Baverstock, Reserve Champion Galloway Hack – Melissa Karutz, Champion Hack over 15hh – Sarah Mifsud, Reserve Champion Hack over 15hh – Cassandra White, Champion Show Hunter Hack over 14hh – Kimberley Higgins, Reserve Champion Show Hunter Hack over 14hh – Melanie Kittel, Champion Rider – Kali Rodda, Reserve Champion Rider – Lyndsee Wyatt, Champion Pony Hack ne 12.2hh – Hamish Clarke-Smith, Reserve Champion Pony Hack ne 12.2hh – Melissa Beldi, Champion Pony Hack over 12.2h ne 14hh – Nicole Metcalfe, Reserve Champion Pony Hack over 12.2hh ne 14hh – Melissa Beldi, Champion Show Hunter Pony under 14h – Stacey Faehrmann, Reserve Champion Show Hunter Pony under 14hh – Kali Rodda, Supreme Ridden Exhibit – Sarah Misfud. Ring C: Champion Junior Rider – Tayla Howell, Reserve Champion Junior Rider – Anne Endicott, Champion Senior Rider – Kelly Earle, Reserve Champion Senior Rider – Brianna Peters, Champion Pony Hack ne 14hh – Anne Endicott, Reserve Champion Pony Hack ne 14hh – Ben Woollard, Champion Galloway Hack – Carissa Svensdotter, Reserve Champion Galloway Hack – Kelly Earle, Champion Hack – Tayla Howell, Reserve Champion Hack – Gemma Deakin. Ring D: Champion APSB Shetland – J Sheehan & D MacLean, Reserve Champion APSB Shetland – Stacey Richter, Champion APSB Welsh Mountain Pony – Helen Heddle, Reserve Champion APSB Welsh Mountain Pony – Troy Woollard, Champion APSB Non-Purebred – Helen Heddle, Reserve Champion APSB Non-Purebred – J Kranz, Champion Child Handler – Ian & Jenny Bailey, Reserve Champion Child Handler – Anne Spiller, Champion Senior Handler - Judy Pearson, Reserve Champion Senior Handler – Ian & Jenny Bailey, Best Colour Exhibit – Ian & Jenny Bailey, Champion Child Rider – Stacey Richter, Reserve Champion Child Handler – Troy Woollard, Champion Ridden APSB Purebred – Brianna Duncan-Coward, Reserve Champion Ridden APSB Purebred – Anne Spiller, Champion Ridden APSB Non-Purebred – Kali Rodda. Ring E: Champion Mare/Filly – Evanston Lodge, Reserve Champion Mare/Filly – Lois Pinchbeck, Champion Stallion/Colt – Shanamon Stud, Reserve Champion Stallion/Colt – Joy & Melissa Johnson, Champion Gelding – Evanston Lodge, Reserve Champion Gelding – M & G Arthur, Champion Child Handler – Lois Pinchbeck, Reserve Champion Child Handler – Stacey Richter, Champion Adult Handler – Shanamon Stud, Reserve Champion Adult Handler – M & G Arthur, Champion Palouse – Anne Endicott, Reserve Champion Palouse – Joy & Melissa Johnson, Champion LED ASP Pony – Ian & Jenny Bailey,

Champion Ridden ASP Pony – Kali Rodda, Reserve Champion Ridden ASP Pony – Brittany Koch. HANDICRAFT Aggregate Points in Needlework – Grace Anders, Outstanding Article in Needlework – Sue Mudge, Aggregate Points in Sewing – Kay Scutter, Outstanding Article in Sewing – Kay Scutter, Aggregate Points in Patchwork – Jacqui Barr, Outstanding Article in Patchwork – Jacqui Barr, Aggregate Points in Wool – Lesley Curnow, Most Outstanding Article in Wool – Melissa Krachebuhl, Most Outstanding Article in Handicraft – Jacqui Barr, Aggregate Points in Handicraft – Vicki Johnson, Most Outstanding Exhibit in Paper Tole Cards – Connie Cowley, Aggregate Points in Paper Tole Cards – Connie Cowley, Most Outstanding Article in Handmade Cards – Sandy Hodgetts, Most Outstanding Article in Scrapbooking – Sasha Mudge, Most Outstanding Article in Intermediate Folk Art – Sue Mudge, Aggregate Points in Open Folk Art – Jacqui Barr, Most Outstanding Article in Craft for Nursing Home/Hostel – Eunice Tiller, Most Outstanding Article in Paintings and Drawings – Alick Barr, Most Outstanding Article in High School Handicraft – Kate Tiller, Aggregate Points in High School Handicraft – Amy Clisby. JUDGE’S COMMENTS: Sewing - Garments are not too worn, read your show book, please use an iron. Check Patchwork sizes please. Garments well finished off but dark garments should be finished off with dark cotton not white. Wool and Handicrafts - All threads to be sewn in, sew up neatly, same dye lots in wool should be used. Crossstitch should be clean garments only and the pictures that were not framed were too dirty so not judged. BALAKLAVA UTE SHOW Feral - 1st Kevin Marriott, 2nd Dean Johnson, 3rd Greg Baker. Holden - 1st Kelly Kirkland, 2nd Paul Kerbe, 3rd Aaron. Ford - 1st Kaz Moody, 2nd Jack Jenner, 3rd Sam Marriott. 4X4 - 1st Dave McCreight, 2nd Greg Baker, 3rd Clinton Hahesy. B&S - 1st Dean Johnson, 2nd Leon Chugg, 3rd Matt Watters. CHICKS - 1st Sione Cooper, 2nd Kaz Moody, 3rd Tammy Cooper. STREET - 1st Ben Lloyd, 2nd Kelly Kirland, 3rd Aaron. COUNTRY - 1st Mark McLure, 2nd Paul Zerbe, 3rd Leon Chugg. CLASSIC/RESTORED - 1st Kelly Kirkland, 2nd Len Wood. TRADE - 1st Brett Roberts, 2nd Len Wood, 3rd Tammy Cooper. PEOPLE’S CHOICE - Matt Watters. *All care is taken in compiling show results, but no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions. Any results which may have been inadvertently omitted will appear in next week’s edition of the Plains Producer.

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Clare’s cattle stocks soar Mallala cattle breeder and university student Clare Bruggemann has been named winner of the inaugural Matthew George Young Stockman Award. Clare flew to Melbourne to receive the award at the Royal Melbourne Show last Thursday. Clare describes herself as having grown up in a car seat in the family ute watching and talking about cattle with dad. The Bruggemann family has always had commercial beef cattle as well as a small Simmental and Angus stud, and now a small commercial feedlot. Showing cattle since the age of eight and being one of the youngest entrants to exhibit at the SA Junior Heifer Expo, Clare’s involvement in cattle began at a young age. She has shown cattle at numerous shows across SA and after winning a prize at this year’s Heifer Expo, is attending the South Australian Beef Cattle Assessment School. Clare studies animal science at Ad-

elaide University, with an ambition to own a business in breeding, genetics and nutrition consulting. She also works in a large dairy milking 550 cows a day. Having won the Matthew George Young Stockman Award, Clare will travel overseas to experience and see firsthand some of the herds of other countries, the differing types of cattle being bred for harsh conditions, and what might be achieved in Australia. “The most interesting experience will be to learn which types of genetics they select for and which lines they select in order to keep their herd most efficient and functional all year round,” she said. “I am keen to make a contribution which would in some way make Australian cattle more profitible through improved genetics and nutrition. “Learning about breeding and nutrition on large and small scale beef properties would allow me to gain knowledge about the most productive ways of managing and breeding beef cattle.”

Clare said she also hoped to look at the history of their breeding practices. “By going overseas to study and observe the developments in numerous breeds and bring their knowledge back to share with other breeders, I hope to be able to help studs increase the value and quality of their cattle,” she said. Cattle marketing is also of interest to Clare. “To leverage some of these marketing skills here would help make the Australian beef cattle industry far more valuable in the future,” she said. Clare’s employer, Greg Wilson of Bevan Park dairy farm said Clare had shown a “perfect combination of practical knowledge and physical application.” Clare will travel to Canada in the first half of 2010. The award was made in memory of Matthew George of Stockyard Hill who died at 21 years of age in a car accident in November 2007. His parents David and Lorraine George presented the award.

Farm group’s carbon watch By Bronte Hewett A pro-active group of local farmers, the Gilbert Agribusiness Group, has received $201,000 of Commonwealth government funding for a project to measure the impact of farm management on emissions. The “Quantifying the impact of Farm Management on Emissions” project was launched last week in Riverton, and aims to assess the carbon emissions of five different farming systems commonly in use in the area. Although agriculture will be excused from the Australian Government’s Carbon Reduction Scheme in its initial stages starting in 2011, a decision will be made in 2013 whether the changes will apply to the

industry as of 2015. Members of the Gilbert Agribusiness Group have recognised the Carbon Reduction Scheme has the potential to impact on their businesses, and seek to learn more about the role farming systems play in carbon emissions. The group hopes to be able to identify simple ways that farmers can minimise their emissions, without losing productivity. This project will encourage the uptake of good management strategies which reduce the impact of agriculture on climate change. Rural Directions Pty Ltd has been contracted to deliver the project, and consultant Patrick Redden said some members of the group were worried that, as farmers,

FEDERAL Agriculture Minister, Tony Burke, at the FarmReady site at Riverton with farmer Mark Hampel. there was not a lot of as well as collecting specific,” Mr Redden information available emissions information said. Involving 11 grain about the CPRS and ag- from real life farming and livestock farming riculture. This led to the situations. businesses which col“A lot of the statistics lectively manage nearly project being developed, so the group could find and data available at 17,000 hectares of cropout more information present about farming ping land, the group will and become pro-ac- and emissions trading meet annually for the tive through practical are based on averages, next three years to monirather than real life tor the findings. research. The project has a farms. This project is tryThe project was fundfocus on education, ing to make it a bit more ed under the Government through annual forums, practical and regional initiative FarmReady,

which supports projects to help farmers adapt to climate change and encourage the best management techniques. Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Burke, launched the project in Riverton and said the government aimed to give Australian farmers a helping hand. “The Rudd government is helping farmers continue their innovative work to adapt to climate change and boost productivity and profit,” Mr Burke said. Mr Burke also visited the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide to discuss how to encourage more young people to pursue careers in agriculture. The average farmer is now aged over 50 years. He was accompanied by Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, who invited the Minster

to the region.Mr Burke met with Roseworthy staff, students and local rural leaders to discuss the challenges in attracting the next generation of talented young people into agricultural industries. That could include not just farmers but also scientists, agronomists and environmental professionals. “Roseworthy graduates are highly employable and these young people will help to maintain and advance Australia’s place as a major food exporting nation,” Mr Burke said. The Federal government has established the NextGen Farmers initiative to provide grants to support the next generation of rural leaders and supports the 2009 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

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SPORT v District

Season 75 for Wooroora Men The opening round of matches for the Wooroora Association is scheduled for Saturday October 10 the matches being: Division One – Hamley Bridge vs Port Wakefield, Mallala vs Wasleys, Owen vs Balaklava, Riverton Bye Division Two – Mallala Black vs Port Wakefield Blue, Balaklava Blue vs Riverton Black, Wasleys vs Hamley Red, Owen vs Tarlee, Hamley White vs Balaklava White, Balaklava Red vs Riverton White, Port Wakefield Gold vs Mallala White A review of the opening round will appear in next week’s article.

John Glistak turns back the clock as the WWBA marks 75 years

Two Wells bowling club launched the 2009 season on Sunday. Nick Champion officially opened the season, but unfortunately the ground was too wet to have a few games. ABOVE: Ian Brown prepares to have a bowl while Kel Prescott, Nick Champion, Leesa Vlhahos and Margaret Gameau look on.

The Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association will shortly commence its 75th season, having been formed at a meeting held on Saturday September 29, 1934 at Hamley Bridge Bowling Club. Clubs represented at the inaugural meeting were Hamley Bridge, Riverton and Tarlee with Balaklava also joining the association. Inaugural office bearers were president – J. O’Brien (Hamley Bridge), secretary – S. Meldrum (Balaklava) and vice

president – W. Branson (Tarlee). Sides competing in that first season were Balaklava Gold, Balaklava Green, Hamley Bridge, Riverton and Tarlee with Balaklava Green successfully securing the inaugural premiership. So what does ‘Wooroora’ mean? C G Jarvis, association secretary during the 1962 season, researched its meaning and reported to the 1963 annual general meeting that ‘Wooroora’ was an aboriginal word meaning ‘sandy plain’ or ‘barren waste’. With this definition in mind, the association’s logo was developed. A brief search through the association’s records notes the following information regarding clubs’ involvement with the association: 1934 – inaugural clubs – Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Riverton, Tarlee; 1940 – Wasleys joins association (Balaklava did not participate due to the war effort); 1941 – 1946 – Association in recess due to World War II; 1947 – Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Riverton, Tarlee, Wasleys; 1950 – Owen participates in association’s two rink section; 1951 – Owen admitted into association; 1956 – Two Wells admitted into association; 1958 – Port Wakefield admitted into association; 1998 – Snowtown admitted into association; 2002 – Two Wells leaves association; 2006 – Snowtown leaves association. During the lifetime of the association,

11 life memberships have been awarded. These were – 1963 W.K. Oliver (Hamley Bridge); 1964 A.E. Reed (Tarlee); 1970 A.C. Coleman (Mallala); 1981 J.C.K. Reid (Mallala); 1988 R. Toohey (Owen); 1988 A. Thomas (Tarlee); 1989 M.H. Marshman (Mallala); 1994 J. Barry (Wasleys); 2001 J.W. Hill (Hamley Bridge); 2001 N. Fidock (Hamley Bridge); and 2003 R.L. Tucker (Mallala). As the season gets underway, further reminisces from previous years will be featured. Office bearers for the forthcoming season are: Dean Willmott (president – Riverton), Deane Branson (past president – Tarlee), Ken Warnes (senior vice president – Owen), Michael Rankine (junior vice president – Port Wakefield), and John Glistak (association secretary). The major change for this season is that Tarlee Club, due to a decline in numbers, will only be able to field a Division Two side. This has resulted in a bye for Division One this season. As a result, the association has recommended to each Division One side the opportunity to arrange matches with the respective Division One bye sides from the neighbouring Mid North Men’s Bowling Association. It will be interesting to see the matches Wooroora Clubs organise with the neighbouring association and the result of those matches.

Two Wells dons black ties for Redlow awards Two Wells Football and Netball Club held its second annual “Redlow” awards on Friday night, with players, committee members and supporters donning their best black tie attire for the occasion at the Two Wells Community Centre. The turn out was unprecedented, and extra tables and chairs were brought out

n A grade best and fairest trophy winner, Lee Allmond.

By Bronte Hewett for the on-the-door ticket sales. Lee Allmond won the best and fairest A grade footballer for the fifth consecutive year, while Bec O’Brien took out the title of best and fairest A1 netballer.

n Christie Castle, Stephanie Pelle, Melissa Jane and Tara Williams enjoy the night.

n A grade runner-up best and fairest, Aaron ‘Wally’ Hand.

n A2 trophy winners: Kylie Henwood, Leah Prior, Carly Smith and Michelle Dimasi.

n KAREN Penhall and Tobi Treverton. n left: William Hart, Anthony Cavallaro and Lachlan Goss.

n Jason Becker, Stephen Lange and Drew and Cameron Lamont.


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Excitement number one priority for coach Nelson Adelaide Plains Football League wooden spoon side Hamley Bridge has already announced its A grade coach for season 2010, appointing Rian Nelson – who comes to the club from the Barossa District Bulldogs. In a bid to get on the front foot for next season, the Bombers have wasted no time in appointing Nelson – who is likely to get straight to work both building the excitement and hunger for next season, plus also targeting a few new (and possibly old) faces who are likely to assist the Bombers in getting off the bottom and back to a level of strong competitiveness in the APFL. After being an assistant and runner to coach Steve O’Conner in Barossa District’s 2006/07 back to back premierships, Nelson took over the reigns at the Williamstown based club for the 2008 season, and also coached until the halfway mark of this season before he and the club parted company. Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club, Nelson is keen to get straight down to business, having attended APFL matches the last five or so weeks to get a glimpse and an inside view of both the Bombers and also a few other APFL teams. Speaking on local radio BBBFM 89.1FM’s Saturday Morning Football Show, Nelson mentioned he

Bowls Wooroora Women

Balaklava sides for the Wooroora Women’s Bowling Association 2009/10 season. The first match for the season will be held on Thursday October 8 at 9.30am. Balaklava Green at Balaklava v Hamley Bridge. L Barr (sk), J Harding, A Lawless. B Philp (sk) ump, U Clark, R Winen. J Milton (sk) cc, C Milton (ogp), M Zerk. Balaklava Golf v Owen at Balaklava. L Harkness (sk), J Veitch, J Lewis. K Catford (sk), M Roberts, G Tiller. S Welke (sk), E Cunningham, M Sampson. Balaklava Red v Mallala White at Mallala. F Rowland (sk), H Menadue, J Neumann. C Golfney (sk) cc, K Lamond, J Cowan. J Wood (sk), G Chapman, J Cleary. Reserves: B Moffat (ogp), R McPharlin, J McPharlin. Practice and information regarding the new format at the bowling greens on Tuesday October 6 at 10am.

Golf Balaklava

Last Saturday was, if you like, a “noshow Show Day”, with the call of the fairy floss and/or the festival of the boot proving too powerful for otherwise level headed, fiercely competitive members. Only 11 true believers, including visitor Martin Bell and from the Ladies’ ranks, Chris Hahesy, made it to the field of battle to contest a Stableford event for the M R May & Co. Trophy. Such a small field meant a single grade result, which saw Ian Michael win the day with 37 points, ahead of Mike Hahesy 35 who in turn headed Andrew Manuel 35 on a count back. Heading for the nineteenth with unabashed eagerness were, in magnificent single file, M. Hameister 35, R. Veitch 33, D. Addison 32, D. Robinson 28, D. Trickett 27 and A. Henstridge 26. Martin Bell hit a mystery score towards his handicap while Chris Hahesy returned with an excellent total of 36 points. Andrew Manuel ensured that he got his “due” number of new golf balls by claiming Nearest The Pins on both the 3rd and 17th No-one else succeeded in this area. This Saturday we will meet again for a Stroke competition, before joining the masses on Sunday 4 as the Balaklava Open gets underway. We expect over 60 players

By Kym Jarman wanted to get interest in the Bombers’ 2010 season going almost immediately. “I will certainly be looking to attract some players to Hamley Bridge for next season, and am pretty sure that we’ll be looking not simply for just quality footballers but also for good people who can fit into the country football club environment” “I know as a club our competitiveness has dropped off the last couple of seasons, so the number one aim for me is to work on developing some excitement for next season - starting immediately to get the Hamley Bridge Football Club back to where it should be – and that is as a competitive unit” Hamley Bridge committee member and number one barbecue chef Newton Lines is equally as excited with the appointment of Nelson, and also about the prospect of the Bombers lifting themselves off the bottom in 2010. Lines and other club committee members are seemingly already super impressed with Nelson’s resume, attitude and level of professionalism even at this early stage. “Rian’s idea to have a ‘meet the coach’ day BBQ was a good one” “He’s really keen to get on the front

foot and meet the players and supporters so we can start talking about next year before everyone breaks for the summer,” Lines said. “Watching a couple of our games late in the year and also some other APFL matches, Rian has already identified a couple of areas we can work on to improve ourselves and the level of footy we play at.” “Rian also has a wealth of contacts through football and is highly regarded amongst those who have worked with him before, so his character and reputation will also benefit the club” When speaking about outgoing coach Ben Burgess, Lines was also full of praise. “There is certainly no animosity between the club and Ben”. “Ben is a super nice bloke and has served the club very well over the last three seasons. Obviously both parties had decided that it was time for change after a pretty uneventful three year period.” Incoming coach Nelson has certainly impressed the powers that be at Hamley Bridge so far. Given the Bombers were the onlyAPFLside outside the finals race in 2009, if Nelson’s professionalism in the off-season and pre-season can in fact bring a couple of new signings plus a solid fitness and skill base for next year, we could very well see the Bombers looking to make a move in 2010!

to turn out, with many coming from various parts of the Mid North. So to make them truly welcome, please make every effort to come on out yourself with a mate or two. The weather will be ideal, the event itself a true 27-hole challenge and of course, prizes galore. We’ve even heard that one lucky player might be invited to inspect Geoff Spence’s magnificent collection of 1970s Bulgarian bus tickets. The course will be beautifully presented, thanks to those who rolled up for last Sunday’s working bee. John, Scott, Callum and Toby Michael were joined by Jordans Wilson and Taylor, Corey Temby, Merv. Hameister, Ewan Edwards, Trevor Reid, Austin Henstridge, Mark Loy, Andrew Manuel, Bill Parkin, Bill Berry, Dave Rodgers and overseer Barry Thompson. Whipper-snippers, slashers, chain saws, lawn mowers, trailers, utes, brute strength and ignorance combined to clean up and trim the course until it sparkled in the feeble sunlight. A sausage sizzle followed at the nineteenth, our way of saying “well done those men!”.

Balaklava Ladies

Thirteen players hit off for our last stroke round for the winter season. A grade winner M Kemp nett 73 on a count back from P Anderson. J Anderson nett 74, C Redpath 75, N Taylor 79. B grade winner was M Hayes with 75 followed by T Matz 76, J Hoskin 77, F Williams 79, C Taylor 84. C grade winner was C Hahesy 86 followed by S Toovey 99 and G Edwards 9 holes. Long drives A grade: M Kemp, B Grade: C Taylor, C Grade: nil. NTP 8: A grade M Kemp, B Grade T Matz, C Grade: nil. NTP 3; A grade: nil, B Grade: J Hoskin, C grade: G Edwards. NTP 10: A grade: J Anderson, B Grade: nil, C grade: nil. Chipouts: C Redpath on no1, M Hayes on 4. Birdies: C Redpath 9. Secret holes: P Anderson 43 points, S Toovey 85 points. This will be my last report as captain of the Balaklava Ladies golf club and I would like to thank my match committee Patricia Anderson and Joan Anderson for the help they have given me throughout the season. It has certainly made my position as captain much easier. Summer golf will be starting on Wednesday September 30 at 9am for 9 or 18 holes and lunch at Wendy’s. At the end of the year mystery bus trip and lunch is being organised for October 15. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Julia Hoskin or myself, Maurine Kemp ,8847 2356 as soon as possible.

NEWLY appointed Hamley Bridge A grade coach Rian Nelson has big plans for the Bombers side.

Balaklava mid week

Bill Berry won Wednesday’s stableford competition with 37 points on a countback from Mike Hahesy 37 and Gerry Toms 37. Dean Trickett 35, Dene Newton 35, Dennis Goudie 34, Merv Hameister 34, Don Anderson 33, Ray Lamond 30 and Barrie Thompson from prince last week, to pauper this week with 30. Birdies to Gerry Toms on 6 and Merv Hameister on 14.

Hamley Bridge

The threatening weather and AFL grand final restricted Saturday’s ambrose event to 14 players. The winning team comprising B Schwartz, R Pawlak, B Pearce and A Mitchell came in with a score of 67/59 followed by D Nation, K Kluske, W Jackson, N Stringer 74/61; A Noack, I Darwin, R Heinze, J Mitchell 71/62.5; S Noble, Barrie Zerna 84/75. Thursday a field of 30 played the midweek stableford. Winner was Doug Cooper 40 from R Mortimer, I Fergusson 39, A Noack 37, D Russell, M Hamiester 36, B Schwartz, K Kluske, B Pearce,J Bell 35, D Branson, E Manning, L Hathcer, R Heinze 34, W Van Pelt, B Cooper, N Stringer, C Doudle 33, I Rohde, G Dahlitz, R Hahn, R Ahola 32, D Nation W Jackson 31 with the rest of the field in the 20s. The only birdie of the day went to I Ferguson on the 12th. Notice to members: Peterborough visit here for the annual trophy match on October 11. Please have names in for the catering. Also, all matches of the summer program tee-off at 8am.


CCR: 42. A Grade: A Leaver 42, D hannaford 38, R Brandsma 34. B Grade: F Gorey 40, D Murphy 38, T Day 37. NTP 3/12: K Behn. 5/14: J Pengilly. Final Handicap Matchplay: D Hannaford d D Lowry 4/2. Next week’s competition: Stableford – closing day, Mixed stableford and presentation night. – Alan Hartwell.

Two Wells

Results from Saturday, September 26. Competition: Stableford. Sponsor: Jamie Gibson Painting. Players: 18. CCR: 42 Pts. Eighteen hardy souls braved the wet, wintry conditions on grand final day. It could have been worse, it could have rained all day! Overall scores were pretty ordinary with only four players getting 40 points or better. Quite a bit was said about certain players picking up prizes with scores in the low thirties, however the balls were gratefully accepted. Darryl Hall continued his fine form in the clubrooms picking up

the Lenards chicken voucher and the members draw. Today’s Results A Grade: 43 G Giannikos, 42 R Grigg, 40 R Thompson, 39 I Smith, 36 M Launer, B Paul, 34 H Linford, 33 R Hogg, B Grade: 40 T Datson, 38, A Bail, 34 D Hall, 33 L Zbierski, 31 S Kelly, 28 J Spackman. C Grade: 39 J Bowden, 33 I Telfer, 32 J Gibson, 23 B Barns. Long Drives: A – Rob Thompson. B: Leon Zbierski. NTP’s: 1 – R Thompson, 2 –, 6 – I Smith, 11 – T Datson, 12 –, 15 – J Bowden. Birdies: 3 –. 6 – R Hogg 12 –, 17 – A Bail, R Thompson, R Grigg. Eagles: M Launer on 17th. Pro’s Approach: Hans Linford. NAGA: 23 B Barns. Meat Trays: R Hogg, M Launer. Chicken Voucher: D Hall. Members Draw: D Hall. Next week: stroke, the Medal of Medals and Handicap Matchplay final between Adam Bail and Stuart Grigg. – Russell Grigg, Captain TWGC.

Shooting MalLala Gun Club

Results from Saturday September 26. 25 target double barrel twilight shoot. A: G Gilbert 25/25, B: T O’Connor 24/25, C: G Ogilvie 25/25. 25 target double barrel night shoot. A: G Gilbert 25/25, 2nd R Borzillo 24/25. B: D Butler 26/27, 2nd A Tapscott 25/27. C: J Gilbert 22/25, 2nd J Wheatley 21/25. Next shoot on Monday October 5.

Lower Light Rifle

Cyclists and Torrens Valley. A Grade: P Bradshaw 99.9. Sighters: P Bradshaw 19.2. Handicap results: P Bradshaw 50.6, 49.3 (1) 100. F Pinyon 49.7, 48.2 (2) 99. D Bradey 49.5, 48.2 (2) 99. K Sellick 46.3, 47.2 (3) 98. T Trigg 47.6, 45.1 (V) 92. Cyclists and Torrens Valley F Class. F Standard: M Heyward 112. Handicap results: D Zerbe 45, 51 (30) 126. M Heyward 56, 56 (12) 124. R Exion 48 (V). Light River: A Grade: B Wrightson 05.6. B Grade: T James 95.5. Sighters: B Wrightson 19.1. Handicap results: T James 46.1, 49.4 (20) 120. P Bothwell 48.5, 45.3 (18) 117. P Spillman 45, 49.5 (13) 112. B Wrightson 47.2, 45.4 (13) 114. T Bickley 46.1, 43.2 (17) 109. Phoenix. A Grade: C George 97.6. Sighters: C George, M Challen 18. Handicap results: C George 48.4, 49.1 (16) 119. D Logos 49.3, 47.1 (18) 118. C Williams 42.1, 47.3 (16) 108. M Challen 44.1, 46.1 (16) 108. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: K neale 107. Sighters: R Mousley 21. Handicap results: K Neale, 52, 55 (17) 124. R Mousley 53, 53 (7) 113. S Cowie, 50, 53 (13) 116. T Haythorpe 53, 54 (V) 107. Postal and Railways. A Grade: I Mackintosh 97.8. B Grade: M Bethune 81. C Grade: A Bushell 81.1. Sighters: M Bethune 18. Handicap results: I Mackintosh 50.4, 47.4 (5) 100. A Bushell 40, 41.1 (12) 93. M Bethune 41, 40 (11) 92. W Phillips 44.1, 34 (9) 97. P Collins 49.5, 50.4 (V) 99.

West End tank for Mallala Football Club Mallala Football Club has taken delivery of a 22,000 litre water tank thanks to a new community to community funding initiative to assist local communities with their water supply. West End Community Fund (WECF) will assist 10 community football leagues across the state by donating tanks to 40 football clubs over the next 18 months. The Fund was set up on the premise of community to community giving, with funds received from the purchase of water at the iconic water

fountain at the West End Brewery on Port Road being used to give back to communities in need. The project is a joint initiative between Hills Industries, Team Poly water tanks, SA Water (who will donate up to $1000 per tank, per site), the SANFL and West End. Riverton is expected to take delivery of its tank this week. SA Water chief executive Anne Howe said this project allow not-forprofit regional football clubs to capture their own rainwater and use it to help keep their ovals alive.

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sport v District


Reasons to celebrate at Cats’ club wind-up Blyth/Snowtown Cats Football and Netball Clubs held their 2009 presentations and wind-up at Blyth oval last Sunday. The previous night saw a large crowd attend the celebrations of the Cats A1 netball premiers, being the club’s first premiership since their formation in 1995. Support was shown for the disappointed Cats A grade footballers after their gallant loss to BBH in the grand final. In the morning, the football and netball junior coaches presented medallions and trophies to the Cats players. U14 best and fairest was won by Cameron Giles and runner-up was Ashley Giles, third going to Dylan Underdown. Best Team Man was Jace Andriske. Most Improved Ashley Giles. Coaches’ Trophy went to Dylan Underdown. U17 Best and fairest was Caleb Lloyd, runner-up Mickey Atkinson, Aaron Lloyd taking third. Best Team Man Mickey Atkinson. Most Improved Josh Fountain. Coaches’ Trophy Rueben Ottens. Junior Sportsperson Trophy was won to Cameron Andriske. The netball J2 best and fairest was tied with Lucy Pratt and Jess Lloyd taking the honours. J1 best and fairest was Jayne Atkinson, with Sharna Kotz runner-up. The 15 and under girls reached the grand final but were defeated by eight goals. Cats’ best and fairest was Sarah Weepers, runnersup Rachel Carling and Maddy Zweck – who also won best on court in the 15 and under grand final. The supporters and players enjoyed a roast meat and salad luncheon, followed by sweets before the senior player presentations. C2 best and fairest Nicole McCauley, runner-up Kahli Griffin. C1 best and fairest Charmain Angel, runner-up Rhani Stephens. B2 best and fairest was Tracey Andriske, who also won the NENA B2 best and fairest, club runner-up

By Janet Zweck was Lauren Chapman, B1 best and fairest was Jenni Lee Kennett, runnerup Michelle Abbott. A2 Best and fairest Belinder Hemer, runner-up Mia Darling. Congratulations were extended to Nicki Darling who won the NENA A2 best and fairest. A1 Julge Memorial Trophy Best and fairest trophy was presented by Julie Julge to Hayley Zweck who also won best on court in the A1 grand final, runner-up Kristie Johnson. The netball Volunteer Award was won by Bernie Keech who has and continues to tirelessly served the club. The B grade football best and fairest trophy was won by Robert Pratt, runner-up Ben Pratt, Rhys Baxter coming third. Best Team Man for B grade went to Derryn Stringer, Coaches’ Trophy to Rhys Baxter. Most practices attended went to Simon Goldsmith, runner-up Rob Wandel. The social committee thanked and presented president Kevin Pratt and wife Mardi with a photo display board of the club’s 21st birthday celebrations held on their property during August. The A grade best and fairest Cockburn/Pridham Medal was won, with no surprises, by Ryan Darling, who was also awarded the 2009 NEFL Mail Medal; runner-up Nick Humphrys, Shay Clifford coming in third. Best Team Man Robert Wandel. Coaches Trophy was won by Wayne Slattery. The Most Improved A and B grade trophy was awarded to Kiel Kennett. The Darren Pratt Memorial Best Club Person trophy was awarded to a very surprised Matthew Wilson, who continues to support the Blyth/Snowtown club in many different ways. Once again a great crowd attended, with incoming club president Bec Jamieson and outgoing president Kevin Pratt thanking the many supporters and players for their fantastic support during the season. RIGHT: Cats Netball Award winners, from left: Bernie Keech, Kristie Johnson, Hayley Zweck and Julie Julge. BELOW: Junior trophy winners, back from left: J Fountain, J Andriske, M Atkinson, A Lloyd, A Giles, C Giles, C Lloyd, R Ottens, C Andriske, front: J Atkinson, S Weepers, R Carling, M Zweck, J Lloyd, L Pratt.

AJ Woods presents a photo display from the Blyth/Snowtown’s 21st birthday celebrations to president Kevin Pratt.

CATS supporters Fiona Walkley, Jacquie Norton and Julia Agnew enjoy the picnic atmosphere on the Blyth Oval.

ABOVE: A grade football award winners, back from left: M Willson, S Clifford, R Wandel, S Goldsmith, front: K Kennett, R Darling, W Slattery, N Humphrys. RIGHT: Cat Ryan Darling accepts the award for best and fairest A grade player.

B and C grade best and fairest winners, back from left: J Kennett, C Angel, N McCauley, B Hemer, front: T Andriske, R Baxter, R Pratt, D Stringer, M Darling.









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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO September 2004

•Balaklava kindergarten teacher, Janice Smith received a certificate of achievement in early childhood education, recognising many years of service to Balaklava Community Children’s Centre.


YEARS AGO September 1999

• Derek Gustavsson graduated with a bachelor of business, and after two years with leading fund manger Bankerstrust, decided to further his career in the hotel industry, working at the Royal Hotel with father Daryl.


YEARS AGO September 1989

• A 6,000 year old fossilised Sperm Whale skull was uncovered near Port Parham – the fossil was to go on display at the Adelaide Museum.


LOCAL v Living


Newspaper lived up to its name in 1858 Heritage Highlights

The South Australian Advertiser was first published on Monday, July 12, 1858 – a four-page paper with a selling price of fourpence a copy. Have you ever wondered what may have been in this first copy? Apart from shipping news, real estate and court proceedings, much of the paper’s content was advertising. Here are a few examples. Duffield & Turner were selling “Colonial and Van Dieman’s Land Potatoes in large and small quantities”, at the Victoria Mill, Gawler, and at their store at Gawler West. James Robin & Co, Grenfell Street, were advertising various goods including “Pale Liverpool Soap” in boxes and half-boxes, and “King Oriel Coal... the best Household coal.... in moderate quantity”.

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German concertinas, violincellos, violins, and “other musical instruments in great variety.” And, just down the street, at 124 Currie Street, “near the Golden Fleece”, William Marshall was offering to tune and repair Pianofortes, Harmoniums, Concertinas, Flutinas and Accordians “on the most reasonable terms.” Northern Kapunda Stores were having a renovation sale and ran the following advertisement - “Cossins and Brewster beg respectfully to thank the inhabitants of Kapunda and its neighbourhood, and their country friends generally, for the very liberal share of support and confidence they have received since commencing business; and to inform them that, in consequence of contemplated alterations, they will offer a large portion of their present stock at


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• Oct 1: Bingo at Dublin Institute. • Oct 3: Tarlee Bowling Club opening day • Oct 3-5: Windsor Country Market. • Oct 4: Marrabel Rodeo; Auburn outdoor market. • Oct 5: Tarlee country market. • Oct 6: Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting • Oct 11: Kapunda Community Craft Market, Kapunda Institute 9am – 2pm; Cancer Awareness Golf Day, Port Wakefield; Balaklava Community Arts production, “Little Shop of Horrors”. • Oct 12: Balaklava Courthouse Gallery annual general meeting at 7.30pm. • Oct 14: Long Plains Red Cross fashion parade; “Little Shop of Horrors”. • Oct 16: Basketball starts; “Little Shop of Horrors”. • Oct 17: Clare Show; Country music night, Long Plains starring Graeme Hugo; “Little Shop of Horrors”; Riverton market. •Oct 18: Brinkworth’s Annual Garage Sale Day; Hamley Bridge Community and Sports Centre AGM. • Oct 23-30: Kidman Art Show Kapunda.

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n The Church notices published below are supplied by local churches and will continue to be repeated weekly as a service directory. Churches should advise us of any changes immediately – or in the last week of the preceding month. Please advise changes by emailing

active dogs such as sheep and cattle dogs often become bored if they have little to occupy them. If you want a working dog as a pet, it is important to consider how well they will adapt to your environment. If you are not sure seek advice from your vet and other people experienced in dog breeds.

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A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

Church Together -

A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am

Church of Christ, Lighthouse,

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava......... Liturgy 9.00am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am

lava, Port Wakefield, Lochiel,

Balaklava Town Hall AOG/ACC (Family Church and UCA congregations (BalakNantawarra)............. 10.30am

CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am


Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am

Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am

LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

Balaklava.......... Mass 10.30am

LUTHERAN Auburn....................... 9.00am Balaklava....................11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells................ 10.30am Owen Comm............11.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 9.15am Windsor .................... 9.00am Balaklava.................. 10.00am Nantawarra.............. No service Lochiel...................... 10.00am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.00am

Balaklava.................... 9.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Pt Wakefield............... 9.00am Community church Pinery........................ 7.00pm LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells................ 10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........ 10.00am Windsor .................... 9.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava......... Liturgy 9.00am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells................ 10.30am Owen Comm............11.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 9.15am Windsor .................... 9.00am Balaklava.................... 9.00am Nantawarra, Lochiel, Pt Wakefield........10.00am, venue TBA


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Record price at Leahcim sale Leahcim stud’s recent Poll Merino ram sale was very successful, with a large crowd of around 200 people witnessing a new Leahcim on-property individual record ram price, plus an on-property auction sale record at the Snowtown

ABOVE: The Leahcim on-property record priced ram is pictured with John Harris, Landmark Cummins Ag Services; Cliff Phelps, Allala Poll Merino stud, Cummins; Wes Daniell, White River, Minnipa; Jeff Becker Elders Wudinna; Luke Michael, Leahcim, Snowtown holding the ram, John Daniell, White River, Poochera; Gordon Wood, Landmark auctioneer and Leahcim principal Andrew Michael. RIGHT: Rosemary Michael (centre) is with Simon Seppelt, Quality Wool who purchased 19 rams for various clients and Yvonne Wurst, Appila who paid the $2,400 top at the White Suffolk sale.







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stud. After last year’s result that saw 80 rams clear to $22,000 and average $3,130 it was anticipated rates could fall back a little this year. However, buyers from all mainland states attended the auction of 79 rams, with a new record of $24,500 set. Five rams sold for more than $10,000 and last year’s national onproperty sale average record was exceeded by $137, with the 79 rams averaging $3,267.09. The new Leahcim on-property record of $24,500 was paid by the Daniell family, White River stud, Poochera in partnership with Cliff Phelps, Allala stud, Pt Lincoln. They were successful in outbidding the Wallaloo Park stud, Marnoo, Victoria, bidding by phone through Bill Walker, Classings Ltd, Murray Bridge. The ram, Leahcim 609 Twin had a wonderful combination of carcase and wool ASBVs on Merino Select highlighted by a +28 per cent figure for clean fleece weight of typical bright, well defined and long stapled 18.3 micron wool. Wallaloo Park didn’t miss out altogether as they got the sale off to a cracking start by successfully bidding $12,500 for lot 1, Leahcim 348, one of the highest growth rams in the catalogue with a terrific 12.3 micron wool. The strength of the top end buying was best indicated by the first 20 rams averaging over $5,000. While the prices tapered back as the sale went on, the quality didn’t and some seedstock breeders found elite sheep later in the catalogue. Rob Germein, Pt Vincent, purchased six rams from $600 to $2,800 and at an $1,883 average. Local Snowtown Landmark agency operator Jon Reincke purchased 6, A/c Hayes, while long time regulars Roger and Ros Wheaton, Crystal Brook and Chelwood Farming, Mintaro, each purchased five rams. Other key ram buy-

ers included: HT Haslett, Orroroo (4 rams to $2,250), JF & GM Kuerschner, Orroroo (4 rams to $2,600), A & M Jaeschke, Clare (4 rams to $2,800), Aramaa Props, Orroroo (3 to $3,000), Prime Family Trust, Wharminda (3 to $3,500), Maro Creek & Wilkinson, Snowtown (2 @ $3,500 and $4,000), EW Hoepner & Co, Balaklava (4 to $900), Brian Kay, Pt Lincoln (2 to $4,600), and Paul Rundle, Kulpara (4 to $600). •A successful Leachim White Suffolk sale followed. The only areas that did not see a major lift from last year were numbers offered and visual quality. The 32 registered buyers pushed the sale average to $832, up by $125 on last year but by no means expensive considering the quality and measured performance of these rams. Last year’s equal top price buying honours were shared by Simon Seppelt of Quality Wool and Paul and Yvonne Wurst, Appila.They were both again very prominent buyers. The Wursts were the purchasers of this year’s $2,400 top and later added another at $1,300. Simon Seppelt purchased 19 rams under the Quality Wool banner for various clients, concentrating on the top performance ASBVs. In doing so they paid from a good value $700 up to $1,600 in astute buying. Top prime lamb producers, the Woolford family, Booleroo Centre, also selected rams to a top of $1,900. Two station orders were prominent in the volume buying area of the sale. Craig Bell, Bono Station, Pooncarie purchased 15 rams in total for a $625 average, while Doug Caley, Bangate Station via Walgett, NSW purchased 10 at an average of $650. On a sentimental note, Keith Ballantyne, Gladstone again purchased two rams, having bought at every one of Leahcim’s 22 annual sales.

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• 17 Again (PG) ★ ★ ★ Teen Comedy, Zac Efron - Fri Oct 2, 8pm • Defiance (MA15+) ★ ★ ★ Freedom fighters against Nazis-Daniel Craig - Sat 3rd Oct 3, 8 pm - Fri Oct 9, 8pm • Monsters & Aliens (PG) ★ ★ ★ ★ - Tickets $5 Animated - Thurs Oct 8, 10.30am - Thurs Oct 8 2pm - Sat Oct 10, 6.15pm - Tues 13th Oct 13, 2pm • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (M) ★ ★ Mathew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner - Sat Oct 10, 8pm

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For Rent

For Sale

40th Wedding

Private land sale, Charles Street, Balaklava 28 m x 30 m, approx 840 m2, water connected, close to town centre. Ph 8862 2067.

Catford (nee Davis), Kath and Kevin. Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary on 04/10/09, lots of love Tricia’

Kids Holiday Club

Hummocks Watchman Eagles Football Club

New 2 bedroom unit in Balaklava. Quiet location close to shops. Suit elderly, low maintenance. Call 8862 1477 or 0407 727 612.

Rodeo 1998 4x4 ute, V6, PS, air and gas, 170,000 kms, WGP418, $8,000 ono. Phone 0427 249 070 ah 8578 6004, 8524 9070.

Wednesday October 7

9.30am - 12.30pm at Pinery Community Hall Program run by Pinery Community Church

Wednesday October 14

3.84 metre, 14 foot, aluminium tinny, 15hp Evinrude motor, on trailer, life jackets and safety equipment included. Price reduced – a bargain at $3000 ono. Ph 8528 6008.

Enquiries Grace & Colin Blacket 8527 7001


7.30pm at Eagles Community Centre, Port Wakefield

Balaklava Hockey Club Inc

AGM Wednesday October 14 8pm at Balaklava Sports Club

Sunday October 4 8.30am start

•Admission: adult $20, concession $15, family $50 12-17 year olds $10, children U12 free •Full bar & catering (ID req.) •Free weekend camping & recovery breakfast •Sideshows

Port Parham Sports & Social Club Live Band

Graham Hugo + 2 Saturday October 3 8pm till late

H 3 Course meal H $20 per person H 6pm - 8pm

Bookings 8529 2211 Two Wells Community Centre

Country Music Festival

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Farm house in Balaklava Area on 16 acres, 3 bedroom, shedding, stable, pets ok, $260 per week. Phone 0409 337 985.

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Hamley Bridge memorial hospital inc

Annual General Meeting Thursday November 5, 2009 8pm at Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital Hostel Dining Room • Board nominations welcomed • Nomination forms available from HBMH. • Ph 8528 2276 to request a form to be posted to you • Nominations to be returned to the hospital by Thursday October 29, 2009

MORELLA NURSERY Main North Rd, Watervale - Ph: 8843 0111

It’s Blooming @ Morella Cottage Nursery

“It’s Blooming Riesling” Sunday October 4 - 11am to 3.30pm • Join winemaker KT of KT & The Falcoln. • Sewing fresh new 2009 Riesling • Enjoy Janet’s fresh garden platter, coffee & cake

“Put spring in your step” Monday October 5 - 11am to 3.30pm • Enjoy coffee & cake with Janet • Sit in our picturesque gardens or if cold near our cosy wood fire Leave time to browse through large range of hardy plants, trees, roses and vegetable seedlings & newly arrived giftware

Perfect time for planting Open all long weekend Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday & Monday 10am to 4pm

For Sale

2000 Daewoo Matiz 5 door, 5 speed, exchange motor, done 68,000 kms, new alternator, new fuel pump, new Hankook tyres, CD player, air conditioned, electric front windows, price $5,250 o.n.o. Phone 8862 2360. 2006 Honda CRF 250X Motorbike, 1,100 kms, hardly used, 3 months rego, excellent condition, $7,000. Phone 0400 129 904. Absolute river frontage. 110 Brenda Park Morgan. Approx 40 x 35 metre block. High $200,000s. Wanted to buy house/farm locally. Phone John Hogben, Manoora. Ph 0429 484 315. Firewood cut. Can deliver. Venture/Scout fundraiser, $220 per tonne. Phone 8862 1893 or mobile: 0428 859 634. Ford Falcon XG ute, auto, 1995, dual fuel, lowered, mags, registered, tinted windows, good condition, $3,500 o.n.o. Registration VTC 414. Ph 8529 2529. GOPHER, only used twice. High seat with headrest, basket, lights, fully equipped. Excellent condition. $2300 o.n.o ph:8862 1612. Ford Maverick 4WD wagon XLT, 1992, 4.2 Ltr diesel, front bull bar, rear nudge bar, spot lights, tinted windows, 5 speed manual, electric windows, fully carpeted, 7 seats, brand new tyres, rego, velour cloth seats and door inserts, wide wheels, flared guards, towbar, power steering, air conditioning, serviced regularly, well maintained, always garaged, 280,000 kms, excellent condition, reg no. VGY 478, $8,390.00 o.n.o. Phone: 8864 5035 Mobile: 0407 396 471. Horse float Horseman double, metal, white, has had some repairs and been repainted, tows well, registered till March 2010 - ready to go, TTU 900, via Pt Wakefield. $2500 ono. All enquiries Sandy Ph: 8868 3110 or mobile 0427 619 112.

Salvage / demolition materials, 1800s cottage, doors, windows, timber, fire surrounds, flooring, matchboard. Ph 0407 807 123. York exergear X10 elliptical cross trainer, excellent condition, $600. Phone 8862 1407.

Garage saleS DECEASED ESTATE, everything must go! Sunday Oct 4, 2009. Short Tce, Balaklava. 10am start. Follow the signs. No earlybirds! Household items and furniture, new and old tools, power tools, hardware, fixings, timber, steel, garden tools, welders, rods, old oil cans and much more. Extended garage clearing sale from 7-10 October inclusive, 8am-5pm daily at 28 Humphry Street, Balaklava. Opposite the Church of Christ. Assorted furniture, household and garden items, books, brica-brac etc.

Public Notice Balaklava Football & Netball Club major raffle winners. 1st prize - $5,000 Thomas Michael. 2nd prize - side of beef Ian Wilson. 3rd prize - Nintendo Wii Derek Friedrichs. 4th prize - accommodation at Corny Point Derek Friedrichs. 5th prize - Shearing Shed voucher Sarah Sarrett. 6th prize - Supacheap Auto voucher Ben Read.

Wanted to buy HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217. Hills swing set with slippery dip in good condition. Also to give away various colours of canaries and 2 pairs of cockatiels. Phone 8862 1261. Treadmill - good condition. Phone: 8862 1905.

Wanted to rent Urgent - farmhouse or house Balaklava or surrounding area. Ph: 8527 7089 or 0488 143 353.

21st Birthday

Nissan Patrol, 4x4 1982 UFG716 short wheel base, $3,200 ono. Phone 0427 784 078 ah 8578 6004. OATEN HAY with vetch. 5x4 rolls. $50 + GST per bale. Phone 8864 5096 or 0408 838 339.

Birth Holzberger-Urwin. Karl & Jess congratulation on the safe arrival of Aiden Blake Dean. Love Mum & Dad. Tiller (nee Henschke). Matt, Dot & Tay are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Harry Christopher on September 24, 7lbs 6ozs.

Death Klingner - Leonard John. Suddenly at home on September 23, 2009. Aged 75 years Loving father and father-inlaw of Timothy and Sharna, Michael and Robert. Grandfather of Bella. Dearly loved brother of Mary (Mrs. Clothier), Florie (Mrs. Kirkland), Joyce (Mrs. Wegner), Ralph and Edna (Mrs. Zanker). Safe in the arms of Jesus. Please refer to future editions of Advertiser for Funeral arrangements. Durdin Funeral Directors Balaklava AFDA Phone: 8862 2101 Klingner - Leonard John. Our dearly loved adopted family member has gone to be with his Lord and Saviour. Your body has gone, but your spirit will live with us forever. Christmas lunch won’t be the same without you. Greatly loved and respected by Graham and Helen. Dearly loved and respected adopted uncle to Naomi, Annette, Len and their families. KLINGNER, Leonard John. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Len. With treasured memories. He will be sadly missed by Victor, Carolyn, Kevin and Samuel. Klinger - Len. Respected, dedicated, founding member of Balaklava St John. Superintendent for more than 20 years. His contribution over many years is greatly appreciated, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to all his family. Balaklava St John. Northcott Barbara. Passed away September 29 at Laura Hospital, aged 70 years. Much love mother of David, mother-in-law of Annette, Nin of Shaun and Susanne. No longer in pain, sleeping peacefully.

Lovely large lounge/chaise, leather lazy-boy recliner. 510 Litre refrigerator P.O.A. Ph 8862 2249 or 0439 617 932. Microwave oven, Panasonic inverter, 1100w with accessories, rarely used, $150 or nearest offer. Phone 8862 1404.

60th Wedding EARL - PARKER. Ray and Ethel married October 1, 1949 at Balaklava Church of Christ. Congratulations Mum and Dad on your 60th wedding anniversary. Love from all the family.

URwin - Jessica & Kathryn. Happy 21st Birthday to our beautiful daughters. Wishing you all the love and happiness. Love always Mum & Dad.

Thank you Thankyou so much to the person who handed my glasses into Free Choice. I can now read again. Mrs Wilson.

Paper Day Later Next Week




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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Situations Vacant

Public Notices CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Tce, Owen. Wed 10-5; Sat 10-1 or by appointment. Phone 8528 6307. SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $60 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Phone 8864 5062 for bookings. TARLEE Country Market. Huge assortment of stalls. Delicious food. Great Fun Day. Monday October 5, 2009, 8 am - 3 pm. At Tarlee Hall, Main North Road. Enquiries Michelle 0427 184 474. Buskers Welcome



October 12 - 7.30pm at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery

All welcome to attend

DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 169 / 2009 APPLICANT’S NAME: Water & Energy Systems Pty Ltd N at u r e O f T h e Development: 80 metre high guyed mast (temporary structure) SUBJECT LAND: Section 435 Ruskin Road, Dublin, Hundred of Dublin CT 5583/58 ZONE: Coastal Zone The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the District Planner at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than October 16, 2009. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: Ralph Semrau Authorised Officer Date: September 30, ‘09 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

Friday October 9

10 - 12 noon at Balaklava Community Library

• Card making for 7-14 years • Make 4 cards for yourself • $5.00 each

Contact 8862 1336 to book or just turn up on the day!

School Cleaner required

• 3:30pm - 5:30pm • Monday - Friday • Police Clearance is essential. Please forward resumes to:

Balaklava Football CLub Applications are required for


Load Limit - Lois Lane, Mallala DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993


At its meeting on November 16, 2009, Council will consider imposing a 5 tonne load limit, service vehicles excluded, on Lois Lane, Mallala in accordance with S32 of the Road Traffic Act 1961. Public submission on this proposal are welcome and must be received by Council 5pm Friday October 30, 2009. Written submissions should be addressed to: Attention: John Tillack District Council of Mallala PO Box 18 Mallala SA 5502 or John Tillack - Manager Infrastructure & Engineering Services

Harvest & Haul Ag Contracting

Have the following positions available for the upcoming harvest:

• Road Train/B Double Driver

Class MC Experience in grain/hay carting preferred. May lead to permanent full time position

• Semi Driver Class HC

• Chaser Bin Operator • Harvester Operator Mid October start with work on EP, Mid North and SE. Good rates and conditions. All late model equipment.

Phone 0428 600 603


FOR SALE BY TENDER The following plant items are surplus to Council’s requirements and are offered for sale by tender: Case Vibromax W102 Roller VIN: 840044333 Reg: VPB437 2 cyl Hatz diesel motor, 744 hours, Operating weight 1120kg (max 1200kg) Rockmaster Drill Minlaton Engineering VIN: 9009125, 2 x auger/drills (2’ & 3½’ depth) , Hydraulic lift/lower, PTO chain drive – 540 rpm Horwood Bagshaw Free Roll VIN: 1210, 2300mm wide John Deere 8440 4x4 Tractor VIN: 844H 001726R Reg: JPV424 6255 hrs, 16 speed transmission, 3 sets of remotes, PTO, Dual wheels available (complete), 24.5-32 tyres, R-1 tread, 10 ply, (F 10%, R 40%, Duals 70%) AJ Stock Pig Trailer VIN: 6G9T23000W2NH2001, Reg: YBW799 Build Date Feb 98, 18T, 11R22.5 tyres (50%) Fuel Cart/Trailer Make unknown, Reg: TYD014, 10R20 tyres (30%), 2000 litre capacity (approx), Drawbar type hitch (no brakes), Electric pump with meter and auto nozzle Inspection may be arranged by contacting Grant McKenzie at the Clare Office on 8842 6400. No tender shall necessarily be accepted and no tender shall be deemed to have been accepted until the tenderer has been notified of such acceptance. Tenders shall be submitted and enclosed in a sealed envelope and marked ‘Tender’ and addressed to the Council at 4 Gleeson Street, Clare, 5453. Closing date for the tender will be 5pm on Thursday October 8, 2009. RD Blight CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Situations Vacant Hamley Bridge memorial hospital inc Expression Of Interest

Board Of Directors The Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital was established in the town in 1926 and moved to its current location in 1946 at which time it became an incorporated body on the 3rd July 1946. It is a private, not for profit community hospital which provides quality health services for acute and residential care clients. From its inception, Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital progressed and from 2006 had a total of 37 beds of which 33 were residential care. In 2008 a palliative care specific service, known as the Serenity Suite, was added to cater for palliative care clients and their families. The Rest Home provides accommodation for Commonwealth funded residents and is an “ageing-in-place” facility. Local medical practitioners provide a 24 hour oncall service to the hospital, and there is a good local ambulance service staffed by volunteers within the town. The hospital’s catchment area includes Hamley Bridge, the nearby towns of Wasleys, Tarlee, Stockport and Owen and for some years clients have been drawn from a much wider area including metropolitan and rural/remote South Australia. Although the hospital’s operational needs are met by a very capable team of dedicated staff, the financial and general management is governed through a board of directors. These are ordinary folks from our local community and are elected at the AGM to be held on November 5, 2009 at 8pm. Few of the current board members have any medical expertise. What they do have is a desire to assist in ensuring our hospital is the best it can be, and remains a part of this community for a long time to come. If you are interested in being a board member please come along to the AGM or feel free to contact any of the board members or staff of the HBMH for further information.

•A Grade • B Grade • Senior • Junior Colts for season 2010

Applications addressed to: Secretary PO Box 13 Balaklava S.A. 5461 Applications close October 16, 2009


Want to earn $ per week


over the summer months?

The positions are based in Balaklava and paid 12 hours per day, 6 days per week, including weekends and public holidays, at premium rates. This job will involve working outside i n hot and dusty conditions and heavy manual labour. Own transport is essential. Forklift licence preferred. Must be available to work for full season. Must be physically fit. To apply please call Bev on 8354 3122 or send resume to:

Inventory Officer Balco is Australia’s leading processor and exporter of high grade oaten hay with a national network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. With increasing demand from key markets we now seek to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Inventory Officer for our South Australian hay processing facility located at Bowmans. Reporting to the Inventory Coordinator you will be responsible for the key result areas of raw materials, finished goods, domestic sales invoicing and occupational health and safety. Your communication skills and your ability to operate in a highly organised manner will be pivotal to your success, as will your ability to use a PC based reporting and record keeping system. This is an excellent opportunity to join a long established and successful Australian company that truly values its employees and supports the communities and businesses of the regions it operates in. For initial enquiries or for any assistance you may need in making your application, please call Nick Mellow on (08) 8862 0028. Please forward your application to

Plains Producer, Wednesday September 30, 2009

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• Qualified carpenter • 10 years in house releveling

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Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor Home 8862 1285 - Mobile 0418 896 808

Silvestro Earthmoving Contractors Pty Ltd

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• Equipment available • Excavators with attachments including grapple • Tandem tipper / dog trailers

“Quality plumbing is no pipe dream” •Gas fitting •Blocked drain •Rainwater tank sales & installation •Bathroom renovations •Drain installations & repairs •Septic tank installations •HWS repairs, replacements and installations Lic No. PGE203573

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Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess Also visiting

Mallala & Two Wells Physio appointments and enquiries

8862 2200 or 0419 842 228



Main North Road, Clare Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195

Massage Therapist Kylie Button 0428 359 394



Comfortable Family Home

• Features include 3 bedrooms, all with walk in robes and a study or 4th bedroom. • Modern kitchen inc dishwasher • Slow combustion heater/ducted A/C • Great outdoor living area with built-in BBQ • 4 bay garage includes office/guest room with reverse cycle A/C


Sound Investment


• 5907m2 of prime land in Balaklava • Room for up to 7 homes/community units, STCA


• 3 BR family stone home on approx. 6 ½ acres. • Country style kitchen/dine with Meter 2 wood stove. • Formal dining room with ornate ceilings. • Central lounge with combustion heater. Built-in robes, one ensuite. • Main bathroom with corner spa bath. • Rear pergola ideal for entertaining. • Numerous shedding and bird aviaries. Four separate paddocks, mains water, bore water & rainwater • Rumpus room and bedroom with a toilet.

8842 1154

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n MY name is Buffy, a three year old domestic short hair girl with a gorgeous tabby tortoiseshell coat. I am a house cat looking for a new home, with no other cats. Please don’t overlook me because I am older, as have lots of life and love to give! I am a lovely girl! I am desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and health checked. I am only $75. Come and see me at ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE , 1 - 19 Cormack Rd, Wingfield SA 5013.

12 Mine St, Port Wakefield

Balaklava District 620 Ha Cropping Land 1,532 Acres. To be sold as a whole or 2 contingent lots. Under Instructions from JK & LA Saint. Only being offered due to ill health. Wednesday October 7 at 11.00am Balaklava Sports Club Landmark Balaklava - Phone: 8862 1333 Port Wakefield Road, Balaklava Kelly Evans 0148 859 953 Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210 RLA 102485


Lease by Tender

$280,000 Approx 406 ha approx (1003ac) Located approx 15km south west of Balaklava

22 George Street • Balaklava 5461 phone 8862 2172 • fax 8862 1280

photos You can buy our pictures in colour!

Phone: 8862 1977 Adoptions: 10am –3pm, seven days. PHONE 8348 1300.

Reminder Notice

Approximately 2078m2 with potential to develop Requires all the necessary consents.

and order some today

RLA 150881

Lower Light



Modern 3 bedroom home situated in an excellent location. The well equipped kitchen has a wall oven, bench hotplates and built in cupboards. Other rooms include dining area, lounge room, games room and a entrance hall all with wall to wall carpet. All the bedrooms have carpet throughout and two rooms also have built-ins and ceiling fans. The tiled bathroom has a bath and a separate shower. The toilet and laundry are tiled throughout. Out buildings consist of a 18m x 4m full length rear veranda, 30’ x 13’ garage with a concrete floor and power connected, 10‘ x 10’ garden shed. Features of this home include split system R/C air conditioner, automatic washing machine taps, heater lights in the bathroom, 3 TV outlets and outside security lights.

8853 2088

RLA 102485


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36 Harris St. Balaklava

For appointments phone


190 Main North Road, Clare

Affordable 3 bedroom home on approx. 880m2 block.

Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

Contact Graeme Hann, your local rural sales specialist in the Lower North at Elders on 8521 0302, 0417 814 659, fax 8524 8311 or email


This stone home is set on generous block & is centrally located between shops & the Hospital & Clinic as well as other services. The bedrooms are spacious & the 3rd can be utilized as an office or dining room. The ren. kitchen has room for meals plus space for relaxing. Space is also used well in the comb.bathroom/laundry. Great value, ideal for 1st home buyers or investors.

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Reliable Cropping and grazing property. Under Instructions from J. M. Stewart. A regional average rainfall of 350 mm. Fertile soil that has been conservatively farmed, basically all arable which is ideal for cropping and grazing purposes. Term 3 years commencing 2010. Tender documents Landmark Balaklava, 10 Port Wakefield Rd Balaklava S.A. Tenders close Thursday 29th October at 2 pm Neither the highest nor any tender necessarily accepted. Landmark Balaklava - Phone: 8862 1333 Port Wakefield Road, Balaklava Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210

Public Notice - Section 7

The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.

Real Estate


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Sales Agent

For pricing details contact Jeff Lind on 8522 1988 or 0413 186 214.

Future Stormwater Harvesting Basin

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday

Have the best of both worlds

Future Residential

15 minutes to Gawler Town Centre

Existing Tennis Courts

Future Residential

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ETSA transformer easement

Photographs in this publication are intended to be a visual aid only and do not necessarily depict the actual development of the project described. Readers are invited to inpsect the project described or make further enquiries of the developer in relation to the same. The publisher gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the truth, accuracy or sufficiency of any description, photography or statement contained in this publication/ advertisement. The publisher accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph or statement contained herein. Produced August 2009. LSW0023

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titles of the land to promote a high quality presentation of the Estate. House and land packages on these big, beautiful lots can be sourced from a range of builders from around $300,000 or purchase land only from $112,500 (lot 48) to $117,500 (lot 49). For further information contact Jeff Lind at Elders Real Estate Gawler on 0413 186 214 or visit





Ridley Mill Estate


Roseworthy College



Have you ever wanted to breathe only clean country air? Ever wanted to live in a peaceful place where kids could just be kids? Ever wanted a big block of land to build not just a home, but a family? At Ridley Mill, Wasleys, you can. Located in the historic township of Wasleys and a short distance from Roseworthy, this charming residential development lies just under an hours drive north of Adelaide, offering you a lifestyle that’s well… like breath of fresh air!

From Adelaide

Sales Agent

Contact Jeff Lind at Elders Real Estate, Gawler on 0413 186 214.


BBQ and seating adjacent to the tennis courts. Managing director of Lanser Communities, Rob Brooks says sales in stage 1A of Ridley Mill have been pleasing and “we are now very excited to release a second stage to the market to satisfy demand for specific attributes of the allotments within this second release.” Allotments are available to build on immediately, and encumbrances are placed on

200m to main street

5 minutes to Roseworthy Campus


a minimum size for each allotment of 1200sqm. The plan for Ridley Mill includes innovative storm water disposal initiative which in turn will provide an opportunity for a permanent water body within one of Ridley Mill’s parks and irrigation for the adjacent sporting ovals. Lanser Communities have invested in an upgrade of the oval environs by incorporating a children’s playground,

Community Oval

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Located just north of the idyllic open farm lands at Roseworthy, and just over 10 minutes from Gawler lies the… Hamlet of Wasleys. Lanser Communities have taken the opportunity to develop a high quality residential development at Wasleys located conveniently around the town oval, tennis courts and recreation facilities. This new development known as Ridley Mill will comprise 56 allotments with


Future Residential

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A limited number of allotments adjacent to Australia’s only Greg Norman ‘links’ style championship golf course are currently available. They range from 450m2 to 804m2.

It’s a cliché for any area to claim to be ‘… best kept secret.’ But in the case of ‘The Copper Coast’ in South Australia it could not be truer. Just 2 hours drive from Adelaide, through some of the richest cropping land in Australia, lies a little triangle of country towns that hide their historic riches and quiet charm.

The Links Golf Course is now under construction.

And you could be part of it.

Lots 364 to 367. Price correct as at September 25, 2009. *

Come and see for yourself this weekend enquiries 1300 788 867

Copper Coast

For more information contact Brock Harcourts Copper Coast 4 Forster Street Kadina Craig Costello Mobile 0448 212 066

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Three bedroom townhouses on Par Court, with views across the first 9 holes of the golf course, are also available from $350,000*.

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