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Thursday April 8, 2010


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Council meets to dissect Supreme Court land decision

GOING for safety n THEY might be confident about the road ahead, but Balaklava’s Geoff Rowland (left) and Bruce Henstridge are demonstrating just one of the hazards facing “gopher’ drivers, with Osctrot Carrier’s John Walker at the wheel of the big red Kenworth. Wakefield Regional Road Safety committee will hold a “gopher” safety information session at Hayfield Plains retirement village next Thursday, from 1pm–4pm. – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) held a special meeting last night to discuss a Supreme Court ruling which will allow a house to be built on farmland south of Balaklava. Council last week lost its appeal to the Full Bench of the Supreme Court. Now council faces possible public fallout over its decision last year to contest an earlier judgement – and the fact it is now faced with an impending large legal bill, after costs were awarded against it. Costs could be as high as $100,000 – though this depends on rates set by the court. The Supreme Court decision also could impact on planning regulations in other councils, with the Local Government Association monitoring the outcome. WRC had argued a large house to be built by farmer and businessman Peter Evans on land zoned primary industry should not be allowed. Justices Tom Gray, John Sulan and Richard White disagreed, in a 3-0 decision and granted the Evans building application on conditions fixed by the Environment Resources and Development Court (ERDC). Mr Evans appealed in 2009 to a single judge of the Supreme Court and won. WRC subsequently appealed to the Full Bench – and it is this court’s decision last week which council now must confront. Provided tonight’s council meeting is not held “in confidence,” the Plains Producer will report on the meeting’s outcome in next week’s edition. “We accept the umpires’ decision,” mayor James Maitland said in a prepared statement to the Plains Producer. n Continued Page 8


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Hard work breeds success for Kidds Showing dogs has been a lifestyle choice for Andrew and Marian Kidd for a long time – and one which has proved rewarding and satisfying for the Redbanks family. Having met each other when Marian bought a show dog from Andrew’s parents, the pair have built their life around breeding, showing and judging dogs, in particular the schnauzer breed. It has taken them all over the world, they’ve made many friends in the industry and have been involved in a lot of interesting projects. “It is a great hobby... hard work, but great,” Andrew said. Andrew and Marian have recently had a lot of success in showing schnauzer dogs across the world. Their most recent dog show success was at the Schnauzer Club of Victoria show a fortnight ago, where they entered six dogs. Their schnauzer ‘Remporter Wattsons Amstar Denzel was awarded best of breed and overall runner up best in show. He is a Canadian, American, New Zealand and Australian champion. Their puppy was awarded best puppy in show. They also had great success in the Royal Adelaide and Royal Melbourne Shows last year, where their dogs were awarded best of breed, and the South Australian Schnauzer Club show,

By Bronte Hewett where their dog was named best in show. And while Marian concentrates on judging schnauzer dogs, Andrew has judged a total of 103 different breeds. His judging ability has taken him to America, Canada, Ireland, England, Switzerland and New Zealand on several occasions. “It is good to see different dogs and learn about them and therefore become a better judge,” Andrew said. Another schnauzer bred by the Kidds was sold to a woman in England to compete in the world’s largest dog show, the prestigious “DFS Crufts”. This dog, ‘Remporter Georgie Girl’ was also very successful, placing second in her class. Marian is also into breeding and showing Scottish cats with their daughter Jayme, 16, so the family is kept very busy. Late last year, the family invested in a Two Wells business partnership and opened “Grand Champion”– a dog and cat supply shop. Andrew said the biggest part of the job was grooming. “It takes two hours of grooming per dog, before each show. Grooming generally starts eight weeks before a show,” he said.

Andrew and Marian Kidd with Margaret Reedman and schnauzers at Royal Mebourne show.

Dog fees will increase District Council of Mallala has reversed an earlier recommendation not to raise dog fees, with fees now set to rise from $40 to $45 with all concessions applied proportionately. Initially the issue was brought to council’s strategic community and governance committee meeting. The committee recommended

to council fees do not increase, as they were increased by 50 per cent in 2004, from $20 to $40. However, council voted for the fee increase at the ordinary meeting on March 25. Council also voted for the issue of dog registration fees to be referred to the animal management committee. Manager of engineering and in-

frastructure services, John Tillack said a new animal management committee was currently being formed, and should be operational within three of four months. Baiting must cease Mallala Council will impose a moratorium on baiting rabbits on Council land until the current practices are proved to be safe to native fauna and persons.

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The South Australia grains industry has huge potential for growth if it responds to global consumer trends, says a new report. The Grains Market Overview, released by Primary Industries and Resources South Australia,details domestic and international trends for the range of markets for South Australia grain – including food products, animal feed and industrial uses. PIRSA’s general manager of market development, agriiculture, food and wine, Justine Ross, said the release of the report was timely given significant changes to selling and marketing of grain in the last couple of years. “The grains industry has traditionally relied on the bulk handling cooperative systems and the ‘single desk’ exporting arrangement to manage the value chain,” Mr Ross said. “But with the deregulation of single desk and the growing emergence of small batch marketing, there are great opportunities for grain growers to control more of the marketing effort, and understand what consumers are looking for in their products.” The report highlights consumers of the end-product want food that is enjoyable, convenient, healthy and provides value for money.

It also shows consumers are looking for natural foods that are ethically produced. They are also interested in the provenance of their food – where it comes from and how it is produced. “There is an opportunity for the sector to respond to these consumer signals,” Mr Ross said. One business already looking to the future is Kangaroo Island Pure Grain producers, which produces naturally farmed pure grain, traceable to individual farms, machine-cleaned and guaranteed true specification. It is now marketing its grain directly to one of the biggest markets in the world –Japan. Chief executive officer, Duncan MacGillivray, said it took time and experience to get to know your buyer but it was rewarded with loyalty and support especially in the Japanese market, where they only accept the best. “We met several times with our Japanese customer both on KI and in Japan,” he said. “We met with a group of Japanese mothers and listened to what they want as consumers.” Grain industries are the state’s largest and most valuable food sector ($3.3 billlion 2008/09). Copies of the report are available online at www.

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SEE Page 32 Jumping for joy – Students administrator, Ruth Stevens, at rear (from left) Sam marriott, Dylan Harrison-B agricultural teacher, Sue rady pratt and technology studiesand Travis Bedell with front, BHS principal, mark Healy, teacher, Wally Radowicz. – piCTuRE: Lisa Redpath.

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Centres last year attended the ceremony. Federal member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, Wakefield Regional council CEO, Phil Barry, business development manager at TAFE SA Regional, Kym Williams, MET program manager at TAFE SA Regional, Clive Thomson and Balaklava High School governing council chairperson, Louise Michael were present for the official party, speeches and

a tour of the new facilities and equipment. Balaklava High School principal, Mark Healy, said he and the school felt prepared to begin the training of students and adults alike. “We’re at a point where we are able to start delivering programs hopefully by the end of next term,� Mr Healy said. Mr Healy said the benefits of the new trade training centre

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Balaklava and Riverton have been cemented as education hubs the Federal government for the region, with announcing local high schools will become Trade Training Centres. Students and adults will in agriculture, engineering soon be able to train , building and construction, and automotive through the lower North Centre of Trade Training, led by Balaklava High School and incorporating Riverton and District

High School, Clare High and Burra Community School.

Together, the schools $2.6 million grant fundinghave gained up to to implement the project, with about $1.1 million to be spent at Balaklava. The trade training will TAFE, offering participants be interlinked with up to certificate three in their chosen trade.


six men entered a Balaklava property about 9.40pm on Easter Sunday night, allegedly assaulted the occupants inside and made demands of them. There were about five victims inside the Walsh street home, and it is not clear at this stage whether they were known to the intruders. A car was allegedly stolen from the house and found burnt out shortly afterwards. Other possessions were allegedly stolen from the premises and one victim sustained arm injuries. Police, who are treating the home invasion as serious criminal trespass, believe some of the intruders may be locals. Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) took finger prints at the scene of the

crime and are waiting for the results. CSI, CIB and local police are still investigating the incident, and anyone with information should contact Balaklava police on 8862 1144 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. • In other Balaklava police news, the front window of a Harris street house was damaged around 3am on Sunday morning. Balaklava police, CIS and CIB continue investigations into the alleged property damage, with initial investigations suggesting the damage may have been caused by a firearm. •A Balaklava youth, 17 was reported for disorderly behaviour and property damage after allegedly smashing numerous car side windows in Balaklava on Friday night, April 2.

Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, welcomed the funding. “This announcement builds on our support for the region by further improving facilities for local townships to enjoy,� Mr Champion said. The cash will be delivered to Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council from the second round of the Federal giovernment’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program.

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Blyth woman Padmini Zacker has turned up safe in Adelaide. She was reported missing on March 20 after she had dropped her eight-year-old daughter off at a friend’s house. Her car had been found at a service station at Elizabeth, apparently left there by another woman. Police said they located Ms Zacker in West Terrace in Adelaide last Thursday morning and she was taken to hospital.


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Police arrested a 40year-old Stockport man for an alleged aggravated assault in the early hours of Saturday, April 3. •A Clare man, 24, was also arrested for allegedly behaving in a disorderly manner

and resisting police in Clare. Both were bailed to appear in court at a later date.


Police reported a 31year-old Brinkworth man for allegedly cultivating two cannabis plants. He will be summonsed to appear in court. •Brinkworth police are investigating an attempted serious criminal trespass on a premise in Brinkworth. Enquiries are continuing.


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was reported for misusing his motor vehicle after allegedly performing wheel spin and causing tyre noise in Riverton on Thursday evening, April 1. He will be summonsed to appear in court and was issued with a three month barring order from a local premises. •A 46-year-old Riverton man was arrested for allegedly breaching a barring order preventing him from entering a local hotel. He was bailed to appear in court at a later date.

By Janet Zweck DURUM growers held their annual pre-seeding forum at Blyth Cinema, with 115 people attending last Thursday. This was the group’s largest ever gathering. Keynote speakers were Allan Mayfield, Rob Wheeler and Tony Rathjen. Topics discussed included the release and trials of new varieties, agronomy trials, benchmarking durum against bread wheat and area contracts for the coming season. The world supply situation was also discussed in a marketing topic presented by David Heinjus, of Rural Directions. At the end of the meeting all retired to the Blyth Hotel, where a superb San Remo pasta lunch, made from the new varieties of durum was sampled. Wayne Davis, AWB Jamestown, supplied drinks. It seems the forum now will be a permanent fixture on the calendar for Blyth, with numbers for the meeting increasing every year. Blyth Community Hall committee coped brilliantly when numbers went from 60 to 115 in a blink!

Durum Growers Association committee (from left) Ben Marshman, Michael Jaeschke, Mark Hill and Neville Sharpe.

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Mallala gets a ‘local’ lawman

Senior Constable Paul Bruggemann has been appointed Mallala’s police officer-incharge. Sen. Const. Bruggemann, who has 35 years of police experience, Sen. Sergeant Lou Costello, of Gawler police and Sen. Const. Mick Pool, of Two Wells, addressed representatives from numerous Mallala community groups on Tuesday night. They discussed police issues and working together. Sen. Sgt. Costello said Paul had the Mallala community at heart. “He is a local, with genuine concern for the community,” he said. Sen Const. Bruggemann has lived in Mallala with his family for many years and until recently was based in Two Wells. While one of the requirements is for the officer-in-charge to live in the house attached to the police station, due to Sen. Const. Bruggemann’s established living arrangement, he would not be required to live there. Sen. Const Bruggemann addressed guests on a number of issues, commenting on the significant importance of CFS and SES volunteers. “Police would be rowing with one oar out of the water without the emergency services volunteers,” he said. n Advertising Feature

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Australian wheat breeding company Australian Grain Technologies and CBH Grain have entered into an arrangement to capture premium marketing opportunities through AGT’s promising new wheat variety, AGT Katana. The partnership will provide coordinated marketing arrangements for AGT Katana by issuing CBH Grain a licence to deliver and capture benefit from the elite processing qualities of this variety. AGT Katana will initially be targeted towards specific, reliable high-protein producing areas in South Australia and Western Australia. AGT chief executive officer, Steve Jefferies, said the primary objective of this strategy was to capture the opportunity for wheat growers to participate in a premium market that had previously been inaccessible to them. “From the testing and trials

undertaken to date, AGT Katana has shown excellent potential as a specialist sponge and dough bread making variety in the Asian market. These buyers are currently sourcing this type of wheat out of Canada and USA”. This is relatively rare for an Australian hard variety and, as such, there may be an opportunity for growers to enter this market; an opportunity that would be lost if the variety was received into the general AH segregation in which it is eligible. CBH Grain regional manager, Henry Carracher, of Clare, says CBH Grain is working to create a limited number of private segregations in South Australia to accept AGT Katana for the 2010 harvest. “We are confident we will be able to provide a premium to growers who deliver into these

segregations next harvest. We will be basing the return on the H1 price, with the potential for upside delivered back to growers”. AGT’s South Australian marketing manager, Dan Vater, said he and the SA seed grower network were very impressed with the performance of AGT Katana last year. “In trial work and broadacre testing over a number of years, AGT Katana has produced high and consistent yields competitive with all current varieties, and also achieved high test weights. While the variety is a solid option as a stand alone AH variety, the potential premium payments make AGT Katana an exciting prospect for SA growers at a time where margins are very tight”. Seed is available to growers now through an AGT Affiliate, or your local retailer.

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Local residents will be busy sharing a cuppa as towns prepare for their annual SA Cancer Council fundraiser, the Biggest Morning Tea. Balaklava will hold the event on May 28 at Balaklava Town Hall. The Biggest Morning Tea is one of the Cancer Council’s leading fundraising events and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. More than $70 million has been raised since it first began in 1994. Working tirelessly to raise money for cancer research, Maxine Symes, who is involved each year with the Mallala Morning Tea fundraiser, is hoping for another good response from people. “Last year we had about 60 people at my house for the goods and chattels auction. “Every year it gets bigger with a good turn out,” Ms Symes said. Mallalla will also get involved in the cause with Mallala Friendship Quilters street stall on Friday, April 30 under the IGA veranda at 9am at Mallala. A large selection of locally made handicrafts, lots of Mother’s Day gifts, homemade sauces, pickles, jams, cakes, pastries and sweets are on purchase, and is promised to be bigger and better than ever. A goods and chattels auction is also on again on May 2 at 10.30am. Held at 20 Redbanks road, Mallala, people are invited to attend to raise money for the worthy cause. Household goods and furniture, hardware, building materials and sundries will be on sale for those looking for a good bargain. People are invited to donate items to the auction. If you are interested in donating to the goods and chattels auction or for more information on either of the fundraisers contact Maxine on 8527 2292 or Neil Bowden on 0407 396 840. Riverton Riverton and districts High School art prize is on again. There are prizes available to each year level and all art students are strongly encouraged to have a go.


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Mr J Dunstan’s property on Clare road, Kapunda. • The museum also is sponsoring the showing of a documentary on the “Wreck of Admella” in Kapunda Lutheran Hall at 7.30pm on Friday. The S.S Admella was carrying 93 tonnes of Kapunda copper ingots when it was lost off Carpenters Rocks in 1859. The licensee of Kapunda’s Sir John Franklin Hotel was among the 89 casualties in our worst maritime tragedy. clare Helping Hand Carinya Auxiliary will be holding its annual Street Stall on Thursday April 15 from 9am in Ennis Park, Clare (adjacent to the

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Program targets youth social issues, confidence A project to increase selfconfidence, resilience and knowledge of mental health, alcohol and drug use was well received by Balaklava High School students. Year 8 students at Snowtown Area School and Riverton and District High School also attended the sessions at their respective schools. In term one, year 8 students attended a month long session discussing topics on mental health, alcohol, drug use, peer pressure and self-esteem. Students were given the opportunity to gain information, share ideas and increase their ability to look after themselves. According to Mid North Division of Rural Medicine project officer and social worker, Clare

SOCIAL worker Clare Andrews Andrews, feedback from students and teachers alike was positive, with most students engaging well during the sessions. “The aim of the group was to

increase self-confidence and resilience, increase assertiveness skills, knowledge of alcohol and drug use and how it affects your mind and body and how it can relate to mental illness, and provide information on where to go for help,” Ms Andrews said. Balaklava High School counsellor, Caroline Gill, said the project was beneficial to students as it introduced them to important issues they may come across as they enter adolescence. “The questionnaires given to students after the four weeks was a good way of getting feedback on how the project helped them personally,” Ms Gill said. The project is run by the MidNorth Division of Rural Medicine in Clare.

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Snowtown Area School induction of 2010 school leaders was held recently. School captains are Josh Fountain and Rebecca Savage. Representatives were– Year 12, Amanda Litchfield, Year 10 - Jade Furge, Shaen Tetlow, Year 9 - Sharna Wakefield, Year 8 - Natalie Cocks, Year 7 - Kayla Henderson, Year 6 - Joseph Cummins, Year 5 - Cassie Promnitz, Year 4 - Emily Thomas, Year 3 - Carly Promnitz, Year 2 - Jack Kleinig, Year 1 - Nathaniel Ottens, Reception - Tanisha Wakefield.

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Win a signed Crows guernsey and family pass The Plains Producer has teamed with the Adelaide Crows to help promote one of its training “Super Clinics” coming up in April. And YOU can win a signed Crows guernsey AND a family pass to a Crows home game at AAMI Stadium against Richmond on Sunday, May 9, at 4.10pm. Adelaide Football Club offered this great prize as part of an exclusive promotional package for the clinic. All you have to do is name the captain of the Adelaide Crows. First correct entry drawn will win BOTH prizes. Entries close Friday, April 9 and the winner will be notified that day. Please ensure you provide a contact phone number on the entry form below. The winner’s name will appear in the Q: Who is the Crows captain?

Plains Producer’s April 15 edition. Send or deliver to The Plains Producer, 9 Howes street, Balaklava, 5461 by 5pm Friday, April 9. Super Clinic The Crows Super Clinic for the northern areas will be held at Gepps Cross football club on Tuesday, April 13, from 5.30pm. All young footballers are welcome to attend. Other clinics will be held in the city at Cove football club on Tuesday, April 6 and at Payneham football club on Wednesday, April 7. About a dozen Crows players will be at the Gepps Cross football club clinic. They include Cook, Talia,Vince, van Berlo, Petrenko, Thompson, Dangerfield, Craig, MacKay, Porplyzia, Edwards and Bock. • For clinic BOOKINGS and more details, contact the club on 8440 6666.

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Triathlon winners (from left) Rebecca Wilkins, Danny Hooper, Sam Crawford, Dylan Goss Mathematics and numeracy is everywhere and to reinforce this, Brinkworth primary school staff and students participated in a triathlon. Invited special guest, Danny Hooper, took part, stayed for lunch and later presented SRC badges to newly-elected

student representatives. It was a great day of running, bike riding and swimming. Many parents attended and commented on what a great idea it was to incorporate the many areas of learning.

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NEWS v District


Bronte Hewett reports:

Two Wells residents who raised concerns about the Tangari Estate reserve are awaiting action after almost a year of correspondence with District Council of Mallala (DCM). To the relief of Tangari Estate residents, Jan Heley (right) and Angie Weston, the reserve has been listed as priority under council’s new reserve development policy. This policy was implemented after the pair contested council’s initial handling of the issue. Ms Heley said the reserve had been an unattractive piece of land since its development five years ago. They claim they first approached DCM in May last year, concerned lemon scented gum trees were a bad choice of species to plant in the reserve. Residents believe the trees will be a safety concern in the future by dropping limbs, while roots could potentially interfere with water pipes. After a poor response from the local council, Jan and Angie were determined to see change and wrote a letter to former Labor member for Taylor, Trish White. As a result of the concerns and persistence, in March 2010 DCM amended the existing reserve development policy to include the insertion of ‘appropriate’ in front of ‘indigenous species’ on two occasions and deletion of the guidelines on what constitutes significant disagreement. But Ms Heley said the response and treatment from some council members was disgraceful and it was a battle to get something done about the reserve.

Jan and Angie’s fight for reserve forces a council rethink “Something needs to be done for the sake of rate payers,” she said. “I don’t know if council thought we were just going to go away and forget about it,” Ms Heley said. “We can’t forget about it, we have to look at it everyday,” she said. Ms Heley said people paid a lot for houses in the new Tangari Estate

and also paid high yearly rates. She expects the reserve, which a lot of dog owners also use as a waste land, should be better maintained, with signs indicating penalties for not cleaning up after dogs. Originally designed by the developers of Tangari Estate, the reserve was given to DCM to manage and maintain

in 2005. According to correspondence to Ms Heley from DCM, due to extreme weather and a water system design default, the planted vegetation did not survive. DCM chief executive officer, Charlie Mansueto, said the public’s concerns about tree species sparked Council to endorse a draft reserve development policy. Tangari Estate reserve will be the first reserve to be re-developed under the policy. He said one intention of the policy was to look at the ideas and thoughts of residents and report back to council. “We will have a look at what has been done and how to improve,” Mr Mansueto said. “It gives staff a framework to work with residents in any redevelopment.”

Interest in Balaklava housing estate A large parcel of residential land at Wattle Grove estate in Balaklava has been valued at $1.5 million. Several expressions of interest around that figure have been received by the agents, Knight Frank real estate. The 1.534 hectare area off Francis street boasts three leased modern houses together with a further 25 vacant (community title) allotments.

The potential owner has the opportunity to construct an additional 25 new residences, of which the majority qualify for a 10 year Commonwealth government low rental scheme. Knight Frank real estate agent, Clinton Ramm, said he had been contacted by about five people who had taken interest in the property. “Different people have been looking at the land, as well as builders,” Mr Ramm said.

‘Up’ to fun at Snowtown The movie ‘Up’ will be showing at Snowtown Memorial Hall for a free family-friendly night of fun this Saturday. The movie night kicks off at 6.30pm as part of celebrating National Youth Week. Wakefield Regional Youth Advisory Committee has organised the night with snacks and a free barbecue for viewers. Committee member and Wakefield Regional Council community development officer, David

Woodroofe, said it would be the first time the committee will be using the film equipment they purchased through a grant . The night is a strictly alcohol and drug free event. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. For catering purposes or for more information call Beck Savage on 8865 2278, Mitch Nicholls on 0447 673 055 or David Woodroofe on 0417 864 030.

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“We’ve spoken to the people interested about how the concept works and hope to make a sale soon.” The lot is said to be an ideal construction/investment for project builders, small syndicated and superannuants. Immediate capital growth prospects, outstanding yield upon completion of construction and potential depreciation benefits are available.

Action plan set

WAKEFIELD regional Council has adopted its draft Action Plan as a follow-on from council’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2010-14. Chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said the draft Action Plan help to monitor and track the progress of the SMP. In a report to last month’s council meeting, Mr Barry said without an Action Plan the accountability and transparency of actions of an organisation to its strategic plan can be confusing and non-committal.

what is mallala council policy? The amended DCM reserve development policy states the general landscaping principles to be followed by developers are: 1. Adherence to the primary purpose of the reserve 2. Use of appropriate indigenous species wherever possible 3. maximise the use of water tolerant/arid area plants 4.Minimise maintenance requirements 5. Passive (or active) use of open space. Plant maintenance for two summers is mandatory. •Where an existing reserve is to be re-developed the following guidelines are to be used:

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Council ‘analysing decision’ • From Page 1 In a statement to the Plains Producer, via chief executive officer, Phil Barry, council said it was “analysing the effects of the decision to overturn the specialised planning Environmental Resources and Development Court ruling on the proposed development of a second home on a property near Owen and the redevelopment of the existing home into a manager’s residence.” Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, said the decision would have implications for local planning issues across South Australia. “We accept the umpires’ decision,” mayor James Maitland said. “Naturally, we are disappointed at the outcome of the matter which has now been before three courts after the Council’s independent Development Assessment Panel originally refused the development application in September 2008. “The property’s owner appealed to the courts on two occasions, to the ERDC and to the Supreme Court and was successful on the second appeal. “In considering legal advice, council appealed to the Full Bench of the Supreme Court which upheld the decision

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of the earlier Supreme Court ruling.” Mayor Maitland said this was the first time in Wakefield Council’s 13 year history a planning matter had proceeded to the Full Bench. “The matter has now been referred back to the ERDC which will set the conditions of approval for the property owner,” he said. Court costs associated with the recent hearings have been awarded against the Council but mayor Maitland said the extent of those costs has yet to be determined. “Obviously, this will have an effect on council’s operating budget but we would not have taken the matter to appeal without pre-eminent legal advice,” he said. The Local Government Association is seeking legal advice on possible implications for other councils with similar planning issues. LGA executive director, Wendy Campana said the association would not make comment on individual matters but would be asking for a legal opinion on whether the decision could have effect on applications for development within Primary Industry Zones.

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Common sense should Complex have applied – Evans matters to consider When contacted by the Plains Producer for a statement, Peter Evans referred to the comments of Justices Tom Gray and John Sulan in Paragraph 29 of the judgment: This says: “ Counsel for the Wakefield Regional Council approached the appeal on the basis the interpretation of the Development Plan raised issues akin to those of statutory construction. “Submissions were advanced about the precise meaning and construction of provisions in the Development Plan and the Objectives and Principles.” The judgement continued: “These submissions were unhelpful.They were directly at odds with the approach outlined by the above authorities.” Mr Evans explained the Justices were noting Wakefield Regional Council sought to use the Local Development Plan as a ‘Statute Law’ rather than the actual legal intent of the Local Development Plan – as a guide to development in the region. “The Local Development Plan cannot cover every single situation and the merits thereof,” Mr Evans said.

Peter Evans “The intended use of the Local Development Plan is well documented as outlined in previous judgements prior to paragraph 29. “It would seem foolish the LGA and our own councillors still don’t understand this. If you were to think for a second council’s approach should be correct, it would seem they would be able to write their own rules and implement them. “I don’t suggest this would be a good outcome for rate payers.”

Mr Evans said the ERD Court consisted mainly of “commissioners” or generally former council staff or planning consultants. “This court only seems to seek to interpret the Local Development Plan, rather than apply common sense, which seems a waste of time for all concerned,” Mr Evans said. “It is quite frustrating to me given our local WRC Development Assessment Panel (DAP) would seem to have the same charter, rather than apply commonsense. “My case is quite a good example of bureaucracy gone mad. “It seems in order to have some common sense applied, one must be willing to go to the Supreme Court for this to happen. The Supreme Court applies the law of equity or the common law test of reasonableness...or as I like to refer to it, some common sense’. “It seems much more practical for the charter of our own DAP to be extended to allow them to think ... avoiding this whole process I’ve had to endure.

“I believe this approach would yield a far better outcome for the community. “In my mind, the approach we have to development within WRC is quite a concern. “As highlighted in paragraph 27 of the judgement, the Justices asked the question: ‘Why wouldn’t developments that bring people and economic benefit to country areas be supported?’ (paraphrased). “I believe some local councillors have lost sight of the intended purpose of council. “A return to providing efficient and co-ordinated services to rate payers needs to be reinstalled, rather than the current rule-making and policing that seems to be taking precedent.” •Clarification – In the front page article in last week’s edition, the Plains Producer referred to a 2-1 decision of the Full Bench of the Supreme Court. This was incorrect as all Justices dismissed the appeal (3-0) – with Justice White suggesting the “final planning judgement to be made by the ERD court.”

WAKEFIELD Regional Council CEO, Phil Barry, said the Full Court took about three and half months to deliver judgment, due to the complexity at common law. “The judgment clearly indicated matters of consideration which traditionally had not been planning points of land use assessment, including within the ERDC,” Mr Barry said. These were, for example, farming efficiencies, and an historical ownership link to a property. Mr Barry said: “Justice White was of the view some elements raised in the court ‘do not indicate the application should necessarily be granted.’ ” Mr Barry said the implication across SA in planning assessment – with the judgment now being ‘case law’ – might not just affect Primary Industry Zones but other industry zones because of broader considerations used by the Full Court. “In doing so, the court also found the ERDC erred at law and ‘has not made a complete planning decision,’ “ Mr Barry said. Mr Barry said the Full Court also reaffirmed clearly a council development plan is a guide – not a “statutory construction” especially when worded in “non-mandatory terms”. Mr Barry said key evidence tendered by Mr Evans was accepted as factual by the court, including references to the number of sheep (48,000) processed through the feedlot in 2008, farm management and no intention to seek a land division for the new residence.

Councillors remain silent on court case Most councillors were tightlipped about Wakefield Regional Council’s court loss. Some were unavailable when contacted by the Plains Producer. Councillor for Central ward, Maurice Tiller, did not want to comment about the outcome of the case and whether council’s decision was wrong or not. “I don’t want to comment until it’s all over,” Mr Tiller said. Similarly, Central ward council-


lor Kelly Bickle, said she felt she was not in the position to make any comments. “I wasn’t at the August meeting when council voted to appeal the original Supreme Court decision,” Ms Bickle said. Another Central ward councillor, Avon Hudson, was unavailable. Southern ward councillor, Rodney Reid, said he also was not in a position to make any official comments .

He said there was a conflict of interest which prevented him from being able to vote for the appeal in August. “Where I work in Clare, I supply feed to his (Evans) feed-lot so I had to declare interest and was therefore unable to vote (in August’s council meeting),” Mr Reid said. “I was not allowed in the council chambers at the time for that reason.” Northern ward councillor Greg

Stevens, who was away at the time he was contacted, was aware of the Supreme Court’s decision but said he was not yet fully informed of the full judgement. “I have no regrets,” he said. “That is the way I believe we had to go.” Northern ward councillor Darryl Ottens was not aware of details and declined to comment. Western ward councillor Scott Kelly did not wish to make a com-

ment, believing it was someone else’s responsibility. “I believe it is all going to be handled by the mayor and CEO,” he said. Western ward’s Barry Nottle and Eastern councillor David Lamond said they would not make any comments until after last night’s council’s meeting. A special council meeting was held yesterday to review and discuss the court’s decision and comments.

Plains Producer, Thursday April 8, 2010

NEWS v District

Here’s a quick reminder about watering times. CHEERS! Balaklava’s Neighbourhood Shed team are set to go (from left) Dick May, Ruth Arikawe, Ken Harkness, John Warren, Graham Lawrie, Daphne Butler, Brian Noyce, Helen Pinkatshek and Bruce Moffat.

As daylight saving has ended, watering times have changed for areas covered by level 3 enhanced water restrictions. South Australians have shown a very responsible approach to water saving since more flexible watering times introduced last

Seven years in the making ... Balaklava’s shed set to go

Dripper systems and hand-held hoses fitted with a trigger nozzle can be used for a maximum of 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 7-10am or 4-7pm on any day. Sprinklers remain banned. Watering cans and buckets can be used at any time.

By Lauren Hermon ise and even just to get together for a cuppa,” Ms Arikawe said. She said the shed had already made big improvements in the projects they take part in. “We’ve started selling the products we make and the two big benches in the shed are what our members have personally made,” she said. Guests will meet from 10.30am–11am where morning tea will be provided on arrival. During this time people will have the opportunity to inspect the shed.

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The official opening ceremony begins at 11:30am where mayor James Maitland will cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the shed. Also among the guests will be representatives from each shed in surrounding areas such as Snowtown, Clare, Burra, Riverton and Port Wakefield. Country North Community Services will display the Mobile Acivity Centre (MAC) VAN with mobile shed facilities. Representatives from from Balaklava schools, Mick Brock from CHAP,

Disability SA community nurses, Mill Court CEO, Graham Ackland, Balaklava hospital staff and doctors will also attend. Lunch is at 12:30pm at Balaklava Bowling Clubrooms where a gold coin donation will be appreciated to cover food costs. Sponsors are Swap Shop, Lions Club, Foodland, Hardware, Marc’s Meats and Balaklava Newsagency. For catering purposes, please reply to invitations by Tuesday, April 13 to 8842 6500.

Collie v kelpie at Tarlee sheep dog trials Come along and experience the fun and excitement of watching Australian sheep dogs in action at the Tarlee sheep dog trials held at Tarlee oval this Saturday and Sunday. Border Collies will battle it out against Kelpies in a two trial program, organised by the South Australian Working Sheepdog Association in conjunction with the SA Yarding Association . You can witness the skill and patience required to work three sheep through a course of obstacles . The yarding trial, predominately made up of kelpies, will show off the skill required to work a flock of sheep through yards and into a truck. One organiser of the weekPlains Producer, Thursday April 8, 2010

end is Bill Trembath, who twice has won the Fleurieu Cup, a prestigious trial event. •Bill is pictured with the cup and his champion, Burndale Ben. A car-boot sale with a number of stall holders will also be set up around the oval on Saturday, adding to spectator interest. A playground will keep the youngsters amused. The yarding trial will take place in the paddock beside Tarlee church and the Three Sheep Trial on the oval behind the institute. Entry is $5. For more information about the yarding trial contact Peter on 8528 5246, 0409137618 or Janice on 8529 2302 for the three sheep trial.

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SEVEN years since the idea to set up a neighbourhood shed in Balaklava was first conceived, the official opening of the shed is nearly here. Balaklava Neighbourhood Shed will open on Tuesday, April 20, in Balaklava’s town centre park. Guests will be able to check out the carpentry-type machines in the shed and will be given demonstrations by shed members on how to use some of the equipment. Committee member, Ruth Arikawe, said the neighbourhood shed would be an amazing place for people to relax and socialise. “It’s a great opportunity for people to social-

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• Former Balaklava High School students Kate Greenshields and Melinda Baker graduated from a youth development course at Westminster College.


YEARS AGO March 2000

• Former Balaklava High School student Scott Heyes was honoured with several academic accolades, the most recent being an Australian Postgraduate award to study Master of Landscape Architecture by Research at University of Adelaide.


YEARS AGO March 1990

William Upton – Balaklava’s first chemist

further along to No.20 George Street (later Langdon’s Shoe Store). In 1891, Upton married Miss Claudia Courtis, and they had a large family of two sons and six daughters. His son Robert followed in his father’s footsteps as a chemist while his other son, William, became a doctor and went on to become a distinguished skin specialist in Australia and overseas. William Upton Snr was the first president of Balaklava Racing Club, holding this position for 20 years. It is also reputed that Upton’s dispensary was the first premises in Balak-

Mr CF Martindale, and then moved to Adelaide where he established a chemist shop on the Parade at Norwood, in partnership with his son, Robert. William Upton continued to work from this shop until his 90th year. He died on December 19, 1953, aged 98 years. Some of his famous “potions” included a healing ointment, La Grippe influenza mixture, a cough linctus, a digestive liver syrup, baby powder and teething powders. Iinformation used with permission of Bernadette Powell, granddaughter of W Upton). William Upton.

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• Apr 10: Caeliac Support Group, Gawler Health Service; Balaklava Golf Club 100 Club function. • Apr 11: Second Saturday markets, Belly Junction, Balaklava; Pinery Market and in-town garage sales. • Apr 20: Neighbourhood Shed opening. • Apr 21: TW Regional Action Team meeting, TW Visitor Information Centre. • Apr 23: Living Beyond Suicide, Balaklava Church of Christ. • Apr 25: APMVC Annual Concert, Bva Town Hall. • Apr 30: Brinkworth Red Cross Breakfast; Blyth paper drive; Mallala Friendship Quilters Annual Trading Table. • May 1: Balaklava paper drive. • May 4: Balaklava Golf Luncheon. • May 12: Long Plains Red Cross morning tea. • May 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29: TW Melodrama, Community Hall. • May 22-23: Brinkworth Football Club 100th birthday celebrations. • May 22-29: History Week, Balaklava Museum. • May 24: SA Police Band performing, BTH.

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lava to be lit by electric light. In the early 1900s he began importing drugs from England and the Continent, and had developed a good business relationship with country medical practitioners, travelling long distances on his bicycle, calling on doctors as far away as Victor Harbor (111 miles or 177 kms from his home town), with many of these trips over hilly country and very poor roads. By this time Upton was a middle-aged man, so this was a real test of his stamina. About the same time he moved his business premises, Upton also shifted house, to the corner of Scotland Street and May Terrace. He named his new home “Galtymore” - the house (which most of us knew as the Convent) had been built in 1907-08 for Mr Fred Saint. In the mid 1920s, William Upton sold his Balaklava business to


• Coralie Pratt won the state Junior Secretary of the Year title, and was judged runner-up in the national competition held in Sydney.


Heritage Highlights

In most towns there is usually a resident chemist or, at the very least, an agency for one. Balaklava has been fortunate to have the services of a resident chemist since 1891 when William Upton set up business here. He was born in 1855 at Ballylanders, County Limerick in Ireland, and came to South Australia in 1885 at the age of 30. He joined his older brother, Robert, at Gawler and worked in various occupations including a short time as a teacher. After learning the dispensing of medicines from a Dr Dawes, who had a well known practice in Gawler, William Upton opened “The Balaklava Dispensary” in 1891, in premises attached to his house on the corner of George and Scotland Streets (now the pet shop), and worked from this location until just before World War I when he moved


















































































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Pets are increasingly being treated like humans. Online pet supply retailer au has compiled a list of some of the craziest pet trends which point to the growing humanisation of pets. “Our obsession with our pets has grown over the past 20 years,” VetShopAustralia head veterinarian Dr Mark Perissinotto said. “Australia’s pet industry is worth around $4.7 billion a year and people can now buy their pets everything from orthopedic beds, strollers and faux mink coats to testicle implants and anti-depressants. Dr Perissinotto said pets which were

Weird and wacky pet trends treated as humans can become confused and suffer behavioural problems such as aggression, possessiveness and separation anxiety. “…for a successful owner/pet relationship, people need to remind themselves that their pets are not small furry humans and don’t need special dog coffees or diamond encrusted collars.” Ten weird, wacky and just plain dumb pet trends: Neuticles: Testicular prosthetic implants for pets that have been desexed. Pet clothing: cat wigs, faux mink coats, designer plaid jackets,

clothing such as earmuffs, head halters and swaddling attire, including a snug leotard called a sheep suit, designed to calm dogs during storms. Gourmet treats: dog coffee or ‘puppacinos’ (a combination of frothy pet milk and liver sprinkles), hand-made carob dog treats and milky, paw-shaped lollipops for cats. Dog perfume: Designed to mask the smells of pongy pooches. Pet Airways: A US based airline which provides travel for cats and dogs, or ‘pawsengers’.

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jewelled collar/leash sets and ferret parkas. Social networking for dogs: sites such as and are on the rise. Extreme grooming: Dogs that look like camels, turtles or chickens. Groomers transform their dogs into a menagerie of creatures with the help of clippers and dye. Animal spas and resorts: everything from pet acupuncture to massages, aromatherapy and crystal healing. Dog yoga, or ‘doga’: pet owners perform yoga with (and on) their dogs. Thunderwear:

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NEWS v District n JOy and ‘Adopt-a-town’ friends continue to support bushfire victims


hen Owen resident Joy Wo o d r o o f e heard about the plight of people in Victoria affected by bushfires in early 2009, her own memories of bushfires in the Adelaide Hills stirred her to find a way to help this latest group of victims. After months of organising a committee to help send hay, quilts, beanies and warm clothing to people, she now wanted to see for herself how people were coping and what their needs were 14 months on. Possum boxes may seem a strange way to help but that is the need Joy and her team found in the small community of about 2500 people where 300 homes were lost and 11 people lost their lives. Another possibility is the offer of holiday homes, so some who have worked so hard to recover and rebuild, can enjoy a break away with family. Joy, along with husband David, friend and councillor Rodney Reid, of Wakefield Regional Council and myself visited the area at the end of March and found the resilience and care of people to be heartwarming. Homes have been, or are being rebuilt. People have pulled together to visit and care for each other. A stitch and chat group has formed and meets

Hopes rise By Margaret Manuel together twice a week to talk as the healing process takes place. The community hall in Callignee is being replaced and will be bigger and better than before. New toilets are being built alongside the oval and a

new CFA (CFS) building is underway. A small band of 13 CWA ladies meets each month and will work again towards the renewal of their hall. A strong determined lady who is almost 80, Mardi Symons, opened

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Out of the ashes razed. She is an icon who has received many awards for her dedication to the community she loves. Mardi is part of the tiny church at South Traralgon who worship weekly with ministers from the Anglican and Uniting Churches taking alternate services. Local identity, Lindsay Pump, who lives on his own apart from his six dogs, a goat and several chooks, has a heart for his neighbours. After the fires he was seen “everywhere” cutting down trees and helping where he could. Lindsay, or Louie as he is known, has adorned his home with wood cut only with a chainsaw and router. Wooden dragons which puff smoke fill the inside of his house and a bird, spider and snake cut from wood help to make his home unique. But the scars are still apparent. Anxiety is the overriding memory for Chris Lambert as she looks back on the horror that confronted her family of six as fire raged around their modern-style home

set on five acres in Traralgon South. The anxiety was for her children, Tim 11, Jacob 9, and twins Abbie and Georgie 7, and her horses as the fire raced towards them, only turning at the last minute after a wind change. And anxiety was still evident in Chris’ voice and demeanor as she spoke of the fire.

burned to the ground and her beautiful garden devastated, Iris has now settled in a small home in South Traralgon where she feels safe. But back at the site of her former home set on a small acreage, her garden is starting to respond to the rain that has fallen since the fire.

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Her husband, Adam, said the first thing they heard was the rumbling of the fire followed by gas bottles and ammunition exploding. Trees alongside the property still show the darkened trunks of fire. And Chris’ mum, Iris, who lived only a few kilometres away, lost everything. With her home

Here and there roses, orchids, Californian poppies, snapdragons and Easter lillies grow out of the ruins. A sign of new hope. As memories of the catastrophe recede, trees are sprouting leaves; some are still blackened and dead but alongside cattle graze peacefully, belying the horror of 14 months ago.

Cheryl’s possums need homes Cheryl Bickham runs an animal sanctuary in Callignee. She lives with her husband in a newly built shed after their two properties were burned out. She is looking forward to having electricity soon, after having the phone reconnected recently. Part of her coping mechanism is to meet with five or six other women each month for a “Scoff and Quaff” afternoon. The group enjoys lunch and wine with lots of chat. Cheryl looks after possums which have been hurt then releases them into the wild in their wooden boxes. And this is where Joy and her team found the Wakefield community could help.

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Plan now to impress at show What a summer it has been, very hard on all plants and their owners, heat, water rationing – and daylight saving. It has been no joke getting up in the dark and trying to do something outside. Let us hope we have seen the end of the hot dry weather and now can look forward to Autumn with cooler days and nights and all the bulbs popping up their heads ready for spring flowering. Some are flowering out of season, taking up that heavy rain we had last November. Driving around Balaklava it is a bit depressing, lawns and trees have really suffered. Still, a few small gardens are looking quite good. Dean Stringer, rose grower and judge – he comes to our local show each year – spoke at Balaklava Garden Club recently and shocked the people present by telling them how to prune roses. Dean described how to cut out all the dead wood and assured all, the bushes would survive and shoot with new growth within a few weeks. Dean also explained what a judge looks for when judging flowers of all kinds. It was very informative and we are hoping for an increase in entries in our next show. Now is the time to think about what we want to exhibit at Balaklava show in September, and not to forget to read your schedule very carefully.

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Moving house: ‘ Is it a fate worse than death? Moving house can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. Research has shown the stress levels are up there with a death of a family member, marriage breakdown or loss of a job. Peak industry body the Australian Furniture Remover’s Association (AFRA) has launched a website to assist in taking the stress out of moving. “Moving can be a really emotional experience and we identified that many people were experiencing anxiety and stress when moving house,” says Executive Director of AFRA, Viv Hanley. “A home contains memories, and there is a lot of hassle involved in picking up your life and all your possessions when relocating. I’ve heard a lot of horror stories in my 50 years in the industry – damaged property and hidden charges are among the most common.” Mr Hanley’s advice to avoid the potential pitfalls of moving is to use an accredited removalist. “A lot of people will just book the first mover they find in the phone book, but it’s important to do your research,” Mr Hanley said. “Unlike non-regulated removalists, AFRA accredited members undergo training, are required to

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Basketball development program at Balaklava

n DNSP Development/High performance manager Jason Bald (left) and Development officer Peter Todd with Adelaide Plains basketballers and coaches. RIGHT: Coach Deb Robertson, who was absent at the time of the photo.

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SA Country Basketball’s Development Network Squad Program (DNSP) is a model for players and coaches for teaching individual and team fundamentals. The program is run at the Balaklava High School gym on a weekly basis. The DNSP is the key component of SA Country Basketball’s state-wide player and coach identification and development strategy. DNSP group was established in the Adelaide Plains region due to a need for a systematic approach to identifying and developing outstanding junior basketballers. The Adelaide Plains has been a great breeding ground for talented basketballers, with local players Olivia Thompson currently on a basketball Scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport, and Brianna Wedding gaining selection in the Under 17 SA Country State Development team in January. Development/High Performance manager Jason Bald says, “Adelaide Plains is certainly one of the brightest up-and-coming “talent” centres in the state, with sev-

eral players from within the region identified as potential State representatives in the near future”. The aim of SACBC’s Development Network Squad Program is to identify and select outstanding basketball athletes, aged 10-17 years, to an DNSP squad, and develop their mental and individual skills and team concepts which will enable them to compete successfully at national and international level. Program coach is Leigh Wright, with Deb Robertson and Wayne Hill also helping out. Michelle Tiller is coordinator and also helps coach. Michelle Tiller is ecstatic to have the program running. “We all love our basketball so much, it gives us great pleasure to coach kids that are so keen to improve their development in basketball. “We also get the chance to go to upper level coaching clinics to improve our program.” The program ceases during school holidays, beginning again on April 19. Sessions are held Monday nights – juniors from 5.30pm – 6.30pm, and seniors from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

Girls finish runners-up in under 12 competition

n Adelaide Plains under 16 girls, back from left: Taylor Smith, Tess Lawson, Renee McPharlin, Kate Cmrlec, Hannah McArdle, front: Caitlyn Moulds, Shauni Tiller, Brittany Koch and Danielle Hosking.

Under 16 girls battle height, offence at carnival The Adelaide Plains under 16 girls team played in the SA Country Carnival, held March 27 and 28 at Telstra Dome. Scores for each game were as follows: APBA 11 v Bordertown 46; APBA 18 v Roxby Downs 44; APBA 11 v Strathalbyn 40 First final APBA 16 v Bordertown 63 Overall the under 16 girls had their work cut out for them as the scores indicate there was a big difference. At the time it didn’t seem that way, but the girls were playing teams that should have been in a higher division, due to a lack of teams.

The girls seemed to lose confidence when under pressure in offence. It took a couple of games to learn that passing was better than dribbling – which improved their game play. The other teams had a lot of height which encouraged a lot of awesome defence work. The girls’ attitude was kept at a high and they never gave up trying. They came away knowing what they have to improve on next time, as well as having more training sessions together, as other teams train all year round, which is hard for our association to do. – Coaches Deb Robertson and Michelle Tiller

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The Adelaide Plains under 12 girls came away from the country carnival as runnersups and gained a great deal of experience. Games were played at Bear Cats Stadium in Port Adelaide on March 27 and 28. The first game for the weekend was against Roxby Downs on Saturday morning. This was a great game in which the girls lead from the start. Great defensive work saw the Adelaide Plains girls winning 24-18. The next game against Mildura was a very good win for Adelaide Plains, 27-10. The girls played a great offensive game and gelled as a team. We played one game at the Dome on Saturday night against the Riverland. The game for the Adelaide Plains girls started out slowly. The team fought back and ended up going down 17-16.

n Adelaide Plains under 12 girls, back from left: Tiffani Graham, Sarah Heaslip, Georgia McArdle, Kelsey Wedding, Tayla Williams, middle: Keisha Gregory, Jessica Heaslip, Kirrily White, Rachel Dunstan, front: team manager Nicole Gregory and coach Jason Gregory. The competition was split into two sections with the girls being placed first on percentage in section one at the start of the finals. On Sunday morning the girls played Broken Hill in the quarter final. The girls came out firing playing an excellent game. TheAdelaide Plains girls were more aggressive and won the game 28-4. After the quarter final we were placed into Division

3. Our semi final game was against Riverland who beat us on Satuday night. Our girls were determined to make amends and their last quarter pressure saw them win the game 24-14. The girls were very excited to make the grand final which was played against the team we played first on Saturday morning. Roxby Downs were slow to start but took the lead into the last quarter. The Adelaide

Plains girls were unable to close the gap losing 23-16. It was a great achievement for the girls to make the grand final and they should be very proud of themselves. They represented Adelaide Plains in a very disciplined manner. A big thank you to all the girls for excelling themselves and also to the parents who scored or timekept. It was a great weekend. – Nicole Gregory, TM

Nantawarra winds up tennis season with dinner Players and supporters of the Nantawarra Tennis Club enjoyed a dinner at the Royal Hotel Balaklava recently to celebrate the end of the 2009/10 season. Their season ended the week before with a close loss to the eventual winners Owen/Grace Plains. President Alan Baker and captain Tammy Nicholls presented the awards to the trophy winners, with Tammy also presenting some fun awards to highlight happenings throughout the season. Kirsty Williams won the D Dixon Memorial Trophy, with CherylAppleby and Tammy Nicholls equal runners-up. Richard Maxwell was the winner of the E G Herbert Memorial Trophy, with vice captain Travis Nicholls awarded runner-up. n Trophy winners, from left: Richard Maxwell, Cheryl Appleby, Ashley Krieg took home the captain’s trophy Tammy Nicholls, Kirsty Williams and Travis Nicholls. for his efforts throughout the year.


SPORT v District

Come and try netball clinic

LEFT: Men’s 10km – first Brad Hardie, second Tim Cawrse and third Brett Tucker. BELOW LEFT: Liam and Nicholas Mathew power to the finish line.

The Blyth Snowtown Netball Club, with the support and sponsorship of Mid North Division of Rural Medicine, held a junior netball clinic at the Snowtown Area School on March 24. The clinic was run to encourage students who currently don’t play netball to give it a try, and to develop ball skills and teamwork. 57 girls and boys were involved in the clinic, which was run by Blyth Snowtown A1 player and Level 1 Coach Hayley Zweck. Hayley was supported by Mid North Division of Rural Medicine, who promote young people to be involved with exercise and being part of a team, as this fosters good mental health. Blyth Snowtown’s Net-Set-Go coach Simone Bigg assisted Hayley, together with teachers from Snowtown Area School. The students enjoyed the clinic, which focused on all students being active while learning fundamental skills of netball such as passing, footwork, working as a team,

Cricket city v country

The Telstra Cup (SA Amateurs v State Country) match was held on Sunday (April 4) at 3.30pm on AAMI Stadium immediately after the Crows v Sydney game. It was the fourth annual Telstra Cup and it is the first major event on the 2010 community footy calendar. The best country players from the match progress to July’s SA Country Championships and the National Country Championships. The best SA Amateur Football League players will compete in the State Match against WA in June.

Golf balaklava Ladies

It was another Jenny Craig day for our stroke/NTP day last Thursday and 12 ladies presented to the starter. Taking the honours were; A grade - Winner J.Anderson - Nett 73 . Runner-up M.Kemp - Nett74 B grade - Winner M.Hayes - Nett 73 - Runner-up T.Matz - Nett 74 C grade - Winner C.Hahesy - Nett 77 - Runner-up C.Taylor - Nett 80 plus a win for nearest the pin. Well done Cherie. Producer Points. J.Anderson - 5, M.Hayes - 4, T.Matz -3, M.Kemp - 2, C.Hahesy - 1. Well done everybody and especially Janet Freemantle who continues to make good progress with her game. Next week is our 1st stableford round - 9am start.Starters F.Williams and G.Ackland. What is golf? “A day spent in a round of strenuous idleness” - William Wordsworth - English poet.

balalkava Men

Thirty thirsty thwackers, including new member Ethan Allen, hurled themselves into the fray last Saturday, a Stableford round soon underway. Among our A Graders, Merv Hameister was victorious with 39 points, with Scott Michael (35) in hot pursuit while visitor B. Paul, armed appropriately with a Golflink card, came in third with 33 points. This titanic trio trumped (visitor) B. Gordon (32), (visitor) R. Gordon (31), I. Michael (31), W. Nagle (30), T. Michael (29), and the elegant P. Anderson (26). In B Grade, the day belonged to Callum Michael who clubbed no less than 41 points. Big Barry Michael played the round, coming second with 37 points, leaving Dean “Deano” Robinson to come home in third place with 36 points. Left to pad out the field were C. Temby (35), D. Trickett (35), D. Goudie (33), D.Rodgers (32), J. Curnow (32), G. Sonntag (32), W. Berry (30), J. Michael (30), (visitor) B. Gordon (29), M. Kemp (24), (visitor) D. Gordon (21) and G. Anderson (17). Ben Michael played his socks off to


playing positions and having fun. “Our club was helped last year by the Mid North Regional Development Board to implement a Strategic Plan, where we identified the need to develop our junior players, and encouraging more juniors in the area to play.” Blyth Snowtown Netball Club president Bernie Keech said. The clinic was followed up by a ‘Come’n’Try’ session the following night at junior netball training held at Snowtown, and the club gave a free lip gloss, donated by Chemmart Clare, to each of the 51 girls who participated in the training. The Come’n’Try night also coincided with a parent information session run by Bernie to provide parents with the necessary information to support their daughters in playing netball for BSNC. The clinic and ‘Come’n’Try’ sessions were a great success with many new juniors and families attending. We welcome any new juniors and their families who may be interested in joining the BSNC this season and ask that they contact Bernie or email us at

cream the C Graders, scoring no less than 38 points, four to the good of Austin Henstridge who in turned buried Jordan Taylor by 3 points. Also in the hunt were J. Napper (29) and (visitor) B. Barns (27). As our sole junior on the day, Ethan Allen displayed a remarkable temperament, staying for the whole journey but scoring just sx points on this occasion. David Rodgers scored a Birdie on the third hole, while visitors Bradley Gordon and B Barns came up trumps on the 8th. NTPs front, Dave Rodgers took out the third hole, Brad Gordon the 8th, John Curnow the 10th, John Michael the 15th and visitor Rob Gordon the 13th. This week we will hold a blood ‘n’ guts Par competition to sort out just who has the ticker and talent worthy of the Thompson Plumbing Trophy, with proceedings to be sorted by starters Robert Hart and Austin Henstridge. Our thanks to Trevor Reid and Barrie Thompson for overcoming dramas and mechanical failures to work their magic on the course.

balaklava Mid week

Results from March 31. Dean Trickett 44, Bill Berry 40, Dennis Goudie 39, Greg Sonntag 39, Mike Caldwell 36, Dene Newton 35, Merv Hameister 34, Chris Hahesy 34, Mike Hahesy 32, Rick Campbell 30, Don Anderson 27. Birdies: Dean Trickett No 4, Merv Hameister No 4, Mike Hahesy No 17. 7/4/10 Tee off 12 o’clock sharp.

Hamley Bridge

Balaklava Golf Club handicapper Merv Hamiester will have some work to do on his own handicap after snaring 46 points in Thursday’s stableford competition, to win the day from former president and B grade champion Ron Smith with 45 points. Other scores Doug Cooper 41, Roger Hahn, Bob Ahola (c/b) 40, (all ball winners) George Dahlitz 40, Ed Manning 38, Ian Rohde, Brian Cooper 37, Barry Schwartz, Lance Hatcher, Rex Mortimer 36, Wally Jackson 35, Dave Russell, Roen Cameron 34, Colin Doudle, John Riley 33, Anton Noack 30, Errol Branson 27, and Max Grasby 26. Birdies Lance Hatcher 3rd,Merv Hamiester 2nd and 14th. NTP: Lance Hatcher 9th. Steve Howe carded the best score in Saturday’s stableford competition with 43 points from Dave Russell finishing

Walking for MAC a huge success Between $5,500 and $6,000 was raised from the Walking For Mac event held Sunday March 21. Local services have indicated they will put the money raised toward the following: CFS – reversing camera for one of the trucks; Ambulance Service – an adolescent resuscitation manikin; Mallala Hospital – an electric bed. The morning was a huge success with 130 walkers and runners enjoying the beautiful weather and each others company while they completed either a five or 10km walk or run. First place winners were: 10km MEN – Brad Hardie;

second on a count back with 40. Other scores: A Grade Dave Russell, John Mitchell 40, Roger Hahn 39, Wim Van Pelt 37, Barry Schwartz 35, Leigh Durdin 32, Adam Mitchell 32. B Grade Steve Howe 43, Rob Hinderwell 40, Kieth Kluske 38, George Dahlitz, Ron Smith, Colin Doudle 35, Ian Ferguson, Barry Zerna, Rex Mortimer 33, Lance Hatcher, Bob Ahola 32, Tony Jones 29, Gary Woods 26, C Grade Wally Jackson 38, Errol Branson 37, Bob Spriggs 36, Max Grasby, Brian Cooper 34, Doug Cooper 27. Birdies: Rex Mortimer, Barry Schwartz 1st, Steve Howe 2nd, Adam Mitchell 18th, John Mitchell 1st and 6th, Dave Russell 15th, Barrie Zerna 9th. Wally Jackon nearly had a “clean sweep” with the nearest to the pins winning no 4 and no. 12 then finishing pretty close on no. 9 only to be ‘Knocked off” by Barry Schwartz. Great to see Tony Jones playing again after health problems. We were glad to see Gary woods return to play golf. Non comp. players Helen Bell 26, Dennis Nation 39. Next Saturday is the Mark Gregory memorial day, and a four person ambrose will be played to honour Mark, who was a member of the club for 75 years holding various positions – he was club champion, life member and most of all one of natures gentlemen. All golfers are welcome. Players can organise teams or the club will. Start time is 12.15 pm.

Shooting clay target

Results from April 5. 25 Target Double Barrell, AA: M Stokes 128/128, 2nd:AZupanic 127/128, A: M Collumb 66/66, 2nd: J Mitchell 65/66, B: D Butler 25/25, 2nd: D Pollard 59/61, C: J Gilbert 25/25, 2nd: P Pearce 23/25. 50 Target. AA: C Bently 75/75, 2nd D Mills 113/114, A: L Piscioneri 139/141, 2nd: G Kessegan 138/141, B: D Pollard 73/75, 2nd: C Jacobs 72/75, C: J Algar 69/75, 2nd: F Kopriva 63/75. 20 Pair Deauville Doubles. 1st: G Kessigian 20/20, 1st: P Hendy 20/20, 2nd: M Stokes 18/18, 2nd: C Bently 18/18, 3rd: L Piscioneri 20/23, 3rd: L Schubert 20/23. Overall high gun B Grade: D Pollard 96/100. Next shoot Monday April 26.

LADIES – Karen Schultz; YOUTH – Liam Mathew. 5km MEN – Ben Goudie; LADIES – Cheryl Appleby; YOUTH – Joshua Appleby. Many thanks to the Lions Club for cooking us a bacon and egg and fruit breakfast, and to the 12 other volunteers it takes to run the event. Also a huge thank you to the sponsors – this year we had a record number or sponsors with 27 companies and one individual (Anne Marie Paech, our emu award winner) sponsoring the event, as well as four companies and one family donating all our breakfast ingredients. – Co-ordinator Penny Mathew

Race-goers honour Veterans The fourth annual Veterans Race Day was held at Balaklava Race Course last Wednesday to pay tribute to veterans, both fallen and present, as ANZAC Day approaches. The Balaklava Racing Club, a wide variety of RSL clubs and the TPI Association supported what was a successful event for racing and entertainment. With just a $20 entry fee, about 850 people flocked to the race course to see the colourful jockey’s with their horses galloping to the finish line. Another highlight of the day was a raffle which was drawn where Faye Waters of Marion RSL club won a package deal for a discount trip to the AFL grand final this year. Balaklava Racing Club committee member, return serviceman, and one of the organisers of the day, Trevor Sampson, said the day was a great one-day annual event to honour veterans and their service to the country. “It was a successful day for the veteran community,” Mr Sampson said.

COMMITTEE member/organiser Trevor Sampson with Peter England of Marion RSL, who sold the winning raffle ticket. “I hope it’s as good as next year, if not better.” Balaklava Race Course chief executive officer, Doug Hall, was also present and credited Mr Sampson for his involvement during the past four years. “There’s good food, a good facility and it’s a very relaxed day,” Mr Hall said. “The event continues to grow and I give credit to him (MrSampson) for being a driving force in this annual celebration.” The Minister for Veterans Affairs, Jack Snelling, was also present and was pleased to be able to support this fun event on the veterans’ community calendar.

Telstra cup Results of Telstra Cup: SA Amateurs v State Country cricket, played April 4

city v country City 1-2 (8) 3-3 (21) 6-5 (41) 11-7 (73) Country 3-3 (21) 3-5 (23) 5-5 (35) 6-6 (41) Best: City – David Bartel, Ryan Kelly, Zaciary Millar, Joe Hay, Mark Damasi, Rian Hornhardt; Country – Stephen Duldig, Andrew Prior, Mithcell Portlock, Ben Gunning, Ritchie Hobbs, James Dixon. Goals: City – Mark Damasi - 3, Murray Hamblin - 2, Anthony Dempsey, Joel Venderveld, Jason Collins, Zachary Miller, David Bartel, Rian Hornhardt - 1; Country – James Dixon , Alex Kennedy – 2, Ben Gunning, Mat Thomas – 1.

RACING enthusiasts flocked to Balaklava Racecourse last Wednesday to pay tribute to Veterans. Plains Producer, Thursday April 8, 2010

s e a s o n 2010 p r e v i e w

Adelaide PlainS Football League


Kym Jarman’s

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mallala While they have lost several key players, including co-captain and 2009 Plains Producer Medallist Liam Whitwell (for half the season at least) as he teaches overseas, last year’s premiership Ruckman Joe Danis has also left the club to play over at Streaky Bay. Tall forwards Matt Saunders and Angus Bruggermann both have work commitments and therefore won’t be eligible for the Magpies in 2010. Mallala Team of the Century player Joel Montgomerie is still due to miss the opening part of the 2010 season, his fourth at the club, due to a knee injury sustained in 2009. He is expected back to make an impact later in the season. Because Mallala are such an even team it is hard to envisage them being affected by a couple of player losses. However, when you consider their 2007 premiership midfield of Whitwell, Montgomerie and Hollitt all missing in 2010 one feels with Jason Earl, Ryan Montgomerie and co needing to spend more time on the ball, their famous rotations system wont be so effective this year. They will also need a lift from their second tier midfielders and also players at either ends of the ground who need to take another step as they won’t have the luxury of being assisted by the skill and cool heads of the players previously mentioned. Three reasons why Mallala can win the flag: 1 – The reigning premiers are coming off two consecutive minor premierships and they have been the side to beat for almost three seasons in the APFL. 2 – The Magpies are the best “team” in the competition. They run together, work for one-another and seemingly have no “individuals” nor “passengers”. As the belief in their playing group grows, so does their stature and confidence. 3 – You can not shut the Magpies down by stopping one two or three players.As soon as you try another two or three bob up when required. It is a great luxury for the Magpies to have and one which makes defeating them without four solid quarters of effort from 21 players very very tough – and what APFL side can do that? The headline Mallala fans don’t want to see in 2010 “Premiership Hangover sets-in” One thing that is guaranteed in 2010 at Mallala – The expectation of the Magpies faithful will be as high as ever. X Factor How will Mallala recover from their second flag in three seasons? Coach Earl has already mentioned their pre-season has been “low key”. Last year they were at their hungriest after the disappointment of 08. However this season they are coming off a year of jubilation, success in their centenary year, a premiership, a hero coach tale and a mail medal win. If it can’t get any better for the Magpies one feels it can only slide. Can the boys “stay up and about” for a fourth year in succession at the top?

Reasons to win!

After having all four football teams in theAPFL grand finals last year, there is only one thing Two Wells want to change this year – that is to take the A Grade title. After a hugely successful 2009, both on and off the field, the Roosters are prospering and planning for another big year. The first year of the netball and football amalgamation in 2009 proved to work for both parties, with the club getting along famously under the one hen house! Three reasons why Two Wells can win the flag: 1 – They only need to take one more step. They are young, hungry and have unfinished business from 2009. 2 – They have had their best preseason in many years, are fitter than ever and have looked to have replaced 2009 APFL leading goalkicker Wally Hand. 3 – In last year’s finals series their teamwork was nothing short of sensational. If they can re-create this sort of bond early in 2010 they should be aiming for big things. The headline Two Wells fans don’t want to see in 2010: Lee Allmond injured – out for season! One thing that is guaranteed in 2010 at Roosterville – After tasting some finals success last season, expectation levels amongst the playing group in 2010 will be at dizzying heights.

X-Factor: Ned Seccafien Ned Seccafien, who tried his luck with Central Districts last season, along with Lee Allmond, the second prong of Two Wells most influential players was often the catalyst behind the majority of the Roosters forward movements in their two 2009 finals victories. If 20 year old Seccafien plays the whole year at Two Wells he will soon become their most important player. If he goes to Centrals on talent alone he should make it, which would be great for the young lad and the league. However it would leave a dent in the Roosters flag hopes.

virginia The Virginia Rams are preparing for another solid season, after finishing last years minor round in second place on the ladder. Although they weren’t able to capitalise on their 2009 minor round form to be out run against Two Wells in last year’s preliminary final they

Plains Producer, Thursday April 8, 2010

MAGPIE Matt Saunders handballs past Rooster opponent Andrew Hardiman, Mallala team mate Matt Birchmore following play during a 2009 A grade match.

did taste finals fever last season after a good few years in out in the plains “pasture”. After last years brush with fame the club has consequently been working and recruiting to improve their mid field stamina hoping to go at least one or maybe two steps further in 2010. The Rams will still possess a potent midfield in 2010 with mobile big man Ben Galic resuming as the club’s number one ruckman along with the skilfull and enigmatic Anthony Johntson who continually racks up 30+ quality possessions every time he takes the field. Rams coach, former PortAdelaide, Collingwood and South Australian legend Greg Phillips said their recruiting has focused heavily on finding mid field players to complement his side, because they didn’t have enough last season to continue a rotation (like league leaders Mallala). “I’m expecting great things from Troy (Wilkey) and Calib (Howell),” Greg said. The Rams are generating more community support by the year, and there is a great spirit at the club in 2010 as they make another tilt at the success which has eluded them since the late 1990s. Greg also said the club had benefited greatly from the support and sponsorship of Barry, Rick and Margaret Flitter at BTR excavation and also the team at North East Isuzu, who have all shown a lot of faith in the club. Virginia played Seaton rams on Saturday, and Greg gave all the young players a chance to show their potential for the coming season. Three reasons why Virginia can win the flag: 1 – They finished second in 2009 and have picked up some real quality to accompany the likes of Young, Johnston and co in their midfield. If all stay sound their midfield could be the number one midfield in the competition. 2 – It has taken some time but Greg Phillips finally looks like he has generated some great momentum at training and amongst the playing group. This sort of unity has been lacking at Ram park for most of last decade. Phillips football knowledge can lead them to greatness in 2010. 3 – After a straight sets exit in 2009

this year’s Rams squad have seen first hand what it takes to win games at the business end – they are now working towards it. The headline Virginia fans don’t want to see in 2010 “Was 2009 a fluke?” One thing that is guaranteed in 2010 at Virginia – More and more people will come through the gate!

X Factor – Ben Galic Back for a second season in theAdelaide Plains, Galic has to be easily the most mobile ruckman in the competition. Whilst others in the competition can play forward and back in many roles and be very damaging, Galic’s work at ground level below his knees and his second efforts make him virtually another midfielder once the ball hits the deck. If he fires again in 2010 his side will receive a lot of ‘first use’ ball – this will mean their forwards will have plenty of chances.

which states the Eagles golden era which has seen them win five premierships since 2001 will inevitably sooner or later come to an end. Three reasons why HWE can win the flag: 1 – They know how to win them. Five flags in eight seasons (through 2001-2008) don’t just fall into your lap. 2 – The Eagles are always competitive, extremely tough to get over at home and have much experience that is required should they make the final four. 3 – Their midfield is still one of the best in the competition. They play their home games on relatively small ovals so effectively if they are on top where it matters and can convert their opportunities up forward there is no reason why they won’t be there at the business end. The headline HWE fans don’t want to see in 2010 “Eagles golden era is officially over” One thing that is guaranteed in 2010 at HWE – The Eagles’ second tier players that have seen much success unfold in front of them now get their chance to seize an opportunity of their own.

H w eagles 2008 premiers Hummocks Watchman Eagles are hoping for an enthusiastic and competitive season in 2010, remaining modest about their ambition yet super-keen to keep their reputation as a competition powerhouse in tact. Coach Mark Brandt takes the reins for his second season in the APFL hoping to once again make the major round and fight the general consensus

X Factor – Ryan Reid With a 2009 season hampered by injury the Eagles desperately need Reid back in full flight as a midfield and forward option. Still damaging on one leg at times in recent years if the Eagles are to make a genuine claim in 2010 their midfield including he likes of Reid, Barnes, Wilson and Co has to fire.


Adelaide PlainS netball association

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Young legs to elevate the competition Adelaide Plains netball gets under way this Saturday, with a split round. Two Wells will play Mallala at Mallala, with the A1s taking to the court at 3pm. Virginia clashes with Hummocks at Virginia with the top sides battling it out in the indoor courts at 3pm. It looks to be another tight season, with teams determined to stop three time premiers Two Wells from yet another flag. Hummocks and Two Wells had a nail biting grand final last year, and the Hummocks girls have recruited some high level players to get them over the line this year. Two Wells have also recruited well, while also losing veteran GA Wendy Salter to Virginia. Wendy brings leadership and a high level of experience to Virginia, – they will be a team to look out for this season. Balaklava has a young and threatening new look A1 team, while Hamley Bridge will be coached by former Gawler Centrals 2009 premiership coach Tania Durdin. The Mallala and Longies girls have also got some new and returning players, keeping them well and truly in the running this season. It is great to see so many new players joining the league in 2010.

TWO WELLS President: Jeff Moon Secretary: Alison Goss The WellsA1 girls are looking strong again this year, coming off three consecutive premierships, and have been training hard in the lead up to the first game against Mallala. Roosters have gained a lot of players and are still trying to work out the best combinations for A1 and A2. It’s a bit of a change of colours for Briony Thompson, Steff Walker and Nicki Darling, who all join the Roosters from Blyth/Snowtown Cats while Nearlie Wearn and Bronte Hewett also joins the club this year. Steff is a shooter, and could be the shorter of the twin towers in the goal circle. Sisters Briony and Nearlie are a dynamic duo, who play all over the court, while Nicki is a quick and skilful GA. More new players to the Roosters include Amanda McHugh, Kirralee Rosewarne, Jess Walker, Koby Paxton, Kate Sleep, Emily Stringer, Lorraine Bentley, Pauline Hatch and Rhiannon Morrison. Stacey Gameau is coaching the A1 while maintaining her centre court role in the team, while A2 will be coached by Michelle Dimisi and Karen Penhall will lead the A3s. Robyn Champion will be coaching the A5s, while A4 coach is Steph Pelle. The junior sides are looking to produce some promising netballers in the future, and have a solid line up in each grade. New players in junior teams include Jessica Stringer in B grade, with Cassie Kent the new coach. The C1 and C2 coach is Kerry Oakley with new players Jacinta DePlee, Bec Jackson, Jade McFarlane and Lefitia McNamara. D1 will be coached by Christine Musolino and D2 will be coached by Andrea Humphrys. New players include Holly Bates, Sharni Carter, Chantelle Harrison, Areial McLeod, Kiana Mollison, Jade Murphy, Grace Romeo, Jessica Romeo and Ruth Slattery The netballers look forward to another successful year as the amalgamated football and netball club. The Roosters had a trial game against Blyth/Snowtown A1s and A2s. It was a tough game against strong opponents, but the Roosters showed


– Lisa Studham and Sharon Rapko, B – Bonnie Nicholls, C1 – Debbie Adey, C2 – Lisa Studham, D1 – Beck Dixon, D2 – Janne Hoepner.


A1: Beth Germein – APNA best and fairest and grand final best on court for 2009 – has her eyes locked on the ball as Longies opponent Sheree Tezacker moves in to take possession. they don’t give in and played the game out hard till the end. “It is great to see so many new senior and junior players to the club,” netball president Tanya Kent said. “Also great we have kept most of our players from last year,” she said.

Long plains President: Emma Laintoll Vice President: Kate Baker. Secretary Jess Schulz and Treasurer Monique Pym. All executive positions have recently been filled, with new people in the roles. The club is sure they are going to fulfil the club’s goals and vision. The Long Plains girls have filled all senior and junior grades and have been getting a solid turn out at trials. There are lots of new faces around the club, and it’s always positive to see the club expand and generate more supporters and players. Committee members at the Longies netball are Trenna McIntyre, Josie McArdle, Heather Curnow, Erin Warnes, Karen Tynan, Ali Tiller, Tracy Starr, Jess Daniel and Nicola Mason. Senior coaches for the 2010 season are Nicole Sobey, Kelly Waite, Josie McArdle, Jess Robertson and Sam Ross. Junior coaches Shae Walker, Tracy Starr, Leanne Hilliard and Nat Lane. The first game for the United netballers will on April 17, against Hummocks at Port Wakefield. United’s first home game will be on April 24, when the club will be holding a cake stall at the netball club.

hummocks President: Holly Cowan Vice president: Claire Catford. Secretary: Jess Taylor. Good recruiting will provide Hummocks with more high level talent through many of the grades in 2010. Some of the senior inclusions are Lisa Britza, Claire Schultz, Tegan Beinke, Erin Brundell, Jade Wilkins, Jess Hogan and Abbi Phillips. They all bring a great level of fitness and netball experience to the club and have proved themselves worthy of the higher grades. There is strong competition for the top couple of grades. It is great to see a few familiar faces returning after a year off, including Kimberly Penhall, Kelly Bickle, Sascha Tiller, Miranda Higgs and Sarah

Anderson New juniors to the club are Tess Lawson, Bryana and Kiara Budgen, Aurora and Sophia Sach, Sarah Nipperess, Kelsie and Sharni Rowland, Kristal Moreton, India Amos and Sienna Butson. A number of the juniors have progressed to the senior levels and are certain to add an element of fitness and decrease the average age of the teams. Alison Daniel, Emily Lane-Watson, Jasmine Smith, Tegan Nottle and Amy Nottle are young guns to look out for. APNA best and fairest and grand final best on court, Beth Germein is fit and back for another promising season. Some of the senior losses include Mel Moulds, Alexa Jones, Beth Wilson, Shannon Mudge, Cassandra Powell, Jess Taylor and Kelly Harrison Kelly Harrison is a big loss to the club after winning association A5 best and fairest last year Claire Catford is out with injury this season, while Sarah Young is having a baby and won’t be eligible to play. The more experienced players still making a mark include Kathy Nicholls, Sharon Moulds, Jill Taylor and Lisa Studham. Fitness has played a key element in pre season for Hummocks, training with a number of optional fitness sessions each week. There is a new president at the club, under her new married name - Holly Cowan. Claire Catford will be acting president for the first five rounds while Holly is on her honeymoon. A thankyou to everyone who has helped bring the Port Wakefield courts up to a playable standard – circumstances beyond the club’s control have meant many impromptu working bees. This year all grades excluding D grade will be wearing yellow bibs (opposed to red in previous seasons). Thank you to Balaklava Transport and Stewart and Sharon Moulds for helping purchase some of the bibs. Juniors will participate in NetSet-Go program- thanks to Sunnyhill Meat for sponsoring and making it affordable. Cheryl Appleby will follow on coaching A1, A2 and A3 after the successful year in 09 (after promising not to return!), with the assistance of Claire Catford and Sarah Young. Hummocks are confident that this consistency and familiarity with the girls will be a huge advantage and put all three grades in good stead for another successful season. Other coaches are: A4 and A5

President: Terissa Smart Vice President: Michelle Veitch Secretary Sam Tiller and Treasurer Angela Battle. Balaklava has two new look A1 and A2 teams, with younger players in the club getting the opportunity to step up. The A1 netballers will be under the close supervision of Michelle Williams this season, with a heavy loss of about 16 players from the senior teams. A1 exclusions include Jenna Koch, Eliza Cottle, Tara Baldwin and Ashley Nutt. Caroline Michael will coach the A2 team, which will lose Merridy Manuel due to pregnancy, Kayla Arbon and Tess Wiseman. The netballers have concentrated heavily on promoting the younger players within the club, hence their new young senior teams. New players to the club include Katie Marshall, Tammy Bastion, Charmaine Barlow and Cassie Powell. There are also several returning players, including Sally Arbon, Tammy Auricht and Sophie vanKleef. The new junior players advancing into senior teams are Maddi Veitch, Alex Simon, Renee McPharlin and Emily Taylor. The club is excited about the new changes and hope the young girls will step up and enjoy the new challenges ahead. Upcoming events at the club include vice presidents night on June 26, with guest speaker Billy Brownless. The football and netball jumper presentation night is on Thursday April 15. The netball committee consists of Marie Heaslip, Michelle Williams, Clair Haynes, Kerri Bell, Jenni McBride, Caroline Michael. Balaklava’s first game is against Hamley Bridge on April 17 at home.

mallala President: Michelle Verner Vice President: Erin Foster Mallala A1 will be coached by Leanne work this season, with the club losing a number of players from last year. But there are also many new players to the club. Some of the coaches are the same as last year, while there are a few young and enthusiastic players stepping into new roles and showing a bit of leadership. Trish Konzag will coach A2, Dani McGannon A3, Nicky Graham A4 and Dawn Buckby A5. In the juniors, Tessa Jarmyn will coach B grade, Greta Warrior will lead the C1, Anna Konzag the C2, Jodi Wilson the D1 and Jane Farrelly the D2. New players include Rosie Eckerman, Jessica Iacapetta, Kerri Mathewson, Amy Henderson, Kate Marshall, Rhianna Shepperd, Stacey Dugmore, Heather Forder, Bernadette Nicholson, Megan Anderson and Lain Giles. Players returning to the club are Louise Faulkner, Nicole Standley, Amy Tucker, Greta Warrior, Sarah Deakin and Jodie Wilson. B Graders up in to seniors are Ashleigh Leonello, Ella Heyne, Kimberley Graham and Sabrina Wink. Mallala is ready for a successful season.

hamley br President: Kelly Buckby

Secretary: Pauline Smith Tania Durdin will coach the Hamley A1 side this year. Tania has come from Gawler Centrals after successfully coaching the senior one team to a premiership in 2009. She is very well known around Gawler and Adelaide Netball, and the club is ecstatic to have her as A1 coach this year – assisted by Kelly Buckby. Ashleigh Koch and Emma Riley have started the pre-season training and have been working on fitness. Back to A1 this year after having baby Judd, is Amber Rogers. After a year off she looks keen to take the position of GS. The club loses playing coach from last year, Tanya Harvey. Tanya will be missed and the club thanks her for her two years of service. Hamley welcomes new players Alisha Wiese, Michelle Hennessy, Vanessa McLoughlin, Jules Puccetti, Kate Barry, Kirsty Coles and Belinda Blackwell. Also players returning to the club are Donna White, Melissa Withall, Tash Manno and Jessica Hanson. The Bombers’ committee stays the same with Kelly Buckby as president, Sally Fritz as vice president, Pauline Smith as secretary and Kate McCabe as treasurer. Corrine Ammerlaan stays as a committee member and Emma Riley has taken on umpires secretary. New committee members are Judy McCabe, Ann Sellars, Amanda Mullins and Tahnee Edwards. The club has five senior teams and B Grade, C1’s and D Grade.

virginia President: Paul Starr Secretary : Megan Starr The A1 rammettes will be under the close supervision of Dennis Krejzlik, who will be coaching again this year. Premiership player Paula White has returned after playing for Gawler Centrals the last few seasons and Wendy Salter has joined the club from Two Wells. The group of girls are very excited about the season to come, they played together in the Gawler summer competition and finished third. They are hoping to carry that success into the winter season. The girls have had a good pre-season and are training hard in the lead up to the first game on April 10 against Hummocks. There will not be a A2 team again, while Wendy Salter will coach the A3s. First time coach for the A4s is Deb Barons. The Virginians are sure Deb is looking forward to being a playing coach especially since she will be in charge of two of her three daughters. Both teams are looking forward to a great year and with the return of a few past players, the strength of both teams has increased. They too are working very hard at training. Numbers out at training have been pleasing to see. The club is very excited about having a junior side–13 and under for the first time in many years. Dennis will be taking on the challenge of bringing a group of young girls who have never played a game of netball together and enjoying the game while learning. Virginia Netball Club is looking forward to this young group of girls becoming future leaders of the club, and making it a smoother transition into our senior grades. The club welcomes anyone wanting to play netball – both junior and senior – to join us out at training on either Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 6pm for juniors and 7pm seniors.

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


I can cut & polish your car to near re-spray quality

Mid North Sand Blasting

and Bobcat Hire Sand blasting & painting mobile blasting unit available for on-site jobs 3Sand & metal supplies 3Bobcat 3Trenching 3Crane truck hire 3Post hole boring

3 Colour paint protection 3 Chips & scratches repaired

Peter & Cathy Agnew - Lochiel Rd, Blyth Phone/Fax: 8844 5154 Mobile: 0429 445 154

Excellent in paint repairs


For this mobile service to your home or work contact Don 0447 053 561 or A/H 8528 6188


Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

Balaklava Crash Repairs For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement

Open: Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon


Phone 8862 1274

Balaklava Town Hall

Child Care

Earth Moving

Available For Hire

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre •Childcare •Pre-School •Playgroup

Balaklava Town Hall

3Weddings 3Parties 3Events 3Meetings

Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed mornings 9.30-11.30am 15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph.8862 1251

Phone: 1300 655 224

For quality care & education Concreting


Marc’s PGK Concrete Meats

34 George Street, Balaklava

Lic No BLD198659

Grey or Coloured

Master Builder Ass.

•Garage Floors •Driveways •Verandahs •Paths

Bobcat Service • Bobcat and tipper truck • No job too small • Free quotes Contact Rodney Clark (m) 0428 310 406 (a/h) 8864 5016



Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192


Cabinet Maker



Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors


Mack’s Cabinets Quality kitchens - built-ins vanities - modulars. Free measure and quotes. Sandgate Street, Balaklava, PO Box 252

Phone 8862 1166 Mobile 0429 642 120 A/H 8862 1001 Carpet Care

Experienced Specialist Cleaner… Upholstery, Carpets and Rugs

3 Rooms Dual Steam Cleaned


For $ Only

Normally $115

Servicing the Barossa, Gawler & surrounding areas

Nicks Carpet Cleaning 0412 460 074 Carpet Care

New integrated cleaning & Protection Technology

See How Good Your Carpets Can Look No Harmful Chemicals acci australian carpet No Wet Soggy Carpets cleaning institute No Sticky Residue Take the Worry out of Carpet Cleaning

Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

• Driveways & Footpaths • Foundations • Shed Floors •‘TEXCRETE’- Pattern Pave Concrete John Nemet - 0408 896 523

Will add rustic charm to any property!

Concreting M & A Saliba

Decorative Concrete • Slate impressions • Stencil pattern • Shed floors • Driveway, paths etc • Storm water

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395



Call Lorna: 0448 195 524


Carpet Supplies

Computer Services•

Balaklava Stitch Joint ‘We Cover the Country’ 3 Carpets, vinyls, blinds & awnings. 3 Selection of woven rugs. 3 Free measure & quote. 2-6 Howe St, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1074

Mid North Computer Services Built to order from top quality brands

• • • •

Laptops Desktops Printers Upgrades

30 George Street, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2409 Business Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches

(P) 8862 2127 (M) 0407 608 445


Electrician Dave Millar

Lot 2 section 339 Port Wakefield Hwy, Port Wakefield SA 5550

Mobile: 0417 876 746 Email:

Phone: 8529 2056 Electrician


For friendly service and quality guaranteed, call in and see Marc and staff.

Phone 8862 1041

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Installation

Phone 8862 2050


Proprietors A.Rosser, B.Wiltshire, M.Rowett

Contact 0408 086 019 (M) 3 Fisher Street, Balaklava SA 5461


Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service


Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

Centrally located in the heart of The Adelaide Plains, a great place to stay and enjoy the local and regional attractions


Crash Repairs See Simon & Philip Taylor at

Lic No. A000 1347

Car Cut & Polish

Licence: PGE184613

Abrasive Blasting

9 Howe Street, Balaklava Ph: 8862 1977 Fax: 8862 1997 Email

Incl GST

Waratah Earthworx

3Bobcat 3Tipper 3Excavator 3Excavations 3Trenching 3Civil work 3Rubbish removal 3Site levelling 3Hole boring / cartage 3Slashing

Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

3 Installation 3 Safety switches 3 TV points 3 Telephone points 3 Garden lights 3 Repairs / rewiring 3 Smoke alarms Saint Street, Balaklava Ph/Fax: 8862 1034 , Mob: 0427 979 607

Lic No’s: PGE 2045 & ACRS: A001510

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Exhaust & Brakes

Multi Exhaust & Brake Virginia • Exhaust • Brakes • Suspension • Radiators • Servicing Cnr Old Pt Wakefield & Gawler Rd, Virginia Phone: 8380 9477

Exhaust & Auto Repair


Grant Fisher 8862 1988 or 0407 807 123

13 Railway Tce, Balaklava Phone 8862 1795 A/h 8862 1799 - Gary Mobile 0428 391 146



Cunninghams Balaklava Railway Terrace, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2158 Email: 3Air Liquide 3liquid arc, 3welding equipment 3 welding gases


Goldney Welding 3Manufacturing, Alterations & Repairs 3Agricultural, Commercial & Domestic 3On site welding & repairs 3Steel Supplies Corner railway tce & Dunns Rd, Balaklava Mob 0419 807 406, Ph/Fax: 8862 2322

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

ANDREW ROWE Fencing Contractor - NANTAWARRA -

Phone/Fax: 8864 2220 Mobile: 0429 642 221


The Fencing Bloke Mark Gardner Ph: 0428 109 842 - Mallala


Handy Man Service

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

GM Handyman Services

✦ Specialists in Apprenticeships/Traineeships ✦ Labour Hire & Permanent employees ✦ We cover all industries & occupations

Nicholas Mathew 8520 2555 Greg McLean 8844 5044

Need a hand? • Leaky Taps • Gyprock crack and hole repairs • Stone wall crack repairs • Painting • Gutter Cleaning • Garden Tidy Ups • Pre Sale Painting & Tidy Up Free quotes & pensioner discounts

For prompt service phone Glenn: 0430 620 661

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Balaklava Shearing Shed

Sheds & Roofing


Motor Vehicles

Holden Specialists Since 1930

Upmarket salon with cheap country prices

Andy’s Sheds & Roofing

v Used Cars

• Kiddies haircut corner • Beauty & private waxing room

v Service

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

v Genuine GM Holden Parts


Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz

Hair & beauty

Custom Verandahs Don’t be left with ink on your hands, Leave that to us!!

Balaklava Motors

◆ Cuts ◆ Perms ◆ Colours ◆ Spray tans ◆ Ear piercing ◆ Waxing ◆ Eye brow & lash tinting

• Domestic • Industrial • Rural • Commercial • Yorke Peninsula • Mid North

Mob: 0419 038 948

PHone: 8862 1030

19 Wallace St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies



Balaklava Newsagency


Solid Plastering

Mick Madigan

BLD Lic. 46967

Office & residence - 25 Harris St, Balaklava Email -

30 George Street Ph/Fax 8862 1725 ❋ Newspapers ❋ Books ❋ Large Range of Magazines ❋ Stationery ❋ Office Supplies ❋ Gifts ❋ Cards & Wrappings Professional Laminating Service Home Delivery Service


•Specialising in solid plastering of all types •Licenced applicator of Dulux / Unitex textured coatings •Cracks professionally repaired 26 Years Phone 0407 399 019 Experience



Rural Supplies

Stock Agent

For all general insurances • ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), C.I.P • Agent for: CGU Insurance Ltd

Phone 8862 1549 any time


Garden Supplies

Open Days

T.A Redden



• Soils & sands • Firewood • Sleepers • Landscape barks • Rubble & metals • Decorative mulches • Concrete products • Garden rocks • Stones & pebbles Gawler ➞ Main North Road

Cousins Garden Sup.


Tiver Rd


Lic No. R27142

WH Treverton

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Painter & Decorator

• Water Wise Planting • Water Saving Irrigation • Design• Paving • Retaining Walls • Lattice • Screens

• Call for all painting & crack repairing • New & older homes and renovations

Wayne Petney 0413 037 074

Pergolas & Timber

Lawns & Gardens •Lawn mowing •Gardening •Landscaping •Window Cleaning FREE Quotes • Fertilising •Root boosting lawns FULLY Insured • Mulching •Rain water tanks FULLY Guaranteed •Weeding •Rubbish removal

Pool Chemicals Bird Seed Redwing Boots & Clothing Poly Pipe & Fittings TRANSPORT

15 Railway Tce, Balaklava Free Quotes Mobile: 0417 889 753 BLD Lic No 219551

Lawns & Gardens

BALAKLAVA Phone 8862 1866


BLD Lic. 190584

ABN 58321498535 BLD Lic. 203080

3 General Home Maintenance 3 Industrial & domestic 3 Repairs of all types Prompt Reliable Service


Balaklava Diesel & Tyre Service ◆ All Air Conditioning Work ◆ Tyre Sales & Repairs ◆ Specialist diesel mechanic Agents for BOC

39 ShortTerrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1273 or 0417860 822 (A/H)

Motor Vehicles

McCracken Ford Ford motor vehicle dealers

Mid North Salt Damp Solutions

Peter Harcourt & Co

• Free measure • Design service All building • Supplier of treated pine materials delivered • Trellis • Decking• Sleepers to your door • Gyprock • Doors • Posts

•FREE no obligation quote

• Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

Corner of George & Scotland St

Phone: 8524 21 17 Mobile: 0409 093 560

MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

Phone 8862 1728


Screen Printing

Timber Supplies

Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor • All general plumbing • Water filters • Competitive Rates • Pensioner Discounts Ph: 8862 1285 Mob: 0418 896 808

Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist


Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas 5 Peek Street, Balaklava Phone 8862 1818, Mobile 0409 848 995 • Master plumber •gas fitter •drain cleaning •roof & gutter repairs •all types of plumbing & supplies. Lic. Nos. R18279, SR18279, 4662. Member of the Master Plumbers Association


Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

R & M Timber Supplies

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

• Let us customise a design for you • Installation service is available • Huge range of timber & hardware at discount prices Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston

Septic Tank Cleaning

Tree Lopping

Allan Garrard

A cut above the rest

• Septic Tank Cleaning • Grass & Lawn Cutting Ph: 0439 500 961 28 Victoria Road, Clare

Sheds & Structures

Endurance Sheds & Structures

•General automotive repairs •RAA service. •New cars, used cars, light commercials, •Parts and service.

• We come to your & leave you with a firm quote • Do drawing ready for Council approval • Site specific engineers report included

1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477

Ring Kym 0417 293 196

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13 Wallace Street Ph. 8862 1571, Fax 8862 2096 Taxation

Lic. No. PCL 5676


Your own local store!

Salt Damp Solutions

The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

Brenton Hissey (m) 0403 018 911 (p) 8525 2572 A/hrs (e)

Mobile: 0417 870 624 Phone / Fax 8844 5214


Phone/Fax 8862 2284


Make your dream garden a reality


Rural Supplies

J.C. & A.J. Shepherd

Phone Terry on 0407 077 992 7 Yorsdale St, Balaklava PO Box 20


Daryle Forbes

84 - 86 Yorsdale St, Balaklava (off Dunn’s Rd)

Serving the rural community After Hours: Kelly Evans - Livstock 0418 859 953 Shayn Faehrmann - Merchandise/Agronomy/Accounting 0419 829 243 Mel Haynes - Livestock/Real Estate/Insurance 0408 086 602 Chris Kannenberg - Merchandise 0417 087 319 Geoff Knappstein - Real Estate 0407 790 210 Michael Wildash - CGU Insurance 0417 167 732 Emma Menadue - WFI Insurance 0427 170 821 Ron Sutcliffe - Rural Finance Manager 0439 449 577

and Rural Merchandise

• Free Quotes

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

Rain Water TANKS

Our price will assure you of a competitive quote

OUT ON A LIMB 3 Experts in tree lopping with 20 years experience 3 Licensed and insured including large trees 3 Cherry picker, mulcher and stump grinder Will beat any written quote

Phone: Brad 0458 253 952 Tree Lopping

Fox Tree Lopping & Tower Hire • Trees & Mistletoe Removed *Conditions •24 Hour Emergency Service Apply •Full public liability insurance • Branches Mulched •Free Quote We’ll beat any other written quote* Ph: 8842 2716 or 0417 460 174


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

Living Beyond Suicide is coming to Balaklava

Coming Events

Mallala Friendship Quilters Street Stalls

When someone you know is bereaved by suicide, do you think I don’t know what to say! I don’t know what to do!

Friday April 30

Starts 9am under IGA veranda at Mallala • Large selection of locally made handicrafts • Lots of Mother’s Day gifts • Bags provided • Home made sauces, pickles, jams, cakes, pastries and sweets • Bigger & better than ever Hope to see you there!

Join the fun at our biannual Just Shearing Charity Challenge proudly supporting the Heart Foundation.

Saturday April 10

A fun family day including: Q Shearing competition 8.30am - 5pm Entry Gold coin donation per person Q Morning Tea competition Q Alpaca Shearing Demonstration Q Spinning demonstration Q Face painter Q Games & Activities for all the family Q Great food and country hospitality Follow the signs off Morgan / Eudunda Rd (9km from Eudunda) or Truro / Eudunda Rd (8km from Eudunda)

then you are invited to one of our…

Suicide BEreavement Workshops When: Friday April 23, 12.00 - 3pm or 6pm - 9pm Where: Church of Christ

All proceeds towards The Biggest Morning Tea, Cancer research

2010 Charity Shearing Challenge

• Light meal providied

Balaklava Neighbourhood Shed

Official Opening

Thanks to our Sponsors : B & M livestock, NAB, Musgrove Shearing Supplies, Skids Tyres, Rossi Boots, Maggie Beer, Eudunda Roadhouse, Sutherlands Hotel, Leader products, Eudunda Post Office, Leditschke Transport, B & M Hines, J & K Hayes, Top Gun Shearing Supplies, Bandicoot Clothing, Laucke Mills, Quality Wools, Beiyuan Australia, Heiniger, Brigalow Clothing, Rapidfire Shearing, Stockowners Shearing, Mt Mary Hotel, Elders, BL & CL Pfitzner

Participants will learn to: 1. Understand the unique issues & experiences associated with bereavement following suicide 2. Sensitively respond to ‘survivors’ (loved ones left behind after a suicide) 3 Access relevant resources and networks For further details, please phone Mary Aloise on 8301 4222,

Tuesday April 20, 2010

May Tce, Balaklava (behind bowling club) • 10.30 - 11am morning tea on arrival & have a look at the shed • 11.30 - Official opening ceremony • Lunch will be at 12.30pm at Balaklava Bowling Clubrooms (donation appreciated for lunch) County North Community Services will display the MAC (mobile Activity Centre) VAN with mobile shed facilities For catering purposes please RSVP by Tuesday April 13 - 8842 6500

Kapunda Farm Fair

Proudly supported by Balaklava Church of Christ & Balaklava SWAP shop

Living Beyond Suicide has been supporting families bereaved by suicide in South Australia since 2006

Something for all the family

Friday & Saturday April 16 & 17


8.30am to 5pm at Kapunda Harness Racing Complex



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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 C AT E G O RY 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 / 229 / 2009 APPLICANT’S NAME: TIA Consulting Pty Ltd N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Redevelopment of existing Council Works depot (Non Complying). SUBJECT LAND: Lot: 2 hd: Grace CT: 5985/458 DP: 73059, 21 Aerodrome Road, Mallala Lot: 106 Hd: Grace CT: 5447/192 DP: 27502,12 Carmel Street, Mallala Lot: 35 Hd: Grace CT: 5744/850 DP: 3335, 12 Carmel Street, Mallala Lot: 36 Hd: Grace CT: 5744/851 DP: 3335, 12 Carmel Street, Mallala Lot 102: Hd; Grace CT: 5438/866 DP: 22087, 10 Carmel Street, Mallala Lot 101 Hd: Grace CT: 5444/887 DP: 22087, 8 Carmel Street, Mallala Lot 100 Hd: Grace CT: 5444/886 DP: 22087, 6 Carmel Street, Mallala ZONE: Residential (Mallala) 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 April 22, 2010. 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: H.Muller Manager Environmental & Development Services Date: April 8, 2010 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.


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DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993 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 C AT E G O RY 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 / 189 / 2009 APPLICANT’S NAME: AW Rickards N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Domestic shed (21x9x4.2 meter wall height) - within Flood Hazard Zone 3 of Gawler River Flood Plain Policy Area (NonComplying) SUBJECT LAND: Lot: 62 (40) Pederick Road, Lewiston, Hundred of Port Gawler, DP: D021995 CT: 5235/857 Z O N E : R u ra l L i v i n g Animal Husbandry 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 April 23, 2010. 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: R Semrau Authorised Officer Date: April 8, 2010 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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Balaklava - 25 Philip Street, $230 per week. Spacious 3 bedroom home offering formal lounge and dine with built in bar. Functional kitchen adjacent family / second meals area, a/c, carport and garage / workshop. No pets. 12 months lease. Call Adam to view on 8281 1911.

1998 Honda VTR1000 motorbike, low kms, excellent condition, $5000. TIU-549. Phone 0488 950 759.

Commodore ute, December 2000, olympic edition, V6, auto, 167,000km, tub liner, tonneau cover, tow bar, alloys etc, excellent condition, $10,000 o.n.o. Phone 0428 621 891.

PORT WAKEFIELD. A magnificent return verandah stone villa on a fully fenced large allotment. Ideal for those seeking a property with loads of character and potential to do further renovations. Close to new marina development. Price by negotiation. Ph 0439 870 498.

Balaklava Market - Saturday April 10, 8am - 12 noon. Stallholders 6.30am start, $5 per stall. Belly Junction, Railway Tce, Balaklava.

Balaklava two bedroom, free standing granny flat. Self contained, $155 per week, air conditioning, F2F Realestate. Phone Julio 0409 100 062, 28a Humphrey Street, Balaklava.

Caravan - Poptop 1983 Jayco Songbird 17’6”, 6 berth, bunk beds and queen bed, annex and awning, gas stove, 3 way fridge not working, TWH520. $8,800 ono phone 0407 715 593.

Retravision - computers, cameras, ipods, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Ph 8862 1552.

Pinery Market. Sunday April 11, 9am - 2pm. Signs at Mallala - Balaklava Road, Owen intersection. Something for everyone at Pinery Market. Stall hire $5. Enquiries to Kaye 8527 7074 or Jacki 8527 7035.

Balaklava two bedroom unit, air conditioning, car ports, $140 per week. Sorry no pets, phone 8867 1328 or 0409 286 177.

For Sale Boat Nereus 20’ runabout n near new condition on new trailer. Mercruiser inboard engine, 140 litre alloy fuel tank, boarding platform. Must see to be appreciate. Urgent sale. All offers over $35,000 considered. Phone 88671023.

Burke and Wills dryzabone jacket 8XXL, full length, $125 o.n.o. Ph: 0438 036 650. caravan 14 foot 6 berth air conditioner $4700 neg. Phone 8566 3330.

C aravan - R E G E N T CRUISER SERIES 3. Custom built with parklane features. 18ft tandem axle, Heron 3 A/C fitted in the side, island queen bed, mounted swivel TV stand. Roll out awning, full set anti-flap stabiliser bars, annex with Imax shade view cloth. Fully insulated, towing stabiliser rods. Immaculate condition, always stored under cover. $35,500. 28 Ralli Street, Balaklava 5461. Phone 0418 832 083.

Coming Event Wakefield Regional Youth Advisory Committee present

COOPers one stand electric shearing machine including hand piece. Also double grinder, perfect condition. Inspect or p.o.a. - 27 William Street, Two Wells 8520 2385. Firewood - good quality, sawn, will deliver. Balaklava Museum. Ph 8862 1741. Firewood for sale, cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone/mobile: 0407 896 159 or after hours 8865 2127. FORD Mustang Coupé, 1964, very well presented, 289 V8, automatic, LHD, power steering, motor totally rebuilt, reg no. saly 64, $29,000. Phone 0428 890 107. Four black metal kitchen stools with padded seats $20 each. Cane phone table with seat $50. White two door melamine wardrobe with bottom shelf $50. Queen size pine bedhead $40. All in good condition. Phone 8862 2142.

Free Family Movie Night


Movie Disney & Pixar

Holden Astra AH Equipe hatch, 2006, 1.8 Ltr manual, silver, alloys, one owner, excellent condition, 70,000km. Reg XJW 628. $15,000 ono. Ph 0408 158 728 or 0417 828 964.


Heavy duty steel framed laminated top workbench, 1800W x 750D x 900H, fitted with isolation switch, 18 power outlets and small steel cabinet. Ex TAFE safety inspected 07/09, $350. Ph 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626.

SATURDAY APRIL 10 6.30pm at Snowtown Memorial Hall

• FREE BBQ tea • Snacks available • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult • This is a strictly alcohol & drug free event

RSVP & enquireis call Becky Savage 8865 2278, Mitch Nicholls 0447 673 055, David Woodroofe 0417 864 030

Native tubes ready now for autumn planting, limited stock some varieties.Citrus also available. Lifetime Nursery, Judd Rd, Lewiston. Phone: 8524 3172.

Public Notice

Lawnmowers, choice of two. Scott Bonnar 14” cut reel petrol mower in working condition $350; Scott Bonnar 16” cut reel petrol mower in working condition $350, phone 0407 715 593.

Notice of Meetings

One table plus four kitchen chairs in good condition $50 o.n.o. 2 key boards $35 each o.n.o. Phone 8862 1347. 14 Charles Street, Balaklava.

The next meeting of the Northern NRM Group of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board will be held on: • Tuesday 20 April 2010 from 9.30am

Piano, $400 ono, Phone 0428 631 242.

• at the Board’s Gawler Office, 8 Adelaide Rd, South Gawler

Pig Trailer - new 15x8 cheque plate tray with stock crate. Mass 1940 kg, GVM 6,520 kg, reg till 29/07/2010, reg no. TUX 130, $3,000. Ring 8862 1668 evenings.

The public are welcome to attend meetings as observers. If you have an NRM issue that you wish to raise, please make arrangements with the NRM Group Manager prior to the meeting. For agenda and venue details please contact the Board on 8273 9100.



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“ I was so pleased. I advertised my pop-top caravan in the Producer and sold it the very next day. I still got phone calls after it was sold”

Place your ‘for sale’ item in front of around 7000 readers every week with the Plains Producer’s great new classified deal. That’s 7000 potential buyers each week.

Pine posts CCA 4” - 5”, 8’ $7. 6’ - 8” strainers 8’ $15. Irrigation dripper line, 300 m $25. Vineyard 8’ spaces & star droppers. Cheaper by the bundle. Phone Andrew 8528 6165.

Round dining table peake, $75. Ph Blyth 8844 5231. Silvan Turbomiser 2000 It overhead sprayer, $2,000. Environmist weed sprayer 2m wide tow behind $600. Phone 0418 852 167 for more details. Thomas wooden train set, curved, straight, bumpy track, bridges, tunnel, fire station plus 5 fire trucks. Motorised James with 20 train/cars/vehicles. Cranky the crane, more, $225 set. Phone 8529 2155. Three bedroom house in Two Wells township. Large back yard for kids, pets or vegie patch. Car port under main roof. To view call Neil Bowden 0407 396 840. Two upholstered recliner chairs. 2 upholstered lounge chairs. 1 vinal covered recliner chair. 1 treadmill, 1 exercise bike. All in good condition. Get yourself a bargain. Ring 8862 2240. Viscount poptop 16ft x 8ft caravan. Air conditioner, inland double bed, television, large fridge, microwave, full annexe, electric brakes, full stove, awning, $8,500. Phone 8862 1845 or 0403 244 576. VN motor and auto transmission, good condition, bull bar, lights, spare parts for commodores. Phone 8862 1905.

Garage Sale Garage boot sale. Two Wells scout carpark. First Saturday of every month. $10 per stall. Tea, coffee and sausage sizzle from 8 - 12 noon. Phone 8520 3324.

Garage Sale Garage / Clearing Sale. 36 Wallace Street, Balaklava. Saturday April 17. Household goods, furniture, garden equipment, pots, plants, electrical, building, miscellaneous items. Start 7.30am Garage sale - Saturday April 10, 8am to 3pm. 4a May Tce, Balaklava. Children’s toy and lots of goodies. Huge garage sale. Saturday April 10, 2010, 9am start. 25 Fisher Street, Balaklava. Pinery - Saturday April 10 & Sunday April 11, 9am start. Several households. Furniture, electrical, household items, bric-abrac, plants, books, shed goods and more. Follow the signs and come grab a bargain. You may need your trailer.

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Tce, Owen. Wed 10-5; Sat 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 8528 6307.

Share Market. Buy wholesale, rent out and receive regular income. Enquiries 8862 1442. 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. Bookings 8864 5062.

Wanted Free of charge for recycling. We take old televisions, computers, microwaves, videos, stereos and stoves etc. off your hands. Please phone 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.

50th Wedding 50th Wedding Anniversary. Cocks - Treloar, Jenny & Colin married on April 9, 1960. Congratulations on 50 wonderful years together. Love and best wishes from all your family xxxx.

80th Birthday BAKER - Lindsay. Happy 80th Birthday for April 9, 2010. Love & best wishes from your family.

Birth Hart (nee Johns) Mileah and Lachlan are very proud to announce the arrival of Eliza Claire Hart April 4, 2010, weighing 7 pound 11oz. A very special first child to love and spoil. A big thank you to Dr D Larwood, Julie and Cynthia and all the lovely staff at the Gawler Health Service. Neill - Walker. Amanda and Clinton are thrilled to announce the very safe arrival of their darling son Tyler Fox William on March 14, 2010. All our love from Mummy and Daddy. xxxx NEILL - Nanny Cheree and grandpa Jim are happy to welcome their gorgeous grandson, Tyler into their lives and look forward to sharing wonderful times together. All our love and hugs from Nanna, Grandpa and Uncle Mathew xo xo xo.

Return Thanks Winnall - Douglas John. Ray, John and Jude, Julie, Marty and Jonathan sincerely wish to thank everyone for their flowers, cards, phone calls, visits and loving support on the recent passing of their husband, father, poppy. Please accept this as our personal thanks.




PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Trades & Services Directory

Public Notice

BALAKLAVA PHYSIOTHERAPY Darren Davey & Rodney Burgess

A salary within the range of $52,000 - $58,000 pa plus superannuation and a fully maintained vehicle is offered dependent upon skills and experience. It is envisaged that the positions will be located at Kadina and Port Pirie with travel throughout the region required. For further information, role description and selection criteria please go to or contact Kelly-Anne Saffin, CEO on (08) 8842 3115 or by email

Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

Physio appointments and enquiries

For appointments phone

8862 2200

8853 2088

or 0419 842 228

It’s OK to g a rieve It’s OK to g a rieve If you or someone you know has been affected by suicide, why not talk to The Salvation Army If you or someone you HOPELINE, a 24 hour know has been affected telephone counselling by suicide, why not talk service for those left to The Salvation Army behind by suicide. HOPELINE, a 24 hour 1300 HOPELINE telephone counselling (1300 for 467 354) service those left behind by suicide.

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Septic Suckers 7 Days Service!

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

•Millipedes •Spiders •Rodents •Bees •Weed Control •Flies


Applications close 5pm Friday 16 April 2010

Registered Nurse

Outback Pest Control John Giles Ph/Fax 8842 3566

Permanent Part Time Position available Hours negotiable up to 56 hours per fortnight Duties: The Registered Nurse under the supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manger is responsible for ensuring the delivery of comprehensive quality nursing and personal care support to residents within the residential aged care setting and for supervision and support of Enrolled Nurses and PCWs.

A/C DN Gregor - Who is relinquishing his farming operation

K.B. & K.M. Gameau

MOBile: 0418 854 159

Enquiries: Mrs Angela Mackay, Clinical Nurse Manager. Phone 8862 1576. Position description available. Applications to: Mr Graham Ackland - Cheif Executive Officer, Balaklava Mill Court Homes, PO Box 242, Balaklava SA 5461 Applications close Friday April 23, 2010

Termite Interception & Baiting System

•Bio Solids • Chicken Manure •All straw based manures

Special Conditions: This is permanent Part Time position required to work over a five day roster (Mon - Fri). Occasional weekend work may be required.


PEST & WEED CONTROL Specialising in the eradication of ...

Do you have an interest in Workforce Development?

South Australia Works in the Regions is a State Government initiative that supports the development of training programs to assist unemployed people to gain skills and transition into sustainable employment. This program is influenced and managed by local Employment and Skills Formation Networks (ESFN) consisting of local community representatives with an interest in supporting Workforce Development within the region. Business & industry representatives are encouraged to be involved in these networks, to ensure that the program continues to be effective and locally relevant. The Chairperson takes a leadership role in this process.

✓ Flies, Fleas, misc. pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed spraying

Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

Seeking Chairpersons & new members


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

Murray Pest Control LOWER NORTH

There are currently 3 Networks within the region and all 3 are seeking applications for the role of Chairperson and are encouraging new members to join. For further information please contact the following people: Midge Wallace, Mid North ESF 8842 3115


Jarrad Davies, Southern Flinders and Yorke ESF’s 8632 5633

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Clearing Sale - Herd’s Hill Road

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Farmworks Livestock: Ned Zanker – Mb: 0448 667 903, Hm: 85278 268 Vendor: Jack Jenkin – Hm: 85292 016

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A/C JL & HM Jenkin Additional items: 1620 Axial Flow CASE IH Header with 20’ comb. Full details in March 31 issue. • Outside entries invited • Number System (ID required) • Payment Cash/Cheque (No EFTPOS) on the day of sale • Light lunch available


Regional Development Australia (RDA) is funded by the Australian, State and Local Government and encompasses the local government districts of Barunga West, Clare & Gilbert Valleys, Copper Coast, Goyder, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo Carrieton, Peterborough, Port Pirie, Wakefield and Yorke Peninsula. The recent merger of the Regional Development Boards has created the opportunity for these exciting roles.

Dr Daryl R Brown

Mallala & Two Wells

Workforce Development Positions (2) We are seeking two professionals with the vision to initiate and facilitate sustainable workforce development across the region, develop networks and industry linkages, identify and develop proposals for strategic training & employment initiatives, support organisation goals and regional strategies. A key role will be the project management of the State Government funded SA Works in the Region program.


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Plant: Zetor 8115 tractor with Front End Loader, Hay forks to suit; Case IH sickle mower conditioner scx 100 hdx season old; International 915 s/p header; 1972 international acco 2050/A tray top 20ft x 8ft tandem wheel Detroit diesel checker plate tray; Hesston 1091 9ft mower conditioner; International acco 1710 A automatic V8 petrol tipper SBT025; Gehl Napier grasslands Mx50 feed mixer, International 886 tractor 6000 Hrs cpv-400; 2005 case IH sbx 540 small square baler p.t.o driven; Amazonen 3000ltr super spreader on wheels pto driven; 500kg silvan 3 pt linkage super spreader; 1999 case IH 627 round baler; International ar 160 series truck 5 tonne (restorer) 2 only International 511-28 row combine with trash tyne; Trailing Harrows; International TD 15 bulldozer with ripper; 6 metre meigel sheep loading ramp on wheels; Claas marant 55 small square baler; Woolford tandem hitch; 100 bag bulk bin; International 2-11 29 cultivator, Ford thamas trader body, 20ft truck hurdles; International model 86 header (parts) 2 only new Holland small square bale loaders, Leyland Boxer 7-8 tonne tray top truck w/-Vennings 8t Seed & Super Unit. Grain handling gear: 2 only 300 bag Ahrens field bin; 1 x 240 bag Sherwell field bin; Old grain cleaner, Mathais bag loader; 1 x 150 bag Vogt silo offset cone, 1 x 125 bag Vogt silo offset cone; 1 x 100 bag Vogt silo offset cone; 1 x 45 bag Ahrens silo centre emptying; 1 x 80 bag Ahrens silo centre emptying; 1 x 100 bag Denyer silo off set cone, 1 x 80 bag Vennings silo off set cone, 1 x 80 bag Denyer silo off set cone, 1 x 80 bag Venning silo, 2 x 150 bag Cunningham silo; Silvan 1000ltr poly diesel tank. Livestock Equipment: 2 x 24 bag Bromar sheep feeders; 2 roll top sheep feeders; Sunbeam twin box electric wool press, Wool table. Hay: Approx 70 rolls wheaten hay; App 20 rolls oaten hay; App 40 rolls barley straw; App 200 bales pea straw small squares. Farming Sundries: Cyclone & iron posts; Round baling twine, small square baling twine; Fairbanks scales, 2 electric pencil Augers; 44 Gall (200ltr) Drums, Etsa-telegraph poles, Steel Assorted lengths, Plus small Sundry farming items to numerous to mention. Livestock: Approx 260 mixed age MO Ewes Nov & Jan SHN. M-T.S. running white Suffolk and poll Dorset rams from 15/2/2010-16/4/2010. A/c Various: 60 x 8ft x 4”-5” green pine posts; 25 x 8ft 6”-8” green pine strainers; 8ft steel vineyard spacers; 350mtr vineyard dripper line. Further entries invited. Other Accounts: 1999 Croplands Tray Mount Sprayer, 54’ Boom, 5.5Hp Honda Motor, 1200 Ltr Tank, 60x8’x4”5” Green posts, 25x8’x6”-8” Green strainer posts, 8’ Steel Vineyard Spacers, 350m Vineyard Dripper line, Case 8580 4x4 Baler, LD6 Scoop Mobile Loader w/-hay forks & bucket, 1200Lt Diesel fuel trailer. Clearing Sale - Friday April 16, at 10.30am on the proptery

Termites & all pests managed Kapunda, Tarlee, Owen Mallala, Two Wells, Dublin & Right Across the Lower North Simon & Jess Davies

8562 1999

• Signs to be erected • Terms: Cash on day of sale, Numbers system applies, ID required, Light luncheon & drinks available Landmark Balaklava - Phone: 8862 1333

Port Wakefield Road, Balaklava Vendors: Des Gregor - 08 8863 3063 mob: 0447 079 388 Agent: Mel Haynes - mob: 0408 086 021 Geoff Knappstein- mob: 0407 790 210 Plant can be viewed on website

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Real Estate RLA62833

Bowmans Street WHITWARTA - BALAKLAVA Superb Country Stone Villa on Acreage! What a beauty; experience the ultimate lifestyle centrally located only 8km north of Balaklava and 30km to St Vincent Gulf. Park-like setting surround a well presented homestead featuring 3 spacious bedrooms with 12” pressed tin ceilings, ornate fire surrounds, baltic pine natural doors, leadlight front entrance to central passageway, carpeted lounge with French doors leading to formal dining room. A 2 1/2 year old kitchen complete with Bosch dishwasher, original wood stove, halogen hot plates, range hood & wall oven complimented with stylish cork floors. A private family room with pot belly stove & a tastefully tiled bathroom. Mains plus rainwater connected. Stunning gums give privacy to a home that demands inspection. Price: $330,000 Web Id: TBA Details: Rob Stephens 0407 715 862

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.

We will advertise your property like this NEW listing Snowtown 38 Fourth Street


OWEN Reduced $285,000 5 Second Street

Balaklava $165,000 20 Whitwarta Road

Balaklava 11 Charles Street Fantastic Business opportunity – Blatchy’s Nuts A well known SA brand. Based in Balaklava & servicing the Mid Nth, Barossa Valley, YP & Far North of S.A. for more than 20 yrs. Nuts, lollies, chips, party supplies & commercial chemicals. Includes a lovely stone 3 bdrm cottage. This is an opportunity too good to miss. Sale by expressions of interest - closes April 23, 2010 at midday Annette Lloyd 0417 089 199 Julie Gabe 0438 836 508

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Halbury $385,000 Sect. 496 Hundred of Hall

Balaklava $175,000 60 Railway Terrace

Neat, tidy & affordable, move straight in

Truly immaculate home

Neat and tidy double brick home.

Magnificent renovated bungalow

Neat and tidy 3 bedroom home

• Fully renovated throughout • 3/4 Bedrooms • Ducted R/C aircond. • Huge games room

• Affordable 1st home or investment • Renovated kitchen • 30”X20”x8” garage

• Fully Renovated, 3 Bedroom Plus Office • Stylish New Bathroom • Huge Pergola & Deck Area • 20,000gallon Rw Tank

Balaklava $168,000 24 Railway Terrace

Balaklava 36 Harris Street

Affordable 3 bedroom home on a 880m2 block

Modern brick veneer home

• 3 bedroom • rent return $145 per week • floating floor boards

• 3 Bedrooms • Large Block • Central Location • Renovated Kitchen

• full length verandah • r/c air conditioner • insulation

• French Doors To Courtyard • Ducted A/C, Gas Heating

• Modern Brick Veneer • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Have BIR • 2 Living Areas • Low Maint. Garden

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate

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• Inground swimming pool • Manicured gardens • Charming timber kitchen & polished boards


• Split System A/C & Ceiling Fans • Full Length Verandah & Carport On The Side

• R/C aircond. • Ready to rent or move in.

NEW listing Snowtown $220,000 23 First Street

It’s a new subdivision & 4 x 3 bedroom homes are available

• New 3 br home • R/C air conditioner • tiled floors • easy care garden

• dishwasher • affordable price Clare Valley


• Ample Shedding, • Approx. 4.96 Ac. With Sep. Paddock. • Numerous Other Features

• 3 Bedrooms With BIR • Renovated Kitchen & Bathroom • Solar Hws

• 40”x24”x8” Shed • 3 Phase Power • 1012m2 Approx.

Owen red $234,950 40 Second Street

Balaklava From $79,500 Residential Allotments

As new 4 bedroom home

• Allots 10, 11, 12, Phillips St 833m2 Approx. Ea. • 8 Saint St 1045m2 Approx.

• 4 Bedrooms • As new home • Spacious Lounge/ Living area

• Ensuite & wir to main bedroom • 3 Way bathroom • R/C split system A/C

Tania & Peter Butterfield Mobile: 0417 884 877 Office: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280

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My Call n Kym Jarman’s season 2010 opening round preview



Rooster revenge! Young team out to prove it has what it takes ... Week one of the new APFL season sees the annual grand final rematch – this year between reigning premiers Mallala and the young and exciting Two Wells side. Two Wells after a big preseason will be keen to show they have what it takes to defeat Mallala despite coming up short on more than one occasion last year – plus, of course, the game that matters. For this reason I think Two Wells will get win number one on the board while the Magpies work out how exactly to set-up following the departure of their “midfield rock” and number one ball winner – 2009 Plains Producer Medallist Liam Whitwell. Of course it’ll be no surprise if Mallala win this one at home but so often you always see the year prior’s “bridesmaid” win these re-matches. Mallala will still have a strong side so expect to see names like Feeley, Hardie, Earl, Wildbore and Montgomerie at their best although this “early” in the season Mallala don’t need to prove anything just yet – we already know what they are capable of. Virginia at home In the other match of week one (before the remaining three sides debut next week) we see 2008 premiers Hummocks Watchman Eagles travelling south to Virginia. After spending much of last decade at opposite ends of the

David leads Dogs as U18 captain

premiership ladder you can’t say these two teams have really had many ding-dong battles over the years. However, I’m sure there’s nothing like a “season opener” to get the blood boiling. Virginia and the Eagles both have points to prove in 2010 as the Eagles strive to hang onto their mantle as a formidable unit while Virginia expect to improve on last year’s breakthrough season. I am liking Virginia at home as they have apparently been training the house down (well compared to past season anyway). Their midfield with the addition of two new quality on-ballers plus the likes of Matty Young and Anthony Johnston looks damaging. Don’t write off the Eagles however as there hasn’t been a game of APFL footy in the past 10 seasons in which HWE was not a genuine chance of winning. Going forward may be interesting as Joe Hunt won’t be able to be at both ends of the ground – and the Eagles are missing both their two goalkickers, Sam Jericho and Daniel Thomas, from 2009 when they kicked 104 goals between them and centre half forward Shaun Price. Expect the midfield battle to decide the winner. n Teams in detail, Page 19. n Netball’s round 1 preview, Page 20

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At just 17-years-old, David Haydon is already showing leadership and maturity beyond his years, described by his football coaches as an inspiration to his peers. The Lewiston youth was recently named Central Districts’Under 18 captain, and has his sights set on a successful 2010 season for his team. Also a member of the state U18 academy for the second year in a row, Haydon is expected to be a key member of the South Australia side at this year’s national championships. Bulldogs U18 coach Grant Coffee said Haydon was having a positive influence on his younger team mates. “He’s a great leader in the under-18s,” Coffee said. “He has a terrific attack on the football and leads by example on the training track and also in the game. He is really set for a big year.” The natural athlete is confident his preseason will hold him in good stead. “I think I’ve improved my skills and fitness and everything else,” Haydon said. “It’s been a lot tougher than the underage preseason. But it’s been good to get advice from the senior coaches. They pick up on lots of little things.” With his leadership nature, it makes sense the player he has watched closest during his first preseason with the Bulldogs League squad is Central skipper Paul Thomas. “Just watching the way he goes about training, how professional he is, I’ve learnt a lot,’’ Haydon said And it’s not only football which David has succeeded in. He recently won three gold medals at the State Athletics championships in three separate events. But with that, he said football was his sport of choice which he hopes to pursue to the highest level. Of the coming season, David, like any captain, is optimistic. “A few players are back, so we should go well and be really competitive,” he said.

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Newspaper covering the Adelaide Plains and Lower North of South Australia, including the towns Balaklava, Port Wakefield, Clare, Mallala, Tw...

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Newspaper covering the Adelaide Plains and Lower North of South Australia, including the towns Balaklava, Port Wakefield, Clare, Mallala, Tw...