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Wednesday July 21, 2010


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Battle for Wakefield Champion and Strauss face up

! t a h t or f e ot School? we v n SCHOOL gets the popular vote for these youngsters, who started at Balaklava Primary when local schools resumed after holidays this week. Photographer Lisa Redpath found (from left) Tom Clark (reception), Ellie Bell (reception) and Lara Clark (year 2) enjoying the playground before classes and the incredible journey of learning began.

POLITICAL candidates for the local seat of Wakefield are shaping up less than a week into the 2010 Federal election campaign. Australians will go to the polls on Saturday, August 21 – with sitting MP, Labor’s Nick Champion telling the Plains Producer there were “clear differences” between the two political parties. “The choice for voters is clear. Julia Gillard is committed to moving Australia forward, while (Opposition Leader) Tony Abbott will take us back to the days of cuts in health and education and back to the worst aspects of Work Choices,” Mr Champion said. Liberal Party candidate, Gawler councillor David Strauss, said Labor needed to stop wasting money. Mr Strauss said a health policy, with more funding provided to hospitals, particularly country hospitals, was important, along with improved regional roads. The election date sets a five-week campaign battle between a Prime Minister who has been in the hot seat for three weeks and

Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, shown to be lagging in the polls. Labor MP Nick Champion, took Wakefield from the Liberal party at the 2007 election, defeating David Fawcett, who in this election contests the Senate. Mr Champion’s vote, buoyed by the “Ruddslide” of 2007, turned the marginal seat into a fairly safe Labor seat with a buffer of 6.28 per cent on first preferences. A mix of urban and rural voters, Wakefield covers an area of about 6,155 squ. km, from the northern suburbs of Adelaide to Clare. The towns of Virginia, Gawler, Port Wakefield (part), Balaklava, Kapunda, Riverton, Mallala, Freeling and Tarlee are included. The main suburbs include Elizabeth, Salisbury, Craigmore and Munno Para. Grey, which takes in areas of rural land north of Balaklava and includes the towns of Snowtown, Lochiel, Brinkworth and Blyth, should see the sitting member for the Liberal Party, Rowan Ramsey, hold the the huge rural seat – despite a reduced majority at the last election.

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Wild weather – but rain welcome THE frightening sight at left confronted Pat Ovenden and daughter Taryn when driving to Adelaide from Owen about 10am last Wednesday. The picture, taken with Taryn’s mobile phone shows what appears to be a small “tornado” heading towards them as they drove south from Mallala. It was travelling from east to west, across paddocks just north of the Light river on the Mallala – Two Wells road. Mallala was hit by wild weather on the same day, with a house losing its roof and trees falling at Redbanks. “It was quite frightening to see it coming our way,” Pat said. “We stopped and other cars pulled off the road as it went through. “We felt as if we were a ‘tornado-chaser’ as you see on US TV reports.”

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Kylie Egan, acting manager of the severe weather section at the Bureau of Meteorology, has been completing a follow up on the event. Ms Egan said the velocity radar screen (pictured below) indicates the wind speed at the time of the tornado. “It shows the cell formed close to the coast in a north-easterly direction,” she said. “The image shows there was enough wind to generate a tornado, and shows it weakening not far out of Redbanks.” Senior meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Darren Ray, said tornados were often associated with severe thunderstorm activity. “Strong winds during thunderstorms begin the cycle and quite cold, dense air forms and falls to the ground,” Mr Ray said.

“The variations in direction of wind combined with air creates circular wind patterns - ultimately forming a tornado.” He described tornadoes as a “quite localised phenomena”, and said South Australia and the south western areas were most common locations for tornados to hit; with strongest wind activity in winter and spring. Tornadoes are said to be more prevalent in America than in Australia. n RAINFALL: As rain lashed towns over the past week, Riverton recorded the highest fall with 27mm, while Two Wells received 25 and Hoyleton and Auburn 22. Other towns: Blyth 19, Balaklava 15, Hamley Bridge 16, Mallala17, Marrabel 23, Owen 20, Port Wakefield 12, Roseworthy 21, Saddleworth 16 and Snowtown 16.


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‘Mission accomplished’ Home in Balaklava, Goldneys say they would do it all again Back in Balaklava after six months on a mission to Africa, the Goldney family arrived home with a new-found appreciation for the little things in life. The Goldneys – Richard and Carolyn and children, Joseph, Elliott, Thomas and Annie – arrived in Adelaide early yesterday morning. They flew out from the town of Windhoek on Sunday afternoon (Namibia time). The Goldneys left Balaklava last December and had been living and working in a little village called Kaisosi, 6km out of Rundu on the northern border of Namibia, as part of an Africa Inland Mission project. Carolyn Goldney spoke of the family’s experiences travelling in Africa. “It was an amazing experience,” Carolyn said. “It’s a really different culture. We were in the middle of nowhere. It was very tribal.” Carolyn said both she and husband Richard and the children had come to appreciate and feel more privileged to have good education and health services available to them. “The public school I worked at had holes in the roof and the children barely had anything to sit on,” Carolyn said.

Lauren Hermon reports: “When Tom had his health scare (after he fell from a moving ute, hitting his head hard on the ground) it really taught him to appreciate the service hospitals provide back home. “We’ve really come to appreciate the excellent education and health services we have in Australia.” Regardless of the lack of vital resources, Carolyn maintained the people of Namibia were happy despite having very little. “They remained happy all the time. It’s inspiring,” she said. “It showed how strong people can be despite years of oppression.” In the final letter of a series of blogs written to family and friends back home, Richard and Carolyn wrote fondly of their time in Namibia: “We leave with mixed feelings. We will miss the friends we have made here a great deal, but also we will miss the country itself,” they wrote. “There is no place quite like Africa! “God has blessed us in so many ways we are overwhelmed with this privilege and experience,” they wrote.

THE Goldney family – Richard and Carolyn with children, Joseph, Elliott, Thomas, and Annie – back home on the family farm showing a special quilt from Kaisosi. how to speak their language and communicate with them,” Carolyn said. Now slowly settling back into life in Balaklava, the Goldneys won’t rule out the chance of provid-

The Goldneys also learnt the dialect of the people of Namibia, as a compulsory element in their African adventure. “If you want to immerse yourself in a new culture, you need to learn

ing their humble service to another country in the future. “We would love to,” Carolyn said. Read all of the Goldneys Namibia adventures at

Suburbs to play major role in ‘Snowtown’ film Despite local MPs and residents’ disapproval, it has been confirmed the film “Snowtown” is at pre-production, with filming to begin on August 1. The film is expected to be released some time early next year. Victorian-based production company, Warp Films, has been in South Australia for the past few weeks in preparation for filming. In March this year, it was revealed South Australia Film Corporation put $212,000 towards the film’s creation, along with a similar amount from its Victorian counterpart. Director, Justin Kurzel, is said to be avoiding all media until completion of the local film, detailing the notorious bodies in the barrel murders. Co-producer, Anna McLeish, said production crew were trying to remain “low key” while in South Australia due to the sensitivity and concern of Snowtown residents. Although Snowtown will feature

in the film, Ms McLeish insisted the film would be predominately based in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. When questioned which suburbs in particular would play a role, she refused to divulge details. Snowtown Management Committee chairman, Paul McCormack, who met with Warp Films in Snowtown to discuss the town’s concerns in March, was unaware the crew was in South Australia. He did, however, empathise with Ms McLeish regarding filming taking place in the northern suburbs. Director Justin Kurzel has an extensive list of achievements in film, mostly with advertising. His most recent awards have included his work for WWF Earth Hour, which received major attention at the Cannes International Advertising Festival in 2007, winning a Titanium Lion. He has also directed ad campaigns for clients including McDonalds, Austar, Who Weekly and Tooheys.

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About 40 people attended a rally in Dublin on Saturday against the establishment of yellow lines on the service road, Sixth street. Community groups and local business owners were among the protesters who said they were rallying to have the yellow lines removed as soon as possible to prevent further revenue loss and inconvenience. A motion has been proposed, although not yet passed, that District Council of Mallala agree to remove the lines temporally to ascertain whether there is a safety risk without them. If there are no accidents during this period, the lines should be permanently removed. “Every day the line is there it’s costing us money,” Dublin Fruit and Veg’s, Micheal Dimasi said. Representatives from Two Wells scouts, Dublin history group, Thompson Beach Ratepayers Association and Dublin CFS also supported the rally. Helen Gramazio from Gerry’s Dublin Meats said she was relieved with the result so far. “It still has to go to the council meeting, but hopefully the outcome will be good,” Mrs Gramazio said.

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Auburn Auburn has several venues participating in the SALA festival, including: • Auburn Gallery with Christian Vocke and John Lean from July 30, Wednesday to Sunday for two months, 10am–=5pm. • Mount Horrocks Wines cellar door with Paul Leditschke from July 31, 10am–5pm on weekends. • Venturas Visions with Neil Sheppard, Robert Landt, Josie Burgess, Gerald Moore, Tracy Vandepeer and 11 other artists from July 31. The Auburn SALA event will be launched at Venturas Visions Gallery and Studio on Saturday, July 31 at 7.30pm. As the launch is catered for, it is essensial to RSVP on 8849 2087. • The next meeting of the Auburn Community Development Committee will be held on Tuesday, August 10 in the RSL Hall, at 7.30pm Brinkworth A new sign has been erected to inform people about native plants just off the Koolunga road, at the Lakes View road/Mallee corner road junction. The sign was recently put in place with information provided by Brinkworth Australian Plants Society and Natural Resource Management Board. • There will be a field trip to Gilbert and Sheryl Welkes’s property on Sunday, August 15 in conjunction with the Brinkworth Australian Plants Society. Enquiries to Heather Hancock on 8846 2085. Gawler Trees For Life’s bush management program, Bush For Life, will hold a one-day workshop at Gawler Sports and Community Centre on Saturday, August 7. Participants will learn how to help conserve natural bushland and more. Call 8406 0500 or log onto to book.


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Senior Citizens

Balaklava Senior Citizens Club celebrated its 43rd birthday with a luncheon at Terminus Hotel last Friday. Maureen Hennessey cut the birthday cake and president Joan Farley introduced guest speaker Jim Butler, a former ABC journalist. Mr Butler’s speech on some of his observations of mainly rural Australia was followed by a selection of bush poems which were very entertaining. Members are reminded of the AGM this Friday, July 23, and the bus trip planned for Friday, July 30.

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St John is holding Senior First Aid, Emergency First Aid, CPR and CPR refresher courses at Balaklava in July. For further information contact St John on 8842 1064 or email training. Snowtown LIONS District Governor, John McIntosh and his wife Jean, from Barossa Lions, with Past District Governor, John Tayler from Gilbert Valley Lions, at the Sydney Convention.

Big event for Lions members Former Lions district governor, John Tayler, from Gilbert Valley Lions joined current district governor, John McIntosh and his wife Jean, from Barossa Lions at the International Lions Convention in Sydney recently. Many other South Australian Lions have also returned from the 93rd convention, from June 28 to July 2. It is only the second occasion this worldwide organisation has held its annual convention in Australia.

Members from 146 of about 220 countries who have Lions Clubs attended this gathering of the world’s largest service organisation. More than 13,000 delegates and partners were addressed by keynote speakers such as captain “Sully” Sullenburg, who landed his plane in the Hudson River in New York, saving the lives of 138 passengers in January 2009. Total Lions membership is now about 1.3 million.

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Tupperware, pampering, makeup, jewellery, shoes, craft and scrapbooking... If any of these catch your attention, you will feel right at home on Sunday, August 1 from 2pm. Ladies will be treated to a day of luxury at ‘Ladies Sunday arvo in’ at Snowtown Memorial Hall. Tickets are only $10, which includes entry in to raffle and complementary glass of champers, juice or soft drink. Tickets can be pre-purchased at Snowtown Chemist.

Christmas comes early on Saturday Kapunda “Christmas in July” – a fund-raising concert with all that one expects from the festive season, will be held in the Chapel Theatre this Saturday, July 24. Organised by Jennette Mickan, tickets will be available at the door and details are also available in local stores. • Meanwhile, plans for this year’s Kapunda Christmas Street Party are well under way and the committee – Linda Smith, Norma McCarthy, Allison Quinlan, Jennette Mickan, Jacki Williams and Veronica Martin – together with a number of volunteers, are looking forward to putting on a great event on Friday,


December 10. Fundraising has started, with collection tins in many Kapunda stores and generous donors have already promised cash or goods but more will be needed to make the evening a success. The street party will follow traditional lines with stalls, entertainments and the ever popular Yellow Brick Road for the younger members of the community, followed by the arrival of Santa. Anyone wishing to have a stall or an activity for the children in the Main street, or donate towards the cost of the event, or to help on the night, should contact Norma on 8566 3965 or Jennette on 8566 2282.


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Clearly better for all, says Champion Labor Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, claims there are “clear differences” between the two political parties wanting to govern Australia. Mr Champion said he was committed to better hospitals, a strong economy and better schools, with Trade Training Centres at the forefront. “It’s been well received, so we’d like to see funding for these centres continue,” Mr Champion said. “I share the Prime Minister’s belief that every child deserves the chance of a quality education and in preparing kids for jobs by delivering trades training

ELECTION 2010 centres in schools. “The Gillard government will also continue to install computers in schools and establish a national curriculum with a focus on the basics.” Other big issues to address, according to Mr Champion, are an improvement to high-speed broadband, especially in rural areas. In health, Mr Champion said Labor would fund 3000 new nursing training places and 1300

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Keeping your children safely restrained in motor vehicles New child restraint laws come into effect from July 1, 2010, including a mandatory, size-appropriate restraint system for all children up to the age of seven. This change will reduce the risk of injury caused by the use of unsuitable restraints for a child’s size. Why are the laws changing? • South Australia is adopting new, nationally approved changes to the Australian Road Rules. • Nearly 60 children under 12 years of age are killed or seriously injured on South Australian roads each year. More than a third of these casualties are just 7 years of age or younger. • Research also suggests that children are being moved into bigger seats – or are prematurely graduating to seatbelts – when this is not appropriate for their size. What will the new laws mean? The new laws will require children: • Up to the age of six months to be restrained in a rear facing child restraint (i.e. infant capsule); • From six months until the age of four to be restrained in either a rear or forward facing child restraint (i.e. child safety seat); • From four years until the age of seven to be restrained in either a forward facing child restraint or booster seat restrained by a correctly adjusted and fastened seatbelt or child safety harness; • Up to four years to be restrained in the rear of the vehicle (where the vehicle has two or more rows of seats); and • Aged between four and seven not to sit in the front seat, unless children under seven already occupy all other seat positions. Why do the laws refer to age instead of height or weight? Research indicates that regulations specifying child restraint usage by age rather than by height or weight will result in the smallest number of children being inappropriately restrained. The regulations will also be easier to understand and follow. Where can you find out more information? Motor Accident Commission website: The Adelaide Plains Road Safety Group Inc. meets on the 3rd. Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the old Council Chambers, Old Port Wakefield Rd, and Two Wells. All visitors welcome


‘Saddled with debt’ – Ramsey

LIBERAL Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, said the Labor government’s mismanagement of the Australian economy had left the country “saddled with a staggering $100 billion debt.” “Julia Gillard’s government is still borrowing $700m a week after massively mismanaging the home insulation program, the green loans program, the computers in schools program and the Julia Gillard memorial halls program,” Mr Ramsey said. Mr Ramsey maintained health was paramount, along with providing jobs for the youth. “Locally we need to focus on our water systems, health, the delivery of services to the aged and disabled and school attendance as a real solution to alleviating indigenous and non-indigenous disadvantage,” Mr Ramsey said. “I will continue to pursue an MRI machine for the region,” he said. “Clearly Australia cannot afford another three years of mismanagement under a Julia Gillard Labor government.”

WAKEFIELD MP Nick Champion on a visit to Hamley Bridge, meeting (from left) Jon Povey, Jo Lilith and Louise Wren.

Labor’s ‘wasted money’

On the other side of the political boxing ring, Liberal candidate, David Strauss, said while education was undoubtedly important, Labor’s Building Schools for the Future program was “wasted money”. “There are better ways to provide funding to schools,” he said. Another of the Liberal party’s main action if elected was to repay the Labor government’s debt and keep the economy a pivital point in society. “Labor need to stop wasting money,” Mr Strauss said. “We don’t want to see the cost of living spiral out of control,” he said. Mr Strauss said a health policy for more money to be provided to hospitals, particularly country hospitals was important. “By giving more money for services at

LIBERAL candidate for Wakefield, David Strauss in Balaklava’s Triangle during a visit earlier this year. country hospitals, it will mean patients will not need to travel to Adelaide to get the service and treatment they require,” he said.

The improvement of roads in the region was another vital task If elected, Mr Strauss said he would build closer relationships with the

community by setting up a mobile office, spending time in each part of the electorate to better understand concerns of residents.

Police called to halt brawl • POLICE attended a Balaklava hotel when a large crowd of people were engaged in a violent dispute outside the hotel last Saturday night. Some were taken to Balaklava hospital with injuries, including broken noses and bruising. Police are asking anyone with information relating to this incident to contact Balaklava police on 8862 1144. • Balaklava Gliding Club and Pistol Club were broken into sometime last Tuesday, July 13. Alcohol was stolen from the Gliding Club. No damage was made to the premises. Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Balaklava police. • Police are investigating the theft of a clutch slave cylinder stolen from a van over the weekend. The vehicle was


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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 parked at the back of Warehouse Matrix on Gwy terrace when the offence took place. •A vehicle crashed into a road sign on Gwy terrace, Balaklava after the motorist failed to negotiate a bend on Thursday. The accident occurred about 5.30am when a 19year-old Blair Athol man was on his way to work in Balaklava. After first notifying his parents, the man then called for police assistance and was issued with an expiation notice for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. The man’s car was towed and he was taken to Balaklava hospital for

a check-up. RIVERTON • Police arrested a 33-year-old Kapunda woman for indecent assault at Saddleworth on Monday, July 5. The woman will be summonsed to attend court at a later date. TWO WELLS • A Lewiston man was issued with an expiation notice for speeding on Hayman road, Lewiston on Tuesday, July 13. It was alleged the man was travelling at 96 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. • A Lewiston woman was issued with an expiation notice for speeding on Dawkins road at Two Wells on Wednesday, July 14.

It was alleged the woman was travelling at 100 km/h in a 80 km/h zone. TWO WELLS A Mallala man was lucky to escape with no serious injuries after the vehicle he was travelling in rolled over at Germantown road, Korunye last Friday. It was alleged the vehicle, travelling north, left the road for no apparent reason and collided with trees. A road side breath analysis test indicated the 44-year-old man was driving with an alleged blood alcohol level of 0.163. He was given an instant loss of licence for 12 months, and will be summonsed. TWO WELLS ABrahma Lodge man, 24, suffered internal injuries after his car collided with a tree beside Port Wakefield road, Lower Light last Sunday.

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‘Road safety a concern at Two Wells markets

ABOVE: Shoppers at the market, with the road behind them. RIGHT: Dimo Pounendis near the market “danger zone” showing a customer crossing the road behind him. Safety concerns have led District Council of Mallala (DCM) to consider a 25km/h speed limit on Old Port Wakefield road, between Drew street and Canala court, during the Two Wells open air market operation. The market operates every Saturday from 7am–3pm next to the football oval. DCM’s strategic infrastructure and planning committee has recommended council request authorisation from the Department for Transport,

Bronte Hewett reports: Energy and Infrastructure to reduce the speed limit, following many anecdotal reports of near miss incidents involving pedestrians. The market, which has operated for four years, has a designated car park but reports indicate the car park is only used by a few motorists. Both pedestrians and motorists are allegedly responsible for inappropriate behaviour, resulting in continued

risk to pedestrians. Local producer and market staff member, Dimo Pounendis said he felt there was a need for the speed reduction. “I would say 30km/h would be a good speed,” he said. “There should be general awareness that people need to go slower and look out for pedestrians during the market.” Mr Pounendis said there were issues with congestion around the market, but mainly during the Two

Help with waste bill Councils spend more than $110 million per year, or 10 per cent of their annual spend on waste management. Environment and Conservation Minister, Paul Caica, has announced $7.7 million in funding for two projects to help improve waste management and divert more waste from landfill. This issue, among others such as problematic waste streams, illegal dumping and food organic trials were on the agenda at a Local Government Association (LGA), Zero Waste Forum held at the beginning of the month. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) mayor, James Maitland, attended, along with more than 150 people from local government, industry and government agencies.

Mayor Maitland said the forum looked at managing the relatively new phenomenon of e-waste – particularly with the national changeover to digital television broadcast – expected to be a massive and costly task with the collection and disposal of old and unwanted television sets over the next few years. Local Government Association executive director, Wendy Campana, said waste management was one of the most important of council services to communities and changes in waste management were providing even greater challenges across all involved sectors. “This forum re-emphasised the need for councils and State government agencies such as Zero Waste to work together to achieve the best

outcomes,” Ms Campana said. But not all was ‘down in the dumps’ as South Australia is said to have decreased its total waste generated in the past year and the amount sent to landfill continues to drop. Mr Caica said it was at its lowest level in the past six years despite South Australia’s population increasing to 1.622 million in 2008/09. On average each South Australian recycles 1,573kg of waste per year, which is one of the best rates in the country. “Recycling is improving South Australia’s sustainability by saving energy, conserving resources and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere,” Mr Caica said.

Wells football and netball home games. “I don’t know whether the speed limit would need to be changed when there is no football,” he said. While he said he had not seen any accidents, Mr Pounedis believed the speed should be reduced for the interest of the people. Council believes road safety at the market site should be reviewed prior to requesting expressions of interest to operate the market for the next three years.

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Recycle and win with ‘Adopt-a-Town’ WAKEFIELD region’s Adopt-a-Town scheme is going to greater lengths to help support the small fire-devastated rural community of Callignee, affected by the Victorian bushfires last February. Recently Adopt-a-Town received a grant for $3000 from the Keep Australia Beautiful program. The grant was awarded by the Keep Australia Beautiful program, funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation. KESAB environmental solutions selected the Adopt-a-Town committee project to receive the grant, along with three other South Australian local community projects. The funding will assist in promoting recycling in the area and encouraging families, schools, businesses and sporting clubs to donate all or part of their money received through can recycling so the funds can be distributed to Callignee. “South Australia’s Zero Waste policy and strong commitment to recycling embraces all layers of the community activities and events,” John Phillips, executive director of KESAB said. “Significant volumes of waste are created during large public events and much of it can be re-used and recycled as we recognise waste is a valuable resource underpinning environmental PROMOTING the poster competition in Balaklava are (from left) YP Recycling's sustainability practices,” he said. Many grants being announced nationally Paul Taylor, organiser Joy Woodroofe and BHS student, Ben Heaslip. coincide with Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB)

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Week, which kicks off on Monday August 23. The theme this year is to encourage people to recycle their empty beverage containers. Adopt-a-Town organiser, Joy Woodroofe, who has worked tirelessly on the project, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from Keep Australia Beautiful and the Coca-Cola Foundation. It’s a great help to our cause.” Many Wakefield Regional Council towns have assisted Adopt-a-Town in the past year.

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Adopt-a-Town organiser, Joy Woodroofe, has great plans to put the $3000 grant to good use with two projects for community members across the Wakefield Plains area to get involved in. Adopt-a-Town is going environmentallyfriendly with its latest project to raise $5000, which means 50,000 cans need to be recycled in the next six months – and they are asking for your help! “We are encouraging everyone in the Wakefield Regional Council area to support our Cans for Callignee project,” Mrs Woodroofe said. The committee wants to donate $5000 to go towards helping rebuild Callignee Hall which was destroyed by the Victorian fires of 2009 and help with building a new community shed. Funds may also allow Callignee locals to buy equipment for the new facilities. Adopt-a-Town is asking all sporting clubs, schools, hotels, cafes and other businesses to allocate a period where money for cans and bottles collected be donated to this project. Poster & colouring COMP: Another project to get students across Wakefield Plains high schools and primary schools excited is a poster competition. It should be A4 size and include the Adopt-a-Town logo, Keep Australia Beautiful and Coca-Cola logos, Can the Man (the mascot for the project) and the words Recycle for Callignee. Posters should be colourful, informative and eye-catching so they will encourage people when they take their cans and bottles to their local recycling depot to donate all or part of the money received to Adopt-a-Town’s Cans for Community project. High school students will be eligible to enter the poster competition with $50 prize money. The winning entry will have their poster mass printed and distributed to all towns within the WRC area. Primary school students will be eligible to enter the colouring in competition (AT LEFT). Three categories: Reception - 2; 3-5; 6-7. Each category winner will receive $20 prize money. • Students can download the COLOURINGIN FORM from the Plains Producer website, The competitions run for three weeks and entries need to be dropped into the Plains Producer at Balaklava or posted to Joy Woodroofe, PO BOX 17, Owen SA 5460 by Friday, August 13. • For further details, contact Joy Woodroofe on 8528 6365 or

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Ruth Borman to adjudicate for our weekend of music

Opera star at Eisteddfod Balaklava Eisteddfod is already living up to expectations of being bigger and better by taking judging worldwide. International opera singer Ruth Borman will be the adjudicator for the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir scholarship prize this year. Ruth Borman has performed opera and musical comedy in America, Canada and Europe, and has a long list of achievements. She chose music over archaeology in her third year at Yale University and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Voice at Yale School of Music. Musical comedy highlights include Teddy and Alice on Broadway and Anything Goes

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from Lincoln Centre. In Europe, Ruth was an opera soloist for 14 years at the Landestheater, Linz. She has an incredible musical career and has performed more than 40 roles, including Violetta in La Traviata, Suor Angelica, Desdemona in Otella and all three ladies in The Tales of Hoffman. With a wide concert repertoire, Ruth has also taught voice extensively, including at St Paul Academy, Theatre an der Wien Studio in Vienna and master classes at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, United States. Di Spence, well-known local music teacher and former president of Balaklava Eisteddfod

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PIRSA report clears rabbit baiting program PIRSA has responded to District Council of Mallala with a report addressing rabbit baiting from St Kilda to Port Parham. The response investigated a complaint about the use of the chemical pindone for rabbit control at Thompson Beach. Local resident Lionel Miller allegedly found a dead kangaroo at Thompson Beach, which was believed to have been affected by pindone, after a licensed contractor carried out the baiting program in the area. PIRSA found in the report to council the baiting program took reasonable and practicable measures to prevent actual or potential harm to human

health and the environment, while also admitting a degree of non-compliance with label instructions. But DCM councillor Steve Jones, claims information from the investigation contained “many assumptions, which are not part of any investigation.” He reiterated his original comments that signs should have been put in place warning residents of the baiting. But the PIRSA report revealed there are no laws requiring this. “There is no legislation, but it should be commonsense and duty of care to use signage when baiting,” Cr Jones said.

Regional success with environment Councils across the Barossa, Mid North, Flinders and Yorke Peninsula have achieved positive outcomes from a Federal government-funded ‘Caring for our Country’ environmental project. The project encompasses District Council of Mallala, Wakefield Regional Council and Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council. A team of environmental project officers were based in each of the 15 councils to provide support around native vegetation management, water, pest, plant and animal control, climate change salinity management, sustainable tourism and recreation. Achievements included: • Better management planning for about 18,000 km of roadside vegetation management. • Management and protection of biodiversity at 12 priority sites.

•Environmental planning and activity for about 40 public land, tourism, community, recreation and cemetery reserves. • More than 40 private land holders and community groups engaged through the project and linked to the Natural Resource Management board. • Support for the development of 26 storm and wastewater management and reuse projects across the region. Executive officer for the Central Local Government Region of Councils, Anita Crisp, was pleased with the achievements of the project, despite its short timeframe. “The project only received grant funding for one year but managed to achieve some pretty significant results in that time, particularly when you consider the collective outcomes over the whole region,” Ms Crisp said.

SAFF pushing for cheaper ‘Mouseoff’ The South Australian Farmers Federation is hoping something can be done to assist farmers whose crops have been devastated by mice. SAFF president, Peter White, said he was “cautiously optimistic” after a meeting last week with professor Linton Staples, managing director of Animal Control Technologies Australia, producer of “Mouseoff’, the bait used in paddocks by grain farmers. “There may be the opportunity of delivering a cheaper product, so farmers will be able to save on some of the cost of baiting,” Mr White said.

“We will trial the scheme on Eyre Peninsula and if it’s successful spread it across all of the rural areas suffering from these little devils. “As part of the process, it will be necessary to estimate how much bait may be required in spring and I am hoping the Eyre Peninsula NRM Board and local agronomists will be able to be involved in providing this estimate. “Even if a cheaper option can be delivered, farmers will have responsibilities, including being ChemCert accredited and at that time of the year, abiding by withholding periods.”

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The report criticised Mallala council and the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges NRM (AMLNRM) board for not formally notifying residents before the baiting program started. The report said: “Subsequent objections to the rabbit baiting program at Thompson Beach might have been reduced or averted if Mallala council and/or the AMLR Board had voluntarily consulted with residents, notified neighbours and displayed signs. “They should be considered for any future pindone baiting programs. The Rabbit Pindone Oat Bait label describes the information currently required.”

Society is the adjudication conveyor on the Eisteddfod committee. During the last 14 years, Di has developed a list of potential adjudicators, but she was so impressed with Ruth’s vocal performance at a concert of the Messiah in Moonta, that she asked Ruth to adjudicate on Sunday, August 1. Di is constantly networking in order to become aware of potential adjudicators “As the eisteddfod has grown over the years, so has the role,” Mrs Spence. The big weekend of talent and musical genius starts Friday, July 30 and ends Sunday, August 1. Balaklava Community Arts Inc presents

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We were 5

YEARS AGO July 2005

• Returning from Europe after 10 years of studying, acclaimed chamber pianist and teacher, Jamie Cock, was selected as an adjudicator for the Balaklava Eisteddfod.


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• Hoyleton farmer David Chapman was selected to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, earning a position in the Australian Olympic shooting team.


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Back to Brightwood Heritage Highlights by Norma Schopp

Brightwood, located in the vicinity of the Devil’s Garden (between Balaklava and Halbury) was one of the many little schools that once dotted the local landscape. It opened its doors to students in 1882 and served the community well until 1943. During that time the school had to be relocated to higher ground because of flood waters. A “Back to School” was always a notable event and Brightwood was no exception. Mrs Ada Cottle (nee Roberts) recently provided some interest-

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• Jul 23: Adelaide Plains Parish Auction, TW Uniting Church hall. • Jul 24: TW Football/Netball Club 200 Club grand finale, clubrooms. • Jul 25: Peter Stiecke visits Blyth Cinema. • Jul 27: Hart Winter Walk, Blyth. • Jul 28: Snowtown Swimming Pool AGM, Snowtown Area School. • Jul 30, 31, Aug 1: Balaklava Eisteddfod. • Aug 1: Blyth Comm. tree planting; Ladies Sunday arvo in’, Snowtown Memorial Hall; bead market and craft swap day, Beadwork Gallery (SALA event). • Aug 3: Owen Community & Sports Centre AGM. • Aug 4: Balaklava Area Committee AGM, Balaklava Sports Club. • Aug 5: Brinkworth CWA 60th birthday, Memorial Hall; Wakefield Road Safety Lions Club Headlight Check, Ralli Park. • Aug 6: Blyth paper drive; Mem Fox at. • Aug 7: Balaklava paper drive. • Aug 9: Snowtown Memorial Hall AGM, committee room.

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Carting hay gets easier n GILMAC’S Mark Heaslip seated on large bales. “We’re taking a step forward, and it has taken 20 years,” Mark says. n MAIN picture: Chris Brownlie, of Osctrot Carriers shows loaded bales. New regulations to allow the safe and efficient transport of hay in South Australia is “a step forward” in the hay industry. According to hay exporter Gilmac’s site manager, Mark Heaslip, the new regulation comes as a big improvement for those involved in the hay industry. “We’re taking a step forward and it has taken 20 years,” said Mr Heaslip, who was on the working party, along with Balco’s Nick Smyth, Brett Roberts (SAFF) and the late Geoff Earle, of Earle’s Transport, to suggest changes in hay transporting. Mr Heaslip said the next step was to look at legalising B Doubles and night travel to the new conditions

By Lauren Hermon applied to single trucks of hay. SA joins other hay producing states, Western Australia and Victoria, to allow the transport of the large square bales. “It’s a great outcome,” said Australian Fodder Industry Association executive officer, Colin Pearce. “(But) we were all saddened to hear of the recent death of Geoff Earle. Over the years, Geoff has worked with AFIA on transport reforms and took a very unselfish industry perspective on many issues to do with hay transport in SA. He will be a loss for the hay industry.”

The new rules, which applied from May 21, allow the day time travel of the nominal 4’x4’x8’ bales on single drop deck semi-trailers up to 2.7m wide. SA joins other hay producing states, Western Australia and Victoria, to allow for the transport of the large square bales. Prior to the change, it was technically illegal to transport large square bales using industry practice within South Australia. Machinery dealers selling used large square balers were considering modifying the chambers to produce smaller bales compliant to the old regulations. Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and its SA transport committee had been

negotiating with the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) over the past 18 months. It involved several site visits to hay carriers and hay export plants to help outline the issue to DTEI staff. Chris Brownlie of Balaklava’s Osctrot Carriers, which primarily carts hay, grain and fertiliser, said the increased measurements to allow for the carting of more hay was on its way to improving hay transporting within the state. “It’s a good start,” Mr Brownlie said. “It’s good for farmers who work by themselves and pack and transport hay, but when you need to transport hay in bulk it can be

difficult because we often use B Doubles, road trains and even B Triples,” he said. While the initial gazette covers only the large square bales, further gazettes are yet to include other bale types including the nominal 4’x3’x8’ and 3’x3’x8’ bales. The new regulations will be outlined by John Jarrad, project manager, vehicle policy for the State Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, at the National Fodder Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday, August 10. For more information on the gazette and code of practice, search for ‘Hay Gazette’ on the DTEI website on

Piccolo’s ‘fair go’ farm machinery report now on Federal stage Calls for improved consumer rights for farmers when seeking ways to resolve issues over failed machinery and equipment was recently made by local MPs. Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, backed the call by State Light MP, Tony Piccolo who initiated the establishment of an inquiry by the Economic and Finance Committee of State Parliament.

Mr Piccolo said the inquiry clearly highlighted the plight of farmers when machinery and equipment fails. First-hand accounts of the difficulties farmers face was carried out by Federal Agriculture Minister, Tony Burke, who visited local farmers at the start of July. “As a seasonally-based industry, the failure of machinery and equipment could have dire

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BarossA and Districts Housing Association (BDHA) has taken over management of Mallala’s aged care units at Dunstan court. Formerly managed by District Council of Mallala, residents of the council-owned fully-self contained units will now receive all maintenance through BDHA. DCM’s community development officer, Lynette Seccafien, said the arrangement would benefit residents because property management was BDHA’s core business, whereas it was not council’s prime service. BDHA is a community based, not-for-profit organisation which manages more than 68 properties in the Barossa and mid-north. It provides housing with a focus on youth, families, aged and people with disabilities.

IT was the long and short of things at Adelaide Plains Kennel and Obedience Dog club show at Two Wells last Saturday. Patricia Jacques, of Warradale, is pictured with her Australian champion Great Dane, Calibre and at the other end of the dog scale is Gwynson Supersonic – or Minty – the toy Poodle, also an Australian champion, shown by Gwyn Wilson, of Gwynson Kennels, Elizabeth Downs.

Oval plans

Mallala Lion’s Club has been working with District Council of Mallala to develop plans to improve camping facilities at Mallala Oval. The strategic infrastructure and planning committee has recommended council work with the Lion’s Club to establish the most cost-effective solution. An investigation will determine whether it is better to install a new toilet/shower block near the current camping spot or to redevelop the current toilet block with the possibility of allowing caravan parking closer to the amenities.

n RSL vice president, John Atherton shows off the newly paved area.

Paving the way for RSL upgrade Two Wells RSL Club has had a face-lift with the completion of a paved backyard area. The $5000 project was finalised last week just in time for the club’s Christmas in July celebrations on Friday night.

President Tony Flaherty said the club hoped to develop the area further, with a pergola and outdoor entertainment area. Funds for the project were raised through raffles and donations. “The paving is a huge

improvement. It used to be gravel like the car park next door,” Mr Flaherty said. The RSL concert last Saturday night, July 17, raised another $5000 for the club, which will go towards paving of the war memorial in Two Wells.

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Potential young ‘guns’ learn how Balaklava High School hosted their annual ‘Learn to Shear’ day on Friday, June 25 with eight students taking part. Well-known local shearer Daryl Andriske instructed the group as they spent the day shear-

ing the school’s ewes and learning about shearing, shed-handing and the wool industry. This year there was even a female participant, Hannah Hoepner as well as Canadian exchange PE teacher Jason Kawa.

Hannah showed great technique and had a patient temperament with the sheep. Mr Kawa experienced another Australian industry before his return to Canada in the coming weeks.

Callum Michael, Dylan Ashby, Josh Butterfield and William Bedell watching Daryl in action

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Australia’s crop and food industries will benefit from a new $31 million biotechnology Centre of Excellence to be headquartered at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus. The University was last week awarded $19.25 million in Federal funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), with an additional $12 million of support from partner institutions. The University’s new ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall Biology will build an international team of researchers with strong industry links. It involves collaboration with the universities of Melbourne and Queensland, and with major research institutions and industry partners in Australia, Scotland, Sweden, Germany and the United States. Director is Professor Geoff Fincher, who has many years of experience in agricultural and biotechnology research.

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World weather prompts Viterra to lift wheat pool THE Target Pool Return for Viterra’s Pre-Harvest Wheat Pool has increased by a further $8/mt to $270/mt, as a result of recent changes in market conditions. The recent rally in the US futures market has contributed to the lifting of the Target Pool Return. The USDA report on June 30 highlighted concerns with the US corn crop and sparked a cross commodity rally. It has since emerged

there are concerns in regard to world wheat export supplies due to ongoing weather issues across the northern hemisphere, particularly in the former Soviet Union and the European Union. While there has been a lift in the Australian dollar-US dollar rate since the last update, which has negated the overall gains, prudent hedging has allowed the pool to pass

some of the global price rally back to pool participants. The Viterra Pre-Harvest Wheat Pool offers growers two additional features this year – the opportunity to take out a cash advance on pool payments in October and the flexibility to halve the nominated tonnage to the pool in the advent of crop failure with no cost penalty.





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owners. Bob restored it about one year before he died six years ago. The car was initially bought secondhand in the 1960s from Gawler by Balaklava farmer Jim Quinlan. The ute stayed in Mr Quinlan’s family, with his son-in-law, wellknown Balaklava painter Darcy Treverton the third owner, using it in his business. Frank Kiely, of Balaklava was the fourth owner, before he sold it to Bob during the Walker ownership of the Balaklava Ford dealership, between 1952 and 1989. John said it took between 15 and 18 months for his father to restore the car and while it was not registered at the moment, there was no reason it couldn’t happen. “It’s roadworthy and ready to go if I wanted to register it tomorrow,” John said. “I’ve put it in a few shows but otherwise it stays in the shed.”

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n FALCON HISTORY 1960 – 1988 XK – 1960-62. Produced: 68,465. Original US design. 4door sedan and wagon. Australian-designed ute in 1962. 144 cubic inch, 6-cylinder OHV engine. XL – 1962-63. Produced: 75,753. Facelift – convex grille/ taillights. Pursuit 170 engine added. XM – 1964-65. Produced: 47,103. Facelift – grille, droop nose, ‘Thunderbird’ roof & C pillar, taillights. 2-door hardtop and Futura models added. Super Pursuit 200 cubic inch engine. XP – 1965-66. Produced: 70,954. Facelift – squared off bonnet, horizontal. Bar grille. Fairmont added. XR – 1966-68. Produced: 90,810. New body – ‘Mustangbred’ look with long bonnet and short boot with ‘coke-bottle’ side styling. 289 cubic inch V8 introduced. 144 engine and hardtop body deleted. XRGT introduced in 1967 plus longer wheelbase version – Fairlane. XT – 1968-69. Produced: 79,290. Facelift – grille/taillights. 302 cubic inch V8 replaces 289. Six-cyl engines upgraded to 3.1 and 3.6-litre. XW – 1969-70. Produced: 105,785. Facelift (Falcon model discontinued in USA). Grille, taillights. 351 cubic inch (5.8-litre) V8 added. GTHO models added – Phase I & II. XY –1970-72. Produced: 118,666. Facelift – centre divider in grille. 6-cyl engines upgraded to 3.3 & 4.1-litres. GTHO Phase III added. XA –1972 –73. Produced: 152,609. First total Australian design. 2-door horizontal bar W-style grille. Hardtop re-introduced. XB – 1973-76. Produced: 20,765. Facelift - forward cant grille, Honeycomb grille with central divider.New taillights. 121” wheelbase LTD produced off modified floor pan. XC – 1976-79. Produced: 171,082. Facelift – ‘Egg-crate’ grille, ‘coke bottle’ hip line deleted. Crossflow head for 6-cyl engines. GT deleted. First Ford to use Ford oval badge since pre World War II. XD – 1979-82. Produced: 206,974. New square ‘Europeanstyle’ body. Hardtop deleted from range. Ghia and ESP models introduced. Alloy head for 6-cyl engines (1980). Plastic fuel tank and bumpers. XE – 1982-84. Produced: 193,890. Facelift – ‘waterfall’ front styling, fluted taillights. Watts Link Coil rear suspension. V8 engine deleted (1982). EFI 6-cylinder engines introduced. XF – 1984-88. Produced: 278,101. Facelift – ‘soft’ front end styling. Unleaded petrol engines.







ord Falcon, the longest running vehicle name in Australian motoring history, is celebrating its 50 years since the first XK Falcon rolled off Ford Australia’s Broadmeadows production line to begin the Falcon legend. Production of the special 50th anniversary models began in June, with each model featuring unique exterior design elements, exclusive interior finishes and additional standard equipment. “The Falcon’s long and distinguished heritage is unmatched by any other car in the history of Australian motoring,” said Ford Australia Marketing, Sales & Service vice president, Beth Donovan. “Fifty years of continuity in any industry is a remarkable achievement, but it’s especially rare in a dynamic field like the car industry.” The Falcon 50th anniversary range will include G Series and XR models, with six individual variants available across both sedan and ute bodystyles:

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EA – 1988-91. Produced: 223,612. New aerodynamic body style. New front suspension. Overhead camshaft, re-designed 3.9-litre,6-cylinder engines. Rack & pinion variable-ratio steering. Two millionth Falcon built. EF &EF II – 1994-97. Produced: 192,100. Major facelift – more distinction between low and high level models. Bonnet slopes to bumper and rear styling has taillights flowing into boot lid. EF II – airbags introduced. 30th anniversary GT (1997). EL – 1997-1998. Produced:154,066. Minor facelift – ellipsoid grille,tailights. Passenger finished in 1998 however commercial continued till May 1999. AU – 1998-2000. Produced: 130,451. Completely new model – floor pan, ‘edge’ body styling. IRS available. Airbags standard. AU II – 2000 -2001. Produced 133,047. Facelift – restyling front and rear. Upgraded interiors and equipment. AUIII – 2001-2002.Produced: 59,319. Minor facelift and upgrades. BA I – 2002-2004. Produced:199,303. Totally new body shape. exterior styling of the BA was a substantial revision of that used for the preceding AU model. A new independent rear suspension setup was fitted to all sedan derivatives, and the engine and transmission received further upgrades. BA II – 2004-2005. Produced: 81,894. BA Falcon was the first Australian-manufactured vehicle with Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), dual-stage inflatable airbags, on-screen antenna, optional pollen filter. BF I – 2005-2006. Produced: 63, 078. The first six-speed automatic transmission and first application of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) on a V8-engined sedan. Also first application of DSC on an Australian-manufactured vehicle with a manual transmission . BF II – 2006-2008. Produced: 73,424. The new model brought many mechanical upgrades to the Falcon, including but not limited to dual-independent variable cam timing on the 6-cylinder engine. Changes decreased engine noise and vibration while increasing power from 182 to 190 kW (244 to 255 hp). FG – 2008 – present. Produced: 98,455. This figure is as at end of May. achieved a ANCAP five star safety rating, being the first Australian manufactured car to do so, achieving a score of 34.6 out of 37. As part of the FG-Falcon update the longstanding Futura, Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia models were replaced by the more contemporary G6 and G6E models.

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South Australian motorists will now benefit from a new Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) website, offering better access to important car safety information, using the national star-rating system (see report below). The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure road safety director, Martin Small said the new website, www. would provide motorists with simple, easy to access information about car safety. “This new ANCAP site provides simplified information about the car testing process and vehicle safety, along with a sophisticated search tool,” he said. “It will be much easier for motorists to compare safety ratings and features of new car models.” “The website will also provide further information about how ANCAP works and the protocols the program follows when conducting crash tests.” A full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings and other vehicle safety information is available on

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Finding a safe car ANCAP awards a star rating from one to five for each vehicle following independent crash tests by independent specialist laboratories. New vehicles are awarded or deducted points based on a combination of test categories and scientific criteria. All vehicles are assessed under identical testings standards and conditions. In all tests, dummies are used to measure the various forces on the occupants in a crash. The data gathered is then assessed, using internationally- recognised protocols and star-ratings are determined for each crash test. Observations are also made on the displacement of dummies during the crash, as well as the structural impact on the vehicle’s occupant compartment.


Points are also awarded if the vehicle is fitted with safety features such as Antilock Braking System (ABS) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and seat belt reminders. To achieve an ANCAP Five Star rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest international recognised standards in all test categories. The more stars, the better. Occupants have twice the chance of being killed or seriously injured in an ANCAP One Star rated vehicle compared to an ANCAP Five Star rated vehicle. Every 15 minutes, someone in Australia and New Zealand is killed or seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash – that’s 35,000 adults and children every year. While road deaths have been declin-

ing, about five people per day still die each year on the roads. ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, said around one fifth of all road deaths involved occupants not wearing seat belts. Mr McIntosh said a seat belt reminder system in a car was a very important safety feature. He urged buyers to look at all features listed on the ANCAP web site to make an informed decision on safety when buying a new car. For a full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings, including commercial vehicles, and other vehicle safety information, go to ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, all Australian state governments and insurance organisations.

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In the last South Australian Physical Activity Survey it was found half the adult community was not sufficiently active to keep healthy. Across all age groups physical activity levels are declining. Reduced or no physical activity can have serious health consequences, leading to chronic diseases and conditions. Regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke, type two diabetes and prostate and breast cancer, improve blood pressure, cholesterol levels and aerobic fitness, improve sleep, lower stress and anxiety levels and reduce feelings of depression All South Australians can enjoy the benefits of being physically active. There are many simple, enjoyable and inexpensive ways to increase your level of physical activity. Even walking the dog is good for you! For more information go

to But you should get started on some regular physical activity today, combine it with healthy eating and you’ll be on the path to a healthier, happier you! 4 Here’s an easy guide consisiting of just four steps for better health. Together, steps 1-3 recommend the minimum amount of physical activity you need to do to enhance your health. They are not intended for high-level fitness, sports training or weight loss. To achieve best results, try to carry out all three steps and combine an active lifestyle with healthy eating. Step four is for those who are able, and want to achieve greater health and fitness benefits. Step 1 – Think of movement as an opportunity, not an inconvenience where any form of movement of the body is seen as an opportunity for improving health, not as a time-wasting

inconvenience. Step 2 – Be active every day in as many ways as you can. Make a habit of walking or cycling instead of using the car, or do things yourself instead of using labour-saving machines. Step 3 – Put together at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days. You can accumulate your 30 minutes (or more) throughout the day by combining a few shorter sessions of activity of about 10 to 15 minutes each. Step 4 – If you can, also enjoy some regular, vigorous activity for extra health and fitness This step does not replace steps 1-3. Rather it adds an extra level for those who are able, and wish, to achieve greater health and fitness benefits. Further information is at www.

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Cycling has many health benefits that can be built into your everyday life. As little as 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day can help improve and maintain good health, also reducing the risk of chronic health conditions. It is also a great mode of transport that helps improve the environment by reducing the use of motor cars. You can get to know your local community by

cycling to local shops, parks and much more. There are many social benefits including meeting new friends by joining cycling groups or attending cycling rides, particularly on the Riesling and Rattler trails in the nearby Clare and Gilbert valleys. Get fit gradually: 4 Start easy and build up slowly, trying to increase your longest distance by about 10 – 20

per cent each week until you reach your goal. 4 As it gets easier, challenge yourself to gradually go longer, faster or include more hills. 4 Don’t forget to drink plenty of water before, during and after the ride. 4 Have a good stretch before and after each ride. If you are training for an event, ease off the workload in the two weeks.

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Win for Adelaide Plains boys in youth championships By Peter Argent Adelaide Plains Football League talents, Mallala’s Will Farrelly, Virginia’s Mark Nykamp and Balaklava’s Luke Guy were members of the victorious Woodville-West Torrens under 17 Youth Championships side last week, July 13-15. Farrelly was the side’s first ruck throughout the three day carnival, while Guy was used in attack. The Mallala big man was among the best players in the opening game and second best in the win over Glenelg, while Guy kicked a goal in the thriller over the Magpies. This side finished the tournament undefeated, collecting their initial division one crown. The Eagles talent manager Shane Grimm thought the Youth Championship was a great opportunity for footballers to get a taste of football through the grades at SANFL level. In the first game on Tuesday at Home Brothers (Unley) Oval in modest conditions, the Eagles had a 25-point win over the Double Blues. On Wednesday at Woodville Oval, the Eagles had a thrilling one-point victory over Port Adelaide. Needing a third victory on Thursday to secure the championships, Woodville West Torrens was out

of the blocks quickly and had a solid 28-point lead at the main break. “In the last game we got up by just over three goals, but had reasonable control of the contest” coach Darren Hams said. “I was really pleased with how the group came together and how the lads got back into Wednesday’s game after being 3.3 to zip down at the first break. “Will was an important member of the side and produced his best effort on Thursday. “For a big lad he gets into the right spots and reads the football pretty well. “He has strong hands and his skills are solid at ground level. “It is fair to say he dominated the ruck tapouts. “If he works on his fitness, his ruck work and mobility around the ground will develop even further. “Will’s a pretty relaxed character. Hams described Guy as a versatile forward and Nykamp as predominately a midfielder who could be used at both ends of the ground. “Luke can play both as a tall and a small in attack,” Hams said “He’s good team orientated footballer whose

best role is as a lead up forward. “Mark injured his elbow in one game, but is pretty durable. “Without being outstanding he was solid all tournament and is a tough kid. “The boys all worked hard and gelled well together and the end result justifies the dedication of the group.” Interestingly, a number of AFL footballers including Mark Jamar (North), Byron Schammer (West), Jared Rivers (North), Jay Schultz (Eagles) Ryan Griffen (South), Ryan Gamble (Glenelg) and Brodie Martin (Sturt) have followed this pathway to the top level.

WILLIAM Farrelly (left) was among best players and Mark Nykamp (right) was also a key performer in the victorious Woodville-West Torrens under 17 side. INSET: Luke Guy in action.

under 17 championships

Eagles vs Sturt – House Brothers Oval WWT Eagles 9-13 (67) Woodville-West Torrens 5-12 (42)

Best: Eagles – Goldsworthy, Hayes, Plueckhahn, Scaffidi, Arbon, Farrelly; Sturt – Gommers, Demichele, Crocker, Atkinson, Butler. Goals: Eagles – Rigney 3, Galimi 3, Caruso 1, Brealey 1, Derham 1.

Eagles vs Magpies – Woodville Oval WWT Eagles 6.3 (39) Magpies 5.8 (38)

Best: Eagles – Batty, Smith, Caruso, Hayes, Fitzgerald Magpies – Kenny, Kelly, Miller, Kay, Sumner, Sawford, Orbons; Goals: Eagles – Batty 3, Guy 1, Fitzgerald 1, Derham 1; Magpies – Sumner 4, Miller 1.

Eagles vs Glenelg - Gliderol Stadium, July 15 WWT Eagles 9.4 (58) Glenelg 6.5 4(1)

Best: Eagles – Pedler, Farrelly, Derham, Nykamp, Arbon, Galimi, Goldsworthy; Glenelg – Borg, Exton, Gill, Wood, Harvey, Laurie. Goals: Eagles – Derham 5, Fitzgerald 1, Jordan 1, Helfand 1, Batty 1; Glenelg – Resnais 2, Moss 1, Gill 1, Exton 1, Hill 1.

Past players re-unite as Hamley relives 1960 premiership glory

1960 A grade premiership team, back from left: Vern Cordes, Peter Durdin, John Hill, Dennis Ireland, Bob Green, front: Errol Crouch, Glen Edwards, Garry Ireland, Gerald McCabe and Barry Hondow. Hamley Bridge’s 1960 premiership glory was relived last Saturday night, with a reunion for the team at Hamley Bridge club rooms. There were about 12 members of the winning team in attendance. Some have sadly passed away. Captain/coach from those days, Garry Ireland drove over from Perth for the occasion.


Before theAgrade game a few old players spoke to the current team members about what it was like back in 1960. A few funny stories were told, such as the normal protocol back then, which was to have a smoke and a sip from your hip flask at the breaks. The club hosted a meet and greet evening, with each player introduced to former members of the club. Many stories were shared

and the stories grew as the night went on. The club also held its Goods and Services Auction, which the 1960 side happily got involved in. One highlight of the night was hearing that some of the players had not seen each other since the grand final in 1960. Special thanks were extended to Newton and Sue Lines for hunting down and making contact with the past players.

One kick away from glory By Peter Argent Four Adelaide Plains talents – Balaklava’s Josh Butterfield, Two Wells lad Shannon Slattery, along with Mallala pair Dylan Kearns and Jake Birchmore – were members of the Woodville-West Torrens (W-WT) under 15s side, which fell agonizingly short of championships glory last Friday night, July 16. The side went down to North Adelaide by a mere three points in the grand final clash. As a curtain raiser to the Geelong versus Crows match at AMMI Stadium, this grand final was a most thrilling affair. “Losing the grand final by three points was ultimately very frustrating,” Eagles under 15s coach Richard Crewdson said. “On reflection, we didn’t take our chances. “After a slow start in the final where North kicked the first three goals of the game, we were in charge of most of the remainder of the contest. “It was just one of those times where opportunities were missed. “Naturally the boys were pretty shattered after the game.” The young Eagles side started their under 15 campaign last Tuesday with a 12 point win over the Double Blues, and this was followed by a win over the Port Adelaide Magpies by 33 points at Woodville Oval. The finish to the round robin section, Crewdson’s troops beat Glenelg in a heart-stopper by six points at Gliderol Stadium which earned then top position in their division, assigning this side to a clash with Norwood in Friday’s semi final at City Mazda Stadium. Tested early in the semi final, the Woodville-West Torrens outfit controlled the majority of the remainder of their clash against the Redlegs. They went on to win the match by 39 points and set up a grand final clash with the neighbouring North Adelaide side. “Jake (Birchmore) was one of our leading avenues to goal during the week,” Crewdson said. “His best effort was a five-goal haul against Sturt. “This entire group had impact at different stages during the titles.” The only time the Eagles have won this championship in its 30-year history was back in 1997.

under 15 championships

North Adelaide Woodville-West Torrens

6-6 5-9

(42) (39)

Goals: North – Buzzacott-Ed 2, Starkey-Treloar 1, Kapitola 1, Milera 1, Harrison 1; Eagles – Glazbrook 1, Milde 1, Kearns 1, Monopoli 1. Best: North – Duffy, Ayles, Patterson, Coombe, Hewett, Buzzacott-Ed, Head; Eagles – Monopoli, Giles, Karpany, Dunstan, Andrews, Elsworthy.

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

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A Grade

Mallala HW Eagles

4.8 0.0

6.8 2.5

7.10 3.6

12.14 7.8

(86) (50)

Two Wells United

2.0 4.3

6.7 4.3

11.13 17.16 (118) 6.5 6.8 (44)

Virginia Balaklava

0.0 2.1

5.7 2.1

Goals - Mallala: B.Montgomery 3, D.Feeley 2, C.Rimmer 2, W.Farrelly 2, J.Earl 1, D.Pontt 1, J.Wildbore 1 HW Eagles: J.Hunt 5, T.Rowe 1, J.Wilson 1  Best - Mallala: J.Wildbore, J.Montgomerie, J.Earl, J.Walsh, T.Cawrse, C.Rimmer HW Eagles: S.Schutz, J.Wilson, T.Sharpe, B.Higgs, J.Manners, J.Hunt Goals - Two Wells: P.Christofis 5, L.Allmond 4, L.Franklin 2, A.Steed 2, N.Seccafien 1, P.Seccafien 1, B.Fitzgerald 1, C.Nurton 1United: B.Sharman 2, J.McArdle 2, P.Burgoyne 1, M.Warnes 1  Best Two Wells: A.Steed, T.Leighton, K.Leighton, P.Christofis, B.Hart, B.StubingUnited: A.Mills, M.Dickie, B.Brown

7.7 8.4

10.9 10.5

(69) (65)

Goals - Virginia: B.Niklaus 6, C.Howell 2, M.Nykamp 1, D.Oliver 1 Balaklava: S.Farley 3, S.Lamond 2, J.McPharlin 2, J.Brice 1, B.Catford 1  Best - Virginia: C.Dorward, C.Howell, T.Wilkey, B.Niklaus, A.Johnston, D.Oliver Balaklava: H.Walker, S.Farley, B.Catford, K.Ruiz, D.Gardner, J.Michael

HW Eagles Mallala

0.1 6.1

5.4 7.3

6.5 9.4

10.7 10.5

(67) (65)

1.0 3.5

5.2 3.6

6.4 4.7

9.11 6.7

(65) (43)

Two Wells United

1.3 3.2

5.5 3.2

8.7 5.3

13.9 6.4

(87) (40)

Balaklava Virginia

6.3 1.0

10.4 15.10 18.13 (121) 1.0 1.1 4.2 (26)

Goals - HW Eagles: S.Mcguiness 5, C.Parnham 2, B.Shepherd 1, C.Milton 1 Mallala: J.Birchmore 2, D.Kearns 1, T.Algar 1, C.Bethune 1, B.Goudie 1  Best - HW Eagles: E.May, M.Nicholls, C.Lane-Watson, T.Williams, B.Shepherd, N.Greenshields Mallala: J.Birchmore, B.Martin, T.Algar, L.Helps, B.Goudie, C.Bethune Goals - Two Wells: J.Paterson 3, L.Godfrey 3, D.Jones 2, L.Tassel 2, M.Wylie 1, J.Haggerty 1, T.Markou 1United: R.Sharer 2, T.Halls 1, C.Sharer 1, H.Hosking 1, M.McIntyre 1  Best - Two Wells: T.Markou, J.Shephard, L.Godfrey, B.Schutz, L.Cartwright, C.Tryfopoulos United: R.Rodgers, S.Connor, B.Merry, R.Sharer, N.Curnow, H.Hosking Goals - Balaklava: L.Guy 4, C.Ruiz 3, D.Pfeiffer 3, L.Michael 2, J.Jenner 1, M.Clifford 1, Z.Guy 1, T.Lloyd 1, R.McDonald 1, T.Michael Virginia: A.Pogas 2, C.Felstead 1, M.Lazenka 1  Best - Balaklava: C.Ruiz, L.Michael, R.McDonald, R.McPharlin, L.Guy, T.Lloyd Virginia: J.Booth-elliott, C.Felstead, M.Nugent, M.Lazenka, L.Bannear, C.Stronach

Junior Colts

Mallala HW Eagles

Goals - Two Wells: O.Allmond 3, C.Christofis 2, M.Abdilla 1, J.Lanzon 1, A.Cavallaro 1United: D.Carter 3, J.Mason 1  Best - Two Wells: T.Russell, D.Applebee, L.Saunders, O.Allmond, R.Coleman, D.Hooper United: B.Pym, L.Michalanney, D.Carter, J.Tynan, K.Jarman

Goals - Two Wells: L.Goss 2, J.Henneker 2, T.Nixon 2, K.Giniotis 1, J.Borlace 1, D.Kotsano 1, J.Humphrys 1United:   Best - Two Wells: J.Henneker, W.Hart, T.Nixon, B.Catanzariti, L.Goss, T.Mills United: H.Hosking, D.Coombe, J.Dalgleish, C.McIntyre, W.Tauchnitz, D.Bigg

PECKER Justin Walker is chased down by his determined Ram opponent Balaklava during the reserves match at Virginia on Saturday. Virginia

2.1 1.5

5.8 2.5

6.8 2.7

8.12 4.8

(60) (32)

3.2 1.1

5.5 1.4

6.8 2.5

6.9 4.10

(45) (34)

2.0 1.2

3.4 1.2

4.4 3.6

6.5 3.7

(41) (25)

5.2 0.0

10.4 0.0

10.4 0.0

10.4 0.0

(64) (0)

Goals - Mallala: A.Coe 3, K.Hummell 2, B.Jones 1 HW Eagles: B.Krieg 1, J.Hoepner 1, W.Angel 1  Best - Mallala: R.Svetec, A.Coe, K.Hummell, J.Watson, R.Konzag, B.Wilson HW Eagles: D.Williams, T.Nottle, B.Krieg, B.Taylor, Q.Mackay, T.Andrew

Two Wells United

This weekend’s matches: Hamley Bridge v Two Wells United v Virginia Balaklava v H W Eagles Bye - Mallala

Goals - Balaklava: D.Yates 2, J.Lommon 1, B.Michael 1, L.Michael 1, S.Pike Virginia: A.Leo 2, C.Campbell 1, T.Crampton 1  Best - Balaklava: D.Yates, B.Michael, A.Williams, M.Brougham, S.Henderson, L.Simon Virginia: T.Crampton, J.Simmonds, R.Catanzariti, B.Zito, R.Starr, G.Drew


Senior Colts

Goals - HW Eagles: S.Gill 3, A.Spearen 2, G.Sharpe 1, J.Hatcher 1, C.Parnham 1, C.Braham 1, S.Rowland 1 Mallala: C.Bilney 6, K.Mc Arthur 1, B.Edwards 1, L.Whitwell 1, J.Morgan 1  Best - HW Eagles: P.Catalono, M.Schutz, P.Bills, J.Hatcher, S.Rowland, C.Parnham Mallala: R.Mcgannon, J.Morgan, P.Blacket, K.McArthur, B.Edwards, C.Bilney

Two Wells United

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Name: Paul Sharer Nickname: Paulie DOB: 11/03/1991 Team: United Tigers Height: 6 foot 1 Guernsey No: 24 Position: Wing Favourite AFL team: Geelong Cats Who is the most damaging player (on or off field) in your club? Ben Pym Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off field)? Howie - always at training Highlight of footy career: Premierships in junior and senior colts What’s your number one passion outside footy? Fitness If you could trade


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3.2 2.2

10.5 5.4

12.7 9.8

17.10 (112) 10.8 (68)

Min/Man RSMU

3.4 4.0

9.7 5.1

14.7 8.3

18.13 (121) 10.3 (63)

Best: South Clare - D.Kuhndt, B.Murphy, M.Leibelt, M.Thomas, A.Vandeleur, J.Dunstan; North Clare - M.Ward, T.Pawley, C.Jaeschke, N.Prokopec  Goals: South Clare - M.Leibelt 7, B.Seymon 3, H.Ward 2, W.Hutchinson 2, D.Kuhndt, M.Stopp, S.Heinrich; North Clare - T.Pawley 3, C.Jaeschke 2, T.Swearse, W.Smith, B.Pudney, N.Prokopec, M.Ward Goals: Min/Man - N.Forrest 4, B.Kerslake 3, B.Currie 2, D.Fogden 2, T.Webb, S.Baraglia, A.Bevis, R.McDermid, R.Piggot, S.Ross, B.Sandow; RSMU - J.Williams 2, P.Clark 2, D.Griffiths 2, D.Williams 2, J.Vandeleur, T.Willmott

Blyth/Snow BSR

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8.3 0.0

11.5 16.12 20.15 (135) 3.1 5.2 6.7 (43)

Best: Blyth/Snow - N.McCormack, G.Hayes, J.Taylor, G.Ottens, R.Darling, S.Atkinson; BSR - C.Weckert, L.Fuller, A.Smart, P.Jones, D.Smith  Goals: Blyth/Snow - S.Atkinson 3, S.Clifford 3, J.Taylor 3, N.McCormack 2, B.Moffatt 2, M.Collins 2, B.Bell 2, K.Kennett, A.Conradi, R.Darling; BSR - J.Carson, D.Mellow, C.Weckert, S.Morris, S.Martin, A.Mellow

BBH Rams Eudunda/Rtown

5.1 0.3

8.6 2.4

10.9 5.6

11.13 9.8

(79) (62)

Best: BBH Rams - C.Cooper, L.Riggs, T.Riggs, M.Hall, A.Spicer, N.Jackman; Eudunda/Rtown - J.Pfitzner, M.Mueller, J.Kotz, K.Dunstan, S.Geister, G.Laucke  Goals: BBH Rams - B.Wall 3, D.Reed 2, T.Crick 2, T.Whittlesea 2, T.Martin, G.Thompson; Eudunda/Rtown - J.Trewren 2, K.Dunstan, C.Voigt, E.Mumford, M.Mueller, D.Vickery, J.Mosey, T.Friebel

North Clare South Clare

B Grade 5.4 0.2

6.7 3.6

10.11 11.15 4.8 7.9

(81) (51)

3.2 4.0

7.6 5.1

10.7 8.3

(68) (64)

Best: North Clare - D.Smith, J.Pritchard, L.Milne, D.Busch, N.Pearce, J.Nicolai; South Clare - J.Young, M.Stone, P.Chapman, R.Degenhardt, N.Pynor, J.Fisher  Goals: North Clare - D.Busch 3, S.Grace 3, M.Dopson 2, D.Smith, M.Catford, J.Koch; South Clare - R.Degenhardt 2, J.Young 2, N.Pynor, M.Stone, H.Carracher

RSMU Min/Man

10.8 10.4

Goals: RSMU - T.Jordan 3, S.Willmott 2, A.Hosking, B.Passmore, K.Vandeleur; Min/Man - J.Nicholls 2, A.Winders 2, K.Allen, C.Lane, C.McBride, M.Nayda

BSR Blyth/Snow

2.1 4.4

6.6 4.4

11.6 8.7

18.9 8.8

(117) (56)

Best: BSR - M.Tilbrook, B.Weckert, C.Hanley, W.Lawry, N.Krieg, J.Burgess; Blyth/Snow - M.Atkinson, C.Kennett, L.Dohnt, J.Zweck, M.Thomas, M.Stewart  Goals: BSR - D.Jones 5, C.Hanley 4, B.Weckert 2, J.Burgess 2, A.Lehmann 2, C.Jones, D.Longbottom, B.Jones; Blyth/Snow - B.Pratt 3, S.Clifford 2, D.Krieg, D.Stirling, M.Atkinson

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South Clare North Clare

3.2 0.1

5.2 2.3

9.8 2.3

10.8 5.8

(68) (38)

Best: Eudunda/Rtown - D.Blumson, S.Waldhuter, D.Van, C.Pfieffer, I.Hines, J.McLean; BBH Rams - T.O’connor, B.Norris, S.Kellock, D.Booth, S.Mann, R.Rivas  Goals: Eudunda/Rtown - T.Mosey 2, D.Van 2, L.Steinborner, S.Waldhuter, C.Pfieffer, D.Blumson, P.Neal, R.Westover; BBH Rams - S.Rayson 2, T.O’connor, S.Mann, B.Norris

South Clare North Clare

Senior Colts 3.1 1.3

6.3 1.4

6.3 4.7

12.5 4.7

(77) (31)

RSMU Min/Man

5.9 0.2

9.13 18.18 25.22 (172) 3.4 3.5 5.6 (36)

BSR Blyth/Snow

5.5 0.2

5.6 3.2

6.16 5.3

6.19 6.10

Eudunda/Rtown BBH Rams

6.3 0.1

8.6 0.1

13.9 0.2

19.13 (127) 0.2 (2)

Best: South Clare - R.Knight, L.Day, D.Minney, T.Pitcher, D.Day, L.Dunstan; North Clare - T.Norton, N.Rowe, M.Smith, A.Norton, N.Bray, J.Dunstan  Goals: South Clare - R.Knight 4, L.Dunstan 4, C.Napper 2, P.Cutting, D.Day; North Clare - L.Dichiera 2, N.Bray, N.Rowe Goals: RSMU - L.Schaefer 6, P.Allchurch 4, A.Rowett 3, D.Bevan 3, S.Jordan 2, T.Redden 2, H.Behn, R.Howson, L.Molinox, M.Rohde, J.Smith; Min/Man - J.Mcgregor 3, A.Richards, J.Sandow

(55) (46)

Best: BSR - N.Hayes, L.Bunfield, J.Hayes, D.Williams, A.Ashby, B.Taylor; Blyth/Snow - C.Lloyd, R.Ottens, C.Andriske, B.Pratt, N.Bennett ,  Goals: BSR - M.Shane 3, L.Bunfield, B.Taylor, N.Hayes; Blyth/Snow - B.Pratt 3, C.Giles 2, H.Noble Best: Eudunda/Rtown - C.Caven, K.Schulz, D.Reese, T.Mosey, D.Pfitzner, A.Dunstan; BBH Rams - P.Hill, S.Connell, L.Ireland, L.Roth, C.Desmet, J.Alderson  Goals: Eudunda/Rtown - C.Caven 6, D.Pfitzner 6, T.Baker 2, D.Reese, T.Mosey, L.Kimpton, T.Walker, B.Schulz;

South Clare North Clare

Junior Colts 1.5 0.0

4.7 1.3

6.8 3.5

13.10 3.5

(88) (23)

RSMU Min/Man Blyth/Snow BSR

0.0 0.0 4.2 0.0

0.0 0.0 4.3 1.2

0.0 0.0 4.4 1.3

5.0 0.0 4.4 3.5

(30) (0) (28) (23)

Eudunda/Rtown BBH Rams

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

5.0 0.0

(30) (0)

Best: South Clare - D.Minney, K.Ward, J.Pearse, P.Vonheyamnick, J.Wallent, T.Nield; North Clare - S.Gerrard, D.Brown, J.Brown, D.Garrard, T.O’Sullivan, H.Calaby  Goals: South Clare P.Vonheyamnick 6, Z.Maynard 3, B.Day 2, D.Minney, D.Mildren; North Clare - T.O’Sullivan 2, D.Brown

Best: Blyth/Snow - J.Andriske, T.Norton, J.Hunter, T.Eime, A.Giles, Z.Bennett; BSR - J.Hayes, J.Weckert, L.Hayes, T.Wilsdon, T.Slade, M.Burgess  Goals: Blyth/Snow - J.Andriske 2, T.Salter, J.Hunter; BSR - D.Goss, L.Hayes, T.Slade

This weekend’s matches: North Clare v Blyth-Snowtown Eudunda-Robertstown v South Clare (Eudunda) BSR v Mintaro-Manoora RSMU v BBH


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‘Pies outclass Eagles Mallala started well, kicking with the aid of a four goal wind, and if not for inaccurate kicking, could have had a match-winning score by quarter time. The Magpies worked hard, scoring their fifth goal before Joe Hunt scored Hummocks’ first goal, with great assistance from Ben Manners. Just prior to the half-time break, Ryan Reid left the ground with an elbow injury. In the third quarter, Hummocks fought hard to hold Mallala to one goal, while scoring one goal into the wind themselves.

MITCHELL Daniel, Balaklava runs along the boundary line, followed closely by Ram Ash Nicholas during the reserves match at Virginia on Saturday.

Mallala 12-14 (86) d H W Eagles 7-8 (50) Mallala killed off any hope of an unlikely Hummocks victory in the final quarter by kicking the first three goals. Hummocks put some respectability on the scoreboard, kicking two more goals. Mallala deserved the win, displaying a consistent performance across the ground, and were always

running in numbers. One downside of the game was the frequent use of foul language on the field. Better players for Mallala were Ryan Montgomerie, Jason Earl and Christian Rimmer. For Hummocks, Joe Hunt with five goals, Simon Schutz and Travis Sharpe were best.

Mallala puts pressure on to win by 16 points Junior Colts

The game started in fine but dewy conditions with the Eagles kicking to the southern end with a two goal breeze, but it was Mallala doing most of the attacking and playing a lot better football than the young Eagles side. With the aid of the wind which was getting a little stronger, Mallala started the second quarter well, getting the ball out of the centre putting pressure on the Eagles’ back lines. If Mallala had kicked

Mallala 6-5 (41) d H W Eagles 3-7 (25) straight, the score line would have been larger. The third quarter was the best quarter from both sides, with both teams playing good attacking football but the Eagles couldn’t put the score on the board, kicking 2-3 for the quarter. With the wind at their backs, Mallala started to get on top of the Eagles,

kicking two quick goals to make sure they weren’t going to lose this game like they did the last time they played. In the end, they played more direct footy and used the ball a lot better than the Eagles. Final score: H W Eagles 3-7 (25) lost to Mallala 6-5 (41).

RAM Buddy Holland and Pecker Lachlan Michael just miss the mark as Ram Chris Ewen gets his hands on the ball, and Pecker Chris Marshall attempts a spoil during the reserves game.

VIRGINIA’S Nathan Warren about to kick away in the reserves. RIGHT: Daniel Butterfield, Balaklava hits the ground trying to take a mark.

TIGER Adrian Mills makes a desperate attempt at a tackle on Rooster Tallan Leighton as United loses touch in Saturday’s A grade match. INSET: Rooster Daniel Hines gives chase to United’s Jamie McArdle.


PECKER Sam van Kleef closes in on Ram Jake Hamblen as he races to get a kick away during the senior colts match at Virginia.

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

SPORT v Football

Two Wells must keep the pressure on • From back page Both were injured through Two Wells lean month of June. Late June recruit Alf Steed is assuming a leadership role in the Roosters’ midfield, and starting to really click with his team mates. Paul Christofis seems to be getting better each week, now looking to be a qualified replacement for last season’s APFL leading goal-kicker Wally Hand, who left the club in the off-season. Their host Hamley Bridge has unfortunately suffered another long season. Unless the Bombers can muster a win against United at home in a fortnight’s time (and it will need to be a big one), they will collect yet another wooden spoon in what has been a tough four year period for the 2004 APFL premiers. I have mentioned that things are looking up for the Bombers post 2010, however coach Rian Nelson will have to keep the motivation up for his side in the run home, as it’s likely to become a whipping boy for teams inside the top four – who all know percentage could determine their respective finals places. The ever-green Tom Smith, recruits Dylan Lockwood and Craig Allen and local ardent performers in Stuart Gregory, Justin Schahinger and Luke Slok give their all each week for Hamley. Lets hope they can finish another tough year strongly and in a positive frame of mind in preparation for 2011.

Balaklava v HWE

These matches need no extra build up, as it seldom matters what ladder positions the Peckers and Eagles occupy given no-one takes

My Call n Kym Jarman previews round 14 football matches a backward step when these two sides meet. The fact that both are currently tied in second place on the ladder, and both are coming off losses last week, just makes the mouth water even more. The Eagles have been buoyed in recent weeks by the return of Joe Hunt (17 goals in last three games), however last week against Mallala they missed the midfield combination of ruckman Sean Light and follower David Barnes. APFL rep player Ryan Reid also left the field last weekend for an extended time, which didn’t help their cause when you consider Andy Hunt, Tim Forrest and Ash Lockwood were also missing. While Shaun Light is currently a week-to-week proposition after copping a poke in the eye against United, the Eagles are likely to regain Barnes for their important clash agsinst the Peckers – and word from Eagles president and current ‘caretaker’ coach Harry Taylor is that Reid should also be fine. Whoever wins this game will be in the box seat to finish the minor round in second place. Home side Balaklava have been somewhat of a surprise packet this season. After missing the finals in 2009, a win this week would be a huge feather in coach Stuart

Lamond’s cap, given the above scenario would mean they are well poised for a 2010 double chance. We talk about the likes of Hayden Walker and Ben Catford quite often. While Walker leads the way for the Peckers, it’s players like Derek Friedrichs, Todd McPharlin and Justin Michael that have had very consistent seasons so far in 2010. Recruit Aaron Curtis has been handy, while youngsters Jonathon Brice and Kane Ruiz have had breakout seasons in 2010. With the Peckers’good mix of youth and experience, plus playing coach Stuart Lamond having plenty left in the tank for the latter part of the year, Balaklava could really set themselves up starting with a win this weekend. If Light doesn’t play for the Eagles, Balaklava also already take a huge advantage into this one. At home, they are a good thing.

United v Virginia

Given the importance of a win this week for the Virginia Rams, I can’t see them dropping this game. Unfortunately for the Tigers, last week’s loss at historic Two Wells spelt the end of their 2010 campiagn. Although the Tigers have endured a difficult year, they have blooded some youth and a few young players have made names for themselves as A grade footballers thus far. John Crosbie has come from senior colts last season to become a regular A grade player for United, Dylan Carter in his second season continues to improve while Matt Pascoe (formerly Balaklava) and Jack

Chapman (formerly Mallala) have cemented A grade spots after being given a fresh start this season at the Tigers. All these players will be better for the experience they have gained this season. Between now and August 21, United coach Travis Opitz can try a few things at United. It is likely that returning juniors James Abberley and Josh Tynan could be recalled to A grade duties before too long, and no doubt senior colts Jakob Curnow and Ross Sharer are now presented with opportunity and should also benefit as the Tigers look towards 2011 and beyond. Virginia, on the other hand, are looking firmly at the 2010 finals series! Currently fourth on the ladder, the Rams have their sights set on their second finals appearance in as many years and are in red hot form coming off two straight wins against sides which, before meeting the Rams, were placed first and second on the APFL ladder. With a gun midfield and the 2010 APFL leading goal-kicker working well in recent weeks, the Rams are a serious chance to finish top two if they can make every post a winner from here on. The return of Adrian Mark in defence a fortnight ago has probably been the difference. His return match was against Mallala, and certainly his match-winning mark last weekend saved the day against the Peckers. We of course all saw how influential his play was in 2009 before he made his way out to Central District in the 2010 pre-season. The Rams will win this one easy!

Rams knock Peckers off their perch Virginia 10-9 (69) defeated Balaklava 10-5 (65). Round 13’s upset has come at the hands of Balaklava, with third placed Peckers getting knocked off by fourth placed Virginia in a nail biter. Rams’ centre half back Adrian Mark saved the day in the dying stages of the match with a defensive mark, following a last quarter, three goal effort from Rams full forward Brendon Niklaus. The powerful forward kicked six for the game, including a 75 metre long bomb, which even surprised coach Greg Phillips. But Christian Dorwood’s effort as only ruck all game was what helped secure the Rams’ hard-fought victory. Phillips said it was pleasing to back up last week’s good win against Mallala. Hayden Walker again performed well for the Peckers with consistent and solid form in the ruck. Virginia clearances were strong all game, with the first half dominated by the Ram midfield. But Pecker mid fielders Shane Farley and Ben Catford stepped up in the second half and played a more dominant role. Balaklava were a goal up at three quarter time, but couldn’t hold on to it in the last five minutes of the game, when Niklaus unleashed the quick run of goals. Troy Wilkey and Caleb Howell again were influential in Virginia’s midfield. Mallala 12-14 (86) defeated Hummocks Watchman 7-8( 50). The Mallala side has quite comfortably accounted for second placed Hummocks-

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Watchman with a 36 point victory. Coming of their first defeat last week, the Magpies started well with the aid of the wind, kicking out to a four-goal lead. With consistent form all game, the Magpies ran in numbers and earned the win. Mallala’s fifth goal came just before Joe Hunt kicked the Eagles’ first during the second quarter, with great assistance from Ben Manners. The Eagles suffered with the loss of Ryan Reid to an elbow injury prior to half time. They worked hard to keep the Magpies to one goal in the third term, while managing to boot one goal into the wind. Mallala killed off any hope of an unlikely Hummocks victory, by kicking the first three goals of the final term. But the Eagles put some respectability on the scoreboard by kicking two more goals. Hunt was responsible for more than half of the Eagles’ score with a five goal effort. James Wildbore was Mallala’s consistent runner on the wings, while he was well-supported by regular performers Joel Montgomerie and Jason Earl. Two Wells 17-16 (118) defeated United 6-8 (44). The Roosters were able to showcase some fast-paced football on Saturday, in an easy

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74 point win over the United Tigers. United held the lead by two goals at the first break, with the Roosters getting off to a shaky start. Two Wells were able to resurrect their game in the second quarter with the aid of the wind, kicking four goals to the Tigers’ none. Ball movement was fast for the Roosters, with Alfie Steed and Christian Nurton disposing well across the ground and into the forward lines. The second half saw the Roosters combine well as a team setting up an eleven goal onslaught, with Paul Christofis again a strong option in the forward lines and Lee Allmond his skilful self. Adding to the mix was the speed and dynamics of the Leighton brothers – Khan and Tallan – the leadership of Alfie Steed and valiant efforts from Ben Stubing and Bryce Hart. The Tigers were left goaless in the final term, despite the hard work of Adrian Mills and Matt Dickie, who were the Tigers’ key performers on the day. Peter Burgoyne tried his hand in the midfield but his speed and skills were often cut short with few clear disposal under the Rooster pressure and Tigers’ lack of options. Two goal efforts from Brett Sharman and Jamie McArdle were not enough for the Tigers to overcome the Rooster’s evasive work rate. Christofis finished with five goals, Allmond with four and Steed and Lachy Franklin with two each.

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after round 13 games A GRADE Team P W L D Mallala 11 10 1 0 HWEagles 11 7 4 0 Balaklava 11 7 4 0 Virginia 11 6 5 0 Two Wells 11 5 6 0 United 11 2 9 0 Hamley 10 1 9 0 RESERVES Team P W L D Virginia 11 10 1 0 Two Wells 11 8 3 0 Balaklava 11 6 5 0 United 11 5 6 0 Mallala 11 4 7 0 HW Eagles 11 3 8 0 Hamley 10 2 8 0 SENIOR COLTS Team P W L D Balaklava 11 11 0 0 Two Wells 11 8 3 0 Mallala 11 6 4 1 HWEagles 11 5 6 0 United 11 3 7 1 Hamley 10 2 8 0 Virginia 11 2 9 0 JUNIOR COLTS Team P W L D Two Wells 11 9 0 0 Mallala 11 6 3 0 HWEagles 11 6 3 0 Balaklava 11 4 5 0 Hamley 10 2 6 0 United 11 0 10 0 Virginia 11 0 11 0

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F 886 893 887 104 984 634 694

A 629 759 766 919 835 943 117

% Pts 58.48 20 54.06 14 53.66 14 53.18 12 54.10 10 40.20 4 137.21 2

B 2 2 2 2 2 2 3

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

F 914 874 580 556 552 444 547

A 367 409 579 667 720 972 753

% 71.35 68.12 50.04 45.46 43.40 31.36 42.08

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F A % 1365 234 85.37 1098 392 73.69 628 569 52.46 606 921 39.69 508 762 40.00 353 875 28.75 383 1188 24.38

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B 2 2 2 2 3 2 2

FF 2 2 2 2 2 1 0

F 656 479 457 473 330 186 0

Pts 22 16 16 12 8 2 0

A 124 288 295 307 426 613 528

% 84.10 62.45 60.77 60.64 43.65 23.28 0.00

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SPORT v NEFL reports

Cats get home despite poor kicking Round 12 in review By Peter Argent In total control from the outset, the potent Cats, as expected, dominated the game against Brinkworth-SpaldingRedhill at Blyth Oval on Saturday, winning by a massive 92-point margin. Kicking 8-3 in the opening term toward the paddock (southern) end of the ground, while keeping the Tigers scoreless set up this percentage boosting win. By the second quarter the intensity had already dropped out of the contest, and Blyth-Snowtown increased their 51point quarter time lead by just one behind. With five goals in the third the lead increased to 70 points, but it should have been more, except for the Cats’ inaccuracy. “We won the toss and kicked eight goals with a three to four goal breeze in the opening term,” Brett Ireland, BlythSnowtown’s coach explained. “We controlled the match early and it was over as a contest by quarter time. “BSR had a real crack in the second and third term. “We changed things

up a bit at the last break and the players responded. “Scott Atkinson went from the wing up forward, Gareth Ottens went to centre half forward from the key defensive role and we threw the group around a bit.” Blyth-Snowtown’s on-ball contingent was again superb, totally controlling the stoppages. High possession ball winner Nick McCormack, Glen Hayes, James Taylor, 2009 Mail Medallist Ryan Darling and Scott Atkinson were all exquisite. Gareth Ottens’ superb season as a dashing defender continued with another stellar effort in this match. Among 10 goal kickers, the trio of Atkinson, Shay Clifford and James Taylor kicked three goals each, while the younger McCormack sibling, Nick, big Ben Moffatt, Matt Collins and Brad Bell each kicked a pair. “Along with the players mentioned in our best player lists, Brad Bell and Simon McCormack could be considered unlucky they didn’t get a mention,” Ireland said. “Benny Moffatt also started well for us.”

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A Grade Team P W L D For Agn Pts % Blyth/Snow 12 9 3 0 1352 679 18 66.57 Min/Man 12 9 3 0 1047 767 18 57.72 RSMU Hawks 12 9 3 0 999 736 18 57.58 BBH Rams 12 8 4 0 1066 1003 16 51.52 North Clare 12 6 6 0 980 922 12 51.53 South Clare 12 5 7 0 1003 942 10 51.57 BSR Tigers 12 2 10 0 621 1308 4 32.19 Eud/Rtown 12 0 12 0 633 1344 0 32.02 B Grade Team P W L D For Agn Pts % RSMU Hawks 12 11 1 0 1006 458 22 68.72 Min/Man 12 10 2 0 765 487 20 61.1 BSR Tigers 12 7 5 0 869 591 14 59.52 Blyth/Snow 12 6 6 0 711 656 12 52.01 North Clare 12 5 7 0 749 732 10 50.57 South Clare 12 5 7 0 636 779 10 44.95 Eud/Rtown 12 2 10 0 445 872 4 33.79 BBH Rams 12 2 10 0 374 980 4 27.62 Senior Colts Team P W L D For Agn Pts % Eud/Rtown 12 11 1 0 1439 216 22 86.95 RSMU Hawks 12 11 1 0 1365 436 22 75.79 Blyth/Snow 12 8 4 0 1051 610 16 63.28 BSR Tigers 12 7 5 0 738 777 14 48.71 South Clare 12 5 7 0 652 951 10 40.67 BBH Rams 12 3 9 0 489 956 6 33.84 North Clare 12 2 10 0 508 1047 4 32.67 Min/Man 12 1 11 0 327 1576 2 17.18 Junior Colts Team P W L D For Agn Pts % BSR Tigers 12 10 2 0 726 238 20 75.31 RSMU Hawks 12 9 3 0 892 263 18 77.23 Eud/Rtown 12 9 3 0 826 364 18 69.41 Blyth/Snow 12 8 4 0 583 359 16 61.89 South Clare 12 6 6 0 815 368 12 68.89 North Clare 12 4 8 0 449 583 8 43.51 BBH Rams 12 2 10 0 223 1044 4 17.6 Min/Man 12 0 12 0 24 1319 0 1.79


M/R 75 75 75 66.67 50 41.67 16.67 0 M/R 91.67 83.33 58.33 50 41.67 41.67 16.67 16.67 M/R 91.67 91.67 66.67 58.33 41.67 25 16.67 8.33

n Ash Hentschke looks to handball away before being tackled by his Tiger opponent during Saturday’s match. Photo: Peter Argent

Craig Weckert was best for the Tigers, followed by Leigh Fuller and big man Alex Smart. Defender Paul Jones didn’t have his colours lowered, while key position player David Smith had his moments. Mintaro-Manoora’s defeat of the RSMU Hawks has also helped the Cats, as they are now on the top of the NEFL premiership ladder. Strong win for South over the Roosters On the Golden Anniversary celebration weekend in Clare to commemorate 50 years of the two clubs in this town, South’s seven goal second quarter set up a strong 44-point win over

the Roosters. North Clare came back in the third term and 17 points separated the sides at lemons, but a further five goals to one in the last sealed an important victory for the Demons. Athletic and high marking key forward Michael Lieblet kicked seven goals in attack, but he was only third best behind the versatile Daniel Kundht and Brodie Murphy. Matt Thomas was the best defender in the contest, while noted big game player Andrew Vandeleur won a large amount of possessions. Matt Ward was the Roosters’ best followed by the adaptable Tyson Pawley, with Mail Medal favourite Craig Jaeschke

and big man Nick Prokopec being solid contributors. Pawley kicked three goals, and Jaeschke finished with two from the mid field for North. Liebelt and fellow key forward the returning Ben Seymon kicked 10 goals between them, with the latter finishing with three in a handy effort. Rams back in winners circle After two successive huge losses, the BBH Rams returned to the winners’ circle, but weren’t convincing against the winless Southern Saints after the main break. The reigning premiers were out of the blocks early, and kicked the only five goals of the first term and leading by 28 at the

first break. This was increased to 38 at the long interval, but after this the game was pretty even. Captain this year Casey Copper was inspirational, while both Riggs cousins, young Lachlan at centre half forward and Tom in the middle, were strong contributors. Marcus Hall won plenty of possessions, while Aaron Spicer was the best big man in the contest and Nick Jackman continues his stellar season. Sharp shooter Boh Wall kicked a match high three goals, while David Reed, long term defender Tim Crick and Tom Whittlesea kicked a brace. Jake Pfitzner was Eudunda-Robertstown’s best player, followed by former Mid Murray Mail medallist Micha Mueller and state country representative a few years back Jordan Kotz. Evergreen veteran Stephen Geister contributed all afternoon, and youngster Kip Dunstan and Gabe Laucke played with passion and desire. Recuit for 2010 Justin Trewen kicked two goals for the Saints. Solid effort rewards Eagles with second spot A six-goal-to-one second term set up the Eagles’ handsome 58point victory over the Hawks at Manoora Oval last Saturday. This ascendancy continued winning the third and final quarters. In a strong team effort by Mintaro-Manoora, Central District premiership player Brad Currie was best on ground, followed by Ricky Piggot and Aaron Bevis. Brad Bryksy did a great job quelling the influence of James Vandeleur at centre half forward, and Ryan McDermid was industrious

around the stoppages as usual. Nathan Forrest led the way in attack with four goals, while big Benny Kerslake was impressive with three. Currie and Daniel Fogden kicked two each. In what the RSMU coach Mick Duncan described as the worst performance by his side this year, he gave out only three best players. After playing all week at the under 17 Youth Championships, Ben Plueckhahn was seen as the Hawks’ best, tagging and keeping Brad Taylor’s influence to a minimum. Sam Noack was one of the few clear winners for the vanquished, and Zack Hier was stoic in defence. The quartet of Jamie Williams, young Patty Clark, Dylan Griffiths and Don Williams all finished with a couple of goals each. The Eagles are now in second position on the ladder, ahead of RSMU by .14 of one percent. Ladder leaders in dangerous game this weekend The Round 13 fixtures this weekend have a couple interesting encounters. North Clare, coming off a loss to South last Saturday hosts Blyth/ Snowtown at Clare Oval. This is a danger game for the ladder leaders, as George Coles’ troops beat them last round. The Southern Saints take on South Clare at Eudunda Oval in a game the Demons must win for any faint finals hopes. Up at Redhill, the BSR Tigers have a clash with Mintaro/Manoora, with the visitors being firm favourites. Coming off a loss, the RSMU Hawks host BBH Rams at Riverton Oval and will be looking for redemption.

n LEFT: Robert Wandel, BlythSnowtown Cats sticks to the ball during the match against the Tigers on Saturday. n RIGHT: Glen Hayes in action for the Cats. Photos: Peter Argent

M/R 83.33 75 75 66.67 50 33.33 16.67 0

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

SPORT v Netball

ABOVE: Leah Tynan stands firm in defence for Longies while Kylie Henwood looks to pass to a Two Wells team mate during the A1 game at Two Wells.. BELOW: Jaimi-Lee Fitzgerald, Two Wells passes in from the boundary line.

ABOVE: Balaklava’s Kerrie Bell intercepts a pass to Virginia’s Mel Barons during the A3 match on the indoor courts at Virginia.

RIGHT: Kirstie Moore, Virginia mid-air as she catches a pass in the A3 match.


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APNA netty star Name: Bianca Leo Nickname: BB DOB: 01/11/1999 Height: 165cm Team: Virginia D grade Position: GD, GK Who is the most damaging player (on or off court) in your club? Bianca! Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off court)? Skye Young Highlight of netball career? Shooting two goals for my team What’s your number one passion outside netball? Art and craft If you trade places

with anyone for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be? Miley Cyrus What is the last movie you went to see?

Twighlight - Eclipse If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do with the money? Go on a holiday and go shopping If you were a car, what kind would you be? Ferrari If you were on the front page of the newspaper, what would the headline say? “Netball star” If you could take any person on your next netball trip, who would it be? Alicia Canales What is the best item in your fridge? Chocolate

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Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association matches played on Saturday A1: Two Wells 58 (Bronte Hewett) d Long Plains 38 (Jane McBride). Mallala 47 (Nerida May) d Hummocks 32 (Sarah Young). Balaklava 42 (Carly Gregor) d Virginia 36 (Cheyenne Krejzlik). A2: Two Wells 52 (Sue Lange) d Long Plains 31 (Mary-Jane McArdle). Hummocks 36 (Holly Cowan) d Mallala 30 (Ella Heyne). A3: Hummocks 65 (Sascha Tiller) d Mallala 26 (Lisa Baker). Two Wells 43 (Amanda McHugh) d Long Plains 37 (Nicole Parker). Balaklava 40 (Roanne Georg) d Virginia 22 (Nicola Bryan). A4: Balaklava 43 (Claire Haynes) d Virginia 23 (Bec Barons). Hummocks 56 (Shannon Mudge) d Mallala 29 (Dawn Buckby). Long Plains 40 (Helzah Sommerville) d Two Wells 29 (Kia Roberts). A5: Two Wells 25 (Jamie Dinham) d Long Plains 13 (Renae Baker). Mallala 50 (Greta Warrior) d Hummocks 29 (Vicki Pillar). B: Long Plains 42 (Amy Daniel) d Two Wells 28 (Sharnie Kent). Mallala 33 (Hannah Martin) d Hummocks 26 (Caitlin Moulds). C1: Hummocks 34 (Merridy Nicholls) d Mallala 15 (Kymba Zanker). Long Plains 19 (Emily Munzer) d Two Wells 7 (Chelsea Fabrici). C2: Virginia 16 (Elyshia Hoare) d Balaklava 13 (Tayla McBride). Hummocks 20 (Tayla Williams) d Mallala 3 (Tiffani Graham). Two Wells 32 (Jacinta De Plee) d Long Plains 4 (Melody Bennett).

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A1 GRADE Hamley Bridge....... 16..... 54.37 Hummocks............. 16..... 50.71 Two Wells................ 14.....54.38 Balaklava.................. 14..... 51.50 Mallala...................... 10.....48.70 Virginia...................... 6.......46.83 Long Plains.............. 0.......39.78 A2 GRADE Two Wells................ 22..... 61.38 Hummocks............. 18..... 56.37 Balaklava.................. 16.....56.50 Long Plains............. 10.....45.43 Hamley Bridge........ 6.......34.16 Mallala....................... 4....... 41.53 A3 GRADE Balaklava.................. 20.....62.03 Virginia..................... 16.....56.98 Hummocks............. 15..... 58.21 Two Wells................ 13.....52.54 Long Plains.............. 8.......48.29 Mallala....................... 2.......36.23 Hamley Bridge........ 2....... 32.87 A4 GRADE Hummocks............. 22.....66.08 Balaklava.................. 15.....56.94 Two Wells................ 14.....58.84 Long Plains............. 12.....53.36 Hamley Bridge........ 9....... 47.02 Mallala....................... 2.......36.36 Virginia...................... 2.......26.38

A5 GRADE Two Wells................ 20.....60.42 Balaklava.................. 16.....50.97 Mallala...................... 12.....50.65 Hamley Bridge....... 10.....48.43 Long Plains.............. 8.......44.85 Hummocks.............. 8.......44.15 B GRADE Long Plains............. 20.....59.50 Mallala...................... 16.....58.13 Two Wells................ 12.....52.33 Balaklava.................. 12.....50.39 Hummocks............. 12..... 47.49 Hamley Bridge........ 4.......26.09 C1 GRADE Balaklava.................. 20..... 77.35 Hummocks............. 16.....59.32 Hamley Bridge....... 16..... 57.04 Mallala...................... 14..... 48.91 Two Wells................. 6.......20.58 Long Plains.............. 4.......25.83 C2 GRADE Hummocks............. 22.....78.09 Hamley Bridge....... 16.....64.34 Balaklava.................. 14.....56.23 Two Wells................ 10.....52.66 Virginia..................... 10.....50.13 Mallala....................... 2.......28.20 Long Plains.............. 2....... 12.26


SPORT v District


Last Thursday saw 16 players competed in the fourth stroke and third International Bowl. Rose Jenkin is continuing her good form with a win in A grade on 75 nett. Close behind her was Joan Anderson with 76 and next was Cathy Redpath 79. B grade saw Tania Matz, nett 77, collect the prize ahead of Gill Ackland 78. Others in the field were Cherie Taylor and Chris Hahesy – both with 82 and Julia Hoskin and Moya Hayes – both with 83, then Fay Williams with 85. C grade produced a winner in Jill Taylor 75 nett, with Genni Edwards next 81. Other scores were Louise Michael 82 and Pam Hill 86. Producer Points: Rose Jenkin 5, Jill Taylor 4, Joan Anderson 3, Tania Matz 2, Gill Ackland 1. Next week: Stableford. Starters C Howard and S Toovey. “It’s often necessary to hit a second shot to really appreciate the first one.” - Henry Beard.

balaklava Mid week

Results from July 14. Dean Trickett 38, Barrie Thompson 38, Bazz Taylor 37, Les Masson 37, Jordan Taylor 36, Merv Hameister 35, Mike Hahesy 33, Chris Hahesy 29, Trevor Goodenough 26, John Curnow 23, Jerry Toms 19. Birdies: Merv Hameister No 1, 10 & 12.


Mens results from July 18: quarter final Club Championship/Most Drives on Fairway, sponsored by Caltex. Division one: D Jakeway rec forfeit I Zweck, M Williams 3/1 def G Mugge, D McSkimming rec forfeit D Paynter, R Lamond 6/5 def E Harrison. Division two: T Eime and P Agnew byes, B Spinks rec forfeit J Greet, R Smart 4/3 def C Walkley. Most drives on fairwa was won by E Harrison 12. Junior winner: R Smart. Due to weather conditions, others that played – H Wandel, M Grocke, L Victor, M Carling, P Agnew, T Eime, B Spinks, D McSkimming and D Paynter – did not complete the round. Next week, Sunday July 25: Jim Barry Memorial, sponsored by Jim Barry Wines. Sausage sizzle from 5.30pm. Ladies results July 14: Stableford/Long Drive, sponsored by Clare Auto Pro. V Bamford 38pts, K Mugge 38, J Zweck 35, D Wandel also played. Long Drive winner: J Zweck. Skins: J Zweck. Raffle: B Victor. Next week, July 28: quarter final Club Championship/Most Drives on Fairway, sponsored by Blyth Cinema. Hostess: I Fisher.

Hamley Bridge

Colin Doudle showed us why nobody wants to play skins with him anymore scoring a massive 47 points in Thursday’s stableford competition easily winning the day in field of 22 competitors. A distant second was Warren Isgar with 40 points from Adam Mitchell, John Riley 39 and Ross Hienze 38 all being prize winners. Other scores Doug Cooper 37, Dean Branson 35, Max Grasby, Lance Hatcher 34, Anton Noack, Ed Manning, Merv Hamiester 33, Noel Stringer 32, Brian Cooper, Ian Rohde 31, Wally Jackson 30, Barry Schwartz 29, Roger Hahn 28, and Dave Russell 27. Only two Birdies were made, Barry Schwartz 7th, Adam Mitchell 17th, while nearest to pin on the 9th was won by Adam Mitchell. Non comp player Dennis Nation 39. Saturdays results will be reported next week due to open day results.


Results from Saturday July 17. Competition: Stroke – third round Club Champs. Sponsor: Lange Auto. Forty-five players turned out for the third round of the Club Championships. The course was again looking a picture due the hard work of Bobby Hogg and Brian Prior. A few changes to the order of players for the final round of Club Champs next week, with some blow-outs. On the day, best score was from Russell Grigg with 64 to take A grade and the Monthly Medal, narrowly from Leon Zbierski who also shot 64 to win B grade. Ian Telfer was a very happy man with 66 to win C grade from John Boon on 67. Just a reminder that all the TWGC results can be accessed at Club Champs standings: A grade: 231 S Abbott, 233 C Girling, 242 S Francis, 243 L Grafton, 246 C Doudle, 249 R Grigg. B grade: 244 J Ball, 265 A Christou, 265 Y Frencken, 268 L Zbierski, 269 J Weir, 276 H Linford. C grade: 285 M Frost, 294 S Sando, 294 A Baker, 296 K Alexander, 299 B Prior, 299 R Prior. Results A grade: 64 R Grigg, 65 S Abbott, 66 R Thompson, 67 L Grafton, 68 J Ball, C Girling, Simon Grigg, S Francis, 70 R Hogg, 73 C Doudle, 74 V Hatch, P Shields, 75 Stuart Grigg, I Smith, 76 I Clark, 77 D Hart. B grade: 64 L Zbierski, 65 Y Frencken, 66 H Linford, 68 A Gameau, 70 R Wendland, 72 A Bail, S Kelly, 73 J Spackman, 75 J Bowden, J Weir, 77 A Christou, B Goss, 81 D Hall. C grade: 66 I Telfer, 67 J Boon, 69 M Frost, 70 A Baker, R Prior, D Thompson, 72 K Alexander, C Weller, 73 S Loftus, 76 S Sando, 77 B Prior, 79 B Barns. Ladies: 76 E Grigg, 80 J Holland. Long Drives: A – Chris Girling, B – S Kelly, C: D Smith. NTP’s : 1 – M Frost, 2 – J Bowden, 6 – D Thompson, 11 – Y Frencken, 12 –, 15 – Stuart Grigg. Birdies: 4–, 8 – C Girling, 11 – R Grigg, I Smith, Y Frencken, 14 –. Pro’s Approach: Vince Hatch. NAGA: D Hall Members draw: D Hall Meat trays: P Shields, I Smith, M Day, B Prior, R Grigg. Next week: final round Club Champs. – Russell Grigg, Handicapper, TWGC.


Owen ladies open day a success Owen lady golfers hosted 26 players in their annual Open Day held on Friday, July 16. With cloud clearing early, the day turned into perfect conditions for the tournament. Teams were formed with golfers from Riverton, Snowtown, Burra, Barossa, Two Wells, Gawler, Balaklava, Kapunda, Blyth and Owen. It was wonderful that Owen’s small club was supported to make the day a great success. Soup and bread were served outside the clubrooms after nine holes, then the ladies continued and were served a delicious two-course lunch on finishing the course. Raffles were drawn with the majority taking home a prize. Thanks were given to Kerry Greenwood and Beth Harkness for sponsoring the day, and to the male and female members of the club who helped on the day. Results: division one handicap winner was winner Judi Frost (Two Wells), runner-up Helen Johnson (Two Wells). Division one Champion was Helen O’Connell (Snowtown) with 87 off the stick, runner-up was Gloria Potter (Gawler) with 88 off the stick. Division two winner was Tine Perry (Two Wells) with 71 nett, runner-up was J Bird (Barossa) with 72 nett. Division two Champion was M Daniel (Kapunda) with 104 off the stick on countback, runner-up was P Wedding (Barossa) with 104 off the stick. Longest drives: division one – H Johnson, Two Wells; division two – Chris Hahesy, Balaklava. Nearest the pin: division one – Judi Frost, Two Wells; division two – P Wedding, Barossa.

Division one (from left): handicap runner-up Helen Johnson, Two Wells, handicap winner Judi Frost, Two Wells, runner-up champion Gloria Potter, Gawler, champion Helen O’Connell, Snowtown.

DIVISION TWO (from left): handicap runner-up J Bird, Barossa, handicap winner Tine Perry, Two Wells, runner-up champion P Wedding, Barossa, champion M Daniel, Kapunda.

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Results from July 13. This was the second round of our championships. The winner was Tine Perry with nett 58. Runner up was Judi Frost with nett 66. Silver Spoon winner was Tine Perry with nett 58. Long Drive winner was Tine Perry on 5. Gobbler for Jenny Rowe on 17. Nearest the Pin was Helen Johnson on 12.

Hockey under 14

Balaklava 1 goal defeated Burra 0 Goal: Bryce Chapman. Best: Bal – Bryce Chapman, Brock Hamann, Michael Bowden; Bur – Neil Maxted, Jake Dolphin, William Price. Springstown 1 drew with Donnybrook 1 Goals: Spr – Johanna Dutschke; Don – Lachlan McLean. Best: Spr – Tom Forrest, Johanna Dutschke, Caleb Megson; Don – Bryce Mill, William Pearson, Ellen Canna.

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Burra 4 defeated Wendouree 0 Goals: Anthony Cochrane 3, Lochie Haddow Best: Bur – Anthony Cochrane, Aaron Desmet, Neil Maxted; Wen – Tom Pittaway, Josh Nourse, Rebecca Taylor. Balaklava 1 defeated Springstown 0 Goal: Samuel Tiller. Best: Bal – Samuel Tiller, Jordan Hamann, Sarah Tiller; Spr – Sam Megson, Luke Burge, Matt Forrest.


Balaklava 1 defeated Springstown 0 Goal: Roweena Tiller. Best: Bal – Sarah Tiller, Tegan McPharlin, Hayley Chapman; Spr – Anita Bayliss, Jayne Price, Kristi Cox.


Riverton 3 defeated Burra 1 Goals: Riv – Daniel Bowden 2, Jonathan Venning; Bur – Danny Smith. Best: Riv – Josh Chapman, Josh Nourse, Daniel Bowden; Bur – Neil Maxted, Danny Smith, Cameron Smith. Balaklava 2 defeated Springstown 1 Goals: Bal – Raf Battistessa, Tristan Felby; Spr – Derek Upton. Best: Bal – Raf Battistessa, Lee Cunningham, Matthew Gates; Spr – Thomas Erkelenz, Kristian Pawelski, Steve Davis. Next weeks matches are at Clare.

Grade: G Apthomas, Sighters: P Bradshaw 40.2. Handicap results: R Hatton 96.2, 100.4 (5) 200, G Apthomas 96.3, 96.3 (10) 200, F Pinyon 97.4, 99.4 (4) 200, P Fry 96.3, 100.4 (4) 200, K Sellick 99.5, 97.4 (3) 199, P Bradshaw 98.4, 100.5 (1) 199, R Nicholls 91.3, 94 (12) 197, J Pinyon 95, 94.3 (8) 199, W Muhleder 89, 91.3 (10) 190. Phoenix. A Grade: D Logos 198.8, B Grade: D Clarke 194.5, Sighters: D Logos 39.2. Handicap results: D Logos 100.9, 99.4 (9) 207, D Clarke 96.4, 98.1 (6) 200, M Bialkowski 94.1, 97.3 (8) 199, G Henderson 95.2, 92 (12) 196, J Samuel 96.2, 97.2 (3) 196. Cyclists & Torrens Valley F Class. F Open: B Moulds 197.10, F Standard: M Williams 192.4, Sighters: M Heyward 38.1. Handicap results: B Moulds 98.4, 99.6 (4) 200, D Zerbe 95, 92.2 (14) 200, M Williams 95.2, 97.2 (8) 200, R Braund 98.2, 98.4 (3) 199, R Exon 90, 94.2 (15) 199, B Galpin 89, 93.2 (15) 197, M Heyward 95.3, 98.2 (3) 196, H Bradshaw 94.1, 94 (8) 196, L White 88, 95.1 (9) 192, T Manning 90.1, 87 (12) 189. Phoenix F Class. F Standard: S Cowie 191.3, Sighters: E Kanik 39. Handicap results: M Roberts 93, 95.2 (23) 211, E Kanik 91, 96 (24) 208, S Cowie 95, 96.3 (13) 204, R Mousley 95, 90 (12) 197. Light River. A Grade: B Wrightson 199.10, B Grade:

G Morony 184.2, F Class: G Lewis 196.9, Sighters: B Wrightson 39.1. Handicap results: B Wrightson 99.5, 100.5 (10) 219, G Lewis 97.4, 99.5 (14) 219, R Spillman 96.3, 99.4 (14) 216, B Hall 97.2, 98.4 (12) 213, G Simpson 96.1, 95.3 (12) 213, G Morony 92, 92.2 (21) 201. Postal & Railways.AGrade: R Cunningham 195.10, B Grade: S Giles 192.9, C Grade: W Phillips 188.2, Sighters: I Mackintosh 39.2. Handicap results: S Giles 93.5, 99.4 (7) 208, R Cunningham 95.3, 100.7 (3) 208, I Mackintosh 97.1, 99.5 (6) 208, D Barr 97.6, 90 (8) 207, S Powell 94.3, 99.2 (8) 206, P Bissett 88.2, 98.2 (8) 200, M Spendelove 88.1, 93.2 (13) 197, W Phillips 89.2, 82 (13) 188, V Synusas 84.2, 87.2 (5) 184, M Bethune 87.2, 80 (13) 187, A McFarlane 85, 91.1 (5).

clay target association

Results from July 18. 25 Target Continental Compulsory Divide: A: J Elix, B Dempster 24/25, B: B Zanker 21/25, C: R Nutt, J Algar 24/25. 25 Target Double Barrel: A & Overall: A Zupanic 58/59, B: B Zanker 57/59, C: J Algar 32/34, 2nd: R Nutt 23/25. 20 Pair Double Rise Club Championship: A & Overall: A Zupanic 36/40, B: B Zanker 27/40, C: J Algar 34/40, 2nd: D Hemming 29/40. Next Shoot: Birthday Shoot, August 14 & 15.

Samuel Tiller changes direction infront of his Springstown apponents during Saturday’s under 17 hockey match.

Shooting adelaide plains rifle

Results from July 17. Cyclists & Torrens Valley. A Grade: P Bradshaw, B

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

SPORT v Football

Fo o t y ac t ion f rom S a t u rd ay ’s matche s

RESERVES action: Brendan Melville is grabbed high by his Ram opponent, as Pecker team mate Shane Dodd voices his support. SENIOR colts: Virginia’s Brad Galic moves in as young Pecker Riley McDonald handballs away in the match at Virginia.

InFARMation v Weekly guide to weather Australia’s leading hay exporter

weekly comment


Signs look good Many growers would have noticed the value of grain going in the right direction over the past few weeks. This is a pleasant change from other seasons when things have started well, only for the prices to fall over and returns for the crop to be disappointing. The reason prices have strengthened in the past few weeks is due to condition in the northern hemisphere. Too much rain in Canada and hot dry winds through Russia and Europe have challenged their growing season. The USDA report released on July 9 indicated the world forecast for wheat production is down by 7.5million metric tonnes (mmt). This is on the back of Russia being down 4.5mmt to 53mmt, the EU down by 1.17mmt to 141.8mmt and Canada down 4mmt to 20.5mmt. These figures distracted from China gains, lifting numbers up 2.5mmt to 114.5mmt. Despite the variations, the international market still came off the day the report was released as a lot of these changes were already factored in to the market. We anticipate that these variations in production will underpin the market at levels where Australian growers can make money out of growing wheat. The potential for further gains will be revealed as the season continues, but we are confident now that if levels maintain this upward momentum, it is all good news for Australian growers. Barley has also increased slightly, but not with the same drive as wheat. The USDA lowered production estimates by 7mmt globally, as Canada, the EU, Russia and Kazakhstan all had their production estimates lowered. Considering the changes to world grain production, it is not necessarily advisable to stop or change your marketing plan for the coming season on these results. We have seen in past seasons that prices can fall just as quickly as they increased. However, growers can be marginally confident that the recent rally is backed up by fundamental problems in northern hemisphere grain growing regions. If you are pricing grain for the coming season, make sure you understand all of the risks before locking into anything and the grade spreads that apply to any contracts that you take out.



DISCLAIMER: This Weekly Comment is written by Grain Pool Pty Ltd ABN 39089 394 883 (AFS No. 269743) and may contain general advice which was prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should, before acting on the advice, consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

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agricultural area on Monday and Tuesday. A mid level disturbance may result in showers developing over the far northeast on Sunday. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Cold at first with isolated fog patches and isolated frosts about the ranges, then a cool day. Isolated light showers south of about Adelaide and about the ranges. Light south to southeasterly winds. Thursday: Cold at first with isolated fog patches and isolated frosts about the ranges, then a cool day. Isolated light showers south of Adelaide. Light to moderate east to southeast winds. Friday: Cold at first with isolated fog patches and isolated frosts about the ranges, then a cool day. Isolated light showers about Kangaroo Island. Light to moderate east to southeast winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Wind: SE to NE 5 to 10 knots. Sea: 0.5 to 1 m. Swell: SW 1 to 1.5 m on southern Spencer Gulf, 0.5 m on southern Gulf St Vincent. Thursday: Wind: SE to NE 5 to 15 knots.







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WARNINGS Information at or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE On Wednesday a high will be centred in the Bight, with isolated showers continuing over the southern agricultural area. An upper level disturbance may bring isolated light showers to the far west of the state. Cool with light to moderate southeast to easterly winds. On Thursday the high will move east to be centred south of Kangaroo Island in the evening, remaining near stationary on Friday. Isolated light showers are expected south of Adelaide on Thursday, contracting to southern coasts and ranges on Friday then clearing in the evening. Conditions will be cool with light

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Bead Market & Craft Swap

at the Beadwork Gallery

Sunday Aug 1, 8, 15 & 22 • Open 12noon - 4pm • A SALA festival event Stall Enquiries

Coming Event

Neighbourhood / Rural Watch Mallala

AGM Tuesday August 3

Phone: 8862 1545

7.30pm at Mallala Museum School Room


AGM Tuesday August 24 at 7pm at Balaklava Sports Club

• Please come along and support your local Swimming pool Everyone WELCOME

Cinema★ ★Blyth 15 Moore Street, Blyth SA (opp. Medika Gallery)

is to be re-convened on

RSL Room, Balaklava Civic Centre

Be part of the future of this town! All interested people welcome. Nomination forms for committee available at The Plains Producer office during office hours. Nominations must be received by the returning officer, Steve Jonas, at Wakefield Regional Council by 5pm July 31, 2010.

Lions Wakefield Road Safety

Wakefield Road Safety Group

Head Light Check Thursday August 5 6pm - 9pm

• At Ralli Park Oval • Qualified technician • Gold coin donation

Ladies Sunday Arvo in

Sunday August 1, 2010 2pm in Snowtown Memorial Hall

• Tickets only $10, includes entry into raffle & complementary glass of champers, juice or soft drink • Tickets can be pre-purchased at Snowtown Chemist or purchased on the day . • Pre purchased tickets will be put into an exclusive raffle • Guest Speakers • A fun afternoon of shopping & pampering • Afternoon Tea supplied by Snowtown Red Cross gold coin donation • Including Tupperware, Bodyshop, Avon, Creative Memories, cards, local craft, reflexology, waxing & nails, foods, pottery, soaps, shoes, jewellery, bags, giftware and lots more..... Funds raised from this afternoon will go towards local youth projects within Snowtown & the beautification of the Snowtown Entrance way.


Provision includes delivery to YP Field Days exhibitor sites prior to the event. All tenders and enquiries welcome For details and further information please contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt Telephone 8827 2040 Fax 8827 1011 Email All Tenders must be submitted in writing to: YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close at 5p.m. on Friday July 23, 2010

Butch Bennett Crash Repairs Pty Ltd

2pm at the Dublin Institute

Authorised by Norman Trestrail

Two Wells Uniting Church

Auction Night

‘Complete crash repair centre”

Specialist Auto Repairers ★ Digital imaging for speedy insurance claims ★ Windscreen replacement & repairs ★ Plastic welding ★ Tilt towing 24 hours

414 Main Nth Rd, Clare Phone: 8842 2810 Fax: 8842 3851 Email:

Friday July 23

7pm for 7.30pm start at Two Wells Uniting Church Hall

Quality Approved Member

Ceilings & Walls

• FREE entry • BYO supper and drinks • Coffee and tea supplied

• Repairs & property maintenance • Cornice • Extensions • Line Garages & Sheds • Water damage & Insurance claims

To book a table phone 0417 282 018

Mark 0417 810 940 Kym 0424 053 441

Brinkworth Memorial Hall 40th annual

Wine Tasting Saturday July 31, 2010

Snowtown Community Management Committee Presents a

Tuesday September 27 Wednesday September 28 Thursday September 29, 2011

Annual General Meeting Sunday August 8

Wednesday August 4 - 7pm

Tenders are called and invited for provision of 2,000 small square bales of straw/hay for the 2011 YP Field Days three-day event at Paskeville on

Tickets: •Concession/Student $8 •Child $5 •Adults $10 •Family tickets $25 (2 +2) extra child $2.50 3 Full Dolby digital surround sound 3 Candy bar 3 Air Conditioned BOOKINGS 8844 5175 - (between 2pm - 5pm)

Balaklava Area Committee


Yorke Peninsula Field Days Inc

• Dear John (M) ★ ★ ★ Tatum Channing, Amanda Seyfried -Rom/Drama - Fri July 23, 8pm • My One & Only (M) ★ ★ ★ 1950’s Drama with Renee Zellweger - Sat July 24, 8pm • Central Station (MA15+) ★ ★ ★ ★ Brazilian - Oscar nominated - Wed July 28, 6.30pm • My One & Only (M) ★ ★ ★ 1950’s Drama with Renee Zellweger - Fri July 30, 8pm • Crazy Heart (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ with Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges - Sat July 31, 8pm - Fri Aug 6, 8pm • Casablanca (PG) ★ ★ ★ ★ Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergmann - Tues Aug 3, 1.30pm

Thompson Beach Progress Association inc

For Sale


• Live Music by Danny Hooper • Dress formal/semi formal if desired •Wine tasting 7pm followed by a sumptuous buffet • Tickets $80 double $50 single includes bottle of Clare Valley Wine • Bottles of wine, premium beer & soft drinks are available for purchase • Pre purchase of tickets recommended

Tickets available: Brinkworth General Store 8846 2155 Middle Pub Clare 8842 2816, Benny Mills 0438 462 056

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2009 VE SV6 ute, silver, 6 speed manual, 20,000 kms, bluetooth, tinted windows, hardlid, excellent condition, 18 inch mags, sheepskin seat covers, $28,500. Ph 8864 2220 or 0429 642 221. Double bedroom suite, consisting of: head board, foot end, side rails, side cupboards - tall boy, cheval mirror. Good condition, all reasonable offers considered. Also outdoor setting, octagonal table and 6 chairs, cream colour $125. Ph 0407 651 168. EL Falcon, lowered, mags, exhaust, sound system, great condition, WBH-290, $4,900 o.n.o - Kadina Ph: 0400 036 123. Falcon 1987 XF sedan, auto, a/c, CD player, 12 slotter mag wheels, new tyres, body good, reg no. UDV 922, $1,200 o.n.o. Ph 0400 169 698. Firewood for sale, cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone/mobile: 0407 896 159 or a/hours 8865 2127. Firewood - top quality split red gum, $250 per tonne. 1/2 tonne loads available. All loads weighed. Free delivery to Owen & surrounding areas. Phone 0412 887 040 anytime. Ford Territory, 2005, 98,000 kms, black, 4 door wagon, 7 seater, auto, inbuilt DVD player, 6 stacker CD, mags, tinted windows, cruise control, new tyres, tow bar, very good condition, $19,990. Phone 0488 058 148 or 8862 1355.

Holden Rodeo, dual cab utility, 2006, white, great condition, automatic, reg no. XNT 371, $16,500 o.n.o. Ph 0411 500 969.


PEST & WEED CONTROL Specialising in the eradication of ... ✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying

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

Presenting an informal service that will please all

Cafe Church July 25, 2010

11am at Lutheran Church, Balaklava Lunch: Master Chef Challenge - Chinese • Traditional service still a 9am More information contact Pastor Jim 0421 344 662

For Sale 15ft Savage Runabout fishing/skiing boat. 150hp Mercury Motor. New trailer brakes, trim and tilt and navigation lights. $3,000 o.n.o. Ph 0400 190 582. 1989 Nissan Pajero runs well, gas and petrol or suitable for wrecking, $1,800 o.n.o. Phone 8527 2387, ask for Susie. Oaten chaff, good quality. Balaklava Museum. Phone 8862 1139.

Hyundai Excel, 1995. Reg WKX192. 2 door 5 speed man, a/c, p/steer, cd, mags, body kit, custom interior. Very sporty, great car. $4,500 ono. Phone 0438 041 491. Lawnmower and edger. Rover 4.5hp mower. Victa tiltacut edger. As a unit $350. Phone 0428 858 331. Massey Ferguson 135 diesel tractor, good condition, both tyres recently replaced, 3 point linkage, roll-over protection frame, includes slasher, $8,000 or very near offer. For enquiries phone 0400 290 687. Nissan ute 2005. 1 owner, reg XFY 634, 52,0000km, excellent condition, diesel, 4.2 Ltr turbo, gas injected, common rail, Dekker tray, 2 batteries, 2 fuel tanks, bull bar, spotlights, canopy, side tool box l/r, tow bar. Phone: 0428 845 847. Photocopier - Sharp AR-M205 with document feeder and duplex unit, excellent condition, low volume work history, $1,200 o.n.o. Ring 0408 495 076 for more information.

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010


Kingswood station wagon. Running, registered UZS 775. $650. Phone 0407715-593 Retravision - computers, cameras, ipods, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Ph 8862 1552.

Rover Chip ‘N Shred mulcher. Large 240 volt,Australian made, good condition, new, $1,050, sell $500. Ph 8862 2272 or 0412 809 336. Saltbush seedlings available now. Discount on bulk orders. Ph 0438 414 565.

Steel canopy for landcruiser, lockable $750. Bench seat for 2008 Triton $250. Ph 0408 842 201.

Steel tray 2.1 x 2.75 suit F-Series Ford or similar, includes custom side tool box, mud flaps, lights, c/p floor, as new condition, $600 o.n.o. Alloy tray 2.3 x 2.6 drop sides suit F-Series Ford or similar, very good condition $600 o.n.o. Phone 8529 2320 Dublin. Truck tyres ‘Triangle’ 385 / 65R / 22.5 super single, as new on rim $300. New Bridgestone M840 10.00 x 20 tyre and tube on old style 10 stud rim $200. Phone 8529 2320 Dublin.

Workmans caravan, kitchen, eating area, small office area $3,500. Electric king size single bed $1,200. Three wheeled walker $70. Back massage pillow $25 - can use in car. TV/Video cabinet $25. Phone 8527 8276 after 6pm.

Garage Sale

The kids have gone, left heaps behind. Open from 8am to 4pm, Saturday July 24 & Sunday July 25 - 36A Wallace Street, Balaklava.


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


Weekend of July 9. Gold padlock bracelet with dozen zirconia stones Will place reward if returned. Has sentimental value. Phone 0418 892 329.


NOTICE UNDER SECTION 33 ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, 1961 I, Henry Stewart McCallum, Senior Sergeant of Police, for, and on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, exercise the authority delegated by the Minister of Transport under Section 11 Road Traffic Act, and make the following order under Section 33 of the Act. 1. I declare that the ‘Balaklava Cup Day’ is an event to which this section applies and that the following roads be closed to vehicle traffic on Wednesday September 1, 2010, between the times indicated. Racecourse Road, Balaklava between Port Wakefield Road and Racecourse Gate D to be closed to north bound traffic. From 9 am to 1 pm

Racecourse Road, Balaklava between Port Wakefield Road and Racecourse Gate D to be closed to south bound traffic. From 4 pm to 6 pm. 2. I direct that persons taking part in the ‘Balaklava Cup Day’ on the above roads, be exempted from all Part Eleven Australian Road Rules, Divisions 2, 3, and 4, relating to vehicle position on a road.

H.S.McCALLUM S/SGT 19727 For and on behalf of COMMISSIONER OF POLICE 09/07/2010.

Wanted to Buy

VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634.

in memoriam

Smith - Brian Arthur (Dad). 28/08/1925 to 19/07/2009.

Twelve months on and the tears still flow. Everyday we think of you and wish you were still here. Your friendly smile and calm voice are still there when we close our eyes. As the days move on and the tears dry up, don’t think we have forgotten, for you will always be in our hearts and minds forever. Loving you always Dad. Gary, Vicki and family.

DEFENCE PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORT WAKEFIELD: LIVE FIRING RANGE WARNING NOTICE Test and evaluation activities involving static firings and/or firings of naval and artillery weapons are conducted at the Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield throughout the year. The Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield is a vital Defence test and evaluation capability that has supported Defence since 1929. These firings may require specific tidal or weather conditions, and are critical for the safety of current and new Defence capabilities. Members of the public may notice noise, vibration, flashes and/or smoke during the testing. There is no risk to the public outside of the gazetted Defence Practice Areas. For reasons of public safety, there is a permanent exclusion zone covering land, sea and air around the Port Wakefield Establishment. Specific details on the Port Wakefield Prohibited Area can be obtained from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No GN 26, 4 July 1990, and is shown on the diagram below. Trespassing in this Area is strictly prohibited and very dangerous due to the presence of unexploded bombs. Any person found within the Prohibited Area or on Defence land will be subject to prosecution. Specific test and evaluation activities may also require restricting public access to the Port Wakefield Defence Practice Areas over specific periods with these areas articulated in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 40, 7 October 2007, and also identified on the diagram below. This may affect access to the Gulf of St Vincent at Port Wakefield and Port Parham. If any member of the public has inquiries in relation to these activities please contact Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Range Control, on (08) 8867 0270 between 8.00am and 4.30pm weekdays or the Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Security Office, on (08) 8867 0299 outside these hours.

Return Thanks

MacGregor Kathleen (Kay). Ned, Karren & Ray, Jill & Peter, Karen & Spin, Shirl & Richard, Daph & Bruce and families would like to thank their relatives and friends for their support, cards and flowers on the sad loss of Kay, treasured wife, mum and “Granny”. Please accept this as our personal thanks.

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

Situations Vacant

Hamley Bridge memorial hospital


Adoption of Valuation and Declaration of Rates

Ford Fairlane ZH or Falcon XC V8. Ph Simon 0447 000 863

Puppies - Kelly’s Farm Pet and Aquarium has been in the Pet Industry for 24 years. Our company policy is “Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership”. We wish to purchase puppies on a regular basis from breeders who maintain high standards and whose puppies are wormed and vaccinated. Please contact us on 8263 1494 7 days.

Public Notice

Public Notice

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Phone 0417 885 107.

Public Notice

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997


Notice is hereby given that at its meeting held on July 7, 2010, Wakefield Regional Council, in exercise of its powers contained in Chapter 10 of the Local Government Act 1999, made the following resolutions:

Ancillary Staff Required Casual over a 7 day roster. Multi skilled roles encompassing Kitchen, Cleaning, & Laundry. Closing date July 23, 2010. Applications & Enquires to Antonetta Eales T – 08 8528 2276 Email

Adoption of Valuation That, in accordance with the provisions of Section 167 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council adopts for the year ending June 30, 2011 the most recent valuation made by the Valuer-General of capital value in relation to the area of the Council, that being the valuation listing of June 26, 2010 showing a total assessment for the district of $1,674,135,520.

Farm Hand

Fixed Charge That, in accordance with the provisions of Sections 151 and 152 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declares a fixed charge of $290.00 on rateable property within its area for the financial year ended June 30, 2011.

A position is available on a cropping property at Mallala, for an energetic/enthusiastic farmhand. Applicant must have broadacre spraying experience, HC licence and the ability to work unsupervised. The position is fulltime for a period of six months.

Declaration of Differential General Rates That pursuant to the provisions of Section 151 and 156 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declares differential general rates on property within its area for the financial year ending June 30, 2011 based on land use as follows:

Please address applications to Konzag Grains, PO Box 117, Mallala SA 5502 or

• 0.2318 cents in the dollar on rateable land of Category 1 (Residential), Category 7 (Primary Production) and Category 9 (Other), • 0.3871 cents in the dollar on rateable land of Category 2 (Commercial Shop), Category 3 (Commercial Office), Category 4 (Commercial Other), Category 5 (Industry Light) and Category 6 (Industry Other), • 0.6444 cents in the dollar on rateable land of Category 8 (Vacant),

For further details phone 0417 830 406


and further that pursuant to the provisions of Section 166(1)(l) of the Local Government Act 1999, rebates shall be granted to provide relief against what would otherwise amount to a substantial change in rates payable by individual ratepayers due to rapid changes in valuation or anomalies in valuations, to the extent that the general rate raised on each assessment shall not incur an increase of greater than 20% on the previous year’s (2009/2010) general rate amount so raised, except where an increase is the result of changes in rebates or concessions, or is the result of valuation increases as a result of new building work or development activity, or where a change of ownership has occurred in the previous eighteen months, or where a new allotment has been created, or where the land use has changed, or where there have been changes to adjoining properties or Single Farm Enterprise arrangements. Community Wastewater Management Schemes Service Charges That pursuant to the provisions of Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declares service charges for the year ending June 30, 2011 for the purposes of recovering from ratepayers who will be benefited by the authorised Community Wastewater Management Schemes for the disposal of sewerage effluent, the capital cost of the work and the cost of the maintenance and operation thereof, of $325.00 for each occupied unit and $260.00 for each unoccupied unit. Waste Collection Charge That pursuant to the provisions of Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declares a service charge for the year ending June 30, 2010 of $222.00 for the purpose of recovering from ratepayers who will be benefited by the collection of waste the full cost of providing that service. Natural Resources Management Levy That, in accordance with the provisions of Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declares a separate rate of 0.0139 cents in the dollar on rateable land within its area for the financial year ending June 30, 2011 for the purpose of raising its contribution to the Natural Resources Management levy. Payment of Rates That, in accordance with the provisions of Section 181 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council hereby determines that all rates imposed in respect of the year ending June 30, 2011 will fall due in four instalments and further that Council determines that the instalments will fall due on: • Friday September 3, 2010, • Friday December 3 2010, • Friday March 4, 2011, and • Friday June 3, 2011. Phil Barry CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Do you enjoy working with elderly people and at the same time earn an income? CHAP urgently requires contractors to provide in-home services including cleaning, shopping, bill paying and/or personal care. A l l c o n t ra c t s a re i n d i v i d u a l l y negotiated. For more information please phone: Balaklava – 8862 2155

FINANCE & & ADMIN ADMIN OFFICER OFFICER FINANCE (PART TIME) TIME) (PART Our client is a large scale broadacre grain & grazing business, located located one one hour hour North North of of Adelaide, Adelaide, in in the the Lower Lower North. North. They are currently seeking an enthusiastic and self motivated They are currently seeking an enthusiastic and self motivated person to fill a finance and administration role for 16 hours per personwith to fillflexible a finance and administration role for 16 hours per week working arrangements available.

week with flexible working arrangements available.

Key responsibilities include: •Key responsibilities Office administration include: •• Maintain general ledger using MYOB Office administration •• Financial management reporting Maintain and general ledger using MYOB

Financial and management reporting

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes: candidate will possess following skills •The successful Experience in administration andthe book-keeping / and attributes: accounting • Advanced skills and book-keeping / Experiencecomputer in administration • Ability to work with minimal supervision accounting •• Well developed organisational and management skills Advanced computer skills • Show initiative and commitment to continuous • Ability to work with minimal supervision improvement •To discuss Wellthis developed organisational and management skills opportunity and obtain a position description • Show initiative commitment continuousPty Ltd on 08 please contact Carlynand Sherriff from RuraltoDirections improvement 8842 1103. To discuss thisclose opportunity obtain a position description Applications on Fridayand 30th July 2010.

please contact Carlyn Sherriff from Rural Directions Pty Ltd on 08 8842 1103. Applications close on Friday 30th July 2010.

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REAL v ESTATE v For rent Balaklava two bedroom, unit. Self contained, $145 per week, air conditioning, F2F Real Estate. Phone Julio 0409 100 062, Balaklava.

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997



Great Value

Work Wanted

Great 3 bedroom family home! This brick home has all the modern conveniences you could want. Features 3 bedrooms, main with WIR & ens. Open Plan living at the rear of the home & separate formal lounge at the front. Neutral décor & quality carpets throughout. Paved outdoor ent area. Split system air-conditioning. Just bring your furniture & move in! Price Guide $235,000 Contact Annette Lloyd 0417 089 199 Clare Valley

RLA205501 Balaklava Physiotherapy

Trades & Services Directory


Balaklava Mallala & Two Wells

…Phone Your Hot Water Specialist!

•Leaking Taps/Toilets •Water filter •Blocked Drains/Septic Connections •Replacement Units/Elements/Valves

For Appointments

8862 2200 or 0419 842 228


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

Keanan 0438 641 032

Chiropractor Dr Daryl R Brown

No Call Out Fee/ Pensioner Discounts


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


earn to drive with a


• Late model car • Air conditioned • Dual controls Teaching Universal vehicle on-road Driving School tests (VORT)

Very Affordable

For appointments phone



Clare Valley

RLA 223600




This is a modern 3 bedroom homette with • Open plan kitchen / dining living area with reverse cycle air conditioning • Carport with roller door • Quiet location ideal investment or home Reduced

A modern 3 bedroom brick veneer - well located, features include: • 3 living areas - kitchen, dine & lounge • Pergola and secure yard • Carport under main roof and 20 x 25 garage • Gas heating and evaporative a/c

190 Main North Road, Clare

8842 1154


Trades & Services Directory

Waratah Earthworx

Lot 36 Boronia Crt Balaklava $285,000 Brand new and waiting for you Open for Inspection: Saturday July 17, 10am Want a brand new house without the wait? This four bedroom family home in Balaklava’s newest residential estate is ready for you. The home features a fully tiled modern open living area, as well as the luxury of a WIR and ensuite in the master bedroom. Two of the remaining bedrooms feature BIR’s and all four rooms are newly carpeted. Accessible via the open living area, is a double garage with remote control roller door. Built on a corner allotment, the backyard allows handy access to vehicles and provides plenty of room for outdoor living. To top it all off, the front yard has been freshly landscaped. Sound too good to be true, take a look for yourself.

Other Listings

•Bobcat •Tipper •Excavator •Excavations •Trenching • Civil work • Site levelling •Cartage • Slashing / mowing • Hole boring •Rubbish removal • Driveways • General earthworks Balaklava and surrounding areas

Contact Grant Fisher 8862 1988 or 0407 807 123

• Zank’s Place..................................P.O.A. • 6 Charles Street..................$187,500

Brock Harcourts Rural Balaklava

Kelly Leach - 0417 146 451 E W

12 Harris St Country living at its best Beautifully presented family home feat 3 ample bedrooms with built in robes, garage under main roof, eat in kitchen, polished floorboards, air conditioning, 2 showers, rear covered outside entertainment area, glasshouse plus a huge 30 x 30 workshop. What a bargain! Open: Saturday 2pm - 2.45pm Price: $225,000 - 245,000 Agent: Ian Sullivan 0425 660 550



20 Richardson St How Sweet it is Featuring 2 generous size bedrooms, the master offering panoramic views from the balcony, large formal lounge, well equipped kitchen including dish washer, plenty of bench & cupboard space, ample air conditioning and combustion heater. Outside there is a large entertaining area, double garage, the property is fully fenced and is perfectly located in a quiet street for a peaceful & relaxed lifestyle. Open: Saturday 3.30pm - 4pm Price: $240,000 - 260,000 Agent: Ian Sullivan 0425 660 550

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

8562 1999


• UHF •Marine •GPS •Satellite Phones •UHF Repairs



Transceiver Services Pty Ltd has serviced the communications community in South Australia since 1978. Authorised dealers for Uniden, GME, Garmin, Magellan, Icom, Tait, Kenwood.

Shop 5, 1387 Main North Road Para Hills West SA 5096 Phone: 8285 4666 Fax 8285 4577 Email: ABN 52 007 895 954

43 Wallace Street A True Country Hacienda Features 4-5 generous bedrooms, attractive kitchen & formal dining, air conditioning, ceiling fans, space heating, carport, 2 wc’s, large garden shed and wait for it……Electricity Solar Panels! Large family home with loads on offer. Open: By Appointment Price: $265,000 - 275,000 Agent: Ian Sullivan 0425 660 550

Transceiver Services Pty Ltd


m 0417 089 199


Murray Pest Control

Lower Light

7 Days Service!

P: 8847 2246 M: 0409 525 452

8853 2088

Septic Suckers

Quality Service Guaranteed!

A new modern 3 bedroom home featuring: • Built-in robes and ensuite in the main brm • Open plan living with ducted R/V A/C


Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

Port Wakefield

I can help you work through the process, call Annette Lloyd at Ray White 0417 089 199


A neatly presented renovated cottage featuring: • Bullnose verandah • 2 double bedrooms, pressed tin ceiling • Updated bathroom and 2nd living areas and a modern kitchen upgrade

CONTRACT slaughtering is our speciality at our quality assured. Snowtown Abattoirs for butcher shop farmers and every day people. Serving all areas. Phone 8865 2162

New Name!

Anxious, Confused or Frustrated about selling your home?


Lot 1 Main North Road Great Price For The First Home Buyer Situated on 1740m2 allotment & would suit a variety of uses with loads of potential. Comfortable 2 bdm home including formal lunge/kitchen with air con & combustion heating. Outside features a rear verandah and a galvanised iron garage. Great price for the first home buyer in this historic township within close proximity to the gastronomic wonders of the Clare Valley District. Open: Saturday 2pm - 3pm Price: $165,000 - 185,000 Agent: Ian Sullivan 0425 660 550

More Properties Wanted. Free No Obligation Market Appraisals. Call Ian Sullivan 0425 660 550 Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010



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

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

And you could be part of it. For a very short period selected blocks are available from $125,000**.

The Links Golf Course is now under construction. Spencer Gulf

Three bedroom ‘Cape Views’ on Par Court, are available from $375,000*.

n Wallaroo




Open Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 2pm.


Port Augusta Whyalla Port Pirie Kadina

Adelaide 2 hours

Port Hughes


Port Hughes


Lots 364 and 365. Price correct as at January 28, 2010.

For more information contact: David Doyle Mobile 0407 610 988 Brock Urban Projects 29 Young Street Adelaide RLA 61339

Come and see for yourself this weekend Information Centre Open 7 Days a week 10am to 4pm enquiries 1300 788 867

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Lots 7 and 8 as at March 31, 2010. Average price $127,500.

list and sell with us your local agent Balaklava $295,000 17 Roberts Street

NEED HELP RENTING A HOUSE We can find good tenants and manage the whole deal for you and it’s all fully tax deductible.

• Centrally position 3 way brm • Main Bm with WIR & ensuite • Outdoor entertainment area

• 3 carpeted bedrooms • Spacious tiled hallway • Open plan kitchen, dining

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

SNowtown Red $89,000 31 East Terrace

Affordable Home • Rare low price bracket • Low maintenance • 3 bedroom so be quick • Currently rented $130 per week

Snowtown $220,000 23 First Street

Balaklava $155,000 22 Humphrey Street

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

Ideally located & affordable stone cottage

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

• Affordable Cottage • Close To Main Street • 3/4 Bedrooms Or Office

• dishwasher • affordable price

• Large Carport • Good Tenant In Residence


• Lot 175 March St, Bowmans • 60 Railway Tce, Balaklava • 24 Railway Tce Balaklava

Under Contract

• Sect 496 Halbury

Balaklava $189,000 Unit 2/ 7 Fisher Street

Move straight in • 2 Bedrooms • Modern unit • Great location • Easy care

• Split system air conditioning • Remote roller door

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


other reports: p20 – 27

Pressure on Wells

Last year’s grand finalists can’t afford to take Bombers lightly

My Call n Kym Jarman previews APFL KYM’s KIss of Death: Two Wells 72 Balaklava 27 Virginia 58

This week’s clash at Hamley Bridge means but one thing. A win for Two Wells keeps them in touch with the APFL’s top four – something Steven Fitzgerald’s young men will be pursuing, hoping to move heaven and earth on the way to a favourable result. Last year’s grand finalists currently sit outside the top four a game behind their neighbours – the fourth-placed Virginia. With Virginia expected to get an easy win over United this week at Long Plains, Two Wells knows the importance of back-to-back wins at the Bridge this week to stay within striking distance as we approach the business end of the season. Further north, at Balaklava, the Peckers and HW Eagles will be

locked in an absorbing battle of their own. Whoever wins that game will be likely to finish second at the end of the minor round – but more of my thoughts on their game in the preview on page 23. The Roosters have started this year’s final round (which every side plays one another once each from last weekend) with a strong win over United, effectively ending any remote last hope the Tigers had in making the finals. To win well this week against seventh-placed Hamley Bridge will mean it will be “two from two” and confidence will be high in the Roosters camp approaching 2010’s third grand final re-match against top of the table Mallala in a fortnight’s time. Interestingly the Roosters currently

hold more percentage than the Rams. So should they win by a large margin this week against the Bombers, they can really start their run home with a “bang” and build up some percentage should they need to call on it later in the year. Two Wells will be hoping that matches featuring other teams between now and the end of the 2010 minor round go their way, as it is possible things could be taken out of their hands should they not defeat at least three sides currently above them between now and August 28. The return of gun Lee Allmond and young whippet Kahn Leighton are good signs.

SNAP SHOT @ Lochiel

+36 over

@ Two Wells

n Continued Page 23

+74 over

@ Virginia

! e s o l c o S

Hot work!

n Woodville-West Torrens Under 15 side lost by just three points to North Adelaide in a thrilling curtain-raiser to the Crows–Geelong clash last Friday night. Pictured are coach Richard Crewdson with footballers Josh Butterfield (Balaklava), Dylan Kearns (Mallala), Shannon Slattery (Two Wells) and Jake Birchmore (Mallala). n Full report on U15 and U17s, Page 20.

n CLOSE encounters at Two Wells in A1 netball, where Two Wells centre Nicole Hardy tries to pass to shooter, Cassie Lange. Longies wing defence Fiona Opitz, tries to block, with Emma Laintoll waiting to pounce at rear. Two Wells won, 58-38. Reports, Page 25. PICTURE: Lisa Redpath.


THE NEFL with Peter Argent

+4 over

@ A1 netball Mallala 47 (Nerida May) d Hummocks 32 (Sarah Young); Two Wells 58 (Bronte Hewett) d Long Plains 38 (Jane McBride); Balaklava 42 (Carly Gregor) d Virginia 36 (Cheyenne Krejzlik).

There are things you can prepare for and things you can’t To give yourself the best chance of seeing out the months ahead, trouble free and productive, get a pre-season service today. That way, the things that can go right will. We know your machine, so call us today and prepare for success.

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Plains Producer, Wednesday July 21, 2010

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