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With contracts due to expire, Griffiths blames State government inaction

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Lauren Hermon reports:

Horizon Christian School students and sisters, Simangaliso (top) and Blessing Nyoni will join hundreds of people who will flood the streets of Balaklava this weekend. Residents and visitors will be treated to an extraordinary display of talent guaranteed to impress as the Balaklava Eisteddfod kicks off this Friday. There are more than 400 entries. About 120 volunteers are involved behind the scenes over the three days as the town embraces the big event. There are countless other people who assist in setting up the town hall and service club volunteers. Some shops will open for extended trading hours on the weekend. Simangaliso and Blessing will be two of 60 local performers. With their mum, Cleaner and dad, Dr Layton Nyoni, the sisters relocated to Balaklava in 2007 from their home country, Zimbabwe. • Continued page 9

By Lauren Hermon Local students may be affected as school bus contractors are left in financial limbo and regional school bus services allegedly at risk as the State government continues to refuse to resolve the issue of expiring contracts. In an appeal for action, Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, met with a number of school bus contractors from the Goyder electorate. Fears were raised about the impact the government’s inaction and lack of policy will have on school transport throughout regional South Australia. The issue remains ongoing more than two years after it was raised. With 65 contracts scheduled to expire this year, and up to 150 expiring in the next year and a half, the government has allegedly refused to provide regional school bus contractors with any certainty – only offering them two year rollover contracts. About 20 school bus routes operate from Balaklava, servicing three

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schools – Balaklava High School, Balaklava Primary School and Horizon Christian School. Mr Griffiths, who raised the issue in Parliament, claimed the government would not guarantee long-standing service providers with operating cost increases. Concern also surrounds earlier demands buses must be upgraded, with air conditioning and seat belts. This could cost up to $300,000 for a new rear-end “Euro standard” bus with air-conditioning and seatbelts. Local bus operators were reluctant to discuss the emotive issue. n Continued page 9

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Schools still waiting on computers, says Liberal candidate With labrador retreivers Sharni, Campbell, Honey and Robbie on Monday are (from left) Dylan Irrgang, Claude Wakefield, Tim Coverdale, Caillen Fitzgerald, Jake Daniel, Daniel Dunne, Nathan Studham and Scott Parker.

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Port Wakefield Primary School is currently involved with the Labs ‘n Life school program, funded through the Community Mentoring Program. Labs ‘n Life involves matching community members with students to work one-on-one with labrador retrievers for one hour per week. It gives young people the opportunity to assist in the training of

the labradors, to eventually be of assistance to families of children on the autism spectrum. Students at Labs ‘n Life learn more than just how to train a dog in the process. Working with dogs increases self esteem and sense of accomplishment. The initiative also aims to help students become responsible adults. Eight students from Port Wakefield Primary were selected to take

part in the program. Photographer Lisa Redpath visited the group on Monday, who were being mentored by Caroline King on how to work with dogs – Campbell aged 3, Robbie 4, Sharni 6 and Honey 7. Local co-ordinator Carol Toole said the program “engages kids, building their self esteem.” “The program covers everything to do with training. They



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have a booklet in which they record measurements, weights etc.” The labrador retrievers will also be travelling to Ardrossan, Wallaroo and Wallaroo Mines primary Schools, as well as Moonta Area School. The program will run for six sessions. Anyone interested in helping with the program should contact Carol Toole on 0457 763 587.

Champion: Better health Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, has welcomed the Gillard Labor government’s commitment to train more emergency doctors and nurses and reduce hospital waiting times. Federal Labor has announced $96 million to deliver more and better qualified frontline staff for emergency departments. Mr Champion said local families wanted better hospi-

tals, to provide the best possible care. He said families were also concerned about the impact of Liberal plans to cut health services, including cutting GP Super Clinics and cutting the after-hours GP helpline. “Labor will deliver better hospitals that provide the best possible treatment with shorter waiting times. This follows a 50 per cent increase in hospital funding under Labor.”

New figures have revealed only 16 per cent of the 5383 new computers promised to students in Wakefield have actually been delivered, Liberal candidate, David Strauss, claims. “Just three years ago, the Labor government, under the direction of then education minister Julia Gillard, promised every student in years 9 to 12 would have access to a new computer but now this commitment can be added to the long line of promises broken by Labor. “It is extremely disappointing Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, has not stood up for the students in his electorate to ensure his government delivers on its promise. As a newly elected MP this should have been one of his major priorities,” Mr Strauss said. Figures show an alarming 4525 out of 5383 students in the seat of Wakefield still have not received a computer, despite the costs for the project blowing out into the billions. “It is so disappointing to see thousands of secondary school students miss out on their new computers and equally disappointing to see the Member for Wakefield simply does not care,” Mr Strauss said. Mr Champion said a Labor government was committed to giving every child a quality education and preparing them for jobs by expanding Trades Training Centres for schools. “Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and David Strauss don’t only plan to cut 859 computers from local high schools, they will also put 22 libraries, 34 classrooms and 27 halls in our school communities at risk,” Mr Champion said.

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‘Camp confrontation’ Parham man takes on council, residents The future of Parham’s free camping ground is unsettled amid an ongoing battle between Parham property owner, Anthony Thomas and other Parham residents who support the ground. The facility, established by District Council of Mallala (DCM) in 1994, has recently come under scrutiny after being dubbed a visual as well as noise intrusion by Mr Thomas, who purchased land opposite the reserve last year while aware it was a camping area. In a letter to council he said: “I purchased the property on the basis of peace and tranquillity of the area. “I was aware of a parking area but it was inconceivable the hard surface and toilet had actually been provided as a parking area for up to 30 caravans/motorhomes as a free park, with all the associated problems. (The parking area was empty when I purchased),” Mr Thomas wrote. In the years since its creation, the Parham camping ground has grown in popularity to be the most visited free camping ground in the state. There has never previously been a complaint on record in its 16 years of existence. It was established for the purpose of providing an area for campers to safely camp while assisting to prevent campers from

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By Bronte Hewett damaging the beach and foreshore area. According to correspondence with DCM, Mr Thomas said the siting of this camp ground was inappropriate, the regulation was insubstantial and campers took advantage of council’s lack of monitoring. Council bylaws state campers may stay for two-weeks at the facility for free. Mr Thomas said the camping ground was used more commonly by mobile home owners not genuine campers. Creation of noise through generators was another problem. “These ‘campers’ who park their mobile dwellings for free take advantage of the approach taken by Mallala council,” he wrote. About 15 Parham residents were present at Monday night’s council meeting in support of the camping ground. Port Parham Social Club committee member, Alvin Jenkin, spoke in open forum about the importance of the camping ground to the local community. “Mixing with people who camp there is great for us,” he said. “The majority are grey nomads and very nice people.” In response to the noise of generators, Mr Jenkin agreed a curfew was an appropriate solution, but

closure or relocation were unwarranted. He said the visitors were rarely problematic and brought about good business for the district, in particular at the Port Parham Social Club. The social club and its members support the campers and often befriend them. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said in a letter to Mr Thomas the information on council’s system for the site development was limited, but, from what was available, he said it appeared council did undertake a process addressing feedback from the community. Council recently investigated options through Wallmans Lawyers, who recommended steps should be taken to regulate the use of the land to minimise adverse impacts. The report recommended council regulate the reserve, identify alternative sites for camping and prepare a draft community land management plan, all with appropriate public consultation. Councillors agreed to investigate alternative sites as a measure to ensure the current position is the most suitable option for the camp ground. If the camp ground is not moved, it is expected the decision may be challenged by Mr Thomas through the ombudsman.

INDIANA MAY, the “face of the Balaklava Cup” joined a big crowd to launch this year’s Cup at The Lakes hotel in Adelaide last Friday. She is pictured here with champion jockey Damien Oliver.

Katie’s a local ambassador

Dressing-up is what motivated Balaklava’s Katie Urwin to attend the Balaklava Cup for the third time – and this year she’s been selected as a local Cup day ambassador on Wednesday, September 1. The 21-year-old also received a ticket to a marquee and said being an ambassador would be a great opportunity. “I like dressing up, having a good day and meeting new people,” she said. With an uncle who is a jockey and horse trainer, Katie has some idea about the industry. Her uncle trains some of the horses

which are expected to jump on race day, so she might even have some inside information! Katie is also looking forward to Fashions on the Field... but only from the sidelines. “I probably won’t enter, but I like watching,” she said. Balaklava Racing Club is still on the look out for more local ambassadors from across the district. All you have to do is send your photo and a brief overview of why you would make a good ambassador. • For more information contact Carly Gregor on 8862 1503.

Balaklava gets funding for shared cycling path Balaklava cyclists and pedestrians will be able to share footpaths with a new safety project announced for the town. The proposed location for the shared path will run from Humphry street, along Gwy terrace to Balaklava High School. The State government will spend $1.3 million this financial year improving bicycle networks in the city and regions. Balaklava was included among seven regional local council projects, 15 metropolitan and seven arterial road

projects. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) attempted to obtain funding for the project in 2007 but was unsuccessful. WRC chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said although council was awaiting formal notification of the approved funding, he said the news was “exciting, after a long wait” for the project’s go-ahead. Mr Barry said the funding links into council’s Balaklava 20/20 Urban Design Framework Master Plan, which includes the improvement of safety within education precincts.

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Local South Australian pork producers may face problems as supermarket giant Coles announced it would stop buying Australiangrown pork from farms that use sow stalls. South Australian Farmers Federation pork committee chairman, Butch Moses, said local producers could face costs on capital infrastructure, issues of animal welfare and even occupational safety issues. “Australian pig producers are already moving from sow stalls to group housing or freerange production,” Mr Moses said. “Group housing is a difficult detection. “With group housing, pigs could ride each other resulting in leg and foot issues, and in the event of a scuffle, it would be difficult to

separate pigs from each other if they got into fights,” he said. Sow stalls are metal crates used to hold sows during breeding. Another controversial

issue is the new policy does not apply to Coles’ delicatessen items that use imported pork products. Mr Moses said it was an issue which would no doubt anger Australian producers. “The policy to ban sow stalls should apply across the borders also,” Mr Moses said. Coles meat general manager, Allister Watson, said producers would start supplying sow stall-free pork to its butcher range from next year and the range would be completely sow stall free by the end of 2014. Mr Moses said the time-frame in which pork producers were expected to be sow stall free was unrealistic. “Pork producers will be scratching their

heads trying to implement these system changes in time,” Mr Moses said. “The change would need to go through council and EPA approvals, and these processes can take a while,” he said. Port Wakefield-based Primos Smallgoods general manager, Mark Viney, said Coles’decision would not affect Primos, which was last month fined for incorrectly labelling 100 tonnes of Denmark and Canadian bacon as a “Product of Australia”, as the largest producer of ham, bacon and smallgoods in Australia. Some local pork producers in the Plains Producer readership area were reluctant to comment on Coles’ decision, due to their contracts with the supermarket giant.


Lib Senator slams Greens pork and poultry policies Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher said a vote for Labor and the Greens would threaten the pork and poultry industries of the Adelaide Plains. “The Greens want to ban all caged egg production and ban sow stalls,” Senator Fisher said. “In their animal policy, the Greens reveal they want to phase out intensive farming policies in meat, dairy and egg production. “Combined with the recent announcement by Coles on sow stalls, this must be of concern to operators of pig and poultry industries on the

Adelaide Plains.” Senator Fisher said if the Greens were to gain control of the Senate they would become the broker in the Senate. “This means they would write the rules,” she said. “To avoid this, to avoid threats to industry and jobs in the Adelaide Plains, people must vote Liberal in the Senate.” Turning her attention to the Labor Senate team, Senator Fisher said it was the “same old, same old” from Labor, with yet another union official heading South Australian Labor’s Senate line-up for the upcoming

federal election. “Every one of Labor’s South Australian Senators and candidates is a former union official. Compare that to the diversity of the Liberal’s SA Senate ranks with backgrounds from defence to business, the law to primary production,” she said. “South Australians deserve strong representation from their Senators and that comes from electing people from diverse backgrounds, a choice the Liberal Party provides,” she said. Senator Fisher is joined on the South Australian Liberal Senate election team by

THE Liberal Senate team (from left) David Fawcett, Senator Mary Jo Fisher, Sean Edwards and Peter Salu.

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BALAKLAVA IMPROVED access to the Lions walking trail for Balaklava’s growing legion of “gopher” riders will be discussed at a meeting on Monday, August 2. Balaklava and Districts Lions club and Balaklava Area Commitee plan to work together to revamp the popular walking trail and parklands area around Moody Estate. All gopher drivers who are able to attend should gather at 11am on Monday, August 2, outside Ira Parker nursing home. Balaklava Lions Club president, Warren Durdin, will outline his plans to allow gopher riders better access to the trail in that vicinity. “I would also like to hear suggestions from the riders,” Warren said. “We know there are issues on various sections of the trail. “The area under the bridge is quite dangerous, so we hope to come up with an alternative route. “The bridge area also is steep and challenging for cyclists and walkers, so we want to do something about that. “And there’s plans to extend and rejuvenate other parts of the trail.” Balaklava Area Committee (BAC)


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Balaklava Area Committee has been planning to beautify a section of the Railway corridor, immediately west of War Memorial Drive. BAC chairman, Terry Williams, said approval-in-principle had been gained from the custodians of the rail corridor, Genesee and Wyoming Australia. “We are now awaiting final approval from the Department of Transport and Infrastructure (DTEI),” Terry said. “Once this comes we will be able to plant screening trees and bushes to help shield the barren rail yards


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from public view on War Memorial Drive. It will also blend in with the roll of honour garden area created a year ago.” It is expected this will be a combined project between Balaklava Lions and Balaklava Area Committee. “But what we would really like to see is various members of the community getting involved,” Terry said. “Once we get formal approval, work can start. It’s now a race against time to get trees planted before the summer heat.” Watch for further announcements in the Plains Producer. n NOTE: Balaklava Area Committee will hold its AGM on Wedneday, August 4, from 7pm at the RSL rooms in the Civic Centre.

Mallala Agricultural Bureau will hold its 2010 awards night on Tuesday, August 10, at Mallala Football clubrooms. The night will feature the presentation of 20, 40 and 50 year life membership awards, plus guest speakers Maggie and Colin Beer. There will also be a three-course meal available for $30, with the night starting at 6.30pm. Tickets from Mallala IGA, phone 8527 2010. Enquiries to Richard Verner on 0429 202 182 or and David Cawrse on 0429 678 074 or Auburn

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A group of cyclists go riding every Sunday within the Clare Valley region. The group is now considering the formation of a Bike Riding Club in the Valley. To determine interest, an open meeting will be held this Saturday, July 31 at 10am at the Last Word Inn, Main North Road, Clare. For further information contact Judy on 0400 290 687. OWEN

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The recent Feast and Fun Night at Owen was a huge success with the Owen Hall Committee raising $4,575. This money will be spent to further improve and upgrade the facilities at the hall so all users can enjoy its benefits. The committee of less than 10 people were responsible for organising the night, with the help of other community members. Entertainment was provided by the local quartet, a skit by Kelly Bickle, singing by Harmoney and interspersed amusements by Ray Marshman, while John Marshman kept the night flowing as MC. The light hearted entertainment combined with a delicious three-course meal made the night successful. The 23 donated items were auctioned off with spirited bidding and generated good funds, under the watchful control of auctioneer Murray Smith. HOSTS of the Irish Christmas at Pinkerton Plains, Sue and Newton Lines, with guests Rodney Reid extended his thanks to the comTom and Angie Redden. munity. “Owen Hall Committee is very thankful for the support of the wider community at Owen and surrounding district for making the night such a sucThe annual Hamley Bridge put into decorations and table for cancer research, and Stock- cess,” Rodney said. Irish Christmas was held re- settings, organising caterers and port vocalist, Pauline Smith. cently in the shearing shed of entertainers, and a huge bonfire An auction was conducted We help people through difficult times hosts Newton and Sue Lines was outstanding. Catering was by Hamley Bridge auctioneer of Pinkerton Plains. This is the provided by Tom’s Catering Tom Redden, with guests bidAFDA 13th year the Irish Christmas Service, Mallala. ding for a return train trip for two Member has been held. One hundred Entertainment was provided to Melbourne, a chauffeured and thirty guests enjoyed a by Pinkerton Plains band Tama- wine tour of the Barossa Valley, three course meal in the cosy risque, with the Gordon family a dressed lamb, a load of wood surrounds of the shearing shed showing what wonderfully tal- and cartons of wine to name a • BURIALS • CREMATIONS which was fabulously decorated ented musicians they are. few. Father Christmas made a • PRE-ARRANGED FUNERAL PLAN for the evening. Also performing were Gloria special visit with gifts for all. Newton and Sue Lines Seymour and Tony Buck, part of Proceeds from the evening Serving the Lower North & Adelaide Plains were fantastic hosts of the Irish the Strolling Tones group who went to the Hamley Bridge Christmas. The effort they had fundraise for the Hansen Centre Community and Sport Centre.

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Changes for Balaklava, Port Wakefield police From policing the streets of Adelaide and notorious Hindley street at 2am to working the country streets of Balaklava, Constable Philip Walsh recently joined Balaklava police. Constable Walsh replaces former Balaklava constable, Charmaine Barlow, who was promoted to officerin-charge at Port Wakefield. Constable Walsh completed his first shift as a country policeman last Thursday. After seven years at East Adelaide Traffic Division, constable Walsh was looking for a change of environment. “From working on Hindley street at 2am to working in the country is a big change but a change both my

family and I are looking forward to,” said constable Walsh. He plans for his time in Balaklava to be long-term and he is looking forward to a “different type of policing.” Coming from Adelaide’s traffic division, constable Walsh said his strong interest in traffic would continue here on the Adelaide Plains. “There are a lot of open roads in the country and my interest in this area will continue.” Constable Walsh served 20 years in the army as a paramedic and his duties took him overseas to countries like Papa New Guinea and Malaysia. Beveret sergeant Barlow said she was looking forward to the change and challenge in her career.

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POLICE have warned a parolee who fled home detention could be in the region. The man is considered dangerous and should not be approached, police said. Jamie Kym Tanner, 33, was convicted with three accomplices in the District Court in May, 2008, of robbery and serious assault. A warrant is now out for his arrest. He was sentenced to less than five years jail for the robbery and assault, resulting in automatic parole under legislation at the time after his non-parole period of 19 months. Tanner, who breached home detention in 2007, was released from prison on May 15 and disappeared from his residence this week. Police urge members of the public not to approach Tanner as he is potentially dangerous. He is described as Caucasian, 170cm in height and of medium build, and has straight brown hair, green eyes and a fair complexion. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Tanner should contact 000.


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• Balaklava Diesel Service on Short terrace was broken into over the weekend. One vehicle was broken into and another vehicle was stolen. The stolen vehicle was located near Balaklava Family Church. An attempt to break into the golf club was also made. Anyone with information relating to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Balaklava Police Station on 8862 1144.


• Two Wells Police were called to an address on Williams road, Two Wells in relation to another unrelated matter and whilst there located some hydroponic equipment and two small cannabis plants on Wednesday, July

21. A 30-year-old woman was reported for cultivating cannabis and possessing prescribed equipment. Both the hydroponic equipment and cannabis will be destroyed. • A shed at a house on Leilete road, Two Wells was broken into and a motor bike stolen on Friday, July 23. The offender(s) then broke into the house and stole electrical equipment. • Two Wells Police are investigating the theft of a 1980s old-style caravan, 15 foot, white/cream coloured with a silver strip valued at $5000 stolen from a property in Rowe court, Two Wells over the weekend. The caravan was to be used by the victim to travel upon retirement. • Two Wells Police are investigating another spate of property damage to the Two Wells Golf Club on Sunday, July

25. On this occasion the offender(s) emptied a 44 gallon drum containing oil onto the ground. Last week tee flags and globes were stolen. RIVERTON • An 83-year-old Riverton man was reported for alleged assault causing harm on Wednesday, July 21. • Police arrested a 44-year-old Robertstown man for allegedly committing aggravated assault at Robertstown on Friday, July 23. He was refused bail and appeared in court later that day. • A 33-year-old Allendale North woman was arrested on Thursday, July 15 for an indecent assault which took place on Tuesday, July 6 at Saddleworth. She will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date. CLARE • Police are in the process of investigating a break in at a local business in Clare over the weekend where a small amount of money was stolen. Anyone with infor-

mation relating to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Clare Police on 8842 2711. • A 20-year-old Clare man was reported for alleged offensive language which occurred at Clare on Saturday, July 24. • A 31-year-old Kilburn woman was reported for allegedly committing theft at Clare on Saturday, July 24. She will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date. • Police reported a 19-year-old Clare man for allegedly committing the offence of hindering police and a 21-year-old Clare man was reported for alleged disorderly behaviour at Clare on Saturday, July 24. Both will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date. • Police reported a 24year-old Burra man for allegedly driving without due care which resulted in a vehicle collision on Sunday, July 25. The male will be summonsed to appear at Clare Magistrates Court at a later date.

Roseworthy’s grand plan Land around Roseworthy marked for future housing development will be planned and managed with community consultation. This promise from Light Regional Council mayor came last Friday as an agreement was announced between council, developers and landholders. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by council, the University of Adelaide, Regional Land Pty Ltd, Hickinbotham Developments Pty Ltd and individual landowners in the growth area. Minister for Urban Development and Planning, Paul Holloway, witnessed the agreement between Light Regional Council, developers and landholders to work collaboratively on wellmanaged and planned growth at Roseworthy. Mr Holloway congratulated

council for its “innovative approach to managing growth in its region.” “The collaborative governance approach taken by the Light Regional Council creates a sound platform to accommodate urban growth,” Mr Holloway said “Since the launch of the 30Year Plan for Greater Adelaide in February, the government’s key priority has been to improve land supply. “Land at Roseworthy was identified in the plan as a potential site for future urban growth, providing a contribution to Adelaide’s land supply required for the next 30 years. “The plan also requires greenfield growth areas are planned based on the principle of providing self-contained, mixed use development. “This principle ensures the provision of services and job-creating

mixed-use developments close to where people live.” Mayor Robert Hornsey said the MOU confirmed the essential framework and accountability for planned and locally sustainable growth. “This is the first step in response to the State government’s 30-Year Plan for Greater Adelaide as it applies in our region,” Mayor Hornsey says. “It sets us on a shared path to get this growth right for current and future residents.” “This is all about doing the right thing the right way,” Mayor Hornsey says. “As far as Light Regional Council is concerned, we will only commit to planned and managed growth. “We will also insist that it has, as its foundation, all of the fundamentals to ensure social, economic and ecological sustainability.”

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Two Wells ‘service centre’ Two Wells will have a multipurpose service centre open five days a week from 9am to 5pm from January 2011. The Two Wells Visitor Information Centre will remain as a visitor information centre, but will coexist with a service centre for District Council of Mallala (DCM). The building will be upgraded with $75,000 funding in council’s 2010-11 budget, with the operating plan to be determined in the next three months. Funding will initially be spent on upgrading the amenities and technology required to support the

By Bronte Hewett council operations. Further funding is proposed in future budgets but will be subject to further consideration by council. Once upgraded the facility will house some of council’s staff, which will allow services to be provided five days a week. President of Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) and DCM councillor Steve Kennedy said this was an excellent step for the town. “It’s what the Regional Action Team has always wanted. We have persevered and this is a huge leap

forward for Two Wells,” Mr Kennedy said. The Regional Action Team, including current TWVIC manager, Davina Smythe, also supported the proposed plans. TWRAT endorsed council’s plans through a motion which was carried unanimously. “I think this will be a great opportunity to build a stronger service centre for visitors and residents,” Mrs Smythe said. “It will really benefit the community to have a council office in Two Wells,” she said. Volunteer at the centre and

TWRAT secretary, Anita Taylor said it was good for the town, but remained worried for the future of volunteers. “I volunteer through running computer classes at the centre and I hope projects like this will be able to continue,” Anita said. With experience in community centres, Anita said voluntary positions were important for communities. “I just hope there will still be opportunities to volunteer,” she said. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council was determined to support the strong

ANITA Taylor outside the centre. sense of community in Two Wells. “A key consideration of the upgrade will be the continued provision of the Tourist Information Centre from the facility by the local volunteers through the Two Wells Regional Action Team who have been instrumental in getting the centre to where it is now,” Mr Mansueto said.

‘Irasshai’ to Balaklava Japanese students Students from Japan’s Meidei High school arrived in Balaklava today to begin their two-week fun-filled stay. About 16 Japanese students arrived at Balaklava High School to tackle set English lessons, attend home economics and technology studies classes, and gain valuable cultural experiences. Co-ordiantor, Malcolm Jones, said the program, which has been running for 10 years, was valuable for both Japanese visiting students and local students. “There will be fun activities, with the Japanese students and local students attending a full day exercise in the Adelaide Hills, visiting Cudlee Creek with the opportunity to get close to some koalas – which is always a highlight for the Japanese students,” he said. Balaklava High School principal, Mark Healy, described the program as a highlight of the school year. One Japanese student is allocated per family. Mr Healy said more Japanese students were hoping to visit Balaklava this year as a result of the program’s cancellation last year due to the swine flu epidemic. About 64 Japanese students will attend schools across the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula area. Schools in Clare, Kadina and Moonta will also host Meidei High School students.

Mallala starts new chapter at library Mallala Primary School library’s recent refurbishment has given student’s a more modern approach to learning. The $300,000 upgrade commenced at the beginning of the last school term and was completed last week. The upgrade was made possible with a $2million grant

allocated for the revamp of the school’s hall. About $1.7million was used towards the hall, and some money was put towards the library. New bookshelves, electrical work, new furniture, and a new returns counter and carpeting feature in the new, modernised library.

Principal Carmine Cafasso said the new look was “much more modern than the old library.” “The students will enjoy the new library,” Mr Cafasso said. “The contemporary look will really help students connect more with the library and enjoy its services,” he said.

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William our country show ambassador Young people are being rewarded for their unselfishness, skill and enthusiasm. Kapunda student, William Denholm was recently named Young Rural Ambassador of the Year, in an awards ceremony aimed at nurturing leadership in rural communities, sponsored by State government. The 19-year-old was among nine South Australian regional finalists vying for the title at a presentation dinner held at the Grand Chifley in Adelaide on Friday, July 9. The Rural Ambassador Award aims to highlight the importance of youth in rural South Australia, and in particular, the agricultural show movement. As part of his major prize, William will be a special guest of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society during this year’s Royal Adelaide Show in September. Here William will spend a weekend with the Rural Ambassador state

finalists. Described as passionate and hard-working, William represented Kapunda Show and Northern Show Association. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Agriculture and wants to work in agronomy after finishing his degree. He is a training officer for Kapunda CFS and has been the convenor of the pet section at the Kapunda Show for six years. William remains humble of his significant achievement. “I was very surprised to win as the competition was so strong and any one of us would have been a worthy winner,” William said. Since 2006, William has worked as a farmhand at Balla Brooke Props, where he is involved with livestock and cropping. He has plans to put his title as Young Rural Ambassador to good use. “I would like to use my role to encourage other young people to attend

KAPUNDA’S country show ambassador, William Denholm, with runner-up, Cherie Johnson, of Keith. country shows and become more involved with organising events and exhibiting at country shows,” William said. Runner-up Youth Rural Ambassador of the year was 19-year-old Keith girl, Cherie Johnson, who is

studying a Bachelor of Business and Farm Management in Victoria. Young Rural Ambassador Award coordinator, Peter Angus, said the award continued to encourage young people to become more involved in

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their communities. Agriculture and Regional Development Minister, Michael O’Brien, said he was very impressed with the high calibre of finalists. “The award provides a great opportunity and gives young people a forum to

VOLUNTEERS at Balaklava’s Urlwin Park museum have created a concrete floor in the former CFS building which has been re-erected for use as a display pavilion for harvesting machinery. Pictured hard at work are PGK Concrete’s Peter Kavalenka, his assistants and several museum members. Balaklava Museum thanked all who helped in the ‘shed’s relocation project’, with special thanks to the local business people for their invaluable support and

the provision of services either free or ‘at cost’. These include Balaklava Transport, Waratah Earthworx, PGK Concrete, Goldney Electrical, Warren Durdin, McCracken Ford, Balaklava Earthworks and Landscaping Supplies, Balaklava Diesel Service, Balaklava Building Supplies and Cunningham Engineering. The museum also acknowledged the help and co-operation received from the CFS members and Wakefield Regional Council.


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Our ‘bullet’ fires Balaklava High School students competed in the first round of the Pedal Prix, with students performing exceptionally well at the Clipsal track in Adelaide’s parklands last Sunday. Technology studies teacher and coordinator of Balaklava’s Pedal Prix team, Wally Radowicz, said the students performed brilliantly during the six hour race. “The students’ capa-

bilities really stood out,” Mr Radowicz said. “The kids went out thinking they could only complete five to six laps, then students started building a rhythm and began completing 20 or so laps,” he said. With some close hits, Balaklava Bullet managed to stay on the track. “It was the first year we didn’t have any accidents or roll-overs,” Mr Radowicz said.

With about 170 vehicles racing on the day, Mr Radowicz said the team hoped to be placed between 78 and 80, which is a solid result as many professional drivers usually take out the top spots. The next big race is at Murray Bridge on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. • The team behind “Balaklava Bullet” on the track in Adelaide.

Concern over school buses as contracts expire • From Page 1 Along with the three Department of Education and Children’s Services (DECS) education sites in Balaklava, Horizon Christian School is served by local bus contractors. In addition to Horizon Christian School’s seven bus routes, 10 local contract buses serve the school each day. Horizon Christian School principal, Mike Clisby, acknowledged the dedicated work of local bus contractors. “I value the great work and dedicated service of our local contractors,” Mr Clisby said. “They do such a great job caring for and transporting the children in our district. “I look forward to hearing about progress in this issue of expiring contracts so the children and families in our district continue to be well served, and our contractors feel supported to

continue with their important work,” he said. State education department school bus routes within the Plains Producer readership area due to expire next year are: • Port Parham/Windsor to Balaklava on March 31 • Dublin to Balaklava on March 31 • Nantawarra to Balaklava on July 31 • Wild Horse Plains to Balaklava on August 31 • Halbury to Balaklava on August 31 • Mallala to Balaklava on October 31 • Port Wakefield to Balaklava on October 31 • Virginia to Gawler High School • Allendale North to Kapunda • Freeling to Kapunda

Balaklava is set for a big Eisteddfod

• From Page 1 Fourteen-year-old Simangaliso said her interest in music began when she began playing the piano in year one, but her musical talent only started to really take shape when she arrived in Balaklava. Simangaliso has completed grade four piano and has been taken under the wing of former Balaklava High School teacher and former president of Balaklava Eisteddfod, Di Spence – who was instrumental in starting music courses at Balaklava High school. Mrs Spence said the eisteddfod was the only way students could see and hear anything outside of the local area. “It also gives them the confidence to perform on the wider stage,” she said. The eisteddfod continues from 9am Friday, through Saturday and Sunday, when the grand finale concert is held at the town hall. • See program, right. On top of Simangaliso’s enthusiasm for piano playing, she also plays the saxophone, which she took up about one and half years ago. She said she decided to take on another instrument when she first arrived in Australia. “The saxophone was offered to me, and I thought it was rare and unique,” Simangaliso said. No stranger to eisteddfod success, Simangaliso achieved first place in division one of the saxophone instrumental at last year’s eisteddfod. This year, Simangaliso will compete for top position in the saxophone instrumental and the piano instrumental section. “I’m looking forward to the eisteddfod and to receiving feedback so I can improve and develop my skills,” she said. Eleven-year-old Blessing, Simangaliso’s younger sister, has been learning piano for about two years under the guidance of teacher, Meriel Lane. Other schools participating in the Sunday Finale concert - Festival of Music Primary School Choirs are: Balaklava, Clare, Kapunda, Mallala, Owen and Riverton. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

• Angle Vale to Gawler • Two Wells to Gawler • Gawler River to Gawler • Auburn to Clare • Barabba/Hamley Bridge • Buckland Park/Aunger road to Two Wells • Spalding/Hilltown to Clare and; • Blyth to Clare School bus routes within the Plains Producer readership area said to be expiring this year are: • Roseworthy to Kapunda High School this Saturday, July 31 • Paskeville/Melton/Kulpara to Kadina on December 31 South Australian Bus and Coach Association, which has attempted to negotiate with the government in the past, with no success, has sought legal advice on the matter. Members of the Bus and Coach Association are drawn from all

sizes and types of operators in South Australia. Its members operate regular city commuter services, long distance services across the State, tours to destinations within and outside South Australia, and charter out coaches for all kinds of customers, whether by casual hire or on regular contracted operations. President of South Australian Bus and Coach Association, Rodger Quinsey, said the issue of expiring contracts had been difficult for members. “The association has great concerns for its members,” Mr Quinsey said. “There has been no method of negotiation yet. “We’ve approached the Minister and are awaiting a response,” he said. Mr Quinsey said the hard blow of expired contracts has already been

felt by past contract holders. “Some contracts already completed duration in late January, early February,” Mr Quinsey said. He said the main interest was in providing a good and honest service to bus passengers. “We just want to ensure the children of South Australia continue to get quality service,” Mr Quinsey said. “Local bus contractors serve the community and try to do what is right by the community. In my opinion, travelling by bus is the safest land transport available. “South Australia has good bus operators present - and they do their job well as long as they are supported,” he said. South Australia is the only state still operating a DECS style yellow bus fleet. Other states are serviced by private operators.

Balaklava Community Arts Inc Presents


Friday July 30 Choral Workshop Balaklava Uniting Church Vocal Ensemble (4- 9 Voices) Balaklava Uniting Church Bands - Stage and Concert Balaklava Town Hall Instrumental Ensembles (4-9 Inst.) Balaklava Churches of Christ Rock Bands Lighthouse Christian Centre

from 9.00 from 1.20 from 9.00 from 9.00 from 9.00

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Admission: Adults $3 (please note this ticket covers all Friday venues)

Saturday July 31 Vocal Piano Instrumental Musical Theatre Speech & Drama Contemporary Vocal

Balaklava Uniting Church Balaklava Town Hall St Paul Lutheran Church Balaklava Churches of Christ Hayfield Plains Community Centre Lighthouse Christian Centre

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Admission: Adults $5 - Students $3 - Primary School AGe: Free (please note this ticket covers all Saturday venues)

SUnday August 1 Finale Concert & Vocal Scholarship Balaklava Town Hall from 2.30pm Admission: $6 adult $4 concession Tickets available Eisteddfod Office - Balaklava Town Hall all weekend

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Auburn Gallery: 20 Main North Road, Auburn. Open Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm. Christian Vocke & John Lean. Artist: Christian Vocke, John Lean Medium: Mixed. Mount Horrocks Wines: Old Railway Station Curling Street, Auburn. Open Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm. Functional Sculpture by Northern Skies. Artist: Paul Leditschke. Medium: Furniture. Venturas Visions: 36 Main North Road, Auburn. Open Fri - Mon 10am - 3pm. The Way We See It. Artists: Tracy Vandepeer, Robert Landt, Jill Foster, Val De Vries, Josie Burgess, Heidi Hodge, Denise Wilkins, Gerald Moore, John Nicholls, Kate Ahlfors, Neil Sheppard. Medium: Multiple Mediums.

The record breaking, 2010 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is proud to showcase the diversity, colour and depth of more than 3000 South Australian visual artists throughout 518 metropolitan and regional wineries, cafes, galleries, boutiques, hotels and other unique, colourful and collaborative spaces. This year’s festival will celebrate the artistic talent of more than 60 artists along with the budding artists of 14 schools in the Clare Valley region. SALA Festival begins this Friday, June 30 and ends Sunday, August 22. The exhibitions will feature ceramics, modern artworks, crafts, traditional artworks, semi-abstraction to abstraction along with a host of other mediums.

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Best Place Antiques: 12 Best Place, Burra North. Open Thu - Mon 10am - 5pm. Glenys Christopher - Retrospective Artist: Glenys Christopher. Medium: Painting. Burra Burra House: 19 Commercial Street, Burra. Open Fri - Sun 11am - 3pm. Bottoms in Burra: Artist: Deborah Baldassi. Medium: Painting. Burra Regional Art Gallery: 5 Market Street, Burra. Open daily 1pm - 4pm. Gold ‘n’ Fleece. Artists: Vickie Berry, Bev Bills, Janet Castle, Zena Cox, Yvonne Dalton, Denise Gaskell, Alice Keane, Anna Polias, Maria Salomonsen, Val Surch. Medium: Mixed. Uptown Gallery: Cnr Morehead & Young Streets, Burra North. Open Wed - Mon 10am - 5pm. Nine by Five (9X5). Medium: Multiple Mediums. White Cedars Indonesian Cafe: 24 Commercial Street, Burra. Open Tue - Sat 8am - 2pm. Maiden Voyage. Artist: Heike Dargusch. Medium: Fine pencil drawings, Acrylics & Glass Mosaics

Kirrihill Wines Cellar Door: Wendouree Road, Clare. Open daily 10am - 4pm. Salt Lakes and Vines Two. Artist: Chris Alway. Medium: Painting. Scarlattis Gallery at Mt Surmon Wines: Basham Road (off Stradbrooke), Stanley Flat. Open daily 10am - 5pm. SAL(A)ubrious 2: Artists: Glenys Christopher, Sue Barlow, Lis Jones Ingman, Adrienne Mathews, Gerald Moore, Marcus Possingham, Julianne Pulford, Harry Sherwin, Rhonda Teague, Christian Vocke. Medium: Multiple Mediums. 5 euDunDA Kathleen’s Art Gallery: 2 Bruce Street, Eudunda. Open Tue - Sun 1pm - 5pm. You Can Bank On It. Artist: Kathleen Hickey. Medium: Painting

6 eVerArD CentrAl Lawry Loves Studio: 5 Cook Road, Everard Central. Open Fri - Wed 10am - 4pm. Dialectical Art. Artist: Lawry Love. Medium: Painting 7 FArrell FlAt Gally’s Meeting House: 6 Patterson Terrace, Farrell Flat. Open Thu - Sun 10am - 5.30pm. SALA in “The Flat”. Artists: Alex Dent, Rebekah Hacket, Greg McPharlin, Jen Searle. Medium: Oil on Canvas, Photography 8 FreelInG Freeling Hotel: Cnr Gray & Hanson Streets, Freeling. Open daily 11am - 11pm. Menagerie. Artist: Sharyn Sinclair. Medium: Multiple Mediums. 9 HAMley brIDGe Annie Street Experience: 1 Light Street, Hamley Bridge. Open Thu - Sun 11am - 4pm. Mosaics & Motorcycles. Artists: Jon Povey, Louise Wren. Medium: Glass, Drawings. 10 kAPunDA Malcolm Craig Studio Barn: 4 Harriett Street, Kapunda. Open Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm. Malcom Craig Open Studio. Artist: Malcolm Craig. Medium: Multiple Mediums. Salon Rouge: 19 Carrington Street, Kapunda. Open Wed - Sun 11am - 5pm. Salon Rouge Selection. Artists: Jacqueline Coates, Ingrid Crow, Jo Bruce, James de Blas, Marcus Possingham. Medium: Painting & Sculpture. Studio: 48 Mildred Street, Kapunda. Open Wed - Sun 12 noon - 5pm. What Takes My Eye 2. Artist: Maxine Donald. Medium: Watercolour, Pencil, Pastel. 11 PolISH HIll rIVer Pikes Wines: Polish Hill River Rd, Polish Hill River. Open daily 10am - 4pm. Clare Valley’s Emerging Artists @ Pikes. Artists: Jake Bezzina, James de Blas, Khali Griffen, Karen Hayes, Pamela O’Malley, Rebecca Read, Helen Sluggett, Judy Vandeleur, Matt Walker, Tamara Welke, Kay Williams, Nat Yandell, Louise Thomas Medium: Mixed.

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Martha’s Studio of Rhynie: 40 Milne Street, Rhynie. Open daily 10am - 5pm. Have Fun and Enjoy. Artist: Martha Bevan. Medium: Beading, Painting, Decoupage. 13 rIVerton

Riverton Light Gallery: 54 Torrens Road, Riverton. Open Fri - Sun 11am - 4pm. Artists: Robert Hannaford, Alison Mitchell, Hugo Shaw, Geoff Wilson. Medium: Painting. 14 SeVenHIll

Mitchell Wines: Hughes Park Road, Sevenhill. Open daily 10am - 4pm. Mitchell Wines Clare Valley. Artist: Janet Bridgland. Medium: Painting. Sevenhill Cellars: College Road, Sevenhill. Open daily 10am - 5pm. SALA at Sevenhill. Artists: Maria H Salomonsen, Meredith Mayr, Sue Barlow. Medium: Jewellery, Felt Art, Photography. Skillogalee winery & restaurant: 1 Trevarrick Road, Sevenhill. Open daily 10am - 5pm. Color & Corrosion.Artists: Helene Hardy, Heron Kirkmoe. Medium: Abstract Acrylic Painting & Sculpture


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Hummocks Station Art Gallery: Barunga Homestead Road, Snowtown. Open Fri - Sun 11am - 4pm. Portraits by adult artists. Artists: Anna Herburt, Marek Herburt. Medium: Painting Portraits Children’s Competition: Ardrossan Area School, Auburn, Booborowie, Brinkworth, Clare, Crystal Brook, Jamestown Community, Napperby Stansbury, Port Germein Riverton primary schools. Orroroo Area School,Snowtown Area School, Gladstone High School. Medium: Drawing.


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All aboard the ‘art ark’ Local home-grown talent will be showcased at various galleries and studios throughout the Clare Valley region. Blyth resident and artist Lawry Love is one local talent who will be displaying his work – at isolated Everard Central, where Lawry has created the “art ark” – an old shearing shed which he has turned into a studio. Lawry emigrated from Malta to Australia as a young boy in the late 60s and studied at the School of Art in Adelaide. In the 1990s Lawry decided to devote his time to art and travelled the outback looking for inspiration for his works. Living in Alice Springs for a number of years, Lawry became well known in the art scene. In 2002 his artworks depicting the Stolen Generation were shown at the Yepperenye Festival in Alice Springs which attracted more than 30,000 visitors, including former Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser – who signed one

n LAWRY Love outside his ‘art ark’ shearing shed studio and with one of his artworks.

Lauren Hermon reports: of Lawry’s canvasses. Lawry uses strong colour, usually using acrylic or oils which allows him to get his ideas down quickly. He does not complicate images; he likes his message to be clear and clean. Lawry Love’s Studio is open Friday to Wednesday, from 10am to 4pm. • To view more spectacular works of art, Balaklava Courthouse Gallery will feature multiple mediums from various artists, with an exhibition of the 2010 Balco Balaklava Art Prize and associated awards exhibition. The gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. • Beadwork Studio & Gallery will exhibit jewellery, with a display entitled “all their own work” at 11 Humphrey Street, Balaklava. Open Friday and Saturday, 10.30am - 4pm, and Sunday, noon - 4pm.

• Snowtown’s Hummocks Station Art Gallery will also feature paintings and drawings by both adults and children. Artists Anna Herburt and Marek Herburt will display painted portraits, and there is also a children’s portrait competition with local schools participating. These include: Brinkworth Clare, Auburn and Riverton primary schools, Snowtown Area school and others. • For something a little different from the usual paint-

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This farm tool helps fix production costs Help is on hand for grain growers to maximise their marketing and financial returns this season. A “cost of production tool� – free for agricultural bureau members – was launched in June by the Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA) to help guide growers’ marketing decisions in as little time as 10 minutes. The free and simple-to-use tool, funded by the ABA and the State Drought Support Fund, can be used electronically on a home computer or paper-based using an easy-to-follow worksheet. Mallala farmer Jim Franks used the tool on the computer and found it was very user-friendly with great results. “For someone who doesn’t use computers much, it was very simple to use,� Mr Franks said. He explained it was a terrific guide for what price you needed to get for your grain when it came to marketing. “I found it most interesting and an invaluable tool,� he said. Neville Ferme, chairman of the ABA – the governing body of the Agricultural Bureau of SA– said the tool was aimed at empowering farmers to establish a firm foundation for their marketing decisions. “The electronic spreadsheet enables farmers to enter cost of production figures and calculate automatically their target net farm gate price,� Mr Ferme said.

“It can be used for simple calculations using the clipboard worksheet, or uploaded on a home computer for multiple applications. “It’s an invaluable tool for grain marketing – quickly giving you a daily snapshot, if required, of your cost of production.� The rollout of the tool also includes a telephone help service to assist those using the tool. “If you get stuck or just need someone to help you through the process all you have to do is call the help desk number,� Mr Ferme said. “We tried to make it as easy as possible, and trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.� Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister, Michael O’Brien, said the grain marketing environment was a tricky business, with currency fluctuations and world markets constantly changing. “Grain growing is an important part of South Australia’s primary production and growers deserve to make a good return on their efforts and financial investment in their crop. “If you know you need to achieve a certain price for your grain to remain sustainable, then you are in a more informed position to market your grain. And this tool helps you to do this.� ABA board members will be distributing the new tool to Ag Bureau branches shortly. Request copies through the ABA on 1800 652 258.

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FARMERS can expect fair compensation when a miner’s activities impede significantly on their farm. Family First MLC, Robert Brokenshire, said the SA Farmers Federationworked with him to secure a Labor government amendment very similar to Mr Brokenshire’s own amendment on a Bill relating to farmer-initiated acquisition of a farm significantly affected by mining. “This is a fair and reasonable outcome for SAFF and our farmers,� Mr Brokenshire said. “The provision empowers a farmer to tell a miner they’ve had enough of the impairment of their farming activity, and if there is no agreement, the farmer can go to court to get the land transferred to the miner on just terms. “The (Mining and Resources) Minister moving an amendment almost identical to ours shows bipartisanship and the amendment has now passed one House and should easily pass the other.� The wording of the clause allows a

farmer whose use and enjoyment of the land has been substantially impaired to apply to the Land and Valuation Court for an order for acquisition of the farm on terms that are fair market value. However, Mr Brokenshire said he wanted to work with the government, opposition and crossbenchers to secure support for his amendment, which included farmer-initiated acquisition where economic viability had been significantly affected. “I think it’s very important we have that in there as a test, so evidence can be produced to a court to demonstrate the miner’s operations on the land now made the farm economically unviable. “Having the words ‘economic viability’ in the law sends a clear message to the court a farmer’s use and enjoyment is significantly affected when mining operations have significantly hurt economic viability.� Debate on the Bill has yet to conclude and resumes in seven weeks after parliament’s winter break.

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

It’s Australia’s mightiest river and one of the world’s greatest waterways. And despite what you hear, the river is flowing beautifully. Stretching 2375 kilometres in length, the “Mighty Murray” as it is known winds its way past riverside towns, golden sandstone cliffs, towering red gums, citrus orchards, enticing vineyards and under historic bridges. Native wildlife, including 150 species of birdlife, can be seen along the river named by explorer Captain Charles Sturt after English statesman Sir George Murray. Pelicans and Black Swans glide gracefully along the waterway, storks hunt for food, while Corellas and Black Cockatoos squawk overhead. Holidaymakers in tents and caravans line the sandy riverbanks, while tinnies, canoes, speedboats and historic paddle steamers ply the waterway. Life along the Murray goes at a decidedly slower pace. It’s here you can breathe in fresh country air, learn about the river’s fascinating history, relax and take in the beauty of Australia’s longest river and experience life in towns and off the beaten track settlements dotted along this important waterway stretching from the Snowy Mountains in NSW to the mouth of the Murray in Goolwa South Australia. Jock Veenstra, a long-time resident of Goolwa in South Australia, and his family have had a long association with the Murray operating cruise vessels. Today Jock and his son Michael work together in the family business Spirit Australia Cruises, which runs Murray River Run cruises – the only way to see the entire river other than doing it in your own boat. Jock says now is a terrific time to cruise with good flows all along the 2250 kilometre stretch which his passengers can experience aboard the two, purpose built Spirit of the Murray vessels. “Good rains have placed us in a far better position than the past few years,” he said. Cruises can be taken in various itineraries - Albury to Echuca (six days/five nights), Echuca to Mildura (eight days/seven nights) and Mildura to Goolwa (eight days/seven nights). Two shorter cruises are also run along the Mildura to Goolwa section - Mildura to Renmark (four days/three nights) or Border Cliffs to Goolwa (five days/four nights). A maximum of 36 passengers travel aboard the modern, fully-equipped vessel, with its spacious upper deck providing a great vantage point to see towering cliffs, Lake Mulwala, Barmah Forest, red gum forests and life along the river as depicted in the ABC’s Two Men and a Tinnie. “I have worked on the Murray all my life and love to take passengers where the old paddle steamers travelled and show them this part of Australia’s fascinating history,” Jock said. “Taking passengers on stretches of river that no tour operator has previously travelled is a buzz”. Gliding gently along this ancient waterway, be captivated by the spirit of the Murray, awed by its evocative beauty and rewarded with a lifetime of memories. For bookings or further information contact Spirit of Australia Cruises toll free on 1800 442 203, (08) 8555 2203 or see

Mildura to loxton day 1 Depart Mildura cruise downstream through Lock 11 under the Abbotsford Bridge to the junction of the Murray & Darling Rivers. During the afternoon we cruise along the Darling River. Return to Wentworth for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. day 2 Reboard the boat & pass through Lock 10. Enjoy the scenery at Bates Shallow & Jacksons Reach. A delightful picnic lunch is served on board as we cruise further downstream & view Frenchmans Creek, the entrance to lake Victoria. During the afternoon we will pass the old steam pump at Kulnine and travel through Lock 9. Arrive at Lock 8 coach transfer back to Wentworth for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. day 3 Return by coach to Lock 8.The scenery is a delight as we cruise downstream through Lock 7 & past the Murray Sunset National park. We also see Pollards Cutting before stopping at Kulcurna Station for lunch. In the afternoon pass by Scotties Wood Pile & the Vic/SA border before stopping at Border Cliffs. Coach transfer to Renmark for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. day 4 Return to Border Cliffs. Cruise through Lock 6 and onto Chowilla Station for lunch. After lunch undertake a coach tour of the Chowilla flood plain. Our final stage today takes us past large river redgums before arriving at Renmark for dinner, bed & breakfast. day 5 Pass under the Paringa Bridge & through Lock 5. This is a beautiful section of the river as we cruise past Nelwart Island & Lyrup before arriving in Berri for lunch. Early afternoon cruise through lock 4 & past the Kamakazi Flats before arriving in Loxton. Coach transfer back to Mildura.

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NEWS v District in brief

Boat ramp will officially open in September

The new boat ramp at Middle Beach will be officially opened on Sunday, September 19. After 15 years in planning, the boat ramp has finally come to fruition, completed recently by WATPAC Civil Contractors. The boat ramp is the result of the culmination of many hours of work in seeking funding from the Mallala Foreshore Advisory Committee and the Steering Committee which included John Drexel, Malcolm Frost, Steve Kennedy, Barb Reid and Sam Williams. Representatives from Federal, State and Local government will be invited to attend the event, as will representatives of Mallala Foreshore Committee and other groups. Official proceedings start at 3pm. Members of the public are welcome.

Max badges sell

Balaklava Primary School has tipped the $500 mark in its Max-it Up fund-raiser. The badges, mirrors and earrings will be available for three more weeks. Profits go to Max to allow him to buy a special toy to donate to the Brookman Ward at Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The badges are original designs by Amy Gathercole.

Divine sense of serendipity puts Father Ben in Balaklava Love and forgiveness are two important elements in his life. “To know you’re loved into life and to be able to love back is a good feeling,” he said. He described his move to Balaklava about two weeks ago as a “happy accident”. Now settling in to his new surroundings, 40year-old Father Ben Roberts joins the community as the town’s new Catholic Priest. Father Ben’s purpose in moving to Balaklava was something he was destined to do after travelling from Adelaide to fill in at church services in Balaklava for the past six months. “My heart really went out to the Balaklava

By Lauren Hermon community as they haven’t had a Catholic Priest for about 18 months,” Father Ben said. “It was the powers that be – it seemed Balaklava and I wanted and needed the same thing.” When he was a child, Father Ben attended church services with his family, but said when he reached his teenage years he detached himself a bit from church, but it wasn’t long before he found his faith again. “I joined a youth group and started discovering Jesus and life’s worth,” he said.

Uncertain of how long he will remain in Balaklava, Father Ben said he hoped he would stay in town longer than six months. He wants to get involved in the community and hopes his presence can help people reconnect with their faith. Born in Melbourne, Father Ben described himself as a “nomad”. He has travelled around the world and was priest at a parish in Canberra for five years. • A welcome barbecue for Father Ben will be held at St Andrew’s Hall on Saturday, August 28 at 6pm with BYO drinks and sweet and savoury to share. All welcome.


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PEOPLE v Of the Plains Wed in Lincoln n Sharyn Laube and Derek Barr were married on March 27 at Point Boston, Port Lincoln. Sharyn is the daughter of Bruce and Denise Laube of Port Lincoln, and Derek is the son of Jeff and Judy Barr of Balaklava. Their attendants were Emma Evans, Rhianna Laube, Justin Barr and Luke Evans. The couple now live in Carnarvon, Western Australia

Simon and Bonnie marry

n “Riverbend Park”, Clarendon, SA was the setting for the marriage of Simon Uppill to Bonnie Turner on Saturday, January 16. Simon is the youngest son of Ian and Judith Uppill, of Normanville, formerly of “RoseFarm,” Rhynie, and Bonnie is the only daughter of Beth and Brian Turner, of Coffin Bay. Simon’s brothers Nigel and Brendan were groomsmen, along with Matt Fahey and Keanan Catford. Nigel’s wife Belinda and their two sons Willem, 2, and Asher, only 8 weeks were present to enjoy the family wedding. Brendan and his wife Liesl Codrington, had travelled from Canberra for the celebration. • PICTURED above are Liesl, Brendan, Simon, Bonnie, Nigel, Belinda and Willem.

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Gib Palmer moved from Whyalla to Balaklava when he was just five years old. Now he has owned successful printing business, Grandeur Press in the town centre since 1996. Gib said it was by luck he formed a career in the printing industry. “I applied for a managerial position at a job in Adelaide and ended up being taken on as an apprentice in the field,” Gib said. He says he enjoys the freedom of being his own boss, and said having his family home next door to his business makes work a lot easier. Outside of his busy working life, Gib enjoys footy, basketball and recently started taking an interest in bowls. He also enjoys writing. Gib appreciates the support of his wife, Sharon and two daughters, Waverley, 11 and Carmen, 8. Gib’s career goal for the future is to con-

tinue to bring new life into the business. “My goal has always been to offer the township of Balaklava, as well as surrounding towns as many services and products as possible; and to show Grandeur Press offers much more than just printing services.”

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Terry Corcoran has owned successful Balaklava trucking company Osctrot Carriers for about 35 years. He said he enjoyed being his own boss and the independence that came with the job. “It does have its good and bad days,” Terry said. “When the kids were young, I had hard days on the road for about 16 years.” Born and raised on a farm near Jamestown, Terry said his main priority was to continually grow the business and develop it. “I’d like the economy to pick up though. It’s shocking at the moment,” Terry said. As boss, Terry said he worked many hours, but insists he gets through it and it’s all part of the job! “I have a good team helping to keep things running smoothly – from those in the office to the drivers moving freight,” he said. Osctrot Carriers delivers almost anywhere, most recently carting Balco hay to Texas! That’s Texas, in New South Wales right on

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Kym McPharlin has been producing beautiful furniture, cabinets and kitchens since July 1986, when he created his own business, Mack’s Cabinets. The business started out small, but now Kym has grown the company with seven people working with him. With two children, Ryan, 17 and Renee, 14, Kym said opening the business in its early stages was a bit of a challenge. “Earlier on when the kids were younger it was a bit tough because I was doing quotes and measuring up at night,” Kym said. But now, Kym and son, Ryan, are working together. “Ryan has started an apprenticeship with Mack’s Cabinets so its exciting for both of us,” said Kym, who still enjoys getting out of the office to meet clients and complete jobs the way they like it. “The business has seen a lot of growth

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during the past six years, so I’m comfortable with the way things are going,” he said. Mack’s Cabinets offers free measure and quotes. Contact Mack’s Cabinets on 8862 1166.

Make it a Royal experience

He has had a career in hospitality for the past few years when he scored his first job as a second cook in his hometown of Lucindale at the age of 17 and a half. Now Derek Fredrichs is part of his family’s business at the Royal Hotel, Balaklava. Derek and his parents, Sue and Peter, moved to Balaklava in 2007. Derek said working with his family had its advantages. “It’s certainly different,” he said. “You get to stretch the boundaries sometimes. But we work well together and pull together to provide customers with excellent service.” Derek helps to create delicious meals as he manages the kitchen, bar and administration, and he aims to take the hotel from strength to strength. “We hope to take the business as far as we can and improve it,” he said. The hotel currently is developing a new outside garden area along its eastern wall.

The Royal also is gearing up to cater for big crowds expected for Balaklava Cup day and, not long after that, the popular Melbourne Cup luncheon. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

special feature v MEN IN BUSINESS

Our daily transport service Garry Hosking has owned Balaklava Transport since 2002 and enjoys the challenge each day brings. Balaklava Transport runs a freight service from Balaklava to Adelaide and back daily. “The work is always a day-to-day challenge,” he said. Comfortable with the way the business is travelling, Garry said the aim was to always come back with a full truck. Garry’s working hours have always varied - the majority of the time it’s usually long, 12-hour days. He said now his children were older and in their teens, he can cope more easily with the working hours. “When the kids were younger they would come on the truck with me for a drive.” His business is thriving and is a family affair with wife Jenni helping out with the bookwork. A new Kenworth prime mover has just


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Tony introduces Sprint Auto Is your car due Since moving to Two Wells from a Yorke Peninsula farm, Tony Lange has become a respected businessman in the district. Starting out at Two Wells BP 19 years ago, Tony has found the key to juggling two businesses and ventured into Lange’s Auto about seven years ago. Lange’s Auto will soon undergo a make over and become a Sprint Auto franchise, under the operation of Tony and his wife Sue. Tony said it was an exciting opportunity, which will probably come to fruition during August. Along with two businesses, Tony and Sue also juggle four children! While it was a test to start with, the pair seem to have multi-tasking now down to a fine art. Tony works at BP every morning and Lange’s Auto in the afternoon, while Sue is the queen of paper work. “It’s not as hard now as it was initially,” said Tony, noting the key to a successful

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business was hard work with little rewards in the initial stages. “In the formative years, you need to put the business before your personal gains,” Tony said. BP is located on Old Port Wakefield road, on the way to Virginia, while soon-to-be Sprint Auto is located on the corner of Old Port Wakefield and Gawler roads.

Jason’s business advice Jason Hoffmann believes making sure the simple things are done right is a good tip for all business people to follow. “It makes the complicated things more straightforward,” Mr Hoffmann said. An experienced accountant, Mr Hoffmann has been operating out of his Two Wells home office for the past two years. Originally from the Barossa Valley, Jason and his wife Cristy made the move to Two Wells for it’s proximity between the Barossa and Adelaide. Mr Hoffmann has previously managed the business side of two McDonalds restaurants in Rundle Mall and the Myer Centre. “I’ll never learn more in my life than when I ran the McDonalds,” he said. He said another important step to a successful business was having a solid plan for what you were trying to achieve. Being only 31 years old and having already secured a wealth of knowledge about

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The Free Choice is all yours Filip Scaffidi has been involved in a range of family businesses including fruit and vegetable, cafe and liquor. His current venture is convenience, and Filip hopes to bring a great service to the Balaklava community through ownership of the Free Choice takeaway. While finding a balance between family and work is an everyday struggle, Filip said he thrives on bringing good customer service with a smile. Filip, his wife Antonella and their three children moved to Balaklava recently after taking over the shop three months ago. And his goal is to make the store bigger, better and more convenient than ever. “Food is an expertise we’re trying to develop for the community,” he said. The key to a successful business in Filip’s eyes comes down to one thing: hard work. “It’s about being here seven days a week,” Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

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SPORT v Social

Grand Finale ‘draws’ a crowd to Two Wells About 100 people attended Two Wells Football and Netball Club’s 200 Club ‘Grand Finale’ on Saturday night, with proceeds from the night going towards extending the clubrooms. Major prize winners included Adrian Oliver $500, Andrew Manuel $1000, Phuong Nguen $2500 and Angela Occonnell $5000. A local band entertained guests under the enclosed verandah and everyone enjoyed the fun. Special thanks were extended to Tiff and Stacey Gameau for making the event so successful.

Alex Lange and Andy Gameau, ABOVE and Tim Henwood and James Williams, BELOW, enjoy the happy atmosphere at the club rooms.

Tiff Gameau, Bert Lange, Anthony Cavallaro and Trav Wake inspect plans for the new clubrooms, which the night’s proceeds will go towards.

ABOVE: Two Wells netballer Briony Thomson with Hook and Terri Price. LEFT: Jana Lange and Jess Newman enjoy the fun.

Pauline Hatch, Sue Lange and Ang Fitzgerald have a laugh towards the end of the night.

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SPORT v Football

Proud day for Balaklava Balaklava Football Club held its 2010 Sponsors and Premiership Reunion Day on Saturday, when the Peckers took on the Hummocks-Watchman Eagles at Balaklava Oval. The annual event aims to thank the Football and Netball Club sponsors for their support throughout the football and netball season. The formal part of the day began at half time in the A grade match,

with sponsors able to meet and chat with 1980 B grade and 2000 A grade premiership players. The 1990 A1, A3 and A4 and 2000 A3 netball premiership sides were also present. The day was especially significant for the home side, defeating the mighty Eagles by one point, putting them in second spot on the premiership ladder.

LEFT: Balaklava A grade playing coach Stuart Lamond returns to the coach’s box at the end of the three quarter time break. RIGHT: Eagles coach Richard Taylor leaves the field after the three quarter time address, when he told his side to kick the first goal, which they did.

EAGLE Matt Higgs gives chase to Pecker Aaron Curtis during the A grade rivalry.

WATCHING the action, from left are Marty Brice, Marc van Kleef, 1980 club secretary Kevin Ford and son Craig, who played in the 1980 B grade premiership side.

DI van Kleef with Tania Watson, Kerry Crawford Dee Daniel – all 1990 A1 premiership netballers.

HUMMOCKS-WATCHMAN Eagles’ Simon Schutz kicks away during the A grade match against Balaklava. Schutz scored one for his side on Saturday and made it into this week’s best players.

HARRISON Veitch, Balaklava makes an attempt at a tackle on Eagle Tyler Moulds in junior colts.

ABOVE: Eagle Anthony Deer watches the ball get away from him, and Peckers David Cunningham and Jake Michael head into the action during the junior colts game. RIGHT: Eagle Brandon Taylor takes the mark in front of junior Pecker Josh Harkness. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

EAGLE Quinn Mackay and Pecker Jake Michael both run in to pick up a stray ball during the junior colts match at Balaklava Oval on Saturday.


SPORT v Netball

Tigh t c o n te s t s t h i s we e k i n AP NA LEFT: Virginia’s Kirstie Moor tries to intercept a pass to Jazz Carter, Long Plains during the A3 match on Saturday.

MERRIDY Nicholls, Hummocks passes to centre court during the C1 match, while team mate Annaliese Nipperess makes a lead.

RIGHT: Umpire Dennis Krejzlik watches closely as Longies’ Karly Kayser keeps the ball in play, Virginia’s Susie Ewen awaiting the outcome in A3.

CIARA Guy, Balaklava and Annaliese Nipperess locked in a contest for the ball in C1.

SOPHIE Parker, Balaklava, is ready to catch the ball during the C1 match.

ABOVE: Lacee McPharlin, Balaklava looks to pass around Hummocks opponent Zae Veitch in the D1 match. RIGHT: Kiara Budgen, Hummocks runs in as Balaklava’s Madison Bond closes in on the ball in D1.

APNA netty star Name: Sascha Tiller Nickname: Sash DOB: 27/07/1974 Height: 174cm Team: Hummocks A3 Position: GA Who is the most damaging player (on or off court) in your club? Chez - fitness nazi (very damaging!) Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off court)? Jenny Nicholls - runs around after all her kids and grandkids and still does mountains for the club Highlight of netball career? Playing with 2 of my 3 sisters What’s your number one passion outside netball? Family and friends If you trade places with anyone for a week, famous or not, living or

dead, real or fictional, who would it be? P&O Pacific entertainer Carly Miss George What is the last book you read? Mistaken Identity If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do with the money? Lifetime holiday slush fund, and a new kitchen! If you were a car, what kind would you be? Anything that goes! If you were on the front page of the newspaper, what would the headline say? “Too old, too slow!” If you could take any person on your next netball trip, who would it be? Abbie Tiller to try and convert her back! What is the best item in your fridge? Bella

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Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association matches played on Saturday A1: Hamley Bridge 60 (Amber Rogers) d Two Wells 54 (Briony Thomson). Balaklava 43 (Sophie Van Kleef) drew with Hummocks 43 (Claire Schultz). Virginia 52 (Kirstie Moore) d Long Plains 46 (Leah Tynan). A2: Two Wells 69 (Leah Clifton) d Hamley Bridge 46 (Amanda Mullins). Hummocks 45 (Sarah Young) d Balaklava 37 (Sally Arbon). A3: Two Wells 54 (Kiralee Rosewarne) d Hamley Bridge 29 (Cai Barefield). Balaklava 41 (Kerrie Bell) drew with Hummocks 41 (Kelly Bickle). Virginia 46 (Kirsty Moore) d Long Plains 37 (Karly Kayser). A4: Hummocks 54 (Kimberley Penhall) d Balaklava 39 (Clare Haynes). Long Plains 51 (Marnie Jones) d Virginia 29 (Skye Young). Hamley Bridge 56 (Jodie Grantham) d Two Wells 50 (Kimberley Juvan). A5: Two Wells 38 (Jessica Walker) d Hamley Bridge 20 (Kirsty Coles). Balaklava 39 (Shelley Lamond) d Hummocks 33 (Jessica Rapko). B: Two Wells 35 (Melissa Smyth) d Hamley Bridge 15 (Zoe Gregory). Balaklava 29 (Taylar Durdin) d Hummocks 26 (Tess Lawson). C1: Balaklava 42 (Carly Williams) d Hummocks 22 (Merridy Nicholls). Hamley Bridge 36 (Jessica Sellars) d Two Wells 5 (Kimberly Smyth). C2: Virginia 43 (Kelsey Aird) d Long Plains 3 (Chloe Brown). Hummocks 26 (Tayla Williams) d Balaklava 11 (Blessing Nyoni). Hamley Bridge 26 (Nadia Langtry) d Two Wells 23 (Grace Slattery).

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A1 GRADE Hamley Bridge....... 18..... 54.17 Hummocks............. 17......50.65 Balaklava.................. 15......51.36 Two Wells................ 14.....53.70 Mallala...................... 10.....48.70 Virginia...................... 8....... 47.38 Long Plains.............. 0.......40.43 A2 GRADE Two Wells................ 24......61.21 Hummocks............. 20.....56.20 Balaklava.................. 16..... 55.37 Long Plains............. 12.....45.43 Hamley Bridge........ 6.......35.09 Mallala....................... 4....... 41.53 A3 GRADE Balaklava.................. 21.....60.93 Virginia..................... 18.....56.90 Hummocks............. 16..... 57.55 Two Wells................ 15.....53.56 Long Plains.............. 8....... 47.89 Mallala....................... 2.......36.23 Hamley Bridge........ 2.......33.07 A4 GRADE Hummocks............. 24..... 65.37 Balaklava.................. 15.....55.44 Two Wells................ 14..... 57.59 Long Plains............. 14.....54.30 Hamley Bridge........11.......47.67 Mallala....................... 2.......36.36 Virginia...................... 2....... 27.23

A5 GRADE Two Wells................ 22.....60.93 Balaklava.................. 18......51.36 Mallala...................... 12.....50.65 Hamley Bridge....... 10.....46.83 Long Plains............. 10.....44.85 Hummocks.............. 8....... 44.31 B GRADE Long Plains............. 22.....59.50 Mallala...................... 16.....58.13 Two Wells................ 14.....53.89 Balaklava.................. 14.....50.62 Hummocks............. 12......47.47 Hamley Bridge........ 4.......26.53 C1 GRADE Balaklava.................. 22.....75.85 Hamley Bridge....... 18..... 67.35 Hummocks............. 16.....55.73 Mallala...................... 14..... 48.91 Long Plains.............. 6.......25.83 Two Wells................. 6.......19.60 C2 GRADE Hummocks............. 24..... 77.42 Hamley Bridge....... 18.....63.15 Balaklava.................. 14.....53.55 Virginia..................... 12.....54.89 Two Wells................ 10.....52.00 Mallala....................... 2.......28.20 Long Plains.............. 2........11.60

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A Grade

3.1 3.3

9.5 6.6

12.12 16.13 (109) 8.9 10.14 (74)

Goals - Two Wells: P.Christofis 7, A.Steed 3, B.Fitzgerald 2, M.Sincock 2, L.Allmond 1, C.Christofis 1 Hamley Bridge: S.Gregory 2, T.Durdin 2, T.Natt 2, J.Sullivan 1, D.Lockwood 1, C.Allen 1, M.Laurie 1  Best - Two Wells: C.Nurton, A.Steed, T.Leighton, P.Christofis, K.Leighton, M.Sincock Hamley Bridge: J.Schahinger, C.Allen, T.Smith, D.Lockwood, S.Rademacher, S.Gregory

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Virginia United

4.0 0.1

6.1 3.4

11.7 3.6

11.9 9.9

(75) (63)

Balaklava HW Eagles

5.3 2.1

7.9 5.2

10.12 12.12 7.2 13.5

(84) (83)

Goals - Virginia: T.Wilkey 3, B.Niklaus 2, A.Johnston 1, A.Seccafien 1, R.Starr 1, P.Mylonopoulos 1, C.Howell 1, N.Warren 1 United: P.Burgoyne 4, B.Sharman 2, B.Shimmin 1, H.Pym 1, J.Mcardle 1  Best - Virginia: A.Johnston, T.Wilkey, B.Galic, C.Howell, D.Johnston United: A.Mills, M.Pym, B.Brown, D.Goodenough, S.Schulz, B.Sobey Goals - Balaklava: J.Brice 4, E.Palipuaminni 3, S.Lamond 2, N.Yates 1, J.Michael 1, K.Job 1 HW Eagles: S.McGuiness 5, D.Barnes 3, J.Hunt 2, M.Schutz 1, S.Braham 1, J.Wilson 1  Best - Balaklava: M.Wheaton, B.Catford, E.Palipuaminni, K.Ruiz, B.Lamond, K.Job HW Eagles: M.Higgs, S.McGuiness, J.Wilson, J.Manners, L.Belperio, S.Schutz

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

Reserves 4.4 2.0

8.5 3.3

12.10 17.11 (113) 5.4 9.4 (58)

Goals - Two Wells: M.Abdilla 6, J.Becker 4, J.Lanzon 2, D.Applebee 1, M.Slater 1, A.Slater 1, A.Cavallaro 1, B.Lange 1 Hamley Bridge: S.Brooks 2, S.Wedding 2, M.Gregory 2, L.Greenhalgh 1, C.Wightman 1, D.Millar 1  Best - Two Wells: C.Lamont, D.Lamont, A.Slater, L.Saunders, K.Lovell, M.Slater Hamley Bridge: M.Conlan, W.Slok, S.Wedding, D.Millar, B.Selth, C.Wightman

Virginia United

2.0 1.3

6.2 3.6

7.2 6.11

10.3 8.12

(63) (60)

Goals - Virginia: E.Tsimiklis 4, A.Leo 2, R.Desmond 1, A.Bascombe 1, P.Russo 1, R.Drew 1 United: M.Pascoe 2, J.Rundle 2, B.Pym 1, B.Starr 1, B.Jones 1, P.Cook 1  Best Virginia: E.Tsimiklis, R.Desmond, P.Russo, B.Jones, M.Cartlidge, R.Young United: M.Pascoe, J.Tynan, B.Starr, B.Pym, R.Jenkin, K.Jarman


2.6 2.0

4.8 4.1

9.13 13.16 4.3 5.3

(94) (33)

Goals - Balaklava: K.Michaelanny 4, L.Guy 3, B.Michael 3, S.May 1, D.Yates 1, R.Lamond 1 HW Eagles: P.McMillan 1, M.McKay 1, J.Mahoney 1  Best - Balaklava: L.Simon, B.Michael, D.Yates, A.Williams, R.Bernhardt, L.Guy HW Eagles: B.Cave, D.Wright, P.Catalono, C.Braham, B.Wallis, M.McKay

Senior Colts

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

3.4 2.1

9.9 2.1

12.13 16.16 (112) 2.1 3.1 (19)

Virginia United

4.2 2.2

7.3 5.3

10.5 7.5

Balaklava HW Eagles

6.8 14.13 25.15 26.20 (176) 0.0 0.0 2.0 6.2 (38)

Goals - Two Wells: L.Tassel 8, L.Godfrey 2, J.Paterson 1, C.Franklin 1, B.Schutz 1, H.Ramsay 1, C.Tryfopoulos 1, M.Daly 1 Hamley Bridge: L.Henneker 1, S.Collings 1, A.Power 1  Best - Two Wells: L.Tassel, J.Shephard, T.Markou, S.Slattery, H.Ramsay, B.Harvey Hamley Bridge: A.Power, M.Gregory, J.May, S.Collings, R.Darwin, B.May

10.6 8.6

(66) (54)

Goals - Virginia: United: R.Sharer 4, L.Bentley 1, J.Zweck 1, C.Mcintyre 1, M.McIntyre 1  Best - Virginia: United: J.Zweck, M.Mcintyre, S.Connor, J.Curnow, R.Sharer, L.Connor Goals - Balaklava: M.Clifford 7, L.Guy 7, L.Williams 3, S.Rowland 3, T.Michael 2, T.Shepherd 2, C.Ruiz 1, R.McDonald 1 HW Eagles: S.McGuiness 5, T.Andrew 1  Best - Balaklava: S.Rowland, C.Ruiz, L.Guy, R.McDonald, L.Williams, M.Clifford HW Eagles: M.Nicholls, S.McGuiness, T.Williams, T.Lawson, S.Deer, J.Zilm

Junior Colts

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

5.3 0.0

7.4 0.3

10.9 1.3

10.9 1.15

(69) (21)

Balaklava HW Eagles

1.1 0.1

1.2 0.1

2.4 0.7

2.4 1.7

(16) (13)

Goals - Two Wells: T.Nixon 3, N.Seccafien 2, J.Brander 1, L.Billington 1, D.Kotsano 1, K.Giniotis 1, A.Hart 1 Hamley Bridge: S.Rosenzweig 1  Best - Two Wells: T.Nixon, N.Seccafien, W.Hart, J.Pellizzari, J.Gameau, B.Catanzariti Hamley Bridge: T.Darwin, D.Collings, J.Wedding, C.Buckby, J.Durdin, J.Rosenzweig Goals - Balaklava: D.McCredie 2 HW Eagles: J.Wallis 1  Best - Balaklava: J.Speissegger, J.Harkness, C.Arbon, J.Michael, B.Heaslip HW Eagles: T.Nottle, D.Williams, T.Andrew, B.Taylor, J.Alsop, J.Studham

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2.3 5.0

10.6 7.1

18.7 10.6

21.9 (135 ) 12.8 (80 )

Best - Blyth/Snow: R.Darling, G.Ottens, B.Bell, G.Hayes, N.McCormack, J.Taylor; North Clare: M.Ward, D.Ellis, M.Pawley, B.Coles, D.Busch, C.Jaeschke  Goals - Blyth/Snow: R.Darling 9, B.Bell 3, M.Collins 3, J.Agnew 2, A.Hentschke 2, B.Moffatt, S.Atkinson; North Clare: N.Prokopec 3, D.Busch, M.Pawley, C.Jaeschke, W.Smith, D.Ellis, T.Pawley, A.Waters, T.Swearse, M.Ward

South Clare Eudunda/Rown

7.4 2.1

14.10 24.12 28.14 (182 ) 3.2 4.5 7.11 (53 )

Best - South Clare: M.Leibelt, B.Murphy, A.Vandeleur, W.Hutchinson, S.Heinrich, D.Kuhndt; Eudunda/Rown: R.Schmidt, C.Voigt, E.Mumford, D.Vickery, P.Neal, B.Schutz  Goals - South Clare: M.Leibelt 13, B.Seymon 3, B.Murphy 3, N.Pynor 2, H.Ward 2, J.Lehmann, M.Stopp, S.Heinrich, J.Vandeleur, D.Kuhndt; Eudunda/Rown: R.Schmidt 2, C.Voigt, S.Waldhuter, J.Pfitzner, J.Trewren, D.Button

Min/Man BSR Tigers

4.4 1.0

7.10 10.19 17.22 (124 ) 3.1 3.1 3.2 (20 )

Best - Min/Man: B.Taylor, T.Webb, R.McDermid, J.Milburn, B.Currie; BSR: A.Burgess, A.Smart, J.Carson, L.Fuller, P.Jones, S.Morris  Goals - Min/Man: B.Kerslake 4, B.Taylor 3, B.Currie 3, N.Forrest 2, R.McDermid 2, S.Baraglia 2; BSR: A.Mellow 2, B.Pilkington

RSMU Hawks BBH Rams

2.4 3.1

5.9 7.4

9.11 8.5

11.13 10.7

(79 ) (67 )

Best - RSMU: Z.Hier, T.Willmott, B.Plueckhahn, L.Percy, M.Evans, S.Goodfellow; BBH: T.Riggs, M.Hall, B.Wall, L.Riggs, J.Reilly, N.Jackman  Goals - RSMU: T.Willmott 4, M.Evans 3, K.Hart 2, D.Williams, J.Vandeleur; BBH: B.Wall 5, T.Martin 3, T.Crick, T.Riggs

North Clare Blyth/Snow

B Grade 1.2 0.1

3.6 3.1

5.7 4.2

10.7 5.2

(67 ) (32 )

Best - North Clare: N.Pearce, B.Couzner, J.Pritchard, D.Bones, J.Nicolai, N.Moulds; Blyth/Snow: D.Stringer, R.Baxter, S.Clifford, M.Pawley, M.Wilkinson, J.Zweck  Goals - North Clare: S.Grace 3, M.Dopson 2, B.McGuire 2, N.Pearce, D.Bones, M.Zanette; Blyth/Snow: B.Pratt 2, C.Kennett, R.Pratt, M.Pawley

South Clare Eudunda/Rown

2.4 0.2

7.7 0.3

9.9 2.3

11.14 3.4

(80 ) (22 )

Best - South Clare: N.Smith, M.Stone, J.Fisher, S.Przibilla, M.Smith; Eudunda/Rown: T.Mosey, J.Mader, J.Mosey, D.Van, R.Westover, K.Blumson  Goals - South Clare: N.Smith 3, P.Stanway 3, M.Stone 2, N.Pynor 2, P.Chapman; Eudunda/Rown: B.Pfieffer, J.Ross, K.Hines

BSR Tigers Min/Man

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2.2 3.2

5.4 4.3

10.4 8.3

12.5 10.5

(77 ) (65 )

Best - BSR: A.Lehmann, C.Hanley, P.Meyer, B.Weckert, S.Nicholls, N.Adams; Min/Man: P.Hogben, G.Brysky, C.Lane, D.Hall, M.Nayda, J.Nicholls  Goals - BSR: N.Burford 3, C.Hanley 2, W.Lawry 2, B.Jones, S.Noonan, P.Meyer, D.Hentschke, K.Stringer; Min/Man: J.Nicholls 2, C.Grace 2, A.Bruce, R.Dixon, L.Milburn, M.Hadley, N.Bentley, M.Nayda

RSMU Hawks BBH Rams

3.5 0.0

8.8 1.0

11.12 14.19 (103 ) 4.0 5.0 (30 )

Best - RSMU: S.Willmott, B.Passmore, M.Norman, K.Vandeleur, B.Mcinerney, B.Koster; BBH: B.Norris, R.Rivas, S.McCarthy, M.Mcauley, G.Newell, D.Booth  Goals - RSMU: T.Williamson 3, S.Griffiths 2, B.Passmore 2, M.Norman 2, K.Vandeleur, D.Vater, G.Linke, B.Koster, A.Hosking; BBH: S.Rayson 2, S.McCarthy, S.Quinn, B.Norris

Blyth/Snow North Clare

Senior Colts 2.1 1.2

5.6 1.3

9.9 2.4

12.10 4.8

(82 ) (32 )

Eudunda/Rown South Clare

4.3 1.2

8.9 1.3

11.12 16.22 (118 ) 1.5 1.5 (11 )

BSR Tigers Min/Man

3.3 0.2

9.7 2.3

18.9 2.5

RSMU Hawks BBH Rams

2.2 1.1

10.6 14.11 21.15 (141 ) 1.2 1.2 1.3 (9 )

Best - Blyth/Snow: C.Lloyd, R.Ottens, A.Elix, C.Giles, D.Salter; North Clare: T.Norton, M.Makin, N.Rowe, B.Jones, B.Fisher, I.Hooker  Goals - Blyth/Snow: A.Elix 3, C.Giles 3, C.Lloyd 2, C.Andriske 2, J.Ciardiello, R.Smart; North Clare: M.Dawson, R.Laidlaw, S.Gerrard, A.Norton Best - Eudunda/Rown: C.Redemski, C.Blumson, Z.Tremaine, D.Pfitzner, T.Mosey, K.Milde; South Clare: R.Knight, B.Eldridge, L.Dunstan, L.Day, D.Day, J.Eyers  Goals - Eudunda/Rown: D.Pfitzner 7, C.Caven 3, K.Milde 3, C.Redemski 2, A.Dunstan; South Clare: P.Vonheyamnick

22.10 (142 ) 4.7 (31 )

Best - BSR: M.Shane, L.Bunfield, B.Taylor, D.Bruce, J.Kurth, C.Burgess; Min/Man: J.McGregor, J.Ey, O.Harding, A.Bruce, T.Julyan, D.Haynes  Goals - BSR: M.Shane 7, B.Taylor 5, B.Kitschke 2, J.Hayes 2, A.Fitzgerald, D.Hayes, R.Fitzgerald, L.Hayes, J.Kurth, P.Wiggins; Min/Man: J.McGregor 2, A.Richards 2 Best - RSMU: R.Howson, T.Smith, H.Behn, A.Rowett, Z.Hatch, D.Bevan; BBH: P.Hill, S.Connell, L.Ireland, J.Alderson, C.Desmet, B.Radford  Goals - RSMU: D.Bevan 5, L.Schaefer 5, R.Howson 2, J.Smith 2, L.Michalany 2, A.Rowett, P.Callery, B.Snook, A.Rowett, H.Behn; BBH: M.Weichs

North Clare Blyth/Snow

Junior Colts 3.3 0.0

6.3 1.1

8.3 2.1

8.4 4.2

(52 ) (26 )

Eudunda/Rown South Clare

2.3 1.0

5.3 3.2

7.6 5.2

9.6 6.2

(60 ) (38 )

RSMU Hawks BBH Rams

2.3 0.0

7.8 0.0

Best - North Clare: D.Brown, B.Laidlaw, D.Garrard, H.Calaby, B.Fisher, T.O’Sullivan; Blyth/Snow: C.Walkley, A.Giles, J.Andriske, L.Jaeschke, D.Giles, M.Greet  Goals - North Clare: T.O’DSullivan 3, D.Garrard 2, D.Brown 2, B.Earle; Blyth/Snow: J.Kennewell, C.Walkley, M.Greet, J.Andriske Best - Eudunda/Rown: I.Blumson, B.Prior, E.Dunstan, J.Bugeja, J.Leditschke, J.Coomber; South Clare: D.Minney, J.Pearse, A.Falconer, J.Wallent, B.Pearse, I.Shearer  Goals - Eudunda/Rown: J.Coomber 3, J.Bugeja 3, I.Blumson 2, B.Biscan; South Clare: P.Vonheyamnick 2, D.Minney 2, T.Nield, J.Jenner

10.10 15.14 (104 ) 2.0 2.0 (12 )

Best - RSMU: J.Schultz, A.Rowett, T.Griffiths, J.Vater, B.Heffernan, J.Bowden; BBH: T.Weich, S.Mattey, C.Gove, A.Klinger, C.Camac, W.Sumner  Goals - RSMU: A.Rowett 5, B.Heffernan 2, T.Griffiths 2, J.Vater 2, N.Busch 2, J.Michalak, J.Schulze; BBH: H.Bruce 2


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F A % Pts 886 629 58.48 20 971 849 53.35 16 976 843 53.66 14 1119 982 53.26 14 1093 909 54.60 12 697 1018 40.64 4 768 1280 37.50 2

B 2 2 2 2 3 2 3

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

F 977 987 674 616 552 477 605

B 2 2 3 2 2 2 3

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

F A % Pts 1541 272 85.00 24 1210 411 74.65 18 628 569 52.46 13 644 1097 36.99 10 562 828 40.43 7 449 1242 26.55 6 372 987 27.37 4

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FF 2 2 2 2 2 2 0

F 725 479 470 489 372 250 0

A % Pts 427 69.59 22 467 67.88 18 612 52.41 14 730 45.77 10 720 43.40 8 1066 30.91 6 866 41.13 4

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Ram Trent Karutz is hit with a fierce tackle by Tiger Brodee Brown during the A grade match at Long Plains on Saturday.

Peckers sneak into second spot Balaklava 12.12(84) defeated HummocksWatchman Eagles 13.5(83). An exciting battle at Balaklava saw the Peckers beat Hummocks-Watchman Eagles by one point to progress to second spot on the premiership table. Balaklava had the upper hand most of the game, after gaining a 19 point lead at the half time break. But a massive six goal effort from the Eagles in the final term was only a whisker away from victory, with the Peckers taking the win from their 12 accumulated points. Matt Higgs and Shane McGuiness were instrumental in the Eagles’ comeback, with McGuiness booting five goals for the game. The Pecker side was led by Michael Wheaton in a solid effort which saw his leg speed outrun his opponents on several occasions. The Peckers kicked two goals in the final term to secure their one point victory, with a number of injuries forcing key players off the field. Midfielder Ben Catford was a prominent player for the Peckers in keeping the flow of the game, while Elias Palipuaminni, who came off with a broken arm in the final term, also had a good game with two goals. Hayden Walker, with a severe injury to the ribs, came back on in the final quarter to keep the Peckers in the game. Justin Michael suffered a concussion while Jonathon Brice came off with an ankle injury.

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For the Eagles, who took the lead several times in the final term, it was a devastating blow after a hard fought comeback. Virginia 11.9 (75) defeated United 9.9 (63). Virginia continued their winning form with a closer 12-point win over the United Tigers. A better start saw the Rams gain a four goal to nothing lead at the first break, with the midfielders going hard out of the blocks. The Tigers got on the scoreboard in the second quarter, but again were scoreless in the third term, while the Rams got out to an eight goal lead. In the final term, the home side unleashed a six goal comeback to triple their score,

and prevented the Rams from kicking any more goals. But it wasn’t quite enough to get the Tigers over the line. Solid Ram midfielder Anthony Johnson was the key component for the first three quarters, with good team play from Caleb Howell, Troy Wilkey and ruckman Ben Galic. Two Wells 16.13(109) defeated Hamley Bridge 10.14(74). Hamley Bridge put up a good fight against Two Wells, but were unable to overcome the solid Rooster outfit to go down by 35 points. The win didn’t come easily for the Roosters, who were down by two points at the first break, with three goals apiece. But the second term saw the Bombers drop intensity, allowing the Roosters to gain a three goal lead and effectively build on it for the rest of the game. Rooster Paul Christofis was a solid target and kicked seven goals after a slow start from the visiting side. Justin Schahinger gave the Bombers a lot of confidence in his key performance while Tom Smith and Craig Allen gave four-quarter effort for the Bombers. Christian Nurton held his ground for the Roosters and was serviceable for his teammates, while Alfie Steed’s tactics again proved beneficial in the midfield, while he also kicked three goals. Skillful under 17 player Matt Sincock performed well in his second A grade match, taking some good marks and disposing well.

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RAM Ben Galic taps the ball over Tiger Simon Schulz after a boundary throw-in, while Ram Matthew Young (left) and Tiger Heath Pym await the outcome during the A grade game. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

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Can the Roosters do it? Unlikely – Mallala will go in for the kill Mallala v Two Wells

If Two Wells can cause an upset this weekend at Mallala, it would indeed make things extremely interesting. In what will be the third grand final re-match of season 2010, Two Wells again have a chance to topple a side that is fast becoming their nemesis. Although Mallala have well and truly had the wood over the Roosters in recent meetings, the young Two Wells side increasingly tease fans by threatening the Magpies whenever they play. Currently Mallala are destined to play in this year’s second semi final at home, but Two Wells are sitting fifth – and a game outside the top four. An upset this week will see the young Roosters receive two match points which no-one expects them to get. This plus the confidence of toppling the league leaders will be something you can’t buy as they head into an important five week period. For this reason, Two Wells will come out all guns blazing at 2.30pm this Saturday. I think there is a reason why Mallala will again win this one. They do see the Roosters as a threat, and although their top-two spot may not be jeopardised by a loss this week, Keith Earl’s side take great heart out of fending off “would be” challengers. They will be up for this one, knowing that inflicting a loss on the side that met them is last year’s big dance could inevitably be the first dent in their 2010 coffin – pending results between now and September – as the Roosters need catch up wins – and badly. Mallala’s engine room will again be their cornerstone, although they will be meeting an Alf Steed injected Two Wells midfield unit that will be better gelled than when they last met – this was one of Steed’s first games. Mallala’s defenders will more than likely have their work cut out for them against Rooster Paul Christofis, who has good recent form. Similarly, Two Wells defenders wont be able to attack as much as they do against the bottom sides, due to Mallala’s clinical ball movement. This will mean that the ‘Pies can punish the opponent in a heartbeat should they give their link men too much latitude. Plenty to like here. Should be an absolute corker of a game, considering the minimal gate fee for such a great day’s entertainment.

My Call n Kym Jarman previews round 15 football matches

Virginia v HWE

Cracker of a game

This week’s battle of third and fourth will be a cracker. Virginia and HWE are on equal premiership points (with HWE just in front on percentage). Both are eying a top two spot, and both need to keep winning to achieve this and also ensure fifth placed Two Wells doesn’t push them out of the top four at season’s end. The Eagles’ shattering one point loss last weekend to neighbours Balaklava throws some concerns over their quest to defeat the Rams in this weeks jaunt to the APFL’s most Southern venue. Hummocks still have many regular A grade players out (including Ryan Reid, Sean Light and Ash Lockwood). Although the Eagles have unearthed another A grade talent in senior colt Shane McGuiness (who kicked a break-through five goals last weekend against the Peckers), they are needing their full side to push for this year’s flag. As the competition heats up, if the Eagles don’t get some of these valuable players back soon, they may drop a couple of important ones between now and August 28. Virginia on the other hand look well poised, and have won their last three games on the trot (defeating the previously undefeated Mallala, second placed Balaklava and sixth placed United). In what has been an awesome July for the Rams, they have also regained Adrian Mark, a gun defender and a player who had spent the most part of season in the Central District reserves side (before an injury). There would however be some concern in the Virginia camp, as the Rams only just got over United – a side that Two Wells smashed to the tune of 74 points just a week earlier. Full forward Brendan Nicklaus was kept to just two goals by Tiger Mark Pym. Although it must be said that United were a better side last weekend, and the Rams did what they had to do getting the two match points. If big Nicklaus can break the strong Hummocks defensive shackles it could be the difference.

MALLALA’S Christian Rimmer and Rooster Bryce Hart in a ruck contest during the A grade match on June 19.

Although there’s plenty of reasons to suggest the game could go either way, I believe the Rams will make it four in a row this week.

Hamley v United

Bombers will have Tigers in their sights

Although it is United that have the ‘Tigers’ name, this week it is Hamley Bridge who will be like a ‘big cat’ of their own, stalking their prey in luring United back to their home ground – a scene where the Bombers defeated them by 51 points earlier in the year. That win on May 8 was Hamley Bridge’s only win thus far in 2010, and one that was a first in 18 months of football. Although United defeated them by a similar margin in their last meeting at Long Plains on June 19, the Bombers once again look to be coming off some reasonable form last weekend – only succumbing to the Roosters by 35 points. It was a confidence building effort against a side that has it all to play for (and needs percentage) . Last weekend Schahinger, Smith, Lockwood, Gregory and Allen again led the way. The Roosters beat United by 74 points a fortnight ago so it makes this Saturday’s game at Hamley Bridge well worth watching. United’s form is not that bad either – especially if you consider the fact that their final margin against Virginia on Saturday was very flattering. Unfortunately though, United’s form can be like chalk and cheese – not just in the predicament of season 2010, but even within four quarters of a match. On the weekend they were all but dead at half time, before a revival saw them claw back to within two kicks of the Rams (who defeated the top side Mallala in their last match). United themselves only lost to Mallala by 10 points when they met on June 26, and that was after giving Mallala a five goal head start at quarter time (which means the Tigers outscored the Magpies for three quarters). However, in between these two games they were comprehensively smashed by the Roosters. Even back in May when Hamley defeated United by 51 points, the Tigers actually led the Bombers by five goals at quarter time. Mark my words, this game is anyone’s…

SA finishes second in National Country Championships Victoria Major defeated South Australia on Sunday to take out the 2010 Landmark Australian Country Football Championships at Manuka Oval, Canberra. But SA’s strong showing at the championships resulted in four local players being selected for the

ACFC All-Australian Squad. Central’s Ben Yeomans, who earlier this month won the State Under 21 Player of Championships, took out the national country Rising Star Award for the Best Player Under 21. Carnival Awards Rising Star Award – Best Player Under

21: Ben Yeomans. JLT Sport – State Players of the Carnival: Leigh Kruger. 2010 ACFC All Australian Squad Centres: Leigh Kruger (Captain) – SA; Ben Yeomans – SA Forwards: Mitch Portlock – SA Interchange: Shane Bradshaw – SA

national country championships

Victoria South Australia

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11.6 5.6

17.10 23.13 7.7 9.12

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Goals: Vic – Grant Weeks 5, Kristan Height 4, Travis Baird 3, Nick Scanlon 2, Justin Berry 2, Bradley Murray 2, Daniel Leslie 1, Nathan Bell 1, Jarrod Edwards 1, Adam (VC) Hunter 1, Ryan O’Sullivan 1; SA – James Dixon 1, Gerard Mcgrath 1, Mathew Hodge 1, Josh Ramsey 1, Mitchell Portlock 1, Jared Greenbank 1, Benjamin Yeomans 1, David Westbrook 1, Joshua Vick 1 Best: Vic – David Clark, Justin Berry, Simon O’Keefe, Andrew McLean, Guy Campbell, Kristan Height; SA – Leigh Kruger, Benjamin Yeomans, Jared Greenbank, Shane Bradshaw, Jason Farrier, Luke Duncan.

Rule change good – but questions over week’s break Updating the Adelaide Plains Football League’s rule 5C rule to now include “representative” football matches – or 2011 in my opinion is a great call, especially considering the local APFL competition has a week off for both weekends, they run off much the same method and they are just three weeks apart on the football calendar. In hindsight, when the APFL began having a weekend off for the Zone championships two years ago, perhaps the rule should have been extended to include the word “zone” from that moment on, but nevertheless, last Monday night’s discussion and subsequent alteration of the wording is good for local footy fans as now there is consistency. At least now the APFL can also back up

COMMENT: Kym Jarman threats of suspension as they have a concrete ruling in place. Mallala Football Club and its players “technically” didn’t do anything wrong by not fronting for zone training or not making themselves available. They used a technicality in the wording of the rule and stood firm, as the players could not be suspended by letter of the law. Now there is consistency debate of course will still rage as to whether we should have an entire weekend off for the zone football/state championships weekend. But if we didn’t have a week off, then clubs like Balaklava would have been without Hayden

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

Walker, United without Heath Pym, Virginia without Troy Wilkey and Two Wells without the duo of Ned Seccafien and Tallan Leighton on the weekend of July 3. Mallala could have been without its four premier midfield players – so in that instance you can see the need for the week off – as, naturally, the Central Zone selectors will often take more players from teams near the top of the ladder. So a team could be fairly crippled if the zone carnival and local matches did clash. Tanunda (in the BL&G competition) had eight players representing Eastern Zone at this year’s championships. With four competitions (and 44 clubs) making up the entire Central Zone, it is likely the APFL

will never have more than five to six players selected, allowing others to argue a week off for all junior and senior netball and football across the whole Adelaide Plains so five footballers can go away and play is not justified. And then there is the argument that without a break for the zone championships it would give us an extra weekend in the winter calendar – allowing us to return to a four week, all-Saturdays finals series (rather than the Saturday/Sunday first weekend format we have now). Coming from “left field” – if in the future we did revert back to not having a “week off” for the zone weekend the rule would then likely need to be re-worded once more as a tussle between rep and club footy would then surface and certainly need to be discussed.


SPORT v NEFL reports

NEFL footballers showcase skills Darling, Liebelt, Taylor and Hier star performers Four footballers with SANFL league experience – Blyth-Snowtown’s Ryan Darling, South Clare Demon Michael Liebelt, Mintaro-Manoora recruit Brad Taylor and Hawks defender Zack Hier – produced “best on ground” performances in the four respective matches on the weekend. At Clare Oval, Darling kicked nine goals in the Cats’ 55-point win over North Clare, while Liebelt kicked a season high 13 goals in South’s 129 point win over the Southern Saints. Regarded as NEFL recruit of the season, Taylor was a key ingredient in the Eagles’ 104-point win over the hapless BSR Tigers. In the match of the round at Riverton, Hier was superb as a defender in the Hawks’two goal win over reigning premiers, the BBH Rams. Slow out of the blocks and 15 points down at the first break, a potent eight-goal second quarter by Blyth-Snowtown saw the visitors to Clare Oval regaining the ascendancy and were 23 points up at the main break. Their domination continued in the third quarter with eight more goals, while the Roosters could manage just three. The game petered out in the last quarter. Along with former Sturt footballer Darling’s nine-goal best-on-ground

Round 13 in review By Peter Argent effort, playing in a role as a leading forward, Gareth Ottens continued his stellar season as an attacking key defender. The quartet of Brad Bell, Glen Hayes, Nick McCormack and James Taylor all won plenty of football in the engine room. Both Bell and Matt Collins kicked three goals each, while Jason Agnew and Ash Hentschke finished with two majors. “Having previously been tagged by North, we decided to use Ryan out of the square, being one-out in the 50 metre arc,” Cats coach Brett Ireland said. “He finished with 9.1 and also gave a couple away. “I was also pretty happy with our on-ball contingent with Nick McCormack in pretty good nick and Shay Clifford and Brad Bell doing their jobs well. “Gareth Ottens has been our most consistent player this year, with the drive and rebound he gives us being pretty special. “Other members of our defence like Kiel Kennett, Robbie Wandel and Nick Humphrys were solid.

“Glen (Hayes) won his win and young Aaryn Lloyd was a strong performer in the second half as well.” Captain Matt Ward was North’s best, followed by former South Clare player Damien Ellis and Matt Pawley. Ben Coles was solid in defence and Dylan Busch had some influence. While not his usual potent force in this contest, Craig Jaeschke still won his share of possessions. Big Nick Prokopec wasn’t the match winner he was last time at Blyth, but was the Roosters only multiple goal kicker with three. Big win for Demons over the Saints Needing a big win against the cellar dweller, Eudunda-Robertstown, the Demons achieved this desired result, with seven goals in each of the opening terms, and then followed with a 10-goal third term. Having played a handful of senior games with Glenelg and a member of last year’s reserves premiership at the Bays, no one could control the

n TYRON Clark about to get a kick away for the Cats during Saturday’s match against North Clare. Photo: Peter Argent

athletic Liebelt in attack. After not kicking a major in the first four rounds of the year, he now had 62 goals for the season, averaging upwards of six goals a game since the mid May round five match against the same opponent. Around the ball Brodie Murphy, Andrew Vandeleur and Wayne Hutchinson produced commanding displays.

NEFL Premiership Table Over 20 years experience

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Ph: 8842 2716 or 0417 460 174 after games played on Saturday A Grade Team P W L D For Agn Pts % Blyth/Snow 13 10 3 0 1487 759 20 66.21 Min/Man 13 10 3 0 1171 787 20 59.81 RSMU Hawks 13 10 3 0 1078 803 20 57.31 BBH Rams 13 8 5 0 1133 1082 16 51.15 South Clare 13 6 7 0 1185 995 12 54.36 North Clare 13 6 7 0 1060 1057 12 50.07 BSR Tigers 13 2 11 0 641 1432 4 30.92 Eud/Rtown 13 0 13 0 686 1526 0 31.01 B Grade Team P W L D For Agn Pts % RSMU Hawks 13 12 1 0 1109 488 24 69.44 Min/Man 13 10 3 0 830 564 20 59.54 BSR Tigers 13 8 5 0 946 656 16 59.05 North Clare 13 6 7 0 816 764 12 51.65 Blyth/Snow 13 6 7 0 743 723 12 50.68 South Clare 13 6 7 0 716 801 12 47.2 Eud/Rtown 13 2 11 0 467 952 4 32.91 BBH Rams 13 2 11 0 404 1083 4 27.17 Senior Colts Team P W L D For Agn Pts % Eud/Rtown 13 12 1 0 1557 227 24 87.28 RSMU Hawks 13 12 1 0 1506 445 24 77.19 Blyth/Snow 13 9 4 0 1133 642 18 63.83 BSR Tigers 13 8 5 0 880 808 16 52.13 South Clare 13 5 8 0 663 1069 10 38.28 BBH Rams 13 3 10 0 498 1097 6 31.22 North Clare 13 2 11 0 540 1129 4 32.35 Min/Man 13 1 12 0 358 1718 2 17.25 Junior Colts Team P W L D For Agn Pts % BSR Tigers 13 11 2 0 756 238 22 76.06 RSMU Hawks 13 10 3 0 996 275 20 78.36 Eud/Rtown 13 10 3 0 886 402 20 68.79 Blyth/Snow 13 8 5 0 609 411 16 59.71 South Clare 13 6 7 0 853 428 12 66.59 North Clare 13 5 8 0 501 609 10 45.14 BBH Rams 13 2 11 0 235 1148 4 16.99 Min/Man 13 0 13 0 24 1349 0 1.75


M/R 76.92 76.92 76.92 61.54 46.15 46.15 15.39 0 M/R 92.31 76.92 61.54 46.15 46.15 46.15 15.39 15.39 M/R 92.31 92.31 69.23 61.54 38.46 23.08 15.39 7.69 M/R 84.62 76.92 76.92 61.54 46.15 38.46 15.39 0

n RYAN Darling in action for the Cats. Photo: Peter Argent

Sam Heinrich and Luncidale recruit Daniel Kuhndt also had a telling influence on the game. Other multiple goal scorers for the winners included veteran Ben Seymon and Murphy with three each, while Nick Pynor and Heath Ward finished with a brace. Co-captain Richard Schmidt was the Saints’ best, along with kicked a couple of goals. He was followed by talented teenager Clinton Voigt, Errol Mumford and all round sporting talent Dean Vickery. Promoted from the B grade, Patrick Neal and Ben Schutz were also serviceable for EudundaRobertstown. Eagles deal Tigers 104 point thrashing Mintaro-Manoora’s absolute control of the game is clearly indicated by the scoring shots in this game. The inaccurate Eagles had 39 scoring shots and really should have won by more than the still convincing 104 point margin, with BrinkworthSpalding- Redhill had just five shots. The Min-Man defence only conceded one point after the half time break. Already 33-points up at half time, the Eagles kicked 3.9 in the third quarter, but finished with a more accurate 7.3 in the final term. Brad Taylor, who played with Norwood a decade ago, was creative and damaging all game. Other leading performers for the winners included Tyson Webb, 2007 Mail Medallist Ryan McDermid, Jamie Milburn and the experienced Brad Currie.

A late starter this year, big Ben Kerslake kicked four goals for Min-Man, with Taylor and Currie kicking three each. The trio of Nathan Forrest, McDermod and another Mail Medallist Steve Baraglia kicked two each. Ruckman Alex Smart was BSR’s best, while James Carson, on-baller Leigh Fuller and defender Paul Jones were solid contributors. Scott Morris won his share of touches, while Adam Mellow kicked two of his team’s three goals. Hawks hang on for a win The RSMU Hawks returned to the winners circle with a hard fought 12 point victory over BBH at Riverton Oval. This contest was evenly poised at the main break, with the Rams leading by seven points at this point. Mick Duncan’s troops edged in front with fourgoals-to-one in the third, and held on for the important win, which keeps them in the fight for a top two finish. Along with 2006 Woodville-West Torrens premiership player Zack Hier’s effort, zone representative footballer Tyson Willmott was elusive and excellent with four goals. Teenager Ben Plueckhahn continues to step up to the place and perform well. Recruits this year Luke Percy and Matt Evans were both influential, while Sam Goodfellow’s effort was also worth a mention. Evans also kicked three goals, while 2009

state country selection Kimberley Hart, who has only been back for a few weeks from a broken leg, kicked two goals. Fellow Central zone player this year Tommy Riggs was the Rams’ best. Left footer Marcus Hall, Boh Wall and Lachlan Riggs all performed well, with the 2005 Mail Medallist in the Barossa, Light and Gawler association, Wall also kicked a match-high five goals. Unfashionable but effective James Reilly and recruit from Norwood, Nick Jackman were also serviceable. Tom Martin kicked three goals for the vanquished as well. Roosters need win to bridge top four gap At Burra Oval, the North Clare Roosters are in the last chance saloon against last year’s premiers, the BBH Rams. Now two games behind the fourth placed Rams, the Roosters must win if they will have any chance of bridging the gap with the top four. South Clare are expected to trounce the seventh placed BSR Tigers at Clare Oval this week. Top side Blyth-Snowtown will face off against the third placed RSMU Hawks at Snowtown Oval. Both have 10 wins and three losses so far this year and this is expected to be a cracker. Second at the moment, the Mintaro-Manoora Eagles host the EudundaRobertstown at Manoora Oval. This is expected to be a one-sided affair with the Eagles winning handsomely.

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

SPORT v District

Golf Balaklava Men

Last week the little rascal, Jordan Wilson, defeated Peter Lamont in a countback for an impromptu Freechoice award with two up. The rest scored below expectations on a good day for golf. This week the weather was more than good – it was perfect for the 30 merry souls who graced the course. The finalists in the Winter Shield made the most of it, putting all that practise into practice! Once again, Bill Parkin cleaned-up in the A grade Winter Shields, defeating the ever-present Merv Hameister 6 and 5. Local sausage-wielder Dean’oh Robsinson faced-off against the retired baton-wielder Dean Trickett for the B grade shield. The young snag triumphed 3 and 1, leaving the mature Dean to wonder ‘What if?’. The C grade shield was an even closer tussle. Fresh from a string of recent golfing conquests, young gun Ben Michael tidied up his idol Austin Henstridge, but with the result going down to the wire. Walking up the 18th fairway and being one down, Austin’s nostrils detected the scent of Digby’s tobacco. With thoughts of amber fluid-fuleed fun clouding his keen golfing judgement, Austin lost the hole, with Ben winning two up. The rest of the field weren’t just making up the numbers. Playing for the Balco trophy, you could cut the tension in the air with a knife. Luckily for our B grade warrior Dean Robinson, 43 points was enough to clinch the prize. He was a gracious winner, and those who hung around were privy to secrets of his training regime. Golfer of the Year points: D Robinson 5, P Lamont 4, I Michael 3, M Hamesiter 2, C Temby 1. Results A grade: P Lamont 38, I Michael 37, M Hameister 36; B grade: D Robinson 43, C Temby 36, D Trickett 35; C grade: B Michael 35 c/b, M Bell 35, A Henstridge 32. NTP: No 3 C Temby, No 8 L Masson, No 10 P Lamont, 13th and 15th W Parkin. Birdie: No 3 C Temby. Next week is a two-man ambrose for the Osctrot trophy, so get yourselves a partner. The match committee will find a starter, and the ‘publisher’ has been penned-in as barperson. Ben ‘what is left to win?’ Michael will spin the wheel with free abandon. Members playing in the ambrose are asked to bring a salad to pool for tea. Family members welcome to join us for a night of merriment by the roaring fire.

balaklava mid week

Results from July 21. Austin Henstridge 40, Mike Hahesy 39, Merv Hameister 36, Dene Newton 36, Ian Glover 35, Dean Trickett 34, Bill Berry 34, Barrie Thompson 33, Dennis Goudie 32, Trevor Reid 25, Chris Hahesy 23, Don Anderson 23. Birdies: Merv Hameister No 7.


Men’s results July 25. Par competition/ Jim Barry Memorial, sponsored by Jim Barry Wines: G Mugge +8, R Lamond +7, D McSkimming +7, K Hayes +6, H Wandel +6, M Eime +4, J Greet +4, I Zweck +3, B Spinks -2, M Finn DNF, D Victor DNF. Juniors- C Lloyd +1, T Eime all square, R Smart -1, C Walkley -6. R Lamond 5/3 def D McSkimming for their semi final of Club Championship. Skins: Jackpot. No NTP. This week, Sunday August 1 – semi final Club Championship/Stroke competition, sponsored by Clare Hotel. Ladies results July 21. Club Medal/Stableford, sponsored by Clewers of Clare: V Bamford 40 pts, K Mugge 32, J Zweck 32, R Lamond 30, A Harrison 20, B Victor 20. Skins: Jackpot. Raffle: L Pratt. Ladies results July 25. Stroke, sponsored by Jim Barry Wines: V Bamford 89/65, J Zweck 86/67, K Mugge 96/68, D Wandel 115/71, B Victor 121/77, R Lamond 124/88, J Wandel DNF. Next week, August 4: Flag Competition/ donation to Heartbeat, sponsored by B Victor. Hostess: J Wandel.

Hamley Bridge

Dean Branson has started an assault on his handicap with a massive 46 points in Saturday’s stableford competition, to win the day from Bert Pearce – who also had a good day with 43pts and Dave Russell 42 pts. A grade: Bert Pearce 43, Dave Russell 42, Len Usher 35, Adam Mitchell 34, Barry Schwartz 33, John Mitchell 30. B grade: Ian Ferguson 41, Roger Hahn 39, Warren Isgar 38, Bob Hinderwell, Brodie Schaefer, Bob Ahola 35, Ron Smith, Wim Van Pelt 33, George Dahlitz 32, Bob Mcgregor 31, Neville Durdin 30, Steve Howe 29. C grade: Rowland Pawlak 41, Brian Cooper, Ian Rohde, Max Grasby 38, Bob Spriggs, Wally Jackson, Lance Hatcher, Tony Jones, Roen Cameron 36, Doug Cooper 32, Ross Hienze 30. Non comp players Dennis nation 33, Kieth Kluske 40. Birdies Bert Pearce first, Steve Howe 14th, Ian Ferguson ninth, Adam Mitchell ninth, Len Usher fifth (Argoweld), Brodie Schaefer first. NTP: Brodie Schaefer fourth, Ian Ferguson ninth, Steve Howe 14th. Thirty-two players competed in Last Thursday’s stableford competition. Barry Schwartz won the day with 40pts on a count back from Cliff Applebee 40, Adam Mitchell, Lance Hatcher 39, Wally Jackson 38, Merv Hamiester 37, Bob McGregor, George Dahlitz, Tony Jones 36, Keith Kluske, Ross Hienze, Roen Cameron 35, Dave Russell, John Riley, Ed Manning 34, Brian Cooper, Colin Doudle, Ian Ferguson 33, Bob Hillier 31, Wally Isgar, Ian Rohde, Roger Hahn 30, and a number of players in the twenties. Birdies Bob Hillier 4th, Kieth Kluske 14th, Adam Mitchell 18th & nearest to pin Lance Hatcher 18th. The stableford competition played on Saturday July 17 was won by Ross Hienze with 42 points, from Kieth Kluske 39. A grade: Adam Mitchell 37. B grade: Barry Schwartz 38. C grade: Ross Hienze 42. Birdies: Ian Darwin second, Leigh Durdin sixth. NTP: Adam Mitchell ninth, Dave Russell 12th. Players are reminded the Two Wells open will be played on Sunday July 31 from 8am, and they need our support to help make their day a success!

Clare & Districts perform well at carnival The Kadina Hockey Carnival was played on Sunday at Kadina Oval, where associations from regional SouthAustralia converged to compete against each other. Reports and results below. Men: It was a bright and early start for the men’s team, with their first match at 8am. Representatives from all the association’s clubs were involved in the nine-a-side format competition. Matches were generally played in good spirit, and the standard of play was considerably more intense than regular season matches. With only one team from each group able to contest the final, the team were looking early to secure as many points as possible. A couple of unlucky draws coupled by a loss hindered the team’s progress immensely. At the conclusion of the round robin stage, Clare & Districts were left in second place in the group and narrowly missed out on progressing to the finals. Special thanks were extended to Kelvin Tiller for his organisation of the team, and to the players for committing a large portion of their weekend to the association. Goal Scorers: Kelvin Tiller 2, Darren Sweet 2, Ben Shepherd 1, Tristan Chapman 1, Raf Battistessa 1 and Justin Simmonds 1. Results: defeated Behemoth Patrol 2-1, drew with Dilligaf Squad 1-1, drew With South Coast Cockrums 1-1, lost to Two Wells 1-2, defeated Moonta Men 2-0, Defeated Dilligaf Squad 1-0. – Justin Simmonds Women: The early frosty start

Clare & Districts Men’s Team, back from left: Bob Campbell, John Robinson, Josh March, Darren Sweet, Tristan Chapman, Justin Simmonds, Ben Shepherd, front: Jackson Weiss, Russel Pawelski, Raf Battistessa, Jarred Alm, Kristian Pawelski, Samuel Megson and Kelvin Tiller. Clare & Districts Women’s Team, back from left: Anita Bayliss, Roweena Tiller, Monique Haddow, Brianna Cheetham, Jayne Price, front: Rebecca Taylor, Tegan McPharlin, Fiona Tilla, Johanna Dutschke, Sarah McLean and Goalie Rachael Taylor.

- Photo by Justin Simmonds

did not deter the spirit of the Yellow Girls. The team had a vast age difference from under 13s to grey hair, all used to playing against each other – not helping each other. It didn’t take long to settle and the girls were on the score board. Feeling pleased with two wins in two games, the UniSA team soon pulled the Clare & Districts girls


Results from Saturday July 24 – third qualifying round of club championships. ACR: 64. A grade: J Pengilly 76/60, D Hannaford 71/62, R Brandsma 76/62; B grade: T Day 82/60, A Leaver 82/65, J Yard 84/66; C grade: F Gorey 82/59, D Hutton 90/61, K Behn 91/62. Handicap Matchplay: F Gorey ‘d’ R McInerney 7 and 6. R Thomas ‘d’ K Behn on the 22nd. Next week: Stableford.

Two Wells

Results from Saturday July 24. Competition: Stroke – fourth Round Club Champs. Sponsor: Empire Café, Two Wells. Players: 40. Thirteen players bettering the ACR of 65. Best gross score was Vince Hatch with 72, which won him A grade, as well as backing up with a meat tray win. It was the last round of Club Champs, and Chris Girling fired a 74 off the stick to win his first Two Wells Club Champion Trophy. The TWGC results can be accessed at - Club Champs final standings: A grade gross: 307 CGirling, 315 S Francis, S Abbott. A grade net: 260 R Grigg, 267 S Francis. B grade gross: 330 J Ball, 346 Y Frencken, A. Christou. B grade net: 257 J Ball, 260 A Christou. C grade gross: 385 M Frost, 391 A Baker. C grade net: 268 M Frost, R Prior, 272 J Boon. Veterans Trophy: 188 J Ball, 190 R Grigg. Putting Trophy: 101 L Grafton Results A grade: 59 V Hatch, 61 S Francis, 62 R Thompson, 63 L Grafton, Stuart Grigg, 64 C Girling, 65 R Grigg, 69 J Ball, 72 P Shields, 73 S Abbott, I Smith B grade: 60 J Bowden, A Christou, 61 H Linford, 62, Y Frencken, 64 A Bail, A Gameau, 70 J Weir, 71 J Spackman, 73 D Hall, 74 B Goss, L Zbierski, 78 S Kelly. C grade: 63 R Prior, 66 J Gibson, 67 I Telfer, C Weller, 68 B Prior, 69 A Baker, 71 K Alexander, B Barns, M Frost, 72 J Boon, 78 S Sando, 88 P Williams. Ladies: 70 J Holland, 72 E Grigg. Long drives: A – Chris Girling; B – A Christou; C: M Frost. NTP: 1 – S Francis, 2 – J Gibson, 6 – A Christou, 11 – S Francis, 12 –, 15 – S Abbott. Birdies: 1 –, 9 – L Grafton, 12 – M Frost, 13 – C Girling. Pro’s Approach: C Girling. NAGA: S Kelly. Members draw: B Prior. Meat trays: J Holland, J Spackman, A Christou, V Hatch, P Shields. Next week: Saturday – Foursomes. Sunday – TWGC Open Day. – Russell Grigg, Handicapper TWGC.

back, with some serious team play displayed. UniSA were simply too good, having the advantage of being a team and not a mixture of many teams pulled together. Following this, Clare & District had two draws and another win. Six games in total, with six games to umpire saw the Clare & Districts girls kept busy for the day.

Micah Hamann; Don – Fletcher Thomas, William Pearson, Lachlan McLean.

ningham, Josh March; Bur – Neil Maxted, Jackson Weiss, Cameron Smith. Next week’s matches are at Balaklava.

Springstown 5 defeated Donnybrook 1 Goals: Spr – Luke Burge 2, Brianna Cheetham, Sarah Rodda, Jo Dutschke; Don: Jake Mills. Best: Spr – Luke Burge, Jackson Duncan-Reid, Jo Dutschke; Don – Jake Mills, Lachlan McLean, William Pearson. Balaklava 4 defeated Burra 1 Goals: Bal – Hedley Greenshields, Tyler Milne, Tamara Gates, Heath Milne; Bur: Jake Dolphin. Best: Bal – Samuel Tiller, Sarah Tiller, Hedley Greenshields; Bur – Neil Maxted, Aaron Desmet, Chris Scutcheon.


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Balaklava 4 defeated Donnybrook 0 Goals: Tanya Heslop 2, Mary Heslop, Roweena Tiller. Best: Bal – Rebecca Whittaker, Kelly Whittaker, Tamara Gates; Don – Annie Willson, Nicki Hancock, Eleanor Burford.


Balaklava 2 defeated Burra 1 Goals: Bal – James Manuel, Raf Battistessa; Bur: Darren Sweet. Best: Bal – Raf Battistessa, Lee Cun-

Burra 1 goal defeated Springstown 0 Goal: Lochie Haddow. Best: Bur – Neil Maxted, Lochie Haddow, Peter Cornwell; Spr – Tom Forrest,James Forrest, Josh Megson. Balaklava 0 drew with Donnybrook 0 Best: Bal – Natasha Greenshields, Tim Goldney,

Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

Lower North Gun Club

Lower North Gun Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday, July 25. Beautiful sunny weather saw 16 shooters attend an enjoyable day. The ladies provided soup, sausages and salad, then afternoon tea. Scores Event 1 – 25 Target Central Zone Handicap: first – A Zupanic 34/35, second – J Gilbert 33/35, third – G Read 24/26. Prizes donated by the Two Wells BP. Event 2 – 50 Target Point Score: AA grade – first A Zupanic 149/150, second – G Gilbert 147/150; A grade, first M Pontifex 148/153, second – Don Pollard 145/153; B grade – first Barry Duncan 143/150, second – A May 142/150, C grade – first Jamie Gilbert 135/150. Prizes donated by Noodle Box Mawson Lakes. High Gun won by A Zupanic 173/175. Prize donated by J & S Byrnes.

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Hockey under 14

The top two teams went through to the finals. Clare & District just missed out on a count back for goals, seeing the team finish in third out of eight women’s teams. It was an enjoyable and fun day, and a great opportunity to face different competitors. Results: 1 Nil wins – 3; 1-all draws – 2; losses – 1. – Jayne Price

balaklava’s Heslop tussles with her Donnybrook opponent during Saturday’s hockey match. Photo: Tanya Greenshields

A beautiful sunny morning greeted the ladies, keen for a hit and a chat after their two week break. Melissa Moulds’ Koalas had a good win against Di Taylor’s Grizzlys 5-30 to 1-20, although the score line doesn’t do justice to the standard of matches. Nikki Yates and Narelle Michael had a marathon against Helen Durdin and Kevyna Gardner, with the latter winning 6-5. But Narelle was “just right” combining well with Kellie Harrison to win their only match, a dak dropper for Kevyna and Mary Connell. Mary’s excuse was sitting around too long before this match causing her to seize up. The other match was a very close result with Helen Barry’s Polars 3-31 narrowly defeating top side Pauline Hill’s Pandas 3-23. Cathy Chapman was welcomed for her first hit for the season, although she got off to a slow start with Pauline against Helen B and the “on fire” at net, Kerrie Bell. Heidi Zerk started off well with her battle against Colleen Allen but had seized up. The very consistent Glenda Shepherd realised after her first set she had grabbed the wrong racquet from home and sent an SOS to get her prized weapon. Cathy was thrilled to have one win on her debut, combining well with Glenda to win a tight 6-5 against a determined Roanne Georg and Kerri B. Terrific hitting ladies. With it being sets all going into the last match, Helen B and Colleen held onto win against Pauline and Heidi. There was certainly some great tennis played with many ‘hot shots’, but Narelle took the honours with her winning left-handed ‘cricket shot’, a stroke that would make cricketer son, Samuel, proud.


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Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

LOCAL v Living

The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO July 2005

• Former local basketballer Kimberley Olsen represented the State’s under 18 women side at the National Championships in Perth.


YEARS AGO July 2000

• Mallala mum Karen Hunt was one of 13 people chosen to represent the state at the prestigious Queen’s Trust Forum, held in Sydney.


YEARS AGO July 1990

• Red Cross baby entrants Simon Wright, Long Plains branch and Kym Ryan, Halbury branch, won special awards in 1990’s Baby Competition.


Horse-drawn commercial vehicles “At the time Australia was being settled, horse-drawn vehicles were being developed to near their peak of perfection in Europe. But the contrast between the state of transport in civilised Europe and the raw colony of New South Wales was nearly as great as between 18th century Europe and the world of 3000 years before.” A serious lack of draught animals meant the convicts on the First Fleet did all the hard work dragging loads of stones or provisions. In 1791, the few horses and cattle in the new colony were considered far too precious to be used for draught work. With the breeding and/or importation of stock, the convicts’ heavy workload gradually lessened, and the industry of coachbuilding developed. As well as building private carriages, “most coachbuilding firms turned out a wide range of commercial vehicles…and could

by Norma Schopp

produce a delivery van that looked as smart as any dog-cart....the most common commercial vehicle was the two-wheeled dray.” These were used by deliverymen such as the baker, milkman or butcher. The driver either stood or sat on the load to drive, with no shelter from the weather. Mudguards on a delivery cart were considered a luxury. The butcher’s boy would do the rounds early in the morning to pick up the orders, and then deliver the meat in time for it to be cooked for the midday meal. “The most basic four-wheeled commercial vehicle was the lorry

or trolley, harnessed for city work with a single horse, or a team, as road conditions or load dictated.” The lorry was nothing more than a flat top wagon, and was used by feed and fodder merchants, breweries, and general carriers, etc. The light, covered four-wheeled wagon could be used as an ambulance or hawker’s van, and anyone who grew up in the suburban areas in the 1950s may remember the baker and milkman making their daily deliveries in these stylish vans. The funeral business didn’t miss out - being an undertaker was a very lucrative trade and the hearse became a very elaborately decorated carriage, with plumes and

urns, and bevelled glass sides. “The mourners’ coaches were closed that the occupants enjoyed funeral privacy.....for a child’s funeral, the coffin could be carried beneath the driver’s feet, thus saving the cost of the hearse.” Some undertakers only hired carriages “from the livery and bait stable, or carriage jobber”, and these carriages might also be used for weddings so they were “finished in grey so that sensibilities would not be offended.” The Dray. (Picture and story from Ian Badger’s “Australian HorseDrawn Vehicles”.)



• 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. • Aug 14: Caeliac Support Group, Gawler Health Service. • Aug 20: BHS Quiz Night - special guest Mem Fox. • Aug 21: Balaklava Golf Club auction night. • Aug 23: Owen PS market.

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The onset of winter has brought a dramatic increase in pet owners presenting their beloved older dogs with arthritis and associated complaints. Dr Mark Perissinotto said older animals are particularly susceptible to arthritis in the winter months with symptoms including pain, swelling, lameness, muscle wastage and decreased range of motion. Dr Perissinotto said medical therapy such as non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce pain and inflammation. There are also various cartilage protecting and stimulating agents to assist in repairing damaged joints in older

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Arthritis - a cold fact of winter dogs, and in some cases your vet may recommend surgery. “Obviously your dog can’t explain what’s wrong with him so it’s important to watch for clues in order to address problems early so he can live out his golden years with as much dignity and comfort as possible,’’ Dr Perissinotto said. “Favouring a limb, sleeping more, showing difficulty sitting or standing, a reluctance to jump or climb stairs, weight gain and less interest in play could all be signs that your dog may have arthritis,’’ he said. Arthritis is just one

of the debilitating conditions to which older pets are prone, others including hearing and vision loss, heart disease, cancer, liver or kidney disease and hormonal imbalances. Dr Perissinotto said with a little extra attention, our senior companions can be with us for a long, long time, and there are a number of measures to make a pet’s twilight

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years as happy and comfortable as possible. These include a warm soft bed for achy joints, appropriate exercise, twice daily feedings of quality food formulated for older dogs, plenty of fresh water in a convenient place, a quiet area to rest, gates on stairs to prevent falls and regular checkups with your veterinarian.

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

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UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Balaklava.................... 9.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Lochiel......................10.00am Pt Wakefield............. 10.30am

UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Balaklava.................... 9.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Lochiel......................10.00am Pt Wakefield............. 10.30am


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isolated thunderstorms will clear by evening. Isolated showers will remain over agricultural areas, before becoming confined to southern coasts in the evening. More widespread rain is possible over the Northeast Pastoral north of Leigh Creek in the morning, and part of the Flinders district in the afternoon. On Friday, an upper level jet-stream will continue to bring patchy rain across the pastorals north of about Yunta to Woomera. A cold front is expected to extend across southern and western coasts in the late afternoon and evening, bringing scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms there, with isolated showers extending across the remainder of the southern agricultural area. On Saturday, the patchy rain will be confined to the far northeast, and will clear later. Isolated showers are expected over the southern agricultural area in a










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southwesterly airstream. Cumulative rainfall totals until midnight Saturday are expected to be 10-20 mm over the pastoral and coastal districts, with local falls of 20-30 mm north of Leigh Creek and about southern coasts and ranges. 5-10 mm elsewhere. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Cool to cold at first with isolated frost and fog about and east of the ranges. Patchy rain developing during the late morning and afternoon. Cool to mild with light to moderate north to northeasterly winds, fresh in the south. Thursday: Patchy rain and isolated thunderstorms easing to isolated showers during the afternoon. Cool with moderate northeast to northwesterly winds. Friday: Areas of morning fog. Isolated showers, increasing to scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. Cool to mild with moderate northeast to northwest winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Wind: NE to NW 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening. Sea: 0.5 to 1 m, rising to 1 to 1.5 m in the afternoon and evening. Swell: SW 1 to 2 m on southern Spencer Gulf, W to SW around 0.5 m on southern Gulf St Vincent. Thursday: Wind: NW 10 to 20 knots.


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We give you a timely reminder with the onset of cat breeding season to book both male and female cats in for desexing. Remember we have available through kind and generous donation, a cat desexing discount scheme. There are many good reasons to desex your cats.

For further information and to take advantage of our discount scheme, please call us at

Balaklava Veterinary Service Phone: 8862 2088

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Tiffany Dunne, Brayden Harkness and Samuel Tiller get some guidance working with lambs at Ulooloo. W, and complete one day mark 290 Merino and of having to complete a per week in a structured Dohne lambs which in- large number of lambs, work placement that volved yarding, tailing, with correct techniques,” complements and ex- castrating, vaccinating Sue said. “Even the chance to tends their school based and eartagging. “While all the students practise counting a comlearning. Ag teacher Sue Pratt have some experience mercialised mob of sheep thanked Greg, Liz and with sheep, it was a was beneficial, as this is Robbie Hall of Ulooloo very valuable learning difficult to simulate with for providing the oppor- exercise to be trained the school’s small mob tunity for the students to while under the pressure of ewes.”


Contact Shayn 8862 1222


Plains Producer, Wednesday July 28, 2010

For rent

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

For Sale 1989 Nissan Pajero runs well, gas and petrol or suitable for wrecking, $1,800 o.n.o. Phone 8527 2387, ask for Susie.

2006 Mazda ute, alloy tray, ladder racks, white, manual, 2.5 litre turbo diesel, 160,000 km, $13,000 o.n.o. reg XJC 607. Phone 0429 492 128.

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. Phone 8864 2220 or 0429 642 221.

Action four piece swing set with (slide still in box), $199. Phone 8862 2232.

Cheerful shiny bright dotty pots, by Erin Lykos. Great for your morning latte, or for sugar or dip bowls. New at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery Gift Shop!

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. Phone 0407 651 168.

EL Falcon, lowered, mags, exhaust, sound system, great condition, WBH-290, $4,900 o.n.o - Kadina Phone: 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. Phone 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.

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

For Sale

MARE.Paint/QH. Rising 3. Registered with PHAA. Microchipped. Solid red dun. Mature 14.3 - 15 hh. Green Broke. Nice nature. Up to date with care. Make good allrounder. Phone/Email for more information. Full history known. $3800. Phone; 0403 28 77 42. E/ Mail;

Massey Ferguson 135 diesel tractor, good condition, both tyres recently replaced, 3 point linkage, roll-over protection frame, includes slasher, $7,000 or very near offer. For enquiries phone 0400 290 687.

New to the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery Gift Shop. Beautiful handmade children’s gifts by Tessa and Roshanna, of “Our Joy”. Bright “I Spy” bags to amuse kids for hours, and gorgeous soft pink and blue teddy bears, for new arrivals. Call in and browse! 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.

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. 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. Ph 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. Toyota ute, 1985, rust bucket but a reliable run about, serviced regularly, tow bar, good tyres, $950 o.n.o. SVC-266. Phone 8862 1943 a/hours.

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.


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.

Island star, 12’6 pop top caravan, island bed, excellent condition, new, full annex, $13,500. Phone 8862 1094. Kingswood station wagon. Running, registered UZS 775. $650. Phone 0407-715-593.

Oaten chaff, good quality. Balaklava Museum. Phone 8862 1139.

One pair thick child optical glasses - Harve Bernard, blue, 506 or 606 + 46019 140. Phone 0428 172 310 or 8862 1131.

Garage Sale

Balaklava - 8 Francis Street, Saturday July 31, 8.30am - 4.30pm. Household items, new BBQ and lots more.

Public Notice

Anglican Ladies Guild - Winter Warmers raffles. Winner: Declan Mills. Thank you to all for your support.

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

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Public Notice

SHaremarket - buy wholesale and rent shares out. Never ending income. Ring 8862 1442.


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.

Wanted to Buy

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

HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217. Tradesmen tool trailer. Good condition. Phone 0417 826 848.

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

Work Wanted

Cleaner - fully experienced, mature aged women. Reliable in all tyres of work houses, units etc. Excellent references available. Balaklava area. Phone 0437 064 150.


Bermoser-McArdle. Cathy, Jarrad and Molly are proud to announce the arrival of Naish Keith McArdle, born July 21, 2010, weighing 4.020kg. Thanks to Dr McLennan and staff at the Clare Hospital.


Bush - Eileen Patricia (nee Murphy). Passed away peacefully on July 20, 2010. Aged 74 years. Dearly loved wife of Colin (deceased). Loving mother of Judith and loved gran of Anthony, Matthew and Samuel. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Jenny and David and loved gran of Nicholas, Carly, Carly, Scott and Bronte and great-gran of Colby.

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

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Coming Events South Australian Country Fire Service Mallala Brigade


Thursday August 5

Monday August 9, 2010

7.45pm at Centenary Hall

• 8pm in meeting room, CFS shed (Railway Tce, Mallala)

All Welcome

All members & interested parties welcome.

Youth United begins again

Thursday July 29, Aug 12 & 26, Sept 9 & 23

Balaklava Markets This Saturday

July 31

at Balaklava Uniting Church •5.30 pm - 7 pm •Small groups •Worship time •All youth are invited

at Bellies Junction (old Balaklava Railway Station)

Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143

Ph: 0458 853 592

Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches

• Open 8am • $5 per stall • Stalls available

Brinkworth Memorial Hall 40th annual

Wine Tasting Saturday July 31, 2010 • 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

Will always be remembered.

Good - Lenore Agnes. On July 23, 2010, aged 75 years, at the Ira Parker Nursing Home, Balaklava. Loving wife of Rex (deceased). Loving mother, Nanna and Great-Nanna. Will be sadly missed. Reunited with Rex. Thank you to the Ira Parker Nursing Home for their care and love. Durdin Funeral Directors Balaklava AFDA Phone: 8862 2101

Good - Lenore. Much loved Auntie of Chris and Margaret Jenkin and family. We will miss those visits to Semaphore, Parham and then Balaklava…reunited with Rex and Paul. Always in our hearts love Chris, Margaret, Alison, Brad, Simon, Clinton, Aaron and Mitchell.

Thank you

Many thanks to all my family and friends for helping me celebrate my 80th Birthday. Thanks to the United Football Club for their help in the bar and the kitchen. Thank you for the cards, phone calls, flowers, gifts and visits. To my family for coming from interstate, for being with me, thank you. It was a week never to be forgotten, and much appreciated. Val Daniel.

Public Notice

SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $60 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.

A Poll to Determine if the Composition of Council (Positioning Chairperson Vs Mayor) will be Altered In accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 1999, the District Council of Mallala is conducting a poll of electors on the question of Council operating with a Mayor elected by the community rather than a Chairperson elected by Council members, as is the current practice. Should the community support such a change and Council resolves to proceed with the change, the change will not occur until the commencement of the 2014 Council term. In accordance with section 12 of the Local Government Act 1999, before the proposal can proceed, a poll of electors must be conducted on the question of Council operating with a Mayor elected by the Community, with a majority response in favour of the change. Postal Voting The Poll will be conducted entirely by postal voting. Voting material will be dispatched commencing 25 October 2010, with all voting material to be dispatched by October 29, 2010. Completed ballot material must be returned to reach the Returning Officer, District Council of Mallala 2a Wasleys Road SA 5502 no later than 5:00 pm Friday November 12, 2010. Place of Counting Votes The scrutiny and counting of votes will take place at the Mallala Council Chambers, Redbanks Road, Mallala SA on Saturday November 13, 2010. Further Information The full Options Paper which examines the advantages and disadvantages of this proposal and a summary of the arguments for and against the alteration is available from Council’s website ( or the Principal Office should electors wish to access further information. Further enquiries regarding the Poll can be directed to: Charles Mansueto, Chief Executive Officer, or Peter Buchmann, Liaison Officer on 8527 0200.

Mallala Agricultural Bureau

2010 Awards Night Guest Speakers: Maggie & Colin Beer

Tuesday August 10 6.30pm for 7pm start

• Mallala Football Clubrooms • 3 Course meal • $30 per head • Presentation of 20, 40 & 50 Year Life Membership Awards • All tickets through Mallala IGA 8527 2010

Enq: Richard Verner P: 0429 202 182 E: David Cawrse P: 0429 678 074 E:

Balaklava Golf CLub Two Person

Ambrose Saturday July 31 • Hit off times 11am - 12.30pm • $5 members, $10 non members • Sponsored by Balaklava Royal Hotel

All welcome & tea afterwards Emergency Service Auxiliary Port Wakefield Incorporated


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August 4 - 4.30pm at Emergency Services Conference Room (corner of East Tce & Burra St, Port Wakefield

A proposal will be put forward as follows: 1. to remove SA Sea Rescue Squadron and SA Police as said services 2. to increase the committee to up to 12 elected members 3. to reduce the quorum for a Committee meeting to any six committee members.

Balaklava Golf Club

Cabaret/ Auction Night Saturday August 21 7.30pm til late

• AFL theme - come dressed in your team’s colours • $15 per head • BYO basket supper • Band: Nuts, Bolts and Washers • Get your table organised • Bus service available For bookings Ring Janice 8862 1733 or Lee 8862 1616

COUNCIL POLL District Council of Mallala Poll to determine if the status of the Principal Member of Council should be altered. NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to section 12 of the Local Government Act 1999, the District Council of Mallala will conduct a poll to determine if the status of the Principal Member of Council should be altered. Any proposal to do so cannot proceed until a poll has been conducted to determine community support for this alteration. The voters roll to conduct this poll will close at 5pm on Friday 13 August 2010. The poll will be conducted entirely by post with the return of ballot material to reach the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Friday 12 November 2010.



K Mousley Returning Officer


PAPER DRIVE Friday Aug 6 2pm - Blyth

Saturday Aug 7 8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield • Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No loose cardboard THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT


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A POLL TO DETERMINE RESIDENTS’ OPINION ON THE PRINCIPAL MEMBER OF COUNCIL Council would like to gauge residents’ opinions relating to the Principal Member of Council being a Mayor elected by the community rather than a Chairperson (known as Mayor) elected by Council Members as is currently the case. Before any change could proceed, a poll of electors must be conducted on the question of whether Council operates with either a Mayor or Chairperson as the Principal Member. The poll will be conducted entirely by postal voting in conjunction with the Council general election. You must be registered on the Council voter roll to participate and enrolment closes on August 13, 2010 and voting will close on November 12, 2010. Further information is available on the Council’s website (shown below). IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COUNCIL ELECTIONS - NOVEMBER 2010 If you are a landlord, non resident property owner, business lessee or resident non Australian citizen recent changes to legislation affect you! To vote in Council elections you must now enrol. The changes place the responsibility on the landlord, non resident property owner, business lessee or resident non Australian citizen to apply for enrolment. The changes do not affect residential voters on the State Electoral Roll for their principal place of residence. Enrolment for the Council voters roll closes on: Friday August 13, 2010. The November 2010 Elections are held by Postal Ballot with counting of votes by the Electoral Commission of SA commencing on November 13, 2010 at the: Mallala Council Chambers Redbanks Rd Mallala SA For further information contact Council’s Liaison Officer on (08) 8527 0200 or go to Peter Buchmann Council Liaison Officer


6 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Enquiries: Jo May 8862 2342 or 8862 1173 Now Showing … The Balaklava Courthouse Gallery’s annual Balco Balaklava Art Prize Exhibition continues until Sunday August 22 and, for its final weeks, is proud to be part of the 2010 South Australian Living Artists Festival. The SALA Festival - the largest visual arts festival in Australia – showcases more than 1500 artists in over 400 venues across the state, ranging from regional galleries to urban studios, and includes many special events from July 30 to August 22 – and it’s totally free! Both the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery and Balaklava’s Beadwork Studio & Gallery are proud to be part of this diverse and inclusive festival. It’s a great time to visit your local galleries and help celebrate the contribution that SA artists – and particularly those who live and practice amongst us - make to the lives of all South Australians! If you have not previously visited the Gallery, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a diverse and colourful display. Come in, browse, and while you’re there, choose your favourite work by casting a vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the close of the Balco Art Prize Exhibition. Maybe you’d even like to purchase a work from the exhibition – with more than 120 works on show, there is certainly something for all tastes and all budgets – and there’s something special about owning your very own original artwork! Open for the Balaklava Eisteddfod … The Gallery will also be open for extended hours during this weekend’s Balaklava Eisteddfod. Call in on Friday July 30, from 2 to 4pm and on Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1 between 12 noon and 4pm. Combine your enjoyment of the Eisteddfod’s wonderful performing artists with a feast of visual arts at the Courthouse Gallery. Visitors are always very welcome! There is always something happening at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery. Come in and enjoy it!


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment.

Please send resume to Balaklava Electronics 28 George Street, Balaklava SA 5461

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DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 102 / 2010 APPLICANT’S NAME: DR & LM Taylor N at u r e O f T h e Development: Parking of bus for residential purposes and associated shadecloth annex and picket fencing SUBJECT LAND: Lot 13, 11 Sandpiper Drive, Thompson Beach, Hundred of Dublin (CT:5370/271)

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Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: Alexandra Koppa Planning Officer Development Assessment and policy Date: July 28, 2010 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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Must be available over a seven week roster and be available to work nights. Must be reliable and have a passion to work with food. Please apply in person or phone Bek at the hotel on 8527 2249 Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital inc

Registered Nurse PPT / Casual Positions available Qualifications: Nurses Board of South Australia Registration, holding a current practising certificate & National Police Check required. Enquiries for Application & Job Description: Antonetta Eales Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital PO Box 11 Hamley Bridge SA 5401 Phone: 08 8528 2276 Fax: 08 8528 2618 Email:

Waitress / Kitchen hand @ Rising Sun Hotel

Phone Andrew 8867 1023

ZONE: Coastal Township Zone The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the District Planner at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than August 11, 2010. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission.

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My Call


n Kym Jarman previews APFL

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KYM’s KIss of Death: Mallala 12 Virginia 7 United 17

@ Hamley Br

n See – Page 23

Pleased – relieved? n BALAKLAVA players were looking happy after their one-point win over HW Eagles at Balaklava last Saturday – but not before they almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. After being 28 points up at three-quarter time, the injury-hit Peckers faced a six-goal final term blitz from the Eagles to just snare the premiership points. Report, Page 22

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Rule change ensures ‘play or pay’ The Adelaide Plains Football League has declared players who do not make themselves available for any future representative football games will definitely be ineligible to play their next club match. The move follows an APFL Board and club delegates meeting on Monday, July 19. The new ruling comes after controversy surrounding four Mallala footballers who did not attend training

By Terry Williams for the Central Zone team which played in the zone football championships played at Berri on July 3-4. After the APFL Board considered the rules, the four players received no penalty and subsequently took the field for their club the following week, when Mallala lost its first game of the

season against Virginia. Two APFL clubs – Balaklava and Virginia – last week wrote protest letters to the board over its split decision which allowed the four to play on July 10. The letters were the subject of lengthy discussion at the recent APFL meeting – and the fact other players were threatened with suspension for not attending training in an email from the APFL.

This was one reason for the correspondence from the two clubs. There had been concerns of inequalities arising. The board also took legal advice and consulted the SANFL’s Community Football Board over the rule. The original decision to allow the Mallala players to compete was based on a technicality regarding the wording of rule 5C.

n Kym Jarman’s view – Page 23

@ Long Plains

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APFL president explains background to new rule n APFL president, Brad Busch, said in an emailed letter to the Plains Producer:

“ The board of the Adelaide Plains Football League called a special meeting to discuss the interpretation of the league’s ruling regarding inter-league football. Rule (5c) previously stated – ‘Any player selected to play in any interleague match or matches who neglects or refuses to train or play in such match or matches will not be eligible to play their next club match. This only applies to A and Reserves players over

the age of 18 years.’ The Adelaide Plains Football League has suspended players for failing to make themselves available under this rule with regard to association inter-league football games. The matter then was raised as to whether this rule was clear regarding Zone football. The APFL has never suspended players before if they make themselves

unavailable for zone football. In club eyes there was much confusion over whether ‘inter-league’ meant association football, zone football or both? After many phone calls and legal advice, the board came up with the following: Rule 5C was changed under a bylaw to read – ‘Any player selected to play in any representative match or matches who neglects or refuses to train or play in such match or matches will not be eligible to play their next club match. This only applies to A and Reserves

players over the age of 18 years.’ Please be assured the Adelaide Plains Football League works very hard in making sure the league makes the correct decisions for our local competition. Unfortunately, in today’s society not all can be pleased but the decisions that are made are in the best interests of our league. The APFL encourages comments from anyone in our football community regarding any issues. The APFL thanks all clubs concerned regarding this matter.”

@ A1 netball Hamley Bridge 60 (Amber Rogers) d Two Wells 54 (Briony Thomson); Balaklava 43 (Sophie van Kleef) drew Hummocks 43 (Claire Schultz); Virginia 52 (Kirstie Moore d Long Plains 46 (Leah Tynan)

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