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Please explain! Port Wakefield residents are a step closer to having their concerns addressed over the town’s community wastewater management scheme (CWMS). Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) voted engineering contractors of the project, Adelaide-based Wallbridge and Gilbert, be required to consult with every landowner, in company with a licensed plumber to discuss practical connection points and to clarify any outstanding issues. The decision came after Port Wakefield residents rallied together at yet another lively council meeting last Wednesday. One member of council’s Port Wakefield CWMS working party and local resident, Richard Pain, spoke on behalf of the town’s residents. The saga of the impractically-placed connection points and alleged lack of planning and consultation has been an ongoing issue surrounding the major multi-million dollar project. Wakefield Regional Council funded the project with assistance from the State government and the Local

Lauren Hermon reports: Government Association’s CWMS program. Diverse Civil and Commercial Projects was awarded the contract through an open tender process for constructing the system. Wallbridge and Gilbert’s senior civil engineer, Nathan Silby, was present at the meeting to face disgruntled residents. Mr Silby had some concerns about the availability of residents when the consultation with every landowner in town would take place by Wallbridge and Gilbert. “It might be difficult because not all landowners may be available when they are contacted,” Mr Silby said. But his comment was quickly discarded by Mr Pain who said a member of council’s Port Wakefield CWMS working party would attend on behalf of landowners who may be unavailable at the time. n Continued Page 7

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n EVERYONE who was anyone was in Balaklava last weekend for the Eisteddfod! We had a green-skinned witch – and someone much nicer, a delightful Mary Poppins, also known as Leah Harford. Balaklava’s Aishlea Smith, seen here performing “No Good Deed” from the musical “Wicked” in the musical theatre section, had a big weekend– placing in various sections and was a finalist in the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir scholarship. Leah, 12, of Plympton Park, performed “Practically Perfect” from Mary Poppins, to win the junior section of musical theatre. Thousands flocked to Balaklava for the 14th Eisteddfod, but now the music has softened and performers from all

across the state have departed after the grand finale drew the successful event to a close last Sunday. Sixty-nine local individual performers – not to mention those in multiple bands and choirs – were all part of the massive weekend of musical talent. About 200 volunteers took part. Eisteddfod president, Bronny Cottle, thanked all. “It would never be possible without their help,” she said. Local businesses also took advantage of the mass crowds with business soaring over the weekend. Free Choice owners, Filip and Antonella Scaffidi, said the weekend was very busy but staff were well prepared. Wendy Schulz, from Wendy’s Cakes’n’Cafe, said “it was


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Ralli Park gets $58,000 Ralli Park grandstand in Balaklava and other council projects will get funding – provided approval is granted – following Wakefield Regional Council’s (WRC) lodgement of projects in round three of the Federal government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP). At last Wednesday’s council meeting, $58,000 was allocated for the Ralli Park area, comprising $53,000 towards ongoing identified repairs to the grandstand and $5000 for water conservation activities involving rainwater storage and use. Based on round two guidelines, round three offered council $106,000, which required application lodgement on or

before last Friday. According to WRC chief executive officer, Phil Barry, the recently expanded basketball/netball/ tennis shed (assisted by Round 1 funding) is known to need a rainwater tank as one possible project. Council will be seeking Ralli Park Authority and Balaklava Area Committee’s feedback before finalising the project work. Mr Barry said it would be good to begin the project but it would not be completed immediately. Other stages, such as re-roofing the century-old grandstand, are identified in council’s Mace engineering report under “medium” priority. The stage costing estimate is $78,000. With

the grant of $53,000, a shortfall of $25,000 remains. Mr Barry said planning would be required over the next 18 months for community support (in-kind assistance and community funds), and other grant opportunities identified. Other projects to benefit include $5000 to Blyth stormwater dam, with additional floating tyres required to minimise evaporation. There is a plan to repair the walking trail at Owen wetlands. Council will allocate $4000 from the RLCIP funding. Snowtown oval also requires further funding towards upgrading the town oval watering system. It has $4900 unspent under council’s Sport and Recreation Facilities Program for 2009/10.

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Project costs are expected to be higher due to a treated wastewater reuse irrigation system and Department of Health requirements. It is expected a further allocation will be made from RLCIP funding. Brinkworth football club is expected to get $5000, Lochiel football club $5000 and Hamley Bridge $4000. Mr Barry said council was pleased with the grant cash. “RLCIP is a national grant program which council hopes to be a permanent annual funding opportunity for council community infrastructure,” Mr Barry said. Once approved and funding documentation is signed off, the project work must be completed by December 31 next year.

Federal grants announced

Volunteer community groups across the Wakefield electorate will benefit from grant funding under the Federal government’s Volunteer Grants initiative. Among the 46 recipients are: Balaklava RSL sub branch, $5000; Balaklava branch of SACWA, $1000; Two Wells Equestrian and Pony club, $2000; Two Wells craft shop, $1,177; Thompson Beach Progress Association, $3,800; Lions Club of Kapunda, $2,345;Jingles Community Shed and Garden, Riverton, $2,142; Riverton Manoora Parish, $2,440 Saddleworth and District Historical Society, $1,546; South SACWA, Auburn, $3,150; Kapunda cubs and scouts, $1,877; Probus Club of Kapunda, $2,740. The grant scheme has been created to help cover the costs of petrol and the purchase of equipment and to meet costs of training volunteers and completing background and police checks. In total, Wakefield will receive almost $150,000 in funding.

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Syngas reports progress Syngas yesterday announced the completion of advances to its coal-to-liquid project, stating it was another positive step forward for the project. Based on the work now completed, daily production levels of about 14,6000 barrels of liquid fuel have been estimated for the Clinton Project. Gas clean up, gas synthesis and liquids upgrade were completed. Syngas managing director, Merrill Gray, said the completion of work was a positive outlook for the Clinton Project. “It’s deepened our understanding of the engineering side of things and to get a better level of what we are imposing,” Ms Gray said. Syngas’ latest engineering work was completed with technology partners in America, UOP and Rentech. Completion of this latest work, over three of the six key sections of the plant, has provided a solid basis for Syngas to progress with the project, the Syngas announcement said.

Mem Fox visits schools Internationally-acclaimed children’s author Mem Fox will speak to students from local schools to spread the word on the benefits of reading aloud to children. Starting tomorrow, Mem will visit St Joseph’s School, then Clare, Blyth, Watervale and Farrell Flat primary schools. She will be at Clare Town Hall tomorrow from 7pm to 7.30pm (this presentation on reading aloud for children for adults is not intended for children). On Friday, Mem visits Balaklava primary (session includes students from Auburn, Owen and Hamley Bridge) from 9.45am to 10.30am Between 11.30am and 12.15pm she visits Horizon Christian School (session includes Port Wakefield primary). Mem hopes her visit will help even more students develop a love of reading and encourage parents to understand reading aloud to children is vitally important.


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A guide to the potential layout of the Two Wells town centre project has been endorsed by District Council of Mallala (DCM). Option four gained approval from six councillors at council’s meeting last Monday. The design features an open air market place, pedestrian/cycle path to connect the town, commercial outlets such as Target and Foodland, sufficient car parking, integrated bus interchange and a roundabout. The plan also includes community open space and designated areas for future development. This design “provides a consolidated urban form for the town centre, with better inter-connectivity from the historic wells to the main street and establishes a green belt area for community

Bronte Hewett reports: space.” Council appointed design consultants JPE and Wax designs to draft three planning options to be viewed during public consultations. Landscape Architect from JPE designs, David Gregory, said the project had been progressing well with the help of the public. “We have been working with the council, community and other key stakeholders to develop planning option four, following on from earlier consultation with the Two Wells community,” Mr Gregory said. Option four is a slight variation on option three, which was the preferred option during consultation. Minor modifications were made to car parking layout and the

THE proposed layout for Two Wells – and how the market place could look.

inclusion of an area to accommodate the potential for a bus interchange in the town centre. Adjustments were also made to the size of the market plaza and to ensure buildings facing the main street were in line with the existing character of the town. Mr Gregory said designers were looking to advance to the next stage – development of the Design Guidelines and

Character Statements. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the next step for council was to work with the State government to access Crown land to allow the town centre to be developed. “The process for this will include the development of a land access strategy by staff which is being proposed to be presented to council this month,” Mr Mansueto






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said. He said it was difficult to determine when construction would begin until a clearer timeframe of access to Crown land was determined and how this land would be financed/acquired. “It is proposed to initially focus on the area from the Two Wells

Visitor Infomation Centre through to about adjacent to the post office and to the rear of these areas,” he said. Other areas will be developed as demand increases for additional services from residential growth. By council endorsing

the layout, work will begin on acquiring land, appropriate zoning/planning and a process to attract developers. Once access to Crown land has been resolved, a tender process to attract and identify developers for the facilities within the town centre will happen.

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This learning is working for them Combining on the job training with school Balaklava High School is a step ahead of innovated learning, giving its students different avenues of education and training beyond the classroom. Vocational Education and Training (VET)

courses have proved effective in providing students with multiple ways of gaining skills for particular jobs should students want qualifications in a trade rather than an academic future after school. Luke Williams, shown welding, is learning engineering.

Lauren Hermon reports: Year 12 Balaklava High School students, Jack Jenner, Luke Williams and Samuel Tiller are just some students who have chosen VET as part of their SACE. Jack recently featured in SACE magazine, Achieve, which focused on his experience as a VET student and apprentice floor fitter at Balaklava Stitch Joint. Jack studies vocational studies A, vocational studies B and community studies and uses the TAFE hours to complete his SACE. “It’s been good to combine school with the apprenticeship. A lot of our work is in quite far out areas like Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy, so I’d do a few weeks at school and then a week away,” Jack said. Balaklava High School vocational education teacher, Sonia Pringle, said the school was proud to showcase a pathway for the students to learn and grow. “Our program is very

flexible and is designed to fit around students’ busy lives with work, apprenticeships, TAFE, further training and other commitments,” she said. “It is an excellent way for students to gain industry experience and get their SACE at the same time.” Along with the school’s VET program, the new trade training centre based on school grounds, offers students and adults a TAFE outlet. It is another proud venture of BHS. Student Luke Williams is undertaking a school-based apprenticeship in welding (engineering), and will also attend courses at the trade training centre when the centre is up and running. Other students are placed in a variety of industries. n To help students make decisions about which career pathwaythey want, a new booklet has been released by the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology. Career Choice can be downloaded from www.

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Trade training centre gears up Balaklava High School’s Trade Training Centre is slowly taking shape with about $200,000 worth of machinery which was expected to arrive from overseas sometime last week. Students and adults alike will soon be able to train in agriculture, engineering, building and construction, and automotive through the Lower North Centre of Trade Training, led by Balaklava High School and incorporating Riverton and District High School, Clare High and Burra Community School. Balaklava High School technology studies teacher, Wally Radowicz, said planning for the centre was still in the works, but was progressing well. According to Mr Radowicz, night classes have been discussed and funding is being looked at. The trade training will be interlinked with TAFE, offering participants up to certificate three in their chosen trade. Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said under the Trades Training Centre program, schools can choose to build their own trade training centre or to pool their resources with other local schools to create trades super centres.

“By the start of the 2011 school year, 68 centres will be operating with 230 projects approved covering 732 schools across Australia,” Mr Champion said. In a further initiative to boost opportunities for school students is the Federal government’s recent announcement of new work experience places for students participating in new National Trade Cadetships. The cadetship program, will help ensure students from years nine to 12 have the skills and experience to be job-ready and start a trade. Mr Champion said new work experience options could include spending up to two weeks with a local builder or carpenter, or a local engineering firm. The first group of students to benefit will be those who decide to do a National Trade Cadetship in 2012. Over two years, the Federal government has promised $3.1 million to establish the cadetships, to be delivered as part of the National Curriculum. “We need to invest now to ensure the next generation of young people in the north have the skills and training they need,” Mr Champion said.

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BALAKLAVA The possible dangers of the internet will be addressed in a seminar at Balaklava Community Library on Wednesday, August 11 at 7pm. The ThinkUKnow Internet Safety Session will cover topics such as how young people are using technology to have fun, online grooming, cyberbullying, inappropriate content and e-security. This allows parents, carers and teachers to learn about the issues young people face online and on mobile phones. Hosted by Balaklava High School, the session is centred on how kids have fun online, how to help keep them safe and how to report when things go wrong. School counsellor Caroline Gill said the session was tailored to increase awareness for adults. “This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about how young people have fun online, how to help them stay in control and how to report a problem,” she said. For more information, visit the ThinkUKnow website at www. or contact the school.

Wells Craft Shop at 10.30am. Organisers are looking for new and innovating ideas, so get your thinking caps on. Everyone is welcome to come and suggest ideas for the big evening. If you can’t make the meeting on August 13, be sure to drop off your ideas to the craft shop any time during operating hours. For more information, contact Bev Trim-Smith on 0418 811 315. Halbury

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The Halbury community is beginning preparations for the fire season. Halbury fire-safe committee is holding a meeting on Monday, August 9 in the Halbury Hall at 7.30pm. It will cover the process of cleaning up before the oncoming fire season and how to prevent bush fires. Fire fighting experts will address the community on the best procedures. It is an important topic and now is the time to clean up for fire prevention. Owen

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• Zumba dance classes at Balaklava Sports Club proved successful on the first of an eight week program last Wednesday night. Classes are every Wednesday for another seven weeks– tonight, August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8 and 15. It will break for the holidays and start again week two of the school term and go for another eight weeks. All levels of fitness welcome as you go at your own pace without any pressure. Sessions start at 6.30pm for one hour for $2 to cover the price of the DVDs.

Hanna Ejderos, of Hamley Bridge, was granted Australian citizenship by Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, in a ceremony in Balaklava last Wednesday. inspecting Brinkworth from 9am on Thursday, August 12. For the town to be in the running, make an extra effort to have your front garden/yard/driveways neat, tidy and litter-free for this visit. If you are unable to do this for some reason, perhaps you could ask a friend or neighbour to help and, conversly, if you are able to help someone else, will you consider offering them an hour or so of your time? Two Wells

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Brinkworth Progress Association members had a successful morning last Saturday, tidying the Peppertree Trail and around the Stockyard Reserve facilities. There were some creaking joints and sore muscles afterwards among the not-so-young group but the sight of native shrubs flowering in shrubberies they had established in recent years and the neatly trimmed trees along the trail made it worthwhile. Members were most grateful with the help they received from Wakefield Regional Council with trail maintenance and rubbish removal. • The KESAB Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns judge will be

Scouting memories

• Balaklava’s first scout group is seeking memorabilia for a special display to celebrate its centenary on October 16-17. Any photos, information and memorabilia of scouting in Balaklava is urgently needed, in particular between 1910–1939 and comedy capers weekends. Former members and families are invited to attend the celebrations in October. Bookings are required.

Bigger pageant

Plans are under way for Two Wells’ Christmas street parade, which is expected to be bigger and better this year courtesy of additional funding. The first of a series of meetings to organise the annual event will be held on Friday, August 13 at the Two

WE HEARD ‘Mr Bottlejack’ – aka Balaklava’s Hank Lamond – will go to the end of the earth to find another old bottle jack for his now famous collection. In Queensland on holidays recently he was about 150km from Longreach when he stopped at a camping spot. Chatting


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•This year’s edition of the Owen and Districts phone directory has been compiled by the Owen CFS brigade members and is now on sale at the post office, general store and school. •The CFS brigade is having a medal presentation lunch on August 22, with many members set to receive 10 or 20 year service awards. The brigade is also looking for an empty house to use for a breathing apparatus training exercise. Every effort is made to cause no damage, no water is sprayed near the house and a stage smoke machine is used which is aired out straight after the exercise and does not leave any residue as it is not real smoke. If you can help, contact Shaun Silkstone on 0448 866 989. • Owen Basketball Club AGM will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at 7.30pm at the Owen Arms Hotel. Take along ideas and suggestions for the coming season. Hamely Bridge Hamley Bridge Institute committee will be holding its AGM on Monday, August 23 at 7.30pm. The AGM will be followed by a regular bi-monthly meeting.

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Woman, 64, hurt

A 64-year-old Kadina woman was lucky to survive a serious accident on Port Wakefield road, just north of Gawler river, last Thursday. The Holden Rodeo utility she was a passenger in left the road and collided with a tree. The woman had to be cut from the vehicle by Virginia Accident and Rescue Unit. She was airlifted to Royal Adelaide Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The Medivac helicopter landed on the highway to airlift the woman. The 70-year-old driver sustained minor injuries and was transferred to Royal Adelaide by ambulance. Traffic was diverted around the crash scene while police investigated and then cleared the scene.

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Boy cyclist in lucky escape A 13-year-old Mallala boy was lucky to escape serious injury after being hit by a motor vehicle while riding his bike on Dublin road at about 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 28. Police are appealing to the driver of the vehicle to come forward and report the accident. The youth was riding his bike against the flow of traffic and was wearing dark clothing when he was struck by the vehicle heading west on Dublin road. The female driver stopped immediately and assisted the child who appeared to have suffered very little injury other than a couple of scratches on the knees. Luckily he was wearing a helmet which was destroyed when he was thrown from the bicycle. Police believe the female driver may have been a ‘P’ plate driver and may not realise she had to report the accident. No action will be taken against the driver, police

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on Saturday, July 31. The car was stripped and had allegedly been stolen on July 19 from a carpark in Burton. •A 35-year-old Dublin man was issued a $1195 fine for allegedly driving an unregistered and uninsured car while unlicensed at Port Prime. The man’s Land Rover Discovery became bogged on Saturday, July 31 and police were called to assist. His drivers licence expired in 2002, and car registration in May this year. TWO WELLS • A 19-year-old Lewiston woman was issued with an infringement notice for driving unregistered and uninsured on Old Pt Wakefield road, Two Wells on Tuesday, July 27. She had been detected

driving a white Ford Sedan a couple of days earlier and further enquiries were conducted. It was found the registration of the vehicle had expired in February 2010. The fine was nearly $900. • A 52-year-old Wasleys man had his vehicle seized for seven days and lost his licence on the spot for 12 months after he went for a drive and got lost at a property at Reeves Plains on Saturday, August 1. The property owner alerted police to a vehicle which had pulled into his driveway in the early evening. When police arrived they found the male was grossly affected by liquor and had no idea where he was. He recorded a PCA of 0.200. He will be summonsed to appear in the Tanunda Court at a later date. He was also issued with a cannabis expiation notice. PT WAKEFIELD • A 46-year-old Beaufort man was arrested by Port Wakefield police

and charged with driving whilst disqualified, after being detected driving a motor vehicle on Saturday, July 31. The man was bailed to appear in court at a later date. He was also issued with a cannabis expiation notice for possession of cannabis and a pipe used to smoke cannabis. • Police arrested a 19year-old Port Wakefield man for a warrant of property damage on Monday, August 2. HAMLEY BRIDGE • Police reported a 46year-old Stockport man for due care and a PCA of 0.218 on Sunday, as a result of enquiries after an accident in Hamley Bridge on April 20. The man had his driver’s licence disqualified instantly for 12 months. CLARE • A 55-year-old Sevenhill man was reported for a PCA. of 0.179 after being stopped by police on Main North road, Sevenhill on last Friday. He had his licence disqualified for 12 months.

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NEWS v Port Wakefield

They say: ‘Take it away’ Residents call for action on highway eyesore A property on Highway One at Port Wakefield has been described as “dilapidated”, and was brought to council’s attention by disgusted locals and tourists requesting the site be cleaned up by its owner. A petition with 175 signatures requesting the clean up of the property, Lot 151 – formerly known as “Kev’s Takeaway” – was acknowledged by Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) at last week’s council meeting. Of the 175 signatures, 113 are Port Wakefield residents, 17 from surrounding districts, 39 from Adelaide and elsewhere and two from interstate, two without addresses and two anonymous. The petition is not the first plea from concerned locals requesting appropriate action be taken. Community members previously voiced their concern five years ago, resulting in a phone call to the owner from council in August 2005. Council voted a copy of the petition be given to the owner to “reaffirm” the importance of the issue. The petition was initiated by Port Wakefield resident, Maureen Underwood. Mrs Underwood was not present at last Wednesday’s council meeting due to family commitments interstate, but another concerned Port Wakefield resident spoke on her behalf. In Mrs Underwood’s prepared speech to council during public question time, council was asked if it was aware of the danger of the site. “Rubbish and what appears to be broken asbestos is lying around,” the statement read. “Pigeons and seagulls are nesting and creating a strong smell of bird droppings and posing a possible health hazard. “The overhead sign that had been flapping has had two sections

CLEAN it up is the plea by Port Wakefield residents (from left) Heather Brown, Tanya Watson, Vicki Pillar and Lydia Berry. Lauren Hermon reports: of iron blown off in the last few weeks. These could have hit a passing motorist or pedestrian. They are still lying on the ground.” In a previous letter to WRC Mayor James Maitland, Mrs Underwood described the building as “derelict”, and requested the issue not be “swept under the carpet”.

worth our time and commitment to make our town a better place.” A report to council by WRC environmental services manager, Elca McCarthy, stated “the area had been of concern with council for some time, and varying communications had been undertaken with the owner.” “The owner continues to respond he has future plans for the site and has undertaken some internal works, but disappointingly, he has not under-

you pursuant section 254 of the Local Government Act 1999, which requires you to rectify “unsightly condition” for development that ‘detracts significantly from the amenity of the locality’,” the letter read. Western Ward councillor, Scott Kelly, said he had communicated with the property owner on a number of occasions. Cr Kelly said the owner was “happy to work with council.” “The property owner has stated he will co-operate with council and

future plans for the site and has The owner continues to respond he has ppointingly, he has not undertaken undertaken some internal works, but disa – Council report. premises any steps to improve the outside of the

“The residents of Port Wakefield and tourists were concerned enough to sign (the) petition as to the state of the property, therefore I would like a firm answer so these people can be advised in our local newsletter what the outcome of this petition has been,” the letter read. “If not, anything we do is not

taken any steps to improve the outside of the premises,” the report stated. Ms McCarthy’s report stated she wrote to the property owner in April outlining council’s position. It read: “I am now concerned the state of the property has declined to a point where council may be forced to initiate legal proceedings against

community members’ requests and clean-up the property sometime this year,” councillor Kelly said. Councillors engaged in intense debate, suggesting tree planting, which was originally suggested by council, would not be enough to ‘save’ the property. Mrs Underwood’s prepared state-

ment also enhanced the fact “trees take years to grow and the condition of the building is the issue.” Central Ward councillor, Kelly Bickle, said “it’s a good thing for the owner to see just how many people are disgusted with the property.” The proposal for a fence to be raised was suggested by Southern Ward councillor, Rodney Reid, but was refuted by other councillors suggesting this would most likely not be practical nor solve the problem. The property owner in question did not comment before this article went to print. Mrs Underwood stated clearly in her letter to Mayor Maitland she did not want council to pursue legal action. “I would prefer not to have a reply concerning any thought of taking the owner of the property to court. This is not the purpose of the petition,” the letter read. WRC chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said council agreed with Mrs Underwood, and would continue to communicate and “reaffirm the importance of the issue” with the property owner.

Council details CWMS reports • From page one In several detailed reports from Wallbridge and Gilbert given to council, and made available to the public at last week’s meeting, several issues and concerns relating to the scheme were addressed. “Our records indicate 124 connections were moved after the initial pegging,” the letter to council from Wallbridge and Gilbert read. One of several letters from Wallbridge and Gilbert stated: • 44 connections were relocated at the request of property owner(s). • Nine related to the location of existing STEDS connections and matching into these existing connections

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• Twenty-one related to easements either being created or being refused • Four related to allotment rating requirements of WRC • Thirty-three related to changes associated with the reduction in vaccum pit depths or changes in properties to be serviced and; • Thirteen related to construction issues such as stobie pole and existing services. “Under the contract, neither the designer nor the superintendent are obliged to discuss connection locations with an individual property owner,” the letter read. “However, given the number of changes and the impact on some property owners advice, consultation should probably have been undertaken.”

Another statement said: “Some connection points were pegged in one location and the installation of the connection was made in an alternate location,” one letter read. “The property owner therefore did not have the opportunity to raise concerns about the proposed connection location.” With rising anger and impatience mounting, the residents of Port Wakefield seem to have reached boiling point. “I feel council should have been more vigilant and observant during the construction of the CWMS,” Mr Pain said. “At the end of the day the responsibility falls back on council – it’s WRC’s project...even though Wallbridge

and Gilbert have not complied with the contract. “The evidence is in front of you,” Mr Pain told council. “Everything I look at, everything I touch – shows more evidence. “Please think of the residents. Do the job properly. Go back to the beginning and fix it.” WRC chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said consultation with landowners in the town needed to happen as soon as possible. “Wallbridge and Gilbert also has other projects throughout South Australia and even interstate, but they have a contractual obligation to WRC – and council will be demanding prompt service,” Mr Barry said.


News v District JAMES MAITLAND

Mayor’s Diary

Federal reminder WITH the Federal Election just weeks away, councils are anxious to talk to candidates. A recent meeting of the Wakefield Group of councils which I attended – made up of both country and metropolitan councils in this region – raised a number of issues which need discussion. No matter who wins the election, we need to ensure our local Federal representative is up to speed with the real needs of local, grass roots communities – and how they will support them into the future. Stimulus cash welcome The current Federal government’s stimulus funding to councils has been well managed in South Australia, with Wakefield Regional Council due to receive $106,000 from the most recent round of grants. At our most recent meeting last Wednesday, council decided to invest the cash into identified projects at Balaklava’s Ralli Park, and a range of water conservation projects including Blyth’s dam, Owen wetlands and Snowtown oval. The extra cash injection from the Federal government is most welcome, and reward for lobbying by local government nationally in recent years for much-needed infrastructure support – but all councils have once again had to hurriedly identify projects and have them costed to meet stringent guidelines and the July 30 deadline to gain Federal approval. I certainly do not want to appear ungrateful, but slightly more time to identify projects and prepare submissions might have allowed a greater spread of dollars across an increased variety of projects. ACCESS RAMPS ON THE WAY Council had wanted to use some of an earlier Federal funding allocation to create “pram ramps” in various town footpaths throughout the council area– obviously also to be used by the ever-increasing number of gopher riders – but we were told these did not fit the criteria for the stimulus funding. Not to be discouraged, council will plan to build the access ramps anyway! In our 20102011 budget it is proposed 10 ramps will be installed throughout the council area at a cost of $20,000. Priorities will be in public access areas where public access for prams, wheelchairs and gophers are more prevalent, such as town centres, schools, child care, hospitals and medical facilities. BECOME A COUNCILLOR Budding councillors will have the opportunity to be briefed by lawyers on changes to sections of the Local Government Act at a seminar later this month. It is important we all have a clear understanding of regulations and our responsibilities when making decisions. Another seminar to be held on August 14 aims to attract more women into local government – either as an elected member or as senior officers for councils. I encourage women from our council district to consider taking a role in local government – particularly with local government elections due in November this year. Nominations for elected members open Tuesday, September 7 and close at noon on Tuesday, September 21. Contact Wakefield Regional Council for nomination forms and more details. ART AND MUSIC MY congratulations to Susan Longbottom, of Minlaton, this year’s winner of the Balco Art prize in an exhibition organised by Balaklava Courthouse Gallery. And what a wonderful weekend of music it was in Balaklava. The Balaklava Eisteddfod just keeps getting bigger and better. It is a real credit to the town, the organisers and many local volunteers who make it all happen. This column is sponsored by:

Say g’day! JAPANESE students visiting Balaklava High school, with tour escort Yukiko Harashima (left) and teachers Kazvo Ikeyama and Mari Konishi with students, from left: Maya Komori, Yuki Nishimura, Yuka Okunuki, Shota Kimura, Sumire Hamazaki, Masaya Suzuki, Kenji Ikeda, Waturu Mitsuhashi, Yuki Miyacht, Sumire Takiguchi, Haruna Veyama, Hirokazn Sakone, Yamato Kurihara, Yuna Koyama Ryota Tanaka and Ayane Oizumi. Students from Japan’s Meidei High School arrived in Balaklava last week and are already enjoying their time so far. A few activities which they have undertaken are

making Anzac biscuits in Home Economics and making boomerangs in Tech Studies. They also visited Balaklava Child Care Centre. In between, they have been enthusiastic in their English

served shearing at Nyowee,” Mr Jones said. Meidei High School students will be in Balaklava for another week before departing Australia and returning home.

Broadband for more towns

Some towns in the Adelaide Plains are set to join the digital revolution, with internet speeds up to 100 times faster than they are now. Towns in the Plains Producer readership area that will be hooked up to the fibre-optic network (12 megabits-a-second) are: Balaklava, Clare, Gawler, Auburn, Riverton, Saddleworth and Two Wells Mallala, Virginia, Blyth, Dublin, Hamley Bridge and Port Wakefield will go next generation wireless. The extra coverage came from a decision by the National

Broadband Network to roll out the fibre-optic network to 93 per cent of Australian premises rather than 90 per cent as originally promised. Towns with fewer than 1000 residents were said to be too small for expensive fibre rollout. But they will now be connected to the main trunk-fibre cables if they are located near larger population centres. Maps were released outlining the path for the new network to stretch across Australia under the National Broadband Network (NBN). According to Member for

Wakefield, Nick Champion, the maps show every house, school and business in Australia will have access to high speed broadband under the NBN. “It shows how communities will be served by next generation wireless and satellite technologies under the NBN,” Mr Champion said. High speed broadband will mean a song can be downloaded almost immediately and a two hour high definition movie can be downloaded in about five minutes. “Local families, businesses and schools will enjoy the

benefits of faster, modern technology – sharing the same advantages as the cities,” Mr Champion said. Mr Champion said the future of technology was looking bright. “It will make regional economies more competitive, ensure our students have the best quality education and put an end to download delays at home.” “Communities in this region have been crying out for better broadband after 12 years and 18 failed broadband plans from the former Coalition government,” Mr Champion said.

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Champion tries for a first as five fight Wakefield S itting L a b o r a RAAF flight lieutenmember for Wakefield, ant in August last year Nick Champion will be and has been involved hoping to become the in numerous overseas first Labor MP in more deployments, including than a century to be re- operations in East Timor elected as the member and the Middle East. for Wakefield. Jane Alcorn, a counSince the seat was cillor for Light Regional created in 1903, the Council, is the Greens electorate, now a mix of candidate. metropiltan and rural votShe trained as a bioers, has never re-elected a chemist and has previsitting Labor member. ously worked in hospital Mr Champion won laboratories and research, the seat in 2007 with an and is working towards almost seven per cent a self-sufficient lifestyle swing. with a smaller After nomicarbon footnations closed print. on Thursday, AustralJuly 29, he will ian Democrats go head to head candidate is with four other Craigmore candidates in resident Darren the Federal Hassan. election on After several Saturday, Auyears serving gust 21. Nick Champion in the AustralThis year, ian Army he he will be up against worked in various sales Liberal candidate David and management roles. Strauss, to claim vic- Hassan lived in Taiwan tory. for five years. He speaks The seat of Wakefield fluent Chinese and conruns from the northern tested the Victorian seat parts of Salisbury through of Batman at the 2007 Playford and Gawler Federal Election. councils to Wakefield RePaul Coombe is Famgional and the Clare and ily First candidate, a Gilbert Valleys councils moulder and core-maker. Also among the pack He was Family First’s of Wakefield candidates candidate for Taylor at are Greens candidate, the 2010 South AustralJane Alcorn, Australian ian Election Democrats candidate n WATCH for profiles Darren Hassan, and Fam- of candidates in future ily First Candidate, Paul editions of the Plains Coombe. Producer. In this election there will be no National Party candidates running in South Australia. Nationals SA president, Jacky Abbott, said the party did not have enough time to “adequately prepare.” Nick Champion grew up in Kapunda before moving to Adelaide where he completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Salisbury campus of the University of South Australia. Before his election in 2007, Mr Champion worked as a sport and recreation policy adviser for the Rann State Labor government. Liberal candidate is David Strauss, a councillor on the Town of Gawler Council. He has two decades of service with the Australian Defence Force, and was commissioned as Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

Christian pastoral support worker, Kathy Ottens with year 7 student, Dylan Robertson

Support role in doubt as funding under threat:

Why we need Kathy She guides and supports your children when you send them to school every morning. And one of the reasons why they may return home happy and motivated is because of her amazing and dedicated work. Now Kathy Ottens’ role as Christian pastoral support worker at Balaklava Primary School remains undecided as funding for schools’ chaplaincy program ends next year – should the Labor government come into power at this month’s Federal Election. The National School Chaplaincy Association launched an email campaign calling on the public to lobby local Federal MPs to support chaplaincy. Former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, was a known advocate for school chaplaincy However, curent Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has made no formal announcement as to whether funding for the program will continue. Until the issue is resolved, Kathy marks her fourth year of being a Christian pastoral support worker at the primary school. Her work has come as a joyful and humble experience. “It is a joy for me to work at the school, to work with the children, their families

By Lauren Hermon and to be part of the team with the staff at Balaklava Primary School,” Kathy said. “My role is to look after the wellbeing of the school community,” she said. Kathy’s work has included preparing food parcels to needy families with the help of churches in Balaklava. Beading, cooking, attending school camps, making Mother’s Day cards and Easter baskets are just some of the other activities Kathy undertakes with children. What makes Kathy unique and helps her connect with children is she reaches them on a personal level. “During lunchtime and recess I spend time with the children sometimes playing football, king pin, skipping, playing ball with children,” she said. “More intensive time is spent with individual children according to their needs. “I tend to concentrate on grieving or upset children or those who just need a listening ear,” she said. Chairperson of Balaklava Chaplaincy Support Group, Margaret Manuel, said

Kathy was a “blessing” to have at the school. “I am continually amazed at the work Kathy does,” Mrs Manuel said. “Her recent review confirmed what we as a support group already knew – Kathy Ottens is a gem and a highly regarded member of the Balaklava Primary School community,” she said. Schools Ministry Group regional manager, Cathy Dight, said it was important to make the ongoing funding for school chaplaincy programs an election issue. “We need to gain commitment from both major parties to ongoing funding for this wonderful program,” Ms Dight said. “At this point, Labor has given no assurance about any further funding. The Liberal government has committed to support future funding to the same level of funding as last time, which would mean no new schools would be able to access the funding and there would be no extra provision of funds to increase existing services,” she said. To help you can write a letter directly to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, or your local Federal Member to urge them to ensure the program funding be extended beyond December 2011.

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The Way

We were 5

YEARS AGO August 2005

• Former Balaklava High School music student Justin Griffin returned to the town to launch his band, New Obsession’s CD, at a rock concert held at Balaklava Town Hall.


YEARS AGO August 2000

• Rob Goodwin, of Mallala, was selected to represent Australia at the Sydney 200 Paralympics, going head to head with the world’s best fencers.


YEARS AGO August 1990

The Mayoral robe and its duties Balaklava Museum has recently accepted custody of the mayoral robe which was used by the District Council of Wakefield Plains (1984-1996). The dictionary defines ‘mayor’ as the “chief magistrate of a city or borough” or the “chief official, usually elected”. The civic office of Mayor (or Lord Mayor) is a very British thing and dates back some 800 years, although the title seems to be derived from the Latin ‘maior’ and the French ‘maire’, and the position of the Mayor as the ‘first citizen’ suggests links with the Anglo-Saxon “ealdoman’ (later Alderman) – “the local elders from amongst whom one would emerge as the greatest” (from a website quote). (Note: I am not, for one moment, suggesting that our Mayor

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would consider himself as “the greatest” – rather, I believe him to be a leader.) It would seem that the office of Mayor may only exist in England, Wales, Ireland and Australia. Traditionally, the Mayor had a direct link to the monarch through parliament, and only the Queen or her representative took precedence. “As part of his or her duties, the Mayor has to witness the sealing and sign all legal documents from the council.”

• Balaklava’s Jeanette Long, with a long list of various achievements behind her, was nominated for 1990’s Young Achiever Awards.


residents will recall the commotion when the purchase of a mayoral robe and chain was suggested, although I think it may have been just the cost of the chain that shocked us all. Anyway, the robe and chain duly arrived and were used on numerous occasions in the next 12 years. Was the insignia on our local mayoral chain ever used for sealing legal documents? I doubt it. Times have changed and, with a further amalgamation of council districts and a subsequent name change, the use of the mayoral robe and chain became redundant (the insignia/medallion on the chain now has the wrong council name on it). So, while the chain remains securely locked away, the robe is now proudly on display at Balaklava Museum.


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• 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. • Aug 24: Snowtown Meals on Wheels AGM, Uniting Church Hall; Brinkworth community working bee, Peppertree Trail. • Aug 25: Diroglen greeting cards display, Hayfield Plains Community Centre. • Sep 6: Owen Meals on Wheels AGM, hospital hostel lounge. • Sep 25-26: Clare Hobbies Alive. • Oct 9: Cancer Council “Shear for Life”, Blyth Football clubrooms.

The “trappings” of office included a mayoral robe (scarlet in colour, trimmed with ermine), worn with a white lace “jabot” (collar), and the mayoral chain which had a badge or medallion featuring the borough crest. Interestingly, the original badge would have actually been the borough’s official seal (used on official documents) and it was considered the safest place to house it was around the Mayor’s neck! Who was going to steal it from there? In our local areas, prior to council amalgamation in 1983, the elected council chairman would preside at meetings and official functions, with very little fanfare. There was no problem with the election of a Mayor for the newly-formed council, but many


















































































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Pet owners should protect their dogs from the winter bite just as they do themselves. Dr Mark Perissinotto, chief vet at online pet supply retailer au, said there was a misconception that dogs are protected from the cold by their furry coats. “Just because your dog has fur it does not mean he can withstand the cold. Many pets are just not suited to the cooler weather and like us, will be a lot more comfortable when protected from the elements. “Dogs can suffer hypothermia, respiratory and sinus problems and if they have arthritis, will feel the effects of their

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Protect dogs from winter bite condition even more.” Dr Perissinotto said it was important that pets always had a warm place to sleep at night, particularly older dogs suffering arthritis. “If you can, give them a cushioned bed which is elevated off the ground,” Dr Perissinotto said. “A warm place to sleep away from any draughts is also essential, so if you have outdoor pets consider bringing them inside or into the garage or laundry during winter. “An extra blanket or even an old jumper in your pet’s bed or kennel will also make a big difference to their

health and comfort.” Dr Perissinotto said some breeds of dogs, including Chihuahuas, Miniature Pinschers, Whippets and Greyhounds, would benefit from protective clothing. “Pet jackets are often criticised for being a silly accessory but if you have a cat or dog that has very short hair, is small or quite old, then it will benefit from

the added warmth of a snug jacket – just ensure it doesn’t restrict their movement,” he said. “It’s also a good idea to maintain an exercise regime and if your dog spends a lot of time outdoors or is a working animal, increase its food intake. “Like ours, their bodies require more energy to function effectively when it’s cold.”

Did you know


D The double-helix structure of DNA was discovered in 1953 by James Watson and Francis Crick. The length of a single human DNA molecule, when extended, is 1.7 metres (5 ft 5 in). D The smallest transistor is 50-nanometres wide – roughly 1/2000 the width of a human hair.

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Mallala council declares ‘nuclear free’ zone

Sarah tastes new career in business development She’s travelled the world, working as a wine-maker at nine vineyards across four different countries. Now 29-year-old Sarah Carracher said she had done her dash of travelling and had settled into her new role as business development officer for Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN). She grew up in the south east at Penola in the heart of Coonawarra, which was recently devastated by a tornado which ripped through the town. Sarah has fond memories of herself and her four sisters living at a pub their parents owned. She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, majoring in Oenology and a Master of Business (Professional Accounting). Sarah has worked at vineyards in hometown of Coonawarra, the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, and has also ventured worldwide. She worked as a winemaker at a vineyard in Austria for four months in 2004 and for five months in France in 2005. Sarah admits her background has been a talking point, with most people often asking why she changed from wine-making to business. “I really enjoyed business studies,” Sarah said. “There are lots of opportunities in the field I am in now. I’m in a position to help people grow their businesses.” Now back in Clare as part of her role at Regional Development Australia, Sarah will offer a confidential and free business advisory service to both existing businesses as well as anyone wishing to start their own or expand their existing business located in the Mid North region. Being new to the job means Sarah is hoping to meet with and listen to business owners’ problems and issues, and what they want addressed. “I think the best way forward is definitely an integrated and cohesive approach trying to get communities and business groups working together with other groups such as councils, RDA, tourism committees and industry groups,” she said. “I want to make the best of any available resource. We have such an amazing lifestyle, I don’t want us to lose that.”

Herb talks postponed

Public consultation at Virginia for the proposed herb and spice levy will be suspended until after the federal election following an announcement from the Australian Herb and Spice Industry Association (AHSIA). This is because of the “caretaker” role now in operation for Federal government departments. The consultation in Virginia was supposed to take place on Monday, August 16. Please refer to the AHSIA website for further updates: Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

driven the campaign, concerned the district might become a dumping ground for toxic waste. He is determined to prevent future consideration for nuclearrelated activities. All councillors voted in favour of the motion except for the mayor, Marcus Strudwicke, who supports the position but believed council had no power in the matter. “Council has no involvement in the control of nuclear waste and the nuclear industry,” he said. The management of radioactive waste in South Australia is

controlled under the provisions of the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 (the RPC Act) and its regulations. “I do support the intent, but from a process point of view, I don’t think council should be making decisions if they don’t have the power to do anything,” Mr Strudwicke said. Cnr Jones said it was important for the district to adopt this policy. “I believe to be nuclear free reflects how we value ourselves,” he said. “We need to set some parameters now because it’s easier to

keep something clean than have to clean it up after,” he said. Other councils in South Australia which are declared nuclear-free zones include Wakefield, Gawler, Elizabeth, Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Unley and Prospect. Declaration of nuclear free zone by any council and the erection of signs have limited legal significance, but are an important public statement of the view of council.

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Residents can expect to live in a toxic-free environment following Mallala council’s decision to declare the district a ‘nuclear free zone’. This includes free from the existence of nuclear power stations, nuclear processing and enrichment plants, storage dump or any other facility using nuclear material, but excludes nuclear isotopes for medical treatment. This policy will be included in council’s development plan and is the same policy adopted by Wakefield Regional Council in 1997. Councillor Steve Jones has

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NEWS v District

Council will allow public at ‘informal’ discussions

CHECKING the route near Balaklava hospital are (from left) Marty Barker, Warren Durdin, Noel Kibbler, Philip Jones, Geoff Rowland, Bruce Henstridge, Kossie Chegwyn and Pam Chipman.

Plan for Lions trail changes Balaklava’s popular Lions walking trail will be upgraded to become “gopher friendly.” Local gopher riders met with Balaklava and Districts Lions club president, Warren Durdin, to pinpoint problem areas and discuss options for a gopher diversion for the trail. It was resolved the trail would be extended and diverted around the Watchman road bridge, where gophers have trouble negotiating the steep incline. “It’s a problem spot – not only for gopher riders but also cyclists and walkers,” Warren said. “We plan to divert the trail around the bridge, to use part of the old bitumen road in front of

Balaklava Hospital, reconnecting with the trail across War Memorial Drive.” The walking trail around the bridge area would also be upgraded to improve safety, along with other areas which have been identified along its route. “We need to work with Wakefield Regional Council and Balaklava Area Committee to improve the trail,” Warren said. “We also plan some other improvements, like distance markers and fitness items — and recognition for past Lions members who worked hard on the trail.” Fencelines, safety barriers and signs will also considered.

Balaklava Area Committee will consider helping financially with some items when it holds its AGM tonight at the RSL hall in Balaklava from 7pm. The trail was developed in 1989. An extension to the west, following the disused railway line, also is being considered. The group will hold more meetings at a later date. Watch the Plains Producer for details.

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Balaklava Lions club will hold a car headlight safety check tomorrow night at Ralli Park, from 6pm–9pm. There will be qualified technicians in attendance. Gold coin donation.

Meeting to warn of asbestos

An asbestos awareness seminar has been organised in Balaklava through the Asbestos Victims Association (AVA) and Neighbourhood Shed group of Balaklava. The free seminar, aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of asbestos and related illnesses, will be held at the Neighbourhood Shed house on Tuesday, August 17 at 1pm. Former Balaklava resident and

vice president of the AVA, Kat Burge, has been pushing for the seminar for several months, after raising concerns about asbestos in old Balaklava houses. She is appealing to Balaklava home-owners, especially those undergoing or planning to undergo renovations, to become informed about the deadly side effects. “Young people are buying old houses and because they have a

big mortgage they are doing a lot of renovations themselves,” Kat said. Kat’s desire to advocate asbestos and warn people of the extreme dangers of associated cancers has stemmed from the death of her father, Clive Wake who built many houses in Balaklava using asbestos. Everyone can attend. For more information, contact Kat on 08 8212 6008.

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Community members are now able to sit in on Wakefield Regional Council’s (WRC) informal discussion sessions. In light of concerns raised during public question time at a recent council meeting, council endorsed the recommendation to allow the public to attend future informal discussions at last Wednesday’s meeting. These discussions, made at the end of council meetings, were previously prohibited from the public arena, where “sensitive” matters are discussed but with no decisions allegedly made. In a letter addressed to WRC mayor, James Maitland, from Port Wakefield resident Richard Pain, Mr Pain stated the reasons why council should allow the public to attend council’s informal discussions. “It supports the WRC philosophy of being open and transparent and may cause less confusion/misunderstanding by the community as they will be aware of what is occurring in the WRC region,” the letter stated. “I understand some confidential matters will need to be discussed behind ‘closed doors’, but (I) would hope if councillors do decide to allow the public to be present during informal discussions that the confidentiality clause is not used in a manner to stop the public from attending these discussions.” The issue raised some debate in the chamber last week with some councillors

for and against the new arrangement. Western Ward councillor, Scott Kelly, said council’s informal discussions should not be open to the public. “No decisions are made. It’s more like briefing sessions,” councillor Kelly said. “If the public sits in on these discussions they may go back home thinking they know the outcome of a particular issue, when really it’s just informal discussions where councillors bounce ideas off each other.” Fellow Western Ward councillor and deputy mayor, Barry Nottle, agreed with councillor Kelly’s views. “Sensitive matters are discussed,” councillor Nottle said. “We’ll be restricted with what we are able to say, then we’ll have to resort to communicating via email and letters, and we won’t get the feedback we need,” he said. Southern Ward councillor, Rodney Reid, was in favour of the transparency of informal discussions. “If issues are discussed, what is the difference if certain issues are included in the agendas with no decision being made?” he asked council. Section 90 (8) of the Local Government Act 1999 states : “The duty to hold a meeting of a council or council committee at a place open to the public does not in itself make unlawful informal gatherings or discussions involving: members of a the council or council committee and staff.”


‘Coles must work with pork producers’ South Australia’s Agriculture and Food Minister, Michael O’Brien, has called on Coles to work with governments and the Australian pork industry to achieve an orderly phasing out of sow stalls. Mr O’Brien said he understood and supported animal welfare concerns regarding the confinement of pregnant sows. However, he said to ban pork from intensive domestic piggeries now, while still allowing imported pork from overseas producers using sow stalls, would be counter-productive to the South Australian economy and achieve little for global animal welfare. “The fact is all states and territories agreed on a model code of practice, which came into effect last year,” Mr O’Brien said. “The code includes a requirement that by 2017, a sow will not be housed in a stall for more than six weeks per pregnancy. The industry itself is currently consulting with members to consider further changes. “The Coles decision gives insufficient time for producers to change their management systems in a manner that retains production and profitability.” South Australia is the nation’s biggest pork-processing state. Mr O’Brien said he supported a new application by the Roseworthy-based Pork Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) to extend Commonwealth fund-

ing for a major study of confinement-free systems. “Early indications from the current Pork CRC research are that sow welfare and productivity can be simultaneously improved,” he said. Mr O’Brien said he was confident research could be fast -tracked to deliver cost-effective management models. “If we don’t have an orderly approach to this emotive issue there’s a real danger some pork producers will go out of business and fresh pork imports may find their way onto supermarket shelves,” he said. “I fully support consumers being given the choice to buy pork from a range of farming systems. “It’s like free-range eggs; shoppers should have the option to pay more if they want to or less if they don’t. “I urge Coles to work with governments, researchers and producers to make sure we don’t disadvantage the industry and the state’s economy while working towards a shared goal.” South Australian Farmers Federation pork committee chairman, Butch Moses, said the government could call on Coles to achieve an orderly phasing out of sow stalls, but it might have little effect. “The government could try to work with Coles,” Mr Moses said. “But being a privately-owned company, Coles would run its own agenda.”

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NEWS v District n it will be shear hard going, but it’s all for a good cause:

SHEARER Daryl Andriske (holding blades) with supporters (from left) Graeme Wandel, Tracey Andriske, Wayne Carling, Gary Zweck, Janet Zweck and Nick Ashby.

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Click go the hours, Daryl – tick, tock, tick Well-known local shearer Daryl Andriske, of Blyth, has made the ambitious decision to shear for 24 hours to raise money for the Cancer Council SA. Shear for Life will be held at Blyth Oval on Saturday, October 9, from 10am, when Daryl will start shearing, continuing through the day and night to conclude at 10am the following Sunday. Daryl has been a full time shearer since 1986 and has won many prizes at country shows, as well as a number of state shearing championships over the past 15 years.

Daryl has been in training for the last three months, attending the gym as well as following a diet to build up his stamina for such a marathon. He throughly researched what is needed for his body to complete the challenge of shearing for 24 hours. Daryl had been thinking about completing a 24 hour shearing marathon for a number of years as a way to raise money for cancer research, as Daryl’s mother lost her battle with cancer 17 years ago. Together with Daryl, his friends and sup-

porters from the community have formed a working party to organise and raise money during the 24 hours, including meals and refreshments and a great line up of entertainment with fun for all ages, and a blade shearing demonstration. Blyth’s community organisations will also be lending a hand to make the 24 hours a whole lot of fun. Towards the end of the 24 hours, on Sunday morning, all are invited to participate in a “Walk for Life” along Blyth’s picturesque “Lomandra Walking Trail” – followed by

a barbeque breakfast as Daryl shears his final hour. A full program of the 24 hours of activities is in its final planning stages but it does include entertainers Danny Hooper and Hindsight. Everyone is welcome to support and encourage Daryl during the 24 hours and to help raise money for the Cancer Council SA. Polo shirts have been printed (as pictured) and are available for $45. Order from either Daryl, 88445167 or Graeme Wandel, 8844 5047.


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special feature v BALAKLAVA EISTEDDFOD

Let the music play

Young and old unite to rock the 14th Balaklava Eisteddfod Report compiled by publicists Pam Uppill, Kathryn Mahony, Jenny Rowland and Kevyna Gardner


isteddfod is Welsh for “a sitting” and there can be few more pleasurable ways to do just this. As local sport made way last weekend the community united to put the town on the musical map. About 200 volunteers contributed to the success of the three days, with many putting in countless hours. On Friday Balaklava buzzed as students from 15 schools competed in four venues across town. The Uniting Church was a popular choice, packed all day with the Open and Junior choral workshops and Junior and Senior Vocal Ensembles, indicating the increasing interest in this section. Collie Smith, the adjudicator, commented on the high standard and noted that Aliza Webb from Horizon Christian School deserved a medal for conducting four choirs on the day, with her Junior Vocal Ensemble winning that section. Balaklava Primary got an Honorable mention here. Temple Christian College took out the Vocal Ensemble Champion and their teacher, Joy Hague, who also works at Clare High School, enthused that students gained a wonderful sense of accomplishment, pride and joy and such a “buzz from music.” Their win was greeted with wild applause for this wonderfully talented group of nine. Angus Bugeja, a BHS year 11 student, formed and accompanied the BHS Singers who practised at lunchtime and competed for the first time this year. One of the students had never sung in public before and the group was thrilled to get this experience. At this venue, Coralie Taylor, who has not missed an Eisteddfod, said, “It’s a real feast of music; they are young and so talented.” Afamily from Riverton reported that they had paid to stay here for the weekend for last seven years so they could participate and attend everything. At the Church of Christ where five secondary schools competed in 11 performances of Senior Instrumental Ensembles, local high school students Dylan Pfieffer and Caitlin Auerbach acted as front of house volunteers. Both expressed a love of helping and being part of the weekend. Other students set up for performers or worked backstage. We were treated to flute, brass, clarinet, guitar, string, saxophone and jazz ensembles with old favourite tunes such as, “Just a closer walk with Thee,” “Danny Boy,” and composers such as Gershwin, Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Vivaldi and Rossini No wonder Julia Hoskin commented: “I love the variety of instruments.” Local lady Joy Lewis, at her first Eisteddfod, said, “I think it’s marvellous the way young people come together to produce such beautiful music. Those who don’t come are missing out.” Adjudicator Allan Giles, observed that in the 10 years since he first

n TOP: Ajudicator Ruth Bormann with Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir vocal scholarship winner Jessica Mills and APMVC president Darrel Schutz. n LEFT: Winners of the Open Duet and Trio Instrumental section were: Siahli Schmaal, Katherine Trevilyan and Verity Van Rooyen from Lewiston and Adelaide. The girls are pictured with Siahli’s magnificent harp, played as part of the trio, along with a flute and violin.

n ABOVE: HAT TRICK: Vocal duet and trio champions Chloe Bremner and Leah Harford, who claimed their third win at this year’s Eisteddfod. n RIGHT: Contemporary vocal solo champion, Angela Tripodi. came here, performers were “far more professional in their attitude and understood what it is to play not only correctly but also entertainingly.” Salisbury East High School, with 880 students, sent six ensembles and their saxophones took first place. Senior rock bands adjudicator Dale Taylor had a great time at the Lighthouse Christian Centre. “I go to a lot of schools,” he said in his summing up, “and I wasn’t expecting these absolutely outstanding perform-

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ances. I am astounded by how good these rock bands are.” Student Brittany Koch confidently announced and Emily Foale- Jacka was an admirable stage manager. Part of a large, young audience, the enthusiastic local trio of Betty Michael, Joyce Fisher and Hazel Smith “head banged” along with the bands. Winners, “Natural Acquaintance” from Kapunda High School brought goosebumps to Dale and the group of two boys and two girls in their

last year of school were rapt to win as they had only formed two months ago and practised in their own time once a week. The win meant a lot to them as three wanted to have careers in music and this day gave them experience and confidence. At the stage and concert bands in the Town Hall St Francis Xavier Regional Catholic School won the Junior Band Section over Balaklava Primary School. They performed well with one of their band members having been playing her instrument for only 10 weeks. Senior Band Section was won by Temple Christian College Concert Band who performed a very tight and engaging repertoire and adjudi-

cator, Rosemary Nairn awarded the Band Champion Trophy to them. It was a big surprise to this band as it was their first time competing in the Eisteddfod. A highlight of this section was Salisbury East High School Year 10 Stage Band’s performance of AC/DC’s, “It’s a Long Way to the Top” complete with a bagpipe solo! Maitland Area School Concert Band, with 10 primary students in an Open section, won here with the audience roaring applause. Friday was the day for students and their comments reiterated the value of being able to compare standards, showcase their talents, gain experience and enjoy the day. • Continued Page 17


special feature v Balaklava Eisteddfod Rock Band champions, Natural Acquaintance, from left: Lucy McMillan, Andrew Becker, Kellie Davies, Jack Christian and Nadine Keightley.

Balaklava keeps on rocking ABOVE: Leah Harford was the winner of the Junior Musical Theatre Solo. She performed a song from “Mary Poppins”. TOP LEFT: Vocal solo champ Tabitha Schirripa. Equal winners of the Junior Rock Band section, Balaklava Primary School’s ‘Blue Dogs’ (tied with St Francis Xavier College). From left are Dillon Michael, teacher Gary Briggs, Toby Michael, Jessica Wickham and Ethan Allen.

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special feature v BALAKLAVA EISTEDDFOD

Sounds like ... fun for all! • From Page 15 Despite the cold weather locals who attended all venues on Saturday enthused about the standard and talent on array. Competitors such as Natalie-Alana Diglio from Adelaide reported she enjoyed Balaklava Eisteddfod as it’s such a friendly, happy, relaxed and warm competition. This sentiment was echoed by accompanist Peter Johns who said “such an environment is very nurturing for young performers.” Peter, local girl Melanie Redden and Adelaide’s Malcom Day, together accompanied 90 performers. Peter Johns noticed over the last five years the talent was getting better and the organisation tighter. Malcom Day summed up by saying it was a happy celebration of music rather than being highly competitive. Peter Deane, Vocal Section adjudicator, commented on how well prepared and confident the performers were and acknowledged the contribution made by the accompanists. Angela Tripodi, winner of the popular Intermediate Vocal Solo and winner of the Intermediate Contemporary Vocal Solo came from Salisbury East and performed here for the first time. She loved the acoustics of the churches and described them as very comfortable places to perform in. Her version of “Dream the Impossible Dream” was described by adjudicator Tom Leech as absolutely fantastic and the best performance he had heard. He also said that the maturity of the 15-yearold was incredible. Tom Leech described Michelle Rautenbach who came third in the Senior Contemporary Vocal Solo as “a talent of the future”. Our Aishlea Smith scored three first prizes throughout the day. Both the Contemporary Vocal and Musical Theatre played to full houses. Vocal Solo Champion was Tabitha Schirripa whose performance, Peter Deane said, “blew me away.” She sang a heartfealt version of Delta Goodrem’s “Together We are One.” Lacee McPharlin won first for Sub-Junior Vocal Section. In the Junior Vocal Solo Section Braydon Foal-Jacka was again successful with third place and Ciara Guy received an Honourable Mention. In Classical Open Vocal Solo, Heather Crawford was awarded third place. Tahlia Ries, who entered as a non-competitive performer, gave another stunning performance. She received rapturous applause for her second

Scholarship finalists Natalie-Alana Diglio (left) and Aishlea Smith.

PUBLIC speaking, speech and drama finalists – Jake Cordon (left) and Gabrielle Wink with champion Joseph Ingram.

N AT H A N E l l u l , i n s t r u m e n t a l champion and winner of the Roger Manuel memorial award.

placed song in the Solo Musical Theatre, behind champion VictoriaAnderson. It was also pleasing to hear former local girl, Sharon Ries performing in two Vocal Divisions, delighting the audience with her songs. Adjudicator Barry Hill said performing at senior vocal level was similar to an audition and choice of song was critical; fortunately performers here chose excellent works ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Sondheim. He complimented the very high standard of the junior section and in particular

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the wonderfully costumed winner, Leah Harford who, in performing “Practically Perfect” from Mary Poppins, “could fly to Melbourne and perform in this show now.” In the popular (“it has a bit of everything”) Musical Theatre Ensemble Section we had items from Shrek the musical, Aladdin, Cinderella, Wicked, Sound of Music, Seussical and Oliver. All were highly entertaining performances with the three “Princess Fionas” resplendent in green velvet gowns taking out the Musical Theatre

Ensemble Championship. Local successful performers were Lacee McPharlin, second in the Sub Junior, Braydon Foale-Jacka, an appealing “Lonely Goatherd” second in the Junior division, and duo Ciara Guy and Tennayah Rensha, who brought the house down with their spirited rendition of “It’s a Fine Life” from “Oliver!” They were second in the Open Musical Theatre Ensemble. Other local standouts were Amy Clisby and Casey Lawrie singing “Whole New World” from Aladdin, Vanessa Barry and Emily Taylor costuming up for the “Step Sisters’ Lament” from Cinderella ( for an Honourable Mention) and the adorable three Heaslip girls, Jessica, Kate and Sarah singing Akuna Matata from “The Lion King”. Dressed in red and white striped socks, blue skirts and red and white wigs were Lucia Catalano and Claire Morphett who tapped danced, complete with frying pans, to “Green Eggs and Ham.” Aishlea Smith looked suitably ghoulish as Elphaba from “Wicked” singing “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” and won third prize. Also wonderful to see was the big audience for Speech and Drama. Kelly

Bickle’s Drama Club has boosted the numbers of entrants in this section. Formerly from Port Wakefield, Joseph Ingram travelled all the way from Tumby Bay to win the Recitation Section with “Split ‘Em”, the true story of a kelpie dog by Swampy Marsh. Joseph, who is 14, has competed in the last seven Eisteddfods and has won this section every year. The Eisteddfod is the highlight of Joseph’s year.Tess Lawson, Meghan Baker and Sophie Parker all won awards in this section. In the Open Piano Division, equal first was awarded to Kathryn Jannes and Alicia Callisto. John Gall from Adelaide aged 67, playing in his first Balaklava Eisteddfod, was awarded third prize. John was the oldest competitor in this section, with the youngest being 11. There was also a Brazilian exchange student too. John mentioned he had recently started playing the piano again after 35 years. Ciara Guy won second place in the Intermediate Piano Division and Lexie Tiller received an Honourable Mention in the Novice Piano Division. The adjudicator here Diana Harris OAM mentioned audiences could be puzzled by choice of winners as simple, short pieces could win over more dramatic, complex pieces if the former were played more accurately. The Instrumental Solo featured a wide variety of instruments from French horn to bassoon and harp (cost $38,000!). Composers included Bob Dylan, Guns and Roses and Eric Clapton. Local girl Imogen Coles received an Honourable Mention for her violin piece in Intermediate Instrumental Solo Division. Adjudicator Alison Rosser commented the Senior Instrumental produced a stunning range of pieces from the serious classical to the modern brass. The performances are of such a high standard and variety it is a pity even with careful planning it is impossible to experience first hand all the wonderful highlights on offer. If you couldn’t go this year don’t miss next year as there is entertainment for all ages and tastes. The Sunday concert was once again a splendid finale to a wonderful weekend. It was an afternoon of champions with the winners of most sections performing their award winning items. The afternoon was humorously and capably MC’d by the charming and handsome Gary Wilson and assisted by the

ever-elegant and beautiful Trish Langdon. Although the Piano Champion was unable to attend, invited performer from Lochiel, 14-year-old Ben Nicholls, the Senior Solo winner, delighted the crowd playing his own composition on the grand piano, “Prelude to a Silent Movie.” Nathan Ellul’s magnificent performance on the violin, “Cossack Dance” was rapturously received by the audience and three delightful “Princess Fionas” once again provided a wonderful Musical Theatre experience. The Senior Rock Band Champion “Natural Acquaintance” from Kapunda High School were introduced by Gary who had come prepared with his own pair of industrial ear muffs! However, their version of a Goo Goo Dolls number did not prove to be an ear splitting experience for older members of the audience. A wonderful contrast was Joseph Ingram’s drama presentation in laconic Australian style of the story of a kelpie sheepdog in “Split ‘Em.” Local girl Aishlea Smith was one of three finalists for the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir Vocal Scholarship of $500. The other finalists were Jessica Mills and Natalie-

Alana Diglio. Jessica won the scholarship with her exciting performance of “The Lark”, “My Joyful Ardour” and the “Life of the Party”. The Combined Mid North Primary Schools Festival of Music Choir opened and closed the concert finshing with a moving solo performance from a Kapunda Primary School boy, Rory Howe. Kate Langdon was a polished announcer and well supported by Sarah Heaslip. Vice president, Di Spence, made a special presentation to Deb Robertson for her huge contribution of producing the program for the last 10 years. From its origin as an A4 page it has grown to a complex work of 45 pages. Grandeur Press will now produce the program. President Bronny Cottle thanked about 200 people involved in the organisation of the weekend. There were 12 adjudicators who together completed over 40 hours of adjudication. Once again, the audience was treated to a concert of the highest calibre showcasing the extraordinary talent the Eisteddfod attracted over the weekend.


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* HM = Honourable Mention BAND & INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE SECTION BAND (Stage & Concert) DIVISION JUNIOR BAND - STAGE & CONCERT 1st - Saint Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School - Sarah Wildy 2nd - Balaklava Primary School Concert Band - Jane Hamilton 3rd - “Under Age” - Clare - Lesley J Garreth-James SENIOR BAND - STAGE & CONCERT 1st - Temple Christian College Concert Band - Kirsty Smith 2nd - Trinity College South School Advanced Band Bruce Raymond 3rd - Clare High School Band - Ben Fuller HM - Salisbury East High School Year 10 Stage Band - Edgell Zajac OPEN BAND - STAGE & CONCERT 1st - Maitland Area School Concert Band - Deb Schwartz 2nd - Kapunda High School Concert Band - Carolyn Thorne 3rd - Salisbury East High School Concert Band - Geoff Meikle BAND CHAMPION: Temple Christian College Concert Band - Kirsty Smith BAND & INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE SECTION (continued) INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE DIVISION SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Instruments 1st - Salisbury East High School Saxophone Ensemble - Geoff Meikle 2nd - Trinity North Senior Clarinet Ensemble - Louise Skelton 3rd - Trinity College Saxophone Quartet - Lori McClelland HM - Salisbury East High School Brass Ensemble - Adrienne Meikle HM - Salisbury East High School Guitar Ensemble - Carmine Russo JUNIOR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Instruments 1st - Horizon Christian School Instrumental Ensemble - Melanie Redden 2nd - St Francis Xavier’s Guitar Ensemble - Sarah Wildy HM - St Francis Xavier’s Keyboard Ensemble - Sarah Wildy HM - St Francis Xavier’s String Ensemble - Sarah Wildy INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE CHAMPION: Salisbury East High School Saxophone Ensemble - Geoff Meikle ROCK BAND DIVISION SENIOR ROCK BAND 1st - “Natural Acquaintance” - Kapunda High School - Dave Tagg 2nd - “Deliverance” Kadina Memorial High School - Josh Cowley Tie 3rd - “The Misguided” Kadina Memorial High School - Josh Cowley Tie 3rd - Trinity College Senior Rock Band - Emily Smith HM - Rostrevor College Middle School Rock Band - Marnie Tiggemann JUNIOR ROCK BAND Tie 1st - St Francis Xavier’s Rock Band - Luke Ferguson Tie 1st - Balaklava Primary School Year 5-6 Rock Band “Blue Dogs” - Gary Briggs ROCK BAND CHAMPION: “Natural Acquaintance” - Kapunda High School -

Piano duet champions (from left) Tayana Hubczenko and Yekaterina Hubczenko, with sponsor Jeff Hennig and Diana Harris. This was the inaugural championship award for Piano Duets – the Grace Anders Memorial Championship award. Dave Tagg CHORAL SECTION CHORAL WORKSHOP DIVISION CHORAL WORKSHOP - OPEN (Non-competitive) Participants 1 Bal Canto - Di Spence 2 Horizon Christian School - Aliza Webb 3 Clare High School Vocal Ensemble - Joy Hague 4 Kapunda High School Choir - Victoria von Bertouch 5 St Francis Xavier’s & Rostrevor College Combined Vocal Ensemble - Marnie Tiggemann CHORAL WORKSHOP JUNIOR (Non-competitive) Participants 1 St Francis Xavier’s Regional Catholic School - Sarah Wildy 2 Craigmore Christian School Choir - Rebecca DeGraaf 3 Horizon Christian School Junior Choir - Aliza Webb 4 Trinity College South School Junior Choir - Edith Zimmerman VOCAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Voices DIVISION SENIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Voices 1st - Temple Christian College Senior Vocal Group - Joy Hague 2nd - Trinity North Chamber Choir - Louise Skelton 3rd - Temple Christian College Year 10 Vocal Group - Joy Hague HM - Rostrevor College Senior Vocal Group - Marnie Tiggemann HM - Trinity College Senior Vocal Ensemble - Kirrili Rahim JUNIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE 4-9 Voices 1st - Horizon Christian School Junior Vocal Ensemble - Aliza Webb HM - Balaklava Primary School Vocal Ensemble Bronwyn Cottle VOCAL ENSEMBLE CHAMPION: Temple Christian College Senior Vocal Group - Joy Hague


CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SECTION CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO DIVISIONS OPEN CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO 1st - Kate Walker 2nd - Sarah Wildy 3rd - Tabitha Schirripa SENIOR CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO 1st - Aishlea Smith 2nd - Jake Daulby 3rd - Michelle Rauten-


2nd - Ayleen Castro 3rd - Adden Chin HM - Toby Michael & Taylor Pfeiffer

bach. HM - Rachel Loye

SUB-INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO 1st - Salome Gerhard 2nd - Chloe Bremner 3rd - Tiana Catalano HM - Chloe Willis

SUB-INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Kyle Savill 2nd - Abikale Teumahenga 3rd - Aaron Chin HMs - Emma Tiggemann


Kyle Savill, of Mallala, winner of sub-intermediate instrumental section. & Kayla Von-Zieden

SOLO 1st - Angela Tripodi 2nd - Jasmine Garcia 3rd - Natalie-Alana Diglio HM - Madeleine Coutts JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY VOCAL SOLO 1st - Leah Harford 2nd - Claire Morphett 3rd - Braydon FoaleJacka HM - Esther Fong

INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Joel Rigg 2nd - Tara Szurkalo 3rd - Adam Deverix HMs - Chloe Hawke & Imogen Coles OPEN INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Daniel Webber 2nd - Adam Black 3rd - Matthew Dorey HM - Dana Nance INSTRUMENTAL SOLO CHAMPION: Nathan Ellul INSTRUMENTAL DUET & TRIO DIVISIONS


INSTRUMENTAL DUET & TRIO - JUNIOR 1st - Jessica Berlin & Ayleen Castro 2nd - Aaron Chin & Adden Chin HM - Mia Oolgard-Snijder & Emily Rocca HM - William Dent & Abikale Teumahenga

INSTRUMENTAL SECTION INSTRUMENTAL SOLO DIVISIONS INSTRUMENTAL DUET & TRIO - JUNIOR (See Below) NOVICE INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Aiden Thompson 2nd - Jessica Berlin 3rd - Emma Smith HM - Alex Herreen SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Nathan Ellul 2nd - Daniel Webber 3rd - Simeon Baker HM - Ashlee Hopkins & Josh Fuller JUNIOR INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 1st - Clara Nguyen

INSTRUMENTAL DUET & TRIO - OPEN 1st - Katherine Trevilyan, Verity Van Rooyen & Siahli Schmaal HM - Vanessa Barry & Heidi Zerk HM - Katherine Trevilyan & Sarah Liddemore MUSICAL THEATRE SECTION MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO DIVISIONS SUB-JUNIOR MUSICAL

THEATRE SOLO 1st - Taylor Pfeiffer 2nd - Lacee McPharlin Tie 3rd - Brooke Agostino Tie 3rd - Sarah Heaslip HM - Kyra Zoina JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO 1st - Leah Harford 2nd - Braydon FoaleJacka 3rd - Esther Fong SUB-INTERMEDIATE MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO 1st - Chloe Bremner 2nd - Tiana Catalano 3rd - Sarah Thorpe HM - Jacqueline Raymond INTERMEDIATE MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO 1st - Jasmine Garcia 2nd - Kathryn Gurner 3rd - Natalie-Alana Diglio OPEN MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO 1st - Victoria Anderson 2nd - Tahlia Ries 3rd - Karen Roughley HM - Caroline StanleySmith & Susan BrookeSmith SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO 1st - Rachel Loye 2nd - Mairead Hayes 3rd - Aishlea Smith HMs - Michelle Rautenbach & Ebony Pfeiffer MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO CHAMPION: Victoria Anderson MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE DIVISIONS MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE - JUNIOR 1st - Lucia Catalano & Claire Morphett 2nd - Jessica Heaslip, Kate Heaslip & Sarah Heaslip MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE - OPEN 1st - Chloe Bremner, Jasmine Garcia & Leah Harford 2nd - Ciara Guy & Tenayah Renshaw 3rd - Susan Brooke-Smith & Caroline Stanley-Smith HM - Vanessa Barry & Emily Taylor MUSICALTHEATRE ENSEMBLE CHAMPION: Chloe Bremner, Jasmine Garcia & Leah Harford PIANO SECTION PIANO SOLO DIVISIONS SENIOR PIANO SOLO 1st - Ben Nicholls 2nd - Stephanie Callisto 3rd - Joseph Ingram HM - Michelle Leong NOVICE PIANO SOLO 1st - Jonathon Stathy 2nd - Ben Smith 3rd - Yekaterina Hubczenko

HM - Alyshia Vu HM - Lexie Tiller SUB-JUNIOR PIANO SOLO 1st - Alyshia Vu 2nd - Ellen Maiello Tie 3rd - John Maiello & Hannah Rahim JUNIOR PIANO SOLO 1st - Nicola Jannes 2nd - Yekaterina Hubczenko 3rd - Clara Nguyen HM - Marco Callisto OPEN PIANO SOLO Tie 1st - Kathryn Jannes Tie 1st - Alicia Callisto 3rd - John Gall INTERMEDIATE PIANO SOLO 1st - Tatyana Hubczenko 2nd - Ciara Guy 3rd - Clara Nguyen HM - Marco Callisto PIANO SOLO CHAMPION: Tatyana Hubczenko PIANO DUET DIVISION PIANO DUET 1st - Alicia Callisto & Stephanie Callisto PIANO DUET CHAMPION (Grace Anders Memorial Award): Alicia Callisto & Stephanie Callisto SPEECH & DRAMA SECTION RECITATION/DRAMA DIVISION 1st - Joseph Ingram 2nd - Tess Lawson 3rd - Meghan Baker HM - Sophie Parker PUBLIC SPEAKING DIVISION 1st - Mairead Hayes HM - Jake Cordon HM - Gabrielle Wink SPEECH & DRAMA CHAMPION: Joseph Ingram VOCAL SECTION VOCAL SOLO DIVISIONS SUB-INTERMEDIATE VOCAL SOLO - POPULAR 1st - Sarah Thorpe 2nd - Jayden Inglis 3rd - Chloe Bremner HM - Tiana Catalano INTERMEDIATE VOCAL SOLO - POPULAR 1st - Angela Tripodi 2nd - Madeleine Coutts 3rd - Kathryn Gurner INTERMEDIATE VOCAL SOLO - CLASSICAL 1st - Chloe Bremner 2nd - Jessica Mills 3rd - Jayden Inglis HM - Natalie-Alana Diglio SENIOR VOCAL SOLO - CLASSICAL 1st - Aishlea Smith SENIOR VOCAL SOLO - POPULAR 1st - Aishlea Smith 2nd - Caitlin Drew 3rd - Rachel Loye HMs - Michelle Rautenbach & Jake Badenoch SUB-JUNIOR VOCAL SOLO 1st - Lacee McPharlin 2nd - Taylor Pfeiffer 3rd - Caitlin Dennis HMs - Brooke Agostino & Grace Signoriello JUNIOR VOCAL SOLO 1st - Leah Harford 2nd - Esther Fong 3rd - Braydon FoaleJacka

HM - Ciara Guy OPEN VOCAL SOLO - CLASSICAL 1st - Victoria Anderson 2nd - Susan BrookeSmith 3rd - Heather Crawford OPEN VOCAL SOLO - POPULAR 1st - Tabitha Schirripa 2nd - Madeleine Arthur HM - Sarah Divine HM - Caroline StanleySmith VOCAL CHAMPION: Tabitha Schirripa VOCAL DUET & TRIO DIVISION VOCAL DUET & TRIO - OPEN 1st - Chloe Bremner & Leah Harford HM - Brittany Pfeiffer & Taylor Pfeiffer HM - Jake Badenoch & Gemma Paech VOCAL DUET & TRIO CHAMPION: Chloe Bremner & Leah Harford


FINALE CONCERT VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS: •Aishlea Smith •Natalie-Alana Diglio •Jessica Mills “ADELAIDE PLAINS MALE VOICE CHOIR” VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Jessica Mills INVITED PERFORMERS: •Chloe Bremner & Leah Harford (Vocal Duet & Trio Champion) •Nathan Ellul (Instrumental Solo Champion) •Chloe Bremner, Jasmine Garcia & Leah Harford (Musical Theatre Ensemble Champion) •“Natural Acquaintance” - Kapunda High School - Dave Tagg (Rock Band Champion) •Salisbury East High School Saxophone Ensemble - Geoff Meikle (Instrumental Ensemble Champion) •Joseph Ingram (Speech & Drama Champion) •Victoria Anderson (Musical Theatre Champion) •Tabitha Schirripa (Vocal Champion) •Ben Nicholls (Piano Solo Invited performer - 1st place Senior Piano Solo) •Angela Tripodi (Contemporary Vocal Solo Champion) MASSED PRIMARY SCHOOL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC CHOIRS (Choir Co-ordinator - Bronwyn Cottle) •Balaklava Primary School - Bronwyn Cottle •Clare Primary School - Jan Borlace •Kapunda Primary School - Elizabeth Fahlbusch & Di Jamieson •Mallala Primary School - Nola Branson & Stephanie Radowicz •Owen Primary School - Angus Bugeja •Riverton Primary School - Nola Branson.

PUBLIC speaking winner, Mairead Hayes

Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

SPORT v Football

Local lads in Central zone carnival

PICTURED are the Adelaide Plains Football League under 14 side, which played in this year’s Central zone carnival, held at Bute Oval on Sunday. The boys played three games – the first against the Northern Areas Football League, the second against the Yorke Peninsula Football League and the third against the North Eastern Football League. The lads were unable to grab a win, but put in a solid effort throughout the day.

James Speissegger handballs away, while NAFA’s Daniel White attempts to intercept.

APFL’S Lachlan Goss looks to handball while team mate Chris Veitch, and NEFL’s Jake Bugeja and Dillon Brown look on.

Central Zone U/14 Carnival Results from Sunday August 1 at Bute Oval

Game 1

NEFL 6-3 (39) d YPFL 5-1 (31)

Best: NEFL: Daniel Minney, Jace Andriske, Luke Roth, Jack Connell YPFL: Nick Thunig, Jack Elsworthy, Ned Murdock, Harry Litster  Goal: NEFL: Jack Connell,Peter Vonheyamnick-2,Daniel Minney YPFL: Nick Thunig-4,Angus Bruce-1

Game 2

NAFA 4-6 (30) d APFL 2-2 (14)

Best: NAFA: Trentyn Thomas, Brady Zwar, Daniel White, Dom Button APFL: Nick Seccaffien, Jack Henneker, William Hart, Dylan Williams  Goal: NAFA: Trentyn Thomas-2,Joe Heinjus, Riley Jones-1 Goal: APFL: Not Provided

Game 3

NEFL 3-4 (22) d NAFA 1-2 (8)

Nick Seccafien attempts to smother a kick by his NEFL opponent. ABOVE: Ryan Konzag, APFL gets a kick away despite close attention from Jed Woolford (left) and Sam McInerney. Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

Best: NEFL: Daniel Minney, Isiah Blumson, Peter Vonheyamnick, Jack Hayes NAFA: Dom Button, Dylan Foulis, Matt Perkins, Daniel White  Goal: NEFL: Luke Roth, Jack Hayes, Peter Vonheyamnick-1 NAFA: Matt Perkins-1

Game 4

YPFL 10-7 (67) d APFL 1-0 (6)

Best: YPFL: Jack Elsworthy, Angus Bruce, Nick Thunig, Ned Murdock APFL: Dylan Williams, jack Henneker, Nick Seccaffien, Chris Veitch  Goal: YPFL: Nick Thunig, Angus Bruce-3,Jayson Manners, Vaugh Kroon, Henry Crowell,Jake Turner-1 APFL: Jamie Good-1

Game 5

YPFL 8-1 (49) d NAFA 7-5 (47)

Best: YPFL: Jack Elsworthy, Nick Thunig, Ashley Gordon, Angus Bruce NAFA: Joseph Schmidt, Trentyn Thomas, Joe Heinjus, Will Coombe  Goal: YPFL: Nick Thunig,Jayson Manners,Jake Turner2,Bill Edwards,Angus, Angus Bruce-1  NAFA: Trentyn Thomas, Joseph Schmidt-2,Josh Robinson, Riley Jones,Will Coombe-1

Game 6

NEFL 10-5 (65) d APFL 1-0 (6)

Best: NEFL: Isiah Blumson, Daniel Minney, Jace Andriske, Luke Roth APFL: Trey Andrews, Jack Henneker,Ryan Konzag,Blake Catanzariti  Goal: NEFL: Isiah Blumson-3,Luke Hayes,Daniel Minney-2,Jace Andriske, Jake Bugeja,Peter Vonheyamnick-1 APFL: Jack Henneker-1


SPORT v Football

The older they are, the better they are! Past premiership sides gather to reminisce at Mallala Mallala Football Club hosted a reunion for the 1970 and 1990 A grade premiership sides on Saturday, July 31. Organised by Craig Argent and Neil Tiller, the former players and officials enjoyed a three course meal prepared by Julie Griffiths and her band of assistants. They were entertained by a round-byround account of the two seasons, as told by Craig. Leon Broster gave a resume of the 1970 finals campaign, while Graham Schultz did the same for the 1990 side. A great day of reminiscing was had by all who were true to the old adage: “The older we are, the better we were!”

ABOVE: 1970 premiership side – Mallala defeated Hummocks. Back from left: Malcolm Angus, Brian Curnow, Paul Angus, Neville Symes, Roger Davies, Geoff Curnow, front: Ray Thompson, Ron Tucker(President), Leon Broster, Greg Cheek, Des Standley and Ray Earl (goal umpire). LEFT: 1990 premiership side – Mallala defeated Two Wells. Back from left: Paul Congdon, Brenton Farrer, Richard Konzag, David Algar, Todd Thorne, Ian Jenkin, Phil Kemble, Chris Madigan, Phil Hannaford, front: Jim Franks (secretary and runner), Ron Tucker (treasurer), David Wilson, Graham Schultz (coach), Ken Roberts (president), Michael Wilson and Wayne Butcher.

GROUP EFFORT: Tiger Jack Chapman, Bombers Dylan Lockwood and Craig Allen, Tiger Simon Schulz and Bombers Luke Slok and Justin Schahinger are all ready to either take or spoil a mark after a Tiger kick in during the A grade match at Hamley Bridge on Saturday.

UNITED’S Brad Shimmin watches on and Hamley’s Jed Eastwood attempts a spoil as Tiger Michael McLean closes in on a mark. MICHAEL Conlon takes a mark for the Bombers near the Hamley Bridge goals, team mate Danny Weiss also ready to take the mark, and Tiger Mark Pym ready to spoil.


Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

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A Grade

2.2 2.1

4.4 2.2

4.5 4.4

6.6 6.5

(42) (41)


2.5 0.3

4.7 4.6

10.11 11.11 6.7 9.12

(77) (66)

United Hamley Bridge

3.7 2.6

5.12 5.9

6.13 6.16

9.16 6.19

(70) (55)

Goals - Two Wells: P.Christofis 2, N.Seccafien 1, B.Spiteri 1, B.Fitzgerald 1, C.Christofis 1 Mallala: D.Feeley 2, B.Montgomery 2, J.Earl 1, M.Saunders 1  Best - Two Wells: R.McDonald, K.Leighton, L.Allmond, S.Humphrys, B.Hart Mallala: R.Montgomery, D.Cawrse, R.Montgomerie, J.Montgomerie, L.Whitwell, J.Walsh

BOMBER Karl Bomford is chased down by Tiger captain Simon Schulz as he runs towards goal in the A grade match at Hamley on Saturday. HW Eagles

It’s AFL draft camp for Josh •From Back Page This year he has played 12 under 18 SANFL matches at Oval Avenue, being in the best players on eight occasions, along with getting opportunities at reserves level in three fixtures. He won the Round 11 Macca’s Cup Most Valuable Player being brilliant in the Eagles’narrow loss to the top-of-theladder Port Adelaide Magpies. Judges said his composure under pressure was excellent and he continually repelled Port’s attacks. He finished the match with 39 possessions, six tackles, seven clearances, six inside 50s and six rebound 50s. “Josh is a mature young man, determined and self motivated,” Eagles talent manager, Shane Grimm said. “Saying that, he is still team orientated, and is a good contributor to team meetings.

“On the field he never seems to get caught, although he doesn’t look overly quick. “His ability to take a mark, when he looks to be out of the contest is pretty special and his work rate is also very good. “Josh has been our best clearance player as well.” The AFL announced last week it would increase the number of players it will scrutinise as part of the search for talent for this year’s 25th NAB AFL Draft, to be held on the Gold Coast on November 18. Growden will be among upwards of 100 players from all states and territories to receive an invitation to attend the 2010 NAB AFL Draft National Combine, formerly the draft camp, held from September 28 to October 1 at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.


Goals - United: H.Pym 3, J.McArdle 3, P.Burgoyne 2, S.McArdle 1 Hamley Bridge: M.Conlan 2, S.Gregory 2, D.Lockwood 1, T.Smith 1  Best - United: H.Pym, M.Pym, S.Schulz, B.Sharman, B.Merry, M.Warnes Hamley Bridge: J.Schahinger, T.Smith, C.Allen, S.Rademacher, J.Eastwood, A.Slok

Two Wells Mallala

Reserves 2.1 2.5

5.3 2.6

8.4 3.7

9.8 4.7

(62) (31)

Virginia HW Eagles

2.4 0.1

8.5 0.1

9.6 2.5

12.12 2.5

(84) (17)

United Hamley Bridge

5.4 0.2

6.6 1.5

10.10 11.13 1.5 3.8

(79) (26)

Goals - Two Wells: J.Becker 5, M.Slater 2, O.Allmond 1, T.Stubing 1 Mallala: C.Bilney 2, D.McLean 1, D.Jennings 1  Best - Two Wells: B.Struck, C.Lamont, J.Becker, T.Russell, M.Abdilla, O.Allmond Mallala: H.Riley, K.Mc Arthur, D.Jennings, P.Hanton, A.Lawrie, D.McLean

2.3 2.0

2.4 3.2

4.9 4.3

5.9 5.6

(39) (36)

2.1 3.2

7.1 5.3

8.2 6.9

15.6 6.10

(96) (46)

Goals - Mallala: J.Birchmore 3, D.Kearns 1, L.Helps 1 Two Wells: J.Paterson 2, L.Tassel 1, L.Godfrey 1, D.Wise 1  Best - Mallala: J.Birchmore, L.Helps, D.Kearns, B.Goudie, K.Mohor, J.Page Two Wells: T.Hines, J.Morrison, M.Daly, J.Shephard, H.Ramsay, D.Wise

HW Eagles Virginia

Goals - HW Eagles: S.McGuiness 6, J.Kelly 3, P.McMillan 3, B.Taylor 2, J.Zilm 1 Virginia: A.Pogas 2, C.Hocking 1, C.Felstead 1, T.Frick 1, B.Galic 1  Best - HW Eagles: J.Roberts, M.Nicholls, C.Lane-Watson, J.Kelly, S.Deer, J.Zilm Virginia: M.Lazenka, L.Bannear, R.Marando, M.Musolino, C.Stronach, J.Hocking United 2.0 7.4 12.5 12.11 (83) Hamley Bridge 0.1 0.2 1.4 1.4 (10) Goals - United: R.Sharer 3, B.Merry 2, L.Connor 2, J.Curnow 1, S.Connor 1, M.McIntyre 1, C.McIntyre 1, D.Coombe 1 Hamley Bridge: D.Campain 1  Best - United: L.Bentley, S.Connor, B.Merry, D.Fabry, J.Curnow, T.Halls Hamley Bridge: A.Power, M.Gregory, B.Case, J.May, J.Paues, M.Schmidtke

Junior Colts

Two Wells Mallala

1.1 1.1

1.6 1.1

4.8 1.1

6.9 1.1

(45) (7)

0.0 2.1

1.2 2.1

3.5 4.1

5.7 5.2

(37) (32)

Goals - Two Wells: L.Goss 3, J.Brander 1, K.Giniotis 1, J.Henneker 1 Mallala: A.Coe 1  Best - Two Wells: J.Henneker, T.Nixon, T.Mills, H.Gameau, N.Seccafien Mallala: R.Svetec, R.Konzag, J.Watson, A.Coe, B.Wilson, L.Oleary

United Hamley Bridge

Goals - Virginia: A.Leo 5, M.Cartlidge 2, A.Bascombe 2, J.Virgara 1, T.Lioulios 1, M.Lazenka 1 HW Eagles: Not Available  Best - Virginia: A.Bascombe, R.Young, M.Cartlidge, M.Lazenka, C.Campbell, A.Pogas HW Eagles: Not Available

Goals - United: D.Coombe 3, E.Pepe 1, J.Pratt 1 Hamley Bridge: S.Rosenzweig 2, J.Wedding 2, J.Rosenzweig 1  Best - United: C.McIntyre, D.Coombe, H.Hosking, R.Curnow, K.Dalgleish, J.Pratt Hamley Bridge: D.Collings, J.Durdin, T.Williams-aston, J.Rosenzweig, C.Buckby, J.Talbot

Goals - United: J.Rundle 8, B.Starr 1, D.Carter 1, P.Cook 1 Hamley Bridge: M.Gregory 2, J.Would 1  Best - United: J.Rundle, M.Pascoe, D.Carter, B.Starr, B.Pym, R.Jenkin Hamley Bridge: I.Naulty, B.Traill, J.Would, A.Power, S.Wedding, B.Farrugia

This weekend’s matches: Balaklava v Mallala Virginia v Hamley Bridge H W Eagles v United (at Lochiel) Bye - wo Wells

NEFL results from Saturday- Round 14

A Grade

North Clare BBH

0.1 3.2

3.6 3.4

5.7 7.7

8.10 8.7

(58) (55)

South Clare BSR

2.4 2.3

5.10 12.16 14.19 (103) 4.6 4.7 5.10 (40)

Blyth/Snow RSMU

2.2 2.1

5.6 3.1

Min/Man Eud/Rtown

6.2 1.4

12.8 18.10 25.16 (166) 1.7 3.9 7.9 (51)

Best: North Clare - A.Amey, C.Jaeschke, A.Waters, M.Ward, D.Ellis, M.Harrold; BBH - C.Cooper, S.Tohl, T.Riggs, A.Spicer, L.Riggs, J.Lynch  Goals: North Clare - N.Prokopec 2, B.Pudney, C.Jaeschke, D.Busch, R.Moulds, T.Swears, M.Ward; BBH - B.Wall 3, D.Reed 2, A.Spicer, M.Hall, G.Thompson

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Goals - HW Eagles: J.Hunt 8, R.Reid 1, D.Barnes 1 Virginia: B.Niklaus 3, E.Tsimiklis 2, P.Mylonopoulos 1, M.Young 1, C.Mylonopoulos 1, B.Nikou 1  Best - HW Eagles: J.Wilson, J.Hunt, L.Knappstein, S.Schutz, J.Wilson, D.Oswald Virginia: M.Young, C.Howell, N.Warren, M.Nykamp, B.Galic, T.Wilkey

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Best: South Clare - D.Kuhndt, H.Ward, M.Thomas, W.Hutchinson, M.Ryan, M.Leibelt; BSR - B.Pilkington, A.Smart, T.Stephenson, A.Mackenzie, S.Morris, A.Mellow  Goals: South Clare - M.Leibelt 7, B.Seymon 3, N.Pynor 2, B.Murphy, L.Dunstan; BSR - J.Carson 2, D.Mellow, J.Burgess, A.Mellow

10.10 12.13 4.3 6.7

(85) (43)

BBH North Clare

Senior Colts 1.2 1.2

5.6 1.2

6.7 4.4

8.10 4.5

(58) (29)

South Clare BSR

4.1 2.1

9.3 3.3

10.4 5.3

16.7 (103) 6.3 (39)

RSMU Blyth/Snow

4.2 3.1

12.4 4.1

14.6 20.10 (130) 4.1 4.2 (26)

Eud/Rtown Min/Man

6.2 0.0

15.9 23.13 29.15 (189) 0.0 0.0 0.1 (1)

Best: BBH - S.Connell, C.Desmet, M.Kellock, B.Radford, P.Hill, J.Roth; North Clare - N.Bray, T.Norton, M.Kelly, N.Rowe, M.Smith, C.Earle  Goals: BBH - M.Weichs 4, E.Rios, J.Alderson, L.Ireland, A.Linder; North Clare - M.Bannon, M.Makin, N.Bray, T.Hills Best: South Clare - R.Knight, L.Dunstan, T.Barrett, L.Day, D.Day, J.Eyers; BSR - A.Ashby, L.Kurth, J.Hayes, J.Weckert, N.Bunfield, B.Kitschke  Goals: South Clare - R.Knight 6, W.Weetra 2, D.Day 2, C.Napper 2, L.Dunstan 2, B.Day, P.Cutting; BSR - B.Kitschke 2, D.Bruce, C.Burgess, B.Taylor, M.Shane

Best: Blyth/Snow - B.Bell, R.Darling, J.Taylor, S.Atkinson, B.Moffatt, G.Hayes; RSMU - Z.Hier, T.Willmott, S.Noack, D.Schulz, B.Harrison, T.Vater  Goals: Blyth/Snow - J.Gillings 3, B.Bell 3, S.Clifford 2, B.Moffatt 2, J.Taylor, S.Atkinson; RSMU - J.Williams 2, C.Mullins, K.Hart, J.Vandeleur, T.Willmott

Best: RSMU - A.Rowett, L.Molinox, B.Moreton, T.Connell, T.Smith, M.Rohde; Blyth/Snow - R.Ottens, C.Lloyd, H.Norton, C.Giles, L.Mugge,  Goals: RSMU - B.Moreton 6, H.Behn 2, A.Rowett 2, T.Smith 2, P.Callery, Z.Jolly, R.Fuss, T.Connell, M.Wellington, D.Bevan, P.Allchurch, L.Schaefer; Blyth/Snow - A.Elix 2, C.Giles

Best: Min/Man - A.Bevis, B.Taylor, A.Ackland, R.Piggot, N.Forrest,; Eud/Rtown - R.Schmidt, S.Geister, G.Laucke, K.Floyd, J.Mosey,  Goals: Min/Man - A.Bevis 6, N.Forrest 4, S.Baraglia 3, B.Taylor 3, B.Ross 2, B.Kerslake 2, T.Friebel, S.Ross, B.Currie, A.Ackland, M.Nayda; Eud/Rtown - R.Schmidt 4, D.Button, K.Floyd, D.Vickery

Best: Eud/Rtown - T.Baker, D.Pfitzner, Z.Tremaine, A.Dunstan, T.Walker, K.Schulz; Min/Man - T.Julyan, H.Clark, O.Harding, S.Taylor, D.Haynes, L.Bruhn  Goals: Eud/Rtown - D.Pfitzner 10, K.Schulz 6, L.Kimpton 3, T.Walker 3, S.Nietschke 2, K.Milde 2, A.Dunstan, Z.Tremaine, T.Baker;

B Grade

North Clare BBH

2.4 0.0

3.4 0.2

7.4 1.2

9.4 6.3

(58) (39)

BSR South Clare

1.2 2.4

6.4 3.6

9.5 3.9

15.10 (100) 3.11 (29)

Blyth/Snow RSMU

5.2 0.2

5.2 4.6

10.3 6.7

12.4 8.9

(76) (57)

Min/Man Eud/Rtown

4.4 1.1

7.9 1.2

8.12 12.15 2.5 2.7

(87) (19)

Best: North Clare - P.Redden, M.Zanette, D.Bones, M.Norton, B.Clothier, P.Clarke; BBH - T.O’Connor, D.Booth, M.McAuley, B.Tiver, R.Rivas, B.Bailey  Goals: North Clare - M.Zanette 5, D.Bones 2, M.Dopson, S.Grace; BBH - M.McAuley 3, B.Bailey 2, K.Reed Best: BSR - N.Bruce, M.Tilbrook, N.Adams, C.Jones, D.Hentschke, B.Weckert; South Clare - R.Degenhardt, S.Clarke, D.Wallent, N.Smith, J.Degenhardt,  Goals: BSR - P.Meyer 4, C.Hanley 3, D.Jones 2, C.Jones 2, D.Longbottom, K.Stringer, N.Martin, N.Burford; South Clare - J.Young, P.Stanway, M.Stone Best: Blyth/Snow - S.Clifford, L.Dohnt, R.Baxter, M.Wilkinson, B.Pratt, S.Weckert; RSMU - T.Jordan, D.Griffiths, J.Schmaal, D.Vater,,  Goals: Blyth/Snow - B.Pratt 3, C.Kennett 2, S.Clifford 2, P.Bigg 2, A.Dyke, L.Dohnt, J.Pratt; RSMU - A.Hosking 2, T.Jordon 2, J.Schmaal, S.Willmott, J.Bartsch, D.Vater Best: Min/Man - A.Nicholls, T.Bishop, M.Hadley, S.Hall, A.Winders, P.Hogben; Eud/Rtown - K.Voigt, P.Voigt, T.Mosey, D.Blumson, D.Van, J.Ross  Goals: Min/Man - M.Hadley 3, J.Curtis 2, C.Lane 2, L.Milburn 2, P.Hogben, J.Ey, A.Nicholls; Eud/Rtown - J.Mader, L.Steinborner

North Clare BBH

Junior Colts 1.1 0.2

4.3 0.2

7.4 4.3

9.6 5.4

(60) (34)

South Clare BSR

3.2 0.1

4.6 2.2

7.7 4.4

11.9 6.4

(75) (40)

RSMU Blyth/Snow

3.1 0.0

5.5 0.0

8.6 0.0

9.8 0.0

(62) (0)

Best: North Clare - B.Earle, D.Garrard, J.Brown, B.Laidlaw, J.Wiblin, B.Cross; BBH - S.Mattey, T.Weich, L.Roth, B.Klinger, T.Drew, C.Gove  Goals: North Clare - H.Calaby 4, T.O’sullivan 2, J.Brown, J.Kennedy, D.Garrard; BBH - T.Drew 2, B.Klinger, T.Weich, S.Mattey Best: South Clare - D.Minney, P.Vonheyamnick, J.Wallent, J.Pearse, T.Nield, A.Falconer; BSR - C.Longbottom, M.Longbottom, J.Hayes, R.Fitzgerald, J.Lee, J.Weckert  Goals: South Clare - B.Day 4, Z.Maynard 2, P.Vonheyamnick 2, J.Pearse, D.Minney, M.Barnes; BSR - J.Hayes 3, T.Slade, J.Lee, A.Morgan Best: RSMU - B.Heffernan, J.Vater, J.Michalak, J.Connell, J.Schulze, J.Bowden; Blyth/Snow - D.Toholke, J.Kennewell, J.Andriske, N.Schultz, T.Eime, A.Giles  Goals: RSMU - J.Connell 3, J.Vater 2, J.Bowden, D.Pike-talbot, N.Busch, L.Michalany;

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


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Roosters in the hunt after one point victory Two Wells finally got the Mallala monkey off their back with a nailbiting one point victory on Saturday. The win and subsequent results from other matches has put the Roosters back in the four, and in the hunt for the big prize. Goals were always at a premium in a game where the biggest lead was 14 points to Two Wells at half time, yet Mallala led by 10 points early in the last quarter. Two Wells came out showing

plenty of pace through the midfield, and when Alf Steed commenced a ball movement that ended with Chris Christofis, it gave Two Wells the first goal of the game. A free kick paid to advantage saw Matt Saunders open the scoring for Mallala, and Jason Earl followed up soon after. But the Rooster defence stood firm. A late goal under pressure by the dangerous Paul Christofis wrestled the lead back to Two Wells by a point at the first break. Two Wells had already signalled they were up to the chal-

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Cawrse repeatedly won the ball at centre half back and kept Paul Christofis quiet. Robert Montgomery played a blinder in the last line of defence with solid support from David Cawrse and James Wildbore. Jason Earl came off this quarter taking no further part in the game. While this was a major blow to Mallala, of equal concern to the Roosters was the sight of key playmaker Alf Steed limping off. Mallala needed to regroup at the half time break because this was a Rooster outfit that had most of the answers. When Daniel Feeley kicked Mallala’s first goal after half time, it was exactly what the doctor had ordered. Brian Montgomery got his first goal and it was a two point ball game. Mallala did most of the attacking but was let down by some skill errors. Ryan Montgomerie was one defender to have a major influence on the match. Joel Montgomerie also picked up a heap of possessions but cracking the Rooster defence continued to be a big headache for Mallala. Both Khan and Tallan Leighton were in career-best form. Scott Humphrys was rock solid in the last line, the Roosters with plenty of influential contributors. None more so that LeeAllmond who continues to be the major midfield go-to player. It had been a tight wrestle to three quarter time, and there was no indication the last quarter was going to be any different. The Roosters had the aid of a fluctuating breeze but with only one point in it, that alone wasn’t going to get them over the line. The game became interesting when Mallala opened the scoring with a goal to Brian Montgomery. Daniel Feeley followed with his second and Mallala had a 10 point lead. But Two Wells responded. Paul Christofis, able to find a bit of space, pulled one back for Two Wells. Then when Brad Fitzgerald kicked truly from centre half forward, it was the Roosters again by one point. The Fitzgerald goal was the last score of the game. There was a huge roar from the Two Wells supporters as the siren sounded for the narrowest of victories. Every game for Two Wells is virtually a final from now on as they try and consolidate on their win over the ladder leaders.
















Second placed Two Wells recorded a comfortable win over Mallala. Trailing at quarter time against a two to three goal breeze, Two Wells upped the pressure in the next two terms taking a match winning lead at three quarter time. Brian Tiller suited up for game number 301 after having registered the big 300 against the Eagles at Lochiel the previous game. Mallala started out positively with plenty of attacking, but the breeze was proving tricky. Mallala wasted opportunities to set up a decent quarter time lead. Two Wells hung in there with only a four point deficit at the first break. The Roosters made better use of the breeze when it was their turn, banging through three goals to nothing in the second quarter. Michael Abdilla, although goalless, was a key player in helping to set up scoring opportunities. Bradley Struck seemed to be everywhere, picking up a heap of possessions. Luke Saunders gave a good account of himself in ruck and around the ground. Birthday boy Ben Edwards was kept busy in defence for Mallala, as was full back Darren Carpenter. Keith McArthur in the back pocket played one of his best for the season. Dale Maclean saw plenty of the ball, Peter Hanton had a good contest in ruck, and Aaron Lawrie also played well. Only a 15 point lead to the Roosters at half time but the visitors

were looking the better side. Jason Becker kept the scoreboard ticking over for Two Wells when he booted the opening major of the third term. Despite having the breeze, Mallala failed to make full use of it. A 50 metre penalty made sure of a Dale Maclean goal for Mallala, their solitary major for the quarter and one of the home sideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s few highlights this term. Matthew Slater and Jason Becker continued to keep things moving along nicely for Two Wells, putting the Roosters in a match winning position at the last break. The game was effectively over with Two Wells having the breeze in the last quarter. Anthony Cavallaro and Jason Becker the pick of the forwards, and Bradley Struck all continued their fine form. Mallala had Hayden Riley battling hard and Daniel Jennings getting back into good touch. The game fizzled out into a tame last term, this time Two Wells missing opportunities to blow out the lead. A big mark and goal from Daniel Jennings the best from Mallala. Keith McArthur and Scott Gardner kept battling for Mallala as did Hayden Riley, who had a big second half. Bradley Struck was the pick of the Roosters for a solid four quarter effort. Cameron Lamont in defence played well, as did Terry Russell and Michael Abdilla. Jason Becker, with his five goals confirmed his spot as leading goal kicker in the reserves.

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After a close tussle, Mallala ran out winners by a narrow three points. A six point lead at three quarter time was the biggest difference all game, a goal in the last quarter against the breeze proving vital for Mallala. Equally in the second term, Mallala were able to restrict Two Wells to just the single goal. Jake Birchmore had a big game for Mallala, picking up leading goal kicker and best on ground. A Dylan Kearns goal took his tally to 19 for the season. Lewis Helps also scored one for Mallala. Jake Birchmore had good support from both Helps and Kearns. Benjamin Goudie, Karl Mohor, and Josh Page were all instrumental in the Mallala victory. Two Wells had Joshua Paterson as their only multiple goal kicker, with singles from Luke Godfrey, Luke Tassel and Dylan Wise. Best for Two Wells was Timothy Hines followed by Jim Morrison, Matthew Daly, Jordan Shephard, Hayden Ramsay and Dylan Wise.

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The unbeaten Two Wells side had little difficulty accounting for Mallala by 35 points. After scores were tied at quarter time, the Roosters put their foot down, increasing their lead at every break. Lachlan Goss continued his fine form in front of goal, adding another three to his tally for the season. He was capably supported with singles from Jack Henneker, Jake Brander and Kyle Giniotis. One young Rooster in great form recently is Jack Henneker, and he was named best on ground for the second week in a row. Travis Nixon, Tyler Mills, Harry Gameau, and Nick Seccafien were other Roosters to play well, and like Henneker they are also having good seasons. Reece Svetec was best for Mallala. Others to try hard were Ryan Konzag, Josh Watson, Adam Coe, Brad Wilson, and Lachlan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Leary. Adam Coe was the lone goal scorer for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pies. Once again, Two Wells have been able to come up with a quality junior colts side. Mallala will continue to improve and are sure to see finals action this year.

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Roosters move to fourth spot after thriller win Two Wells 6-5 (41) defeated Mallala 6-6 (42). Atough defensive battle at Mallala resulted in the Magpies’ second defeat, at the hands of the Two Wells Roosters by one point. With a few points in it all game, the ‘Pies unleashed a firing start to the final term kicking out to a two goal lead, but Rooster midfield playmakers worked hard to get the ball forward. With two marks-turned-goals from Paul Christofis and Brad Fitzgerald, the Roosters showed a gutsy determination to get over the line under pressure. Magpie Robert Montgomery was a hard opponent for the Roosters in the last line of defence with support from David Cawrse and James Wildbore. Bryce Hart and LeeAllmond were key performers for the Roosters, both offensively and defensively, while Ben Speteri was resilient and hard at it until a final term ankle injury got the better of him. Ruck was dominated by Jacob Walsh for Mallala, as Tim Cawrse continued winning the ball at centre half back all game. While the Magpies take this loss in their stride, the Roosters have some tough football ahead of them. Hummocks Watchman 11-11 (77) defeated Virginia 9-12 (66). The Eagles secured a victory over Virginia

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by 11 points to place second on percentage. The Eagles’second term into the wind was a telling sign they were that bit stronger on the day, not allowing the Rams much leeway. However there was still only a point between the two sides at the half-time break. But the third quarter saw the visiting Eagles get out to a decent six-goal lead with the aid of the wind. Joe Hunt was a big contributor on the goal front for the Eagles, ending the game with eight of the team’s total of 11. The final term saw only one goal kicked for the Eagles, but a strong defensive line prevented the Rams from making a comeback. Rams captain Matty Young played an influential role in the midfield, with leg speed and support from Troy Wilkey, Mark Nykamp and Caleb Howell. Jared Wilson worked hard all game for the Eagles in the midfield with a loose role in defence. Wilson and centre half back David

Oswald set up a lot of plays, while other players also stepped up and contributed to the win. The Rams booted three goals in the final term, with a few wasted opportunities in the forward lines. Brendon Niklaus finished the game with three goals, while Emmanuel Tsimiklis and Peter and Con Mylonopoulos also contributed to the score line. United 9-16 (70) defeated Hamley 6-19 (55). A tight game at Hamley Bridge saw the United Tigers triumph in a game which could have gone either way. The Tigers were a goal up at the first break, with good ground work from the midfield outfit. Conditions made it difficult to kick accurately for both teams, but the Bombers fought back in the second quarter to even the score, with the Tigers just holding the lead by three points going into half time. Justin Schahinger had a dominant game in ruck for the Bombers, while Tom Smith and Craig Allen were also influential. But Longies’ on-baller Heath Pym played out a hard game and finished with three goals. The third quarter was tight with one goal to each team, but the final term saw the Tigers take the win with a three goal effort in the final term.

Peckers must win at home The Magpies have top spot all but sewn up, and considering they have United and Hamley Bridge still to come before August 28, they should romp to this year’s minor premiership with conviction. But does this mean they take their foot off the gas? Certainly it would be uncharacteristic to suggest this, as knowing the intensity and expectation the Magpies put on themselves they will not want to stop short of making every post a winner between now and then. Missing last week, Brad Hardie will hopefully return to the Magpies, and Brad Griffiths and Liam Whitwell (both returning from decent lay offs) will be better for their respective runs last week. The Magpies will be hard to beat – they won’t likely lose two matches in a row. Home side Balaklava can perhaps view this match as one in which they have nothing to lose. Their looming x-factor, tiwi islander Elias Palpuaminni unfortunately broke his arm in Balaklava’s last match – a cruel blow to their recent form line.

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Peter Burgoyne kicks a goal for the Tigers, as Bombers Angus Lemmon and Scott Rademacher defend in the A grade match at Hamley Bridge on Saturday.

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My Call n Kym Jarman previews round 16 football matches Nevertheless, the Peckers can go hell for leather at home this week, in hope that a win will deliver them an enviable ladder position – there is no bigger carrot than being presented with an opportunity to achieve an upset win and possibly be well set to finish the minor round in second place.

Virginia v Hamley

Rams will go all out This week’s match at Virginia will likely be a one-sided affair. Not only is Hamley Bridge’s season done and dusted, Virginia need to win to get themselves back into the top four. Hamley Bridge will be buoyed by two solid performances in the last fortnight against the Roosters and Tigers, but unfortunately one feels they just won’t have the firepower to go with Virginia this week. Virginia’s midfield – Wilkey,

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Young, Howell, Johnson and Galic – will prove the difference, although Hamley’s Slok, Smith, Gregory, Allen, Schahinger and Lockwood will be far from a pushover as a collective unit. The Rams will be hungry this week, and their lush paddock should provide them with a home ground advantage. If Virginia’s midfield can serve up some quality delivery to Brendon Nicklaus, he could be in for another big day after kicking 10 and 11 goals on the last two occasions the Rams have met Hamley Bridge. The APFL’s current leading goal kicker has managed just two and three goals respectively in the last two weeks against United and HWE – and that was after averaging 7-3 goals a game the three games prior. He is due for another bag and if it comes this week the Rams are home and hosed.

HWE v United (Lochiel)

Easy for Eagles With United well out of the finals equation, the Eagles will be looking to capitalise on their spot in the top four with a comprehensive win against the sixth

placed Tigers. Although the Tigers are now clearly looking at 2011, they will want to give a good account of themselves against a side they have met in many finals series in recent years. Joe Hunt looms as the match winner for Hummocks Watchman Eagles this week. Up forward, the man from the South East has averaged 5-4 goals a game since his return from injury match on June 26. Captain and midfielder Jared Wilson is another linchpin sure to trouble the Tigers’ engine room, as will the combination of Shane Braham and Joel Wilson. Jared Wilson has been in the HWE’s top three best players list for five weeks in a row. United have some class, capable of matching it with the Eagles in some areas, however across the whole 21 players, considering United blooded two debutants last week in Lachie Connor and Brandon Merry and have two more underage players in Jakob Curnow and Ross Sharer with under five games to their names, the Eagles’ experience will see them easily over the line on this occasion.

A GRADE Team P W L D Mallala 12 10 2 0 HW Eagles 13 8 5 0 Balaklava 12 8 4 0 Two Wells 13 7 6 0 Virginia 13 7 6 0 United 13 3 10 0 Hamley 12 1 11 0 RESERVES Team P W L D Virginia 13 12 1 0 Two Wells 13 10 3 0 Balaklava 12 7 5 0 United 13 6 7 0 Mallala 12 4 8 0 HW Eagles 13 3 10 0 Hamley 12 2 10 0 SENIOR COLTS Team P W L D Balaklava 12 12 0 0 Two Wells 13 9 4 0 Mallala 12 7 4 1 HW Eagles 13 6 7 0 United 13 4 8 1 Virginia 13 3 10 0 Hamley 12 2 10 0 JUNIOR COLTS Team P W L D Two Wells 13 11 0 0 HW Eagles 13 6 4 0 Mallala 12 6 4 0 Balaklava 12 5 5 0 Hamley 12 2 8 0 United 13 1 10 0 Virginia 13 0 13 0

B 2 2 3 2 2 2 3

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

F A % 927 671 58.01 1053 909 53.67 971 849 53.35 1135 950 54.44 1185 1059 52.81 767 1073 41.68 823 1350 37.87

Pts 20 16 16 14 14 6 2

B 2 2 3 2 3 2 3

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

F A % 1061 444 70.50 1049 498 67.81 674 612 52.41 695 756 47.90 583 782 42.71 494 1150 30.05 631 945 40.04

Pts 24 20 14 12 8 6 4

B 3 2 3 2 2 2 3

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Cats confirm number one spot Blyth-Snowtown confident after their win over the Hawks Round 14 in review By Peter Argent The Cats confirmed their position at the top of the ladder with a solid victory over the third placed RSMU Hawks on Saturday. Just under three goals up at half time, a potent five-goal-to-one third quarter ensured the premiership points, with Blyth/Snowtown going on to win by 42 points. Equal on points and wins going into this encounter at Snowtown Oval, this was seen as a critical game for both clubs’ aspirations of a top two finish. “The game never reached great heights and it wasn’t a good spectacle,” Cats coach Brett Ireland said. “There was a gusty two-three goal breeze towards the southern or town end. “I believe our defensive pressure wore ‘em down. “The boys were pretty relentless and caused a lot of turnovers.” A member of the Cats 2007 premiership success, Brad Bell was superb, as was captain Ryan Darling returning

to his role through the middle of the ground this week. Fellow members of the Cats’ dynamic engine room James Taylor, Scott Atkinson and Glen Hayes all had a telling influence, while Ben Moffatt was a strong performer in ruck. Returning after a three week period on the sidelines with injury, Jarrod Gillings kicked three goals, as did best on ground Bell, while big Moffatt and Shay Clifford chimed in with two each. “Our defence was again strong,” Ireland commented. “Gareth Ottens was unlucky not to be among the best players, while Adam Conrade, Kiel Kennett and Robbie Wandel were all good. “ Wa y n e S l a t t e r y and Moffatt worked Brock Harrison up the ground.” For the vanquished, Zack Hier did another sterling job in defence, while both Sam Noack and Tyson Willmott won their share of possessions

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David Schulz was also solid in defence and Tommy Vater had his moments. While he was shaded on the day, Hawks big man Brock Harrison still had an influence on the game. Full forward Jamie Williams was the Hawks’ only multiple goal kicker. Demons leave Tigers in their wake

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A Grade Team P W L D For Agn Pts % Blyth/Snow 14 11 3 0 1572 802 22 66.22 Min/Man 14 11 3 0 1337 838 22 61.47 RSMU Hawks 14 10 4 0 1121 888 20 55.8 BBH Rams 14 8 6 0 1188 1140 16 51.03 South Clare 14 7 7 0 1288 1035 14 55.45 North Clare 14 7 7 0 1118 1112 14 50.14 BSR Tigers 14 2 12 0 681 1535 4 30.73 Eud/Rtown 14 0 14 0 737 1692 0 30.34 B Grade Team P W L D For Agn Pts % RSMU Hawks 14 12 2 0 1166 564 24 67.4 Min/Man 14 11 3 0 917 583 22 61.13 BSR Tigers 14 9 5 0 1046 685 18 60.43 North Clare 14 7 7 0 874 803 14 52.12 Blyth/Snow 14 7 7 0 819 780 14 51.22 South Clare 14 6 8 0 745 901 12 45.26 Eud/Rtown 14 2 12 0 486 1039 4 31.87 BBH Rams 14 2 12 0 443 1141 4 27.97 Senior Colts Team P W L D For Agn Pts % Eud/Rtown 14 13 1 0 1746 228 26 88.45 RSMU Hawks 14 13 1 0 1636 471 26 77.65 Blyth/Snow 14 9 5 0 1159 772 18 60.02 BSR Tigers 14 8 6 0 919 911 16 50.22 South Clare 14 6 8 0 766 1108 12 40.88 BBH Rams 14 4 10 0 556 1126 8 33.06 North Clare 14 2 12 0 569 1187 4 32.4 Min/Man 14 1 13 0 359 1907 2 15.84 Junior Colts Team P W L D For Agn Pts % RSMU Hawks 14 11 3 0 1058 275 22 79.37 BSR Tigers 14 11 3 0 796 313 22 71.78 Eud/Rtown 14 11 3 0 916 402 22 69.5 Blyth/Snow 14 8 6 0 609 473 16 56.29 South Clare 14 7 7 0 928 468 14 66.48 North Clare 14 6 8 0 561 643 12 46.6 BBH Rams 14 2 12 0 269 1208 4 18.21 Min/Man 14 0 14 0 24 1379 0 1.71

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After a good first half of football, the Demons drove home the advantage at Clare Oval, kicking 7-6 to one single point in the premiership quarter. While the game petered out in the final term, South Clare held on for a comfortable 63-point victory over a under manned BSR Tigers combination. Lucindale lad Daniel Kuhndt was strong around the ball, while Matt Thomas had an influence. Leader Matt Ward, left footer Wayne Hutchinson and Mitch Ryan all had their moments as well. Michael Liebelt’s stellar season continued with a seven goal haul, and is now the outright leader of the NEFL goal kicking trophy with 69 goals. His partner in crime on the full forward line – Ben Seymon – finished with three majors, while Nick Pynor

helped out with two. Seymon, in 10 games, has kicked 34 goals. For the Tigers, who were still in the contest at the main break, Ben Pilkington was strong while big men Alex Smart and Adam Mackenzie both had an impact on the game. Tyler Stephenson, Scott Morris and Adam Mellow were the best of the rest. James Carson was the visitors’ only multiple goal kicker. Eagles teach Saints a footy lesson

Dominant from the outset at Manoora Oval on Saturday, the Eagles gave the Southern Saints a real football lesson, from both an attacking as well as a defensive aspect. Brad Charnstrom’s Mintaro-Manoora side kicked six goals in each of the first three terms, then rounded out a great day with a seven goal last quarter, collecting a comprehensive 115 point win. They also only conceded one goal defensively in the first half, and two more in the third quarter. The mercurial pair of Aaron Bevis and Brad Taylor was simply superb. Aaron Ackland controlled the big man department, while the unheralded Rick Piggot and Nathan Forrest

both had an impact on proceedings. Bevis added to his best on ground performance with a match high haul of six goals, while Forrest finished with four. Both Steve Baraglia and Taylor collected three goals each, while big Benny Kerslake and Brad Ross kicked two each. Eudunda/Robertstown’s miserable season continued with yet another 100-plus point loss. Saints co-captain Richard Schmidt led from the front, while the evergreen Stephen Geister competed manfully. Youngsters Gabe Laucke and Kurubyn Floyd were noteworthy and fellow captain Jared Mosey had some impact. Schmidt was the Saints’ only real avenue to goal, kicking four majors as an on-baller pushing forward. Roosters overtake Rams to win by three

In conditions that weren’t conducive to football, with gusty four to five goal

winds towards the town end of Burra Oval, the visiting North Clare Roosters held on for a gutsy three point victory, after being goal-less in the opening term. They kept themselves in the contest by doing the same to the Rams in the second term. With only two points separating the combatants at the main break, North kicked two goals into the breeze in the third term, and this set up the vital win. Versatile big man Andrew Amey was the Roosters’ best, followed by the midfield trio of Mail Medal favourite Craig Jaeschke, the hard working Andrew Waters and Matt Ward (especially in the first half). Damien Ellis created some havoc for the Rams coaching staff, and the unfashionable Michael Harrold also was prominent. Casey Cooper was the Rams’ best, in the first half and then tagging Ward after the main break. Tom Riggs, athletic ruckman Aaron Spicer, along with youngsters Lachlan Riggs and Johnny Lynch were strong as well. Boh Wall, along with his coaching duties, finished with three of his teams eight goals as well.

Upset needed for finals aspirations

This weekend’s round 15 clashes all have an impact on the table. George Coles’ North Clare Roosters host the Mintaro-Manoora Eagles at Clare Oval. North need to create an upset for their finals aspirations against one of the best teams over the second half of the season. Two teams travelling in different directions, the third placed RSMU Hawks play the South Clare Demons at Riverton Oval. One of the form sides at the moment and one game outside the top four, South needs to keep on winning. The BBH Rams, after their frustrating three point loss host the BSR Tigers in a second successive game at Burra Oval. This is a game they just can’t afford to drop, being one win in front of North and South Clare. In a replay of the round one game, the win-less Eudunda- Robertstown side takes on Blyth/Snowtown at Eudunda Oval. Expected to win, the Cats will hold onto top spot with an expected victory.

ben Moffatt, Blyth-Snowtown was a strong performer in ruck during the A grade match on Saturday. Photos: Peter Argent

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SPORT v Netball

Hamley works hard for win A1: Hamley Bridge 51 def Long Plains 44. Long Plains came out fighting from the start with some great leading and vision. Hamley’s passes let them down. Long Plains GA and GS, Jane McBride and Ali Nicholls worked well together. In the second quarter, Long Plains C Leah Tynan got her hands on many balls, Long Plains capitalising on every opportunity. Hamley had to work for every goal. Hamley defendersAlison Schahinger and Pam Mattschoss picked up the pace in the third, turning the ball over. Hamley’s passes were still letting them down, and their players were loose all over the court. Hamley continued to play an unsettled game in the fourth. Long Plains continued to dominate in all positions, reading Hamleys passes. Long Plains played a fantastic team game, making Hamley work hard for everything. A2: Hamley 30 lost to Long Plains 48. Long Plains started strong with a few turnovers. Hamley’s defence worked hard to put the pressure on, resulting in a few turnovers. Long Plains started the second quarter strong with many turnovers. Long Plains WD Mary-Jane McArdle worked hard and made it difficult for Hamley to bring the ball down. Hamley’s Tahnee Edwards stood strong getting lots of rebounds to result in scoring for Hamley. Long Plains dominated the quarter with many turnovers and great passing in the third. Hamley’s GS Brianna Wedding shot well and managed to get the majority of rebounds. Hamley struggled with goals in the fourth quarter, with the rain setting. Hamley’s defence stood strong managing turnovers, but Long Plains used strategic defensive and attacking skills to increase their lead over Hamley Bridge. Long Plains dominated the game from the start. Hamely put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough. A3: Hamley Bridge 42 def Long Plains 23. In windy conditions the girls had to go back to basics. Long Plains GD Jess Collinson went down with the first sight of rain in the first two minutes. Hamley broke away with a three goal start. Hard work by Long Plains’ defence saw them gain more possession of the ball to bring the score back. Hamley got the last two goals of the quarter to be two up at quarter time. With fresh legs on the court from both teams, it was goal-for-goal at the start of the second quarter. With

another injury, this time to Hamley, Melissa Withall came off. Great passages of play and clean skills saw Long Plains break away and gain the lead to be up at the end of the second quarter. Hamley started the third well, regaining the lead after accurate shooting. Many turnovers made for scrappy play. Dominating play saw Hamley go into the final quarter leading by eight. Hamley started the quarter with five unanswered goals before Long Plains could get on the board. Outstanding defending from Naomi Power saw Long Plains’ shooting opportunities become limited while Hamley stretched their lead. A4: Hamley 42 def Long Plains 41. Long Plains came out strong taking an early lead. Long Plains C Helzah Sommerville drove through the mid court brilliantly, with Hamley struggling to keep up. Hamley started the second quarter well keeping up with Long Plains, and their attack line starting to play their usual game. Hamley’s GA Tash Manno and Long Plains GA Carissa Daniel both shot well for their respective teams. With another closely contested quarter, Hamley made some changes bringing Sally Fritz into defence and Taylor Smith into C, giving Hamley better movement through the centre and putting pressure on the goalies, drawing level at quarter time. As the final quarter started, so did the rain, which slowed the game down with Hamley adapting better than Long Plains. Hamley’s WD Cara Briscoe turned over many balls giving Hamley the opportunity to take the lead and narrowly win the game by one goal. A5: Hamley Bridge 19 lost to Long Plains 27. Both teams came out strong with tight one-on-one play. Excellent leads provided by Aleida Slok helped Hamley score four goals for the quarter. Long Plains’ Melanie Smith played a great quarter scoring all six goals in GA. Nicola Mason WA fed well into the circle. Long Plains had an excellent second quarter. Jess Costello and Melanie Smith scored 11 goals between them, stretching the lead from two to eight. Great defence by Ashleigh Fritz WD and Donna Slok C. Ellen Heinze scored all five goals for Hamley. Hamley made a few changes for the third quarter which saw Jessie Martin in GA. She moved well in the ring with Ellen Heinze to score three goals, but Longies

still managed a strong lead even though both teams only scored three goals each for the quarter. Great defence by Long Plains GK Leanne Garwood. Hamely came out strong in the last quarter fighting hard for the ball. Excellent intercepts from Donna Slok C saw Hamley earn a few turnovers, but found it hard working it into their goal circle due to tight defence from Longies defenders Liz Griffin and Sam Stevenson. Great defence from Susan Hentschke and Zoe Gregory. Hamley’s strength was mid court, but struggled feeding in the goal circle due to Longies excellent defence, which helped them pull away in the second quarter and maintain the eight goal lead. A grade: Hamley 13 lost to Long Plains 41. Long Plains came out dominating. However, Hamley made it easy for Long Plains making many errors. Long Plains’ speed and agility showed all over the court. Hamley made some changes for the second quarter, giving them a more drive through the centre. Long Plains started the quarter shooting accurately, but dropped off later in the quarter. Hamley’s GS Bethany Packer started to move and shoot very well. Long Plains had a few position changes in the third, not affecting their team play at all. Hamley’s WA Kaitlin Williams worked hard offering leads all over the court. Long Plains’ Hannah McArdle went back into GD and cut Hamleys tall GA Mia Langtry out of the goals. After a run in C, Long Plains Jess Daniel went back into GA shooting very accurately. A great team effort by Long Plains. Hamley never gave up. C1: Hamley Bridge 32 def Long Plains 9. Both teams came out running with many turnovers. It took a while for the shooters to settle and score. In the second quarter it took both sides a while to settle and show team control. Hamley turned over many passes with strong centre court drive. After a few position changes, the third quarter had both sides settled. Both sides worked hard to score, but all defenders were too strong turning over the ball. The pace of this quarter was a lot faster and both sides were determined. Even with the strong winds, the pace of the game stayed strong in the final quarter. All defenders on worked extremely hard with intercepts, tap outs and turnovers.

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A great game to watch, where both teams gave it their all. C2: Hamley Bridge 47 def Long Plains 1. Both teams struggled to maintain possession as they battled the windy conditions in the opening quarter. Hamley’s goalies Hannah and Nadia Langtry eventually got their eye in and shot 10 goals for the quarter. Long Plains shifted Mary Hosking into GD who attacked the ball well. However, the Hamley attacking line was growing in confidence with great drive through the mid court from Amy McCabe. There was strong defensive pressure from Kiraleight Hewitt. Melody Bennett worked tirelessly for Long Plains, scoring a confidence boosting goal midway through the quarter. Long Plains WD Tegan Sheridan worked hard and had a great contest with Hamley’s youngest team member, Madeline Lamont. Jaden Burns moved into WD, providing some excellent forward leads for Hamley Bridge. In the fourth quarter, there was strong defensive presure and good rebounding by Long Plains’ Mary Hosking and Ellie Warner. Tyler Powell was able to display her skills as she moved into C for Hamley. Hannah Langtry’s versatility was evident as she dominated in GD for Hamley.

Sharnie Kent, Two Wells looks to pass during the B grade match. D 1: Hamley Bridge vs Long Plains. These two teams were evenly matched, both playing a gwKing was on fire scoring four of the five goals. Hamley defended well in the second quarter not allowing Long Plains to score. Krystal


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Hewitt and Debra Lambert for Hamley moved into goals and shot three each in the final half, pushing Hamley ahead.

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A3: Vanessa McLoughlin, Hamley Bridge jumps to catch a pass through centre court, while Long Plains’ Heather Curnow looks to intercept during the match on Saturday.

Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association matches played on Saturday A1: Hamley Bridge 51 (Ashleigh Koch) d Long Plains 44 (Jane McBride). Two Wells 44 (Nicole Hardy) d Mallala 37 (Louise Faulkner). Hummocks 64 (Lisa Britza) d Virginia 38 (Sarah Smith). A2: Two Wells 57 (Stephanie Walker) d Mallala 39 (Michelle Dunstan). Long Plains 48 (Sam Ross) d Hamley Bridge 30 (Vanessa McLoughlin). A3: Two Wells 39 (Kate Lange) d Mallala 21 (Nicole Standley). Hamley Bridge 42 (Michelle Henessy) d Long Plains 28 (Nicole Parker). Hummocks 42 (Nikki Beall) d Virginia 35 (Nicola Bryan). A4: Hummocks 62 (Rebecca Dixon) d Virginia 31 (Skye Young). Hamley Bridge 42 (Cara Briscoe) d Long Plains 41 (Belinda Raymond). Two Wells 55 (Megan Hatch) d Mallala 33 (Dawn Buckby). A5: Two Wells 36 (Jamie Dinham) d Mallala 19 (Claire Earl). Long Plains 27 (Renae Baker) d Hamley Bridge 19 (Ellen Heinze). B: Mallala 30 (Hannah Jenkin) d Two Wells 21 (Sarah McKenzie). Long Plains 41 (Hollie Spayer) d Hamley Bridge 13 (Tiffany Buckby). C1: Hamley Bridge 32 (Rebecca Fritz) d Long Plains 9 (Georgia McArdle). Mallala 22 (Kymba Zanker) d Two Wells 21 (Jacinta De Plee). C2: Hummocks 36 (Haylee Studham) d Virginia 22 (Jasmin Hocking). Hamley Bridge 47 (Kiraleigh Hewitt) d Long Plains 1 (Melody Bennett). Two Wells 31 (Rachel Forbes) d Mallala 7 (Kate Wilson).

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A1 GRADE Hamley Bridge....... 20..... 54.13 Hummocks............. 19......51.76 Two Wells................ 16..... 53.74 Balaklava.................. 15......51.36 Mallala...................... 10.....48.46 Virginia...................... 8.......46.52 Long Plains.............. 0....... 40.91 A2 GRADE Two Wells................ 26..... 61.04 Hummocks............. 22.....56.20 Balaklava.................. 16..... 55.37 Long Plains............. 14.....46.96 Hamley Bridge........ 6.......35.42 Mallala....................... 4........41.42 A3 GRADE Balaklava.................. 21.....60.93 Hummocks............. 18..... 57.34 Virginia..................... 18.....56.04 Two Wells................ 17...... 54.21 Long Plains.............. 8....... 47.32 Hamley Bridge........ 4.......35.06 Mallala....................... 2....... 36.14 A4 GRADE Hummocks............. 26..... 65.47 Two Wells................ 16..... 57.99 Balaklava.................. 15.....55.44 Long Plains............. 14.....53.88 Hamley Bridge....... 13......47.91 Mallala....................... 2.......36.47 Virginia...................... 2........27.79

A5 GRADE Two Wells................ 24..... 61.32 Balaklava.................. 18......51.36 Mallala...................... 12.....49.33 Long Plains............. 12.....45.88 Hamley Bridge....... 10.....46.36 Hummocks............. 10..... 44.31 B GRADE Long Plains............. 24..... 61.04 Mallala...................... 18..... 58.19 Two Wells................ 14.....52.84 Balaklava.................. 14.....50.62 Hummocks............. 14......47.47 Hamley Bridge........ 4.......26.26 C1 GRADE Balaklava.................. 22.....75.85 Hamley Bridge....... 20..... 61.46 Hummocks............. 18.....55.73 Mallala...................... 16..... 49.12 Long Plains.............. 6.......25.44 Two Wells................. 6.......22.78 C2 GRADE Hummocks............. 26..... 75.61 Hamley Bridge....... 20..... 66.41 Balaklava.................. 14.....53.55 Two Wells................ 12.....54.43 Virginia..................... 12.....52.83 Mallala....................... 2........27.11 Long Plains.............. 2.......10.60


SPORT v District

Trent and Barrie two-man Ambrose champions

Balaklava Golf Club held its two-man Ambrose on Saturday, their sponsor being Royal Hotel Balaklava. ABOVE: Trent Sharman and Barrie Thompson.


Results from Thursday July 22. Fourteen ladies enjoyed fine weather for their Stableford competition. A grade winner was Cathy Redpath on 32 pts with Joan Anderson next on 26 pts.completing the A grade field. B grade saw Heather Maxwell - 27 pts win on a countback from Gill Ackland with Colleen Howard -24 pts and Faye Williams 18 pts completing that field. The C grade contingent produced a winner in Jill Taylor 38 pts, followed by Louise Michael 36. Others in this group were Chris Hahesy 33, Cherie Taylor 32 (also won the Laurel Wreath final), Genni Edwards 29, Pam Hill 20 and Sue Friederichs 18. Four players - namely Tania Matz, Julia Hoskin, ex Balaklava golfer Judy Martin and Moya Hayes travelled to Bordertown for three days of golf in the Bronze Shield competition. We did not put Balaklava on the map with our golf but we enjoyed the socialising.! “Real pressure in golf is playing for 10 dollars when you’ve only got five dollars in your pocket.” - Lee Trevino - pro golfer. Results from Thursday July 29. Only 11 players braved the inclement conditions for the last Par round for the year and monthly medal competition. A grade winnner was Cathy Redpath - 1 down, followed by Joan Anderson - 2 down and Rose Jenkin - 6 down. B grade saw Tania Matz 4 down, take the honours from Julia Hoskin 8 down. C grade winner: no surprises here, Louise Michael 5 up (handicapper visit coming up) with our new player Denby Wandel next on 3 down. Jill Taylor, Cherie Taylor and Genni Edwards all finished four down. Monthly medal winner was Rose Jenkin. Producer Points: Louise Michael 5, Cathy Redpath 4,Joan Anderson 3, Denby Wandel 2, Tania Matz 1. Next week: stroke round. Starters: J Taylor and J Thompson. “If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.” – Paul Gallico, journalist.

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Results from July 28. Bill Berry 42, Dene Newton 42, Dean Trickett 41, Merv Hameister 41, Doug Taylor 40, Austin Henstridge 35, Don Anderson 32, Rick Campbell 32, Ian Glover 31. Birdies: Dean Trickett No. 9, Doug Taylor No. 17.


Men: Sunday August 1 – semi final Club Championships/Stroke, sponsored by Clare Hotel. Division one: R Lamond def D McSkimming, D Jakeway rec forfeit M Williams. Division two: T Eime def B Spinks 7/5, R Smart rec forfeit P Agnew. Club Championship final to be held August 22 – division one: R Lamond v D Jakeway. Division two: T Eime v R Smart. M Williams 86/66, D McSkimming 84/67, G Mugge 95/70, M Eime 107/71, H Wandel 102/72, I Zweck 106/78, K Hayes 107/79, B Spinks 119/83, J Greet 124/89. Juniors- L Mugge 102/66, T Eime 106/71, C Lloyd 111/75, R Smart 120/85. NTP: M Eime. Skins: Jackpot.


Next weeks matches are at Clare. Premiership Tables as at August 1 Wins Loss Draws Pts Under 14 Donnybrook 7 1 4 Springstown 5 5 2 Balaklava 4 5 3 Burra 3 7 2 Under 17 Springstown 7 3 - Balaklava 6 1 3 Donnybrook 3 4 3 Burra 2 5 2 Wendouree 1 6 2 Women Balaklava 7 - 1 Donnybrook 4 4 - Springstown 1 6 1 Men Donnybrook 9 1 - Balaklava 6 4 - Riverton 4 5 - Springstown 2 7 1 Burra 2 6 1

This week August 8: no competition due to Golf SA Sand Greens Championship being held at Blyth from Friday, with practice. Matches played Saturday Sunday August 7 and 8. Ladies: Wednesday July 28 – quarter final Club Championship/ Most Drives on Fairway, sponsored by Blyth Cinema. V Bamford def A Harrison 10/8, R Lamond def B Victor 5/4. Drives on Fairway: V Bamford 16, J Zweck 12, J Wandel 11, A Harrison 10, K Mugge 10, B Victor 10, R Lamond 8. Skins: V Bamford. Raffle: I Fisher, R Lamond. Next week August 11: semi final Club Championship/Secret Holes, sponsored by Outback Pest Control. J Zweck v R Lamond, K Mugge v V Bamford.

Hamley Bridge

Thirty-two players competed in Saturdays Par Competion. Leigh Durdin won the day with a +4, but only just, from Wally Jackson on a count back who also had +4. A grade: Leigh Durdin +4, Len Usher, Ian Goddard, Bert Pearce +1, Adam Mitchell, Roger Hahn square Dave Russell -1, Barry Schwartz, John Mitchell -3, Neville Durdin -4, John Bell -6, Ian Ferguson -8. B grade: Wim Van Pelt +3, Warren Isgar +2, Bob Hinderwell +1, Steve Howe square, Lance Hatcher -2, Anton Noack, Rex Mortimer -4, George Dahlitz -5, Ian Rohde -6. C grade: Wally Jackson +4, Kieth Kluske +3, Bob Ahola, Roen Cameron +2, Tony Jones square, Dennis Nation -1, Max Grasby -2, Doug Cooper, Bob Spriggs -3, Brian Cooper -4, Gary Woods -9. NTP: John Bell (9th). Birdies: Kieth Kluske, John Mitchell and Adam Mitchell (2nd) Warren Isgar (15th) Bob Hinderwell (8th) Adam Mitchell (6th). Thursday’s stableford competition drew a field of 32 golfers, with in-form Barry Schwartz and Wally Jackson fighting it out for the first prize with 40 pts each. Barry won the day on a count back. Third place on the podium went to Ian Rohde with 38 from Ian Ferguson 37, Wim Van Pelt and Ed Manning 36, Anton Noack, Dave Russell, Lance Hatcher and Bob Ahola 35, Ross Hienze and Max Grasby 34, Adam Mitchell 33, Rex Mortimer and Cliff Applebee 32, Doug Cooper 31, Noel Stringer and Warren Isgar 30, Kieth Kluske 28. The only birdie was Adam Mitchell (17th) who also won NTP (9th).


Results from July 31 – Stableford. ACR: 64. A grade: J Connell 45 pts, G David 40, A Leaver 39, R Brandsma 39. B grade: B Howarth 48, B Murray 45, L Russ 45, A Callery 45. Longest drive: A grade – A Hartwel; B grade – S Saunders. Next week’s competition: Stroke.


Saturday July 31: Stroke – Foursomes. Sponsor: Lange Auto. Players: 25. A good time was had by all, with many playing shots from some very unfamiliar territory, having to deal with their partner’s wayward shots, or in some cases, air swings. Conditions were difficult and the recent rain had made the scrapes faster, resulting in only two teams playing to the ACR of 65. TWGC results: Results: A grade: 64.5 R Thompson/J Ball, 65 L Zbierski/I Clark, 65.5 H Linford/A Baker, 66 R Hogg/B Barns, 68.5 P Shields/K Alexander, C Doudle/J Bowden, 69 M Frost/J Frost, 70 R Grigg/I Telfer, 71 L Grafton/Y Frencken, 73.5 G Payne/M Davies, 75 C Girling/S Loftus, 77.5 I Smith/J Spackman, 80.5 B Prior/D Hall.

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Springstown 3 defeated Wendouree 0 Goals: Luke Burge 2, Ashleigh Clark. Best: Spr – Luke Burge, Matt Forrest, Sarah Rodda; Wen – Josh Nourse, Adam Busch, Rebecca Taylor. Donnybrook 1 drew with Balaklava 1 Goals: Don: Jake Mill. Bal – Samuel Tiller. Best: Don – Josh Tilbrook, Jake Mill, Oliver Pearson; Bal – Samuel Tiller, Sarah Tiller, Jorden Hamann.


Donnybrook 1 defeated Balaklava 0 Goal: Mark Harvey. Best: Don – John Squires, Grant Neale, Daniel Cheetham; Bal – Raf Battistessa, Lee Cunningham, Matt Gates. Riverton 3 defeated Springstown 1 Goals: Riv – Kelvin Tiller 2, Michael Bowden; Spr – Derek Upton. Best: Riv – Kelvin Tiller, Tristan Chapman, Andrew Chapman; Spr – Matt Forrest, Kris Pawelski, Derek Upton.

CLARE & DISTRICTS HOCKEY: Riley Chapman, Balaklava dribbles during the match against Springstown on Saturday. Riley scored one of his team’s two goals.

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Balaklava 2 goals defeated Springstown 1 Goals: Bal – Micah Hamann, Riley Chapman; Spr – Tom Forrest. Best: Bal – Natasha Greenshields,Brock Hamann, Riley Chapman; Spr – Johanna Dutschke, Tom Forrest, Sophie Haines Donnybrook 1 defeated Burra 0 Goal: Lachlan McLean. Best: Don – William Pearson, Fletcher Thomas, Sarah McLean; Bur – Neil Maxted, Peter Cornwell, Sam Haddow.

Balaklava 4 defeated Springstown 0 Goals: Tamara Gates 2, Lara Greenshields, Tegan McPharlin. Best: Bal – Sarah Tiller, Tegan McPharlin, Tamara Gates; Spr – Katrina Sanders, Annie Pitt, Chrissy Haydon.

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With rain during the night and heavy overcast conditions, wet slippery courts hung around all morning. It was a one-sided affair between Di Taylor’s stacked Grizzly team 6-36 against Helen Barry’s Polars 0-8, due to their handy fill-in, Mel Moulds. Helen B and Roanne Georg got off to a slow start, having to show their frillies early to Mel and Ruth Martin. Di T used her captain’s advantage relegating herself to third and relishing it. On the other side of the net, Kerry Williams not so much. Chris Simon and Roanne put up the most resistance having a good hit against Kellie Harrison and the most improved and childless, Ruth. Well done Grizzlys on a much deserved win. Pauline Hill’s Pandas had a convincing win against Loraine Jenner’s Teddies 5-34 to 1-17. Colleen Allen thought she might be heading home early due to the rain at Auburn, but alas, had to do battle against Pauline. Helen Durdin and Lorraine started off well having a win against Heidi Zerk and Rae Winen. Unfortunately for the Teddies, that was to be their only win. Across the net, Glenda Shepherd continued her consistent winning form. Till next week when the girls hope they strip off a few layers of clothes…



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Results from July 27. We played the final championship round. Winner was Kathy Stubing with nett 69. Runner up ws Jenny Rowe with nett 72, Long Drive winner was Judi Frost on 8. K Stubing was Nearest the Pin on 15, J Frost Nearest the Pin on 6. Cobbler for Jenny Rowe on 12. Monthly voucher winner was Tine Perry. Handicap champion for the season was Tine Perry.

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Long Drives: A – R Thompson, B – D Hall, C – B Barns/L Zbierski. NTP’s: No-one landed on a Par 3 all day. NAGA: B Prior/D Hall. Members Draw: S Loftus. Meat trays: R Grigg, L Grafton, J Spackman. Next week: PAR, Captains Trophy (3). – Russell Grigg, Handicapper TWGC. OPEN DAY 27 Hole Championship A grade winner Chris Girling. 27 Hole Championship A grade R/UPPaul Pridham. 27 Hole Championship B grade winner Russell Grigg. 27 Hole Championship B grade R/ UPYogi Frencken. 27 Hole Championship C grade WinnerLeon Zbierski. 27 Hole Championship C grade R/UP Steve Kelly. 27 Hole Handicap A grade winner Vince Hatch. 27 Hole Handicap A grade R/ UPJohn Mitchell. 27 Hole Handicap B grade winner Jake Bowden. 27 Hole Handicap B grade R/UP Alan Malpas. 27 Hole Handicap C grade winner A Stevenson. 27 Hole Handicap C grade R/UP Ben Michael. 18 Hole Handicap A grade winner Lee Durdin. 18 Hole Handicap A grade R/UP Brodie Bradwell. 18 Hole Handicap B grade winner Hans Linford. 18 Hole Handicap B grade R/UP Anton Noack. 18 Hole Handicap C grade winner Clive Weller. 18 Hole Handicap C grade R/UP Jamie Gibson. 9 Hole Handicap A grade winner Callum Michael. 9 Hole Handicap A grade R/UP John Nairne. 9 Hole Handicap B grade winner Corey Temby. 9 Hole Handicap B grade R/UP J Olsen. 9 Hole Handicap C grade winner Andrew Baker. 9 Hole Handicap C grade R/UP Neil Bowden. Veterans winner: Leon Zbierski. NTP 18th. Pro approach: Simon Grigg. NAGA: Peter Sullivan. Teams: player 1 Chris Girling, player 2 Vince Zito, player 3 Mick Nicholls, player (4). NTP’s: A grade – hole 2 no-one. Hole 12 Paul Pridham. B grade – hole 1 Arthur Christou. Hole 11 Paul Shields. C grade – hole 6 no-one. Hole 1 R Hinderwell. Long drives: A grade – John Nairne, B grade – Arthur Christou, C grade – Ben Michael.

Some of country SA’s greatest footballers feature in Best of Both Worlds, the story of the West Torrens, Woodville and Eagles football clubs. One of the most comprehensive and ambitious books on SA football, Best of Both Worlds recognises the contribution of players including Kevin McSporran, Andrew Rogers, Kevin Harris, John Willis, Roy Brown, Bert Filsell, Lee Robson, Ian Hanna, Richard Champion, Lindsay Heaven and Barry Tyrrell, through to current players such as Bernie Vince and Justin Cicolella. The Woodville-West Torrens Football Club has plenty of history – three clubs’ worth, in fact. Malcolm Blight, Tom MacKenzie, Bob Hank, Lindsay Head, Ralph Sewer, Fred Bills, Bob Simunsen, Bruce Lindsay, Andrew Rogers and Gavin Colville. They are great West Torrens names, great Woodville names, great WoodvilleWest Torrens names. And finally their stories, and many more, are told. They may not have won as many premierships as their supporters would have wished for, but they have produced some of the greatest champions to have graced SA football fields. And they have produced some of the biggest characters. They also have been at the centre of their fair share of controversies. The personal accounts of almost 100 coaches, captains, Magarey Medallists, club champions and goalkicking greats pump life into this official publication. Best of Both Worlds also features a statistics section with full honour boards and every West Torrens, Woodville and Woodville-West Torrens player from 1907-2009 listed, with their years played, games and goals. Representing nearly a decade of work by David Burtenshaw and Peter Cornwall, Best of Both Worlds is written in four parts – West Torrens 1897-1944, Torrens 1945-90, Woodville 1959-90 and Woodville-West Torrens 19912009. Malcolm Blight and Bob Hank have both written forewords. Best of Both Worlds is available through the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club, Dymock’s Rundle Mall, A Toss of the Coin at Unley and Sportswriter at Glenelg. The 464-page hardcover edition sells for $50. A strictly limited number (15) of leather-bound and individually numbered books are also available for $499.

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AWB and Graincorp in merger talks GrainCorp and AWB are planning a possible merger. The companies have agreed to a Merger Implementation Deed (MID) under which GrainCorp will merge with AWB under a Scheme of Arrangement) between AWB and its shareholders. This will create one of Australia’s largest diversified agribusinesses, operating in the grains, mer-

chandise, fertiliser and livestock sectors. It will also be the world’s fourth largest commercial malt producer . Combined company market capitalisation is estimated at more than $2 billion, making it an ASX top 100 company. The merger is designed to increase attractiveness to inves-

tors with greater stock liquidity, improved access to capital and significant efficiencies. Directors of GrainCorp and AWB have unanimously supported the proposed Scheme of Arrangement. GrainCorp will issue to AWB shareholders one GrainCorp share for every 5.75 AWB shares they own subject to an AWB shareholder vote.

The transaction will result in a nil premium merger with the exchange ratio based on the volume weighted average prices of shares in each company over the last six months. GrainCorp’s shareholders will hold 58 per cent and AWB shareholders 42 per cent, of the merged company. The directors of AWB will com-

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GrowSA in Virginia was visited by Californian Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture, A.G Kawamura on Tuesday, July 20 to discuss priority water issues facing South Australia and California. Secretary Kawamura visited Adelaide as part of a national visit which included looking at how the State government manages South Australia’s water supply. GrowSA chief executive officer, Mike Redmond, said the visit was very worthwhile. “He talked about government leadership in this sort of area, and that we need to be mindful we look at these issues in a wholistic manner,” Mr Redmond said.

Farmers can now access on-line farm management tools to quickly assess the viability of a leasing deal, work out the cost of production of grain or determine the real cost of machinery ownership. Rural Directions Pty Ltd managing director, David Heinjus, said clients had been asking to access some of the tools used in everyday farm management consulting. “The recent re-launch of our website provided us with the capacity to be able to offer these tools to farmers. We can also easily upgrade the tools without having to send updated software,” David said. “Using technology called Software as a


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drying southerly airstream over the State. Isolated showers will be confined to the southern agricultural area. Early frost and fog patches are likely away from southern coastal districts. On Friday the high will be centred over the State with generally light winds. This will result in a cold morning with widespread frost and isolated fog. Isolated light showers will continue over the South East district in an onshore airstream. On Saturday the high will move over eastern states. Early frost and fog patches about eastern districts. Fine conditions otherwise apart from isolated late evening showers about western coasts ahead of an approaching cold front. The outlook for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is for the cold front crossing the south to bring isolated showers over the southern agricultural, contracting to the southeast late in the period as a new high moves into the Bight.











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CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Scattered showers extending from the south during the morning, with possible small hail. Isolated morning thunderstorms about Kangaroo Island. Cool to cold with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds shifting fresh south to southeasterly during the morning. Thursday: Isolated early morning frost patches. Isolated showers, clearing during the evening. Cool to cold with moderate to fresh southeasterly winds easing in the afternoon and evening. Friday: Cool to cold at first with isolated early morning frost and fog patches, then a fine and mostly sunny day. Light southeast to northeast winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Wind: NW to W 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots before shifting S 20 to 25 knots in the south around sunrise and extending to northern Spencer Gulf around midday. Winds easing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Sea: around 1 m, rising to 1 to 2 m during the morning. Swell: SW 1.5 to 2.5 m on southern Spencer Gulf, W to SW 0.5 to 1 m on southern Gulf St Vincent. Thursday: Wind: SE to SW 10 to 20 knots, easing to 5 to 15 knots during the morning.




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WARNINGS Information at or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE A 1032 hPa high, over the Bight continues to direct a cool to cold, moderate southerly airstream over South Australia. A front will move northeastwards across the State today, reaching Adelaide late morning and Marree late evening. Scattered showers with possible small hail are expected south of a line Elliston to Port Augusta to Broken Hill as an upper cold pool moves across the state, with isolated showers reaching south of a line Coober Pedy to Marree. Early frost is possible over the northern agricultural and pastoral districts. Moderate to fresh west to northwest winds will shift colder, fresh southerly following the front. Another high will build to the south of the State on Thursday, directing a






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Aerial Line Inspections ElectraNet, the owner and manager of South Australia’s electricity transmission network, will undertake the annual inspections of its overhead transmission lines by helicopter over the coming months to identify any potential issues. This will help reduce the possibility of supply interruptions and ensure the safety of the public and the network. Flights are scheduled from 7.00am to 5.00pm August to November along all major transmission lines across the State, including Balaklava, Templers, Dorrien, Roseworthy and surrounding areas in the Adelaide Plains. If you have any queries regarding the inspections, please contact Colleen Luck on 1800 243 853.

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

Port Wakefield - 2 main Street, $240 per week, open Thursday August 5, 2010 at 10am. Large 4 bedroom, large separate lounge, open kitchen / dining. Phone: 08 8340 9555. Three bedroom house for rent northern end Johnson Street, Port Wakefield, $240 per week. Contact Fred 0419 035 522

Two Bedroom unit, 11 Walsh Street, Balaklava, $155 per week. Three bedroom cottage, 39 Wallace Street, $160 per week. Contact Jeff 8862 2211 business hours.

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.

Double bedroom suite, consisting of: head board, foot end, side rails, side cupboards - tall boy, cheval mirror. Good condition, all reasonable offers considered. Also outdoor setting, octagonal table and 6 chairs, cream colour $125. Ph 0407 651 168. Dunlop lawn bowls & case, pure leather case, good condition, make an offer. Phone 8862 1363 Balaklava. Falcon 1987 XF sedan, auto, a/c, CD player, 12 slotter mag wheels, new tyres, body good, reg no. UDV 922, $1,200 o.n.o. Ph 0400 169 698.

For Sale

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. Gopher - merits explorer, $1,500. Phone 0419 868 127.

For Sale

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 ph 0400 290 687.

Nissan ute 2005. 1 owner, reg XFY 634, 52,0000km, excellent condition, diesel, 4.2 Ltr turbo, gas injected, common rail, Dekker tray, 2 batteries, 2 fuel tanks, bull bar, spotlights, canopy, side tool box l/r, tow bar. Phone: 0428 845 847. Oaten chaff, good quality. Balaklava Museum. Phone 8862 1139.

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

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.

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; wjjgr@bigpond. com.

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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.

Prattline low-tow 18’ caravan, one of the best available, extras include R/C air cond, new Fiamma awning, new pump, towing aids, TV ant, TV, DVD, levelers, storage cover, Maco mule wheel and much more. $12,000 (firm). Phone Jeff: 8862 1353 or mobile: 0408 621 353. 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.

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

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

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. Ph 8529 2320 Dublin.

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

Garage Sale

Entertainment unit, Stihl chainsaw, drill press, cupboards and more Saturday August 7, 2010 at 8.30 to 4pm. 8 Francis Street, Balaklava.

Garage Sale August 7 8:30 am at 60 Railway Tce Balaklava. Tools, car parts, pavers, all sorts.

Public Notice

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

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.


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

Tradesmen tool trailer. Good condition. Phone 0417 826 848. VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Phones Joe 0439 339 634.

Engagement Ammerlaan-MArtin. Gay and Paul are please to announce the engagement of Corrine and Courtney on July 11, 2010. Wishing you all the happiness for your future together. Love from Tyler also. MARTIN-AMMERLAAN Sydney and Sharon Martin of Hamley Bridge are proud to announce the engagement of Courtney and Corrine on July 11. Congratulations. We wish you all the best for a long and happy future. MARTIN-DAVIS Sydney and Sharon Martin of Hamley Bridge are proud to announce the engagement of Robert & Charmaine on July 11. Congratulations. We wish you all the best for a long and happy future.


In memoriam

10 x 2 advert for classy section Tiller - Bruce Windsor. 417531, flying officer 30 Squadron R.A.A.F. 13/06/1922 - 29/07/2010 Norris - Adam Paul. Passed away peacefully at 10 x 2 Richard 20/05/1995 to Balaklava. Dearly loved 05/08/2009. A year has and loving husband of the passed. Time is slow. last Stella. Loved father We miss your smile, your of Adrian, Pamela and laugh, your cheeky sense Kathryn. Dear Grandfather of humour. Time has not of 10 and great-grandfaerased the fear in your ther of 6 great-grandchileyes when we were told dren. At rest. Our heartfelt you were going. thanks to the staff at Mill Court for their loving care D u n s t an G e o r g e , Money raised from your of Bruce. 07/08/1980. My dear dad. Only God knows how much I miss and love you. Love always Deb, Tom, Emma, Sarah, Henry & Jesse.

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CANS & BOTTLES will go to our adopted town of

Coming Events CALLIGNEE. We are aiming to raise

Owen $5,000 so Primary every can & bottle will count! School Market Balaklava & Owen Parent & Friend Fundraiser

Recycling Depots 29 SUnday August Phone Joy 8528 6365School 9am to 2pm at Owen Primary • Lots of fun for the whole family • Lots of new and used goods come & grab a bargain • Are you interested in booking a stall and sell your unwanted items

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Contact Jillian Parker 0427 619 070

RECYCLE FOR CALLIGNEE Poster & Colouring In Competitions close on Friday August 13th. Remember when you are out and about to bring your recyclable rubbish home with you and RECYCLE FOR CALLIGNEE!


Balaklava Croquet Club

AGM Friday August 6

1.30pm in Clubhouse • Anyone interested welcome Lions Wakefield Road Safety

Head Light Check Thursday August 5 6pm - 9pm

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

Bead Market & Craft Swap

at the Beadwork Gallery

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

Phone: 8862 1545 AB & JD Parker

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• 25ft SP windrower • 16ft discbine conditioner • Experienced operators • Book you hectares now

Coming Events

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• Crazy Heart (M) ★ ★ ★ with Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges - Fri Aug 6, 8pm • Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang (PG) ★ ★ ★ Emma Thompson-Family movie - Sat Aug 7, 6pm - Sat Aug 14, 6pm • The Last Song (PG) ★ ★ ★ Miley Cyrus - Sat Aug 7, 8pm - Fri Aug 13, 8pm • The Green Zone (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Action-Matt Damon in Iraq - Sat Aug 14, 8pm - Fri Aug 20, 8pm

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

Balaklava Community Arts

Christmas Dinner Theatre “Are you being Served?”

Balaklava Community Arts Inc will be hosting a Christmas Dinner Theatre incorporating the classic British comedy “Are you being Served” The evening will feature a 3 course Christmas meal & 2 episodes featuring your favourite local performers.

Friday November 26, Saturday November 27 Performances will be at the Balaklava Town Hall on from 7pm • Cost per head $40 including • 3 course meal & entertainment • Bar service will be available (No BYO)

Sunday November 28 (matinee only – no dinner) at 2pm - Adult: $18 Concession $14

Proceeds will go towards the Wakefield Plains War Memorial Hospital Expression of interest required for Dinner shows (with approximate numbers) by September 1 to Lenice Cox 88621173


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Required Port Wakefield

8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield

With…• Gourmet buffet • Warming home-made soups • Coffee & Cake by Janet • Cosy fires • Wines by KT • Music by John Monton • Exhibition open from August 7 - 28 •Last month to plant bare rooted stock!

Leave time to browse for fruit and ornamental treas & roses Open: Mon- Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun & Public Holiday 10am - 4pm

Hail All Ye Treasure Seekers

Balaklava High School Student Forum & Governing Council 2010 Major Fundraiser

For the purpose of controlling proclaimed plants on the roads in their area, the Wakefield Regional Council hereby authorises land owners adjoining a road reserve in their Council areas who would otherwise be responsible for the payment of costs and expenses of such removal to the Northern & Yorke Natural Resources Management Board, to remove from the road reserve the declared plants and only the declared plants pursuant to the Natural Resources Management Act, 2004.

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This notice is valid for the period July 1, 2010 up to and including June 30, 2011 unless revoked by further notice. Mr Phil Barry Chief Executive Officer - Wakefield Regional Council


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

✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES

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Prior to undertaking any such removal, the land owner must consult with the Northern & Yorke Natural Resources Management Board, please call 8847 2544. The land owner shall accept full responsibility for, and must ensure that any weed control activity, including the use of chemicals /or spraying, does not interfere with, or cause damage to the road reserve, other vegetation or in any way affect the property of any other person.

Friday August 20 @ the Balaklava Town Hall


Phone: Jim 8867 1224 Thursday between 9am & 12am

Pursuant to Section 221 of the Local Government Act 1999, it is an offence to make an alteration to a public road which includes the interference with vegetation on a road or the removal of vegetation from a road without an Authorisation to do so from the relevant council.

Come Dressed As Your Favourite Pirate For Our Treasure Island Themed Quiz Night!

Table of 8 = $80

• No overnight shifts • All age groups, juniors and seniors • Previous applicants need not apply • Will require weekends

Authorisation for Weed Control on Road Reserve

Opening Sat Aug 7 11am by John Monton

Applications and enquiries to; Nedd Golding PO Box 9, Sevenhill, S.A. 5453 Ph: 88 434 217 Fax: 88 434 177 Email:

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

Sculpture exhibition “In the shade”

2pm - Blyth

A position exists for a chef/cook at one of the Clare Valley’s finest food venues and friendliest hotels. Experience is preferred.

Position involves some sales, some admin and general shop assistant duties. Computer skills essential. Must have good customer service skills. Must be able to work well in a team environment. Knowledge on current technology an advantage.

Jayne Lane

Saturday Aug 7


Situations Vacant

Please join us for SALA opening of

Friday Aug 6

• Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No loose cardboard

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

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

Contact Andrew 8528 6273/0407 619 070



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




32 Fisher Street

This large home on a huge 2470m2 allotment includes 4 spacious bedrooms & large eat-in kitchen & large lounge room with reverse cycle split system air-conditioner, with adjoining office. Bathroom, toilet & laundry have all been recently renovated in neutral tones. Ducted evaporative air conditioning, fans & good quality carpets throughout. Outside there is plenty of shedding and a large covered entertaining area. Fantastic family home with development potential. Open Inspection: Saturday 11am - 12noon Auction Thursday August 26, 2010, 11am on site Annette Lloyd 0417 089 199



Phone Roger: 0428 419 133


Family wanting to purchase 3 brm home with shed in Balaklava up to $180,000. Can settle asap. Contact Graeme Nield 0428 848 915.

Chiropractor Dr Daryl R Brown Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station For appointments phone

8853 2088


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

Keanan 0438 641 032



• Comfortable family or 1st home. 3 bedroom with WIR and BIR • Open plan kitchen/dine • Plenty of cupboard space and WI pantry • 2 separate living areas • Great outdoor living area


• 4/5 bedroom home • 1278 m2 allotment • Close to schools • Vendor wants it sold


Wasley Road, Korunye

Lot 1 - 38.5ha (95 acres). Attractive 4 bdrm home set in parkland surrounds. Large lounge, open fireplace & A/ C. Kitchen w b/f bar, gas c/top, solid timber cupboards. Family/dining area. Paved o/door areas, gazebo w spa & fully fenced back yard. Shedding inc. main garage, garage w power, hay shed, grain shed, calf raising shed & add. w/shop. Income opp from cattle, sheep, horticulture plus fertile cropping soils. Bore plus mains water. Fantastic location only 45 minutes to Adelaide. Lot 2 (adjoins) 40.06ha (99 acres). Easily worked agricultural land. All arable. Various income opportunities inc. cattle, sheep, horticulture plus cropping. Great location to livestock markets.



• 21 Roberts Avenue, Balaklava $219,000 • 57 Edith Terrace, Balaklava $232,000

190 Main North Road, CLARE

8842 1154


Auction September 3, 2010, 2pm on site Geoff Schell 0418 842 421

RLA230661 Clare Valley



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


NEED HELP RENTING A HOUSE We can find good tenants and manage the whole deal for you and it’s all fully tax deductible. BALAKLAVA $165,000 20 Whitwarta Road

BALAKLAVA $295,000 17 Roberts Street


• 60 Railway Tce, Balaklava

UNDER CONTRACT • Centrally position 3 way brm • Main Bm with WIR & ensuite • 3 carpeted bedrooms

• Outdoor entertainment area • Spacious tiled hallway • Open plan kitchen, dining

SNOWTOWN RED $89,000 31 East Terrace

• Sect 496 Halbury • 7 Phillips Street, Balaklava

BALAKLAVA $189,000 Unit 2/ 7 Fisher Street

Unit with heaps of extra’s and prime location

Look no further this unit has so many extra’s. Some of these include a ultra violet water disinfection unit, orange trees & a great little workshop with power connected. The two bedroom home has ample room with the bedrooms being a generous size & the master bedroom has built in cupboards as an extra. The large lounge conveniently adjoins the eating area & then on to the modern kitchen with a breakfast bar. A fully tiled bathroom has a shower, separate bath & vanity unit & a laundry with dual access. A large linen closet contributes to the appeal and ease of storing these items away. Other features of the unit include a remote control security garage roller door, direct access from the garage to the unit and a full length rear veranda. This property is very well presented and is basically ready to move straight in. Don’t miss out.

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

Neat and tidy double brick home. • Affordable 1st home or investment • Renovated kitchen • 30”X20”x8” garage

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

Affordable Home • Low maintenance • 3 bedroom • Currently rented $130 per week

Move straight in • Rare low price bracket so be quick

• 2 Bedrooms • Modern unit • Great location • Easy care

• Split system air conditioning • Remote roller door

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


Buckle up! Wild ride My Call to finals

Josh invited to AFL draft camp Outstanding Blyth-Snowtown 17-year-old Josh Growden is among just three South Australians who have been invited to the 2010 national draft camp as special players with the opportunity to be collected by new franchise Greater Western Sydney (GWS) as a priority selection. The 18th side to enter the top competition, GWS is expected to begin in the AFL in 2012, after a season in the VFL competition next winter.

By Peter Argent Growden, who played both for Woodville-West Torrens at under 16s level, along with a handful of matches at A grade and under 17s football at the Cats last year, has been in strong form at the Eagles this season. He is shown marking strongly when playing for South Australia against Victorian Country in the under 16s championships last year. • Continued page 21

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Two Wells’ one point win over ladder leaders Mallala last weekend was just the kind of thing we have come to expect from Adelaide Plains football in the past few years. Footy fans are blessed with a competition that is just so even. The best thing since 2007 is each and every finish to the minor round has delivered us an extremely exciting finale. Off the back of the Roosters win at the weekend we are all now salivating knowing this year is shaping as no exception to the trend of previous seasons. Going back to 2007 we saw the minor round completed in amazing fashion with three teams on equal premiership points finishing in positions one, two and three. United took the minor premiership on percentage over Mallala and HWE (who rumour has it although finishing “equal top” didn’t realise they were consigned to the Sunday final until after dinner on the Saturday night of the final home and away game) In 2008, Mallala collected the minor premiership comfortably but amazingly with HWE, Balaklava and United all finishing on equal premiership points in second, third and fourth – once again separated only by percentage. Last year it was again an extremely exciting race to the finish – a five horse race right up until the final minor round match. United failed to defeat HWE at Lochiel and subsequently missed the finals by one win with Virginia, Hummocks Watchman and Two Wells (although this time separated by match points in their respective finals places). Approaching the 2009 major round each was considered an even chance to challenge favourites Mallala. As it turned out, Two Wells, last year’s finals surprise packet, powered past HWE and Virginia to appear in their first APFL grand final since 1992. This

n Kym Jarman previews APFL

KYM’s KIss of Death: Mallala 10 HW Eagles 27 Virginia 47

n See – Page 23 in itself with such a young team meant all eyes were on the finals series with not one ounce of predictability. So we have season 2010 - bring on the run home! Two Wells’ upset win last weekend brings them well and truly back into the mix. Not only did they collect two all-important and “hard to get” match points at the weekend they gained an enormous amount of confidence out of defeating the competitions yard stick (albeit by one point). The Roosters are in the four as it currently stands but they have a week off this week. Virginia has bottom side Hamley Bridge so should take their top four place back off their neighbours. However, given the Roosters great result they now look forward with glowing enthusiasm – and this season is far from done with for all team’s positions one to five. And my friends with the Roosters alive at the right time and sides 2-5 currently separated by just one win - this is extremely good for footy! Home side Balaklava currently sit in equal second place on the APFL ladder, third on percentage but alarmingly now just a win ahead of fourth and fifth -placed Two Wells and Virginia. Balaklava need to keep winning in order to peg themselves into second place and have a shot at the finals double chance however coming up against a Mallala side fresh from defeat won’t be an easy task. • Continued page 23

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@ A1 netball Two Wells 44 (Nicole Hardy) d Mallala 37 (Louise Faulkner); Hummocks 64 (Lisa Britza) d Virginia 38 (Sarah Smith); Hamley Bridge 51 (Ashleigh Koch) d Long Plains 44 (Jane McBride). PP0309


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Plains Producer, Wednesday August 4, 2010

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