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‘Eco-friendly’ bonus in super glasshouse Stage two of a total $65 million, 17-hectare glasshouse development at Two Wells officially opened yesterday. South Australian glasshouse tomato producer d’VineRipe will have the capacity to produce 10,000 tonnes of tomatoes a year – double the annual production output of the past three years. About 100 new jobs will be created. The opening, which acknowledged the final stage of a joint venture between Perfection Fresh and the

Bronte Hewett reports: Victor Smorgon Group, was attended by about 100 people Perfection Fresh CEO, Michael Simonetta and Victor Smorgon Group CEO, Peter Edwards, made welcoming addresses to guests, who then toured the facilities. Mr Simonetta acknowledged a number of critical success factors, which helped the company’s large

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two-stage glasshouse project come to fruition. He said the success of d’VineRipe was due to support of customers, extensive research into different tomato varieties, a great team of staff and the company’s proactive approach to sustainability. Deputy chief executive of the Department of Trade and Economic Development, Lachlan Bruce, officially opened stage two yesterday. D’VineRipe is already working towards a further sustainable future

by investigating water and green waste recycling. General manager, Leon Maree, said d’VineRipe would investigate the feasibility of generating renewable energy such as biogas by composting its own waste on-site instead of sending it to landfill. Mr Maree said it was d’VineRipe’s medium to long-term objective to process more than 850 tonnes of green waste generated a year. n Go to Page 4

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More growth at Bowmans AMG expansion with $390,000 State grant A MAJOR State government grant will help Australian Milling Group (AMG) build its new storage and processing plant for lentils at its Bowmans site. The $390,000 grant was allocated through the Regional Development Infrastructure Fund (RDIF), announced last week by Regional Development Minister, Gail Gago. The grant will contribute to the cost of installing transport, power, telecommunications and water infrastructure needed to support the new facility. Australian Milling Group spokesman Roger McQuire said the successful funding application speaks volumes of a collaborative approach when applying for grants. “This is a textbook exercise in how government funding can be secured when people come together, absolutely textbook,” he said. The storage and colour sorting processing plant will assist in valueadding to the product before it is exported directly from the co-located intermodal facility. “The key issue is, historically, lentils have been brought in by growers, packed into a container and sent to which ever market they’re sent to as a bulk commodity,” Mr McQuire said. “Not graded in any sophisticated way, not colour-sorted in any sophisticated way and certainly not packaged in any sophisticated way and in

Les Pearson reports: a manner which is fit for purpose in the market of destination. “That is where the added value components come in. “Because that sorting process is undertaken here, we’re adding the value here and retaining that money in Australia. “Instead of having a commoditised product which is just ‘lentils’, you can grade it quite definitively and price for those grades at defined levels at the market of destination. “Without exception, the product we will export will all be fit for human consumption.” It has been a whirlwind sixmonths for AMG, constructing its storage facilities while receiving deliveries from this year’s lentil harvest. Operations manager, Ben Wigzell, said the company has erected its current 37,000 tonnes of storage since October. “It has definitely been a phenomenal effort,” he said. Unfortunately, for Mr Wigzell’s sake at least, things are set to get busier at Bowmans. “The next stage for us is the sorting and cleaning facility and we’ve got a new shed starting in about four weeks time for that,” he said. “We’re hoping by early April to

CONGRATULATIONS! AMG operations manager, Ben Wigzell and company spokesman, Roger McQuire, celebrate the Regional Development Infrastructure Fund grant with the new sheds and silos in the background. “At this stage, our focus is to make our 40,000 tonnes of storage, produce a food-grade quality product and then look at expansion into next year,” he said. With all that in the pipeline, Mr Wigzell also has to manage the receivals, which are ongoing. “We’ve taken about 25,000 tonnes of total product and shifted around 5000 this year,” he said. “Deliveries haven’t been held up too much although we have had some disruption but not too much. “We’re as busy now as we were during harvest.” He said the rain damage has not affected AMG’s operations greatly. “The quality of the product is

be operational and we’re already starting to see a steady increase in our workforce.” AMG currently has 10 full time positions plus a variable number of casual positions at its Bowmans site, up from four full time workers when it started last year. “We’ve doubled our workforce since October and then hopefully by April, when we’re operational, we will see another increase of two or three more full-time employees,” Mr Wigzell said. While the company envisages to expand to an 80,000 tonne capacity in the next few years, Mr Wigzell is focussed on getting the current site functional before looking ahead.

something we can handle well because we can at least take the weather damaged product in and look after it,” he said. “Our aim is basically not to turn any trucks away from the gate. That’s really our goal and we’ve maintained deliveries right throughout the construction phase with as little disruption as possible. “Growers have been really patient with us and that’s been excellent. Their response has been fantastic.” With that attitude and solid lentil prices on offer at the moment, the benefits for prospective growers are there for all to see. “I hope it encourages more people to grow them,” Mr Wigzell said.

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Our young stars ARDROSSAN’S Karlia Brown was crowned the regional winner of the Lion’s Youth of the Year event held at Balaklava on Sunday. About 65 people attended the event, where Balaklava’s Alexandra Wilson (above) collected the prestigious public speaking award.

Her patriotic piece on mateship in Australia won her an iTunes voucher. Other finalists included Josh Fountain from Snowtown, Charlotte Germaine of Minlaton Stansbury’s and Brody Hendry. The candidates were judged on interviews held with judges before the main event, followed by

the public speaking section. Judges were Stephanie Radowicz, Julie Olds and Wayne Viney. Karlia will represent the region in the district final to be held at Highbury on Saturday, March 12. If successful, Karlia will progress to the state final, on Sunday, March 20 at Glenelg.

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A STATE Ombudsman’s report to Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) says council used the “wrong” process in the proposed sale of its former works depot at Port Wakefield. The decision to sell the land to Summerfield Investments (referred to in the report as the Rising Sun Hotel) was made by council in September 2009, which resulted in Port Wakefield resident Richard Pain lodging a complaint with the Ombudsman. Mr Pain, who intended to buy the property, lodged the complaint as he believed council did not adhere to its disposal of land policy. Sale of the land was put on hold pending State Ombudsman Richard Bingham’s report. Mr Pain yesterday told the Plains Producer the report shows council had not followed its policy regarding the sale of land. “The policy should state all surplus land be sold through auction,” he said. “This would be in the best interest of the community by obtaining the best value for the land and it would be open and transparent.” “Any development on land sold would be governed by development and strategic plan for that area.”

On the agenda A DEPUTATION from Balco’s Roger McQuire highlights the agenda for tonight’s Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) meeting. It is expected he will clarify the Bowman’s intermodal project’s current status. Councillor Daryl Pain also has questions on notice surrounding the North Street, Port Wakefield upgrade and resurfacing. CEO Phil Barry said Cr Pain’s questions were submitted too late to include in the council agenda but would be discussed. Cr Pain also has two motions on notice. One surrounds how accounts paid information is provided to councillors, while the other is a proposal to digitally record council meetings. A number of local towns are also set to become “RV – recreational vehicle – friendly”. These include Balaklava, Blyth, Brinkworth, Hamley Bridge, Lochiel, Owen and Snowtown. Port Wakefield is not participating at this stage. “We’re just relying on feedback from each of those towns and we respect what ever they want,” Mr Barry said.

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Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) chief executive officer Phil Barry said the error was made in interpreting the wording of the policy. “It’s more about my interpretation versus the Ombudsman’s interpretation of some of our policy wording,” he said. “At the end of the day, the Ombudsman is the umpire and we have to go with that.” In his report, Mr Bingham said council breached its disposal of land policy by failing to advertise the property for sale or public tender. Instead, council privately negotiated with the prospective purchaser. Mr Bingham said letters from Mr Barry to Mr Pain indicated other offers on the property would only be considered if negotiations with the first party failed. “In my view, such a process...is inconsistent with council’s sale of land policy,” Mr Bingham wrote in his report. “When other interest became apparent, I see no reason why the council couldn’t have considered the expressions of interest of all comers and assessed them together.” He recommended council

cease current negotiations with the Rising Sun Hotel and reopen the sale process to amend the error. Mr Barry said the result of the report outlined how careful council should be when applying policy. “It is a reminder of what the Ombudsman expects when decisions are made based on the careful interpretation of policy wording,” he said. He pointed out while council is within its rights to act against its own policy, the reasoning for doing so should be clearly stipulated, which was part of the error according to the Ombudsman. “It was deemed not explicit enough,” said Mr Barry, adding the Ombudsman’s recommendations had been noted. “While there has been nothing unlawful done, it is simply about the Ombudsman saying ‘as part of better administration practice ... do this’,” Mr Barry said. “The Ombudsman is recommending a way to progress the matter and finalise it. Council has the right to take that on board but also do something different.” With a number of aspects surrounding the issue, Mr Barry said tonight’s council meeting will look to rectify the problems.

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Power from waste as D’vine doubles growth •From Page 1 “Doubling the crop capacity presents both a challenge and an opportunity. While the amount of green waste will more than double from 400 tonnes, this could potentially become a viable source of power in its own right,” Mr Maree (pictured below) said. “Right now, the tomato plants are removed from the glasshouse at the end of their growing cycle. Nylon twine and plastic clips within the plants render the waste suitable only for landfill. “Our objective is to investigate how biodigesting – or decomposing the waste by reducing its weight and volume – could potentially produce a gas to replace the natural gas currently used to operate the glasshouse.” Mr Maree said the concept, in the early stages of development, would look at ways in which to separate green waste from other materials. It could also potentially save the business up to $70,000 a year in landfill fees. “This is a vast operation which, from an environmental perspective, operates efficiently using its own or locally available renewable resources,” Mr Maree said. “With stage two operating, we

GATHERED for the opening of the glasshouse expansion (above) are (from left) Peter Edwards, CEO of the Victor Smorgon Group,Leesa Vlahos, MP for Taylor, Lachlan Bruce, deputy chief executive of Department of Trade and Economic Development, Michael Simonetta, CEO of Perfection Fresh and Charles Mansueto, CEO of District Council of Mallala.

require up to 520 megalitres of water a year to water the crop and cool the glasshouse. “A proportion of that comes from rainfall captured on the glasshouse roof. For every 10 millimetres of rainfall, the roof can now capture close to two megalitres. “The rest will continue to be treated water drawn from the nearby Bolivar Water Reuse Project. That amount – up to 400 megalitres a year – will vary depending on rainfall, the

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point of view, we can offer greater pricing stability and operate as a sustainable business,” he said. All key glasshouse infrastructure had more than doubled with the progression to stage two with the world’s best practices in high-tech design and operations incorporated into the development. Mr Maree said: “Other tomato glasshouses in Australia use screening or fogging technology or a combination of both. Our geographic location requires pad and fan technol-

ogy to either reduce the temperature inside the glasshouse, increase the humidity, or both. “The glasshouse now features a total of 384 cooling pads throughout, or 48 fans in every 1.22 hectare block.” He said key stage two improvements made within d’VineRipe’s packing facility included the implementation of an automated buffer – or queuing system – now able to hold several hundred trays of produce at a time as it approached new flow-wrapping lines, substantially increasing output. “We have the capacity to process, on average, more than 200 tonnes of fruit a day from both packing and pre-packing lines. “With up to 20 different products being processed at any one time and some 10,000 tonnes grown a year, that equates to an output of 10 million kilograms of fruit a year.”

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Clare Valley Film Festival has received more than 200 short film entries from 35 countries – 15 more compared to last year. “The short films are extremely diverse,” said festival director, Chris Bishop. “There’s comedies from Germany, horror shorts from Spain, political films from Egypt, feel good films from Australia and many more. “Movie fans are in for a treat. “Many of last year’s judges have joined us again in 2011 with the addition of Sylvia Syms OBE, former jury president of The Berlin Film

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Festival and UK feature film actress. In 2006, she co-starred as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, in Stephen Frears’ The Queen, alongside Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren. Sylvia was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2007. Festival judges are busy assessing the films, which will create the final selection for the program The international judging panel also includes Rob George (Prospect Productions, Australia); Fiona Gunn (National Film and Sound Archive, Australia); Paul Greenaway

(Greenaway Art Gallery, Australia); Carolyn Choa (director/producer, UK); Jim Sweeney (Comedy Store Player, UK); Seeta Indrani (MashMosh Films, UK); Greg Pulford (gp architects, Australia). The program release is set for early March. Blyth cinema will be screening a selection of films. Awards will be announced on Saturday, March 26. • Another highlight of the festival is the Clewers 24 Hour “Film Challenge” which begins on March 18. “Last year we saw seven teams go head to head for the Clewers title,

with spectacular results,” Chris said. Winner of last year’s challenge had their film screened at UK venues with Clare Valley Film Festival on tour – Borders Music and Comedy Festival Scotland, Chorley Little Theatre, Lancashire and Nottingham Comedy Festival. This year filmmakers again are invited to battle it out for first prize and a chance for their film tour in 2011. First prize is $500 cash and a Sony Camcorder! Register online at clarevalleyfilmfestival.com

Recalling lessons in life at old school Dublin Dublin History Group members were thrilled to receive news the last principal of Dublin’s former school will be able to launch their new book. Sam Vaughan will come back to Dublin to launch ‘Memories of Schools’ set to take place on May 15 during South Australia History Week. Mr Vaughan was principal of Dublin school from 1969 until it was closed by the State government in 1971. The book looks at the history of the schools in the Dublin district, including Lower Light, Dublin, Windsor, Long Plains, Wild Horse Plains and Stony Point primary schools Dublin History Group member Pat Thompson said former pupils would be attending form far and wide. “We have people coming from four different states in Australia and from all across South Australia,” Mrs Thompson said. For more information, contact Pat on patt@rbe.net.au or 8529 2028. Auburn

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Two Wells Maria Pellizzari is planning a pasta night at Two Wells football club rooms in aid of the Queensland flooding disaster. The pasta night will take place on April 1, and will run in conjunction with Red Cross. The Uniting Church op-shop also donated all their takings to the flood appeal from the past two weeks.

Lisa’s leap of faith for diabetes research DISTRICT Lisa Bonnici will be jumping out of a plane with Goolwa Skydive on Saturday, March 19 with up to 50 other enthusiasts, all in the name of fundraising. Jump to Cure Diabetes is the latest and certainly most exhilarating event to help find a cure for type one diabetes. Funds raised will help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) support the best diabetes research in Australia. According to Lisa, of Hewett, this research is vitally needed, as Australia has one of the highest rates of type one diabetes in the world, with new cases growing by 3 per cent every year in Australian children.

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Marine park could lead to pro fishing ‘compo’payout ABOUT 60 people, mostly local commercial fishermen, turned out to the marine park sanctuary zone meeting on Friday at Port Wakefield. It was the first opportunity interested parties have had to comment on the four proposed sanctuary zones in Marine Park 14 – Upper Gulf St Vincent. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) project co-ordinator, David Pearce, collected thoughts and suggestions on the day. “We certainly got feedback from the community, which is part of this process,” he said. Mr Pearce said there was a solid representation of the local fishing industry present. “The gallery seemed to be dominated by commercial fishers,” he said. “A lot of people who make a living out of that part of the ocean are keen not to see any changes. Or, if there are changes, then there is compensation for them. A lot of these issues are yet to be resolved satisfactorily in their minds.” Mr Pearce said there was a lot of concern surrounding the compensation issue, which is outlined in the Marine Parks Act. “There is quite a clear statement that will be done but some people want to see money figures,” he said. In regard to the marine parks, Mr Pearce said interested parties can generally be divided into three groups; conservationists, recreational fishers and commercial fishers. “There wasn’t a loud conservation voice (at the meeting),” he said. “There was probably one person trying to put forward conservation.

Les Pearson reports: “If you talk about marine parks, it’s the people who have something to lose who will come along to the meeting, not the people who see the benefits of the park. Those people aren’t necessarily there so that’s one of the challenges from my point of view.” Four proposed zones were discussed. “All the zones got a pretty fair, tough discussion,” Mr Pearce said. “Pretty much all the zones had a suggested alternative but one was about the same size and the rest were a bit, to quite a lot, smaller than the original size.” He said while some of the suggested shifted zones missed sections of ocean they were outlined to protect, all suggestions were noted. A map of the zones will be uploaded onto the DENR website with comments from the meeting included. Mr Pearce said various other stakeholders and the wider community could then have its input on the zones and comments made. “They will see these comments and in turn have a chance to comment on them, and those comments will also be shared at the next meeting.” The next meeting for Upper Gulf St Vincent is scheduled for May 4 at Parham. Mr Pearce will be attending a similar marine park meeting at Minlaton today, followed by another at Edithburg tomorrow. If you would like to view the marine park zones or have your say, visit www. environment.sa.gov.au/Conservation/ Coastal_Marine/Marine_Parks

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Viterra has announced the inclusion of South Australian Farmers’ Federation (SAFF) president, Peter White, on its post-harvest review working group. Rob Gordon, Viterra’s president South-East Asia, said the inclusion of SAFF strengthens the working group, which also includes Rob Kerin and PIRSA representative Dave Lewis. “Peter White and Dave Lewis bring hands-on experience, and expertise which can only benefit the review,” said Mr Gordon. “We expect the review will identify ways to improve our service delivery, communication and methods of consultation.” Rob Kerin has also been appointed chair of the working group and spent the past two weeks meeting stakeholders in preparation for the first group meeting this week.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources project co-ordinator, David Pearce, (second left) discusses the park plan with fishermen Mike Henderson, Ray Inglis and Justin Cicolella.

‘Little to justify sanctuary zones’ A FISHING industry body estimate claims the introduction of marine park sanctuary zones will cost about $150 million in compensation alone. The Seafood Alliance group estimate includes the direct $48 million loss on gross value or production to the state’s professional fishermen. “If the flow on effect on other businesses is taken into account, that figure rises to almost $150 million – that’s just the commercial sector,” Parham net fisherman Jeff Wait said. The estimates do not include losses incurred to the prawn fishing industry, which will remain relatively unaffected. Environment and Conservation Minister Paul Caica previously said affected businesses will be compensated a “fair and just” figure. “The criteria for compensation is anybody that is adversely affected,” Mr Wait said. “That could be the local bait and tackle shop to the local tourist operator, will all be fair and justly compensated.” “It’s like a snowball effect, it’s going to hurt everybody.” He said the parks will effectively gaff the local commercial fishing industry. With over 70 years net fishing experience between them, Mr Wait and Port Wakefield’s Robert Butson believe the sanctuary zones, discussed at a public meeting at Port Wakefield on Friday, will put them out of business. Both men are supportive of sustainable fishing. “I’m all for fish conservation because that’s my business but not at the cost of my business going

MPLAG chairman Brenton Schahinger and professional net fisherman Jeff Wait discuss areas of the proposed zone. under,” Mr Butson said. “Marine parks, per se, ok, but the size of the sanctuary zones are horrendous for everybody,” Mr Wait added. “As an inshore net fisherman, it will cripple our net fishery.” Mr Wait claimed net fishers lost 60 per cent of their fishable area to marine parks in 2005.

“This process suggests any affected business will be compensated, so I’ve got to look at that. “I’m just working out where litigation is going to start, because somebody is going to have to pay for my business.” Mr Butson believed a government buyback would be an easier way to end commercial fishing

If there is something that is threatened, identify it and remove the threat.

“To lose another 30 per cent and then put the rest of the fishermen in the remaining area, it will kill us all,” he said. Mr Butson also held grave fears for the viability of his business. “I’ve got one per cent of the state’s waters accessible to me and they want to take about 20 to 30 per cent of my one per cent,” he said. “My business only operates on a small percentage of profit and these proposed parks have just taken it. “It won’t be viable any more.

in the region. “If they want to take us out, do the proper thing,” he said. Mr Wait argued there has been little to justify the sanctioning of marine park sanctuaries. “I don’t think you need to have exclusion zones to this extent unless there’s something there that really needs protecting. “If there is something that is threatened, identify it and remove the threat.” He felt the local Marine Park Action Group has been spoon-fed by the government. “This group is sup-

posed to be the group that is advising the minister, not the other way around,” Mr Wait said. “The argument is that the fish will build up in that protected area and move to adjacent areas but it doesn’t hold water, it never has.” He claimed there have been 10 netting closures in South Australia since 1960. “If the first closure worked, there would be no reason for the second one,” Mr Wait said. “These closures will not produce fish in any other area. “They’re in a safe house, they’re not going to move, they’ll stay there.” With the local commercial fishing industry under threat, Mr Butson believed Australians will begin to see more and more imported seafood on the menu. “I supply people with local fresh fish, otherwise we’re going to be eating Hong Kong Phooey,” he said. “That’s the way it’s going.”

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NEWS v Balaklava

Floating the idea of Balaklava wetlands Area Committee probes feasibility with NYNRM BALAKLAVA Area Committee (BAC) has started preliminary investigations into the possibility of creating a wetlands environment within the Balaklava township. Officers of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board (NYNRM) met with BAC representatives last Thursday. The aim was to instigate processes to begin a feasibility study into developing a wetlands area which would harness surface water run-off, including stormwater, from parts of the town. Discussions centred on parts of the Moody Estate parklands which could be come wetlands to accept increasing stormwater flows from the from the town, but particularly the Wattle Ridge housing estate to the south. Stormwater at present flows from Wattle Ridge and nearby streets through the Moody Estate drainage system, eventually flowing into the Wakefield river. This caused some issues during the December rain incident when the river broke its banks, so some improved form of flood mitigation might also be part of planning. NYNRM water officer, Jennifer Munro and regional authorised officer, Craig Fryar, met with BAC chairman, Terry Williams, vice chairman, Roger McQuire and Balaklava Lions Club president, Warren Durdin, who has for many years been an advocate of a wetlands area in Moody Estate. Ms Munro and Mr Fryar also met with council officers the previous day, discussing outcomes from the December floods throughout the council area. (See separate story). Ms Munro said any wetlands proposal had to meet stringent water resource management and environmental requirements. “Even before any feasibility study begins, NYNRM must ensure the proposal falls within resource guidelines for the location, which of course borders the Wakefield River,” she said. Ms Munro toured the area with BAC representatives and will report

ABOVE: Part of the Moody Estate park which could be come wetlands. LEFT: NYNRM water officer, Jennifer Munro, photographs erosion where stormwater flows have carved into the Wakefield river bank bordering the Lions trail in Moody Estate. RIGHT: Lions president, Warren Durdin, Jennifer Munro and BAC chairman, Terry Williams, view the cause of the problem – the outlet which carries stormwater to the river through the park. The outlet is necessary to control stormwater flow.

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NYNRM – what is it? where is it?

he Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board comprises the Yorke Peninsula, Lower North, Mid North and Upper North and southern Flinders Ranges. It is surrounded by most of Gulf St Vincent, and eastern Spencer Gulf. There is a population of more than 90,000. About 80 per cent of the region is farmed. Around 30,000 hectares of the region has permanent or occa-

back to them, detailing specific NYNRM requirements. The Area Committee would then work with various NYNRM officers to develop grant funding applications to first identify feasibility. Assuming the study was positive, it would then be necessary to assess costings and apply for further grant funding. BAC chairman, Terry Williams, said the meeting was the first step in a very long and detailed process of achieving a wetlands “somewhere in Balaklava.” “It’s going to take some time, but we have to start somewhere – and I am grateful for NYNRM’s assistance,” he said. “At the end of the day, it may not even finish up at the suggested area

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sional water bodies such as rivers and wetlands. There are five main river catchments – the Light, Broughton and Wakefield in the Mid North, the Willochra further up, and the Gawler along the NYNRM’s southern boundary. Southern Yorke Peninsula has saline wetlands, while freshwater wetlands are found mainly in the Mid North and southern Flinders Ranges.

– but that’s an obvious first choice. “BAC will be working with the NYNRM officers and Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) to achieve our aim and I would be happy to hear from anyone who might have suggestions. “It would be wonderful to create some sort of ‘oasis’ in Balaklava as we are surrounded by dryland farming areas. “A wetlands with its obvious biodiversity benefits and attraction for birdlife – and more – would be a tremendous asset for the town, not just for locals but also as a tourism attraction.” WRC chief executive officer, Phil Barry, said stormwater management for reuse in town areas was part of council’s existing strategic town plan for Balaklava.

“A wetlands, especially with ecological objectives, is an option worth exploring by Balaklava Area Committee, Lions and NYNRM,” Mr Barry said. The Moody Estate

The region has both shallow and deep groundwater aquifer systems and about 2400 hectares is covered by surface and groundwater storage in dams and tanks. These resources have changed extensively since European settlement. Sedimentation, nutrients, chemicals, and changed flows have affected the fish, frogs, insects and vegetation in our streams, and further out the fish in parklands already are becoming more popular with walkers – and BAC is working with the Lions club and council to improve the trail, parts of which were damaged during the December

our seas. Dryland salinity occurs when large volumes of unused rainfall reach down to groundwater, which rises and brings salts to the surface. In the light of these, NYNRM is dedicated to achieving sustainable water supplies and use, improving water quality and controlling salinity from groundwater. •Source: www.nynrm.sa.gov. au/Water/Ourwater

floods. “We realise it needs attention and remedial action will be taken,” Mr Williams said. “The Area Committee has offered – and the Lions club recently accepted – some financial aid to

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NEWS v District

Mayor details council frustrations at local government, RDA forum:

More focus on regions, says Maitland The Central Local Government Region (CLGR) will work with the Local Government Association (SA) to develop a strategy to support regional local government. A recent LGA forum brought together more than 80 key regional local government leaders and Regional Development Australia representatives to discuss concerns about State and Commonwealth government approaches to regional issues. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) is a member – with neighbouring councils – of the Central Local Government Region, with WRC mayor, James Maitland, as its chairman. The Regional Forum provided a valuable avenue for regional coun-

cils to air their concerns, according to Mr Maitland. Mayor Maitland was also a keynote speaker at the forum, wearing his hat as chairman of the SA Regional Organisation of Councils (SAROC). “While each region has its specific issues there are also many issues common across all council areas,” Mr Maitland said. “There are continuing concerns among regional councils the State

appears to provide insufficient focus on communities living outside of metropolitan Adelaide and the need to ensure government policy makers think about councils beyond Gepps Cross. “Councils in the Central Local Government Region are concerned at the continued centralisation of State government agencies and services which give the perception of a metropolitan biased public service and metropolitan focused political and policy advice. “Governments need the political will to reshape government thinking and operations to focus on regions and whole-of-community solutions, rather than centralised operations based on ‘silo thinking’ in individual portfolios and departments.”

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Criteria: All categories are judged based on their excellence and recognisable efforts which have placed them out of the ordinary and must have occurred during the period January 2010 to January 2011. Leadership and inspirational qualities will need to be shown. o Individual: For a person who has made a significant contribution by way of doing something out of the ordinary. This contribution may have been for the person himself or herself or for the community at a local, state or national level. o Community Group: For not-for-profit organisations/volunteer groups and community groups which have worked on a community-based program which has extended their abilities and provided a positive difference to their local or regional area. o Business: Recognises a business which has grown its output and created employment through being innovative and having a different approach, making it stand out and be seen as taking steps to grow. o Event: Recognises an event which was focused on making the region look at itself in a different light by being innovative and creative. o Support material: You may attach some additional material, but no more than three A4 pages. Press clippings, photographs, flyers etc are acceptable but have to be copied onto A4 size paper. Please do not bind or staple information – use paper clips. o Awards Presentation: All entrants and nominators will be invited to the Adelaide Plains Emu Awards presentation in Two Wells on Friday, March 25. o ENTRY FORMS: Available from Wakefield Regional Council office, Balaklava, or its website, www.wakefieldrc. sa.gov.au or at District Council of Mallala office. o Send entries to: The Plains Producer, 9 Howe Street, Balaklava 5461.

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Mr Maitland said increasing delays, complexity and implementation difficulties experienced by councils across a range of development planning issues were causing concern. “We are constantly frustrated by delays in finalising a range of development planning issues including Development Plan Amendments, Development Plan Conversions, Residential Development Code and other planning procedures,” he said. A draft document will be prepared in consultation SAROC and country RDA representatives and presented to the LGA’s half-yearly General Meeting in April. The forum heard from Federal Senator, Don Farrell, and the State’s

new Regional Development Minister, Gail Gago, and State and Federal departmental representatives. A key theme from participants was the need to work collaboratively to ensure SA got appropriate shares of Federal programs. LGA President, Mayor Felicityann Lewis, said considerable confusion remains surrounding policies, plans, State budget cuts and new Commonwealth programs. “Clearly the absence of a well co-ordinated plan for each region – equivalent to the 30 year plan for Greater Adelaide – is an issue,” she said. “I suspect a key message we will take to the State is the need to accelerate the development of regional plans.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Questions over council agenda Since 2002 Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) has placed its monthly meeting agenda with reports and recommendations on the internet for public access. In the last year the agenda has been available for public viewing via this method from Friday evening prior to the following Wednesday ordinary meeting of council. Before this I am not sure at what time the agendas were posted on the web but they are available still. The posting of agendas on Friday enabled ratepayers and/ or others (although with limited time) to peruse items that would be discussed and possibly voted on by our councillors at the meeting the following Wednesday. It also enabled ratepayers and/ or others some time to discuss with their councillor any issues or ideas

they had about an agenda item. This is how ratepayers have input into their council! This is how the council becomes aware of ratepayers opinions! After all, our ward councillor is elected to represent us! This month (February 2011) only the Index to the Agenda has been made available – but not until the Monday before the Wednesday meeting. On enquiring through mayor James Maitland, I learned he was not aware of and could not explain the change. He stated the Index to the Agenda was all that was required to be posted and I should telephone the council office to find out how I could obtain a copy of the agenda with reports and recommendations. I could also view an agenda in the council office and in the

chamber (from 6pm on the night of the meeting – which begins at 6.30pm)). On phoning the council office I was also told the Index to the Agenda is all that is required by policy. I am still waiting to hear how I can obtain a copy of the agenda before the meeting. WRC, since 2002 offered to the public, via internet, agendas with reports and recommendations. It was more than the minimum requirement and I commend them for that. Why has our council now decided to withdraw the agenda reports and recommendations from the public? It makes one suspicious about what is in the agenda for tonight’s meeting (Wednesday) that they do not want the public to know about before the meeting. Glenda Pain, Port Wakefield

Steve leaves Two Wells team Two Wells Regional Action Team president, Steve Kennedy, has resigned his position. He informed vice president, Eddie Stubing, by letter which was presented to TWRAT’s committee meeting on Wednesday, February 16.

Mr Stubing has accepted the role of president. Mr Kennedy’s letter gave business and personal reasons for the decision. He has had a 25 year involvement with the Two Wells and districts community in many capacities.

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The diverse tourism assets of the northern Adelaide Plains, Clare Valley and Goyder region will be showcased in spectacular style at the SA Caravan and Camping Show at the Adelaide Showground, Wayville this week. • You can gain admission to the show for FREE! The Plains producer has a limited supply of tickets. It’s “first in-first served” with only two tickets available per person at our office, 9 Howe street, Balaklava, from 9am Wednesday. Sorry, NO Balaklava phone bookings. We will hold tickets from people outside the town but these MUST be collected by 5pm Wednesday. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the State’s premier

caravan and camping exhibition incorporating the Australian Outdoor Adventure Show. The entire Stirling Angas Pavilion at the showground has been set aside highlighting great holiday destinations around South Australia and beyond. “There will be two major exhibits at the event promoting our region and its wide attractions,” said Clare Valley Tourism Manager, Craig Dunstan. “We will be promoting our close proximity to the city along with the new brochure on the Riesling and Rattler Trail extending from Clare to Auburn and Riverton and

the Regional Arts Guide. “The show is an outstanding opportunity to promote self-drive tourism in the region.” The Caravan and Camping Show is the premier showcase of latest designs and technologies in motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, tents and camping accessories. The Outdoor Adventure Show features a huge range of products for travellers who enjoy holiday activities including boating, fishing and other water sports, cycling, mountain climbing and bushwalking. Presented by the Caravan and Camping Indus-

tries Association of South Australia (CCIASA), the combined shows fill the vast pavilions and outdoor areas at the showgrounds. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the shows, which will be open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday. Cost for entry to both shows is $13 for adults, $10 for pensioners (excluding Seniors Card) and children under 15 will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Hotshots winners

Winners of tickets and a prize pack for the Sydney Hotshots, appearing at the Royal Hotel, Balaklava, tonight are Brenda-Lee Goss and Pauline Hill. Collect prizes from the Royal Hotel.

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NEWS v District

Call to boost shearing shed safety Local support for industry upgrade Les Pearson reports: going the way they are at the present time,” he said. “It may take a number of years before a lot of blokes start looking at upgrading their sheds.” Given wool and lamb prices are at what he estimates to be a 25year high, Mr Michael thought a prolonged period of solid returns would encourage growers to reinvest in their wool-producing infrastructure. “There’s a lot of things they can do,” he said. “The main thing at the moment is raised boards for shed hands.” Sloped catching pens to aid shearers dragging sheep and plastic grating in the pens are other upgrades some producers are going with. Mr Michael said overhead shearing plants are also likely to disappear in coming years. It is all part of a gradual and arguably well overdue shift towards improving shed safety.

They ‘need a bit of TLC’ says Daryl

LOCAL shearer Daryl Andriske has backed calls for shearing shed upgrades by shearing world champion, Shannon Warnest. “Shannon is probably spot-on with his comments,” Mr Andriske said. “In the last 15 years, with wool prices being low and sheep prices up and down, there hasn’t been much spent on infrastructure within shearing sheds. “A big one for me at the moment is a lot of the shearing plants are 40 to 60 years old. “A lot probably aren’t up to speed.” To counter the issue, Mr Andriske carries his own Heiniger portable plant with him. Heiniger are manufacturers of shearing plants with an automatic shut off safety feature. “If I’m not happy with the plant in the shed, I will use it,” he said. The call for a bit of ‘TLC’ for woolsheds

is not necessariuly demanding milliondollar upgrades. “If a lot of blokes just get back to simple maintenance such as repairing a few yards and gates, or improving lighting and stuff like that, it could make a fair bit of differece,” Mr Andriske said. “Even just general good shed practice is a big thing. If you get a good cockie who will run his sheep well and keep his shed tidy, things run well.” Mr Andriske said there were a number of farmers around the district who put a fair bit of effort into maintaining their sheds, including the Michael family at Nyowee stud. “I could list off a number of things they’ve done to their shed in the past 10 to 12 years,” he said. “I know it’s in their best interests to do that – but they’re a prime example of the sort of investment needed.”

“I’m shearing out here at Colin Hocking’s at Salter Springs and he said to me ‘you’ve been coming out here for quite a while Daryl’. “Well, the reason is, you get well looked after. “Like any industry, you do the right thing by the employee and nine times out of 10 they’ll do the right thing by you.” The recent tragic death in a shearing shed at Tarlee, although a “freak accident” highlights the dangers of shearing And with the working world gradually conforming to what is considered standard occupational health and safety measures, Mr Andriske believes it is only a matter of time before the high-risk nature of the shearing shed comes under the spotlight. “Eventually I think that will happen – but whether people choose to adhere to it or not, we will wait and see,” he said.

Ride to touch your heart Katelyn Crowhurst’s courage and determination inspired many and her amazing smile will never be forgotten. Katelyn was born and lived with a serious heart condition for 10 years. Sadly, she passed away on the July 10, 2009 while on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Her family is committed to raising much needed funds for “HeartKids SA” in her memory so that other families going through similar difficult journeys can be assisted. Former Eudunda sportsman and identity Robert Crowhurst and his team of riders have taken on the challenge to cycle 300km from Salisbury to Moonta via Port Wakefield and back this weekend, February 26 and 27.

“There will be 24 riders, eight support crew and three support cars in the convoy,” Katelyn’s father, Rob Crowhurst said. “We’re expecting the hardest part to be the Hummocks Hill and backing up for the return 150 km’s on the second day . “ What we’re hoping to achieve from the ride is Awareness of the amount of kids affected by heart disease – six babies were born with heart disease in Australia today – and to raise money for the ‘HeartKids’ organisation who help families with children affected by heart disease. “Our aim is to raise more than $5000 for the cause.” More deadly than all childhood cancers combined Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) is

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Australia’s biggest killer of children under five. February is “HeartKids” Awareness Month and this annual event aims to raise awareness of congenital heart disease and the needs of the children and families it affects. The squad will cycle through the townships of Two Wells, Dublin, Inkerman and have a lunch break at Port Wakefield, then stops at Hummocks South, Paskeville and Kadina, expecting to arrive at Moonta about 5pm. The journey will be reversed on the Sunday. All donations for this special event would be greatly appreciated and can be made via the website at www.everydayhero. com.au/katelyns_2_day_tour or phone Rob on 0400 028 087.

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Plan for land near cemetery ISSUES such as illegal motorbike use and out of control weeds could be soon dead an buried as local man Ken Stevens looks to lease reserve land surrounding the Tarlee cemetery. The land is currently not maintained and has become overgrown with various pest plants. Motorbikes have also been illegally riding in the reserve, which has a creek run through it. Clare and Gilbert Valley’s Council chief executive officer, Roy Blight, said Mr Stevens’ application to lease the land has met with initial council support, as well as Department of Environment and Heritage approval. “We’re now working through leasing arangements with the landholder,” Mr Blight said.

“Mandatory safety standards probably will come in down the track,” Mr Michael said. Nyowee’s shearing shed hosts three or four major shearing stints a year and plans are in place to upgrade. Mr Michael said redoing the grating in pens is probably the next job on the list for the shed, while industrial air-conditioning is also a possibility he is looking into, especially when considering shed temperatures during summer shearing. He said providing a good workplace reaps its own rewards. “If you look after your employees, they are more likely to come back.”

Ian Michael supports the call for safer shearing sheds.

Department for Families and Communities

MINISTER’S DISABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL VACANCIES In 2007, the Minister for Disability appointed the Minister´s Disability Advisory Council to provide strategic advice on issues and directions relating to access and inclusion for people with disabilities in South Australia. The Council currently has three vacancies and the Minister for Disability is keen to recruit people with a lived experience of disability to become members of this dynamic group. Members of the Council need to have an interest in the broad range of issues of importance to people with disabilities and their families/carers in this state. The Minister encourages younger people, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people or people from rural and/or remote areas to apply for these positions. Applications must address the selection criteria, contained in the Information for Applicants package: • Interest in the rights of people with disabilities • Willing to develop ideas and strategies that address the barriers encountered by people with disabilities • Able to provide practical advice that reflects the views of a broad range of people with disabilities • Able to work as part of a team with a willingness to listen, contribute, debate and consider the issues under consideration by the Council • Willing to be involved in community consultation processes To request a copy of the information package and any questions please contact: Noel Williams Business Support Officer Disability, Ageing and Carers Division 08 8415 4355 TTY 8415 4388 Email: noel.williams@dfc.sa.gov.au

and should be forwarded to: Neil Lillecrapp Deputy Chairperson Minister´s Disability Advisory Council at Disability, Ageing and Carers GPO Box 292, Adelaide SA 5000 or forward an electronic copy attention of Neil Lillecrapp at DisabiltyServices@dfc.sa.gov.au 5500742-1

WELL-known local shearer Daryl Andriske says simple maintenance in shearing sheds could make a big difference.

SHEEP producers should start looking at upgrading derelict and outdated shearing sheds in coming years, according to two major industry stakeholders. Local wool producer and Nyowee Stud coowner, Ian Michael, supported calls from world champion shearer and Willalooka farmer Shannon Warnest for sheds to be revamped on the back of safety concerns. Mr Warnest was quoted in the Stock Journal (February 10) claiming a lot of sheds were a “disgrace” and four out of five would be shut down if subject to safety standards of other industries. Mr Warnest has long been a voice for the shearing industry and given his knowledge of the industry, Mr Michael believed his concerns were warranted. Mr Michael said while upgrades may not be immediate, a number of farmers will look at making improvements in coming years. “Only if things keep

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special feature v GOLDNEY WELDING

Goldney Welding goes National Sheds a new direction for Balaklava business DUE to an ever increasing demand from customers for all types of sheds, carports and verandas, Goldney Welding is pleased to announce a new partnership with National Sheds. Goldney Welding has been operating in the Mid North of South Australia for more than 11 years,gaining a reputation for quality manufactured products including chaser bins, land rollers, comb trailers and a myriad of other steel manufactured products. Business owner, Richard Goldney, said National Sheds stood out as a new direction for the Balaklava business. “After looking at all of the options, National Sheds, being a local company, using quality local steel for all of its buildings, and their friendly and helpful staff, came out the winner for me,” he said. National Sheds is a leading supplier of sheds, barns, garages, garden sheds and industrial shed solutions in Australia with a strong focus on high quality and customer

satisfaction. It offers a variety of kit sheds available for different needs and applications. “We also offer advice on shed designs and the kits most suitable to your location and requirements,” Mr Goldney said. From working on your first car in your dad’s shed, to starting your distribution business out of your backyard shed, shed kits are used for all sorts of different purposes. We specialise in providing great steel shed kits that come with full instructions and nationwide support. “All sheds, barns and structures are manufactured locally in Australia,” Mr Goldney said. “They are built tough to handle Australia’s harsh conditions. “Every steel shed kit is unique and we tailor a solution to your needs.” The range includes: • Garage & Workshop • Rural/Farm • Barns
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NEWS v District

New vehicle will boost Mid North Passenger Network The new car for the Mid North Passenger Network arrived at the Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 15. The Ford Falcon, purchased through local Ford dealer, Schahinger Motors, is the fifth car in the fleet, and is much needed in the Mid North area. • Pictured at Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital with the new vehicle are (from left) drivers Ross Rhode, Leo Bubner, Margaret Schahinger, hospital executive officer David Adcock and MNPN’s Damien Graham.

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We answer challenges with SA harvest record South Australia’s grain harvest is the largest on record – 9.8 million tonnes. Nationally, the forecast is for the largest winter crop in seven years – 42.1 million tonnes – up 19 per cent on the 2009-10 crop. State Minister for Agriculture, Michael O’Brien, welcomed the Australia Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) latest estimate of a 38 per cent increase in the 2010/11 winter crop production . “This increase in the estimate by ABARES is a result of more favourable growing conditions across SA compared with the previous season,” Mr O’Brien said. “While it is disappointing excessive rain in some areas resulted in a reduction in grain quality, the growth in production across the State is still welcome news after the prolonged drought. “The growth in production in 2010/11 has been experienced across commodities, with wheat production up 38 per cent to 5.8 million tonnes from last year, barley up 40 per cent to 2.9 million tonnes and canola up 37 per cent to 361,000 tonnes. “SA’s estimated wheat production is more

than double the five-year average production with yields estimated at a record 2.56 tonnes a hectare. “Barley production is estimated by ABARES to yield a record 2.64 tonnes a hectare, while canola yields are estimated to be a record 1.85 tonnes a hectare.” SA’s record harvest coincides with a 5.5 per cent rise in international wheat prices and an 8.4 per cent rise in international barley prices during the December quarter. Export prices for feed barley rose 34 per cent and prices for malting barley were up 59 per cent. Mr O’Brien said SA farmers faced a number of significant challenges this season including excessive rains in December and the continued threat from locust infestation. He also acknowledged the record harvest has been a major test of the logistics and infrastructure of SA grain harvesting, transport, receivable and storage systems. “While these factors have no doubt taken some of the gloss off the record harvest and improving international prices, the record yields and production are still great news after the difficulties farmers faced during

The district is gearing up for barrels of fun at the Adelaide Plains Cup this Sunday, February 27 at Balaklava Racing Club. Racing Club CEO, Doug Hall, said it was a good chance for people to have a look at the improved track. “It’s been ungraded and is looking really good,” Mr Hall said. The family-fun event has all the usual features, as well as some new activities. It’s a special “trader’s day” for local business operators and their guests, who will enjoy a wonderful lunch. “The Coopers keg roll will be happening again and for the kids there will be pony rides, face painting and a fun castle,” Mr Hall said. The popular keg roll offers 12 cartons of beer and a tour of Coopers brewery to the winning team. “We’re encouraging sporting groups and social clubs to enter,” Mr Hall said. The teams of six must include two females and will be required to roll a keg of beer in a relay style race. This year there will also be a golf competition throughout the day, with lots of prizes to be won. The event offers a good racing atmosphere with plenty for everyone, including families. Kids rides will be free while there will be a wide range of food and drink available. Mr Hall said there were 70 traders and their guests booked in for a great day of entertainment. Mr Hall said he was hoping for a big crowd. “It’s a good chance for people to get into the swing of things. It won’t be long until the it’s cup time again,” Mr Hall said.

the prolonged drought,” Mr O’Brien said. Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion said the positive outlook numbers were good reason for confidence in the agricultural sector and the communities that rely on it. “Some of the agricultural sector might be down – but they are not out,” Mr Champion said. “The large crop combined with high international prices for key commodities increases the prospect of higher incomes for our farmers this financial year. This is a very welcome result. “At the same time, there is no doubt that this summer’s natural disasters have resulted in significant impacts on individual farmers and properties. Of the major national winter crops, wheat production is estimated to increase by 20 per cent to around 26.3 million tonnes, barley production by 18 per cent to 9.3 million tonnes and canola by 11 per cent to around 2.1 million tonnes, compared to the 200910 season. To view the February issue of the Australian crop report, visit www.abares.gov. au/publications.

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Get in the PICture Have you registered?

MALLALA’S Paul Blacket and daughter Skye feed goats. Properties with one or more livestock need to register for a PIC. But there are exceptions, like chooks. Get more details from the website shown at right.

South Australia has taken a step in protecting livestock from exotic diseases as well as other emergencies such as bushfires and floods. Changes to Property Identity Codes are now in place to maintain a data base of locations of livestock across Australia. All properties in the district holding livestock should have been registered from January 1, when the existing Property Identity Code (PIC) system became mandatory. SA properties with one or more livestock, including horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, alpacas, donkeys, mules, camels and llama, need to register with Biosecurity SA and obtain a PIC. This applies to all properties where these animals are kept, including rural, peri-urban and suburban properties. A $76 two-year registration

fee applies to obtain a PIC, which covers most of the cost to Biosecurity SA in managing the registration process and database. Biosecurity SA executive director, Will Zacharin, said PIC schemes had been sought by livestock industries and the horse community for some years. “This will better inform us of the whereabouts of livestock and horse properties to strengthen our capability in preventing and responding to future animal health emergencies. “It will also reduce the impact of exotic diseases such as foot and mouth disease and equine influenza, if an outbreak were to occur.” • Letters have been sent to existing PIC holders, but more information is available at www.pir.sa.gov.au/ biosecuritysa/pic or by calling 8207 7919.

Regional tourism events funding program opens Funding programs are now available for regional events and festivals to encourage tourism in South Australia’s unique regions. Regional events and festival organisers can now apply for funding,

which will be used to help establish smaller events and promote already established events. Events South Australia general manager, Hitaf Rasheed, said the Regional Events and Festivals Program and the Com-

munity Events Development Fund supported events outside of Adelaide in the State government’s commitment to regional tourism. “Regional race days, food and wine events, sporting events and cul-

tural festivals all see crowds drawn to the regions,”Ms Rasheed said. Last year’s programs supported more than 29 regional events. To be eligible for funding, events need to satisfy certain criteria includ-

ing their ability to increase visitation and gain publicity for their region. For more details and to apply to the fund, visit www.tourism.sa.gov. au/industryinfo. Applications close Friday, April 29

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Balaklava High School Gwy Tce Balaklava - Ph: 8862 0600 Fax: 8862 0650

VALUES: P ositive relationships R espect I ntegrity D edication E xcellence

SPECIAL FEATURES: ✔ Diverse learning options ✔ Tradition of academic success ✔ Supportive middle-schooling ✔ Awarded VET Pathways ✔ Excellent transition program ✔ Strong student participation ✔ Extensive Agricultural facilities ✔ Extra-curricular opportunities ✔ Annual Japanese visitors ✔ Caring, dedicated staff ✔ Engineering Pathways Provider ✔ Primary Industries Pathways Provider

RECENT SUCCESSES: ✔ Distinctions in national competitions ✔ SA Maths Talent Quest Winners ✔ State award - best Engineering Pathway Student ✔ Regional VET Student Of The Year ✔ Regional VET Category Winners ✔ National winner - Lions public speaking

✔ State representative in athletics & sport ✔ State Lions Youth Of The Year ✔ $2.68 million Commonwealth grant success to establish a Regional Trade Training Centre ✔ $1.97 million Commonwealth grant success to build a new science complex

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special feature v EDUCATION riverton & district high school

Peer support helps meet life’s challenges

Year 8 students begin secondary schooling at Riverton & District High School with the support of Year 11 peer support leaders. Both groups recently spent two days at Glenhaven Adventure Campsite, developing their communication and team work skills. This is an integral part of the Year 8 students’ orientation to high school. The camp involves Year 11 peer support students leading the Year 8 students in a range of team building activities. Mrs Sue Packer, peer support teacher, worked extensively with her peer support leaders in the final week of last year to develop their leadership skills which will improve their work readiness capacity. The Year 11 students undertake peer support as part of their studies in SACE. Their challenge is to develop their role as teachers and leaders and work with their small groups of Year 8’s. They designed and planned activities, which included problem solving, getting-toknow-you activities and setting expectations Other activities developed team and group skills, conflict resolution and built the students problem solving skills and initiative. Students used the low ropes, and other equipment to complete challenges as well as getting-to-know-you games

It was also an opportunity for the year 8 teachers, Mrs Deanne Bowden, Mr Nicola Primaro and Mr Ian Tulk to really get to know the students in their home groups. One year 8 student said “It was good to get to know everyone.” Mrs Packer said the highlight for her was seeing new year 8 students develop a circle of friends to support them through their journey in secondary schooling.”

YEAR 8 and 11 students use team support to tackle onstacles at Glenhaven Adventure campsite. The students designed and planned activities which included problem solving skills and initiative.

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Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without

Confucius – Born 551 BC Qufu, Zhou Dynasty. Died 479 BC (aged 71–72) Qufu, Zhou Dynasty

BALAKLAVA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Music hits high note in learning “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” So said Confucius, the legendary Chinese teacher, philosopher, and political theorist. If Confucius was right, then the wellbeing of students at Balaklava Primary School is being looked after through the music program at the school. Mrs Bronny Cottle, dedicated music teacher for 21 years, continues to lead a comprehensive program for all students at the school. “We offer a range of activities to cater for the different skills and abilities of students,” she said. “This includes choir, school concert band, vocal ensemble, and instrumental music.” The school’s music program is designed

to establish and build student’s musical skills so by the time they get to Year 7 they can be quite proficient in their skill area. There is also plenty of evidence to show students who engage with music are generally successful in other areas of school life. For example, a scan of the honour rolls in the foyer of the school shows music students have been successful in a range of other subjects that the school offers. Students also get opportunities to perform publicly. The school is a strong supporter of the Balaklava Eisteddfod with its vocal ensemble and concert band celebrating past successes. Students also perform at other local events, including the community carols by

MUSIC teacher Bronny Cottle tunes in to the flute with Year 6 student Tayla Williams, and Year 5 saxophonist, Tranel Churchett-Gomez. Bronny leads a comprehensive program at the school. candlelight. In addition, members of the choir will get the opportunity to perform at Adelaide Festival Theatre as part of the Festival of Music concert in September. The program is strongly supported by outside teachers who come to the school regularly, either from the DECS Instrumental Music Service or as a private service provider Students can learn instruments from the woodwind and brass sections of the orchestra as well as drums, voice, piano

and violin. Movement, drama and music notation and theory are all integral parts of the program, with computer software and a keyboard lab assisting learning. “One of the signs of a quality school is the strength of its performing arts program,” said newlyappointed principal, David Hodge. “It is great to see Balaklava Primary students getting this wonderful opportunity as part of their learning.”

Balaklava Primary School has all the Building Blocks your child needs to construct a bright future

RIVERTON AND DISTRICT High School RDHS is proud of its long history and excellent academic record. In recent years over 95% of students have graduated to employment or further study after completing their studies at RDHS. A large number of students have also been successful in gaining scholarships to support their further studies. RDHS offers many vocational pathways including: ❑ Automotive ❑ Building ❑ Construction ❑ Viticulture ❑ Information Technology ❑ Hospitality ❑ Tourism ❑ School Based New Apprenticeships

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Key questions focus on priorities This year promises to be an exciting year of learning at Mallala, with our curriculum improvement priorities focussing on mathematics and reading. Taught in vibrant, exciting classrooms, teachers use methods that constantly promote and encourage students to explore, explain and seek to understand the process of learning and their individual learning journeys through three key questions. What helps you learn best? When do you get excited about learning? When does learning get tough and what do you do about it when it does? Essentially our school’s approach to teaching and learning places prior-

ity on making sure we place the individual learner at the core of all we do, cater for their learning needs based on gathering accurate and relevant information about how they learn best and what motivates and engages

MALLALA PRIMARY them to switch on to learning, and how well they cope with learning when it becomes challenging? Our school’s particular focus in 2011 is to create conditions for learning so students experience consistent success in learning by using teaching methods designed to involve and support children to understand what

it is they are expected to learn, and how will they know when they’ve learnt it. Students are encouraged to self assess their work and support their peers to do the same. Learning is guided and shaped through the process of providing quality feedback, this being modelled and promoted by all teachers through their everyday interactions. We firmly believe adopting this approach and focus in 2011 will help us achieve what is described in our statement of purpose: “ To always provide the highest quality learning opportunities, which will assist all students to achieve their personal best and become life long, empowered learners.”

TIM Forst and Sissy Kearns point out why learning is exciting at Mallala primary.

BALAKLAVA community children’s centre HANDS up! Who wants to play? From left, Krystal Brooks, Jack Tiller, Nicola Tiller and Kyle Buchmann.

BALAKLAVA HIGH SCHOOL Balaklava High School (BHS) provides a safe, dynamic and challenging educational environment that equips students to meet the challenges of the future. A comprehensive curriculum allows students the opportunity to experience success in many fields. In Years 11 and 12 students are equally divided in choosing between academic and vocational pathways and through the school’s commitment to providing learning programs that genuinely meet student needs. Students choosing a university pathway do so in the knowledge they can study the subjects they need to gain entry to their course of choice. Small classes, quality face-toface teaching and a supportive environment give them every opportunity to succeed. A proud tradition of successful academic achievement is a hallmark of the school with many students each year gaining outstanding Year 12 results. This again was proved in 2010, with Abby Curnow attaining a TER of 91.8, Casey Michael 90.8, Kate Taylor 87.25, and with Shamus Liptrot attaining 2 perfect scores in both Science and the Community and Design, Construction and the Community. These are excellent achievements and testament to quality teaching. The 2010 School Year also saw 93 per cent of students successfully complete their SACE, 95 per cent received first round tertiary offers in such courses as; physiotherapy, molecular biology, disability rehabilitation, international tourism, education, arts, design and a broad range of others. In addition, 87 per cent of our Vocational Pathways students have gained apprenticeships or traineeships, are continuing their vocational studies or have been employed. This too, is testament to a very successful program and continues a decade of quality outcomes in Vocational Education. These are certainly excellent outcomes, demonstrating able and motivated students, fine educational programs and quality teachers. The vocational pathways programs are an outstanding success story and are recognised as among the best in the state. In 2010 Samuel Tiller won the Adelaide Plains VET Student of the Year award continuing a growing history of BHS success in the competition, with our students taking out the top award five out of the last six years. Employers are confident of the skills, abilities and attitudes of our Vocational students and regularly target them directly for employment. Excellent learning opportunities will be further enhanced by a focus on literacy, with all staff in 2010 receiving training in the nationally regarded “Stepping Out” Writing program; completion of the new $2 million science complex and $1.1 million facilities and equipment development for technical studies and agriculture as part of the Commonwealth government’s Trade Training Centre Initiative, with 286 new computers provided as part of the Commonwealthgovernment Digital Education Revolution. Balaklava High School values positive relationships, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence. It is a caring country high school that equips students to excel today to challenge the future.

They excel today for the future

Play is the way to develop skills If all your children do is play – it’s a been a good day! Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC) is an integrated setting - catering for children from birth to 12 years of age through its programs: Childcare, Preschool, Before and After School Hours Care, School Holiday Care and Playgroup. Our core business reflects a strong commitment to creating a friendly, positive fun environment, enabling all children the opportunity to be stimulated and expand their knowledge in a caring

and supported manner. How do we do this? Through play. Play is the way children develop their skills, their creativity, their understandings of how the world and their community work and their ability to learn. Take play away and we hamper the child’s potential. As adults you would agree – take away our play and our time for relaxation, joy and rejuvenation is stolen. Play is an essential part of our lives. At BCCC, every experience counts. Children in their first five years of development are learning all the time, and the

nurturing relationships BCCC staff share with the children enable them to really blossom. Transitioning between care and school or school and care are important times for children Having familiar adults and routines and structures to support them are crucial. BCCC shares strong partnerships with local primary schools, a real asset for our community. So next time your children are absorbed in play, reflect on its importancemaybe it’s time to kick off your shoes and join them!

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Dre am, Believe, Cre ate, Succeed Mallala School aims to provide the highest quality learning opportunities which will assist all students to achieve their personal best and become life long, empowered learners.

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SPORT v Tennis

Heat is on as finals near balaklava night

The humid weather was still hanging around with some hot and sweaty bodies seen on the courts. Fran Henderson’s Cherries were missing Wally Treverton, and had Philip Shepherd filling his shoes, in their match against Kevyna Gardner’s Grapes. The big Grape Chris Brownlie and fill-in Jarrad Thiele cam out firing taking the first set over Dr Phil and Diane Gregor. Fran and partner Cherie Cleary then reversed that to have a big win for the Cherries over Sue Nicholson and Kevyna. The teams then jumped down the scoresheet to play their bottom sets next, which were identical 5-3s ending one apiece. Philip was determined to win a set for the night, so Fran cracked the whip and they won together. So, locked at two sets all, the excitement was building as they headed into the last sets, and after Chris and Kevyna pulled off a great tiebreaker win, the mathematicians were out. The players sitting off didn’t tell the four playing what the game score was, but no-one left to go home and nails were being chewed. This set ended up also being a tiebreaker, with Sue and Jarrad scraping through to defeat a gallant Fran and Diane. Alas, the human calculators had miscalculated and instead of a one game win, it was a draw 3-25 each! The other division two match was also close, with Lorraine Jenner’s Bananas scraping through to defeat Carly Gregor’s Oranges 4-28 to 2-22. The Bananas have found Glenda Shepherd, but lost Peter Rohrlach, so once again had the strong arm of Darryl Barkla playing. The Oranges were ably assisted by Julie Krieg, who was accosted to fill-in at the last minute - thanks Jules! Oranges’ Jarek Flight was in full flight in his set with Julie as they won an excellent tiebreaker over David Northcott and Glenda. Darryl and Lorraine were too strong for Carly and Mary Heslop. Mary turned that score around in her next set with Jarek, with Lorraine starting to sweat. Darryl and Glenda won their set as Carly and Julie were heard cackling some distance away. The Bananas were not happy about only being three games ahead at the final change, so Lorraine gave them a pep talk and they came through! David and Darryl managed to win a marathon tiebreaker over Jarek and Carly in an excellent set, while Lorraine and Glenda had to battle hard to win 5-3 over Mary and Julie. The division one match between the top two contenders was a thriller, with Scott McDonald’s Melons rolling Helen Barry’s Dates 4-26 to 2-24. In an unusual move, these teams played their straight doubles first, with Helen and Josie Thompson winning 5-3 over Joyful Ryan and Cherie Cmrlec. But the boys match was a marathon with a huge 13-11 tiebreaker win to Scott and Paul McBride over Adam Pratt and Geoff Gardner, with this being the latter lads’ first loss together! This set had some fantastic rallies, with young Adam chasing down and returning shots that would normally be winners against us mere mortals! Scott and opponent Adam decided to have another tiebreaker, this time with respective partners Joy and Josie, with Scott once again taking the honours. Paul and the birthday girl Cherie stood tall and had a good 5-3, win to give the Melons a tiny bit of breathing space. So down to the last two sets, and amazingly they were both 7-1s, ending one apiece. A big win for the Melons, who have really hit their straps at the right time of the year, in what was probably a preview of the final! Pauline Hill’s Plums, complete with fill-in Shaz Pike and her stocking, took on Louise Michael’s Figs, who lived up to their ‘FIGJAM’ name by winning 4-31 to 2-18. The Figs started well for a change, winning both sets, with Nick Durdin and Lisa Redpath winning their first set together for the year! After a slow start, Louise and partner Marty Brice cranked up to win comfortably over the sloggers Shaz and Pauline. Marty continued on his winning way with Lisa, but Nick and Louise had a drawn out affair against Pauline and Don Veitch. Don was perfecting the drop shots and Pauline the slogs, to eventually win a tiebreaker. Into the straight sets and Don and Shaz tried hard but couldn’t quite pip Nick and Marty, while the Plums girls Pauline and Leonie Selleck were too good for Lisa and Louise in a long 5-3. Some great rallies played! The final division one match was a marathon with three tiebreakers and a 5-3. Marie Heaslip’s Limes, minus Chris Curnow, scraping through by the skin of their teeth to defeat Tania Allen’s Pears by one measly game, 3-26 to 3-25. The Pears had young Jason McBride playing, while the Limes had young Ben Michael filling in. The Pears took the first two sets in tiebreakers with some excellent rallies played. Limes fill-in Andrew Lane wasn’t happy about his first set loss, and had a good second set, won with Marie over Gary Wilson and Tania. Pears’ Darren Scholz,

who apparently is the funniest person to play against ever, had a good win with Jason over Ben and Bec Houston. The Pears thought they had it in the bag 3-1 up, but the Limes had other ideas. Andrew and Ben got it together to have a great 5-3 win over Gary and Scholzy, with lots of hard hitting, while Marie and Bec won a long hard tiebreaker set over Tania and Jason. The Bingo night set for March 5 has now been cancelled. Apologies, but we’ll have one later on instead. Also, presentations and breakup will follow the grand final on Thursday March 17 so pencil in this date to stay a bit later afterwards! Everyone plays whether you’re in the grand final or not!

Lower North Juniors

DIVISION 1: Owen 5-33 def. Balaklava Orange 1-16. Kieren Robinson def Tate Michael 6-0, Charles Fry def Joshua Appleby 6-1, Jason McBride def Sam Van Kleef 6-3, Brayden Harkness def Jake Michael 6-5. Mallala 2 5-33 def. Two Wells 1-18. Douglas Howard def Shannen Weir 6-1, Clare Howard def Maddy Seccafien 6-3, Ben Mayne def Matthew Lange 6-4, Sally Wilson lost to Jamee Seccafien 3-6. Balaklava White 3-30 drew with Hamley Bridge 3-30. Luke Williams lost to Joanne Humphrys 6-6, Kate Cmrlec lost to Cassandra Bell 5-5, Ashley Krieg def Claire Humphrys 6-3, Henry Lane lost to Tristan Bell 6-6. Mallala 1 4-32 def. Balaklava Gold 2-21. Josh Watson def Callum Michael 6-2, Trent Graham def Hedley Greenshields 6-4, Laura Jarmyn lost to Marni Greenshields 4-6, Brooke Wilson def Hannah Hoepner 6-1. Long Plains 3-26 def. Balaklava Green 3-25. Ross Sharer def Ben Michael 6-1, Jakob Curnow lost to Ben Heaslip 1-6, Nick Curnow lost to Jordan Taylor 4-6, Cory Sharer def Dillon Michael 6-3. DIVISION 2: Owen 4-27 def. Hamley Bridge 2-22. Jared Pratt def Jessica Sellars 6-1, Sophie Parker lost to Leon Raether 0-6, Riley Lane def Bethany Packer 6-5, Stacey Lauricella def Tyler Powell 6-2. Balaklava Red 3-24 def. Balaklava Black 3-20. Taylar Durdin lost to Zac Scholz 1-6, Tenneal White def Todd Scholz 6-1, Daniel Mumford def Sarah Heaslip 6-0, Billy West lost to Tom Lane 0-6. Mallala 5-35 def. Balaklava Purple 1-12. Robert McNair def Gemma Freebairn 6-0, Mark Jenkin def Ashleigh Williams 6-2, Rachel Dunstan lost to Tayla Williams 5-6, Jackson Furst def Kristy Selleck 6-1. Long Plains 5-34 def. Two Wells 1-13. Riley Curnow def Jamie Humphrys 6-2, Carissa Daniel def Megan Hatch 6-2, Amy Daniel def Renee Seccafien 6-2, Hannah McArdle def Rachel Hatch 6-1. DIVISION 3: Mallala 4-30 def. Long Plains 2-21. Jake Tiller lost to Harry Hosking 2-6, Georgia Furst def Georgia McArdle 6-1, Lachlan Strudwicke lost to Mary Hosking 4-6, Alex Howard def Angie Barr 6-1. Two Wells 1 6-36 def. Balaklava Silver 0-13. Natisha Eastman def Kirrily White 6-4, Macey Briscoe def Claudia Tiller 6-1, Tarsha Briscoe def Emma Lane 6-0, Adam Seccafien def Abbie Martin 6-2. Balaklava Blue 5-34 def. Two Wells 2 1-25. Toby Michael def Jessica Weir 6-4, Syjourn Renshaw def Chelsea Rose Hoppo 6-4, Tommy Woodroofe lost to Caitlin Musolino 4-6, Lori Allen def Cassie Lawson 6-3. Owen 4-29 def. Hamley Bridge 2-20. Jake Harkness lost to Amy McCabe 0-6, Jessica Heaslip def Michaela Burns 6-2, Tom Gameau def Ethan Loffler 6-2, Jack

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Heaslip lost to Kimberley Sellars 5-6. Division 1 Points % Owen 20 77.27 Long Plains 19 79.03 Balaklava Orange 15 53.23 Balaklava White 13 50.88 Balaklava Green 11 48.39 Mallala 1 10 53.45 Hamley Bridge 9 38.71 Mallala 2 7 40.32 Balaklava Gold 5 40.98 Two Wells 1 18.18 Division 2 Points % Long Plains 21 85.48 Mallala 18 75.86 Hamley Bridge 11 52.63 Owen 9 37.10 Balaklava Purple 8 39.34 Balaklava Black 7 38.60 Balaklava Red 7 37.70 Two Wells 7 32.14

KAREN Tynan, Long Plains serves to Dalkey’s Sally Fritz during Saturday’s Lower North tennis match at Hamley Bridge.

Mid North

Balaklava 11-107 lost to Clare Young Guns13-112. Ladies singles: Melissa Moulds lost to Sharryn Daly 3-6, Helen Barry lost to Courtney Stone 5-7, Pauline Hill lost to Brittany Daly 3-6, Ange Battle lost to Casey Knight 2-6, Terissa Smart lost to Maddy Pitcher 3-6, Tania Allen def Maddy Jacka 6-3. Mens singles: Derek Friedrichs lost to Matt Linn 2-6, Scott McDonald lost to Rohan Higgins 3-6, Vinny Taylor lost to Luke Day 6-7, Andy Taylor def Riley Knight 6-4, Jeremy Lomman lost to Tristan Greenhill 0-6, Andrew Lane lost to Josh Pritchard 4-6.

Northern YP Juniors

C Grade: Lochiel 5-40 def Snowtown 4-32: Tait Nottle def Zachery Cocks 6-0, Merridy Nicholls def Ben Stirling 6-4, Jake Wallis lost to Tarlen Stephenson 3-6, Jack Hoepner lost to Natalie Cocks 4-6, Jared Bird def Joseph Hillard 6-4, Will Wallis def Chloe Hoepner 6-0.

PETER Pym, Long Plains runs to a backhand during a warm-up, while inset, Dalkey’s Joanne Humphrys hits a high forehand against Long Plains opponent Leah Tynan, pictured below.

Mid North Tennis Association Premiership Table - 2010 / 2011 Season

Seniors A Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Clare Masters 14 11 1 0 36 1196 835 58.89 Balaklava 14 10 1 0 35 1268 821 60.70 Clare Young Guns 14 6 5 0 27 1083 1025 51.38 Hilltown 14 5 6 0 25 1193 1094 52.16 Blyth 14 5 6 0 25 1147 1124 50.51 Saddleworth 14 4 6 0 24 929 1092 40.93 Riverton 14 3 9 0 20 968 1422 40.50 Watervale 14 1 7 4 12 610 981 38.34 B Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Sevenhill 14 9 1 1 32 1172 806 59.25 Mintaro 14 8 3 0 31 1346 882 57.57 Blyth 14 7 4 0 29 83 881 50.06 Clare Aces 14 7 3 1 28 1138 917 55.38 Auburn 14 6 4 1 26 954 898 51.51 Hilltown 14 3 8 0 21 992 1235 44.54 Clare Hot Shots 14 3 7 1 20 810 1004 44.65 Saddleworth 14 1 9 1 16 553 1115 33.15 Juniors M W L F Pts For Ag % Hilltown 9 9 0 0 27 609 234 72.24 Clare Yellow 9 7 1 0 24 499 359 69.74 Blyth Crocodiles 9 7 1 0 24 456 373 55.01 Clare Green 9 5 1 0 22 259 259 50.29 Clare Red 9 5 4 0 19 498 454 52.31 Blyth Alligators 9 3 4 0 17 372 361 50.75 Clare White 9 3 5 0 16 388 429 47.49 Clare Blue 9 2 6 0 14 383 454 45.69 Saddleworth 9 2 6 1 12 289 459 38.64 Auburn 9 1 7 0 12 303 499 37.78 Sevenhill 10 1 9 0 12 431 608 41.48

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SPORT v Swimming

O n y o u r m a r k s… G e t s e t… THE Lower North Interschool swimming carnival was held at Balaklava pool on Monday night, with five schools competing for glory – Balaklava High, Clare High, Kapunda High, Riverton & District High and Burra Community School. Clare High School emerged victorious, taking out both division one and two championship shields. Results are as follows: Championship shield – division one Clare 314 Balaklava 198 Kapunda 166 Riverton 160 Championship shield - division two Clare 296 Burra 179 Balaklava 154 Kapunda 151 Riverton 116 Individual winners Under 14 girls: division one – Tilly Leighton, Clare; division two – Grace Jacka, Clare. Under 14 boys: division one – Jayden Wedding, Balakalva; division two – Ashley Giles, Clare. Under 15 girls: division one – Rhiley Huppatz, Clare; division two (tie) – Hayley Messenger, Burra and Jessica Dodd, Clare. Under15boys:divisionone–JackConnell,Riverton; division two – Lachlan Haddow, Burra. Under 16 girls: division one – Maddison Jacka, Clare; division two – Kate Cmrlec, Balaklava. Under 16 boys: division one – Nick Edwards, Clare; division two – Riley Knight, Clare. Open girls: division one – Taylah Edwards, Clare; division two – Molly Affolter, Burra. Open boys: division one – Nick Rowe, Clare; division two – Nathan Budarick, Clare.

GO! Competitors dive in as the horn sounds for the Under 16 boys division one 50 metre breaststroke race. CIARA Guy comes up for air during a 50 metre breaststroke race.

LACHLAN Haddow, Burra, claimed the Under 15 boys division two title.

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THIS Clare student powers through the water during the Under 14 girls breastroke race.

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SPORT v Cricket

H am le y B ri dg e ta k e s on Lo n g P la in s a t h ome

HAMLEY Bridge wicket keeper Alex Rademacher is ready for this catch during the match against Long Plains on Saturday.

Craig Allen bowls for Hamley Bridge, while Brett Sharman, Long Plains, watches on.

LIAM Henneker, Hamley Bridge.

HAMLEY fielders Charles Fry and Joseph Gregory chase the ball.

Hamley training for young cricketers IF you dream of wearing the Baggy Green, getting into junior cricket at your local club is the best place to start. Hamley Bridge Cricket Club is encouraging any young aspiring cricketers – aged eight or older – to come out to training and have a hit with other young players. “We’re always looking for players,” under 16 coach Adrian McCabe said. He said training is the first step before getting a game. “For eight-year-olds, they can come out for

training sessions,” Mr McCabe said. “We would certainly welcome anyone out just to get started and get them ready to play next year. “It’s a good chance for young kids to come out and practice against the harder ball in the nets and then next year when they’re a bit older they can come out and play. “Now’s the time, they’ve got a couple of months worth of training left so come down and get into it.” Training is held at 4.30pm at the Hamley Bridge oval.

stanley Cricket Results of A1 cricket played on February 19, 2011

Lower North / Clare Red Match won by Clare Red Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct T.Huppatz b M.Reynolds.... 0 L.Michael Run Out................................... 6 M.Higgs b A.Vandeleur.......................... 15 R.Darling lbw D.Finn............................. 25 R.McPharlin ct K.Reynolds b T.Huppatz.42 J.Mahoney b D.Pink.............................. 23 S.Rowland ct D.Pink b T.Huppatz.......... 13 J.Cowan ct M.Reynolds b T.Huppatz....... 2 P.Chivel ct J.Vandeleur b A.Vandeleur.... 9 L.Pearson Not Out................................. 17 D.Butterfield ct M.Bennie b A.Vandeleur. 1 Extras 20 Total 10/124 Clare Red Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Reynolds 6 2 1 14 M.Bennie 9 1 0 28 T.Huppatz 9 0 3 40 A.Vandeleur 6.5 0 3 23 M.Shopp 7 0 0 26 D.Pink 6 0 2 37

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Results of A2 cricket played on February 19, 2011

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Clare Red Batting J.Vandeleur Not Out............................ 105 G.Size ct J.Cowan b R.Darling................ 5 L.Zanette ct S.Rowland b R.Darling...... 18 M.Stopp ct L.Michael b L.Pearson........ 19 M.Bennie b M.Higgs................................ 6 M.Reynolds Run Out............................... 9 T.Huppatz Not Out................................... 0 A.Vandeleur........................................DNB K.Reynolds.........................................DNB J.Bonnie.............................................DNB D.Pink.................................................DNB Extras 16 Total 5/178 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Higgs 9 1 1 32 R.Darling 9 1 2 36 S.Rowland 9 2 0 15 J. Cowan 8 0 0 47 L. Pearson 5 0 1 25 R. McPharlin 5 0 0 22

Long Plains batsmen Todd Daniela and Sam McArdle discuss game strategy during Saturday’s match.

Match won by Lower North Lower North Batting J.McPharlin Not Out.................................. 9 H.Battle b M.Thomas............................. 12 S.Dykes Not Out...................................... 8 L.Wright..............................................DNB S.Williams...........................................DNB S.Rowland..........................................DNB K.Michalanny......................................DNB A.Platt.................................................DNB C.Marshall..........................................DNB T.Moulds.............................................DNB A.Williams...........................................DNB Extras 2 Total 1/131 Blyth/Kybunga Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Huxtable 4 0 0 10 S.Underdown 4 1 0 11 M.Thomas 1 0 1 1 S.Atkinson 1 0 0 9

Blyth/Kybunga Batting D.Richards ct J.McPharlin b A.Platt........ 16 Z.Zweck lbw A.Platt................................. 2 M.Thomas ct S.Rowland b C.Marshall.... 3 M.Agnew ct S.Williams b A.Platt............. 0 S.Attcinson b C.Marshall......................... 0 J.Branson ct Michalanny b C.Marchall.... 0 S.Underdown ct S.Rowland b C.Marshall.0 T.Huxtable b A.Platt................................. 2 B.Pratt b C.Marshall................................ 0 H.Noble b C.Marshall.............................. 0 J.Huxtable Not Out...................................1 Extras 0 Total 10/25 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Marshall 7.5 1 6 15 A.Platt 7 2 4 9

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SPORT v Bowls

Mallala just sneaks in against Despite heavy rain over preceding days and dismal conditions at the start of the day, all bowls matches were able to start last Saturday. Some greens bowled well despite the gloomy start to the day and all matches were completed with no or minimal interruptions. In Division One last weekend, the closest match saw Mallala narrowly earn the points against Wasleys by two shots. This win allows Mallala to remain mathematically in touch with the top four with only three rounds left to play. Elsewhere, leaders Riverton gained an all rinks up win over Balaklava to virtually assure Riverton of the minor premiership. Riverton has its bye this week-

By John Glistak, WMBA secretary end and will need to lose its final two matches 12-0 while Hamley Bridge must gain three 12-0 wins to have both sides tied at the top of the table. Shots up then become a factor to determine the minor premiership. Hamley Bridge completed last Saturday’s round with a comfortable victory over fourth placed Owen to keep hold of second spot. The fight for second, third and fourth spots in the final still remains alive and yet can be decided this weekend or not until the last minor round on March 12. Only Balaklava can realistically

displace Hamley Bridge from second spot but its draw over the last three weeks Owen, Mallala and Port Wakefield is marginally harder than Hamley Bridge’s Mallala, Port Wakefield and Wasleys. Balaklava’s match against Owen on Saturday is therefore an important one not just for Balaklava but also for Owen. A win for Balaklava will keep pressure on Hamley Bridge and will also ensure that Balaklava can drop no lower than third. For Owen, a loss may see it concede fourth spot and given that it has a bye in the last round, perhaps no participation in the finals, depending on its and other results over coming weeks. In previous encounters this sea-

son, Balaklava has won both clashes 12-0 and a similar result is likely in their match this weekend. Mallala’s slim chance of making the finals will hinge upon the side being able to upset Hamley Bridge to be played at Mallala. Once again, season form favours Hamley Bridge taking the points. Port Wakefield plays Wasleys in the final match of the round with the knowledge that finals are a distinct possibility should its results are favourable and other results also go its way. Wasleys has yet to upset Port Wakefield this season but given its narrow losses in the past two rounds, this match may be much tighter than expected. Division One February 19:

Riverton 98(12) (B Mullins 38, M Griffiths 21, N Rogers 29) def Balaklava 62(0) (B Taylor 24, P Thompson 16, T Clifford 22); Hamley Bridge 88(10) (M Durdin 33, A O’Brien 21, P Rex 24) def Owen 58(2) (B Parker 16, G Harkness 24, G Simpson 18); Mallala 72(10) (J Evans 29, I Stuart 13, P Furst 30) def Wasleys 70(2) (D Olive 20, D McQuade 25, W Grady 25). Division One standings: Riverton 149 (+293), Hamley Bridge 113 (+168), Balaklava 102 (+90), Owen 83 (-91), Port Wakefield 79 (-83), Mallala 71 (-135), Wasleys 43 (-242). Division One February 26: Port Wakefield vs Wasleys, Mallala vs Hamley Bridge, Owen vs Balaklava, Riverton bye.

Top four win in Two Red

WAYNE Grady, Wasleys and Peter Furst, Mallala jot down scores during the Division One game at Wasleys. CRIS Donohue bowls for Hamley Division One during the home game.

The top four sides in Two Red consolidated their positions following wins last Saturday over their respective opponents. Leaders Balaklava White had a hard fought eight shot win over sister side Balaklava Red while Riverton White earned the points against a competitive Port Wakefield Blue combination. In the other two matches, Owen and Hamley White had more comfortable wins. The fight for third and fourth spots still remains wide open with a number of challengers still in the running for these spots. Port Wakefield Blue’s clash

against Owen is a vital one for them if they wish to remain in the chase. Can they repeat their win against Owen recorded at the start of the season? Balaklava Red travels to Hamley White with perhaps the best chance of making the four if it can inflict a loss upon their host. Mallala White hosts Riverton White knowing that a win is essential to keep them in the running for finals. Recent form favours Riverton White winning this match, having had only one loss since the Xmas break. The final match will see Riverton Black play leaders Balaklava White at home.

Riverton Black upset Balaklava White the last time they met. With finals aspirations on the line, a much different result is likely on this occasion. Division Two Red 19 February 2011: Balaklava White 67(10) (M Olsen 20, J Olsen 19, C Milton 28) def. Balaklava Red 59(2) (K Cottle 24, J Roberts 17, C Cowan 18); Owen 87(12) (P Sullivan 26, K Warnes 23, L Hean 38) def Riverton Black 51(0) (R Schulz 15, P Gates 21, P Kelly 15); Hamley White 80(10) (J Bell 31, M Nichols 20, A Fyfe 29) def Mallala White 50(2) (J Curnow 15, G Forrest 22, M King 13); Riverton White

74(11) (J Glistak 32, R Hannaford 23, M Keast 19) def Port Wakefield Blue 63(1) (S Reimers 22, P Baum 23, P Fontaine 18) Division Two standings: Balaklava White 140 (+211), Owen 134 (+197) Riverton White 121 (+93.25), Hamley White 119 (+148), Balaklava Red 109 (+77), Mallala White 103 (+11), Port Wakefield Blue 102 (+16), Riverton Black 99 (+17.75). Division Two Red 26 February 2011: Mallala White vs Riverton White, Port Wakefield Blue vs Owen, Riverton Black vs Balaklava White, Hamley White vs Balaklava Red.

JOE Tily Hamley Bridge looks on as Barry McDougall, Wasleys indicates the space between team bowls.

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Pam singles champion

The Wooroora Women’s minor championship was played at Hamley Bridge last Monday. The minor championship is for players who have played for five years or less in pennant matches. Four games were played, with Port Wakefield’s Pam Durbridge emerging as the winner, with four games, runner-up was Owen representative Kathy Harkness, with three games. Con-

Runner-up Kathy Harkness, Owen, WWBA president Gloria Wandel and winner Pam Durbridge, Port Wakefield. gratulations ladies! WWBA thank Hamley Bridge for a

lovely afternoon tea. –Gwenda Cheek, WWBA secretary.

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SPORT v Bowls

Wasleys DIVISION One bowler Darcy Rex gives his Hamley Bridge teammate a line during Saturday’s home match against Owen.

GRAHAM Simpson, Owen watches a teammate’s bowl near the jack in Division One.

Two White remains open

COLIN Dunlop, Mallala lines up. PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH

With Balaklava Blue having the bye last weekend and with both Port Wakefield Gold and Hamley Red both winning their matches, the top three positions have had a major rearrangement. Port Wakefield Gold easily accounted for Mallala Black while Hamley Red just snuck in against Wasleys by eight shots despite having only one rink up. Tarlee White kept its slim finals hopes alive with a sound win over the more fancied Tarlee Red side currently sitting in fourth spot. The feature match this weekend will see the clash between the top two sides Port Wakefield Gold and Hamley Red. Having had their previous match cancelled; little may separate these two sides. Balaklava Blue will resume against Tarlee Red, having yet to play them this season. Tarlee White will play Wasleys in the final match of the round, a match that they would be expected to win, thereby keeping pressure on the sides above them.

Mallala Black has the bye for the round. Division Two White 19 February 2011: Port Wakefield Gold 91(12) (A Carslake 33, A Brown 32, T Cluse 26) def Mallala Black 54(0) (B Hill 19, K McDonald 20, B Whyte 20); Hamley Red 67(8) (B Morris 17, G Schilling 21, J Tily 29) def. Wasleys 61(4) (J McDonnell 21, R Modra 24, B McDougall 10); Tarlee White 75(12) (D Branson 22, J Perry 27, D Quodling 26) def Tarlee Red 50(0) (M Butler 17, T Wright 20, I Rohde 13). Division Two White standings: Port Wakefield Gold 104 (-13), Hamley Red 100 (-20), Balaklava Blue 98 (-39), Tarlee Red 90 (-119.5), Tarlee White 80 (-75), Mallala Black 74 (-146.5), Wasleys 39 (-353). Division Two White February 26 2011: Balaklava Blue vs Tarlee Red, Tarlee White vs Wasleys, Hamley Red vs Port Wakefield Gold, Mallala Black bye.

BOB Barlow bowls for Hamley Bridge during the Division Two match at Wasleys on Saturday.

Lower North bowlers regain Challenge Trophy Following the disappointment of having the match against YP Branch cancelled because of the hot weather forecast in January, 36 members of the Lower North Past President’s Bowls Association journeyed to Clearview to tackle the Metro Branch in their latest match. After two evenly fought games, Lower North was declared the winner, 177 to 166, regaining the Challenge Trophy, which is played for annually by the two branches. New member Roger (Buddha) Mattschoss, of Nuriootpa was inducted, by executive member, David Plunkett. Branch secretary, John Tayler, says that this takes membership to 90. Any male or fe-

David Plunkett inducts new member, Roger Mattschoss, of Nuriootpa. Metro President, David Plunkett, handing the Challenge Trophy to Lower North President, Peter Buckley, watched by Metro Games manager, Jim Linke. male past president of a bowls club or association is eligible to apply to join. Any player joining now will not need to pay a membership

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fee for next season. Payment includes the provision of a hat band and membership badge, and the right to participate in our State carnival, to be

held in April, and the five matches we play against other branches in the state. Lower North currently plays matches against Southern (Nov), Northern

(Dec), Yorke Peninsula (Jan), Metro (Feb), and Lower Murray (Mar). The branch’s Opening Day is held in October each season. An interstate carni-

val is held every second season, and in 2012 it will be held in Western Australia. Usually two coach loads of SA members attend and all agree that it is a very enjoyable event. The final match for this season will be against Lower Mur-

ray, at Mallala, which will be followed by the branch’s AGM. Members come from clubs in an area from Snowtown and Clare in the North, to Gawler and Two Wells in the South, and flanked by Port Wakefield and Barossa Clubs.

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SPORT v District

Bowls North Eastern

Results from Wednesday, February 16. Clare Red 38, R Howes 23, T morris 15 def Snowtown 33, R Brand 16, P Henderson 17. Blyth 41, R Deluca 24, L Mader 17 def Clare White 31, R Wurst 10, D Goss 21. Clare Blue 59, K Clarke 34, R Jarman 25 def Brinkworth 22, M McElvanney 8, M Erwin 14. Burra 41, C Boston 15, R Taylor 26 def Clare Green 38, T Haysman 22, J Bradbury 16. Balaklava 38, A Chivell 25, K Cottle 13 drew with Spalding 38, G Blaser 22, G Goodridge 16. Premiership table Team Points For Agst % Clare Red 101 501 389 56.29 Blyth 99 533 474 52.93 Burra 93 538 399 57.42 Snowtown 89 467 405 53.56 Clare Blue 85 461 446 50.83 Clare White 80 434 427 50.41 Balaklava 66 411 412 49.94 Clare Green 53 431 473 47.68 Spalding 44 398 505 44.08 Brinkworth 40 328 572 36.44 Next week, Wednesday 23 February: Clare Blue v Balaklava*, Clare White v Brinkworth*, Clare Red v Burra, Blyth v Snowtown, Clare Green v Spalding. *Would the Balaklava and Brinkworth clubs please note the change of venue to Clare, as the Clare greens were not available the previous round.

Power players call into Riverton Primary

RIVERTON Primary School students were ecstatic to have a ‘motivational’ visit from Power players as part of Port Adelaide Football Club’s AFL community coaching camp, held in Clare on February 14. Russell Ebert, Paul Stewart, Danny Meyer, Marlon Motlop and Robby Gray stopped in to have a chat with students.

SIDES FOR SATURDAY

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association sides for February 28. BALAKLAVA: Division 1. Balaklava v Owen at Owen – G Palmer, R McPharlin, D Lamond, P Thompson (sk). B Olsen, O Chapman, A Chivell, T Clifford (sk). K McPharlin, A Northcott, S Hanke, B Taylor (sk). Division 2. Balaklava White v Riverton Black at Riverton – H Hebish, N Olsen, S Guy, M Olsen (sk). L Day, C Stewart, Z Guy, J Olsen (sk). L Bradock, B Moffat, J Milton, C Milton (sk). Balaklava Blue v Tarlee Red at Balaklava – D Anderson, P Ramm, K Catford, D McPharlin (sk). L Zerk, C Wood, D Beare, B Barr (sk). D May, R Greenshields, T Jones, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Hamley White at Hamley Bridge – B Kreig, N Sampson, J McPharlin, C Cowan (sk). R Hillman, H Philip, E Cunningham, G Heffernan (sk). K Cottle, C Welke, R McDonald, J Roberts (sk). OWEN: Division 1. Owen v Balaklava at Owen - G Marshman, G Bubner, D Greer, G Simpson (sk). I Freebairn, R Uppill, N Harkness, B Parker (sk). D Brown P Freebairn, T Harkness, G Harkness (sk). Division 2. Owen v Pt Wakefield at Pt Wakefield – B Roper, A Wandel, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). A Tiller, W Heaslip, K Gould, K Warnes (sk). D Hartwell, J Robinson, B Diehl, L Hean (sk).Cars: D Hartwell, A Tiller, R Hill.

LOWER North fielders Sam Rowland, Daniel Butterfield and Ryan Darling watch as teammate Matt Higgs (not pictured) bowls this Clare Red batsman during Saturday’s Stanley match at Balaklava.

PHOTO: PETER ROBBINS

Golf Balaklava Men

Do you want a Guaranteed game of Football each week??? The United Football Club is actively looking for players to ply in the following grades for the 2011 season

Under 17’s Under 14’s Under 11’s • First training Thursday March 17, 4.30pm at Long Plains Oval • Followed by a FREE tea for all players

Kelvin Gameau President: 0418 854 159 Ray Bennett Junior Co-Ordinator 0438 094 604 Sam McArdle U/17 Coach 0433 036 312 James Rundel U/14 Coach 0418 621 745

Most favoured by those flaky golfing gods, from an A Grade perspective, was Mark “the Lecky” Loy (+1) who, on a count back, effectively insulated the burning ambitions of the mighty Muzz, Murray Smith. This left Ian Michael (+1) to rue what might have been. This impetuous trio turned a blind eye to the fortunes of P. Anderson (square), T. Michael (-1), M Hameister (-2), D Hannaford (-2), W Nagle (-2) and W Parkin (-3). Battery-powered Barry Thompson, with a monster +2, lapidified the B-Grade dreams of Callum Michael (+2) on a count back and demon MIG-maniac Dave Rodgers (-2), not to mention the wildest dreams of G Anderson (-3), W. Berry (-4), I Gameau (-4), B Michael (-4), D Addison (-4), D Robinson (-5) and A Leaver (-6). Things were so tight in the C Grade results that one could embrace the concept of isospin to justify the results. Yes, Martin Bell made his triumphant return to the greensward with an unassailable score of -3, but a highly compressed triumvirate of Jake Michael (-5), Gerry Toms (‘Thoms’ or ‘Thomson’ - well done Rupert!) (-6) and a humbled Austin Henstridge (-6 on a blasted count back) just managed to make mincemeat of Malcolm Keast (-9). New kid on the tee block, Geoff “Whipper-snipper” Keo, carved a more handsome 101 off the hickory this week for his second stab at a handicap.

A flock of Birdies on number three played host to Andrew Leaver, Mark Loy and Ian Michael, but only one could claim the expected obligatory Nearest the Pin, young Mark. NTPs were also held successfully by Tate Michael at the 8th, the Mighty Muzz (10th) and Ian “Minimal Microns” Michael (17th). This weekend’s Stableford comp. will be meinhosted by sand-bucket dispenser Peter Thompson (yeah, right!), any nonsense at the 19th to be nullified by Andrew Manuel (yeah, right!) and spinning up a mini-cyclone on the mighty chicken wheel will be Ben “The Burglar” Michael (LOL!). Our Summer Cup matches are becoming a bit of a headache for Ian Lamont, due to an almost total lack of input, so please organise your next challenge and soon! See if you can get it done and dusted before rampaging Rob Lawson manages to canoodle a colourbond covering for our new deck…

balaklava mid week

Results from Wednesday February 16. Brian Stewart won Wednesday’s competition with 45 points, Geoff Leo 44 CB, Trent Sharman 44, Austin Henstridge 43, Ian Glover 41, Bill Goudie 38 CB, Dennis Goudie 38, John Curnow 37, Barrie Thompson 36, Mike Hahesy 35 CB, Greg Sonntag 35 CB, Chris Hahesy 35 CB, Jerry Toms 35, Dean Trickett 33, Cherie Taylor 32 CB, Merv Hamiester 32, Doug Taylor 29, Bill Berry 28, Jill Taylor 27, Don Anderson 25. Birdies: Trent Sharman hole 8 and 14, Austin Henstridge 2, Bill Goudie 17, John Curnow 17, Cherie Taylor 10, Merv Hamiester 3.

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Barry Zerna won Saturday’s stroke competition with a nett 68, one stroke clear of Anton Noack and John Mitchell finishing with 69 each. Errol Branson and Roland Pawlak both score 71. Other scores George Dahlitz 71, Roen Cameron 72, Barry Schwartz,Kieth Kluske, Doug Cooper, Wim Van Pelt,Wally Isgar 73, Max Grasby, Dennis Nation 74, Steve Howe 77, Helen Bell 80, and W White 91.The club managed to keep the balls given out for nearest to the pins as nobody even got close! However, there was a “Most drives on fairway” competition and George Dahlitz won with 14 from John Mitchell who managed 13, Roland Pawlak, Doug Cooper and Wim Van Pelt 12. Strangely, no Birdies. Last Thursdays Stableford competition attracted 25 players with Errol Branson consistently hitting the ball long and straight to win the day with 47 pts but only just from John Riley 46, and Bob Mcgregor who putted like a pro to finish with 45. Rex Mortimer 43, Ross Hienze 40, Colin Doudle, George Dahlitz 39, all being prize winners. Other scores Wally Jackson 38, Helen Johson, Noel Stringer, Ian Rohde, Bob Hillier, Anton Noack 37, Merv Hamiester 36, Barry Schwartz, Kieth Kluske, Ron Smith Ed Manning, Dennis Hawke 35, Cliff Applebee 34, Doug Cooper, Roen Cameron 32, Max Grasby, Roger Hahn 31, Ron Collins 28. Birdies: Barry Schwartz 7, and 15, Bob Mcgregor 9, Merv Hamiester, Ron Smith 1, John Riley 3, and 7. NTP: Errol Branson 9. Next Thursday: $3 BBQ.

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LOCAL v Living

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Sport was popular on the Watchman Plains

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Sport is an important part of the social, and sometimes professional, life of people in all walks of life. Here in our district, many sports have been played. The people of the Watchman Plain were no exception when it came to leisure sports. A century ago, the annual Watchman Plains Sports Day was a popular event, with a range of sports – bicycle racing, horse racing, athletics and a novelty section. These sports days were interrupted by World War I, not resuming until 1925. Held on the first Saturday in March on various farmers’ properties, the last one was held in 1930. The day concluded with a dance, with admission charges of 1/- for Ladies, and 1/6 for Gents. Tennis was popular, with the Watchman Tennis Club forming in

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• Balaklava girl Melanie Redden received her bachelor of music education certificate at her graduation in Elder Hall, Adelaide.

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Diary& • Feb 26: Strawberry Fete, Owen Town Hall. • Feb 27: Dublin History Group and Port Parham Sports and Social Club 10th annual Strawberry Fete, Port Parham Social Clubrooms; Balaklava Junior Tennis tournament. • Feb 28: Two Wells Children’s Centre AGM. • Mar 3: Balaklava Ladies Come & Try golf. • Apr 6: BalaklavaPuzzle Bowling Club 13 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.32) fashion parade. 6 7 1 2 9 5 3 8 4 • April 11: Balaklava 2 Tennis 9 4 8 Club 3 6 5 7 1 AGM. 8 3 5 4 7 1 9 6 2 • May 3: Balaklava3 Ladies 8 9 Golf 5 2 7 1 4 6 luncheon. 5 2 7 1 6 4 8 9 3 1 6Club 3 100 8 9 2 5 7 • May 7: Balaklava4Golf 9 6 2 7 5 3 4 1 8 Club. 4 3 dates! 9 1 8 6 2 5 Send us your7 diary 8

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One point three million Australian dog owners would rather confide in their pet than their partner, according to the Purina Pet Study results revealed On December 2, 2010. Almost half of South Australian residents with a partner think their dog is a better listener than their significant other. In surveying more than 1,000 pet owners across Australia, the report found 64 per-cent of females nominated their dog as the better listenercompared to just under half (48 per-cent) of males. The study also reveals that after a stressful day, four in 10 SA residents said they would prefer a warm welcome from their dog than a cuddle from their partner.

Pet over partner With almost four million (3.979) households across Australia housing a cat or a dog, the findings from the Purina Pet Study highlight just how passionate Aussies are about their pets, with a massive 82 per-cent of SA dog owners considering their dog more than just a pet. One in four SA residents sees their dog as a companion for life and a further one in 10 perceives their pet as a child. “The findings from Purina’s Pet Study aren’t surprising, they only further reinforce the positive effect that pets have on their owners,” states Purina’s resident animal behaviourist, Dr. Jo Righetti. “Previous studies

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n The Church notices are supplied by local churches and will continue to be repeated weekly as a service directory. Churches should advise us of any changes immediately, by emailing lisa@plainsproducer.com.au

MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am

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

Large range of rifles & shotguns now in stock • Remember to stock up on ammo

COLES GUN SUPPLIES Plains Producer, Wednesday February 23, 2011

•From: www.didyouknow.org

anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm

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anglican Balaklava....................... 7.00pm LUTHERAN Balaklava....................... 7.30pm

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in 1937 – this club has also had a variety of amalgamations. These days netball follows football wth regard to programming and venues, but this was not the case in the early days. Table tennis was keenly contested for many years but, like other districts, went into recess. The Watchman Cricket Club was first formed in 1900, recessed during the wars, and resumed in 1947, attaining several premierships. The only sports not listed as being competitively played at Watchman are golf and bowls and, like many other smaller communities, the continuation of many sporting interests meant merging with another club, or clubs, with many venues now centred in the larger towns.

Supported by Balaklava Veterinary Service. Phone: 8862 2088

• Daniel Healy, then a year 12 student at Riverton High School, was judged Youth of the Year for 1991 at the Adelaide Plains Lions Club dinner.

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The Watchman Football Club commenced with play between the fathers and sons of Cavanaghville School in the 1920s. The club’s first premiership was in 1925, the victory dinner being held in Mr F Saunders’ dining rooms in Balaklava. Five Watchman players took part in an Adelaide carnival in 1929. After a recess during World War II, play resumed in 1947 with the playing field moved from alongside the school to the north side of the road in section 291, Hundred of Hall. Matches were held on this oval until 1975, when play was transferred to Hoyleton. Various amalgamations have occurred over the years and the club has had a good record of premiership success. Netball (or basketball as it used to be known) began at Watchman

PET CARE

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Spalding Only 7 Railway Tce, Phone: 8845 2168

Normal purchasing requirements apply. ID & gun licence essential

LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am Balaklava cafe............ 6.00pm UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge......... 11.00am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Tarlee........................ 9.30am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava......... Liturgy 9.00am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Tarlee.........................9.15am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Lochiel.......................10.00am

March 13 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava..................... 10.00am anglican Balaklava....................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge............ 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava............. Mass 10.30am Pt Wakefield..........Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava..................... 10.00am Community church Pinery........................... 7.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava..................... 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava....................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala.......................... 9.00am Two Wells....................10.30am Owen Comm................ 9.30am Hamley Bridge.............. 9.15am Windsor ........................ 9.00am Tarlee........................... 9.30am Balaklava.........................9.30am Pt Wakefield................. 10.30am Nantawarra.....................9.00am

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NEWS v District n NOTHING OF INTEREST INSIDE, BUT ...

ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL:

Brazen thieves steal home air conditioner

Another cancellation forces re-think

MALLALA

MALLALA police are investigating the forced entry into a house at Reeves Plains last Wednesday. It is alleged the offender/s gained entry by forcing a rear sliding door open. No property was taken from inside the house. A large reverse cycle air conditioner valued at about $8000 was taken from outside the premises. The unit was brand new and had only recently been installed. Another shack was broken into on the Esplanade at Parham only two days later. Offender/s gained entry into the shack by removing glass panes from a louvre window. Once inside the offender/s located a number of keys, which they used to enter a shed at the rear of the property. The keys were also used to open a shed on a neighbouring property. A GPS, fish finder, tools, alcohol and cash were taken. •A 45- year-old Mallala woman was issued an expiation notice for cultivating cannabis, being in possession of prepared cannabis and having equipment for smoking cannabis after Mallala Police searched her property on February 8.

ADELAIDE Plains Basketball games faced yet another cancellation Friday night, due to rain. The decision is getting harder to make according to the association, as so many players are becoming frustrated, not being able to play. The association is currently looking at an alternative.

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upper trough will produce areas of high cloud and the possibility of isolated showers over the agricultural area on Sunday and Monday. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Fine and sunny. Warm with moderate east to southeast winds. Thursday: Fine and sunny. Warm to hot with light to moderate southeast to northeast winds. Friday: Fine and sunny. Warm to hot with light to moderate southeast to northeast winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Wind: E to SE 10 to 15 knots turning, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Cowell to Port Noarlunga. SE to SW afternoon sea breezes 10 to 15 knots. Sea: 1 to 2 m. Swell: S to SW 0.5 to 1 m on southern Spencer Gulf. Thursday: Wind: E to NE 5 to 15 knots shifting S to SE 5 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

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INFORMATION

Week Month Monthly This year Last year to date average to date to date

Auburn Balaclava Blyth Clare Hamley Bridge Hoyleton Mallala Marrabel Owen Port Wakefield Riverton Roseworthy Saddleworth Snowtown Two Wells

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DISTRICT POLICE NEWS

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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 One cannabis plant being grown outdoors and a small amount of prepared/dried cannabis was located and seized. •MALLALA police were called to the Rockies Reserve on Kain road, Pinkerton Plains after receiving information that off-road motorcycles were being ridden at that location on Friday. The alleged offender/s had decamped prior to police arrival. Police said it is forbidden to ride off-road vehicles in this reserve and will prosecute any riders found riding in the reserve. Police are interested in any information relative to this illegal activity and as always, the information will be treated in the strictest confidence. •A 21-year-old woman was taken to Lyell McEwin Hospital suffering abdominal injuries after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Long Plains and Windsor road, Calomba on Saturday. A Ford sedan being driven north along Long Plains road collided with a Holden station wagon being driven west along Windsor road. It is alleged that the driver of the Ford sedan, a 21 year old Long Plains man, disobeyed a give-way sign. The two occupants of the Holden station wagon were uninjured. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and towed from the scene.

Two Wells man hurt

•A 40-year-old man from Two Wells was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition following a crash at Roseworthy on Monday. About 12.30pm, the man’s white Toyota van collided with a stobie pole on College road at Roseworthy. Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the van travelling in the Roseworthy area prior to the crash is asked to contact BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au •TWO people escaped injury in a single vehicle accident on Friday. Mallala police attended the scene on Port Wakefield road, Dublin, where the Holden sedan driven by a 53 year old Stansbury woman left the road out of control. Police said it appears the driver lost control of the vehicle after aquaplaning on the wet surface of the carriageway. The vehicle spun out of control, colliding with trees on the median strip. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene. • A MALLALA man was taken to the Lyell McEwin hospital with serious facial injuries after an alleged assault in Mallala on in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 36-year-old man’s injuries included a laceration above his left eye, a broken nose, a fractured cheek bone and severe facial bruising Mallala Police attended the address as a result of receiving information of an alleged assault. It is alleged a 55-year-old man was also assaulted by the same man but only sustained minor injuries. Mallala Police are pursuing a number of positive lines of enquiry.

No rain impact

RECENT heavy rainfall may have caused flash flooding in some regional centres around the state but the local area, particularly Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council district was relatively unharmed. Council chief executive officer, Roy Blight, said while there seemed to be a bit of water around, towns in the area were relatively dry after being ravaged with floods in December last year. Mr Blight visited Riverton, Tarlee and Stockport last Friday to check the situation and confirmed that while cautious, people in the towns were relatively calm about the weather. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 23, 2011


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Strawberry Fete Saturday February 26

• Tea commencing at 6.30pm • Steak sandwiches & sausages • Strawberries cream & ice cream • Scones, jam and cream • Raffles • Various stall opening at 7.30pm • Activities for children

Salou-Ja Ladies & children’s clothing Saturday February 26, 2011 9am - 5pm

Wallace Street, Balaklava 3rd Shop down from Foodland

Are you dealing with grief, hurt, rejection or emotional pain? Sunday February 27 - 10am 3 Glenda Watson, from South Africa, has learned through personal experience the keys to dealing with grief 3 She will teach you how to deal with pain caused by divorce, abuse, rejection, death, addictions and many other areas 3 Come on Sunday to hear this amazing speaker. You won’t be disappointed.

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Balaklava Family Church Corner Gwy & Short Tce, Balaklava Enquiries 8862 2074 or 0412 307 521 Email: balaklavafamilyc@internode.on.net

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FOR RENT As new 4 br house in Port Wakefield $250 per week. Contact Butterfield Agencies 0417 884 877 or office 8862 2172.

For Sale

1995 Hyundai Excel, green, 3 door hatchback, 5 speed manual, mechanically sound, regularly serviced, registered until June 2011, Reg no. VYL 452, $1,500 o.n.o. Phone: 8862 1943 after hours only.

2002 Ford Escape, platinum colour, 153,000kms, XLT model, tow bar, electric windows. $12,950 ono. Call Gary 0418 846 047. 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer XJS936, 2.4L, 5 Speed, 46,000 Km. Silver, spoiler, alloys, cruise, air, mats, bonnet protectors, electrics etc. Reg till 01/12, new tyres, just serviced, carefully looked after car. $13,500 ONO. Ph. 8849-2446. Caravan, 16’ York, not registered, reg no YHE 115, $1,600 o.n.o. Please phone 0439 832 212.

Ford Laser GHIA, 1.5 Litre, 5 door hatch, automatic, genuine 78,529 klm to date. Good sound condition, economical, reg no SAUAU749, 1983, registered to May 2, 2011, $1,100 o.n.o. Phone: 8862 1904 or Mobile: 0448 026 486.

Hay, Oaten and beardless wheat. No rain damage. Small squares $5. Rolls $50. Clare area. 0417 838 241.

Holden Commodore VT Station Wagon, V6 automatic, white, good condition, $3,000 o.n.o. Phone 8529 2472 or 0413 870 270, reg XAJ 531.

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Jinma tractor, 50hp, 4 wheel drive, 4 cylinder diesel, front end loader, PTO, power steering, dual stage clutch, ROPS and Canopy, demo model, registered, reg no QVP 932, $24,000. Phone: 0428 890 107.

Liberty Electric chair. POA. Phone 08 8862 2063

Mig welder, MIGOMAG 195, single phase, excellent conditions. $900 ono. Phone 8651 3177. Oaten hay rolls, new season, 5x4 , net rolled, $35 per roll. Balaklava Museum. Contact R.May 0439 821 741 or M.Zerk 0407 329 559.

One dining room suite. One table, six chairs. Rose design on chairs. Good condition. $300. Phone 8862 2142.

Retravision - computers, cameras, ipods, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Phone 8862 1552. R.M Williams swag, the bush outfitter. $500 ono. Brand new. Please phone 0439 832 212.

Toyota Corona 1984, locally owned since new, low milage, neat condition, $950, reg PM 5839. Phone 0418 831 483.

Coming Events

Tenth Anniversary

Sunday February 27

10am - 4pm at Port Parham Social Club Rooms Stalls will include… ★ Red Cross Cake Stall ★ Jewellery ★ Hand Made Sweets ★ Hand Made Cards ★ Craft - Including cushions

★ Children’s Clothing ★ Jams & Pickles ★ Craft Fabrics ★ Plants ★ DVD ★ Tupperware & much more

Sponsored by the Community Development Board of the M.D.C. • Morning, afternoon tea & lunch available • Ice Cream • Fresh scones with strawberry jam • Cream & Strawberries • Admission $2.50 at Dining Room Door The Magic Moments Dance Troup 1.45pm Jonny Wonny Show 2pm A Dutch Auction called by Kevin Richards

For stall enquires phone 8529 2028

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BAD Credit. Home loans, personal loans, refinance, Superannuation consolidation. Inquire 0412 804 248. www.loansforyou. com.au

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107.

Dublin History Group Inc & Pt Parham Sports & Social Club invite you to attend

STRAWBERRY FETE

For Sale

Young brown layer hens. Phone 8527 2343, Mallala.

Do you want a Guaranteed game of Football each week???

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. Sharemar k e t- b u y wholesale and rent shares out, never ending income. Ring 08 8862 1442.

Wanted

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

HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217.

WANTED Motorcycles. We will buy or sell your motorcycle on consignment. Gawler Motorcycle Centre, Lot 1 Main North Road Evanston Phone 8522 7700.

Balaklava Golf Club

RELIABLE person to cut down trees on Farm fence lines at own expense and MUST take wood in lieu. Phone Rob Saint 0438 621 326.

Wanted to Buy

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

Alcohol & PregnAncy

Anderson, Elaine Maud. Loving sister of Leith and Lenore. Loving Auntie of Michael (Dec), Alicia and Bradley, Mandy, Shane, Mikaela and Joshua. Resting Peacefully.

Ladies Come & Try Golf

Death

Hoepner - Dora May. On February 15, 2011 at home. Aged 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Max. Loving Mother of Maxine, Barbara, Kathryn (Babe), Joan, John, Barry & Grant, their partners and families. Private Cremation. Durdin Funeral Director Balaklava AFDA 8862 2101

In Memoriam

Hudson-Trevor22/02/2006. Flowers we place upon your grave may wither and decay, but the love for you, who sleep beneath will never fade away. You’re always near us sadly missed by Rosalie and family. Hudson - Trevor James. It’s been five years since you left us. Always in our hearts and minds Julie, Mark, Liam, Abbey, Susan, Claude, and Ella.

Birth

REINKE (nee Ridgway). Shane and Kate are thrilled to welcome Henry Edward born on February 2, 2011. Weighing 8lb 1oz. Special thanks to Dr Crompton of Clare, and Dr McKendrick and the wonderful staff at Ashford.

90th Birthday

Robinson - Greig Alexander Stacey of Hoyleton. Wishing our wonderful Dad and Papa a very happy birthday, today February 23, 2011. Dad, you started your farming career with a team of horses’ and 76 years later; progressed to a tractor fitted with auto-steer. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement. Now reluctantly, you take your long service leave. Thank you for all your love and support. All our love. Ashley and Kaylene, Tom and Tyna, Nick, Kylie and Isabella.

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THE Plains Producer sincerely apologises to David Anderson and family for the errors in last week’s death notice. Today we publish a corrected version.

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Under 17’s Under 14’s Under 11’s

Kelvin Gameau President: 0418 854 159 Ray Bennett Junior Co-Ordinator 0438 094 604 Sam McArdle U/17 Coach 0433 036 312 James Rundel U/14 Coach 0418 621 745

Anderson nee Reinke, Elaine Maud, December 30, 1941 to February 14, 2011. Past away peacefully on February 14 at Mallala Community Hospital. You were a wonderful kind person who taught us so much about life and love, we wish you were able to enjoy your beautiful grandchildren, but sadly you never could. We know you will be watching over them from heaven, we will never forget you Mum or let the children forget their Nanna. Forever in our hearts you will be sadly missed. Love always Grant, Rebecca, Emily, Behany, Jackson and Phoebe. Resting peacefully with our Lord. Anderson nee Reinke Elaine Maud, December 30, 1941 to February 14, 2011. Past away peacefully on February 14 at Mallala Community Hospital. You were a generous loving person, who we truly admired. You were taken from us far too soon. Forever in our hearts. You will be sadly missed. With love always Catherine, Craig, Jessica and Matthew. Rest in peace.

The United Football Club is actively looking for players to play in the following grades for the 2011 season

• First training Thursday March 17, 4.30pm at Long Plains Oval • Followed by a FREE tea for all players

Death

Anderson - Nee Reinke. Elaine Maud. Passed away peacefully at Mallala Hospital on February 14, 2011, aged 69 years. Loved wife of David and loving mother of Grant and Catherine, mother-in-law of Rebecca and Craig. Loved grand mother of Jessica, Matthew, Emily, Bethany, Jackson and Phoebe. It’s not what we write, it’s not what we say, it’s how we remember you in our own special way.

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DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993 DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a C AT E G O RY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment. Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 6 / 2011 APPLICANT’S NAME: LR & VE Packer N at u r e O f T h e D evelopment : Storage of three shipping containers and associated canopy shelter SUBJECT LAND: Lot 101 Old Port Wakefield R o a d , Tw o W e l l s , Hundred of Port Gawler CT: 5911/458 ZONE: Rural Living 2 The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, or 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the Manager, Environment and Development Ser vices at PO Box 18, Mallala, SA, 5502 not later than March 9, 2011. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: R Semrau Authorised Officer Date: Feb 23, 2011 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

South Australian Poultry Processor requires expressions of interest for its shedding expansion programme of its Contract Broiler Farm Facilities in the preferred areas of Kapunda, Balaklava and Gawler to Clare region. For further information please contact: JEFF BLAKEMORE MOBILE 0438 391 042

Burning Permit Procedures From 1st March until the end of Fire Danger Season 30th April (unless changed by CFS Chief Officer) Burning Permits may be issued for the purpose of General Broadacre Burning. Application for fire permits can be obtained from the District Council of Mallala office at Mallala and Two Wells or Council Web site at www.mallala.sa.gov.au. To ensure you have a Burning Permit when you want to burn please apply for the Burning Permit a minimum of 48 Hours before it is required by filling out the application form and faxing or presenting to one of the Council Office.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

DEFENCE PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORT WAKEFIELD: LIVE FIRING RANGE WARNING NOTICE

ARTILLERY TESTING AT DEFENCE FACILITY PORT WAKEFIELD: 28 February – 2 March 2011 Test and evaluation activities in support of Defence capability, training and operations will be taking place at the Proof and Experimental Establishment at Port Wakefield from 28 February to 2 March 2011. Test and evaluation of artillery weapon systems will require restricting public access to the Port Wakefield Defence Practice Areas over the period 28 February to 2 March 2011 between 8.00am – 4.00pm The area is R282A which is outlined in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN40, 07 October 1992. Access by members of the public to the Prohibited Area is prohibited in accordance with Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 26, 04 July 1990. These areas are indicated in the diagram below, and will particularly affect access to the Gulf of St Vincent from Port Parham and Port Wakefield. These artillery firings require specific tidal conditions and are critical for the safety and development of new Defence capabilities. Members of the public may notice noise, flashes and/or smoke during the testing. There is no risk to the public outside of the gazetted Defence Practice Areas. If any member of the public has inquiries in relation to the 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.

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.

Please be advised that a seasonal Burning Permit may be issued to the Permit holder for a period of more than one day and all Fire Permits must be validated by ringing the Council Office on the morning of the intended burn. Please also take note of the Burning Conditions supplied with Burning Permit including the conditions on the back of the Burning Permit before commencing the burn. These must be complied with. Please note: a. Permits will not be issued in the Fire Danger Season for fireworks. b. A Council Fire Prevention Officer is empowered to refuse or cancel the validation of a permit at anytime. c. Be aware that Council Fire Prevention Officers are now empowered to issue Expiation Notices for offences such for not complying with Burning Conditions. d. The Burning Permit is not valid on a Day of Total Fire Ban. (CFS Fire Ban Hotline 1300 362 361). District Council of Mallala is in the Mid North Fire Danger District. e. Be aware in advance, and vigilant of any sudden changes in weather conditions that may affect the burn. f. The 1st Burning Permit you acquire for the season must be in the Permit holders possession before the fire is lit. In some circumstances Permits may be faxed. FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER Peter Buttery 0408811065 peter.buttery@mallala.sa.gov.au

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Situated at Balco Bowmans. As one of Australia’s largest hay exporters, Balco Australia Pty Ltd is a significant national and international organization exporting Australian hay to numerous countries throughout the world. You will partner with the Maintenance team and undertake a wide range of maintenance activities on manufacturing equipment. The person we are seeking will ideally: • Be trade qualified • Have knowledge and experience in PLC, pneumatic and electric control of machinery With a positive attitude and a passion for service excellence and safe work practices, you will become a valued member of the Balco Team. Please forward your application to ayandell@balco.com.au by close of business Friday March 4, 2011.

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Keanan 0438 641 032

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

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Local Hairdresser …working from home in Balaklava

Specialising in: 3Cutting 3 Fashion Colouring 3 Up styles for proms & weddings Upmarket styles that won’t break your budget By app. only - Ph Sandrah Mobile 0433 689 422 Home 8862 1936

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Yorke & Lower North Community Health Service, Clare Job Ref: 494103

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Work & Relax 60.38 Ha 149 Ac of undulating coastal grazing land with planted Old Man Saltbush grasses and sandphire flats. The land adjoins the beach reserve and the gulf. Excellent winter grazing block, indirect mains water, check the sheep and catch a fish. Inspection is recommended at the asking price of $97,500 ID 413955

Elders Roseworthy 8521 0302 Graeme Hann 0417 814 659 Andrew Bastian 0428 868 811

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.

Port Clinton, S.A. ECO ALLOTMENTS Situated on the corner of Main Coast Road and Wandilta Avenue, Port Clinton and ranging in size from 900 to 1100 square meters secure your coastal getaway now. Secure now with a $1,000 deposit and settle when subdivision is complete. Price $95,000

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New properties are required WE can help you sell yours BALAKLAVA $198,000 24 Charles Street

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This stone villa consists of 3 large bedrooms with a lounge, kitchen and eating area with a dishwasher and rainwater over the sink, as well as a tiled bathroom, interior laundry & 2 toilets. The home has just had a make over with it being freshly painted inside and out and the carpets have also been replaced. The reasonable sized very functional kitchen has lino floor coverings and the older style free standing cupboards can be left with the property if required. Everything is ready for you to move straight in or rent out, what ever is your preference. Outbuildings consist of a large lockable double garage - workshop with power connected and concrete floors. Features of the property include reverse cycle air conditioning, slow combustion heating, mains water is connected and the low maintenance lawns and gardens blend perfectly with the home. This property has real street appeal and we would like to invite you to arrange an inspection today. It’s great Value

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Ideal Investment Property • 3 Bedroom • Double Brick • Large lounge, kitchen and eating area •Split system a/c

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Tough initiation for Growden REPORT and photo: By Peter Argent

Hamley holds onto second spot DIVISION ONE anticipation: Hamley Bridge’s John Bubner, Dick French and Paul Fritz, along with Owen’s Glen Bubner and Gavin Marshman, watch Graham Simpson’s bowl as it knocks a Hamley bowl out. HAMLEY Bridge completed Saturday’s round with a comfortable victory over fourth placed Owen, to keep hold of second spot on the ladder. Hamley Bridge 88(10) defeated Owen 58(2). n WMBA secretary, John Glistak, reports on Saturdays matches – page 22-23

Playing the physical Sydney Swans combination, the Greater Western Sydney Giants had one of the toughest introduction into elite football, in the round one NAB Cup fixture at Bankstown last Saturday evening. Among this group of young men, in the historic first competitive game for the Giants was a 17-year-old talent from the BlythSnowtown Football Club, Joshua Growden. It was a tough initial outing for Growden and the Giants, as they were beaten by John Long- m i r e ’ s Sydney squad in the abridged form of the game, by 79 points. With the finals scored being Sydney 13.5 (83) to 0.4 (4) i n the 40-minute contest, with Growden finishing with a pair of possessions, both handballs.

BLYTH-Snowtown Football Club young talent, Josh Growden.

n Continued Page 24

Mallala Magpies recruit three from EP CONTINUING on with the strong Eyre Peninsula contingent in the senior ranks at Mallala, three young Kimba Districts players have joined the club for the 2011 season. Midfielder Josh Seal, forward Brent Harris, both 19, and utility Nathan Hornhardt, 20, are all Kimba expats living in Adelaide. They will join Joel Montgomery, Mark McEvoy (Streaky Bay), and Liam Whitwell (Kimba) as other Eyre Peninsula talent at the club. Both Seal and Harris played in the Tigers’ 2010 A grade premiership in the Eastern Eyre league.

REPORT: By Les Pearson Seal and Hornhardt played in Kimba Districts’ 2008 flag as well. Mallala is their first new country club, aside from a year or two with Port Adelaide’s junior grades and dribs and drabs of school footy. Seal said the expectation to perform as new players is on his mind but he was looking to simply enjoy the new atmosphere at the club. “I guess there’s a bit of pressure but I’m pretty keen to get into games and hopefully play alright and get the respect of everyone I guess,” he said.

With three years of senior football behind him, he was confident that experience at both Port Adelaide and with Kimba Districts will help him find his feet at the new club. “It was a pretty good standard so that will help, for sure,” Seal said. Harris led the league’s goal kicking in 2010 with 44 goals in 12 games, while Hornhardt was known locally as a ‘child prodigy’ of sorts. Hornhardt missed the end of the 2009 and the whole 2010 after badly dislocating his hip. He was, at the time, one of several promising junior stars at

the Tigers, named by the club as its best player on the ground in the 2008 grand final triumph. Seal said watching his mate sit the year out was tough. “It was, he was pretty disappointed to miss out on the flag last year so he will be keen to chase some success this year,” he said. If Hornhardt can recapture that spark from over 18 months ago, Seal is confident he will have an impact with the Magpies this year. “Even the year he did it (his hip) he was playing heaps well for Kimba, so hopefully he can play like that again,” Seal said. As for himself, he would love

to win a spot in the engine room at Mallala but knows he has to work hard to show his value. “Hopefully I get the chance in the trial games to have a run through there and see what I can do,” Seal said. He claimed Mallala coach Keith Earl’s style reminded him of Kimba Districts coach Peter Woolford, making the transition to a new club even smoother. “He’s pretty similar to my former coach at Kimba actually,” Seal said. “I guess he has this sort of old-fashioned approach to footy, nothing too fancy.”

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