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MALLALA’s Pat Kakoschke has been announced as one of only two South Australian recipients of the Ambulance Service Medal in the recent Queen’s Birthday Awards. SA Ambulance has recorded Mrs Kakoschke joining the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) at Mallala in 1965, although her involvement with the community’s service began in 1963, totalling 48 years commitment to the group. “I just really enjoy the medical side of it,” she said. “I like looking after sick people, it’s just been in my blood for a long time and it’s still there.” As a shy young lady new to the area, Mrs Kakoschke was encouraged to get involved in local community groups. While the CWA didn’t take her fancy,

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she noticed a sign in the window of the local IGA advertising for volunteers to establish an ambulance service in the local district. Mrs Kakoschke said about 20 people joined the foundation committee of the Mallala and District Ambulance Service, running trading tables and balls to fundraise for the service’s facilities. The years passed but her commitment to the service was unwavering. In 2000, Mrs Kakoschke was appointed to her current position of volunteer team leader. Mrs Kakoschke has provided excel-

lent leadership that has ensured the growth and retention of volunteers of the Mallala team. She said the service has enabled her to grow from a shy young lady into a community leader. “Being able to look after sick people has given me a lot of confidence,” Mrs Kakoschke said. “I also love the teamwork side of it as well and Mallala has an excellent team environment.” n Continued Page 2


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CLARE and Gilbert Valleys Council (CGVA) will continue to operate the Visitor Information Centre in the near future but is looking to the community for ideas about a long-term direction for the local tourism facility. CGVC chief executive officer, Roy Blight, has recommended council invite tourism stakeholders and groups to provide their thoughts on the future operation of the centre and other visitor information centres. The recommendation will be voted on at tonight’s council meeting. “We will continue to operate it until council makes any policy decisions to move otherwise,” Mr Blight said. “We’ve factored in the operation of the visitor centre into the business plan for 2011/2012 and recognised we are going to get less money for the SATC.” In his report to council, Mr Blight listed four current options being discussed in the community. The first is retaining the current operation system, serviced by paid staff. The second is a hybrid model proposed by the Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association (CVBTA), whereby volunteers assist paid staff in the centre’s operations. Under this model, sales, merchandise and bookings would be out-

sourced to a private operator. Relocation of the centre to cheaper premises is a third possibility and the fourth suggestion is completely outsourcing the centre’s operations to a business or group of businesses. Mr Blight said the CVBTA suggestion has the most merit at this stage, albeit with some technical issues to sort through, but added the speculation surrounding the centre’s future is disruptive for staff at the centre. “The option of having a business enterprise operating out of there as well has some attraction because it is a prominent location,” he said. “The speculation is not a positive thing to be happening and with the changes happening at SATC, we want to work through this as quickly as possible and move on.” Mr Blight said any suggestions and thoughts are more than welcome. “It’s a fairly large building with good usable areas but it’s a matter of having the right sort of product and I guess that’s why we’re looking at putting it out there and saying ‘these are the options people are talking about, give us some feedback and council needs to make some decisions on this so give us your best advice and we’ll take it on board’,” he said

No help with growth data THE South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has refused to provide the CGVC with a detailed breakdown of identified savings under the Regional Tourism Growth Plan. Council chief executive officer, Roy Blight, said the SATC claimed the data requested was confidential. “It was something that council was trying to get some comprehension of what was going on and what savings were being made,” he said. “Council’s concern is the biggest brunt is being borne in regional areas. “It wasn’t a fishing expedition, it was a genuine enquiry and we would have liked the information to have been available.” It was an interesting stance from a publically funded sector. “In terms of the regime all councils operate in, we put all our plans out there for public comment at the draft business plan stage and we take it on the chin with all the feedback we get,” Mr Blight said. “Council was seeking to better understand the dynamics of what was happening in that department.” Instead, the SATC advised council to peruse the commission’s annual reports to access the last five years of income and expenditure statements - a confusing suggestion considering council’s original request. “They’re historical documents, not forward-looking documents,” Mr Blight said. Plains Producer, Thursday June 16, 2011

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$3 million for valley flood repairs CLARE and Gilbert Valleys Council (CGVC) will receive $3 million funding from the State government to assist with repairs to damaged council infrastructure caused by the floods in December last year. The funding was announced in the State Budget, released last week. CGVC chief executive officer, Roy Blight, said council had meetings with State government ministers earlier this year about funding required to assist with repairing an estimated $15 million worth of damage.

Les Pearson reports: “The question was asked at that meeting what amount would get you started and we indicated a figure of $3 million,” Mr Blight said. “The State government has come through with that, for which we are very grateful. “It backs up the ongoing support from the government since the flood.” He said visits and ongoing communication with state MPs including Premier, Mike Rann,

Families Minister, Jennifer Rankine, and Local Government Minister, Gail Gago have all been involved with council’s chaotic clean-up, with the recent funding announcement a sign the CGVC’s plight has not been forgotten. “We were pleased to see it,” Mr Blight said. “We weren’t surprised because we were expecting there would be a commitment of support of sorts but we’re very pleased all the same.” Mr Blight said council would be working with consulting engineers, Tonkin Consulting,

appointed by council in consultation with the Local Government Association and the Local Government Disaster Fund, to utilise the funding. He said Tonkins were working through a detailed program of work required and prioritisation. “A prioritised program will be agreed on and that’s where initial investments will be made to restore that infrastructure,” Mr Blight said. “It’s well underway.”

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he local roads network recently came under scrutiny at a regional freight forum in Wallaroo. The forum focused on ideas on improving roads, railways, ports and air efficiencies in the Yorke and Mid North region. Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN) together with South Australian Freight Council, hosted the event on June 2, attended by representatives from the transport and trucking industry, port authorities, Department of Transport, police and representatives from local governments across the region. RDAYMN economic development officer, Jo-anne Buchanan, said the main aim was to identify inefficiencies and impediments to productivity in the Yorke and Mid North’s freight movement and importantly to identify strategic improvement strategies. Neil Murphy, CEO of SA Freight

LOCAL trucking operator Eddie McArdle, pictured with daughter Megan Jaeschke. Eddie says widening roads would be a good step. “It would be much safer,” he said.

Sally Crowther reports: Council, was a speaker and focused on the overview of the freight industry and its importance to the local communities. “The freight industry deserves attention as a significant provider of economic activity. “It supports a significant number of jobs and generates income and wealth for the community,” Mr Murphy said. While many key themes arose, one of the main priorities surfacing was roads. Discussions surrounded the need to fix roads, have better surfaces and better signage. Roads originally built to support transport vehicles such as farm trucks, are now crumbling under the pressure of heavy trucks carrying significant tonnage. RDAYMN CEO, Kelly-anne Saffin, also said a number of roads heavily and increasingly traversed

by heavy trucks, fall under local council responsibility with associated maintenance and enhancement costs beyond a regional council’s capacity. Local trucking operator, Eddie McArdle, of McArdle Pty Ltd and Agfert in Balaklava, says he doesn’t expect much more than what is here. “They’re no different from any other roads, you get the occasional rocky driving,” Mr McArdle said. While he wasn’t too perturbed about the state of the roads, he did admit there were problems – “but they can’t fix everything,” “Widening the roads would be a good step, it would be much safer,” Mr McArdle said. Terry Corcoran, Osctrot Carriers proprietor in Balaklava, was more critical. He wasn’t happy about the current state of roads. “The roads definitely need improving. At the moment they are shocking and it seems they are just ‘band aiding’ the problems,” Mr


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The need to improve ‘last mile’ access to the parts of Port Wakefield, Ardrossan and Wallaroo was also raised. Kelly-anne Saffin mentioned the need for ‘Shell corner’ to be upgraded between Balaklava and Port Wakefield. “This corner needs to be looked at soon, whether the Port Wakefield bypass is to be constructed or not,” Ms Saffin said. The Central Local Government Region of SA transport strategy has identified the lack of safe road access to port facilities as a major impediment to freight movement across the region. Submissions will now be made to relevant government departments including local, state and federal, to gain assistance for infrastructure and regulatory changes to support the regions growth into the future. • Mallala – Gawler road upgrade, but not much for us in State Budget – reports, Page 9.

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To celebrate International Men’s Health Week, the Men’s and Community (MAC) Sheds will be promoting men’s health and sheds in various local towns with its MAC van. The van was at Balaklava Triangle on Tuesday and at Riverton’s Scholz Park today. Snowtown sees the van next Tuesday, June 21 and Port Wakefield on Tuesday, June 28. Visit between 10.30am and 2pm. “Men’s and Community Sheds are a great way for men to socialise and can help stop men in rural areas from becoming isolated, which can affect their mental health,” said Gary Stewart, Cluster Director for Yorke and Lower North Health Services. And speaking of men’s health, most men, especially of the older generations, are a little, shall we say, stubborn when it comes to seeing a doctor – whether it’s just for a check-up or if their arm was hanging off with blood pouring out. I was at someone’s house once when the gent had cut his finger quite badly. I inspected the cut, and




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The Youth Advisory Committee of Wakefield Regional Council has arranged a half day paintballing session, for anyone over 8 years of age, at Tarlee on Wednesday July 20. Cost is $50 which includes 300 paintballs each, sausage sizzle lunch and bus trip. Bookings by next Tuesday, June 21, to David Woodroofe on 8862 0800. This should be a great school holiday outing.

Lily’s lucky escape Lock up your pets, especially at night. That’s the message from Megan Smith of Balaklava after her pet cat, Lily, was caught in an illegal rabbit trap. Small steel-jaw traps are prohibited in South Australia under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985. Large steel-jaw traps are prohibited in most areas except for wild dog control along dingo fences or for research control. Some other states and territories permit the use of traps, but not here, and certainly not in Balaklava. Rabbit traps are not considered an effective or efficient rabbit control technique. They are also not target specific, so a wide range of non-target species may be caught, including cats, dogs and birds. If a domestic animal is caught, it needs to be taken to the vet to be assessed for injuries, and if it is microchipped, can then be return to the owner. Megan said: “It’s cruel and dangerous to have a trap around the town and it’s very distressing to see your pet in pain.” Luckily for Lily, she only had a fractured paw and had her leg plastered.She is now recovering at home, getting lots of TLC from her human family.

Art and music ... it’s hot August sight Balaklava Balaklava Courthouse Gallery’s next exhibition will be the Balco Art Exhibition, running from June 20 to August 28, with the official opening on Sunday July 2. During this time, the Balaklava Eisteddfod will be on, so it’s a busy time for Balaklavians. Throw in a two week visit from Japanese students to Balaklava High School, and August is quite a hectic time. Thankfully the APFL

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Good news for nurses

The nurses station at Balaklava hospital is being upgraded. The naughty nurses, like matinee Marie, and the good nurses, (can’t think of just one) are quite happy to put up with some disruptions for a few months, knowing the end result will be worth it!

Bring back Hank, the Templeton tornado The APFL umpires are having a sponsor’s night on Wednesday, June 22, at Mallala football club. Guest speakers are Central District footy legends Chris and James Gowans. Thinking about the umps in our district brought back memories of an ump who looked good in his ‘tightie whities’, had an imposing presence on the field, but didn’t take over and get noticed for making clanger game-changing decisions. That man is no other than the mighty Malcolm ‘Hank’ Lamond, the Mount Templeton white tornado. So forget the saying ‘Bring back the biff’, it’s ‘Bring back the Hank’. My challenge to you Hank, is to find the whites, or maybe buy some new, slightly larger ones, and start umpiring again. Son Rick, who coaches Balaklava minis, could arrange a return game facing up to those tough mini kids. I, along with thousands, will be ready with the camera! You know you want to.

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Balaklava resident Erika Engelke has found her long-lost nephew, thanks to the Plains Producer. Erika’s nephew tracked her down by reading a Plains Producer article on Erika’s life, written by editor Terry Williams. Erika was born in Hannover, Germany and came to live in nearby Halbury in the 1970’s. She now lives in Balaklava. Michael Engelke, 45, who lives near Hannover, put Erika’s name into a search engine and the Plains Producer article came up. From there he contacted Erika’s granddaughter, Tahlia, 19, on facebook and asked about her Oma (grandmother). “When Tahlia asked me if I knew a Michael Engelke, I almost fell over,” Erika said. Michael is the son of Erika’s late husband’s brother, Heinz, and lives in Hannover, Germany. Michael was born six years after Erika moved to Australia. “He told me he had been looking for me for ages, and of all places, he found me through Facebook,” “I’ve never really liked Facebook, but now I might consider it,” Erika said.

ERIKA on Facebook with Michael and above, the Plains Producer article from April 14 last year.

We help Erika find long-lost nephew Since making initial contact, Michael and Erika have been communicating through email. “Michael’s son, my great nephew, looked exactly like my son at that age,” Erika said. “I’ve told my sister who lives in Germany, and hopefully she can meet him.” Erika is thrilled to finally be in contact

with a nephew she never thought she would meet, and although future plans do not involve travelling back to Germany, she hopes one day to meet Michael. Today Erika still has family nearby, including her first son Peter, daughter in law Renee, and she is also a proud Oma to grandchildren Richard, Kate, Tahlia and Dylan.

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TWO WELLS: A Two Wells man died in a car crash near Two Wells on Tuesday morning. The 68-year-old died when the Ford utility he was driving crashed into a stobie pole at the intersection of Gawler River road and Old Port Wakefield road about 6.35am. A 63-year-old woman, also from Two Wells, was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with chest and limb injuries. •Two Wells Lawn Bowls Club and other areas were subjected to graffiti last Thursday. The offenders drew on walls and windows of the clubrooms as well as the beige coloured shade cloth. Though the walls and windows can be cleaned or repainted, the shade cloth will have to be replaced. Further graffiti was done in the lane way between Rowe Cresent and Old Port Wakefield Road and several vehicles were targeted in Ross Coleman’s Mechanical in the same laneway. •A 21-year-old unemployed man from Two Wells was arrested outside the Commercial Hotel after police were called to the hotel regarding two patrons fighting. • A total of 14 infringements have been issued to drivers in the Two Wells area over the past week for speeding either within the township or in the Lewiston area. Highest speed in the 80km/h zone of Lewiston was 124 km/h recorded by a probationary driver, while the highest in the 50km/h Two Wells township was 76km/h. Several other infringements were issued to heavy vehicles using Drew Street. MALLALA: FIRE caused minor damage to Bellie’s Takeaway on Wasleys Road, Mallala last Wednesday. The fire started in the chip cooker at about 4pm and was quickly extinguished by the owner. Local CFS attended and checked the shop to ensure it was safe to re enter and start the clean up.


READERS of the Plains Producer have a chance to access a LIMITED supply of FREE passes to the Adelaide Boat Show. Because of the expected popularity of the tickets ONLY ONE ticket will be issued to each person. To enter, fill in the coupon below and tell us where the Boat Show will be held this year. Coupons can be dropped at the Plains Producer office by noon next Tuesday, June 21, or by post to arrive Tuesday morning. Winners will be announced in next Wednesday’s Plains Producer with tickets to be collected from the Plains Producer office from 9am that day. The 50th anniversary Adelaide Boat Show from 23 to 26 June will offer regional families an opportunity to view a spectacular range of latest models and marine products in a one-stop-shop location. In this special milestone year, the show is moving to the expansive, airconditioned pavilions of the Adelaide Showground at Wayville with about $14 million in recreational craft and ancillary products on display. Glen Jones, Boating Industry Association of SA, general manager, said the 2011 show would be about 20 per cent bigger than in previous years and included a series of informative seminars and educational activities for children. “We recognise country people make up a significant proportion of the many

thousands of boat owners in our State, and they contribute greatly to an industry that generates millions of dollars into regional economies,” Mr Jones said. “Many people in regional and remote areas do not have the ease of access to latest boating and marine products. “That’s why we are particularly encouraging them to attend the 50th anniversary boat show this year because it will offer a wonderful opportunity to compare products and prices and receive expert advice from industry leaders.” The show will feature products ranging from kayaks to family fishing boats, sailing vessels and top of the range cruising craft. “It will also present latest marine-based safety and navigation technologies, fishing tackle, an informative seminar program covering just about everything from catching to consuming, and seafood cooking demonstrations,” Mr Jones said. Country people in particular will appreciate the ease of access to the Adelaide Showground at Wayville and the ample parking facilities. Opening times are 10am–6pm on Thursday, 10am–8pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am–6pm on Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults, $11 for pensions and children under 15 will have free entry if accompanied by an adult. Parking will be $6 per vehicle. Go to

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Horizon students investigate some innovations; back from left: Zac Crisp with an electric skateboard, Questacon organiser Jillian Riethmuller, Joe Ventra aims a marshmallow gun, Questacon organiser Amelia Swan watches Chelsea McPharlin, Stacey Faehrmann and Hannah Mellier get gooey with some slime, made out of cornflour, water and food dye.

Going ‘gooey’ in the name of science

Horizon Christian school students have been taking a “hands-on” role with science through a new educational program. Questacon Smart Moves is an in-school presentation which introduces exciting, relevant and inspiring examples of Australian and international science and innovation. The presentation aims to promote cutting edge research, new ideas and entrepreneurship in science, engineering and technology. “Questacon Smart Moves aims to encourage today’s youth to dream of ideas for tomorrow,” said presenter, Jillian Riethmuller.

Sally Crowther reports: Ideas such as an all terrain electric skateboard, a slimy speed bump and a rescue device that combines ballistics and flotation were only some of the ideas presented to students. “We want to get kids to find science exciting and realise this innovation is something anyone can do. It’s not unreachable and you don’t have to go to uni to achieve it,” Jillian said. Jillian said this was the first year the program had been run in this region. Starting out in Mt Gambier and finishing in Port Pirie, Jillian and

co presenter Amelia Swan will do 20 presentations. They were in Balaklava last Friday. Horizon students enjoyed the performance, using their lunch hour to try exciting innovations. “It was awesome, there’s so many cool gadgets. It was very hands on and I learnt so much,” said Hannah Mellier. For Stacey Faehrmann, it was also an informative event. “It was very interactive and makes science actually seem fun,” Stacey said. Students said the program made them aware science was not as boring as they first thought, with many keen to go home to try out

similar innovations themselves. “It definitely made science more interesting, creative and fun. Now it doesn’t seem so nerdy,” said Chelsea McPharlin. The in-school presentations are unlike other shows, using pop culture and young innovators as examples to engage and encourage students to take their ideas further. Questacon Smart Moves is funded by a Federal government initiative. In 2009-2010, more than 43,000 students in 245 schools attended the Smart Moves school-based presentations. The program returns to Balaklava in 2013.

The Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA) has renewed its call to farmers to participate in a five minute survey to help set their future direction. More than 1500 agricultural bureau members from throughout SA have been emailed or posted the survey, with feedback described as “critical.” Following funding cuts from the State Government, the ABA now will review its constitution to determine its direction after considering members’ wants and needs. “As you may have heard, the State government will not be funding the ABA past June 30, 2012,” said Advisory Board of Agriculture chair, Richard Murdoch. From June 2011 to June 2012, the Minister, through the Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) will provide support to the ABA as they transition from the current dual roles of advising the Minister and governing the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia, to solely governing the Agricultural Bureau. There will be no changes to the operation of local Ag Bureau branches. In future, the ABA is keen to continue governing the Agricultural Bureau plus continue working to provide policy advice to the government and relevant Ministers, delivering industry relevant projects and serving its grower members. “We are currently seeking alternative sources of ongoing funding to ensure we can continue operating at a similar level and we are working to keep the ABA alive,” Mr Murdoch said. The ABA has a unique structure in that members are integrally linked to the Agricultural Bureau movement which consists of about 1500 members in about 78 branches across the State. “It is a network and system we do not want to lose,” Mr Murdoch said. The ABA supports young farmer development through scholarships and bursaries, manages an administers finances, insurances, awards and projects and advises various government Ministers, as well as making submissions on industry relevant issues. • Farmers can return the survey to the ABA at: au, fax (08) 8226 0425 or post (no stamp required) to Anne Madden, Admin Officer, Agricultural Bureau of SA, Reply Paid 6631, Box 1671 GPO, Adelaide, SA 5001.

Government scholarship plan aims to attract young volunteers The State government is introducing a new annual scholarship program to encourage young South Australians to participate in volunteering. The program was announced on Monday by the Minister for Volunteers, Grace Portolesi, at a free celebration to mark South Australian Volunteers’ Day at Adelaide Festival Centre. Ms Portolesi said the government will

commit $30,000 a year to the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards program to assist scholarship winners with their tuition fees to undertake tertiary study. Young volunteers aged 25 years and under will be eligible to apply and they will be assessed on a range of selection criteria, including their history of volunteering and their level of interest in helping others in the


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‘City-centric’ Budget will bring more regional pain LIBERAL MP and Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, claims a range of new taxes and charges in the 2011/2012 State Budget will add more pain to regional South Australians. Mr Griffiths (pictured) said the budget also ignored the needs of rural residents, labelling the Budget “city-centric”. He supplied figures below which he claimed illustrated the cost of living impact on South Australian households. According to Mr Griffiths, the Budget handed down by Treasurer Jack Snelling lastThursday was typical of the Labor government, who he believed continued to strip regional South Australia of vital services and funding

support over the past nine years. He said since being elected in 2002, Labor has delivered higher taxes and charges, which would result in significant increases to the cost of living. “Water bills have almost trebled; other utilities including electricity have almost doubled, while overall State taxes under Labor have increased by 88 per cent,” Mr Griffiths said. “In this Budget, the government has increased fees for

driver’s licences, vehicle registrations, speeding fines; and if this is not enough, more speed cameras will be put on roads to raise millions of extra dollars to top up the government coffers.” With a massive waiting list for roadwork in the state’s regional areas, Mr Griffiths believes rural residents and road infrastructure had been snubbed yet again. “Despite these extra taxes and charges there is no new funding for our deteriorating road network,” he said. “South Australia now has a road maintenance back-log of $400 million. “Funding to regional communities through specific regional grants have not been delivered, which is very disappointing and

confirms the government’s indifference to regional SA.” He also pointed out the lack of support for the state’s agriculture industry, with Mr Snelling announcing further funding cuts to industry research bodies. “South Australia’s agricultural industry barely rated a mention in the Budget. However, it did not escape funding cuts,” Mr Griffiths said. “Funding to the critical area of research and development through SARDI, and more cuts to PIRSA have been targeted by Mr Snelling. “It is clear the government do not recognise the importance of our regional communities to South Australia’s economy.”

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HOW A WELL EXECUTED RETIREMENT STRATEGY SAVED $22,000 TAX! Consider the case of two identical twins who are identical in so many ways. Both are 60 years old, on annual salaries of $80,000, they purchased investment properties for $100,000 twenty years ago in Gawler. They are now selling their properties for $300,000 to fund their retirement dreams, as they will retire in June this year. The sale of the properties will settle in August this year. In planning for the capital gains tax bills they will have to pay on the $200,000 capital gains they will make, they went to their accountants and were amazed when they found out they actually had one difference between them: The sad twin will have to pay over $38,000 capital gains tax. The happy twin will have to pay just over $16,000. Of course the above example is based on fictional twins, but the potential difference in tax payable is absolutely true. How could this be? A common mistake made by so many investors is to think they will have to pay capital gains tax in the year when settlement of their property sale occurs. Wrong! Capital gains tax applies when the contract for the sale of the property is signed. Our sad twin was so happy to find a buyer for her property that she signed the contract on the spot in late June. This meant her taxable capital gain of $100,000 (50% of the gross gain of $200,000) was taxed in the same year as she received her salary of $80,000. Her capital gain was therefore taxed at 38.5%, giving a tax bill of $38,500. Our happy twin called her accountant and was advised to sign the contract in the first week of July. With advance planning she will be able to ensure that her income in this first year of retirement will consist of the capital gain and a tax-free income stream from her superannuation. She’ll also be eligible to reduce her taxable capital gain of $100,000 down to $50,000 by making a tax deductible contribution into her superannuation fund.

Mallala-Gawler road upgrade The Mallala to Gawler road and Hamley Bridge road will be upgraded as part a $25.6m shoulder sealing program announced in last week’s State Budget. The upgrades are part of significant works announced for State MP Tony Piccolo’s electorate of Light. Mr Piccolo said the Budget balanced strong financial management with support for those who needed it most. “The Budget theme – Strong. Secure. Supportive. – certainly rings true for the Light community, “ said Mr Piccolo. “I am proud to say that the budget directs funding to crucial areas of need in our

community with a focus on transport and education.” Mr Piccolo said construction woud begin this financial year on the much-needed Willaston roundabout and planning will start for the south east connector road to service the new Gawler East development. Budget funding continued the $293.5m Gawler rail upgrade. Refurbished trains were already making rides more comfortable and new electric trains would be arriving in 2012. Along with the electrification of the metropolitan passenger rail networks, the budget provided $35 million towards a $50 million Automatic Train Protection system .

The new Gawler bus service kicks-off on July 25 and Gawler High School would receive a $14.4m upgrade to cater for students from birth to year 12. Mr Piccolo said these were important steps towards ensuring infrastructure was in place to support the planned growth for the town and Gawler area. “The Mallala to Gawler road and Hamley Bridge road upgrades are important rural service roads that need to be maintained,” Mr Piccolo said. “While some projects have taken time to come to fruition, perseverance has paid off.” “These projects have been made possible with prudent financial management.”

The net result of this strategy is that she’ll effectively have to pay tax of $16,100 on her capital gain ($8,600 in her personal tax return and $7,500 inside her super fund, assuming 2010/11 rates of tax). Consider the learning lessons from this case study: • Not all twins are truly identical • Pro-active planning for tax strategies can save enough tax to finance a round the world trip to kick off your retirement Talk to us about optimising your situation! We invite you to meet with us to discuss strategies to optimise your taxation, wealth creation, retirement and lifestyle options

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Little for farmers or rural communities, says SAFF Despite Premier, Mike Rann praising the recent crop and claiming it would contribute about $3.4 billion to the State’s economy with the rest of the sector bringing in $5 billion, there was little for either farmers or rural communities in the Budget, says the South Australian Farmers Federatioin (SAFF).

President Peter White said rather than rewarding farmers for their input, the State government now planned to charge more for water and electricity, had increased the cost of vehicle registration and driver’s licences and continued to dowgrade the agricultural sector. “It is particularly disappoint-

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ing there is nothing for agricultural R&D, which desperately needs productivity improvement,” Mr White said. “With a further $2.7 million cut to SARDI, our world class research facility continues to be decimated by this government.” Mr White expressed his disappointment there was noth-

ing to attract young people to agriculture, “whereas Victoria is now providing an exemption from stamp duty for farmers aged under 35 on the first $300,000 of agricultural land purchased.” It was positive $23.1 million had been provided for bushfire protection, with additional funding for some country hospitals.

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Ford puts new Focus on ‘affordable technologies’ Ford Australia has announced the full line-up and specifications for the all-new Ford Focus, showcasing its dynamic exterior and interior designs, innovative and affordable technologies, fun-to-drive and fuel efficient performance, and comprehensive safety package. On sale in August, the Focus is a key element of the Ford product portfolio in Australia. Customers will have their first opportunity to see the stylish design of the range – and experience some of its innovative technologies – when the 2011 Melbourne International Motor Show opens on July 1. “In every world market where Focus competes, customers are looking for expressive design, affordable innovation, superior quality, responsive performance and exceptional

fuel economy,” said Bob Graziano, president and CEO, Ford Australia. “In Australia, the all-new Focus presents all these elements in one outstanding package. It raises the bar in all these areas, which will not only delight our existing customers but also expand the appeal of the Focus brand to a whole new generation of Ford customers.” Distinguished by its sleek and sporty design, the new Focus is packed with more affordable technologies and features than ever previously offered by Ford in this market sector. The LW Focus introduces a new-look, four-tier model line-up, comprising entry-level Ambiente, mid-series Trend, dynamic Sport and high-tech luxury Titanium models. The Ambiente is a stylish intro-

n FORD’S new LW Focus goes on sale in August. duction, while the Trend merges stylish design with innovation and convenience. The dynamic character comes alive in Sport, with an even greater emphasis placed on driving enjoyment, while Titanium features the very latest innovative technology and contemporary luxury, making it the ultimate all-new Focus. With more than 10 million units sold since its introduction in 1998,

the Ford Focus has become a firm favourite with consumers worldwide for its outstanding value, comfort and safety, and above all, for being great fun to drive. Following an unprecedented global development program under the company’s One Ford strategy, the next-generation Focus is set to continue the successful tradition of its predecessors.

“The new Focus is evidence of One Ford in action, and truly represents the best of the Ford Motor Company,” Graziano said. “Our investment in a new global small car platform is enabling us to provide consumers in Australia, and around the world, with an affordable range of cars that offer quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology beyond their expectations.”

Changes to truck driver fatigue laws

Laws dealing with heavy vehicle driver fatigue management will become universal with the eastern states after Transport Ministers in South Australia and Victoria agreed to changes. According to information from trucking representative group, Australian Livestock Transporters Association (ALTA), South Australia and Victoria will change their laws to match those currently in force along the eastern seaboard. “We congratulate the Australian Transport Council on this decision,” said ALTA national president, David Smith. “We particularly congratulate South Aus-

tralian Minister Pat Conlon and new Victorian Minister Terry Mulder, who both agreed to make this change.” ALTA campaigned for more than 12 months to have the laws amended. Under national heavy vehicle driver fatigue management laws introduced at the end of 2008, drivers and employers are required to keep records of how long a driver has worked or rested in every 24 hour period. There are requirements to stop for ‘short rest breaks’ every few hours, requirements to have a ‘long rest break’ at certain intervals, and limits on time that can be worked in any shift.

If the driver is travelling more than 100km (which is the minimum you’d expect in the bush), the driver has to carry a governmentissued work diary showing how he is meeting all these requirements. Different laws apply in Western Australia and Northern Territory. Laws in force in South Australia and Victoria and those in NSW and Queensland are subtly different to each other. In NSW and Queensland, a ‘24 hour clock’ is started only when a driver takes a ‘long rest break’. South Australia and Victoria currently have laws start a new ‘24 hour clock’ each and every time a driver stops for any break. The

effect is a driver will typically be working under four overlapping 24 hour clocks, and cases of up to six overlapping clocks are easy to achieve. ALTA argued the southern laws were not only unworkable but actually unsafe, encouraging a driver to keep working so he doesn’t trigger a new 24 hour clock, yet ‘pushing on’ is something no driver of any vehicle should do. ALTA said South Australian and Victorian transport officials were making arrangements to implement the Ministers’ decision. • ALTA is the national federation representing road transport companies supplying Australia’s agricultural industries and communities.

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n addition to its stunning looks, Ford’s new Territory has undergone an exhaustive redesign incorporating enhancements and changes to its drivetrains, structure, safety, suspension, steering, technology and level of refinement. When the Ford Territory first went on sale in April 2004 it redefined the mid-size SUV segment. Since its showroom arrival it has proved a popular choice for families and customers seeking a vehicle more adaptable to their lifestyle. It proved so popular with customers and enthusiasts alike, it achieved the pinnacle of motoring success by taking out the coveted Wheels magazine Car of the Year award in 2004. Since then, the Territory carpark has grown to more than 107,000 strong. In fact, its first nine months on sale saw more than 15,000 SUV buyers make Territory their first choice. Its peak sales year was 2005 when 23,454 were sold. Despite Australia’s ever-expanding SUV segment and the ongoing arrival of new competitors, last year Territory sales were up more than six per cent compared to 2009. The new SZ Territory is part of Ford’s $230 million investment in sustainability. The company’s goal: improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its Australian-made models. Others include the forthcoming 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost Falcon as well as the introduction

STATE Road Safety Minister, Tom Kenyon, said the provocative new Motor Accident Commission (MAC) advertising campaign which features people from regional communities across the State is headlined by a new road safety term – “Matemorphosis”. Mr Kenyon said, “Basically this means your mate has ‘morphed’ into a person who risks losing their life by ‘creeping’ over the speed limit, hooning, not wearing a seatbelt, drink driving, or driving on drugs or fatigued. “Many young men find it difficult to speak about road safety in their peer groups. “The irreverent nature of the campaign empowers them to speak up when their mates are showing signs of Matemorphosis, as it just may save their life.” MAC general manager, corporate affairs, Ben Tuffnell, said less than one third of the population lived in rural areas, yet 60 per cent of fatalities and 50 per cent of serious injuries were on rural roads. “The high fatality rate is largely caused by young males,” Mr Tuffnell said. “Country roads are unpredictable and, therefore, present far more challenges to drivers. Put simply, country roads need safer drivers.”


It’s here at last! of Liquefied Phase Injection (LPI) technology for the Falcon, the highly advanced and efficient gas injection technology which replaces its previous traditional and now-outdated LPG gas system. The first Territory was four years in the making and Ford Australia spent $500 million on exhaustive research, design, engineering and testing. “The success of the originalmodel Territory meant our development path with this new model was highly detailed and underpinned by knowing precisely what our customers wanted,” said Ford Australia president and CEO, Bob Graziano. “With the original-model Territory, we did a great job in two vital areas of vehicle development: understanding our customers’ needs and benchmarking.

“We adopted this approach again with the development of this new model.” The Ford team again performed extensive research, ranging from customer clinics and focus groups to confidential drive programs. Ford even studied on-line chat forums to learn exactly what buyers and enthusiasts liked and did not like. Apart from the obvious plan to fit its Duratorq TDCi turbo-diesel technology to the Territory, Ford Australia’s designers and engineers set tough new goals for improving the model – among them enhancing the performance and efficiency of its proven I6 engine, improving refinement, increasing crash safety and crafting a stylish and contemporary new look that aligns with the signature styles of other Ford products. Headlining new Territory’s driv-

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ountry South Australians make up 30 per cent of the population, yet we account for 60 per cent of people killed in road crashes, says the Motor Accident Commision (MAC) There were 592 people killed or seriously injured in rural crashes in South Australia last year – 216 were aged 16 to 29 years. Statistics supplied through the MAC website show more than 60 per cent of these young people were males. In a serious crash, young males are usually at fault. Sobering statistics aren’t they? Even more sobering is the fact that many of these deaths are caused when our mates turn into idiots on the road. But what if we had the power to prevent that? It’s true that in the country we have to spend more time behind the wheel, we travel greater distances at higher speeds and we drive on more challenging roads. That’s just where we live and where we drive. And we can’ t change that. But we can change how people drive.

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Of course when someone dies on the road, it’s a tragedy and we all understand the grief and impact that a single death can have on so many lives forever. There were 118 tragic deaths last year – but there were also 7,875 casualties. That’s about 20 a day! Many involved serious injuries, altering lives of victims and causing lifelong suffering not only for them, but the people around them. When we make poor decisions behind the wheel we’re not just risking death, we’re risking disability, brain injury, painful recovery and at around one crash an hour, your

Local drivers: chances of it happening are a lot higher than you probably thought.

The Main Killers - Speed

“You speed when you can get away with it, and the roads out here are good enough that you can safely go much faster than the limit. The NT had the right idea with no speed limits on country roads, they should have that everywhere.” – Male 49, Port Augusta Rural roads often appear safe, but police accident reports tell another story. High speeds can lead to a loss of control. At high speeds an unfortunate event, or someone else’s error, can lead to severe consequences. Research has shown that the chances of a crash and the severity of the crash increase with every


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The Main Killers - Drink

“There’s no buses out here or trains so you can’t do that. Taxi’s are too expensive. You can’t call your mum, she’d just tell you to drive home yourself anyway.” – Male 46, Mount Gambier Almost 40 per cent of the drivers killed on rural roads are over the legal limit. Last year of the 20 drink drivers killed in South Australia, 15 were in rural crashes. The likelihood of a crash is double at .05 and four times at .08.

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The Main Killers - Seatbelts

“It’s a small town and no one is travelling far, so most people don’t bother with a seatbelt.” – Male 38, Port Lincoln If you don’t wear a seatbelt you are 10 times more likely to be killed in a crash. Not only that, you have a significantly greater chance of being seriously injured.

About 40 per cent of vehicle occupants killed in rural crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. This compares to 27 per cent on metropolitan roads.

The Main Killers - Fatigue

“I’ve had to drive from here to NSW in a day once for work, and I do that every year when the shearing season starts up there. I’ll do it in one trip, but I’ll need to drop a couple of no doze to do it.” – Male 19, Port MacDonnell Driving for long periods without a break has some similar effects on your body as alcohol - loss of coordination, slower reaction time and decrease in concentration. It’s estimated to be a factor in around 30 per cent of fatal crashes and up to 15 per cent of serious injuries.

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Q: What does it mean to farmers? N AT I O N A L F a r m e r s ’ Federation (NFF) concerns that agriculture’s competitiveness will be compromised under the Government’s proposed carbon tax have not been eased by the release of the final climate change report by Professor Ross Garnaut. NFF president Jock Laurie (pictured) said the Garnaut Review acknowledges farmers are naturally anxious about the costs they will bear as a consequence of the tax. “Garnaut says in his report farmers, more so than most other

A: About $24,000 per year for the average grain producer Australians, will face higher fuel and transport costs under the proposed tax,” Mr Laurie said. “It is these costs that will add enormous expenses back into our farm businesses. “Fuel, transport and processing

Sports clubs hit, claim Libs THE Federal Opposition claims the Gillard Labor government has effectively confirmed sporting clubs will have no choice but to raise player fees to pay for power price rises under Labor’s carbon tax, Shadow Minister for Sport, Luke Hartsuyker, quizzed Labor Minister Kate Ellis last week, highlighting how 23 soccer clubs in his electorate paid a combined electricity bill of more than $100,000. Mr Hartsuyker asked the Minister whether they would have to increase their player fees to pay for the increased cost of electricity, once a carbon tax was introduced. “The Minister clearly showed


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costs are the major areas of concern for the agricultural sector, as costs incurred by other businesses in the supply chain will simply be passed on to farmers at the end of the line. Based on the independent research conducted by the Australian Farm

Institute, at a $23 per tonne carbon price (within the $20 to $30 per tonne carbon price range recommended by the Garnaut Report), an average grain producer would be hit with about an additional $24,000 of input costs into their business.

“Professor Garnaut has challenged industry to embrace a carbon price as an economy-wide reform, as it has done in the past through issues such as the tariff reforms of the past 1980s and 90s,” Mr Laurie said. “The NFF has never been shy of reforms that aim to bolster agricultural productivity and improve the position of Australian farmers in international markets, but we draw the line at reforms that threaten to add unsustainable costs directly onto Australian farms.”

Q: What is a carbon tax?

The Gillard government’s tax on carbon emissions has certainly stirred the pot in rural Australia. Peoples’ understanding of the thinking behind it will essentially form the backbone of divided opinions all over the country. So, what exactly is a carbon tax? Aptly named website sums it up. “Carbon tax is a form of pollution tax,” the site explained. “It levies a fee on the production, distribution or use of fossil fuels based on how much carbon their combustion emits.” Put simply, businesses and companies will pay for every unit of carbon emitted as a by-product from any form of commercial activity. “The government sets a price per

ton on carbon, then translates it into a tax on electricity, natural gas or oil,” the website continues. “Because the tax makes using dirty fuels more expensive, it encourages utilities, businesses and individuals to reduce consumption and increase energy efficiency. “Carbon tax also makes alternative energy more cost-competitive with cheaper, polluting fuels like coal, natural gas and oil.” By forcing businesses and companies to pay for carbon emissions, the general thought is it will force them to look at greener production methods to avoid incurring the extra production costs by reducing carbon emissions. “Carbon tax is based on the economic principle of negative externalities,” howstuffworks explained.

“Externalities are costs or benefits generated by the production of goods and services. “Negative externalities are costs that are not paid for.” Therefore, the carbon tax is aimed at making businesses and companies accountable for their carbon emissions. “When utilities, businesses or homeowners consume fossil fuels, they create pollution that has a societal cost; everyone suffers from the effects of pollution,” howstuffworks suggests. “Proponents of a carbon tax believe that the price of fossil fuels should account for these societal costs. “More simply put, if you’re polluting to everyone else’s detriment, you should have to pay for it.”

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S the Federal government pursues a carbon tax scheme for Australia, many people remain mystified as to what the carbon tax will achieve – and how much it will cost. The Plains Producer today attempts to explain what the carbon tax means to you – and to the many farmers in the region who will be facing increased costs ...


To d d M c P h a r l i n w i t h a n example of no-till farming. If tilled by machinery, the soil layers invert, air mixes in, and soil microbial activity dramatically increases. The result is soil organic matter is broken down much more rapidly and carbon is lost from the soil into the atmosphere. This, in addition to the emissions from the farm equipment itself, increases carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. By eliminating tillage, crop residues decompose where they lie, and by growing winter cover crops, carbon loss can be slowed and eventually reversed. * Source:

An unfair target?

ESPONSIBLE for 16 per cent of the nation’s carbon pollution, the agriculture industry is likely to receive a high level of scrutiny under the Gillard government’s carbon tax. Bowmans grower Paul Daniel has two main sticking points. He wants to know what the predicted change in temperature will be 10 years after the tax’s implementation. Mr Daniel doubted the tax on Australians would have any great impact on the planet’s environmental health. He suggested a global approach to carbon emissions, encompassing major production countries such as China and India, would have a far greater impact, if any. Farmers across the country are predicting yet another rise in input costs but getting a grasp on how exactly the tax will affect them individually has been virtually impossible so far. Fourth generation Balaklava farmers, Todd and Jason McPharlin, both had a vague idea on the carbon tax concept but shrug when quizzed on details about it. Given its primitive stages, that’s completely fair enough but it is going to be these young lads bearing the brunt of any future tax on growers. The young McPharlin boys suggested


grandfather, Peter McPharlin, is the family expert on the carbon tax. “I don’t know about that,” Peter laughed. Peter has been a farmer in the district for 59 years and has been paying close attention to media reports on the carbon tax. He felt agriculture is likely to be unfairly targeted by the tax. “I’m concerned they are targeting certain industries and really everyone should be involved,” Mr McPharlin said. “They have a bit of a snag because all of these planes and motorcars are getting around and nothing has ever been mentioned about them.” The tax would add another dimension to farm accounting, with growers having to factor in carbon offset credits to reduce costs. If farmers adopt land management strategies that impound carbon from the atmosphere into

their soils, they will be eligible to receive carbon credits, which can be sold to organisations aiming to offset their greenhouse gas emissions. A company with high emissions, for example, could pay farmers for their credits and thus promote themselves as carbon neutral. In the mean time, don’t rip your trees out, the swirling hills around the Wakefield River conducive to a number of solid gums. “There’s plenty of trees up there, so they might give us a few credits for them,” Mr McPharlin chuckled. “I used to think all these trees were getting in the way of our farming but I’m quite pleased they’re there now. “We could make something out of them yet. We might be able to retire on our trees.” With increased costs to other industries including water and power supply, Mr McPharlin

The challenge

NFORMING growers of the facts is paramount before a carbon tax is potentially implemented, the Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) investing much of its efforts to uncover the facts and figures behind the concept. With so many grey areas surrounding the tax, the GRDC has a lot of ground to cover. GRDC southern panel chairman, David Shannon, said there are a number of projects just getting under way at the moment, with a national workshop to be held in Brisbane on June 21. “It will pull together all current knowledge we have into research work being done in this area,” Mr Shannon said. “We will also see what responses we would need to be thinking about in terms of addressing some of the government’s Plains Producer, Thursday June 16, 2011

intended directions and what information is wanting and how we might be able to fill those gaps.” Some areas of confusion include how to measure current carbon levels at the moment, documenting the climatic changes over a certain time period, and how exactly to measure them. “How do you demonstrate this is actually going to lead to changes because one of the arguments is about setting the baseline data and secondly measuring the change over time, and with what method,” Mr Shannon said. “Some of the work being done on carbon cycling certainly shows when you make a change to a system, you get a temporary shift in carbon levels but then you reach a new equilibrium, or evening out.”

Understanding how a carbon cycle will also be pivotal for farmers. “If they’ve been doing stubble retention, reduced tillage and basically increasing soil carbon levels through those sort of activities, is it actually sorting more carbon or is it just generating more carbon turnover?” Mr Shannon quizzed. “That’s the sort of level of understanding we need to get to farmers.” GRDC has been working collaboratively with leading experts in soil carbon, including CSIRO scientist, Dr Jeff Baldock. “They’re the sort of expertise you need,” Mr Shannon said. Hitting everyone with the same tax is also a sticky point, with differing levels of carbon emission and storage capabilities creating an uneven playing field. “The other thing we need to think about is what variation will

believed the grower and in turn, consumers, will bear the brunt of price rises. “We’re suckers for that but we’re just going to have to be a bit more conservative about how we use our water and power,” he said. Mr McPharlin believed farmers would be forced to look for cleaner alternatives. “I think we will have an opportunity to do something about it,” he said. “Eventually, we could use a different fuel in our tractors and other things like that.” Mr McPharlin also doubted the reasoning behind a carbon tax. “As far as climate change goes, I guess I’m a bit of a sceptic about it,” he said. “Probably as you get older, you think the sun’s a bit hotter than when you were a kid but I think each generation says that anyway. “It’s so infinite, it’s hard for us to notice anything.” However, he was more than happy to learn the ins and outs of it, if it meant ensuring the continuation of the family farm for the long term. “Certainly a lot of us do not understand, so I’m open,” Mr McPharlin said. “We’re going to have to lie in bed at night, thinking about how we’ll get around it, that’s what we do.” there be in different areas,” Mr Shannon said. “If you’re in an area with lower rainfall, you will get different levels of ability to store carbon as opposed to higher rainfall areas with the different soil types. “All of those things need to be quantified as well. It’s not just a simple measure of saying ‘you’re doing this, so you’re going to be storing x amount of carbon’. “It’s never that straightforward.” Looking ahead, Mr Shannon said the GRDC would be providing answers to growers on the tax and how it may be calculated as soon as possible. “At a very broad level, we will come up with some guidelines as to what we think are best practices, principles and what are the things that are going to be most advantageous,” he said. “Longer term, we will be looking at exact measurements, how you measure it and how you quantify it.” It promises to be a tumultuous time for researchers and politicians alike. “At the moment, soil scientists can’t even agree what is a standard measure of soil carbon,” Mr Shannon said.


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SPORT v Netball

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n TENAYAH Renshaw in action for the Adelaide Plains 15 and Under side over the long weekend.

n ADELAIDE Plains 17 and Under, back from left: Maddison Veitch, Brooke Eastwood, Amy Daniel, Keegan Henneker, Ella Heyne. Front: Kelly Buckby (coach), Kimberley Graham, Hannah McArdle, Sharnie Kent, Leonie Kemp (team manager). Absent: Alexandra Wilson (captain), Shelley Tynan.



Girls leave champs in high spirits 17 & under

Originally the Adelaide Plains Netball Association (APNA) were in doubt to whether they would be sending a 17 and Under team to this year’s 69th Country netball championships. “After much discussion, deliberation and many phone calls, the APNA managed to put a team together,” coach, Kelly Buckby said. “Due to the late inclusions, it gave us very little time to prepare for the weekend. “Regardless the girls were eager to get out on the court and have a go. “Five different clubs were represented by the 10 players, who donned the APNA lycra over the weekend.” The team consisted of Alexandra Wilson (captain), and Maddison Veitch from Balaklava; Hannah McArdle (vice captain), Amy Daniel and Shelley Tynan from Long Plains; Ella Heyne (vice captain) and Kimberley Graham from Mallala; Hamley Bridge Bombers Brooke Eastwood and Keegan Henneker, along with Sharnie Kent from Two Wells. “Saturday saw us play a total of five games, with only 20 minutes rest between games before they had to get to the next court and warm up,” coach Buckby continued. “Many players had their moments, good and bad, but continuous silly mistakes, along with the lack of movement all over the court, let them down on many occasions.” Alexandra was in fine form dominating in the rebounding contests, until she went down with a nasty ankle injury in the third game. This ended her many years representing APNA at the Country Championships carnival. Ella fought hard through the centre. Sharnie played a key roll in attack and held her own with great hands and accurate shooting. Keegan was the APNA’s most versatile player – it was a huge loss after having to pull out after the second to last game for the day with a hip/pelvis injury. Sharnie finished the day swapping to the other end of the court, giving Brooke a deserved rest out of GD. This allowed Brooke to go back into WD, picking up a number of intercepts and working the ball out of defence. Hannah fought hard in


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REPORT: By Peter Argent GK, turning the ball over many times. “Unfortunately Sunday saw us back to play another five games, this time starting with the bare seven players,” Buckby said. “Thankfully for our second game we gained fresh legs through Shelley Tynan, who kindly came down for the day to bring our team back up to eight. “Shelley’s presence lifted the girls and created a lot more drive through the centre and also allowed the centre court players to be rotated and rested.” Maddison had the tough task of running centre for the whole game against a well drilled and much larger Mallee team. “Amy Daniel and Kimberley Graham’s confidence started to build as the carnival continued, allowing them to convert more often. “Our injury tally continued with Maddison Veitch rolling an ankle. “A little icing and strapping from our volunteer trainer Steve Renshaw saw Maddison back on the court for the next game. “A nasty finger injury to Ella Heyne half way through the day’s competition didn’t stop her from taking the court and having a go at anything for the remainder of the carnival.” Unfortunately this group didn’t produce a win over the championships. “Despite the results the girls walked away in high spirits and never gave up or dropped their heads,” she said. “I would like to thank all the girls for all their hard work representing the association over the week end. “I would also like to thank my team manager Leonie Kemp for all her help. “Also to Josie McArdle, Dawn Buckby, Aynara Lawless and Julie White for their time, effort and all the organising they have put into the week end. “To all the coaches, team managers and our trainer Steve for an enjoyable weekend, at ETSA Park and especially at the caravan park a big thank you. ”Also a special thank you to our umpires for the weekend, Terissa Smart and Tammy Nicholls.”

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n ADELAIDE Plains 15 and Under, back from left: Jordyn Algar, Caitlyn Moulds, Taylar Durdin, Tenayah Renshaw, Martha Heyne, Ashleigh Williams. Front: Aynara Lawless (coach), Ciara Guy, Sally Fritz (umpire), Terissa Smart (umpire), Sally Wilson, Lisa Renshaw (team manager). Absent: Stephanie McArdle, Tenneal White.

n ADELAIDE Plains 13 and Under, back from left: Jade McFarlane, Georgia McArdle, Tiffani Graham, Tayla Williams, Lexie Tiller, Kayla Goudie. Front: Amy Jordan (team manager), Amy Humphrys, Jessica Sellars, Carly Williams, Alex Wehr, Kirsty Williams (coach). TEAM PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAMROB PHOTOGRAPHY


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The 15 and Under Adelaide Plains Netball Association (APNA) team had limited success over the June long weekend, collecting a couple of victories. In an early start to Saturday morning the girls faced the North Eastern side first up. “The girls played well, considering it was their first game and the weather was quite cold, having a bit to improve on, especially in the mid-section and passing,” player, Tenayah Renshaw said. “In our second game against Western Border, our girls had some trouble in their passing skills, with a few of their turnovers going to waste. “However they stayed positive and their good attitude showed on the court. “Mid West was our third opponent and the girls did well considering the height difference. In this game the girls were more comfortable as a team and worked together, although they still lacked a bit in their passing. A first win was against Gawler and District side in their fourth game, displaying the team’s strength and what they could do on the court. “They were strong through most aspects of the game, playing as a team and had some great movement through the game,” Renshaw continued. “The last game for the Saturday was against the Roxby Downs side, who was more in the girl’s height range. “We started off very well, winning the first half and we worked well as a team and used the ball efficiently. “However in the second half, with a bit of defensive change from Roxby, the girls came away with a loss.” On Sunday the girls had their heads held high playing in Division Two, Pool B competition. “Their first game was against Kangaroo Island and we started better than Saturday,” Renshaw continued. “The attacks and midcourt had great movement

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REPORT: By Peter Argent which helped boost confidence. “Their passing still let them down a bit. “But other than that they stayed strong with a draw. “The girls’ second game against Roxby Downs showed some ball moving improvement. “They worked better as a team, with some impressive plays coming into effect. “This group had trouble with leading in front, but they were consistent and had some fantastic turnovers.” The APFL 15 and under side played their third game against Pt Lincoln, which proved to be the girls’ second win. “Our defence really stood out in this game, with many turnovers and tight one-onone play. The attacks used the turnovers efficiently and the girls had a great victory. “They played Riverland for their fourth game and this game was tough for the girls. “The side had some trouble again with their direct passing, but improved a little in the second half, while our defence stayed strong considering the height difference.” The girls’ last game for the day was against Mid South East, who was a very strong opponent. The team stayed positive and open minded throughout the game,” Tenayah said. “The attacks held their own and used good tactics. “Our girls didn’t make it into the finals for their division so they didn’t have any games that Monday. “Considering the short amount of time they had to practice as a team, the girls played well. “This group improved the 15 and UnderAdelaide Plains’ age group standings from last year and this was a great netball experience for them and they learn a lot.” Tenayah thanked coaching staff and parents for their support over the weekend.

n 13 and Under report, and more photos, page 25 Plains Producer, Thursday June 16, 2011

SPORT v Football

Peckers should conquer Balaklava V H W Eagles

Top of the premiership ladder, but by percentage only, Stuart Lamond’s Balaklava Peckers host the injury riddled HummocksWatchman Eagles in this Saturday’s round 10 match. While the competition’s leading goal kicker Glenn Dawson received a corked thigh in the Landmark Cup last weekend, he is expected to play. This potent forward line is one of the issues the Eagles brain trust need to address. Along with Dawson and fellow representative player Jonathon Brice in attack, the Peckers have reigning Plains Producer medallist Hayden Walker and Stewy Lamond as tall marking options. Through the middle of the ground youngsters Sam Rowland and Lachlan Michael, along with the enigmatic Ben Catford are key members of the Peckers engine room. Justin Walker has stepped up this year in ruck and is giving his midfielders first use of the ball, while Berri premiership player in 2010, Les Pearson, adds dash and run out of defence.


Two Wells v Hamley Bridge Bombers go in favourites In an away game,

PECKER Glenn Dawson

the once ‘easy beats’ of the Adelaide Plains competition, the Hamley Bridge Bombers will go into this contest at favourites. They have won their last two games, and you would probably need to go back a long way to find where they have won three in a row. Both members of the Landmark Cup squad and best players in each of the last seven games with the Bombers, Justin Schahinger and first year recruit, Josh Moody, still had plenty left in their tanks after the matches at Snowtown Oval over the June long weekend. Hamley Bridge now had a solid structure in attack with Shane Catterall and evergreen

BOMBER Aaron Christmann

senior player Brett Burgess as good targets. Adam Pepe is a tower of strength for the Bombers at centre half back. For the home side, they need players like Eamon Fetherstonhaugh, Brad Fitzgerald, Ben Slattery and Ben Spiteri to stand up. Landmark Cup player Andrew Hardiman is also an important component for coach Mark Thomson as well. If the Bombers get first use of the ball from Schahinger, and if the on-ball brigade consisting of Dylan Lockwood, Aaron Christmann and Moody win their usual share of the ball, they should beat the undermanned Roosters by a comfortable margin.

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Full Time 8.4 (52) Full Time 3.2 (20)

Best: YPFL - S.Watson, T.Andrews, G.Ellis, J.Dutschke NEFL K.Milde, J.Michalk, T.Baker, L.Molineux Goals: YPFL - S.Roads 2, S.Watson 2, T Andrews 2, B.Paige 1, J.Kuhndt 1 NEFL - S.Jordan, K.Milde and M.Neville each -1

Game 2 - U/17

Northern Areas Football Association Adelaide Plains Football League

Full Time 3.4 (22) Full Time 3.3 (21)

Best: NAFA - D.Couzner, K.Bowley, T.Baker, S.Woolford APFL B.Merry, C.Ruiz, L.Banner, J.Butterfield Goals: NAFA- J.Head 2, S.Jones 1 APFL - M.Clifford 1, J.Birchmore 1, T.Algar 1

Game 3 - A Grade

Yorke Peninsula Football League Full Time 7.6 (48) North Eastern Football League Full Time 2.2 (14)

Best: YPFL - D.King, Z.Millar, A.Zwar, J.Barlow NEFL - R.McDermid, A.Vandeleur, W.Slattery, R.Darling Goals: YPFL - A.Zwar 3, H.Cock 2, A.Ross 1, A.Pitt 1 NEFL - N/A

Game 4 - A Grade

Adelaide Plains Football League Northern Areas Football Association

Full Time 4.2 (26) Full Time 2.5 (17)

Best: APFL - C.Rimmer, J.Montgomerie, C.Howell, T.Wilkey NAFA L.Kapitola, J.Curtis, D.McCallum, T.Button Goals: APFL - C.Howell 1, J.Brice 1, C.James 1, T.Wilke 1 NAFA - R.Foulis 2

U/17 Minor Final

North Eastern Football League Adelaide Plains Football League

Full Time 3.6 (24) Full Time 3.4 (22)

Best: NEFL - T.Connell, K.Milde, M.Rohde, T.Mosey APFL - L.Godfrey, D.Wise, L.Banner, B.Martin Goals: NEFL - K.Milde 1, S.Jordan 1, A.Elix 1 APFL - S.Slattery 1, T.Algar 1 A.Pogas 1

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There is no doubt of the talent in the Eagles outfit, with captain Matt Higgs leading the way, while recruit from Moonta Ricky Mackereth and Simon Schutz are both consistent. In defence, David Oswald and Sam Baker have provided strong rebound, but they’ll need more support against the ladder leaders. The Peckers are expected to grab the chocolates in this contest, if you compare the talent base of both sides this should be closer that the margin suggests.

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Northern Areas Football Association Yorke Peninsula Football League

Full Time 5.3 (33) Full Time 1.4 (10)

Best: NAFA - M.Christopherson, W.Hewett, T.Baker, S.Woolford YPFL - G.Ellis, R.Westlake, M.Morby, M.Miller Goals: NAFA - T.Baker 2, J.Foulis 1, W.Hewett 1, M.Christopherson 1 YPFL - M.Miller 1

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Northern Areas Football Association North Eastern Football League

Full Time 7.0 (56) Full Time 5.3 (33)

Best: NAFA - D.McCallum, L.Kapitola, T.Button, T.Oakley NEFL R.Darling, B.Murphy, T.Riggs, W.Slattery Goals: NAFA - T.Oakley 3, B.Woolford 1, D.Ellery 1, C.Stacey 1, L.Kapitola 1 NEFL - C.Voight -2, S.Noack 1, R.Darling 1, M.Sajewicz 1

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Adelaide Plain Football League Yorke Peninsula Football League

Full Time 7.2 (58) Full Time 4.3 (27)

Best: APFL - C.Howell, S.Rowlands, C.James, J.Montgomerie Best: YPFL - A.Pitt, Z.Miller, A Zwar, B.O’Donohue Goals: APFL - J.Brice 2, T.Wilkey 2, C.James 1, C.Howell 1, C.Rimmer 1 YPFL - S.Barlow 1, D.Clark 1, H.Cock 1, A.Ross 1

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A Grade • Adelaide Plains Football League: C.Rimmer • Northern Areas Football Association: L.Kapitola • North Eastern Football League: R.Darling • Yorke Peninsula Football League: Z.Millar Under 21 • Adelaide Plains Football League: C.Howell • North Eastern Football League: W.Slattery • Yorke Peninsula Football League: D.King • Northern Areas Football Association: D.McCallum Under 17 • Adelaide Plains Football League: L.Godfrey • Northern Areas Football Association: D.Couzner • North Eastern Football League: K.Milde • Yorke Peninsula Football League: G.Ellis

RAM Chris James

Virginia v Mallala Grand final foes go head to head Second verses third on the premiership ladder, this match between the 2010 grand final foes should be another absolute cracker. There are plenty of enthralling and key match ups all over the ground. Naturally one of the vital areas in any game of football in the engine room, and this game is no exception. Despite Jason Earl’s slight injury in the Landmark Cup, you’d expect him to play for the Magpies, while fellow on baller Liam Whitwell and Joel Montgomerie will have an intriguing clash with the likes of the impressive Eyre Peninsula junior Caleb Howell, Troy Wilkey and Ben Russel. Strong built forwards Chris James and Brendon Nicklaus are expected to test the Magpies defence, while indigenous talent Graham Rigney may just be the Xfactor in this game. Andrew Mark is a versatile key defender for Greg Phillips, while on the other side James Wildbore gives the Magpies good run out of defence as well. In the season opener the Rams exacted some revenge after losing the 2010 grand final, winning the April 2 match by 20 points. There does seem to be a steely resolve among Phillips troops this year. Mallala should not be underestimated, but at this stage of the year the Rams are running above the ground and will go into the clash slight favourites. It should be close and the game is expected to be still up for grabs at the final break. Being at home will help Virginia.

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

FF F A % 0 790 450 63.71 0 722 483 59.92 0 574 466 55.19 0 598 565 51.42 0 523 678 43.55 0 470 728 39.23 0 443 750 37.13

Pts 10 10 10 8 6 4 4

FF F A % Pts 0 906 278 76.52 12 0 719 328 68.67 12 0 726 240 75.16 10 0 664 435 60.42 10 0 417 606 40.76 6 0 378 1044 26.58 2 0 189 1068 15.04 0 FF F A % 0 693 276 71.52 0 579 260 69.01 0 584 283 67.36 0 599 384 60.94 0 370 516 41.76 0 362 651 35.74 0 109 926 10.53

Pts 12 12 10 10 4 4 0

FF F A % 0 427 120 78.06 0 344 214 61.65 0 360 186 65.93 0 334 224 59.86 0 204 322 38.78 0 123 368 25.05 0 134 492 21.41

Pts 14 12 10 10 4 2 0

Leading Goal Kickers Get your energy from… 1 Fisher St, - Balaklava Ph: 8862 1513

after round 9 games A GRADE Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Glenn DAWSON - Balaklava 5 36 2 Brendon Niklaus - Virginia 0 33 3 Brett BURGESS - Hamley Bridge 2 29 4 Brian MONTGOMERY - Mallala 1 24 5 JONATHON BRICE - Balaklava 4 24 6 Peter BURGOYNE - United 2 21 7 Lee ALLMOND - Two Wells 0 20 8 Shane McGUINESS - HW Eagles 1 12 9 Brent Harris - Mallala 5 12 10 Chris James - Virginia 0 11 11 Stuart Lamond - Balaklava 1 11 12 Troy WILKEY - Virginia 0 11 RESERVES Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Derek TILLER - Mallala 5 24 2 Adam PRATT - United 5 20 3 Terry LIOULIOS - Virginia 0 20 4 Tyler MILLER - Hamley Bridge 4 16 5 Paul McLEAN - Balaklava 0 15 6 Alex LEO - Virginia 0 14 7 Benjamin ARNOLD - Two Wells 3 12 8 Jason BECKER - Two Wells 1 12 9 Anthony BASCOMBE - Virginia 0 11 10 Christopher Bilney - Mallala 0 11 SENIOR COLTS Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Anton POGAS - Virginia 0 31 2 Kynon HEWITT - Hamley Bridge 7 23 3 Michael CLIFFORD - Balaklava 1 23 4 Hayden RAMSAY - Two Wells 4 23 5 Luke GODFREY - Two Wells 4 22 6 Marco LAZENKA - Virginia 0 21 7 Jim MORRISON - Two Wells 3 19 8 Jake BIRCHMORE - Mallala 1 18 9 Harrison VEITCH - Balaklava 1 15 10 Corey TEMBY - HW Eagles 2 14 JUNIOR COLTS Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Kyle HUMMELL - Mallala 0 14 2 Brandon TAYLOR - HW Eagles 0 12 3 Kyle GINIOTIS - Two Wells 0 12 4 Jacob BUTTERFIELD - Balaklava 3 11 5 Jacob Wehr - Balaklava 2 10 6 Tait NOTTLE - HW Eagles 1 8 7 Sam ROSENZWEIG - Hamley Bridge 2 8 8 Joshua HARKNESS - Balaklava 0 8 9 Dylan COLLINGS - Hamley Bridge 1 7 10 Anthony DEER - HW Eagles 1 7 11 Brad WILSON - Mallala 3 7 12 Charlie ARBON - Balaklava 1 7 13 Adam COE - Mallala 0 7 14 Harry GAMEAU - Two Wells 0 7


SPORT v District Woods won C grade with +3, with Andrew Baker winning the count back from Bingo both finishing with +2. With the championships fast approaching, several members are showing the right form and will stamp their intentions early for the remainder of the guys to chase. Results A Grade: C Girling +9, St Grigg +9, L Grafton +4, J Ball +2, G Payne +1, G Wilson +1, S Abbott 0, Y Frencken 0, Si Grigg 0. B Grade: A Gameau +6, M Hansford +6, A Bail +5, C Hogg +5, R Grigg +4, J Spackman +4, R Hogg +2, B Paul +1, G Launer 0, I Smith 0, P Shields -1, I Clark -3, S Watson -5, H Linford -6. C: Grade: P Woods +3, A Baker +2, B Barns +2, J Harrison +2, L Zbierski +2, I Telfer +1, S Kelly 0, R Prior 0, M Davies -1, M Frost -1, C Weller -1, S Sando -5. Ladies: J Holland +2, E Grigg -2. Long Drives – A: C Girling; B: M Hansford; C: P Woods. Ladies: J Holland-. NTP’s – 1: S Kelly, 2: –, 6: G Launer, 11: G Launer, 12: St Grigg, 15: L Grafton. Birdies: 1 – R Thompson, 5 – S Abbott, 10: St Grigg and R Thompson. Birdies nest: Y Frencken. Eagles: –. Pro’s Approach: C Girling. NAGA: H Linford. Meat trays: J Holland, B Paul, L. Grafton. – Paul Shields, captain

Croquet Clare Croquet players know how to enjoy even the coldest of winter days! Everyone was rugged up to the nines in Clare on Saturday, when Clare Orange played Clare Red in the Winter Pennants Competition. The ultimate winners were Clare Orange, but at least the weather did not defeat anyone, with the game played for the full two and a half hours. While this match was played on the second court, Rae Gierke coached Shirley Aitken on the number one court, with Shirley playing well and enjoying a game of Golf Croquet against Rae to compete their afternoon. Members then thawed out in the clubrooms with hot tea and biscuits. The other two matches played on Saturday were between Port Wakefield and Clare Black (played at Balaklava), and Snowtown Blue and Snowtown White played at Snowtown. All matches were doubles matches. The Clare Croquet Club is currently fundraising in Clare, selling tickets for the contents of a 6x4 trailer load of firewood. An alternative prize is a 40kg bag of Neutrog Fertiliser. Second prize winner will receive whichever the first prize winner does not choose. Tickets are $2. The club would like to thank David Dunstan of Dunstan’s Electrical for allowing club members to sell in front of his store. Thankyou also to the community who have supported the raffle to date, and also club members who have braved the cold to sit in Clare to sell tickets. There are still tickets available but the club intends to draw the raffle soon. Watch this space for the results! – Anne Mader

Golf Balaklava

Last Saturday’s Stableford competition drew 23 hopefuls to the field, including visitors Ben Dolan and Johnno Hyde. Jimmie Breuer (27) blew the A grade field away aided by Count Bach, defeating Robert Hart (37) and Bill Parkin (33). Trent Sharman managed 30 points while mighty Merv Hameister, undisputed master of disambiguation, scored a disappointing 28. Dave Rodgers (43) reduced the B graders to a rabble, although Ben “The Burglar” Michael fought strongly with 39 and Digby “Digits” Addison creamed a respectable 37. Then came G Ackland (35), D Trickett (33), Barrie Michael (33), W Berry (32), B Thompson (30), J Curnow (28), C Michael (27), L Masson (25) and D Robinson (24). From the smaller C grade crowd arose a jubilant Jill Taylor with an unassailable 43 points, followed by Moya Hayes with 35 and Gerry Toms (33). Rick Campbell (31), Geoff Leo (29) and Dillon Michael (26) then accounted for that lot. Bill “Birdies” Parkin scored two of the same, on the 8th and 10th, while Jimmie Breuer claimed his on the 10th and Graham “Emu” Ackland grabbed one on the third. Nearest The Pins went to Graham Ackland at the third, Merv Hameister (8th), Jimmie Breuer (10th), Digby Addison (15th) and Bill Parkin at the 17th. On the next day, no less than 34 players turned out for the Mid North Tyres Trophy, so who won the free tyre-pressure check? None less than the double pairing of Messrs W and C Parkin, M Hayes and W Lokan who charged home with the best net score of just 57 5/8. Runners-up with 58 1/2 were J Curnow, D Newton with Goudies D and B. Best Net Mixed were J Anderson, L Michael, C Taylor and D Michael. Best score “off the stick” was won by D Robinson, D Taylor, N Taylor and M Hameister with their 67. Winner of the Ladies’ Longest Drive was Cherie Taylor, who also snapped up Nearest the Pin on number 3. The Men’s Longest Drive was achieved by a thunderous smash off the Calloway wielded by Mark Loy, while the men’s Nearest The Pins were claimed by Dean Robinson at the 13th, and Callum Michael the 17th. Following the emotion-charged prizegiving gala festivities, did we churn out an emulsified-offal, high-fat tube sizzle? No way! Thanks to a dedicated team, dinner was full-on and our thanks to all those kitchen captains for their excellent efforts. This woygend she’ll be a Par round as we strive for immortality by taking out the highly revered Moody Cup, an aggregated series boys, so plan to play for these next two weeks minimum.


Twenty-two players hit the fairways last Thursday in a stroke round for top spot in our second Capt/Vice Captain’s. Trophy and second International Bowl competitions. Cathy Redpath claimed honours in A grade with a respectable nett 69. Following Cathy home were Norma Taylor 74,


CHAMPIONS, from left: Norma Taylor, Doug Taylor, Dean Robinson and Merv Hameister.

Local teams tee off for Championship Ambrose Balaklava Golf Club held its Championship Ambrose on Sunday June 12, with teams competing for the Mid North Tyres trophy. Some great scores were handed in, with a gross 67 being the one to beat. Everyone tried, but no-one could, so the winners were, pictured L-R, Norma Taylor, Doug Taylor, Dean Robinson and Merv Hameister. Merv Hameister 76, Barry Thompson 83, Dean Trickett 86 and Maurine Kemp 89. The B grade gathering saw Tania Matz 71 nett claim top spot ahead of Moya Hayes 72, Louise Michael 74, Joan Anderson 76 and Gill Ackland 81. The large C grade field was dominated by Cherie Taylor with an impressive 68 nett followed by Rick Campbell 70, Josie Thompson 73, Julia Hoskin 74, Sue Freidrichs 78, Joy Veitch 79, Denby Wandel 81, Fay Williams 85 and Pam Hill 86. Tanya Greenshields put in her last card for handicap and Kim Eime put in her first. NTP Cherie Taylor – 8. Birdie: Gill Ackland – 8. Producer Points: Cherie Taylor 5, Cathy Redpath 4, Tania Matz 3, Moya Hayes 2, Josie Thompson 1. Next week: third Par - Drives nearest line. Starters: P Anderson, C Howard. Quote for the week: “Every golfer has a little monster in him. It’s just that type of sport” – ‘Fuzzy’ Zoeller, pro golfer.

Balaklava Mid week

A group of 14 players took to the fairways on Wednesday June 8, with Bill Berry winning the day on 47 points, Brian Stewart 42, Dene Newton 41 CB, Dennis Goudie 41 CB, Rick Campbell 41, Jerry Toms 40, John Curnow 38, Dean Trickett 36, Barrie Thompson 34 CB, Doug Taylor 34, Merv Hameister 33, Moya Hayes 31, Cherie Taylor 28, Yvonne Leo H/C 163.. Birdie’s: Dennis Goudie hole 8, Rick Campbell hole 9, Merv Hameister hole 7.

Hamley Bridge

Thursday’s stableford competitiontition attracted 30 players with Dennis Hawke coming out of the woods to win the day scoring a magnificent 44 points. Ross Heinze wasn’t far off the mark to come in second with 43 and John Riley snatching third spot on the podium with 42. Other leading scores John Bell 40, Roen Cameron, Rex Mortimer, Bob charman 39, Warren Isgar, Bob Hillier, Dennis Nation 38, Barry Schwartz, Ian Ferguson, Wim Van Pelt, Gary Woods, Len Usher 37, Bob Ahola, Germano Baiguini, Brian Cooper 35, Kieth Kluske, Doug Cooper, George Dahlitz 34, and nine players with 33 and under. Birdies: Roger Hahn, Wim Van pelt, Len Usher ninth. Nearest to the pins: Len Usher ninth, Barry Schwartz 14th. The big hitting Bert Pearce won Saturday’s stableford competition with 41 points on a count back from Barry Schwartz and another big hitter Colin Doudle. A GRADE: Bert Pearce, Barry

This team held off the strong contingent of Bill Lokan, Moya Hayes, Carol Parkin (on debut for this season) and Bill Parkin, who scored a gross 68, with only pars or birdies scored. Third place was the very steady team of Dennis Goudie, Dene Newton, John Curnow and Bill Goudie. Best mixed team score went to Cherie Taylor, Joan Anderson, Dillon Michael Schwartz 42, John Bell 41, Leigh Durdin 40, Wim Van Pelt 39, Steve Howe, Ian Ferguson 37, Len Usher, Bradley Zerna, Roger Hahn 36, Shirley Noble 32, John Mitchell 30. B GRADE: Colin Doudle 42, Bob Hinderwell 40, George Dahlitz, Barry Zerna 38, Bob Mcgregor 36, Rowland Pawlak 35, Rex Mortimer 34, Tony Jones 33, Anton Noack 31, Kieth Kluske 30. C grade: Roen Cameron, Dean Branson 40, Matt Werfell 39, Warren Isgar 37, Helen Bell 36, Noel Stringer, Doug Cooper 33, Steph Martin, Wally Jackson 32, Max Grasby 31, Ian Rohde 28, Bob Charman 26. BIRDIES: Bob Ahola, Roger Hahn, Leigh Durdin 9th, Rex Mortimer 12th, John Mitchell 11th, Barrie Zerna 7th, Bradley Zerna, Barry Schwartz first, Bert Pearce 9th and 12th.

Riverton Golf Club

Results for Saturday June 11: Stableford. A Grade: M Norman 51, P Buckley 43, G Davis 42. B Grade; D Murphy 46, S Saunders 43, B Murray 42. NTP 3/12: D Murphy. 5/14: D Murphy. Handicap matchplay: J Rankine def D Snook 4/3, R Thomas def D Lowry 3/1, B Murray def P Buckley 19th. Next weeks competition: Stroke - second qualifying round club championships.


Results from Saturday, June 11. Competition: Two Man (person) Ambrose, sponsor: Bailey’s Steel Supplies. Players: 39 men, two ladies. The long weekend saw a good turn out with 41 players enjoying near perfect conditions for the Two-Person Ambrose. Winners on the day were Jim Weir and L Grafton who finished with 57 3/4, just in front of Chris Girling and Darryl Hall who took second place with 60 to edge out Ian Smith and Leon Zbierski third with 60 1/4. The story of the day was when John Ball and I went out to put the NTP’s etc out on the course. We moved over to the sixth after dropping off the first NTP and saw Clive and son Mark on the sixth tee. So I moved the car to the right of the scrape under the trees, thinking we would be out of the way of any wayward shots from the boys on the tee. Mark hit off, and immediately both hands went up in the air – to which I thought his ball was heading for the car, so I covered my face and waited for the expected crash on the windscreen or the car. All I heard was a loud crash as I looked in my side mirror and saw the ball sitting in front of the pin approximately three inches away! Yep, it had hit the pin – so

Two Wells Ladies

and Louise Michael. The spinning wheel was a success with meatpacks, chocolates and Wayne Nagle’s super snappers being much sought after prizes. A delicious tea was enjoyed after the presentations. The club would like to thank everyone who supported the day in any way, and to sponsor Roger Hahn of Mid North Tyres for the trophies. I don’t know what I was worried about! I’m sure Mark’s heart was thumping as he watched the near perfect shot and more importantly, the ‘thousand dollar purse’ literally fly away into the blue yonder. Bad luck Mark, it was an awesome shot. Helen and Julie also played well and were two over going down 17, and finished with a fine 74 off the stick. Results J Weir and L Grafton 57 3/4; C Girling and D Hall 60; I Smith and L Zbierski 60 1/4; M Frost and J Frost 60 1/4; H Johnston and J. Holland 61; B Paul and A Paul 62 1/4; C Barker and D Thompson 62 1/2; P Shields and G Wilson 63 1/2; M Hansford and C Weller 63 1/2; B Hogg and I Clark 64; G Payne and B Barns 64 1/4; M Davies and B Arnold 64 1/2; J Ball and C Hogg 65; J Harrison and H Linford 65 3/4; J Boon and G Launer 66 1/4; A Baker and I Telfer 66 1/4; D Hart and P Woods 66 1/2; Simon Grigg and S Sando 67 3/4; Y Frencken and S Watson 70 ; P Williams and B Weaver 71 1/4. Steve Kelly played solo and had 88 Nett 63. Long Drives – A: C Girling; B: M Davies; C: B Arnold. Ladies: H Johnson. NTP’s – 1: B Paul, 2 –, 6: M Hansfordi, 11: C Barker, 12: S Kelly, 15: B Sando. NAGA: Y Frencken, Steve Watson. Meat trays: C Weller, I Telfer, J Weir. Next week: Presidents Trophy Rd 3 – Stableford. Subs are now due! See you on the course next week – bring a friend to join our weekly adventures. Results from Saturday, June 4, not published due to computer error: Competition: PAR - Captains Trophy Rd 2. Sponsor: Green Welding. Players: 35 men, two ladies. It was an interesting day, with several players believing that they were in the running to take home the Club Trophy points. Stuart Grigg, who had to leave early, no doubt with a sly smile on the dial, thinking he had a good chance of the A grade winning score. Then along comes Chris Girling and shoots the current course record of 69 off the stick to finish +9 and won the count back. Bad luck Stuart, a solid performance and sets the scene for the championships. Congratulations to Chris, who appears to be battling with Scott Abbott for the lowest score card for the year. Both are sure to provide more entertainment in the weeks to come. Andy Gameau was also involved with a count back against Mark Hansford both on +6, Andy holding on to win B grade. Adam Bail snuck into third with +5 and was happy with his game overall. Peter

The winner of the Rhonda Blaser Par competition played on June 7 was Kathy Stubing with one up, runner-up was Tine Perry – square. The long drive on number 10 was won by Julie Holland. Winner of the second round of the Captain’s Trophy, held on June 14, was Kathy Stubing net 71. Runner-up was Julie Holland with net 72. Long Drive winner: Julie Holland on 13. NTP’s: Tine Perry on 12. Helen Johnson had an eagle on number 7.

Shooting Lower Light

Results from Saturday June 11 at a range of 800m. Cyclists and Torrens Valley: A Grade; P Bradshaw 198.9. B Grade; J Pinyon 191.6. Sighters; P Gale 40. Handicap; P Bradshaw 98.2/100.7 (2) 200, J Pinyon 96.4/96.2 (7) 198, P Fry 94.4/96.1 (6) 196, P Gale 97.1/96.2 (16) 195, F Pinyon 95.2/95.2 (5) 195, G Apthomas 88.1/93.1 (8) 189, C Wedeke 86/91.2 (9) 186, R Nicholls 84.2/79 (13) 176. Phoenix: A Grade; C Williams 197.9. Sighters; J Samuel 39.1. Handicap; C Williams 97.6/100.3 (6) 203, D Clarke 96.2/98.5 (6) 200, J Samuel 95.3/98.3 (7) 200, D Logos 93/96.3 (3) 192, M Bialkowski 88.2/96.4 (9) 192, G Henderson 89.1/89.1(7) 185, M Challen 95.2/71 (5) 107. Cyclists and Torrens Valley F Class: F Open; M Heyward 192.3. F Standard; H Bradshaw 179.2. Sighters; M Heyward 38. Handicap; T Manning 98.3/98.3 (15) 200, M Willment 94.3/96.2 (12) 200, G Hutchins 95.2/97.3 (7) 199, D Zerbe 94.2/98.1 (5) 197, R Heyward 97.4/100.8 (0) 197, M Heyward 93/99.3 (2) 194, B Moulds 91.1/98.2 (2) 191, M Williams 88/90 (13) 191, B Galpin 86/91 (11) 190, H Bradshaw 90.1/89.1 (10) 189. Phoenix F Class: F Standard; R Mousley 192. Sighters; C Mousley 35. Handicap; R Mousley 96/96 (7) 199, E Kanik 91/93 (9) 193, J Close 92/87 (13) 192, M Roberts 91/91 (10) 192, C Mousley 86/77 (20) 183. Light River: A Grade; B Wrightson 199.7. B Grade; G Buddle 190.3. F Class; P Bothwell 169. Sighters; B Wrightson 39.1. Handicap; B Wrightson 99.1/100.6 (9) 215, T James 88.2/97.2 (20) 209, R Spillman 94.4/96.2 (10) 206, G Buddle 96.1/94.2 (11) 04, G Morony 90.1/86.1 (19) 197, P Bothwell 84/85 (18) 187, D Freebairn 82/95 (v) 177. Postal and Railways: A Grade; R Cunningham 192.5. B Grade; S Giles 187.3. C Grade; B Taylor 179.2. Sighters; M Bethone 38. Handicap; R Cunningham 95.2/97.3 192.5, S Giles 92.1/95.2 187.3, W Clark 89.1/93.2 182.3, P Bissett 89.1/91.1 180.2, B Taylor 89.2/90 179.2, M Bethune 89/89.1 178.1, d Barr 82.1/83.2 165.3, B Phillips 76.1/82 158.1, M Spendelove 73/84 157.

Mallala Gun Club

Results from Monday June 13. 25 Target double barrell compulsory divide: AA; M Collumb and R Borzillo 25/25. A; L Schubert and B Dempster 25/25. B; B McGuirk 25/25. C; W Webbe and R Damin 23/25. 75 Target champion of champions; AA and Champion; R Borzillo121/125, second G Gilbert 120/125. A; B Dempster 112/125 second L Shubert 116/125. B; G Tapscott 125/135 second T O’Connor 124/135. C; R Damin 105/125 second W Webbe 82/125. Overall High Gun A; B Dempster 142/150. Next shoot: Saturday July 2, 2pm night shoot and practice.

Plains Producer, Thursday June 16, 2011

SPORT v District

2011 SA Country Championships

Teamwork sees U13 to semi finals 13 & under

SHELLEY Tynan in action for the 17 & Under APNA side.

Saturday saw the Adelaide Plains 13 and Under team play four games, each opposition team strong and tall. We fought hard but came out winless at the end of the day and placed into the third division. The girls showed great attitude and enthusiasm, trying their hardest in each of the many positions they were put into. It was then off to Adelaide shores for rest and recuperation ready for Sunday’s games. Five games were played against teams that were of a similar standard to our own, and with plenty of rest and carbs, the girls started the day off with a close loss. This was followed by a well earned win! Our strong shooting and tight pressure down the court brought the ball down to

the gaolers with ease. The combination of Tayla Williams and Jessica Sellars brought agility and height into our goal ring. Our mid court rotation included Kayla Goudie, Lexi e Tiller, Georgia McArdle, Tiffani Graham, Amy Humphrys and Jade McFarlane, who provided strong drive for the ball and as the weekend progressed, their confidence in their leading and passing developed aiding our defence. Each of the mid court players brought a different skill to the mix and were all adaptable in playing other positions on the court. Tight defence from Carly Williams and Alex Wehr kept the opposition attackers working hard – their determination grew throughout the weekend and both girls provided the team plenty of opportunities with their many intercepts. The combined effort on Sunday pro-

REPORT and PHOTO By Peter Argent Jarrod Gillings made the zone squad, but we didn’t have them up at Snowtown.” Cluse was happy with young ruckman Wayne Slattery’s attack on every contest, while BBH Ram Tom Riggs fought hard against the onslaught in defence. “Gabe Laucke was a solid performer when he got his opportunity, while Andrew Vandeleur showed he was still capable of playing at this level,” Cluse said. “Although we were outmuscled in the middle, Ryan (Darling) was OK in this game as well. “Rowan Prior was solid around the stoppages, without much help.” “The lack of confidence in the teammates during this contest was clearly evident. “A lot of the group were hesitant at the contest.” The NEFL was more competitive in the third verses fourth play-off against the Northern Areas, going down by 23 points, after just five points separated the combatants at the break. “Ryan Darling set a captain’s example in this contest, espe-

SHARNIE Kent, 17 & Under.

What a ‘ripper’!

Meeting follows poor Landmark Cup display Following a winless Landmark Cup campaign at Snowtown Oval for the senior North Eastern Football League (NEFL) team, all players and management were involved in a meeting to discuss the plight of this proud association. “It (the meeting) included me, the players, chairman of selectors Peter Meyer and NEFL president Ken Noack,” said coach David Cluse. “We discussed the issues and there is a suggestion we look at the successful Adelaide Plains model. “In my eyes we only had one of the top five players in the competition and three of our top 10 footballers playing in the Landmark Cup this year.” In their opening fixture, the NEFL were smashed by the Yorke Peninsula. For the entire game they were only able to kick two points and went down by a massive 46-point margin in end. This would equate to a 15-goal loss over the course of a full match. “We didn’t have a target up forward and tried to manufacture goals,” Cluse explained. “But in real terms we couldn’t get it past half forward for most of the first game. “I found it ironic Michael Liebelt, James Vandeleur and

vided the team with a chance in the semi final against Whyalla on Monday morning. Preparation for the semi final began the night before, with a timed dip at the beach followed by a swim in the heated outdoor pool. A home cooked BBQ and plenty of cheesecake and ice cream provided the girls with fresh legs and energy for the game. The Whyalla team were tall, strong and rough. The girls held their heads high and worked hard against the opposition. Unfortunately the Whyalla team were too strong. Thanks to all the parents and supporters who braved the cold wind and kept cheering for the girls throughout the weekend. A big thank you also to Kirsty Williams for being an incredibly encouraging coach. – Amy Jordan, team manager

RYAN Darling was named NEFL’s best player. cially in the first half,” he said. “Wayne (Slattery) kept competing, while Marek Sajewicz found plenty of the ball on his wing. “Brodie Murphy stepped up in this game, after not being sighted in the first match, while Tommy Riggs was moved to an on-ball role and continued to have an impact.” “Marcus Hall was strong across half back and Rowan (Prior) was solid again. “Clinton Voigt displayed some of his untapped talent with a couple of goals while Ryan Schell gave us a target at centre half forward in the second half.” Darling, the 2009 Mail Medallist in the NEFL, was rewarded for his efforts with his team’s best player on the day, while Blyth-Snowtown teammate Wayne Slattery won the best under 21 award.

WHAT a weekend! The APFL is bathed in glory once again, claiming the Landmark Cup for the second year running. The real surprise was the North Eastern Football League’s average effort. I appreciate the work the NEFL representatives did off-field in preparation for the weekend but I feel those results surely are no representation of the strength of the whole association. Take a look at the two leagues and compare the amount of former SANFL and state country representatives getting around. Missing in action for NEFL through either injury or unavailability were (just a selection) Daniel Schell, Nick Prokopec, James Vandeleur, Corey Ah Chee, Jason McKenzie, Zach Hier and Craig Robinson. Meanwhile, the APFL fields a great mix of proven champs and young talent and claimed the cup. Speaks volumes about where the two leagues are in regards to association footy. It is hard to criticise a winning side but I did notice two lads who didn’t get much of a run on Saturday, spending significant time on the pine. Hamley Bridge pair Justin Schahinger and Josh Moody have been in their club’s best players every game this season but they probably have splinters in their posteriors from the time they spent on the bench. Big Hayden Walker carried the rucking duties in most of the games and did it well but I’ve seen pancakes rotated more often. On A Positive Note: In my best Bruce McAvaney impersonation, I will ask a rhetorical question while making a

With Rick Shaw

THE BANDWAGON statement; didn’t Christian Rimmer rip it up on Saturday? The Mallala midfielder was unstoppable, especially around the clearances. He was a huge factor behind the APFL’s success. No doubt he will get a run for the Central Zone in the upcoming State Country Championships to be held in Port Pirie. Young Peckers Locky Michael and Sam Rowland looked good, but Virgnia’s Caleb Howell stood out the most for the young brigade. The Under 17s were unlucky to lose all their matches, a few of them really tight encounters. I was impressed with column favourite Dylan Wise, who has been improving for his club, Two Wells. There will be a lot of interest surrounding league leading goal kicker, Glenn Dawson, who suffered a suspected knee injury. Dawson could be a huge out for the Peckers, facing the Eagles, which would welcome back a number of key players who enjoyed the weekend off to recover from niggling injuries. The depth of Two Wells will be further tested this weekend with Ned Seccafien added to a growing injury list. It should be a great chance for Hamley Bridge to boost its percentage and leapfrog the Roosters, lifting the Bombers off the bottom of the table. Mallala head to Virginia in what should be a great match that is harder to pick than Pinocchio’s wooden nose.

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NEWS v District

Balaklava grain shed demolished

Pet Care

Demolition of an old Balaklava grain shed has started. It is expected to take about five weeks to be removed from its John street location. Bulk handler Viterra has contracted a company to remove redundant and disused structures at various sites around South Australia. A company spokesperson said the storage structures being removed from the Balaklava site had been used as a last resort in the past to store a small amount of off-grade spec grain. “Its ongoing use is impractical and not at the standard Viterra requires for efficient grain receivals, storage and out-turn,” the spokesperson said. The company is confident the demolition will not impact its local storage levels. “Viterra’s storage capacity in the region was significantly increased last harvest with 100,000 tonnes of storage built at Bowmans,” the spokesperson said.

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Dogs feel winter bite As temperatures around Australia drop with the onset of winter, a leading veterinarian has offered some warm advice for keeping our animal companions comfortable. Dr Mark Perissinotto, chief vet at online pet supply retailer, said despite their fur coats, dogs and cats were highly susceptible to winter chills. Dr Perissinotto said older animals were susceptible to arthritis, with symptoms including pain, swelling, lameness, muscle wastage and decreased range of motion. Incidents of pet hypothermia, respiratory and sinus problems also increased with the cold. Pet tips worth warming too this winter include: · Give your dog a warm, dry and draught free place to sleep each night · If you have an outside pet, consider bringing him into the garage or laundry during winter · An extra blanket in your dog’s kennel will increase comfort levels · Consider a pet coat to keep your animal warm · Continue your pet’s exercise regime · For active, working dogs up the food intake slightly as animals burn more energy when it’s cold

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WARNINGS Information at or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE A high south of Kangaroo Island will move slowly eastwards, reaching the Tasman Sea today and New Zealand on Friday. Fine today apart from isolated early morning fog patches south of Woomera. Cold overnight with widespread early frosts and cool to mild day. Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds. A front will move over the western parts of the State on Thursday, reaching the Central district late evening. Isolated showers will develop over the southern agricultural area and Western Agricultural, increasing to scattered over the west coast of Eyre Peninsula and about southern coasts and ranges, with isolated thunderstorms near the front. Early morning frost on and east of the ranges and over the Pastoral districts. Cool to mild with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds, shifting fresh southwesterly following the front, strong at times












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near the coasts and southern ranges. On Friday the front will move through the southeast of the State in the early morning. A cool southwesterly airstream in the wake of the front will see scattered showers over the agricultural area with isolated showers over the remainder south of about Roxby Downs to Yunta, becoming isolated during the day and contracting to the coasts and southern ranges in the evening. On Saturday a high will move in over the north of the State. A moist west to northwest airstream ahead of another front developing over Western Australia is expected to produce isolated showers over the agricultural area, except for the Riverland. Cool to mild. Cumulative rainfall totals (from Tuesday) until midnight Saturday are expected to be 10 to 15 mm about southern coasts and ranges, 5 to 10 mm over the remainder of the southern agricultural area, 1 to 5 mm over the northern agricultural area and up to 1 mm over the south of the pastoral districts.



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The outlook for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is for isolated showers to contract to southern coasts, ahead of a vigorous cold front extending across the State during Monday evening and Tuesday morning, bringing scattered showers to the agricultural area and isolated showers to the pastoral districts. CENTRAL DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Cold at first with areas of frost, then a fine and mostly sunny day. Cool with light to moderate northeast to northerly winds. Thursday: Isolated early morning frost on and east of the ranges. Isolated showers developing from the west during the afternoon. Showers increasing to scattered with isolated thunderstorms about southern Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island during the evening. Cool with moderate to fresh northwest winds, shifting west to southwest during the evening. Friday: Scattered showers. Isolated thunderstorms about southern Peninsulas and Kangaroo Island. Cool with moderate to fresh west to southwest winds. GULF WATERS FORECAST Wednesday: Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly around dawn then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots later in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly about 1 metre on southern Spencer Gulf. Thursday: Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.



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LOCAL v Living

The way We were


YEARS AGO June 2006

• Owen bush poet Anne Rogers took out the SA State Championships for the third time at the Barmera Country Music Festival, and was also judged Champion of Champions.


YEARS AGO June 2001

• Former Balaklava High School student, Lachlan Parker was one of 10 basketballers selected to represent Australia at the Oceanic Championships in Suva, Fiji.


A printing timeline - from tablets to typesetters Heritage Highlights

Printing goes back a long way in history. Let’s look at the timeline: 5,000BC – The earliest Babylonian writings appeared; 3,500BC – Papyrus came into use as a writing surface; 3,000BC – Clay stamps used to validate written messages; clay tablets also used to write on; 750BC – Greek inscriptions were carved into stone slabs with a hammer and chisel; 200BC – Refining of parchment made from sheepskin, supposedly by the King of Pergamum. 105AD – A Chinese monk announced the invention of paper, made from mulberry and other barks, fish nets, hemp and rags; 400AD – True ink was invented from lamp-black, used in China for brush writing and wood-block printing; 450AD – Seals printed

– Earliest and first dated document printed from movable type in Europe, attributed to Gutenberg; 1455AD – The Gutenberg Bible (42-line Bible) was completed by Fust & Schoeffer; 1469AD – The first use of Roman type in printing; 1477AD – William Caxton brought the art of printing to England; 1540AD – First printing done in North America; 1563AD – By Letters of Patent of Charles IX of France, it was forbidden for any French printer to print without permission under penalty of being hanged or strangled. Many printers found themselves at the end of a noose. 1655AD – First and oldest existing true English language newspaper, the London Gazette, published – the Oxford Gazette; 1702AD

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with true ink, the first instance of printing with an incised stamp on paper; 868AD – first book printed – a roll 16 feet long, the original form of Chinese book printing. 1035AD – Waste paper first repulped and used as a material for papermaking – birth of recycling; 1298AD – Marco Polo reported witnessing the printing of paper money in China; 1309AD – Paper was first used in England; 1423AD – The earliest dated European woodblock print, showing St.Christopher bearing the infant Christ; 1454AD

– History’s first daily newspaper – the Daily Courant, England – issued by Elizabeth Mallett; 1724AD – Benjamin Franklin employed as a printer’s apprentice, London; 1735AD – Trial of John Peter Zenger, found not guilty of libel; first time truth was used as a defence against libel; 1794-98?AD – Aloys Senefelder invented planographic method of printing known as lithography; 1812AD – First automatic printing press installed at The London Times; 1833AD – First mass produced paper in America – The New York Sun; 1886AD – First successful automatic typesetting machine; 1961AD – Introduction of the first Zerox machine. Internet, laser printers etc. Where will it go from here?

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YEARS AGO June 1991

Mr Brightside


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• Talented Balaklava pianist, Jamie Cock, was nominated for the prestigious 1991 Bridgestone Arts Award.

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Diary& • Jun 18: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Burra Street Port Wakefield. • Jun 20: Regional Development Workshop, ‘record keeping’, Wakefield Regional Council chambers. • Jul 9: Owen Mock Wedding and dinner. • Aug 5, 6, 7: Balaklava Eisteddfod. • Aug 12: Blyth paper drive. • Aug 13: Balaklava, Mallala, Owen, Pt Wakefield paper drive. • Oct 9: Lions Auction. • Dec 16: Balaklava Christmas Pageant. Send us your diary dates!



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of the guys as they start their life in music. Lead singer/songwriter/ guitarist Thomas Rawle (who IMO has a bit of a young Mick Jagger about his head, probably won’t do him any harm with the ladies!) is now a mere 20 after starting the band with his mates Angus (bass) and Tom (drums) back in ‘06 as a 15-year-old. The boys dropped their first album last week, just as luck would have it, the same day I was in JB Hi-Fi! As far as debuts go, it’s gotta be right up there. You wouldn’t think just from listening that they’re so young. The album, entitled United in Isolation, has a mature sound, and the songs, while heavy at times, aren’t drowned out by guitar, which lets you appreciate Thomas’ vocals. I see they’re coming to Jive on July 7, you could do worse than be there for that! Tune in next time… coz I’m Mr Brightside!

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A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am

anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm Goyder.....................11.00am

anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am

CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am

CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am

CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am

CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am

Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

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Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am

LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am

LUTHERAN Balaklava.............9am & 11am

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 Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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

UNITING Mallala....................... 8.45am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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For rent BALAKLAVA: 3 br modern home, a/c, dishwasher, pet friendly, shed, nice garden, carport. $260 per week. Phone 0437 210 215 or 0407 822 392.

Four bedroom house in Balaklava. Very close to shops and schools. Secure pet friendly yard. Available in July, $190/ week. Ph 0407 727 612. Share Accommodation at Port Wakefield. Cheap. Phone 0428 811 082.

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LANDCRUISER ute for sale. 1986 HJ75 Traytop. Reliable work horse. Current rego VEZ591. $6500. Ph: 0409 670 630 Metal cabinets, filing cabinets with keys, lockers, gas lift chairs and files, all in good condition. Phone 0407 183 862.

Oaten Hay, $35 roll. Will deliver locally. Balaklava Museum. Phone: 8862 1854 or 8862 1741.

For Sale

1994 ED Falcon “Classic” sedan, white, power steering, air conditioning, cruise control, LPG/Petrol, reg end June 2011, reg no. VOP 049, regularly serviced, $1,700. Phone 0415 712 198 or 8862 1433.

A-Van A liner, 2004, 15’, low kms, double bed at rear, 2 burner gas stove, 240/12v, power electric brakes, reg no. YFK 368, excellent condition, $17,500. Phone 0428 621 253 or a/h 8862 1254. Commodore VS wagon, 1995, dual fuel, 270000 km, reg VWR 013, $2900. Phone 0408 300 225.

Firewood cut, $220 tonne. Delivered locally. Balaklava Museum. Phone 8862 1854 or 8862 1741. Firewood for sale, cut and delivered, kindling available. Phone/mobile: 0407 896 159 or a/hours 8865 2127. Firewood - top quality split red gum, $270 per tonne. 1/2 tonne loads available. All loads weighed. Free delivery to Owen and surrounding areas. Phone 0412 887 040 anytime. FIREWOOD for sale. $150 for ute load. $90 for trailer load. Also saw bench for hire with operator $80. Phone 0408 800 534 Balaklava.

Ford Territory 2007, SY TX RWD, auto, 32,000km, cruise control, alloys, sidesteps, a/c, reg XLZ 717, 1 local owner, excellent condition, $27,000. Phone 0428 621 253 or a/h 8862 1254. Jayco Pop-Top 14’ - 6”, single beds, awning, 1990 series, 840kls, excellent condition, $9,500 o.n.o, Mallala. Phone: 0407 715 608.

Piano - Wurlitzer. $1,200 ono. Ph: 0428 997 637.

Retravision - computers, cameras, mp3, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Phone 8862 1552.

Garage Sale

Garage sale - 10 Francis Street, Balaklava. Pot plants, some furniture, PS2 games, TV, bric and brac. Saturday June 18, 8.30am to 2pm.


Keys - Bunch, blue rubber around two. $$ Reward. Phone 0430 022 610.

Public Notice

CASH for cans and bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10-5; Saturday 10-1 or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. Coffee Morning. Lutheran Church Hall. Short Terrace, Balaklava. 10am on June 21, 2011. Welcome to all men and women for fellowship.

SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $90 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.


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

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

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

Death BAKER - A Celebration of the Life of ROBERT ARTHUR EDWARD (BOB) BAKER will be conducted at Two Wells Community Centre, Old Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells on Friday June 17, 2011 at 2pm. KEITH RUSSELL SENSIBLE FUNERALS Phone 8241 5655 LAKE, David. Passed away peacefully at Mill Court Homes on Monday June 6, 2011. Loved and adored father to Margaret, devoted husband to Audrey (dec), much loved father-in-law and grandpa to Tony, Jasmine and Jack. Loved brother of Sam (dec), Myrna and Christina and families. Loved by all who knew him. RIP Dad. Many thanks to Angela and the team at Mill Court. I will always appreciate all the care and love you gave to Dad. Also thanks to Dr Tom Lemon for his commitment to Dad’s health and well-being.

Return Thanks

Bob, Sonia, Kylie, Jodi and their families wish to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls, cooked meals, visits, love and support during the recent loss of our precious Wife, Mum, Mother-in-law & Nanny Dawn Mitchell. Thank you to the nurses of B.S.M.H who cared for Dawn during her last few hours in hospital. Also to the Outreach nurses who came to the house to help her feel comfortable. Please accept this as our personal thanks.

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As part of our commitment to supporting responsible pet ownership, We, at Noahs Crossing Veterinary Clinic are inviting your pet’s in for their FREE dental consultation with one of our qualified Veterinary nurses. During your pets FREE consult we will check their teeth, grade them and offer a dental plan that will help maintain their dental hygiene.

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Invitation to attend the NRM Board meeting

Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2011/2012 Council is in the process in determining its budget program for the 2011/2012 financial year. As part of this process Council has prepared a Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget to enable members of the community to provide feedback prior to formal consideration by Council and subsequent adoption of the final agreed for 2011/2012.

Members of the community are invited to attend the next meeting of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board on: Monday 27 June 2011 12.00 noon Lunch 1.00 pm Board meeting at the Northern and Yorke NRM Board offices, 41 - 49 Eyre Road, Crystal Brook For more information, please contact the Board on 8636 2361 or

You are therefore invited to consider and comment on the Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget. Copies of the document are available for inspection at: 2513782

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Yorke Peninsula Field Days Inc Biennial Event - Sept 27, 28 & 29, 2011 Location: YP Field Days Site, Copper Coast Highway, Paskeville


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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.

Tenders are recalled for the Rubbish Collection & Disposal for the YP Field Days 2011 event at Paskeville for the following periods: Pre event: Friday Sept 23 & Monday Sept 26 Event: Tuesday Sept 27, Wednesday Sept 28 & Thursday Sept 29 Post Event: Friday September 30 8.00 am to 6.00 pm each day (Rubbish removal from the site will be at other specified times on each day)

All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Rubbish Collection & Disposal criteria before submitting a Tender Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to: YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm on Thursday June 23, 2011

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SPORT v Landmark Cup



Pride of the Plains away more frees than you’d • From back page expect from one of the leading Balanced and creative Howell PETER players in the game, he was still was best on ground in the final tremendously effective. and was also awarded APFL’s ARGENT’S Virginia lads Howell and best under 21 player. Landmark Wilkey had plenty of possessions, Young Peckers footballer Cup review while reigning Plains Producer Sam Rowland also had a telling medallist Hayden Walker gave his influence in the final, while Chris E: on-baller first use of the ball. James was a strong target in M: 0411 178 444 attack, after Glenn Dawson was Coach Michael confirmed sidelined for the most of the secthere were 11 new players in the back and less than a goal separatond game with a corked thigh. victorious 2011 Adelaide Plains ed the two sides half way through Montgomerie played with squad. the second stanza. his usual industrious nature and “The boys like the concept, as Then a late goal by Troy intensity. it is over in one day and you have Wilkey ensured the Adelaide Matt Higgs was impressive at a winner,” he said. Plains entrance to the 2011 Landcentre half back in this contest, “The group was keen and mark Cup decider. while Troy Wilkey won his fair enjoyed representing the Adelaide “Troy (Wilkey) was a steadyshare of the football and kicked Plains competition. ing influence in attack and took two important goals. “I believe our forward line a couple really good grabs,” Jonno Brice also was imporstructure was a little better this Michael explained. year, although Glenn Dawson retant with a couple of majors. “Christian (Rimmer) was just ally didn’t fire.” Christian Rimmer continued magnificent in the first game and “In this format, the only his good work from the first also gave us a bit of a lift when problem is for the older guys, it game, showing a great ability to he was moved into the middle is harder to get up in the second keep his feet in the contest, and against the YP in the final. game. being clever where disposing the “Both our opponents on Sat“With the young talents like football. urday had tall and strong forward Sam Rowland, Lachie Michael In the round robin game lines that we needed to combat.” and Heath Pym over the next five against the 2010 grand final opRimmer was simply superb years the future of representaponent, the Adelaide Plains started in this game against the Northern tive football looks rosy for the well and held off a resurgent Northern Areas side in the second Areas, winning over 20 touches in Adelaide Plains.” the match and when the game was half. The 2012 Landmark Cup will on the line, he repelled numerous By half time the APFL was be hosted by the Adelaide Plains opposition attacks. 16 points up and in control of the Football League, at a venue yet to While Montgomerie gave be decided. contest. The Northern Areas charged n PHOTOS: PETER ARGENT AND LISA REDPATH

n ABOVE: Landmark branch manager, Brad Wurfel, congratulates best A grade player for the carnival, Christian Rimmer. n LEFT: Best Under 21 player for the carnival, Caleb Howell, pictured with Brad Wurfel.

n SAM Rowland, APFL A grade.

n Matt Higgs, APFL tries to wriggle out of the grip of his Yorke Peninsula opponennt.

n SUPPORTERS, from left, Kayla Charles, Ryan McPharlin, Joan Taylor (sitting in car boot), Jono Wildbore, Peter Taylor, Carol Wildbore (obscured), Carla Jarmyn, Sharna Wildbore and Megan Rimmer cheer the APFL A grade side on.


n JARROD Curtis, Northern Areas and Joel Montgomerie, APFL watch on as APFL’s Ben Catford takes off with the ball in the A grade match, only to be caught by Luke Kapitola, Northern Areas. Plains Producer, Thursday June 16, 2011

SPORT v Landmark Cup

Enthralling performance by U17’s The difference between the euphoria of glory and the devastation of defeat can be so small. Despite the final margin in both games being less than a goal, the Adelaide Plains Football League (APFL) under 17 squad were winless in the fifth annual Landmark Cup championships at Snowtown Oval last Saturday. “Regardless of the end results, I was really proud of the efforts from the boys,” the APFL under 17 coach Chris Hummel said. “They were a committed group who prepared well and made the efforts on the training track. ‘With a slice of luck we could have easily won both games. “In each contest we were leading deep into the second half.” In the round robin contest against the eventual winners, the Northern Areas, ‘the Plains’ group

REPORT: By Peter Argent were slow out of the blocks and two goals down at the interval. They charged home in a tense second stanza and fell agonizingly short of victory, falling just one point short. “We handled the pace of the game quite well and you couldn’t question our endeavour,” Hummel confirmed. “Just a couple of skill errors were the difference in the end. “The group was really even.” Captain Chad Ruiz led the way in the middle, along with United’s Brandon Merry, who was this game’s best player and outstanding in ruck. Virginia Ram and APFL midfielder Lewis Bannear along with vice-captain, Magpie Ben Martin across half back were both

integral performers in this fixture as well. Goal kickers in this contest were Peckers player Michael Clifford, Mallala lad Jake Birchmore and the athletic Troy Algar. The minor final was another close and enthralling encounter. One point separated the combatants at the break, and after both sides kicked two goals in the second half, the APFL lost the game by just two points. Over the course of both fixtures this group lost both games by a total of three points. “We did everything we could in this game,” Hummel said. “Again we needed a slice of luck here, when Anton Pogas mark was given a push in the back in the dying minutes could have changed the outcome. “Along with lads mentioned in our best player list, Andy Power was

Leah enhances footy credentials Adelaide Plains A grade netballer from the Long Plains and now football talent, Leah Tynan was a member of the South Australian state combination at the 12th annual Women’s National Football Championships from June 7 to 11 around suburban Adelaide. She further enhanced her football credentials with consistent performances in each of the trio of round robin matches. While the South Australian side were winless after being promoted to division one for these titles they were competitive at stages in each of the three games. They got closest to against Queensland at Richmond Oval going down by a single straight kick. Against the eventual winners, Victoria at Woodville Oval, they lost by 56 points and in the match with the tall Western Australia combination at the Adelaide University grounds next to River Torrens they went down by 51 points. Local girl Leah Tynan played in each of the three fixtures predominately across half forward. Senior coach Steve Baxter confirmed this was a strong learning experience for the entire group, including Tynan. “Leah strengths include her sure hands and strong ability to use the ball constructively,” Baxter said. “She does use the football beautifully. “Playing for Greenacres in the SA Women’s competition, Leah is noted as a smart foot-

REPORT and PHOTO: By Peter Argent baller who reads the game well. “If she continues her focus on the game, she is among a strong group of young talents who could be the nucleus of the SA side for the majority of this decade. “As her game develops and she gets stronger, Leah can be used more through the middle of the ground.” The yardstick of women’s football, the Victorians again won this tournament and was crowned national champions. Scores: Tuesday June 6 - Queensland 3.7 (25) defeated SA 2.7 (19) Wednesday June 8 - Victoria 10.10 (70) defeated South Australia 2.2 (14) Friday June 10 - Western Australia 11.11 (77) defeated South Australia 3.8 (26)

Plains Producer, Thursday June 16, 2011

consistent in defence. “Pleasingly we had 10 members of this squad who can play again at this level in 2012. “The four training sessions we had helped the team gel very well and this group produced a solid all round effort with everyone making an contributions.” Two Wells’ Luke Godfrey took a number of telling marks across half back and creative team mates Dylan Wise on a wing were outstanding all game. Both Lewie Bannear and Martin continued their strong form from the APFL’s initial fixture. Rooster Shannon Slattery, Algar and the APFL under 17 competition leading sharp shooter, Anton Pogas, were the individual goal kickers in this game. For the Adelaide Plains side, the Landmark Cup Carnival Best Player at Under 17 level was Rooster Luke Godfrey.

n Under 17: Troy Algar locks Northern Areas player William Hewett, while APFL teammates Brandon Merry, Ben Martin, and Chad Ruiz are there to help.

Hot laps!

Locals Kym Simon, Hayden Elsworthy and Hayden Walker had the thrill of a lifetime on April 11, enduring the ultimate sprint car experience at Speedway City. The boys had a taste of what it’s like to be behind the wheel of an 800+ horsepower, top ranking World Series Sprintcar, which saw them a little wobbly once their laps were completed! The boys are pictured in front of the sprint car with World Series Sprint Car Champion, Robbie Farr.

Nathan’s footy dream With dreams of one day playing football in the AFL, Port Wakefield resident, Nathan Studham, is a step closer to achieving his dream. Nathan, 12, was recently selected in the 2011 Northern Yorke Peninsula SAPSASA football team. Nathan attended the Northern Yorke Peninsula SAPSASA District Football Squad, State football carnival. The carnival was represented by country schools Bute, Kadina, Harvest Christian, Moonta, St Mary, Macillop, Wallaroo and Port Wakefield. Nathan, who is currently in year 7 at Port Wakefield Primary, has always had a passion for football, and doesn’t hide the fact he is a keen supporter of the Essendon Bombers. “I’ve loved footy since I was born, I’d

REPORT: By Sally Crowther love to end up playing footy for the Essendon Bombers,” Nathan said. With about 40 teams made up from schools around the state, Nathan was thrilled to be picked. “It was very exciting, it seems like all my hard work has been worth it,” Nathan said. Nathan, whose favourite position on the football field is centre, attended training and skill testing sessions before getting picked for the team. At only 12 years of age, Nathan already has his football career planned. “I want play for under 13’s in the Woodville West Torrens in the SANFL, then hopefully get drafted,” Nathan said. When asked why he loves football, Nathan was quick to respond. “It’s the excitement of the game, when you play, you play your hardest and when you catch the ball, you just get a spark inside,” Nathan said.


Sport Plains Producer

Cup 2011 We did it again!

PHOTO: PETER ARGENT n LANDMARK Cup premiers, APFL, back from left: Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club president, Jeff Moon, trainers Hayden Battle and Jason Guerin, Chris James, trainer Craig Allen (obscured), Joel Wilson, trainer Stretch Walker, Ben Catford, Andrew Hardiman, Derek Friedrichs, Jonothan Brice, Hayden Walker, Brad Shimmin, Justin Schahinger, Adrian Mark, Matt Higgs, Ricky Mackereth, runner Paul McLean. Front: Christian Rimmer, James Wildbore, Caleb Howell, Lachlan Michael, Khan Leighton, coach Andy Michael, Glenn Dawson, Heath Pym, Troy Wilkey, Josh Moody, Jason Earl, Sam Rowland and Joel Montgomerie.

Association team goes back to back

More than three goals down deep into the first half of the grand PETER final, a five-goal burst after a ARGENT’S motivating speech by coach Andy Landmark Michael turned the Adelaide Plains’ fortunes around. Cup review The victors kicked five unanE: swered goals in the second half of M: 0411 178 444 this abridged A grade decider, to collect a handsome 31-point victory Ricky Mackareth and Josh Moody and successive Landmark Cup titles. also gave us stronger bodies in the “The YP boys played really well middle. in the first half,” Michael explained. “Both Caleb Howell and Joel “We needed to get our back line Montgomerie were prime movers in match ups right with Matt Higgs this game. going to centre half back and Andy “Chris James was a really strong Hardiman moved deeper in defence. target up forward.” “We started to get some good Beaten around the stoppages and passages of good movement, while

through the middle of the ground in the first half of the decider, players like Howell and Montgomerie started to gain ascendancy and the Adelaide Plains side grabbed the momentum. While Yorke Peninsula kicked four of the first five goals to the contest, including their first within 40 seconds of the first bounce, the Plains side charged home with the final six. Interestingly, while the winners had a flood of goals, Michael’s defence kept the YP boys scoreless during the second 20 minute period.

n Continued page 30 n Peter Argent reports on Under 17’s, page 30


n APFL’s Troy Wilkey looks to dispose as NAFA’s Justin Clarke tackles on Saturday.

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