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Kelsey Byrne feels she was born to dance. Having been involved in the dance based sport of calisthenics since the age of three, there is nothing this young Lewiston resident loves doing more than listening to a great piece of music and dancing her heart out. Not even a knee reconstruction last year could hold her back, with Kelsey, 18, back into dancing just three months after her operation. Now Kelsey will represent Australia in the Precision team to perform in the Big Dance in London in July as a lead up to the Olympics. The Big Dance event involves competitions and workshops that showcase the Australian calisthenics style of dance. Kelsey is one of 23 girls from SA calisthenics clubs. n Continued Page 2

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Farmers warned on spray drift New research shows Clare vines at risk

ADELAIDE Plains grain growers could face summer spraying bans if they do not voluntarily abide by new summer spraying regulations. The PIRSA Summer Spraying Code of Practice was developed in consultation with the Mid North Spray Drift Committee in November last year to minimise the risk of off-target damage to grape vines and other susceptible plants from droplet and vapour drift of herbicides like the widely-used weed control chemical, Glyphosate. Farmers at the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board (NYNRM) Lower North Regional Group’s information day at Balaklava last Wednesday were told spray drift from the Adelaide Plains region does affect grape vines kilometres away in the Clare Valley. The State government is known to be concerned about the impact and

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Crossings Kelsey dances in streets • From Page 1 that we’ve learnt but none of complete The team will fly to London them include clubs or rods,” Road shoulders at two crossings along the Two Wells to Mallala Road have been widened in recent months as part of the State Government’s $2.3 million State Level Crossing Improvement Program. The crossings, at the intersections with Simpkin Road (Two Wells) and Pratt Road (Korunye), were upgraded to take into consideration sight, distance, traffic volume and heavy vehicles.

on July 4, a few weeks before the Olympic Games begin, and Kelsey can hardly wait – this will be her first overseas trip. “I haven’t been anywhere further than Melbourne yet,” she said. While in London, Kelsey has a tight dance schedule but will also have the opportunity to travel to the famous world heritage listed Stonehenge, and the Roman city of Bath, and is looking forward to getting caught up in the hype of the London Olympic Games. “We’ve got five routines

she said. “It’s just pure dance and as well as the competitions and workshops. We also get to dance with the Royal ballet, so that will be cool.” But it’s a long and expensive road to London and Kelsey, along with her calisthenics club, is fundraising hard to make it there. As well as her calisthenics, Kelsey has just become involved with the Allstars Cheerleading Club cheering for the Central Districts Football Club.

Drivers warned POLICE from the Yorke and Mid North Local Service Area (YMNLSA) have issued an Easter plea to drivers to stay safe on the road this long weekend. This year has started badly in the YMNLSA in relation to fatal and serious injury crashes. “Already, we have had nine deaths and 22 serious injuries on our roads within the LSA,” Sergeant Steve Griggs said. Historically the fatal five

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offences feature heavily in fatal crashes. This includes speed (40 per cent), seatbelts (43 per cent), drink drivers (37 per cent), drug drivers (20 per cent) and distraction offences (23 per cent). “Last Easter, we had three deaths on our roads in the LSA,” Sgt Griggs said. “This year, we aim to have none.” Police will be out in force over the Easter period, particularly around the Yorke

Peninsula and surrounding areas. Extra police from Adelaide, combined with local officers and members from the Highway Patrol, will be focusing on the fatal five offences, as well as other factors like vehicle roadworthiness and fatigue. Police will be maximising the use of speed detection equipment and testing drivers for alcohol and drugs. Motorists are encouraged to plan their trips.

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Pauline Hill from Balaklava was the winner of the Plains Producer iPad competition after shopping locally. Balaklava Free Choice owner Filip Scaffidi drew the winning number from more than six thousand entries in the compeition aimed to promote sales in local businesses. Pauline’s single entry surprisingly came from Balaklava Free Choice. The iPad is valued at $579. Pauline, who doesn’t have a computer, has been launched into the high-tech age. Plains Producer manager, Andrew Manuel, said the competition is designed to reward people for shopping locally and it supported local traders. “Traders tell us it’s a popular competition. It’s a boost to the local economy, “Andrew said. PAULINE Hill accepts her prize from Plains Producer sales and customer service assistant, Lisa Curnow.

THE Plains Producer wishes all its readers a happy and safe Easter. Please drive safely. Due to the Easter break, the Plains Producer will publish a day later next week, on Thursday, April 12.

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It’s a case of scripts down and costumes nearly finished, as opening night approaches for the Two Wells Melodrama Group’s production “The Fabulous Fabrizi’s Circus.” The show offers intrigue and a doleful elephant man who falls in love with a mermaid, among a number of sub-plots. And of course there will be plenty of singing and laughs to keep audiences entertained. The seven performance season opens on Saturday May 12. Tickets can be booked by leaving a message on 8520 2778, or sending an email to drama@twpo. com.au with payments made to TWMG, PO Box 209, Two Wells, 5501. Five dinner shows (May 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26) all start at 7.30pm and a three course meal is included in the admission cost of $35. Two matinee performances (May 13 and 20) will start at 1pm .

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Council moves on ‘conflict’ penalties COUNCILLORS found to be continuously breaching conflict of interest provisions could face a fine of up to $20,000 and dismissal from office if new penalties are introduced to the Local Government Act 1999. Wakefield Regional Council supported the proposed introduction of both a financial penalty and/or dismissal of an elected member for failing to declare a conflict of interest in matters where they should be doing so, at last week’s council meeting.

Les Pearson reports: The motion carried stated council write to the Minister of Local Government, Russell Wortley, and the Local Government Association of SA, supporting a review of the Local Government Act. The motion went on to say the Act should be amended to provide a penalty of up to $20,000, the elected member be dismissed from office and subsequently barred from serving as an elected member in South Aus-

tralia. Council’s motion came on the back of an investigation from State Ombudsman, Richard Bingham, into the behaviour of WRC Western ward councillor, Darryl Pain, who was found to have breached conflict of interest provisions four times in the past 12 months. Mr Bingham recommended the Act be reviewed and amended to provide a penalty or suspension for continual breaches of conflict of interest provisions. Both Cr Pain and his father, fellow Western

ward councillor, Richard Pain, declared an interest in the item and left the chamber before the matter was discussed. Central ward councillor, Owen Chapman, questioned whether it was necessary to recommend offending councillors be slapped with both a hefty fine and dismissal from office. “Why are we actually proposing a financial penalty as well as a dismissal from office?” he asked. “I just raise the point because I think we need to be encouraging the public to stand for council but

that’s a pretty big financial penalty for a small mistake, so it might put people off. “I certainly agree with a dismissal from office but I’m not sure about the financial penalty.” WRC acting chief executive officer, Geoff Sheridan, said the penalties were suggested as part of the Minister Wortley and LGA review of local government practises. “Breaches of these provisions are quite serious matters, so there needs to be a penalty and enough to make sure elected members are

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Evelyn’s family found AFTER last week’s feature article in the Plains Producer on Hoyleton woman, Evelyn Marsden, and her dramatic survival of the sinking of the Titanic almost 100 years ago, it has emerged she has some relatives still living in the district. Barry and Vicki Marsden live near Owen with their daughter, Amanda. Barry is a great nephew of Evelyn, who was his great-grandfather’s sister. Further to that, Amanda, 16, is one of Evelyn’s great-great nieces. Barabba farmer, Tyson Watlen, is another great-great nephew. The family has researched Evelyn’s life for a number of years since finding the local connection through cousin, Neil Ayres, who supplied the photo of Evelyn, published last

conscious of their obligations,” Mr Sheridan said. Cr Chapman was still uneasy with the suggested penalties, particularly the large fine. “I certainly support that but I encourage any councillors, if they think I’m coming anywhere near a conflict of interest, to let me know,” he said. Mayor, James Maitland, said declaring a conflict of interest was the responsibility of elected members. “This is currently a self-declaration issue so it’s not up to councillors, staff or anybody to warn you,” he said. Central ward councillor, David Lamond, said the conflict of interest guidelines were relatively clear-cut and with extensive training, councillors

should be able to identify potential conflicts of interest with ease. “We all attended training sessions, or had the opportunity to attend them, and if we didn’t attend them, we all got hard copies, where it clearly states what conflict of interest is,” he said. Southern ward councillor, Barry Smith, agreed the conflict of interest provisions were straightforward but was disappointed the issue got to the stage where the Ombudsman was required to investigate, drawing unwanted negative publicity. Mr Sheridan confirmed the penalties suggested by council in the motion could not be retrospectively applied to Cr Pain’s reported breaches.

LOOKING at the Plains Producer are (from left) Amanda and Barry Marsden, Tyson, Zeanna and Chloe Watlen, Samantha Bell and Vicki Marsden.

week, to the SA Maritime Museum. “We didn’t know there was a local connection until we moved out here and only picked it up years later,” Vicki said. She explained that unknown to many, Evelyn’s early childhood was spent in Salisbury, where her father, Walter,

was the local station master for 13 years from 1884 to 1897. After a tragic accident at the station, he wore most of the blame and, along with his family, was shifted out to Hoyleton. With the Marsden story sweeping the nation as the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s

sinking nears, Vicki said the large Marsden family has been captivated by the coverage it has been getting, “I don’t know how many Plains Producers I bought last week and mailed off to relatives,” she said. “The phones were also running hot last week with cousins,

brothers and sisters making sure everyone was watching Sunday Night.” Vicki said Evelyn’s history has been studied on and off over the years. “I guess the Marsden name initially peaked our curiosity and we’ve been chasing the history intermittently since, I guess,” she said.

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Bus lost in blaze ABOUT $100,000 damage was caused after fire gutted a bus near Korunye last week. The vehicle was a KaBoom Party Bus from the Kanga Coaches fleet, an Adelaide-based firm. The bus caught alight when the driver pulled over to fix a flat tyre on the

Mallala-Two Wells road when heat from the flat tyre subsequently started the blaze at about 8.15am on Friday morning. The driver was the only person on the bus and escaped uninjured. It took four CFS crews more than an hour to extinguish the blaze.

rested a man from Middle Beach for property damage on March 28. TWO WELLS • BETWEEN February 19 and March 17, a chain and padlock were cut on a rear shed at a property on Hayman Road, Two Wells. Two dirt bikes and a pressure cleaner were stolen. • ON March 23, entry was gained by kicking in the front door of a property on Buckland Park Road, Two Wells. Jewellery and a camera were stolen.

ROSEWORTHY AN iPod was stolen from a vehicle on Gartrell Street, Roseworthy, between March 25 and 26. REEVES PLAINS • BETWEEN March 27 and 28, a water tank, which was situated in a paddock, was stolen on Humphrey Road, Reeves Plains. LEWISTON • A WATER pump and generator was stolen from a property on Gawler River Road, Lewiston, on March 13.

TWO Wells CFS members extinguish smouldering tyres on the bus RIGHT: All that remained of the interior.

Thieves take war medals WAR medals valued at $5000 were stolen from a Clare residence over the weekend after the front door was forced open. It was just one of a number of thefts, serious criminal trespass and property damage offences in Clare over the last two weekends. They appear to be linked. An unlocked truck had tools and keys stolen from it at a local business, which also had an amount of copper stolen from the building. The Clare business district has also been the target of property damage. The old Town Hall

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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 had a window smashed by a rock. Other windows were smashed and damage was caused to a number of businesses The weekend a fortnight before, more businesses were targeted in a similar fashion. Also over the weekend, ETSA had a perimeter fence cut, although nothing was stolen.

Police say the offenders may have been disturbed. Furthermore, the Clare Primary School was broken into and art supplies stolen. Property damage was caused to the school with the paint and the stolen items used to graffiti areas of Clare, including the skate park. Police appeal to the public for any informa-

tion in relation to these offences, which are possibly linked to a group of youths seen loitering through Clare over these weekends. Any one with information is asked to call Clare police or Crime Stoppers. • A 24-year-old Clare man was arrested for allegedly damaging property, assault and theft after an incident on March 27. BALAKLAVA • ON Friday, March 23, an Owen man allegedly misused a motor vehicle by doing a burnout after leaving a sporting arena.

His car was impounded for 28 days. He will be summoned to appear at Kadina Magistrates Court at a later date. • A 33-year-old woman from Balaklava was arrested after being stopped for a random breath test on Kelly Street, Balaklava on Sunday, March 25. Checks revealed the driver had allegedly never held a driver’s licence. MALLALA • A VEHICLE was stolen from the front yard of a property on Adelaide Road, Mallala. MIDDLE BEACH • GAWLER Police ar-

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Balaklava Community Children’s Centre Director, Dale Gathercole, is asking parents of children born from 2009 to 2012 to contact her about future kindy attendances. With the intake age for starting school being changed, and the kindy only entitled to enrol a certain number, parents need to be mindful of when their child can actually start kindy and then school so they don’t miss the boat. Phone Dale on 8862 1251. • It’s almost the end of school Term One, which finishes tomorrow. And Easter is here too. Where has the year gone? Parents, don’t forget, most schools finish early on Thursday so make sure your children aren’t left at school or at the bus stop. Who is going away for Easter, or maybe for the school holidays? Our family took an earlier break. I promise I won’t bore you with too many snaps of me in luxurious places – but do send in yours while you are away in the Flinaklava Ranges or wherever. Clare The Garden Festival named “Northern Autumn Garden Festival”, set in the bushland setting of the Clare Showgrounds, will be on May 20. Theme is “high tea in the park” with three garden experts to give advice. Hamley Bridge The Women’s and Children’s Auxiliary is holding a Mother’s Day trading table on May 11.

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CELEBRATED author Liz Harfull will speak about her new book “Women of the Land” at Balaklava Community Library on Thursday, April 19 from 2pm. Liz has visted Balaklava and other local libraries before when she discussed her best-selling Blue Ribbon Cookbook, published in 2008. Liz is an award-winning journalist and Churchill Fellow who grew up on a small farm near Mt Gambier which has been in the

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Balaklava Members of Balaklava Museum invite everyone to help celebrate the SA History Festival. It is 40 years since the formation of Balaklava Historical Society, and 35 years since the Centenary Hall was opened as a Museum, so 2012 is a big year for members. Mark May 27 at 1.30pm in your diaries for the anniversary celebration titled “We won’t forget our Founders.” • And Balaklava Golf Club ladies are holding their annual luncheon on Tuesday , May 1.

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Dublin After almost 15 years, Dublin History Group now has a permanent home at Dublin Institute. President of the group, Pat Thompson, met with District Council of Mallala’s CEO, Charles Mansueto, on March 1 to sign a lease that enables the group to permanently display all of their collections and memorabilia to the public regularly. A very exciting time for everyone at Dublin! Mallala Mallala Museum has special Open Days on May 6 and 9 from 2pm-4.30pm. Go along and enjoy the displays as part of the 2012 SA History Festival. •In recognition of its many volunteers, District Council of Mallala

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ONLY a handful of growers were present to hear an array of expert opinions on a range of issues affecting farming in the district at the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board (NYNRM) Lower North Regional Group’s information day at Balaklava last Wednesday. Group chairperson, Robert Tilley, said the high calibre of speakers at the event delivered in-depth analysis across several key areas of natural resource management in the area, including weed management and feral animal control. “I’m ecstatic with the quality of speakers the staff was able to assemble for us,” Mr Tilley said. The speakers included Professor Wayne Meyer, who covered the appearance of future regional landscapes. Department of Environment and Natural Resources district ranger, Ron Sinclair, also spoke on the perceived impact of raptors (eagles, falcons etc) on humans, with regard to lamb production upon other factors. “My personal highlight was Pro-

BUT WHERE WERE YOU? farmers IN SHORT SUPPLY TO HEAR TOP SPEAKERS n More farming news, Pages 11-14 fessor Linton Staples’ presentation on mice plagues and trigger points and further related information to them,” Mr Tilley said, “It’s something I, as a landholder, need to be aware of. They’re a common event and I think they may become more common in the future.” It was just a snapshot of the varying subject matter discussed throughout the day. “We have sourced some speakers in regards to their specific topic and a lot of them are aligned with NRM anyway,” Mr Tilley explained. All of the topics covered had strong implications to the local farming community. “That’s our community responsibility to some extent, is to bring that information out and highlight

it,” Mr Tilley said. “Unfortunately we didn’t have as many growers as we would like.” Communication is one of the barriers facing the group, which has a focus group looking at other ways to get their information out there, including social media such as Facebook and Twitter. “I have this perception as a farmer that it might be for a younger generation,” Mr Tilley said. “It is something we do need to pick up on in NRM – how we communicate with everyone – and we are looking into other options.” The information day is the second event of its kind hosted by the Lower North Regional Group, a similar day held last year attracted about 130 people. Its format included a predominant topic and keynote speaker. “This time we’ve gone more general and perhaps it hasn’t drawn the crowd we had hoped for,” Mr Tilley said. “The information is really good, so I’m hoping it will be an ongoing event but how we best format it is the challenge.”

DENR district ranger, Ian Falkenberg, pictured with various examples of birds of prey, also known as ‘raptors’, spoke about their perceived impact on lamb production in the area.

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offices mentioned earlier from Friday, June 1 until the conclusion of the public meeting, to be held on Wednesday, June 13. It starts at 7pm at the Two Wells Community Centre and interested persons may be heard in relation to the DPA and the submissions. The public meeting will not be held if no submissions are received or if no submission makes a request to be heard. For further information Mallala Council.

Maree the ‘cover girl’ Maree Anderson, Minlaton’s “fundraising queen,” has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Yorke Peninsula phone book, to be distributed throughout Yorke Peninsula and the Mid North areas from today. This year’s cover theme, “A Helping Hand, The Aussie Way,” recognises Maree for her tireless efforts raising funds for local charities and organisations. A Minlaton resident since 1974, Maree spends most Fridays selling raffle tickets for community groups. Over the years she has raised about $40,000 for local projects. This year’s book will be distributed over the next six weeks in a new compact-size format. The height and width has been reduced by 15 per cent to make it more compact and easier to handle. There are also layout and design improvements. • If you don’t want a book, call Sensis on 1800 008 292 or visit www.directoryselect.com.au.

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‘Feast’ of festival films

THE third Clare Valley Film Festival ended with a wonderful gala evening co-ordinated by directors Chris Bishop and Seeta Indrani. While a little biased, I think Academy Award winners could take a leaf out of acceptance speeches by our award winners. Thoughtful, funny or insightful, they were enjoyed by all. The Festival itself provided another feast of short films – it is certainly an emotional rollercoaster to attend such a festival. Over the course of one session we can be engrossed in human drama, the next on the edge of our seats with a tense (almost) thriller, and then cracking up with a light hearted comedy. As cinema manager, my thanks go especially to directors Chris Bishop and Seeta Indrani for an ever-expanding effort to sell the Clare Valley Film Festival to the world and to bring world film to us. Also to their team, with special mentions to Mandy Kuelen and Dan Bradley, and to the delightful Kelly Nestor for co-hosting the evening. Thanks to one of our major local sponsors, the Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association.

Their sponsorship helps us to continue with this weekend and indirectly to apply for a $10,000 grant from the South Australian Tourism Commission, with all money used to advertise the Clare Valley in SA and beyond (thanks of course also to the SATC). Thanks to Clewers of Clare for generous sponsorship of the Clewers 48 Hour Challenge and to the Federal government Festival Program for the Moving Images Grant. Thanks also to the Plains Producer. Country Arts SA’s grant funded the educative aspects of the Festival– world knowledge imparted to a local audience of the highest quality. Thanks to everyone who gave of their time as a volunteer leading up to the Festival, or on the day, and particularly our usual cinema volunteers who are already on call 52 weeks of the year. Finally, I’d like to thank every filmmaker who entered and has made the 2012 Festival a success, and also to those who attended from our region, Adelaide or interstate – without you we cannot have these events. Ian Roberts, manager, Blyth Cinema. • SEE Report, Page 15

Plains Producer, Wednesday April 4, 2012


NEWS v District DRIVERS STRUGGLING TO NEGOTIATE BALAKLAVA INTERSECTION REVAMP:

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WA K E F I E L D R e g i o n a l Council’s Stuart Roberts (left) and David Hassett study DPTI plans showing how traffic should flow at the new intersection.

It’s ‘Confusion Corner’

MOTORISTS are struggling to grasp the traffic flow at the two new intersections at McCracken Corner in Balaklava. Still under construction by the State government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and with little directional signage presently in place, confusion has reigned in recent weeks since construction began. One driver on Monday visited the Plains Producer office visibly shaken after what she said was a “near miss.” “Get council to publish a dia-

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gram in your paper explaining the new layout to people,” suggested Christine Rohde, of Pinery. Wakefield Regional Council infrastructure services manager, David Hassett, said council had had a few visits from drivers trying to decipher the intersections. “There has been a little bit of confusion and quite a few people have come into council to see what the plan is,” he said. “In general terms, it is starting to take shape. “Some people have been confused when coming up to McCracken’s Corner near the

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fuel bowsers, thinking it’s a roundabout. It is actually two terminating T-junctions.” The enquiries have been coming from all angles, even internally. “We’ve had a few people come to the front counter, a couple of phone calls and even a few staff had enquiries about the plans,” Mr Hassett said. “People are just trying to work through the process of seeing how it works on the plan and putting it on the road.” At the recent Wakefield Regional Council meeting

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Central ward councillor, David Lamond, asked whether the corner would accommodate farmers shifting machinery between properties. Mr Hassett said after making an enquiry to DPTI, he was told only implements of a certain width could use the intersection. “The junction caters for implements with an eight-metre wheelbase,” Mr Hassett said. “Anything over eight metres, needs a permit, and the department has never had a request for anything over eight metres wide at the wheel base.

THE Snowtown Bank and its adjoining four-bedroom brick home is still up for sale after failing to sell via online auction site, eBay. The eBay auction closed with the highest bid at US$99,989. The reserve price was not met and the property was passed in. Hale Real Estate sales director, Nigel Christie, said eBay’s bidding restrictions made it hard for buyers to place bids of more than $100,000. “We are currently working towards a new way of offering this property widely to people without the restrictions,” he said. Mr Christie is awaiting the development of another online property auction website. “I will also be speaking with the vendors about what to do next,” he said. Discussions were held yesterday. Mr Christie said feedback from interested buyers gave the company high hopes the property could reach the reserve price of $200,000.

LETTER to EDITOR After nearly being side-swiped on McCracken’s Corner (by an inconsiderate driver with little regard for road rules and the safety of other road users) I went to the Plains Producer office to see if some sort of diagram could be printed to put an end to the confusion and frustration we are all feeling. I knew I was in the right as I took the time and trouble to find out from the council which rules apply on this intersection. I have seen drivers coming along Gwy Terrace cutting through McCracken’s Corner to get to the main street. This is both stupid and dangerous so close to the fuel bowsers. I realise no signage has yet been provided but until such time, I hope council will publish and advertise a diagram clearly showing all routes on this on this intersection and maybe it will prevent another near miss like I experienced this week. Christine Rohde, Pinery.

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Heritage building reprieve Wakefield Regional Council carried a recommendation to removed a number of properties from across the district from the register for Local Heritage Listing at last week’s council meeting. Council received 23 separate objections from property owners or community groups wishing not to be added to the Local Heritage Register as part of the State government’s Local Heritage Development Plan Amendment. More than 150 properties in the council area were identified as potential Local Heritage Places. Michael and Di Smith were actively opposed to the proposed listing of the homestead

After objections, council removes some properties and other buildings on their property, Yackandandah, in the Hundred of Hart. Mr and Mrs Smith attended council meetings to publicly voice their thoughts and enlisted a number of other professional avenues of advice to support their argument. Mr Smith believed his property was just an ordinary farm, similar to others nearby, which were not heritage listed. Central ward councillor, Owen Chapman, spoke in support of the Smiths’ plight, as well as others opposing their listing.

“I have studied the public submission summary and believe the objections are serious and genuine, and know the objectors are concerned about how listing will affect them and their properties in the future,” he said. Local heritage listing would result in a plethora of red tape and various processes owners would have to go through to develop their properties. A number of objectors also claimed they knew little about the process and its implications.

“ ” Planning starts on skate park

Of the 23 objections, 20 were approved for removal by council as they stood, while three received various alterations. The Church of Christ building in Balaklava will be recommended for listing but its attached hall was advised to be removed from the listing. Council believed the objection from Viterra regarding its Brinkworth site needed clarification before a decision could be made on it. Council also moved to shift the boundary of the proposed Historic Conservation Policy Area to run up to 38 Fisher street, making the objection for 42 Fisher street exempt as a result. Les Pearson reports on the recent council meeting:

at every stage we’ll be involving the KIDS

Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) has formed a working committee to raise funds to build a skate park in the town. TWRAT member and local businessman, Tony Lange, said the committee was formed at the team’s monthly meeting in March and would work toward raising funds, getting ideas, securing support and drawing up plans. In excess of $1300 has been raised so far, Tony said, with help from the IGA community chest program, a raffle, and funds from running the fruit salad stall at last year’s Christmas street parade. Tony said the councilbuilt BMX track, near the town oval, was being considered by the team as an ideal place for a skate park, as a recent tour of neighbouring skate parks provided feedback from skaters highlighting both facilities were rarely used once a skate park had been built. Some committee members and local skaters visited the skate park at Clare and the newly-built facility at Balaklava, to get a feel for what kids want. “We went to check them out and get some ideas,” Tony said. “We came across a lot of kids who were using them and got some great feedback from them.”

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Brett Musolino, Jack Lange, Tony Lange and Hayden Harrison are pictured at the town’s current BMX track – but believe the area would be better suited to a multi-purpose skate park.

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Seeking council in-principle support is also something the team is working toward, Tony said, with a presentation of some of their ideas to councillors hopefully in the next few months. “The next step would be to

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formulate a plan,” Tony added. “We’re reviewing plans of other skate parks around the state and working on a design (and) we’ll be seeking some professional help after we have an outline of what we want.” Tony said it was important the youth of a town had their voices heard, and said the committee would be asking for their continuing involvement. “At every stage we’ll be involving the kids. Every step of the way we’ll be asking for their input,” he said. “It’s a key focus for the group this year.” The team is also hoping to set up an email address and possibly a facebook page to post ideas and suggestions and messages of support.

FOLLOWING a meeting between Wakefield Regional Council officers and elected members, a majority of Station street in Port Wakefield is likely to be closed. Station street is a small dirt connecting road between John and North street. WRC infrastructure services manager, David Hasset, said following a conversation with Western ward councillor, Richard Pain, the planned closure of about five metres of Station street was suggested to encompass about 75 per cent of the street. It would restrict access from North street, while allowing access to the rear of a property along John street. Council carried recommendations to consult with nearby property owners abutting Station street regarding the proposed closure and pending the outcomes, close that aforementioned section of road to vehicular traffic. Mr Hasset said the wider community would be alerted to the impending change through council’s newsletter. Considering the recent angst regarding Station street, the amicable solution was a positive result for council. “I just think it’s a great outcome,” councillor Rodney Reid said.

Footballers join drivers as road safety targets

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The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is ramping up its regional road safety campaign aimed at reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the State’s country roads. MAC has amassed an army of 190 committed road safety ambassadors. The initiative is part of MAC’s partnership with the South Australian Community Football League and involves delivering road safety education to nearly 3,000 country footballers. With the Easter holiday break a notorious period for road accidents, MAC general manager corporate affairs, Ben Tuffnell, said country road casualties remained disproportion-

ately higher per head of population. “Less than one third of the population lives in rural areas, yet 60 per cent of fatalities and 50 per cent of serious injuries are on rural roads,” Mr Tuffnell said. “Country roads are unpredictable and therefore present far more challenges to drivers.” The campaign promotes a simple message ‘country roads need safer drivers’. “The success of the campaign will depend largely on the willingness of community members to support the attitude changes that are needed, and to accept their share of responsibility in improving road safety,” Mr Tufnell said.

Plains Producer, Wednesday April 4, 2012


Our towns will lead the way with broadband WHAT IS THE NBN?

n THE  National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia’s first national open access communications network being built to bring high speed broadband and telephone services. The NBN will utilise three technologies; fibre, fixed wireless and satellite, expected to make possible improved ways for people to connect with one another. This includes teleworking, which effectively means working from home, educational innovation with virtual

classrooms and new teaching environments, and a whole new range of entertainment options. Biggest innovation will be in the health sector, with regional patients having access to online services that provide the ability to consult with their specialist and local doctor simultaneously via video conference. Within the next decade, the plan is for every home, school and workplace in the country to have access to the NBN.

Three year rollout plan – but Libs say ‘only a fraction of connections’ will materialise Les Pearson reports: THE Federal government has announced homes and businesses in the Mid North area will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three-year fibre rollout plan. NBN Co is the company building and operating the NBN. Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said towns including Balaklava, Clare, Kapunda, Riverton, Saddleworth, Two Wells and Virginia will be part of the first NBN rollout. Under the three-year rollout plan, construction of the fibre network in these areas will begin progressively between April 1 this year and June 30, 2015. “The NBN rollout is ramping up and is about to go into high gear,” Mr Champion said. “In the next three years, 40,900 homes and businesses locally will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN’s fibre network.” Opposition Senate Communications spokesman, Simon Birmingham, claimed the figures were “dodgy”. “South Australians are being taken for fools by a Labor government who thinks dodgy figures and implied promises will make up for their failure to deliver the National Broadband Network (NBN),” Mr Birmingham said. “Labor believes it can con people with promises NBN construction will commence when in reality only a tiny fraction of South Australians will see broadband connections materialise. “Since coming to office Labor has connected less than 1000 premises a year to the NBN in SA.” Mr Birmingham claimed the numbers presented in the recent announcement were no more than a “smoke and mirrors trick”. “Labor is counting 17,900 premises in the Edwardstown area towards their total rollout numbers when they might have only rolled fibre down one street to 10 houses by 2015,” he said. “Unlike the spin being put on this announcement, laying a little fibre somewhere in Edwardstown does not equate to connecting 17,900 Edwardstown premises in the next three years. “Instead of being honest about the Plains Producer, Wednesday April 4, 2012

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and businesses around Australia to highspeed fibre broadband, capable of speeds of up to one gigabit per second, equivalent to 125 megabytes (MB). Seven per cent will have access to highspeed fixed-wireless or next-generation satellite technologies providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second. “The NBN is about more than just faster broadband,” Mr Champion said. “This is about supporting businesses in Wakefield and around Australia to connect to new markets and find new, better ways of doing things to make their businesses more productive and more profitable. “It’s about families in Wakefield getting online to access health and aged care services, it’s about people who need government services being able to access those online, and it’s about our kids getting access to world class education services, for example by being able to take a class at another school via the NBN.” He said the technological advancement would result in a new wave of digital innovation. “ T h e NBN is just the platform – the really exciting part is the new possibilities it opens up. N B N Co released its first 12-month rollout schedule in October 2011. That schedule, updated for the first time in February 2012, will be updated quarterly. The three-year rollout plan will be updated each year. There is an interactive searchable map on the NBN Co website. n Visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/ and enter your address to see details for the NBN coming to your area.

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their own names. Band member, Niall Horan, denied any connection to the standard tacky boyband behaviour commonly associated with such groups. “People think that a boyband is air-grabs and being dressed in all one colour,” he said. “We’re boys in a band. We’re trying to do something different from what people would think is the typical kind of boyband.” Well guess what Niall, you guys have already entered the boyband stereotype, committing the standard boyband sin of shooting a video on a beach. Every boyband in history shot music videos on the beach and straight off the bat, One Direction went down the beach with their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful”. That’s right, all that clowning

around in the sand and hanging out with girls around the bonfire, has been done before by every boyband to ever shoot a video. Well done. The lads have achieved a ton of critical acclaim, promoting each member’s vocal abilities. This is nothing new. Bands such as Boyz II Men, Az Yet and Westlife were all vocally capable. So, it’s a surprise to me, when I hear One Direction blast out over the radio, that suddenly everything is ok? What happened to listening to boybands being embarrassing? I’ll give One Direction four years before they’re considered a humiliation if their music is found on your iTunes playlist. Don’t be fooled, a boyband is a boyband. Tune in next time, ‘coz I’m Mr Brightside.

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rettes, brooms, sheets and blankets, newspapers and magazines. If you bought butter, cream and eggs, you would know who supplied the storekeeper – it was most likely a local farmer who would “trade” his produce for the grocery lines that he needed. Cheese would be cut from a large block or ‘round’ and would often have a linen rind, and bacon would be sliced on one of those big old meat slicers. Out the back of the shop were stocks of chook feed, all weighed out on a platform scales in bushel and half-bushel measures. Then there was the hardware – hammers, nails, nuts and bolts etc. It really was a “one stop shop.” The local store was often the post office and telephone exchange, too. And it was always “service with a smile.” It is nice to look back and remember how it used to be.

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(for porridge), macaroni, biscuits, dried fruits, salt etc., and a stack of paper sheets, ready to wrap whatever needed to be wrapped. Bulk flour would be sold in a calico bag and bulk sugar in the good old hessian ‘sugar bag’. Small quantities might have also been handled in brown paper bags, which were also used for most other weighed-up pantry items. Jam came in tins and pickles or chutney were sold in glass jars. Honey was commonly sold in a four gallon square tin. Butter was weighed up in pound and half-pound blocks and wrapped in butter paper (a grease-

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proof paper that was always recycled by the housewife, using it to line baking tins). Spices might have been packaged in tins or small packets, although sometimes they would also be sold from bulk containers, too. Keeping weevils out of the flour, rice, split peas etc., was a problem – it was not uncommon for the shopper to get home, only to find she had brought them home in the bag of flour. Sometimes the problem was already in the home pantry and getting rid of the infestation wasn’t easy. The general store sold anything from kerosene (for your lamps – you could buy the lamp, too) boots, shoes, dress materials, work clothes, boot polish, soap and candles (if you didn’t make your own), pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, fruit and vegetables, school books and pencils, tobacco, ciga-

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Who can remember the ‘real’ grocery store of years ago? Many items were sold in bulk, packed to the shopper’s requirements from bins and chests, bags and barrels, tins and cases. Entering the grocer’s shop, the customer would be confronted by wall-to-wall shelving, stocked with everything the lady of the house could possibly want. It was, in fact, a general store. Serving yourself was absolutely unheard of. There was usually a long counter behind which the storekeeper or his assistant/s would be waiting to take your order which they would dutifully write down, item by item, in a docket book – in duplicate, so you and the storekeeper each had a copy. On the counter stood the scales for weighing out flour, sugar, tea, coffee, rice, sago, pearl barley, oatmeal or rolled oats and semolina

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MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES april 5 - maundy thursday anglican Riverton.....................6.30pm Balaklava.................... 7.00pm Clare.......................... 7.30pm Auburn...................... 7.30pm CATHOLIC CHURCH Hamley Bridge........... 7.00pm Community church Pinery........................ 7.00pm LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 7.30pm uniting Owen Comm............. 7.30pm april 6 - good friday A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................... 9.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Clare.......................... 9.00am Riverton..................... 9.00am Auburn...................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Pt Wakefield............... 9.00am Balaklava....................3.00pm LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am Auburn..................... 11.00am

UNITING Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge............8.15am Balaklava...................... 9.00am Combined at COC Pt Wakefield................ 9.30am april 8 - easter sunday anglican Clare.......................... 8.00am Balaklava.................... 9.00am Riverton..................... 9.00am Auburn...................... 9.00am Yacka....................... 10.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am Penwortham.............11.00am Snowtown.................11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Mallala....................... 8.30am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.6.30 at oval & 10am Community church Pinery...Dawn Service 6.30am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am UNITING Balaklava...Dawn service at oval 6am & 9.30am at church Pt Wakefield.... 7.30am at pool Lochiel.......................10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

april 15 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am Hamley Bridge...........6.00pm anglican Clare........................ 10.30am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................ 9.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am Auburn...................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala............... Not provided Two Wells.......... Not provided Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am at Owen Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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Balco Australia opens up new markets in China and asks farmers to…

Balco is a leading processor and exporter of high-grade oaten and cereal hay with a highly valued network of loyal growers and an expanding international market. In 2011 Balco exported 130,000 tonnes of Australian hay to Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China. Balco has processing plants located at Bowmans, 110 kilometres north of Adelaide and in Brookton, 130 kilometres south east of Perth.

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fast-growing Chinese market for hay is offering South Australian farmers a bet each way this year if their paddocks are prepared correctly prior to planting. For wheat farmers concerned about the risks of frost later in the season or lower than expected financial returns, hay processor and exporter Balco is interested in buying wheaten and oaten hay for export to Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. “However, due to strict conditions imposed by these countries on imported hay, farmers will need to consider what products and processes they use for paddock preparation prior to seeding if they want to keep hay as an option,” said Balco’s general manager, Rob Lawson. “For example, weed control spray Lontrel cannot be used at any time during the cropping program if the paddock could potentially be used

for export hay, so farmers should keep this in mind if they are thinking they may want to cut their crop for export hay. “We know hay is certainly still the best way to control rye grass on your farm and provide solid returns whilst you’re doing it,” he said. More than 5000 tonnes of hay went to China in the past 12 months, which was roughly four per cent of Balco’s total exports last year. However, the amount exported was limited by the tonnage of product available, which was less as the result of the recent drought in WA. “China is an exciting export growth market due to a rapid expansion of their dairy industry,” said Mr Lawson. “In 2002 they had two million cows – this year the figure has exceeded 14 million cows and is expected to reach 22 million by 2020,” he said.

“China’s insatiable appetite for hay offers tremendous export potential for Australian farmers. “We believe exports to this country could account for 30 per cent of our total sales within the next five to 10 years.” Balco has intimate knowledge of the Chinese hay market, having initiated Australia’s first hay shipment into China in 2010 and developed industry export protocols in the same year. “Despite our offshore location, our size and ability to transport large quantities of hay by boat means Australia can deliver export hay to Shanghai for the same price neighbour Mongolia can deliver hay by truck, and our hay is simply miles ahead in feed qualities,” he said. “All of this is good news for SA growers and gives them confidence for the planting of future crops.”

The grading quality of the hay is very important to the export market, and Balco offers potential purchasers an assurance of quality with its unique eight category grading program. s part of its leading Haycare Quality Management Program, Balco has recently appointed a new head buyer and two field account managers to provide advice to farmers during the growing season and on industry trends. Recent appointments are Mr Pat Guerin as Field & Procurement manager and Brad Smith and Marcus Crawford, starting April 16, as Field Account managers. All three bring extensive experience of the hay industry and will provide support and advice to farmers across SA. “Offering a wider grading system enables us to be more specific in terms of parameters when classing

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hay,” said Mr Guerin. “Being able to better define attributes such as stem thickness, moisture and percentages of digestible dry matter and fibre ensures there are no surprises for our overseas clients. “They are relying on our hay for their livelihood, and this system gives them better certainty about the quality of the goods they are receiving. “Balco takes all grades of hay, which sets us apart from our main competitor. With our sales network and industry experience we can find a home for it, which helps the industry be sustainable even during the bad years.” Balco is aiming to export 150,000 tonnes of hay this season, an increase of 20,000 tonnes from last season. It is estimated 100,000 tonnes will come from SA, with the remainder coming from WA.

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Les Pearson reports:

Spray drift warning

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ARMERS could face a ban of the widelyused weed control chemical, Glyphosate, if newly introduced summer spraying regulations are not acknowledged by growers. The PIRSA Summer Spraying Code of Practice was developed in consultation with the Mid North Spray Drift Committee in November last year. It was introduced to minimise the risk of off-target damage to grape vines and other susceptible plants from droplet and vapour drift of herbicides. Agronomist, Mick Faulkner, speaking at an NYNRM information day in Balaklava last Wednesday, explained through ongoing research, it was discovered the Clare Valley tends to be the end location for chemical drift in the summer spraying period, from October to April each year. This forms a residue on the fruit and also affects its early development. It is a pivotal time for the wine industry, with vintage during that period. “The Clare Valley has been hit in each of the last six years,” Mr Faulkner said. With the right atmospheric conditions, the vapour travels along a phenomenon called an “inversion layer” and through gravity and wind patterns, most of the chemical drift eventually centres on the Clare Valley. “It can come from up to 100kms away, although we can’t tell exactly how far,” Mr Faulkner said.

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It all ends up in Clare, Balaklava meeting told “The grape vines develop residues, breaching Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) from those herbicides and those levels are so high, it restricts the wine being sold, countries just won’t buy them. “It also physically damages the grape.” The problem has been highlighted by the viticulture industry, which has been looking at moving to ban the use of Glyphosate and other similar herbicides during the summer period. The effect has also been exacerbated with progress in farming research, leading to farmers wanting to control summer weeds while an increase in machinery capability has been another contributor. “So when people are out spraying, they’re covering a bigger area and they may have a neighbour out too, which results in more of a total loading in the atmosphere at any one time,” Mr Faulkner explained.

“The speeds have increased, therefore, less chemical is hitting the target and more is drifting into the atmosphere.” The code of practice now in place guides farmers away from practices, which contribute to chemical drift. These include continually monitoring wind speed and weather conditions, using nozzle types and operating pressures that produce a coarse spray quality or larger, spraying at speeds slower than 18km/h and spraying during the day. “Do not spray from 90 minutes before sunset until 90 minutes after sunrise, unless there is no surface temperature inversion,” the code of practice states. “There is a very low risk of surface temperature inversion when there is full cloud cover and/or the wind speed is continuously greater than 11 km/h.” But growers were getting the message. “I would say at this stage, 10 per cent are following it but it has only been in since October or November last year,” he said. “So, a 10 per cent shift is major. Make no mistake, warned Mr Faulkner, if a general shift in the direction of the code of practice was not recognised, these chemicals could be removed from sale. “The government’s very serious about it, as it gets all the complaints,” Mr Faulkner said. “It’s not going to go through an education process, its first step will be to ban products.

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“If the vines are being damaged by that herbicide, the government can say it is not being applied with the right technology and take the product away. “It would take us back to where we were 20 years ago. “If there is a ban on chemicals, the impact would be statewide. “So it’s up to every farmer to follow the code of practice, even if they have no impact on what is happening in Clare, because the government can’t ban things on a regional basis.” The code of practice is available online but overall, the message is fairly simple. “We thought we had got there but it has only been the last three weeks we realised we haven’t got through to everyone,” Mr Faulkner said. “It’s not just the broadacre guys, it’s right across the industry. Keep your herbicides and pesticides in your own back yard.”

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‘Microclimates’ will impact on spraying Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being provided with a new resource to help them plan and effectively execute pesticide spray applications to avoid spray drift. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just published Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application which aims to help those applying pesticides to understand, observe and interpret local weather elements to ensure the safe and efficient

control of pests and diseases in agricultural crops. Author and meteorologist Graeme Tepper, of MicroMeteorological Research and Educational Services (MRES), says unsuitable weather conditions can further shorten the opportunity for growers to safely spray. “It is therefore essential spray applicators are able to identify and react to weather conditions at a local scale,” Mr Tepper said. “The weather factors that are important to the application of

pesticides can be significantly and critically different to conditions indicated by weather forecasts, weather maps and off-site weather observations – especially overnight and into mid-morning.” Mr Tepper says it is essential all spray applicators understand microclimates that impact on the effectiveness of spray applications and spray drift. Growers need to be vigilant and be prepared to change application techniques or halt op-

erations in order to minimise the risk of spray drift and maximise the potential for the pesticide to reach the appropriate target. • Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application is available for viewing and download via www.grdc.com.au/weatheressentials-for-pesticide-application Copies can also be ordered via GRDC’s Ground Cover Direct, free phone 1800 11 00 44 or email ground-cover-direct@ canprint.com.au.

Carbon farming book has the ‘answers’ Farmers, landholders, waste operators and other clean energy businesses seeking to take part in the Federal government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) can now access information in a new handbook The Carbon Farming Initiative opened for business last December and encourages farmers, land owners, local government and other stakeholders to generate extra revenue by reducing agricultural and landfill waste pollution. “The Carbon Farming Initiative Handbook will be a great resource for Australia’s farmers. It sets out how farmers and landholders can improve land and farm sustainability while generating carbon credits that can be sold on domestic and international markets,“ said Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus. Mr Dreyfus officially released the handbook last week at a farmers’ forum in Casino, NSW.

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methodologies with the federal government, including dairy cattle food supplementation, enhanced efficiency fertilisers, manure management and soil carbon. “Climate change poses a serious risk to the future of Australian agriculture and food production, with scientists confirming a strong link to less predictable and more intense weather events,” said Mr Dreyfus. “Australian farmers and landholders have an important role to play in our nation’s clean energy future by increasing the land sector’s resilience to climate change and improving long term farm productivity.” Over the next six years, the Federal government claims it will support the land sector by investing $1.7 billion dollars of carbon price revenue to support the CFI and other programs to improve productivity, sustainability and profitability. Further information about the Carbon Farming Initiative is available at www. climatechange.gov.au/cfi

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Blyth cinema takes another starring role at film festival Janet Zweck reports: move all day to ensure the program ran smoothly. The Moving Image project held in Blyth Hall was a collection of works by visual and video artists which brought together a unique interactive exhibition of colour, sculpture and moving image. During the day Steven O’Connor, a multi talented artist performed Live Art as he completed a Pod as part of the Moving Image project. The Clewers 48 Hour Challenge – where entrants had to produce and direct a short movie based on the theme “the valley with the colour red” – saw Balaklava’s Manuel family team re-

Sarah Chesmur (Scare Crow) entertains Neva Pratt, Enya McEwin and Isobel Pratt during the presentation of “Family Shorts.”

THE AWARD WINNERS Two films dominated this year’s awards, Crosshairs directed by Mike Hoarth and Shanghai Love Market directed by Craig Rosenthal, taking 5 awards between them. Clewers 48 Hour Challenge Award: Winner: The Valley of Despair. Team leader Andrew Shanks; Runner Up: Vacancy in the Valley. Team leader, Ashley Pollard; Special Mention: iFish. Team Leader: Andrew Manuel. Best Animation Award: Winner: The Renter, director Jason Carpenter; Special Mention: Marvin, director Mark Nute Best International Performance Male Award: Mike Wiley, for his performance in Wolf Call Best International Performance Female Award: Xie Jing for her performance in Shanghai Love Market Best Moving Image Award: Winner: Melt, director Noemie Lafrance; Special Mention: Legacy, director Bryn Chainey Best Australian Performance Male Award: Brad Albert for his performance in Something Fishy. BestAustralian Performance FemaleAward : Jan Langford-Penny for her performance in Distant Thunder Audience Choice Award: Winner: Crosshairs, director Mike Hoath; Special Mention: Shanghai Love Market, director Craig Rosenthal Best International Short Film Award: Winner: Shanghai Love Market, director Craig Rosenthal; Special Mention: Wolf Call, director Rob Underhill Best Australian Short Film Award: Winner: Crosshairs, director Mike Hoath; Special Mention: L’Artiste, director Luke Marsden; Special Mention: Something Fishy, director Ben Young. Plains Producer, Wednesday April 4, 2012

ceive a “special mention” from nine entrants. Plains Producer proprietor Andrew Manuel and siblings Leah and Damian entered “iFish” starring Andrew’s son William and his grandfather, John Casey. Judges suggested young William was bound for stardom. At the Awards Gala and “after party,” Kelly Nestor and Grant McA-

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BACK from left: Katie Woodrow, Ashleigh Williams, Gabby Smith, coach Sharon Moulds. Front: Marissa Lloyd, Hannah Hoepner, Tenneal White and Caitlyn Moulds.

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UNDER 16 GIRLS PREMIERS - BULLDOGS

BACK from left: Jayden Wedding, Jarrad Dunstan, Ben Lloyd, Reece Svetec. Front: Sam Hill, Zac Hallion, Ryan Konzag and Trent Graham.

BACK from left: coach Tanya Greenshields, Casey Lawrie, Natasha Greenshields, Ashleigh Williams, Katrina Price. Front: Chloe Brown, Hannah Mellier, Kimberley Pycroft and Tenneal White.

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UNDER 14 GIRLS PREMIERS - OWEN

BACK from left: Josh Harkness, Ryan Lloyd, coach Adam Pratt, Riley Lane. Front: Liam Mathew, Bradley Verner, Jared Pratt, Henry Lane and Ben Florance.

BACK from left: Lucy Parker, Kelsey Wedding, coach Michelle Dunstan. Front: Teisha Harkness, Keisha Gregory, Angie Barr, Rachel Dunstan and Jessica Heaslip.

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UNDER 12 MIXED PREMIERS - OWEN

BACK from left: Samuel Carslake, Caitlyn Moulds, coach Brandon Taylor, Caillen Fitzgerald, Luke Pringle. Front: Nathan Studham, Tyler Moulds, Anthony Deer and Jack Hoepner.

BACK from left: Declan Phillips, Math Abdilla, coach Sophie Parker, assistant coach Tania Heaslip, Thomas Pritchard, James Roberts. Front: Drew Davis, Jack Heaslip, Tamika Gregory, Catelyn Harkness, Dylan Ferris. Absent: Ashley Baker.

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SPORT v Basketball Grand Final

Top referees

APBA’S best and fairest

n ABOVE: Tom Lane was presented with the Junior Referee Award. n LEFT: Leigh McArdle earned herself the Dad's Pure Water Referee Award for 2012.

n TOP: A Men B&F Lachlan Michael, Balaklava (right) with runner-up Ross Sharer, Long Plains. n TOP RIGHT: Women’s Division A B&F Kerri Blackwell, Long Plains. n LEFT: B Men B&F: Adam Pratt, Owen. n RIGHT: Women’s Division B B&F, Alexandra Wilson, Balaklava.

Best & Fairest VOTES FOR EACH GRADE Under 12 Mixed

Riley Champman, RU Karl Binka

Under 14 Girls

Tayla Williams, RU Kelsey Wedding.

Under 14 Boys

n UNDER 18 Boys B&F Christopher Veitch, Bulldogs.

n UNDER 17 Boys B&F Jacob Wehr, Balaklava (Jacob Wehr) with runner-up Zac Scholz, Balaklava.

n UNDER 16 Girls B&F joint winners Tenneal White, Bulldogs and CIara Guy, Balaklava with runner-up Brooke Wilson, Owen.

Tyler Moulds, RU Sean Speissegger.

Under 16 Girls

Joint Ciara Guy and Tenneal White, RU Brooke Wilson.

Under 17 Boys

Jacob Wehr, RU Zachary Scholz

Under 18 Boys

Christopher Veitch, RU Tate Michael.

B Men

Adam Pratt, RU Nigel Olsen.

A Men

Lachlan Michael, RU Ross Sharer.

Women’s Division B

Alexandra Wilson, joint RU Sam Florence and Tayla Barrand.

Women’s Division A n UNDER 14 Boys B&F Tyler Moulds, Bulldogs with runner-up Sean Speissegger, Balaklava.

n UNDER 14 Girls B&F Tayla Williams, Bulldogs with runner-up Kelsey Wedding, Owen.

n UNDER 12 Mixed B&F Riley Chapman, Balaklava.

Kerrie Blackwell, RU Brianna Wedding.

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WOOROORA MEN’S BOWLS 2012 PREMIERS Division Two champions: Port Wakefield Blue

DARCY Rex, Hamley Bridge and Barry Taylor, Balaklava Gold shake hands after the thriller Division One grand final.

port Wakefield Blue claimed victory in the WMBA Division Two grand final on Saturday, defeating Hamley White, 76-66. PICTUREd, from left to right, are the triumphant team members: Phil Fontaine, George Williamson, Terry Cluse, Gordon Fraser, Brian Hogben (kneeling), Les Johnson, the youngest Port Wakefield bowls member Josh Studham, John McNab, Paddy Williams, Steve Reimers, Robin Berry and Peter Baum. PICTURES: LISA REDPATH AND TERRY WILLIAMS

Division Three champions: Mallala Black HAMLEY’S Ian Parr and Karl Gardner celebrate after their Division One win.

mallala black earned the title of 2012 Division Three premiers, defeating Tarlee Red 76-62. PICTUREd, from left to right, are team members: Lionel Miller, Keith Charleson, Steve Williams, Barry Hill, John Kibooh, Jim Evans (back), Maurice Secomb, Keith McDonald, Ian Telfer, Ian O’Loan, Geoff Donlon and Peter Howard.

2012 Road Safety Ambassador United Football Club Ambassador: Kelvin Gameau

1. Why did you get involved with the Road Safety Ambassador role at your club? I got involved really to make the younger lads aware of their responsibilities on the road and get them to look out for each other. It seems to be the group most at risk is those drivers under 30, the young adults. 2. What have you done so far in your role as Road Safety Ambassador? The club has put up all of the MAC literature and posters around the clubrooms to help spread the message. We’ve also distributed the stubbie holders too. So we’re using all the gear and making sure it’s about the club to get the community to relate it back to the advertising campaign. 3. What impact do you think the campaign has had on the club and community? It gets everyone to look out for each other a bit more. So, if someone is doing something wrong or about to make a stupid decision, there is someone there to pull up and remind them of their responsibilities.

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SARAH Rapko and Jackie Berry watch the Division One and Two action on Saturday.

Men and women to unite John Glistak explains next season’s bowls competition Over the past couple of seasons, Bowls SA has introduced a range of recommendations to ensure men’s and women’s sides within each bowling club were aligned so each was competing against the same club. Deadline for the implementation of these recommendations was to be the start of the 20122013 season. In other regions, the effects of these recommendations have already seen certain clubs move into the metropolitan competition or into different associations/regions, one or two associations fold, other associations significantly restructured, just to list a few effects. Within Region 8 Lower North, however, some issues precluded the adoption of any of the strategies listed above; issues such as certain clubs refusing to switch competitions. Culmination of ongoing discussions over the past year or two has finally seen the implementation of a totally new strategy; one in which the three men’s and three women’s associations within Region 8 agree to merge under one banner. This new umbrella Association, the Broughton, Mid-North, Wooroora Bowling Association – the BMW Association – was approved at the Special General Meeting held on January 23, 2012. Executive-elect for the BMW Association comprises: Immediate Past President – Sue Yates (Broughton Women); President – Peter Furst (Wooroora Men); Senior Vice President – Sheryll Kempster (Wooroora Women); Junior Vice

President – Pat Coffey (Broughton Men) and Secretary/Treasurer – John Glistak. The formation of this new association ensured all clubs’ men’s and women’s sides play the same clubs even if certain clubs were in different ‘Sections’, therefore meeting the prime Bowls SA recommendation. So what effect does this new Association have on each pennant competition within this region? One negative effect has seen the departure of Two Wells women’s sides from the Wooroora Women’s competition. As from the next season, they will be required to play in the metropolitan competition alongside their men’s sides. For each of the present associations, a name change will be required where each of the present associations will be rebadged as ‘Sections’. Other administrative changes will also be needed such as opening new accounts and reviewing rules. However, from a competition point of view, all competitions will continue to be run in their present configuration and they will continue to be organised by each of the present bodies. While the new association will function as the overall controlling body, what other duties it will undertake are still in the process of being finalised in readiness for its inaugural AGM on May 31. So, while the administrative structure of bowls within this region will be significantly different as from the start of the new season, little else is likely to change in the day to day running of bowls. Plains Producer, Wednesday April 4, 2012


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Balaklava Gold’s Gib Palmer, Alan Chivell and Kym McPharlin during the Division One thriller.

Hamley the gr8

ABOVE INSET: Barry Taylor’s final drive bowl, which had the crowd hoping for a Balaklava win.

Is this an ominous sign? Barry Taylor here signals the distance of Balaklava Gold’s bowls, but the end result was a two shot difference!

Two-shot win secures eighth premiership Hamley Bridge won another thrilling Wooroora Men’s Bowls grand final, with an amazing two shot win over Balaklava Gold at Port Wakefield on Saturday. The premiership came down to the last few bowls on the last end, after a close game which enthralled the big crowd. But once more, Hamley Bridge prevailed for its eighth straight shield. Based on their previous matches, another tight battle was always on the cards. Darcy Rex again drew on his ice cool temperament and superb bowls skills as skipper to lead Hamley to the 75-73 final score. But it was no easy task as Balaklava Gold, with its flamboyant, talkative skipper Barry Taylor also in dazzling form, went so close to ending Hamley’s premiership run. Taylor and Rex had slugged it out over the 25 ends. Both skippers, known for their competitive leadership, had cajoled their team mates for 25 ends, urging them to bowl to the best of their ability. Each showed great sportsmanship wherever they trod on the superb Port Wakefield rinks, offered in championship condition by the host Port Wakefield club.

But for kitty dancing sideways, on Taylor’s last shot of the game, it might have been Balaklava holding the big shield aloft. Taylor, on the mat, was not aware kitty had moved. He knew from the reactions of the players and crowd his last-gasp bowl had done something – but as often occurs, that little white ball had manufactured its own date with destiny. Rex knew he need not roll up again for his last bowl. This game was Bal-

BARRY Smith, John Bubner and Darcy Rex have been in all eight premiership sides. aklava’s, 29-27, but the title Hamley’s. It had been an exciting duel all day. Balaklava Gold jumped away to an early lead of 15 shots at about the 20 end mark across the boards. Taylor (BGo) was leading Rex (HB) 8-3, Thompson (BGo) was ahead of O’Brien (HB) 9-1 while

Clifford (BGo) was narrowly ahead of Smith (HB) 7-5. By the afternoon tea break, this lead had been reduced to only 2 shots in Balaklava Gold’s favour. Rex now led Taylor 13-12; Thompson was still leading O’Brien 15-12 while Smith and Clifford were level on 11-11. In the second half, and a few more ends onwards, Balaklava Gold still held a one shot lead. Rex was 17-16 up over Taylor; Thompson only led O’Brien by two shots, 20-18, and Smith and Clifford were still tied 15-15. In the past, Hamley Bridge always seemed to rise to the occasion over the latter stages of a match and gain a handful of shots to snatch the match away from their opponents. Everyone was wondering when this was due to happen. At the 63 end mark across the boards, Hamley Bridge was finally ahead for the first time in the match; albeit by a solitary shot. Rex and Taylor were level 2424 as were Thompson and O’Brien 21-21 while Smith was now leading Clifford 20-19. Over the concluding stages of the match, Hamley Bridge gained the ascendency in the second and third rinks with O’Brien (HB) finally defeating

Port Wakefield Blue claim Division Two premiership Port Wakefield Blue and Hamley White, the top two sides in Division Two, contested the premiership in this Division. During the early stages of this match, scores were relatively tight with Port Wakefield Blue holding a narrow two shot lead. Baum (PWB) led Bell (HW) 9-2 which covered Nichols’ (HW) 9-5 lead over Fontaine (PWB) and Fyfe’s (HW) 4-3 lead over Reimers (PWB). By afternoon tea, Port Wakefield Blue’s lead had increased to 12 shots. Baum led Bell 18-11, Fontaine had a one shot advantage over Nichols 12-11 and Reimers was now ahead of Fyfe 10-6.

PHILLIP Duffield, Hamley Bridge White.

As the ends rolled on during the latter half of the match, Port Wakefield Blue continued to assert their dominance building up an overall lead of 26 shots. Baum led Bell 24-18, Fontaine was now leading Nichols 17-14 and Reimers had stormed away from Fyfe 23-6. Despite this match being virtually over, Hamley White staged a significant comeback over the closing ends to reduce Port Wakefield Blue’s winning margin to only 10 shots at the end of the match. Fontaine (PWB) had defeated Nichols (HW) 24-19, Reimers (PWB) defeated Fyfe (HW) 28-19 while Bell (HW) secured Hamley White’s only rink win defeating Baum (PWB) 28-24. Port Wakefield Blue has been the outstanding side in Division Two during the season and their premiership confirmed this status. Congratulations to Port Wakefield Blue. Results: Port Wakefield Blue 76 (P Fontaine 24, S Reimers 28, P Baum 24) def Hamley White 66 (M Nichols 19, A Fyfe 19, J Bell 28).

STEVE Reimers, Port Wakefield Blue and Alan Fyfe, Hamley Bridge White.

Thompson (BGo) 25-22 and Smith (HB) maintaining his one shot lead over Clifford (BGo) 23-22. This meant Hamley Bridge had a four shot lead, with the final rink of Rex-Taylor still having three ends to play. By start of the last end, Taylor was leading Rex again 28-27 which gave Hamley Bridge a three shot overall lead. After the first six bowls of that final end, and as the respective skippers crossed to play their final bowls, Balaklava Gold was holding four shots and match. With Taylor’s first bowl reaching the head and possibly adding another shot to Balaklava Gold’s lead on the end, the pressure was on Rex to deliver a telling bowl. And he did, delivering a superb draw bowl to draw shot. One bowl left, what could Taylor do to wrest the shot bowl and regain Balaklava Gold’s advantage? As he delivered his final bowl, everyone

Trevor Wright, Tarlee Red.

watched with bated breath to see what the outcome would be. Elation erupted as Hamley Bridge’s shot bowl was delicately removed but this elation suddenly turned to shockhorror as the kitty was also touched sideways. Instead of holding perhaps four shots, Balaklava Gold now only held one shot on the end meaning Hamley Bridge still led by two shots overall. Rex’s last bowl was promptly pocketed away. That brought to a conclusion the epic battle between Taylor (BGo) and Rex (HB), with Taylor finally winning 29-27 and another tightly fought contest between the two best sides of the Division One competition. Congratulations to Hamley Bridge on their superb effort. Results: Hamley Bridge 75 (B Smith 23, A O’Brien 25, P Rex 27) def Balaklava Gold 73 (T Clifford 22, P Thompson 22, B Taylor 29).

MAURICE Secomb, Mallala Black.

Mallala Black claim Division Three title Mallala Black and Tarlee Red contested the Division Three grand final to see which side would be the first to have their name on the new Division Three shield. During the early stages of the match, Mallala Black held a five shot lead. Evans (MB) was leading Meyers (TR) 8-5, Secomb (MB) and Gorey (TR) were tied 5-5, and McDonald (MB) led Rohde (TR) 7-5. As the afternoon tea break neared, Tarlee Red had wrested the advantage away from Mallala Black to the tune of six shots. Evans still led Meyers 12-11 but Gorey was now ahead of Secomb 13-9 and Rohde was also ahead of McDonald 17-14. Halfway through the second phase of the match, the match was poised to

go either way with the overall scores now level. Meyers was now leading Evans 16-15 and Rohde was still ahead of McDonald 20-16 but Secomb had gained a 21-16 lead over Gorey. In the end, Mallala Black regained the ascendancy to finally take out the Division Three grand final by 14 shots with all rinks up. Secomb (MB) defeated Gorey (TR) 27-19, Evans (MB) defeated Meyers (TR) 24-20 and McDonald (MB) held on to defeat Rohde (TR) 25.23. Congratulations to Mallala Black on securing their first premiership. Results: Mallala Black 76 (M Secomb 27, J Evans 24, K McDonald 25) def Tarlee Red 62 (F Gorey 19, D Meyers 20, I Rohde 23).

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SPORT v Basketball

Owen finishes on a high Who wouldn’t love being in a grand final? The umpires are attentive and eager, the players warm up and prepare, commitment and desire are great, coaches are nervous and spectators excited. And the games begin! Everyone tries to do their best. Then it happens. Sometimes right at the beginning, but often it takes a while. An error is made. A turnover happens. One team gets

ahead. Hopefully the lead changes many times and everybody is carried by the euphoria of the moment. Often that one team stays ahead and the gap grows as the game goes on. The end, then, is too slow in coming. The A Men went like this. Peckers had it won from the first quarter. Lachlan Michael played yet another superb game. Dribbler’s remark is true, “He is good!”

n DYLAN Smith, Long Plains, defends against Pecker Brad Michael in the A Men.

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He had great support from his Pecker teammates, who were also good. Long Plains were up against it from the start with only four regulars. Ross Sharer showed his brilliance but it wasn’t enough. Jamie was unable to resurrect his three point form of yesteryear, and we were left with a great game and certain winners. A Women went as Dribbler predicted. Kerri Blackwell put in another sizzler of a game, laying up from the left and the right with a three pointer as well. Without Brianna, the Opals weren’t sure if they could do it. They tried hard in another great spectacle. At the same time, Owen’s B Women, the Pumas, were hard pressed by the racy Redlegs. The hoop seemed hard to hit by both teams and with one point separating them at the end,

Owen this time managed the win. The Florance twins once again were in the thick of things, with Samantha being the top scorer. Katie Woodrow led the way for the Redlegs. Owen men surprised me and found the form needed to overrun the Hawks. Next year is going to be their year. Brandon Merry was sharp, but dribbler reckons it was the rebounding strength of Luke Dohnt that gave them the edge. Perhaps it was their overall height, but whatever it was they gave Hawks a run for their money and got there easily in the end. It was another great game. Owen Under 18 Boys were strong and with Jarred Dunstan and Ryan Konzag lifting their overall team game, were too much for the Redlegs. Under 17 Boys was a repeat for Owen, too

tall and too strong. Like the Redlegs, the Titans had a number of players with class, but it was not their year. Bulldogs girls in Under 16 scored highly and were also strong in both defence and offence. As Dribbler has reckoned many times, individuals can impress but it takes a team to win. It’s a team game, and when the team increases the right plays they usually get across the line. How about the scores in Under 14 Boys? More than 100 points between them. It was the little things that gave the Dog-

gies the edge. Little things like persisting with a strong guard and keeping on running, even when it looked like a waste of time. Dribbler reckons Tyler Moulds is terrific. He thinks the same about Kelsey Wedding, whose team was just that bit stronger to overcome the Bulldog Girls. Rachel Dunstan’s guarding was courageous and clever, and again it was a close game. At one stage near the end, Dribbler told me it was all over and the Bulldogs had won. The Under 12 game

was not like that. Magic commendably kept trying, but Owen looked too good right from the beginning. There must be something in the water around Owen, as they, as a club, collected five premierships. It’s all over now. There are many people to thank for making it another great season. Hopefully clubs, coaches and players will reflect on what they did and come up with new strategies to gain more participants and new ways to enhance the game. I’d like to see that. See you next season.

n MITCHELL Hill, Bulldogs, tries to maintain control as Owen’s Zac Hallion sweeps in to steal possession in the Under 18 Boys.

n OWEN fans celebrate after the Under 14 Girls defeated Bulldogs.

n BEN Shepherd umpires the Under 14 Girls, while Bulldogs’ Shari Young passes in from the sideline, Owen’s Jessica Heaslip defending.

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A MEN

Peckers 49 (L.Michael 14, M.Clifford 8, L.Wright 8) def Long Plains 35 (R.Sharer 15, H.Pym 7, D.Smith 6).

B MEN

Owen 47 (B.Merry 19, B.Lloyd 11, A.Pratt 11) def Auburn Hawks 36 (S.Noack 16, J.Hicks 11, P.Clark 4).

U/18 BOYS

Owen 49 (J.Wedding 20, J.Dunstan 14, R.Konzag 11) def Redlegs 27 (J.Zilm 9, C.Veitch 6, H.Greenshields 5).

U/17 BOYS

Owen 52 (J.Harkness 22, J.Pratt 10, B.Florence 8) def Titans 28 (JSpeissegger 15, J.Wehr 10, J.Lusung 2).

U/14 BOYS

Bulldogs 53 (T.Moulds 27, N.Studham 12, S.Carslake 10) def Long Plains 50 (D.Page 34, N.McArdle 6, E.Pepe 6).

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WOMEN Div A

Long Plains 45 (K.Blackwell 17, C.Fiebig 16, S.McArdle 6) def Opals 30 (S.Wilson 13, M.Dunstan 4, H.McArdle 4).

WOMEN Div B

Redlegs 26 (K.Wodrow 12, T.White 6, C.Moulds 5) def Pumas 25 (S.Florence 19, P.Florence 3, K.Harkness 2).

U/16 Girls

Bulldogs 41 (T.White 27, A.Williams 6, C.Brown 2) def Gems 25 (C.Guy 13, V.Logan 6, A.Davey 2).

U/14 Girls

Owen 35 (K.Wedding 21, J.Heaslip 6, R.Dunstan 4) def Bulldogs 31 (T.Williams 17, G.McArdle 8, S.Young 4).

U/12 Mixed

Owen 24 (T.Gregory 12, C.Harkness 8, J.Heaslip 2) def Magics 12 (K.Binka 10, O.McColl 2).

n ABOVE: Sharing a fanta after their game are, back from left: Declan Phillips, James Roberts, Thomas Pritchard, Dylan Ferris, front: Jack Heaslip and Tamika Gregory. n RIGHT: Jacob Butterfield, Balaklava, tries to knock the ball from Owen’s Jared Pratt in Under 17 Boys. Plains Producer,Wednesday April 4, 2012


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n left: Balaklava’s Tate Michael takes a mark over Berri’s Nathan Woolston. n BELOW: Two Wells’ Lee Allmond skillfully picks up the ball as teammate Brad Fitzgerald fends off a Broughton-Mundoora player.

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Crows kitchen - No Rules The Crows Kitchen - No Rules cookbook will be available for just $14.95 from Foodland stores statewide, from Thursday April 5, and also online at CROWmania from Monday April 2. Go to www.afc. com.au and follow links to CROWmania online shop. This 84-page cookbook features over 55 recipes from players and coaches, all captured in beautiful still photography by legendary sports photographer, Ray Titus. All proceeds go to the Crows Foundation, helping children in need. To launch the new cookbook, we invite you to a special training day event during the school holidays. On Wednesday April 11, come and watch the team train from 9am at AAMI Stadium, get your Crows Kitchen cookbook signed by selected players – including Dangerfield, Tippett and Porplyzia, after training in CROWmania and take a tour of the Adelaide Football Club from 11am. 2010 Masterchef finalist, Callum Hann will also be there. Tour is free for members, $12 for adults, $9 concession and $5 for children. To book call Kim on 8440 6650 or email kfryer@ afc.com.au For more information call 8440 6666 or go to www.afc.com.au or crowsfoundation.org.au

Mother’s Day lunch

Save the date for the annual Crows Foundation Ladies Lunch. Come and help us celebrate Mother’s Day on Thursday May 10 at 12pm. To be held in the Westpac Centre at AAMI Stadium, the function will feature the Today Show’s Lisa Wilkinson, with Master of Ceremonies Jade Robran. More information will be available soon through the Crows Foundation website www.crowsfoundation.org.au.

Junior coaching clinic

Registrations are now open for the 2012 Junior Members Coaching Clinic, Tuesday April 17 on AAMI Stadium. Know a junior Crows fan? Sign them up as a Crows Nest junior member for only $45 and they’ll get put through their paces by the likes of Kurt Tippett, Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane onAAMI Stadium! Call the Member Service Centre on 8440 6690 to register.

Local teams prepare for 2012 season ADELAIDE Plains football and netball sides have been training intensely for the approaching 2012 season. On the weekend, the Mallala Magpies hosted Loxton Football Club, while the Balaklava Peckers travelled to Berri Oval and the Two Wells Roosters hosted Yorke Peninsula’s Broughton-Mundoora team. The first APFL and APNA matches will be held on April 14, with Balaklava taking on Virginia, and the United Tigers hosting Mallala. HummocksWatchman Eagles, Two Wells and The Hamley Bridge Bombers will have an extra week to ready themselves for what looks to be a great season.

n KEEPING SCORE: Jake Tiller, Andrew Smith and Sam Tiller (bottom) man the scoreboard at Mallala on Saturday.

n Stephanie Walker, Two Wells looks for a pass.

n joel Montgomerie, Mallala is taken to the ground by his Loxton opponent, after marking the footy.

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✦ Specialists in Apprenticeships/Traineeships ✦ Labour Hire & Permanent employees ✦ We cover all industries & occupations

30 George Street, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2409

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

Business Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Crash Repairs See Simon & Philip Taylor at

Balaklava Crash Repairs For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement

Electrician Lic No. A000 1347

Marc’s Meats

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Lic No’s: PGE 2045 & ACRS: A001510

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Gas Supplies

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• Smaller bottles filled too • Cash sales only • When coming to Adelaide get your gas refills

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Phone 8862 2050

Ph/Fax 8862 2127 M 0407 608 445

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: sales@plainsproducer.com.au FAX: 8862 1997

Newsagency

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice

Balaklava Newsagency

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007

Call Rod: 0458 742 259

30 George Street Ph/Fax 8862 1725 ❋ Newspapers ❋ Books ❋ Large Range of Magazines ❋ Stationery ❋ Office Supplies ❋ Gifts ❋ Cards & Wrappings Professional Laminating Service Home Delivery Service

Serving the rural community After Hours: Kelly Evans - Live stock 0418 859 953 Shayn Faehrmann - Merchandise/Agronomy/Accounting 0419 829 243 Mel Haynes - Livestock/Real Estate/Insurance 0408 086 602 Chris Kannenberg - Merchandise 0417 087 319 Geoff Knappstein - Real Estate 0407 790 210 Michael Wildash - CGU Insurance 0457 552 646 Emma Menadue - WFI Insurance 0427 170 821 Ron Sutcliffe - Rural Finance Manager 0439 449 577

Hairdresser

Painter

Supermarket

Serving Balaklava and surrounding towns

For all your gardening needs… u Pruning u Weeding u Mowing u Gutter cleaning u Rubbish removal u General upkeep u Other odd jobs

No job too small !

Your Family Hairdresser

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Perms from $40

• Men's $15 • Ladies $17 • Senior rates • Kids $9-$13 • Wash, cut, blow dry or set $28 Open: Monday & Tuesday

Lic No. R27142

Painter

Call Trish on 0410 692 789 or 8527 2696

Phone Terry on 0407 077 992 7 Yorsdale St, Balaklava PO Box 20

Hairdresser

Painter

PAINTER

Upmarket salon with cheap country prices

Hairdresser

• Balloons • Decorations • Weddings • Hen’s nights • Baby showers • Piñatas • Helium hire

Open Days

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Mid North Salt Damp Solutions

WillMar Maintenance

The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

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Tiling - Floor & Wall

High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

0412 042 061

Dave Williams Mobile

0411 278 173

ABN 98 169 608 692 License No. BLD 170598 & BLD 58206

Septic Tank Cleaning

Tree and Stump Services

Allan Garrard

5 Peek Street, Balaklava Phone 8862 1818, Mobile 0409 848 995 • Master plumber •gas fitter •drain cleaning •roof & gutter repairs •all types of plumbing & supplies.

• Septic Tank Cleaning • Grass & Lawn Cutting Ph: 0439 500 961 28 Victoria Road, Clare

Solid Plastering

Mick Madigan

BLD Lic. 46967

Lic. Nos. R18279, SR18279, 4662. Member of the Master Plumbers Association

•Specialising in solid plastering of all types •Licenced applicator of Dulux / Unitex textured coatings •Cracks professionally repaired 26 Years Phone 0407 399 019 Experience

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Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston

Tiling

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8862 1030

• Let us customise a design for you • Installation service is available • Huge range of timber & hardware at discount prices

Salt Damp Solutions

Screen Printing

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Tiver Rd

Motor Vehicles

Balaklava Motors

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1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477

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•General automotive repairs •RAA service. •New cars, used cars, light commercials, •Parts and service.

Holden Specialists Since 1930

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

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Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies

Cousins

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Taxation

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15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

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MALLALA HAIR (next to IGA)

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Phone Peter 0411 822 417

3 Specializing in large stumps 3 Locally owned and operated 3 All tree work done including pruning and removal

For friendly free quotes call John 0408 274 010

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Night owls champions

Port Wakefield, from left: J Simpson, E Harris, NYP president Betty Promnitz, M Simpson, M Algie and V McWaters.

NYP Croquet winds up

Champion Fours, Watervale, with association president Geoff Jenner, centre (from left): Tim Parker, Marty Simpson, Frank Arnfield and Barry Marsson. finals of the Mid North Night Owl Bowls Championship were completed at Watervale, for season 2011/12 recently. Results were: Championship Fours – Watervale d Saddleworth Gold. Championship Singles - Trevor Wright (Tarlee), d Joel Tucker (Riverton). The Association, which was formed in the 1950’s, consists of sides from Auburn, Mintaro, Riverton (2), Saddleworth (3), Tarlee and Watervale. Mintaro won the Champion of Champions, premiership by defeat- Trevor Wright (Tarlee) with ing Tarlee in the final. RU Joel Tucker (Riverton).

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Winners of the Nyowee Trophy twoperson ambrose, played at Balaklava on Sunday for the winter season opening, were Wayne Nagle (left) and Robert Veitch, pictured with sponsor Ian Michael. Wayne and Robert won with a score of 74 off the stick.

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In the last match for the season, at Kadina, Kadina Blue 30 (John Lydeamore 11, Rodstedt 7, B Virgin 9, Roach 3) d Balaklava 20 (Sutton 4, Hilzinger 3, D Williams 6, N Williams 7). Kadina White 16 (D Virgin 4, Jen Lydeamore 4, Marshall 8, Daddow 0,) d Moonta Brown 11 (Hatcher 1, Bagshaw 4, Elverd 3, Harvey 3). At Moonta, Snowtown 37 (G Schupelius 13, Bolvig 13, P Schupelius 5, Clark 6) d Moonta Green 27 (Promnitz 5, Trenwith 5, Bennett 12, James 5). At Wallaroo, Pt Wakefield 18 (Algie 6, Simpson 3, McWaters 5,

YORKE PENINSULA DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: The chance of fog in the north early in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light wind. Thursday: Sunny. Wind mainly northeasterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h. Friday: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers from the morning, tending scattered in the south. The chance of thunderstorms in the north during the afternoon. Wind northeast to northwesterly averaging 15 to 30 km/h tending southwesterly up to 40 km/h during the afternoon. MOUNT LOFTY RANGES DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: The chance of fog early in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light wind. Thursday: Sunny. Wind mainly northeast to northwesterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h. Friday: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers from the morning. Wind northeast to northwesterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h, reaching 35 km/h at times, tending northwest to southwesterly around midday. GULF ST VINCENT Wednesday: Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending southerly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 0. 5 to 1 metre in the south. Thursday: Winds: Easterly up to 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 metre.

RAINFALL (mm) To 9am April 3, 2012 INFORMATION Station Week Month Monthly This year Last year to date average to date to date Auburn Balaklava Blyth Clare Hamley Bridge Hoyleton Mallala Marrabel Owen Port Wakefield Riverton Roseworthy Saddleworth Snowtown Two Wells

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Balaklava

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Lipsett 4) d Wallaroo Blue 17 (R Walker 3, M Walker 7, Kennett 4, Miller 3). Trophy presentations were made by president, Betty Promnitz, at Moonta Royal Hotel. Final scores after round three: Pts Gms Hoops Pt Wakefield 37 70 669 Wallaroo Blue 35 68 535 Moonta Green 29 61 588 Snowtown 28 52 622 Kadina Blue 27 52 549 Kadina White 16 25 438 Balaklava 13 29 434 Wallaroo White 13 25 381 Moonta Brown 12 31 448

Golf balaklava men

Over the weekend, we entertained more than 50 players, starting with Saturday’s 28-strong Stableford stoush fought out from the white tees. In the A Grade, Bill Parkin drove and putted his way to glory with 42 points, while Ian Michael (39) blocked Bill Lokan on a count back. The good Count also took care of M. Smith (39) leaving us with M. Hameister (38), W. Berry (37), R. Hart (35), R. Hahn (34), L. Durdin (33), J. Breuer (31), D. Taylor (31) and visitor Bradley Zerna (26). The Mallala Mauler, jaunty John Curnow (44) accounted for the C Grade mob with laconic ease, then came John Michael (42) trailed by Austin Henstridge (41). Left entirely to their own devices were G. Sonntag (40), Barrie Michael (39), L. Masson (38), L. Hart (37), D. Rodgers (35), D. Addison (32), Tania Matz (32), B. Thompson (30) and Moya Hayes (24). From a small C Grade field emerged a huge winner in the towering form of Greg Anderson (46), a tad too terrific for Mike Hahesy (43) yet, emerging threat Peter Freidrichs (42) calmly claimed third dibs. Chris Hahesy (30) played hard but didn’t get a sausage. Greg Anderson scored the day’s sole Birdie at the 8th, pausing just long enough to snatch Nearest The Pin as well. NTPs also went to Bill Lokan (3rd), Leigh Durdin (10th) and Bill Parkin (17th). Golfer of the Summers points went, accordingly, to Greg Anderson (6), John Curnow (5), John Michael (4), Peter Freidrichs (3), Bill Parkin (2) and the hoi poloi just one apiece. Thus ended this interesting sideline competition, which was won and won well by mighty Merv. Hameister (49 points). Worthy Wayne Nagle slid into second place with 43 points and Bill “B Double” Berry claimed 3rd. with 42. Last Sunday’s Nyowee Trophy 2-person Ambrose to launch our Winter season, played from the blue tees, drew 37 players, of whom Rob Veitch and Wayne Nagle won Best off the Stick with 74 strokes on a count back from Geoff Spence and Bill Lokan. Best nett score was claimed by Carol and Bill Parkin with their 63.25, second best being Rick Campbell, Mike Hahesy and Merv Hameister with 65.33 leaving Patricia and Greg Anderson (66.75) to claim 3rd best. Bill Parkin smashed the Mens’ A Grade Long Drive, noone claimed the B Graders’ and Tania Matz took the C Grade. Nearest The Pins were achieved by Callum Michael at the 3rd and 8th, Joan Anderson (10th), Geoff Spence (13th) and Dillon Michael at the 15th. This Easter Saturday’s challenge will be another Stableford, but from the blue “tiger” tees, with Robert Hart wielding the starter’s pistol and a mystery bar person yet to be confirmed. We’ll begin a trial of Sunday rounds come April 15, by the way.

Balaklava Mid Week

A group of 19 took to the fairways on March 28 with Austin Henstridge winning the day with 50, Dennis Goudie 28, Greg Sonntag 46, Dene Newton 45, Merv Hameister 43, Bill Parkin 42 CB, Doug Taylor 42, Brian Stewart 41 CB, John Curnow 41 CB, Bill Berry 41, Joan Anderson 39 CB, Steve Shuck 39, Rick Campbell 38, Barry Olsen 37 CB, Scott Davey 37, Michael Newton 35 and Rod Phillips 28. Birdies: Michael Newton hole 10, Merv Hameister holes 7 and 16, Bill Parkin holes 12 and 16 and Steve Shuck hole 16. NTP: Doug Taylor hole 3, Brian Stewart hole 8 and Michael Newton hole 10. Putts: Dennis Goudie 28, Greg Sonntag 28 and Dene Newton 28.

Hamley Bridge

In a field of 33, Elizabethan Southpaw Dennis Hawke played almost perfect golf to win the Stableford competition with 43 points, while club president Anton Noack managed to snare 2nd spot on a countback from Len Usher (3rd), Barry Schwartz and Brian Cooper all with 41. Other scores: Noel Stringer 39, Wim Van pelt 38, Doug Cooper 36, Cliff Applebee, Kieth Kluske 35, Rex Mortimer, Leigh Durdin, Warren Isgar, Ian Ferguson, Gary Woods, Roger Hahn 34. Birdies Anton Noack 10, Barry Schwartz, Leigh Durdin 9th, Ian Ferguson 10th & 18th, Noel Stringer 14th, Bob Hillier 17th, Roger Hahn 3rd. Nearest to the pins: Leigh Durdin 9th, Barry Schwartz 12th. Thursday competitions will start at 9am from April 5, and Saturday competitions will start at 12.15pm – 12.45pm from April 7.

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Coming Events

Public Notice

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.

ShareMarket. Start now and learn to make money. Phone 8862 1442. Email ekarklins@bigpond.com.

Wanted to Buy

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

50th Wedding

Secomb - Wood. Eric and Valerie of Victor Harbor have pleasure in announcing the 50th Wedding Anniversary of their marriage, solemnised by the Rev Kevin Secomb in the Owen Methodist Church on 7th April 1962 at 12 noon. Congratulations from their family - Felicity, Natalie & Paul, Roland & Joan and grandchildren Mitchell & Grace.

Birth

GEORG (GREGOR) Peter, Roanne and big sister Lyla welcome with love Noah William. Born March 25 2012, weighing 9lb. With special thanks to Roxanne Clisby and staff at GHS.

In Memoriam

Williams - Sydney. Forever in our hearts you will always stay. Loved and remembered everyday. By Dulcie, Kelvyn, Colleen and families.

(Regional Revival is an initiative of Balaklava Church of Christ)

REGIONAL REVIVAL RALLY at Riverton

Sunday April 15

6.00pm at Riverton

Community Hall 40 Torrens Road, Riverton ✤ Speaker Rob Lawson ✤ Lively Music ✤ Pooled supper to follow

Everyone Welcome

It’s On Again!! Easter Saturday Port Wakefield Caravan Park 8am at lawns • Antiques • Books • Handicrafts • Toys • Tools

Heaps of interesting stuff

Phone: 8867 1151

WORKSHOP URGENTLY WANTED

We are a newly formed motor vehicle restoration business who have been trading from Balaklava for about 9 months. Business is going so well that we have outgrown our shed and are desperate for a workshop to lease. The support of the township and surrounding areas has been overwhelming, but we have exhausted all known possibilities. We need a large shed (min of 150sq mt) with cement floor. It also needs to have sealed road access so that the newly restored ‘babies’ don’t get stone chips on the way home. Any town will be considered. If you have any suggestions please ring Darren Langley on 0427 948 780

The Coads Playing Live Easter Sunday 1 - 5pm • Come along & enjoy the fun Where tasty, freshly cooked food, chilled drinks and great service come together with fair prices in a family friendly atmosphere 7 Days A Week - Lunch & Dinner

Lower Light Hotel

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Phone: 8520 2003 33 Port Wakefield Rd, Lower Light

Mallala Community Arts presents

PAPER DRIVE

Please Note Date Change

Friday april 13 2pm - Blyth

Saturday april 14

8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield

• Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No cardboard THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

Matinee - Sunday April 22

• 2pm • Tickets: Adults $10, Child $7

Dinner - Friday April 27 & Saturday April 28 • 7pm • Tickets: $35

Tickets on sale March 29, 4.30pm at Mallala IGA

CLARE & GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL Easter & School Holiday Opening Hours Closed: Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday. School holiday hours: ( April 10 to April 21) • Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm • Closed weekdays 1pm - 2pm • Saturday 9am - 12pm

Wanted

Coming Events

Free Admission

BALAKLAVA LUTHERAN YOUTH

May Terrace Balaklava Ph/Fax: 8862 1336 admin.bcl@balakhs.sa.edu.au

Come, Celebrate the Joy of Easter Lutheran Church - cnr Short Tce & Harris St Balaklava Maundy Thursday Thursday April 5, 7:30 pm “Do this in remembrance of me” Good Friday Friday April 6, 9 am “The ultimate sacrifice” Easter Sunday Sunday April 8, 7 am “Jesus conquered death for you” • 8am Easter Breakfast

For more details contact Pastor Jim Bryan ph 8862 1031

April Council Meeting Change of Venue

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of Council will be held on Monday April 16, 2012 at Riverton Community Hall Torrens Road Riverton, commencing at 7pm. Members of the public are invited to a community tea commencing at 6pm. RSVP’s to Tania Dodd Ph 8842 6400 to assist with catering. Roy D Blight Chief Executive Officer

CLARE & GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL EASTER - Changes to Recycling Collection & Transfer Station Opening Times Recycling Collection: Southern Area Friday April 6, 2012 - No change except there will be an earlier pick up that day than normal. • Please ensure bins are out the night before Clare Transfer Station: Thursday April 5, 2012 - Normal Friday April 6, 2012 - CLOSED Sunday April 8, 2012 Open ONLY from 12pm - 4.30pm

Rhynie Transfer Station Saturday April 7, 2012 - CLOSED Roy D Blight Chief Executive Officer www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Port Wakefield

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Daihatsu Charade CX, sedan, 4 door, 1983, 96,000 kms, 3 cylinder, manual, excellent condition, reg UFW 564, $900, Dublin 8529 2320 or 0409 494 635. Firewood $190 per tonne, free delivery or pick up Balaklava or as arranged. Mixed gum. Phone 0447 079 388 or 0428 811 874.

Firewood for sale, cut weighed and delivered. Kindling available. Phone (m) 0407 896 159 (a/hours) 8865 2127 - Snowtown. Firewood - cut $200 tonne. Delivered locally. Balaklava Museum. Phone 8862 1854, 8862 1139 or 0407 329 559.

Firewood - mixed gum $180 per tonne. Free delivery in local area. Phone 0458 799 577. Firewood for sale. Quality split red gum $290 per tonne, 1/2 loads available. All loads weighed. Free delivery Owen and surrounding areas. Phone 0412 887 040 anytime.

Fruit trees. Order now for winter. Some native tubes and trees available now. Lifetime nursery Judd Road, Lewiston. Phone 8524 3172. Closed Wednesday and Good Friday. Reduced Rare VY II SS Ute, 1 owner, 6 speed manual, only 85,000 kms, in quicksilver. Lots of extras, $19,000, reg no. BB681R. Phone 0417 567 148.

Contact Gordon or Tracey phone 8867 1464

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AN ALUMINIUM WELDER This is a full time/casual position, with good wages for the right person. A job with many aspects and lots of variety. Highway 1, Port Wakefield SA 5550 Forward resumes to info@humpbacksmartvans.com.au

Horse Safe Industries... a small but expanding engineering business. Based in Balaklava. Requires a full time qualified

Boilermaker or Sheet metal Worker Above award wages and bonuses.

Phone Brian 0421 517 708 or Adrian 0488 915 479

Drivers Required

Experienced Drivers required due to expansion. Transporting live chickens from farm to processing plant. Depot based at Two Wells. HC licence required. Email resume to dawnr@twpo.com.au Phone: 0411 248 215

Public Notice

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

Coming Events Balaklava Tennis Club

Calling Winter Night Tennis Players

Please register by April 11

Scott McDonald 0438 876 306 or Louise Michael 0438 286 275

Mechanic

Cook / Shop Assistant • Approx 20 - 25 hrs per week • Must be able to work a rotating roster including weekends • Previous applicants need not apply

Sales Manger / Consultant

Country Living Homes is a progressive and innovative building company specialising in lightweight construction homes built on site and home in the transportable market. Due to the expansion of the business we are seeking the services of an experienced Sales Manager/Sales Consultant. The successful applicant will be required to work from our head office in Moonta and display homes, including some weekend work. A salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Additional information and job specifications is available from Emma Ward. Applications should include a current résumé; email emma@countrylivinghomes.com.au or post to Country Living Homes 16-18 Ellen Street, Moonta 5558

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

One Position

Suitable qualified persons are invited to apply for the above position. This position is based at Councils Balaklava Depot, however at times it will be necessary to operate from either Council Depot and various work sites throughout the Council area. Duties include: Ensuring that all vehicles, plant & equipment are serviced and maintained in a timely manner and in accordance with any schedules, manuals or other documentation supplied. This may entail performing work directly, or arranging for the work to be undertaken by external providers as approved by the Works Coordinator. Ensuring security of the workshop area including tools, and that there is no unauthorised use of tools or equipment. Develop, implement and review as required, a personal works schedule for the efficient servicing and repair of vehicles plant & equipment. Some out of hours work may be required in response to emergency conditions and call-outs. A minimum drivers license of Class HR is required. The position is classified at Municipal Employee Grade 6 of the Local Government Employees Award, with a commencing salary of $47,706, which includes an above award component resulting from Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. A job description statement detailing position objectives, key responsibilities, etc, and a conditions of employment document is available on Council’s website www.wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au, upon request, either by telephone on 8862 0800 or by email at admin@wakefieldrc. sa.gov.au. Further information may also be obtained by contacting Council’s Infrastructure Services Manager, David Hassett. Applications, in writing, should be addressed to: PO Box 167, Balaklava 5461 and will be received until 5.00 pm on April 20, 2012. Previous applicants need not apply. Geoff Sheridan Acting CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Clearing Sale Friday May 11, 2012 - 1pm Powerline Road, Long Plains 1km north of Sharmans

Under instructions from “Bushmin Farm Rabbits”

PLANT: Old Fordson Tractor Petrol Kero(with Badges), Plastic Wrap Machine, Bug Zappers, 2 Silos 1 @ 6 ton 1 @ 1 ton, Old Band Saw, Fire Fighting Pump, Sack Truck, Fork Lift. Crown cg25p. Gas, Cash Register Draws, Orger 9m x 150mm Electric Motor, Post Hole Digger (3 point Linkage), 1 Small Rotary hoe (3 point linkage), 12 Volt Fuel Pump, 2 Diesel Fuel Tanks, 35 KVA Dunlite Gen Set. Currently being used as a single phase but designed as a 3 Phase unit RABBIT CAGES WITH FEEDERS & WATERERS: 5 Banks of Italian cages 8 per bank, 12 Banks of Harrison Breeding Cages 10 per Bank, 40 Harrison Growing Cages mostly 6 per Bank, 8 200 litre Drums, 2000 Hanging wires for skins FURNITURE: 2 Fridges, 2 Display Fridges, 3 Wardrobes, 2 Dressing Tables, 1 Gas Copper, Chairs, Chests of Draws, Fishing Rods, 1 Freezer, Electric BBQ, Sewing Table, Chest of Draws, Numerous Electrical Items, Tea Chest, Buffet Cabinet, Recliner Chair, Coffee Table, 6 Kitchen Chairs, Electric Heater, 2 Book Shelves, Dining Table & Chairs. Oil Heater Fuel Tank, Pots & Pans

TOOLS: Large Variety of old tools. Butchery PROCESSING PLANT: Stainless Steel Chivavutte Bench Top meat Band Saw, Stainless Steel Electric Bench Top Mincer, 5 Kg Manual Sausage Filler, 20 Plastic Gambles, Sausage Hooks, 2000 Stainless Steel S Hooks, 3 Stainless Steel A Frames, 5 Stainless Steel Benches (Various Sizes), 4 Hanging Frames 1800mm x1800 Long, Hand Brine Pump, Various Knives, 2 x Mesh Gloves, Ticket Machines, Various Foam Packing Trays, 2 Galvanised A Frames For Sheep 2000 x 1800mm, Air operated secateurs, Approx. 50 Rabbit /Chicken Hangers, Air Purifier ozone Machine, 2 x Stainless Steel Tubs 1 Large 1 Small

SUNDRIES: 2 Cray Pots • Bidding registration from 12pm • Number system applies • Other entries invited • Light Catering available • Items can be viewed at www.raywhite.com Contact vendor Chris Bushell on 0418 840 618 or Geoff Schell on 0418 842 421 for further details.

‘Stash food. You don’t know when you’re going to get it again, so... hide it so you have something close by, just in case. Canned food. Noodles. Tea and coffee... you put it away for the times he won’t let you have anything.’

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OFFICE: Electric Typewriter, Printer, Computer Desk, Light, Chair

Helen, 38. Survivor of domestic violence

12 Burra Street, Port Wakefield

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 1992, 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.

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C learance s a l e a t Bookers of Bowmans, next to Balco’s new road. Iron, timber, plants, tools, trailer, mower and lots more. Weekends 10-5pm.

Situations Vacant

Pope’s Cafe & Bakery

For Sale

Aged Care Electric Bed. Sleep Technology ‘Electrajust’ Mk5 fully adjustable. Massage capabilities. Brand new: still packaged. Cost $3800. (plus new walker; large button emergency phone; Care Alert included) Best offer 8520 2014 0466 273 602

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: sales@plainsproducer.com.au FAX: 8862 1997

Situations Vacant

For rent

Yorke Peninsula: Sultana Point, Comfortable Holiday house Sleeps 6 plus sleepout/games room. $70/night. Available School Holidays. 0418399143

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• Frontage 37.7m • Bitumen street • Mains water meter • Great location

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Urgent Sale, Under instruction - sell now!

PGE 239396 Darren 0419 842 228

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• Attractive 3 bedroom home • 47 acres of easily managed farming land with PGE 239396 good stock fencing PGE PGE 239396 239396 PGE 239396 Dr Daryl R Brown • Watered by bore and mains water Michaelpogas@gmail.com SPECIALISING IN: • Excellent shedding & improvements including Consulting eco shelter, slaughter house, workshop, large Fridays Michaelpogas@gmail.com SPECIALISING IN:: Michaelpogas@gmail.com Michaelpogas@gmail.com SPECIALISING SPECIALISING IN:IN : Michaelpogas@gmail.com SPECIALISING IN sheds & cool rooms  9am toDOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL 1pm  DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL   DOMESTIC, DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL • Well located in private rural surrounds & still New Home Builder  DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL at Balaklava  DATA, COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORK CABLING under 60 minutes to Adelaide DATA, DATA, COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORK & NETWORK CABLING CABLING  Ambulance DATA, COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORK CABLING Call Us Today…   SOUND, TV, CCTV & SECURITY DATA, COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORK CABLING This property has endless possibilities for the   SOUND, SOUND, TV, TV, CCTV CCTV & SECURITY & SECURITY Station  QUOTES purchaser to take advantage of the quality im FREESOUND, TV, CCTVPH:0401591502 & SECURITY  SOUND, TV, CCTV & SECURITY   FREE FREE QUOTES QUOTES PH:0401591502 PH:0401591502 provements that exist and create a business opFor appointments phone portunity & income (STCC) P: 0417 062 828 PH:0401591502  FREE QUOTES  FREE QUOTES Auction: at 11am May 11, 2012 on site (insp) PGE 239396 E: xconstruction@bigpond.com (Bidders guide – from mid $500,000’s) Clearing sale: to follow at 1pm. Details online at www.raywhite.com Michaelpogas@gmail.com SPECIALISING IN:

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Balaklava

10 Ralli Street

$130,000

New

Renovate or develop, potential plus • Stone cottage • Need of renovation • 2 roomy bedrooms • Pressed metal ceilings • Basic kitchen • Block is approx 1012m2 • Central lounge - original fire surrounds

Balaklava 9 Harris Street

$235,000

Old world charm & a huge block (2515m2 approx)

• Centrally located • Huge private block • Timber cupboards & slate floor in kitchen • Huge double lounge • Double garage

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

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New listings required urgently to replace the properties sold recently Balaklava

$215,000

12 Baker Street

Great location and ready to go

• 4 Bedrooms • Stone Home • Quiet location • Large Kitchen • Large Lounge • Ducted A/C • Recently retiled bathroom & laundry • Recently painted inside

Balaklava

2 Virgo Terrace

$219,000

Character & Location

• 3 Bedrooms • Large Lounge • Close to schools • Semi Modern Kitchen • Workshop • Established gardens • Semi Automatic watering system

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday April 4, 2012

Balaklava

$169,900

Unit 7, 1 Charles Street

Low maintenance 2 bedroom unit

• Low maintenance • Secure property • Roomy lounge • Landscaped gardens

• Semi modern kitchen • Good size bedrooms • Ideally located

Balaklava 17 Kelly Street

$149,500

Location & Great Investment

• Very affordable home • Pre-fabricated 3 bedroom • Good size lounge room • 1062 m2 block with fruit trees and a established lawn and garden area.

Tania & Peter Butterfield Mobile: 0417 884 877 Office: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280 www.butterfieldagencies.com.au

Vacant Land

Wattle Ridge Estate Stage 2 • 9 lots remaining • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Wide frontages • Price range $68,950 to $92,950

Under Contract

• 58 Railway Terrace, Snowtown

For Rent

• 3 bedroom, Hoyleton $165 per week • 3 bedroom, Balaklava $200 per week • 2 bedroom cottage, $160 per week

Balaklava $149,000 15 Short Terrace

Balaklava Red $179,000 Unit 6 - 1 Charles Street

The right price, in the right position and it’s priced for a quick sale.

Unit with heaps of extra’s and prime location

• 3 bedroom stone cottage • Car garage • Good sized block • Basic bathroom & laundry areas

Balaklava $230,000 29 Walsh Street

3 Bedroom Double Brick Home • 3 Bedrooms • Large dine in kitchen • Reverse cycle air conditioner • Roomy laundry • Roller shutter main bedroom • Pergola

• 2 bedroom home • Great little workshop with power • Large lounge adjoining the eating area

Balaklava $149,000

20 Kelly Street

Ideal investment or 1st home

• Three bedroom house • 717m2 {approx.} block • Main bedroom has full length built in robe

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HAMLEY THE GR8 HAMLEY Bridge nabbed its eighth consecutive premiership on Saturday, defeating Balaklava Gold in the Division One Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association grand final, held at Port Wakefield. In an enthralling match, viewed by a record crowd, Hamley Bridge grabbed a two-shot win in the match which went down to the very last end.

n John Glistak reports on WMBA grand final, pg 19

n IT’S ours - again! WMBA premiers, Hamley Bridge, back from left: Karl Gardner, John Gardner, Kym Reynolds, Harry Frencken, John Bubner, Barry Smith, Darcy Rex. Front: Cris Donohue, Digger O’Brien, Paul Fritz, Ian Parr and Andrew Lemmon.

2012 APBA champions: Balaklava Peckers

Pecker power!

n BALAKLAVA Peckers took out the Adelaide Plains Basketball Association A-grade Men’s premiership in a thrilling Friday night match, out-scoring Long Plains 49-35. Pictured are the jubilant premiers, back from left: Luke Guy, Justin Walker, Leigh Wright, Jonathon Brice, Tate Michael. Front: Ryan McPharlin, Bradley Michael, Lachlan Michael and Michael Clifford. n See all the premiership photos, pages 16-17 n Read Three Points’ report, page 20

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