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THE “pony expressions” on these young riders shows they’re having a great time – and keeping grandpa busy too! Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club president, Pentti Puro, is shown with his grandchildren – and the next generation of pony club riders – from left, Jacob Paul, Amelia Paul, James Richardson, and Lily Paul at a a recent club event. The club is featured in our CLUBS IN FOCUS feature on Page 14, where there’s more pictures and Bec O’Brien’s report.

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$50,000 club boost

Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club has secured $50,000 in AFL funding to help keep its long-awaited redevelopment on track. The funds were granted from the AFL’s Facilities Fund, which aims to “provide funding assistance to football bodies to partner with local stakeholders to improve football facilities and increase participation in the game”. Club president, Francis Pellizzari, has wel-

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comed news of the funding, with plans for the upgrade currently in the hands of an architect for fine-tuning. “Initially we were $50,000 short with funding from the government, so from the club’s point of view, we are very delighted by the contribution being made by the AFL,” Mr Pellizzari said. “This funding supplements money needed

for the project, and we are currently looking at other avenues for funding.” In a bid to raise further cash and help keep costs minimal, Pellizzari said the club’s committee was currently considering inviting the general public to contribute to the project. “Our key consideration for the committee is offering the public the chance to buy pavers, which would be engraved with their name as a show of thanks for their support for the project,” he said.

Mr Pellizzari said the architect sourced by the club had measured up the existing facilities, taken on board club suggestions and would hopefully bring a final draft plan to the table soon, with the process of finalising the scope and mapping out the project work program hoped to be completed by the end of July. As there are no football or netball finals being held at the ground this year, the club hopes to start work on the project as early as September 1.

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Two Wells could become part of the electorate of Goyder – but Lewiston would remain Ward Belt in Taylor – if proposed Yorketown Lewiston Two Wells new electoral Gawler boundaries Middle Beach are redistributed at the Gawler Edithburgh 2014 election. River Port Gawler Currently the Two Wells township is part of MacDonald the electorate of Taylor, Buckland Port Gawler Park Penfield Virginia Park Munno Para Conservation Andrews held Gardens by Labor MP, Leesa Park Farm Penfield Vlahos. Goyder is held by the Waterloo RAAF Base Corner Liberal Party’s Steven Edinburgh Elizabeth Griffiths, who could Two Wells and Lewiston, Middle Beach, lose the township of Lower Light, Port Gawler, Buckland Park, Balaklava under the and Virginia. changes. Mrs Vlahos is devastated by the proposed new boundaries, saying Phone 8862 1977 to lose Two Wells would FACSIMILE 8862 1997 be “gut wrenching” but NEWS to have the communities SALES of Lewiston and Two internet Wells separated doesn’t deadlines Advertising and Editorial closes make sense. 5 pm the last Wednesday of the month. “I’m very sad, bereporter Bec O’Brien cause I feel part of the MOBILE 0419 292 715 advertising David Newsome manager Andrew Manuel editor Terry Williams POSTAL PO Box 63, Balaklava SA 5461


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community,” she said. “Lewiston has been cut off and you can’t look at those communities as not being connected. “I can’t effectively represent the people of Lewiston without help-

ing and representing the people of Two Wells. “They’re interconnected, they share the same facilities and use the same sport and recreation facilities. “People live in communities, they don’t live

in electoral boundaries.” Mrs Vlahos said if the proposed electoral boundary redistribution went ahead in 2014 she would continue to support and help the people of Two Wells, saying she had committed herself


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TWCCC governing council chairperson, Leah Clifton, Minister Grace Portolesi, TWCCC acting director, Narelle Palmer, early childhood worker, Chrissie Scott and Taylor MP, Leesa Vlahos.

Minister visits school and kindy

Two Wells Primary School (TWPS) and Two Wells Community Children’s Centre (TWCCC) had an audience with South Australian Minister for Education and Child Development, Grace Portolesi, when she visited the area on Tuesday, June 26. Ms Portolesi toured both the school and the centre at the invitation of Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, and spoke with leaders about future plans for each facility, listened to concerns and

to supporting projects within the town, especially the redevelopment of the football club; she is a member of the local RSL and had purchased land in the area. “It just means I will have to communicate with Stephen Griffiths more and work in a bipartisan manner with him,” she said. “I will support my communities wherever they are (and) I’ll still keep coming and supporting people in Two Wells. “I’m not going to walk away now. I just can’t.” The proposed electoral boundary changes would also see Mrs Vlahos lose some of the Elizabeth South, Angle Vale and Andrews Farm areas but pick up the St Kilda area. •LEESA – “making a difference” – page 10.

offered words of encouragement. TWPS principal, Cherie Collings, said she spoke to the minister about a range of topics, including the need for more car parking (see story page 5) and for a pubic high school in the area, and discussed the predicted growth of the district. “The minister congratulated staff and students on our pleasing progress in maths, grammar and spelling,” Mrs Collings said. “She was interested to

hear about our whole school maths program “Big Ideas in Number”, and commented very positively about the appearance of school facilities, our garden project and the new playground.” TWCCC acting director, Narelle Palmer, said the visit was a great opportunity for the centre to share with the Minister and Mrs Vlahos, its strengths and concerns and was also a chance to highlight the centre’s plans for the future.

Consultation on the District Council of Mallala’s proposed new dog bylaws has now closed, with only one submission in favour of the changes, received. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council would hopefully adopt the new bylaw at its full council meeting next month. The new bylaw will see dog owners within townships of the council area restricted to three dogs per property, with homes in the Rural Living Zone (One and Two) also limited to three dogs. People living in the Rural Living (Animal Husbandry) Zone are permitted to have up to nine dogs. Any property not in one of these zones, or in a town, may have up to five dogs. Once council has adopted the bylaw, Mr Mansueto said it would be presented to the Legislative Council for endorsement and following this, would come into effect four months after being gazetted by the council.

Questions over council spending priorities At the Mallala District Council meeting recently, where the public could put forward submissions for the 2012-13 budget, I made a request on behalf of a group of us who have volunteered to give up our time and effort to create a native bush garden behind the Lewiston playground as a pleasant sitting and strolling area for visitors. I requested a contribution from council to put towards some plants for this area. There had been a promise of a small amount of funding from council last year but that had fallen by the wayside so we had to go and “beg”, as that’s what it feels like, to hopefully have it put back in the budget for this year. We have now learnt this effort was fruitless as it appears we have been treated with contempt by the majority of councillors and our request knocked back. To have to plead in this way is soul destroying and we know we are not the only ones in this district who feel the same way. There are a lot of community-spirited folk in this council area who spend countless hours making, baking and selling to raise money for their local community projects,

yet they get turned down time and time again when they ask council for a small amount of funding to help. What makes it all the more galling is the fact council has no problem in budgeting money towards a “study” on relocating their offices from Mallala to Two Wells at a cost of $100k, a Lewiston Master Plan – presumably another “study” – at a cost

LETTER TO THE EDITOR of $50k, an Open Space Strategy – would that be yet another “study” – at $30k and, because they couldn’t get the Rates Review right the first time, another $30k for the whole process to begin again. Also, we mustn’t forget the $16k for “Team Building”, which is on the whim of one of the new councillors. Generally “studies” line the pockets of outside interests who disappear off into the far blue yonder when their job is done. We were told at this meeting council’s proposed spending over the next few years

is going to rise substantially with ever increasing investment in the Two Wells sub-division and now, after reading Michael Picard’s excellent submission, outlined in the June 20 Plains Producer, council may well incur significant extra costs to protect this from possible future flooding, so no doubt our rates will be going up in ever increasing leaps and bounds to contend with all of this. So, why is it necessary to waste money on these studies at this particular moment in time when so much else is needed. For example, sealing of some streets in Dublin and Lewiston. Some residents have put in a petition to ask for their road to be sealed, plus there are many other areas where a contribution would be so helpful for many community projects. One of our councillors had the “audacity” to ask the same questions and has now been frogmarched off to the Ombudsman by the Mayor. It appears oppression is alive and well in the District Council of Mallala. Betty Body, Lewiston Two Wells Echo, July, 2012

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Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir founding member and concert conductor, Don Bubner, APMVC member and Two Wells resident, Roy Packer, Two Wells Primary School CPSW, Tania Cattell, and Two Wells Uniting Church representative, Robin Trevilyan are looking forward to the choral concert later this month.

The Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir is staging a choral concert in support of Christian Pastoral Support Workers (CPSW) who are based at two local Adelaide Plains’ schools. The concert, to be held on Sunday July 22 at 2pm in Two Wells Uniting Church Hall,

will also feature guest artists, including two local brothers, Gerald and Len Pederick, who will perform a musical item. Local Anglican priest, Reverend Barbara Bonifant, said the program offered by the CPSW at Two Wells Primary School and Mallala Primary School was important and

the choral concert aspired to raise enough funds to see it continue next year, and hopefully beyond. “To have a Christian program in schools is amazing,” Barbara said. “But they’re not there to try to convert kids. “They add real value to the school envi-

ronment and do things the teachers can’t, like run breakfast programs, used clothing programs and all sorts of things.” Tickets for the concert are $10, and can be purchased at Two Wells Chemplus Chemist or through Roy and Val Packer on 8520 3370. Ticket price includes afternoon tea.

BRETT TAPS INTO MORE SUCCESS By Bec O’Brien Twenty-two year old Two Wells resident, Brett Duncan, has been crowned TAPS (Training and Apprentice Placement Services) apprentice of the year for the fourth year running. Brett started a plumbing apprenticeship in 2008 and completed it in April this year. He was awarded TAPS’ first, second, third and fourth year apprentice of the year, and currently works for Hindmarsh-based business Jordan Plumbing – where he also took out their second, third and fourth year In the apprentice of the year awards. T SPOTLIGH Last year Brett won the prestigious Dux SAApprentice of the Year award and has recently been selected to attend a week-long leadership forum in Canberra. Promoted to the role of site manWith your th on m ch ager when he was only a third-year ea , lp he apprentice – something normally the Echo hopes reserved for fully qualified tradies to highlight some – was the start of Brett’s leadership r ge un of our yo journey and is something he hopes n. tio genera to continue throughout his plumbn To nominate ing career. r someone for ou “I’m not on the tools as much as e ec pi “Spotlight” I used to be,” Brett said. “I manage contact Bec on three job sites so I do a lot of talking 0419 292 715 to builders and clients and organise or email news@ the work that needs to be done.” twowellsecho. Selection for the upcoming leadership forum was no mean And feat, with Brett having to stand remember, they before a panel of six and present don’t have to be . a 20-minute presentation about st be the leadership. The forum in August will see

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Meets every Thursday evening in Two Wells, Commencing at 8pm in the Hall at St. Pauls Anglican Church Old Port Wakefield Road, Anyone who thinks they may have a problem with alcohol is welcome to attend.


Two Rivers Basketball Association, Angle Vale Primary School, PO Box 455 Two Wells SA 5501. Basketball Coaching Clinic from 5pm, Games commence from 5:30pm, 12 and Under, 15 and under, Learn basketball in a friendly family atmosphere. Contact Paul on 0414 248 732.

Bowling Club

We welcome all bowlers an opportunity to play, especially new bowlers to come along and enjoy a game of Bowls. The games are played on Wednesdays or Saturdays. ‘Learn To Bowls” is Tuesday evenings.The ladies Competition is played on Thursdays.Bowls competition runs from October to April of each year.For more information please contact the secretary Doug Maylin On 85243288 C/O PO Box 127, Two Wells 5501or club phone/ fax number 85202316.We have excellent bar facilities ,why not consider your next function at the Bowling Clubrooms on Old Port Wakefield Road ,Two Wells.


Two Wells CFS, station located at Wells road Two Wells. Training Monday nights, Cadets (11-15 years) 6pm to 7:30pm, Seniors 7:30pm. New volunteers welcome. For more information phone 8520 2500.


Two Wells Calisthenics. Looking for something new and lots of fun? Come along and give it a go! Classes held at Two Wells Primary School, Tuesday Night practice, Sub Juniors(7-9 years) 5pm to 6.30pm. Juniors(10-12 years) 6pm to 7.45. Inters(13 and older) 6.45pm to 8.30pm. Phone Jodie Simons on 8524 3990 or 0423 928 311, first lesson complementary.

child & youth health Child and Youth Health, Child and Youth Health services are held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at The Two Wells Children’s Centre, 27a Gawler Rd, Two Wells 9:15am to 10:30am and 1pm to 4pm by appointment only, 10:30am to 12 noon drop in. Call 1300 733 606 for appointments.


Church times

Anglican Church Services

St Peter’s Mallala: 1st Sunday of the month Sunday July 1, 10am Sunday August 5, 10am Contact: Rev Barbara Bonifant 8449 4454 St Paul’s Two Wells: Sunday July 8, 10am Sunday July 15, 10am Sunday July 22, 10am Sunday July 29, 10am Sunday August 12, 10am Sunday August 19, 10am Sunday August 26, 10am Contact: Rev Barbara Bonifant 8449 4454 Two Wells Catholic Church invites residents to attend its weekly services. Held in the church on Old Port Wakefield Road, mass starts at 8.30am every Sunday. All are welcome.

Two Wells Uniting Church, Gawler Road. Services are held every Sunday from 10.30am, including Sunday School for the children. All welcome

Two Wells Lutheran Church, Home service with Holy Communion Contact Pastor Wayne Boehm 8281 2976 for further information.

Children’s centre

Two Wells Community Children’s Centre, 27a Gawler Road, Two Wells. Community-based, fully accredited. Childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, Monday to Friday 7am-6pm. Full time/part time/ casual care, before and after Kindy care, vacation care for school-aged children. Dept of Education Preschool and PreEntry. Qualified, caring staff. Educational, developmental programmes, and Special Needs services available. Nutritious, fresh meals. Children are too precious for profit! Visit www. or phone 8520 2358.

Community bus

Community Bus, return trip to Elizabeth City Shopping Centre, Only $5.00 return (kids free), Next bus: July 20, 2012. Bus departs Mallala Post Office 9am, Port Parham Sports and Social Club 9:15am, Two Wells Bakery 9:40am, Dublin, Lower Light & Lewiston by arrangement. Return departs Elizabeth 3pm. All bookings contact Jasmin Daniele 8520 2233.

Community Public Library

Community Public Library, Located in the Institute. Hours: Mondays-Closed, Tues & Thurs - 9:30am to 5pm, Wed – 1pm to 7pm, Fri – 9:30am to 3pm, Sat – 9am to 11am, Ph 8520 2100.

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TWO WELLS COMMUNITY CENTRE, Available for hire for Weddings, special occasions, seminars, conventions. Seats up to 200, large kitchen & bar, Contact: Yolanda on 8524 3131 or 0408 835 331 for more information.

Craft Group

Craft Group at Two Wells In the St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 10am to 12noon Wednesday July 11 & 25. August 8 & 22. Craft Group is in recess in January Contact: Rev Barbara Bonifant - Ph: 8449 4454.

craft shop

The Craft Shop, TWO WELLS COURT HOUSE, Quality goods sold on consignment, Locally made olive oil and honey, Home made Jams and Sauces, Gift ideas, skin products, bric-a-brac. hand crafted quilts. OPEN Tues to Fri 9.30am to 4pm, Sat 9.30am to 1pm. Closed Sun & Mon.

Equestrian & Pony club

Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club hold rallies on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9.30am on our grounds, Aunger Road, Lewiston. Further details on


Families Learning and Growing, This is a FREE service for anyone with children aged birth to 4 years. Come and join us in some fun, games and activities. 9.15-11.30am every Tuesday in school term, Uniting Church Hall, Gawler Road. For more information please contact Karen 0411 772 333, Helen 0411 180 469 or Tanya on 0438 202 840.


healthy eating club

Two Wells Healthy Eating Club, Fridays 9:30-10:30am, Catholic Church Hall (opp Cemetery) Cost $1 per week. Come in and have a chat about healthy foods and how to select the best products when doing your grocery shopping. We weigh each person each week and keep records so you can keep track of your weight. Make this your year for a healthier you! See you there, Chris Hart (President) 8520 2037.

TW Hockey Club

Well it’s that time of year again and we are heading into a new hockey season. We would like to let everyone know that we have starting training and would like anyone who is interested in playing grass hockey to feel welcome to join in with our family orientated club. We are looking for people of all ages, juniors and seniors, men, women and children who would like to play a fantastic team sport. We train Wednesday nights from 5pm at Vincent Road, Smithfield Plains. Anyone who would like to join the Two Wells Hockey Club please contact Margaret on 0408 933 261.

kennel & obedience club

ADELAIDE PLAINS KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB, Training Wednesday evenings, Beginners, Grades 1 & 2 - 7pm, Grades 3, 4 & 5 - 7:40pm, Conformation 7:40pm. All breeds & people welcome. If you have a problem come & see us. Contact Josie on 8524 3499 for more info.


Landcare Two Wells, Lewiston & Districts Land Care Group, Monthly Activities, Land Care is bigger than your back yard. Pat: 0419 860 981, Sharon: 0412 345 852.

neighbourhood watch Two Wells Football Club, meals every Saturday night during the season. Come on down and see your local teams play and enjoy a club style meal after the game! Bar facilities available. TWFC Ph: 8520 2524. New players welcome. golf club

Two Wells Golf Club, 18 hole scrapes course open April until October. Competitions: Tuesdays Ladies Day, tee-off 9-9:30am, Wednesdays Mixed Tournament, tee-off 9-9:30am; Saturdays Mixed Comp teeoff 11am onwards. McPharlin Rd (extension of Bethesda Rd) Two Wells ph 8520 2607, membership available. Club secretary: B. Prior 8523 3272 or 0417 842 260. All visitors welcome.

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting held every second Tuesday in the month (except January) at 7.30pm in the Two Wells Community RSL, Main Street of Two Wells. For more information contact Dave Body on 8524 2036 or Maria Aunger 8520 2328.

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The Combined Probus Club of Two Wells Inc. Meetings are held in the Two Wells Bowling Club on the 4th Monday of the month from 10am. Come along and hear our guest speakers and enjoy some companionship. Contact: Ree Roden 8520 3773.

Play group

Two Wells Play Group, every Friday morning except Public Holidays, 9:15am to 11am At Two Wells Children’s Centre, For more information contact the Two Wells Children’s Centre on: 8520 2358.

Red Cross

Two Wells Red Cross meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Catholic Church Hall, Two Wells at 1.30pm. All are welcome. Contact Jasmin Daniele on 8520 2233 for further information.


Two Wells RSL Sub Branch, Main Street, Two Wells, Ph: 8520 2826, Open: Wednesdays 9am to Noon and Friday 12 to late, Social night every Friday night from 6pm. Contact Tony: 0412 773 111, John: 0411 894 245.


1St Two Wells scout group, PO Box 427 Two Wells SA 5501. Cub Scouts - Tuesday, 6.30pm to 8pm. Joey Scouts - Thursday 5.30pm to 6.45pm. Scouts - Thursday 7pm to 9pm. Group leader Ian Laughton Phone 0403 976 984.

Two Wells Blue Light

Two Wells Blue Light held 4 times a year at the Two Wells Community Centre, 7pm to 9.30pm for ages 8 to 17 years. For more information contact Maria Aunger on 8520 2328 or Anne Porter on 8524 3382.

UCA Op shop

Two Wells Uniting Church treasure trove op shop, opening times, Mon, Wed & Fri 9am to 4pm and Tue, Thur, Sat 9am to 12noon. Open all school holidays, come in and browse, uniting church hall drew street, two wells, contact Pam Duncan 8520 2764 any time for information.

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Uniting Church Adult Fellowship. Meetings held monthly in the Uniting Church Hall with the aim to provide supported friendship and opportunities and to support the ongoing mission of the church. For information contact Mollie Frost 8520 2073 or Alan Howell 8520 3063.

Weight Watches

Mallala Weight Watchers Group has moved to a new venue. Weighins, followed by a group meeting, will now be held at the Mallala Uniting Church every Monday night from 6.30pm. New members welcome.


YOGA, Classes are at the Two Wells Catholic Church Hall are held on Mondays 7pm to 8:15pm. Enquiries to Diane 8520 2308 or 0427 616 301. Two Wells Echo, July, 2012


Council warns of school safety issue District Council of Mallala is urging the local community, and especially parents of children at Two Wells Primary School, to take notice of newly erected signs in Hart Reserve. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the signs were put in place to remind residents driving and parking on the reserve by unauthorised vehicles is not permitted. Mr Mansueto said he had met with TWPS principal, Cherie

Two Wells Uniting Church’s Rae Wilson, Mollie Frost (back) and Pam Duncan toast the success of another Biggest Morning Tea.

‘Cuppa’ came twice at Two Wells’ big tea Two Wells Uniting Church raised more than $1000 for the Cancer Council at this year’s annual Biggest Morning Tea event. Originally scheduled for June 1, the event had to be cancelled due to rain and wintry weather, but TWUC’s Pam Duncan said a trading table held under the verandah of the IGA on that initial day was very successful, raising $344 on its own. With better weather on Friday June 8, the group tried again, staging another trading table as well as a sausage sizzle, pancakes and Devonshire tea. Raffle tickets and Biggest Morning Tea mugs were also sold and helped contribute to the wonderful $1147.60 raised.

“It was a fantastic morning and we had a lot of people calling in,” Pam said. “The weather was perfect, and with the helpers from the Two Wells Uniting Church, it was a fantastic time to raise money for the Cancer Council.” Prizes for the raffle were kindly donated by Gloria Jeans, Arndale, Two Wells businesses, including the IGA, butcher, chemist, snack bar, R&J Hardware, Two Wells Hardware, Grand Champion Pet Supplies, vet, fodder store, and the Uniting Church Fellowship. Some Biggest Morning Tea mugs still are available. Contact Pamela Duncan on 8520 2764 if you are interested.

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workshops, from straw bale building to composting toilets and reed bed systems. They also grow more than 150 varieties of fruits, nuts and vegetables. I believe one of the great things about the Food Forest is its location. The ecological value of their back yard within the Gawler River corridor makes available an abundance of food for thousands of species of insects, birds and other native animals. The river corridor meanders through our region, allowing many of our native species to move from the hills to the sea; an enterprise that attracts native wildlife to these environmental hotspots and benefits us all. • I also attended a Knowledge Works lecture ‘Bringing science into your backyard’ organised by the University of South Australia (UNISA). Key speaker was professor Chris Daniels, who is an urban ecologist. His talk focused on connecting people with nature. That shouldn’t be hard to do

Mrs Collings said. “I am hopeful council can work with the school to create an area.” Residents are advised only authorised vehicles are permitted to drive on any council reserve within t DCM and community access along the designated pathway is restricted to pedestrians and bicycles only. Residents are encouraged to use the drop off zone accessed from Old Mallala Road to access Hart Reserve, and adhere to the 25km/ ph speed limit.

Join Annabel’s ‘cabinet’ Former Two Wells resident and now acclaimed journalist, political writer and commentator, Annabel Crabb, is heading our way, with District Council of Mallala’s Library Service hosting a free event on Thursday, July 12. To be held at Two Wells Bowling Club from 2pm, interest in this event is expected to be high and Two Wells Public Library library services co-ordinator, Anne Sawtell, is advising residents to book early. “Annabel is sure to delight the audience with stories of the many famous people she has met and interviewed over the years,” Anne said. “Born and raised in Two Wells, Annabel decided to change her career direction after

‘Friends’ of river are vital

I recently attended a walk and talk organised through the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resource Management Board (AMLNRMB) and the Natural Resource Centre (NRC). This was an opportunity to see some of the revegetation work being carried out within the Gawler River corridor. This project has involved the Natural Resource Management Board, Gawler River Riparian Restoration (GRRR), Australian Conservation Volunteers, Gawler Council, Light Council, Green Jobs Corps and students from Trinity College and members of the Food Forest team. The project targets removal of many introduced pest plants, which when given the right conditions take over and exclude native vegetation. When this happens the food and shelter our native fauna depend on are reduced. The aforementioned groups have been successfully planting native plants species endemic of a riparian ecosystem. We were also invited to walk through the Food Forest, which is quite a unique place nestled adjacent to the Gawler River at Hillier. The owners are driven by a passion to demonstrate permaculturefarming practices, and they are more than willing to share their knowledge and skill, with many

Collings, to better understand the school’s concerns about car parking and to discuss potential options. He is currently preparing a report to present to council for consideration. TWPS principal, Cherie Collings, said with growth in the area expected to boom in coming years, it was important the school had better car parking facilities. “I have been in discussion with DCM about the importance of a drop off zone and car parking facility adjacent to the school,”

but with the increasing pressures on urban development the natural environment is the first to go – but it doesn’t have to be that way. We are very fortunate within our region as it boasts an array of diverse landscapes which host and attract a variety of flora and fauna. One of our greatest environmental assets is our own backyard. A wildlife friendly backyard with food and shelter for our native birds, lizards, and possums, etc, is one of the best things you can do to increase biodiversity within our region, after all, only you know what kinds of animals visit your property. And if they are visiting your property they are also visiting your neighbours. Having this knowledge provides you with a ‘sense of place’. Chris also regularly has sessions on ABC radio where you can listen and ask questions relating to animal behaviour within your area. For details about the Food Forest phone 8522 6450 or email Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group, is happy to provide support to landholders in the region and to discuss land management strategies. Email, contact Pat on 0419 860 98 or visit us at Facebook.

graduating from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law. “Her journalistic career has taken her overseas and she has worked extensively in the Australian media as a highly regarded political commentator as well as a writer of two books.” Annabel Crabb is

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Scout and about for 80 years!

Two Wells Scout Group celebrated its 80th birthday last month, with about 75 members, past and present, enjoying a wonderful evening of reminiscing at the Two Wells Community Centre on June 16. Despite two recesses during the past eight decades – one forced by war – the group has worked hard to maintain a presence in the community and offers fun, outdoor-related activities for boys and girls of all ages. Two Wells Scout Group leader, Ian Laughton, said the night was a great opportunity to reflect on the group’s past and to highlight the diversity of its activities in the current times. “We had a terrific time and everyone really enjoyed themselves,” Ian said. “Hearing the yarns from the past was great and the highlight was the opportunity for past members to meet again and catch up. “It was a great exercise for the group to cement the past with the present and the future.” Former Scout leader and Two Wells resident, Brenton Applebee, who started with the group as a cub scout when he was around eight years of age, thoroughly enjoyed the night, saying it was terrific to catch up with people he had not seen in a while. “It was a good opportunity to see where we’ve been over the last 80 years and to see where Scouting is going,” Brenton added. “It’s good to see that we’re still using some of the old equipment that have been around for a long time, like the camp stoves. “I think the kids learn a lot of practical skills and how to work as a team through Scouting.” Two Wells Scout Group is now focused on fundraising to send some of its members to the 2013 Jamboree in Queensland.

joeys, cubs and scout members attending the 80th birthday celebrations last month included L-R: (back) Ellie Luckett, Jasmin Holly, Will Luckett, Michael Schaffer, Nick Paech, Bradley Molloy, Luke Molloy, Ebony Green. Middle: Allan Ford, Zachary McDonnell, Jaike Green, Jade Lloyd.Sitting in rear of front, Sarah Walton, Nathan Wilson, Chloe Sharpe, Jade Lloyd, Caitlin Stewart, Breanna Sevenhuysen, Lockie Green. Seated: Matthew Mood, Brooke Walton, Kai-Ligh Wilson, Emma Sharpe, James Ford.

LEFT: Cutting the 80th birthday cake are, from left, former group leader, Alan Howell, Jacob Paul, and current group leader, Ian Laughton.

RIGHT: Brianna Sevenhuysen, Bradley Molloy and Jasmin Holley.

Malcolm Frost who was a cub leader during the 1980s with his wife Judi.

Former joey leader, Jenny Laughton and former group leader, Wendy Lawrence.

ENJOYING the night (from left) Nathan Wilson, Emma Sharpe, Alan Ford and James Ford. LEFT: Group leaders, (back) Allan Green, Steve Cummins, Maxine Cummins, Vera Vanree, Ian Laughton, (front) Anne-Marie Paech, Amanda Vanree and Andrew Ashton.


RIGHT: Cub scouts Caitlin Stewart and Jade Lloyd Two Wells Echo, July , 2012

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Transport services win Persistence has paid off for local MP, Leesa Vlahos, with new public transport services for the town of Virginia and neighbouring Penfield set to begin Monday, July 2. The services will connect the township with regular train services at the Elizabeth Interchange (via Penfield) to allow residents easy access into the Adelaide CBD or north towards Gawler. The new 407 route will also include a stop on Supple Road to specifically cater for the residents of the Palms Lifestyle Village and

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surrounding residents, with two return services each day, Monday to Friday. The announcement of the new service by Minister for Transport Services, Chloe Fox, comes on the back of Mrs Vlahos’ recently presenting the results of her public transport survey to the minister. “These new services are proof of the value of communication between the people and their government,” Mrs Vlahos said.

“The residents in Virginia and the Palms have spoken, and the State Labor government has listened and acted. “I would like to thank Minister Fox for allowing me to present the concerns and questions of my community, and for her quick actions to address the issues that were raised.” Mrs Vlahos said the results of the survey showed a very enthusiastic response from the community, especially from the residents of the Palms Lifestyle Village, with over 40 per cent of returned surveys from Virginia and

Resident responses to survey proved need

In a bid to canvas the public transport needs and opinions of those who live along the Port Wakefield Road corridor, more than 2,800 surveys were sent to residents in March – and the results are in. Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, instigated the survey after continued feedback from constituents about the lack of public transport in the north. As well as the posted survey, Mrs Vlahos held “listening posts” in Two Wells and Virginia, and was pleased with how many people took the time to complete the survey. She recently presented Minister for Transport Services, Chloe Fox, with the results. “There has been an incredibly enthusiastic response with more than 16 per cent of surveys returned to my office,” Mrs Vlahos said. “This is a very large response rate for a posted community survey. “Well over a quarter of the

LEESA Vlahos residents from the Village (Palms Residential Village, Virginia), returned the survey, making a significant contribution to response rate and ensuring that their voices are heard.” Of the 469 surveys returned, 150 were from Two Wells, with the 50-59 year-old age bracket returning the most number of surveys, followed closely by the 60-69 year-old age group. More than two-thirds of

survey respondents said they would use public transport, if it was available, during the week at morning, then afternoon, peak travel times, with the Adelaide CBD and then Elizabeth being the top picks of destination. “More than 50 constituents manually added Munno Para to the answers, indicating a need for short distance/local travel to Munno Para Shopping Centre,” Mrs Vlahos noted. Of the reasons given as to why residents did not use public transport the top response was “public transport not available” and then “route locations”. Most respondents said they would use public transport for shopping and grocery purposes (287) followed by medical and doctor appointments (214), work or employment (158) and then education (116). One hundred and ten respondents (23.4%) also indicated they had children who required or would use public transport to get

to school, while 13% chose to declare a permanent or temporary disability that prevented them from transporting themselves. “This question was included to gauge the reliance by some members of the community on relatives to assist with transport, and therefore examine the value of prospective public transport to these residents,” Mrs Vlahos explained. At the end of May, Mrs Vlahos sent residents a letter thanking them for their participation in the survey and reaffirmed her commitment to gaining public transport in the north. In the letter she stated, “I would like to thank you for returning your public transport survey. “You have contributed to the first step in improving transport services in our area. “Improved public transport services don’t arrive over night. “I will continue to lobby for better services in t Parliament.”

Lewiston resident Nancy Stroop has organised a craft market this month in Two Wells and hopes to see it become a regular event.

Market delight here soon If you are into craft and anything homemade, including jewellery, gifts and food, then Two Wells’ first Designs and Delights Market is the place to head on Saturday July 21 at the Community Centre. Lewiston resident, Nancy Stroop, has spent months putting the market stallholders together and came up with the idea after attending other markets around the state. “I could see it was much needed in the area,” Nancy said. “With space for 31 indoor stalls of various sizes, there will be something for everyone, including handmade clothing, toys, jewellery, Two Wells Echo, July 2012

gifts, food, homewares and more.” Although predominantly a handmade market, some stalls will have top brand name items, with all items at the market new, nothing pre-loved, Nancy said. Two Wells Scout Group will feed market goers with a sausage sizzle, drinks and more. Part proceeds from the day, Nancy highlighted, will go to “Help Save the Furry Ones Animal Rescue and Adoption Shelter”; a registered charity located in Ingle Farm. “They will also have donation bins for canned and dry food for

the kitties at the shelter,” she said. “The shelter does not receive any government funding and is always in need of donations of food, etc. For the kids there will be lucky dips and a “Kids Zone” with colouring in, and face painting. The first market is at Two Wells Community Centre on Saturday, July 21, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. EFTPOS is available. “I am looking forward to showcasing some very talented stallholders,” Nancy said. Other market dates are: September 15; Ocotber 27;November 10 and December 8.

Waterloo Corner coming from the residents of the village. Ms Fox said she was impressed by Mrs Vlahos’ persistence about the matter. “Leesa consulted widely with her community and presented the department with a persuasive argument for change,” she said. Although the new services do not cater for every area surveyed, Mrs Vlahos said they represented a key first step in delivering better services to the northern communities over time.

MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS: From Lewiston ward Councillor Duncan Kennington

Big effort planting trees

As a consequence to my last column the Year 7 tree and bush planting has taken place at Gawler High School. Year 7 students from within and outside the district were bussed to Gawler High over a period of several days to enjoy their tree planting experience. It was all action, with Year 7 students, high school students and staff all helping and learning from each other. Eight hundred trees were planted. The students were so enthusiastic and energetic that it looked, at one time, that we might run out of trees. Unfortunately all of the snakes and lizards are snoozing for the winter so they weren’t spotted but the students did enjoy watching the ducks and other bird life; ibises, herons and galahs (eolophus roseicapillus). Of course all that exercise planting trees gave people the munchies, so after planting students sat on logs enjoying their lunch. I hope there is enough room on the wetlands for another planting next year. Council currently is considering the long-term development of the Lewiston Wetlands. Residents can still input into this plan by contacting any of the councilors or the council direct. It is important we develop a long-sighted plan for these spaces for the enjoyment of generations of Lewistonites to come.

Art is ‘Living local’

If you’re a budding artist, whether amateur or professional, District Council of Mallala wants to share your work. In celebration of next month’s 2012 South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival, DCM is holding an art exhibition titled “Living Talent – Living Local” from August 3 – 26. The exhibition is open to all local artists and any kind of visual artwork will be considered, subject to assessment of suitability for display, with works to be exhibited as “For Display Only” or “For Sale”. Artwork will be showcased at the Two Wells and Mallala libraries as well as the Mallala Council Office and the Two Wells Service Centre. Any local artist interested in displaying their work in the exhibition is encouraged to contact Angela Nicklin on 8527 0200 or email AngelaN@ An ‘Expression of Interest’ form is available by contacting the Two


Wells Public Library on 8520 2100 or from the DCM website at www. under ‘Noticeboard’ then ‘Events’. All submissions are due by July 6. • M ember f o r Wakefield, Nick Cham-

pion, is encouraging local groups to apply for Volunteer Grants of between $1000 and $5000, saying the initiative will encourage more people to take up volunteering. To apply,visit www. or call 1800 183 374. Applications close July 25.

Sat July 21, 2012 9.30am to 2.30pm at Two Wells Community Centre Old Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells • FREE ENTRY • SAUSAGE SIZZLE BY TWO WELLS SCOUT GROUP Handmade & Unique items for everyone Clothes, toys, jewellery, food, face painter & more

Part proceeds of the market go to Help Save the Furry Ones Animal Rescue & Adoption Shelter.


special feature v MEN IN BUSINESS

KEEP A CLEAR VISION FREE Wiper blades fitted on every car serviced in July

120 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells

Lange Auto sprints ahead For the past eight years, Tony Lange has been managing the successful business, Lange Auto, in Two Wells, and 18 months ago opened up a Sprints Auto Parts. Tony works in most facets of the business including tyre work, RAA call outs and customer service. Lange Auto offers quality mechanical repairs with a team of fully experienced mechanics so you can be sure your vehicle is in capable hands. Not only does Lange Auto look after the local community, the team also takes care of any break downs on the highway, and with plenty of experience under their belt, they can service any make or model. After only 18 months of running Sprints Auto Parts, Tony is thrilled with the increasing business it has brought. No matter what you need for your vehicle, you can be sure Sprints Auto Parts will have it, stocking major brands for all auto parts and

accessories. Lange Auto is also the place to go this winter, being gas agents for the area they can sort you out with your gas needs by filling or swapping your gas bottles.

Stephen’s business a local icon LPG GAS BOTTLE REFILLS • Smaller bottles filled too • Cash sales only

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WE TAKE THE CAKE For mouthwatering masterpieces, for all occasions The only bakery in the state to freehand airbrush pictures/photos/logos onto cream cakes

76 Old Port Wakefield Rd Ph/Fax 8520 2367

Extensive range of cocktail pastries, cakes, rolls & sandwiches to take home or served on platter, enhanced with platters of seasonal fresh fruit

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Brett Stephens is the current director and the fifth generation of F.Stephens and Sons, who is now celebrating their 140th anniversary. The business which was established in 1872 by Frederick Samuel Stephens, has been passed down from father to son over the decades. Brett started out in the family business as a mill hand in the fodder store, now 20 years later, he oversees the everyday operations of the entire business. F.Stephens runs a fodder and grain division, also retailing in shell grit sales, roadbase and firewood supplies, and is also a bottle and can depot. Their gas bottle refill facilities are also increasingly popular over the winter months. The transport division offers a variety of

truck and trailer tipper hire combinations to suit the ride job, also carrying out interstate bulk haulage and regular tipper work for local councils and large civil companies. •Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and Saturdays 8.30am to 12 noon.

Bakery offers the very best Haydn Routley has run the popular Two Wells Bakery for the past two years, alongside his wife Pauline. With 40 years baking experience and previously owning another bakery in Adelaide, Haydn lives out his passion every day in the kitchen. Although a chef by trade, Haydn has also studied in business and worked as a bakery rep for 13 years, so has the experience to understand what the customer wants. With the winter months here, Haydn has selected a range of hot and tasty pies to tempt customers, including chicken and vegetable, chunky beef, pepper and potato pies and not to mention the Two Wells special of a meat pie topped with pizza sauce, cheese and bacon. Haydn is also the only freehand airbrush specialist in the wider region, so he can work with you to design the perfect cake to suit the individual. Options include birthday cakes, special occasion and the ‘just because’ cakes including jam, cream, custard and black forest.

Other treats include fresh rolls, baguettes, sandwiches or salads, or something sweeter, with a choice of delicious pastries cooked right on the premises. •Open 6.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 6.30am to 2pm on Saturday.

Towler’s expert car care Bill Towler has been running the successful business, Towler Mechanical, since 1993, serving the Two Wells and surrounding districts with quality service and expertise for nearly 20 years. A qualified diesel mechanic since the age of 18, Bill runs a modern workshop with fully trained and qualified staff, serving all makes and models. Towler Mechanical offers general mechanical services and specialises in tuning of petrol, diesel and LPG vehicles for which the 4WD dynamometer is utilised. This analyses the driving performance of a vehicle to stimulate on-road conditions As 4WD vehicles are more popular than ever, Bill, now offers specialise tuning and modification of these vehicles – this includes performance chips and suspension upgrades. No matter what type of vehicle you own; passenger, 4WD, commercial or light trucks, Towler Mechanical can look after you servic-

ing and maintenance requirements. Towler Mechanical is also offering a free battery check with every service; including a printed report of the results to ensure your car won’t let you down this winter.

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‘Multi’ quality you can trust PAUL van Haasteren and his business, Multi Exhaust and Brake at Virginia, have been servicing, repairing and customising vehicles of virtually all shapes and sizes for about 20 years now. While specialising in new or custom exhaust systems, exhaust repairs, brake work and suspension, Paul also offers comprehensive servicing to a wide range of cars, four wheel drives and small trucks. The business attracts clients from right around the district, from Balaklava in the north to Mawson Lakes and beyond. Generally, new clients come to Paul through word-of-mouth referrals from other satisfied customers, a strong reflection on his quality work and attention to detail. It’s the customer satisfaction that drives him, working with the client to achieve the best results with minimum fuss. So, if your vehicle needs servicing, you’re

PAUL and Julie van Hassteren at Multi Exhaust and Brake, Virginia. looking for a new note with a custom or sports exhaust system or the brakes are getting a little worn, come and see Paul, Julie and the team at Multi Exhaust and Brake for great customer service, excellent prices and quality workmanship you can trust.

Reliable service is Guy’s aim DIVERSITY is the theme of Guy Jackson’s working week, each day different from the other in his mixed enterprise of a firewood delivery service and shearing of both sheep and alpacas. “The firewood side of things is flat out at the moment and I’m busy shearing in spring and summer,” he said. The firewood is a delivery only service, wood is stored in a large shed on concrete to keep it dry, and it’s loaded on a weighbridge and delivered in a small late model tip truck. Raised in Streaky Bay, Guy left school early to become a professional shearer and over the last 30 years has done a wide range of things from farming, fishing, truck driving, earthmoving, even sugarcane farming and a convenience store. The one thing Guy has learned over the years is how to provide his customers with a reliable service. Guy’s shearing skills are available as a callout service, with about 20 years experience in

• Exhaust • Suspension • Brakes • Servicing

PHONE 8380 9477 Corner Old Port Wakefield & Gawler Rds, Virginia (opposite Virginia Hotel)

KEEP WARM WITH THE WOOD GUY Seasoned, split redgum logs delivered to your door. Always dry & weighed so no need to worry any more

FREE 10Kg bag kindling with every order

shearing, specialising in hobby blocks, shearing sheep and alpacas, providing teeth and foot trimming, drenching and blowfly treatment. Servicing the Gawler, Lewiston and Two Wells area, whether its wood to warm or wool to rid, give Guy a call for an excellent, customer satisfaction driven service.

The best tucker for pets

ARE you conscious of what you are feeding your pets? To ensure you give your pet the highest quality food, give Ashley Durbidge a call at Pets Tucker. With three outlets, one on Two Wells road, near Gawler, another at Gepps Cross and a recently opened third store at Hackham, Petts Tucker manufactures and sells high quality fresh or cooked food, primarily for dogs and cats. Ashley said they stocked a wide range of products, which come as naturally produced as possible, ensuring your pet gets a tasty, healthy treat without the extra additives and preserva-

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tives found in many commercial foods. Pet owners continue to come back to Pets Tucker with beaming feedback about how their respective animals adore the food from the store. If you can’t get to a Pets Tucker outlet, Ashley, who has more than 20 years experience in the meat industry, said their products are widely distributed to about 25 other outlets around the nearby area, including local fodder stores. So, for the best in quality, freshness and a wide range to choose from give Pets Tucker a buzz or call in store to get the best food for your pet.

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Get it delivered to your door Balaklava Transport has been owned and operated by Garry and Jenni Hosking since 2002. They run a daily freight service to and from Adelaide, servicing the Adelaide Plains area, and have since expanded on their services. Along with picking up and delivering a range of goods, including building supplies, timber, roofs, insulation, gyprock, fencing and foundations, Balaklava Transport also offer a parcel pick up service. If there’s something you need picked up from Adelaide and delivered to your door, Balaklava Transport is the way to go. They can also cart your hay and wool ex farm. Balaklava Transport has five trucks in their fleet, as well as a parcel delivery van. Balaklava Transport are also brick and paver agents for Adbri, Boral, Tudor, PGH, Austral, Customstone and Outback Sleepers. Areas serviced include Balaklava, Mallala, Roseworthy, Two Wells, Virginia and surrounding areas, and now also include the Two Wells Echo, July 2012

GARRY Hocking with one of his trucks. Flinders Ranges. No matter what your freight size, big or small, call Garry today on 0408 831 971 to see how he can help. Or for parcel pick up enquiries ring 0407 274 717. The Adelaide depot is located at Shed 3, 9 Greenfields Drive, Greenfields.

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echo 10 CONTINUING Bec Obrien’s in-depth interview with LEESA VLAHOS, State MP for the local electorate of Taylor. Last issue Leesa explained why she became an MP ... this month, we discover her vision for the local region

Leesa Vlahos, centre, with her staff, from left, trainee Nakry Sim, electorate officer Juan Legaspi, electorate officer Julie Woodman, and research officer Ben Rillo.

Making a difference


Leesa vlahos

ust over two years ago busy mother of two, Leesa Vlahos, was voted in as Member of Parliament for the electorate of Taylor. Leesa took over the Labor seat in March 2010 after previous MP, Tricia White, retired, and set about making herself known to the diverse constituents in the 550-squarekilometre electorate. It is a job she finds interesting and fascinating – and one she feels privileged to hold. After months of visiting and talking to residents, hours collecting data and writing letters, as well as taking the opportunity to voice concerns and issues for the north in Parliament, Leesa says she is beginning to see some of her aspirations come to life. But it hasn’t come overnight and not without a lot of hard work. “I tried in that first six months to listen to people and meet as many people as possible and get to know as many different community groups as I could,” Leesa explained. “I feel I’m doing things that are important and I am making a difference – and I’m just starting to see some of the things I identified starting to make inroads.” Some of the things Leesa has prioritised for the electorate include: 1. Improved transport 2. A public high school 3. Greater health options’ 4. Planned sport and recreational facilities around community hubs 5. Open space in council areas Through her talks with the many communities in Taylor, Leesa says she has seen and heard, and in some cases experienced first hand, the importance of these issues to residents. Each community has its own identity and she says it is important for her to respect and appreciate all communities and help them in whatever way she can to help things come to fruition.


IF LEESA had a ‘pot of gold’ she woulD:

1 – Improve public transport up Port Wakefield Road carriageway, including Two Wells and Virginia, linking into Buckland Park and the Palms and connecting with Gawler, Elizabeth and Salisbury. 2 – Build an R-12 public school. 3 – Create bigger kindergartens. 4 – Create planned community sports hubs and recreational facilities. 5 – Improve roads. 6 – Establish successful businesses, including “smart” agriculture “I want them to know I do care about what they are doing with their community club,” Leesa said. “Whatever I’m doing it’s about them. They make the communities work. They’re the glue and I think they need support.” One of Leesa’s focuses is public transport, specifically the need for public transport in the north to connect with existing metro services at Gawler, Mawson Lakes and Elizabeth. She says structured planning for transport, especially around schools that haven’t yet been built, is vital if the region is to grow and prosper. So too is the need for improved health options for residents, with Leesa suggesting the area could benefit by co-locating some services in a GP Plus-type service centre.

With her background of working in the health industry, and having studied health planning at university, she feels now is the time to start preparing for expected growth. Another priority is ensuring local communities have enough passive and structured sports and recreational facilities, a trend she says many communities are embracing. “I know sport is a really important way of keeping communities healthy and active, and families healthy and active, because they tend to do it together,” Leesa said. “The trend is to build sport and recreational facilities around community hubs, like the Two Wells oval complex, so everyone shares common infrastructure and gets bang for buck. “(So), are we best having a

community heart we all share and maintain and have a vested interest in, rather than having five little clubs struggling and eventually close once one (supportive) family gives up the ghost, it collapses?” Linking in with her focus on community sports hubs, Leesa aims to maintain and improve open space areas. She says this might be as simple as families being able to locate swings and slides at the end of the street or improved walking and bike paths. Sometimes Leesa says she has a “light bulb” moment about a particular community, when a good idea will come to her when she’s least expecting it. Throughout her office she has little yellow post-it notes with goals she’d like to achieve for many of the communities. But results are never instant and it is the journey of working towards those goals that makes up her days and sees her working endless hours. “Sometimes things are slower to happen than what I want and that’s probably the frustrating thing about being in parliament or government,” Leesa explained. “There’s never enough money for everyone, there’s competing interests of where funds go – but I want to fight for our communities.” Every parliamentary sitting week, Leesa tries to secure a fiveminute “grievance” spot in front of the ministers where she aims to bring northern residents’ concerns and issues to the attention of “the powers that be”. “Because we haven’t been seen as a marginal seat, where people threw buckets of money at it to try to secure votes, we have to work hard to draw attention,” she explained. “If they make a decision (in parliament) and they don’t think about it from a northern perspective I get

my ‘flag’ and run it up the pole and say ‘oi, about us, we’re here, don’t forget us’. “We’re not going to be the quiet kid in the corner, we want our fair share. It’s fighting for the north and fighting for our fair share of the growth because a lot of people have put in a lot of faith.” Unlike many of her counterparts, Leesa says she also likes to use grievance time in Parliament as an opportunity to showcase the positives of the people in the north as well as highlight any data she may have collected. Most recently, although not in grievance time, she presented results from her public transport survey to Minister for Transport Services, Chloe Fox, and says while showing emotion and the effect parliamentary decisions have at a community level is important, having fact-based data to back up her claims is even more important. “Being methodical does pay off,” she said. “I’m a great believer in that sort of thing, that’s why we did the transport survey so it wasn’t just an emotive issue it was fact based.” Overall Leesa admits some of the things on her “to do list” may take time, but she plans to stick around for a while – if the residents of Taylor agree of course. “They (my goals) are big planning things and they’re not necessarily things that will be on the ground before the next election but I’m working towards that,” she explained. “Working in Taylor is an absolute privilege and it’s something I love doing. “I’m here (elected) for four years and I’ll work hard and hopefully people think I’m doing a good enough job (and) if I get to see the kids who started in reception finish Year 12, I think that will be a remarkable privilege.

Two Wells Echo, July 2012

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Laura sticks with hockey

For fifteen-year-old Trinity College student Laura Kingsmill, hockey is everything – she lives and breathes it and is a dedicated member of a variety of squads. And her efforts have paid off, with the teenager, who lives at Korunye, recently selected to play for Australia in the national Under 16 School Girls Hockey team in Brisbane from July 10 – 13. Laura first picked up a hockey stick when she was five years old, following in her parents, Matthew and Carolyn’s, footsteps – both played for Two Wells Hockey Club for many years. “I’m looking forward to wearing the green and gold,” Laura said. “Hockey is what I’ve always known, I love everything about it.” Laura plays defence and in the mid-field, but enjoys playing wherever she is on the field. This year is also the second year Laura has been selected in the South Australian Under 16 School Girls Hockey team, which will see her fly to Hobart in August to take part in the Under 16 School Girls hockey competition. Later this month Laura will also compete as a member of the South Australian State Country Women’s Team, and will head to Bendigo, where

she will be up against players who are more than five years older. Sometimes I find it better than playing with girls my own age,” she said. “They approach the game the same but it’s not just a game to them. They enjoy playing

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but they also take it seriously.” While hockey is generally a winter sport, Laura is committed to improving her skills and spends most of her summer holidays training at hockey academies around Adelaide. “Playing a team sport and

being able to play with lots of different people is great,” she said. “I can’t sit around doing nothing, I have to be up moving, training or doing something. I love to keep busy.” Good luck Laura!

Two Wells CFS is a vibrant, well organised, well run and a very efficient group of locals who on occasion put their lives on the line in order to assist their community. Two Wells CFS is more than just a bushfire brigade! This brigade, under the captaincy of Adam Harris, deserves respect for what they do for the community of Two Wells. The brigade responds to an average of 180 calls per year ranging from scrub fires, car fires, bushfires, road accidents, structure fires, alarm calls to major industry, hazard materials spills and a whole raft of responses to assist other brigades in other groups, in other regions and in other states. The Two Wells community has, even if it does not realise it, relied on a small group of exceptional men and women to provide protection for your town and for your community. It is now time to say thank you! As Region 2 Commander into which Two Wells falls, I say a big thank you to the Two Wells brigade members for your dedication, selfless commitment to assisting your community as UNPAID professional fire-fighters whose skills are the equal of any other fire-fighter in the state. Two Wells people should also say thank you to the Two Wells CFS for its continued dedication and protection of your community. What if volunteer fire-fighters didn’t volunteer – can we really afford the alternative? Now Two Wells CFS needs you – if you can spare some time to be an active fire-fighter, a radio operator or as an administrational support . Call 0413 237 036 or drop into training on Monday nights at the station. I am proud of what Two Wells CFS does – but more importantly you need to be proud of what they currently are doing for your community and support them so they can keep on being an important part of the Two Wells culture. John Hutchins Region 2 Commander, SA Country Fire Service



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Winter delights at Lower Light

Ross and Neill Sharer, Lower Light Hotel. It’s cold! Winter is here! Chef with more than 30 years experiBut you can enjoy the weather at ence. The delicious home made sauces the Lower Light Hotel by sitting in do not incur an extra charge, except for front of the wood burning heater in the the mouth watering prawn, white wine, dining room where you can enjoy tasty cream, garlic and capsicum sauce. winter dishes. On Sunday, come and have a choice Choose from slow cooked lamb of three freshly roasted meats such as shanks, beef rogan josh and steak and leg of lamb, leg of pork and turkey fillet, red wine pie baked under golden brown carved directly to your plate and served puff pasty. with roast rosemary scented pumpkin, Or if its seafood you’re after taste roast potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower the beautiful fish like salmon fillet with cheese, fresh vegetables, yorkshire pudlemon and lime butter, crispy deep fried ding, crackling and home made gravy. whiting in Coopers beer batter with Add to this the salad bar, a fresh home Lower Light’s own special tartare sauce made soup for starters and a dessert, all and lemons from their own tree, or try for only $15! the delicious grilled barramundi with The Lower Light Hotel also has a tropical salsa. range of bottled wines plus six chilled You can be sure you are getting keg beers and a large range of canned quality steaks, with only the best prime and bottled ciders for your enjoyment grain fed Angus beef, and on Friday and and four gaming machines for those who Saturday evenings, indulge in the pasta like a ‘flutter’! (Gamble responsibly). and fresh vegetable and potato bar, along The play room will keep the kids enwith the salad bar, all included in the tertained with a pin ball machine, shootprice of your meal. ing game, Wii and table football, plus All grain fed, aged Angus steaks books, crayons and children DVD’s. are cut on premises and all sauces are Make sure you book ahead to avoid freshly made using the expertise of a disappointment.

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Port Wakefield Rd, Dublin

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Food Processing Facility Full processing & cut up service now available Private Customers Welcome Lot 7, Corner Germantown & Temby Roads, Two Wells SA 5501, Ph: 08 8520 2011 F: 08 8520 2707 E:

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Auto Parts

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LPG Gas Refills

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& Districts

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Sign Writing

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PODIATRIST Agostino Porcaro Virginia Medical Centre Every Thursday

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Nev 0418 688 020 Veterinary

ADELAIDE PLAINS VETERINARY SURGERY Dr John Katakasi BVSc (Hons) CVA (IVAS) Dr Michelle Hague BVSc (Hons) • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm • Integrative therapies now available • Now AQIS accredited for your export needs • Consultations by appointment 94 Old Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells

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Road Train Drive, Two Wells

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Adelaide Superior Painters

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3m x 3m x 2.8h supplied & installed - $1,600

& Districts

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Two Wells saddles up for new cross country course For many people owning a horse and riding it at their leisure is enough, but for those who are seeking a friendly horse environment, with a focus on horse and rider education, fun, competing in local horse events and strengthening the relationship between horse and rider, the Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club might be the place to go. TWE&PC began as the Two Wells and Districts Equestrian Club in 1979, and was first situated at Boolaman Minga, near where the Two Wells golf course is now. The Williams family made this land available, and rallies were held fortnightly on Sunday afternoons. In 1983 the club approached the District Council of Mallala seeking alternative grounds as winter rallies were difficult due to the low-lying land. A small parcel of land near the Two Wells rubbish dump was offered by the DCM and was used by the club until 1986, when permanent grounds became available at its current site onAunger Road, Lewiston. The following year clubrooms were erected. In 1985 the club joined the South Australian Pony Club Association and that same year changed its name to reflect its new incorporation. The club uniform consists of cream jodhpurs, white shirt, red tie and red jumper, with the club’s emblem of two wells and a horseshoe adopted in 1986. In 1986 Malcolm Goss donated use of land on Oliver Road, Lewiston, to the club for the purpose of building a cross-country course. A successful annual one-day event (ODE) was held at the club for many years but more recently the land became unavailable and the club had to forgo this exhilarating event. However, excitement is building at the club as

Bec O’Brien reports n fast facts

Who: Two Wells Equestrian & Pony Club What: Horse riding, skills and knowledge, hacking & show jumping, dressage, cross country, games, fun & friendship Where: Aunger Road, Lewiston When: Rallies are held on the first & third Sunday of the month starting at 9am How Much: Full riding membership $85, Club Jumper $45, Club Shirt $30 it prepares to build a new course further along Aunger Road at the property of Marcus Richardson and Rebecca Puro, Reeves Plain. Current club president, Pentti Puro – who was the inaugural president – says TWE&PC hopes to stage an open ODE on its new course next year, with the facility catering for five grades as well as Equestrian Australia classes. Pentti is an active member of the club and enjoys helping out with the younger members, especially his grandchildren, who are taking the reins from as young as two years old.

Pentti says the club is very family-friendly and has membership from many areas of the Adelaide Plains. Due to the size of TWE&PC’s current grounds and its insurance requirements, the club caps membership numbers at 50, with there currently being a waiting list of people wishing to join. “It’s a fairly competitive club,” Pentti said. “Our members do a lot of competitive things, all sort of things too, not just dressage and jumping.” Some of the other activities the

n Taylor and Karren Whittholz with Cooper

Two Wells Pet Food & Fodder 98 Old Pt Wakefield Road, Two Wells - Next to IGA

n Rebecca Puro and son James Richardson, 2, on Jimmy Cricket.

n Alison Gray puts Leo through n TWE&PC rider and local Echo contribuhis paces during dressage practise. tor, Alyssa Betts with her horse Flash.

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club has been involved in include trail riding, tent pegging, polo cross, mounted games, endurance rides, beach rides, orienteering, eventing, showing jumping and hacking. Many of the members are working towards APC (Australian Pony Club) certificates, which verify riding ability, horse skills and knowledge. The club is a highly rated and competitive club, with well-known and experienced instructors regularly holding training days at the venue. Events coming up at the club include: July 15 – Closed ODE - TWEPC members only. August 5 – Rally; 18 and 19 – Zone Finals; 19 – Rally. September 2 – Rally; 16 – Rally. Contact TWE&PC president, Pentti Puro, on 0409 609 600 for further information.

Lower North Gun Club winners for June were, back row from left, Jim Elliott, Des Mills, Barry Duncan, Jamie Gilbert, Brian August, front Row, Angus Tapscott, Jack Tapscott, Graeme Gilbert, Greg Tapscott, John Mitchell, and Adrian Mattschoss.

Lower North shooters on target Lower North Gun Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday June 24. Twenty shooters enjoyed a great day with 15 possible scores achieved for the day. Scores for the day were: Event 1 – 25 Target Point Score Overall: G. Tapscott 48/48. AA Grade: 1st A. Tapscott 42/43; 2nd G. Gilbert 39/40. A Grade: 1st G. Tapscott 48/48; 2nd J. Byrnes 47/48. B Grade: 1st J. Tapscott 25/25; 2nd B. August 25/26. C Grade: 1st J. Elliott 20/25. Event sponsored by B. Duncan and R. Damin.

Event 2 – 50 Target Pontifex Double Barrel AA Grade: 1st A. Mattschoss 50/50; 2nd D. Mills 58/59. A Grade: 1st B. Duncan 50/50; 2nd J. Gilbert 54/55 B Grade: 1st J. Mitchell 54/55; 2nd B. August 53/55. C grade: 1st J. Elliott 41/50. Event sponsored by Max and Caroline Pontifex. High Gun: A. Mattschoss 120/121 The next monthly shoot is on Sunday July 29. Any enquiries please contact the president on 0411238391.

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DP Boyz take out basketball final The Two Rivers Basketball Association witnessed two great grand finals on Monday June 25, marking the end of a very busy autumn. The Rockets, a disciplined and well-drilled team, mesmerized with their quick ball movement and team play, taking the game right up to their opponents, the DP Boyz. However, the DP Boyz settled down to play better basketball in the second half and their height proved decisive in the end, winning 41 – 32. In the other grand final, the overall experience and depth of the Wildcats saw them overcome HIDA, who only came together as a team this season, the final score 48 – 41. Off the court, the Association has been busy revamping management. A new constitution was accepted at a special meeting and a management committee elected. The new committee is: chairperson – Paul Schmelzkopf, vice chairperson – Anthony Sutton, secretary – Theresa Woolatt, treasurer – Melina Lubcke or Verity Schmelzkopf (tbc), development officer – Tony Moore and committee members – Eileen Pethic and Tina Jackson.

The Association was privileged to have Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos attend a match night earlier in the season to award Hoops4Life trophies to Sunday Lual and Taran Deeble, for the 2011 Spring Season. Mrs Vlahos then chose to talk about the program and the positive outcomes it produces for disadvantaged youth and children, to Parliament. The Hoops4Life award recognises the player who best demonstrates a consistent positive attitude, respect for teammates and opponents, and willingness to learn and improve in both basketball and life skills. The Hoops4Life program has also been highlighted at the National Humanitarian Settlements Conference recently held inAdelaide, for its support to refugee youth. David Sutton of the Rockets won the junior trophy and voucher, and Mathew Baker of Xavier Riot won the senior trophy and voucher. Development coach, Tony Moore provided the vouchers. The new basketball season commences on Monday July 16. Contact Paul Schmelzkopf on 0414 248 732 for further details.

TWO Rivers Basketball Associaiton premiers, the DP Boyz (players not in order), with chairperson Paul Schmelzkopf (left) and development coach Tony Moore (fourth right): Peter Kuol, Marvin De Arao, Deng Deng, Sunday Lual, Lat Mayen, Braden Miles, Chuerang Deng, Majok Atem.


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NOTICE is hereby given that the Council at its meeting held on June 25, 2012 in respect of the financial year ending June 30, 2013, resolved as follows:

Soccer girls represent school

A trio of Two Wells Primary School students spent five days last month representing their school in the state SAPSASA soccer carnival held at Barratt Reserve, West Beach, from June 18-22. Year 5 students Danielle Raschella and Jenna VanHaasteren, along with Year 7 student

Talia Raschella, were selected in the Gawler and Districts girls SAPSASA soccer team, and competed against other districts from around the state, playing two games each day. Despite cold and wet weather, the girls had a great week playing soccer and enjoyed playing in a variety of positions

on the field. The girls all play soccer for Angle Vale Soccer Club, with Jenna and Danielle in the Under 11s and Talia in the Under 13s. This is the second year Talia has been chosen for SAPSASA soccer and she was thrilled, saying the game is skillful, fun and keeps her fit.

Two Wells Primary School students Danielle Raschella, Henna VanHaasteren and Talia Raschella represented the school, and district, in SAPSASA soccer last month.

A1 side has finals in its sights THE Two Wells Netball Club’sA1 side is a relatively new team compared to last year, and we are lucky to have a bunch of considerably skillful players. It’s Trisha Beer’s first season for our club and she has been a stand out performer in GS and a great pick up for our club. Nikki Darling has returned from injury last year and is shooting superbly, also leading well at GA. Neralie Wearn and I have both returned to the centre court in A1 this year, after having babies last year. Our netball skills and experience have helped our team’s success this year. Rebecca Pym and Nicole Hardy were stand out performers on the centre court last year in A1, have continued that form this year and now have the support around them to win more games. Karen Penhall is back in the A1s this year and her strong and skillful defensive pressure has definitely helped our team win games. She has combined well with Mia Darling in defence, who played her first season in A1 last year. Mia has improved even further this year, being best on court a few weeks for taking many rebounds and intercepts for the team. We have all now started to combine really well as a team and have had a good start to the season. Two Wells Echo, July 2012

By Stacey Gameau

A1 Coach & Senior Netball Manager

Currently we sit in third place (as of June 27), and we have come close to defeating the top two teams, even leading in certain stages of the games. Our side believes it has the ability to beat either team the next time we meet. We hope to defeat these teams in the coming weeks to try and gain either top or second spot on the premiership ladder, and were are excited to see what the rest of the season has to bring - we can’t wait for finals! It’s also great to see all our other netball teams performing well this year, and it looks like we will all be in the finals come September. Our A2 side in particular has begun performing at their best at the right end of the season. Thanks to the A2s for supporting the A1 side and sitting on our bench - these girls are good enough to come up and play if we need them. Thanks also toA1 team manager, Briony Thompson, who has provided awesome support to our team during games. Her netball experience has been so valuable to our team. Good luck to all of our football and netball teams!

Adoption of Valuation To adopt, for rating purposes, the most recent valuations of the Valuer-General available to the Council of the Capital Value of land within the Council’s area totalling $1,528,436,140. Declaration of Rates To declare general rates on all rateable land as follows: (1) 0.573 cents in the dollar in the Centre Zones in Mallala and Two Wells, and the Industrial Zone in Two Wells. (2) 0.441 cents in the dollar in the Residential and Recreational Zones in Mallala and Two Wells and Country Town Zone; and (3) 0.444 cents in the dollar in the Rural Living (1), the Rural Living (2) and the Rural Living (Animal Husbandry) Zones; (4) 0.463 cents in the dollar in the Coastal Township and Settlements Zones; (5) 0.388 cents in the dollar in the Horticulture Zone. (6) 0.378 cents in the dollar in the Future Urban Mallala & Two Wells, Commercial (Bulk Handling), Special Use (Mallala Racecourse), Industry (Mallala Racecourse), Regional Open Space System (Conservation), Regional Open Space System (Watercourse), Coastal, General Farming Zones. And to fix a minimum amount payable by way of general rates of $700.00. Annual Service Charge To impose service charges in respect to rateable and non-rateable land follows: Middle Beach $ Large tank: 385.00 Small Tank: 355.00 Vacant Land: 325.00 and an additional component of $575.08 where ratepayers have chosen to fund their CMW Scheme installation costs from loan funds raised by Council. Separate Rate - Dublin Water Supply To declare a separate rate of $541.46 on rateable properties along Harris Road, Dublin Natural Resources Management Levy To declare a separate rate of 0.008761 cents in the dollar on rateable land within its area for the purpose of raising the amount of $132,052 payable to the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer


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FREIGHTMASTER SEMI TRAILERS 566 Waterloo Corner Road, Burton. Phone: 8280 6475 Fax: 8280 6772 Mobile: 0408 829 541

rugby guns High hopes for second half of season By Two Wells Football Club A grade coach

Mark Thomson


We are currently sitting in 4th eason 2012 for Two Wells is shaping up to have place with four wins from eight games (as of June 29), losing great potential. We recruited five new play- all four games by 14 pts or less. After the bye we now have a ers to the club including Anthony Pontt - a 190cm back-line full list to pick from as all playplayer from Salisbury West, Sam ers are over their injuries and O’Brien - a 188cm back-line we hope that is the case for the player also from Salisbury West, remainder of the year. Reece Oxyham – a winger from Best players for the first Gawler Central, Luke Webb - a half of the season have been forward-line player, and Simon widespread this year, with the Feast – an ex-Sturt most consistent beruckman from ing Sam O’Brien, As a club we Langhorne Creek, Ned Seccafien and and we have also have a lot to look Khan Leighton. welcomed back Dylan Wise and forward to and Jarred Allmond Theo Markou have the next half of from the Eagles in made the transition the SANFL. the season is go- from senior colts The club started to A Grade footy pre-season on No- ing to be great for and are improving every week, a great vember 28, with the spectators sign for the club in nine trainings held years ahead. before Christmas. Our aim is to win five more Players returned on January 9 and have been training twice games for the season, thus guaranteeing us a spot in the finals, a week ever since. Our highest attendance of 47 which I believe is more than players on one Thursday night achievable. As a club we have a lot to look was pleasing to see. Our co-captains again this forward to and the next half of year are Tallan Leighton and Ned the season is going to be great Seccafien, with Khan Leighton for the spectators. and Ben Spetiri elected as viceSo, if you want to see some captains. talented, courageous and inspirNeville Seccafien is the as- ing footy, try to catch the Roosters sistant coach with Peter (Jock) on show before the end of the Brechen the runner once again. season.



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Plenty of good times ahead off-field at TWFNC

The halfway point has been reached, and while the pace is fierce on the footy field and the passes are sharp on the court, after the game it’s time to let your hair down. The Two Wells Football and Netball Club is set to stage some great nights in the weeks ahead. Social events coming up at the club include: July 14 – A fun games night for the whole family


August 4 – Put your thinking caps on for this Olympic themed quiz night August 18 – Open mic nightcontact Anthony Cavallaro on 0401 451 430 to register. So why not grab a friend and head on down to the clubrooms, or take the family for a great value meal? Stay tuned for more entertaining events at the TWF&NSC.

Members of TWPS’ SAPSASA girls rugby regional championship team included (back) Holly Bates, Laura Oakley, Jade Murphy, Grace Slattery, (middle) Amber Phillips-Gaudron, Charlotte Rawle, (front) Carmel Edwards, Kaitlyn Harrison and Rosemary Edwards. Inset: Rebecca Edwards and Talia Raschella.

Two Wells girls crowned state champs Two Wells Primary School’s girls’ rugby team was crowned regional champions at the recent SAPSASA State Rugby League Tackle Championships held at Spruance Reserve, Elizabeth East. On Friday June 1, one boys’ team and one girls’ team competed in the championships with all students from both teams to be congratulated on their efforts, their team work and their great displays of sportsmanship - it certainly was a very exciting day! A special thank you to all the parents for their support. The boys played four matches in the minor round for two wins and two losses. They won their first final in the Plate Division to play off against Burc College. The game was an absolute nailbiter, with the boys showing great strength despite losing 12-16 in a very tough match. The girls played six games in

By TWPS teacher, Sharyn Binyon the minor round for one draw and five wins. They won their first final to compete in the championship final against Swallowcliffe Primary School. After having a good lead, Swallowcliffe clawed their way back into the game. Through pure strength, team work and determination the girls held on and won 16-12 to become the regional champions. The girls will now be competing in the State Championships on Wednesday the 27th June. Members of the boys’ team included Josh May, Josh Hart, Michael McFarlane, David Oakley, Luke Barnett, Oliver Hill, Ryley Cummings, Alex Bouwer, Dakota Collins-Daly, Adam Van Zoelen, Cory Tryfopoulos, Sean Hammond, Bradley Poynter and Sam Brander.

Members of the girls’ team included Charlotte Rawle, Amber Phillips-Gaudron, Holly Bates, Laura Oakley, Tahlia Raschella, Kaitlyn Harrison, Jade Murphy, Grace Slattery, Carmel Edwards, Rebecca Edwards and Rosie Edwards. On Wednesday, June 27, the rugby girls competed in the State Championships at Henley Primary School and faced very strong teams from districts across the state. After finishing third in their pool, the girls were placed into the Trophy Division. They won their semi final against Gawler East Primary to face Hackham East in the Trophy final. The final was a nail- biting game from start to finish with the girls eventually winning 28-22, making them the Trophy Division winners. The girls are to be congratulated on their determination, strength, teamwork, sportsmanship and efforts on the day. Special thanks to parents for their support.

Two Wells Echo, July 2012

2012 July Echo  
2012 July Echo  

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