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Changes in the chamber Bec O’Brien reports:

Your say on council wards and representation

District Council of Mallala (DCM) will go back to community consultation with a new in-principle electoral model following a decision to abolish wards altogether. It was an about-turn by councillors at the DCM June 24 meeting after a lengthy electoral review process saw them in May make an in-principle decision to continue with a ward structure for the district. This option had seen the council reducing the

number of wards to three, with three councillors representing each ward and the names of Two Wells, Lewiston and Mallala/Dublin proposed. This decision was overturned at the meeting following a motion put forward by councillor Strudwicke. No division was called. As part of the electoral review process, council was, earlier in the year, given two options to consider. First option was to have no wards and

nine councillors plus a mayor elected by the community; the alternative was three wards comprising three representatives for each ward and a mayor elected by the community. It was the latter option councillors voted in favour of in May but after reviewing community feedback, in which the majority of submissions supported the abolishment of wards for the council area, council are now going forward with a no ward

proposal. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the decision reflected councillors’ concerns the proposed three-ward model was not fair. “There’s pros and cons on each model,” Mr Mansueto said. “But it really comes down to what the electors think is a fair representation for the district. n Continued Page 2

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PICTURE: Bec O’Brien Up and coming soccer stars and Two Wells Primary School students, Danielle Raschella (right) and Jenna van Haasteren, last month represented the school in SAPSASA soccer. The Year 6 girls both play for Angle Vale Soccer Club in the Under 12 competition, where they regularly

pit themselves against boys, and were selected to represent the Gawler and Districts SAPSASA soccer team. Both girls also competed in the annual schools sporting competition last year, and love the fitness, fun and teamwork side of the game. The week-long event from June

24 – 28 saw them participate in up to two games each day at venues around West Beach. The girls’ team had a great week, winning seven of their matches, losing one and drawing another. They finished in second place in the Division 2 competition. Congratulations girls.

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STATE MP for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, (front) with concerned local residents Angello Russo (left) and Dominic and Mary Trimboli at the Baker road ford crossing.

Local MP and residents claim it is time to accept more responsibility for Baker road ford

Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, is calling on Playford Council to step up and match District Council of Mallala’s $80,000 allocation to improve safety and access to the Baker road ford. Mrs Vlahos met with concerned local residents at the ford on Thursday, June 27, to discuss the issue and said closures because of water over the ford impacted greatly on local businesses, farmers and residents. “Mallala is a much smaller council and they have committed to improving the ford,” she said. “But Playford Council is ignorant about the business impact that closing the crossing has. “The councillors don’t get the Concerned residents, Angello Russo (left) and Danny Todoroff, stand next agricultural and horticulture concerns. to reeds at the bottom of Baker Road ford crossing. The reeds are well above They don’t place value on these farms.” their heads and would restrict water flow, Angello said. The ford was jointly maintained by DCM and Playford Council, Mrs Vlahos District Council of Mallala but the sub- uses the crossing on a regular basis, said said, but Playford council has committed mission was unsuccessful. Mr Docherty it was one of the main thoroughfares only a tenth of what DCM had to improving said the next step was for the application between Two Wells and Virginia and she the crossing. to be considered at the State Black Spot was particularly concerned about safety. In August last year Playford Council Funding Program level. “It’s too narrow when two cars are resolved: “The City of Playford gives “If successful, the program will fund at going across,” she said. ‘in principle’ support to the upgrade of least two thirds of the cost of the upgrade, “It’s much too dangerous. Lives have the Bakers Road Ford on the basis of with the two councils sharing the balance been lost. receiving State Black Spot Funding and of the cost,” Mr Docherty said. “How many more lives have to be lost an annual amount of $8,000 be included “We will await the outcome of the State for something to be done?” for consideration as an unfunded initiative Black Spot funding application before In 2011 a motorcyclist died at the in the 2013/2014 financial year budget.” considering alternative funding options, crossing. Playford Council mayor, Glenn Do- with council remaining committed to Concerned residents presented a cherty, said council resolved to give in- working with the District Council of petition with more than 600 signatures principle support on the basis of receiving Mallala to realise a positive solution to to Playford Council in February this year Nation Building Black Spot funding. the Baker Road ford.” asking the council to commit funds to A joint application was made with the Mary Trimboli, who lives nearby and upgrade the crossing.

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Comment on DCM proposed changes

•From Page 1 “The proposed Mallala/Dublin ward was still too big on its own, in terms of area, for three councillors to cover. “Also, because of the proposed growth in Two Wells it would be very likely council would have to undertake another electoral representation review in two or three years time if they persisted with a ward structure.” The no ward option will see the total number of councillors reduced from 11 to 10, with the mayor elected by the community at the 2014 elections. A three-week community consultation period will now follow, with councillors making a final decision next month. n See advertisement, Page 7 Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

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Two Wells resident and TWRAT member, Bev Smith-Trim is concerned a serious accident resulting in fatality is waiting to happen at the intersection of Port Wakefield Road and Brooks Road because of poor signage and visibility. LEFT: A recent accident at the interscetion.

TWRAT calls for urgent action on Brooks road intersection One of Two Wells’ major intersections is “a serious accident waiting to happen” due to poor signage and visibility, according to the Two Wells Regional Action Team. In a letter to District Council of Mallala, TWRAT highlighted its concerns about the intersection of Brooks Road and Port Wakefield road (Highway One). In the letter dated May 14 TWRAT stated: “This year there have been two significant accidents and a couple of minor ones. “Signage at the intersection is not clear for drivers who are not familiar with the area and there is not a give way sign or stop sign.

Bec O’Brien reports: “The sign directing traffic to Adelaide is placed on one of (the) small islands and actually blocks the view of north-bound traffic to many of the vehicles exiting Brooks Road. “With oncoming traffic legally travelling at 110km/h there is no chance for correction if a driver exiting Brooks Road makes an error. We support a reassessment of the situation at this intersection in the hope that there will not be a fatality as a result of the poor signage. “We consider this to be a serious matter requiring urgent

action, especially with the rapidly increasing population of the Two Wells area.” Since this letter was written, another accident has occurred at the intersection, with a fourwheel drive vehicle rolling and ending up in the creek on the side of the highway. Two Wells resident and TWRAT member, Bev SmithTrim, lives adjacent to the intersection and is particularly concerned. “There needs to be at least a give way sign there, if not a stop sign,” Bev said. “I honestly think where roads come onto the highway, there

should be a compulsory stop sign. Some people get confused as to where the actual roads are. “The highway is just so busy these days. We want to stir things up before there’s a death.” DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council had referred the matter to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and had not received any correspondence with regard to the issue from DPTI at time of print. “We did some pruning of the trees to make the signs more visible but the actual signage there and its position is a DPTI responsibility,” Mr Mansueto said.

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THE impending closure of salt production at the Dry Creek salt fields has raised concerns regarding the implications on both the environment and wildlife that inhabit the site. Middle Beach resident and Mallala Foreshore Advisory Committee member, Barb Reid, (right) said the whole ecology of the area would be changed dramatically. She was worried given limited information was available from either private enterprise or government about how the site will be rehabilitated. “The land is said to be sold for housing development but the lack of information is of concern for us,” Mrs Reid said. She felt little consideration had also been given to the extensive birdlife, which will be left without a home. “The migratory birds who use the AsiaPacific Flyway will also be affected as they will have a reduced opportunity to feed,” Mrs Reid said. “Who knows what’s going to happen to them?” Ridley Corporation, the company Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

that owns the land, confirmed it is in discussions with the State Government to develop a management plan for the rehabilitation of the salt fields. Ridley Property Development manager, Stephen Butler, said since Adelaidebased company, Penrice Soda, confirmed it would no longer require any more salt from the Dry Creek salt pans as of June 30, the company was forced to close the fields. “The Dry Creek salt fields were designed to provide that site with salt,” Mr Butler explained. “If we don’t close the fields, they will just keep producing salt, which would drastically impact the environment. “So, we’re putting together a management plan in conjunction with government departments, including mining and the EPA, to determine what we need to do to close the fields.”

Closing the salt pans, which span about 5500 hectares, will be no easy task and Mr Butler expects it to take some time. “It’s a very complex job and we have large volumes of salt stockpiled, which could take years to consume or shift, so there should be activity at Dry Creek for many years to come,” he said. “The management plan still needs to be prepared and that will need to facilitate responsible environmental management in that process. “We are aware of the various birds and wildlife that inhabit the site and it will be part of the plan we have to deal with during the closing process.” Mr Butler’s office has also been swamped with calls about the low levels of water in the ponds. “The water levels operating in the ponds are the same as they have been every winter, as when there is less evaporation, we don’t need to pump as much water,” he explained. “We’re still maintaining the same water levels we have every year.”

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snapshot Believe it or not, it has been 13 years this July since your local Community Bank® Branch at Virginia opened its doors. With many of the major banks closing their doors in the 90s, there was a real need for a bank in the Adelaide Plains district. This is where Bendigo Bank and the community of the Adelaide Plains decided to take control. Through extensive consultation and hard work the Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch was born. To be successful, the Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch required support from the local community through start-up funding. This came by way of shares, as well as ongoing support through accounts such as home loans, business loans, investment accounts, insurance and retirement accounts being opened and retained at the branch. With local community members supporting the Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch through their everyday banking, they ensured that the income generated from those accounts would go back into their local communities in the form of grants, sponsorships, and donations. Over the past 13 years, the Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch has put more than $1 million back into the local community. Listed below are the community groups that have benefited from the support of the customers and shareholders of the Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch: Rotary Elizabeth City Playford Bands Inc: City of Playford (Australia Day) Elizabeth Grove Soccer Club Elizabeth Vale Primary School Smithfield Plains Football Club Elizabeth South Primary School Elizabeth Football Club Lions Club of Elizabeth Elizabeth Aquatic Centre Elizabeth Junior Football Club Gawler Soccer Club NABEC NAMIG Salisbury Villa Soccer Club Playford Patriots Soccer Club Love Your Sister (Breast Cancer) Hope Central (Elizabeth) Angle Vale Soccer Club Angle Vale Cricket Club Angle Vale Football Club Angle Vale Primary School Salvation Army Flood Appeal Virginia Sporting Bodies Virginia Football Club Virginia Netball Club

Virginia Primary School Virginia Community Centre Palms Residential Retirement Village Virginia Residents Action Group Virginia United Soccer Club Virginia Karate Foundation International Gun Club St Maria Di Crocci Adelaide Plains Football League Inc Varity Bash SA Two Wells Regional Action Group Two Wells Children’s Centre Inc: Two Wells Primary School Two Wells Football Club Two Wells Netball Club Two Wells Bowling Club Two Wells Golf Club Two Wells Cemetery Two Wells Scout Group Two Wells RSL Northern Working Sheep Dog Trials St Columba College Mallala Equestrian Club Mallala Bowling Club Midway Road Community House Dublin History Group

As a Community Bank®branch, we have a Board of Directors, who are local community people who give up their time (as volunteers) to ensure the appropriate running of the business. As Directors governed by strict Privacy Laws, they are not allowed to obtain any personal account information on our customers. They can only receive figures on the performance of the business. So with this in mind I encourage everyone in the community to support the Virginia and Districts and Elizabeth Community Bank® branches. The benefit to your local communities is huge. Alf Sobczak Senior Branch Manager Virginia & Districts Community Bank® Branch Shop 7, Virginia Shopping Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road, Virginia Phone: 8380 8491

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, The Bendigo Centre, Bendigo, VIC 3550. ABN 11 068 049 178. AFSL 237879. (S45173) (06/13)


Your Community

Send or amend your free community announcements at alcoholics anonymous 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.

basketball 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 Whether you have played lawn bowls before or not, why not give it a go at Two Wells? We are looking for ladies, men and juniors, with or without lawn bowls experience, to join our Club. We need at least three more lady bowlers to maintain our ladies team who play on Thursdays. The match times allow for school drop off and pick up. Wednesday afternoon is men’s day and on Saturdays it is mixed gender. If you are interested in joining in next season, please call the Secretary, Irene, on 0417 810 029. The Clubrooms at Old Port Wakefield Road are available for hire and have excellent bar facilities.

Calisthenics 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 10am July 7 10am August 4 10am September 1

St Paul’s Two Wells 10am July 14, 21 & 28 10am August 11, 18 & 25 Contact: Di Meaney 8520 2308

Two Wells / Virginia Catholic Church invites residents to attend its weekly services. Held at St Josephs, Two Wells 8.30am or Our Lady of the Assumption, Virginia 10am. All are welcome. Parish Priest: Fr Pham Anh Hao (08) 8380 9029. 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, services contact Salisbury office 8281 2976 for further info.

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 Pre-Entry. 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 19, 2013. 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

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 info ph 8520 2500.

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

Community centre 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 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 www.

flag 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 Friday in begining of school term 2, Uniting Church Hall, Gawler Road. For more information please contact Tanya Wilson 0438 202 840, Narelle Copley 0439 837 099, Colleen Sheedy-Palethorpe 0417 899 968.

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 tee-off 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.

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 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.

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.

Probus club

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.

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.

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.

Two Wells RSL Sub Branch, Main Street, Two Wells, Ph: 8520 2826, Open: Wednesdays 9am to Noon and Friday 4pm to 7pm, Subscriptions for 2014 are being taken from October 1, 2013. The Sub Branch will be closed from Friday December 20, 2013 and will reopen on Friday January 31, 2014. The Office will close Dec 20, 2013 & open Jan 29, 2014. 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.

Time Out Group

Time Out Group at Two Wells. Meet

Wednesday fortnightly, from 10am to 12 noon. In the Hart Memorial Hall, Two Wells. July 3, 17 & 31. August 14 & 28. Contact Di Meaney 8520 2308.

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.

Uniting church

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.

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For the last 3 years the Two Wells Boy Scouts have helped us bring the ECHO to homes in Two Wells and Lewiston. Well, now homes in Virginia and Angle Vale will be able to enjoy the same benefit of home delivery. So, If you own a business in Two Wells, Lewiston, Virginia, Angle Vale or surrounding districts call Lisa on 8862 1977 or email to advertise and put your message in front of 9,000 people in your area


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Long journey to new life Former refugee Dr John Mugabushaka has done much with his life so far. Like many people he has overcome adversity, met challenges head-on and always looked out for his family. Unlike most people, he has had to do all this while dodging bullets and fleeing from his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in central Africa. Dr Mugabushaka spoke at the Two Wells Uniting Church hall about his journey from Africa to Australia and life as a refugee. His June 14 presentation was part of Refugee Week activities held across the state in recognition and support of refugees. Dr Mugabushaka told the gathering he arrived in Australia in 2005 after a long and sometimes dangerous journey throughout Africa over many years, with time spent in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa and Mozambique. “The grounds for refugee status is based on lots of things,

Bec O’Brien reports: including race, religion, nationality, political opinion and fear.” Dr Mugabushaka said. “But these definitions don’t tell you a lot. “It doesn’t tell you what’s happening in the refugee’s mind, it doesn’t tell you about split families and it doesn’t tell you also about some other luggage refugees carry, their culture. “How you adjust to all these

ders University, a master of public administration and a graduate certificate in public sector management from the same university. Dr Mugabushaka also holds a master of education degree from his home country and has worked with the United Nations system and with many international nongovernment organisations. He told the gathering the peace and stability of life in Australia is unparalleled in the world and despite initially

Refugee Week

•Former refugee Dr John Mugabushaka with event organiser, Paul Schmelzkopf.

... I realised there’s something here I couldn’t have anywhere else. There’s peace, and that’s number one – and there’s better chances for my children ... says Dr John Mugabushaka

changes, that’s the struggle of the settlement process (but) my culture helped me survive on many occasions.” In the past Dr Mugabushaka worked with the African Communities Council and is now with the Legal Services Commission of South Australia. He holds a PhD in politics and public policy from Flin-

feeling “lost” when he arrived, believes this country has much to offer him and his family. “When I first got here I was somewhat lost, I thought ‘why did I come here?’,” Dr Mugabushaka said. “But then I realised there’s something here I couldn’t have anywhere else. There’s peace, and that’s number one, and

there’s better chances for my children.” Paul Schmelzkopf, who organised the presentation said he had heard Dr Mugabushaka speak on a number

of occasions and was inspired by his story. “It’s certainly altered my way of thinking,” he said. “It gives you some insight into the issues that people are

facing when they come to Australia.” Refugee week concluded on June 22 with a walk in the city to celebrate cultural diversity.

Change brings responsibility I believe we are very fortunate to have within our region a number of environmental assets which have been protected from urban development. But as we are faced with the State government’s 30 year plan, our natural environment will be one of the first casualties. As we change our landscapes from farming to urban development there is always a loss of biodiversity. For this reason it is imperative we manage and promote our existing environmental assets, so we can protect them for future generations. A number of community groups, such as scouts, school students and landcare groups from various councils and government organisations have been actively involved in building large-scale environmental conservation and biodiversity restoration projects within our region, such as Aunger ponds, Lewiston wetlands and Bakers Ford wetlands. Relatively new (15 – 25 years

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old), these reserves and our own backyards play a vital role in providing food resources and habitats for our wildlife. Our district also boasts some of the most ecologically diverse landscapes such as Gawler river corridor and Samphire coast. I say this because the Gawler river corridor is more than 30 kms long and allows wildlife from various regions to travel along its length of the river (a continuous vegetation corridor will enable a greater diversity within a gene pool of a species). The Samphire coast hosts more than 51 species of birds, with some migratory species travelling from as far away as Siberia and China.

I believe as we confront the projected events of climate change these highly-valued landscapes within our region will play a major role in building resilience amongst our wildlife. These landscapes are also very fragile and changes within these landscapes can potentially have devastating effects on the flora and fauna that rely on what these environments provide. As a community we need to be constantly vigilant of unsustainable practices within all our reserves. One thing we can do is to learn about our environmental assets. After all, these environments depend on all of us to help manage them into the future. n CONTACT: Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group – Email: or pat. Facebook: Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group. Phone: Pat 0419 860 981

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The challenge of winter driving

Winter is here and it is inevitable some of us will have to drive in the rain. Here are some tips to help keep you safe in the wet: 4 Slow Down! Avoid driving through puddles of water at speed. Water splashing up into the engine can cause the vehicle to stall. 4 Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Vehicles driving on wet bitumen need two to three times more stopping distance. 4 If possible avoid lanes where water collects near the kerb during heavy rainfall. 4 Avoid distractions such as eating, drinking, tuning radios or using hands free mobile phones. 4 If stopping on the side of the road, improve your visibility by using your hazard lights. 4 Make sure all lights are operating correctly. Check wipers are working and wiper blades are in good order. 4 Turn your headlights on so your vehicle is more visible. Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

With Maria Aunger 4Check your tyre inflation pressure and tread are correct. Drive safely and arrive safely! • Next Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at 7.30pm in Two Wells RSL. The following meeting will be held on Tuesday August 13. Blue Light success Everyone is welcome to attend. Our last Blue Light disco was a huge success, with a record number of kids attending. A lot of work goes into organis-

ing and supervising these events, so it is really rewarding when we see so many of our local youth having a great time in a safe environment. We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the kids who come along, and to the wonderful volunteers who help organise and supervise. Another “thank you” to Harvey Norman for assistance with supply of prizes, and to Cheryl, of Two Wells Pizza Bar, for her great support and yummy pizzas! Our next Blue Light disco will be our 5th birthday, to be held on Friday, August 16, at Two Wells Community Centre, from 7pm – 9.30pm, for youth aged 8 to 17 years. Entry $5. The theme will be ‘Blue’ so start thinking now!

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unique partnership between Adelaide University and a Korunye-based dairy farm, believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, was officially opened last week and will train veterinary students of the future. The family-owned and operated dryland commercial feedlot dairy, Bevan Park, situated just outside Two Wells, milks more than 400 cows twice a day and has been doing so for the past five decades. Operating under the Wirrabank Holsteins stud, which has become known for its high standard and quality stock, manager Greg Wilson, along with wife Jeanine, dad Brian, mum Bev and a team of dedicated workers, have weathered the many ups and downs of the dairying industry. The opening of the Dairy Practice Teaching Unit in partnership with Adelaide University’s acclaimed Roseworthy Agricultural College, will see the Wilsons step into a new frontier and at the same time give veterinary students access to a purpose–built facility and first hand access to working dairy cows. University of Adelaide ViceChancellor, Professor Warren Bebbington, and dairy industry representative, James Stacey, officially opened the new facility on Wednesday, June 19. Professor Bebbington said the Australian dairy industry faced significant challenges in the years ahead. “There is no doubt that its future profitability will rely on input from well qualified veterinarians and animal scientists,” he said. “The Dairy Practice Teaching Unit brings together the best of theoretical and practical education in modern dairy management and offers students a unique opportunity to learn from those at the forefront of the industry on an innovative working farm. “Our graduates will have the knowledge and practical skills to contribute to the future health, welfare and productivity of the dairy industry.” For Bevan Park manager, Greg Wilson – whose daughter Grace is the seventh generation to work at the dairy – the partnership was an economic decision, and a hard one at that to make – but one he feels works well for both parties. “I think the attention to detail is certainly increasing (and) treating disease with new practices, new methods, is something they’ve brought us,” Greg said. “Instead of us just treating ailments they look a lot further into the cause of those ailments, they will dig deeper. They’re putting time and effort and research into finding the next thing. “Maybe the biggest things we might not see until a few more years (but) I learn something from them

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Inspecting dairy cows are, from left, Greg Wilson, Executive Dean of Roseworthy Agricultural College Professor Iain Reid, Adelaide University Vice Chancellor Professor Warren Bebbington and Brian Wilson.

THE MILKY WAY every day and they learn a lot more of the practical side of things too.” The teaching unit incorporates a tutorial room, a holding yard, a foot-care area, an examination area, a linear race with three crushes and cattle weighing scales as well as wash-up facilities and storage rooms. Adelaide University Head of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, professor Kym Abbott also attended the opening and said the teaching of dairy cattle practice is a significant component of the veterinary and animal science programs. “This facility is an important learning resource and gives our animal and veterinary science students the opportunity to learn in small groups so they can master

Lessons in China experience

WITH deputy mayor, Mark Wasley, I have just returned from China, having self-funded our attendance at the 6th Global Outsourcing Conference, held in Wuxi. We were small fish in a big pond, surrounded by professors, directors of multinational companies and owners of multi-million dollar companies. Needless to say this didn’t discourage me. I focussed on the cultural and social aspects instead. My first experience of China was looking out of the window of the plane and seeing

the skills essential for modern dairy practice,” Professor Abbott said. “Having the unit integrated into a working dairy farm means students will be able to develop their knowledge and skills within the overall context of a commercial farming operation.” And that’s something the Wilsons are keenly aware of, their dairy is their lives, their financial security, their history, but for them it all comes down to one thing – milk. As Greg says, “the core of our business is making milk”. So next time you are out shopping why not grab a Pura Milk, a Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee or Dare and in doing so you will be supporting the Wilsons and other dairy farmers across the country.

MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS: From DCM Mayor and Lewiston ward Councillor

Duncan Kennington what I believed was the beginnings of a massive thunderstorm; the sky a total cloud cover. Then when I walked through the airport it smelt funny and I assumed it was the tropical weather causing this. Then I began the three-hour bus trip from Shanghai to Wuxi and thought I would miss all the views since I had arrived at dusk. Then the

ABOVE: Roseworthy College sixth year veterinarian students, Kate Townsend and Melissa Ewens are relishing, the opportunity to handle dairy cows onsite at a working dairy. BELOW: The team at Bevan Park dairy are, from left, (back) Greg Wilson, Sarah Teirney, Trudy Earl, Jeanine Wilson. Front: Ben Harvey, Brenden Johansson and James Harvey.

penny dropped…it was the infamous Chinese smog. It is hard to believe, but it stretched for several hundred kilometres and for the period I was in China I didn’t see one star and only saw the sun once for about five minutes. I really appreciated the clean air and clear skies of Lewiston when I returned! • Back in Australia, my first mayoral duty was to attend the Bevan Park dairy teaching Unit opening (see above). I met lots of friendly cows – as well as human beings. In a partnership between the Wilson family and the Roseworthy Campus vet students, it provides an opportunity to gain practical experience in situ at the farm. It is a commendable spirit of co-operation that

brings together these two bodies to provide the best education for our students. We were also treated to some delicious fare from the local Two Wells Bakery. • COUNCIL’S June 24 meeting resolved to seek further community consultation regarding potential electoral changes. The proposition being taken to the community is that the district eliminate ward boundaries and have nine councillors elected by the total community. This, together with a mayor elected by the community at large, would bring the number in council to 10 as opposed to the current11. If you have an opinion on boundaries or councillor numbers it is important to advise councillors or council in the next few weeks.

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Sea level study for our beach communities DISTRICT Council of Mallala has teamed up with Uni SA to undertake a study identifying strategies to address predicted sea level rise, frequent flooding and coastal erosion along the northern Adelaide coastline. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the study had been on the cards for a while and on site investigations have now begun. It is predicted sea levels along the South Australian coast areas are likely to rise by 0.3m by 2050, with a further rise of 0.7m by 2100 as a result of climate change. Studies previously undertaken by council and the State Government have indicated the four settlements of Thompson Beach, Middle Beach, Webb Beach and Parham in the area

are at risk from sea level rise and frequent flooding under the predictions. The Coastal Settlements Adaptation Study will identify and assess the short and long term options such as whether to protect the four settlements with levees or sea walls, to raise existing houses above the ground, or to undertake a staged retreat of some, or all, of the settlements. The study will start with an assessment of the current and future risks to the four settlements and will include the potential damage to public and private land, Council and State infrastructure, important cultural areas, and environmentally sensitive areas should sea level rise, storm surges or erosion occur. It will also assess emergency services

access and community evacuation routes should an emergency, such as flooding or storm damage, occur. Mr Mansueto said council would ensure that the views and considerations of the residents of Thompson Beach, Middle Beach, Webb Beach and Parham were considered when determining the most appropriate options. A consultation program will be devised and delivered by an independent and specialised consultant to ensure that public consultation is both effective and timely, responses are analysed carefully, and clear feedback is provided to participants. A concluding report will provide clear recommendations on the benefits, risks and costs


We have the car, will you get behind the wheel?

A “community car” soon to be based at Mallala will give local residents experiencing transport difficulties more options – but more volunteer drivers are needed to get the service up and running. District Council of Mallala made a successful application to the Mid North Community Passenger Network (MNCPN) for a car to be based within the council area, with the service set to begin as soon as enough volunteer drivers have signed up. Already at least three local residents have put their hands up and will help the network provide transport options for residents who may not own or drive a vehicle; may be frail, elderly, isolated or have a disability; or have a medical appointment and have been advised they cannot drive home. The service provides much-needed flexibility for residents and is available for appointments during week days. A fee will apply, but certain card holders and hospital patients may be eligible for reimbursement. Volunteer driver, Joy Stewart, already gives her time to the Lyell McEwen Health Service, and has been doing so for the past two years. Joy says she enjoys the stories and conversations she has with those using the service and is looking forward to helping people more specifically in her local area. MNCPN co-ordinator, Damien Graham, said the new car would be the seventh vehicle in

Putting their hand up as volunteers for the Mid North Community Passenger Network are local residents, from left, Yolanda Cannizzaro, Joy Stewart and Darrell Thompson, with at right, DCM community development officer, Lynette Seccafien and MNCPN co-ordinator, Damien Graham. the network, with others based at Clare, Eudunda, Burra, Hamley Bridge, Balaklava, and Riverton. “It’s a good community service, in the sense that it’s driven by the volunteers,” Damien said. “The volunteers have a lot of ownership. They’re local volunteers and that’s what it’s about.” Volunteer drivers collect residents from their home and take them to appointments, with provision made for carers to also travel along if space allows. Veterans Affairs gold card holders and outpatients of Flinders Medical Centre, Royal Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth or Modbury hospitals may receive reimbursement for all or part of travel costs. Users will need to check this with the service operators. The network needs a

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minimum of five volunteer drivers as the first step in securing a vehicle for the area, with volunteers given appropriate training and accreditation. Prospective drivers will need to undergo a mandatory police check, medical examination,

driver assessment test and an induction by Damien. The MNCPN also provides a medical bus service in addition to its community cars. The bus is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for appointments between

10am and 2pm. Bookings for both bus and car are essential. • For further information and bookings contact MNCPN on 8842 1677 or to become a volunteer driver, contact DCM’s Lynette Seccafien on 8527 0200.

PRIVATE SESSIONS The Royal Commission is now gathering information in private sessions in various locations around Australia. People who wish to tell the Commission of their experiences of child sexual abuse within an institution are encouraged to contact the Commission so that arrangements can be made for them to attend a private session. Private sessions are held in the presence of one or two Commissioners and allow individuals to tell the Commissioners in confidence about their personal experience. The setting is private and informal. No one from the institution is allowed to be present. Individuals who talk to the Commissioners in a private session are not cross-examined on the information they provide. The information is kept confidential unless the individual agrees to it being made public. If you experienced sexual abuse as a child in an institution, witnessed child sexual abuse in an institution or would like to provide information on behalf of another individual about their abuse as a child in an institution you are invited to contact the Royal Commission by: 1) Telephoning 1800 099 340 2) Emailing; or 3) Writing to GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001 If you need support or more information call 1800 099 340 or visit the Royal Commission’s website at AG75941

associated with the recommended response strategies for each of the four settlements. The information provided will enable Council to inform and engage with the affected communities to determine “the best way forward”. Mr Mansueto said the Thompson Beach levee project is on hold pending the result of the study. He believed the study results would enable the community, council, and State Government to plan appropriately for the short and long term future of these four coastal settlements. “It will become a source of information for the relevant authorities to consider,” Mr Mansueto said.


Review of Elector Representation NOTICE is hereby given that the District Council of Mallala is undertaking a review to determine whether a change of arrangements in respect to elector representation will result in the electors of the area being more adequately and fairly represented. Following further deliberations and in response to submissions received from the community regarding the proposal previously presented for public consideration and comment, Council, at its meeting on the 24 June 2013, resolved to amend the proposal to that which is described hereinafter. Amended Proposal (1) To retain the existing name of Council. (2) The principal member of Council be a Mayor duly elected by the community by way of council-wide elections. (3) To abolish wards, thereby requiring all councillors to be duly elected by the community by way of council-wide elections. (4)The Council comprise nine Area Councillors in addition to the Mayor. Report Council has prepared a revised report which details the review process, public consultation undertaken and the proposal Council considers should be carried into effect. Copies of this report are available at the Mallala Council Office, 2A Wasley Road, Mallala, the Two Wells Service Centre, Two Wells Library at Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells and the Dublin General Store, Old Port Wakefield Road, Dublin or can be downloaded from the Council’s website at Written Submissions Written submissions are invited from interested persons and should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer, P.O. Box 18, Mallala, S.A. 5502 or via email info@ by close of business on Friday 26 July 2013. Any person(s) making a written submission will be given the opportunity to appear before a meeting of Council or Council Committee to be heard in support of their submission. Information regarding the representation review can be obtained by contacting Charles Mansueto or Peter Sellar on telephone (08) 8527 0200 or email info@ Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer


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Sue’s drive recognised with pride by Rotary Two Wells bus driver, Sue Harrison, has been recognised for her commitment, dedication and pride in her work with a Rotary award recently. Sue was presented with a Pride of Workmanship award from the Rotary Club of Elizabeth in May after being nominated by the grandmother of two students who ride the bus she drives to Gawler. “It was a pleasure to see Sue receive this honour as she does go above and beyond her daily work duties,” nominator Raelene Trickett said. “She is a very pleasant lady who would do anything for the children and is a really good driver.

“She takes her work very seriously.” In her nomination, Sue was described as “…a ‘breath of fresh air’ and children appreciate her care and describe her as the ‘best’. They are always quoting her, ‘Sue says this or Sue does that’. Sue always ensures the children are present and accounted for and is quick to see a need.” Corston Coaches owner and founder, Bain Corston, was at the presentation and spoke of Susan’s worthiness to receive the Pride of Workmanship award. Sue said the unexpected award humbled her, saying she loved Sue Harrison (second from right) receives her Rotary Pride of Workmanship award from Playford getting to know the children who mayor, Glenn Docherty and Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s Bob Day, with Bain Corston and Raelene ride the bus each day. Trickett looking on at left.



Road crossing ‘soon’

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of 3pm and 4pm, crossed the street at the proposed pedestrian crossing site. The construction of the crossing will be slightly elevated – what is termed a “wombat” crossing – and speed restrictions will be introduced. And the crossing can’t come soon enough, following an accident near the post office on Friday, June 21, in which an elderly lady was hit by a reversing car and was taken to hospital. Two Wells Police officer, brevet sergeant Grant Devlin, said he had been in contact with council to support the crossing and said the accident last month was a pertinent reminder for drivers and pedestrians to stay alert, particularly at peak times. “It’s a timely reminder people should look behind before reversing from that area,” bv-sgt Devlin said.

LEWISTON residents will be canvassed on their thoughts and concepts for future community focal points in the area. District Council of Mallala will soon start the Lewiston Community Study to determine need for community spaces and social infrastructure in Lewiston. The majority of properties in the Lewiston settlement are rural living properties. With its low-density rural living character, council believed it may require the creation of one or more identifiable community focal points to enhance the community’s sense of identity, belonging and sociability.

“What needs to be identified is what could be built and where,” DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto said. A community focal point is a place that provides the necessary social interaction and support of a community and can include a public park, library, civic hub, cafe, community centre and retail centre. Community focal points provide a venue for information, education, interaction and activity and are places where individuals are mentally, spiritually and physically supported through a sense of community, mutual support and self worth developed through community involvement.

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TWO Wells and Virginia Medical Centre GP’s (from left) Dr Herath P. Herath, Dr Anna Kozii and Dr Sam Nitchingham Program, the new HPV vaccine for boys in Years 9 and 10 in 2013, is now available. If you wish to take advantage of this vaccine, please phone the centre

A proposed pedestrian crossing for the main street of Two Wells will go to public consultation next month, with up to five car parks flagged to go when it is constructed. District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the proposed $15,000 crossing was a result of community feedback and was earmarked for between the local IGA store and the post office. Mr Mansueto said a recent traffic survey recorded an average of 2700 vehicles travelled each week-day along the main street of Two Wells, with the peak number of vehicles occurring between the hours of 9am and 10am, and again between 3pm and 4pm. The survey also noted nearly 80 people per hour, between the peak time

for an appointment. As from July 1, Virginia Medical Centre has some new after-hours consulting times. Doctors will consult Mondays to Fridays from

7.30am, and on Sundays. 8.30am to 12.30pm. Phone the Two Wells Heritage Centre on 8520 2220, or Virginia Medical Centre on 8380 9145 for appointments.

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The new Salt Creek Remediation Working Party has announced its six official members. District Council of Mallala councillors Mark Wasley and Steve Jones are on board, as are Two Wells Regional Action Team members Eddie Stubing and Malcolm Frost. Representing the Mallala Foreshore Advisory Committee are Barb Reid and John Drexel. The working party hopes to meet on a monthly basis to discuss remediation of Salt Creek and establish funding options to improve boating and recreational access. Two Wells Echo, July, 2013


Royalties for Regions a ‘must’ for SA

A $1bn Regional development fund to boost rural communities is essential if regional SA is to avoid further decline. “It’s all one-way traffic”, said Family First spokesperson Bob Day. “The money moves one way. Rural SA earns it, the city spends it – on itself. Country people have no voice in the city.” The State Government is coming under increasing pressure over its decisions to spend up big on

city-based projects like upgrading Victoria Square, new city trams, a new hospital, a new desalination plant, a new Adelaide oval and a new footbridge over the River Torrens so football goers can take a short-cut to the casino. “Then there’s all the money spent on city-based marginal seats - like sound-proofing buildings under the Adelaide airport flight path and new sporting facilities. “All this money gets spent and who

misses out? Rural communities. They have bad roads, deteriorating health services and poor mobile phone coverage. “Take the classic example of the need for a de-salination plant in Orroroo. The water in Orroroo is 300% more saline than Adelaide water. It damages everything it touches appliances, whitegoods, pumps, you name it. If Orroroo was in a marginal seat do you think this situation would continue? Not for a minute.”

Petrol taxes for roads! Whether it’s taking kids to school or taking farm produce to market, good roads are essential. The deterioration of SA’s roads over the past two decades especially in our country areas has been disgraceful – especially considering the amount of money collected in petrol taxes. “Petrol taxes were introduced to pay for roads - building new ones and maintaining existing ones” said Family First spokesman Bob Day. “My first job was with the Highways Department. In those days petrol taxes were spent

on roads – building new ones and maintaining existing ones, he said. “It is a classic government ploy – they introduce a new tax or levy, earmark it for a specific purpose, and then slowly siphon the money off into other things. After a few years they break all connection between the tax and the specific purpose. It’s no wonder people get cynical about politics. “In 2011 motorists paid nearly $20bn in fuel taxes (including GST on fuel). Barely half of that was spent on roads.”

Furore over govt’s $100,000 splurge on dinner and coffee machines The Federal Government is in damage control following revelations it spent $21,000 on a single dinner and more than $90,000 on top-ofthe-range coffee machines for its staff. A Senate Estimates Committee has heard how the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry spent $21,000 for one dinner at one hotel whilst the Department of Industry and the Department of the Clean Energy Regulator spent over $90,000 on coffee machines installed in each of its staff kitchens. “They find the money for lavish dinners and skinny lattes but turn a blind eye to those doing it tough”, said Family First spokesman Bob Day. “They’ve got their priorities all wrong”.

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Growing into a ‘dream job’

ABOVE: One group of ladies who were thrilled to meet radio and TV personality and gardening guru, Michael Keelan, were members of the informal Two Wells Garden Club. Pictured with Michael (cente), are from back left, karen Stocks, Beverley Thomas, Sue Holland, Ann Stodart, Lorraine Goss, Kerrie Harris and Pam Prescott. LEFT: Reeves Plains residents, Teresa Blackwood and Marlene Hawkins, thoroughly enjoyed their first library author event and accompanying afternoon tea.

Popular radio and television personality, and well-respected gardening guru, Michael Keelan spoke to a full house in Two Wells on June 26. Locals, residents from the district, and even some who had travelled from afar, gathered at Two Wells Bowling Club to hear Michael speak as part of the Two Wells Public Library’s successful author events. Michael talked openly about his upbringing, crediting his grandmother with instilling a love of gardening in him, and reflected on his beginnings with his brother starting up a small garden store as part of his dad’s fodder business. And Two Wells is a place he has a small connection with, after stopping in town on his way to the family beach shack in Kadina. “I have fond memories of family trips to Kadina with rellies, and this was always a stop,” he said. “I can’t remember if it was a bakery or not as to why we stopped, but we always did.” Michael’s rise into radio and television was quickly recapped, with (radio) colleagues Jeremy Cordeaux and Phillip Satchell mentioned, but the theme of gardening and the pleasures it brings was a constant throughout his talk. “Gardening is a hobby where you can have so many other areas of interest,” he told the appreciative audience. “And one of mine was indoor plants.” It was this “hobby” which helped launch his career into television, with Michael caring for the indoor plants at

Bec O’Brien reports: the Channel 9 station and being asked to host a weekly plant information segment as part of the Today Show. Many people know Michael because of his 5AA radio show but it his more recent and popular television series “Out of The Blue”, made with good friend and co-host, Michael Angelakis, that has made him well-known. “If anyone could have a dream job, this would be it,” he laughed. “It combines all the things that we love, travel, food, fishing, wine and meeting people. “And we meet some amazing people. It’s the best thing I’ve ever had in all my years in the media – meeting people.” Michael said in today’s day and age there was no excuse for people not having a garden but said the industry was facing tough times in the next quarter of a century as house blocks get smaller and homes bigger. “It’s one of the best industries to get involved in,” he said. “We’re going to need people who know a lot about horticulture as it can solve a lot of problems.” Audience members were involved throughout Michael’s presentation, with a number of jokes thrown around and questions asked at the conclusion. District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, presented Michael with a selection of quality, local Adelaide Plains produce as a thankyou.

DCM CEO, Charles Mansueto, presented Michael with some Adelaide Plains local produce. LEFT: Mary O’Loan and Chiarina Dunlop of Mallala and Ann Gordon, of Lower Light. RIGHT: Lewiston resident, Jo Shute (left), received good advice from Michael Keelan about relocating moptops and also won a gardening book. Jo is pictured with Dorothy and Eric Munro, also of Lewiston.

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A fun sing-a-long night was held for this year’s Red Cross baby entrant, Ella Shipton, last month. All who attended, including Ella’s parents, Amy and Michael, grandparents, Barry and Pam Duncan, and uncle, Brett, had a very enjoyable night, with lots of songs sung and much fun and laughter shared. Ella was the star of the night, dancing, clapping and stealing lollies from MC, Malcolm Wilson. More than $200 was raised on the night, with thanks being sent to Paul Schmelzkopf for setting up and co-ordinating

the overhead and power point display, and to Rosa from the IGA for donating two gift baskets for a raffle. This was the last function for Ella as the Two Wells Red Cross baby entrant and the family wishes to say a

big thank you to all who helped on the night and throughout the past year. • Pictured after the sing-a-long event, from left, are Rae and Malcolm Wilson, Mollie Frost, Audrey Hart and Anne Arbon.

Local art exhibition

Calling artists of all mediums, it’s time to share your work. District Council of Mallala’s “Flowing through the Plains” art exhibition will be held next month as part of the 2013 SALA Festival. Artists from all genres and mediums are encouraged to submit original art pieces to be displayed from August 7 to 24. Entries must be submitted by July 12, with artworks delivered by July 26. • Contact DCM on 8527 0200, Two Wells Library on 8520 2100, or email for details. Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

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More than a cuppa! Roy Packer and Maxine Cummins cook up a storm for the Biggest Morning Tea event last month.

Cindy Yang and Mandy Chang of Taiwan enjoyed a sausage in bread. A massive $1,500 has been raised at this year’s Biggest Morning Tea event in Two Wells. While rain put a dampener on the original May date, the dedicated ladies of Two Wells Uniting Church, with a few helpful men pitching in, staged another event on Friday, June 21. As well as a trading table full of lots of homemade baked goods and knitted warm winter woolies, the team served up hot sausages in bread, yummy pancakes, scones with jam and cream and steaming mugs of coffee and tea (makes you hungry just thinking about it!) Winner of the raffle, which was a gift basket donated by Rosa at the IGA (whatever would the community do without you?), was Marlena Paul, with second prize going to young Angus Spurling. All funds raised from the event go to the Cancer Council. Great effort guys, you really are a tribute to our town and committed, giving volunteers. And those who supported the cause are pretty great too!


One scheme. One focus on individuals. One commitment to lifelong support. From 1 July, Australia’s current support system for people living with disability is being progressively replaced with DisabilityCare Australia. This new scheme will help provide a better quality of life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability, and for their families and carers too. What’s new about DisabilityCare Australia? DisabilityCare Australia is a new way of funding personalised support for people with disability. As well as looking at a person’s immediate needs, it will take a lifelong approach and enable people with disability to have choice and control over their supports. It will focus on early intervention, recognising that timely support can minimise the impact of a disability on individuals, families and carers. Assistance will be provided at the right time, rather than only once people reach crisis. Who is eligible? DisabilityCare Australia will help people who have a significant and permanent disability and who need assistance with everyday activities. This includes people whose disabilities are attributed to intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, or physical impairment, or a psychiatric condition. Will I lose my current support? No. Your current arrangements will stay in place until you have met DisabilityCare Australia to discuss your needs. Will it affect my Disability Support Pension? No. Your Disability Support Pension will not be affected. When does it all begin? DisabilityCare Australia is being rolled out in stages because it is a big change to the current system.

Enjoying a delicious pancake with his mum, Jaclyn, was 15-month-old Two Wells resident, Eddison Fechner.

5,000 children to benefit from South Australia launch Heather Seward, of Two Wells, bagged some fresh mandarins at the trading table.

South Australia is one of six locations across the country to benefit from the launch of DisabilityCare Australia. The scheme will have an important focus on early intervention. Infants and children with a significant and permanent disability will be able to access the scheme from:

. . .

July 2013: Birth to 5 year olds July 2014: Birth to 13 year olds July 2015: Birth to 14 year olds.

From July 2016, DisabilityCare Australia will roll out progressively in South Australia and by July 2018, all eligible residents up to age 65 will be covered.

Locations that start from July 2013 Barwon region of Victoria ....................People aged 0-64 Hunter region of NSW ...........................People aged 0-64 South Australia .....................................Children aged 0-14 Tasmania...................................Young people aged 15-24 Locations that start from July 2014 ACT .............................................................People aged 0-64 Barkly region of NT ................................People aged 0-64 From July 2016, DisabilityCare Australia will continue to extend to more locations and age groups around Australia, including Queensland.

For more information, visit or call 1800 800 110 For people with hearing or speech loss TTY: 1800 555 677 Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

One big difference to lots of lives. Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra. Two Wells Echo, July, 2013


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Skate park planning with the younger set in particular, excited by the possibilities. Alex is keen for the Two Wells skate park to be a drawcard for the area and wants to see the first stage of the structure built undercover. Local businessman and TWRAT member, Tony Lange, has been supportive of a skate park in the town for many years, and says the project is now starting to gather momentum and find direction. “Alex’s idea of having the first stage under cover is a stroke of genius,” Tony said. “With all the months of rain we have, this could make our skate park the go-to destination

across the state during winter. “The next steps will be to put together a business plan, start chasing funding opportunities and present something formally to council.” Tony said support for the skate park has been terrific, and on behalf of TWRAT wished to thank the local IGA for the donation of bread, Dimasi Fruit and Veg for onions, Prime Meat Store for donating sausages and the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club for use of their clubrooms. Anyone interested in keeping up to date on the project or show- Skating enthusiast, Alex Bigg (far left) discusses design ideas and options with ing their support can email Alex local youths, Riley Cummings, Rueben Dalaya, Brad Manning, Jayden Grantham, Bigg at Brock Fox and Jack Lange.

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Warm up with wood

WITH winter on our doorstep many local people again are getting their wood fire burning. This informative feature offers best advice sourced from the Firewood Association of Australia (FAA) – a not for profit association established in 2005 to represent the commercial firewood supply industry in all states of Australia. The purposes of the association are to protect, enhance and improve the long-term sustainability of the Australian firewood industry. n LIGHT UP! So, what’s the best way of getting a roaring fire going at home? For any fire to start and keep going three things are needed, fuel, oxygen and heat. In wood fires the fuel is provided by the wood, the oxygen comes from the air, and the initial heat comes from burning paper or a fire lighter. In a going fire the heat is provided by the already burning wood. Without fuel, heat and oxygen the fire will go out. When the important role of oxygen is understood, it is easy to see why you need plenty of air space around each piece of kindling when setting up the fire. Kindling catches fire easily because it has a large surface area and small mass, which allows it to reach

n GUY Jackson has ample supplies of quality dry firewood ready for delivery. Call Guy on 0400 083 852. combustion temperature quickly. The surface of a large piece of wood will not catch fire until it has been brought up to combustion temperature by the heat of an established fire. This is why you need to start a fire with kindling and gradually increase the size of the wood until a good bed of hot coals has been established. These coals will have sufficient heat to bring large pieces of wood up to combustion temperature quickly. Whether your heater is new or

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old, an open fireplace or a combustion heater, you can get more efficient burning when you: •Make sure your wood is dry – wet or green wood is hard to light, burns poorly and the evaporating water cools the fire which creates smoke. •Light the fire using sufficient kindling to establish a hot fire quickly. •Use small split wood to get the fire established. •Run combustion heaters on high

burn (air vent fully open) for the first 20 minutes of operation, and as well as after every addition of wood. •Allow air to circulate between the logs by not overfilling the heater. •Use larger logs for slower burning once the fire is well established. •Don’t block the incoming air vent with logs or ash. •If the fire has burnt down to just a few coals, re-kindle it quickly with small wood before adding larger pieces.

WINTER LAWN CARE IS VITAL winter is an important time for solving lawn problems. If you fix and feed now, the lawn will be in good shape for summer. During winter, weeds take advantage of the lawn’s weakened state to fill every possible gap. Broad-leafed (non-grass) weeds can be relatively easily controlled with the help of a selective herbicide. This is the name for a weedkiller that removes invaders without causing major damage to the lawn. Typical examples of broadleafed weeds are clover, dandelions, lawn daisies, cudweed and thistles. Zero Bindii & Clover Gun, which is also available in a concentrate, will take care of these. Apply either by target spotting or by spraying over the entire lawn. A tip for applying liquid herbicides to the lawn is to use the sprinkle bar attachment that’s designed to fit the popular Hortico watering can. And you can reduce the risk of accidental contamination by keeping a separate watering can for herbicide application. Late August is the perfect time to fertilise the lawn. n SOURCE: www.yates.


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A community meeting was held in Two Wells last month, with around 30 people gathering to show their support for a skate park in the town. Organised by Two Wells Regional Action Team members and led by new recruit and keen skater, Alex Bigg, the group enjoyed a free sausage sizzle before sitting down to an informal discussion. Alex, who helped establish the Yankallila skate park during his teens, spoke openly with the group, many of whom were young skaters and BMX riders, about his ideas for the project. A range of design options were shown to those present,

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Joining the pieces to reflect global peace Virginia primary school students recently completed a beautiful mosaic artwork, which celebrates the school’s status as a United Nations Global Peace school and highlights the school’s core values. Under the guidance and expertise of Evanston-based glass mosaic artist, Kate Ahlfors, students across the school worked to design and create the special piece. The artwork features children holding hands, the world globe, a peace dove as well as images of the environment, and was compiled after students across the school put their ideas down on paper and common themes were utilised.

VPS Year 6/7 teacher, Sue Graham, said the school received funding for the project through the Federal Government’s Youth Voice program, and the end result was a great reflection of the school’s core values of fairness, diversity, achievement, caring and respect. “These are embedded in everything that we do across the school from kindergarten to Year 7,” Mrs Graham said. “This was a whole school project with input collected from a lot of drawings.” The mosaic artwork is set to go on display in the school grounds next term following an official reveal.

n This bright, colourful mosaic artwork will soon be displayed at Virginia Primary School. Pictured are students, (back) Francesca Macheda, Jackson Thomas, Vince Ienco, (kneeling) Lauren Horsler and Khoa Nguyen, with glass mosaic artist, Kate Ahlfors at right.

visit to parliament a new learning experience

Following a recent tour of the historic Parliament House in Adelaide, students from Virginia Primary School participated in a mock debate at the venue. Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, conducted the tour, with students given an opportunity to visit the House of Assembly and Legislative Council in parliament. The two Year 6/7 classes debated the topic of women’s suffrage in South Australia and some students (left) had the chance to role-play in traditional

robes, while others actively participated in the debate. Class teacher Ms Caterina Ditroia said the debate was an effective learning experience. “It ties in with the exposition text writing and debating skills our students have been learning,” she said. “Considering it is a component of the NAPLAN test, it is nice to make practical connections with learned theory.” As part of their research, students were shown the tapestries on display in the House of Assembly to commemorate women gaining the right to vote

and stand in parliament. Mrs Vlahos was impressed by how well researched and prepared the students were. “They understood the general structure of our governance system and were eager to learn how our parliament functions,” she said. “From what I saw, these students are community leaders in the making. “I would like to thank all the teachers involved and encourage members of the public to visit parliament. “It is the people’s house and reflects much of South Australia’s history.”



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t’s birthday time at Classic Cafe at Virginia! Owners Marko and Goldie Markovic are celebrating their seventh year in business at the cafe, and would like to thank their loyal customers for supporting them over this time. And why wouldn’t you keep going back to Classic Cafe, not only for the excellent service you receive, but for the huge range of mouthwatering homemade foods available, including the best steak sandwiches you will ever eat! Fully cooked breakfasts are available all day, which will warm you up in this cold, wintry weather. Fill up on sizzling bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes and toast, and wash them down with a steaming hot coffee or tea. Lunch menu includes a range of hot and cold foods, including pastries, hamburgers, yiros’, fish and chips, baguettes and wraps. Daily specials change regularly, so make sure you drop in and check them out. Celebrate Classic Cafe’s birthday and enjoy a coffee and delicious homemade cake for just $6. Food can be ordered for dine-in or takeaway, and outside catering is also available for your private or business functions. n Phone orders are welcome on 8380 9486. The cafe is open Monday to Saturday 6.30am to 5.30pm.

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Sports mentoring a hit with primary students

WINA BATTLEBALL coordination. You can see more at www. The Echo has THREE Battleball prize packs to giveaway. Each is worth $39.90. To win a Battleball all you need do is name your favourite local business from those listed in our “Business Directory” on Pages 14 and 15 and complete the entry form below. Naming your favourite business is not contingent on winning the prize – but it’s your chance to show your support for the many local busineses in the district. Three winners will be drawn at random. You can drop your entries in a box provided at Lange Auto, 120 Old Port Wakefield road, Two Wells or post to The Echo, PO Box 63, Balaklava, SA 5461. Closing date for entries is Monday, July 29. It’s that easy! Winners will be announced in the August Echo and by phone to arrange collection of their prize.

AVPS Year 1 student, Jacob Chenoweth with Year 7 student Jarrod Clarke work on ball skills. “I like helping the little kids,” she said. “They’re getting better and better every day.” The program is run in the school gym three times a week, with classes working on a rotation system due to its popularity.


Kick it! Bounce it! Punch it! Battleball is a fantastic fitness ball any child or adult can use. It promotes fitness and is about the size of a soccer ball. It can help prevent or reduce obesity. You can play it anytime and almost anywhere. You can play Battleball indoors or outdoors. As you keep battling against the ball you can improve your skill level or speed. For children it’s fantastic because you are only competing against the ball … and it helps with the development of hand, eye and foot co-ordination. It’s been created here in South Australia by Gerry Duykers (pictured). He says it offers a great aerobic fitness challenge to get your body moving. There’s already been a great reaction in South Australia to the launch of the product. Many teachers and fitness experts love the fact it’s an easy to use fitness product that is simple and great for cardio and

A new lunchtime sports mentoring program at Angle Vale Primary School is proving to be a big hit, with kids involvement, confidence, skills and friendships on the up. The brainchild of specialist PE teacher, Keri Watson, the program sees upper primary school students mentor junior primary school students in structured physical activities and draws on what students have been learning in their sporting lessons. Last term the focus was on ball skills and gymnastics. “There’s definitely been a positive reaction to the program,” Keri said. “It’s built up friendships between the students and I’m seeing younger children go up to older children in the yard now.” Keri says the program was started to give students more options during lunchtime play and its success is due to the enthusiasm of the students and the encouragement the mentors give to their younger peers. “When they (younger students) can have a peer show them it’s a completely different experience,” she said. “It’s structured lunchtime play activities but it’s still play, it’s been really positive.” Year 7 student, Rebecca Pannell, doesn’t mind giving up her lunchtimes to be a part of the program and says working with the younger students is a lot of fun.


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Taking part in Angle Vale Primary School’s new lunchtime mentoring program are students, from left, Jarrod Clarke, Chelsea Foubister, Kiara Kraft, Jaylah Parker-Marsh, Chloe Chenoweth, Jacob Chenoweth, Rebecca Pannella, Nate Watts and Lochie Morris.

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One of the biggest events to be held in Two Wells in recent years is almost upon us, with the town hosting the start of the annual Variety Bash event just a month away. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Variety Bash is a well-known charity event set to attract hundreds of people to the area and expose the region to a national audience, with more than 100 cars and 320 people taking part this year. The tour, titled “Off the Beaten Track”, will begin on August 10 and take in parts of the Eyre Peninsula before heading inland through the Gawler Ranges to Quorn, then on to Burra and finally finishing at McLaren Vale on August 17. Local community groups will pitch in to provide a delicious breakfast for participants so don’t miss this opportunity for a fun morning out.

Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

echo 17 She’s the pocket-sized young woman you all know and love, and chances are you’ve seen her around more times than you can count...

No stopping Steph’s soft-spot for sport In the Jessica Renaglia reports:


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Nominated for this month’s naments for a month and made many Spotlight piece, where The Echo friendships, both with her American showcases some of the young host family and at softball camp. During her teenage years, Steph achievers from Two Wells, is Stepheven managed to balance playing anie Agnello. You may remember her bright for two clubs. She played in Two Wells every face from school, having attended Two Wells Primary School and Saturday and then left to play another then moving on to Balaklava High few games down south. “Mum used to drive me to West School. Though, perhaps you remember Beach where I would play another her quality service while she was one or two games for the Torrens working at the Empire Café in Two Valley Redsox,” she said. The last two seasons at Two Wells Wells. Regardless, size has never for Steph were very successful – stopped Steph from being herself! something she is quite proud of. In the 2011/2012 season, she was ‘Little Steph’, as she is often called, is probably best known as awarded runner up best and fairest one of the town’s local sporting vet- and for the 2012/2013 season she erans (though only 21 years young). won best and fairest. L e t ’s n o t She’s even forget best and recently been fairest for the awarded lifedivision 1 asmembership at sociation team! the Two Wells “I guess all Softball Club the hard work for all her parand the inditicipation, effort vidual training I and time given. used to do when It is someI was younger thing that has has paid off,” been a big part she said. of her life for After havthe last 14 years. ing achieved so Growing much, Steph is up, her mother, still able to be Linda Rushton, Steph’s mum, Linda Rushton. modest. was heavily in“I don’t want to seem cocky about volved in the sport, which made a my awards because there are lots of big impact on young Steph. She recalled accompanying her amazing players that deserve the mother to games and having so recognition as well.” Stephanie’s achievements are much fun. “She would take me to games certainly not restricted to the field, and tournaments in West Beach and as she has also been out on the courts would carry me around in her soft- playing netball for Two Wells since ball bag,” she said with a chuckle. 1997, starting in D grade. She slowly worked her way up This sort of exposure eventually led her into T-ball at age five and then the chain and has now settled herself softball at age eight at Two Wells, in the A1 team. It was never an easy path for her, where she was fortunate enough to have her club lower the joining age especially after playing six seasons just to allow several eager young in the A2s and then being dropped down to the A3 team. girls to join. “I thought about quitting but I had It certainly didn’t take long for her skills to build and her love for the to keep on going so I could win best game to flourish because, at the age and fairest and prove that I deserved of just 13, Steph was lucky enough to go up,” she explained. Steph feels she is so lucky to have to travel to the USA for her softball. She participated in different tour- amazing support from her previous Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

and current coaches. “They assured me things would eventually work out,” she said. They certainly weren’t wrong! Steph took home the A3 best and fairest in 2011 and in 2012 she won the A2 best and fairest and the coach’s trophy. “Playing sport hasn’t been easy for me; I always get hit with the line ‘you’re too short to play that position’,” she said. “Even if it is on the bench, there is always a spot for short people.” It is certainly something that everyone has to endure if they are passionate about their sports and for her it has been significant in her life. “They keep me striving for my best,” Steph said. She is proud of her involvement in sport – she feels that it is never about winning or losing, it’s about the friends you make and the team Stephanie Agnello has a strong passion for her home town, element of working together. Two Wells, and local sports such as netball and softball. “I have made some really good “I got to go to Disneyland, see friends through sport and I highly hopefully have a ring first (hint, car races and best of all, buy a new recommend playing a sport even just hint Ned).” Just over a year ago, Steph also softball bat,” Steph said. for the social aspect of it.” She has also planned a trip to Bali Outside her sporting achieve- decided to make the leap into independence, moving with a friend – certainly a great idea ments, Steph works out of her Two Wells amongst all this winter cold. and studies in childThink you can pack us in your home to Andrew’s care as a nursery assuitcase, Steph? Farm with a friend. sistant. Stephanie is the person she is Though she en“I have my cerjoys it, she misses today because of her mother. tificate III in children’s She even quotes her greatest her home town very services and am cursporting achievements as time spent much. rently studying for my “You know, one with her mum. diploma,” she said. “My proudest sporting moment day when I’m older, This occupation when it’s time to buy, is getting to play softball with my isn’t just one that she I’d love to come back mum,” Steph said. feels obligated to do, “Any game I play with her is here. It’s my home,” as her passion for chilspecial to me. she said. dren stems from the “I hope one day I can play a Well, you can take strong relationships the girl out of the game with my mum and hopefully she has made with her town, but you can’t my own daughter.” own family, who she Steph playing netball Before ending the interview, she take the town out of loves very much. certainly couldn’t miss the opportuthe girl! Having asked her for Two Wells. She has certainly nity to promote her club – which is about her goals in life and what she sees for herself in five achieved a great deal in a short about to enter its 2013/2014 season. “Call my mum, Linda Rushton. years time, she confessed she hopes amount of time, even managing sevto be a mum – but all the time still eral holidays in the last 12 months. She’s the president!” Steph said. Certainly a hard working and “Last August, I travelled with working and participating in sports. “It may not be a huge dream to my family to the USA and went to persevering young woman, Steph is some, but I would love more than LA and Vegas for my 21st. It was one of the jewels of our community, both sporting and otherwise. anything to have kids of my own amazing!” she said. Unable to hold back her exciteand make them proud like my mum ment, she also tells of her other makes me,” Steph laughed. “Maybe I’ll get married, but I’ll recent trip to the USA.


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Brooke will represent Northern Academy Aspiring Two Wells junior netballer, Brooke Humphrys, has been selected to represent the Northern Regional Netball Academy in this year’s upcoming regional championships. Thirteen-year-old Brooke will be the only representative from the Two Wells netball club, and one of just three selected from the Adelaide Plains Netball Association to compete at the championships at Netball SA Stadium on July 10 and 11. The carnival is designed to give selected elite junior players the opportunity to participate against the eight other regional academies in the state.

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During the championships a State Academy Development Squad will be selected. Despite only turning 13 this year, Brooke was selected in the Under 15 squad and is currently a member of the Northern Netball Academy, which consists of junior players from the Northern Areas, North Eastern and Adelaide Plains netball associations. Playing primarily in defence, Brooke is excited by the opportunity and is looking forward to the

competition. Teisha Harkness (Balaklava) and Tiffani Graham (Mallala) were the two other players selected from the Adelaide Plains Netball Association. Best of luck girls. Two Wells junior netballer, Brooke Humphrys, has been selected in the elite Northern Regional Netball Academy.

Dressage, Derby, showjumping tests riders Alyssa Betts reports

The long weekend in June was another big weekend for the Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club, with the annual open unaffiliated dressage day held on Saturday June 8, and the annual Derby and Showjumping day on Sunday June 9. The dressage day was originally set for the weekend before, Saturday June 1, but due to the heavy rain was postponed to the following Saturday. The weather stayed dry for all competitors and spectators, who all had a great time. With an early start of 8am, and about 100 competitors, the event was run with very little hassle. After the last rider finished at around 4pm, the race was on to pack up both dressage arenas and set up the showjumping arena before the sun disappeared. With another early start on Sunday morning, some riders returned to TWEPC for the annual Derby and Showjumping day. The showjumping course was a tough one,

with rails being knocked and occasionally the rider falling (all unhurt of course!), but competitors of all ages had a lot of fun speeding around the course set up on the main arena. The derby course, made up of banks, tyres, hills, water, hay bales and logs, was a huge success with riders of all ages having fun navigating the windy course around the back of the club grounds. The club thanks all helpers and sponsors, the weekend would not have run as smoothly as it did without these people. Results from the dressage day and the derby and showjumping day are as follows:

Dressage - Saturday PC 4B 1st - Shelley Henderson riding Excllent; 2nd - Michelle Stirling riding Tunamara Gatifah; 3rd - Taylor Wittholz riding Honor Prevails. PC 4D 1st - Pentti Puro riding Osca; equal 2nd - Shelley Henderson riding Excellent & Michelle Stirling riding Tunamara Gatifah. EA Prelim 1B 1st - Bronwyn Waters riding Windalow Cheeky; 2nd - Amanda Usher riding Cherry E; 3rd - Kristy Dodd riding Diamond Park Royal Magic. EA Prelim 1C 1st - Sarah Langdon riding Empress Rose; 2nd

Amanda Usher riding Cherry E over the hay bales in the 65cm Derby event.

ABOVE: Sharna Betts riding Missy over the wells in the 50cm showjumping event. LEFT: Michelle Stirling riding Tunamara Gatifah over the tyres in the 65cm Derby event. - Rachael Maynard riding Ordeal; 3rd - Amanda Usher riding Cherry E. EA Novice 2C 1st - Bronwyn Waters riding Windalow Cheeky; 2nd - Alicia Thornton riding Lynburn Al Capone; 3rd - Molly Ellis riding Winkie Sweet William. EA Novice 2D 1st - Alicia Thornton riding Lynburn Al Capone; 2nd - Samantha Coleshill riding Akora Miss Macy; 3rd - Alison Gray riding Chiara Minx. EA Elementary 3C 1st - Lisa Harris riding Brierwood Inspire; 2nd - Sophie Haigh riding MEC Gem; 3rd - Sara-Jane Jameson riding Dreamtime Skylark. EA Medium 1st - Lisa Harris riding Brierwood Inspire. Derby & Showjumping - Sunday Bronwyns Rugs 50cm Derby 1st - Kate Werfel riding Missy; 2nd - Shelley Henderson riding Excellent; 3rd - Lara Jones riding Puddles. Demac Holdings Fencing Contractors 65cm Derby 1st - Tanya Tivili riding Sweet Satisfaxion; 2nd -

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Bree Peters riding Kerulen Felspar; 3rd - Alicia Thornton riding Lynburn Al Capone. Hamley Hair Connection 80cm Derby 1st - Jen Thompson riding Rock My World; 2nd - Taylor Howell riding Abby; 3rd Amber Chamberlain riding Belbarino. Terry’s Farrier Service 95cm Derby 1st - Sophie Roberts

riding Kilmallee Donahue; 2nd - Mandy Gerhardy riding Colour Image; 3rd - Taylor Howell riding Mac. 50cm SJ 1st - Shelley Henderson riding Excellent; 2nd - Sophie Haigh riding MEC Gem; 3rd Lauren Manning riding Image Song and Dance. 60cm SJ 1st - Shelley Henderson riding Excellent; 2nd - Ve-

ronica Betts riding Russian Roulette; 3rd - Bree Peters riding Kerulen Felspar. 70cm SJ 1st - Kristy Pearn riding The Whole Shebang; 2nd - Veronica Betts riding Russian Roulette; 3rd - Taylor Uren riding Joe 80cm SJ 1st - Alana Dunn riding ESB Irish Winner; 2nd - Kate Maynard riding Ultimate Wick

Ed; 3rd - Rachael Maynard riding Searcher. 90cm SJ 1st - Taylor Howell riding Abby; 2nd - Jessika Wilson riding Poisonberry Rose; 3rd - Sarah Wigney riding Blitz. 105cm 1st - Sarah Wigney riding Blitz; 2nd - Jessika Wilson riding Poisonberry Rose; 3rd - Taylor Howell riding WallaceMcGee.

Chilly forest walk for members

Eleven keen riders, and three hikers, from the Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club (APEC) faced the elements on Sunday June 23 with a ride through Mount Crawford Forest – completing either a 6km or 15km ride/walk as part of APEC’s June event. The forecast was originally for showers clearing, however the weather was not as bright as had been promised with fairly constant showers and a very chilly breeze. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their ride

though and thanks to Chris Tester of Penfield Kennels, they were quick to warm up with a delicious hearty cup of soup upon returning to camp, and also tucked into snacks that everyone bought along to share. APEC’s next event is a mounted games day on July 28. Visit APEC’s website http://freeteams. net/APEC/ for all event details. • Pictured are Harry and Macy Robertson-Wood, Tayla Sharp, Tracey Smith, Felicity Boyce, Loraine Fameli and Kim Feltus. Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

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Local golfers scoop Veterans

Two Wells Golf Club captain, Paul Shields (right) with Ian Telfer after completing the course.

Yogi Frecken and Bobby Hogg of Two Wells.

Two Wells hosted the Adelaide Plains and Barossa Veterans competition on Thursday June 13, which saw 65 players out on the course. This was an excellent day for all players with Two Wells providing a fabulous lunch and an extremely enjoyable day. Local knowledge proved to be quite valuable with Two Wells players, Gary Payne, Neil Bowden and Paul Shields taking out some of the major prizes. With the course soft and luscious, the A graders have headed the scoring over the past month with Yogi Frencken winning twice, and combining with Les Grafton to take out the Applebee/ Belcher Pinehurst Trophy. Chris Girling has also been in some great form and carried that into the first round of the Club Championships with a 75 off of the stick to cement his favouritism. Adam Bail has also put in some consistent rounds and leads the Club Trophy by a street at about the half way mark. Steven Kelly must have been getting lessons from his son, Jack, over the last few weeks and it seems to have paid off with some good

results in B grade. The ladies, on Tuesdays, have been going strong with Kathy Stubing putting in some dominant rounds and Leanne Brooks playing some of her best golf. If you would like to join us and try and tame our challenging little course and have a great day, visit the club this Saturday. Golf starts at 11am with tee-offs until around 12.30pm and everyone in before 5pm for presentation of the day’s prizes and a chance to take home the much sought-after Virginia Meat Store meat tray raffles. Ladies also play on Tuesdays around 9.15am and new members are always welcome. The men also have a Thursday competition from 9.15am, usually followed by a BBQ lunch and a couple of beers. Two Wells Golf Club also has a website;, with a wealth of information about the course, competitions, membership information and everything else you need to know. Come out and play! A quick reminder the Men’s Open Day is on July 28, and the Women’s Open

Day on August 2. Good golfing everyone. Results: June 1: Par A Grade – Y.Frencken 3 up, A.Bail sq, J.Ball 4 down. B Grade – H.Linford 6 down June 8: Pinehurst L.Grafton/Y.Frencken 60, C.Barker/D.Thompson 62, S.Kelly/J.Weir 62.5. June 15: Stableford A Grade – C.Girling 40, L.Grafton 40, A.Bail 38. B Grade – I.Clark 40, C.Barker 38, H.Linford 33. C Grade – S.Kelly 42, J.Weir 41, M.Dimasi 34. June 22: Stroke A Grade – Y.Frencken 61, A.Bail 68, A.Baker 70. B Grade – I.Smith 68, J.Weir 69, S.Kelly 71. By Russell Grigg, Handicapper, TWGC.

Vince Cozzitorto, of Kapunda, Rob Volraat of Gawler and Trevor Bateman, of Kapunda, enjoyed the Two Wells Golf Club’s veterans day.

Gary Payne, Cary Collins and Roger Elliott enjoying lunch after their round of golf at the Veterans day event.

Jim Raynor, Les (Legend) Grafton, Dean Trickett and Garry Woods.

Phil, Irene on board

New Two Wells Bowling Club president Phillip Devlin and secretary, Irene Giannikos.

Croquet takes Harley around the world • From back page His interest was piqued and although he played all the other usual sports like cricket and football, it wasn’t long before he was making his way up the ranks and proudly wearing the green and gold. Currently a member of the Gawler Croquet Club, Harley recently won a bronze medal at the National Australian Association Croquet Championships held in Adelaide this March. He is ranked third in the country, and has been a member of the state and national squad numerous times. “I find the strategic nature of the game is what interests me most,” Harley said. “Trying to outwit your opponent, that’s the enjoyable part of it. “And I’ve also gotten to see the world playing a sport I love and met a lot of interesting people.” Croquet clubs in our area include Gawler, Salisbury and Port Wakefield, or for more information visit Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

Lacrosse SA development coordinator, Marilyn Fuss (centre), with TWPS students, from left, Carmel Edwards, Hayley Duthie, Russell Brown and Jack Harris.

Introducing lacrosse

A clinic to introduce the challenging, interesting and lesser-known sport of lacrosse was held at Two Wells Primary School last month. Year 6 and Year 7 students were shown the ropes of how to hold a lacrosse stick, how to catch and throw the puck, shoot goals, and run with the ball, otherwise known as cradling. Led by Lacrosse SA development coordinator, Marilyn Fuss, the students enjoyed the sessions immensely, with cries of “this is fun” and “I’ve never done this before” echoing across the field amidst the laughing and sounds of lacrosse sticks striking the ground. Marilyn said the sport of lacrosse was a great activity for people of all ages and combined a number of skills, most importantly teamwork. The North Adelaide Lacrosse Club, based at Gepps Cross is looking for new members, with free membership for juniors currently being offered. Contact Wendy Piltz on 0410 520 140 or visit www. for more information.

Two Wells Bowling Club welcomes new president, Phillip Devlin and new secretary, Irene Giannikos, to their roles on the board of management. Phillip takes over from outgoing president, Margaret Gameau, while Irene takes over from long serving member, Doug Maylin. The board of management also welcomes some new bowlers to the club and invites everyone to the club, as it is in need of more members. Also a huge thankyou to all past and present members who have given many years of service as volunteers. In particular, the club to publicly say a great big thank you to Doug Maylin. After nearly 30 years of volunteering at the Two Wells Bowling Club, Doug has retired from the board of management. He has filled many roles including president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, bar manager, committee member, selector, coach, umpire, and region delegate. He has also spent countless hours at working bees and performing maintenance tasks around the club. Doug started playing lawn

Doug Maylin has stepped down from the TWBC’s Board of Management after 30 years of involvement. bowls at Two Wells with the “Night Owls” group and has been a member of the top Pennant team for many years. He is now going to concentrate on enjoying his bowls but will no doubt be seen helping out in a non-official capacity. It is because of hard working volunteers like Doug that local clubs are kept in the state they are now. We certainly hope you can help your local club and volunteer in a small way to start and who knows where it will lead. By Phil Devlin, TWBC president,


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Heroes, villains party at Two Wells

It was a night for super heroes and their foes as the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club staged another fun social event last month. The club’s themed “Heroes and Villains” night on Saturday June 22 saw Batman drop in, Wonder Woman hit the dance floor and The Joker steal the show. The Power Rangers were there to lend a hand as was Captain Underpants and his twin, The Green Lantern and a couple of suspect pirates. All had a great night, and the club is looking forward to its next

event on July 27. After the success of last year’s inaugural Open Mic night, local aspiring musicians and singers will take to the stage to inspire, amaze and entertain. If you are interested in getting up on stage and showing the town what you are made of contact Eamon on 0417 149 062 to find out more details and book a spot.

Harley swaps hammer for mallet

RIGHT: Bec Pool and Caroline Wohlfeil dressed up for the night.

Bec O’Brien reports: For a man who’s more comfortable working with horses and wearing work boots, croquet is an unusual hobby choice. But for Lewiston resident and farrier, Harley Watts, it’s a sport he loves, which has seen him compete across the country and around the world. Similar to lawn bowls, croquet requires players to use a mallet to hit a ball through a series of arches in the shortest time possible. Not unlike chess, it’s a mental game of tactics, and with the potential for matches to last for up to three hours, it’s also a test of accuracy, speed and stamina. While many may think this low-profile sport is for retirees, Harley begs to differ, saying a stream of younger players are giving croquet a try, some with great success, as they challenge the often clichéd image of the sport. Harley reveals there are around 4000 registered players in South Australia alone, and clubs in all other states and territories, except the Northern Territory. Harley started playing croquet as a 10-year-old after a bout of chickenpox saw him hanging over the fence of the neighbouring croquet club when he lived in Victoria.

SUPERHEROES and villains, clockwise from above: Batman, The Green Lantern and The Joker (also known as Anthony Pontt, Travis Wake and Devon Hardiman); Briana McHugh, Amanda McHugh (dressed as Captain Underpants), Rhiannon Wendland and Steph Agnello; Power Rangers, Cameron Franklin, Lachlan Franklin, Eamon Featherstonhaugh, and Sam Leibhardt.

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Two Wells Echo, July, 2013

2013 July Echo  

The Echo was founded in 1978 and originally printed as an A4 single sheet newsletter. In 2010, Papers & Publications trading as the Plains P...

2013 July Echo  

The Echo was founded in 1978 and originally printed as an A4 single sheet newsletter. In 2010, Papers & Publications trading as the Plains P...