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JOURNALIST: Nick Perry
COPPER Coast residents are being asked to consider paying for a green waste collection service.
JOURNALIST: Sonny Coombs
REPRESENTATIVES from the Mundoora Progress Association had double the reason to smile on Australia Day, taking home not one but two awards.
MIKE Osborne, of Ardrossan, is the 2012 District Council of Yorke Peninsula Citizen of the Year.
A REPORT released by the Climate Commission has highlighted the links between recent extreme heat and climate change, and warns increasing hot weather events will exacerbate bushfire conditions.
JOURNALIST: Jenny Oldland
MEMBER for Goyder Steven Griffiths has confirmed a public meeting about the Ceres Project will be held at Minlaton on Sunday, February 17, from 2pm.
THE RAA is asking South Australians to identify unsafe roads and intersections.
THE District Council of the Copper Coast has defended its use of the 2007 urban design framework for the Owen Terrace revitalisation project, which is expected to get underway this year.
COASTAL towns such as Fisherman’s Bay and Black Point will be at risk of flooding and shacks could face possible relocation in the future, according to a new report.
BLACK Point has been developed as a shack site over many years, with modest shacks built on the first dune and many of those on the beachfront already feeling the impact of storm tides.
PREMIER Jay Weatherill announced his new cabinet last week which included a reduction from 15 to 13 ministers.
THE District Council of the Copper Coast has formed a working party to investigate the feasibility of building a public pool in the region.
ARDROSSAN police are investigating thefts from three shacks at Black Point during the weekend.
POLICE recorded less serious injury crashes for the Yorke Peninsula-Mid North region during this holiday period compared with 2011-12.
COUNCILS are encouraging landholders to apply for permits before burning season starts on February 15.
REPORTER: Lucy Short
A GUILD has been formed to represent the interests of South Australian independent supermarkets, including IGA, Foodland and Foodworks.
ANOTHER 63 vessels were found to be non-compliant with safety standards in the second phase of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s Operation Yorkes 6.
AN empty block in Ardrossan’s main street will get a new lease of life after being purchased by the Ardrossan Progress Association.
WHETHER for fitness, fun or as a means of transport, there is something about cycling which has resulted in an increasing number of people pushing pedals around the peninsula.
KADINA’s Barry Leibie spent the last year of his life devouring book after book, quite a novelty considering he had been blind since he was 10 years old.
ORGANISERS and volunteers of the Stansbury Seaside Markets celebrated the market’s 10th anniversary on Australia Day.
MOTORSPORT fans will have even more to cheer about at this year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide when a new era of V8 Supercar competition races on the famous South Australian street circuit.
FAMILIES are being encouraged to park further away from school and walk, scoot or cycle the rest of the way there.
NOW Christmas and the school holidays are over, the Kernewek Lowender volunteer organising committee is urging the community to start thinking about the Cornish Festival to be held from May 20-26.
THIS summer, nearly 1200 South Australians are growing native seedlings in their backyards.
Yorke Peninsula’s young basketball stars represented country South Australia in the Australian Junior Country Cup in Albury and the Southern Cross Challenge in Ballarat during January.
Kadina Dart Club’s Jackson Sargood represented South Australia at the 32nd Australian Junior Dart Championships.
REPORTER: Joan Hill
The game of the round will undoubtedly be between Wallaroo White and Moonta this week.
It’s been an unusual season for the SYP Women’s Bowls Association with the weather playing havoc for those involved in Thursday pennant matches.
The Yorke Valley Amateur Basketball Association division one women’s team has won the Senior Country Championship for the second year running.
REPORTER: "Full Court Press"
Congratulations to the Yorke Valley Amateur Basketball Association women’s team, which won the division one Senior Country Championship on the long weekend.
Ten local sporting and recreation groups have received funding in the latest round of Active Club Program grants.
REPORTER: Peter Argent
Stansbury cricketers Adam Pitt and Bernie Vince played big roles in the Nuriootpa Roar’s initial Vine Inn Twenty20 Big Bash championship.
There is still some work to be done but Wallaroo Cricket Club’s new three-lane net facility is almost complete.
Three Yorke Peninsula talents — Blake Gutsche (Sunbury), Ed Johnson (Honiton) and Jordan Ward (Paskeville-Boors Plains) — were selected in a representative side of under 14 country cricketers to compete in the annual SACA Statewide Cup from January 21-24.
JOURNALIST: Steph Callow
MANY farmers across Yorke Peninsula have taken a well-earned break this month after finishing harvest early and a lack of summer rain leaving them with more spare time on their hands than usual.
FARMING systems built to withstand the impact of weeds, diseases, pests, seasonal constraints and market vagaries will take centre stage in Adelaide next month.
WITH the start of a new year many will aim to become better budgeters and master their mortgages sooner.
Consumer Column – By Robert Harding, SA/NT Regional Director
YORKE Peninsula is indeed lucky to have a community where farmers, owners of lifestyle properties and residents of coastal towns live side-by-side, and we all rely heavily on tourism to keep our businesses and the community vibrant.
TO maximise revenue why doesn’t the District Council of the Copper Coast enforcement officer call people advertising cars for sale in the YP Country Times and then pay them a visit to see if they are committing an infringement?
“ABSOLUTELY no way” was the answer given by Terry Kallis, Ceres Project partner, at a public information day when asked if there was going to be a Ceres stage 2.
A KEY argument for the creation of the REpower/Suzlon/Ceres mega wind farm on Yorke Peninsula is it will bring an economic boost to the region.
THANK you, thank you. Wow! I had another wonderful time at Santa’s Cave, set up this Christmas at Enfield Furnishers, Kadina; must say one of the staff members couldn’t help sticking his nose in on many occasions (99).
HOW pleasing it is for the people at Moonta Bay to receive new steps to the beach, especially when there were several complaints and accidents.
WE recently spent our summer holiday in Wallaroo.
ISN’T it sad the words “we live in a free country” are getting harder and harder to believe?
TO the people who removed the pot plant from the Wallaroo Pistol and Shooting Club garden.
YOU know what they say, “use it or lose it”.
I RECENTLY wrote a letter headed “Someone needs to care” (YPCT 8-1-13). It related to a friend of mine who is unwell and had no cooling in his Housing SA home in Wallaroo.
THE subject of the proposed Ceres wind farm, although it has its pros and cons, I feel is detrimental to Yorke Peninsula and myself.
I WRITE on behalf of the committee and participating teams of the 2013 Southern Yorke Peninsula Relay for Life event to thank all those people who supported the biggest ever garage sale and auction held at the Minlaton oval recently.
THE committee organised the beach day out yesterday (Monday, January 21) so youth in the district would have something to do in the school holidays.
NEWS the rate of return used to calculate shack lease fees on crown land will be reduced from four per cent to 2.75 per cent has been described as a small win by the Innes Shack Owners Association.
WHILST bottom-end shack owners seem to have been spared 300 per cent increases on their lease fees, the situation is not so bright at Fisherman’s Bay where the lease fees had already been jacked up in January last year.
ABOUT 200 people attended Ceres Project information days at Port Vincent and Port Julia last week, after the initial session at Curramulka.
A MECHANICAL fault has been blamed for a fire which started about four kilometres north of Wallaroo early afternoon last Thursday.
THE Port Wakefield Marine Park 14 Action Group has vowed to continue its fight against the sanctuary zone at the head of the gulf.
VEHICLES with for sale signs are prevalent throughout Yorke Peninsula, not just in new and used car lots.
JOURNALIST: Rhiannon Koch
VISITOR information centres have reported an increase in tourist numbers this summer holiday season compared with last year.
MINERAL exploration companies have no plans of slowing down their operations on Yorke Peninsula in 2013.
STUDENTS from the class of 2012 eagerly checked the internet, their mailboxes and the paper to see if they had been accepted into their chosen tertiary study courses last week.
THE Port Victoria boat ramp has received a much-needed upgrade with the installation of navigational beacons around the ramp and in the bay.
TWO Country Fire Service appliances attended a caravan fire on a property at North Beach on Sunday.
THE Country Fire Service is urging people to use multiple sources of information during incidents of bushfire after recent website and smartphone app crashes in Victoria.
PEOPLE who assault staff in hospitals and at health services now face penalties of up to 25 years in jail.
IN the wake of cuts to the Parenting Payment, the Single Parent Action Group has been formed to lobby the federal government about the changes which it said are simply not acceptable.
THE speed limit on Alford Road, Wallaroo, will remain unchanged despite Copper Coast councillors asking for it to be reviewed.
ENQUIRIES into building homes have increased since new housing reforms were announced last October.
REPORTER: Kristin McEvoy
MEMBERS and surfers involved with the Formby Bay Environment Action Group have spent two years working with community members, District Council of Yorke Peninsula and the local surfing community to achieve successful nomination of the Daly Head region for National Surfing Reserve status.
Bute District Citizen of the Year
RAELENE Taylor has been recognised for her voluntary work within the Bute community over many years as the Bute District Citizen of the Year for 2012.
Citizen of the Year
DEDICATED family man and basketball stalwart Keith Sweet has been named the District Council of the Copper Coast’s Citizen of the Year for 2012.
IN some ways, John Nicholls is a back-to-back winner of a Wakefield Regional Council Australia Day award.
TIME is running out to purchase early bird tickets to Lucy’s Gala Auction Night, in support of local charity Lucy’s Champions for Hope.
Crews from around Australia participated in last week’s 505 National Championships, hosted by the Port Vincent Sailing Club, have heaped praise on local organisers, labelling the event one of the best.
With Australia Day falling on Saturday there will be no pennant bowls this weekend.
REPORTER: Kenn Rogers
There were three unexpected results on Saturday in the Southern Yorke Peninsula Bowls Association: third-placed Edithburgh defeated top side Yorketown, fourth-placed Warooka defeated second-placed Stansbury, and lowly-placed Port Vincent had the better of Minlaton.
REPORTER: Full Court Press
Kadina defeated Bears for the first time this season, resulting in both teams sharing top spot on the ladder, during the Yorke Valley Amateur Basketball League A men’s action on Friday night.
Thirteen players from the Yorke and Lower North regions have been selected to play in the BankSA Senior Country Carnival in Adelaide, February 4-7.
Representative sides from Yorke Peninsula and Lower Yorke Peninsula Cricket Associations contested the annual Nitschke Shield match at Arthurton on Sunday, January 20.
Yorke Peninsula Dirt Kart Club held its annual Dirt Kart Spectacular on Saturday night in perfect weather; 80-plus karts were nominated to compete.
Wallaroo Football Club has received a $1000 Senior AFL Kit through Telstra and Hart Sports as part of the Telstra Assistance Fund grant program. Coach Rian Nelson submitted an application giving an overview of why the kit would be beneficial.
THE Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host a grains research update at Balaklava next month to assist growers in planning for the upcoming season.
WITH heatwaves predicted to increase in intensity and duration, the importance of heat tolerant crops is becoming more urgent.
THE Ceres wind farm denies justice by locating turbines on the boundary of non-participating farms.
THE Scott family thanks the managers of the Edithburgh Caravan Park for their very special kindness and care of our father Norm Scott when his wife Nola passed away on October 27, 2012.
AS a former chairman and mayor of two councils on Yorke Peninsula, I acted as chairman of a number of public meetings, real meetings where ratepayers were entitled to have their say.
FOLLOWING on from Playford councillor Max Reilly’s letter (YCPT 15-1-13) we also wish to congratulate and extend our thanks to the District Council of the Copper Coast for the refurbishment work on the beach steps at Francis Place, Moonta Bay.
I WAS so angry when I read Kittens thrown out of moving vehicle (YPCT 15-1-13), yet again evidence of appalling behaviour from irresponsible pet owners.
THE Daly Head surf region on southern Yorke Peninsula was proclaimed as South Australia’s first National Surfing Reserve on Saturday, January 12.
PASSIONATE opponents of the proposed Ceres Project wind farm almost caused Sunday’s information day at Curramulka to be closed down before it began.
THE District Council of Barunga West has received a report into the condition of the Port Broughton seawall.
PART of Ardrossan’s cliff top crumbled and fell onto the beach in the early hours of Saturday; no one was injured.
DEPARTMENT of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure contractors are currently reconstructing two kilometres of road near the Yorke Peninsula Field Days site between Paskeville and Kadina to provide a smoother road surface.
MEMBER for Goyder Steven Griffiths’ key issues in relation to the Ceres Project include aerial firefighting, impact on adjoining farming properties and the buffer distances between turbines, homes and townships.
REPOWER’S head of development Peter Sgardelis has described the proposed Ceres wind farm as a “game changing project”.
INDEPENDENT Senator Nick Xenophon met with opponents of the Ceres wind farm project at Curramulka last Tuesday.
RECENT comments by federal Minister for Families Jenny Macklin she could live on the Newstart allowance have been met with anger and incredulity, with some people calling for her to follow through with the remark.
AS the District Council of the Copper Coast waits to confirm a successful tender for its waste transfer station at Wallaroo, it has opted to keep dumping fees at their current level.
WITH childcare fees predicted to rise under the government’s National Quality Framework (NQF), families are being warned to brace themselves.
ACCESS to the beach from Francis Place, Moonta Bay, will be much safer with hazardous steps being replaced with new timber and concrete.
FISHERMAN’S Bay Management has resubmitted an application for coastal protection works in an effort to move along the subdivision process.
THE District Council of Barunga West will push for the speed limit through Alford to be returned to 60km/h.
THREE people from Adelaide made it safely to shore after their 4.8 metre aluminium boat started taking on water about 17 kilometres east of Port Vincent on Sunday morning, January 13.
YORKE-Mid North police have a new weapon in the fight against alcohol-fuelled violence.
WITH the summer season in full swing and plenty of warm weather, locals on Yorke Peninsula are reminded to take care when outside and think about sun safety.
OPERATION Yorkes 6 resulted in 108 boats on Yorke Peninsula waters being deemed non-compliant with safety standards.
JOURNALIST: Lucy Short
MANY people on Yorke Peninsula have taken up free and subsidised training opportunities through the state government’s Skills for All program.
ARE you looking for something fun to do these school holidays?
TWO kittens were taken into YP Vets just before Christmas believed to have been thrown out of a moving vehicle.
A DRAFT copy of the 2013-2016 business plan developed by the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board is now available for public feedback.
A NEW shelter shed will be built on the Moonta Bay jetty in time for the end of summer. The jetty’s former shelter shed was removed, along with a diving board and other facilities, after risk assessments about three years ago found them to be unsafe.
MINLATON’S Kelly Glazbrook is asking locals to roll up their sleeves when the Red Cross Mobile Blood Service visits the peninsula this month.
AS the Tour Down Under rolls into town later this month, Maitland’s Josh Dutschke is gearing up to ride for a reason in memory of his late father Randall who died after a battle with bowel cancer four months ago.
Gillian Rolton, gold medallist at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, instructed a development school held at Kadina Pony Club on Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13.
Kym Olsen, the son of Wallaroo’s Elizabeth Olsen, has completed a remarkable 2012 on the Australian PGA Legends Tour by winning 13 tournaments and taking home several awards.
It has been a frantic offseason in the Yorke Peninsula Football League and most teams are now ready to settle into preseason training.
With five weeks to go in the minor round, it appears the Saturday pennants Division I top four has been decided.
Edithburgh caused an upset on Saturday, defeating second-placed Stansbury, at Edithburgh.
The sides have been named for this Sunday’s association game between Yorke Peninsula and Lower YP, to be played at Arthurton.
AFTER being cancelled three times in four rounds due to a power outage, bushfire threat and the heat rule, SYP basketball resumed at Minlaton stadium on Friday night.
Bears’ A men defeated Arthurton for the first time this season, putting them clear on top of the premiership ladder in the Yorke Valley Amateur Basketball Association.
Three young Yorke Peninsula footballing talents are continuing their journey to, hopefully, the top of the game.
At Wallaroo Golf Club’s ’50s and ’60s night, held at the Wallaroo Community Sports Club on December 12 (12-12-12), Geoffrey Tobin, Margaret Veitch and Wendy Lynch received well-deserved life memberships and Bob Barnes the club person of the year award.
Players from the Australian PGA Legends Tour will drop into town to play in the Kadina Legends Pro Am on April 25.
A SNAPSHOT of key agricultural management practices on Australian grain-growing properties has been captured in a new report.
AUSTRALIAN CliMate is a new, free iTunes app for farmers that can help them make better decisions about their farming operations based on recent weather and likely climate probabilities.
LANDMARK Harcourts is pleased to announce the appointment of highly-awarded professional real estate identity, Matt O’Donoghue, to its real estate team on upper Yorke Peninsula.
EVERY year, the District Council of Yorke Peninsula donates $1500 to progress associations in small towns to assist them with the town’s upkeep and expenses.
I ATTENDED the information day for the Ceres Project on Sunday, January 13.
WOULD not the location of the proposed Ceres wind farm (YPCT 8-1-13) be better suited to the barren floodplain reserved for the unlikely, if not hazardous, development of Buckland Park which is just up the track from the Adelaide power grid link at Parafield Gardens West?
THERE is sufficient evidence doubting the effectiveness of wind farms and the veracity of the claims made by REpower to justify the convening of a parliamentary select committee before any approval is given for this project.
WITH all this talk about wind farms, I believe a key perspective has been lost.
THE perfect holiday weather brought lots of campers to Wauraltee Beach this year. Most of them stayed seven to 10 days and all had a great time boating and/or travelling up and down the beach all day on bikes and four-wheelers.
I WRITE this letter to initiate debate about the names allocated to the newly subdivided parcels of land in the Port Hughes area.
I WOULD like to reply to Bob Curtis’ letter (YPCT 2-1-13) regarding internet problems.
WITH the amazing redevelopment of the Wallaroo jetty foreshore, we are astounded at the lack of toilet facilities in the area.
I CONGRATULATE District Council of the Copper Coast CEO Peter Harder, his councillors and staff for extending and improving the beach steps at Francis Place, Moonta Bay, to comply with the Health and Safety Act.
WHY oh why do people have to take their dogs to the markets? They are a nuisance to other people going to the markets and a danger to the elderly with their leads.
ON page 4 of the YPCT January 8 edition there is a photo depicting a young male paddling a kayak.
ON the Southern Cross TV station is a well put together commercial about the Port Pirie council asking people to put their rubbish into bins.
THE first week of 2013 was a scorcher with the maximum temperature reaching 46.1 degrees Celsius in Kadina on Friday, January 4.
SHACK owners at Pondalowie Bay received a nasty surprise on Christmas Eve when notices arrived announcing an increase in their annual lease fees by up to 300 per cent.
PLANS for a redevelopment of the Wallaroo town centre have been revealed and Owen Terrace could have a whole new look if the development consortium which has offered to buy the land proceeds.
MORE Australian children are trading in their tennis racquets and signing up for dance classes.
WHEN the Australian summer rolls around, the beach is the place to be with beachgoers finding new toys or ways to entertain themselves in the water.
THE development application for the proposed Ceres wind farm was lodged with the state’s Development Assessment Commission on January 3 and it is hoped approval will be gained by the second quarter of this year.
THE wastewater treatment plant at Retallick Road, Port Hughes, has been commissioned and started taking in sewage from Moonta and surrounds.
THE future of a proposed skate park in Maitland is in doubt, with a lack of funding and community support likely to spell the end of the project.
THE District Councils of the Copper Coast and Barunga West have received funding to assist with electronic waste recycling in the community.
R18+ video games hit South Australian shelves for the first time at the start of this year after new laws were passed in state parliament.
THE federal government’s Dad and Partner Pay came into effect from January 1 to provide more support for working dads when a baby arrives.
MISSING person William Webster, 75, from Warradale, was found safe and well in Kadina yesterday (Monday).
South Australia has achieved its lowest road toll since records started, with serious injuries also reaching record lows.
NORTHERN Yorke Peninsula Country Fire Service crews were kept busy after a fire broke out in Barunga Gap last Wednesday, January 2.
ARDROSSAN’S tourism could be strained if proposed spatial closures for snapper fishing go ahead, according to the locals.
AUSTRALIANS are less concerned about the environment and believe the natural environment has improved, according to the Australian Bureau of Statics.
ZERO Waste South Australia will be disbanded in 2014-15, allowing time for councils to receive funding they have been promised.
WHEN it comes to summer fun, backyard cricket is still a crowd pleaser.
YOUNG drivers are still not getting the message when it comes to mobile phones and driving, according to survey results released by insurer AAMI.
THE lack of a suitably trained workforce is looming as a major threat to the future of farming in SA, the parliamentary select committee investigating the sustainability of farming has heard.
SMALL dogs are barking their way into homes with the Maltese terrier named South Australia’s most popular pooch.
SOUTH Australian households with standing contracts for electricity will save an average of $180 this year with a 9.1 per cent reduction in their power bills as of January 1.
MAITLAND skateboarder Jacob Hendryx is heading to New York this month to be filmed for a series of skating videos to be released in the United States.
KADINA’S community garden has been steadily growing over the past year, with the plot at the Kadina Growing Group now containing garden beds, art work and a sensory garden.
The Yorke Peninsula under 14 cricket side walked away with the Bank SA Under 14 Country Cup on Saturday after dominant performances in all facets of the game.
World class sailors from around Australia will put their skills to the test in the waters off Port Vincent as they participate in the 505 National Championships next week.
Port Broughton cricketer Tait Mackrill captained the South Australian under 13 girls to a silver medal in the School Sport Australia 12 Years and Under Cricket Championship held in the Barossa Valley, December 9-15.
Moonta Dirt Bike Club president Mick Simmons outlined a successful year at the club’s 2012 trophy presentation.
Yorke Valley Amateur Basketball Association games ramp up again this Friday night.
Port Victoria caused the Division I boilover of the season, defeating Minlaton at Minlaton on Saturday.
Although the NYPBA Thursday pennants ruling is games must be played on the programmed day, whether it be early morning or at night, last week’s scheduled matches were postponed because of the forecast 42-degree temperature, and have to be played within a fortnight.
SOUTHERN region grain growers are encouraged to activate summer snail management strategies to keep on top of snail populations.
LIVESTOCK owners are urged to ensure they take special care of their animals during extreme temperatures.
SOUTH Australia’s inspirational rural women are encouraged to enter the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award for 2013.
A ‘WHITES’ scheme used on walls throughout the home looks fresh and elegant and creates a sense of light and space — perfect for the summer entertaining months.
ENJOY awesome sunsets and sea views from the top deck of this two-storey home, invites Elders Upper Yorke Peninsula and Copper Coasts’ Rob Jamieson.
I REMEMBER reading late last year about Housing SA’s intention to do makeovers to some housing and provide new housing for people on Yorke Peninsula.
MY father was buried at Pink Lake Cemetery just out of Yorketown in late October 2012.
I WOULD like to congratulate Chantal Jacobs, of Wallaroo, for starting a kitten rescue service.
WE have angel nurses and doctors working at Wallaroo hospital.
WITH the closing of the Moonta dump, residents of Moonta now face a 40-kilometre round trip to dispose of their green waste.
WOULDN’T you know it! On the first 40 degree day our big freezer full of food and only bought in 2010 packed it in.
The New Year started with a bang, and few incidents, at Wallaroo on Monday night.
AFTER a warm start to 2013, temperatures are set to soar on Yorke Peninsula with today (Wednesday) the start of a hot spell which will linger well into next week.
THE Wallaroo town centre is a step closer to being redeveloped with the District Council of the Copper Coast agreeing to accept an offer from a developer consortium, including Drakes and Daycorp, to purchase land on Owen Terrace.
YP Puppy Rescue is looking for loving and caring people to become foster carers.
THE state government recently reviewed its 2012-13 budget and has had to make cuts to create $464million in savings over the next four years.
AN incident in which a car crashed into a tree on Magazine Road, Kadina, in the early hours of December 19 has angered residents who believe hoons are using the dirt roads of Jericho as a rally track.
CME Civil will construct the first stage of the Moonta, Moonta Bay and Port Hughes community wastewater management scheme.
A $40,000 state government grant awarded to Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Regional Development Australia will be used to fund a study into recycling plastic oyster baskets.
EVERY year, thousands of South Australians start the New Year with a resolution to improve their health, usually after indulging in a little too much Christmas cheer.
MAKE a bloody good resolution this New Year and become a lifesaver.
AN anonymous couple who had never met Moonta 3-year-old Parry-Romberg Syndrome sufferer Lucy Hancocks or her family turned out to be their Christmas angels.
SNOWTOWN residents can rest easy knowing after-hours emergency care will continue to be available after an agreement was reached between Country Health SA and the Clare Medical Centre.
LOCAL police are assisting with the search for missing Reynella girl Rachael Ann Moritz after an unconfirmed sighting of her on Yorke Peninsula during the weekend.
BEAU Neale is the latest winner of a prize pack through Operation Positive Ps, which aims to reward good driving by P platers.
NOTHING would ruin your holidays like losing your possessions or, worse, a loved one.
ON the first day of the New Year, the Port Vincent Gala Day was the place to be with hundreds of people enjoying a picture perfect day by the beach.
AFTER an anxious wait, year 12 students across Yorke Peninsula received their results scores on December 19 and there was reason for celebration with many performing above expectations.
A RESCUE service for abandoned and dumped kittens is now in operation on the Copper Coast.
BREAK out the nine-irons and putters, the tides are right for the annual Flaherty’s Beach Sandbar Golf Classic which tees off at 10am this Sunday, January 6.
THE Fun in the Sun program will be in full swing these summer school holidays with lots of activities for children and families.
AT the National Trust Moonta branch annual celebrations the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway was presented with an award to commemorate 30 years of continuous operation.
AS thousands of keen fishers cast their lines this holiday season, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture is sending out a reminder to know the rules, including recreational possession limits introduced in September.
MALLEEFOWL monitoring at Innes National Park during November proved worthwhile, showing new activity in what was previously an unoccupied Malleefowl mound.
WITH their daughter Kizzey battling a rare disease, Michelle and Steve Dodd are raising money to attend an international conference so they can learn more to help Kizzey and others who suffer from Cystinosis.
WITH the school holidays in full swing, parents are reminded to be extra vigilant about the safety of their children around the home.
Set to celebrate her 22nd birthday on January 27, diminutive Kadina basketball export Kelsey Ireland is competing in her fifth Women’s National Basketball League season.
Annaliese Nipperess’s first trip overseas and first time competing for Australia was a success with her team finishing second in the 2012 International Classique.
At Bute on December 22, Wallaroo Blue and the home side drew; two teams up and 90 shots apiece.
A couple of upsets in the final game for 2012 threw the ladder into confusion.
AT the end of last year, instructors and riders at the Northern Yorke Peninsula Pony Club gave up almost every Sunday for three and a half months to prepare for the instructors to be assessed for their Preliminary Instructors Certificate.
Welding uses intense heat, electricity and produces ultraviolet radiation as well as harmful fumes, which are all potential sources of serious accidents and health risks.
THE public, particularly those in rural communities, are being reminded of the dangers of powerlines on farming properties.
THE New Year is a time to reflect and review and this goes as much for your business as any other aspect of your life.
I WOULD like to comment about the proposed beautifying of Kadina. The artist’s impression in the YPCT 18-12-12 of Graves Street looks great, but please don’t forget the other garden areas, especially the one opposite Bank SA.
WHAT is wrong with people who destroy Christmas displays all over town?
OVER the past weeks, I have encountered severe problems with connection to the internet using my Telstra Elite Wi-Fi.
OUR thanks and congratulations must once again go to the dedicated, hardworking group which gave Wallaroo its annual Christmas party on December 14.