Amie Price

Amie Price

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:08

Our View (21-2-2017): Reform roadblock

CHANGES to the federal government’s child care rebates, paid parental leave and family tax benefits have been discussed for some time.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:52

Our View (14-2-2017): The dark ages

IN a world where technology is advancing at a rapid rate, there is one area where we are falling backwards — into a deep, dark hole.

THE AFL women’s season kicked off with much fanfare during the weekend.

THE new television ratings season has begun and that means an overdose of reality-based programs.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:51

Our View (31-1-2017): Oz Day hoo-ha

AUSTRALIA DAY is attracting increasing criticism of being a day which divides rather than unites.

THE format of the District Council of the Copper Coast Australia Day breakfast will be somewhat different this Thursday, January 26. This is because there will be no awards presented.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:01

Our View (10-01-2017): Disappointing delay

IT is disappointing the new Wallaroo swimming enclosure isn’t going to be ready for use anytime soon. Even more disappointing is to learn there could be extra delay due to sabotage.

The floating pontoon project was pushed forward after the May storms. There was a short public consultation period and councillors were required to make a decision quickly so the new enclosure could be up and running as soon as possible.

Initially, District Council of the Copper Coast expected it to be installed by the end of November. This was then pushed out to Christmas, then the end-of-the-year, then in time for January VacSwim lessons.

Anyone who has ever built a house knows the process is frustratingly slow. Builders very rarely reach the “handover” date originally set. Delays are inevitable and due to a range of factors out of the builder’s, or in this case the contractor’s, control such as availability of supplies and weather.

When there was late delivery of a part for the pontoons, it seemed the work wouldn’t be done in time for VacSwim swimming lessons, January 3-11. The VacSwim instructors have struggled with no real place from which to teach lessons and it has been a bit of a juggle.

Now, the installation date has been delayed further due to a police investigation and extra work to repair the severed pontoon ropes. Our current influx of tourists will not get to see, or use, the new swimming enclosure.

Hopefully, it will be ready in time for school swimming lessons during term one. If not, there’s always next summer!

Amie Price Editor

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:01

Our View (04-01-2017): Fantastic family event

THE Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Celebrations were a resounding success with a record crowd flocking to Wallaroo.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 14:38

Merry Christmas and happy New Year

STAFF at the Yorke Peninsula Country Times wish all our readers a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

THE plans for Victoria Square, Kadina, look fantastic. The potential inclusion of tyre swings, trampoline nets, balancing logs and cubby pods makes me want to be young again!

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Fraser Ellis
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Royal Exchange Hotel
Bridgestone Tyre Centre
Kadina Travel
Copper Coast Dental
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Star Of The Sea
Kadina Jewellers
SYP Motors
Metal As Anything
Coast Road Motors
Yorke Valley Hotel
YP Community Transport
Minlaton Engineering
Moonta Newsagency
Carers & Disability
Barley Stacks Wines
Peninsula Plumbing
Copper Coast Garage Doors
Elders
Ziersch Cabinetmakers
Loctite Self Storage