Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:13
SEAL NUMBERS INCREASING Seal numbers in the Coorong appear to be increasing, despite the efforts of the State Government to scare them away. Interested parties are predicting another year that will see several hundred seals in the Coorong, and the same number in the Lakes. A trial using underwater crackers and other methods seem to be having disappointing results. Relocation and culling methods don’t work, however the Southern Fisherman’s Association’s Neil MacDonald said that more information will be available once the trials have been completed and data analysed.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:12
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR HORSHAM A support network for sufferers and survivors of prostate cancer has been established in the Wimmera region, as a result of the Horsham prostate cancer forum. Ballarat Health Services specialist nurse Gay Corbett said the group will raise awareness and offer information and advice about prostate cancer, and added that peer support from others with similar experiences has been found to lessen cancer-related stress. The Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group will hold their first meeting on Wednesday this week, and for more information people can call Mr. Nagorcka on 5382 1452 or Mr. Judd on 5382 2339.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:09


TATIARA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION’S AGM APPROACHING The Tatiara Business Association will host its annual AGM during its June meeting on Monday 20th. The association has had a busy year with visits to a diverse range of local businesses in the region, developing new initiatives, and has a new website in the pipeline. President Matt Rowett is welcoming businesses to attend and seeks their input into what guest speakers, business tours, training and ideas they may have for the Business Association, in order to help them. He added that the Association has a great group of members who want to run their own businesses well, and provide support to other businesses at the same time. The AGM will take place at Henry’s Drive at Padthaway, and for more information call Jaime or Jo on 0417 827 122 to RSVP or check out their website at

Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:40
Clayton Farm Heritage Museum in Bordertown is hosting a field day on June 12, with the focus on working draught horses. Clayton Farm secretary Phyllis Salmon said it’ll be exciting to see the horses long reigning and pulling a plough, and the event has attracted horse trainers from across South Australia and Victoria. Phyllis added that other special features during the day will be the Naracoorte 3rd Light Horse Regiment, plus a World War 1 hospital tent set up with nurses who will be dressed from the era. Other attractions include a blacksmith’s workshop, displays of tractors and engines and tours of the historic homestead. There’ll also be stalls, souvenirs and a petting paddock for the children. Entry will cost $10 for adults, $5 for children, and a family will pay just $25. Gates open at 9.30am and the event is fully catered.
Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:40
With winter now upon us, the CFS and MFS are warning residents about the risk of house fires. Over the past two years, crews have responded to 516 house fires across South Australia related to winter heating and maintenance issues. Statistics show that around half of all home fires start in the kitchen. 43 per cent of all fire fatalities happen in winter time, and MFS Commander of Community Safety Greg Howard warns that furniture, bedding and washing should be kept at least 2 meters away from heaters and open fires, adding that to reduce the risk of fire and surviving a house fire, is to be prepared, keep maintenance up and use home heating equipment correctly.
Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:39
The Tatiara CFS Command Car is now decked out with its own defibrillator, thanks to a generous donation from the South East Farmers Golf Day. This means that now all three CFS Command cars have been kitted out with defibrillators, and CFS members are very grateful for the donation. The South East Farmers Golf Day saw over 35 teams entered in the Ambrose Tournament fundraiser this year and Rodger Gloede, Wes Henderson, Barry Turnbull and Graham Pilgrim, all from Bordertown, took out the trophy for the day on 66.
Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:38
Wattle Range Council is banning bicycles from the footpaths in Penola and Millicent from the 1st of July. Changes to state legislation allows cyclists of all ages to ride on footpaths, but Council’s can over-ride this. Wattle Range gathered feedback from residents in both areas, and received sufficient responses to introduce “No Bicycle Zones” in their respective main streets. Penola’s mayor, Peter Gandolfi said that the recent changes that allow cyclists of any age to ride on the footpath, increased the risk of collision with pedestrians and undermined their safety, particularly focusing on those footpaths in the central business districts of Penola and Millicent. The penalty for riding a push bike in a bicycle free area is $53 expiation or up to a $2500 fine and will be enforced by Police.
Thursday, 09 June 2016 10:38
The organisation Nature Glenelg Trust is seeking volunteers to help out with their revegetation project near Frances in the Upper South East. A 1700-acre former farm has been turned into a habitat restoration area, named Eaglehawk Waterhole Restoration Reserve. A large variety of mammals, birds and reptiles call the reserve ‘home’, and in particular, the project aims to restore the habitat of the endangered South East Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. These cockatoos are specialist feeders, requiring particular tree species to thrive in, those being Bull-Oak and Brown Stringybark, which will make up most of the seedlings to be planted at the revegetation event. Volunteers are needed on the 18th of June and Nature Glenelg Trust senior ecologist Bryan Haywood said the project is a great opportunity for community members to get involved with conservation in the area, saying the organisation wants Eaglehawk to be a place where people feel welcome and can get connected with nature. He added that volunteers are welcome to camp out on the property for the event – for more information contact the Nature Glenelg Trust.
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