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Sky News withdrawal: South East ‘deserves better’

Sky News withdrawal: South East ‘deserves better’

South East free-to-air TV viewers suddenly deprived of Sky News Regional – as of last week – “deserve better”, a state MP says. People across the South-East and the state’s Riverland – plus sections of NSW – lost access to Sky News Regional on Monday 1 July after Sky’s affiliation agreement with WIN Television ended.  […]

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Ready for pole dancing?

Ready for pole dancing?

Naracoorte’s new pole dancing studio to open soon By Nasik Swami: Naracoorte’s Stacey Windsor is on a mission to change mindsets on pole dancing and promote the popular artform in town. Also known as Dee-Dee, Stacey is opening a new pole dancing studio in Naracoorte, giving the young and the old the opportunity to learn […]

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Longridge help?

Longridge help?

By Nasik Swami What’s the future of our community-owned aged care facility, Longridge Aged Care (LAC)? LAC is facing financial pressures due to the increased cost of business and is struggling to retain a stable workforce. While it has not considered exiting the market at this point, LAC has written to the Naracoorte Lucindale Council […]

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Maywald, Noll resign

Maywald, Noll resign

Investigation called
By Chris Oldfield
NARACOORTE based regional LGA executive officer Adrian Maywald and Wattle Range mayor Des Noll have both resigned from the $1.38 million Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA). Mr Noll has also called for an independent review of the organisation, emphasising it must be “independent”.
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Ben’s “pretty chuffed”

Ben’s “pretty chuffed”

By Nasik Swami
The Naracoorte District Men’s Shed is a vital part of the community, offering men a supportive and productive space. That’s the word from member of the Legislative Council and Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional South Australia, Ben Hood, who visited the members as part of Men’s Health Week last week.
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Maywald, Noll resign

Maywald, Noll resign

Investigation called
By Chris Oldfield
NARACOORTE based regional LGA executive officer Adrian Maywald and Wattle Range mayor Des Noll have both resigned from the $1.38 million Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA). Mr Noll has also called for an independent review of the organisation, emphasising it must be “independent”.
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Rates go up 5%

Rates go up 5%

By Nasik Swami
Local ratepayers have been slapped with a rate increase of five percent for the next financial year. Elected members of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council had mixed reactions to the increase, but the majority agreed a five percent increase was the right thing to do to safeguard and protect the council, which is in a “dangerous position” financially.
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Thank you, Naracoorte!

Thank you, Naracoorte!

By Nasik Swami
One of Naracoorte’s champion athletes, Jessica Stenson (nee Trengrove), is off to Paris to represent the country’s women’s marathon team in the 2024 Olympic Games next month. Born and bred in the small town of Naracoorte, South Australia, Jessica, a medal-winning marathon runner, was selected by Athletics Australia for the team.
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Elective surgery chopped

Elective surgery chopped

Stakeholders: What’s going on with health services?
By Nasik Swami
Booked for an elective surgery at a public hospital? You might have to look for other options.
Elective surgery has been cancelled at all hospitals across the state, including the Naracoorte Hospital.
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Win for seniors and volunteers

Win for seniors and volunteers

By Nasik Swami
A recommendation was put to the Naracoorte Lucindale Council in its May meeting to remove Seniors and Volunteers Week recognition events from its calendar of events. The recommendation was brought forward by council chief executive officer Trevor Smart as part of the Civic and Ceremonial Policy review.
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Inspiring young leaders

Inspiring young leaders

By Chris Oldfield
THE trail blazing Limestone Coast Regional Sporting Academy has created a blueprint for other regions around South Australia. Talented athletes, including nine from the Naracoorte Lucindale area, are emerging as not only high performers in various sports, but as young leaders and role models for their peers and the community.
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New learning centre for Naracoorte

New learning centre for Naracoorte

By Nasik Swami
If all goes according to plan, Naracoorte will have a new early learning and childcare centre by mid- to-late 2025. Work on the $2million facility located at the unused former TAFE building is set to commence this September.
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The News Gives Back Program: Apsley Pony Club

The News Gives Back Program: Apsley Pony Club

By Amanda Shrive
Apsley Pony Club is extremely excited to reveal our brand-new clubrooms. This would not have been possible without the support of the West Wimmera Shire Council, Victorian Government; supporting and encouraging women in sport and the Edenhope Adult Riding Club, whom we share our beautiful grounds with.
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Rates go up 5%

Rates down for some

By Chris Oldfield
AT LEAST 749 properties will receive a decrease in council rates under a proposal by Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s administration. The decrease is included in a breakdown of the average 5.8 percent rate hike included in council’s draft 2024-25 Business Plan and Budget.
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The dry continues

The dry continues

By Chris Oldfield
THE furrowed brows of farmers continue to search the sky for rain, but the season is on track for the driest May on record. Since last August most of the region’s farming land has experienced less than 10 per cent of normal rainfall since 1900, and less than five percent in some areas.
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Naracoorte Market Report 14/5/2024

Naracoorte Market Report 14/5/2024

By Graham Pymer, MLA
Cattle: LWB 11 – LWY 451 – LWC 283 – OAY 12
Cattle numbers eased to 762/head this week at Naracoorte, that’s back 180/head made up of 446 young cattle and steers, 302 cows and 14 grown bulls.
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