Serviceton Bowls news

By Gwen Colwill
Serviceton’s Midweek Pennant team is finishing the home and away games well up on the ladder. This week we play the last home and away match against Goroke/Edenhope at Serviceton. Serviceton is on top of the ladder with Goroke/Edenhope and Sunnyside 2 only one game behind us. 
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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 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


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


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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Not so sizzling!


2024 Federal Budget:
More for billionaires than battlers
By Nasik Swami
The 2024 Federal Budget has failed to charm many taxpayers, farmers, businesses, and politicians in the South East. Stakeholders have labelled the budget as one that has “more federal funding for the labelling of vegan sausages than there has been for any agricultural projects” in the South East.
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Investment in education


By Nasik Swami
A South Australian education union has slammed the 2024 Federal Budget for failing to deliver the much-needed investment in education. SA Branch of the Australian Education Union says public schools, including the ones in areas like Naracoorte Lucindale District, are not currently funded to the minimum school resourcing standard.  
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