Naracoorte, February 29, 2024

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Coonawarra’s Wine Community gathers to herald in the new vintage

Coonawarra’s Wine Community gathers to herald in the new vintage

By Coonawarra Vignerons
The Coonawarra Grape and Wine industry are set to herald in the 2024 Vintage (aka. V24), with the clinking of glasses and sound of bagpipes, as community members and dignitaries gather at the iconic Coonawarra Railway Siding for the official Vintage Launch Ceremony.
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Bridge@Bowls

Bridge@Bowls

By Bridging the Gap
Last week’s hot day was a perfect excuse to spend the afternoon playing bridge at the ‘cool’ Naracoorte Bowling Club.  There were 24 ladies who played 30 boards with high card points shared evenly in both directions. Congratulations to E/W winners Prue Ellis/Jenny Pridham on 56%, closely followed by Margie MacKay/Jill Perkins on 54%.
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Your Say: Sport Centre Master Plan abandonment

Your Say: Sport Centre Master Plan abandonment

Your Say: Damien Walker, NLC resident and rate payer
I’ve let myself settle after Monday night’s Sports Centre meeting.  To start with, disappointment would be my most overwhelming feeling at the moment. With all sporting clubs and associations having to collaborate and swim in the same lane only to get this outcome…very disheartening. 
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Naracoorte Table Tennis B Grade Autumn Season

Naracoorte Table Tennis B Grade Autumn Season

By Zoe Williams and Sophie Matters
The year started off with not only car brand team names but quite a few new players, the first Tuesday night game was between Nissan and Mazda. The first double was played by Peter Staude and Albert Chong from Nissan and Dean Dunsford and Jack Stark from Mazda.
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Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

By Liz Travers, as written by Benita Cameron
Benita Cameron, one of our clubs’ members, was our guest speaker at the January Meeting. Benita turned 81 the following day. Her story of how she, her mother and two brothers came to Australia as ten-pound poms. Benita’s story was so enthralling that you could have heard a pin drop among the 25 members and visitors.
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Naracoorte Rangers Baseball

Naracoorte Rangers Baseball

By Martin Wirper
Naracoorte hosted Millicent on the weekend. Once again the weather was perfect for baseball. Dawson pitched to Brady first up and with some good fielding kept the scoring to a minimum. Millicent were able to score some runs through some good shot placement and confident base running.
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Applications now open for Community Child Care Fund

Applications now open for Community Child Care Fund

By Charlotte Edmunds, Office of Tony Pasin MP
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP is encouraging community childcare centres in Barker to apply for funding through the Federal Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). Mr Pasin said the former Coalition Government established the CCCF to provide funding to regional and remote services to help them stay open and increase the number of available places.
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Naracoorte RSL Pennant results

Naracoorte RSL Pennant results

By Linda Prentice
Naracoorte RSL ladies finished on top of the ladder for the minor rounds of pennant and earned the right to host the semi-finals at home. They played their game against Lucindale and won, securing a spot in the Grand Final. Robyn Hansen, Linda Prentice, Helen Brody and Sandra Green played against Marg Fallon’s rink and won 27 shots to 12.
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Sick and waiting

Sick and waiting

By Nasik Swami
Sick and waiting for hours to be seen by a doctor at the Naracoorte Health Service (public hospital). How does that feel? And if that’s not bad enough, how about waiting for four hours for an ambulance transfer? Crowded emergency departments and worsening ambulance service—is this telling us something?—is this how sick […]

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Serviceton Bowls news

Serviceton Bowls news

By Gwen Colwill
Congratulations to Kaniva 2023/4 winning the Grosser Shield. The last of the four rounds was played at Serviceton on Wednesday 21st February at Serviceton.  Serviceton Night Social Bowls is progressing well with a lot of fun on and off the green. The huge suppers and after game competitions complete the nights.
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Creditors owed $350,000

Creditors owed $350,000

By Nasik Swami
Creditors of Naracoorte’s closed Morris Bakery are owed more than $350,000, and investigations confirm the company was not insured for employee dishonesty. New information ascertained by this newspaper on the business’s liquidation process confirms that the company’s director has completed his report on “company activities and property,” which has been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
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Robe Bowling Club report 25/2/24

Robe Bowling Club report 25/2/24

By Valma Jennings
Midweek pennant Robe travelled to Millicent Wednesday and although the greens were running beautifully the results were not what Robe were hoping for. Millicent Blue 55 shots 8 pts def Robe 41-0. Jim Gray, Pam Robinson, Dean Burgoyne and Stephen Kennett led until the 11th end but then Heather Carthew’s team hit the front and gradually increased their lead to win 28-18.
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