Naracoorte, July 24, 2024

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Inquiry into local councils

Inquiry into local councils

By Nasik Swami: A Federal Government inquiry has been launched into the sustainability of our local councils. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure, and Transport’s (the RDIT Committee) is at the forefront of the inquiry. The RDIT Committee will inquire into and report on local government matters, with a particular focus […]

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War of words

War of words

By Nasik Swami: A war of words has broken out between Health Minister Chris Picton and Member of Barker Tony Pasin over the release of a feasibility study on delivering radiation treatment services for the region. Mr Pasin claimed the local health bureaucracy, the Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN), has “snubbed” the release of […]

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Lessons on basket weaving…

Lessons on basket weaving…

To celebrate NAIDOC Week last week, Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s Arts & Cultural Facilitator and Naracoorte Library + Town Hall held a number of activities. About 14 people participated in basket weaving & Nunga Screen. Many more engaged in NAIDOC Week colouring and the Indigenous exhibition on display at the Wonambi Gallery. Pic: NLC Facebook page.

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Chicken, egg supply normal

Chicken, egg supply normal

By Nasik Swami: The avian influenza (bird flu) outbreaks have caused some gaps on supermarket shelves, prompting temporary buying limits. Naracoorte’s two main supermarkets, Woolworths and Foodland, have so far escaped from this, with their suppliers in South Australia not being affected. The supermarkets have confirmed their supply of chicken and eggs to customers remain […]

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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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Eat or heat

Eat or heat

By Nasik Swami: The vulnerable in the district are choosing between heating and eating this winter. If they turn on heating to keep themselves warm during the chilly nights, many say they will be faced with eye-watering power bills. So, what does the public do? The News asked our decision makers to explain why we […]

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Inquiry into local councils

New budget, big plans

By Nasik Swami: The Naracoorte Lucindale Council has adopted its 2024–2025 Annual Business Plan and Budget, with a strong focus on the road network and Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange (NRLE). According to the council, the plan and budget that were adopted at the council’s June meeting also focus on keeping rates as reasonable as possible […]

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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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