Naracoorte, March 02, 2024

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Haggis at St Andrew’s dinner

Haggis at St Andrew’s dinner

By Carolyn McLaren
Late November meant a night of haggis (thanks Crash!), bagpipes and stories when the Naracoorte and District Caledonian Society held their yearly St Andrew’s night dinner. Guest speaker Shirley Dickson took us on a tour of Scotland from her recent visit there.
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Southern Ports Tennis Association Junior results: Round 12, 24/2/24

Southern Ports Tennis Association Junior results: Round 12, 24/2/24

By Kirsty Starling
Naracoorte White def Naracoorte Red 49-33 games
Naracoorte White and Naracoorte Red displayed some great tennis today, with two of the doubles going to tie breakers, with each team winning one. There were some wonderful rallies had in the singles games and the scores didn’t reflect how well everyone was hitting the ball.
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Future workforce opportunities expand with Naracoorte opening

Future workforce opportunities expand with Naracoorte opening

By Group Training Employment (GTE)
A long-standing relationship with late Naracoorte tradesman Ian Hickson has been honoured this week, through the opening of a new Naracoorte office for Group Training Employment (GTE), as the organisation expands across the Limestone Coast. GTE General Manager Greg Megaw said the launch of the Naracoorte CBD base, in addition to the existing Mt Gambier office, will open up greater training and employment opportunities for employers based across the region.
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Baker & Ey Shields: MGDTA success

Baker & Ey Shields: MGDTA success

By Katelyn Baker
Mount Gambier and District Tennis Association have again triumphed in both the Baker and Ey Shields. Held at the Lucindale Country Club on Sunday, 18 th February 2024, MGDTA were too strong for an undermanned Southern Ports side. The visitors were comprehensive in their win, taking each rubber across the day.
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Patient waiting times worrying

Patient waiting times worrying

By Nasik Swami
Public waiting times for life-saving treatments at regional hospitals like Naracoorte are “creating real anxieties.” That’s the word from Shadow Minister for Regional Health Services Penny Pratt, who says it is concerning that people are losing confidence in country health systems.
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Apsley & Districts Motorsport Club

Apsley & Districts Motorsport Club

Race results 18th February 2024
By Amanda McCallum
A Grade: Equal 1st Fred Carberry and Joe Garner, 2nd Dwayne McCallum, 3rd Will Braun.
B Grade: 1st Sam Johnson, 2nd David Garrigan, 3rd Mitchell Chambers.
C Grade: 1st Jake Freedom, 2nd Thomas Smitheman, 3rd Amanda McCallum.
Next race: Sunday 3rd March.
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Mowing under spotlight

Mowing under spotlight

By Nasik Swami
The Tatiara District Council’s community maintenance program has come under the spotlight, with claims that it is failing to properly manage mowing in the area. A ratepayer says she’s concerned about the council’s ongoing ability to set and maintain mowing within the community.
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SE Veteran Golf results

SE Veteran Golf results

By Max Clifford
86 was the large field at Robe today, it being popular because it is very challenging. Conditions were fine and Div 1 winner was Blue Lake’s Doug Robbins with an excellent 40 points. A countback on 36 was decided with Tony Wilson second from Brian Pennell.
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Lower South East Bowls Association

Lower South East Bowls Association

Midweek Pennant results: Round 14, 21st February 2024
By Heather Richards
Division 1 Millicent Red 40/6 defeated Mt Gambier RSL Blue 33/2
Millicent Blue 55/8 defeated Robe 41/0
Mt Gambier Red 59/8 defeated Mt Gambier Blue 38/0
Mt Gambier RSL Red 43/6 defeated Naracoorte 36/2
Port MacDonnell Red 66/8 defeated Port MacDonnell Blue 27/0
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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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