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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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Rates down for some

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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2 ways to help The News help you

2 ways to help The News help you

By Michael Waite, Founder/Volunteer
This month The News celebrates its 4th birthday and reaches its 200th edition and we need your help more than ever to continue. We have seen the economic pressure building on our communities and the past year has been extra challenging.
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McBride supports bid for local contractors

McBride supports bid for local contractors

By Chris Oldfield
A $2400 work order to fix a broken tap at a local school reflects how a State Government system is open for dishonest behaviour. Independent Member for MacKillop Nick McBride also described how difficult it was for local contractors to be approved as capable of doing even minor government work at schools.
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Have your say

Have your say

By Chris Oldfield
AN average 5.8 percent rate rise for the 2024-25 draft budget is proposed by the Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s administration. The $22,234 million draft includes a $1.087 million operating surplus. Now electors can read the plan and have their say before May 27, advising what they think the rates should be and what
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Naracoorte Market Report 30/4/2024

Naracoorte Market Report 30/4/2024

By Sheona Lamb, MLA
Cattle: LWB 13 – LWY 551 – LWC 116 – OAY 10
Numbers remained similar with 690 cattle penned, made up of 550 young cattle, 116 cows, 13 Bulls and a few pens of open auction young calves. Quality mostly consisted of plainer secondary types.
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World-class race track

World-class race track

By Nasik Swami
Major upgrade works have begun at the Bordertown Speedway to make the facility a “world-class” race track. Once completed, the project aims to put Bordertown on the map, with a facility big enough to attract all types of racing.
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Elected rep wants catering

By Nasik Swami
WHILE many in the country struggle to put food on the table, an elected member of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council has a different demand.  Cr Tom Dennis wants the council to provide catering for meetings held outside the chambers. 
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Naracoorte Libs discuss key issues

Naracoorte Libs discuss key issues

By Nasik Swami
The Naracoorte Branch of the Liberal Party had a successful annual general meeting last month, focusing on key issues affecting the electorate. President Robert Bull, who was re-elected to the position, said, “they had a well-attended and informative meeting”.
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SPORT: Issue 198 8/5/2024

SPORT: Issue 198 8/5/2024

SPORT: Issue 198 8/5/2024
23rd Annual Two Cocks Charity Golf Day
Footy report
KNTFL: Mundulla v Border Districts
KNTNA results, Round 4
KNTNA A Grade match reports
KNTNA Junior Report
Naracoorte Hockey
Squash Grand Final
Lucindale Ladies Golf
Lucindale Mens Golf
Bordertown Gun Club
SE District Women’s Pennant
Bridge@Bowls
Apsley Golf Club
Apsley Motorsport Club

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The News Gives Back Program: Naracoorte Garden Club

The News Gives Back Program: Naracoorte Garden Club

By Ione Saint
The Naracoorte Garden Club’s most senior member, Mavis Billing, recently celebrated her 99th birthday. As a young nurse she helped to deliver our current president, Pat Gericke. Despite her age, she still resides in her home of four decades, nurturing her vibrant colourful garden, with very little outside help.
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Policy under spotlight

By Nasik Swami
The Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s revised Public Consultation and Community Engagement Policy has come under the spotlight. The policy was up for debate at the council’s April 23 meeting. Cr Abigail Goodman requested that the council defer the adaptation of the policy, which was an important document that incorporated public feedback on important decisions.
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Moving ANZAC Day service

Moving ANZAC Day service

By Nasik Swami
A moving Anzac Day dawn service was held in Naracoorte to remember fallen soldiers and service people on April 25. Mayor Patrick Ross described the service “as amazing”. “This being my first Naracoorte service, I was in anticipation of a great community event.
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Vital tourism

By Nasik Swami
Is Naracoorte-Lucindale District a competitive tourism destination, and are we doing enough to leverage from the region’s visitor economy? Tourism is critical to the region’s growth. And many would say that the sector is crucial in offering townships like ours incredible opportunities for growing jobs, keeping businesses in operation, and sustaining communities.
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