Your Say: Nick McBride MP, Member for MacKillop The Member for MacKillop, Nick McBride MP, has welcomed specific spending on Education and Health in this year’s Labor State Budget, but says there are still many areas that need to be addressed in the region. Mr McBride...
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Your Say: Helen and Kingsley Baker, Naracoorte Every day we walk our dogs along the Naracoorte creek, weather allowing, and different sections each day. Walking down the ramp behind Foodland to get onto the walk, what a shock we got. The section to the right to go under the railway bridge was blocked off by […]
Your Say: Jennifer Grundy, Naracoorte An increase in population in our cities and towns begs the question, to what end? It seems to be governments, developers and city councils in particular that advocate such policies which do not necessarily align with the wishes of the general population, whose domain it is to determine such life […]
By Nasik Swami Shadow Minister for Regional Health Services Penny Pratt says the state government has failed to offer real incentives in the budget to attract and retain doctors and nurses to the region. Ms Pratt said she was “very disappointed with last week’s State Labor Budget, which ploughed an extra $2.3billion just into health […]
By Nasik Swami The Tatiara District Council is in a “financial disaster” with a lack of transparency and lots of coverups it has been claimed. This is how concerned ratepayer Peter Barras of Bordertown described the council, alleging the public had lost trust, respect, and confidence in its elected representatives to run council affairs. Mr […]
By Nasik Swami The 2023–24 national budget forecasts a huge South Australian brain drain, with 12,200 people predicted to leave the state over the next four years. South Australian shadow minister for finance and tax reform, Heidi Girolamo, says this is “alarming” as the state is already struggling to attract skilled workers. “This is a […]
By Kate Harvey After more than 17 years located in the Kincraig Plaza, Naracoorte Travel n Cruise is moving. Due to family reasons, owner Kate Harvey has made the difficult decision to move her business operation to a home-based, mobile agency and closed the office doors for the last time on Friday. With the move […]
I thought NEWS readers might get a kick out of this 1930’s version of a ‘Hybrid vehicle’ from the Sheeps Back Museum photo collection. I found it while searching the museums 3500 photo collection in preparation for a new exhibit on ‘working horses’. There was no information recorded with the picture except that it is […]
By Graham Pymer, MLA Cattle: LWB 13 – LWY 109 – LWC 94 – OAY 1 Cattle numbers remained similar with 259 yarded, made up of 100 young cattle, 140 cows and 19 bulls. Quality was mixed with most of the usual buying group in attendance and operating along with restockers in a stronger market. […]
By Chris Oldfield AN SA Legislative Review Committee inquiring into radiation therapy in the Limestone Coast is underway in State Parliament. A written submission by the Limestone Coast Radiation Therapy Working Group includes the awful experiences of many forced to travel to Adelaide, including Naracoorte’s “Lisa” and “Graham Hinze”. The contribution from Lisa involves a […]
By Chris Oldfield NO-ONE from the Naracoorte Lucindale community turned out for a public consultation meeting regarding the council’s draft 2023-24 business plan and budget. The budget will see the council increase its rates by an average 5 per cent, with some people paying much less, and some copping increases of more than 20 per […]
PATIENTS arriving at Naracoorte Hospital from vehicle crashes, farm accidents and sports injuries will no longer be always sent away for further high tech, detailed computer tomography scans. Similarly, those requiring comprehensive images – perhaps of their brain, heart or kidneys – will no longer need to travel to Mount Gambier or Adelaide. A scanner […]
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