Naracoorte, February 22, 2024

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“No long-term plan”

“No long-term plan”

By Nasik Swami
How do we fix Naracoorte’s drainage problems? This is the question we asked former mayor David Hood, as the recent rain event put the township’s drainage systems under immense pressure. Mr Hood claims the “drainage problems” had been expanded through the years by the Corporation of Naracoorte with addons and extensions to drains and no long-term plan.
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Lower South East Bowls Association

Lower South East Bowls Association

Midweek Pennant results round 11: 13th December 2023
By Heather Richards
Division 1
Naracoorte 47/6 defeated Millicent Red 45/2
Robe 63/8 defeated Port MacDonnell Blue 32/0
Mt Gambier RSL Red 71/8 defeated Mt Gambier Blue 41/0
Port MacDonnell Red 51/8 defeated Millicent Blue 37/0
Mt Gambier Red 56/6 defeated Mt Gambier RSL Blue 42/2
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Roundabout time to lobby for lights?

Roundabout time to lobby for lights?

By Chris Oldfield
IN the wake of “at least two more recent near misses” at the Smith St- McCrae St roundabout, people are being urged to email, ring or write to local councillors, mayor Patrick Ross, Member for MacKillop Nick McBride as well as Infrastructure and Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis”.
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Fix it properly

Fix it properly

By Nasik Swami
Local tradesman, Ben Crosby of Foster Engineering was not a happy man when he addressed the Naracoorte-Lucindale Council during its November meeting. Frustrated by the council’s inaction on drainage works, Mr Crosby did not mince his words when he told the elected members that the recent flooding has cost him at least 30k, plus electrical and building damage.
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Bridge@Bowls

Bridge@Bowls

By Bridging the Gap
Last week, 27 ladies from the Naracoorte Bridge Club finished the year with a fun and relaxed morning of bridge. More ladies joined in for a delicious lunch kindly organised by the Naracoorte Bowling Club ladies. A very big thank you to the catering convenor, Colleen Fox and her band of merry helpers.
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Boost for beef

Boost for beef

By Chris Oldfield
IN a pre-Christmas boost for the multi-million-dollar beef industry, China has lifted its ban on the Teys Australia Naracoorte site. But as yet it is unknown if and when farmers will receive more than around $1.50 – $2.80 per kilo – which is what they are currently getting for the beef they produce.
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Hour of horror

Hour of horror

By Nasik Swami
It was an hour of horror. That’s how many have described the severe storm that hit the western edge of Millicent on December 12. In an hour’s time, the storm had uprooted trees, tore down power lines, blown roofs off, and caused widespread devastation to what, otherwise, would have been a peaceful evening for the community preparing for Christmas festivities.
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Lower South East Bowls Association

Naracoorte RSL Bowling Club: Round 11 pennant results

By Linda Prentice
Naracoorte RSL ladies played their round 11 game at home against Robe on the 15 th of December. Both teams found the green quite heavy after so much rain in the previous couple of weeks, but the home side adapted quickly and got away to great starts.
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Naracoorte Market Report 12/12/2023

Naracoorte Market Report 12/12/2023

By Sheona Lamb, MLA
Cattle: LWB 21 – LWY 1312 – LWC 343 – OAY 39
Numbers Jumped to 1,715 yarded for the second last market for the year, quality was mostly very good. The usual buying gallery were present and operated in a market with mixed results.
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Lucindale Community Christmas party

Lucindale Community Christmas party

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Serviceton Bowls news

Serviceton Bowls news

By Gwen Colwill
Congratulations Loma Wallis Serviceton Ladies Singles Bowls Champion 2023-24. Loma and Bev Makin had a huge tussel in the first round and Loma thought she was almost out of the competition with Bev leading most of the way. Somehow Loma’s dedication kept on and she won that round.
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Robe Community Paramedics

Robe Community Paramedics

Hansard from Parliament
By Monique Crossling, Office of Nick McBride, MP
Mr McBRIDE (MacKillop): My question is to the Minister for Health. Will the Robe community paramedics continue to be funded past their current contract? Mr Speaker, with your leave and the leave of the house, I will explain. Leave granted.
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