Naracoorte, March 04, 2024

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The News Gives Back Program: Naracoorte Mothers Group back for 2024

The News Gives Back Program: Naracoorte Mothers Group back for 2024

By Jo Vine 
The six week program – facilitated by Emma Mehlhopt and Jo Vine – provided an opportunity for more than 70 local women with young children to connect last year.  This year, the pair will facilitate one group per school term and continue with the same six week structure. 
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Womens footy report: Kyby 12-8 (80) def. South 0-2 (2)

Womens footy report: Kyby 12-8 (80) def. South 0-2 (2)

By Chris Boston
Kyby met South Gambier at Naracoorte Footy Club for another warm one and kicking into a slight breeze in the first quarter was essential in creating a strong start. The on-ball brigade didn’t disappoint, giving the Kyby forwards some early chances at goal. Jamie Wachtel’s ruck work gave Dellie Brown, Jedah Huf and Kate Edmonds plenty of possessions.
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Sick and waiting

By Nasik Swami
Sick and waiting for hours to be seen by a doctor at the Naracoorte Health Service (public hospital). How does that feel? And if that’s not bad enough, how about waiting for four hours for an ambulance transfer? Crowded emergency departments and worsening ambulance service—is this telling us something?—is this how sick […]

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Serviceton Bowls news

By Gwen Colwill
Congratulations to Kaniva 2023/4 winning the Grosser Shield. The last of the four rounds was played at Serviceton on Wednesday 21st February at Serviceton.  Serviceton Night Social Bowls is progressing well with a lot of fun on and off the green. The huge suppers and after game competitions complete the nights.
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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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Naracoorte Table Tennis B Grade Autumn Season

Naracoorte Table Tennis B Grade Autumn Season

By Zoe Williams and Sophie Matters
The year started off with not only car brand team names but quite a few new players, the first Tuesday night game was between Nissan and Mazda. The first double was played by Peter Staude and Albert Chong from Nissan and Dean Dunsford and Jack Stark from Mazda.
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Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

By Liz Travers, as written by Benita Cameron
Benita Cameron, one of our clubs’ members, was our guest speaker at the January Meeting. Benita turned 81 the following day. Her story of how she, her mother and two brothers came to Australia as ten-pound poms. Benita’s story was so enthralling that you could have heard a pin drop among the 25 members and visitors.
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Friends get together again on Thursdays

Friends get together again on Thursdays

By Betty Francis
Friendship Centre doors are open again to welcome friends, old and new, to share, Thursday mornings together in air-conditioned comfort at the Church of Christ hall in Jenkins Terrace—to relax and chat, read the local “News”, or play table games, and share morning tea.
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Southern Ports Tennis Association results: Round 14, 25/2/2024

Southern Ports Tennis Association results: Round 14, 25/2/2024

By Katelyn Baker
Heading into the final round of the Southern Ports Tennis it was all on the line for multiple teams to determine who would enter which division in next Saturday’s Grand Final. For Kingston, a win would see them be the minor champions.
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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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Naracoorte Market Report 20/2/2024

Naracoorte Market Report 20/2/2024

By Jenny Kelly, MLA
Cattle: LWB 17 – LWY 632 – LWC 201 – OAY 45
Slight reduction in supply again down to 896 cattle as producers refrain from selling into the soft market. There was a good selection of heavy cattle in the categories of grown steers, grown heifers and cows.
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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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Your Say: Sport Centre Master Plan abandonment

Your Say: Sport Centre Master Plan abandonment

Your Say: Damien Walker, NLC resident and rate payer
I’ve let myself settle after Monday night’s Sports Centre meeting.  To start with, disappointment would be my most overwhelming feeling at the moment. With all sporting clubs and associations having to collaborate and swim in the same lane only to get this outcome…very disheartening. 
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Naracoorte Table Tennis B Grade Autumn Season

Naracoorte Table Tennis B Grade Autumn Season

By Zoe Williams and Sophie Matters
The year started off with not only car brand team names but quite a few new players, the first Tuesday night game was between Nissan and Mazda. The first double was played by Peter Staude and Albert Chong from Nissan and Dean Dunsford and Jack Stark from Mazda.
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Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

By Liz Travers, as written by Benita Cameron
Benita Cameron, one of our clubs’ members, was our guest speaker at the January Meeting. Benita turned 81 the following day. Her story of how she, her mother and two brothers came to Australia as ten-pound poms. Benita’s story was so enthralling that you could have heard a pin drop among the 25 members and visitors.
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Naracoorte Rangers Baseball

Naracoorte Rangers Baseball

By Martin Wirper
Naracoorte hosted Millicent on the weekend. Once again the weather was perfect for baseball. Dawson pitched to Brady first up and with some good fielding kept the scoring to a minimum. Millicent were able to score some runs through some good shot placement and confident base running.
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