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Ben’s “pretty chuffed”

Ben’s “pretty chuffed”

By Nasik Swami
The Naracoorte District Men’s Shed is a vital part of the community, offering men a supportive and productive space. That’s the word from member of the Legislative Council and Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional South Australia, Ben Hood, who visited the members as part of Men’s Health Week last week.
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Maywald, Noll resign

Maywald, Noll resign

Investigation called
By Chris Oldfield
NARACOORTE based regional LGA executive officer Adrian Maywald and Wattle Range mayor Des Noll have both resigned from the $1.38 million Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA). Mr Noll has also called for an independent review of the organisation, emphasising it must be “independent”.
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Rates go up 5%

By Nasik Swami
Local ratepayers have been slapped with a rate increase of five percent for the next financial year. Elected members of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council had mixed reactions to the increase, but the majority agreed a five percent increase was the right thing to do to safeguard and protect the council, which is in a “dangerous position” financially.
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Thank you, Naracoorte!

Thank you, Naracoorte!

By Nasik Swami
One of Naracoorte’s champion athletes, Jessica Stenson (nee Trengrove), is off to Paris to represent the country’s women’s marathon team in the 2024 Olympic Games next month. Born and bred in the small town of Naracoorte, South Australia, Jessica, a medal-winning marathon runner, was selected by Athletics Australia for the team.
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Elective surgery chopped

Elective surgery chopped

Stakeholders: What’s going on with health services?
By Nasik Swami
Booked for an elective surgery at a public hospital? You might have to look for other options.
Elective surgery has been cancelled at all hospitals across the state, including the Naracoorte Hospital.
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Win for seniors and volunteers

Win for seniors and volunteers

By Nasik Swami
A recommendation was put to the Naracoorte Lucindale Council in its May meeting to remove Seniors and Volunteers Week recognition events from its calendar of events. The recommendation was brought forward by council chief executive officer Trevor Smart as part of the Civic and Ceremonial Policy review.
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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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The News Gives Back Program: Apsley Pony Club

The News Gives Back Program: Apsley Pony Club

By Amanda Shrive
Apsley Pony Club is extremely excited to reveal our brand-new clubrooms. This would not have been possible without the support of the West Wimmera Shire Council, Victorian Government; supporting and encouraging women in sport and the Edenhope Adult Riding Club, whom we share our beautiful grounds with.
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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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Not so sizzling!

Not so sizzling!

2024 Federal Budget:
More for billionaires than battlers
By Nasik Swami
The 2024 Federal Budget has failed to charm many taxpayers, farmers, businesses, and politicians in the South East. Stakeholders have labelled the budget as one that has “more federal funding for the labelling of vegan sausages than there has been for any agricultural projects” in the South East.
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Not so sizzling!

Investment in education

By Nasik Swami
A South Australian education union has slammed the 2024 Federal Budget for failing to deliver the much-needed investment in education. SA Branch of the Australian Education Union says public schools, including the ones in areas like Naracoorte Lucindale District, are not currently funded to the minimum school resourcing standard.  
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Your Say: Hospital food concerns

Your Say: Hospital food concerns

Your say: Joan Kester
I am having people voice their concerns and despair to me, and I feel I can no longer remain silent. So what is the problem, I hear you say? The problem is this – the meals that are being dished up and sent out from the Naracoorte Hospital Kitchen, to Meals on Wheels recipients.
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SPORT: Issue 200: 22/5/2024

SPORT: Issue 200: 22/5/2024


Footy report
Keith v Mundulla
KNTNA Results
KNTNA A Grade Reports
KNTNA Junior Report
SE Veteran Golf
Lucindale Mens Golf
Lucindale Ladies Golf
Naracoorte Ladies Golf
Naracoorte Mens Golf
Apsley Golf
Squash Handicap Tournament
Apsley Motorsport Club
Bridge@Bowls

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SPORT: Issue 199 15/5/2024

SPORT: Issue 199 15/5/2024

Footy report
KNTNA Round 5 results
KNTNA A Grade reports
KNTNA Junior report
2024 ADIKA SA Dirt Kart titles
Naracoorte Hockey
WD Squash Tournament
SE Veteran Golf
Robe Social Bowls
Naracoorte Ladies Golf
Lucindale Mens Golf
Apsley Golf
Bridge@Bowls

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Dirt roads

Dirt roads

By Nasik Swami
Serious concerns are being raised about the deteriorating condition of our dirt roads and the Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s ability to maintain them. The News visited some of the dirt roads in Naracoorte to see for itself their deteriorating conditions. Some of the dirt roads lack constant patrol grading and are riddled with
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Your Say: Hospital food concerns

Your Say

Nominate your Local Mental Health Champion for the Australian Mental Health Prize!
Your say: Lucy Brogden AM and Allan Fels AO, Co-Chairs of the Australian Mental Health Prize Advisory Group
As co-chairs of the Australian Mental Health Prize, we’re reaching out to Australian communities to encourage nominations for the 2024 Prize.
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The News Gives Back Program: Lucindale PA&H Society

The News Gives Back Program: Lucindale PA&H Society

By Laura Rivett
The Lucindale PA&H Society held its 125th show in February 2024.  We are a small country show, with a small committee. We appreciate any donations we can get. These donations go towards entertainment on show day, book printing and advertising, prizes,  and more. 
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Dirt roads

Mixed reaction to rate hike

By Chris Oldfield
Elected members have had a mixed reaction to a business plan and budget prepared by Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s management team. A shock 5.8 percent rate hike is included in the 53 page document unveiled at a special May 1 council meeting.
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Naracoorte Market Report 14/5/2024

Naracoorte Market Report 7/5/2024

By Peter Kerr, MLA
Cattle: LWB 29 – LWY 746 – LWC 145 – OAY 20
Numbers rose this week at Naracoorte as agents yarded 944 liveweight and open auction cattle consisting of 750 yearlings and grown cattle, 145 cows, 29 bulls and 20 open auction calves.
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SPORT: Issue 199 15/5/2024

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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Dirt roads

Waste plan dumped

By Nasik Swami
The establishment of a materials recovery facility (MRF) by the Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA) in the South East has been put on hold. The LCLGA made this decision after already spending $50,000 on the initial consultancy work for the project.
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