Friday, September 30, 2022

Michael Waite, Naracoorte Community News


McLean queries if house values are down in Naracoorte?

Chris Oldfield. Malcolm McLean wants to know why his council rates have gone down on his house in Naracoorte, but his son’s rates on a Hynam farm “have gone up considerably”. He queried if house values had dropped in Naracoorte as it “just looks as if the rural ratepayers are subsiding the town ratepayers”.

Local link with Royalty

Chris Oldfield. Richard Downward remembers the magical glamour, pomp and pageantry of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 because he was there. Just 14 years old at the time, he and fellow Naracoorte High School student Geoffrey Arthur (deceased) were selected to join The Advertiser Sun Youth Travel Coronation contingent.

Falls prevention at Longridge Aged Care

Angela Willsmore. Falls in older people are a serious health concern. In South Australia, SA Health reported in a March 2020 report that 47 people are admitted to an SA public hospital every day due to an injury caused by a fall ... Earlier this year, Good Country Physiotherapy commenced a falls prevention pilot program at Longridge Aged Care.

Dedicated foster carers transform lives of vulnerable young people Caring adults living in regional South Australia are helping ensure the state’s most vulnerable children are safe and secure by welcoming them into their homes and families as foster carers. works with 81 carer households across the Limestone Coast, supporting more than 100 children. This diverse network of carers is dedicated to supporting young people and children in their care, providing love, stability and safety.

Ag Speak – Helping vineyards get ‘appy

Kristin Murdock. Biosecurity is a buzzword in the agricultural industry, now more than ever with the recent threat of foot and mouth disease and an infestation of varroa mite affecting bees in New South Wales. Vineyards are just as vulnerable to risks and with that in mind, Willo Brown from Oparina Wines in Padthaway has put his university IT skills to good use creating an app called myVineyard.

SE farmers unite to protect against FMD and Lumpy Disease

Chris Oldfield. Red biosecurity signage will soon mushroom on many farm entrances across the SE, along with wash down facilities for visitors – vets, various contractors, shearers, trucks and stock agents. Even friends and relatives visiting farming families will be required to fill out details about where they have been, and where they will go next.

Plans adapted for native veg and walking trails

Chris Oldfield. Developer Robert Moore has adapted his "high level plan" as a result of feedback regarding native vegetation and walking trails in the North Parklands. The adapted plans will be unveiled on September 21, in the Naracoorte Town Hall ... Mr Moore explained how times had changed for Naracoorte, which had not seen a population increase since the 1970s.