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Naracoorte Community News

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Latest articles

Naracoorte hosts shadow cabinet

Chris Oldfield. Humour, youth and a passion for rural and regional people were hallmarks of SA’s Shadow Cabinet who last week gathered in the clubrooms of the Naracoorte showgrounds. Member for MacKillop Nick McBride welcomed his Liberal colleagues and local constituents to the forum, which was part of an intense three-day tour of the region.

Surprise visit a win for Longridge

Chris Oldfield. Following an unannounced site visit by the national Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission assessors, Naracoorte’s community owned and managed aged care home Longridge has been awarded the maximum accreditation period of three years. The impromptu visit by the assessors meant that none of the management, staff or residents knew when Longridge was being assessed until “about two minutes” before auditors walked in the door.

Limestone Coast Producer Directory launches call for Limestone Coast food and beverage businesses to be included in new regional directory

The Limestone Coast Food and Agribusiness Cluster is connecting food and beverage businesses, buyers and consumers across the Limestone Coast with the release of a new online directory for the region. The Limestone Coast Producer Directory is a new interactive tool to connect food and beverage suppliers with consumers and an important tool for retailers, buyers, wholesalers, chefs, caterers, tourism operators and regional events to discover and promote local business and boost awareness of the incredible range and quality of producers in the region.

Earlier articles

Mayor speaks with council management

Chris Oldfield. Recently elected mayor Patrick Ross has hit the ground running, meeting one-on-one with CEO Trevor Smart and various managers within the Naracoorte Lucindale Council ... “I just asked each of them to fill me in on where we are at - what they were doing and what their job descriptions were and what their various departments looked like when it comes to staffing and some of the budgets – their allocation,” Mr Ross said.

David Speirs MP, Leader of the South Australian Liberal Party

I am very excited that the South Australian Liberal Party will host its first Shadow Country Cabinet in the South East this week ... We want our visits to be meaningful and genuine, eschewing Labor’s FIFO approach to regional visits and city-centric decision making. We saw a prime example of this with the recent plebiscite into merging the District Council of Grant and the City of Mount Gambier ...: David Speirs MP, Leader of the Opposition.

SA beef a winner at 2022 World Steak Challenge

Teys. South Australian produced beef, 36° South, has been named top in its class at the recent 2022 World Steak Challenge in Dublin, Ireland. Teys Australia entered two of its premium brands – 36° South and Teys Certified Angus – in the prestigious meat competition that showcases product quality, breed credentials and processing standards on an international stage.

Patrick Ross elected mayor

Chris Oldfield. Patrick Ross has stormed to victory as Naracoorte Lucindale Council’s provisionally elected new mayor and says “thank you” to all residents and ratepayers of the district. The overwhelming result in favour of Mr Ross as a result of the November 10 council election saw him easily surpass the 1761 vote quota with 2111 votes – or 60 per cent of the votes cast.

McBride backs more research for medicinal cannabis

Chris Oldfield. In a bid to help control many conditions including juvenile epilepsy, endometriosis and chronic pain, the use and further research of medicinal cannabis has been backed by the State Member for MacKillop, Nick McBride. Mr McBride gained permission from Lucindale’s much loved and highly respected resident Meredith Pomery to help explain in State Parliament the important benefits of medicinal cannabis.

Emotional campaign launched on farm safety

On 16 October, SA Power Networks launched an emotional farm safety campaign featuring Bradley Richardson, a victim of a terrible electric shock incident. Bradley’s story is a reminder of the horrific consequences of electric shock and the importance of safety around powerlines. Bradley is incredibly lucky to be alive, but the cost was the loss of both of his legs, 35 per cent burns to his body, organ damage, and about 25 major operations.

Feds slash country funding programs

Chris Oldfield. Member for Barker Tony Pasin has slammed the Albanese Government for axing the Building Better Regions funding program for country people and their organisations ... “Hundreds of organisations across the country, including more than 30 in Barker, have spent countless hours and expended significant sums preparing applications for round six of the Building Better Regions Fund”: Member for Barker Tony Pasin.

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