Monday, February 26, 2024

Yorke Peninsula Country Times

Established 1865.

Distributed across the entire Yorke Peninsula, from Port Broughton in the north to Stenhouse Bay in the south.

Published Tuesdays.
(Wednesdays after a South Australian long weekend).

Print and digital editions.

Digital edition available to subscribers.

Website with online news and digital edition.

Yorke Peninsula Country Times articles

Latest articles

Barunga West Council retains Acknowledgement of Country

Michelle Daw. Nharranga Aboriginal Progress Association has welcomed the decision by Barunga West Council elected members to retain the Acknowledgement of Country. In a five to three majority, councillors voted against a motion by Cr David Eason to remove the Acknowledgement from all council meetings and events. NAPA chairperson Michael Wanganeen said he is pleased the motion was defeated.

Rate rage

Patrick Goldsmith. More than 60 Yorke Peninsula primary producers concerned about next financial year’s rating model spilled out of the public gallery and into the foyer at a Yorke Peninsula Council workshop ... The attendees were mobilised by a Facebook post ... as explained at the workshop, council has no plans to double the rates paid by primary producers.

On an elevated stage

Peter Argent. In her second game back from a knee reconstruction, Stephanie Talbot (Kadina) played a vital role in the Adelaide Lightning’s third successive victory at the 36ers Arena on Saturday evening. Talbot came off the bench and ignited the Lightning in the first half against the Melbourne Boomers, with eight points, seven rebounds, a couple of assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

Earlier articles

Pier pressure fishing for a jetty solution

Patrick Goldsmith. Yorke Peninsula Council deputy mayor Richard Carruthers has joined the increasingly loud chorus calling for the state government to take greater action on much-needed regional jetty maintenance. Mr Carruthers, of Ardrossan, said he has been approached by roughly 50 locals concerned about the future of the jetty within the past few months.

Ardrossan Area School opens virtual reality lab

Will Hunter. Ardrossan Area School has entered a new realm of educational possibilities after officially opening its virtual reality learning space ... The school has installed a Lumination Learning Lab, a smart classroom which utilises virtual and augmented reality technology to create immersive learning experiences for students.

Rotary’s straw bales hit the market

Rotary Club of Maitland is again selling straw bales for garden mulch. This season pea straw has been difficult to acquire, so vice-president Hugh Wearing sourced alternative options, namely wheat, lentil and bean straws.

Balgowan CFS makes a call-out

Balgowan CFS is putting out a call to the community. The station has just three members and is facing closure due to a lack of volunteers. Balgowan CFS Second Lieutenant  Ian Marschall said the closure of a station like Balgowan would have a huge impact on the community.

Magnificent mural for Wallaroo

Will Hunter. Wallaroo has a new mural in its main street ... The work is a reproduction of the piece, Wallaroo 1951, created by internationally recognised artist Jeffrey Smart, and depicts some of the town’s iconic heritage buildings and identities.

Out at sea over jetty funding push

Patrick Goldsmith. South Australians are emphatically urging the state government to take more responsibility for much-needed jetty maintenance, the Local Government Association’s recently released Value of Jetties report shows. An LGA survey of more than 2400 people found 80 per cent believe the government should take financial responsibility for jetty maintenance.

The Yorke Peninsula Country Times was established in 1865.

Its most northerly point of distribution is Port Broughton, and reaches as far South as Stenhouse Bay, encompassing the entire Yorke Peninsula.

Committed to the function of serving a cross section of people and businesses in the community, the newspaper fills its pages with local news, photographs, current local events, community achievements/events and local sports results.

The paper also carries a comprehensive real estate section which has enough support to produce a seasonal Home and Property Guide, Community Calendar, Farming Extra, Community and Sports sections.

YPCT produces two biennial supplements for the Kernewek Lowender (May 2023) and the other for Australia’s oldest Agricultural Field Days, the Yorke Peninsula Field Days at Paskeville (September 2023) as well as the annual Copper Coast Visitors’ Guide.

YPCT began production of bi-yearly lifestyle publication, Yorkes Magazine, in March 2022.

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Phone: (08) 8821 1155
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