Nursery comes up roses

Many businesses have been facing challenges finding staff since the COVID-19 pandemic, but positivity is starting to bloom again for Wagner’s Rose Nursery. Wagner’s Rose...

Skills hub hope

Changing the proposed location of Mount Gambier’s new $35m technical college could transform the existing TAFE and...

Airport 
takes off

The “best” passenger figures have been recorded at Mount Gambier Regional Airport since 2020. In an update tabled...

Mayor Sage issues formal apology to fellow council staff

Grant District Mayor Richard Sage has issued a formal apology in relation to decisions made by council. It...

Next-gen saleyards plan
puts city ahead of curve

Plans are being beefed up for the Mount Gambier & District Saleyards with $5.7m of the $11m...
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Job hunt helps ‘future-proof’ mill

OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Sawmill is amid a site-wide modernisation program, which has seen state of the art equipment upgrades, the...

Community shows it cares at international fundraising

AMount Gambier-based overseas relief agency can now distribute $1300 worth of goods in strife-torn Sri Lanka thanks a successful...

New Boandik leader to be appointed

A new face will lead Boandik following chief executive Gillian McGinty stepping down after 23 years at the helm. Glenn...

Cattle snapshot

The heavy steer indicator has softened by 59c week-on-week, with only half the throughput seen last week. Dalby had the...

Coastal bird spotters urged to watch out for critically endangered species

Limestone Coast residents are being encouraged to be on the lookout for the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot in the region. SA Orange-bellied Parrot regional coordinator Bob Green said, with the first of the 2022 official...

Local business backs mental health initiative

Local business Gordon Refrigeration is making a statement about mental health with new shirts, in a bid to kickstart conversations and raise awareness about the important topic. The bold shirts are from an Australian workwear...

Foundation opens call for grant applications

An inaugural community grant round has opened for applications. Late last year the Stand Like Stone Foundation wanted to encourage and help more people become a local philanthropist for the Limestone Coast community. As a result, the foundation established the ‘Friends...

Youth week wrapped up

Youth Week has wrapped up after celebrating young people with a variety of fun and engaging activities. A launch party kicked off the week with mocktails, live illustrations by Rene Veno, glitter tattoos, sumo wrestling, a DJ, a neon room...

Farm land nets premium price

Apremium price of $1.6m was paid for a Sebastapol house and 91 acres of broad acre farming land at a Millicent auction on Friday afternoon. The house came with yards and extensive shedding and the new local owners can use...

Infrastructure at top of agenda

Mount Gambier’s airport and saleyards have been highlighted as a priority for discussion at a national event next month. Grant District Council chief executive Darryl Whicker will be attending at the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) National General Assembly. It is...

Millicent landmark on market

AMillicent landmark commercial building is available for sale or lease after being vacant for almost two years. The office and printing works of The South Eastern Times were built in 1962 and closed in August 2020 when the newspaper ceased...

Fuel price watch

South Australia’s consumer watchdog Consumer and Business Services (CBS) is stepping up petrol station spot inspections as part of a wider compliance crackdown in coming months. Consumer and Business Affairs Minister Andrea Michaels said there were still too many petrol...

Army moves in to help aged care

There have been seven COVID-positive cases at Boneham Aged Care Service in Millicent in recent weeks. To assist the facility to cope its strained staffing resources, the Federal Government is now providing direct support through their Armed Services support program. A...
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Sport

Smiles for miles

The Limestone Coast turned it on for the region’s biggest weekend of cycling with riders coming from far and wide to compete in two prestigious road events. The 85th running of the Alex Roberts 100 Mile Classic, sponsored by She’s Apples and Lush Desserts was the main attraction on Saturday before cyclists rode rings around the iconic Blue Lake chasing the SA Kernesse Championship. With hundreds of riders in town, the region lived up to the occasion and was bathed in sunshine to create perfect conditions for the big events. The 85th She’s Apples and Lush Desserts Alex Roberts 100 Mile Classic title went to Arturs Markovs, who stole the show with a tremendous solo ride in the handicap race. Markovs was well...

Mozzies and Roosters vie for bragging rights in tough contest

Second takes on third as the Roosters head to Mount Burr this weekend for a close match of Mid South East netball. There will be...

Eagles face tough test at Bay

Hatherleigh will find that any Port MacDonnell premiership hangover has dissipated when it makes its annual trip to the Bay on Saturday. As it is...

Tigers keen to take the challenge to rising Demons

South Gambier had a breakthrough victory over North Gambier on Anzac Day and the Tigers are out for retribution in round 8 of Western...

Big games loom

A rampant North Gambier is determined to make a statement and take the fight to South Gambier in the big match of the eighth...

Pioneers Academy takes to court

Agreat game of basketball took place at the Icehouse last weekend when the Pioneers Next Generation Academy Boys squad met the Warrnambool Under 18’s...

Premiership fever reaches city

Limestone coast residents and local schools have been treated to a visit from the 2022 AFLW premiership winners the Adelaide Crows last week. Anne Hatchard,...