Flights boosted

Travellers using the Mount Gambier Airport will now have more flights to choose from following a QantasLink announcement. From July 1 QantasLink will more than...

Rentals in demand

A spike in demand for rental properties in the Limestone Coast continues, with real estate agents predicting...

Chamber up for challenge

The Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Mount Gambier have re-grouped to support the city’s tourism,...

Deregulation backlash

A Millicent supermarket owner has called on the Labor Party and crossbench MPs to thwart the latest...
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Mount Gambier plays host to Ryder-Cheshire conference

Mount Gambier will host the national conference of humanitarian organisation Ryder-Cheshire Australia this weekend. The May 15 event at the University of South Australia campus...

Farmed deer inspections to begin across region

Limestone Coast Landscape Officers are about to begin inspections of deer farms to assess compliance with farmer obligations to keep farmed deer secure and...

Red Cross staff grows

Red Cross volunteers across the region now have a new staff member to support their endeavours. Belinda Anderson (pictured) has recently started at the Mount...

Veteran joins ‘ranks’

The ranks of World War II veterans in Millicent have recently been boosted by the arrival of Ted Davis. The one-time airman has taken up...

Talented city dancer steps up to challenge

Talented local dancer Molly Clark has been accepted into the prestigious Brent Street’s full-time Performing Arts course in Sydney. The 18-year-old will start her new venture early next year but will continue dancing at Mount...

Millicent farmer to lead industry body

The Grassland Society of Southern Australia has appointed an executive officer for the first time in many years. Millicent woman Paris Bell has taken on the role, bringing a background of farming, banking and agribusiness...

Childcare cost pressure eases

Families in Barker will reap the benefits from an additional $1.7b investment in childcare as part of the 2021-22 Federal Budget. The changes, which deliberately target low and middle income earners, will cut the cost of child care and...

Bureaucrats come together in Millicent

Millicent will host several high level government bureaucrats on Monday. The South Australian Local Government Grants Commission will visit Wattle Range Council at 11am to hold discussions with elected members and staff, and with any members of the public...

New reforms help tackle regional homelessness

New Australian-first homelessness reforms by the State Government have been announced in a bid to make accessing services easier for vulnerable regional South Australians from July 1. Following consultation and a competitive tender process, the SA government revealed it would...

‘Safe state’ sparks surge

South Australia’s rising global reputation as the safest state in the safest country during the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a massive surge in the number of interstate residents choosing to live in SA. Latest ABS data shows net interstate migration...

Police officers recognised

The seven local police officers who began the investigation into the double murder at a Mount McIntyre farmhouse last August have been personally thanked with citations by Police Commissioner Grant Stevens at a private ceremony in Millicent last week. The...

Board member continues in role

Former local government senior bureaucrat Jane Fetherstonhaugh is continuing as a member of the Millicent-based South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board. She had joined the board in 2019 as the nominee of the Local Government Association of South Australia....

Vaccination clinic prepares to open

Mount Gambier’s community COVID-19 vaccination clinic is due to open in coming days. The clinic will be located in the Mount Gambier Central shopping centre. The mid-May opening date was revealed following Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell asking a...
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Sport

Elite cyclists prepare for Olympics at regional race

The country’s fastest cyclists will fly past some of the region’s most iconic landmarks in search of victory during the sport’s biggest weekend in the Limestone Coast.  This Saturday and Sunday will be a celebration of cycling with the Mount Gambier Cycling Club hosting the 84th 100 Mile Classic, plus the South Australian Kermesse Championships.  First held in 1933, the 160km classic race is one of the longest and oldest...

Birds take flight for top spot

ROUND 6 PREVIEW HATHERLEIGH V KALANGADOO Hatherleigh is at home this week and takes on Kalangadoo in a big battle for the top spot in round...

Amazons score first win

Some great games were played in the third round of the 2021 Mount Gambier Netball Association season on Saturday with some surprising scores.  A Grade...

High standard set for coming rounds

After three weeks of games, some grades are already looking to replay opponents, while others are still coming up against new teams at Olympic...

Education excellence awarded

Mount Gambier’s Melaleuca Park Primary School team is celebrating after being named an excellence awardee for the Australian Education Awards 2021. The school was one...

Keith teams untroubled

The Keith Crows have con- tinued their high-flying  start to the 2021 season with both football and netball sides untroubled so far in the...

Shooters honour Anzac Day

Solid number of competitors sign on for 50 target event The recent Anzac Day holiday Sporting Clay shoot at Burrungule Park enticed 86 competitors to...