Funds teed up for regional projects

More than $700,000 in funding has been allocated to projects in the Limestone Coast, including a new mini golf course in Mount Gambier. Blue Lake...

Shadow Country Cabinet visit delayed

The SA Labor Party’s Shadow Country Cabinet visit to Mount Gambier has been pushed back two weeks. South...

Auto enthusiasts rev into action for annual toy run

Car and motorbike enthusiasts have begun polishing their rides and preparing to spread Christmas cheer at the...

Support service privatisation hurts those who need it most

Substance Misuse Limestone Coast (SMLC) has put forward a submission to a state Select Committee, highlighting the...

Tourism cash call to offset COVID impact

Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell will push for a dedicated round of Great State tourism vouchers...
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Substance misuse summit to be held

Leaders and frontline staff working in the Limestone Coast’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector are being invited to the...

Zombie walk springs to life

Mount Gambier will get a taste of the undead when the 13th Annual Zombie Walk rises from the dead...

Millicent Mill positions vacant

The current recruitment drive at the Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill is not necessarily a response to current production levels. The...

Region’s annual trade fair in bloom

The delightful country garden at St Mary’s Vineyard with its hundreds of roses and dry-stone walls is a fitting...

Australia Day award nominations sought

Nominations for the 2022 City of Mount Gambier Australia Day Awards are now open. The awards will recognise individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the local community during the past year...

Fashionista hot to trot

Mount Gambier fashionista Abby Chapman is putting her best foot forward in this year’s Myer Fashions on your Front Lawn competition. Following the success of last year’s virtual fashions on the field, the Melbourne Cup...

Novel event bookmarked at Cave Gardens

Book worms are being encouraged to pause reading to discover more great stories at the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier’s upcoming book fair.  City Hall will again be packed with stacks of pre-loved books for sale at the club’s annual...

Trail makes tracks

The first sod was turned on Monday to officially mark the start of construction of a new Coonawarra rail trail. The 30km trail is one of several projects being undertaken by Wattle Range Council after it received a total of...

Farms recharged with water retention initiative

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board has received funding to undertake infrastructure works to retain water in the landscape. This will improve aquifer recharge and protect ecological values at Hutt Bay (also known as Middle Point Swamp) near Port MacDonnell as...

Grant District seeks vaccine rate credibility investigation

Labelled as having one of the nation’s lowest vaccination rates has Grant District Council seeking an investigation into the figures’ credibility.   Mayor Richard Sage is hoping additional information will be released which could identify a more accurate figure for the...

School vaccination program rolled out

Two Mount Gambier high schools have been included in a school-based COVID-19 immunisation program to be rolled out to selected schools this term. Pop-up vaccination hubs will be established at Grant High School and Mount Gambier High School from later...

Earthquake felt across South East

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning near Murrayville. It generated 300 reports from South East and Victorian Mallee towns and beyond including Keith and Kingston. Geoscience Australia said the earthquake struck at 3.17am (SA time)...

Theatre lifts curtain on major makeover plans

After 40 years standing centre-stage in the heart of Mount Gambier the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre is gearing-up for a makeover. A master plan has been developed In consultation with the community and with the help of architectural firm Grieve...
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Sport

Time to swing into tennis action

The new sporting season is about to get into full swing tomorrow night when the new summer of tennis starts at Olympic Park. The four Division 1 clubs will face off in the opening set of the 2021-22 Mount Gambier and District Tennis Association season. Association president Andrew van den Hurk is full of excitement for what is to come, but is concerned rain might spoil the party. “If we can play on Friday night that would be a good start because the weather forecast does not look good,” he said. “But Saturday does not look too bad hopefully when the other grades play. “I think a lot of teams are pretty keen to get out there and have a hit again. “Now we just...

Association serves up new tennis season

The reigning Mount Gambier and District Tennis Association Division 1 premiers Centrals/Uniting Church will aim to defend its title on new turf. After having played...

Stableford round hotly contested

Many chased hard to try and catch wily veteran Kevin Mansell (pictured below) in Saturday’s Stableford round at the Blue Lake Golf Club but...

Young star commits to Pioneers

The OneFortyOne Pioneers have received another piece of confidence-building news with Naracoorte basketballer Sophie Miles re-signing for the 2022 NBL1 South Season. Miles joined the...

Riders take on state’s best

The Blue Lake BMX Club is ready to tackle the biggest weekend of the year in Adelaide. Across three days of heart stopping action, The...

Timely boost for ‘last of the volunteers’

Until recently, about the only time the locally-based Kevin Jones was not at the Thursday and Sunday Mount Gambier greyhound racing meetings was if...

East past to guide future

East Gambier has swiftly announced its new-look coaching line up for the 2022 Bendigo Bank Western Border Football League season after the departure of...