Christian Fleetwood

28 written articles

City bus service pulls up short

Mount Gambier City Council will push for greater funding for bus services, after its first review of system in 15 years the...

Approval granted to restrict road access following illegal dumping

Grant District Council will allow Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP) to erect a structure across one end of Mulwala Road, Compton, off...

Public housing support sought

Mount Gambier City Council will lobby for increased funding to expand public housing in the region. Councillors last week agreed to advocate...

Council pushes for education review

Grant District Council has carried a motion that could see the Federal Government pursued regarding an ongoing review of the further education...

Council looks to reduce fire risks

The Grant District Council is investigating ways of reducing the fuel loads of forests and roadsides across the Limestone Coast. Councillors last...

Firies turn up heat on government

Firefighters at the Mount Gambier MFS have backed a state campaign to address “a crisis in proper resourcing”. According...

Foodies go cray cray for lobster

There may be more crayfish on dining tables this Christmas as retailers in the region stock up on the local delicacy.

Pressure on wine exporters

Australian wine industry bigwigs are calling for a fast pivot to other markets, more than a week on from China’s introduction of...

Event leader bows out

After more than a decade spent behind-the-scenes of many local high-profile events, Denise Richardson has retired as the Mount Gambier City Counci’s...

Tax slammed

Coonawarra winemakers have been slugged with crippling import taxes by the Chinese government that will land an immediate blow to the billion-dollar...

Community welfare in spotlight

While Limestone Coast locals welcomed a return to eased coronavirus restrictions ahead of schedule this week, troubling information about the effects of...

All we want for Christmas is you

A new Limestone Coast visitor guide is expected to arrive within weeks, ahead of what could be a critical time for the...

Young athlete shines despite wrist injury

Despite competing while wearing a cast over a broken wrist, Tenison Woods College student Leila Croker picked up three medals at the...

Draft tourism plan revealed

A draft of the Limestone Coast’s first-ever tourism and marketing plan is now open for community consultation, with the public encouraged to...

Pioneers women build toward return

The OneFortyOne Mount Gambier Pioneers women are ramping up preparations for the inaugural NBL1 season later this year and received a significant boost last week. Mount Gambier will play its first competition in two years alongside a...

Millicent ‘slam dunks’ finals day

Millicent enjoyed a dream Limestone Coast Basketball League finals day on Saturday evening after both Magic sides secured the prized trophies at home. Due to a COVID implemented shutdown of the Country Basketball League, Millicent, Mount Gambier,...

Season enters ‘night mode’

The 2021 Veolia Limestone Coast Women’s Football League turned on the floodlights last weekend after the season switched to night mode. To kick off proceedings in round 3, the first two night games of the season were...

Stewart straps in for big year

Mount Gambier’s teenage racer Jobe Stewart is ready to jump into the hot seat this weekend and begin the biggest year of his short career. After taking on the iconic Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst in October,...

Crunch time in junior cricket season

The fight for bragging rights across the Mount Gambier and District Cricket Association junior competitions reaches top gear this weekend when the Semi Finals begin. Places in the respective O’Donohue (Under 17s) and Sims Shield (Under 12s)...

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