The Border Watch : December 3rd 2013
NEWS TIPS email@example.com Water wise grants open SCHOOLS and sports clubs have until December 20 to apply for grants to undertake projects that will help manage and save water, such as installing new water harvesting and irrigation systems or updating plumbing to use rainwater. “The Philmac Project is a fantastic initiative that reinforces the central role that irrigation and effi cient water use play in the existence and growth of rural communities,” Irrigation Australia chief executive Duane Findley said. “It also offers a great opportunity to recognise local groups who are seeking to adopt innovative and effi cient practices to improve their community, despite often limited resources.” Philmac group marketing general manager Jason Mitchell urged community groups to make a submission to this year’s program well before the closing date so people had time to show their support and vote. Submissions are made online via a dedicated Facebook page using a simple application form that asks a few basic questions about the intended project. The submissions will then be posted on Facebook so that people can show support for the projects by voting. The five projects in each region that attract the most votes will be short-listed for final judging. For more information and to make a submission visit www.philmac. com.au/PhilmacProject NEWS 15 Culinary overhaul THE revamped Adelaide Oval has had a culinary makeover as well as a facelift, with around three quarters of all food, wine and beverages used to be farmed, fished, packaged or produced in South Australia. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Gail Gago said this was great news for the state ahead of the second Ashes Test starting in this week. “With the oval committing to use as much South Australian produce as possible, which could be as much as 75pc, this means big runs on the board for the local food and wine sector,” Ms Gago said. “Fans will be watching world-class cricket at a magnificent stadium, supported by equally world-class South Australian food, wine and beverages. SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER: Students from Tenison Woods College are happy with their efforts to give back to the less fortunate and make someone else’s Christmas special. Picture: ALEX McGREGOR Students spread cheer College bric-a-brac sale to help less fortunate TENISON Woods College students from Reception through to Year 5 were recently involved in a brica-brac sale, sacrifi cing their pre-loved toys, books, dolls, puzzles and games to raise money to help others who are less fortunate during the Christmas period. Class teacher Monika Kolhoffer said the prices were very competitive and the class was swiftly overwhelmed with enthusiastic customers all vying for the vast selection of quality used items on display. Students raised more than $600 dollars, which was used to purchase Christmas presents for children of families who are struggling fi nancially. The presents were wrapped by students and placed under the Target Wishing Tree and the St Vincent de Paul Christmas tree at Tenison Woods College as part of a campaign created to bring about social justice and to spread Christmas cheer among those who are Heavy vehicle industry set for new charges THE National Transport Commission is encouraging members of the heavy vehicle industry in the South East to register for a public consultation forum next week on draft options for new charges to apply from July 1. “Following agreement from the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure (SCOTI) on November 15, the NTC will soon release a draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) outlining several options for heavy vehicle registration and fuel charges for public com- ment,” NTC chief executive Paul Retter said. “The forum will be an opportunity for industry to learn about the options that NTC is putting forward within the draft RIS, ask questions and have their say.” The draft builds on the recommendations of the Heavy Vehicle Charges Review and the associated public consultation process held earlier this year, as well as incorporating further research. “The NTC has adopted a co-design process to the determi- nation to ensure that the charges system remains transparent and responds to stakeholder’s needs,” Mr Retter said. “Public consultation forums are an important element of the determination process and I encourage all interested stakeholders to come along.” The forum will be held at Commodore on the Park on Wednesday from 8.30am to noon. Registrations can be made online via www.emgregistrations. com.au/ntc/ or by contacting 1800 907 834. Residents urged to ensure wills are up to date MOUNT Gambier residents have been urged to make sure their wills are up to date. “A current professionally prepared will is the best present you can give your family and loved ones this Christmas,” public trustee Debra Contala said. “If you die without a will, your estate will not be distributed according to your thoughts or plans, but according to the South Australian laws of intestacy. “People close to you may miss out on what you intended to leave to them, unless it is covered in your will.” She said many personal life-changing events such as childbirth, marriage, relationship changes, and even the purchase or sale of property could have an impact on an individual’s will, which should be reviewed at least every fi ve years or when a signifi cant event occurs within a person’s life. “Leading into Christmas, all South Australians are encouraged to review their current circumstances and make or revise their will,” Ms Contala said. Staff from the Public Trustee will be attending Gramac Solutions at 1A Hedley Street on Wednesday and Thursday to help people make or revise their wills. Call 8226 9204 for an appointment or more information. The Border Watch, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 15 less fortunate. Students said they felt happy to make a difference by giving back to others and bring joy to someone else’s life. They said it was good to help less fortunate people feel included within society on Christmas Day because everyone deserves happiness. KNOW YOU ARE AT RISK. It is easy to ignore the fact that we live in bushfire risk areas. But bushfires are a constant and unpredictable threat. We all need to understand what to do, to prepare, and plan to survive. CFS0082F BE BUSHFIRE READY. www.cfs.sa.gov.au Bushfire Information Hotline: 1300 362 361 (TTY 133 677) “The thousands of people who will come to the oval will know the food and beverages they purchase are not only top quality, but that they will be supporting South Australian farmers and local food producers. “Ensuring local products are provided at venues such as Adelaide Oval - which will spend around $28m on food and beverages over the coming year - will benefi t local producers through increased sales and build greater recognition of our premium food and wine products.” All wine served at the oval will be South Australian, with the exception of champagne.
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