The longest running field days event in Australia, established in 1894 and running on September 24, 25 and 26 at the Paskeville site, the Yorke Peninsula Field Days is shaping up to be one of the best.
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Started with Fairfax (Rural Press) as a compositor in 1992 at the Victor Harbor Times and progressed to journalism as a cadet and then on to editor at The Barossa & Light Herald. After 8 years with Rural Press, joined News Corp as a journalist at The Advertiser. I held various senior positions at The Advertiser including Regional Editor, Motoring Editor, Chief Of Staff and Investigations Editor. My time with News Corp also included an 18 month secondment to the Northern Territory as Editor at the Centralian Advocate, Alice Springs. After a year working as assistant director of media with the Fair Work Ombudsman and a year at the helm of a public relations firm, I have returned to my farming background and home community on the Fleurieu Peninsula. I am co-founder of missing persons foundation, Leave A Light On Inc, and am also on the board of Indigenous foundation Around The Campfire. Local sport and community activities, horse racing and learning what I can about farming are my key interests outside of journalism.
Copper Coast Council has been notified it will be allocated $1million as part of the Federal Government's Drought Communities Program
Optimism is high among growers across Yorke Peninsula with most areas having received at least 100mm of rainfall since the start of May but a cold snap has slowed growth down and more rain is needed for the season to reach its full potential.
It's a labor of love but Amanda and Simon Hilder are committed to restoring the old stone hut homestead on Three Creeks Station for uses as accommodation in their Station Stays operation.
Tourists are flowing thick and fast into William Creek to take a look at the phenomenon that is a Lake Eyre filling.
Jim and Teresa Connell are committed to returning large sections of their Horseshoe Top-End property in the Southern Flinders Ranges to its former natural glory.
The Eyre Peninsula Football Council has held a forum to work on a battle plan aimed at ensuring a sustainable future for football and netball across Eyre Peninsula.
With seeding coming to a close across the Eyre Peninsula, the verdict on new Pillar Disc Drills out of Canada has come back in
Cummins and its surrounds would likely be one of the most positive farming communities in the country, coming off the back of one of its most economically-rewarding harvests on record.
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