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$4 million to
Member for Barker, Mr Tony
Pasin MP this week welcomed the
announcement that $4.176 million
in funding for communities in South
Australia to enhance their resilience
to natural disasters.
Funding is being provided as part of
the $52 million national partnership
agreement on natural disaster
Mr Pasin said the Australian
Government is focused on boosting
the resilience of communities so that
they are better prepared for future
Sadly residents in my electorate
of Barker know all too well the
devastation that can be caused by
severe weather events such as hail
“Grants will be available to support
local projects that help to prevent
damage caused by natural disasters
and I encourage eligible organisations
to apply,” Mr Pasin said.
Right across Australia, our heroic
fire fighters go out to battle fires
all year round - putting their lives
on the line to save ours and our
Many of these fire fighters are
away from their families for days on
end, sometimes longer to keep our
families and communities safe. They
leave their loved ones at home hoping
that these brave men and women will
return to them safely.
Barossa based firefighter, Kim
Oates said, “National Red Balloon
Day is a 100% charity organisation,
which was founded in January 2014,
as a way for all Australian’s to give
praise and thanks to our nation’s fire
On February 28, firefighters will
once again be asking all Australians to
show their support to our courageous
men and women by flying a red balloon
from their mailbox, fence, workplace
etc as a simple measure to say ‘Thank
Lyndoch Branch Red Cross cake stall for Wattle
Day was held on September 3, and despite the
rain and wind it was very popular with Saturday
Funds raised from events such as this are sent
to the Red Cross head-quarters and are used
for humanitarian relief in various parts of the
The local branch does not keep the funds
Winners of the Wattle Day raffle were Robert
Della Mina, Lesley Andrews and Leonie Lynch.
Ross Lagana and Tanunda Foodland
allowed members to sell tickets outside their
Branch members have collected unwanted
X-rays for recycling and forwarded to Red Cross
LUCKY WINNER: Allan Thurmer, Barossa Valley Lions President with Lions Christmas stocking winner,
Sarah Quest and partner, Andy.
Tom Heuzenroeder (pictured left), son of Peter
and Angela Heuzenroeder of Tanunda, jointly won
the national award for best sound in a documentary
in the AACTA Award Presentations in Sydney on
December 5 for the film “Highly Strung,” directed
by film maker Scott Hicks.
The other two members of the winning team
were Pete Smith (pictured right) and James Currie.
The film will be shown on ABC television on
Tom was born in Tanunda and educated at
Tanunda Primary School. This is the fourth time
he has won this prestigious award.
Previous awards were for his sound design and
editing on the TV series, “Anzac Girls” and on the
award winning films of Rolf de Heer, “Ten Canoes”
and “Charlie’s Country” starring David Gulpilil.
Little Corella management
The Light Regional Council and The
Barossa Council are working together
to manage the Little Corella flocks
that are starting to gather across the
Light and Barossa Region.
During the last Corella roosting
season the most affected areas within
the Light Regional Council included
Hewett, parts of Kapunda and
Roseworthy, Greenock and Kingsford.
This season the township of
Kapunda is the first to report sightings
of Little Corella flocks.
The Little Corellas have caused
damage to buildings, infrastructure
The Light Regional and Barossa
Council are working on locating and
disrupting the flocks in an attempt
to discourage their habitation and
roosting in areas around the region.
Ms Lisa Sapio, Manager
Development Services has advised
that The Council is engaging with a
number of land owners and ‘designated
spotters’ who are reporting flocks of
Little Corellas to Council’s general
inspectors so that these areas can be
“Council’s general inspectors
are also seeking the community’s
assistance in reporting flock sightings.
“This will assist the Council in
targeting known roosting hot spots
and employing various techniques
to move the flocks out of the region.”
Ms Sapio said, “Little Corella
flocks have been sighted in Davidson
Reserve, Kapunda and The Hewett
Community Centre, Hewett over the
The Light Regional Council has
collated a ‘Corella Management Plan’
that outlines a number of measures
that will be employed over the coming
months which includes the use of
drones, bird fright shells, flashing
strobe lights, starter pistols and the
like around townships areas and live
ammunition in appropriate areas.
Mayor Bill O’Brien noted that, “To
manage the disruption and destruction
that Little Corella flocks can cause the
Council will be expanding the range of
management techniques that it uses
“We appreciate the community’s
support in these efforts, and thank
them in advance for tolerating
any incidental inconvenience the
management programme may cause
in order to assist with providing
relief to this challenging regional
Ms Sapio anticipates that some
residents around the areas of Hewett,
Greenock, Roseworthy and Kapunda
along with the wider region may
therefore hear and see the shooting of
bird fright shells or use of drones along
with other management strategies.
Ms Sapio requests that any
sightings of Little Corella flocks
should be reported to Council as
this will allow staff to gain a better
understanding of their movements
and behaviours across the region
which will assist Council in targeting
specific areas in an attempt to reduce
their intention to roost.
Sightings within the Light Regional
Council can be made via the Council’s
website at www.light.sa.gov.au or via
telephone on 8525 3200.
The Freeling Senior Citizen’s Club enjoyed their
final get-together for 2016 at a Christmas luncheon
at Gungellan Hotel, Freeling on December 14, where
all gathered for a lovely meal.
Members certainly all enjoyed their lunch, a
real Christmas meal, plus plenty of chatter as
Apologies for non-attendees, Rob and Barb
First meeting for 2017 will be January 14 when
the club will welcome all members and any visitors
who may come to join in.
Club meetings are held each Wednesday at
1.30p.m. in the Freeling Institute Supper Room.
Members mainly play cards - 500 - Skippbo, but
other games too as desired.
There is a pool table and participants may play
as any visitor desired.
All enjoy visitors from other clubs, and enjoy
visiting them too.
There is a monthly flower competition and
going on trips in buses to see other places in
Going to the movies is a pleasure with special
days, soup and sandwich lunch, pies and pasties
going to Coffee Shop, barbecues and other
suggestions always interesting.
It would be nice to see some visitors and friends
to enjoy these games together.
By Tony Edwards
Grace Baptist Church
How to have
Simply stop complaining,
and start trusting.
It is easy to fall into the habit of constant
It is one of my greatest downfalls and I often
need to check myself, to be patient.
We can so easily become cynical and sceptical
when things don’t suit us.
Take for example, the common house fly.
There are some days when they fly in our face,
get up our nose, crawl in our ears and eyes and
we feel nothing but annoyance.
We complain, “Why did God ever create flies?”
But let’s just pause and think for a moment.
There actually is something good about flies.
They can both help and hurt us. They help us
by breaking down dead matter, but of course,
they can hurt us with disease.
Furthermore, flies come from maggots and
as gross as that sounds, there is such a thing as
Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT).
This was used in the middle ages, when
maggots were applied to infected wounds to
cleanse out rotting flesh.
Believe it or not, they are still used today, in
some extreme situations where antibiotics cannot
touch and prevent gangrene.
Military surgeons have noted that soldiers
whose wounds became infested with maggots
often recovered much quicker than soldiers with
similar wounds, but not infested.
So what does a maggot have to do with a happy
Simply this - stop complaining and start
trusting. We are the ones who must constantly
correct our outlook.
God knows infinitely more than we do and He
is the One who is in control.
God gives this promise to believers - “I will
give you the treasures of darkness and hidden
riches of secret places.”
Life is more than health and good times. Trust
God, He knows what He is doing. Have a happy
new year by trusting God.
kids with autism
Between 44 and 69 children under 15 years in
Barossa are diagnosed with Autism and they need
Autism figures are on the rise.
In 2012 there was a 79% increase of people
diagnosed with Autism since 2009 and it is becoming
even more common.
“With growing numbers of children being
affected by Autism, community support is vital to
help them lead happy and connected lives,” said
Ms Rebecca Keysers, Managing Director Autism
“Without the correct support services and
resources, the quality of life for kids with Autism
may be detrimentally affected. They may feel as
though they don’t belong and find it difficult to
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