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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
Last Friday Holden announced that their
last car will roll off the Elizabeth plant
production line on October 20.
Whilst this will no doubt be a sad day for
the whole northern community, it is also
upsetting for the whole of Australia. For over
60 years Holden has played an important part
in our economy through both employment and
taxes that help build our economy.
When important car makers like Holden
move out of our country so too does the
employment prospects and with it, our
industry skilling for the future.
Australia is losing its manufacturing base
at an alarming rate, yet it would appear our
politicians are not addressing the root of the
For far too long Australians have adopted
the “She’ll be right mate attitude”, whilst in
fact more needs to be done to protect, nurture
and encourage businesses to both grow and
Saving businesses like Holden requires
more effort by the general community and
not necessarily leaving the full responsibility
Whilst our Federal Government has done
all it can in the way of affordable tax payer
handouts, in the end every business needs to
be capable of trading profitably.
It is a sad day when politicians use a major
business closure as an opportunity for point
scoring through the “blame game”.
In a press release this week one politician
said, “When given the option to support the
domestic car manufacturing industry, the
Federal Liberals shamefully drove Holden
out of town.”
Quite clearly, the Federal Liberals have not
intentionally driven any major employer out
of town, let alone a valuable employer such
as Holden. This is very inaccurate statement
and clearly sends the wrong message to
businesses that may be contemplating setting
up operation in our state.
Time to stop
the blame game
Letters to the editor
From “The Leader” - Thursday, January 17, 1952
Fix 8 m.p.h. sections of Royal Tour
Details of the Royal Tour through the Mt. Lofty
Ranges, Mt. Pleasant, Angaston, Tanunda and Gawler
were arranged at a conference at Mt. Barker, which
representatives of the District Councils concerned
met the Director, Mr M. A. Pearce. The tour, on
Thursday, March 13, does not allow for any stops
between Adelaide and Angaston, but the cars will
slow down to 8 miles per hour at points specified
in the various localities, where residents are rec-
ommended to gather. Plans submitted to Angaston
Council on Monday show that the Royal party will
pass through Angaston and Nuriootpa main streets
at 8 m.p.h. They will arrive at Lindsay Park (Mr J. K.
Angas’) at 12.30 and after lunch will leave at 2 p.m.,
arriving at Angaston Mill Corner at 2.05 p.m., thence
at 8 m.p.h. to the Children’s Reserve. The party will
then proceed to Atze’s Corner, near Nuriootpa, round
the former race track and High School Corner, arriv-
ing at the SM Hall at 2.16 p.m. Leaving the bridge
at 2.18 they will arrive at Tanunda at 2.30. An hour
will be spent at the Vintage Festival, where Her
Royal Highness will watch the floats as they circle
the oval and also inspect the wine fair. Work is be-
ing commenced with bitumen penetration of the
Mt. Pleasant - Angaston main road, over which the
royal party will travel, according to advice received
by District Councils.
Angaston Council meeting
Nuriootpa Community Hotel wrote agreeing to
transfer portion of land for public toilet at Nuriootpa,
and it was decided to obtain a tentative price of each
plan from Mr G. N. Dallwitz.
The local Govt. Dept. approved of transfer of £200
from the Govt. Grants account for road work at the
Trust Homes, Angaston.
Angaston R.S.L. asked for expediting of erection
of the Honour Roll at Angaston. Council decided that
the supplier be notified that, unless he can install
the Roll within two weeks, the work will be given
to another contractor.
Car parking in Tanunda
Just an observation and a question I
was wondering how come that the newly
painted car parks in Tanunda main street
are smaller than they were previously?
Is the council trying to remove dual cab
utes from the main street as well now?
You can deny anthropogenic climate
change...but you can’t deny the evidence!
The longer it takes for all of us, for
our industries and our governments,
to act on climate change, the more we,
our environment and our economy will
continue to suffer!
Almost daily our media reports on the
ever increasing and adverse impacts of
climate change, but what are we doing
The fly ash situation in Port Augusta
and the toxic air pollution in London and
Northern China, remind us that burning
fossil fuels has consequences and is killing
us and our planet.
Those of you who want to demonise wind
turbines, and renewable energy in general,
in favour of burning coal, should do a
Google search ‘fossil fuel related deaths
in 2016’ and open your eyes to the facts!
The just released 2016 climate/weather
report data for Australia and for SA shows
that 2016 was again one of our hottest
years on record and that the associated
extreme weather events continued to
increase in both frequency and intensity,
costing lives and billions of dollars. This is
going to continue, with dire consequences,
until we learn to live sustainably.
Our ever warming climate is having
far reaching biological impacts too, giving
organisms and disease vectors a big
The unstoppable Russian wheat aphid
is on our doorstep in the Mid-North,
presenting yet another problem for our
farmers, because the climate now suits it
this far south.
The Irukandji (box) jellyfish is moving
south on our eastern seaboard, already
at Fraser Island, with its move south
facilitated by our warming oceans and it
Imagine the economic cost alone on the
Gold Coast tourist and real estate trade
when it arrives there and when people
just can’t use the ocean in the summer
months, just like they can’t now in FNQ!
Mosquito born diseases like Dengue
Fever are also moving south from the
tropics as our climate continues to warm.
CO2 is the killer, polluting our
atmosphere and our oceans at an alarming
rate, significantly warming them both and
acidifying the oceans to dangerous levels.
The longer we take to seriously act on
climate change as individuals, as a country,
as a world, the more we will continue to
live with the consequences of our inaction.
Make changes yourself and use your
vote to tell politicians, including local
politicians, that you demand that they
act on climate change now....our future
depends on it!
On the road
I am writing to you from the Port
Lincoln Caravan Park. My wife and I are
on a trip around the Eyre Peninsula and
have to say despite a few issues with our
motorhome, we are having a ball!
There are RV Friendly towns
everywhere. Local councils have done a
lot to accommodate tourists visiting their
Port Lincoln has included not one, but
several huge long vehicle parking areas
mapped out in yellow paint for caravans,
motorhomes and other long vehicles right
next to the statue of Makybe Diva.
We stopped at Elliston which was an
RV Friendly town where we shopped and
were so impressed we called in on our way
back and parted with the hard earned
coin on diesel and food at the bakery. We
then went to the visitor information centre
where Bernie bought a jar of honey while
I emptied black and grey water in the
conveniently located dump point near the
centre. I also topped up our water tanks
free of charge.
The other thing I noticed on this trip is
miles and miles of well manicured road
verges. If you have to get off due to a road
train hogging the road you don’t drop down
off the side of the road as you would in
the Barossa. This can be a potentially
We came across a little dinky council
grader working on one of these verges and
I can’t help think about the condition of
our roads in our third world Barossa! I
know there may be some who would take
exception to this metaphor but that’s how
Our Barossa residents have to beg the
powers that be to get anything done. How
many times have you read in our local
papers about our dangerous and poor
Imagine what it would be like to travel
all over the valley floor on roads like
Tanunda main street? Unfortunately,
what we are getting is badly patched up
roads like our Moculta road with drop-offs
on the edges!
We’ve got a lot of work to do folks!
Chloe Legg with her friend, Tiara Herbig.
By Ella Pryor
Chloe Legg, Nuriootpa has been dancing
for 12 years and has always thought of it
as nothing more than a hobby, but that’s
changed after her recent success.
“It means everything to me to finally
be able to succeed in dance,” said Chloe.
“I’ve trained hard enough in my hobby
to be able to make first in the whole
Chloe performs hip-hop with One50
dance, where together with her Prodigy
Crew she placed first in the AASCF
Nationals Championships late last
November, held at the Gold Coast
Her crew is now the best in Australia.
The Prodigy Crew consisted of a group
of high school aged girls from all around
South Australia who won the AASCF
Winterfest Championships, which was
more or less a state competition.
Chloe explained that their crew were
all quite nervous to compete, but the
excitement overtook them as they had
been practicing the same dance for the
whole year and were feeling confident.
She said they were all extremely pleased
with their performance, but didn’t quite
think they’d done enough to come first
place, with the other teams proving to
have amazing talent.
The presentations were held not long
after Chloe’s crew had danced, with
almost 200 people sitting in a room from
all different groups and genres of dance.
“My team and I talked and we all
thought that we might have done well
enough for third place, but due to the other
amazing talents we didn’t think we’d get
much higher than that,” said Chloe.
“They called out from third place and
as they said the winner of second place we
all thought that we hadn’t placed at all.
“We were all pretty disappointed. But as
they called out our names for first place we
were so shocked and excited that we all got
on stage to receive our trophies in tears.”
Afterwards, the girls celebrated in
one of their hotel rooms together and
acknowledged what an amazing night
Chloe trains as part of the Barossa
Club, in Elizabeth for Elizabeth advanced,
Tanunda for Barossa 8 plus and in
Edwardstown for Prodigy Crew.
In the previous year, she competed in
the Hip-Hop Unite State Championships,
the AASCF Winterfest Championships and
the Destiny Star State Competitions, all
of which her crew placed first.
Chloe and her crew also recently had
the opportunity to compete at the World’s
Championships in Texas, but the team
kindly turned the offer down due to the
struggle of each team member being
underage and the limited time to raise
Chloe believes that she enjoys dancing
purely because she can go there, let go of
all her feelings and enjoy dancing with
some of the best friends she’s ever had.
“I’ve always been a shy person, but at
dance I’m the most confident I’ve ever been
- I can express my feelings and don’t have
to hide who I am,” said Chloe.
“Through dance I have learnt many life
lessons, such as perseverance, passion,
team work, precision, self-confidence,
determination and positive body image.”
Chloe is now looking forward to
competing in future competitions, and
hopes to take her dancing ‘hobby’ further
Turning a hobby into a success
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