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Tim Whetstone MP
Tim Whetstone MP
Tim Whetstone MP
Member for Chaffey
phone: (08) 8582 4230
fax: (08) 8582 4231
PO Box 959 Berri SA 5343
Waikerie Caravan Park petition in Parliament
The Waikerie and surrounding community
have shown their support for a caravan park on
the riverfront at Waikerie. I recently presented
a petition to Parliament with almost 2000
signatures calling on the State Government
to provide the necessary support to ensure a
caravan park is constructed on the riverfront.
Many businesses and tourists have spoken
to me about the importance of riverfront
caravan park facilities predicted to bring in an
additional 15,000 tourism nights per annum.
Making a stand on ESL rise
Many Riverland and Mallee households and
businesses have received their first Emergency
Services Levy bill since the rebate was removed
and the hit on regional areas is huge. Farmers
are particularly hard hit by the ESL rise with
increases of more than 500 per cent in some
cases. In response I have had postcards printed
highlighting concerns about the ESL rise to
send a message to the State Government.
Anyone in the Riverland and Mallee who is
concerned about the rise is welcome to sign
a postcard by visiting the Chaffey Electorate
Office in Berri or contacting (08) 8582 4230.
Top teacher recognised
Congratulations to Renmark Primary School
principal Lyn Bretag for being named South
Australia’s School Leader of the Year at the
Excellence in Public Education Awards. Lyn’s
commitment and passion to education is
absolutely outstanding and she is a fantastic
role model in the industry and has been for 35
years. Well done to finalists from our region,
Tasha Morath (Glossop High), Sarah Bolt
(Swan Reach Area School), Annette Kunoth
(Riverland Special School) and Craig Nielsen
(Waikerie High School).
Sportsperson of the Year Awards open
Nominations for the Steve McFarlane
Contribution to Sport Award and John Ormsby
Coach of the Year are open as part of the 50th
Riverland Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
Nominations are accepted until October 17,
2014.For further information contact the
Chaffey Electorate Office on (08) 8582 4230.
Memorial scholarship to assist local student
Riverland students hoping to further their
career aspirations may be eligible for the
University of South Australia’s Don Hawke
Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship offers
$125,000 to a regional student who has decided
to commence study at the university following
a two-year study break after school and has
lived in a rural area for at least three years. For
further information and to apply visit unisa.
Rural Women’s Award
I am encouraging women in the Riverland
and Mallee to nominate for the 2015 Rural
Industries Research and Development
Corporation Rural Women’s Award. The award
identifies and supports emerging leaders who
can be the catalysts for innovation, productivity
and sustainability in primary industries.
Nominations close on October 31 and for
further information visit rirdc.gov.au/rural-
women’s-award or contact (02) 6271 4132.
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Participants are asked
to bring in something that
represents a strong connection
with the local community,
with the items displayed as
artworks and cultural objects.
Pieces can vary in size (the
store is accessible via double
doors at the back) and format
(e.g. a video projector will be
set up), and will be exhibited
from Saturday, October 18, to
Sunday, November 16.
Cusimano and Gazzola
are basing the project on a
similar gallery set up in the
Colonnades Shopping Centre
Gazzola said participants
had gained confidence and
other skills in the process.
“As artists, we believe in the
power of art,” he said.
“I think it’s about the
opportunity for people to
express themselves and feel
supported and acknowledged.”
Items donated to the
gallery will be auctioned off
on Saturday, November 15, as
a fundraiser for a local charity
or community project.
In the meantime, Cusimano
and Gazzola are on the lookout
for local assistants to help:
q Deliver the work and set
up the space.
q Make connections with
q Have daily conversations
with people requiring
q Arrange the objects and
run the art space at certain
q Carry out the gallery’s
Assistants will receive a
small remuneration for their
“We don’t know people here,
so if we can have people to
help that’s brilliant, because
they help bring people in,”
The Temporary Art Gallery
is being delivered at the
invitation of Country Arts
SA, which is also supporting
another project involving
Cusimano and Gazzola in
Waikerie next year.
Gazzola said the gallery’s
success and community
feedback would influence their
decision on what to deliver
To have a look at what you
can expect in Waikerie, visit:
To register your interest as a
local assistant, contact Nadia
Cusimano on 0422 520 451 or
Paul Gazzola on 0403 959 716.
For any further
information, phone Country
Arts SA’s Rebecca Farrant on
8582 2288 or 0423 290 436.
Temporary McCoy St gallery to offer new take on art
WARRAWEE Lodge director of care Cale Edwards, District Council of Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon Stasinowsky and Warrawee Lodge
residents committee chairperson Gwen Webber at the Every Generation Festival celebrations held at the Waikerie Bowling Club last
PHOTOS: Jayme Koch
Our seniors celebrated
WAIKERIE’S seniors were the focus of an
afternoon tea held at the Waikerie Bowling
Club as part of the Every Generation
Festival (October 1-31).
The afternoon tea was organised by the District
Council of Loxton Waikerie in conjunction with
the Warrawee Lodge residents committee, and
included a performance by singer Pat de Lucy.
The Every Generation Festival celebrates the
contribution made by older South Australians to
Throughout October, events and activities are
being held for people of all ages to come together
to celebrate the achievements of older people.
The Every Generation Festival is both
an intergenerational festival and a public
acknowledgement of the contribution that
seniors make to society.
CyNThIA Dick, Pam Crowhurst, Sarah Wilson, Alice Lewis and Evelyn Morgan
at afternoon tea celebrations for the Every Generation Festival last Thursday.
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