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Christmas Greetings 2014 - 5
(08) 8541 2600
Ian, Merridee and staff of
14 Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie
Wish all their client s and friends
throughout the Riverland a Merr y
Christmas and Prosperous New Year
We will be closed from
Thursday December 25th
and re-open on Monday
Closed Thursday 1st
Januar y and re-opening
Monday 5th Januar y
We wish you a merry
Christmas and a happy
new footy season.
Would like to thank all our
members, players, sponsors and
supporters for being a part of the
team in 2014
We look forward to
seeing you at the
footy in 2015
& a Happy New Year
Would like to thank all customers
and donors for their support and
patronage during 2014.
Phone 8541 2685
Graeme, Lynne, Natasha, Melissa,
Sam, Glen and Tristan of ...
wish all their customers
and friends a blessed
Christmas and bright and
happy New Year
Waikerie Caravan Park’s multi-
was in question after its owners
revealed they were facing security of tenure
and commercial viability issues.
However, the developers and local council
were pursuing State Government support to
address the matter.
District Council of Loxton Waikerie chief
executive officer Peter Ackland said the State
Government would be formally asked to
sell the land to council so it could provide a
more secure tenure and commercial viability
in the lease agreement.
Alarge olive oil operation near
Kingston-On-Murray was up for
sale, with expressions of interest
closing in August.
The 758ha Parcoola Olives property at
Woolpunda includes a 200ha olive grove, a
state-of-the art processing/bottling plant
and extensive tank storage.
Also included in the sale was ownership of
The Mitolo Group’s successful Ollo brand of
Banrock Station Wine and Wetland
Centre joined an exclusive list
of South Australian hosts to the
endangered spiny daisy shrub.
The rare plant was first collected by
European explorers Burke and Wills in
central New South Wales in 1860, and was
thought to be extinct until its discovery at
Laura in the Mid North in 1999.
The plant had been unsighted in the
Riverland since 1910, when it was found at
The species was reintroduced to the
Riverland in a collaborative effort between
the Department of Environment, Water and
Natural Resources (DEWNR), the Banrock
Station Environmental Trust and Trees For
Waikerie Hotel’s rebuild was
recognised as the best in
regional South Australia at the
2014 Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence
Hotel manager Andrew Tyson and
Waikerie Hotel Motel Board chairman
Graeme Thompson accepted the
Redeveloped Hotel – Country award
at a gala dinner held at the Adelaide
Entertainment Centre in July.
Mr Tyson said the hotel was up against
a record number of entries, but in the end
its state-of-the-art, modern facilities and
functional layout helped it beat out the
The Homicide Victim Support
Group (HVSG) of South Australia,
established by Waikerie woman
Lynette Nitschke, marked its 20th
The group held a Walk Against Violence in
Adelaide in August.
Twelve truck drivers who purchased a
X Lotto ticket from Waikerie won the
$2.6 million division one prize.
The syndicate of former workmates split
the prize and each took home $218,750.
The winning ticket was purchased from
Waikerie residents were asked to
show their support for a river
front caravan park in the town by
signing a petition organised by local man
The document urged the State
Government to “initiate instant action to
address the possible abandonment of the
proposed Waikerie Caravan Park on the river
front at Peake Terrace”.
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone later
submitted the petition, which attracted
about 1900 signatures, to State Parliament.
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie
(DCLW) and other local stakeholders
agreed on a short-term action plan
for dead citrus properties in the Sunlands/
A community meeting at the Ramco
football clubrooms attracted a handful of
concerned neighbours, but no owners of the
dead orchards attended.
Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon Stasinowsky
told the meeting that council’s motivation
for seeking a solution to the problem was
not a “witch hunt” or about blaming anyone
for what had happened during the recent
“ Times are tough and hard enough as it is,
but we can work together,” he said.
However, DCLW chief executive officer
Peter Ackland said council had received
complaints about the dead orchards that
needed to be addressed.
After more than 100 years of
ownership by the Promnitz family,
the historic property on Lawrie
Terrace, Waikerie, was sold.
Adelaide couple Kevin and Denise
Spellacy became the new owners and
quickly began restoration works on the
house and backyard.
Edward Promnitz, after whom the nearby
Promnitz Gardens are named, built the
house in the early 1900s.
Three Waikerie community groups
officially moved into their new
spaces thanks to the opening of a
shared shed facility.
The shed was officially opened by Loxton
Waikerie Mayor Leon Stasinowsky and
became home to the Waikerie Men’s Shed,
along with the Apex and Rotary clubs.
HOLDER man Peter Jacobs welcomed
new signs encouraging Maize Island
Conservation Park users to stay on the site’s
RAMCO’S James Lochert was among the organisers of
the Riverland Enduro, which included competitions at a
club, state and national level. Mr Lochert also competed
in his Pro Lite buggy, placing second in his category.
WAIKERIE and Districts Grandpa of the Year
competition runner-up Henry Mortimer and winner
David Liebich helped raise $2500 for Red Cross and
the Waikerie Hospital Guild.
DARREN Kleemann rushed in
with an extinguisher to help put
out a fire at the Waikerie Hotel
Motel. A man staying in one of
the motel rooms sustained burns
to his face, hands and feet.
THE talents of Waikerie High School
students were on display across four
performances of High School Spoofical.
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