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Hills and Fleurieu roads worst for regional speeding
Hills and Fleurieu roads worst for regional speeding

14 April 2024, 8:38 PM

The top 10 regional sites for drivers caught speeding by both fixed and mobile speed cameras has been revealed by RAA – with half of them located in the Adelaide Hills and a third on the Fleurieu Peninsula.According to 2023 SAPOL data, the worst location in regional SA for drivers caught speeding was the fixed camera at Crafers on the South Eastern Freeway, which nabbed 7,012 motorists and cost drivers $3,985,553.In fact, the top four regional fixed cameras were all located on the South Eastern Freeway in the Adelaide Hills – three of them point-to-point cameras.Victor Harbor Road, from Whites Valley to Tatachilla, was the only Fleurieu location in the top ten for fixed cameras, at number seven, recording 344 offences at accost of $187,880.Of the worst mobile camera spots in regional SA, Ironbank Road in Ironbank clocked 772 speeding drivers at a total cost of $407,036. On the Fleurieu Battunga Road, Meadows, came in at seven; Paris Creek Road, Paris Creek, at nine; and North Terrace, Port Elliot at 10.Again, five of the top 10 regional mobile locations were located in the Adelaide Hills, with three on the Fleurieu, prompting an RAA plea for drivers to stick to the speed limit as school holidays begin.Charles Mountain is RAA Senior Manager Safety & Infrastructure. He says exceeding the speed limit by even a small amount increases the risk of a serious crash.“Excessive speed is one of the fatal five causes of road trauma – and contributes to 30 per cent of fatal crashes on our roads,” he says.“The list of regional fixed and mobile speed cameras shows thousands of drivers are either deliberately or inadvertently driving faster than the speed limit in our regions.“Other roads in the Hills may have lower traffic volumes and it may be tempting to creep over the limit – but doing so puts other road users at risk.“Drivers need to be aware that even small increases in speed mean you will travel a longer distance before you can react and bring your vehicle to a stop if something unexpected occurs on the road.”Mr Mountain says approximately 70 per cent of lives lost on SA roads occurred in the state’s regions.“We must remember to drive to the conditions and at a speed that allows us to safely respond to unexpected situations or come to a safe stop if required.“It’s also still important to be vigilant near schools even during the holiday period as some will be offering holiday programs so children may be present, particularly during drop off and pick up times.”Top 10 regional SA fixed speeding cameras – 2023 Location Type Offences Fines (incl. VOC Levy)South Eastern Fwy, Crafers Mid Block 7,012   $3,985,553South Eastern Fwy, Nairne to Callington Point to Point 1,239 $729,008South Eastern Fwy, Callington to Mt Barker Summit Point to Point 799 $462,301South Eastern Fwy, Nairne Point to Point 724   $414,315Port Wakefield Rd, Port Wakefield to Two Wells Point to Point 698 $417,773Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells to Port Wakefield Point to Point 620   $363,833Victor Harbor Rd, Whites Valley to Tatachilla Point to Point 344   $187,880Dukes Hwy, Coonalpyn to Ki Ki Point to Point 319   $183,714South Eastern Fwy, Callington (west) Mid Block 252   $150,222Dukes Hwy, Ki Ki to Coonalpyn Point to Point 244 $141,316Top 10 regional SA mobile speeding camera locations – 2023 Location Speed Limit Offences Fines (incl. VOC Levy)Ironbank Rd, Ironbank 60 772 $407,036Kersbrook Rd, Kersbrook 80 678 $371,628Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun 50 602   $267,373Sutton Ave, Mount Gambier 50 588 $230,321Alexandrina Rd, Mount Barker 50 496 $208,287Haylock Rd, North Moonta 50 428   $228,912Battunga Rd, Meadows 50 426   $207,083Murray St, Nuriootpa 50 410   $176,151Paris Creek Rd, Paris Creek 80 363 $205,045North Tce, Port Elliot 50 308   $118,569

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Light up as the sky gets darker
Light up as the sky gets darker

12 April 2024, 9:22 PM

Thousands of drivers and riders are being caught without appropriate lights, prompting an RAA reminder about road safety as daylight savings ends.Last year SA Police caught 6,078 drivers in the dark without effective headlights – the highest number recorded in the past decade and a 38 per cent increase on the year prior. In 2023 police also caught 4,513 cyclists riding without appropriate lights at night or a rear reflector, sparking an RAA reminder to light up when visibility is low. Failure to do so risks a fine of $382 for drivers and $165 for cyclists. Crash data also shows vulnerable road users can be at higher risk of a crash when days are shorter, with pedestrian casualty crashes jumping by 24 per cent in autumn and winter between 2018-2022.RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain says shorter daylight hours make now a great time to have a conversation about road safety with loved ones.“Drivers need to ensure their headlights are in working order and book their car in for a service if they have any concerns.   “A clean windscreen both inside and out can greatly improve vision, as can new windscreen wiper blades.“Motorists should also be extra alert for cyclists and pedestrians using the road, as they may be harder to see from a distance in the darker months. “As always, it’s important to drive at a speed that allows you to stop if required. When there is lower visibility such as at night or during wet conditions, the appropriate speed may be slower than the speed limit.  “Cyclists need to ensure their bike has a red rear reflector on it at all times, and when riding in low visibility such as at night or heavy rain, a working white light on the front of their bike and red light on the back. “Pedestrians should also pay attention whenever they’re crossing the road – use designated crossings when available and don’t assume drivers have seen you.” For more on RAA road safety initiatives visit the website. 

Paisley and Alfie are looking for their forever homes
Paisley and Alfie are looking for their forever homes

12 April 2024, 8:00 AM

Meet our lovable Pets of the Week. They are looking for their forever homes thanks to the RSPCA Lonsdale Shelter. RSPCA are currently running at 50% OFF adoption drive at their Lonsdale shelter until Sunday!Alfie and Paisley are this week’s friendly Pets of the Week. These loving animals are waiting to find their perfect family. If you think that could be you, read more about them below.Dog of the Week – AlfieThis amazing boy is Alfie (AID 187255) and he’s one of many dogs patiently waiting at RSPCA South Australia’s Lonsdale shelter to find a happy home.Alfie is a favourite at the shelter, and for good reason. He’s the sweetest gentleman and a cuddle bug at heart.This young lad loves to nap in the sun and soak up attention from his favourite people.An active boy indeed, Alfie enjoys playing with enrichment toys, running around, and splashing in the water (no wonder he needs a good recharge nap after). This handsome boy does enjoy socialising with other dogs, but he loves attention more, so he’s not keen on sharing his furever home with another fur-resident. Alfie would make the pawfect addition to a loving family. Read more about Alfie and learn how to adopt him.Alfie the gentleman. Photo: RSPCA Lonsdale.Cat of the Week – PaisleyThis gorgeous girl with captivating eyes is Paisley (AID 186425) and she’s currently living at RSPCA South Australia’s Lonsdale shelter while she waits to find her happily ever after.Paisley is a beautiful kitty with a big heart. A young lady, she can be a bit shy around new faces, but with a little patience and a lot of love, she’ll be your furever friend in no time.Paisley is a foodie, so Dine treats are a good way to speed up the ‘getting to know you’ process. She would love to live in a quiet home where she can relax and live her best life.This darling girl is open to sharing her home with another fur-resident, but a slow introduction is required to ensure a smooth transition.  Find out more about Paisley and how to adopt her.Beautiful Paisley. Photo: RSPCA Lonsdale.Visit the RSPCA Lonsdale Shelter and add a new companion to your life – you won’t regret it.The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) South Australia is the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity.

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See It LIVE grants boost live music venues
See It LIVE grants boost live music venues

11 April 2024, 8:30 PM

Two Fleurieu live music venues are among 20 to receive grants through the state government See It LIVE Music Activation Fund. A total of $850,000 in grants will be provided to live music venues to support costs associated with the presentation of live music. Goolwa’s Murray Delta Juke Joint and Big Easy Radio in Aldinga Beach were two of the three regional venues to score a boost, along with 13 based in the CBD and four in Adelaide suburbs.Through a new collaboration between the Music Development Office and the Office for Small and Family Business, recipients of the fund will also receive free business advisory services to support the sector’s long-term sustainability. Arts Minister Andrea Michaels says the state government recognises the importance of dedicated live music venues in South Australia.“Our live music venues play a vital role in supporting the careers of emerging artists and contribute significantly to the cultural life of our state - reflected through our designation as a UNESCO City of Music. “The See It LIVE Music Activation Fund brings together two areas of my portfolio, the Music Development Office and the Office of Small and Family Business, to provide targeted funding and business support to ensure a more sustainable future for our venues in the longer term.”The full list of venues to receive grants is as follows:Wheatsheaf Hotel (CBD)  Lion Arts Factory (CBD)Ancient World (CBD)   Unibar ADL (CBD)Grace Emily Hotel (CBD)   Broadcast Bar (CBD)Jive (CBD)   The Gov (Hindmarsh) Semaphore Workers Club (Semaphore)   Arthur (CBD)Rhino Room and Lowlife Bar (CBD)   Woodshed (Royal Park)Murray Delta Juke Joint (Goolwa)   Nexus Arts (CBD)The Three Brothers Arms (Macclesfield)   My Lover Cindi (CBD)Exeter Hotel (CBD)  Confession (Port Adelaide)Big Easy Radio (Aldinga Beach)   Prompt Creative Centre (CBD)For more information on support available for South Australia’s live music industry visit the website. 

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Unacceptable wait for shingles vaccine
Unacceptable wait for shingles vaccine

10 April 2024, 8:40 PM

Waiting lists for shingles vaccinations in the southern Fleurieu region have reached more than 1000 patients, according to Federal MP for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie.The MP says she was shocked to discover the numbers and she is calling on the federal government to urgently address apparent lack of supply.Reportedly most Australians aged 50 years and older are carrying the shingles virus due to previous chickenpox infection. Up to one third of them may develop shingles. Possible symptoms can include painful rashes, hearing problems, pneumonia, blindness, and long-term nerve damage and pain.The federal government announced that from 1 November 2023 two doses of the Shingrix shingles vaccine would be made available free of charge to all Australians over 65 years of age, as well as to other vulnerable groups. Despite a televised campaign to encourage vaccination, Ms Sharkie's constituents on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula report difficulty accessing the shingles vaccine.“With an older average age than the rest of the state, Mayo's Southern Fleurieu residents are at higher risk of developing shingles, and experiencing serious and painful symptoms,” she says.“One patient tells me their local medical clinic added them to a 700 strong waiting list for the shingles vaccine, in January 2024. Three months later they have been told this has ballooned to over 1,000 patients.“Medical practices in the region advise that despite this huge demand even large practices are only allowed to apply for 50 doses of the free shingles vaccine per fortnight. “Based on the current supply, one clinic says it could take two to three years to administer dose one alone (of a two dose program) to their thousands of existing patients who are eligible.”Ms Sharkie says she has asked the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, to take urgent steps to ensure eligible members of our community can be vaccinated in a timely manner.“I am informed that the South Australian government has been distributing all available stock to vaccination providers as soon as it is received.“If the benefits of shingles vaccination are advertised, and vaccination is encouraged, we need to address supply issues so those who are vulnerable can choose to be protected, without having to wait for months or even years.“Earlier this year assurances were given that there were sufficient supplies on order. “I want to make sure the federal government is working with the state government and the vaccine supplier urgently to ensure those who are eligible can access this life-changing vaccine as swiftly as possible.”

This weekend the popular McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic returns
This weekend the popular McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic returns

10 April 2024, 7:22 AM

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic signature street parade returns this Sunday, 14 April — bringing a new touch of luxury with the addition of a fleet of Rolls Royces for the first time.More than 15 of the elegant and luxurious British cars will roll through the McLaren Vale Main Street among the car show’s annual grand parade of motoring history.The free community event will also include vintage fashion, local wines, gourmet food, and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Chairman Nigel Williamson is thrilled to have the car show return for its 18th year and with a new addition that celebrates the event’s range of vintage and classic motoring.“We are encouraging locals and Adelaideans to come up to McLaren Vale and line the street to see this amazing cavalcade of motoring history and then head to a winery after to enjoy a great afternoon out,” Nigel says.“We’ve only really ever had one or two Rolls Royces in the past, so this year is expected to be quite special,” he says.Over 600 vehicles entrants are expected to get involved after more than 20,000 spectators lined the streets of South Australia’s world-class wine region last year.“While the Rolls Royce fleet will definitely be a highlight, there will be a whole range of vehicles for spectators to see and enjoy, everything from vintage cop cars, to motorcycles, and classics like Mustangs and Jags,” Nigel says.All vehicles will begin their journey from the open lawns located at the front of Serafino McLaren Vale, where entrants will be able to have breakfast prepared by the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale and coffee by Bracegirdles while they mingle with fellow car lovers and see the range of period outfits from participants and browse the vehicles on show.The Grand Parade will officially start at 11am with all vehicles rolling out of Serafino for the 2km drive along Main Road.All spectators and entrants are then encouraged to head down to any of the fourteen participating wineries where a range of vehicles will be on display for visitors to get up close and personal along with food stalls, wine and live entertainment making for the perfect Sunday day out with family and friends.“This just shows how important our event truly is. It’s not just a great opportunity for locals to come together as well as to showcase our beautiful region, but it also gives back to the community withlocal restaurants, accommodation booked out and wineries operating at capacity which is a huge reason why we continue to run this event,” Nigel says.McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2024When: Sunday, 14 April 2024Time: 11am – 5pmWhere: Main Rd, McLaren Vale, 5171WebsiteFacebookParticipating Wineries:- Lloyd Brothers- Paxton Wines- Hardy’s Tintara- Kay Brothers- Shingleback Wines- Hastwell & Lightfoot Wines- Bec Hardy Wines- The Vine Shed- Chalk Hill- Richard Hamilton- Shirvington Wines- Foxcreek- McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre- Serafino McLaren Vale

Help RSPCA SA rehome, not relocate, animals
Help RSPCA SA rehome, not relocate, animals

09 April 2024, 6:58 AM

RSPCA South Australia’s Lonsdale shelter will close for the last time at the end of this month when the organisation makes the historic move to its new, purpose-built animal care campus at O’Halloran Hill.The shelter is currently housing 270 animals and, in an effort to reduce this number ahead of the move, the organisation is running a five day adopt or foster campaign, starting tomorrow.For the next five days, all pet adoption fees have been halved. In addition, every cat and dog adopter will receive a free bag of Royal Canin dry food and rabbit adopters will receive a free bale of oaten hay.Anyone interested in fostering animals is also encouraged to visit the shelter during the next five days. There will be opportunities to meet RSPCA SA’s foster care team and learn how the program works. Some people who have pre-registered online will be able to take animals home to foster on the day.“Giving a home to one of our animals – whether it’s permanent or temporary – will really help us at this busy and exciting time,” RSPCA SA CEO Marcus Gehrig says.“This event also gives people the chance to take one last look at the Lonsdale shelter, which for the past 40-plus years has housed and helped so many animals to have second chances in life.”_______________________________________________________________________________________RSPCA SA Rehome, not Relocate, Adoption CampaignRSPCA SA shelter – 25 Meyer Rd, LonsdaleWednesday 10 April to Friday 12 April: 10am-4pmSaturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April: 10am-3pm

Community football clubs get Gather Round grants
Community football clubs get Gather Round grants

09 April 2024, 2:34 AM

Six local football clubs are among 42 around the state to benefit from almost $2 million of funding through the new South Australian Football Facilities Fund.The clubs represent 17 per cent of football clubs in SA, made up of 28 metropolitan/Greater Adelaide and 14 regional projects.This is the first round of grants allocated under the new funding program, a collaboration between the state government, the AFL and SANFL.The remaining $6 million in the pool of funding will be allocated over the next two years, with the next round of funding expected to open in August 2024.Funding is available to Australian Rules footy clubs, local councils, umpire associations and schools or tertiary institutions.The grants will support key infrastructure projects at community clubs:City of Onkaparinga – Lighting - $75,000Kingscote Football Club - Goal Posts/Backing Nets - $8,286.37McLaren Districts Football Club – Lighting - $75,000Onkaparinga Valley Football Club – Player & Umpire changerooms and amenities - $150,000Port Noarlunga Football & Sports Club – Scoreboard $25,000Victor Harbor Football Club - Goal post/backing nets - $12,820 Premier Peter Malinauskas says the Gather Round celebration of football will again deliver a significant economic dividend for the state. “But since the beginning, we’ve been determined to deliver something more – a lasting legacy to the social and sporting fabric of South Australia. “The South Australian Football Facilities Fund is doing just that, delivering better facilities for women, men, girls and boys in community sporting clubs right across our state. “I thank the AFL and SANFL for working in partnership with us to deliver these benefits. AFL CEO Andrew Dillon says it’s important the Gather Round initiative extends beyond the fixture and has a long-term impact on footy around the state.“As we strive towards one million participants by 2033 we know we need to continue to invest in local clubs and their facilities to ensure we’re providing the best experience and environment for players, coaches, volunteers and umpires.”SANFL CEO Darren Chandler says improved infrastructure, lighting and oval surfaces will unlock more capacity at existing venues, increasing oval access to support the growing number of participants, in particular female players and umpires.“From SANFL clubs to local grassroots community clubs, the fund will enhance the capacity of facilities and, importantly, create welcoming and inclusive environments for everyone participating in our game.” The full list of grant recipients in round one of the SA Football Facilities Fund, can be viewed on the SANFL website.     

Uncle Derek named a sustainable fishing hero
Uncle Derek named a sustainable fishing hero

08 April 2024, 8:40 PM

Uncle Derek Walker, Ngarrindjeri Elder and CEO of Kuti Co, was named winner of the Sustainable Fishing Hero category at the annual Sustainable Seafood Awards last month.The awards were announced by ASC Australia & New Zealand and the Marine Stewardship Council in Australia & NZ in Sydney on Friday 15 March.Judges described Uncle Derek Walker as a sustainable fishing hero who works tirelessly to develop job opportunities and training programs for Ngarrindjeri people.He focuses especially on young people, getting them back on Ngarrindjeri country, working on the land and in the oceans.“His vision involves empowering Ngarrindjeri youth by integrating cultural affirmation programs and educational initiatives into Kuti Co's community engagement, ranging from talks at local schools to boardroom presentations.“By developing initiatives that celebrate and honour Ngarrindjeri culture, Derek cultivates leadership qualities within the Kuti Co crew and ensures the passing down of knowledge on sustainable fishing practices to future generations.“Derek's unwavering commitment to his Kuti Co crew and the greater Ngarrindjeri community has helped realise the Ngarrindjeri Nation's aspiration to revitalise cultural practices and knowledge associated with the sustainable harvest, trade, and consumption of Kuti.”Kuti Co is a major shareholder in Goolwa PipiCo, which won the MSC Community Champion Award in 2023 for their world-leading efforts in community engagement and first nations reconciliation.

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