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City airline flight hopes rest with peacemaker Pasin

MEMBER for Barker Tony Pasin will play peacemaker when he tries to resolve the dispute between Rex Airlines, Grant District Council and the Mount...

OPINION: Boandik Lodge pleads for funds while city ‘spends’ $40m

MOUNT Gambier aged care centre Boandik Lodge is the perfect example of how society is in danger of getting its priorities wrong by [...]

Decade of NAPLAN ‘pointless’ without improved learning

LAST week seven year old Richard got dressed, ate breakfast cleaned his teeth and put on his shoes in less than six minutes.[...]

OPINION: Are our priorities wrong on $40m indoor centre?

FORTY million dollars for an indoor sports centre seems hugely out of economic kilter with the real needs of our community. If the people of...

Airport argument drives deep wedge between parties

IT is difficult to believe how low the feelings have reached in the "cool" relationship that exists between Grant District Council and Rex Airlines over issues surrounding the Mount Gambier Airport.[...]

Rock solid fracking guarantee needed

CALLS today for the State Government to enshrine the 10-year fracking moratorium into legislation appears to have merit given confusion about its long-term legality. While...

Community event success

A NUMBER of years ago, the late Barry Maney OAM had a vision of holding a business fundraising event to raise money for homeless...

Ratepayer poll is way to find indoor centre answer

IT is easy to get the answer you want by the question you ask. So often petitions ask a simple question requiring a simple answer,...

Insight into ice addiction

While sitting buckled in to an aeroplane seat, an air hostess stood in the aisle with a bright yellow life vest draped over her. A...

OPINION: No room for political agendas in council chambers

THE Australia Day debate is a prime example of the overreach of some councils into issues and topics they have no power, influence and jurisdiction over [...]

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Stan Thomson’s debut novel

MOUNT Gambier personality Stan Thomson has released his debut novel, following the life of a young Craig Erskine after the Second World War. Mr...

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