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Pasin and Bell make statesman-like call on sports ball

EVERY now and again in a crisis or controversy someone comes out of the woodwork to produce a statesman-like approach in a bid to...

OPINION: Russia shows how to turn around log exports

AS each week passes more and more people are asking why the Liberal Federal Government has not acted on the huge amount of logs...

OPINION: Councillors urged to look at bigger airport picture

REX has written another open letter to its customers. Blaming a global pilot shortage for its woes, Rex claims it will redouble efforts to employ...

OPINION: Airport upgrade will boost local economy

TWO questions loom large following this week’s Federal Government $3.5m contribution to provide major upgrading of the Mount Gambier Airport. Firstly, what will be the...

OPINION: Winter illness hits home

COUGH! Cough, cough! It’s cold and ‘flu season. It’s also school holidays and the grandchildren have arrived from Perth. Instead of flowers on the kitchen window sill,...

OPINION: Put $40m sports centre plan to public vote

MY question to mayor Andrew Lee was simple enough: “Would you consider a ratepayer poll to decide the issue over the $40m indoor sports...

OPINION: Big opportunity for city-centric government to change

BETTER road, rail, air services, mobile phone coverage and access to quality broadband internet will help grow rural and regional Australia, according to a...

Indoor sports centre is not what it seems

WHEN the 10,008 signed petition supporting an indoor sports centre was presented to City Council it was decided to proceed with the first stage...

Civic leaders seek ideas to revitalise main street

ONE of the great challenges which has dogged City Council during the past 50 years or more has been the main street. Probably more than...

Milestone for last of the ‘original timbermen’

ONE of the city's longest-serving and certainly the elder statesman of the local timber industry, Les McDonnell turns 90 next week. His legacy has been...

Our view: Millicent shop trading hours

Despite five Legislative Council crossbenchers holding the power to change or retain Millicent's unique retail hours, the community's focus is squarely on the Member for MacKillop Nick McBride.[...]

History shows running costs are a hidden factor

WHEN city council embarked on two major infrastructure projects such as the Mount Gambier Library and Main Corner, little was said about running costs. The...

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3G closing in six weeks

TELSTRA and Optus will be switching off its 3G network in six weeks. The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has officially warned all Australians...