The South Eastern Times : March 28th 2017
6 OpINION ThE success of the weekend’s Geltwood Festival is a true display of community collaboration of the highest order. The official opening night saw a crowd of 70 attend the Millicent Gallery, while the Rendelsham Community hall was packed to hear world-renowned musician Bill Chambers play his famed country music. The sold-out Murder at the Museum event saw more than 160 people attempt to solve an old-fashioned murder, while the Lions Club of Millicent Family Fun and Market OUR VIEW Day saw a record crowd of 2500 people flock to Millicent’s central business district. From humble beginnings as a craft-based festival, the Geltwood has now developed into one of Millicent’s premier events, with internationally renowned textile artists flocking to the town to participate. This year’s record-breaking figures are indicative of the festival’s wide appeal to community members 15 years on. The festival’s success underscores the passion and dedication volunteers invest in the festival - constantly striving to be bold and diverse in order to attract visitors. Months of organising are spent by volunteers ahead of the festival and some preparations even begin immediately after the previous festival TALKING TO THE TIMES ABN: 65 007 614851 Published: Tuesday & Thursday Deadlines: Displays: 10am 2 days prior to publication Classifieds: 11am day prior to publication Copy: 5pm 2 days prior to publication General Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Christian Greco Phone: 8733 3755, Email: email@example.com Advertising Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jason Wallace Email: email@example.com Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Responsibility for editorial comment is taken by Jason Wallace, 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier. The SE Times proudly uses 100% recycled paper. Send your news tips and contributions to: email@example.com Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud Member of the Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 683874 Nuclear waste decision to ‘cause uncertainty’ THE Federal Government’s decision to advance two sites at Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula for assessment to house Australia’s nuclear waste will cause stress, division and uncertainty for South Australian communities. Less than a year ago two proposed sites near Kimba were removed from a national shortlist because of community opposition. The Federal Government is toying with the lives of South Australian communities. Kimba’s original nominations were scrapped due to a lack of broad community support and that opposition remains. This process is damaging and dividing our towns. It is thoughtless, INDEX TRADES AND SERVICES ..............11 TV GUIDE .......................................................14 pUzzLES ........................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SpORT ..............................................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 23°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Wednesday Max 23°C Min 12°C Showers Chance of Rain - 80% 5-10mm UV: Moderate Thursday Max 18°C Min 10°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 35% 1-5mm UV: High 6 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Wednesday: Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the morning and increasing to 20 to 25 knots south of Port MacDonnell. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of Port MacDonnell. Swell west to southwest around 4 metres increasing to 5 metres during the morning. Wednesday: Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell southwesterly 5 metres. Tues 28th Sunrise 7.19am Sunset 7.07pm Wed 29th Sunrise 7.20am Sunset 7.06pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 28 1.28am 1.12m 8.22am 0.4m 1.49pm 1.04m 8.06pm 0.44m Wed 29 1.55am 1.1m 8.18am 0.41m 2.17pm 1.14m 8.41pm 0.47m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 28 1.40am 1.12m 8.34am 0.4m 2.01pm 1.04m 8.18pm 0.44m Wed 29 2.07am 1.1m 8.30am 0.41m 2.29pm 1.14m 8.53pm 0.47m 702886 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au inconsiderate and inconsistent. The planned national facility would store intermediate level radioactive waste currently at Lucas Heights in Sydney and dispose of low level waste and contaminated soil from Woomera. Wallerberdina, a highly contested site in the Flinders Ranges, has been the focus of the Federal site search to date and remains on the table despite community opposition. The expansion of the site search to Kimba is also a Federal vote of no confidence in the Wallerberdina site. Instead of causing more division and stress across our regional communities the Federal Government should take all the sites off the table. We need a responsible and inclusive approach to radioactive waste management where a proper process is prioritised over our key farming and tourist postcodes. South Australia has a history of resistance to radioactive waste projects, from defeat of a plan to establish a facility in the north of the state under the Howard Government to widespread public backlash over the recent push to import and store international nuclear waste. We have long-standing state legislation that prevents the establishment of radioactive waste dumps. We will use this and more in our work to support regional communities and keep South Australia free of nuclear waste dumps. Craig Wilkins, Conservation SA chief executive Big election task ahead MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist NICK McBride has had the Liberal mantle of approval laid upon him in the MacKillop preselection process. I don’t know him and I dare say many others in this electorate don’t either. Those of us who will want to know more than that he is a member of the Liberal Party to get our vote will be keen to know what he will do to address increasingly glaring issues in our part of the state. What will be his approach be to ensuring that roads in the South East get some much needed funds to repair the damage being caused by the volume of log and chip trucks? This has added salt to our wounds over the selling of three rotations of pine plantations. How will he convince his colleagues or another Labor Government to adequately fund the South East Water Conservation and Drainage Board? If he is unsuccessful in this, will we end up with a poorly maintained and compromised system at best, or a range of potentially very dangerous infrastructure? We will want to know his ideas on how to maintain and preferably return our hospital services to their previously much higher standard. We are tired of being the forgotten country cousins who must be wealthy enough presumably to service our own needs. We are fatigued by the apparent inertia of politicians who rarely voice an opinion about the South East, let alone act on its behalf. Yes, we acknowledge that our state is in a fiscal depression, but this is true for all South Australians, and not just those who happen to live in its metropolitan nucleus. If Nick chooses not to actively engage with us on such issues, then, as was evident in the last federal election, he will be impacted upon by the pull towards alternate candidates. What do you think of the decision of the AFL to play a game on Good Friday for the first time ever? JIM NOONAN Millicent They should not be playing on Good Friday because it is a day of respect. Why break with 2000 years of tradition? DARRYL DEVLIN Millicent A late afternoon game would be okay as all church services would be finished. SUE GUYETT Furner I disagree with it because Good Friday is not a day for sport but a day for reflection. to ensure an exciting and inclusive event for people of all ages. The variety of events will continue through the week, with open days, movies and an artist in residence keeping audiences occupied. This weekend will see the craft continue with a tuffet-making workshop, a weaving workshop and a mystery class. Floral displays will decorate the Presbyterian Church hall for three days, while the Mayoral Cabaret will see community members dusting off their dancing shoes for the tropical themed event.
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