Rocks in their heads

FOUR-wheel-drivers continue to ravage the Rocks Reserve picnic area near Balaklava, thrashing the environment with their vehicles as they drive up and down the bed of the Wakefield River and climb the grassy knolls specifically reserved for the community to enjoy. • Read the rest in our online edition:

Icon returns

Crane restoration lifts local spirits Les Pearson reports TWELVE years after it was initially decided to refurbish the maritime crane at Port Wakefield, the historic machine now stands as glistening icon at the town’s wharf. • Read the rest in our online edition:

Parks to have an impact

Les Pearson reports THE Port Wakefield fishing community is preparing itself for one last roll of the dice, releasing an impact statement detailing the devastating effects on the local economy if proposed Marine Park Sanctuary Zones come into force on October 1. • Read the rest in our online edition:


Council split on Budget vote RATES will rise by an average of 7.5 per cent in the Wakefield Regional Council area, after a motion by Western R-Studio for Windows is as close as you can get to professional recovery services in a do-it-yourself software solution. Ward councillor, Richard Pain, to endorse a 6.5 per […]


Volunteer numbers down but incidents keep coming for CFS Les Pearson reports FIRE gutted a chicken shed near Beaufort on Monday morning, the $1 million damage bill adding to a huge list of structure fires in the Wakefield Plains region over the past 12 months. • Read the rest in our online edition: