AROUND SA: Stories from across the state

There is so much going on around South Australia - and each week we will bring you an array of news, faces and features which will highlight some of the most interesting characters and events we have in our communities.

This week there is an article about communities in the north of the state concerned about the consultation process as they continue to protest on the proposed site of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Also, as the nation gets a grip on environmental waste find out how a Robe man is leading the way as he turns rubbish into a range of clothing and household items and discover which Clare Valley winery has beaten more than 1000 others for the title of Winery of the Year. In the sporting arena read about two footballers who are celebrating significant milestones - totalling 900 games between them. And, if you are looking for something to do in the next two weeks check out the What's On Around SA.

Enjoy the read.

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In 2018 hundreds of people from across the state came together to rally against the proposed national radioactive waste management facility in Kimba.

In 2018 hundreds of people from across the state came together to rally against the proposed national radioactive waste management facility in Kimba.

Nuclear waste saga hits boiling point

The Transcontinental - Amy Green

The Federal Government has the green light to continue finding a site for its National Radioactive Waste Management Facility after a federal court challenge by the Barngarla traditional owners. Committee meetings at Kimba and Hawker were also a part of community consultation, but some locals say a new code of conduct would restrict how residents could voice their concerns.

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Brad Scott has a range of clothing including swimwear which has been recycled from "ghost nets."

Brad Scott has a range of clothing including swimwear which has been recycled from "ghost nets."

Recycling story

Coastal Leader - Lachlan Smith

As Australia looks to better deal with waste, one Robe resident has been using recyclables and creating a raft of new products such as clothing, household items and so much more. From tyres made into mats, bowls created from bread bag tags and even yoga and swim wear constructed from 'ghost nets', Brad Scott is creating an industry which is leading the way in environmental reform.

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Weeroona Bay Football Club players Christian Hines and Brenton Cabban holding the Bay's first Premiership Cup from 1985.

Weeroona Bay Football Club players Christian Hines and Brenton Cabban holding the Bay's first Premiership Cup from 1985.

Marking milestones

Whyalla News - Louis Mayfield

Reaching major milestones in sport doesn't happen very often, but two Weerona Bay Football Club team-mates managed to hit their marks within days of each other. Last Saturday forward Brenton Cabban played his 500th game for the club while this weekend Christian Hine will rack up 400 games. Read about their contributions to the club and sport they love.

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Jim Barry managing director Peter Barry, with sons Sam and Tom, share a toast after being crowned Winery of the Year. Photo by James Halliday.

Jim Barry managing director Peter Barry, with sons Sam and Tom, share a toast after being crowned Winery of the Year. Photo by James Halliday.

Winery

Northern Argus - Brendan Simpkins

A Clare Valley business has been named Winery of the Year at the recent Halliday Wine Companion Awards. Jim Barry Wines took the coveted title from more than 1000 wineries from across Australia at an appropriate time - as it celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. Read more about the win here.

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Some of the fun from the Whyalla Show in 2018.

Some of the fun from the Whyalla Show in 2018.

WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

SALA Festival - Venues across South Australia in August. The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a statewide festival of Visual Art, with displays in many regions and rural towns. Program - https://www.salafestival.com/

THIS WEEK

AUGUST 17 & 18

Whyalla Show - Saturday and Sunday, Jubilee Park, Whyalla. Kid's entertainment, magic show, arts and crafts, classic cars, fireworks, comedy hour and more. For information visit https://www.whyallashow.com/

Melrose Trail Festival - Saturday and Sunday, Joes Rd, Melrose, Flinders Ranges, 9am-5pm. King the Mount and the Sea to Summit trail events, family activities and more. Visit https://melrosetrailfestival.com.au/

Kadina Show - Saturday and Sunday, Cnr Mines and Agery roads, am-4pm, prices from $5 to $25. Exhibitions, arts and crafts, sideshows, horses in action and more. Visit https://southaustralia.com/products/yorke-peninsula/event/kadina-annual-show

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Illuminart at Wallaroo - At the silos from the wharf side, 6pm-7.30pm. Projection of a range of art from SA artists. Bring a chair, thermos or drinks and some nibbles to have while you watch the hour-long show. For information click here.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

SA Variety Bash - 63 teams will finish in Murray Bridge at around 3pm on Bridge St, public welcome to check out the cars. For information visit https://www.variety.org.au/bash/events/sa-variety-bash-2019/

Illuminart at Quorn - At park area next to Pichi Richi Train Station, 6pm-7.30pm. Projection of a range of art from SA artists. Bring a chair, thermos or drinks and some nibbles to have while you watch the hour-long show. For information click here.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Illuminart at Port Augusta - At the Yarta Purtli facade, Gladstone Square, 6pm-7.30pm. Projection of a range of art from SA artists. Bring a chair, thermos or drinks and some nibbles to have while you watch the hour-long show. For information click here.

MONDAY, AUGUST 18

Illuminart at Wilmington - Town Hall, view from Angas Terrace, 6pm-7.30pm. Projection of a range of art from SA artists. Bring a chair, thermos or drinks and some nibbles to have while you watch the hour-long show. For information click here.

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NEXT WEEK

AUGUST 23, 24, 25

OTR Supersprint - The Bend Raceway, Dukes Highway, Tailem Bend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm. Supercar racing as well as historic touring cars, drifting event, live music and more. Visit website here

AUGUST 23 & 24

Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival - Friday is opening night concert, from 7pm with a dusk lantern parade and festival on Saturday from 2pm onwards. Stalls, workshops, live music, kids activities and more. More details here

Quorn Cup - Quorn Racecourse, 10am-6pm, Fashion at the Races competition, free kids' entertainment, shuttle bus available. Click here for details.

AUGUST 24 & 25

Gawler Show - Saturday, 9am-9pm, Sunday, 9am-5pm. Sideshows, arts, crafts, displays, fireworks, sheep dog trials, showbags and so much more. Range of ticket prices. For information click here.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Illuminart at Mount Gambier - Inside Railway Lands, to view from the fuel tanks, Wehl St, 6pm-7.30pm. Projection of a range of art from SA artists. Bring a chair, thermos or drinks and some nibbles to have while you watch the hour-long show. For information click here.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Port Lincoln Show - from 9am-5pm. Stalls, kids' entertainment, arts, crafts, displays. Various ticket prices. More details here

Illuminart at Goolwa - View from parking area near Spirit Australia Cruise Centre, 6pm-7.30pm. Projection of a range of art from SA artists. Bring a chair, thermos or drinks and some nibbles to have while you watch the hour-long show. For information click here.

This story AROUND SA: Stories from across the state first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.