AROUND SA: Stories from across South Australia

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.

And, don't forget to discover what's happening around South Australia over the next couple of weeks.

Enjoy the read.

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Close-up with a great white

Lachie Smith - Coastal Leader

A Robe local and two of his mates had a close-up look at the power of a great white shark while fishing near Cape Jaffa. Fishing 30-kilometres away from Bowdens on a "cracking" spring day with the water clear and no wind, Adam Brooks and his mates Alex Agar and father and son fishermen Rob and Bob Doland set out on their boat 'Mr Bob Tangles' for what would be a memorable day on the sea. Read more here.

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NUCLEAR VOTES LOOM: Communities in Kimba and Hawker will vote on the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility before the end of the year.

NUCLEAR VOTES LOOM: Communities in Kimba and Hawker will vote on the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility before the end of the year.

Nuclear ballots get go-ahead from councils

Rachel McDonald - Eyre Peninsula Tribune & Amy Green - The Transcontinental

Community ballots on the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF) have been given the go-ahead by local councils in Kimba and the Flinders Ranges, two of the locations that could hold such a facility. The Kimba District Council voted to go ahead with the ballot, with ballots set to be mailed on Thursday, October 3. The Flinders Ranges Council have confirmed that it will hold a community ballot between November 11 and December 12.

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EXPERIENCED ATHLETE: Jade Calverley's long list of achievements include competing at the World Dwarf Games in 2017 where she took home six gold medals. She now wants to add competing at the Paralympics to that list.

EXPERIENCED ATHLETE: Jade Calverley's long list of achievements include competing at the World Dwarf Games in 2017 where she took home six gold medals. She now wants to add competing at the Paralympics to that list.

Aiming for Tokyo 2020

Lauren Fitzgerald - Port Lincoln Times

Port Lincoln swimmer Jade Calverley has her sights set on her next dream, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. After competing in state, national and world competitions over the years, she hopes to qualify next year for the Paralympic Games after beating several state records this year alone. Read more from about Jade's Paralympic Games hopes here.

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TRIM: Hartley Christensen shows his style with the hairdressing scissors beside his wife Correen. He had a colourful career of many jobs.

TRIM: Hartley Christensen shows his style with the hairdressing scissors beside his wife Correen. He had a colourful career of many jobs.

From cranes to curls ...

Greg Mayfield - Port Pirie Recorder

Hartley Christensen's career went from cranes to curls. The wharfie retired from the waterfront to become a hairdresser in his wife's salon in Crystal Brook. He became the toast of the women in the district. Read Mr Christensen's reflection on his life and career here.

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WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

THIS WEEK

OCTOBER 1-31

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - Various events and times throughout the month. For more details click here.

OCTOBER 4 - 6

Ceduna Oysterfest - O'Loughlin Tce, Ceduna, 8am-11pm, showcasing produce, wine, cooking demonstrations, kids entertainment, live music and more. For details click here

OCTOBER 4 & 5

Taste Eden Valley Spring Wine Festival - 6 Washington St, Angaston, 5-9pm, wine masterclasses, live music, food and drink. Details here

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Cleve Show - Cleve Showgrounds, Rudall Rd, from 9am until late. arts and crafts, displays, stalls, rides, kids entertainment, food, and more, various entry fees. Click here for details.

Mt Remarkable (Melrose) Show - Horrocks Hwy, Melrose, from 9am-4pm. Displays, kids entertainment, arts and craft, food Click here for details.

Jamestown Cup - Jamestown Race Course, free buses from hotels etc from 10.45am, racing starts around 1pm. Admission $20 for 18 and over, free under 18. Click her for details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

McLaren Vale Spring Affair Festival - McLaren Vale, various wineries and times, live music, food and wine, tickets available. Details here.

OCTOBER 6 & 7

Jamestown Show Sheeptacular - Over two days, Parades, sideshows, live music, sheep & ag displays, competitions, food and drink available, plenty of fun. Details here

NEXT WEEK

OCTOBER 12 & 13

Lochiel 150-years celebration - various venues, from 10am-4pm, displays, reunion lunch, book launch and more. Details here

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

Burra Show - official opening by Andrew 'Cosi' Costello, 10am-10pm. SportsShear competition, ute muster, young farmers challenge, horses in action, prince and princess of the show, prime lamb and hogget competition, wool pack fashions, petting zoo, facepainting, Circus Elements, displays, rides, sideshows and more. Details here

Family Fun Day - Blanchetown Oval, 11am-4pm, stalls, family entertainment, wildlife interaction and more. Details here

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