Home' Plains Producer : PP130529 Contents AS mentioned in last
week’s Plains Producer in
the story on the Biodiversity
day at the Rocks, there will
be further chances to be
involved in the NYNRM’s
revegetation project in July.
Contact Jennifer Munro
on 0429 362 008.
• Trees for Life (TFL) is
the only SAfinalist in United
Nations Association of Aus-
tralia World Environment
TFL has been shortlisted
for its “Bush for Life” pro-
gram. Since the inception of
the program in 1994, more
than 2000 volunteers have
been trained in bushland
TFLis always looking for
volunteers to grow seedlings,
collect seeds , conserve bush-
land and more.
If you’d like to help or
find out more, phone TFL
on 8406 5000.
• And I received an email
about a new website show-
ing maps of “Clean energy”
projects around Australia.
These include Waterloo
wind farms, and Mid North
Grasslands, which supports
management of native pas-
You might like to check
out what’s happening around
our area and the state, by vis-
Keeping the “greenie”
theme, the primary school
held a trading table last
Wednesday and raised funds
to purchase seedlings which
will be planted around the
First class footy
• One item offered at the
recent Relay for Life comedy
night, was a “corporate mar-
quee” at the football. Five
Long Plains couples bought
the marquee for a three figure
sum, and were treated to an
amazing day at the footy
when Mallala played United
on May 18.
Nothing was spared by
Trish Konzag and her “pink”
team, providing a three
course meal and all the trim-
mings including tablecloths
and crystal glassware.
In between playing net-
ball and goal umpiring, the
guests enjoyed a fantastic
meal. The “United” couples
were super-impressed. A
hard act to follow!
left, is look-
ing to join
women,” after a fine display
of his culinary talents at the
club after football recently.
Sam and his team mates
cooked up a storm, making
170 pizzas in a pizza wood
oven.By all reports, they
were delicious and kept the
hungry hordes happy!
Land adjacent to the RSL
Hall is being converted into
an RSL memorial garden.
Local, Mike Stone, and
his helpers, are in the
process of installing sleep-
ers, soil, shrubs, and park
benches, around the cur-
rent memorial, which will
enable visitors to sit and
reflect on those from the
Snowtown area who lost
their lives serving our
I look forward to seeing
the end result.
Plains Producer, Wednesday May 29, 2013
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Yes, I know I have been banging
on about the weather lately – but
this is important!
Farmers will love this snippet,
picked up via information from SKY
News and its senior meteorologist,
Tom’s tipping a very wet winter
“negative Indian Ocean Dipole
(IOD)” which is likely to cause a
the Big Wet. Well, of course!
“Following a hot, dry start to
2013, a pattern of warm seas off
the west coast of Indonesia and
cool seas off the east coast of Africa
(otherwise known as a negative
IOD) is likely to cause a wet winter
for most of the country,” said Tom.
“A negative IOD is the Indian
Ocean’s version of a La Niña and
similarly produces above average
rain and an increased chance of
The negative IOD already is
emerging and has helped fuel rain
across most of the country.
“Rainfall last week was the
heaviest in decades for this time
of year across parts of central and
northern Australia,” Tom said.
Ernabella, in outback South
Australia, recorded 47mm last
Wednesday – its wettest May day
in at least 15 years.
“More widespread rain events
are likely over the coming months
as the warm waters off the west coast
pump moisture into troughs
and fronts which frequently
sweep east across Australia
during the winter,” Tom
“Negative IODs typi-
cally develop in early
winter and last until
about mid spring.
The last negative
IOD was in 2010
when the Indian
Ocean aligned with
one of the strongest
La Niña events on
record to produce
Australia’s third wet-
test year on record.
“We do not expect
this negative IOD to
cause a repeat of the
major flooding from
2010-11 as there is no La Niña to
support it. However, we are looking
at a healthy soaking across inland
regions where drought has
re-emerged over the past few
Now that it has rained,
the soil is softer, and
the weather is cooler,
thoughts turn to get-
ting out in the gar-
is good for you
and is a very
When your plants
grow and flower, or you
pick some home grown
vegies, (if the earwigs
and millipedes haven’t
eaten them all!) it gives
you a sense of achieve-
ment. Plus we all know home grown
food tastes the best!
There are many opportunities
coming up in the next few weeks to
get your hands, and rubber boots,
dirty, so take note of local upcoming
events mentioned here!
Well-known gardening and life-
style presenter, Michael Keelan, is
visiting Two Wells Bowling Club on
Wednesday, June 26 at 1pm.
Michael is an all-rounder in
radio, television and print media,
and is known for supporting com-
munities and charities.
Tickets for this free event, hosted
by Two Wells Library, are strictly
limited, and are expected to be “sold
out” in record time, so don’t miss
out. Phone the library in office hours
on 8520 2100 for bookings.
• Blue Light disco will be held
on Friday, May 31 from 7-9.30pm
at the Community Centre.
CWA winds up
After 35 years, Owen CWA
is disbanding. Well done to all
those ladies who worked so hard
to raise funds over the years, but
due to lack of numbers and new
younger members, a decision
had to be made. What a shame.
Just another sign of changing
times in the country. Who will
hold communities together in
five to 10 years?
• Nice to see the cemetery
gates have been painted a very
nice shade of white.
Tuning up for Eisteddfod
The Eisteddfod committee and convenors of each
musical section, have had their “whiteboard” meeting to
sort out the starting times for each section in the event,
which is on August 2-4.
Numbers are down this year, but there will still be lots
of excellent performances to be seen and heard.
• Speaking of gardening elsewhere on this page, don’t
forget the “Time Peace” therapeutic garden opening on
Sunday, June 2, at 2pm at Balaklava Hospital.
•Playgroup is on at the kindy on Fridays in school
terms, from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Everyone is welcome.
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