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Town galleries focus on photography
Tony's tour takes in
'Delights of Light'
n SHOWCASE FOR REGION’S FOOD AND WINE:
MORE than 50 local community,
church and business leaders joined
Premier Jay Weatherill and local State
MP, Tony Piccolo, for a tour of the Light
electorate, showcasing some of the best
food and wine the region has to offer.
Tour de Light 2013 -- dubbed the
"Delights of Light" -- was arranged and
sponsored by Mr Piccolo’s offce, and
featured visits to local businesses that
grow, raise, produce or manufacture food
"When you live here, it's easy to forget
just how many fantastic food and wine
producers are right on your doorstep,"
Mr Piccolo said.
"This year's Tour de Light was a great
reminder of the many treats that are just
around the corner, as well as their impor-
tance to the state's economy."
Mr Piccolo said the tour addressed eve-
ry aspect of food production from research
undertaken at SARDI at the Roseworthy
Campus of the University of Adelaide, to
the manufacture of premium smallgoods
at the local Wintulich's premises.
Professor Alan Tilbrook talked about
the research SARDI is undertaking to
improve food production, while Malcolm
andAndrew Lucas showed how they have
been changing their piggery at Reeves
Plains to improve both animal welfare and
their farm’s environmental and fnancial
Mr Piccolo said the Premier was very
impressed at the innovation taking place
to ensure the State could compete in the
"Our world-class produce is a major
part of our economy, and our reputation
internationally for premium food and
wine is continuing to go from strength
to strength," he said.
"Food safety is very important in mar-
kets like China, and our products are in
high demand because of their reputation
At Angle Vale, Tony and Pat Virgara
talked about how the family that arrived
in Australia in 1962 was now a major
supplier of potatoes to Smith Chips, with
their wines now selling in China.
At Evanston Gardens, Graham Brook-
man demonstrated why the Food Forest
had earned its reputation as a key player
in the organic food industry.
Anne-Marie and Graham Brookman
run an organic farm based on strict sus-
tainability principles, but one that pays
its own way.
"The Brookmans produce a great
pistachio nut, which they shell on their
site with a piece of machinery purchased
from Italy," Mr Piccolo said.
"The Food Forest is committed to value
adding, as a key plank of its sustainability
The tour had lunch, prepared by the
Adelaide Produce Market, at Trinity
College. The Adelaide Produce Market
provides a marketplace for local growers
and supply the independent retail market
like IGA and Foodland.
The college has introduced a new rural
studies program to boost its agricultural
Amini farmer's market was held during
the lunch break with Barilla Oils, Wild
Fox Wines, Yunis Organic Almonds, and
the Adelaide Produce Market offering
products for tasting and sale.
Mr Piccolo said the increasing use of
organic techniques meant some farming
could take place in the proximity of urban
areas because reduced land use confict.
The tour ended with a visit to Wintulich
Smallgoods at Gawler South.
Managing director, Chris Hummel,
talked about the history of the business
and outlined plans to expand the business
through productivity improvements.
Mr Piccolo said Wintulichs currently
is busy preparing hams for Christmas.
"They make great ham on the bone, and
I'm sure this year will be another bumper
Christmas for Wintulichs," he said.
Mr Piccolo said participants had pro-
vided very positive feedback about the
tour as it had given them the opportunity
to learn more about the food and wine
industry in the local area.
Mr Piccolo also is Minister for Com-
munities and Social Inclusion, Social
Housing, Disabilities, Youth and Vol-
REEVES Plains farmer Malcolm Lucas explaining plans for the new piggery to tour participants while Premier Jay
Weatherill and local MP Tony Piccolo look on.
AS PART of the Rotary Club
of Kapunda 2013 Biennial Kid-
man art show, photographers
and creators of digital images
from across SA are exhibiting
their work at Kapunda's Com-
There is a diverse range of
subjects and images, including
regional, urban, country, domes-
tic, people, animals, weather,
land and seascapes and more.
From Saturday, other sec-
tions of the Kidman Art Show
will be on view in the Soldiers
Memorial Hall in Hill Street,
Daily opening times for both
the gallery and the hall are 10am
to 4pm. The gala opening is on
Friday at 7pm. Tickets are $10,
available at the Visitor Informa-
tion Centre in Kapunda. The
exhibition ends October 27.
There's a new photography
exhibition at Burra Gallery titled
"Burra in Focus."
All photographers are invited
to present subject matter on
Burra and its surrounds.
The exhibition will be di-
vided into the following themes:
Photographs of Burra - a
place to visit, live, work, play,
explore; Open section - push
the boundaries of photography,
show off your favourite subject
of any origin, or highlight inter-
esting photographic techniques
and Novice Section - for begin-
There is a limit of four works
per person, and all will be for
sale. The exhibition opens on
Sunday, November 24, at 2pm
and runs until February 25,
2014. More details, contact Lis
Jones Ingman on 0405 412 991.
The Lower North Health Advisory Council Inc will
Monday 25 November 2013 at 1.00 pm
in the Meeting Room, Clare Hospital and Health
All members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Lower North Health Advisory Council Inc is
calling for nominations for the position of:
THE LOWER NORTH
As stated by the Lower North Health Advisory
Council Inc Constitution, the position of Community
Representative falls vacant in Burra, Clare and
Snowtown at the Annual General Meeting, which
will be held on Monday 25 November 2013 in the
Meeting Room, Clare Hospital and Health Service.
Following conclusion of the Annual General
Meeting the Returning Officer will determine
representative appointments and this will be up
to a maximum of three years.
Each nomination shall be in writing and be signed
by two community consumers in addition to the
Nomination forms are available from
Alana Pollard, which can be requested by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or collected from
Administration at either of the Clare, Burra or
The nomination form, along with a current
Curriculum Vitae, are to be forwarded in an
envelope marked 'confidential' and addressed to:
Mr Roger Kirchner
Yorke and Northern Rural Region
C/- Port Pirie Regional Health Service
PO Box 546
PORT PIRIE SA 5540
by the close of business on
Friday, 15 November 2013.
23 Burra St, Port Wakefield - P: 8867 1583
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