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n Continuing our weekly
profiles for State election
candidates in our region
Rhynie resident in MLC bid
‘If businesses in
Goyder prosper, then
WORK underway on the
grandstand – and RIGHT, its
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WORK on refurbishment
of the Balaklava Racing Club
grandstand is in full swing.
The club received a State
government grant of about
$90,000 last year, part of
which was used to upgrade
the PA system at the track
before the Balaklava Cup in
Racing club chief executive
officer, Doug Hall, said the
grandstand, established in
1904, was enduring weather
damage during rain events
coming from the east after the
waterproof floor sealing was
starting to lift.
Workers have been on
site since before Christmas
with the aim of re-sealing the
floor to protect the structure
beneath from deterioration
“All the timbers underneath
still are in great nick,” Mr Hall
said. “Hopefully the work will
ensure the grandstand is there
for another 100 years.”
Work should be finished
before the next race meeting,
the Adelaide Plains Cup, on
Sunday, February 23.
YORKE Peninsula business-
man, Kim McWaters, has accepted
pre selection by the SA Nationals
to run for the seat of Goyder.
After several years as the local
representative on the SA Nation-
als Board of Management and
with encouragement from friends
and others dissatisfied with the
political status quo, Kim offered
Nationals state president,
Grantley Siviour, said the SA
Nationals are set to re emerge
on the SA political scene with at
least four candidates running for
House of Representatives seats
and Legislative Council for the
March 15 elections.
“There is a lot of enthusiasm
and new blood in the party now,”
Mr McWaters said.
“If the desire to make South
Australia a great place was all we
needed, then we would all get in.
“Whilst the Nationals is in
Federal Coalition with the Liberal
Party, it is a separate and independ-
ent party, which focuses on rural
areas and small businesses.
“We are all about sustainable
progress, whether that’s for the
farmers, fishermen, small retailers
or the local plumber.
“If the businesses in Goyder
prosper, then everyone in Goyder
With recent developments on
Yorke Peninsula regarding Rex
Minerals at Ardrossan and the
Ceres wind farm, Mr McWaters
has decided to make a stand, “to
protect the heritage and future of
He believes neither of these
projects will be beneficial to the
“I don’t want them to dump in
our back yard,” he said.
“I love the Yorke Peninsula and
I will fight to keep it one of the
best places in the world to live.”
Kim’s platform will be based
on the sound financial and govern-
ance principles of the Nationals’
policy platform, but will focus on
Goyder’s specific needs, which
include health, roads, education,
aged care, small business and
Born and bred at Minlaton,
Mr McWaters has lived his entire
life there, except for some time at
Prince Alfred College and Univer-
sity of Adelaide.
He has been involved with fam-
ily-owned and operated Minlaton
Motors for more than 50 years and
he has owned and operated Kim’s
Electronics for more than 30 years.
More recently, he added Min-
laton Betta Electrical and 10 years
ago Kadina Betta Electrical, both
now Betta Home Living.
“I’m busy but I will make time
for what I am passionate about,”
Mr McWaters said.
He is also a member of the
Kadina Chamber of Commerce,
Minlaton Progress Association,
Minlaton Traders and other com-
munity groups, is a keen gardener
and a motoring enthusiast.
“I’m ready to give back to
Goyder. I love this place, and I will
protect it from those who want to
spoil it,” Mr McWaters said.
MEANWHILE, The Greens
have preselected Mount Compass
man, Graham Smith, as the party’s
candidate for Goyder.
Mr Smith is an advocate for
sustainable farming and investing
in renewable energy to drive our
NO Domestic Violence is the mantra
Rhynie resident, Annette Elliot, will
campaign with in her bid to be elected
to the South Australian Legislative
Council at the next state
Ms Elliot helped set up
the first women’s refuge in
SouthAustralia at Prospect,
which was one of several
to be established across
She said the refuges
were extremely successful
in providing a safe, caring
place for victims of domes-
“We were chockas all the time,”
Ms Elliot said.
As the years wore on, government
funding was decreased and the refuges
began to disappear, a major driver be-
hind Ms Elliot’s push to get elected to
the Legislative Council and thrust the
matter back into the spotlight.
“I believe there are
more living with domes-
tic violence than those
who have escaped their
ordeal,” she said.
While her campaign
is based around one main
issue, Ms Elliot said do-
mestic violence affected
a number of other key
areas, such as employ-
ment, housing and health
She will be campaigning over the
next few weeks, meeting as many peo-
ple as possible, promoting her cause and
discussing her Legislative Council bid.
STATE ELECTION MARCH 15
NATIONALS candidate Kim
• POLICE have fined a man after
he was detected speeding through road
works on January 30 at Saddleworth.
Just after 1.30pm, police were con-
ducting laser speed detection duties
on Burra Road, when they detected
a Holden sedan travelling at 72km/h
through a 25km/h road works zone.
The 56-year-old driver from New
South Wales was issued with an on the
spot fine for $987 and his licence sus-
pended for six months. Police remind
motorists to be aware of road works
and drive within the signed speed limit.
• ON February 2 the rear window to a
house on Dawkins road, Two Wells, was
smashed and an air conditioner stolen.
• A VEHICLE was destroyed after it
was set alight on Middle Beach Road,
Two Wells, on January 29.
• BETWEEN January 11 and 28, a
gold watch was stolen from the bed-
side table of a home on Dawkins road,
• BETWEEN January 1 and 23, a
front number plate was stolen from
vehicle on Lowey Road, Windsor.
Put the finger on crime, call
1800 333 000
$1,000 fine for speeding
through road work zone
STATE Opposition leader, Steven
Marshall, recently announced a pre-
election promise to increase funding to
Food SA if elected.
Thecommitment is part of Mr
Marshall’s Growth Action Agenda to
reinvigorate the SouthAustralian export
market and grow the State’s economy.
If elected in March, Mr Marshall
has pledged to progressively increase
funding to $1 million by 2016-17. Food
SA represents more than 250 producers
Liberal Candidate for Frome,
Kendall Jackson, supported the plans,
claiming Frome’s success relied heav-
ily on agriculture and food production.
“Investment is important,” she said.
Libs promise more for Food SA
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