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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:16

Mortgagee sale

THIS mortgagee sale is a great opportunity to secure a property on Otago Road, North Beach, says Blights Real Estate’s Neville Hibbard.

Thursday, 03 November 2016 13:50

The audio edition

The Talking Times has been giving people with vision impairment a chance to learn what is happening in the area for 22 years.

Keith and Val Langton started the group after moving to Moonta in 1992 and Keith, who is vision impaired, missed the support of the low vision centre of which he was a part.

The group was set up with the assistance of the Royal Society for the Blind and ably supported by volunteers including Stansbury's Kenn Rogers and Lochiel's Jim and Beryl Nicholls.

The first audio version of the YP Country Times was sent out to 14 recipients on Thursday, November 3, 1994.

By April 1995, there were seven groups of readers from Bute, Kadina, Lochiel, Maitland, Moonta, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Volunteers initially used a small recorder, dubbing machine and secondhand tapes to record a selection of stories from the paper before extra dubbing machines allowed them to copy multiple tapes at once.

As technology changed, so did the way the Talking Times was recorded with the Royal Society for the Blind shifting all talking newspapers to digital formats.

In 2012, volunteers learned how to record the articles on a digital microphone, transfer them to a

computer as digital files and copy them onto an SD memory card.

The stories are recorded at the Kadina library on Wednesday mornings and sent out to clients by Thursday.

To access the Talking Times, contact the RSB on freecall 1800 675 554.

 

 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 15:40

Cricket awards for volunteers

Three locals have been recognised for their tireless volunteering with cricket on the peninsula.

Friday, 20 November 2015 10:00

Christmas In Kadina 2015

Christmas in Kadina is back and registration forms for the Residential Lights Display, Christmas Pageant Float registration, the Bed Push Cup and Business Sponsorship letter are NOW AVAILABLE.

To download any or all of these forms click the links below for each form.

2015 Residential Lights Display Registration Form

2015 Christmas Pageant Float Registration Form

2015 Bed Push Cup Registration Form

2015 Business Sponsorship Letter

Thursday, 05 February 2015 21:28

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Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:23

Wanted — volunteers

YORKE Peninsula is proud of all its volunteers and the organisations they represent — from Moonta to Marion Bay, Wallaroo to Warooka.

One of these organisations is the SA Ambulance Service, staffed by volunteers from within our communities.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:22

A secret code

ET me introduce your readers to a secret code of football, rugby union.

It appears to me country people have been kept in the dark about the second biggest game of football played in the world.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:22

Wind turbines petition

A PETITION is now circulating throughout South Australia seeking a moratorium on installation of further industrial wind turbines until comprehensive, fully-independent research has been conducted with national guidelines created after assessment of the research.

Why is the research needed? Research has not yet been conducted into aspects of this form of energy production.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:21

Will you help

\SPRING-time is Red Cross Wills for Life time and Red Cross is now conducting community wills events in towns and cities right across the country and online.\

Red Cross and local solicitors have teamed up to help people prepare or update simple wills in dozens of local halls and community centres.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:21

Local government review

IN 2011, the Local Government Association approached me to head up a small expert panel to look at the work of South Australia’s 68 councils.

What they are doing well, their current and emerging difficulties and what the ‘council of the future’ might look like.

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