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By Genevieve Cooper
Hundreds of years of
volunteer firefighting service
were recognised at a CFS
awards ceremony at Echunga
earlier this month.
Among those receiving medals
or clasps were four volunteers,
each recognised for 50 years of
Honored were Trevor Crouch
from Aldgate brigade, Harold
Grivell from Hahndorf, Robert
Possingham of Montacute and
Shirley Stanbury of Lobethal.
State Emergency Services
Minister Tony Piccolo also
presented 40-year clasps to Peter
Boynthon of Summertown, Brian
Griffin of Clayton, Eric Harvey
of Woodchester and Wayne
McMurtrie of Strathalbyn.
Allan McInnes of Milang
received a 45-year service clasp
and Johannes Jansen from
Kangarilla and Donald Venus
and Peter Mew from Coromandel
Valley received 35-year clasps.
Barrie Scott from Oakbank/
Balhannah, David King from
Milang and Barry Burt from
Currency Creek received 25-year
Simon Westwood from
Hahndorf and Kym Hulme from
Stirling received both their
25-year service clasps and the
15-year national medal.
National medals were also
presented to Sharyn Van Zuydam
of Blackwood, Andrew Smits
and Kym Juers of Lobethal,
Mark Lawton of Montacute,
Christopher Gates of Strathalbyn,
Vincent and Michael Falzon of
Milang, Geoffrey Braddock of
Clayton and Kingsley Elliott and
Chad Clark of Littlehampton.
CFS captain Barry
Burt, left, who was
25 years of service
with Minister of
Tony Piccolo and Mr
Burt's wife Maria.
Recipients of the 50 years of service awards were Trevor Crouch, front,
Harold Grivell, left, Shirley Stanbury, and Rob Possingham.
Medals for CFS stalwarts
A tour guide bearing gifts
By Melissa Keogh
Having two healthy children of her own,
a Norton Summit woman will travel to
Sumatra, Indonesia, next month to try and
improve the lives of disadvantaged school
Sue Delaney will lead a small group of
South Australians across the island, visiting
two schools as part of the Pack For a Purpose
The US-based initiative encourages tourists
to leave room in their suitcases to bring toys
and educational supplies for underprivileged
children in countries across the world.
"We'll pack a couple of kilos of school supplies
in our bags, including books, pens, pencils and
soccer balls," Mrs Delaney said.
"I'm going to take some English dictionaries
and atlases as well.
"It's nice to give something to the community
that's useful for them."
As an adventure travel company tour guide,
Mrs Delaney will also take the group of SA
tourists -- many of whom are from the Hills --
with her to the village of Bukit Lawang, the
location of a renowned orangutan centre.
"The centre has been there since the 1970s
and they aim to release the orangutans back
into the jungle," she said.
"We'll become immersed in the community, so
we'll sit down and cook with the locals, grind
spices, make coconut milk from scratch and all
sorts of amazing things."
Mrs Delaney said she was first inspired to
undertake "sustainable adventure travel"
earlier in life before marriage and children
"Now my kids are teenagers, I thought it was
time to do something a bit more adventurous,"
She then became a booking agent for a
trekking company and lead tourists on trips
across North Sumatra and Bukit Lawang.
Mrs Delaney will also take a second group of
SA tourists on a follow-up tour in August.
"These trips really make me reassess what is
important in life," she said.
"The locals are some of the happiest people
and yet they have nothing.
"I think we need a little less materialism in
our lives and sometimes I feel that maybe we've
lost our way a little bit. We work way too hard
and sometimes I wonder what for."
Mrs Delaney will hold an information session
on her tours on Sunday, June 7, at Sinclair's
Gully Wines, Norton Summit, from midday to
Visitors are welcome to donate dictionaries
and other school supplies as part of Pack For
For more information email enquiries@
Norton Summit's Sue Delaney, front left, is leading a group of Hills people on a trip to the Indonesian
island of Sumatra. The group will mix with locals and donate school supplies, toys and medical
equipment. The mother of two has visited Sumatran villages in the past.
The Mt Barker Council is continuing its
investigation into the illegal dumping
of an estimated 10 truckloads of earth,
rubbish and asbestos on a reserve
reported to the council last month and
the material includes old household items
such as broken bottles and crockery,
shoes, bones and other waste, as well
as broken asbestos sheeting. General
manager of council services Greg Parker
told a meeting last week that staff were
investigating the matter in the hope
Residents in the Adelaide Hills district
have until 5pm this Friday to comment on
their council's draft budget and annual
business plan. Feedback can be via email,
mail or through an online feedback form
on the council website. A survey can also
A copy of the website was included in the
autumn edition of the council's Hills Voice
Community information sessions on the
plan were organised earlier this month and
a public meeting was held at Stirling on
The draft budget proposes a 2.7% rate
increase of 2.7%, including 1.7% for
the recovery costs of January's Sampson
NEW PLANNING PANEL
The Adelaide Hills Council has appointed
a new Development Assessment Panel for
a two-year term.
The statutory authority is overseen by an
independent leader and consists of three
elected councillors and three independent
members with expertise in planning,
The new panel is made up of Councillors
Linda Green, John Kemp and Jan
Loveday, independent presiding member
Iris Iwanicki and independent members
Kathryn Bellette, Graeme Hopkins and
Members start their new term next month.
The Mt Barker Council has partnered
with TAFE SA to offer an accredited short
course in food safety.
The course would suit anyone involved
in food handling and covers legal
requirements, preventing food spoilage,
pest and waste control, cause and effect
of food poisoning, food handling practices,
food storage and personal hygiene.
It will be held in the Mt Barker Council
Chambers on June 10 from 3--6pm.
Cost is $25. For details and to enrol visit
the council's website.
A young basketball player and the Mt
Barker Girl Guides have been aided
by small donations from Mt Barker
Elected members gave $200 to help
Sebastian Bald attend the Under 16 State
Basketball Championships in Tasmania in
A further $100 will go to the Guides to help
them purchase portable camping stoves.
The donations were made from
councillors' ward allocations.
The Alexandrina Council will seek public
comment over an application to issue a
road/reserve rental permit to a couple
for the parcel of an unmade road off Cox
Road in Strathalbyn.
The couple recently purchased land in the
area and contacted the council and Crown
Lands seeking a boundary realignment
between their property and another in the
section. They have also applied to rent
the unmade road reserve adjacent to their
The applicants wish to preserve the
current environmental aspect of the area
and weed and vermin control.
A further report will be brought back to
the council with any submissions received
during the public consultation process.
The Alexandrina Council has donated
$350 to the Eastern Fleurieu School to go
towards an art show for prize money.
Community groups seek donations from
the council on an ongoing basis and the
decision as to whether to approve these
requests is to be determined by the
council on a monthly basis.
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