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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – PAGE 15
By Melissa Keogh
Maybe it’s in their surname,
but Bob and Liz Love are still
bowling each other over after
50 golden years of marriage.
The passionate lawn bowlers
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary last weekend by
adopting the same method they
did for their big day in 1967 –
keeping it simple.
The Mt Pleasant pair were
married on January 14, 1967,
a day that would kick off many
years of marriage for the couple.
The Loves are keen members of
their town’s bowling club and can
be found rolling bowls down the
green most days of the week.
Mr Love, 74, caught the bowling
bug 20 years ago while his wife
joined shortly after.
The pair’s history dates back
to the 1960s when they first laid
eyes on each other on Rundle
Street after being introduced
In the summer of 1967 they
were married in the All Souls
Church of England, St Peters,
before about 60 family and
The happy couple and their
guests celebrated at the Burnside
RSL, and the most memorable
factor from the day was the heat.
“It was a 44C day,” Mr Love
After the wedding day it was
back to business as the couple
went straight back to work.
Mrs Love, now 70, worked in
a bank while helping out on
her family’s cherry orchard at
Cherryville from time to time.
Mr Love had a job with the
Adelaide City Council’s refuse
The pair enjoyed each other’s
company in their Rostrevor home
for 15 years before moving to
Milendella about 20km from Mt
In more recent years the Loves
have called the Hills their home
and say their shared passion for
lawn bowls was the key to their
“It makes it easier (if you share
a passion) because one isn’t
sitting at home,” Mrs Love said.
“It works for us.”
Mt Pleasant bowlers Liz and Bob Love celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary last weekend.
An evergreen love Funds to help
Half a million dollars in funding is
available to help restore native vegetation
in the Mt Lofty Ranges.
Applications are now open for the Department
of Environment, Water and Natural Resources’
(DEWNR) grants scheme which aims to restore
native vegetation in the region.
The funding is collected through the Native
Vegetation Fund by people who have cleared
native vegetation and therefore must provide a
Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) offset.
One of these offsets was from the clearance of
river red gum trees which were removed to build
the new Bald Hills Road freeway interchange.
Applications are now open for funding of large
scale restoration projects by individuals and
organisations which meet certain criteria.
DEWNR native vegetation manager Russell
Seaman said $500,000 was available in this
funding round, and could be given to one large
project or several smaller projects worth at
“The preference is for larger-scale projects
which will have a significant impact,” he said.
“Projects can also go over one or more years.”
Mr Seaman said more than $12m in funding
had been committed to almost 70 projects since
the scheme’s introduction in 2009.
Funding applications close on February 22.
Pop up cellar door
Langhorne Creek wineries are showcasing some
of their best wines at a special pop up cellar door
until the end of the month. Eleven wines from 11 of
the region’s producers are on show at the Signal
Point Gallery in Goolwa. Six wines are available
for tasting each day and representatives from
the wineries are on hand to serve the wines and
answer customers’ questions. The cellar door runs
Fridays to Sundays until the end of January.
From local wines to live music, the best of the Hills
will be on display later this month when the Crush
Festival returns to the region. Local wineries will
open their doors during the three-day festival to
share Hills hospitality and showcase local wines
and produce. Visitors can enjoy the outdoor
cinemas at Barrister’s Block Wines and O’Leary
Walker Wines or go back in time at Deviation
Road Winery which will host a live performance of
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Meanwhile, Shaw + Smith and Tapanappa Wines
will host long lunches, paired with a selection of
their local wines, while several other wineries will
offer live music, wine tastings and local produce.
The festival will be held between January 27–29
and will feature a range of ticketed and non-
Redkite donations highest
Mt Barker shoppers have topped the SA
fundraising charts during Coles’ Christmas
campaign for national cancer charity Redkite.
The $10,910 worth of donation cards purchased
in Mt Barker were the highest in the State, with
the money providing essential support to children
and young people living with cancer. Redkite chief
executive Jenni Seton thanked the support from
shoppers throughout the Hills community.
“This time of year can be particularly tough
for families living with cancer,” she said. “The
community’s generosity will go a long way towards
Sports grants on hold
The Adelaide Hills Council’s 2016/17 Sport and
Recreation Facility Grants have been put on hold.
The council had set aside $80,000 for the grants,
which are typically assessed in November,
however as the council was reviewing its Sport
and Recreation Strategy the grants were not
awarded this year. Late last year councillors
agreed to roll over the allocated funding into the
2017/18 budget which would allow for double the
usual Sport and Recreation Facility Grant funding
to undertake major works and to upgrade their
Pre-selection nominations open
Aspiring State politicians are invited to nominate
for pre-selection with the Liberal Party in Hills and
Fleurieu seats. The SA Liberal Party launched
the call for nominations in 34 State electorates
last month. They include the local seats of Kavel,
Finniss and Heysen, all of which are currently held
by sitting Liberal MPs. Member for Kavel Mark
Goldsworthy and Member for Finniss Michael
Pengilly had previously announced their plans to
retire at the 2018 election. Member for Heysen
Isobel Redmond revealed her intention to step
down exclusively to The Courier this week. The
closing date for nominations has not yet been set.
By Elisa Rose
The Alexandrina Council has been forced
to delay its latest little corella management
program due to insufficient bird numbers.
The council had plans to trial a lethal shooting
and scaring program in December last year to
deter the flocks from entering the Strathalbyn
Soldiers Memorial Gardens and surrounding
However, last week a council spokesperson
said the program had been delayed because of
“lower than average numbers of little corellas
within the Strathalbyn CBD area”.
Lethal shooting and scaring involves shooting
small numbers of the larger flock in order to
deter the birds from returning to the site.
The spokesperson said that in order for the
trial to be successful 800–1000 birds would
need to be present in the target location.
“Council are continuing to monitor little
corella numbers and locations daily and will
look to commence the trial when bird numbers
are sufficient,” they said.
“Bird numbers within the target zones
fluctuate depending on the time of day and
“... Council are also aware of large flocks of
little corella roosting in the rural outskirts of
“We are monitoring these birds as it is likely
that they will eventually make their way into
Large flocks of little corellas have been a long-
term problem in Strathalbyn, damaging local
infrastructure, stripping trees and creating
The council has previously attempted to
reduce numbers of the native birds using
methods such as clap boards, releasing birds of
prey and mass poisoning.
Strathalbyn corella shooter
waits for bigger target
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Helmsman Auction: Tues 31st Jan, 2.30pm
Field Day: Sunday 5th Feb, 2017
Enquiries most welcome anytime:
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The Native Vegetation Incentives Program,
administered by the Native Vegetation Council (NVC)
is inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) applications.
Are you able to provide a large environmental
project area in the Mount Lofty Ranges? Funding is
now available for the establishment of a Significant
Environmental Benefit (SEB) offset to compensate
for a large clearance that took place near Mount
Barker. The objective of this round is to establish large
scale projects that will provide an SEB offset
in response to this clearance event.
The ‘SEB Grants – Red Gum Woodland, Mount Lofty
Ranges’ Funding Round opens 11 January 2017.
The NVC must consider on-ground projects aimed
at achieving or contributing to the enhancement,
conservation, and management of native
vegetation in South Australia.
For details on eligibility, project objectives and
guidance on assessment criteria, see the Applicant
The closing date for EOI applications is 5pm ACDT
22 February 2017.
Applicant Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ’s) and Application Forms are available on the
Native Vegetation Unit website from 11 January 2017.
For Further Information, Please contact Andrew
Groom on 8207 7727 or email@example.com
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