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2016 YEAR IN REVIEW
In November, The Bunyip
reported that Gawler Council
denied claims made by a Murray
Street business that its closed
circuit television (CCTV) cameras
along Murray Street were non-
The business owner, Forever
Lee Gawler's Mark Hastwell, said
council-owned CCTV cameras
next to his business were
unhelpful in identifying thieves
who stole around $8000-worth
of retail items from his store.
The Gawler Business
Development Group has since
led a survey, reported on in this
week's Bunyip, which found an
overwhelming 91 per cent of
local business owners want to
see the current CCTV system
upgraded to improve the town's
The Gawler area experienced a
measles outbreak in October and
November, with six people contracting
the disease locally and SA Health
issuing a health alert as a result.
In an effort to stop the disease
from spreading further within
the community, Gawler Council
offered a free vaccination clinic at
the Gawler Sport and Community
Centre which was utilised by at
least 126 people, as of The Bunyip's
report on November 30.
The region paused on Friday,
November 25 to commemorate and
reflect on the first anniversary of
the devastating Pinery fire, which
claimed two lives and a significant
amount of rural property.
The Bunyip spoke to a number of
people affected by the bushfire,
who shared their stories of
resilience and recovery one year on
from the natural disaster.
Million dollar school theft
In one of the largest fraud cases
seen across the region, a 33-year-old
Barossa Valley man was arrested and
charged with 724 counts of aggravated
threat in relation to the alleged theft of
just over $1 million from Lyndoch's
St Jakobi Lutheran School, where he
used to be employed.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
MORE than 600 families will
make their way to Adelaide's
northern region, including
Gawler, from Darwin as early
as July next year, following
confirmation that the 1st Royal
Armoured Regiment Tank
Squadron's new home will be at
RAAF Base Edinburgh.
Officer Commanding of
A Squadron, 1st Armoured
Regiment, Major Alvaro Charry
confirmed the move at last week's
annual Cambrai Parade, which
was held to commemorate the
three-week battle of Cambrai, on
the Western Front, during World
Major Charry said the occasion
was particularly special to him as
it will be the last time the day is
commemorated as a squadron.
"By this time next year the whole
(1st) regiment will be here, so that
is an additional two squadrons,
(and) an additional, probably, 600
people," he said.
"By the time the unit come
from Iraq next year they
based here in Adelaid
Last year’s Pinery fre changed
Terry and Moira Lee’s lives
forever, but 12 months on and
the couple is just thankful to
have one another.
– STORY PAGE 13
– PINERY ANNIVERSARY PAGES 10-15
Tank regiment moving to the region
This Leopard tank is on
display at the RAAF Base
Edinburgh, while the
Abram tanks on their way
from Darwin will be active.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
Jack ends stellar career
Former Evanston Park resident-turned
international cycling sensation Jack
Bobridge retired from the sport he
loves due to the increasing severity of
his rheumatoid arthritis.
The 27-year-old reigning national road
champion's retirement followed a 10-
year career, which included two silver
medals from three Olympic Games,
four world championships and four
Commonwealth Games gold medals.
The final Electoral Districts Boundaries
Commission (EDBC) report was
published in early December,
finalising the commission's 10-month
process of readjusting boundaries to
make the state's voting system more
Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll
emerged as the major benefactor
from the new boundary alignments.
Best ever results
Gawler & District College celebrated
its best year 12 results yet, with more
than 94.5 per cent of its students
completing their South Australian
Certificate of Education (SACE).
Trinity College year 12 student
John Davey achieved the highest
score in the region, with an ATAR of
99.75, including perfect scores in
Physics and the Research Project,
placing him among the top
students in the state.
In December, The Bunyip
reported that temperatures
were expected to soar over
Christmas, based on initial
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
In fact, temperatures reached
as high as 40.7°C in Adelaide
by 3pm on Christmas Day, the
hottest Christmas Day on record
for the city, with BOM South
Australia saying it was also the
hottest city in the world on the
It was even hotter locally, as the
Roseworthy weather station
recorded a daily maximum of
41.7°C, its highest for the whole
The Bunyip takes a close look at what's been happening this past year
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THIS Sunday will be the first "normal" Christmas
a Wasleys farming family will get to spend with
their new one-year-old daughter, after successfully
rebounding from a chaotic start to her life.
After being born 12 weeks premature, weighing just
640 grams, and spending the first three months of her
life in Queensland, Elke Fischer returned to South
Australia just days before the Pinery fire devastated
her parents' farm.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Gawler Beltʼs Austin (left) and Blake Nykke are already devising ways to k eep cool on what is expected to be a very warm Christmas Day.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
Indigo (left), Elke, Nette and Isabelle Fischer are all excited
to spend their ﬁrst “normal” Christmas together after
one-year-old Elke spent last yearʼs special day in neonatal
PHOTO: Matteo Gagliardi
Locals are bracing for a
hot Christmas Day ‒ PAGE 4
Flood costs near $600k
The overall bill faced by Gawler
Council to combat the September/
October flood damages and
future-proof the area from future
flooding events reached almost
$600,000, the council was informed
at its November meeting.
While the dog disease parvovirus
has been known to affect northern
suburbs, like Elizabeth, Munno
Para and Salisbury, it's reach rarely
extends towards Gawler.
In December, however, Gawler
Animal Hospital advised that it had
been made aware of at least nine
local cases of the virus by clients and
Gawler Council in recent months.
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