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Brand new vet on show
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Come and see our new premises which has
numerous benefits to clients including:
Separate cat & dog sections
Dedicated puppy-training area
5 consulting rooms
Extended weekend trading hours
Phone: 8522 3500
76 Adelaide Road, Gawler
(next to Autopro, across from the racecourse)
GAWLER Animal Hospital is proudly holding an
open day later this month to show off its new
state-of-the-art home on Adelaide Road to the
The local vet has undergone a very busy past six
months, in which it completed the relocation to its
new Gawler South premises in August, following
35 years at its former location.
On Saturday, January 21, Gawler Animal Hospi-
tal is holding an open day to showcase the new
building to clients -- both old and new -- along
with other members of the public, to cap off the
Hospital owner Dr Dave MacPhail said the new
state-of-the-art facility is one of the best in South
Australia, with gold standard hospital, surgical
and dental facilities, including a dedicated radiol-
ogy and ultrasonography room, two surgical suites
and two dental tables with dental radiology.
The building also includes five consult rooms
(three more than the old facility), custom-designed
dog and cat wards, a puppy training area in the
garden and x-ray viewing system all throughout
"The new facility is absolutely wonderful," Dr
"So far, all the clients who've been in have been
very enthusiastic about what they've seen and
we're getting rave reviews all round."
Along with showcasing the hospital, its equipment
and wonderful staff, the open day will include ac-
tivities such as a $25 microchipping clinic, an in-
teractive display of local wildlife, and door prizes
(including a grand prize of complimentary consult
fees for one lucky pet for a whole year!)
Children are also welcome to come and enjoy
face painting and a sausage sizzle.
Bookings for the microchipping clinic are essen-
tial, with all proceeds from the day being donated
to the Barossa Wildlife Rescue.
Come along to the open day at 76 Adelaide Road,
Gawler South on Saturday, January 21, from
For more information about Gawler Animal Hospi-
tal, or its services, visit www.gawlervets.com.au,
or phone 8522 3500.
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Storm clean-up continues
GAWLER Council staff are
continuing to clean up fallen trees
and other debris left over from the
wild storm that lashed the region a
Gawler was left battered when heavy
rain and wild winds hit the area late
last month, bringing down trees and
power lines, which sparked a major
Gawler Mayor Karen Redman said
staff had been working hard to
address the backlog of damage caused
by the storm two weeks ago.
"Council staff have been working
tirelessly since the storm event
on December 28, responding to
the damage caused to trees and
infrastructure," she said.
"These efforts have been focused
on attending to the numerous fallen
trees and limbs across the town and
assisting South Australian Power
Networks in improving safety to
fallen power lines.
"Response efforts were prioritised
on re-opening roads through clearing
tree debris, then the removal of tree
debris to council verges and, finally,
attending to fallen trees in reserves."
Local SES crews attended 40 call-
outs in the area between the Tuesday
morning and Wednesday, including
reports of trees falling on roads and
bringing power lines down.
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LATE December rain has grape
growers in the box seat for
what, at this stage, is expected
to be a solid upcoming vintage
Barossa Grape & Wine
development officer Nicki Robins
said rain between December 27
and 29 has the vines thriving.
"The grapevines are looking very
healthy, with slightly active shoot
tips, which got them through
the mini heatwave we've just
experienced," she said.
"This means the vines are likely to
ripen their crops easily, with plenty
"Shiraz bunches have filled
out nicely, and other red
varieties are just past 7mm
'pea-size' and moving towards
"Bunch closure has already
occurred in Riesling and Pinot
Gris, and Chardonnay is starting to
soften and ripen."
Currently, yields are looking
encouraging, with some average
and slightly above-average results
anticipated for vintage 2017.
"It looks like vintage will be about
three weeks later than last year,
which is back to the long-term
average," she said.
"This means wineries will start
picking white grapes around early
February and red grapes in late
February to early March."
Barossa grape committee chairman
and Bethany grape grower
Brendyn Hueppauff said he is
looking forward to the upcoming
season, with the outlook proving
"It looks to be a good, strong and
solid and average vintage year,"
"I wouldn't say it is a bumper
year, but, yeah, growers are
certainly happy -- yields are
average to slightly above."
Cooler summer nights and a cooler
spring appear largely responsible
for the vines' health.
"The cooler nights, the vines
certainly can handle that better,"
Mr Hueppauff said.
"It really does stress the vine a lot
more when the nights are warmer."
As in other years, growers have
been organised and prepared for
the various weather events to limit
"Following rain, heatwaves and
other weather 'events', Barossa
Grape & Wine Association emails
growers a "GrowCare" message
with advice on how to manage the
vines," Ms Robins said.
"Throughout the growing season,
Barossa growers have applied a
few sprays, mainly sulphur and
copper, to the grapevines to protect
them from disease.
"No disease has been reported in
the Barossa to date."
good for grapes
Brendyn Hueppauﬀ is pleased how well his grapes are growing ahead of the upcoming vintage season.
PHOTO: Laura Collins
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