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how to become
ADELAIDE Plains Council has re-
ceived information about how it can
help local businesses become bet-
ter prepared for potential Chinese
Regional Development Australia (RDA)
Barossa chief executive Anne Moroney
addressed elected members at last month's
meeting and discussed the business strate-
gies RDA Barossa employs throughout the
Adelaide Plains region.
Adelaide Plains Deputy Mayor Mel
Lawrence questioned Ms Moroney on how
council can become 'China ready'.
"There is a bit of a myth about the Chi-
nese having money to throw away and that
money is no object (to them)," Ms Mo-
"Council needs to identify the right op-
portunities for Chinese investment and
then develop the right business case for
"You need to understand what makes
the Chinese visitor feel welcome and put
together a package of materials, which we
can help with, which guide Chinese tour-
ists to businesses who are willing to re-
"The Chinese are keen to invest in
good business propositions, but they
want a business case to know where their
return is coming from and that it's go-
ing to be easy to manage the investment
at the end."
As part of the presentation, Ms Mo-
roney also outlined the importance for
council to diversify the local economy
in preparation for the upcoming arriv-
al of the Northern Adelaide Irrigation
Scheme, in order to create technical
jobs in other industries that will support
Parvovirus outbreak sparks
important vaccination reminder
Bakery's salmonella toll rises to 58
THE number of people who fell ill with
salmonella after eating chicken-related
products from Gawler South Bakery in the
lead-up to Christmas has risen to 58, with
12 hospitalised, according to SA Health.
The updated figures come just a week after
The Bunyip reported that 40 confirmed cas-
es had resulted from people eating from the
bakery's fresh food section between Decem-
ber 14 and 22, leaving 10 hospitalised.
The figures are considered signifi-
cant, compared to SA Health's other
salmonella outbreak investigations, al-
though according to SA Health's most
recent Food Act Report, ending June 30,
2016, it is not the largest.
The largest was recorded in December
2015 when SA Health confirmed 287 sal-
monella cases were reported, resulting from
contamination of multiple food items, in-
cluding mung bean sprouts.
As a result, a recall of mung bean sprouts
from the affected producer was issued.
DOG owners are being encouraged to get
their canines vaccinated after case numbers
of the potentially deadly parvovirus spiked
in Adelaide's northern suburbs recently.
Gawler Veterinary Services vet Nikki
Price said outbreaks of the virus are common
at this time of year, and stressed the impor-
tance of locals immunising their dogs.
She said it is the best way to prevent their
four-legged friends from contracting the vi-
"If you have got a history of an area where
there isn't vaccinated dogs, then the problem
is always worse," Dr Price said.
"If puppies have not had vaccinations then
they are wide open to infection at a very
"It depends also on whether the parents, in
particular the mother, has been vaccinated,
"There is a definite need for several dos-
es of vaccine from two to four weeks apart
in that early and critical period, where
any protection they got from their mum
Parvovirus is known for its ability to live
in the environment and how easily it can be
spread, and Dr Price said this makes it one of
the most difficult viruses to contain.
"You take your puppy to a public park, or
out on the streets, and there may well be the
virus on the ground, and that's how they are
picking it up," she said.
"It doesn't, actually, have to be a direct
"We would always stress that puppies
who are having the vaccination course
stay in the backyard, and any other dog
that contacts them would also need to be
"Although, it is really hard to isolate a
young puppy, because it is a time where we
are wanting them to socialise and meet other
animals; it is just so important."
Puppy owners are warned some of the first
symptoms of parvovirus include diarrhoea,
vomiting and dehydration.
"They will be losing blood, be going
anaemic and also will be high temperatures
because the immune system is going to be
struggling to get rid of the virus," Dr Price
"That's really why the disease becomes so
difficult to manage for very, very vulnerable
and young animals."
If puppies have not had
vaccinations then they are
wide open to infection at a very
- DR NIKKI PRICE Gawler Veterinary Services head nurse Jen McKinlay is hopeful that dog owners will all get their dogs
vaccinated, like two-year-old Shih Tzu Maggie.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
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