Archives for September 2021
GRAB your picnic baskets and get ready for The Great Gum Flat Adventure at Minlagawi, Minlaton, 10am to 1pm Thursday, October 7.
This free school holiday event includes a huge range of nature-based activities.
The Great Gum Flat Adventure is part of the Nature Festival, and will encourage young people and families to make the most of the Minlagawi Gum Flat Reserve, corner of Old Port Vincent and Gum Flat Roads.
Children can bring their bikes and tackle the mountain bike track, adventure around on foot, or participate in various activities.
The whole family can try outdoor yoga and mindful dance, and Archie’s Bistro will provide a free coffee, or other hot drink, for all attendees.
The Great Gum Flat Adventure will focus on Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) Country through hosted activities such as ‘Nharangga Connections’, and also feature water bug catching, bird spotting, a self-guided trail walk and wooden log round art.
Youngsters can enjoy building cubby houses, making nature scavenger bracelets and warrior arm bands, creating nature faces, or just exploring the outdoors.
Recent additions to the event include earth drumming, enjoy guitar by Meggie Moon, and the chance for attendees to take home a free native plant (numbers limited).
Yorke Peninsula Council Environment Officer Letitia Dahl-helm said the event provided an opportunity to roam the Minlagawi-Gum Flat Reserve and discover all of its secret spots, including the newly developed mountain bike trail.
“This is the perfect chance to enjoy the great outdoors during the spring holidays,” she said.
“Nature Play is all about unstructured play — children having the opportunity to explore and play in the environment how they choose.
“For example, a log can be imagined to be a life-saving raft, a dragon, or a snowboard the child rides down a huge mountain slope!
“To give families ideas about what they can do as nature play, there will be hosted sessions on offer.
“These are ideas that can be done by anyone, anytime they visit Gum Flat.”
The Great Gum Flat Adventure is proudly presented by Yorke Peninsula Council, Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association, SYP Community Hub and Country SA PHN.
To register, or for more details, visit yorke.sa.gov.au, the Yorke Peninsula Council Facebook page, or see the advert in this edition of the YP Country Times.
Focus on Narungga (Nharangga) connection
THIS year’s Great Gum Flat Adventure at Minlagawi, Minlaton, will include a strong focus on Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) culture and history.
Narungga (Nharangga) dhura (people) have looked after their Banggara (Country) for tens of thousands of years.
Minlagawi is Windara Country, home of the garrdi (emu) totem. Gawi means water, and minla describes its taste.
Minlagawi holds particular cultural significance as the meeting place between the Warri (west) people of the wildu (eagle) totem, the Windara (east) people of the garrdi (emu) totem, and the Dhilba (south) people of the widhadha (shark) totem.
For ceremonies, trade and meetings, there was ample food, water, and resources to accommodate several hundred people.
The adjacent lake was once freshwater, surrounded by open grasslands and home to ducks, swans, kangaroo, wallaby, emu, possums, bandicoot, wombat, lizards and abundant fruit, seeds, and nuts.
Pursuant to Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 notice is hereby given that that the following road within the Stansbury township will be closed to traffic on Saturday 2 October 2021; Saturday 6 November 2021; Saturday 11 December 2021; Saturday 22 January 2022; Saturday 12 March 2022; Saturday 2 April 2022; and Saturday 16 April 2022 between 6.00am and 3.00pm, and on Friday 31 December 2021 between 6.00am and 10.00pm, for the Stansbury Seaside Markets:
Anzac Parade (between St Vincent Street and Towler Street)
Persons taking part in the Stansbury Seaside Markets on the above road are exempted from all Australian Road Rules relating to pedestrian behaviour on roads, carriage of persons in or on motor vehicles and the wearing of seatbelts.
For any enquiries please contact Council’s Operations Manager, Mr Stephen Goldsworthy, on 8832 0000.
Chief Executive Officer
Register your Garage Sale now!
Registrations are now open for Yorke Peninsula Council’s Garage Sale Trail event, the perfect opportunity to sell unwanted items, pick up a few bargains, and help the environment.
This year’s Garage Sale Trail will be held in local yards (Covid restrictions permitting) and online over two weekends — November 13-14 and 20-21.
Powered locally by Yorke Peninsula Council, the national festival encourages residents to sell, shop and learn about the circular economy.
Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Darren Braund said the Garage Sale Trail would be a win-win for the planet and residents’ pockets.
“After last year’s Garage Sale Trail was forced to move entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions, we expect locals to really get behind the initiative this year as true community garage sales are again allowed,” Mr Braund said.
“A circular economy means items are kept in use for as long as possible, delivering the highest value they can, for as long as they can.
“We encourage people to register their sales via Yorke Peninsula Council’s Garage Sale Trail website.
“Whether they’re hosting a sale virtually or in person, sellers receive a bunch of resources and tips to make their sale a Covid-safe success, including touch-free QR code payments enabled by PayPal.”
Trail Tutorials: Garage Sale Trail is hosting an expanded Trail Tutorials program on Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7. A free series of six tutorials featuring expert presenters will help viewers learn about the circular economy and how we can all get involved. If you wish to share the full program and session times with your readers: www.garagesaletrail.com.au/learn.
Seller resources: After registering, sellers will receive tools and tips for success. In-person sellers can access free posters, social media promotional assets, price tags and a Covid-safe toolkit. Online sellers will get promotional material plus tips and tricks from Garage Sale Trail ambassador and online super-seller Danielle Goodwin from Hawkeye Vintage.
PayPal partnership: Garage Sale Trail has partnered with PayPal for 2021. This will allow participants to use PayPal QR codes for touch-free payments.