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Increase in lending for newly built homes
Loans for construction
of new homes in South
Australia increased during
August, according to latest
The latest housing finance data
released by the Australian Bureau
of Statistics recently, showed a
1.8 per cent increase in loans for
the construction or purchase of
SA Housing Industry
Association executive director
Robert Harding said the increase
was a "positive development".
"Compared with this time last
year, loans for the purchase of
existing homes are up by 3.2 per
cent," he said.
Mr Harding said the building
of new homes had a strong effect
on the broader economy, creating
a wide range of jobs.
Tax deadline looms
Locals who complete their own tax return
online are being reminded to do so before
October 31 to avoid penalties.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) assistant commisioner
Karen Anstis said "time was running out".
"Feedback we have received indicates the majority of
people have found it easier than ever to lodge a return with
myTax," she said.
"We expect thousands more Australians to lodge online
as the deadline approaches."
Ms Anstis said people who chose to use a registered
tax agent may be able to lodge later than the 31 October
"People using a tax agent for the first time or a different
tax agent to last year need to contact them before the end
of the month to qualify for their lodgment dates and avoid
penalties," she said.
People worried about not being able to meet the
deadline should call the ATO on 13 28 61.
Students from Penong
and Peterborough Primary
Schools enjoyed an
educational visit to the region
recently, as part of Kingston-
on-Murray Primary School's
School students, who pride them-
selves on being possibly the clos-
est school to the River Murray,
hosted a range of lessons to teach
the visiting students.
The Riverlinx camps have been
happening at Kingston-on-Murray
for the past six years and princi-
pal Natasha Hefford said students
learnt about insect life, frogs, yab-
bies, fish and birds.
"It is really kids teaching kids,
rather than a teacher standing up
the front. The benefits of that are
just enormous," she said.
The purpose of Riverlinx is to
link other rural or urban schools
to Kingston-on-Murray Primary
School to enable their students
and teachers to experience the
River Murray over a one, two or
three day camp.
Mrs Hefford said Kingston-on-
Murray students had researched
for the past two terms and had
put together interactive activi-
ties, along with a 15 to 20 minute
presentations for the Riverlinx
"Kingston-on-Murray is an envi-
ronmentally sustainable school,
which means that we learn and
do a lot about the environment,
so in presenting these things, we
are connecting with the River
Murray," she said.
"We connect everything we are
doing with the Australian curricu-
lum and one of the benefits of the
whole program is developing self
confidence and self belief.
"The oral language skills that it
develops in the students is huge
and the fact that they get to pres-
ent it more than once really builds
School teacher Jo Bevan said the
Riverlinx camps received "great
feedback", with students enjoying
canoe and boat trips.
"The whole idea of the camps
is to teach them about the river
and what a wonderful resource it
is and the fact that we do have to
look after it," she added.
Students taste of river life
Taking part in the Riverlinx camp program recently were Peterborough students Thomas* (second from
left), 9, and Elise* (second from right), 11, with Kingston-on-Murray Primary school students (from left)
Trent*, 7, Alana*, 8, and Bryson*, 9.
*The schools have a no-surname photograph policy
Locals are urged to lodge their tax return by October 31.
Telstra bus stops by
Telstra were in
East Terrace last
locals with issues
and concerns face-
The Telstra 'check-
in' bus and store-on-
wheels visited Loxton
recently, with many
local customers stop-
SA Telstra country-
wide area general man-
ager Mark Bolton said
the visit aimed to help
customers in "whatever
way we can."
"We want to come and
say thanks to customers
for staying with us and
this is about helping
with our service. It is
all about helping our
customers," he said.
"Our South Australian
customers are some of
the most fiercely loyal
and parochial we have,
so we wanted to get out
and see them.
"Although we have
stores in most major
regional centres, we
do recognise there are
some customers who
can't travel, sometimes
long distances, to get
to their closest Telstra
"I hope tours like this
will fill the gap for peo-
ple who can't have their
problems and questions
solved over the phone
As part of the vis-
it, Telstra will donate
$1 for each customer
they spoke with to the
service manager, Ele
Wilde, said donations
are valuable and will
help protect women
who have experienced,
or who are at risk of,
Mallee crops in the spotlight
top crops will be
showcased at the
2014 Brown's Well
Gladigau said despite
it being "a challenging
year" for many with
frost and virus issues,
there was still plenty of
"We believe there will
still be some good crops
to have a look at," he
The event will begin at
the Brown's Well club-
rooms at 8am and will
finish with a barbecue
For more information,
call Bernie Lehmann on
8577 0054 or 0427 099
The 2014 competi-
tion has been sponsored
by Mallee Sustainable
Bill Garside (centre) received support, as part of
Telstra's store-on-wheels visit to Loxton. He is
pictured regional SA/NT field operation specialist
Rod Gurr (left) and SA Telstra countrywide area
general manager Mark Bolton.
FRIENDSHIP DAY SMILES: Having fun at last month's Friendship
Day celebrations in Loxton, hosted by the Loxton Men's and Ladies
Probus Clubs, were (from left), back: Neil Schlein, Loxton Waikerie
Mayor Leon Stasinowsky and Warren Falting. Front: Bette LeCornu
and Deb Thiele.
-- Yae Schoenhenzel photo
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