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RECENTLY, news came
out that a 14,000-year-old
village was discovered under-
ground in Canada.
According to news website
The Independent, some anthro-
pology researchers excavated
the site and discovered rem-
nants of the village, which pre-
dates the Egyptian pyramids.
They are saying it will
change the way North
American history is seen, push-
ing back the date of the record-
ed civilisation in the area.
You’d think, after all these
years, all this research, and
all these archaeological digs
around the world there’s almost
nothing left to discover.
That there’s nothing new to
learn or invent.
But the truth is, in the
scheme of things, if we gave it
a few hundred years we’ll like-
ly realise that those of us alive
today know barely anything
Humans are so young, they
make multiple mistakes and
they make them over and over
There is so much literature
about the mistakes we’ve made
in the past, but we don’t learn
There are instruction man-
uals upon instruction manuals
outlining the correct ways to do
things, but we rarely heed their
We can learn, we can
believe, and we can understand
to a certain point – but unless
we live through an experience
we can never truly ‘know’ any-
comes with living through it.
Even our own memories
have been known to sometimes
fail us, when it comes to recall-
ing certain feelings or recalling
In popular HBO television
show Game of Thrones one
character repeats the following
line to one of its heroes: “You
know nothing, Jon Snow.”
He is referring to the char-
acter’s innocence and his lack
of experience. He hadn’t been
through the things he needed
to go through in order to real-
ly ‘know’ anything about the
world he lived in.
Since then, Jon has been
stripped (figuratively, though
he also literally strips, for those
ladies playing at home) bare of
his innocence and he is begin-
ning to “know” things.
We’re always learning. But
I guess you can never really
‘know’ if you’ve been walking
on top of a 14,000-year-old
civilisation each day on your
way to work.
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Council backs LGA’s rate capping stance
A LOCAL council has thrown
its support behind the Local
Government Association’s (LGA)
decision to reject the potential
introduction of rate capping.
Renmark Paringa Council’s
monthly meeting last month
saw the seven present council-
lors unanimously vote to oppose
rate capping and to support the
LGA’s public awareness campaign
against the proposal.
Renmark Paringa Council chief
executive officer Tony Siviour said
he believed rate capping would
reduce the council’s ability to pro-
vide services for the community.
He said it could potentially
cost council and ratepayers more
money in the long run.
“Our council sees rate capping
as creating a stagnant community.
It’s not going to help our commu-
nity to grow, ensure we maintain
our level of service and renew our
assets as and when the community
expects” said Mr Siviour.
“If we are capped we will have
to consider reducing our servic-
es and/or reduce or mothball pro-
jects. Some of these projects we
have been working on for several
years, they will create jobs and
investment and have proven com-
Mr Siviour said council’s rates
were currently “comparably
cheap” and rate capping would
restrict council’s ability to deliver
service to the community.
“If you cap the percentage of
how much we can put up our rates
to a percentage figure, our one
per cent is very different to other
council’s in terms of actual dol-
lars,” he said.
Mr Siviour said the push from
the Liberal Party to introduce rate
capping would “take away the
democratic rights from the com-
“(Council’s) view is it is a pop-
ulous policy from the State Liberal
Party,” he said.
“The State Liberal Party has
been in opposition for 15 years
and this policy, rolled out 12
months prior to the State Election,
is being done for no other reason
than to form government.
“Rate capping has not been
successful in other states. It has
resulted in decaying infrastructure,
which is not renewed on time, and
declining maintenance levels.
“Local government is the most
transparent level of government,
but rate capping will result in a
bureaucratic organisation totally
unaccountable to the community
deciding what level of service and
projects we can provide.
“Council would encourage the
Liberal Party to work with local
government on policy that pro-
motes population growth, creates
jobs and helps address cost of liv-
ing pressures such as the cost of
electricity which local government
is not immune to.”
Berri Club ‘back on its feet’
THE financially-stricken Berri
Club is set to stay open following
a special general meeting held
over the weekend.
At the meeting, held on
Saturday, the club updated
members and the public on its
current financial situation with a
plan presented on ways to keep the
Manager Susan Yabsley
joined the club earlier this year
and retained her position on a
Attendees at the meeting were
told the board voluntarily stood
down and the nine available
positions on the board were filled
Three sub committees
were also formed – business,
entertainment and maintenance –
and about 30 members donating
their time and skills to help get the
club back on its feet.
The business committee will
form a financial rescue package
to present to the board within two
The entertainment and
maintenance committees will
refurbish the club and create a
more family-friendly atmosphere
Trading hours will resume
to seven days a week from next
Monday, April 17.
Ms Yabsley said the club was
“back to business as usual”.
“The new board and
management are confident that
they are able to trade through the
current financial climate and urge
the community to get behind and
support the club moving forward,”
The club was released from
administration last year after the
business went into liquidation in
While in liquidation, the club
was kept closed for seven months
by the administrators.
The new board will meet
weekly for the next two to three
months and includes Ian Schlein
(president), Garth Quick (vice
president), Wendy Hunyadi
(secretary), Colin Moll (treasurer),
Ross Ainsworth, Kevin Lynch,
Anne Yabsley, Nancy Murdock
and Con Tsaconas.
Meetings are open to the public
and anyone wanting to attend can
contact the club (8582 1697) for
specific times. The first meeting is
tonight from 8pm.
A decision to keep the Berri Club open was made at a special general
meeting held on Saturday.
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Date change for local council meetings
TWO Riverland councils will hold
their ordinary meetings a week
early this month.
Berri Barmera and Renmark
Paringa Councils will hold their
monthly meetings on Tuesday, April
18, due to the Anzac Day public
Berri Barmera will hold its
meeting at the council chambers,
Wilson Street, Berri from 5.45pm,
while Renmark Paringa will hold
its meeting at the Renmark Paringa
Community and Civic Centre,
Eighteenth Street, Renmark from
THE future of the Berri Club is
looking positive, according to the
new manager and secretary.
Earlier this year, former small
business owner and Monash resi-
dent Sue Yabsley joined the Berri
Club board as a volunteer but has
since taken up the role of man-
Speaking to the Murray
Pioneer this week, Ms Yabsley
said a special general meeting,
open to the public, would be held
tomorrow to plan for the future of
“We’re inviting members and
guests (members’ family and
friends),” she said.
“The meeting will be to advise
everybody on the way forward
of the club and what we have
planned. Then we can take it
Tomorrow’s meeting will
include presentations from a con-
sulting company, to be voted on
by current financial members.
An election will also be called
to appoint the board and support-
ing committee members.
Ms Yabsley said recent inter-
nal changes within the club had
showed improvements in trading.
The club has changed opening
hours to Thursdays through to
Sundays, however will still open
for Palms Bingo on Tuesdays.
“We have had to readjust our
trading hours to suit what people
who are actually coming in and
supporting the club want,” Ms
“And that seems to be working
well for us at this time.”
The special general meeting
will be held at the club from 2pm
to 4pm tomorrow.
A special general meeting will be held tomorrow to plan for the future of the Berri Club. Pictured is new
manager/secretary Sue Yabsley. PHOTO: Christian Longobardi
The meeting will be to advise everybody on the way for w ard...
- Sue Yabsley
Berri Club manager/secretary
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Jon Snow from Game of Thrones
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