Dinsoaurs: Ledumahadi mafube the first of the sauropods

IT’s called Ledumahadi mafube. In the South African language of Sesotho, it translates to “a giant thunderclap at dawn.” It’s easy to see why. This dinosaur was huge. But it was also unusual. Its 200-million-year-old fossils have revealed it to be both the largest land animal to stride dry land …

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Polonia’s Small wins premier league gong

The Great Southern Soccer Association held its gala season presentations last Saturday night, crowning the fairest and best players in all their senior competitions. A large crowd gathered in the pavilion at the North Road soccer grounds to crown the award winners from 2018. Polonia midfielder Nathan Small was recognised …

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How to Bend it like Kristensen

An Audi Sport Day may well be a smorgasbord of speed but speed on track is only a consequence of the day’s primary activity: advanced driver training. South Australia’s brand new motorsport facility at Tailem Bend, about 100km south-east of Adelaide, was the venue for Audi’s media day to highlight …

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Orzel caps off flag triumph with second Sutton Medal

Prolific midfielder and four-time premiership player Matt Orzel has won his second Sutton Medal as North Albany’s league fairest and best player, defeating recruit Michael Trevenen by 19 votes at the premiers’ awards night last Thursday. Orzel, who finished second in this year’s Kleemann Medal, won the Kangas’ highest individual …

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Get ready for holidays with pre-trip check-up

With the warmer weather slowly starting to arrive, we’re probably all thinking about dusting off the swag and pulling the camping gear out of the garage lockers to prepare for a spring getaway. So now is a good time to start thinking about getting the trusty steed ready for the …

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Builder earns praise for community contribution

Without a nomination in the Master Builders Association Great Southern Building Excellence Awards, Michael Stephen had no idea why he was being called to the awards night. After weeks of helping build ramps for the Southern MTB Jump Comp in the town square, Mr Stephen was eager to see the …

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Police warn drivers following long weekend blitz

The Great Southern’s top cop says he is disappointed about the prevalence of drug drivers on the roads in the region after eight people failed roadside drug tests in a short period of time on the long weekend in Albany. Great Southern police district Superintendent Ian Clarke said although the …

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