Letters to the editor

Because of her… we can

NAIDOC week this year utilised the well meaning statement "Because of her...... we can".

Students at Ceduna Area School were privileged to have been witness to the excellent presentations of two local and well respected indigenous women, Joy Reid and Colleen Prideaux.

Each of them gave a detailed, informative and thought provoking account of their early life leading through to the present day and highlighted their challenges, successes and achievements.

The message delivered to all of those present, was that education was important and each individual should try and achieve their best in everything they aim for.

Grandchildren of both presenters proudly stood alongside their "Grannies", highlighting the importance the older generation plays in the lives of the younger ones.

Well done Joy and Colleen, you did yourselves, your family and all sections of our local community proud.



Thank you

I would like to sincerely thank all those who supported the 25th Anniversary of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in the Eyre Peninsula Region.

With one Australian diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, (the length of an average tea break), the time, effort and generosity of our morning tea hosts will ensure that the 27 South Australians diagnosed with cancer every day receive information and support when they need it most.

The money raised through the simple act of having a cuppa for a cause will make a huge difference and allow us to continue to find vital research, prevention, advocacy and support programs that change lives.

In the last year alone, thanks to the generous support of the South Australian community, we were able to protect more than 110,000 South Australian children through our SunSmart Schools Program, provide more than 30,500 nights of accommodation to those travelling to Adelaide for treatment, and provide more than 6400 people with information and support from a Cancer Council Nurse through Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Because of our wonderful hosts and their guests, we will be able to continue providing these services for years to come.

This year thousands of people showed their generosity with 74 events being held throughout the Eyre Peninsula region.

On behalf of everyone here at Cancer Council SA, I would like to thank all those who enjoyed a cuppa for a cause and supported those impacted by cancer in their community.

Every minute, every hour, every day, South Australians are impacted by cancer.

On behalf of everyone affected and all those at Cancer Council SA – thank you for making sure that they don’t have to face their diagnosis alone.


Cancer Council SA chief executive

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An open letter from Rex last week blamed its pilot shortages on other companies "poaching" its pilots which could lead to cancelled flights.

Rex is letting us down I reckon. Wish someone else would start flying to Ceduna so there’s some competition. We pay way too much for the service we receive.


So if your pilots are not getting paid enough and leave your company, our inflated prices are due to your greedy profit.


Woeful service for top dollar prices. About time another carrier comes in.