0001    14 Jan 2021  22:33:32: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SA LONG DISTANCE CLUB SECRETARY,  
SA Sires Produce 2021
Race will be from The Twins (620km North of Adelaide)
Auction to be held on Sunday 7th February, please present birds from
8am, Auction starts at 10am.
All members of a club are allowed to enter 8 pigeons, whether it be
birds donated to the Auction or prepaid to race out of a nominated
loft. All Prize money split 60% to flyer and 40% to breeder.
Clubs are invited to nominate 10 birds as a way of possibly
generating some revenue. Get your club members together and put in
up to 10 birds in either the auction or in their own lofts under the
club name as the pre-payer. The Highest Placed club nominated entry
will receive $300 for their club.
Birds nominated for Sires Series will also be eligible for prizes in
the Glendambo YBC 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50. Sires race will be 3
weeks after the YBC.
We also offer for Sires birds to compete in the Coober Pedy Open in a
special pool prize, $20 per bird marked on nomination sheet and
prizes will be paid 1st %50%, 2nd 30% and 3rd 20% of the pool.

0002    30 Dec 2020  00:35:33: Posted by TONY PERKINS from SAHPA CHAIRMAN,  
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to everyone. The Treasurer of the New
concept ring race has advised we have in excess of $9,000 for prize
money now for the eight races. Thanks to everyone for supporting this
new concept and good luck to everyone who has bought rings. Only 2
days left so if you know someone who has missed getting on board give
them a call and get them in. Please call Tom Tirrell. Cheers

0003    08 Dec 2020  17:25:41: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Positions Vacant.
Nominations are being called for 4 Delegate positions which all fall
vacant after the AGM in March 2021.
Northern Zone, as Phil Squire is retiring next year.
Phil Squire has also retired from his position of State Delegate of
the ANRPB so that position is now vacant.
Eastern Zone, Nenad Stojakovic end of 3yr term and doesn't wish to
Western Zone, Peter Burke end of 3yr term, moving to Broken Hill.
Southern Zone, David Buxton is not continuing.
John Cock will remain as he has another 2yrs.

The position of General Secretary will also fall vacant after the AGM
in March with John Harper retiring from the position after 3 years

Al nominations/applications to be in writing and submitted prior to
31st January 2021.

0004    07 Dec 2020  13:27:52: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Advise received last week.
Dear Licensee,
I’m pleased to be able to inform you that the Transition Committee
has met today to consider the current restrictions in place to
protect the community from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19),
and has decided to ease density restrictions relating to licensed

As of this morning, spacing requirements for licensed venues have
been relaxed to one person per two square metres. This includes both
indoor and outdoor areas.

Consumption of alcohol while standing is only permitted outdoors,
while dancing is only allowed at private functions, such as weddings.

I would take this opportunity to remind you that all defined public
activities must have a COVID Safe Plan, which includes a poster
containing its own unique QR code.

This poster must be displayed prominently, to enable patrons to
‘check in’ by scanning the code using the mySA Gov app on their
smart phone.
This is great news For SAHPA members with the maximum number of
people in the SAHPA main Hall now lifted from 42 to 84 which would
allow us to conduct a squeaker sale and most probably an AGM in

0005    02 Dec 2020  07:32:15: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
The Gawler & Districts club would like to advise that due to Covid
restrictions their squeaker sale scheduled for this Sunday will not
be going ahead. They would like to thank everyone that donated birds
last year and will be looking at alternative ways to raise money for
their club. More details to be posted on their Facebook page.

0006    01 Dec 2020  12:58:44: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Under the new Covid Safe Plan Dec 2020 we are obliged to put in place
and operate an approved contact tracing system for people attending
or conducting any activity at the SAHPA Hall. For members that have a
smartphone we will provide a QR Code so they can check in using their
phone's camera. The free mySAGOV app is available from their
For members that are unable to use this method we are required to
keep an attendance record of these people which includes each
person's contact details and the time and date of attendance. These
records must be produced for inspection at the request of an
authorised officer.
Density obligations for indoor areas must not exceed 1 person per 4
square metres which gives us a maximum of 42 people in the main hall
and 19 under the verandah. Clubs using the main hall are required to
follow these obligations including the contact tracing system. It is
the responsibility of all clubs to make sure they put in place and
operate an approved contact tracing system. The social distancing
rule of 1.5 metres still applies along with use of hand sanitiser.
The wearing of facemasks is recommended but not obligatory. 

0007    30 Nov 2020  15:51:16: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
I have just been advised by Dr Mark White that the Rotavax BN19 245
has been given the all clear and it is safe to use on our birds with
the proviso that it should not be used in conjunction with Salmonella

0008    30 Nov 2020  12:37:03: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
The Barossa Club has advised that due to Covid-19 restrictions they
have decided not to hold their squeaker sale this year. As an
alternative they will be holding a fund raising event with the
details to be posted on their Facebook page. For anyone interested
that is not a Facebook member please apply to join.

0009    16 Nov 2020  13:37:06: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
The SAHPA End of YEAR Presentations are being held at the Hampstead
Hotel this evening @7:00pm. After conversations with Hotel management
we are assured that all current Govt Covid19 rules and regulations
will be adhered to and at this stage we are good to go. As
responsible patrons we should be mindful of social distancing rules
(1.5m), use hand sanitizer and please don't come if you have any cold
or flu like symptoms. If you have already paid and wish to cancel we
will refund the money. This will be our last opportunity this year to
mix with other Assoc members so lets enjoy the night.

0010    13 Nov 2020  15:57:53: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Locally, concerns have been raised over the use of Rotavax batch #
B19 245. This batch has been distributed all around Australia and was
the same batch used earlier this year in Adelaide with no problems.
Personally, I used 2 vials and had no issues. This is the same batch
# B19 245 that we have been supplied with at present. After talking
to Dr Mark White the manufacturer, he has asked me to send a vial
back for testing next week in Sydney to be absolutely certain that
that all is ok. So at this stage we request that all purchasers of
the Rotavax vaccine refrain from using it until we get the all clear.
I will advise as soon as I have an update.