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Battunga Bikers
Oliver Brown, October 16th, 2019

Battunga Bikers

You can ride a Harley at this year’s Battunga Lions Bike show and you won’t even need a licence. An iconic US Harley Davidson motorcycle will be bolted to a rolling road so that show goers can become a biker, even if only temporarily. “It really gives people the unique experience of being on a Harley without actually posing any danger to themselves,” bike show creator Fred Keal said. The Bike Show has been going on since 2017 and welcomes... Read Article

Projectiles
Nick Ward, October 09th, 2019

Projectiles

A group of young-at-heart Hills locals who dart up and down mountain bike tracks of their own making are showing no signs of slowing down after 25 years. The Human Projectiles have blazed trails all over the Hills around Fox Creek, opening up the park to mountain bikers of any skill level. Club vice-president and founding member Paul Lovelady said that the whole idea to make a mountain biking club came from an afternoon or two at the pub. “We... Read Article

Toy Story
Samuel Squire, October 02nd, 2019

Toy Story

Thousands of puzzles, games and gizmos providing learning and joy to hundreds of little kids over 40 years is an achievement worth celebrating. The Adelaide Hills Toy Library was established in 1979 as a resource hub for children to have access to a comprehensive range of toys. Long-term committee member Penny Kretschmer said the library has been a vital resource within the Hills community. “The library is turning 40 this year and we are celebrating such an important milestone... Read Article

Twin Win
Oliver Brown, September 25th, 2019

Twin Win

by Oliver Brown Mount barker parkrun world record Oliver Brown Twins Harriet and Phoebe Farrugia from Heathfield might have set a new world record as the youngest twins to reach 100 parkruns in the world. The twins – who turned six last week – along with their three sisters and parents have been participating in the Mount Barker 5km Parkrun every Saturday morning for the past several years. The girls’ father Fernando said when he and his wife Mel started having children,... Read Article

Bush Walk
Robbie Falzon, September 18th, 2019

Bush Walk

By Robbie Falzon The Lobethal Bushland Park has provided a serene natural getaway for children and their families across the Hills for decades. With its popularity increasing over the years, council officials and the local Friends of the Lobethal Bushland Park group have pushed for new and updated signage throughout the park. Biodiversity Officer at the Adelaide Hills Council Tonia Brown said that the park needed to be updated. “The signs inside the park were quite old from when the park... Read Article

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