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Electrify
Nick Ward, November 13th, 2019

Electrify

The first light electric vehicle (EV) to be available for test driving in the Hills is generating a buzz that shows where the market is heading, according to dealer Graham Jarrett, owner of Jarrett Nissan in Bridgewater. He said it was a “no brainer” to stock the new Nissan Leaf in his showroom four months ago. “The Adelaide Hills is the perfect place to market a vehicle like this because it suits the lifestyle,” Graham said. “It’s amazing to drive,... Read Article

Hands On The Wheel
Oliver Brown, November 06th, 2019

Hands On The Wheel

When Mount Barker TAFE closed its visual arts department in 2014, aspiring potters from the Adelaide Hills were left with nowhere nearby to learn the craft. That’s about to change, however, with the recently established Adelaide Hills Ceramics Association organising a wheel throwing class for newbie potters. Current association president Emma Dedman was one of the TAFE students doing visual arts at Mount Barker and she said the closure came as quite a shock. “Everyone was devastated when it came... Read Article

Willkommen
Robbie Falzon, October 30th, 2019

Willkommen

Tens of thousands of people visit Hahndorf each year making it one of South Australia's most popular tourism spots. The way the village has been enjoyed has changed and so too, the visitors. Mount Barker District Council and the Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre undertook some research in early 2018 about what, and how visitors we're doing in the town and how they went about exploring this part of the world. Tourism Development Manager Andy Glen said some of the... Read Article

Hills First
Robbie Falzon, October 23rd, 2019

Hills First

In an Australian first, a new cellar door has used 36 blocks made from recycled concrete to achieve a zero net carbon footprint. James Tilbrook's new complex has used this new building material as a retaining wall against the hill the premises is set into. The blocks are made from waste concrete will act as a retaining and internal wall. “The internal wall will be left as is with the texture of the blocks to be used as a feature,”... Read Article

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

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