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Eureka
Anna Christian and Casey Tonkin, August 30th, 2018

Eureka

Year 11 Saint Francis de Sales student Adam Palkovics has been selected to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Forum in Canberra and Brisbane. The 12 day residential program runs in January and involves 200 students in science based activities. A teacher suggested Adam apply for the forum and then let him drive his own application. “I was in one of my other lessons and my old teacher came up and told me about the forum and said they thought... Read Article

Flight Fascination
Casey Tonkin, August 23rd, 2018

Flight Fascination

People have been developing planes of all shapes and sizes ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright flew their first heavier than air craft over a hundred years ago. A fascination for flight is a common thread that binds the members of the Strathalbyn Model Aircraft Club. Club president Paul Mitchell said the hobby is as much about the process of making the planes as it is about flying. “I’ve been building models my whole life,” he said. “My father was... Read Article

Hop To It
Rebecca Chave, August 16th, 2018

Hop To It

The Adelaide Hills are alive with the sound of frogs and during the National Science Week you can become a qualified FrogSpotter. Frog expert, education officer and FrogWatch SA coordinator Steve Walker will be holding a Walk and Talk event at the Torrens Valley Community Centre on Sunday, August 19 from 2pm. “One night a fortnight I run the FrogWatch Program which is a statewide program for anybody in the state to get involved with,” Steve said. “It’s basically an... Read Article

A Valiant Bash
Samantha Smith, August 09th, 2018

A Valiant Bash

Bash 'virgins' and Hills locals, neighbours and strawberry farmers, Roger Ballestrin, Biagio 'BJ' DeFazio and Jimi Rozaklis are teaming up to take part in the Variety Bash 2018 with their bright orange car as the Orange Euroes. The Bash aims to raise funds for children in need. “Looking back, so many people are less fortunate than me and I want to give my time and attention to people because it's not about how much you have... Read Article

Sharkie Prevails
Samantha Smith and Anna Christian, August 02nd, 2018

Sharkie Prevails

The by-election on the weekend concluded with the re-election of Rebekha Sharkie as the federal Member for Mayo. In the two candidate preferred count Rebekha managed 57.6 per cent while main rival Georgina Downer polled 42.3 per cent. The result was an improvement of 2.7 per cent in the two candidate preferred category for Rebekha, and an improvement of 9.6 per cent in first preference votes. First preference votes for the Liberals decreased by 0.4 per cent but the biggest... Read Article

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