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Angel Flier
Samantha Smith, March 22nd, 2018

Angel Flier

Heathfield local and pilot Owen Crees has just recorded his 200th flight in his 1967, four seat Mooney light aircraft for charity organisation Angel Flight which provides non-emergency flights for those facing bad health, poor finances and long distances. Owen has been a pilot for 40 years,13 of which have been dedicated to Angel Flight. “I've never been a professional pilot but I have the passion for it and decided to volunteer to help others while doing it,”... Read Article

Bonsai It
Casey Tonkin, March 15th, 2018

Bonsai It

The ancient art of bonsai is all about taking control of nature’s towering shade-bearers: trees. Practitioners of bonsai use specialised tools and techniques that have been passed down through the ages. The Adelaide Hills’ own modern day bonsai master Rob Hatcher, the horticultural supervisor at the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, holds a couple of classes through the year to help aid the learning of others who are drawn to the beauty of bonsai. His attraction to the art form... Read Article

Patch in Print
Casey Tonkin, March 08th, 2018

Patch in Print

Tucked away in Mount Barker Springs is a piece of paradise cultivated by South Australia’s most popular gardener Sophie Thomson. She calls her garden Sophie’s Patch, and Sophie’s latest book shares the name with her self-realised vision. Six and a half years ago, Sophie and her husband Richard bought the property that was to become Sophie’s Patch with the intention of turning it into a fully functional orchard and veggie garden cultivated using sustainable principles. They wasted no time setting... Read Article

Big Cuppas
Casey Tonkin, March 01st, 2018

Big Cuppas

With one new case diagnosed in Australia every four minutes cancer has a widespread effect. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an annual fundraising event that aims to help continue the fight against the disease that has affected most Australians in one form or another. Members of the Mount Barker Bowling Club have arranged a Big Morning Tea for Monday, March 5 and anybody is welcome to come along. The club is hoping for a big turnout to help get through... Read Article

Fast and Furious
Anna Christian, February 22nd, 2018

Fast and Furious

The National Motor Museum in Birdwood has a 2008 Bugatti Veyron on exhibition until 2023. The Veyron is considered one of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world, with the tyres alone costing $20,000 each. The regular top speed of the Veyron is 343 kmh but it has recorded up to 408 kmh, reaching 100 kmh in 2.46 seconds. The car is also expensive to run – using 78 litres of fuel per 100kms at full speed. National Motor... Read Article

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