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Speedy brew
Melina Scarfo, February 16th, 2017

Speedy brew

Prancing Pony's head brewer Frank Samson race his motorbike across one of the largest salt lakes in Australia next week at the Dry Race Lake to be held at Lake Gairdner. Located to the north of the Eyre Peninsula, Lake Gairdner is one of the few places in the world where you can ride flat out for 19 kilometres. Part of Speed Week it runs from February 27 to March 3, attracting competitors from all over Australia and... Read Article

Imagine success
Melina Scarfo, February 09th, 2017

Imagine success

Country shows are a day when the community comes together to celebrate all that’s great about their town. But have you ever thought about the people behind the scenes who make it all possible? This year the Uraidla Show was awarded South Australia Community Event of the Year during Australia Day celebrations, recognising the achievements of the new committee. The closet rural show to the city, last year’s event was the biggest show in a decade with over... Read Article

Barker exposed
Thomas Luke, February 02nd, 2017

Barker exposed

A Mount Barker author has made her debut with a novel about the growing pains of an Adelaide Hills town. While Rebekah Clarkson has been writing short stories for years, the release of Barking Dogs marks her first full novel. Even in novel form, Rebekah has embraced her love of short form writing, with the book made up of 13 separate short tales each linked by the setting. “Everything is set in and around Mount Barker, that’s the common thread... Read Article

Box it out
Mirna Taslidza, January 25th, 2017

Box it out

For many boxing is a great way to keep fit, get the heart pumping and relieve the stress of daily life. But one Hills resident is using the popular sport to help people overcome emotional and physical hardship one punch, swing and dodge at a time. Having practiced varying types of martial arts throughout his life, Tony Toka knows firsthand the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of boxing. After struggling to find a martial arts centre where the... Read Article

A day for all
Luke Dayman, January 19th, 2017

A day for all

Australia Day is the perfect opportunity to come together to celebrate the achievements of our local community and the exceptional people that have made outstanding contributions. Events will again be held across the Hills region to welcome new citizens and acknowledge the widespread achievements through the presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Civic Awards. The Adelaide Hills Council will host an awards ceremony on the Stirling Coventry Library Lawns from 9.30am-12.30pm with local Mayor Bill Spragg... Read Article

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