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Top of the hill
Mirna Taslidza, January 12th, 2017

Top of the hill

It doesn’t take a global cheese competition for us to know that South Australia is home to some of the worlds best cheeses, but when one local cheese beats 3,000 other cheeses to take out a Super Gold Medal it’s certainly worth boasting about. Now in its 29th year, the World Cheese Awards is the largest international cheese competition on the planet. Held in Europe’s culture capital, San Sebastian, the World Cheese Competition saw 3,021 cheeses from over... Read Article

Aerial defence
Lucy Robinson, January 05th, 2017

Aerial defence

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) is now operating from a new airbase at Brukunga with 18 aircraft ready to water-bomb bushfires and provide surveillance support this fire danger season. The Claremont Aerial Firefighting Base, which replaced the Woodside base in the Adelaide Hills, has more space to park aircraft, better filling capacity and a longer runway which will enable aircraft to take off and land more easily in bad weather. CFS Chief Officer Greg Nettleton said aerial... Read Article

Ultimutt Christmas
Thomas Luke, December 22nd, 2016

Ultimutt Christmas

Christmas treats aren't just for people this year, with a range of yuletide themed snacks available for dogs as well. Local dog treat producer Ultimutt Treats has begun to sell a range of Christmas themed snacks, including colourful candy canes, snowman stars and specially made puddings. The treats, made in Mount Barker, are produced using locally sourced and all natural ingredients. This means that despite their sugary appearance, the treats are still good for dogs, co-owner of Ultimutt Treats Shane... Read Article

Choose cherries
Mirna Taslidza, December 15th, 2016

Choose cherries

Is there anything more satisfying than digging into a punnet of dark, plump and irresistibly succulent cherries? How about picking your own fresh cherries at one of our many great cherry orchards here in the Adelaide Hills? The Adelaide Hills has a climate and topography that is ideally suited to producing cherries, with cool winters to provide plenty of winter chill, relatively mild summers and good soils. Unfortunately, due to prolonged cold and wet weather conditions, cherry... Read Article

Doggone heroes
Lucy Robinson, December 08th, 2016

Doggone heroes

They’ve long been recognised as man’s best friend but local dogs are also proving their worth as therapists, medics and guardians. Dogs’ many contributions to the Hills community have been captured in a series of photos for the Mount Barker District Council’s 2017 calendar, which was distributed to all households in the district at the end of November. Starring for the month of March is Bella, a six year-old labradoodle who has been attending Mount Barker residential... Read Article

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