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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

Projectiles
Nick Ward, October 09th, 2019

Projectiles

A group of young-at-heart Hills locals who dart up and down mountain bike tracks of their own making are showing no signs of slowing down after 25 years. The Human Projectiles have blazed trails all over the Hills around Fox Creek, opening up the park to mountain bikers of any skill level. Club vice-president and founding member Paul Lovelady said that the whole idea to make a mountain biking club came from an afternoon or two at the pub. “We... Read Article

Toy Story
Samuel Squire, October 02nd, 2019

Toy Story

Thousands of puzzles, games and gizmos providing learning and joy to hundreds of little kids over 40 years is an achievement worth celebrating. The Adelaide Hills Toy Library was established in 1979 as a resource hub for children to have access to a comprehensive range of toys. Long-term committee member Penny Kretschmer said the library has been a vital resource within the Hills community. “The library is turning 40 this year and we are celebrating such an important milestone... Read Article

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