Articles by Theo Courier

Health fix needed

It beggars belief that the Hills region has not seen an increase in the number of ambulance crews since the 1990s despite a ballooning population…

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Sister act a folk finalist

A local musical two-piece has been unexpectedly propelled into a national folk music award final after applying to sing at an SA music festival.Mt Barker…


Climate key to Greens’ campaign

A Lobethal business owner and a semi-retired teacher will spearhead the Australian Greens’ State and Federal election campaigns in the Hills.Small business owner and mother-of-two…


User pays hard waste service by 2022

Mt Barker Council will introduce ‘user pays’ hard waste collection and has invited tenders from businesses to deliver the service.The new service will be available…


Region excluded from rideshare

The lack of transport options in Strathalbyn has frustrated local tourism and accommodation businesses, and the Strathalbyn Tourism Association (STA) has had enough.With no taxis…


Pageants on pause

At least two of the region’s Christmas pageants have been axed for 2021 amid ongoing uncertainty around coronavirus restrictions.The organisers of the Mt Barker and…



24/7 fuel outlet planned for Heathfield

The company behind SA’s OTR service stations has unveiled plans for a new 24/7 petrol station at the Heathfield Motors site weeks after saying they…


Rural classification discourages GPs

A shortage of GPs at Gumeracha Medical Practice has kept the town’s emergency department shut, forcing locals to travel further for emergency treatment.The four GPs…


The new reality

As Australia begins to re-open its state and national borders it’s likely that some privileges will be granted only to those who are fully vaccinated.As…