Editorial

New beginnings

In late 2021 my long-term boss and mentor, Ian Osterman, arrived at work and told me something I had hoped I wouldn’t hear from him…

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Community spirit

As we mark two years since the horrific Cudlee Creek fire swept through the Hills, it’s appropriate that the hundreds of men and women who…


Road fix

The State Government’s recent announcement that it will investigate potential upgrades for Mt Barker’s Adelaide Road is welcome news, but must be backed by meaningful…


Safe communities

As the region faces the next fire danger season, it’s imperative that locals heed the warnings of the CFS and councils and clean up around…


Growing pains

The concern over the capacity of Mt Barker’s planned new emergency department is yet another indication of the long-standing failure of successive governments to properly…


Kavel election

The stage is now set for an intriguing election campaign in Kavel.With the pre-selection of their candidate Rowan Mumford at the weekend, the Liberal Party…


Town centre plan

It seems to have taken an extraordinary amount of time but the development of the Mt Barker CBD’s final significant parcel of vacant land seems…


The price of speed

The high number of people caught speeding on Hills roads in a single month is, as SA Police Superintendent Bob Gray said, astounding.Since police began…


Plan for the future

The concept proposed by Hills business identity Rob Gilbert to funnel traffic directly from the Heysen Boulevard to the freeway is worth exploring.The current plans…


The gloves are off

The changed political landscape in the Mt Barker region has given the local council an opportunity to put extreme pressure on the State Government to…