Bushfire

Fire fears

Residents of Prospect Hill are concerned a private development in the goverment-owned Kuitpo Forest Reserve could be the cause of a major bushfire.The proposal is…

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Bushfire lesson

There’s a clear line along the Almanda Creek in the Scott Creek Conservation Park where the Cherry Gardens fire stopped.Fires can be erratic and unpredictable,…


Saved by the rain

The Adelaide Hills dodged a bullet this week – clear and simple.The fire in the Scott Creek Conservation Park which started on Sunday afternoon in…


Community spirit

This is the final edition of The Courier for 2020. Thank goodness!I think we all need a break.This year has been nothing short of a…


Fire risk

Increasing the number of prescribed burns may be one arrow in the quiver of bushfire prevention but it will never be the panacea some people…


Fire future

Bushfires like those which raged across the East Coast, the Hills and KI over summer serve as a stark reminder of the perils of a…


Bushfire support

There are few places in the developed world that have faced the kind of back-to-back disasters that Australia has over the past six months. Summer’s…


Mine opposition

The results of public consultation about a proposal to re-open the historic Bird in Hand gold mine in Woodside are not surprising. Opposition to the…


Bushfire lessons

It has been little over a month since the devastating Cudlee Creek bushfire took hold of the Hills. With the dust now settling and the…


What we’ve seen

The past week has delivered a devastating blow to our Hills community. For many people, this fire is one of the worst in living memory….