Oakbank

Hydro power

Hillgrove Resource’s concept to turn its Kanmantoo open pit mine into a pumped hydro electricity generator opens up an exciting opportunity for SA and the…

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Sensible decision

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) decision to scrap plans to introduce significantly longer 50km/h limits along Onkaparinga Valley and Greenhill roads is a win for common sense.


Event hurdle

Young people pre-loading on alcohol and drugs before a big day or night out is nothing new, and is not the fault of event organisers. But those transporting intoxicated people to an event – whether it be on chartered buses or in private cars – have a degree of responsibility for their passengers.


Jumps racing

Racing Minister Leon Bignell’s increasingly vocal opposition to jumps racing in SA is fast pushing the controversial issue to a head.


An each-way bet

The jumps racing industry is facing another hurdle, this time in the form of opposition from the State Government.


Oakbank music

The organisers of the proposed Groovin the Moo are running out of time to make their music festival an annual reality at Oakbank – this year at least.


Flying fox threat

Grey-headed flying foxes have flown over from the eastern States and have set up a small colony in the Adelaide Botanic Garden where they roost during the day. At night they feed on fruit grown at Hills orchards. The Apple and Pear Growers Association is not leaving the issue unchallenged.


In the groove

It’s a common concern in regional areas that there are not enough activities specifically for young people so it was great to see 10,000 gather at the Oakbank Racecourse to enjoy live music.


Crowds down

It is clear to regular racegoers that the crowd at Oakbank’s Easter Racing Carnival on Monday was well down on previous years. While officials say…


Policy on the run

No-one wants to deliberately hurt animals and the vast majority of people would oppose events that do.