Editorial

Attitude shift

It is almost a year since former Planning Minister Paul Holloway foisted his plan to more than double Mt Barker’s population on the local council….

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Stopped short

The silencing of Adelaide Hills Councillor Luke Ritchie in a regular council meeting last week by Mayor Bill Spragg was an interesting scenario, to say…


Water allocation

It is only about two years ago that much of the Hills and Fleurieu was in the grip of a protracted drought. Dams were drying…


Mine non-compliant

On the surface the news that Terramin Australia has been issued an environmental direction under the Mining Act to bring its Angas Zinc Mine tailings…


Disease fears well founded

Hills growers must feel this week that their fears at the potential for NZ apple imports to spread new pests and diseases here are justified.


Mine compliance

It’s amazing that it has taken as long as it has for someone from the Strathalbyn Community Consultative Committee (SCCC) to lose patience with Terramin…


Taking its toll

The State Government’s aim to cut SA’s road toll by over 30% is commendable. Each year too many lives are lost or shattered by serious…


Fire safety

On the surface the bushfire warning system proposed for trial in the Hills this fire season by private company Sirenus flies in the face of…


Fire season

If ever the CFS was going to get its “be prepared” message through to Hills residents, the last two fire seasons would have been the…


Road closures

The rumbles of discontent with car rallies began rolling across the Hills earlier this year. By the time the Supaloc Classic Targa Adelaide came around,…