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What do Puggles, Fingerprints & Cultivators have in common?

Story ThumbnailThey are all part of the secret life of echidnas: a live-bearing reptile and an egg-laying mammal!

Dr. Peggy Rismiller from the Kangaroo Island Pelican Lagoon Research Centre is one of the worlds leading experts on echidnas.

Author of “The Echidna: Australia’s Enigma”, Peggy will be presenting an evening on the secret life of echidnas at the Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre on Tuesday, July 18th. Continue reading What do Puggles, Fingerprints & Cultivators have in common?

Jane Reilly visits Lobethal Lutheran

Story ThumbnailLobethal is not known for fine, sunny weather, but Tuesday, May 23rd was an exception when the sun shone on a visit to the Lobethal Lutheran School by the Channel 10 helicopter and Jane Reilly.

The Student Representative Council invited Jane to drop in to the school and speak to the students about “Weather”.

The Lobethal Kindergarten children and parents shared this exciting event, beginning with assembling with great anticipation on the school oval to witness the landing of the helicopter. Continue reading Jane Reilly visits Lobethal Lutheran

New Legal Aid Office in Mount Barker

Story ThumbnailMount Barker is the location for a new legal aid office for the Hills region.

The Legal Services Commission now offers legal advice and family dispute resolution services from newly constructed offices in Walker Street.

In announcing the move, Hamish Gilmore, Director, said the new office was the first to be opened by the Legal Services Commission in more than 15 years and is ‘consistent with our strategic plan to increase services to regional areas and a recognition of the growing population in and around the Mount Barker area.’ Continue reading New Legal Aid Office in Mount Barker

Lobethal CFS & Onkaparinga SES ‘Open Day’

Story ThumbnailOn Sunday, June 4th the Lobethal Country Fire Service opened its doors to the local community for the commissioning of their new CFS 24P fire appliance (pictured right), a new SES road crash rescue vehicle and SES salvage and rescue vehicle.

Captain of the Lobethal CFS, Geoff Weidenhofer, welcomed the Minister for Emergency Services the Honourable Carmel Zollo, Mark Goldsworthy MP, invited dignitaries from the SA Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service and guests to the afternoons proceedings. Continue reading Lobethal CFS & Onkaparinga SES ‘Open Day’

Hahndorf Town Band celebrates 80th

Story ThumbnailIn a weekend of celebration, the Hahndorf Town Band honoured its forbears who established a legacy of musicmaking now enjoyed throughout the Adelaide Hills.

At a reunion dinner held on Friday, May 5th at the Hahndorf Inn, Musical Director, Dr Kevin Cameron, gave testament to the contribution of several key families who have given decades of service to the Band since its humble beginnings in 1926. Continue reading Hahndorf Town Band celebrates 80th