In The Courier this week
Balhannah’s Peter Knights’ Golden Spray won first place in the Spirit of the Hills category at the Stirling Rotary Club’s 2014 Photographic Exhibition.
No more bias
After 55 years of competition the Hills Women’s Bowling Association has held its last grand final.
Mt Barker White won the top prize in last week’s event but by next season the association must either dissolve or amalgamate with the Hills Bowling Association (HBA), or find itself in breach of the Equal Opportunity Act.
Under changes passed to the Act last year, associations must now offer an open gender competition as their primary product before offering single gender as a secondary competition.
The Hills women’s association (HWBA) only offers a women’s pennant and has been advised by Bowls SA that it must become compliant by next season.
Also in this week’s issue
- Town plan: When the Uraidla Hotel closed its doors 18 months ago, it left a group of locals scratching their heads over what to do about the loss of an important community gathering point.
- Tree action: A northern Hills landholder devastated by the destruction of a revegetation site under powerlines on her property wants to start a community action group to stop unwarranted tree trimming in SA.
- Police message: Police say speed was a factor in four fatal crashes in SA over the weekend, including two on local roads at Langhorne Creek and Harrogate.
- Rate cap: A plan by the State Opposition to cap council rates if it wins government this month could mean cuts to community services, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).
- Vehicle services: Hills residents may soon be able to access vehicle registration and licensing services in Mt Barker.
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