In The Courier this week

WOODSIDE WINEMAKERS TOP OF THE GLASS: Bird in Hand senior winemaker Dylan Lee, left, and winemaking director Kym Milne beat winemakers from around the world to be crowned the International Wine Challenge Red Winemakers of the Year last week. The prestigious accolade, which was presented at an awards dinner in London, came after two of the winery’s reds claimed a swag of trophies as part of the same challenge earlier this year.

Call for cull

Half of the kangaroos in the Mt Lofty Ranges and little corellas across the State must be culled before they cause irreparable environmental damage, according to a parliamentary committee.
A range of animals could be killed under powers the SA Natural Resources Committee (NRC) – headed by Heysen MP Josh Teague – wants to give SA’s Environment Minister David Speirs.
The NRC released a report on July 2 into the management of overabundant and pest species in SA which also included management recommendations for fur seals in the State’s South-East and koalas on Kangaroo Island.
The inquiry received 44 submissions and heard evidence from 12 witnesses, all of which detailed “imminent” threats to the State’s biodiversity.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Rubbish reduction: A local council wants to massively reduce the amount of waste it takes to landfill and is seeking the assistance of its residents to do so.

  • Mine energy: Construction of an Australian-first energy storage unit is set to start in Strathalbyn within six months.

  • Big cats: Monarto Zoo has sent three aged African lionesses to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo to allow room for younger lion pride members.

  • Trail extensions: Mt Barker’s walking trail network is being extended and a link to the town’s future sporting hub was recently given a funding boost by the State Government.

  • Arrest warrant: An arrest warrant relating to a missed court appearance has been issued against the woman behind Hahndorf’s Seasonal Garden Cafe as a company in her name faces winding up proceedings over a separate matter.