In The Courier this week

Professional skater Lachie Bouillir had the crowd spellbound with his impressive skills at the opening of the Strathalbyn Skate Park on Sunday. The new facility was built to service the increasing youth population in the expanding town and received the thumbs up from locals.

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Riders flout rules

Motorcycle riders were caught speeding at three times the rate of other motorists in the Hills and Fleurieu region during a recent police speed camera exercise.

Operation Safe Hills was conducted between December 14 last year and March 31 this year with the cameras recording almost 9% of motorcyclists exceeding the speed limit compared with 3.3% of car drivers.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Support Branch Superintendent Bob Fauser said some of the high speeds recorded during the operation were particularly disappointing.

“Thirty-three motorists, including 13 motorcyclists, were detected exceeding the speed limit by between 30-40km/h,” he said.

Also in this week’s issue

  • Tough season: Cool weather towards the end of last year has had a significant impact on the wine grape harvest in the Hills, with yields down by more than a quarter on previous years.
  • Lotto win: A winning X Lotto ticket worth over half a million dollars has been unclaimed for over a week after being purchased at The Barker Hotel.
  • Historic visit: Old diaries, war medals and even a piece of a German fighter plane came out of the woodwork when British TV personality Sir Tony Robinson came to Hahndorf on Saturday.
  • Easter event: One of the Oakbank Racing Club’s longest serving secretaries, the late Barry Biggs, would have loved to have been at this year’s Easter Racing Carnival.
  • Last chance: This weekend will be the last chance to see international sculptors at work as part of the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium..

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