In The Courier this week

WINE FESTIVALS FOR ALL SEASONS: Adelaide Hills Wine Region executive officer Fiona LeSage hopes new wine events will help showcase Hills wine around Australia and the world.

‘Kavelry’ charge

A concerted push to scrap radical electoral boundary changes to the seat of Kavel is being led by councils and the business community.
All local public responses to a proposal by the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission to change the boundaries demanded Mt Barker remain in Kavel.
Under the changes Mt Barker would be included in the Murray Bridge-based seat of Hammond while Kavel would represent a range of Hills locations north of the freeway including Nairne, Lobethal, Gumeracha, Mt Pleasant and Kersbrook.
The Murray Bridge and Mt Barker councils and Business Mt Barker were among those opposing the changes planned for the 2022 State election.

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Also in this issue

  • Building boom: New home sales in SA are among the highest in the country as a post-lockdown building boom propels them to a six year high.
  • Stirling infill: A controversial infill development in Stirling could go ahead on a smaller scale after negotiations in the Environment, Resources and Development court.
  • PFAS compensation: Home owners should be eligible for compensation if their properties are contaminated by potentially toxic chemicals emanating from Defence bases, according to a Federal Government inquiry.
  • GM split: Local producers are split over the Hills’ future GM status, as a band of councils surrounding Adelaide move to keep their regions GM free.
  • Top tipper: An early season decision to not back her beloved Adelaide Crows has helped Lobethal’s Audrey King win The Courier’s 2020 AFL tipping competition.