In The Courier this week

Chocolate connoisseur Marcus Booth-Remmers (pictured) has built a sugary empire out of the guilty pleasures that can turn the most sophisticated of diners into hyped up, babbling messes. The owner of Stirling chocolate cafe Red Cacao has been riding a sweet wave of success for the past three years and this week scooped another award to add to his collection.

Glatz fights fine

Oakbank Racing Club chairman John Glatz is fighting a $5000 thoroughbred industry fine for calling State Racing Minister Leon Bignell a “dickhead” during an interview aired on television during this year’s Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival.
Mr Glatz says he is appealing the penalty – the largest imposed on a SA racing official in a decade – because his comment was made during a private conversation when he falsely believed a TV news camera had stopped recording.
Thoroughbred Racing SA recently fined the club official because the gaffe, which was aired by Channel Seven in March, was considered “derogatory” and prejudicial to the image of racing.
The stewards said they considered the video footage recorded on the Easter Monday of the carnival before finding Mr Glatz guilty under the Australian rule of racing AR 175A.


Also in this week’s issue

  • Power payout: About 6000 Hills and upper Fleurieu property owners will share in an estimated $1.5m in payments following lengthy power cuts caused by last week’s damaging storms.

  • Vandalism spree: Vandals smashed the windscreens of about 20 cars parked in Mt Barker in the early hours of Saturday morning.

  • Wine region in focus: Wine enthusiasts can now get a unique inside look into the Langhorne Creek wine region thanks to a $40,000 State Government grant.

  • Waste levy: The State Government will continue a freeze on the $85.4m waste levy fund, despite calls from Hills councils to reinstate the money to the resource industry.

  • Oval upgrade: Hahndorf sporting and community groups have banded together to see through more than half a million dollars worth of upgrades to the town’s recreation grounds.

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