In The Courier this week

Former RAAF airman Fred Bridge, 102, from Gumeracha has never missed an Anzac service and yesterday joined other members of his retirement village in remembering the sacrifice of Hills servicemen and women.

Hills motorists targets of ‘unfair’ cameras

Better speed signage is needed on the South Eastern Freeway to stop motorists being unfairly fined, the State’s peak motoring body believes.
The RAA believes drivers are not being given enough warning when speed limits change along a section of the freeway between Crafers and Leawood Gardens.
RAA senior road safety manager Charles Mountain said two speed cameras in that area were capturing more speeding fines than any other location in SA.
Both cameras combined detected over 14,000 motorists and netted more than $6.2m in fine revenue during 2016. “The latest figures would suggest that motorists, particularly along this section of the freeway, are still ignoring the message to slow down,” Mr Mountain said.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Baby boom at zoo: A baby giraffe born last week is the first in an expected baby boom for the species at Monarto Zoo.
  • Firing line: Comments made by two Adelaide Hills Councillors in the wake of a controversial decision to abolish the current ward-based representation system are being investigated by the Local Government Governance Panel.
  • Kid’s alright: For Hills cheese maker Kris Lloyd, this vine leaf wrapped parcel represents the pinnacle of her career to date.
  • Smart solutions: Electronic signs and smartphone apps which tell drivers where to find free car parks are two ideas for the future of Mt Barker’s CBD, according to a local councillor.
  • Social focus: The Mt Barker Council has identified the need for a multi-use community hub, potentially featuring a library and council offices, to be built in the town.

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