In The Courier this week

Record crowds made their way to the 13th annual Callington Show where equestrian judge Amanda Lock presented reserve champion small show hunter pony Ablue Moon Virtuoso and rider Liella Pagon with their sash.


‘I lied to save mate': Mayoral candidate deceived council

Adelaide Hills Mayoral candidate Leone Taylor lied to the council two years ago about the leaking of a ratepayer’s email meant for council eyes only.
Ms Taylor, who is heading the Back to Basics team in the current council election, admitted to The Courier last week she deliberately falsified information in an email to senior council officials on September 22, 2012, after the leak was discovered, in order to “protect a mate”.
Ms Taylor wrote to Mayor Bill Spragg, Deputy Mayor Bill Gale, acting chief executive Tim Piper and director Tim Hancock, telling them she acted alone and was “opportunistic” when she accessed the council-supplied iPad of an elected member who was visiting her house but who had left the room to have a drink with her husband.
She then emailed a “distasteful and ridiculous” letter from a ratepayer that she found on the iPad to her laptop.

Also in this week’s issue

  • Rates defended: Adelaide Hills Mayor Bill Spragg has defended the fiscal management of the current council in the wake of election claims that rates are “spiralling out of control”.
  • Say on freeway: More than 60 Hills residents took the opportunity on Saturday to have their say about making the freeway down track safer.
  • Close encounter: A close encounter between three students and a freight train at Aldgate last week has prompted a warning from the railway’s management for children to stay off the tracks.
  • Nursery times: One of the Hills’ earliest nurseries will open its gates to gardening enthusiasts this weekend as part of the Open Garden Australia program.
  • Dry summer: A “shocker” of a spring means farmers must develop a strategy to best survive what looms as a long, dry summer, according to agriculture experts.

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