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Bankrupt Builder Fined for Working Unlicensed & Misleading Consumers

A bankrupt business director has been fined for misleading consumers and carrying out unlicensed building works. James Arthur Pepper has admitted to breaches of the Building Work Contractor’s Act and Australian Consumer Law. The Adelaide Magistrates Court has heard the 45-year old declared bankruptcy in 2013 and was precluded from being the...

Court Battle for Kangaroo Island Luxury Hotel Commences

A Supreme Court battle has been launched against the construction of a luxury hotel on Kangaroo Island. Environmental group, Kangaroo Island Eco-Action, have lodged a bid to prevent the development of high-end accommodation on the island’s biggest national park. The group argues they have grounds for the case, calling national parks “sacrosanct” and...

Stirling Residents' Final Bid to Stop ALDI Development

Stirling residents will make a final bid today to stop an ALDI supermarket from being built in the village. Several direct neighbors of the proposed site at 3-5 Pomona Road are expected to address the State Commission Assessment Panel this morning in a final attempt to prevent the development from happening. The...

Champs Prep for OTR Super Sprint at the Bend

Supercar champions Jamie Wincup and Shane van Gisbergen are in Tailem Bend this morning ahead of this weekend’s OTR Super Sprint. The two are prepping for the 10th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and celebrating a milestone 500th championship race for Triple Eight Engineering. Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup claimed...

Hills to Light Up for Winter Lantern Festival

A feast for the eyes in the Adelaide Hills this weekend with the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival for all to enjoy. Local school children and artists have been busily designing and making lanterns for the event over the past seven weeks. The opening night commences Friday 23 August from 7pm with a cello...

Yet Another Tool Haul by Murraylands Thieves

Following more tool robberies in the Murraylands this week, police are appealing to the public for help. In the latest instance of break-ins in the region, a reciprocating saw and copper tubing and fittings were taken (amongst other items) from a shed on Lookout Drive in Murray Bridge East between Monday 19...

Police Search for Men Who Assaulted Elderly Woman in South

Police are appealing to the public for help tracking down those who attacked an elderly woman in the foothills of Southern Adelaide. It is alleged that two men claiming to be tradesmen gained access to the 82-year-old's cabin at Woodcroft Caravan Park on Tuesday 20 August around 8.30am after she won...

Oil Drilling in Bight On Hold Until 2020

Seismic testing in the Great Australian Bight will not go ahead next month. The company granted approval to test for oil and gas in the waters near Kangaroo Island have pulled their funding. The Advertiser has reported that PGS has deferred funding the acquisition until next year. Industry Sources informed the paper that...

'An Afternoon with Eddie Betts' - Sold Out

'An Afternoon with Eddie Betts' at Murray Bridge Library has sold out with keen participants joining a waiting list. Library Team Leader Tim Law said more than 200 people had already booked for An Afternoon with Eddie Betts, to hear the Adelaide Crows player’s unique rap and rhyme storytelling to celebrate...

Community Concern for Bird in Hand Goldmine Project

Locals fear reopening the Bird in Hand goldmine in the Adelaide Hills will harm the region's reputation. Terramin's lodged an application with the State Government to revive the site, which hasn't been mined since the 1880s. Residents packed a meeting at Woodside on Monday 19 August to discuss the potential impact the...