Category: South Australia

State News: South Australia


Grey nomads turning ruined town into attraction

Editorial

Photo: Stonemason Ron Johnson works a wall of an historic building in Farina, South Australia.
Ever fantasised about restoring a historic building? Well a bunch of grey nomads are spending a season of labour every year on restoring the outback town of Farina, South Australia. About halfway between Port Augusta SA and Birsdville QLD, the town has long been abandoned – but a meagre bakery income, two stonemasons, some elbow grease and a plan have gotten Farina to a stage where a museum of artefacts could open next year. Continue reading

Adelaide Fringe gets balance wrong for 2016

Editorial

TTN: The Adelaide Fringe’s huge crowds are still turning up – but more for nights out partying and sight-seeing rather than to shows, leaving genuine ‘fringe’ artists (not mainstream/ up and coming) on the outer fringe of a fringe show. With over 40% of tickets being sold for smaller venues (as opposed to previous years’ 20% small-venue sales), event organisers concede that it’s the competition of over 1100 shows that has left some performers without sell-out crowds. Continue reading

Charles Sturt council paves over existing tenants

Editorial

A prolonged council development is being blamed for a popular Adelaide Beaches restaurant’s lack of trade and closure. The owner claims the restaurant had been bringing in $1500 a day during winter last year, but this year customers would walk in and walk straight out due to noise, bringing daily revenue down to $300 per day. Continue reading

Tourism operators asked to help solve heinous murder

Editorial

NSW and SA police are calling on tourism operators from QLD, NT, SA, NSW and VIC to come forward with any information about Khandalyce Kiara Pearce (child, pictured) Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson (adult). Khandalyce’s body was found this year in South Australia, and her mother’s body was found in NSW in 2010. Police believe tourism operators – namely motel and caravan park owners, are likely to have records of Karlie’s movements from that time. Continue reading

4-seater, energy positive solar car draws crowds

Editorial

The annual Bridgestone World Solar Challenge left Darwin on Sunday 18th October 2015 – and in pole position was a road-ready, 4-seater Dutch number, Stella Lux (pictured). The attraction draws thousands of design and tech savvy visitors to Darwin and to the race’s finish line in Adelaide. In hundreds of towns along the 300km route, families turn out in droves to see the cars of the future, here and now. Continue reading

Cross-promoting motherhood + Adelaide

Editorial

Photo: Teresa Palmer. With over 70% of Australian low-to-medium-level tourism and hospitality workers being women, the tourism industry faces challenges in helping their employees face motherhood and work at the same time, particularly in regards to managing part-time work and family. Now the young working Mums have an advocate. Teresa Palmer, mother to an 18-month old, is just at the beginning of her Hollywood career and is promoting the Adelaide Kids Film Festival. Continue reading

Lantern fest organisers plan for 20k, get 50k

Editorial

Organisers of Adelaide’s Moon Lantern Festival were expecting 15-20,000 people. They got 50,000. As the culmination of the Adelaide Festival, the event was already well-regarded – but combine its reputation with spectacular weather and the rare ‘super moon’, twice as many families turned out for the wonderful event as were expected, jamming Adelaide’s transport system and stretching capacity of the event’s food vendors. Continue reading

Koala’s adventure despite car’s hit and run

Editorial

A South Australian woman knew she’d hit a koala, but didn’t stop to see if it survived. When she got home she saw the trooper had landed in her grill. A cute story, obviously – but the woman couldn’t be bothered to check if the koala she hit/ any joeys survived, but could be bothered sending the photo into News Limited. Classy. Continue reading

Underdeveloped seal tourism falls prey to fishermen

Editorial

Millions of domestic and international tourists wouldn’t know it, but the SA Coorong National Park waters are filled with many thousands of aggressive long-nosed fur seals, so many that fisherman in the area and tourism operators up the Murray River are calling for a cull. No explanation for the population explosion has been offered, so there is no tourism industry downstream willing to attract or profit from the seals’ playfulness. Continue reading

Who draws the line on trademark IP?

Editorial

Alison Peck, of Chocolate @ N°5 cafe in the Adelaide Hills is accusing Chanel Inc. of bullying after they called her out on using branding similar to Chanel’s famous Chanel N°5 perfume. Unfortunately for Peck, Chanel are right in this case – but Pernod Ricard, who called a winemaker out for branding a wine Dadd in a cheeky homage to the famous Mumm champagne – would not have won a copyright infringement case against the Dadd producer. So where do you draw the line? Continue reading

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