AGRICULTURE | What a difference a few days make.
At the start of last week, South Australia’s fields were brimming with row after row of podding plants which were shaping up to produce a healthy yield for growers.
By the end of the Labor Day weekend, the damage had been done.
One of the hottest starts to October on record had scorched SA fields and turned lush green bumper crops into singed shadows of their former selves.
“It will cost us,” Primary Producers SA independent chair Rob Kerin told InDaily of the heatwave’s impact.
“We were looking at good crops.”
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Comment | Art Gallery director Nick Mitzevich ponders the proliferation of Aboriginal art beyond the ‘dot’.
Star Wars may seem an unlikely inspiration for the art world, but it’s neither new, nor even particularly novel, for artists to draw upon the force. Last year at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide-based artist Roy Ananda recreated the opening text from the film in 3D. Filling the gallery void, and able to be viewed from both levels, Ananda’s tribute, titled Slow crawl into infinity, turned the wonder of sci-fi into back shed DIY.
Commissioned collaboratively by Adelaide Film Festival and TARNANTHI, internationally celebrated artist Warwick Thornton turns his attention to Star Wars in a series of moving image portraits called The Way of the Ngangkari.
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Flinders University researchers are calling for on-site health services in homeless centres, in a bid to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged children.
In a pioneering move, on-site health services could administer vaccinations, prescribe medications and make referrals – reducing the need for hospital visits and encouraging families to seek more timely and targeted medical attention for their children.
A research team led by Dr Yvonne Parry, from the Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery in collaboration with UnitingCare Wesley Bowden (UCWB) Inner Southern Homeless Service, found that children attending with their families at homelessness services are often disconnected from healthcare supports.
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ADELAIDE | They have become the pin-ups of Adelaide’s creative and artistic business hubs.
Feted by ministers, councillors and art industry bodies, Amber Cronin and Erin Fowler have been celebrated and held high as a collaborative success story since they launched artistic studio space The Mill in 2013.
Three “life-consuming” years on, The Mill, which burst on to the arts and business scene with so much promise and community enthusiasm, is on the brink of closure.
Established as an incubator to nurture Adelaide’s emerging artistic talent, their success in providing a safe area to nurse fledgling businesses has been held up and applauded by all tiers of government.
“South Australia has a real big problem with people leaving and going to the east coast,” Cronin tells InDaily.
Adelaide | The state’s peak business lobby has given a glowing endorsement of Jay Weatherill’s stated ambition to “reconnect”, revealing the State Government has adopted almost half of Business SA’s recommendations from last year’s pre-election charter.
The charter contained 75 proposals “for a more prosperous South Australia”. Business SA’s director of policy Rick Cairney said 19 of those had already been achieved 18 months after Labor was unexpectedly returned to power, with another 12 in progress.
“We hold the Government to account regardless of political persuasion, but we’ll also recognise where Governments have done the right thing,” Cairney told InDaily.
“Jay Weatherill said he wanted to reconnect with business – from our perspective, he has.”
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GLAMPING | Some people just aren’t the camping type.
The freezing cold, the boiling heat, the bad food, bugs and sore backs are just a few of the inevitable camping trip turn-offs, but a new movement is attracting even the staunchest of house-dwellers.
The term “glamping” describes camping without the creature discomforts.
Think large, Mongolian yurt-style tents, raised beds, catered meals and even electricity.
It’s an attractive option for those who want to escape the big city and get closer to nature without sacrificing urban comforts, and it’s gaining popularity, as evidenced by the emergence of Australian companies keen to offer the glamping experience.
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