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New Govt Architect to raise the voice of design
New Govt Architect to raise the voice of design

Newly appointed Government Architect Kirsteen Mackay says she will be a public advocate for design with an expanded role in government.

The Scottish-born architect and London Royal College of Art alumnus will have a larger role than her predecessors, which will include managing the Office for Design Full Story »

KI a ‘top spot’ for holidays with kids
KI a ‘top spot’ for holidays with kids

AUSTRALIA | Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s top 10 family-friendly holiday destinations, according to Lonely Planet.

The travel book publisher has the island in eighth position, describing it as “South Australia’s most underrated weekender”.

“Big-ticket enticements for kids here incl Full Story »

Vale Thelma Schubert
Vale Thelma Schubert

OBITUARY | Another significant connection to Australia’s pre-war wine heritage has broken with the death on June 14 of Thelma ‘Thellie’ Schubert. Thelma was 95 years old.

She knew what life was like as a wine widow for decades before the death of her famous husband, Max, in 1994.

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NASAA Certified Organic Wine of the Year Awards
NASAA Certified Organic Wine of the Year Awards

The inaugural NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) Certified Organic Wine of the Year Awards held recently at the Adelaide Convention Centre attracted around 100 entries from around Australia.

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The Vanguard: Keeping aircraft in the air
The Vanguard: Keeping aircraft in the air

Innovation | It’s a long way from Nepal to Australia but the fact that TAE is doing engine maintenance work for Nepali aircraft operators is indicative of the success of this Adelaide-based company.

From its facilities at Adelaide Airport and at Amberley Air Force Base, Queensland, and Williamtown Full Story »

OzAsia goes to the cutting edge
OzAsia goes to the cutting edge

OZASIA FESTIVAL | Exciting and edgy contemporary Asian art will take centre stage at the 2015 OzAsia Festival, with new director Joseph Mitchell determined to get festival-goers to “take a risk”.

Mitchell says OzAsia has led the way in bringing diversity to the stage over the past eight years &# Full Story »

Mylor
Mylor

This home, fashioned after the New England country houses of North America, sits on the shores of a lake.  It features a graceful staircase, jarrah floors, a stone fireplace, and spectacular views from each room. The house has four bedrooms, up to five living spaces and an upstairs retreat and li Full Story »

“Go back to where you came from”: Dawn Fraser sledges Kyrgios
“Go back to where you came from”: Dawn Fraser sledges Kyrgios

Tennis | Sporting icon Dawn Fraser has told tennis star Nick Kyrgios to “go back to where his parents came from” following his stormy exit from Wimbledon.

Asked to comment on Kyrgios’ antics during his fourth-round grand-slam loss Fraser accused him of “tanking” and set Full Story »

A decade on, Hiddink’s legacy remains
A decade on, Hiddink’s legacy remains

Soccer | “That is why we call him Guus Geluk.”

Those are famous words.

Well they are for me anyway. For those were the words in a text message I received after Australia scored its second goal in the extraordinary win over Japan at the 2006 World Cup.

The Socceroos’ coach at that tournament, G Full Story »

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Flinders Jembatan builds bridge to Indonesia
Flinders Jembatan builds bridge to Indonesia

The launch of Flinders’ Jembatan Indonesian initiative marks the culmination of 50 years of building links in education, language and culture with Australia’s closest South-East Asian neighbour.

The Flinders University Jembatan (‘bridge’ in Indonesian Bahasa language) promotes strengthened Full Story »

Southern Uni Games off and running
Southern Uni Games off and running

Flinders graduate, the Member for Reynell Katrine Hildyard MP, was at the starter’s line for this week’s Southern University Games in Adelaide.

As official patron, she carried the flame at the Games’ opening ceremony on Saturday, welcoming the 1,600 participants from 13 universities to Sout Full Story »

The Red Professor’s extraordinary life
The Red Professor’s extraordinary life

Few people can have a CV to rival Fred Rose’s: Cambridge University graduate, remote area meteorologist, anthropologist, alleged Soviet spy, eminent East German academic and Stasi informant.

To be fair, despite his questioning by the Petrov Royal Commission over suspicions that he was the agent co Full Story »