Adelaide | Premier Jay Weatherill has started his big sell of the time zone change that very few South Australians appear to want.
A paper published by the State Government yesterday revealed that only 15 per cent of respondents supported a change to Eastern Standard Time – but Weatherill and his Cabinet have adopted that option as their favoured way forward.
The Government’s analysis of responses showed 42 per cent were in favour of keeping the current time zone while 41 per cent favoured a shift west.
But Weatherill strongly rejected suggestions today that his decision-making should follow the wishes of those who responded to the consultation process.
“My role is to lead, not to be a calculator,” he told ABC 891 breakfast radio. “If you want a calculato Full Story »
THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: Award-winning hotels and small venues, one of world’s best restaurants relocates to Australia, new places to eat and drink in the city, colourful cauliflower, and more food and wine news.
Small bar finds a place among hotels
The Australian Hotels Association (SA) has made room for small bars in its annual hospitality awards, with Clever Little Tailor winning the new category of Best Small Venue last night at the Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence at the Entertainment Centre.
AHA SA general manager Ian Horne says the award acknowledges the quality and popularity of small bar venues.
“It’s great that the AHA is now supporting small venues when it has not been in their members’ interests for so long,” says Marshall King, one of the Full Story »
THEATRE REVIEW | Harold Pinter is a master of making the ordinary extraordinary: he writes about everyday events in simple language that conveys powerful emotions and poignant comments on human experience.
It takes an extremely good cast under insightful direction to realise the playwright’s brilliance, and Geordie Brookman has done superbly to bring together a talented team to create this memorable performance. State Theatre Company’s Betrayal is exceptionally good theatre.
Pinter is famous for including pauses in his writing and they are essential if the staging is to be effective. His writing has a musicality, and actors Nathan O’Keefe, Alison Bell and Mark Saturno know how to hold and sustain an effective moment.
There are absolutely spellbinding and compelling scenes thr Full Story »
ADELAIDE | Adelaide City Council has confirmed its policy to extend the exclusion zone for mobile food trucks ahead of a consultation period.
The policy would effectively exclude mobile food vendors from all city squares but Victoria Square if endorsed by the council in August.
Council voted almost unanimously last night to take the position to consultation before a final decision next month.
Only area councillor Robert Simms dissented, expressing concern the proposed move would reduce the vibrancy of city squares.
During the debate, the council’s administration revealed the number of “zone one” locations available for mobile food trucks would be reduced from 44 places to 13, should the policy go ahead.
“Zone one” locations are those in the most populated areas of the city where Full Story »