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Special report: “Shock” therapy in SA
Special report: “Shock” therapy in SA

ADELAIDE | Electroconvulsive therapy was used to treat nearly 500 South Australians during the past financial year.

The treatment is performed thousands of times each year in SA.

Despite the horrific reputation “shock therapy” acquired in the 1970s with its depiction in films such as O Full Story »

The Forager: Play like a pirate
The Forager: Play like a pirate

THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: a new laneway bar opens, the fastest-growing alternative varietal wine in the Adelaide Hills, a new centre for boutique wines, the Mexicans are coming to town, more Casino dining, Street in the Park, and other upcoming food and wine events.

Lifting spirits

Anot Full Story »

It’s not where you live, it’s how you live
It’s not where you live, it’s how you live

BOOK / ADELAIDE WRITERS’ WEEK | A curious thing happens while reading Hugh Mackay’s The Art of Belonging.

It provokes a spontaneous urge to meet your neighbours, catch the train to work more often and maybe actually go to that local ukulele group whose meetings are advertised on the supermar Full Story »

Designing daylight in modern spaces
Designing daylight in modern spaces

ADELAIDE | This Japanese-inspired extension to a Toorak Gardens bungalow uses a sleek, modern architectural style to fill the space with natural light.

The design is bold and simple, responding to its environment and connecting the house and the young family who owns it to the brilliant outdoors.

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Poems: Distortion & Persistence
Poems: Distortion & Persistence

POET’S CORNER | Joan Giles’ first poem this week is inspired by her career in the early days of computer programming; her second looks at first loves and how they sometimes never quite leave us.

Distortion

Sending discreet packets
on flaky lines
from far-flung terminals
signals bouncing back Full Story »

Unley Gourmet Gala cocktail party
Unley Gourmet Gala cocktail party

Norman Waterhouse and the City of Unley hosted a cocktail party for 200 guests at the Unley Gourmet Gala on King William Road to celebrate the Tour Down Under last week.

 

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Henley Beach
Henley Beach

This house is a stunning fusion of Spanish and Australian architecture. It features a self-contained apartment under the main roof with a queen bedroom, built-in robes, en suite, eat-in kitchen and living area. The entire house is fitted with intelligent automation, sound and lighting. There are th Full Story »

SA women only: a new kind of club
SA women only: a new kind of club

Comment | A modern taken on the gentleman’s club aims to lift young South Australian women higher, writes one of its founders, Lucy Travers.

Young, ambitious South Australian women are connecting through a new community that aims to encourage, inspire and celebrate a diverse range of achievement f Full Story »

The golden era of SA women’s cricket
The golden era of SA women’s cricket

CRICKET | With Denis Brien as the state coach and Yorke Peninsula product Andrea McCauley as the on-field general, South Australia women’s cricket had its first and, to this point, only golden era, two decades ago.

This month marks the 20th anniversary of that special summer, where the South Austr Full Story »

Partners

Romance meets reality
Romance meets reality

“Obsessed” with romance novels and reality TV, Flinders University student Sarah Gates is playing the part of matchmaker by fusing the two genres to write her own love story.

Ms Gates, who is studying a double degree in law and arts with a major in creative writing, has just won the $12,500 Coli Full Story »

Summer Fun
Summer Fun

CONTENT SUPPLIED BY RAA | The school holidays are now almost at an end and if you’re fast running out of ways to keep the kids busy then we’ve got a few ideas for some great days out that will help to keep them entertained.

Calling all Earth Guardians to Adelaide Zoo

Over the school holidays Ade Full Story »

Mountains of fire
Mountains of fire

CONTENT SUPPLIED BY RAA | Snow-capped mountains, boiling mud pools and soothing hot springs make New Zealand’s volcanic zone a fascinating region to visit.

When a country is parked above the junction of two shifting continental plates you can expect the odd volcano. And so it is with New Zealand Full Story »