Adelaide | Helicopter shark patrols spot less than one in five sharks, even in clear water, and aren’t good for much more than giving swimmers peace-of-mind, according to soon-to-be-published research.
Helicopter patrols spot 17.1 per cent of sharks in a given area – better than fixed-wing aircraft shark-spotters, who find only 12.5 per cent of the deadly marine predators.
“Although the public may feel safer knowing that aircraft are in the air, the tangible difference these flights make to an individual’s safety from shark attack at any one of these beaches is likely to be small,” a preliminary version of the paper, now accepted for publication in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, concludes.
RAH Design Competition | A plan for a radical art gallery – think Hobart’s MONA – has just been announced as the winner of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site design competition.
Planning Minister John Rau announced the winner a little after 10am this morning. Nice Architects’ design – known affectionately as The Hill – won the People’s Choice award, which was voted on by members of the public.
SLASH’S design centres on adaptive reuse of the site’s buildings. It proposes the most minor amendments to the site, and is therefore theoretically the cheapest to construct. New uses are found for most of the old buildings – including the aforementioned art gallery, hotel, community centre, high school and museum. There’s also space Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE OPINION | There was an annual wine show in McLaren Vale on Friday that started out some years back under the name Not the Wine Show. This happy little affair was initially held at the same time as the Bushing Lunch. The latter is where several hundred winemakers and their staff share up the gongs from the annual McLaren Vale Wine Show in a huge noisy tent. It costs a great deal of money.
Although it hasn’t quite lobbed in the claimed season, this Not the Wine Show splinter activity re-emerged this summer as the Spring Carnivalé, the second word of which was utterly appropriate as we sure bid vale to some carni.
The format’s pretty simple. Nineteen participating producers, some of them amateurs, entered six bottles each of one McLaren Vale red wine (of any sort Full Story »