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The weekend catch-up


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Missed something in InDaily this week? Here are quick links to the week’s best news, opinion and feature articles.


It was a week of sombre news and difficult weather, as South Australia faced soaring temperatures.

What cranked up the heat this week, and what can extreme heat do to the body? We spent a sweaty day among the ‘refugees’ escaping the extreme heat at Marion shopping centre. South Australians were urged to look out for each other in the hazardous conditions – and we did.

There was terrible news from Bali, with the sudden death of South Australian entrepreneur Duncan McGillivray, best known for Two Dogs Lemonade and founding the Longview winery.

We broke the news that David Jones has decided to close its Foodhall at the end of next week.

There was the odd story about South Australia’s Auditor-General Simon O’Neill, a man who rides shotgun on how departments spend our money. He specifically asked not to be given a pay rise – he got one anyway.

We had an in-depth interview with the man who could be state Labor’s last and best hope of securing an unlikely victory in the March state election.

The mystery of the Festival Centre plaza continues – just what is the State Government up to?

Like a badly ended marriage where one of the couple starts to live it up, GM’s behaviour in Detroit just keeps rubbing salt into our Holden wound.


The fact that so many Australians don’t understand the risks of living in areas at risk from bushfires means that we have a national problem. It’s time to start debating what we do about it.

Arts & culture

Tim Flannery has joined the Planet Talks program at WOMADelaide.

Film reviews of Her and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. A review of Adelaide author Heather Taylor Johnson’s novel, Pursuing Love & Death.

“Who doesn’t want to gaze upon a beautiful woman naked? And who doesn’t like to be read aloud to?” Intrigued? Read on.

Food & wine

Recipes appropriate for a heatwave, including a flavours-of-India pizza that can be cooked on the barbie; and choc mint and roast strawberry ice-cream.

Philip White questions why we’re still encouraging wine grapes to be grown in the arid centre.

In our regular market day feature, we discuss cooking with eggplant.

The Forager served up the weekly selection of food news, and restaurant critic Frank Grenfell returned with a visit to the most scenic spot in Adelaide – Windy Point.


Is the design of our school playgrounds discouraging free play?

A visit to an Adelaide office designed to free creative minds.

A resurgence in the belief that the design of a building can shape behaviour.





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