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

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The State Government’s Gillman land deal continues to raise questions. This week the Government changed its tune on our questions about a rival concept for the site – on Monday, the Government tried to tell us the bid wasn’t to develop the land (and they also tried to spin that it wasn’t related to the land in question). Yesterday, that all changed. All the twists and turns here.

South Australia’s latest tourism commercial was released – this time for Adelaide – and the ad’s writer told us why it’s so radical. Research found that Adelaide didn’t suffer from negative perceptions in our target markets – rather, people had no perceptions at all.

Labor chose a new candidate for the blue-ribbon seat of Napier, after last week’s disastrous attempt to parachute powerbroker Don Farrell into the northern suburbs electorate. The result was another win for Jay Weatherill over the dominant Right faction.

Nervous times for South Australia’s wine industry as Treasury Wine Estates – which owns the likes of Penfolds and Wolf Blass – negotiates some turbulence. Detailed analysis here.

Opinion

In a week of controversies, it’s hard to pick between the Fringe comedy show, Come Heckle Christ, and the furore over the Crows seeking to wear the state football jumper in its first match at Adelaide Oval against Port Adelaide.

On the former, one writer asks if Adelaide has developed a habit of making pre-emptive strikes against art – before we’ve even seen it.

On the Crows jumper debacle, we’ve published two views. One (predictably from a Crows and Norwood supporter), lectured Port fans about SANFL heritage – drawing a barrage of comments. Striking back, this opinion piece argues the Crows totally misread the public mood and the meaning behind a football jumper.

On a more positive note, a young Adelaide innovator writes about ways to break through local conservatism and make a difference.

Arts and culture

Fringe is nearly upon us, so we’ve had more previews, including memories of a Fringe veteran, and the astoundingly titled, Outback Homosexual Serial Killer, which has somehow escaped the controversy dogging some other shows.

We always reviewed the films Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Last Vegas, and the novel, One Boy Missing, by local author Stephen Orr.

Food and wine

Local MasterChef finalist Callum Hann published a new cookbook, and we snaffled the recipe for his S’more Peanut Butter Cookies.

Wine writer Philip White explored the 2013 vintage of Barossa Shiraz and asked: what part does geology play in terroir, and can it be discerned on the palate?

The Forager wrapped up local food news – including events coming up this weekend – and there was good news for city fans of the Torrensville Afghan restaurant Parwana – it’s opening an outlet in the CBD.

Design

The architectural challenge of designing the extension to Adelaide High School – in words and pictures.

Christan Haag summarises what he believes we need to do to make Adelaide a cycling leader – sparking considerable debate among our commenters.

 

 

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