The great outdoors on our doorstep
16 October 2018
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If earthworms come to mind, you’re right. If pre-schoolers come to mind, you’re also right, for many three-to-five-year-olds are stewards of these nocturnal invertebrates that reside in kindergartens across the region.
In its first 12 months OYEH recorded over 2300 attendances, launched three startups, and provided space for 13 young entrepreneurs to run their businesses.
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A telecommunication specialist and a graphic designer have received a financial boost thanks to the City of Onkaparinga’s ON Business Partner Program Small Grant initiative.
This year’s City of Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant is set to take merry to a new level, with a heightened Christmas spirit and a higher standard of floats than ever before.
Laughter greets you before you cross the threshold of Studio 20. Inside, the foyer is filled with effervescent parents waiting to pick up their charges. The giggles are contagious.
d’Arry’s memoir reflects that of the McLaren Vale wine industry, transitioning from a fortified and bulk wine producer to global distributor and leader in sustainable wine production. He’s an influencer, not a follower, and has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, a Patron of the Australian Wine Industry, a Medal of the Order of Australia, the Jimmy Watson Trophy, the title ‘Legend of the Vine’, Bushing King, and a 2018 City of Onkaparinga Civic Award for going above and beyond to serve his community.
It’s pre-dawn and Kate Coates is already saddled up to exercise her 10-year-old Warmblood mare, Wicker, on the Tom Roberts Horse Trail near her Coromandel Valley property.
She’s a black and white streak of lightning. Her name is Pepper and she’s a regular at the leash-free zone on O’Sullivan Beach.
Retailers are rubbing their eyes and getting ready to start their day before the first shoppers arrive, but members of Colonnades Walkers are already hitting their stride. This is the group’s 21st year.
The Aldinga Bike Kitchen is much more than a DIY bike shop. Run by volunteers, the not-for-profit organisation offers bikes for sale as well as some to give away.
In September 2016 the Onkaparinga region was saturated. It was the wettest year in decades and after months of above-average rainfall the soil was soaked, groundwater was high and the drainage system was overwhelmed, causing localised flooding in urban and rural areas.
A new online platform now makes it easier to have your say about what’s happening in the City of Onkaparinga, have your opinions considered and provide feedback whenever it suits you.
A recent community engagement study has revealed how important the City of Onkaparinga libraries are to the community.
Save the date because you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else on Sunday 20 January 2019 when the eyes of the world are on the City of Onkaparinga for the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere.
Locals are making good use of the newly upgraded Karawatha Reserve in O’Sullivan Beach. An elderly man exercises his dog on the grass, a pair of teenagers practice handstands on the softfall rubber, and toddler Robbie rushes from one piece of equipment to the next. Fortunately his mother Adele Binns is also swift-footed and can keep up with Robbie’s cracking pace.
In a unique program – Climate is Change – two artists immersed themselves in the City of Onkaparinga’s natural environment, gleaned local knowledge and were privy to quantitative research conducted by the council’s Sustainability, Conservation, Biodiversity, and Spatial Information teams.
12 November 2018
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