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Welcome to Onkaparinga Now

Welcome to Onkaparinga Now

16 October 2018

Onkaparinga Now is your new source for online news across the City of Onkaparinga, and is written, designed and printed in the local area.

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Kindy kids join war on waste

Kindy kids join war on waste

16 October 2018

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.

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Youth enterprise nurtures young entrepreneurs

Youth enterprise nurtures young entrepreneurs

16 October 2018

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 boost for business

A boost for business

16 October 2018

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.

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Christmas at Christies

Christmas at Christies

16 October 2018

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.

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Volunteers underpin youth centre success

Volunteers underpin youth centre success

16 October 2018

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.

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Meet the custodian

Meet the custodian

16 October 2018

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.

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The great outdoors on our doorstep

The great outdoors on our doorstep

16 October 2018

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.

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Peace of mind for pet owners

Life’s a beach for onkaparinga dogs Peace of mind for pet owners

16 October 2018

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.

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A walking group with heart

A walking group with heart

16 October 2018

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.

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Bike kitchen steers a positive path

Bike kitchen steers a positive path

16 October 2018

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.

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Your Say, a new way

Your Say, a new way

16 October 2018

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.

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Strategy for flood mitigation

Strategy for flood mitigation

16 October 2018

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.

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A plan for our libraries

A plan for our libraries

16 October 2018

A recent community engagement study has revealed how important the City of Onkaparinga libraries are to the community.

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Breakaway in Onkaparinga

Breakaway in Onkaparinga

16 October 2018

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.

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It’s playtime

It’s playtime

16 October 2018

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.

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Artists give new perspective on climate change

Artists give new perspective on climate change

16 October 2018

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.

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New $300 million Tourism target for Onkaparinga

New $300 million Tourism target for Onkaparinga

12 November 2018

The council is seeking community and business views on the plan between now and 5pm on Monday 17 December 2018.

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