Archive for August, 2011

Cycling for a cause

By CLAIRE ELISE SUCKLING. Jonathon “JD” Driscoll is aiming to raise $2200 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service as he and 32 fellow cyclists, complete the ‘Gulf to Gulf’ mountain bike ride across Australia.

Why do we need a school nurse?

By KATRINA BERRY. In years gone by, schools provided each child with a glass of milk, a spoon of cod-liver oil and the school nurse would rid every child of head lice with a fine tooth comb.

Heart disease: the leading killer

By TOM WOODS. If you or someone close to you has ever experienced the effects of heart disease, it’s likely you’re aware of the significant lifestyle adjustments required by the sufferer and those around them.

Unease over flu vaccines

By PHILIPPA MOFFATT. With autumn marking the official start of the flu season, many South Australians are undecided on whether to vaccinate themselves against the virus.

Protests on Both Sides

Protests on Both Sides

A recent visit to the Curtin Detention Centre by refugee rights activists ended in protests on both sides of the fences, writes JORDAN ARCHER.

Wedding rehearsals at senior formal

By LAUREN BOBRIGE. Adelaide schoolgirls are indulging in their bridal fantasies a decade early with the preparation for their formal imitating that of a wedding.

Clapham Primary Hits 50

Clapham Primary Hits 50

Clapham Primary School is in the middle of celebrating its 50th birthday amid receiving a number of key facility upgrades, writes ANNE FEDOROWYTSCH.

Backyard Break-in

The theft of outdoor goods is becoming a new trend in Adelaide suburbs, writes KATRINA BERRY.

Award to tempt more agricultural students

These days there are more jobs available in agriculture than there are graduates, but a recently launched competition may help encourage more young people to get involved, writes JORDAN ARCHER.

Country SA – home of the volunteer

Every year, National Volunteer Week recognises the millions of Australians providing unpaid assistance to their communities, and in regional South Australia the rate of involvement is far higher than in Adelaide, writes ADELE HENSLEY.