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On this site you'll find all the things that make The Weekender Herald such a great read in print, along with extra pictures, stories and an archive of previous issues. There's also contact details, information on how to advertise in The Weekender Herald and how you can share your stories with the local community. Enjoy!

Hands On The Wheel
Oliver Brown, November 06th, 2019

Hands On The Wheel

When Mount Barker TAFE closed its visual arts department in 2014, aspiring potters from the Adelaide Hills were left with nowhere nearby to learn the craft. That’s about to change, however, with the recently established Adelaide Hills Ceramics Association organising a wheel throwing class for newbie potters. Current association president Emma Dedman was one of the TAFE students doing visual arts at Mount Barker and she said the closure came as quite a shock. “Everyone was devastated when it came... Read Article

Robbie Falzon, October 30th, 2019


Tens of thousands of people visit Hahndorf each year making it one of South Australia's most popular tourism spots. The way the village has been enjoyed has changed and so too, the visitors. Mount Barker District Council and the Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre undertook some research in early 2018 about what, and how visitors we're doing... Read Article

Hills First
Robbie Falzon, October 23rd, 2019

Hills First

In an Australian first, a new cellar door has used 36 blocks made from recycled concrete to achieve a zero net carbon footprint. James Tilbrook's new complex has used this new building material as a retaining wall against the hill the premises is set into. The blocks are made from waste concrete will act as a retaining... Read Article

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