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New Year’s Eve in Adelaide | Family Friendly Guide

[ December 31, 2020; ]
New Year’s Eve in Adelaide – Your Guide to Family Friendly New Year Celebrations
New Year’s Eve – Thursday 31 December 2020
After a year like no other, we all deserve to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year with our friends and family, grateful for surviving the testing times we have all had to endure […]

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Miriam Hyde Circle | Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra launches the Miriam Hyde Circle
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Kate Gould has announced the launch of The Miriam Hyde Circle, an exciting new ASO initiative, committed to greater representation of female composers – past, present and future – on the stage.
South Australian, Miriam Hyde AO OBE (1913-2005) was one of Australia’s foremost […]

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COVID-19 Update 8 Dec 2020 | SA Restrictions Easing from 14 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions to ease in South Australia from 14 December 2020
COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia are set to ease from Monday 14 December allowing play cafes to reopen and increased numbers of people at home gatherings, private gatherings, funerals and weddings. The use of QR codes will also be extended to retail.
In Summary:

Restrictions Easing from […]

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Fresh Christmas Trees | Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch | Pop-up Locations

[ December 12, 2020; December 13, 2020; December 19, 2020; December 20, 2020; ]
Where to buy fresh Christmas Trees in Adelaide from Make-A-Wish Australia 
Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch are selling fresh, real Christmas trees during December in 2020.
There is something special about having a real Christmas tree in your living room. You can buy your tree this year at weekend pop-up locations in Norwood, Glenelg and Malvern.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing […]

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Play & Go Christmas Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendar
Christmas is about joy and hope, so why not bring a little joy and hope to people in need every day until Christmas with our Reverse Advent Calendar. 
COVID-19 has created great need across our society, so if you can contribute, only even in a small way, your assistance will help support worthwhile charities […]

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24 Hours in the City of Adelaide | Family Staycation in South Australia | Review

Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]

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COVID-19 Update 30 Nov 2020 | Changes to Restrictions in SA from 1 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Update 30 November 2020 – Changes to Restrictions in South Australia
As of 12.01am Tuesday 1 December 2020, there will be further changes to COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia. This includes changes to density requirements, gathering provisions, requirements for fixed seating venues, the COVID-Safe check-in and mask requirements for health services.


Density Requirements:

Indoor Place (other than […]

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Australia’s First 100% Recycled & Recyclable Cardboard Bread Tags | Tip Top

Australia’s First 100% Recycled and Recyclable Cardboard Bread Tags
Tip Top is the first in Australia to move to 100 per cent recyclable bread tags made from 100 per cent recycled cardboard. Launching in South Australia, the cardboard bread tags will be rolled out across Australia soon. 
The new bread tags will launch on South Australian shelves […]

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COVID-19 Update 27 Nov 2020 | Further Easing of Restrictions in SA from 1 Dec 2020

Further Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in South Australia from 1 December 2020
COVID-19 restrictions in South Australian will ease from Tuesday 1 December 2020. This includes a lifting of border restrictions with Victoria, gatherings of over 1000 people will require a COVID safe plan and masks will be required where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Border restrictions […]

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Gratitude Jar – Mindfulness Activity for Kids | Babysits

Gratitude Jar – Mindfulness Activity for Kids
This gratitude jar is a great mindfulness activity to get kids practising gratitude daily. It’s easy to get caught up in feeling like we’ve not got enough, instead of focusing on what we do have and what we’re thankful for. Take a look at these simple instructions and […]

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How to Prepare Your Child for a COVID-19 Test | SA Health Advice

Advice from SA Health on how to prepare your child for a COVID-19 test.
It’s a daunting thought for many who are yet to undergo a COVID-19 test for the first time, yet children understandably can have a higher level of anxiety and are likely to have lots of questions for their parents.  
No matter your […]

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Current COVID-19 Restrictions South Australia 22 Nov 2020

South Australian COVID-19 Restrictions from 22 November 2020
Following a brief lockdown period in South Australia, COVID-19 restrictions have eased and are expected to ease further from 1 December 2020.
Current Restrictions from 22 November 2020L

Gyms and indoor fitness can resume | 1 person per 4sqm
Community sport fixtures and training temporarily cancelled. Applies to indoor and outdoor […]

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SA Easing of Restrictions

COVID-19 Update 20 Nov 2020 | South Australia Restrictions to Ease on 21 Nov 2020

South Australian COVID-19 Restrictions to Ease in South Australia 
COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in South Australia will be lifted as early as Friday 20 November 2020 with exercise outside the family home permitted. Additional restrictions will be eased from 12.01am Sunday 22 November. Schools will reopen on Monday 23 November 2020.
Restrictions Easing:

As of 12pm today, Friday 20 […]

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COVID Update 18 Nov 2020 | SA Lockdown, Schools Closed, Wear a Mask in Public

South Australia to be Locked Down due to COVID-19 Outbreak
*Updated 20 November 2020. South Australia will be locked down from 12:01 am Thursday, 19 November 2020 until 12:01 am on Wednesday 25 November 2020. All people in South Australia will be required to Stay at Home for the entire period. 
From 12.01am, Thursday 19 November 2020 […]

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COVID-19 Update 16 Nov 2020 | New COVID-19 Restrictions from 17 Nov 2020

New COVID-19 Restrictions in South Australia from 17 November 2020
Due to the new covid cluster with 17 cases, these NEW RESTRICTIONS will come into place from 12.01am, 17 November for the next 2 weeks:

Gyms, recreation centres, trampoline and play cafes will close.
Swimming is permitted for fitness or rehabilitation purposes at swimming pools used by the […]

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OTR Supports Human Beans | Converting coffee grounds into fertiliser | 2021

OTR supports human beans – an innovative social and environmental project to use grounds for good
OTR has joined the world-first trial for an innovative project which will redirect its coffee waste away from landfill towards supporting South Australians in need, whilst reducing its environmental impact.
The Human BeansTM – Grounds For Good trial project is a […]

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Flowers and Leaves Craft for Kids

Flowers and Leaves Craft for Kids
Use nature as your inspiration with this sweet and simple craft. Kids can have plenty of fun recreating a self-portrait (or portraits of their friends) using flowers and leaves from the garden.
Collect your materials on a walk through the forest or simply gather what you can find in your own […]

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Give a Meaningful Gift This Christmas

Give a meaningful gift this Christmas and change someone’s life
Giving gifts this Christmas can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people who live locally or around the world and also bring joy. We’ve put together a list of reputable organisations that offer support to people in need in varied ways that […]

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2021 Santos Tour Down Under Cancelled

2021 Santos Tour Down Under Cancelled
The 2021 Santos Tour Down Under (TDU) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 with a smaller domestic cycling festival to take its place in January 2021. Event organisers considered the possibility of delivering a safe and responsible event, however, the issues and complexities surrounding quarantining of international teams were considered […]

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Where to go for strawberries around Adelaide

Find out where you can pick your own strawberries around Adelaide, or buy them direct from the farm. 
Strawberry season is usually around late October to April/May depending on the season. There are some fabulous strawberry farms around Adelaide that are not too far to drive, and you’ll be rewarded with the sweetest and freshest fruit. […]

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City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries

City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries
If you live in or near the City of Onkaparinga you can easily access any of the six council libraries at Aberfoyle Park (Hub), Aldinga, Noarlunga, Seaford, Willunga and Woodcroft. These council libraries have a great range of books, toys and games available and a great mix of clubs and programs […]

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Dear Class of 2020 – A Letter for the Year 12s

A letter to the Year 12 students graduating in 2020
Dear Class of 2020
As you finish school after 13 years, there is one thing that is certain – 2020 sucked big time. 
You may have missed out on school trips; hanging out with friends during school holidays; special days that have been tradition for all other years; […]

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New Queen & Princess Outfits | National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant 2020

New Royal outfits for the Queen & Princess revealed
This year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will feature new Royal outfits for the pageant Queen and Princess.
The Pageant Royal Family has played a pivotal role in Pageant history since the 1940’s. With the Pageant Queen first introduced following World War 2 to raise money, the role has […]

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Get the LEGO® Life Magazine Home Delivered | Free Subscription

Get the FREE LEGO® Life Magazine
If your child is between the ages of 5 and 9 you can get them a FREE subscription to the LEGO® Life Magazine. The magazine is delivered directly to your home four times a year. Even shipping is free!
Parents can sign up for their child’s free subscription via the LEGO® […]

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Parks Council Library | Angle Park | South Australia

The Parks Library
The Parks Library is a visually stunning library which also acts as a community hub for locals who are appreciative of its unique history. The library features a spacious, airy interior, beautiful courtyard area, children’s area, makerspace, media room and a changing places toilet and change table.
The library is considered a special place […]

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Reopening of Tusmore Wading Pool Delayed

The reopening of Tusmore Wading Pool has been delayed
City of Burnside CEO Chris Cowley announced today that there will be a delay to the reopening of the Tusmore Wading Pool until COVID-19 restrictions around social distancing are relaxed.
“The Tusmore Wading Pool is a much loved and favourite get-together destination for friends and families from across […]

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Unley Civic Library & Unley Council Toy Library | Review

Unley Civic Library, plus Unley Council Toy Library – Review
Libraries are no longer just places to borrow books, they’re community hubs – particularly this one at Unley!
by Carla Caruso
I have my mum to thank for turning me into a library addict. She’d regularly take us kids to our local one, and I’d be in my […]

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West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display 2020 Cancelled

West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display cancelled in 2020
It has been announced that the iconic West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display will not go ahead in 2020.
This annual event is a family tradition for many and has been running for 60 years.  Delighting thousands of families who would gather along the banks of […]

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New Jetty at Whyalla | South Australia

New Jetty at Whyalla
The new jetty at Whyalla is now open. The council undertook extensive consultation with five jetty design options considered and this uniquely shaped jetty was overwhelmingly popular so was chosen by the community as the preferred option.
The circle was popular because it was a real point of difference.
The new jetty is 165m long, […]

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What to expect at an Adelaide drive through COVID testing station

What happens at a COVID-19 pop up drive through testing station?
Getting a COVID-19 test done at one of the pop-up drive through testing stations is a good option for families for the convenience and ease. We recently had tests done at the Victoria Park one in the city for both an adult and a 12 […]

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South Australia First State To Ban Single-use Plastics | Sep 2020

South Australia has become the first state in the country to ban single-use plastics with legislation passing Parliament today, Wednesday 9 September 2020.
The Marshall Liberal Government’s Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020 bans the sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic products such as straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers in South Australia.
However, […]

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COVID-19 Update | Relaxing of Restrictions in SA from 5 Sep 2020

South Australia COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed from Saturday 5 September 2020
South Australia will be able to enjoy an easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday 5 September with an increase in the maximum number of people attending weddings and funerals plus changes to eating and drinking at venues and an increase in AFL crowds.
In Summary:

As […]

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COVID-19 Update | Easing of Restrictions from 28 Aug 2020

A number of restrictions in South Australia will ease from Friday 28 August 2020
Due to the improving situations across the border, there will be an easing on the restriction of people allowed at private gatherings, a 40km travel buffer for border communities and an easing of self-quarantining on some travellers.
In Summary:

Residential gatherings will be able […]

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UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard | Book Presale | 2020

[ August 23, 2020 to September 7, 2020. ]
UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard
UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard is a new book all about the creative adventures you can have with cardboard boxes using what you have at home to create something new.
Kids will be inspired to use cardboard boxes to make cool creations. The book will be hardback, beautifully designed and printed on sustainably sourced […]

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FruChocs Beer & Custom Designed Gift Boxes | FruChocs Appreciation Day | From 21 Aug 2020

FruChocs Appreciation Day
Celebrating the ninth annual FruChocs Appreciation Day on Friday 21 August, confectioner Robern Menz has released some exciting products. 
BruChoc beer:
With an exciting focus on local collaborations to commemorate the special day this year, South Aussies will be treated to TWO limited edition FruChoc beer flavours by Adelaide’s Big Shed Brewing Concern.
Available from midday […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas & What To Do in Adelaide | 6 Sep 2020

Father’s Day Ideas to Show Dad How Much You Care.
With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 6 September – mark your diary!) you may be wondering what to do to make Father’s Day special for the special man or men in your life.  It will be much harder for many to spend time together […]

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COVID-19 Update 12 August 2020 | Changes to private gatherings, COVID Safe Marshalls for SA, Restrictions on Cross-Border Communities

New COVID-19 Restrictions on private gatherings, cross-border communities and introduction of COVID Safe Marshalls
On Wednesday 12 August, the South Australian Police Commissioner, Grant Stephens announced new COVID-19 changes to visitor numbers at South Australian private gatherings, new restrictions on cross-border communities and the introduction of COVID Safe Marshalls for a range of venues.
In Summary

Update to […]

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Mobile, Pop-up & Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Clinics | Adelaide

Mobile, Pop-up & Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Clinics can be accessed without a GP referral or booking.
With record numbers of COVID-19 tests being performed in South Australia, new coronavirus testing clinics have been made available around metropolitan Adelaide. The clinics are free, convenient and suitable for all ages. 
If attending a mobile, pop-up or drive-through testing clinic, […]

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SA Health & COVID-19 | Where To Get Tested in Adelaide

COVID-19 Testing – how and where to get tested in South Australia
{Updated Friday 20 November 2020} There are 106 COVID-19 testing facilities in South Australia, so if you are displaying even mild symptoms of COVID-19, the advice is to be tested.
Symptoms may include:

fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
sore throat
runny nose
shortness […]

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Apple Recipes for Kids | Apple Donuts

Apple Recipes for Kids: Apple Donuts
Finding healthy sweet snacks that don’t contain a tonne of sugar isn’t easy. This apple donut recipe is a fun and tasty snack alternative the kids will love.
Swapping out regular after-school snacks like 2-minute noodles or sugary cookies for something healthier doesn’t have to be difficult. Healthy alternatives […]

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