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Love affair with benefits

The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach – it’s a saying that certainly rang true for Peter Ni one Friday night last June. The Sydney property investor, and his wife, Olivia, spent their first night in Adelaide having dinner on Gouger St when Mr Ni fell in love with the city. The popular strip in the CBD …

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The Godfather of business

Behind the man who makes investment happen One of South Australia’s most prominent – and powerful – entrepreneurs is kicking goals for his state, creating 6000 jobs in just two years and attracting global interest. And, when it comes to footy, he is more than happy to point businesses in the right direction Getting an interview with the chairman of …

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Steel, Glass & Heart

Adelaide’s skyline is morphing on a daily basis as tower after tower and other assorted shapes rise up around what will soon be the city’s new beating heart – the giant Festival Plaza For decades, Adelaide’s North Tce stood relatively unchanged, anchored by the marble edifices of its colonial past. Parliament, the railway station, museum, art gallery and hospital buildings …

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Deep Under Cover

Gold. Silver. Copper. Uranium. Iron ore. South Australia’s lands are rich with minerals, as more and more companies are discovering When OZ Minerals chief executive Andrew Cole announced the go-ahead for the company’s $916 million Carrapateena copper and gold mine in Far North South Australia in August, his message was clear: this is only the beginning. OZ, which also owns …

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Get on the Hydro Bus

Hydrogen-fuelled buses will be seen on Adelaide’s roads before 2020, as part of a new three-year trial powered by the State Government’s ambitions to clean up its transport fleet and build a new export industry. Expressions of interest for the $9 million trial covering six buses closed on October 9, after which short-listed parties were invited to tender for the …

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The People’s Power

It’s the dawn of a new era for South Australia’s energy storage technology, with a major US company set to establish an office in Adelaide by the end of 2017 and work on the $650 billion Aurora solar-thermal plant at Port Augusta expected to begin early next year Thousands of mirrors soaking up the sun will soon turn a dusty …

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Centre of the Universe

History was made in Adelaide in September when the first national space agency was announced. Now the city is launching into securing a significant stake in this booming industry Pamela Melroy doesn’t toy with small ideas. The retired NASA astronaut commanded a space shuttle, spent almost 1000 hours in space and worked on the Orion spacecraft. “After working at DARPA …

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LET’S ROCK

From delicate seas to delicacies: fishing for southern rock lobster in the Southern Ocean takes patience, stamina and, for fisherman Paul Regnier, No Fear…   It is just after 4am and the water in Robe’s Lake Butler Marina is like glass – but the weather can be deceiving in the shielded wharf. Out in the Southern Ocean, once you are …

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The Power of One

Billionaire Elon Musk has focused his star power on South Australia, promising to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in the Mid North, simultaneously coming to the aid of the state’s troubled energy system. HOME to just over 1400 people, Jamestown is perhaps best known as the birth place of bush fashion pioneer R.M Williams and enterprising mayor-turned premier …

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Future Vision

What jobs will look like in 2050 When Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the moon in 1969, we knew humanity was headed to places, and ideas, few had yet contemplated. Global leaders in space exploration have set their sights on Mars and commercial space flights could be on the cards for paying customers of Richard Branson’s …